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    Court orders final forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery

Court orders final forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of $40 million worth of jewellery seized from the residence of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, to the federal government. In his ruling on Tuesday, Nicholas Oweibo, the presiding judge, held that the former minister failed to show cause why the jewellery should not be permanently forfeited to [...]

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    Diezani asks EFCC to return her seized $40m jewellery, iPhone

Diezani asks EFCC to return her seized $40m jewellery, iPhone

Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, has asked a federal high court in Lagos to order the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to return her seized jewellery and a customised gold iPhone.In an application filed by Awa Kalu, her legal counsel, Diezani accused the EFCC of entering her apartment illegally and taking the items without any court order.The court had [...]

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    Magu: UK too slow on Diezani… no kobo recovered from her $2.4bn loot

Magu: UK too slow on Diezani… no kobo recovered from her $2.4bn loot

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has accused the UK authorities of being too slow with the prosecution of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum.Speaking on Wednesday while receiving a team of International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) at the commission's headquarters in Abuja, Magu said the case has festered for the past four years [...]

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    Court orders forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery, iPhone

Court orders forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m jewellery, iPhone

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the forfeiture of jewellery and a customised gold iPhone, belonging to Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) valued the items at $40 million.At the court on Friday, Nicholas Oweibo, a judge, ordered the temporary seizure of the items following an ex parte application moved by Rotimi Oyedepo, [...]

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    Report: UK detectives storm Nigeria over probe of Diezani

Report: UK detectives storm Nigeria over probe of Diezani

Detectives from the UK are currently in Nigeria to gather more evidence in the probe of  Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, who has been standing trial on allegations bordering money laundering.According to The Nation, the detectives, who met with officials the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have been in the country for a week in what appeared [...]

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    OPL 245: Jonathan, Diezani conspired to receive bribe, FG tells London court

OPL 245: Jonathan, Diezani conspired to receive bribe, FG tells London court

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    Court convicts ex-INEC official over Diezani bribe

Court convicts ex-INEC official over Diezani bribe

The federal high court in Lagos has convicted Christian Nwosu, an ex-administrative secretary with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of bribery.He was convicted on Thursday by Mohammed Idris, the presiding judge.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged Nwosu, alongside two other INEC officials, for allegedly taking a bribe of N264.88 million from Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of [...]

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    EFCC witness: Omokore paid me $8m for cars

EFCC witness: Omokore paid me $8m for cars

Olutaye Ayeni, chief executive officer, Skymit Motors, has told the federal high court in Abuja about how Jide Omokore, an ally of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, bought cars worth $8 million for friends and associates.Ayeni, who is the seventh prosecution witness in an ongoing trial of $1.6 billion oil fraud case against Omokore, appeared before Nnamdi Dimgba, [...]

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    Diezani to Kachikwu, Yakubu to Baru… for Nigerians, nothing seems to change at NNPC

Diezani to Kachikwu, Yakubu to Baru… for Nigerians, nothing seems to change at NNPC

In May 2016, when the federal government eventually bowed to price pressures and increased the pump price of petrol to N145 per litre to reflect the market realities at the time, I warned that it was a golden opportunity to deregulate the downstream petroleum sector in Nigeria.I argued that Nigeria will keep revolving around the mountain of pump price increase and [...]

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    ‘You know nothing about presidential powers’ — Diezani blasts EFCC over $1.3bn saga

‘You know nothing about presidential powers’ — Diezani blasts EFCC over $1.3bn saga

Diezani Alison-Madueke, former petroleum minister, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of displaying lack of understanding of the constitutional powers of a president in managing funds meant for security and intelligence agencies.She said this in response to a report that she withdrew $1.3 billion from the account of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).In a statement issued [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: How Diezani ‘forced’ Jonathan to sack Stella Oduah — and even ordered EFCC to arrest her (updated)

EXCLUSIVE: How Diezani ‘forced’ Jonathan to sack Stella Oduah — and even ordered EFCC to arrest her (updated)

Stella Oduah has sensationally revealed how she was removed as minister of aviation in 2014  -- and the role played by Diezani Alison-Madueke, then-minister of petroleum resources.Oduah, now a senator, spoke in an upcoming book, 'On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria', written by Bolaji Abdullahi, who himself served as a minister under Jonathan from 2011-2014.The [...]

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    How UK-based Nigerian helped Diezani ‘acquire choice property in London’

How UK-based Nigerian helped Diezani ‘acquire choice property in London’

Adeyemi Edun, a London estate agent, allegedly helped Diezani Alison-Madueke, to buy property worth millions of pounds.According to This is Money, a UK financial website, Edun, who is the sole director of Daniel Ford, an estate agency in Kings Cross, London, assisted in the purchase of three London property linked to asset recovery cases in Nigeria, UK and US.The report [...]

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    Diezani’s N30m was used for logistics, says ex-INEC official

Diezani’s N30m was used for logistics, says ex-INEC official

Christian Nwosu, an ex-administrative secretary with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the N30 million he received from Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former minister of petroleum resources, was used for logistics.Nwosu is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside two other INEC officials, for allegedly taking a bribe of N264.88m from Alison-Madueke.Appearing before a federal high court in Lagos [...]

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    Court orders final forfeiture of N3bn assets ‘linked to Diezani’

Court orders final forfeiture of N3bn assets ‘linked to Diezani’

A federal high court in Lagos has issued a final forfeiture against property worth over N3 billion linked to Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources.Abdulaziz Anka, a judge, gave the order following an application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). claimed that Diezani paid $21,982,224 for the properties, adding that it believed that the funds were [...]

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    INEC official: EFCC forced me to admit collecting N30m from Diezani

INEC official: EFCC forced me to admit collecting N30m from Diezani

Christian Nwosu, an ex-administrative secretary with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he was forced to admit collecting a N30m bribe to influence the 2015 general elections.Nwosu is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside two other INEC officials for allegedly taking a bribe of N264.88m from Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former minister of petroleum resources.At [...]

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    Diezani: I want to be in Nigeria for money laundering trial

Diezani: I want to be in Nigeria for money laundering trial

Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, has asked the federal high court in Lagos to compel the attorney general of the federation to allow her appear in court over a N450m money laundering charge.Alison-Madueke is currently in the UK where she has been since leaving office in 2015.Some civil society groups have been campaigning for her to be brought back [...]

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