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Why Yahaya Bello is coming back and Bayelsa may fall

By last week, the governorship/senatorial election in Kogi State had been reduced to a sex duel, with Senator Dino Melaye inviting his arch rival, Governor Yahaya Bello, to a mojo contest.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

Alleged bribery: EFCC writes AGF, seeks Diezani Alison-Madueke’s extradition

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, informed Justice Valentine Ashi of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court sitting in Apo that it has written the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, SAN, in respect to the extradition of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

EFCC, DSS, Police ordered to produce Diezani Alison-Madueke in 72 hours

A Federal High Court has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Department of State Services and Nigerian Police Force to produce within 72 hours Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum Resources.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

EFCC seeks arrest, extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke

Nigeria's main anti-corruption agency on Monday filed for the arrest of former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke after a judge approved a request for her to be charged with corruption.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

Court grants EFCC leave to arraign Diezani Alison-Madueke, Jide Omokore

An FCT High Court, on Monday, granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) leave to arraign former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and a former Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling company, Olajide Omokore, on February 25.

Executive Order 6: Sambo Dasuki, Orji Kalu, Danjuma Goje, Sule Lamido, Chimaroke Nnamani, 45...

A former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), 13 former governors and seven ex- ministers have been barred from travelling out of the country under Executive Order 6 (EO6) issued yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari.

EFCC detains Akwa Ibom senator over N1.1 billion vehicle gifts

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, continued grilling Senator Bassey Albert Akpan.

EFCC arrests Senator Bassey Albert for alleged money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Bassey Akpan, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Akwa Ibom state.

Vice President Osinbajo releases details of grand corruption in Goodluck Jonathan era

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s office has revealed details of mind-boggling corruption during the Jonathan era and even called them a tip of the iceberg.

President Buhari won’t hesitate to fire corrupt officials – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari would not hesitate to sack any government official found culpable in any shady deal the same way he fired a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and a former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke.

Court threatens to close $1.6 billion fraud case against Jide Omokore, others

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, threatened to close the case of alleged fraud of $1.6 billion instituted by the federal government against Jide Omokore and five others.

Federal government releases more names of alleged looters

The federal government has released more names of alleged looters of the treasury during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

Witness: How Jide Omokore received $140m in 12 months

Ayilara Abdul, a witness, has narrated how Jide Omokore, a business associate of Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former minister of petroleum resources, used his company’s account to allegedly launder funds.

Court seizes penthouses from former oil minister

A judge in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the confiscation of two multi-million-dollar penthouses in the latest seizure of assets linked to Nigeria's former oil minister.

Court orders final forfeiture of another ex-minister Diezani Alison-Madueke’s properties

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered final forfeiture of two penthouses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.

More properties seized from ex-minister Diezani Alison-Madueke

Two multi-million-dollar penthouses belonging to Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke have been seized as part of corruption investigations.

How ex-minister Diezani Alison-Madueke used fictitious persons to acquire multi-billion naira assets – EFCC

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday ordered a temporary forfeiture of two properties valued at $4.7 million (about N1.5 billion) allegedly belonging to Diezani Alison-Madueke, the former Petroleum Minister.

Court rejects Diezani Alison-Madueke’s application for trial in Nigeria

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday refused an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, seeking to be joined in a N500 million criminal charge.

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Governor Wike: We don’t want inconclusive election in Edo

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to make sure the collation of the election is monitored and go well just like the election itself.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Edo election: Votes sold for N1,000 to N15,000 – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development on Saturday condemned the high incidence of vote-trading recorded in the Edo State governorship election.

Sultan turbans 15 district heads in Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Saturday turbaned 15 new District Heads in Sokoto State.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the Coronavirus pandemic had shown Nigerians that there was need for prayers.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Pre-primary classes remain closed in Lagos

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that pre-primary classes in public and private schools across the state are to remain closed until further announcements are made.
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Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha explains Jordan Ayew penalty swap against Manchester United

Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha has englightened the public on the incident leading to replacing Ghana striker Jordan Ayew in retaking a missed penalty during Saturday's Premier League triumph over Manchester United.