Adoke is being charged alongside Rasky Gbinigie, A. Abubakar, Malabu Oil and Gas Limited, Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited, Shell Ultra Deep Limited and Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Limited
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Justice Othman Musa, of an FCT High Court, on Tuesday said he was returning the case file of Mohammed Adoke, former Attorney-General of the Federation to FCT chief judge.
Adoke was picked up on December 19 by the INTERPOL on his arrival from Dubai at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and handed over to the EFCC.
He was reacting to former of Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, who had claimed in an interview that he traded off the PDP in the last governorship election in Bayelsa State because he was trying to avoid being prosecuted by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over the Malabu deal
A High Court in London headed by Justice Andrew Burrows has granted Nigeria’s plea to allow it proceed with the trial of JPMorgan Chase.
A Geneva prosecutor is now reviewing the materials and will decide what can be shared with Italian authorities, where some trials have begun in the monumental bribery scandal
The long-running case revolves around the 2011 purchase by Italian oil company Eni and Anglo-Dutch peer Royal Dutch Shell of Nigeria’s OPL 245 offshore oilfield for about $1.3 billion
The governor said Nigerians were no longer interested in being governed with propaganda
The online newspaper quoted the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, as disclosing this on Thursday during a consultative meeting on assets recovery in Abuja
Adoke, who has been in Europe, stated his position in a statement he personally signed and made available to the media on Sunday
HURIWA, a pro-democracy and Non-Governmental Organisation, in a statement on Monday by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and National Media Affairs Director, Zainab Yusuf said it has sent a team to Dakar, Senegal over the weekend to submit a petition to Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for West Africa
Adoke, in a letter by his lawyer, Femi Oboro, urged the United Nations body not to watch while he is persecuted for an offense he knows nothing about
I am therefore convinced that the searches are in furtherance of an orchestrated plan to harass, intimidate and generally prevent me from pursuing my suit against the federal government
Although they displayed a warrant from a High Court of Justice in Gudu District, Abuja, the policemen refused to disclose their exact mission
Jonathan was said to have given approval for the deal
The House had last week said Jonathan was vital to its probe of the controversial oil deal in which Nigeria was said to have lost billions of dollars
It’s also pointless playing Ping-Pong with el-Rufai, when all that Dogara is prepared to serve is a pay slip that does his reputation no good. He seriously wants the world to believe that he earns less than Jibrin?
Jonathan stated this in a statement by his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze
Dr. Jonathan has denied any wrongdoing
The warrant was in relation to charges filed against two multinational oil firms and others, including Adoke, in connection to an alleged $1.1 billion Malabu Oil scam