General Sani Abacha
Richard Akinjide, a lawyer who thought outside the box - Part 2
He had come to visit my father and had just left the house when he turned back to see my father. Apparently, he had heard the dissenting opinion of Justice Kayode Esho and the thought it was the final decision of the Court.
U.S. repatriates fresh $312 million Abacha loot
The United States has returned another batch of the late General Sani Abacha loot in the sum of $311,797,866.11 to the Federal Government.
US opposes Nigeria's plan to hand Kebbi governor $100m from Abacha loot
The United States is opposing plans by Nigeria to give $100 million from loots recovered from former Nigeria military dictator Sani Abacha to Kebbi State governor Atiku Bagudu. US Department of Justice said Bagudu was involved in corruption with the late Abacha who Transparency International (TI) said may have looted as much as $5 billion…
The intrigues are not lost on us
Life, the poets say, is a tragic comedy. And contemporary Nigeria certainly provides all the evidence; doesn’t it? Such evidence has of late become all too palpable.
Why are we like this?
My friend, Henry, was a Cameroonian. We were classmates at the University of Lagos years ago. He was a voluble man. But each time something surprised or shocked him about Nigeria and the Nigerians
Osoba: A worthy ambassador
Olusegun Osoba, reporter, editor, politician and now statesman at 80, deserves all the encomiums he’s being getting this week.
New assignment for an old witness
Chief Olusegun Osoba, the two-time former Governor of Ogun State, is a significant presence on the Nigerian media space.
UK seizes fresh £211 million Abacha loot
•Akeredolu tasks clerics on prevalent graft, suicides The sum of £211 million belonging to the late Nigerian military dictator, General Sani Abacha and domiciled in a Jersey, United States-based bank accounts, has been seized by the United Kingdom government. According to an investigation, the money was lodged in the American financial institution by a British…
Buhari’s support for federalism
The quest for federalism within the context of restructuring received support from unexpected quarters recently when President Muhammadu Buhari declared that the unfettered practice of the system is an idea whose time has indeed come. The president who curiously declared this while receiving an award of appreciation from some state governors spoke on the need…
Dutch court to hear suit on execution of Saro-Wiwa, eight others
A Dutch court has ruled that it has jurisdiction to determine the complicity or otherwise of Shell in the November 10, 1995 execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni environmental activists by the late General Sani Abacha military junta, United Kingdom’s The Guardian has reported. In a 50-page ruling hailed by campaigners as an…