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Money Laundering: Alleged Threat To Witness’ Life Stalls Trial Of Ex-Gov Ohakim


A mild drama played out yesterday in court, stalling the cross-examination of prosecution witness, Abu Sule, in the case involving a former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim. During the proceeding, prosecution counsel, Festus Keyamo, alleged that the accused’s son, Emeka Ohakim, went on the trail of the prosecution witness …

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Lamorde Drags Senate To Court Over N1trn Probe


The immediate past chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, has filed a suit challenging the powers of the Senate to summon him over alleged corruption. The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions had on Tuesday ordered the former EFCC boss to appear unfailingly …

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Alleged N1tr Diversion: Lamorde Shuns Senate C’ttee • Ex-EFCC Boss Flown Abroad For Treatment, Says Lawyer


The immediate past Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, has been ordered to present himself before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions unfailingly next Tuesday, November 24. The order is sequel to the ex-EFCC boss’ absence at the committee’s sitting probing …

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Keyamo, A Desperate Political Sycophant Looking For Appointment – Ohanaeze Youths

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The youth wing of the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has demanded an unreserved apology from Mr. Festus Keyamo, for dismissing the outrage by Ndigbo over their exclusion in federal appointments as “mere noise”. The human rights lawyer had while defending the recent appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari, said those …

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Uproar Over Buhari’s Appointments Orchestrated Frustration Of A Few Jobless Politicians, Says Keyamo

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A human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has faulted the anger that trailed the recent government appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement Friday, Keyamo said majority of Nigerians are only interested in good governance and not the ethnic origin of a government appointee. “The so-called ‘uproar’ over the …

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Why Buhari Has To Probe Ex-Minister, Diezani – Keyamo


A Lagos-based, Festus Keyamo, has commended President Muhammadu for dissolving the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, even as he urged him to go further by probing the tenure of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. Keyamo had in a June 17 letter he wrote to …

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Keyamo Steps Down As EFCC Prosecutor In Ex-Gov. Sylva’s Corruption Case

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Radical lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has withdrawn as prosecuting counsel in a case of corruption proffered against former Governor of Bayelsa State and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Timipre Sylva by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. It would be recalled that the former governor was docked alongside his …

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Orubebe’s Action Capable Of Plunging Nigeria Into Civil War – Keyamo


Lagos-based lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has condemned in strong terms the drama staged by a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe at the collation centre of the presidential election in Abuja, Tuesday, to disrupt the proceeding. The ex-minister, who was one of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, agent at …

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I’m Qualified To Be Jonathan’s Campaign Spokesman, Femi Fani-Kayode Replies Keyamo


The Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has vowed to defend the corruption allegation against him. new balance sneakers for women Fani-Kayode, who is a former minister of aviation, was reacting to the statement by a Lagos lawyer, Mr. …

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Keyamo Petitions APC Over Katsina Guber Candidate, Masari’s Alleged Forged Certificate


Human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has petitioned the All Progressives Congress, APC, over claims that its gubernatorial candidate in Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Masari, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, emerged the APC gubernatorial candidate in …

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Ngilari To Contest PDP Decision To Exclude Him From Guber Primaries

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Governor Bala Ngilari of Adamawa State yesterday said that he will challenge his exclusion from contesting the 2015 gubernatorial election primaries if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) fails to reverse its decision within 48 hours. This was contained in a letter addressed to the national chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, …

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FG’s Reaction To Death Of Alamieyeseigha Son Smacks Of Double Standards – Keyamo

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Radical lawyer and rights activist, Festus Keyamo Esq, has accused the Federal Government of bias in its response to the death of Oyamuyefa, son of former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, in Dubai, United Arab Emirate. In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Keyamo said the swiftness with which the government intervened …

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Lawyers Committee Shortlists Keyamo, 22 others For SAN Rank


Radical Lagos lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo and 22 others, have been shortlisted by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee for an interview preparatory to the award of the rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria on them. The names of shortlisted candidates were contained in a statement on Tuesday by the …

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#BringBackOurGirls: Keyamo, Ezekwesili Berate Mbu, Slam Ban On Protests


Radical Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo Esq. has faulted the order by the Commissioner of Police of the Federal Capital Territory, Joseph Mbu, banning further protests on the #BringBackOurGirls in the nation’s capital. This is just as leader of the group in Abuja, former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili has …

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Okah Brothers: We Didn’t Mastermind The Abduction Of Clark’s Son


The Okah brothers have denied the allegation by Ijaw national leader,Chief Edwin Clark, that they were behind the recent abduction of his son, Ebikeme, in Delta State recently. While the elder Okah, Henry, is currently serving a jail term in South Africa for masterminding the October 1, 2010 bombings in …

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EFCC Files Amended Money Laundering Charge Against Femi Fani-Kayode


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday filed an amended money laundering charge against a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, at a Federal High Court in Lagos. At the resumed hearing of the case, the Prosecutor, Mr Festus Keyamo informed the court of the amended charge containing 40 …

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Festus Keyamo: I Feel Vindicated Over Sack Of Service Chiefs


Human Rights Activist and radical lawyer, Festus Keyamo has hailed yesterday’s removal of the Service Chiefs by President Goodluck Jonathan as a step in the right direction, saying it vindicated his earlier position that their appointments in the first place did not follow constitutionally laid down procedures. The president Thursday …

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Independence Day Bombing: Court Orders Okah To Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation


The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered the Nigerian Prison Service to allow, Charles Okah, a terrorist suspect, to be subjected to psychiatric examination. Justice Gabriel Kolawole gave the order following Okah’s alleged display of mental incapacitation on arrival in court for from the Kuje Prison, Abuja. Okah, …

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N/Delta Militants Give Benin Republic Authorities 48hrs To Release Asari-Dokubo


The Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, NDPVF, has warned Nigeria’s tiny West African neighbor, Benin Republic, to free its leader, Mujahid Asari Dokubo or be ready to incur its wrath. The NDPVF, a former militant group founded by Dokubo, issued the warning in a statement signed by its leaders, Mr. …

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Beninoise Gendarmes Arrest Ex-Militant, Asari-Dokubo In Cotonou


Ex-leader of the defunct Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, was on Tuesday arrested in Cotonou, capital of Benin Republic. It was learnt that the former militant leader, who claims to be a citizen of the tiny West African country, was arrested at about 1.00pm by the country’s …

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