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Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by tritt(m): 9:54am On Jun 21, 2016


The arraignment of the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu on criminal conspiracy and forgery of the Senate Standing Rules in 2015 which has been slated for today in Abuja has been stalled as court officials confirmed that the two presiding officers of Senate have not been properly served with the charges.

The two principal officers were to appear before a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja over alleged criminal conspiracy and forgery of the Senate Standing Rules that brought them to office in 2015.

The Federal Government had, through the office of the Attorney General filed the charges Saraki and Ekweremadu as well as former Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa and his deputy, Mr. Benedict Efeturi.

Saraki will, however, appear today before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) where he is standing trial for an alleged false declaration of assets.



http://saharareporters.com/2016/06/21/forgery-trial-saraki-ekeweremadus-forgery-trial-stalled-abuja?
Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by Ronpet777(m): 9:57am On Jun 21, 2016
Judicial cases take way too long in dis country as far as I am concerned.This Saraki man shld be incarcerated already na.He's got his hands soiled enough!
Modified:
FTC twice in one day just after 3months of joining NL,na God!!!

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by Nobody: 10:07am On Jun 21, 2016
Cant they serve him?

- At home (Abuja and Ilorin)
- At school (where he got his Dr. degree)
- At Senate (at his office door, on his Senate President seat, on his table)
- At his official car ( paste the notice on the owner's corner and his windscreen)

What is so difficult?

But where is lalasticlala sef angry

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by Consiglier: 10:13am On Jun 21, 2016
Our judicial system is a joke

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by Achuwa1(m): 10:14am On Jun 21, 2016
A lazy govt tht is full of lies & deceit always distracting the zombies as usual.
no case against ekwerenmadu ever succeeds coz he is always 2 steps ahead of buharis govt.
where is buharis certificate?

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by Achuwa1(m): 10:17am On Jun 21, 2016
The Fg has no case against those 2.
interfering with the internal affairs of the legislative is gonna hit hard on the executive soon.

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by kollybay4u: 12:12pm On Jun 21, 2016
Saraki from forgery case to another alleged false declaration of assets just the same day!!! And we call Saraki our senate president. Why it's always difficult for our politicians to just resign from office?

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by veekid(m): 12:12pm On Jun 21, 2016
Wait!!Sshey the forgery na true? Abi na propaganda This thing don dey serious nah

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by sukkot: 12:12pm On Jun 21, 2016
buhari bring back dictatorship and military rule

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by hujjat(m): 12:13pm On Jun 21, 2016
Gengen
Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by ricsman(m): 12:14pm On Jun 21, 2016
Saraki!!!!!


you and court an 5 & 6

Abeg who get that picture of 5&6... add am

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by martolux(m): 12:14pm On Jun 21, 2016
Saraki is bigger than the Federal Government.

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by x9ja1960: 12:14pm On Jun 21, 2016
Says who? Na you give am the palm oil him use soil the hand? Abegi no dey house become judge, you fit try become online advocate for due process sha! grin grin grin
Ronpet777:
Judicial cases take way too long in dis country as far as I am concerned.This Saraki man shld be incarcerated already na.He's got his hands soiled enough!

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by MarcusGarvey(m): 12:14pm On Jun 21, 2016
The FG is on point now, by the time the start to face the wrath of the Legislature Bubu will run.

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by ThePeacemaker(m): 12:14pm On Jun 21, 2016
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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by OjujuCalabar(m): 12:14pm On Jun 21, 2016
SaharaReporters has exclusively obtained the sponsor-list of the employees that were illegally hired at the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).


The list—which includes some of Nigeria’s most prominent political figures—was released to SaharaReporters following its June 15 report exposing the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Babatunde Fowler, as overseeing the recruitment exercise in violation of Nigerian laws and in further harm to President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption initiative.

The list of sponsors includes aides of President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, political operatives of the All Progressives Congress (APC), federal legislators, the Federal Character Commission (FCC), as well as top officials of FIRS itself. Also on the list are aides of the traditional ruler of Lagos, former President Shehu Shagari, and former Head of State Yakubu Gowon. That broad span demonstrates the depth and magnitude of the illegal employment menace in the country.

As in the case of the illegal hires of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, which was exposed by SaharaReporters three months ago, Mr. Fowler illegally recruited no fewer than 349 new FIRS staff members by deliberately ignoring existing Nigerian regulations, laws, and guidelines for public jobs.

According to the list, Mr. Fowler himself sponsored the highest number of illegal hires, with at least 89 recruits being attributed to him. As the corruption spread in the service, the Special Advisor to Mr. Fowler sponsored no fewer than eight illegal hires, while the Coordinating Directors of the Support Services Group, the Domestic Tax Group, and the Compliance and Standards Group (CSG) also took turns.

Sources speaking to SaharaReporters revealed that two hires—Rasheeda Seghosime and Danjuma Seghosime—are the children of FIRS CSG Coordinating Director Queensley Seghosime.

In a practice that parallels the gerrymandering and manipulation in the illegal CBN hires, the Seghosime siblings are curiously listed as being from two different States: Rasheeda listed under Jigawa State, and Danjuma under Delta State.

Another powerful political figure who repeatedly sponsored candidates is Senator Owan Enoh, (Cross River Central). The list shows Mr. Enoh as having sponsored no fewer than 60 illegal hires. Another lawmaker, Babangida Ibrahim, who represents Katsina State in the House of Representatives, also appears to have sponsored no fewer than 10 people.

Sources with knowledge of the illegal hiring practices at the FIRS revealed to SaharaReporters that Mr. Enoh and Mr. Ibrahim, both of whom are the Chairmen on the Senate and House Finance Committees, worked with Mr. Fowler to distribute the public job spots to members of those committees.

This source explained that Mr. Enoh and Mr. Babangida may not even know all the names attributed to them as sponsors because they were intermediaries between Mr. Fowler at FIRS and the Finance Committee members in the Senate and House.

Neither Mr. Enoh or Mr. Ibrahim returned SaharaReporters calls when our correspondent sought comment on these developments.

No fewer than 35 illegal hires were sponsored by the “VP”, according to the sponsor list and FIRS sources speaking with our correspondent. However, according to one source, “I do not know whether these people were sponsored by the Vice President himself or people in his office.”

SaharaReporters spoke to Mr. Osinbajo’s spokesman Laolu Akande, who promised to respond to our inquiries on Friday but did not do so throughout the weekend.

The Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, is listed as having sponsored no fewer than 27 illegal FIRS hires and was described as having enjoyed a “hands-on” role in selecting all hires.

A source at FIRS told SaharaReporters that, unlike many of the recruits sponsored by Mr. Enoh, SGF Lawal knew many of those he sponsored and was instrumental in selecting them to fill those spots. This source also added that Mr. Lawal was supposed to investigate allegations that FIRS was hiring people illegally as far back as April, but “simply ignored the issue.” It was also learned that at least 4 of the 27 illegal hires Mr. Lawal sponsored came from his wife.

Mr. Lawal told SaharaReporters by text and email that he was categorically certain that he had no role in the illegal hires and that reports linking him were false.

President Buhari’s Senior Special Advisers to the National Assembly, Kawu Sumaila and Ita Enang, are also listed as sponsors in the FIRS hires. Mr. Sumaila, SSA to the House of Representatives, sponsored five job slots; Mr. Enang, eight. Sources explained that Mr. Fowler provided these slots to Mr. Sumaila and Mr. Enang as a gesture of good faith concerning future requests.

Sources explained the keywords used to convey who was sponsoring which illegal candidate:

· CD meant Coordinating Director in various FIRS groups

· EC stood for Executive Chairman, meaning Mr. Fowler;

· DG BPSR meant Joe Abah, the Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms;

· FCC stood for the Federal Character Commission, the Commissioners of which received job slots to distribute in exchange for ignoring the fact that FIRS was not publicly advertising the jobs.


Sahara Reporters Media
SaharaReporters sources could not confirm the code words “Baba” or “Mama”, which sponsored at least 20 and 10 jobs respectively, but curiously a duplicate name sponsored by “Mama” was also listed as being sponsored by “Small Villa.” It is believed that the code names were referring to President Muhammadu Buhari, who is widely called Baba, while "Mama" might be his wife, Hajia Aisha Buhari. Our sources could not confirm to whom or what “Small Villa” represented, either.

As in the case of CBN Governor Emiefiele, sour sources explained to that Mr. Fowler was the mastermind for this monumental illegl employment scheme as a way for him to maintain control of FIRS even if he got sacked by President Buhari.

“FIRS not only has a massive budget but if Tunde were to leave he would still be able to influence the FIRS,” one source explained.

He added: “Tunde would be able to peddle influence and buy favors from Nigerian companies to give them assistance manipulating FIRS” after he leaves.

Sources from the FIRS also explained to our correspondent that most of these illegal hires were relatives or friends of the sponsors but that some job slots were sold for money.

Other names which are listed as having sponsored some of the illegal FIRS jobs are the Attorney General to the Federation, Abubakar Malami; Chief Pius Akinyelure; Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu; former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon; the Head of Service, Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita; the former FIRS Executive Chairman Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru; Minister of Information Lai Mohammed; the Minister of State for Planning Zainab Ahmed; the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu; former FIRS boss Alhaji Kabir Mashi; and APC Deputy Publicity Secretary Timi Frank.

According to SaharaReporters’ investigation, six of the new recruits are of the position of deputy director, while 10 are assistant directors. Thirty-four others are of the rank of deputy manager, while the rest are made up of senior managers, managers, assistant managers and officers.

The full list of sponsors and illegal hires can be viewed below:

FIRS Sponsor List

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by Nobody: 12:14pm On Jun 21, 2016
Saraki who want to be receiving double pension for doing nothing should be crucify on the cross.
Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by Ptoocool(m): 12:16pm On Jun 21, 2016
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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by VirginFinder: 12:16pm On Jun 21, 2016
Saraki, the northern Yoruba man, is going nowhere!
Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by Begin(m): 12:16pm On Jun 21, 2016
Ok
Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by Raymysterio(m): 12:16pm On Jun 21, 2016
Wait o! Wetin concern Senate Standing Order with Law court? This is purely unsurpping on the internal functions of Senate... call it what you want but this is just Politics and nothing more

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by alujonjonkijon: 12:17pm On Jun 21, 2016
CARDINAL OKOGIE
"..........and it seems to all that some of the defendants/accused persons are being tried in the press with information conveniently slipping into the hands of the press, presumably from the security agencies, even before such people have been charged to court"
http://guardian.ng/opinion/enough-is-enough/

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by ALAYORMII: 12:17pm On Jun 21, 2016
Nigerian judiciary is a joke cos most of the judges and lawyers are also very corrupt just like the politicians they are to try

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by knightsTempler: 12:17pm On Jun 21, 2016
The National Assembly is shouting persecution. The Judiciary is shouting harassment. Labour is shouting intimidation. Opposition party is crying persecution. Sitting Governors are shouting impunity and some characters still think we are on the right track.

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by Bsc(m): 12:18pm On Jun 21, 2016
Forgery?
What about Lai mohammed and his boss? Cuz those men can lie!!!!! Heiii. they even have A's in forgery
Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by alujonjonkijon: 12:18pm On Jun 21, 2016
CARDINAL OKOGIE
.and it seems to all that some of the defendants/accused persons are being tried in the press with information conveniently slipping into the hands of the press, presumably from the security agencies, even before such people have been charged to court"
http://guardian.ng/opinion/enough-is-enough/
Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by Randy100: 12:18pm On Jun 21, 2016
Why all this prolonging of cases. Buhari certificate still pending,saraki case still pending, kanu and dasuki still pending. I want people to start eating watery beans for kuje prison.
Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by rusher14: 12:18pm On Jun 21, 2016
This is the beginning of the end of Saraki.

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Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by anytexy: 12:19pm On Jun 21, 2016
When is Buhari' s forgery case coming up? Buhari , Saraki and Ekwermadu should resign now! They are national disgrace.
Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by adexlamex(m): 12:19pm On Jun 21, 2016
Noted
Re: Saraki And Ekeweremadu's Forgery Trial Stalled In Abuja by Jabioro: 12:19pm On Jun 21, 2016
Unprepared men of valour ..he was not properly served,but they have served..what way it takes to be properly notify they should let us know to avoid the pit fall of judiciary.. Saraki you have many case to attend more than plenary session..Can honorably resigned so that you can face your personal issues..

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