Tag "Mohammed Bello Adoke"

    Adoke: I opposed sovereign guarantee for Azura — and I’ve been proved right

Adoke: I opposed sovereign guarantee for Azura — and I’ve been proved right

Nigeria should not have issued a sovereign guarantee that allowed a private company, Azura Power, access World Bank loan because it broke a standing rule, a former attorney-general of the federation has said.In his memoirs, “Burden of Service: The Reminiscences of Nigeria’s Former Attorney-General”, Adoke said the decision not to give guarantees on behalf of private companies was taken by [...]

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    Adoke: How Abacha family hid $1bn loot — and how we smoked them out

Adoke: How Abacha family hid $1bn loot — and how we smoked them out

The Abacha family thought they had done Nigeria a favour by giving up $1.3 billion but the Goodluck Jonathan administration soon discovered that they still had $1 billion hidden in various accounts in Europe, according to Mohammed Bello Adoke.Using the Nigerian legal system, Mohammed Abacha, the eldest surviving son of the late head of state, had tried to stop the [...]

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    Avoiding judgment debt doomsday

Avoiding judgment debt doomsday

Scary. That, in one word, captures my conclusion after reading a chapter on judgment debts in Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke’s book, Burden of Service: Reminiscences of Nigeria’s Former Attorney-General, which is due for public release tomorrow. If care is not taken, judgment debts will bankrupt this country. For starters, judgment debts are court-ordered payments for breach of contract, infringement of [...]

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    Adoke: How EFCC desperately cooked up evidence against me over Malabu

Adoke: How EFCC desperately cooked up evidence against me over Malabu

Mohammed Bello Adoke, the former attorney-general of the federation, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) manufactured evidence to implicate him in the bribery allegations over the Malabu/OPL 245 transaction.The senior advocate is currently on self-exile, alleging that the EFCC wants to humiliate him and also insinuating that there were plans to assassinate him because of the "powerful toes" he stepped [...]

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    Mohammed Adoke writes back…

Mohammed Adoke writes back…

The Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Administration in Nigeria (2010 - 2015) has generated quite a number of post-tenure publications which significantly, in varying degrees of articulation, veracity and delivery shed light on key developments during that momentous phase in Nigerian politics. The books under reference offer accounts of  individual experiences or outsider perspectives, but altogether, they stand out as remarkable contributions to [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan was under pressure to prosecute Buhari over certificate, says Adoke in new book

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan was under pressure to prosecute Buhari over certificate, says Adoke in new book

President Goodluck Jonathan came under pressure to prosecute Candidate Muhammadu Buhari over various allegations in the run-up to the 2015 presidential election -- but he declined and eventually lost to the former military head of state.Mohammed Bello Adoke, who was attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice under Jonathan, made this revelation in his memoirs, “Burden of Service: The [...]

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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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    FACT CHECK: Did DSS find $2bn and gold bars in Adoke’s house?

FACT CHECK: Did DSS find $2bn and gold bars in Adoke’s house?

THE CLAIM: Various news websites recently reported that Adamu Yusuf, a retired brigadier general, tipped off the federal government in 2015 on $2 billion looted funds and gold bars allegedly stashed in the Abuja home of Mohammed Bello Adoke, former minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation. The money and gold were said to have been recovered by the Department [...]

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Report: Adoke directed EFCC to probe alleged $20m Swiss bribery scandal

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, is said to have directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the alleged $20 million bribery scandal uncovered in Switzerland.Subsequent to the investigation, the EFCC reportedly said the money might have been consultancy fees.The outcome of the EFCC investigation was sent to Felix Reinmann, Switzerland's federal attorney [...]

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    Adoke: I’m aware of EFCC’s plan to raid my Kogi residence

Adoke: I’m aware of EFCC’s plan to raid my Kogi residence

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, says he is aware of plans by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to raid his Okene home in Kogi state.Adoke said this in a statement on Friday signed by Victor Akhidenor, his media aide.The anti-graft agency has accused Adoke of enriching himself from the $1 billion Malabu oil deal, but he [...]

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    I was not involved in any $1.6bn scam, says Adoke

I was not involved in any $1.6bn scam, says Adoke

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, has denied being involved in any local judgment scam.Reacting to report in an online publication, Adoke said his detractors were trying to use the current anti-graft war of the current administration as an avenue to nail him.Adoke said some civil society organisations petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on the issue without [...]

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