DEZIANI ALLISON MADUEKE LOSES PORT HARCOURT LAND TO FG

Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered that a plot of land in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, belonging to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, be forfeited to the Federal Government. Justice Chuka Obiozor made the forfeiture order following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The anti-graft agency told the judge that the land, “measuring 7,903.71 – 8,029.585 square metres” and designated as Plot 9, Azikiwe Road, Old GRA (UAC Property on Forces Avenue), Port Harcourt, was reasonably suspected to…

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COURT ORDERS DEZIANI’S FORFEITURE OF 40MIL DOLLAR JEWELRIES

Oladimeji Ramon Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos State has ordered the forfeiture of 2,149 pieces of jewellery and a customised gold iPhone, valued at $40m, belonging to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. The judge ordered that the items should be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government. The forfeiture order followed an ex parte application moved on Friday morning by a lawyer for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo. The application, titled action in rem, had Diezani as the…

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MAJOR BREATHROUGH IN DEZIANI EXTRADITION AS UK DETECTIVES ARRIVE NIGERIA

Diezani Alison-MaduekeAP Photos   Detectives from the United Kingdom have arrived in Nigeria for what appeared a final lap of investigation ahead of preparation for the trial of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. The detectives, who met with the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for additional fact-finding, have already spent a week in the country, The Nation is reporting. It was not certain if the latest bend of the investigation will last longer than a week, but there were indications that the…

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JUSTICE WHO ORDERED DEZIANI MADUEKWE ARRESTED

Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Petroleum Minister A High Court judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Valentine Ashi, who ordered security agencies to arrest and produce the former Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, within 72 hours, is dead. It was gathered that the judge died on Thursday in an Abuja hospital from an udisclosed ailment. Authorities of the FCT High Court also confirmed the development but assured a formal statement will be issued on Monday, with the authority of the Chief Judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, The Nation reports. “Some members…

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DEZIANI ALLISON MADUEKE TO BE ARRAIGNED OCTOBER 3

Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke The FCT High Court, Apo on Wednesday fixed Oct. 3, for the arraignment of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum on five counts bordering on conspiracy and illegal act of accepting and giving gratifications. The court granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission leave to arraign Alison-Madueke, former Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Company, Olajide Omokore, on five counts on Feb. 25. The date was fixed following the absence of Justice Valentine Ashi, trial judge who was on another official engagement. Mr Faruk Abdullahi, Counsel…

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DEZIANI LOOT: EFCC TRACES 950MIL TO 2 EX-GOVS, DETAINS IDRIS WADA

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday traced N860m to the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada; and a former acting governor of Taraba State, Sani Danladi. While N500m was traced to Wada, N450m was traced to Danladi. The money was said to be part of the N23bn allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, through the then Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman. It was learnt that Wada arrived the EFCC office around…

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DEZIANI PLANNING TO ESCAPE IMMINENT TRIAL IN UK SAYS EFCC

Oladimeji Ramon The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos not to order the return of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom to Nigeria. The anti-graft agency described Diezani’s prayer to be brought back to Nigeria as a ploy to escape justice in the UK, where, according to the EFCC, she is being investigated for several financial crimes by the Metropolitan Police. According to the commission, investigation by the Metropolitan Police in Diezani’s case had reached an advanced…

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1.5 BIL DOLLARS FRAUD: WHY DEZIANI WANTS TO BE TRIED IN NIGERIA, AS TRIAL SET TO BEGIN IN LONDON

• Ex-minister moves to scale six hurdles • London trial set to begin soon • Why she prefers to be tried in Nigeria • Associate goes underground Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are vowing to resist any attempt by the embattled ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke to scuttle her impeding trial in the United Kingdom (UK). The ex-minister recently expressed her preference to face trial at home when she pleaded with the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the Federal Government to facilitate…

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ORDER THE AGF TO BRING ME BACK TO NIGERIA, DEZIANI TELLS

Oladimeji Ramon A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the Attorney General of the Federation to bring her back to Nigeria from the United Kingdom, where she travelled to shortly after leaving office in 2015. She said she would like to appear in court in Nigeria to defend a criminal charge bordering on alleged laundering of N450m, where her name was mentioned. The main defendants in the charge are a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Dele Belgore; and…

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EFCC SAYS DEZIANI HAS MASTERED THE ART OF DODGING AND RUNNING

 Nigeria’s former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke is currently on bail in London after being arrested in connection with a British probe into international corruption and money laundering The commission says it just can’t lay its hands on Diezani, hard as it has tried. Diezani left Nigeria in 2015 as soon as Muhammadu Buhari won that year’s presidential election. She’s been haunted at home and abroad for a slew of financial crimes and alleged corruption since that time. Diezani has also refused to return home. Diezani Alison Madueke is wanted for financial crimes back…

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