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Aug 20th, 2012
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The details being reported seemed outlandish: a supposed graft-busting legislator stuffing bribe money under his hat because he had already filled his pockets, an oil baron recording the transaction. The truth was anybody’s guess, but what was clear was that this was no run-of-the-mill bribery ...
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Jul 13th, 2012
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Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Drugs/Narcotics and Financial Crimes, Mr. Adams Jagaba, on Thursday threatened to sue Mr. Farouk Lawan for “blackmail” over the raging $620,000 bribery allegation. The lawmaker from Kaduna State addressed journalists shortly after the House Committee on...
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Jul 10th, 2012
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The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Drugs and Narcotics, Mr. Adams Jagaba, was yesterday quizzed by the Police in connection with the $620,000 bribe collected by Hon Farouk Lawan from businessman Femi Otedola. Jagaba, who had declined police invitation, is linked with the briber follo...
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Jul 6th, 2012
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Nigeria’s Attorney General has filed a court petition to prevent anyone implicated in a $6.8 billion fuel subsidy corruption scandal being prosecuted, after allegations the investigator himself took a bribe to manipulate the report. Nigerian legislator Farouk Lawan blew the lid on a massive sca...
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Jul 5th, 2012
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LAGOS — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan created a body Thursday to verify the findings of a committee set up to look into all fuel subsidy payments made in 2011 with a view to punishing fraudsters. Jonathan established the verification and reconciliation committee pledging that “no person ...
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Jul 4th, 2012
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President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that he will not interfere or mediate in the ongoing bribery scandal in the House of Representatives involving Mr. Farouk Lawan and a businessman, Mr. Femi Otedola. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, disclosed this o...
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Jul 3rd, 2012
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Fresh facts have continued to emerge in the $620,000 bribery scandal between the embattled Chairman of the House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee on Fuel Subsidy, Farouk Lawan and the MD/CEO Zenon Oil and Gas, Femi Otedola. The Chairman, House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee on Fuel Subsidy,...
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Jul 1st, 2012
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Farouk Lawan’s lawyers have petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, on the need to thoroughly investigate the bribery allegation levelled against their client by billionaire oil magnate Femi Otedola. Otedola has accused Lawan, former chairman of the House Ad-Hoc Committee on fu...
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Jul 1st, 2012
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Lawan insists $500,000 with Reps’ panel ‘Otedola handed over $250,000 to me in hotel room’ IN both the federal legislature and the Executive arms of government, corruption among the key officers was the issue yesterday. The Presidency, which has been severally accused of paying lip service to the men...
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Jun 28th, 2012
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The Police Special Task Force investigating the former chairman of the House of Representatives ad hoc committee on fuel subsidy probe, Farouk Lawan and the former committee’s secretary Boniface Emenalo on allegation that they received $500,000 and $120,000 in bribes respectively from the chair...