How Dokpesi amassed N2.1bn for presidential campaigns in 3 months – Witness

Mrs. Zainab Ibrahim-Kokobili, a relationship manager with Matiama, Abuja branch of First Bank Plc, on Wednesday testified how Chief Raymond Dokpesi, got a whooping sum of N2.1billion within three months during the last presidential campaign. She explained that the sum was released to the founder of African Independent Television (AIT), Dokpesi, from the Office of…

How Dokpesi Got N2.1bn for Campaign – ONSA Director, Abdulmalik

Shuaibu Salisu Abdulmalik, a prosecution witness in the trial of Chief Raymond Dokpesi on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 told Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja that, Dokpesi’s company account, Daar Communications Plc was paid N2.1billion as media campaign fund on the instruction of Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser, NSA, and insisting…

Armsgate: EFCC To Re-Arraign Dasuki, Others Nov 16

Wilson Ujuwaren, Abuja: Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Friday, October 21, 2016 granted the application brought by the EFCC, seeking the consolidation of the two separate criminal charges against former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and others with respect to their involvement in the infamous…

ARMS FUNDS: Obanikoro sings, says I gave Fayose $5.37m cash for election

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, may have finally been nailed, as the detained former Minister of State, Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that he personally gave him $5.37million while his associate, Abiodun Agbele received another N1.3billion naira on his behalf for his election in 2014. The funds received…

Armsgate: Metuh’s Surety Withdraws, Picks Ekweremadu

Olisa Metuh The embattled National spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, on Monday, October 17, 2016, prayed Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja to allow the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to stand surety for him over the seven-count charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes…

Crack on decision to sale presidential fleet

A crack in consensus within the kitchen cabinet of President Muhmmadu Buhari over how to reduce the 11 aircraft and two helicopters making up the presidential fleet of jets has been noticed, with conflicting signals emerging from the team. An impeccable source said a new twist to the earlier directive to the Office of National…

At last, Buhari to sell two presidential jets

After months of criticism concerning the over bloated presidential air fleet, the federal government has decided to offload two of the aircraft in the fleet. The aircraft, a Falcon 7x and Hawker 4000 were advertised the sale by the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, on Tuesday. It would be recalled that Nigerians had…

UPDATE: Floods Kill 18, Destroy 6,000 Houses in Jigawa State

Flooding in Jaghun Local Government in Jigawa (PHOTO: Blueprint.ng) NAN, Abuja: At least 18 people have been killed and more than 6,637 houses destroyed by flood which ravaged 19 local government areas of Jigawa state. Alhaji Yusif Sani, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) confirmed on Tuesday in Dutse that the…

More troubles for Dasuki as EFCC probes N8bn counter insurgency funds

There seems to be no respite for the embattled former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, as the EFCC has started investigations of the  N8 billion released by the Office of the National Security Adviser for multi-national operations. Reports have it that Dasuki; an ex-Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed and a…