Tag "Malabu"

    Group asks Malami to stop ‘vexatious’ trial of Adoke

Group asks Malami to stop ‘vexatious’ trial of Adoke

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), a rights protection organisation, has asked Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to withdraw the charges against Mohammed Adoke, a former AGF, in the Malabu oil deal saga.The group made this demand in a letter dated April 16, issued by Frank Tietie, its executive director.Adoke  was accused by the Economic [...]

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    Italy arrests lawyer, professors for ‘tampering with probe’ of Malabu deal

Italy arrests lawyer, professors for ‘tampering with probe’ of Malabu deal

Italian investigators have arrested 15 people, including Piero Amara, a popular lawyer in the country, and Giancarlo Longo, a magistrate, in connection with the Malabu scandal.Among those arrested were professionals, consultants, professors who were accused of trying to cover up issues relating to the bribes allegedly paid in Nigeria.“They had put up a fake investigation to pollute the Milanese on [...]

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    Italian court orders trial of Shell, Eni over Malabu deal

Italian court orders trial of Shell, Eni over Malabu deal

An Italian court has approved the prosecution of Royal Dutch Shell and Eni in the controversial sale of OPL 245 oil block.OPL 245 is located in an extremely rich oilfield in the Niger Delta, estimated to worth half a trillion dollars.The sale of the block has been replete with allegations of graft amid lawsuits.A judge in Milan ordered that Claudio Descalzi, an Eni [...]

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    Osinbajo given 74 hours to stop ‘undue harassment’ of Adoke

Osinbajo given 74 hours to stop ‘undue harassment’ of Adoke

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has given Acting President Yemi Osinbajo a 74-hour ultimatum to stop the "undue harassment" of Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF).The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has levelled a series of allegations against Adoke who denied all of them.The anti-graft agency even attempted to extradite Adoke, who is currently [...]

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    Adoke: All those behind my travails will be shamed and exposed

Adoke: All those behind my travails will be shamed and exposed

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, says all those behind his travails will be exposed.In a statement released hours after policemen searched his residence in Okene, Kogi state, on Friday, Adoke said this would be the fourth time that security operatives would search his house.He commended the officers that carried out the operation for being professional, saying those sent [...]

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    Six things to know about the Malabu oil deal

Six things to know about the Malabu oil deal

On Wednesday, the house of representatives asked ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to testify in its investigation of the award of oil prospecting licence (OPL) 245 to Malabu Oil and Gas.OPL 245 is an oilfield in the Niger Delta. It has about nine billion barrels of crude oil, estimated to worth half a trillion dollars. The sale of the block, which is [...]

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MEND tells reps to compel Jonathan to appear over Malabu deal

The movement for the emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) says the house of representatives should invite former President Goodluck Jonathan to appear before it and explain his role in the Malabu oil deal.In a statement, Jomo Gbomo, spokesperson of MEND, said if Jonathan refused to honour the invitation, he should be compelled to appear before the legislators.Gbomo said Jonathan's [...]

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    Malabu: Court returns OPL 245 to Shell, ENI

Malabu: Court returns OPL 245 to Shell, ENI

John Tsoho, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has reversed his order revoking OPL 245, an oil block, from Shell Nigeria Limited and Eni.Shell and Eni had filed an application seeking the vacation of the order of interim forfeiture of OPL 245, which is considered as Nigeria's largest oil block.On Monday, the judge had adjourned the case to Friday [...]

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    Adoke: Obasanjo and Jonathan are alive… have they denied their roles in Malabu?

Adoke: Obasanjo and Jonathan are alive… have they denied their roles in Malabu?

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has written a letter to Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, maintaining his innocence in the controversial Malabu oil deal.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has alleged that Adoke exchanged more than $2.2 million in a bureau de change in Abuja as part of his own share, an allegation he denied.Adoke wondered [...]

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    Adoke accuses EFCC of shielding some powerful families in Malabu deal

Adoke accuses EFCC of shielding some powerful families in Malabu deal

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says powerful families with interest in a disputed oil block are micro-managing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).On Thursday, the EFCC filed fresh charges against Adoke, Shell Nigeria Limited, Agip Nigeria, and other actors in the Malabu oil scandal.Shell and Agip had allegedly bribed Nigerian officials to get an oil prospecting [...]

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    Ex-senator denies link with Malabu oil deal

Ex-senator denies link with Malabu oil deal

Ikechukwu Obiorah, representative of Anambra south in the 7th senate, has debunked reports linking him with the Malabu oil scandal.In a statement he personally signed on Tuesday, Obiorah said he “never had any contact whatsoever with Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan since his election as president (and neither has) he met nor spoken nor had any contact with Chief Dan Etete [...]

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    Diezani: l didn’t steal Nigeria’s money… we all make mistakes

Diezani: l didn’t steal Nigeria’s money… we all make mistakes

Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, says every human being makes mistakes, but one error that can never be ascribed to her is stealing.Accusing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of taking advantage of her silence, the ex-minister said she was prepared to face trial as long as due process is taken into consideration.The commission has leveled many [...]

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    I met officials of oil companies but didn’t receive kickback, says Jonathan

I met officials of oil companies but didn’t receive kickback, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has responded to allegations of receiving kickbacks in the $1.3 billion OPL 245 oil block deal involving oil giants ENI and Royal Dutch Shell.Some Italian investigators had indicted Jonathan, alleging that Claudio Descalzi, ENI chief executive and his predecessor Paolo Scaroni, met with the former president to thrash out the deal “in person”.But Jonathan said he [...]

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