Friday, October 18, 2019

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    Maryam Uwais: 80% of social investment funds from recovered Abacha loot

Maryam Uwais: 80% of social investment funds from recovered Abacha loot

Maryam Uwais, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on social investment, says 80 percent of funds for social investments come from the recovered Abacha loot. Uwais spoke on Thursday during a training and advocacy programme on tracing and recovery of illicit funds and assets in Abuja.The training was organised by Human Environmental Developmental Agenda (HEDA) supported by MacArthur Foundation and Open [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Court dismisses Cable Foundation’s suit against AGF over ‘photocopies’

Abacha Loot: Court dismisses Cable Foundation’s suit against AGF over ‘photocopies’

The federal high court in Abuja has dismissed Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF)’s suit against Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), saying the foundation did not produce certified true copies (CTCs) of its registration documents. The foundation had in January 2018 sued the AGF over his failure to respond to a freedom of information (FoI) request on the engagement of [...]

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    Adoke: How Abacha family hid $1bn loot — and how we smoked them out

Adoke: How Abacha family hid $1bn loot — and how we smoked them out

The Abacha family thought they had done Nigeria a favour by giving up $1.3 billion but the Goodluck Jonathan administration soon discovered that they still had $1 billion hidden in various accounts in Europe, according to Mohammed Bello Adoke.Using the Nigerian legal system, Mohammed Abacha, the eldest surviving son of the late head of state, had tried to stop the [...]

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    EXTRA: Despite treating ear infection, Buhari doesn’t hear Nigerians, says Sowore’s lawyer

EXTRA: Despite treating ear infection, Buhari doesn’t hear Nigerians, says Sowore’s lawyer

Inibehe Effiong, one of the lawyers advocating the release of Omoyele Sowore from custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), says "despite using taxpayers money to treat ear infection abroad", President Muhammadu Buhari does not listen to the cries of the people.In 2016, the presidency had announced that Buhari would proceed on a 10-day vacation to the United Kingdom [...]

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    Abacha Loot: CSOs to challenge Malami’s ministerial nomination in court 

Abacha Loot: CSOs to challenge Malami’s ministerial nomination in court 

A coalition of civil society organisations have resolved to approach the court to stop the reappointment of Abubakar Malami as a minister.The coalition had on Wednesday sent a letter to the senate to reject Malami, citing the outcome of an audit done on him which detailed the “shady actions” of the former AGF.Malami had engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, [...]

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    Abacha Loot: CSOs ask senate to reject Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee

Abacha Loot: CSOs ask senate to reject Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee

A coalition of civil society organisations has asked the senate under the leadership of Ahmad Lawan to reject the nomination of Abubakar Malami as a minister. Malami is one of the ministerial nominees currently undergoing screening at the senate.While serving as the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) in President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term, he had engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, [...]

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    Falana asks Buhari to apologise to Nigerians for saying Abacha didn’t steal

Falana asks Buhari to apologise to Nigerians for saying Abacha didn’t steal

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise to Nigerians over his comment on funds diverted by Sani Abacha, the late military dictator.Buhari had said Abacha did not loot the country.Last year alone, the federal government recovered $321 million Abacha loot from Switzerland.Speaking at a conference organised by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Again, FG refuses to give information on ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee 

Abacha Loot: Again, FG refuses to give information on ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee 

The office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and ministry of justice, has again refused to provide information on payment of lawyers hired for the recovery of Abacha Loot.  Abubakar Malami, former AGF, had engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers, for the recovery of $321 million Abacha Loot from Switzerland.But Enrico Monfrini, a Swiss lawyer who had [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Sept 23 is judgement day in Cable Foundation vs AGF  

Abacha Loot: Sept 23 is judgement day in Cable Foundation vs AGF

The federal high court sitting Abuja has set September 23, 2019 to deliver judgement on the case filed against the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) by the Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF). The foundation had sued the AGF over his failure to respond to a freedom of information (FoI) request on the engagement of lawyers for the recovery of the $321 [...]

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    HEDA asks FG to sanction those who conspired with Abacha

HEDA asks FG to sanction those who conspired with Abacha

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), a civil society group, has asked the federal government to identify and sanction those who assisted Sani Abacha, former head of state, in "looting the nation's treasury".The group said the federal government has the moral obligation to explain to Nigerians questions surrounding illicit funds traced to Abacha.Recently, the British crown dependency of Jersey seized £211 million said [...]

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    SIPs have ‘met the needs’ of beneficiaries

SIPs have ‘met the needs’ of beneficiaries

Some international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) have backed the social investment programmes (SIPs) of the federal government.Africa Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Action Aid and the National Economic Summit Group (NESG) are among the organisation that endorsed the SIPs.A presidential source said the validation by the NGOs is important to President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    UK seizes fresh £211m Abacha ‘loot’

UK seizes fresh £211m Abacha ‘loot’

The British crown dependency of Jersey has seized £211 million said to have been laundered from Nigeria by former head of state Sani Abacha.UK’s Metro is reporting that Abacha had stashed the money in accounts held in Jersey by Doraville Properties Corporation, a British Virgin Islands company.It was said to have been laundered through the US into the Channel Islands, while [...]

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    Buratai reaffirms commitment to welfare of army veterans

Buratai reaffirms commitment to welfare of army veterans

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has re-emphasised commitment to the welfare of army veterans, whom he noted, remain key stakeholders in the discharge of Nigerian army's constitutional roles.He said this during a meeting with members of the Nigerian Legion, Zamfara state chapter in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday.The COAS, who was represented by Abdul Khalifa Ibrahim, deputy director, [...]

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    Abacha Loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee

Abacha Loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee

Some civil society organisations have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find a replacement for Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the payment of $15 million to lawyers he engaged for the repatriation of $321 million Abacha Loot.Enrich Monfrini, a Swiss lawyer hired by the federal government since 1999 for the recovery of the loot, had already [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Despite outcry, FG secretly pays Malami’s lawyers ‘dubious’ $15m fees

Abacha Loot: Despite outcry, FG secretly pays Malami’s lawyers ‘dubious’ $15m fees

Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers hired for the return of $321 million Abacha loot from Switzerland, have been secretly paid their controversial fees, TheCable can report.Although they were initially to be paid $17 million, it was cut by $2 million and paid following pressure from a very popular Lagos-based pastor who is a political associate of President [...]

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    Magu: Swiss govt has returned $1bn Abacha Loot since 1999

Magu: Swiss govt has returned $1bn Abacha Loot since 1999

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the Swiss government has returned about $1 billion Abacha Loot to Nigeria since 1999.Magu made the disclosure on Thursday while speaking at the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) in Vienna, Austria.Tony Orilade, EFCC’s acting head of media and publicity, quoted Magu as saying the anti-graft commission [...]

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