• Orubebe appeals CCT judgment on property

    Orubebe appeals CCT judgment on property

    Godsday Orubebe, ex-minister of Niger Delta, on Wednesday approached the Court of Appeal, Abuja to set aside judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal that convicted him for non-declaration of an asset.

    The notice of appeal filed on October 12, was made available to newsmen by lead counsel to the appellant, Selekeowei Larry (SAN).

    Danladi Umar, Chairman of the tribunal, delivering the judgment on October 4, ordered the forfeiture of the asset, a plot of land located in Asokoro part of the […]

  • CCT judgment: I’m facing prosecution because of 2015 presidential election‎ – Ex-minister, Orubebe

    CCT judgment: I’m facing prosecution because of 2015 presidential election‎ – Ex-minister, Orubebe

    Former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Peter Orubebe has insisted that he is not guilty as pronounced by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), chairman, Danladi Umar.

    He has vowed to appeal the judgment in order to secure the ‘ordinary empty land which he had since sold for the man who bought it.’

    ‎The CCT had on Tuesday declared the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs‎ guilty of false declaration of asset.

    Reacting, however, Orubebe, claimed he was only being prosecuted […]

  • Orubebe, others get N50m bail over alleged diversion of N2.3bn

    Orubebe, others get N50m bail over alleged diversion of N2.3bn

    A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja has granted bail at N50million to former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, and two others arraigned before it Wednesday morning.

    Godsday Orubebe, Oludare Lawrence Alaba an Assistant Director, Ministry of Niger Delta Affiars), Ephraim Tewolde Zeri (Director of Contracts in Gitto Costruzioni Generali Nigeria Limited) and the company were arraigned on a six-count charge marked: CR/265/2016.

    They are, in the charge filed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and […]

  • N2 Billion fraud: Orubebe hypertensive, lawyer tells court

    N2 Billion fraud: Orubebe hypertensive, lawyer tells court

    A former Minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe, was on Tuesday absent from a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, where he was scheduled to be arraigned alongside others on charges of diversion of about N2bn meant for the dualisation of Section IV of the East West Road.

    Orubebe and others allegedly committed the offences between 2010 and 2010 while he was the Niger Delta Affair minister.

    Orubebe’s lawyer, Mr. F. Zimhuan, apologised to the trial judge, Justice Olukayode […]

  • I didn’t divert road project funds – Orubebe

    I didn’t divert road project funds – Orubebe

    A former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, on Thursday distanced himself from the alleged diversion of funds earmarked for the East- West Road dualisation project.

    The ex-minister spoke in Abuja while reacting to reports that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has brought charges against him in relation to the project.

    The ICPC, in a five-count charge filed before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), accused Orubebe, Oludare Lawrence Alaba, Ephraim Towelde […]

  • Orubebe in fresh trouble for allegedly diverting N1.9bn road construction fund

    Orubebe in fresh trouble for allegedly diverting N1.9bn road construction fund

    The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has filed new charges against former Minister of Niger Delta, Godsday Orubebe, before an Abuja High Court, for allegedly diverting close to N2 billion naira meant for the dualisation of Section IV of the East-West Road.

    It was gathered that he is charged alongside Oludare Lawrence Alaba, Ephraim Towelde Zaki and Gitto Construction Limited on a five-count charge bordering on alleged corruption, diversion of funds and perjury.

    He is to be charged […]

  • CCT shifts hearing in cases involving Saraki, Orubebe, others

    CCT shifts hearing in cases involving Saraki, Orubebe, others

    The Code of Conduct Tribunal has postponed the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, earlier scheduled to resumed on Wednesday, till after its annual vacation in September this years.

    Also to be affected are cases involving former Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, former Deputy Controller General, Rasheed Taiwo and all other cases earlier scheduled for July and August.

    Saraki, Orube and Taiwo are being triaed for alleged false declaration of assets. The tribunal had scheduled judgment for July 19 in […]

  • I regret serving Nigeria, says Orubebe

    I regret serving Nigeria, says Orubebe

    A former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, has told the Code of Conduct Tribunal that he regretted serving the country as a minister.

    Orubebe said this on Wednesday while testifying at the tribunal during his trial.

    Orubebe said it was unfortunate that he served the country for over six years only to be put on trial for alleged non-declaration of assets.

    He said: “I love this country and I served as a minister with all my heart and to the […]

  • How we discovered Orubebe’s hidden property in Abuja – CCB explains

    How we discovered Orubebe’s hidden property in Abuja – CCB explains

    The prosecution in the case against former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, opened its case on Thursday with its first witness giving details of how the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) discovered a property owned by the ex-minister in Abuja which he allegedly refused to disclose.

    Orubebe is standing trial before the Code of Conduct tribunal (CCT) on a one count charge of false assets declaration.

    The witness, Samuel Madojemu, an official of the CCB, said Orubebe failed to declare […]

  • BREAKING: Orubebe Appears In Court Over Money Laundering Allegations (photo)

    BREAKING: Orubebe Appears In Court Over Money Laundering Allegations (photo)

    The Former minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godsday Orubebe, has been spotted in a Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja, where he is facing money laundering charges.

    Needless to say, Orubebe have been a subject of scrutiny and have been on the limelight for his roll during the gubernatorial election were he out-rightly countered the INEC chairman and accused him of bias which could have caused a mayhem in Nigeria.

    Details of court siting will follow later

  • Why my CCT trial is a witch hunt  – Orubebe, former Minister

    Why my CCT trial is a witch hunt – Orubebe, former Minister

    Former Niger Delta Minister, Elder Godsday Orubebe, raised the alarm Sunday that he was being persecuted for his support and closeness to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    Orubebe, who is being charged to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, told a press conference in Abuja on Sunday that he had not committed any offense to warrant being vilified by the present administration.

    The former minister also declared that he had never demanded and collected a bribe throughout his six-year sojourn as a minister of […]