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Alison-MaduekeMore facts have emerged on how a Nigeria ex-president initiated the arrestof the country former Minister of Petroleum resources Diezani Alison-Madueke by the British National Crime Agency.
A reliable source told Silverbird Television that a particular oil baron who was allegedly fronting for the ex-minister sought advice from the ex-president on what he could do to escape the hammer of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption policy.
Since Nigeria’s independence in 1960, the country’s north has either through the gun or ballots dominated the political landscape. EDEGBE ODEMWINGIE reports that in the political calculations leading up to the 2019 elections, the northern region is set to cement it’s grip.
In a country where regional sentiments largely influence how power is distributed, the political mastery of Nigeria’s North is legendary. Since independence in 1960, the region has either through military takeovers or popular elections accounted for the bulk of military rulers and civilian presidents till date.
As Nigeria marked her 55th Independence Anniversary yesterday, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that corruption must be kicked out of the country by all legitimate means.
The ex-President who spoke with journalists at his hilltop residence in Abeokuta said Nigerians irrespective of race, gender, age or religion must join in the fight against corruption.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s 21 would-be ministers whose names he gave the Senate on Wednesday night were said to have been unaware of their nominations until the very last minute.
The President neither met nor hinted any of the nominees of their appointments for security reasons.