Saturday, June 15, 2019

Tag "Sambo Dasuki"

    Disciplinary panel  to quiz Malami over ‘professional misconduct’

Disciplinary panel to quiz Malami over ‘professional misconduct’

The disciplinary panel of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee will on June 14 quiz Abubakar Malami, immediate past attorney-general of the federation, over a "prejudicial statement" made against Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.The panel is to among other things quiz Malami over a reported claim that Dasuki is instrumental to the death of 100,000 people as well as the [...]

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    Metuh: How I spent N400m collected from Dasuki

Metuh: How I spent N400m collected from Dasuki

Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has narrated how he spent the N400 million allegedly traced to him as proceed of money laundering.Testifying before Okon Abang, judge of a federal high court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, Metuh listed how the fund was spent, but refused to mention names of the beneficiaries.He said he did [...]

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    Memo to Sambo Dasuki on Alex Badeh

Memo to Sambo Dasuki on Alex Badeh

BY YUSHUA SHUAIBDear Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.),    As you spend your third year in illegal detention since December 2015, I am using this memo to intimate you about the brutal assassination of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Alex Badeh by gunmen along the Keffi-Abuja Highway. He was expected to open his defence next month January 16, 2019 in the trial [...]

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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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    EFCC files 59-count money laundering charge against Okupe

EFCC files 59-count money laundering charge against Okupe

This is coming after Okupe failed to return about N100million he allegedly received from the office of the national security advise (ONSA).He said the N100 million was paid in two tranches and that the former president authorised Dasuki to pay him N50 million from his security votes. [...]

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    Dasuki’s trial to continue in absentia, court rules

Dasuki’s trial to continue in absentia, court rules

The federal high court in Abuja has ordered that the trial of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, will proceed in his absence.Dasuki is standing trial for alleged illegal possession of firearms and diversion of $2.1 billion.Dipo Okpeseyi, prosecuting counsel, on Monday told the court that Dasuki had refused to attend four court sessions since January 2018."He has been absent [...]

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    Dasuki: No need to submit myself for trial since FG won’t obey orders

Dasuki: No need to submit myself for trial since FG won’t obey orders

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), says there is no need to submit himself for prosecution since the federal government does not obey court orders.His position was contained in a letter dated November 12, addressed to the court 5 registrar of the Abuja federal high court.The former NSA is standing trial for alleged illegal possession of firearms and diversion [...]

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    Fayose arrives Abuja airport ahead of Lagos trip

Fayose arrives Abuja airport ahead of Lagos trip

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, Abuja, to board a flight to Lagos for his trial.He is expected to board MaxAir flight VM1643.The ex-governor, who spotted a black shirt and a jean, sat next to an unidentified individual.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had handed over the flight ticket to him on [...]

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    Falana asks Seiyefa to release Dasuki, Zakzaky, says Daura was power drunk

Falana asks Seiyefa to release Dasuki, Zakzaky, says Daura was power drunk

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), to release Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and Jones Abiri, a journalist based in Yenagoa, state.In a letter to Seiyefa, the lawyer asked the DSS DG to restore the "lost glory" of the [...]

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    Shehu Sani asks Seiyefa to free ‘hostages’ held by DSS

Shehu Sani asks Seiyefa to free ‘hostages’ held by DSS

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked Matthew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), to release those "illegally" held in custody of the service.Many Nigerians were arrested and detained when Lawal Daura was the head of the secret police.Among them areIbrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), who has been in [...]

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    How Buhari, Saraki, and Malami are killing Nigeria Air

How Buhari, Saraki, and Malami are killing Nigeria Air

I write for a generation that never flew Nigeria Airways, Virgin Nigeria nor Air Nigeria -- and possibly will never fly Nigeria Air. A generation that has seen Nigeria let her down too many times, yet has done so much in keeping the country up. That generation, that has resolved and refused to pass a broken Nigeria to her own children. [...]

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    Dasuki’s bail and the attorney-general

Dasuki’s bail and the attorney-general

It is more than two weeks now since His Lordship Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, gave clear, positive and unambiguous orders in the matter between Col Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) as applicant and three persons - the Director General, State Security Services, the State Security Services and the Attorney General of the Federation as respondents. [...]

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    Secondus writes EFCC: I never received any money from Dasuki

Secondus writes EFCC: I never received any money from Dasuki

Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop “vandalising” his name over allegations of looting.In a letter addressed to Ibrahim Magu, EFCC acting chairman, Secondus said he never collected any money from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), as is being alleged.The former NSA is [...]

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    Anenih, Secondus, Dokpesi… PDP bigwigs named in fresh 32-count charge against Dasuki

Anenih, Secondus, Dokpesi… PDP bigwigs named in fresh 32-count charge against Dasuki

The federal government has filed a fresh 32-count charge against Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), who is being tried for alleged diversion of $2.1 billion arms funds.The charges were filed before the FCT high court on Wednesday, almost three years after the government first arraigned Dasuki on an 18-count charge.Bigwigs in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are listed [...]

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    Report: EFCC invites Okonjo-Iweala over $500m Abacha loot

Report: EFCC invites Okonjo-Iweala over $500m Abacha loot

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly invited Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, to explain the withdrawal of $250 million from the $500 million recovered from the Sani Abacha family.In 2015, a sum of $250 million was released to the office of the national security adviser (NSA) for the procurement of arms and ammunition to equip security [...]

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    I still can’t remember my dealings with Metuh, says Dasuki

I still can’t remember my dealings with Metuh, says Dasuki

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA) has told the federal high court in Abuja that he is still not able to remember if he paid any money to Olisa Metuh.Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly receiving N400 million diverted from Dasuki's office.Listed as defence witnesses [...]

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