Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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    $15.5m accounts freeze: Judge’s absence stalls Patience Jonathan’s suit

$15.5m accounts freeze: Judge’s absence stalls Patience Jonathan’s suit

The suit filed by Patience Jonathan, former first lady, at the federal high court, Lagos, challenging the freezing of her account, has been stalled.The case which was slated for continued hearing on Tuesday, could not proceed following the absence of Mohammed Idris, the judge handling it.According to NAN, the judge's absence was as a result of a workshop he was [...]

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    Omokri to Garba Shehu: Don’t blame Patience Jonathan for Buhari’s woes

Omokri to Garba Shehu: Don’t blame Patience Jonathan for Buhari’s woes

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to leave Patience Jonathan alone "as she is not responsible for its failure".In an article titled ‘The Real Price of Changing the Change (1),’ Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had said Patience Jonathan would be the happiest if Buhari is voted out in 2019.“The former [...]

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    EFCC gets court order to seize N7.4bn, $8.4m linked to Patience Jonathan

EFCC gets court order to seize N7.4bn, $8.4m linked to Patience Jonathan

A federal high court in Lagos has granted a fresh interim order to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to seize $8.4 million and about N7.4 billion found in bank accounts linked to Patience Jonathan, a former first lady.The EFCC secured the order by justice Mojisola Olatoregun through an ex parte application (without notice) on April 20.NAN reports that [...]

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    Court rejects EFCC’s bid to seize $8.4m, N7.35bn ‘linked to Patience Jonathan’

Court rejects EFCC’s bid to seize $8.4m, N7.35bn ‘linked to Patience Jonathan’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has lost its bid to seize the funds in 15 bank accounts allegedly linked to Patience Jonathan, former first lady.Mojisola Olatoregun, the presiding judge, held that the bank accounts in question were already involved in a litigation process before two other courts.This comes one day after a court in Abuja ruled that the [...]

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    Court strikes out Patience Jonathan’s N2bn suit against EFCC

Court strikes out Patience Jonathan’s N2bn suit against EFCC

A federal high court in Abuja has struck out the human rights abuse suit which Patience Jonathan, former first lady, filed against the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC).Jonathan had filed a N2 billion suit against the commission on the grounds that the freezing of her accounts violated her fundamental rights.She had said the commission's search conducted on her residence was unconstitutional.But [...]

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    EFCC ‘arrests’ Patience Jonathan’s sister

EFCC ‘arrests’ Patience Jonathan’s sister

Esther Oba, sister of ex-first lady Patience Jonathan, has reportedly been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).According to The Nation, she was picked up on Monday upon arrival from Dubai with her family.She was said to have been arrested and taken into EFCC custody after the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) alerted the anti-graft agency.Esther who has [...]

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    Court orders inquiry into demolition of Patience Jonathan’s property

Court orders inquiry into demolition of Patience Jonathan’s property

A federal high court, Abuja, has ordered an investigation into the allegations that a property belonging to Patience Jonathan, former first lady, was demolished in Abuja.Nnamdi Dimgba, a judge, gave the directive on Monday following submissions by Jonathan’s counsel, Mike Ozekhome, that the property was demolished by an agency of the federal government.The building belonging to Aruera Reachout Foundation/Women for Change and Development [...]

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    ‘Patience Jonathan’s property’ demolished in Abuja

‘Patience Jonathan’s property’ demolished in Abuja

A property allegedly belonging to the former first lady, Patience Jonathan, was on Tuesday demolished by the federal capital territory (FCT) development control department.The building, which is inside A. Aruera Reachout Foundation/Women For Change and Development Initiative, is situated on Shehu Yar’Adua Way along Mabushi-Kado Life Camp Expressway, Abuja.Emmanuel Anene, a lawyer with EA Ezugwu and Associates, told NAN that [...]

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    Court upholds interim forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m

Court upholds interim forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m

A Lagos division of the court of appeal, on Friday ordered an interim forfeiture of the sum of $5.8 million and N2.4 billion allegedly traced to the accounts of Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan.Mojisola Olatoregun, a judge of the federal high court had in April of 2017, issued an order of interim forfeiture on the said amounts [...]

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    Dickson’s former aide dies inside Patience Jonathan’s hotel

Dickson’s former aide dies inside Patience Jonathan’s hotel

Nasko Egei, former senior special assistant on youth development to Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, is dead.Egei died at Aridolf Resort Wellness and Spa, a hotel operated by Patience Jonathan, former first lady.The Police in Bayelsa confirmed the incident, saying the deceased had checked into the hotel with a female companion believed to be his lover.Asinim Butswat, spokesman of [...]

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    NANS reject ‘persecution’ of Patience Jonathan

NANS reject ‘persecution’ of Patience Jonathan

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), zone B has expressed displeasure with what it described as the persecution of Patience Jonathan, former first lady.Addressing reporters in Ondo state on Thursday, Pedro Obi, coordinator of the zone, alleged that the wife of the immediate past president is being witch-hunted.He said the refusal of the commission to obey the court ruling which ordered [...]

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    REVEALED: Jonathan’s wife called Adoke ‘useless man’ for not disqualifying Buhari in 2015

REVEALED: Jonathan’s wife called Adoke ‘useless man’ for not disqualifying Buhari in 2015

Snippets of what transpired after the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28, 2015 presidential election are now coming to the open, with his wife accused of calling Mohammed Bello Adoke, then-attorney-general of the federation,  a "useless man" for not helping to disqualify candidate Muhammadu Buhari.In his upcoming book, 'On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and [...]

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    ICYMI: EFCC secures order to freeze N350m linked to Patience Jonathan

ICYMI: EFCC secures order to freeze N350m linked to Patience Jonathan

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the temporary freezing of N350 million belonging to AM-PM Global Network Ltd pending an ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari, the presiding judge, gave the order on Tuesday following an ex-parte application filed by the EFCC.The application was argued by Rotimi Oyedepo, counsel to the EFCC, against [...]

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    Senate committee to banks: Unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s accounts

Senate committee to banks: Unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s accounts

The senate committee investigating the petitions against the freezing of ex-first lady Patience Jonathan's accounts has directed that they should be unfrozen.The senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions, after subjecting the management of four different banks, where the first lady had accounts, directed that those accounts not encumbered by any legal process be re-opened.The committee, headed by Sam [...]

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    I’ve spent N3.5bn treating children with heart diseases, says Patience Jonathan

I’ve spent N3.5bn treating children with heart diseases, says Patience Jonathan

Patience, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, says she has spent N3.5 billion treating children with heart-related diseases.Jonathan said she has treated over 700 children through her foundation -- Aruera Reachout Foundation.She said this while reacting to allegations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that she used the foundation to launder stolen funds during her husband's tenure as [...]

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