N423bn Probe: Kaduna Assembly asks court to dismiss el-Rufai’s suit

KD on el Rufai’s suit

…el-Rufa’i reports judge to CJN, alleges bias The Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna State has reserved judgement in the suit filed by the immediate-past Governor of the state, Nasir el-Rufa’i, seeking the nullification of the report of the Ad-Hoc Committee of the State House of Assembly, which indicted him and his administration in an alleged N423 billion fraud. At the court sitting yesterday, the counsel for the respondents adopted their respective processes and prayed the court to dismiss the suit. Counsel for the Kaduna State House of Assembly, the…

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N423bn probe: “Prepare your defence”, Kaduna Assembly tells el-Rufa’i’s aides

Kaduna Assembly to el Rufa'i

Kaduna State House of Assembly yesterday requested aides to the immediate-past governor of the State, Nasir el-Rufa’i to prepare towards defending themselves before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Commission, (ICPC), or court. The State Assembly expressed concern over the former political appointees’ futile attempt to ‘rubbish’ the probe report which indicted the former administration’s alleged mismanagement of N423bn State funds. Recall that el-Rufai’s former aides said that Sani’s administration has been drawing from the various foreign loans facilitated by the…

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Kaduna: el-Rufa’i Vs H’Assembly: Court adjourns to July 17 for hearing of respondents’ applications

el Rufa'i Vs H'Assembly

A Federal High Court, sitting in Kaduna, has adjourned to July 17th to hear the case filed by the former governor of the state, Nasir el-Rufa’i, against the State House of Assembly and the Attorney-General of the State. El-Rufa’i is challenging the House committee’s report which accused him of corruption. ​Recall that el-Rufa’i had on June 26th, filed a case at the Federal High Court Kaduna to challenge the probe report of the Kaduna State House of Assembly that indicted him for corruption during his eight years of administration. Among…

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El-Rufa’i’s N400bn probe: CSO submits petitions to EFCC, ICPC

CSO on El Rufa'i probe

A civil society group, the Kaduna Citizens Watch for Good Governance, (KCWGG), has announced that it has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to investigate former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufa’i, and his cabinet over alleged financial misappropriation of over N400 billion during his administration from 2015 to 2023. Speaking during a press conference held at Arewa House, Kaduna, yesterday, the chairman of KCWGG, Comrade Victor Duniya, stated, “Yesterday, (Tuesday), July 2, 2024, we officially lodged petitions at the headquarters…

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Uncertainty, as el-Rufa’i claims  he don’t have any house outside Kaduna

El Rufai

A business newspaper investigation, at the weekend, has  released a list of Politically-Exposed Nigerians (PEPs) with expensive properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (UAE). The list was released as part of ‘Dubai Unlocked,’ a six-month probe of UAE’s booming and secretive property market led by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, (OCCRP), together with more than 70 media partners. Quoting Dubai Land Department, the report listed Nigerians as the second highest foreign purchasers of Dubai properties after India. Of note, two former governors of Kaduna – Ahmed Makarfi and…

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Alleged N423bn ‘fraud’: EFCC sets up team to investigate el-Rufa’i, others

EFCC El Rufa'i

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has raised a team of operatives to probe alleged mismanagement of N423 billion by former Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i and some key members of his government. It was learnt that the former governor will soon be invited for questioning. Others slated for interrogation are those who served as Finance Commissioners from May 29, 2015, to May 29, 2023; all the Accountants-General in the eight years that his administration lasted, as well as the chairmen of the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS)…

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Kaduna: Court reinstates Piriga paramount ruler dethroned by el-Rufa’i

KD traditional chief

The National Industrial Court, sitting in Kaduna on Monday, nullified the dethronement of the paramount monarch of Piriga Chiefdom, Lere local government area, Chief Jonathan Pharaguwa Zamuna. Delivering his judgment, Justice Bashir Attahiru Alkali, having established that the Industrial Court has the jurisdiction to entertain the case, held that the government of ex-Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i did not comply with due process in dethroning the Piriga third-class monarch and declared the act unconstitutional, illegal, unfair, null and void, and of no effect. The court ordered the reinstatement of Chief Zamuna back…

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“Kaduna Assembly yet to report ₦423bn misappropriation on el-Rufa’i” — EFCC, ICPC

EFCC, ICPC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC), have confirmed that they have not received any formal report or petition regarding the alleged ₦423 billion misappropriation by the administration of former Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i. Recall that the Kaduna State House of Assembly had previously established a 13-man panel chaired by Deputy Speaker, Henry Ɗanjuma, to investigate el-Rufa’i’s tenure. This followed claims by the current Governor, Uba Sani, about inheriting a significant debt burden that he detailed during a…

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Alleged N423bn Money Laundering: Kaduna Assembly seeks el-Rufa’i probe

El Rufa'i

…Report has vindicated me’ – Uba Sani…Ex-Gov. reacts The ad-hoc committee set up by the Kaduna State House of Assembly has recommended the probe of the immediate-past governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i. The former governor, who appears to have fallen out with his anointed successor, Senator Uba Sani, is being accused of alleged diversion of public funds and money-laundering. Chairman of the committee, Henry Zacharia, who presented the report during plenary yesterday, noted that most of the loans obtained by the el-Rufa’i administration were used for other purposes. Receiving the report,…

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Probe: Kaduna Assembly demands el-Rufai’s financial transactions from Finance Ministry​

KD Assembly probe

Kaduna State House of Assembly has written to the State’s Ministry of Finance, demanding details of financial transactions under former governor Nasir el-Rufa’i’s administration between 2015 and 2023. This was in connection with the State Assembly’s probe of all finances, loans and contract projects awarded under the el-Rufa’i administration. The probe by the state Assembly comes weeks after the incumbent Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani, lamented that el-Rufa’i left him a huge debt profile. Sani, who spoke during a town hall meeting in Kaduna, said he inherited a lean…

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