​’How el-Rufa’i misused $758m loans, paid ₦11.8bn into private accounts” – Report

El Rufa'i

A fresh report from the Kaduna State House of Assembly, sent to the State Government, has revealed how former governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i,‘s borrowing and spending spree left the State with a colossal debt burden. The final report of the Assembly’s Ad-hoc Committee set up to investigate the tenure of the ex-Governor accused the former governor of several corrupt practices. In the 175-page report submitted to Governor Uba Sani on Thursday, the lawmakers accuse the ex-governor of syphoning billions of Naira through proxy companies and individuals. Under “General findings on all…

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2023 Ogun PDP Guber Ticket: Supreme Court dismisses Failed Alpha Merchant Bank MD, Jimi Lawal’s appeal

The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed four appeals that emanated from the Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship legal battle. The appeals, instituted by one of the governorship aspirants, and failed Alpha Merchant Bank Managing Director, Jimi Lawal, and some ward delegates were dismissed on the grounds that the Appellants have no cause of action. Leading a panel of five Justices, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun dismissed the appeals following their withdrawals by the respective lawyers. In one of the appeals, filed by Tayo Olabode against the PDP governorship candidate in Ogun…

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2023 Ogun Guber: Failed Alpha Bank MD, Jimi Lawal, out as Abuja Court affirms Adebutu as PDP candidate

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, dismissed a suit that an aggrieved aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Jimi Adebisi Lawal, filed to nullify the nomination of Adebutu’s name to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The court, in a judgment that was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, upheld the primary election that produced Oladipupo Adebutu as the governorship candidate of the PDP in Ogun State. The plaintiff had in the suit, challenged the delegates list that was used in the conduct of the gubernatorial primary election…

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Alleged Forgery: PDP expels failed Alpha Bank MD, Jimi Lawal, Muyiwa, others

The crisis rocking the Ogun State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), took a new twist as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party yesterday expelled a governorship aspirant of the party, Jimi Lawal, for gross misconduct, forgery, anti-party activities and disobedience to party’s Constitution. Jimi Lawal’s expulsion followed recommendations by the NWC and NEC set-up disciplinary committee, headed by Barrister Tola Odulaja. Others expelled alongside Jimi Lawal are: Muyiwa Odebiyi, Moruf Olajide and Ademola Ojoye. Jimi Lawal, a former aide to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i joined the…

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2023: El-Rufa’i’s Super Adviser joins PDP

…Declares for Ogun governorship race The Special Adviser to the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i, on Investment Promotion, Jimi Lawal, has officially joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. Lawal, who visited the PDP secretariat in Abeokuta on Saturday, also declared his intention to contest the governorship seat in the next year’s election. Recall that the London-trained banker had vied for the same seat in 2019 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), but lost the ticket to Governor Dapo Abiodun. Aside from Lawal, three other…

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