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    An Arms Deal Won’t Heal What Ails Muhammadu Buhari – Foreign Policy

    The septuagenarian presidents of Nigeria and the United States held a much-publicized meeting at the White House on April 30. The two countries are trying to patch things up after their biggest ever row. During the tenure of former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, relations deteriorated...
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    Metro Arms Deal: I Can't Remember Why I Paid Olisa Metuh N400m - Dasuki

    A former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, on Friday told the Federal High Court in Abuja that he would not be able to remember if the sum of N400m paid to a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, in 2014, was for the provision of security...
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    Politics Metuh's Witness: Jonathan Fails To Appear In Court

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday failed to appear in court to testify as a witness in the trial of former PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the service of subpoena on Jonathan over the trial of Metuh. Metuh and...
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    Politics Olisa Metuh's Trial: Appeal Court Orders DSS To Produce Dasuki In Court

    The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday ordered the Department of State Service to produce the detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), in court to enable him testify in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa...
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    Politics Arms Deal: Court Grants FG Request To Shield Witnesses In Dasuki's Trial

    A Federal High Court in Abuja has approved the shielding of witnesses to be used against former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki. Justice Ahmed Mohammed overruled defence counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN) that the prosecution's application for shielding of its witnesses is not an...
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    Politics Arms Deal: Obanikoro Returns N30m to EFCC

    Nigeria's former state minister of Defence, Musuliu Obanikoro has returned N30m to the EFCC as formerly agreed with the agency. The N30m is his first installment in 2017. He is to return another N417m in the future. Musuliu made the agreement when he was invited for questioning over the...
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    Metro Dasuki’s Trial Adjourned Till 2017

    The Federal Government on Wednesday brought retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser before an FCT High Court for trial over the alleged $2.1bn arms fund misappropriation. The trial was, however, put off to January 25, 2017 by the Court. The adjournment followed the...
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    Politics Arms Deal: It Took Us 10 Days To Count N1.2Bn Collected By Fayose's Ally - Witness

    A bank manager has told Abuja Court how two aeroplanes full of banknotes were used in a cash exchange being investigated in a major Nigerian corruption case. The quantity of cash, totalling 1.2bn naira was so great that it took 10 days to count it, Sunday Oluseye told the court in Abuja. His...
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    Politics Arms Deal: Why We Won't Dictate To EFCC To Arrest Jonathan – Osinbajo

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the present administration will not dictate to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on former President Goodluck Jonathan. Osinbajo, who said this in response to a question on whether the former president would be arrested for alleged...
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    Politics Reuben Abati Still In EFCC Custody, Yet To Meet Bail Conditions

    A former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, is still in custody because he is unable to satisfy his bail conditions, Premium Times gathered. Mr. Abati, a columnist, was arrested on Monday by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on allegations of financial impropriety to...
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    Politics Arms Deal: How We Moved N1.2bn Cash For Fayose - Banker

    The trial of Abiodun Agbele, an aide to Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose got twisted on Thursday with the testimony of its first witness Mr. Sunday Oluseye Alade. Alade, 54, a banker told the court how he, along with some other officials of a bank and others received N1,219,490,000 cash...
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    Metro Arms Deal: N2bn Traced to Children of Nigeria's Ex Army Chiefs

    Two billion naira, part of the $15bn released for purchase of weapons for the Nigerian army, has been traced to children of ex army chiefs, The Nation reports. The children used 2 companies -Chok Ventures Ltd and Integrated Equipment Services Ltd, as proxies for the deals, Presidential...
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    Politics Fayose's Ally, Abiodun Agbele Granted Bail

    Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja has granted Mr Abiodun Agbele, an ally of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose bail. The court said it recognized the importance of presumption of innocence of an accused until proven guilty. Agbele is to provide two sureties who...
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    Politics Obanikoro's Aide Confesses: How we Flew Money Bags From Lagos to Ekiti [The Nation]

    A former aide of ex Defense Minister Musiliu Obanikoro, has given a step by step confession of how money bags were transported from Lagos to Ekiti state in 2014, The Nation reports. Lt. Commander A. O. Adewale spoke when interrogated by EFCC operatives. The agency is currently investigating how...
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    Politics Arms Deal: Buhari's Aide Hints Sambo Dasuki's Release

    Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, has stated that Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) won't be detained indefinitely. “I can assure you that nobody is detaining Dasuki indefinitely," he said on Friday. “There has been a lot of manipulation, media...
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    Metro Arms Deal: 8 Senior Military Officers to be Sacked

    About eight top officials of the Nigerian military might be dismissed for their part in the infamous arms deal fraud. According to Punch, about 10 senior officials who were indicted in a third report on the arms scandal will be interrogated by the EFCC this week. Two former army chiefs...
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    Politics Court Denies Omisore Bail Application

    A Federal High Court in Abuja, has denied bail application for the former Deputy Governor of Osun state, Iyiola Omisore. Omisore is presently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged fraud of 60 billion Naira. Ruling on the former Deputy Governor’s bail...
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    Politics Zenith Bank Hits At Fayose, 'We Don't Sponsor Elections'

    The Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Mr. Peter Amangbo, has denied that the bank sponsored the governorship campaign of Fayose in 2014, contrary to the governor’s claim. Amangbo told the EFCC that the bank had only one branch in Ekiti State, wondering why the bank would invest in Fayose...
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    Politics Arms Deal: Ihejirika, Minimah, 52 Others Indicted in Alleged N381Bn Fraud [See LIST]

    President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recommendation of the Committee charged with investigating the Defence Equipment Procurement from 2007 to 2015. This, according to a statement by the President of the Presidential Committee on the Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement in the Armed...
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    Politics Arms Deal: Counsel's Absence Force Court to Adjourn Dasuki's Trial

    The trial of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki and others, for a N13.5billion money laundering charge has stalled over the absence of counsel to the second defendant in the trial. Dasuki and four others are facing a 19-count charge bordering on money laundering and...
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