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The Tribunal is compelled to refute the said publications, particularly those contained in ThisDay Newspaper, Leadership and some online media, dated March 21st, 2016. The purported withdrawal of the case was quoted to be based on the case being fundamentally defective

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the AGF had initiated a 13-count charge against Saraki, which he had pleaded not guilty to.
In a fresh application, Saraki contended that only the Code of Conduct Bureau has the power to initiate charges before the tribunal and not the AGF

The Senate had last week directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate Marafa’s alleged offensive remarks against the Senate and by extension the National Assembly in the said interview where he amongst others kicked against the N4.7 billion car purchase plan of the 8th Senate and secrecy of accounts of the entire National Assembly

However, in a petition addressed to the chairman of NJC by the CSNAC, through its National Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, the coalition urged the council to investigate the role of Oguntade in the probe of Umar, especially as it concerns how the retired judge was alleged to have tried to subvert the course of justice in favour of Rasheed Taiwo, a retired Comptroller of Customs, who had a case with the tribunal

“What is happening is not a war against corruption‎. It is a war against Saraki using corrupt means to hound him to submission. This means however have grievous implication for the proposed anti-corruption agenda of the Buhari administration because you cannot successfully prosecute anti-graft war by selectively targeting individuals

The charges are: “That you Godsday Peter Orubebe while being a Minister of Federal Republic of Nigeria in charged Niger Delta Affairs, on or about June 29th 2011 did make a false declaration in your Asset Declaration Form by failing to declare plot 2722 Kyamu District Abuja on assumption of office on 26th September 2007 and on leaving office (at the end of your tenure), on June 29, 2011 and you thereby committed an offence under section 15 of Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act Cap C15 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and as incorporated under paragraph 11(1) & (2) of part 1 fifth schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and punishable under section 23(2) of the CCB & T Act and as incorporated under paragraph 18 of part 1, fifth schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended)