Saturday, February 16, 2019

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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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    Criticised Buhari, opposed Saraki’s acquittal… five controversies of Obono-Obla

Criticised Buhari, opposed Saraki’s acquittal… five controversies of Obono-Obla

You can't list 10 aides of President Muhammadu Buhari who are active in the media without mentioning the name Okoi Obono-Obla.The lawyer from Cross River state, who until his suspension on Sunday, was the senior special assistant to the president on prosecution, featured in the news regularly.“I am humbled by my appointment and by the fact that the president considers me [...]

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    FG suspends Obono-Obla, bars him from granting interviews

FG suspends Obono-Obla, bars him from granting interviews

The federal government has suspended Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special investigation panel on the recovery of public property, from further carrying out any official operation until further notice.Salihu Isah, special adviser to the attorney-general of the federation on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.The statement, which quoted a November 1, 2017, letter by the AGF addressed to Obono-Obla, said [...]

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    FG to appeal Saraki’s acquittal — and ‘all nonsensical rulings in recent times’

FG to appeal Saraki’s acquittal — and ‘all nonsensical rulings in recent times’

Okoi Obono-Obla, special assistant to the president on prosecutions, says the federal government will appeal the acquittal of senate president Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).He told PUNCH on Saturday that the government would file a notice of appeal against the CCT's ruling by Wednesday.Prior to his acquittal, Saraki had been facing an 18-count charge bordering on false asset [...]

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