Friday, July 19, 2019

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    Obono-Obla: We’re investigating PEF GM over alleged money laundering

Obono-Obla: We’re investigating PEF GM over alleged money laundering

Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special presidential investigation panel for the recovery of public properties, says investigations are underway into allegations of money laundering against Goddy Nnadi, general manager (corporate services), at the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (Management) Board.Obono-Obla was speaking at a news conference in Abuja, on Tuesday.He said the investigation became necessary after a non-governmental organisation (NGO) had, through a petition, [...]

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    GM of Petroleum Equalisation Fund arrested over ‘money laundering’

GM of Petroleum Equalisation Fund arrested over ‘money laundering’

The special presidential investigation panel for the recovery of public property (SPIP) has arrested Goddy Nnadi, general manager (corporate services) of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (Management) Board.TheCable understands that Nnadi was taken into custody on Monday.As presidency source confirmed Nnadi's arrest to TheCable, saying he is being investigated for "breach of civil service rules, corrupt enrichment and abuse of office”.He [...]

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    NFF denies alleged misappropriation of World Cup fund

NFF denies alleged misappropriation of World Cup fund

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied allegations of misappropriating $8.4 million.The money was said to have been paid by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as appearance fees for the 2014 World Cup that held in Brazil.Amaju Pinnick,  NFF president, and four other executive members of the federation have been accused of [...]

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    Police: Why we haven’t arrested Buhari’s aide over ‘fake’ WAEC result

Police: Why we haven’t arrested Buhari’s aide over ‘fake’ WAEC result

The Nigeria police force has spoken on the house of representatives demand seeking the arrest of one of President Muhammadu Buhari's aides for alleged result forgery.In an interview with TheCable, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the demand to arrest Okoi Obono-Obla, Buhari's senior special assistant on prosecution, is yet to be carried out because the police have not been officially [...]

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    Reps ask IGP to arrest Buhari’s aide over ‘fake’ WAEC result

Reps ask IGP to arrest Buhari’s aide over ‘fake’ WAEC result

The house of representatives has recommended the arrest of Okoi Obono-Obla, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution.The house asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to arrest and prosecute the presidential aide for allegedly being in possession of a fake West African Examination Council (WAEC) result.The house also recommended the withdrawal of his law degree and law school [...]

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    Obono-Obla: Oil companies contributing to Nigeria’s economic woes

Obono-Obla: Oil companies contributing to Nigeria’s economic woes

Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman, special presidential investigation panel for recovery of public property, says oil companies are contributing to Nigeria’s economic woes.Obono-Obla made the remark on Monday during a press briefing where he spoke on recent activities of the panel.According to him, some of the international oil companies (IOCs) have not paid income taxes or royalties on oil blocs they’ve been [...]

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    $12m contract: Uzodinma granted bail, to appear before presidential panel

$12m contract: Uzodinma granted bail, to appear before presidential panel

Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, who was arrested in Abuja on Sunday, has been released.The special presidential investigation panel for recovery of public property (SPIP) said he was granted bail on health grounds but would return to the panel for questioning.The lawmaker representing Imo west senatorial district was arrested due to the [...]

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Uzodinma, Imo APC guber candidate, arrested in Abuja

Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, has been arrested.He was arrested him at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport in Abuja on Sunday.Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special presidential investigation panel for recovery of public property panel, confirmed this to The Cable on Monday.He said Uzodinma was arrested over a breach of contract. Obono-Obla said a [...]

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    N4bn, $7m… Obono-Obla lists fresh recoveries of presidential panel

N4bn, $7m… Obono-Obla lists fresh recoveries of presidential panel

The special presidential investigation panel for recovery of public property (SPIP) says it has recovered over N4 billion and $7 million in cash as well as physical assets in its various operations.Okoi Obono-Obla, SPIP chairman, disclosed this in a statement made available to NAN in Abuja on Friday.He said the $7 million was recovered from the previous management of the [...]

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    Obono-Obla: House of reps lacks the power to investigate forgery

Obono-Obla: House of reps lacks the power to investigate forgery

Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman, special presidential investigation panel on the recovery of public property, says the house of representatives is not constitutionally empowered to probe forgery.Obono-Obla, who is the senior special assistant to the president on prosecution, is alleged to be in possession of an “invalid” O’level result, according to findings by an ad hoc panel of the lower legislative chamber of [...]

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    Obono-Obla under pressure to resign over ‘fake’ WAEC result

Obono-Obla under pressure to resign over ‘fake’ WAEC result

With the resignation of Kemi Adeosun as minister of finance over certificate forgery, Okoi Obono-Obla, another appointee of President Muhammadu Buahri, is back in the limelight over a similar issue.Obono-Obla, who is the senior special assistant to the president on prosecution, is alleged to be in possession of an “invalid” O’level result, according to findings by the house of representatives [...]

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    Presidential panel to recover $7bn bailout funds from banks

Presidential panel to recover $7bn bailout funds from banks

Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special presidential panel for the recovery of public property, says his panel will recover $7 billion bailout funds given to four commercial banks between 2006 and 2008.Obono-Obla said this on Friday while speaking with journalists in Abuja. He did not mention the names of the banks.The chairman said the funds must be returned to government [...]

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    FG to publish list of 200 ‘looters’

FG to publish list of 200 ‘looters’

The federal government will soon make public, list of 200 persons who allegedly looted Nigeria's treasury.According to Daily Trust, Okoi Obono-Obla, special assistant to the president on prosecution, disclosed this at the inauguration of a new software application for tracking illicit properties in the country.The application was developed by African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), a civil society [...]

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    Presidential panel ‘recovers $7m stashed in bank’, begins probe of ex-govs, lawmakers

Presidential panel ‘recovers $7m stashed in bank’, begins probe of ex-govs, lawmakers

The special presidential investigation panel (SPIP) for the recovery of public property says it has recovered $7 million illegally kept in Heritage Bank.Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the panel, disclosed this while briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on activities of the panel.Lucie-Ann Laha, spokesperson of the SPIP, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.Laha quoted Obono-Obla as telling the president that [...]

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    Investigator: I was sacked from presidential panel because I refused to probe Saraki, top PDP members

Investigator: I was sacked from presidential panel because I refused to probe Saraki, top PDP members

Victor Uwajeh, a private investigator, says he was disengaged from the Special Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property because he refused to probe Senate President Bukola Saraki and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members.Uwajeh was appointed to the panel to track stolen funds stashed in the UK in March but he was disengaged on April 23.The investigator was said to [...]

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    Reps panel calls for arrest of Buhari’s aide over failure to honour its invitation

Reps panel calls for arrest of Buhari’s aide over failure to honour its invitation

A house of representatives panel has called for the arrest of Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special presidential investigation panel for the recovery of public properties.The ad-hoc committee probing the legality of the panel demanded that he should be arrested during its sitting on Tuesday.The committee was angered by Obono-Obla's failure to honour their invitation to appear on three occasions [...]

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