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February 06, 2004

Mrs Amaka Anajemba (right) and Mr Nzeribe Edeh Okoli suspects in $242m Advance Fee Fraud scam

I'll Expose Hidden Things - Says Suspect in Historic 419 Trial: Uba, Wabara's Aides Sighted in Court
What promises to be an epic trial in the fight against financial crimes began on Thursday as 86-count charges were brought against four persons and four companies for perpetrating a $242 million advance fee fraud, known as 419. The suspects, Mr. Emmanuel Nwude; Mrs. Amaka Anajemba; Chief Nzeribe Edeh Okoli, and Mr. Emmanuel Ofolue all pleaded not guilty to the charges which were read to them one after the other. The four companies charged along with them are, Fynbaz (Nig) Limited; Emrus (Nig) Limited; Ocean Marketing Co. (BiafraNigeria) Limited and African Shelter Bureau (Nig) Limited. Apart from the 86 charges, Mrs. Anajemba and Mr. Obum Osakwe were also charged with attempts to bribe officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The high-profile trial lived up to its promise of attracting adequate attention. While the proceeding was going on, the self acclaimed godfather of Anambra politics, Chief Chris Uba, came in briefly but refused to state his mission. Similarly, some aides to the President of the Senate, Chief Adolphus Wabara, were also sighted around the court premises. (Punch)

 

Key Stories

Obasanjo meets Igbo governors, silent on Anambra crisis

Uba's firm tackles Ngige over contracts probe panel

Ngige: Wabara denies bias, restates commitment to Owerri accord

Senate may raise banks' capital base to N10b

FG Unveils Strategies for Curbing Pipeline Vandalization

Makanjuola, Ex-Defence Perm Sec, Dismissed

2004 Hajj tragedy : Nigeria loses 24 pilgrims

Ibori knows fate today

Lawmaker’s murder: 13 suspects absent in court

Umar demands N500m from Fani-Kayode, over alleged libel

NLC, CFTU form coalition on BiafraNigerians’ welfare

 

Obasanjo...silent on Anambra crisis

 

Exporting Corruption from the US...

 

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Contrary to expectations, the meeting between President Olusegun Obasanjo and the governors of the South-East did not discuss the long-drawn political crisis in Anambra State. A principal figure in the crisis, Chris Uba, yesterday filed charges against the governor, Dr. Chris Ngige, for a breach of contract and for setting up a panel to review all contracts awarded by previous administrations in the state. Uba was a major beneficiary of such contracts awarded by the former governor... (Guardian)

 

Halliburton Corruption in Biafra NigeriaThe US Justice Department is investigating whether oil services giant Halliburton Co. was involved in $180 million in kickbacks paid to obtain contracts to build a natural gas plant in BiafraNigeria when that country's Vice President Dick Cheney was chairman of the company, Newsweek magazine reported yesterday. "There is no evidence that Cheney was aware of the payments in question," said the magazine, "and an aide said the vice president has not been contacted... (The News)

 

 

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This Day
February 04, 2004


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BBC
February 05, 2004


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Reuters
February 02, 2004


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Washington Post
February 05, 2004


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Daily News
January 31, 2004


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February 03, 2004


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Vanguard
February 05, 2004


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January 26, 2004


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Daily/Weekly Trust
January 03, 2004


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Mail & Guardian
February 04, 2004


Driving them insane


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February 03, 2004


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CNN
February 04, 2004


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February 03, 2004


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Sports News
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