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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 28th, 2012
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In a stunning move, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has admitted that members of the House of Representatives, including its majority PDP members, have a genuine case for threatening to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan, but that the party would protect his job. Speaking today on behalf of the N...
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Jul 24th, 2012
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THE impeachment plot against President Gooldluck Jonathan thickened yesterday, with some senators reportedly teaming up with their House of Representatives’ counterparts on the project. The senators met with some representatives in Abuja, at the weekend, on the budget row with the executive, it was l...
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Jul 20th, 2012
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The crisis between President Goodluck Jonathan and the House of Representatives deepens on Thursday, as the lawmakers vowed to impeach the President if the 2012 budget is not well implemented. The Premium Times reports that some lawmakers served Mr. Jonathan a shocking impeachment warning, threatenin...
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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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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...
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Jun 15th, 2012
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President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said there was no truth in widespread insinuation that his government was orchestrating the $620,000 bribery scandal involving the Chairman of the House of Representatives’ ad hoc committee on the fuel subsidy, Mr. Farouk Lawan, and an oil businessman, Mr. Femi...
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Jun 15th, 2012
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LAGOS — Chairman of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on fuel subsidy management, Hon. Farouk Lawan who is at the centre of the $3million bribe to clear indicted oil companies, was detained last night by the police. Rep Lawan who voluntarily reported to the CP Ali Amodu-led police Special...
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Jun 12th, 2012
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By Nana Gwadabe June 12th, 2012 by Japh – You already know the side of the story that says Femi Otedola gave Farouk Lawan $620,000 and that bit is very much true. Below is the part of the drama that has been curiously left out of this whole national mess. You must pay attention to […]...