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Federal government files fresh charges against AGF Bello Adoke, Shell, others over Malabu oil...

The Federal Government has filed a fresh 42-count charge against former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke, and six others over alleged fraud in the $1.1 billion Malabu oil deal.

US advises all Americans to leave Iraq

The US embassy in Baghdad has urged all US citizens to leave Iraq immediately, after the US killed Iranian military general and hardliner Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a Friday airstrike.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Malabu scandal: EFCC secures court order to detain ex-AGF Bello Adoke

Justice Othman Musa of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Friday granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) an order to detain former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), for 14 days.

Itse Sagay confirms arrest of former AGF Bello Adoke in Dubai

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, has confirmed the arrest of former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke.

Ex-AGF Adoke’s arrest in Dubai proof anti-graft war working – Itse Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, has confirmed the arrest of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, by the International Criminal Police in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate to support $10 billion NLNG investment in gas sector

The Senate is throwing its full weight behind the 10billion dollars Train seven Project investment in the nation’s gas sector, by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Total planning to sell stake in major oil block in Niger Delta

Total is seeking to sell its 12.5 per cent stake in a major deepwater oilfield off the coast of Nigeria, industry and banking sources have said.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Malabu scandal: EFCC to serve former ministers by substituted means

Justice D. Z. Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to serve charges of alleged abuse of office and money laundering in respect of the granting of the Oil Prospecting License, OPL 245, to Shell and ENI, brought against a former Minister of Petroleum, Dan Etete, former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke and others, by substituted means.
Melee Kyari

NNPC seals $2.5 billion gas supply deal with NLNG

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has challenged shareholders of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) to work very quickly towards expanding the production capacity of the company beyond Train 7 to take advantage of developments in the global LNG market.
Abubakar Malami

Federal government alleges cheating on oil profits, seeks $62 billion from five firms

The Federal Government says it expects about $62bn from multinational energy conglomerates that include Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Total and Eni, citing a 2018 Supreme Court ruling it says enables it to review and adjust oil production revenue sharing agreements, Reuters has reported.

US drops investigation into Shell over Nigerian oil deal

Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday that it had been informed by the U.S. Department of Justice that it had closed its inquiry into Shell over the 2011 $1.3 billion acquisition of a Nigerian offshore oilfield.
Mohammed Abacha, the oldest surviving son of Gen. Abacha, was particularly uncooperative in the loot recovery.

Bello Adoke: How Sani Abacha’s family hid $1 billion loot

The Abacha family thought they had done Nigeria a favour by giving up $1.3 billion but the Goodluck Jonathan administration soon discovered that they still had $1 billion hidden in various accounts in Europe, according to Mohammed Bello Adoke.

‘Oil thieves’ set Agip pipeline ablaze in Niger Delta

Unscrupulous people, described as crude oil thieves, have set fire on an oil pipeline, belonging to Italian oil giant Agip, at Ubeta community in the Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

GMD: NNPC to begin full rehabilitation of refineries in 2020

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will begin full rehabilitation of the nations three refineries by January 2020.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

EFCC chief tells ex-AGF Adoke to present self for trial after ‘book lies’

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has asked former Justice Minister, Mohammed Adoke, to present himself for criminal trial over alleged economic crimes after accusing him of being used by the government to hound him.

Bello Adoke: Why VP Osinbajo is after me

A former attorney general and minister of justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of being behind his travails.

Delta, Bayelsa communities fear extinction over ocean surge

Agge straddles Delta and Bayelsa states in Burutu and Ekeremor Local Government Areas. The community, which hosts a deep seaport, is rapidly being eaten by the Atlantic Ocean, writes Okungbowa Aiwerie, Asaba

Eni announces huge gas, condensates discovery in Niger Delta

Italian oil giant, Eni, Tuesday announced the discovery of huge gas and condensate find in its Obiafu-Obrikom oil fields in oil mining lease (OML61) onshore Niger Delta region.

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Juergen Schedema, the Log Yard Manager of the ICC, was discovered dead early Wednesday morning, January 22.

German businessman shot dead in Liberia

Details of the incident are unclear, however, a government statement gave his name as Juergen Schedema and local media reported that he worked as a manager in a logging firm in the West African state.
China Eastern Airlines crew wear face masks after arriving in Australia on Thursday. There has been a rush for masks among people living in China amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan in December [Joel Carrett-EPA]

China advises against travel to Wuhan as coronavirus deaths surge

Chinese authorities have urged people to stop travelling in and out of Wuhan, the city at the centre of a new virus outbreak that has killed 17 people.
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has expressed his delight after he returned to action for Leicester City in their 4-1 win against West Ham United, in Wednesday’s Premier League game.

Brendan Rodgers praises Wilfred Ndidi’s ‘remarkable’ return from injury

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has opened up on Wifred Ndidi’s ‘remarkable’ return.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna introduces electronic traffic enforcement

The Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority (KASTLEA) is being automated to make traffic enforcement in more efficient, a government statement said on Wednesday.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Governor Obaseki’s aide escapes gunmen, raises the alarm over threat to life

Comrade Solomon Okoduwa, Senior Special Assistant, (SSA) Edo State Governor on Anti-Human Trafficking Issues, on Wednesday cried out over what he described a series of threats to his life.