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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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    Witness: How Badeh bought N650m property belonging to ‘one Fayose’

Witness: How Badeh bought N650m property belonging to ‘one Fayose’

"One Ayodele Fayose" is the original owner of a piece of property Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, bought for N650m, Mustapha Yerima, a witness, has claimed.Yerima, who is the fourth witness of the prosecution in the trial of Badeh at the federal high court in Abuja, however, failed to state in clear terms the identity of original owner [...]

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    Civil servant testifying against Badeh owns houses across three states

Civil servant testifying against Badeh owns houses across three states

Salisu Abdullahi, a former director of finance of the Nigeria air force, on Monday, admitted to owning property across three states in the country.Abdullahi, who had testified against Alex Badeh, former chief of defence, at the federal high court in Abuja, also admitted that some of his property had been marked for investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [...]

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    Court strikes out Badeh’s bail bid

Court strikes out Badeh’s bail bid

A federal high court in Abuja has struck out the bail application by Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, who is currently in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).James Tsoho, a judge, held that since there was a subsisting remand order, which has not been set aside by a magistrate court in Lagos, he would not give [...]

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    Badeh  to know fate on bail application next week

Badeh to know fate on bail application next week

The federal high court in Abuja, on Monday reserved March 4 to rule on a bail application filed by Alex Badeh, immediate past chief of defence staff (CDS).Badeh is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged role in the $2.1 billion arms scandal.John Tsoho, a justice reserved the date after counsel to parties [...]

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    The case against Badeh, Dasuki, Amosu

The case against Badeh, Dasuki, Amosu

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, ordered the probe of Alex ​Badeh, Adesola ​Amosu, Sambo Dasuki and some other members of the office of the national security adviser and the Nigerian Airforce.The probe was based on a report of a committee set up to look into arms procurement and military equipment in the country from 2007 to 2015, with a visibly [...]

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    Badeh: I headed a military that lacked equipment

Badeh: I headed a military that lacked equipment

Alex Badeh, immediate past chief of defence staff, says the armed forces under him lacked required equipment to prosecute the war against Boko Haram insurgents.But this claim is the exact opposite of his posture just six months ago, when he said it was impossible for any Nigerian soldier to claim that he was inadequately equipped, as all of them had riffles.Speaking [...]

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    Jonathan inaugurates four naval ships in Lagos

Jonathan inaugurates four naval ships in Lagos

President Goodluck Jonathan has inaugurated four Nigerian navy ships (NNS) at the Naval Dockyard Limited in Victoria Island, Lagos.Jonathan said the inauguration gave him the opportunity to once again reaffirm his confidence in the competence and commitment of the officers and ratings in the Nigerian navy."I commend the chief of naval staff, Vice-Admiral Usman Jibrin; chief of defence staff, Alex [...]

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    Badeh: A soldier with a rifle can’t claim to be under-equipped

Badeh: A soldier with a rifle can’t claim to be under-equipped

Alex Badeh, chief of defence staff, says it is impossible for any Nigerian soldier to claim that he is inadequately equipped as all of them have riffles.Badeh, who was speaking in an interview with the Nigerian Defence magazine, published on its website, also said the country and its military were unprepared for the current war against Boko Haram."This is not the [...]

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    Jonathan, Sambo, Mark honour fallen heroes

Jonathan, Sambo, Mark honour fallen heroes

President Goodluck Jonathan led leaders of the legislature and judiciary, military and para-military organisations to honour Nigeria’s fallen heroes at the national arcade in Abuja on Thursday.January 15 has been set aside as Nigeria’s armed forces remembrance day and the 2015 edition was themed ‘Appreciating the Nigerian Armed Forces’.The president, who is also the Grand Patron of the Nigerian Legion, arrived [...]

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    Jonathan asks military to sack saboteurs in terror war

Jonathan asks military to sack saboteurs in terror war

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the leadership of the armed forces to redeploy officers sabotaging operations in the battle against insurgency.Jonathan made the call at the national cemetery, Abuja, while unveiling the cenotaph built in memory of the nation’s fallen heroes from 2011 to date.The president said that security forces were doing their best under the circumstances that they were [...]

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    Niger soldiers ‘may never return to Baga’

Niger soldiers ‘may never return to Baga’

The government of Niger says its troops are unlikely to return to Baga, the latest community in Borno state, to have fallen under the control of Boko Haram.Until the attack, which led to casualties on the sides of both the insurgents and security forces, the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) was coordinating its operations from its headquarters in Baga.MNJTF was established in 1998 [...]

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Despite ‘ceasefire’, suspected Boko Haram militants kill nine in Borno villages

Boko Haram has carried out fresh attacks in two villages in Borno state, according to Reuters, despite the ceasefire announced on Friday.A total of nine persons were killed in the attacks, which happened on Friday and Saturday.In Friday night's attack, suspected insurgents killed at least one person and destroyed homes in Abadam village, while in another on Saturday morning, at least eight people were killed [...]

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