Jonathan’s cousin opens defence on alleged $40m fraud, alleges victimisation
Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Robert Azibaola, yesterday opened his defence on the suit brought against him over alleged $40 million fraud. Aziboala is facing trial alongside his company, One Plus Holding Limited, for taking possession and converting $40 million received from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, to personal use. But he…
How to make straight, the road to 2019
With about 140 days to the 2019 general election, which promises to be a major milestone in the country’s fledgling democracy and representative government, pre-election politics and rising tension is getting the atmosphere saturated with intrigues and fears.
The Lawal Daura saga
Lawal Daura, like the fictional spy who came in from the cold, is back in the cold, where, I am told, he is cooling his feet. Courtesy of Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the acting president, Daura, was last week dramatically and forcefully separated from his job as the director-general of the Department of State Service, DSS.…
Of Dasuki and the rule of law
It is most troubling and highly embarrassing that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari now considers the executive arm of the government an appellate court to the judgements of competent courts of law. It is unfortunate that despite court orders that the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki be granted bail, the Federal…
IPOB berates ICC for inviting Buhari to The Hague conference
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday berated the International Criminal Court (ICC) for inviting President Muhammadu Buhari to address its conference at The Hague.
Dasuki’s continuous detention, assault on rule of law, say lawyers
Worried over the continuous detention of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), despite being granted bail by the court, some Nigerian lawyers have decried the situation, saying it is flagrant assault on rule of law. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had on July 2, 2018...
Why Nigerian government cannot release Dasuki - Malami
The Nigerian government has explained why the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, will not be released in spite of bail granted. The attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, said the federal government cannot release Dasuki, because the allegation against him is a matter of public interest which has cost several lost of lives. The…
Metuh commences evidence-in-chief from outside witness box
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday permitted Olisa Metuh, former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to commence his evidence-in-chief from outside the witness box.
Government names Dokpesi, others in Dasuki’s fresh amended charge
Prominent politicians from the opposition party have been listed as beneficiaries of the alleged diversion of $2.1 billion arms funds in the trial of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
Dasuki, others for re-arraignment May 16 over alleged money laundering
Retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, and four others are to be re-arraigned on May 16, in an FCT High Court, Maitama, on 32 amended charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Court urges DSS to display weapons allegedly found in ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki’s house
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has ruled that the weapons allegedly found in the house of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) be displayed in the open court by the Department of State Service (DSS).