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Farouk Lawan returns to House, backs suspension by Reps

Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee on Monitoring of Subsidy Regime, Mr. Farouk Lawan, made a dramatic reappearance at the House on Thursday, the first since the $3m bribery scandal involving him broke out. Chairman of Zenon Oil, Mr. Femi Otedola, had claimed that he gave $620,000 bribe to the lawmaker to remove  his companies from the ... Read More »

#FuelSubsidyScam: Lawan promises to surrender N93m bribe

Embattled lawmaker, Farouk Lawan, has finally promised to surrender the $500,000 bribe to the Special Task Force before the end of the week following serious psychological and physical pressures mounted on him by investigators. It was learnt that Lawan succumbed to the pressure mounted him by the STF Commissioner of Police, Ali Ahmodu, on Wednesday and agreed to bring the ... Read More »

Jagaba denies collecting $620,000 bribe from Lawan

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Drugs/Narcotics and Financial Crimes, Mr. Adams Jagaba, on Tuesday opened up on the $620,000 bribe allegedly collected by Mr. Farouk Lawan from businessman, Femi Otedola. Jagaba, whose committee oversees the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, wrote the Speaker of the House, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, denying to be in possession of the ... Read More »

Both Farouk And Otedola Should Be Locked Up – Tunde Bakare

CONVENER, Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare, says Managing Director, Zenon Oil and Gas Limited, Femi Otedola and the suspended Chairman, House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Management, Farouk Lawan, are both culpable in the bribery scandal currently rocking the House. Bakare said this during a news conference in Lagos on Sunday. He submitted that if Nigeria ... Read More »

How Farouk Lawan Fell From Grace

The aura of integrity and authority which Hon. Farouk Lawan used to radiate within the chambers of the House of Representatives evaporated on Friday when his colleagues within the Green Chamber removed him as Chairman of two important committees; the controversial Adhoc Committee on Monitoring of Subsidy Fund and the Education Committee. The allegation of bribery levelled against him by ... Read More »

N96m Bribery scandal: Police to quiz seven Reps tomorrow

POLICE investigators will on Tuesday (tomorrow) begin the interrogation of seven members of the House of Representatives ad hoc committee on fuel subsidy management on Tuesday. Our correspondents report that police investigators will ask the legislators questions on the N96m bribery scandal in the House. The bribe was  allegedly collected by the suspended Chairman of the committee, Farouk Lawan; and ... Read More »

PDP told Farouk Lawan not to indict oil marketers

Facts emerged in Abuja on Wednesday that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party was instrumental to the exposure of the $620,000 bribery scandal currently rocking the House of Representatives. Investigations by our correspondents showed that the party was aware of the bribe from the initial stage and agreed to the deal. It was gathered that the PDP was targeting ... Read More »

House stinks, lawmakers hold emergency session

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives will on Friday (tomorrow) hold an emergency session to take a position on the simmering $3m bribery scandal involving Farouk Lawan, the man heading the House’s fuel subsidy probe panel. The Chairman of Zenon Oil, Mr. Femi Otedola, had accused Lawan of soliciting for a bribe of $3m to remove his firm from the ... Read More »

The Gospel According To ‘Saint’ Farouk

1)  And it came to pass after these things, on the first day of the first month of the twelfth year after the second millennium, that king Jona son of Bele announced to the people saying; there is no money left in the royal treasury, and the future of the kingdom is in great danger. 2) Therefore, a measure of ... Read More »

Angry Nigerian Builds Nuclear Weapon, Threatens To Blow Up National Assembly

An angry Nigerian, who simply identified himself  as Man of Native God has declared that he is currently building a nuclear weapon in Lagos and has declared his intention to blow up the National Assembly premises in Abuja in protest against the corruption and misgovernance of the occupiers of the assembly. In a statement which he issued on the Punch ... Read More »

SERAP gives Adoke ultimatum to prosecute Halliburton, 15 others

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has given a 14-day ultimatum to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, to prosecute 16 foreign companies allegedly involved in bribery to the detriment of Nigeria and its people. In a letter to the AGF dated June 7, 2012 by its Solicitor, Mr. Adetokunbo Mumuni, SERAP said failure of the AGF to ... Read More »

My image in N96m bribe video doctored – Farouk Lawan

CHAIRMAN of the House of  Representatives Committee on the probe of fuel subsidy mismanagement, Mr. Farouk Lawan, said on Sunday that the video purportedly showing him receiving a bribe from an oil marketer was  doctored. The Lawan committee, which discovered that subsidy thieves had stolen N1.7trn from government coffers as a direct consequence of malpractices in the oil sector, had ... Read More »

#FUELSUBSIDYPROBE: Hon Farouk Lawan Responds To Bribery Allegations

  10th June, 2012 My attention has been drawn to several newspapers and internet stories alleging that a prominent member of the House Adhoc Committee on Petroleum subsidy demanded and received the sum of $600,000.00 as bribe from an oil marketer.   I wish to categorically deny that I or any member of the committee demanded and received any bribe ... Read More »

The Cost of #FuelSubsidyScam to my Generation by @tobemadekwe

The Cost of #FuelSubsidyScam to my Generation The House of Representatives Committee recommended that N1, 067,040,456,171.31 be returned to the FG’s treasury. According to the Minister of Youth development, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi 28M of the 67M youths like me are unemployed let alone those that are underemployed, yet our leaders both in the private and public sector ganged up to ... Read More »

TUC demands recovery of stolen N1.7tr subsidy fund

TUC demands recovery of stolen N1.7tr subsidy fund   President of the Trade Union Congress, Mr. Peter Esele, says Labour will not hold talks on the planned removal of fuel subsidy with the Federal Government unless the N1.7tr subsidy fund is recovered from the oil thieves. Esele, who spoke in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Sunday, challenged President ... Read More »