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  • The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday re-arraigned a former governor of Abia, Orji Kalu and two others on a 34-count amended charge bordering on fraud.

    Kalu, his company, Slok Nigeria Limited and his former Commissioner for Finance, Jones Udeogo, were re-arraigned before...


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    Tonnie Iredia & the verdict of history From colonial times till date, it is difficult to rate any Nigerian election as successful. An overview of Nigerian elections would confirm this. What can be called the first national election to form a government of an independent Nigeria was held on December 12, 1959. The outcome was tragic as acid and other corrosive substances were poured into ballot boxes to distort the results of the election. In the Eastern and Northern Regional elections of 1961, the dominant regional political…
    Written on Sunday, 04 September 2016 00:35 in Parliament
  • By Akintokunbo A Adejumo: Our Politicians, the NURTW and Us
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    Written on Sunday, 31 July 2016 13:28 in Parliament
  • By Mathew Hassan Kukah: How Mohammed Ali Taught Me Magic
    By Mathew Hassan Kukah: How Mohammed Ali Taught Me Magic Hours after he died, David Remnick, Editor of the New Yorker Magazine, penned what will definitely be the most eloquent and elegant obituary of the greatest and the prettiest titled, The Outsized Life of Mohammed Ali. He said Ali was; arguably the most famous person on the planet, known as a supreme athlete, an uncanny blend of power, improvisation, and velocity; a master of rhyming prediction and derision; an exemplar and symbol of racial pride; a fighter, a draft resister,…
    Written on Sunday, 12 June 2016 21:55 in Parliament


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  • How I got N1.6b from Jonathan’s aide – Witness
    How I got N1.6b from Jonathan’s aide – Witness A witness in the ongoing trial of the personal assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan on domestic matters, Waripamo-Owei Emmanuel Dudafa on Monday told the Lagos Federal High Court presided by Justice M.B. Idris how he received a total sum of N1,667,162,800 from the former presidential aide through five different companies between 2013 and 2015. The companies are Pluto Properties and Investment Limited, Avalon Global Property, Rotato Interlink Services, Seagate Property and Ebiwise Services Limited. The witness, Murtala Bashir Abubakar made the disclosure when he wasled in evidence by the prosecution counsel Rotimi Oyedepo and wasasked to explain to the court his relationship with Dudafa. The witness, a Bureau de Change operator who plies his trade under three different companies, Na Mu Duka Ventures, Yamusa Oil Services Limited and 313 Ventures informed the court that he knew Dudafa since the accused was a Commissioner for Local Government in Bayelsa State under the administration of Governor Timpre Sylva. He further told the court that the only relationship between the two of them was that of Forex, a relationship that continued up to the time Dudafa became a personal assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan. In explaining the nature of their transaction, the…
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