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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Is Turaki A Burkinabe?

Corrupt Governors Granted Bail, But...

Embattled former Governor of Plateau State, Chief Joshua Dariye, was this morning granted bail by the Federal High Court, Abuja, but he cannot go home yet because he has another matter hanging on his neck at the FCT High Court, Gudu, Abuja. Dariye, who is standing trial on money laundering and criminal concealment charges before Justice Babs Kuewumi of the Federal High Court, was granted bail in the sum of N100 million with two sureties. Each of the sureties must be a senator or/and a traditional ruler with landed properties in Abuja. Despite this, Dariye is to remain at the Kuje Prison as there is another 41-count charge of theft filed against him at the FCT High Court, Gudu, Abuja. The matter is being presided over by Justice Abimbola Banjoko. And in the matter concerning Alhaji Saminu Turaki former governor of Jigawa State, who is standing trial for alleged corrupt enrichment and criminal concealment at the Federal High Court, Abuja, his counsel, Ayodele Adedeji (SAN), this morning moved the motion for adoption of his bail application. In his argument, the counsel maintained that the offences for which the former governor was standing trial were bailable and that he should be granted bail. But the EFCC lawyer, Rotimi Jacobs, opposed the application on the grounds that Turaki would likely jump bail because he holds multiple passports. Jacob argued that being a citizen of Nigeria and Burkina Fasso, Turaki could flee to Burkina Fasso to escape prosecution. The EFCC counsel pointed out to the judge the implications which granting Turaki bail would have on his trial. He said it would be injurious to the trial to grant Turaki his application for bail. Justice Binta Murtala Nyako adjourned till Friday, 27 July 2007 hearing in the bail application.
Courtesy: Sahara Reporters

Monday, July 23, 2007


Expensive business everywhere: OBJ/NGOZI mixing business with pleasure. THE COST +$247,000 per year

DOLLAR SALARIES... brought Okonjo-Iweala back in the news. The travials of this woman continues -

1. She was disgraced and humiliated out of office.
2. She was constantly berated and humiliated at cabinet meeting, with chief gigolo, Ole Baba Jaguda (OBJ) calling her "oko 'n jo" (ask your Yoruba friends to translate). The woman was blinded by greed, she had no honour and dignity to quit.... (Very unpatriotic Nigerian; to be asking for dollar$ salaries while being the Finance Minister, PUBLICLY stating that she would not accept her country, Nigeria's currency as legal tender; and she even had the audacity to look the other way while OBJ circumvent the law by breaking into the coffers of the UNDP funds, meant for the development of poor communities, to pay her. What a travesty!)
3. Her geeky boi (Husband-Neurotic Surgeon, Ikemba Iweala), was paying some cheap hooker, about $20,000 a pop, poor dude........!!!!!!!!!!!!THE COST? close to $300,000 Per Annum!!! ************ Quote from AK47 - Keeping them honest, after all it is our money and lives that are wasted.... *********Naijapolitics. ...AND NOW SHE HAS TO REFUND HER DOLLAR SALARY. WE HOPE THE PARIS CLUB WILL COME TO HER AID!!!

Courtesy: Sahara Reporters

Friday, July 13, 2007

Breaking News...

Four ex-governors charged with money laundering

For more than 40 days after the former governors have left office, the lame duck EFCC has finally grown some balls to now charge four ex-governors with money laundering charges in several billions of naira belonging to their respective states. The ex-governors are Joshua Dariye (Plateau); Saminu Turaki (Jigawa); Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia) and Jolly Nyame (Taraba).

This action by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have long been awaited by majority of Nigerians who wants to see justice
done. We have long advocated that ex-politricksians who have been found to curruptly enriched themselves and have taking looting of the public treasury as a fovourite past time, be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and be made to face the consequences of their action.

The prosecution of these four ex-governors may be a start in cleasing our polity of currupt practices by Nigerian politricksians, but the EFCC should also endeavour to go after the rest of the Nigerian political class and their cronies who have contravened the law by stealing from the Nigerian people.

The time to start holding our politricksians to account for the injustice done to the Nigerian people is NOW!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Nigerian Governor T.A. Oji at the Shrine - Okija Groto

T.A Orji is the new Governor of Abia state. He was 'elected' while in detention. As at the time of electioneering campaigns , T.A. Orji was at the Kirikiri Maximum prison, Lagos awaiting trial for multiple count charges of money laundering, fraud and conspiracy. He never featured in the campaigns to read out his action plans for Abia state. He was sworn in before May 29 while out on bail and he is now protected under the 'immunity' clause in the Nigerian Constitution against any alleged criminal misconduct.
Now there are half naked pictures of him at a shrine as he went to swear allegiance to his political Godfathers/Godmothers at the shrine in secret ritual ceremony.

Do the gods at Okija shrine vote at election or the Nigerian people? Beats me!

Abia State politricks is noted for oath taking or swearing allegiance to some juju or political godfathers at Okija shrine -...Oath-taking.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Only a president Yar’Adua is clinically capable of understanding that corruption have consequences and that he could take the right action - PRESIDENT'S PUBLIC ASSETS DECLARATION. Yar’Adua has just sent exactly the right signal to the country and to other political leaders in Nigeria. In Yar’dua's Nigeria, it is apparently okay for a president to publicly declare his assets instead of hiding under the cloak of political immunity for corruption gains, mislead and misrule to the Nigerian people.

For this action, we commend Yar’Adua!

The Nigerian political elites and their cronies may think that they are above the law and the rest of us live with the consequences of their corrupt act. The cause of equality under the law should be applicable to everyone and all Nigerian political leaders should follow the footsteps of Yar’Adua and declare their assets publicly. Failure to do so will be a contravention of the code of conduct of public officers and they should be made to face the consequences of the law. The lame duck EFCC should please take note and take ACTION!

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