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    Court terminates charges against Alex Badeh

Court terminates charges against Alex Badeh

The federal high court in Abuja has terminated the charges against Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff.Since 2015, Badeh has been standing trial on a 10-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, abuse of office and money laundering to the tune of N3.9 billion.But in December, Badeh was shot dead while returning from his farm in Nasarawa state.At [...]

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    PHOTOS: Badeh laid to rest as air chief vows to fish out killers

PHOTOS: Badeh laid to rest as air chief vows to fish out killers

Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, says the killers of late Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, will be fished out.Abubakar was speaking on Thursday at the burial of Badeh, which held at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.He noted that Badeh had served the nation well in several capacities, adding that he was deeply saddened by the manner [...]

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    VIDEO: Why we killed Badeh, suspect speaks

VIDEO: Why we killed Badeh, suspect speaks

A video of the "confession" of a suspect who killed Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, is currently trending.Badeh died from gunshot wounds sustained in an attack on December 18. He was returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi road when he was shot dead.In the video, Shuaibu Rabi, the suspect said he took part in the murder of Badeh [...]

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    Police: Why we didn’t parade suspects involved in killing of Badeh

Police: Why we didn’t parade suspects involved in killing of Badeh

The police have postponed the presentation of suspected killers of Alex Badeh, late former chief of defence staff, to the media in Abuja.On Wednesday, the force had said it had arrested alleged killers of Badeh and would present them to journalists on Thursday.Jimoh Moshood, force spokesman, who made the disclosure while addressing journalists on Thursday in Abuja, said five suspects [...]

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    Appreciating Nigerian troops at Christmas

Appreciating Nigerian troops at Christmas

BY RICHARDS MURPHYThree weeks ago, I stumbled across a picture on social media, which invoked sympathy. It got me thinking for a long time. The selfie was that of a gallant soldier fighting Boko Haram terrorism in the desert of the Northeast. It was the birthday of this soldier, a special day in his life and a day every other [...]

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    Air force: Badeh was provided security befitting a four-star general

Air force: Badeh was provided security befitting a four-star general

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says adequate security was provided for Alex Badeh, the former chief of defence staff (CDS) who was killed by gunmen while en route to his farm on Abuja-Keffi road.Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, says erroneous reports and comments being spread about the incident could have adverse effects on the conduct of [...]

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    Memo to Sambo Dasuki on Alex Badeh

Memo to Sambo Dasuki on Alex Badeh

BY YUSHUA SHUAIBDear Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.),    As you spend your third year in illegal detention since December 2015, I am using this memo to intimate you about the brutal assassination of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Alex Badeh by gunmen along the Keffi-Abuja Highway. He was expected to open his defence next month January 16, 2019 in the trial [...]

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    IGP deploys intelligence team, special squad to hunt for Badeh’s killers

IGP deploys intelligence team, special squad to hunt for Badeh’s killers

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has deployed the police intelligence response team and the special tactical squad to Nasarawa state to fish out the killers of Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff.Kennedy Idirisu, spokesman for Nasarawa police command, said the team, alongside senior military personnel, were led to the scene of the incident by Yahaya Bello, commissioner of police, [...]

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    OBITUARY: Alex Badeh, the dexterous chief air marshal who flew Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter

OBITUARY: Alex Badeh, the dexterous chief air marshal who flew Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter

To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven, a time to be born, a time to die...Alex Sabundu Badeh was born into a family of peasant farmers in Vimtim, a little town in Mubi local government area of Adamawa state, on January 10, 1957. He attended Vimtim primary school and obtained his school certificate from [...]

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    ‘Nigeria not safe’, ‘security so fragile’ — reactions trail Badeh’s murder

‘Nigeria not safe’, ‘security so fragile’ — reactions trail Badeh’s murder

Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Tuesday.The incident happened while he was returning from his farm on Abuja-Keffi road.Badeh served as Nigeria’s chief of defence staff between January 2014 and July 2015 during the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.Among those who paid tribute to the late four-star general are Bukola Saraki, [...]

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    EFCC arrests own driver, policeman for ‘burgling’ Badeh’s sealed mansion

EFCC arrests own driver, policeman for ‘burgling’ Badeh’s sealed mansion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested one of its drivers, Nasiru Isa, for allegedly burgling a sealed house owned by Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff.In January 2016, the EFCC sealed off some pieces of property in Abuja owned by the former defence chief, who is facing trial for allegedly diverting funds meant for [...]

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    Badeh: But for infighting, Adamawa would have been better than Lagos

Badeh: But for infighting, Adamawa would have been better than Lagos

Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, says Adamawa, where he hail from, would have been better than Lagos if not for the disagreement among some of its leaders.He said this on Monday while delivering a goodwill message at a public forum organised by the Adamawa government in Yola, the state capital.Badeh, who lauded the transformation recorded in the state under [...]

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    We found $1m cash in Badeh’s wardrobe, says witness

We found $1m cash in Badeh’s wardrobe, says witness

A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Alex Badeh, ex-chief of defence staff, on Tuesday told the federal high court, Abuja, that his team recovered one million dollar cash from Badeh’s house.Goji Mohammed, the 15th witness to testify in Badeh’s trial, said he was part of the EFCC team, led by Isyaku Sharu, that conducted the search in Badeh’s [...]

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    Metuh vs EFCC, judges vs FG… 5 biggest court cases of 2016

Metuh vs EFCC, judges vs FG… 5 biggest court cases of 2016

Indubitably, the year 2016 was an epoch-making one in the judiciary. Landmark judgments were delivered in highly contentious cases, and a scrum of the elite felt the pangs of prosecution.For the first time in the history of Nigeria, a justice of the supreme court was brought before a lower court on charges of corruption, and a former defence chief was [...]

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    Witness confirms receiving N650m to buy property for Badeh

Witness confirms receiving N650m to buy property for Badeh

A prosecution witness in the trial of Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, on Tuesday, told a federal high court in Abuja that he was given N650m to buy a piece of property for the accused.Mustapha Yerima, the witness, said Salisu Abdullahi Yushau, a retired air commodore, gave him the sum, which he paid this to the owner of the [...]

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    Witness: How I received N108m from Badeh

Witness: How I received N108m from Badeh

At the resumed trial of Alex Badeh, former defence chief, on Tuesday, Mustapha Yerima, a prosecution witness, gave Okon Abang, a justice of the federal high court, Abuja, a blow-by-blow account of how he was paid the sum of N108m through Badeh’s company, Vetivo Nigeria Limited.Yerima added that the process of the payment came through a third party.According to him, “the payment that came through a third party is as [...]

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