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    Report: Italian prosecutor ‘concealing key evidence in Adoke’s trial’

Report: Italian prosecutor ‘concealing key evidence in Adoke’s trial’

A key evidence in the trial of Mohammed Bello Adoke, Nigeria's former attorney-general, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been hidden from an Italian court by prosecutors, THISDAY has reported. Adoke is being tried in Nigeria over allegations of money laundering in the OPL 245 affair while Shell and ENI are also being tried in Milan, Italy, over [...]

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    Court grants Adoke bail

Court grants Adoke bail

A federal capital territory high (FCT) court in Gwagwalada has granted N50 million bail to Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF). Adoke was arraigned on 42 counts of alleged fraud alongside Aliyu Abubakar, Rasky Gbinigie, Malabu oil and Gas Limited, Agip, a subsidiary of Eni, Shell Nigeria Ultra deep Limited and Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company Limited. The EFCC alleged [...]

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    Ozekhome kicks against detention of Adoke by EFCC

Ozekhome kicks against detention of Adoke by EFCC

Mike Ozekhome, counsel to Mohammed Bello Adoke, says the detention of the former attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice is "unnecessary". He has also asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release his client on health grounds. Adoke arrived Nigeria from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, after a five-week legal deadlock. He had been arrested by Interpol on [...]

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    Adoke asks court to strike out his name from Malabu case

Adoke asks court to strike out his name from Malabu case

Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has asked a federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja to strike out his name from the OPL 245 case filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In an application filed before the court by his counsel, Mike Ozekhome, the former AGF said it is erroneous to include his [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria’s move to extradite Adoke hit by legal deadlock

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria’s move to extradite Adoke hit by legal deadlock

The Interpol is in a fix over Mohammed Bello Adoke, the former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), after detaining him for over two weeks without being able to extradite him to Nigeria, TheCable understands. Interpol arrested Adoke in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on November 12, 2019 based on a "Red Notice" sent by the Nigerian authorities after an Abuja court issued [...]

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    ICPC: Nigeria expecting $400m Abacha loot from US

ICPC: Nigeria expecting $400m Abacha loot from US

Bolaji Owasanoye, chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), says Nigeria is awaiting the return of $400 million Abacha loot stashed away in the US. The ''Abacha loot'' are monies stolen and concealed in foreign accounts in 12 countries by the late Sani Abacha. In 2017, Nigeria received $322 million of the loot repatriated from Switzerland after years [...]

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    Adoke: I did NOT take any bribe from Malabu/OPL 245 deal

Adoke: I did NOT take any bribe from Malabu/OPL 245 deal

Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has for the umpteenth time denied collecting a bribe from the OPL 245/Malabu deal. In an interview with Premium Times, Adoke said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) would have seized the property he was alleged to have bought with the bribe if there was any truth to it. The former minister of [...]

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    Malabu deal: Court grants judicial review against Malami

Malabu deal: Court grants judicial review against Malami

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has granted  the Human and Environment Development Agenda (HEDA), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), a  leave for a judicial review against Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) in the Malabu oil deal. HEDA had on April 5, filed an ex-parte motion before the court, seeking for an order compelling the AGF to revoke the operating [...]

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    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 Made Easy: All you need to know about Nigeria’s most controversial oil deal

Malabu Made Easy: All you need to know about Nigeria’s most controversial oil deal

The Malabu oil deal -- arguably Nigeria's  most controversial deal --  is back in the news. This time around, the deal has gone beyond the usual suspects to include international players like former president Goodluck Jonathan; Shell and Eni, some of the biggest International Oil Companies sailing Nigerian waters. Malabu has returned with a lot of confusion in its trail. The [...]

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