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Buhari’s Ex-Aide, Obono-Obla Arraigned For Fraud, Certificate Forgery
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Buhari’s Ex-Aide, Obono-Obla Arraigned For Fraud, Certificate Forgery

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) on Friday arraigned a former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Okoi Obono-Obla, and two others for fraud and certificate forgery. This Day reports that Mr Obono-Obla, a former Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution and ex-Chairman of the disbanded Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), was arraigned alongside his co-defendants at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo, Abuja. The former presidential aide was arraigned along with his former Senior Assistant, Special Duties (Protocol), Aliyu Ibrahim, and the Managing Director of ABR Global Petroleum Resources Ltd, Daniel Omughele. Obono-Obla’s sacking PREMIUM TIMES had...
Osinbajo’s Office Persecuting Me For Being Loyal To Buhari – Obono-Obla
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Osinbajo’s Office Persecuting Me For Being Loyal To Buhari – Obono-Obla

Okoi Obono-Obla, former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), says he is being persecuted by the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari. The SPIP was established to investigate cases of corruption, abuse of office and related offences by public officers. In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the ex-SPIP chairman alleged that some principal members of the office of the vice-president asked him to compromise an investigation but he refused to do their bidding. He said he is being persecuted for choosing to be loyal to the president, adding that he incurred the wrath of the office of the vice-president because he “refused to do their dictates and bidding”. “My travails started ...
Big Reception For Akpabio
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Big Reception For Akpabio

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning a massive ceremony to receive defecting minority senate leader Godswill Akpabio on August 9. Senator Akpabio who is currently a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has completed plans to defect to the national ruling APC. According APC United Kingdom, Acting President YemiOsinbajo, accompanied by Senator (Dr ) Ita Enang, and leaders of the APC in Akwa Ibom would formally receive Akpabio into APC at Ikot Ekpene Stadium. It said that all lovers of democracy were invited to attend the ceremony. In the twitter handle of the Presidential Liaison to the National Assembly, Senator Ita Enang, he wrote: ”I’m confirming that the APCNigeria family as earlier indicated will formally receive H.E,@godswill_akpabio on Wednesday, August 8, ...
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu Reacts To FG’s Move To Confiscate His Assets
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Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu Reacts To FG’s Move To Confiscate His Assets

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has reacted to the Federal Government's request to the Federal High Court in Abuja to temporarily seize some properties belonging to him for allegedly failing to declare the assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau. NO ASSET TO FORFEIT My attention has been drawn to a Motion Exparte filed by Festus Keyamo Chambers on behalf of the so-called Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property for an order to it temporarily forfeit assets it claimed the Senator I did not declare with the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB. However, I wish to state unequivocally that I declared all my assets with the Code of Conduct Bureau as required by law. The so-called Panel sought and obtained my Assets Declaration Forms, but could not look at...
More Trouble For Corrupt Public Officials In 2018 – Okoi Obono-Obla
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More Trouble For Corrupt Public Officials In 2018 – Okoi Obono-Obla

Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, headed by Chief Okoi Obono-Obla is talking tough over its assignment to sanitise the system in the incoming year. Obla confirmed that the panel is presently investigating how some public officers acquired national assets worth billions of naira. Recently, the panel announced the recovery of 86 exotic vehicles in a warehouse belonging to a director in the Federal Government bureaucracy following an intelligent tip. Giving an insight into the plan of the panel for the incoming year, Obla said it would move decisively against those suspected to have illegally acquired pubic assets in consonance with the power of the panel to carry out “investigation of the assets of public officers believed to have corruptl...
IPOB: Presidency Faults Saraki Over IPOB Comments
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IPOB: Presidency Faults Saraki Over IPOB Comments

The Presidency has faulted comments made by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, that the Nigerian Army lacks the powers to declare the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organisation. The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla, in a statement on Tuesday, said the army’s decision was in order. He queried Saraki’s legal right to declare as illegal, any action taken by the executive or any of its agencies. Obono-Obla, who drew a distinction between proscription and declaration, said the Attorney General of the Federation would soon apply for IPOB’s proscription in court. He said: “The military, as part of the executive branch of government, has the right to declare that IPOB is a terrorist organization for the purpose of quelli...

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