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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.

Ex-AGF: Why we did not challenge the Bakassi handover at ICJ

Nigeria did not challenge the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment which ceded the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon because it would have made the country look “irresponsible” in the comity of nations, Mohammed Bello Adoke has said.

Bello Adoke: Why ex-President Jonathan pardoned DSP Alamieyeseigha

Former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, has given ‘real reasons’ the late governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, who was convicted for corruption, was pardoned by the Federal Government, six years ago.

Mohammed Adoke chronicles years in public service

The Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Administration in Nigeria (2010 – 2015) has generated quite a number of post-tenure publications which significantly, in varying degrees of articulation, veracity and delivery shed light on key developments during that momentous phase in Nigerian politics.

Ex-AGF: Federal government traced $2.4 billion looted funds to Sani Abacha

The Nigerian government traced $2.4 billion looted from its coffers to the late Military Head of State Gen. Sani Abacha, a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), has revealed.

Ex-AGF Adoke: I didn’t abscond from trial

Former Attorney-General of the Federation Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) on Sunday said he did not abscond from trial as claimed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

CASER: Desperate persons ‘using EFCC to embarrass’ ex-AGF Adoke

The Citizens’ Advocacy for Social & Economic Rights (CASER) has condemned the warrant arrest issued against Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation.

In the name of democracy

If you are a lover of competitive democracy, you must have been worried by the pronouncements and demeanour of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Friday. Lai, speaking in a very bitter tone, told State House correspondents that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), could spend as much time as he wanted in the US but he would be quizzed on his return over his role in the collapse of Bank PHB

Mohammed Adoke: We’re the heroes of Goodluck Jonathan’s concession of defeat

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, on Wednesday, said he and three other former top government officials were the heroes of the decision of former President Goodluck Jonathan to concede defeat in the 2015 presidential election.
Idris Kutigi

Bell Adoke: Justice Idris Kutigi democratised SANs appointment

Idris Legbo Kutigi, former chief justice of Nigeria who died on Sunday, democratised the appointment of senior advocates of Nigeria (SAN), Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, has said.

Understanding APC and the crisis of defections

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the “factional” leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has reportedly asked Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki to resign his position as Senate President. What exactly does the Comrade want Saraki to resign from – the Senate Presidency or even his membership of the Senate having won election into the Assembly in the first place on the platform of the APC?

Bello Adoke: Malubu tape meant to pitch me against ex-President Jonathan

The former attorney-general of the federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke, says there is a plot to pitch him against former President Goodluck Jonathan with a “fake” phone tape over the Malabu affair.

Section 5 and the Mohammed Bello Adoke case

His Lordship Justice Binta Nyako at the Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory last Friday, gave an instructive, landmark judgment in the matter between Mohammed Bello Adoke and the Attorney General of the Federation on the extent of Presidential powers.

Nigerian lawyers to earn another $17m from General Abacha’s loot

Nigerian lawyers freshly engaged by the Federal Government to assist with the repatriation of $321 million stolen by Sani Abacha, former military ruler, will be paid $17 million (over N6 billion) for their services.

What are we going to do about fake news and misinformation in Nigeria?

It was recently brought to my attention that a newspaper, in a report on the Dapchi kidnappings, used a friend’s picture to illustrate the story. The young woman is neither a student, a relative of any of the students, nor does she have anything to do with the school the girls were taken from.

Malabu scandal: AGF Abubakar Malami writes President Buhari over Bello Adoke, Diezani Alison-Madueke, others’...

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to back off on his administration’s legal battles against the principal actors in the controversial Malabu Oil deal.

Ex-AGF Bello Adoke writes Global Witness, denies $2.2 million Malabu bribe allegation

Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, has denied claims that he collected $2.2 million bribe in the OPL 245 deal between Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd and two multinational oil companies, Shell and ENI.

Severance pay and severe pain

For Mr. Mounir Gwarzo, director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), these are not the nicest of times. He must be in a severe pain. He has just been suspended by Mrs Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, over allegations of impropriety

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