• Buhari and King Of Morocco Witness Signing Of Agreement Between Elumelu & Jariwafa Bank (Photos)

    Buhari and King Of Morocco Witness Signing Of Agreement Between Elumelu & Jariwafa Bank (Photos)

    President Buhari and King of Morocco Mohammed VI witness Signing of Agreements in State House as part of the State Visit of the King of Morocco on 3rd December, 2016.

    President Buhari and King of Morocco Mohammed VI today witnessed the Signing of Agreements by Chairman Heirs Holding Mr Tony Elumelu and his Moroccan counterpart Chairman and CEO Att. Jariwafa Bank of Morocco Mr Mohammed El-Kettani in State House as part of the State Visit of the King of […]

  • How Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits, Witness reveals

    How Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits, Witness reveals

    Richard Ihediwa, the fifth defence witness in the ongoing trial of former National Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, resumed his testimony yesterday.

    He revealed before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, how Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits in the country, out of the N400 million transferred to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    The witness, who gave details of the account during cross-examination by counsel to […]

  • $40m transfer: ONSA paid N650m for Maitama property – Witness tells court

    $40m transfer: ONSA paid N650m for Maitama property – Witness tells court

    There was mild drama at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, when the fourth witness called by the prosecution told the court that the sum of N650 million he got for a massive property in Maitama District of Abuja came directly to him from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, and not from One-plus Holdings Limited, belonging to a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Robert.

    Recall that Azibaola and wife are facing charges preferred against them […]

  • How UMTH director, accountant diverted N148m to ghost workers – witness tells court

    How UMTH director, accountant diverted N148m to ghost workers – witness tells court

    A Prosecution witness in the trial of Mahmud Deji Sambo and Bukar Musti, both former staff of the Department of Finance and Accounts, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), has told Justice M. T. Salihu of the Federal High Court sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State, that the accused persons diverted N148 million from the coffers of UMTH using names of non-existent workers as conduit pipes.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are prosecuting Sambo and Musti, who are former Assistant […]

  • How Fayose’s ally brought N1.2bn cash to us – witness tells court

    How Fayose’s ally brought N1.2bn cash to us – witness tells court

    Trial of an ally to Governor Ayodele Fayose, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, continued Monday, with the Federal High Court in Abuja, admitting into evidence, documents detailing how the defendant lodged N1.2billion into various Zenith Bank accounts.

    Trial Justice Nnamdi Dimgba admitted the documents on a day the star witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Alade Oluseye Sunday, told the court that he became worried upon sighting the “raw cash” he said was brought by air.

    Sunday, who is the […]

  • Dariye spent part of ecological funds on office equipment – witness tells court

    Dariye spent part of ecological funds on office equipment – witness tells court

    A witness in the trial of the former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, has told a high court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu District, that Dariye used part of the alleged misappropriated N1.16billion ecological funds of Plateau State to purchase equipment for the state’s Abuja Liaison Office.

    The 10th defence witness, Gideon Mitu, a Permanent Secretary at the Plateau State’s Abuja Liaison Office, disclosed this while being led in evidence by Dariye’s counsel, Garba Pwul (SAN).

    The witness, however, told […]

  • Dariye’s trial: Nothing wrong in paying state funds into private accounts – Witness tells court

    Dariye’s trial: Nothing wrong in paying state funds into private accounts – Witness tells court

    A former member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Banahel Andong, on November 8, 2016 told a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Gudu, Abuja that it is not wrong for funds allocated to a state to be credited into someone’s personal account.

    The former lawmaker, who is currently the acting District Head of Manguana in Boggos Local Government Area of the state, testified as the ninth defence witness in the ongoing trial of a former Plateau State Governor, Joshua […]

  • CCT trial: Witness denies Saraki earned two salaries

    CCT trial: Witness denies Saraki earned two salaries

    A prosecution witness in the on-going trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday said that he had no knowledge that the defendant was earning double salaries.

    The witness, Michael Wetkast, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) at the resumed hearing, in the case false declaration of assets, while being cross-examined by the defence Counsel, Mr Paul Usoro (SAN).

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that part of the 16-count charge before the CCT against Saraki is that he earned […]

  • CCT trial: Saraki purchased disputed properties with loan – witness

    CCT trial: Saraki purchased disputed properties with loan – witness

    The trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki on false assets declaration resumed, yesterday, with revelation that the properties in dispute (Plot 17A, and 17B or 17 and 17A, Mac Donald Street, Ikoyi) were purchased with loan and acknowledged as such in his Assets Declaration Form.

    The prosecution witness, Michael Wetkas, under cross examination by the defense counsel, Paul Usoro, admitted that in 2007, the Senate President actually noted in his form that he acquired the properties with loan obtained from a […]

  • Saraki’s CCT trial resumes, witness testifies against him

    Saraki’s CCT trial resumes, witness testifies against him

    Michael Wetkas, a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, said Senate President Bukola Saraki borrowed money to buy a piece of property in Lagos, but that he claimed the money was from the sale of rice and sugar.

    Wetkas, while being cross-examined on counts two and three of the 16-count charge of false asset declaration against the senate president at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), said the defendant borrowed the money from Guaranty Trust Bank […]