Judge’s transfer stall trial of Saraki’s aide, others in N3.5bn Paris Club scam

The scheduled trial of Mr. Gbenga Makanjuola, a Deputy Chief of Staff to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, alongside two others over alleged N3.5 billion Paris Clubs Loan Scam, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, was stalled due to the transfer of the trial judge, Justice Bab Kuewumi. At the he resumed trial of Makanjuola alongside Obiora Amobi, Kolawole Shittu and a company allegedly used as conduit pipe in the said fraud, Melrose General Services Limited, Justice Kuewumi told the parties that he is not ready to commence the trial…

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Saraki: Will Affliction Rise a Second Time?

By Jude Ndukwe How fast things change? How quickly destinies turn around? In the first week of July 2018, the police had invited the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, for questioning over the infamous Offa Robbery. Tongues wagged, creating another round of tension in the land. Many could not understand what was happening. But then, this is Nigeria; this is the country where the lust for power makes otherwise reasonable people do unreasonable things. Many thought it was a witch hunt. How could Saraki be involved in armed robbery, remotely…

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Lawyer Drags Saraki, Ekeremadu to Court Over Comments on IGP

A Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Debo Adeleke has instituted a suit against the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekeremadu, before a Federal High Court, Abuja, for declaring the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr Ibrahim Idris Kpotum ‘unfit to hold position in and outside Nigeria and an enemy of democracy’. Joined as Saraki and Ekeremadu co-respondent in the suit; is the Senate arm of National Assembly as the first respondent The applicant in the suit marked ABJ/CS/566/2018, is seeking an order of court declaring that the National…

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