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12 Jun 2012

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Chairman, House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee Monitoring the Fuel Subsidy, Hon. Farouk Lawan

By Ike Abonyi, Onwuka Nzeshi and Onyebuchi Ezigbo

Chairman, House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee Monitoring the Fuel Subsidy, Hon. Farouk Lawan, sang a different tune Monday over his role in the allegation that he collected $620,000 from the Chairman of Zenon Oil and Gas, Mr. Femi Otedola, to doctor the panel’s report.

Lawan, who had hitherto denied that neither he nor any member of the committee collected money from any of the oil marketers, told reporters in Abuja that he actually collected $500,000 from Otedola, whom he accused of offering him the money to influence the probe panel’s report.

Apparently reacting to THISDAY’s exclusive story yesterday where Otedola accused him of extorting money from him to remove Zenon’s name from the list of companies that collected foreign exchange from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) without importing petroleum products, Lawan said it was Otedola who initiated the bribe offer.

The House, however, is considering two options of dealing with the scandal, which many lawmakers have described as an undue embarrassment to the legislature, when it resumes plenary on June 19 after a one-week recess.

It was learnt that the House might either refer the matter to its Committee on Ethics and Privileges for probe or set up a special ad hoc committee to investigate the matter.

On his part, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke, has promised that the Federal Government will take appropriate action when it receives the report of investigation into the allegation.

Lawan said he had informed the Chairman of the House Committee on Narcotic Drugs and Financial Crimes, Hon. Adams Jagaba, through a letter dated April 24, 2012 of Otedola’s alleged persistence to bribe him to influence the outcome of the investigation.

Lawan said he attached “the sum of five hundred thousand dollars only offered to me with another promise of two million, five hundred thousand dollars” to the letter.

On why he did not raise the issue on the floor of the House, he said he declined to do so as not to divert attention from the essence of the fuel subsidy probe.

Lawan, in a statement in which he gave a detailed account of what transpired between him and Otedola, said: “I had considered bringing this issue as a matter of privilege on the floor of the House later today (April 24), but I am concerned that the controversy it will generate will dwarf the contents of the report, which needs public attention so that necessary reforms in the sector could be affected.

“Given the desperation of Mr. Otedola, handling this matter, in a firm but diplomatic manner is necessary as he has also made some veiled threats which put me and members of the committee in a delicate situation.”

He also said that the ad hoc committee’s secretary, Mr. Boniface Emenalo, whom Otedola had said collected $120,000 on his (Lawan’s) behalf informed him that Otedola offered him $100,000.

According to Lawan, Emenalo did this through an April 24 letter he wrote to him. Emenalo’s letter reads: “I wish to inform you that I was on his invitation, at the residence of their chairman, Mr. Femi Otedola, in Maitama (Aso Drive) this morning and he offered me the sum of one hundred thousand US dollars in two bundles of $50,000 each. The money is hereby forwarded as evidence.”

Lawan also stated that the police were aware of the offer of bribe as the Inspector-General of Police (IG) in a letter dated May 9 directed the Task Force on Investigation to meet him.

He said the IG had in a letter with reference number CR:3000/IGP.SEC/STF/FHQ/ABJ/VOL 2/309 to him, called Lawan’s attention to an interview he granted a national newspaper on April 28, 2012 and directed, “a discreet investigation into the matter.”

The letter was signed by the Commissioner of Police, Special Task Force, Ali Amodu.

He said that in another letter dated May 16 with reference number CR:3000/IGP.SEC/STF/FHQ/ABJ/VOL 2/319, and signed by Amodu, the IG requested the money exhibit, names of witnesses and other material evidence from him.

Lawan explained that in a letter dated May 31, he told the IG that the matter (bribe offer) had been referred to the relevant committee of the House for legislative action.

He said he promised that the House would inform him (IG) about the outcome of the legislative actions.

According to him, the IG in a letter to the Speaker of the House, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, dated June 4, 2012, stated that a detailed criminal investigation had been ordered into the matter.

In the letter titled, ‘Investigation Activities: Letter of Invitation in a Case of Criminal Conspiracy and Attempt to Pervert the Course of Justice by Offering Gratification’, the office of the IG stated that “the Inspector General of Police has directed a detailed criminal investigation into the matter.”

His account of the story Monday completely contradicted the version he gave on Sunday in Abuja, where he claimed that he  had previously alerted the public on the bid by an oil marketer, who he did not name, to bribe the ad hoc committee members and the House leadership to influence the outcome of the fuel subsidy probe report.

He further denied that neither he nor any member of the committee collected money from any of the oil marketers.

Otedola, on Sunday revealed to THISDAY how Lawan and Emenalo had collected $620,000 from him, as part payment of $3 million, in a sting operation masterminded by the security agencies.

He narrated how Lawan had allegedly approached him a few days before the report was to be tabled on April 18 before the House of Representatives, demanding money so that Zenon’s name would be kept out of the report.

It was, however, learnt that shortly after the bribe scandal became public, Lawan attempted to persuade the House leadership to provide him a soft-landing.

Sources said Lawan on learning that security agencies were in possession of the video clips containing the alleged bribery incident, sought for a way out of the mess and opted to publicly tender the “marked dollar bills” as exhibit at one of the plenary sittings of the House.

However,  the  plot failed when Speaker of the House, Tambuwal, and some  principal officers of the chamber confronted Lawan and demanded to know why it took him about six weeks to disclose that an oil marketer attempted to bribe him.

However, speaking on the issue, Adoke said in a telephone interview with THISDAY Monday night, that the Federal Government will not condone any act of impropriety, adding that the country has enough laws to prosecute any offender.

“We are waiting for the report. As soon as we get it, we would investigate it and take appropriate action. The Federal Government will not condone any act of impropriety. We have enough laws to prosecute anyone who commits an offence in the country,” he said.

When contacted, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stated that it had not been formally informed of the alleged bribery scandal, but would act once the report reaches them.

Corroborating EFCC’s position, sources confirmed that the State Security Service (SSS) has not sent a report on the bribe to any of the law enforcement agencies.

The SSS, however, was said to have notified Tambuwal several weeks ago of the information at its disposal on what transpired between Lawan and Otedola. The speaker, sources said, was said to have been shown the video footage showing Lawan collecting money from Otedola and the conversation that transpired.

Also, when the Chairman of the House Committee on Narcotic Drugs and Financial Crimes, Hon. Jagaba, was contacted to confirm receipt of Lawan’s letter, he denied receiving any letter to that effect.

“I am not part of the Ad Hoc Committee on Monitoring the Fuel Subsidy and to the best of my knowledge, I did not receive any such letter of complaint about an attempt to bribe the subsidy committee. I am not aware of anything concerning that transaction (bribery) and my committee is not in possession of such a letter,” he told THISDAY in a telephone interview Monday.

Jagaba said that while he could not hold brief for Lawan, it would be important for Nigerians to look at the issue on its merit.

According to Jagaba, the subsidy report unveiled monumental corruption in the management of the subsidy scheme and should not be undermined because of the bribery allegation against the committee.

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  • When will we see the end of corruption in Nigeria ?

    From: hujjaj

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This guy is mad! He thinks Nigerians are fools?

    From: GOWON

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I listened to 'dis'Honourable Farouk Lawan yesterday when he denied that he did not collect any bribe. Now he is singing a new tune. I knew he was lying since he stuck to the traditional definition of bribe. He parried every question on whether 'gifts' or 'incentives' came his way during his committee's investigations.

    To make matters worse, he childishly said his image in the video that nailed him was doctored!

    When will our politicians learn? I just hope the EFCC will thoroughly do its job and bring to book 'the initiator and beneficiaries' of the subSidy fund.

    It is very clear that Lawan Farouk wanted a share of the oil subsidy and since he is not an oil marketer, he turned his portfolio to 'NNPC' and went to Zenon Oil to collect his 'share'.

    From: Olufemi David

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • They just want to kill the oil subsidy report as they did power report,SHAME on u Mr Presidency.GEJ-the worst nigerian leader and the highest corrupt and corruption promoter in the land.

    From: Austin Rafel

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Otedola may be one of the richest men in Nigeria and an Erudite son of a Statesman who happened to be the former Governor of Lagos State. I think he lacks the political orientation to deal with Nigerian's crafty Politicians who can turn the table around against you in a jiffy. You are dealing with cobras in High places. I need not to advice you to beware 'cause your hands are not clean either. May you all be swallowed by the ruins of the destruction that you have done to this great county.

    From: Bola, Dublin.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I NEVER believed in Faruk Lawan's claim to integrity, since his ignoble role in Eteh saga. They made Eteh to resign on the same allegations they defended Na'aba while in office. He has been caught cheek in tongue this time around. The same guy who vehemently denied collecting any money from Otedola,,suddenly remembered he had actually collected the money, as a ploy to get Otedola arrested for offering bribe.
    The so-called letter from the IGP did not even made mention of the case at hand, but made reference to a claim Lawan made in an interview on pressure being mounted on him by oil marketers to compromise the subsidy report.

    From: Danjuma

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Who is decieving who. Otedola and Lawan should be made to face the books whoever is guity of the offence. This allegations is a big blow and shame on the legislators.

    From: Akinyemi Samuel.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Wonders shall never end. These are the people causing trouble in this our country. This matter MUST not be swept under the carpet or undermined. It's time to start taking just legal actions on the scapegoats in Nigeria to effect change!

    From: Koolknight

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigeria for sale $50 billion dollars or nearest offer.

    From: Alakuma

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Na today? Make una de decieve us. We be mumu, nothing spoil.

    From: Ntanta

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigerian leaders has wiped out a generation because of their mental health heals

    From: Alakuma

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I said yesterday that ....he who the gods want to kill, they first make mad. Confirmed GBAM. Go to jail as we say in the game of monopoly!!! Femi's is also not exonerated. Investigate his all dealings in AP, Zenon, Banks etc to ascertain his claims and integrity. I can't trust any of these men. They are confirmed VILLAINS.

    From: OLU o

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Two bundles of $50,000 means the legendary $500 bill was used which is myth. These rogue house members must be punished. Imagine the figures they are talking about? That means the whole house report we've been waiting for has been doctored. Quite a sad end to the subsidy story.

    From: Karibo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • If what he was saying was true why did he deny it the first time. The guy is lair and a poor one for that matter. you can fool all of the people some of the time but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
    I personally lost interest in the process and report when companies who were not invited by the committed or testified or import petroleum product suddenly became scape goats of the adhoc committee.
    OBJ must have seen something when he declared what everybody already knows that members of national assembly are rouges.

    From: IK

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • EFCC should please, arrest that corrupt Farouk Lawan and charge him with corruption. He is even trying to twist the whole thing. Why didn't he give the I.G information he was looking for about the bribry? I still wonder he's not yet arrested for corruption and obstruction of justice.

    From: Mescaan

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigeria!!!!!!!!!
    Wolves in sheeps clothings

    From: Eche

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This is a coup ! Whether he took the bribe or not is a way to distract us (naijas).this so called selfish & senseless CABAL will always ve it their mfc way

    From: Osaze

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I am saddened. I am angry. I am furious about this news. Finally, Farouk Lawan joins the ignoble list of compromised legislators. I am grossly disappointed with this otherwise strong-willed and promising young man. Is this another allusion to the saying that every man has his price? $3m is a lot of money but just imagine how much reputation(built over the years) that will evaporate with this bribery scandal. When Otedola came with his story, i knew Lawan wasn't telling the whole truth. I thought about motives of the revelation but the stories were not adding up. Now it is becoming clearer.
    If this is what i think it is, then we are doomed! The few legislators that held the hopes of the younger generation are falling one after another to greed and corruption. As a person, i will not let greed destroy such a gigantic and otherwise credible reputation as built by Lawan; no matter the price. Lawan, just like Ndudi Elumelu, has made the wrong choice and will pay for it. Let no one tell me about waiting for investigations to conclude. I can read between the lines. And let the house not provide any ''soft landing'' for pretentious crooks like Lawan. I am angry, very angry.

    From: Nnamdi Nzute

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Mohammed Adoke is a big fool.... Look at the speed to which he is ready to swing into action compare to the speed he swung into action when he got the probe report!!!!! Nonsense minister, they are the ones averting justice and promoting corruption in this part of the earth.

    From: Savenaija

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • To! Wanne karen ne ba bara ba?
    9j! Na war.
    Th at both ends. Whre we wll run 2.

    From: Ali Abdullahi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Farouk Lawan you are a big disgrace to the Legislature. I knew you were a desperate cheap man, looking for avenues to extort from people instead of helping the people as a member of the house. The arms of the Law will so deal with you..Idiat!!!

    From: wo fat

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • There is no doubt that the integrity of the subsidy probe panel is at stake. Obasanjo was correct when he said most of our legislators are rogues. Nigerians should rise up and take back our country from these fraudsters masquerading as honorable idiots

    From: stanley okwara

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • jonathan was not trying to help nigeria by removing the fuel subsidy. becos if he had succeded all this revelation wouldnt have come out. the best way to solve ur problem is not running away from it

    From: charles

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • is this not another plot to divert our attention away from the atrocity committed by the cabals? God will rescue Nigeria one day.

    From: adara tope

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • OBJ has been vindicated . . . .

    From: EBELEBE

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Lawan is a disgrace to humanity and theentire good Nigerians, wen president Obasanjo told Nigerians that the lawmakers were criminals they thought he was joking, but today we are witnessing the truth, they neva new that for u to seat befor honourable men you must see beyond honourable men"WELDONE" baba.

    From: Duruaku hippolytus(accipite)

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The AG's mouthed platitude that we have enough laws to prosecute offenders in the country contradicts our present reality.we have more than enough laws without corresponding moral will to enforce them.Before you know it the same mr Adoke would be the one to package for Lawan a soft landing convolution called Plea Bargaining.What a big shame?

    From: Bukola Ajisola

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This is no news. It is normal, as far as The Nigeria Nation is concerned; for that is what life really is to them. The both of them are correct. You will find this out @the end of the day! But then, I tell you: behold, the day of reckoning! Weldone!

    From: nicol

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I AM HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED.THEQUESTION OF WHAT THE COMMITTEE UNVEILED DO NOT ARISE HERE.THAT COMMITTE BECAME PART OF THE PROBLEM IS OUR CONCERN.ABOVE ALL THAT OF ALL PERSONS LAWAN- OUR OWN LAWAN WAS THE PERSON IS WHAT IS PAINING ME.HE LAIED TO THE HOUSE LEADERSHIP TILL HE WAS SHOWN PICTURES OF HIM IN ACTION.UPTO Y/DAY HE WAS STILL TELLING US LIARS Unfortunately SOME OF US STILL BELIEVE HIM THAT HE CANNOT DO IT . WHERE DO WE HIDE OUR HEADS NOW THAT HE HAS ACCEPTED COLLECTING THE MONEY? FAROUK ! WHY?WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO US?PLS TALK TO US.

    From: ALI

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigeria, the more you see, the less you understand....!

    From: Abdulkadir Ali Bage

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • OTEDOLA should be hanged. THIEF

    From: EKWUE

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This is one huge joke or what ? The double speak from Farouk can only point to one direction. If the man actually collected any amount at all as reported here, then he is guilty as charged. I was ttrying to hold brief for him y/day without knowing that he too couldn't distance himself from the filthy lucre of quick money. there is this prayer said every sunday in the catholic church against bribery & corruption in Nigeria, I think God is answering that prayer.

    From: Cyp. A.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • You people are not building Nigeria, you are destroying it. The British colonial regime which expoited Nigeria for a century would not do worse than you had done. It is sickening to imagine that the Nigerian upper social class is pillaging this country from within.

    From: Prof. Bankole Okuwa

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The Honourable is right, so also the other honourable! No one is guilty; so life goes on!

    From: insight

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • if thoughly that this allegation, that Committee Monitoring the Fuel Subsidy, lead by Hon. Farouk Lawan collected $620,000 from the Chairman of Zenon Oil and Gas, Mr. Femi Otedola, to doctor the panel�s report then they should be prosecuted. furthermore if the video is there it should also be play to Nigerians for us to believe because to me there are trying to blackmail this committee for making Nigerians known the happening in the Nigeria oil sector, and strictly stated that those so called the cabal should be brought to book.

    To my own observation the Nigeria house of representative the SSS and the Police or any law enforcement agency handling this matter should be conscious because it might be falsehood. But, if it is true that this committee does so then personally am highly disappointed and Nigeria as well is disappointing them.

    From: Yahaya Mohammed

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • OBJ, is he a saint?

    From: peter-david

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • hon farouk why why why... Did u collect d money u shouldn't have negotiated bribe for any reason, we have put so much trust on u .

    From: TOSIN

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • @Austin Rafel: What has Jonathan got to do with this? Mr A said he offered Mr B a bribe and he has video evidence of it. Mr B denies it, says he never demanded or received a bribe and any image of him in the video was doctored. 24 hours later, Mr B says he collected the money when Mr A offered it and he planned to turn it in as evidence. Where does the Presidency come into this?

    From: Mayo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • House committee to probe issues ve turned money spinning ventures,we know this ever since..

    From: Jodeci

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I am disappointed. Both Lawan and Otedola should go to jail. stupid people. Only revolution will save Nigeria. May Allah protect this country from these crooks,amen.

    From: Ibrahim Usman

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Could this be HOLY WOOD ?

    From: FARAJIMI REMI

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Which Way Nigeria is heading to? Many years after independent WE still cannot get it right. Corruption and indiscipline every corner. Who is a saint? Difficult to find one. I weep for Nigeria. For how long shall we be patience to reach the promise land? Which way to go? I love my Father land and therefore will continue to pray for it. Surely we shall anchor somewhere better. We must all pray for this Country called NIGERIA. Thousand days for the thief but one day for the OWNER
    Why should FAROUK be silence for over 42 days after receiving the Bribe money, only to break his silence to find a soft landing Ground. Nigerians are not FOOLs. We want to watch the Video Clip and to see all the call log concerning this dubious act. OTEDOLA & FAROUK should all be detained untill JUSTICE proof otherwise. They are our enemies for now. Good lesson to all-- TRUST NO MAN only yourself & GOD ALMIGHTY

    From: GAFARA USMAN

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Am not surprised. Its Nigeria Xter. The AGF is prepared to act now, from a fallout of a fact finding exercise, now its no longer a fact finding exercise, I dey laugh ooo. Secondly, like the AGF said, we have enough law to act, so Femi and Lawan should face the full wrath of the law, the giver and taker is guilty, its simple. No hiding place. My only pain is that as usual, the matter will be compromised and everyone involved will go home a free man. See Ibori case. WE ARE WATCHING

    From: austin

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • But how can Lawan do this nonsense? Please every body, pray for Nigeria.

    From: Agbali Mohammed

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • national assembly and oversight function!!! We are getting it clear now!

    From: brian

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Who else? The NASS is populated by demented thieves. I now understand what the baba of ota was saying about rogues and criminals in the NASS. No credit to obasanjo anyway because he instituted this horrible type of politics in Nigeria from the day he took control of the leadership of our legislative arm. This got replicated in the states and it will take Nigeria over 50 years to reverse the thinking and damage this singular action precipitated because every state governor feels like a demi god and can throw out a speaker even at the prompt of his wife's boyfriend. This, combined with the reckless do-or-die politics of pdp, all manner of criminals took over our political space. That is why a pauper gets to the national assembly, the next thing is to vie for the governor of his state. No questions asked as to where he got all the money. A minister is appointed from the classroom and the next opportunity is to go for governorship of his state. What a country. Lawan is the greatest disappointment after Dimeji bankole. Who is going to talk of generational shift with Ibori, Alams, Daniels, igbinedion, etteh, orji uzor, chimaroke, bankole, farouk lawan, hembe (the list is endless) disgraced out of office and/or being prosecuted? These are all youngmen in their 40"s.

    From: Netanyahu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This is so painful, even Lawan I thought he was different.

    From: Nkem

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This is pathetic for the youth of this country, we lack future, because we have no role models. Our fathers has no integrity, our leaders are liars and unpatriotic, where are we to go for salvation. This country is seriously seek, I'm weeping for my generation. Untill we rise up for revolution we are all consumed. May God make it easy on us.

    From: el-ameen

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Farouk, you have disappointed us, we could vouch for your integrity. Haba ! You should not have negotiated with anyone about bribes.

    From: Ade akinjinmi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Farouk, you have disappointed us, we could vouch for your integrity. Haba ! You should not have negotiated with anyone about bribes.

    From: Ade akinjinmi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • we will soon be regaled with tales upon tales and at the end, nothing and I affirm, nothing will come out of it. God help Nija. E tu Farouk!

    From: Fash

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Corruption is distortion of ethics and values. What is nigerians' ethics and values? It is so clear to me now that everybody has a price.

    From: Kolawole

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Obasanjo's outburst is right after all....

    From: Adeyinka Isioye

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • it is unfortunate that such amount could be used for bribery in a country where majority are 24/7 struggling to remain alive despite nothing to live on. it is even more disheartneing to know that the so called legislators that the public hanged their hope on and also called 'daddy' by thier innocent children are actually 'thiefs'. They have forgotten about generational curse that money can never sort out. Nigerians !! we need to pray more or better still start cursing the curse that is causing us commom man to suffer in the midst of plenty.

    From: ola ( birmingham)

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • We will soon be regaled with tales upon tales and at the end, nothing and I affirm, nothing will come out of it. God help Nija. E tu Farouk!

    From: Fash

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Ewu nbe loko Longe o, Longe fun ra re Ewu ni. The Cabals are up to somethings. However, can Lawan & his team confirm to Nigerians that they have not collected bribes from other oil marketers apart from Zenon.

    From: Holy John

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Maybe Lawan demanded more than Otedola could provide,he refused and Lawan wanted to claim he was being bribed,imagine opening up after 6 whole weeks! He failed,Otedola though his type was smarter.Both should be punished immediately not later.

    From: Chijioke

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The only way to create able enviroment when ever to play this case to be publicly to be a leson for others, while others are dying because of N500 to earn a living., others are collecting N75,000,000 bribe what a shame.

    From: Ezekiel Mshelia

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I thought Hon Lawan is a SAINT. What a dishonourable way to end his political career.I am disappointed .

    From: Worried admirer

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • we have not heard the last about this legislators' probe. i wonder how many of the marketers Lawal has collected such collosal amount of money from. I want to ask a question: please what is the role of this our "Legislators" in the Nigeria project for the past 13 years? can somebody tell Nigerians? they have not added any value to the lives of Nigerians, except tales of monumental corruption that emanates from both chambers. if it is not "budget padding" it is phantom probes where the supposed culprits are called upon to negotiate. Ndudi Elumelu is in court; Hembe is in court; and now Lawan will join them. I hope EFCC will redeem their image by prosecuting them accordingly.

    From: owie

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I thought Hon Lawan is a SAINT. What a dishonourable way to end ur political career.

    From: Peter

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • @Peter-David the issue of whether OBJ is a saint or not shouldn't arise...."A criminal is a criminal, if evidence attests to that, irrespective of who or what makes the claim". Was Farouk Lawan a saint when he and his group ensured the exposition and exit of Pat Etteh? Did the fact that Farouk Lawan is not a saint impact the fact that Pat Etteh committed those crimes?

    However the skeletons in each persons wardrobe will be revealed, one by one...its just a matter of time.

    One down, more to go........

    From: Adeyinka Isioye

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The words of elders are words of wisdom, I really got elated when Baba declared that all legislators are rogues. Am one of those who thought that Lawan is respectable member of the house, really sad that it has turned out like this,When the chips are down, we now know whose ox is gored. There is nothing that works in Nigeria except corruption.

    From: mobbys

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • In as much as it is obvious that Lawan lied, the real question would be ;Why Did Otedola and co go out of their way to bribe members of the committee and also record the deal as evidence? Its very simple, they are out to distract Nigerians and make this attempt to uncover the evil being perpetrated in the oil sector by some ignomious characters unachievable!
    Its sad ! For how long will dis continue?

    From: BEE

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Hon. lawan you disappoint all the youth of this country that look up to you as man of integrity, I laws telling people yesterday that you can't do that. But............................. i was wrong. Nevertheless the subsidy scam can not be put under the carpet. The Oteh saga is there without any good justice. Farouk you are a poor liar unreliable and your generation will pay for these. Otedola and the evils in Aso rock, GEJ cabinet should not be happy yet. THE REVOLUTION is coming.

    From: Victor

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Farouk Lawan and Boniface Emenalo are thieves, they can't deceive Nigerians. You all will end up in the lake of fire. You people are disgusting

    From: anikpe

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • WHO CAN DELIVER THIS COUNTRY FROM THIS MESS (CORRUPTION). THIS IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR PRESIDENT JONATHAN TO PURGE THIS NATION OF CORRUPT ELEMENTS. FG SHOULD INVESTIGATE INTO THIS SAGA AND LET NIGERIAN KNOW THE TRUE POSITION OF THIS CASE. OUR LEADERS (BOTH IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR) MUST SWALLOW UP THEIR PRIDE TO FIGHT CORRUPTION. IF THEY FAIL TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF CORRUPTION IN THIS COUNTRY POSTERITY WILL NOT FORGIVE THEM. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE FOR THEM TO BEGIN THIS EXERCISE BY PURGING THEMSELVES BY RETURNING ALL THE ILL-GOTTEN WEALTH.

    From: OMA DALANDI

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • GEJ govt.its a shame that corruption is sealed and legalized.

    From: Etete

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • An Igbo proverb says that what the bird sings when it is in the bush is different from what it sings when is in the hand. Farouk will surely sing a good song if we're not finished as a nation because of corruption. He is a disgrace. He is the one undermining the subsidy report he was writing. A tear for Nigeria!

    From: Enyeribe

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Hon. Farouk Lawan, Boniface Emenalo, Ebelebe and Ndudi Elumelu the wrath of God is coming upon you people, if all of you do not repent for you sins. Return all the stolen money to Nigerians.

    From: anikpe

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Anywhere else in the world, this pathetic excuse of a man would have stepped down/resigned. but he is so power hungry that he'll do and say anything to stay.

    From: Zingy

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The time has come for Nigerians to rise up and fight for their right like the middle east. Let us take the battle to the National Assembly, Presidency and House of Representative. Let us go and send those thieves packing. Nigerians "ARISE" and fight for your right the time has come

    From: anikpe

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • why Lawan why?

    From: John

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • So much money for little time in prison,very good deal or what will be the outcome.It pays to be corrupt in Nigeria.He will be free,..wait why not try the Chinese pill for corrupt officials,may be it will help our helplessness in this issue.

    From: douglas

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • PDP is haram in naija let remove them pls.

    From: abubakar

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I dont expect most Nigerians to be surprised with this revelation... we are on familiar road. Lawan only broke the 11th commandment.. do not be caught. Let any member in the national assembly who has not taken a bribe as a legislature raise his/her hand. That explains why they all fight over membership of all sorts of probe panels and oversight roles that only serve their insatiable desires for wealth.
    As for the AGF and Security Agencies, i am not surprised with their respective positions, we are used to it. Someone admitted to giving bribe and another said he collected, and we are still speaking grammar as investigation and formal advice, in other socities these guys would have been doing all the explanations from behind the bars. Nigerians, i can assure us of the outcome, they will find a political solution to it in spirit of 'one family' and life goes on. The day will come when corruption itself will fight for our leaders.. we shall be on reverse gear.

    From: Nonye C

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. All politicians are the same and the God of Nigeria will continue to expose them one after the other. The heat has just begone and good Nigerians like me will see their end one by one. If they escape mans judgement, Gods judgement is waiting for y. Honourable rogues.

    From: Ken N. London.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The time is now to ALL NIGERIANS no matter ethnic group you belong, we must all unite and SAY NO to corruption in Nigeria. We must declare war on this corrupt politicians and their collaborators.
    Firstly, Otedola company license should be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. The committee should also be suspended for now.
    I am sorry for my beloved nation. Corruption is killing us. I urge all the Nigerian people especially the youth to come out now and demonstrate peacefully. Many Nigerian youth are leaving in countries that are not bless in resources than Nigeria, but they are okay there because those countries are not as corrupt as my country. There are cares for their people, they also enjoys good infrastructures etc...... My advise to our leaders. When you elected to serve the people, you don't see it as an opportunity to enrich your pocket and bank account. VANITY UPON VANITY

    From: Raymond Edun

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • We need to Do something about these so called CRIMINALS... we need a revolution ....

    From: ActionTime

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I can imagine someone saying 'I collected the bribe and was told to allow an airplane that was unfit to fly, to fly. Oh, if only i knew so many would die cos of the bribe...if only i knew'. Bribery can wipe off a country from the face of the earth. Honesty is the best policy. Policy makers, remember this always.

    From: Ken, U.S.A

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The time is now to ALL NIGERIANS no matter ethnic group you belong, we must all unite and SAY NO to corruption in Nigeria. We must declare war on this corrupt politicians and their collaborators.
    Firstly, Otedola company license should be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. The committee should also be suspended for now.
    I am sorry for my beloved nation. Corruption is killing us. I urge all the Nigerian people especially the youth to come out now and demonstrate peacefully. Many Nigerian youth are leaving in countries that are not bless in resources than Nigeria, but they are okay there because those countries are not as corrupt as my country. There are cares for their people, they also enjoys good infrastructures etc...... My advise to our leaders. When you elected to serve the people, you don't see it as an opportunity to enrich your pocket and bank account. VANITY UPON VANITY

    From: Raymond Edun

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This explains why things can never work in this country of ours. This explains why planes crash killing our innocent families. This explain why Students, Doctors, Lecturers, NLC go on strikes. This explain why our roads can never be made motor-able. This explains why Ajaokuta can never be made functional. This explains why PHCN will remain epileptic. This explains why our younger brothers & sisters who have graduated will be without jobs, and the list goes on and on. Do not put your trust in NOBLES which can be formed from the word HONOURABLE for they are all corrupt.

    From: blossom

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • which way Nigeria? corruption every way.REMEMBER:all of us came to this earth and meet this paper called money and one day we will live the same paper behind and face the Judgment of almighty God.plssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss mine people we can make this country more beautiful than America .God have given us enough human and natural resources to make this country great.i believed that America and other European countries are not better than us if we manage what we have well.you guys that are up there in government, your salary and allowances alone can sustain you and your family for your life time.what is the hope of poor people in this country, when you steal the money meant for country development? NO LIGHT , BAD ROAD, NO WATER,COFFIN AIR CRAFT, GSM NETWORK PROBLEM, BOKOHALAM KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE,HOSPITAL NOT WELL EQUIP E.T.C. LET US THINK PLSSSSSSSS AND STOP THIS SELFISH INTEREST AND LET GET IT WELL IN THIS COUNTRY.GOD BLESS NIGERIAN

    From: azubuike

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Faruk Lawan why? don't you know that any one that venture eating with the devil and still has some level of sense in him uses a long spoon so that if the devil try caching him, he can throw the spoon and run away? You know your hands are not clean, then why did you accepted the job in the first place. Well, may be because your type are not aware of the kind of prayers true Nigerians are offering to God concerning this country. The time has come for God to act decisively on corrupt and blood thirsty men in this country. Be sure that you and your contemporaries will not escape this time. Its nemesis that caught up with you.

    From: Dangana

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • WHEN OBJ SAID THERE ARE ARMED ROBBERS IN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, YOU PEOPLE ABUSED HIM. WHO IS RIGHT NOW? BABA SEGE OR LAWAN?

    THAT SUBSIDY PROBE REPORT SHOULD BE DISCARDED IMMEDIATELY . CASE CLOSE.

    LONG LIVE OBJ! LONG LIVE NIGERIA!! MAY GOD DELIVER US FROM THOSE SIPHONING OUR RESOURCES.

    From: IHANSEKHIEN, DANIEL

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • What a shame. when will all this stop in this country, having thief to investigate another thief. Baba Obasanjo was right after-all by saying that thief and all what not are in the house. i hope they jail someone this time. Mr. Otedola has agreed he gave bribe and Mr. Lawan has agreed he collected money though he hasnt called it bribe yet but we all know it is bribe since the giver "Mr. Otedola" has called it what it is, atfer-all he is the giver

    From: Gabriel Uche

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Faruk Lawan, you are on your own.Well done for the good job well perfected. You collected five hundred thousand dollars and did the job by removing the names of the two companies belonging to Otedola in the oil subsidy reports.If the money is an evidence of bribe accoording to you, did you report the matter to the speaker? (2) why did you removed these companies from the list in the report you submitted to the house?. Remember Eteh and Nwagbara saga.Robeing in some people to riggle out of the mess you found yourself is not possible unless the honoable house wants to ridicle itself. We are watching.

    From: okonkwo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Let's analyze this situation and the testimony from both parties critically.
    Why were the notes marked? Why was the collection and transaction video recorded?
    Farouk may or may not have approached Otedola first. Otedola deals on diesel not petrol and by that he has no license nor entitled to subsidy for petrol and did not import either. Otedola, knowing that his company's case in the probe was buying of foreign currency from CBN without importing petrol which he is not even licensed to import knew too well that Farouk has fallen cheap for him. This will make Otedola to mark the notes and video the scene as evidence against Farouk.....too bad. Can Farouk tell us what took them to Otedola's residence? Farouk and his colleague were so NAÏVE (This tells a lot about the IQ of some of the lawmakers) that they even visited Otedola at his residence to collect the bribe, in this age and time, considering their position as lawmakers and members of the committee. I believe that Otedola must have recorded their telephone conversation as well, we are yet to hear that. May be at the right time, Otedola would use that against the lawmakers. Otedola is handling the situation the way; I will handle it, hahahahaha, smart business man.
    Why did Farouk, wait until now, after six weeks, to indict Otedola? Why did he deny collection of bribe when he was confronted initially by the speaker?
    My people, we can see that OBJ was right after all. It's now obvious that our worst enemies are the lawmakers and the judiciary. The next move will be for their fellow criminals, other lawmakers, to arrange soft landing for these rogues.
    It's also true that this all saga is to distract us from implementing the report of the probe. It's known fact that one saga covers the other and deviate the attention of hungry Nigerians from important issues to most recent issues, the political class are good pychologiest. It’s also evident in the response of the EFCC boss. When they probe report came out, he ignorantly said Once they get the presidents order they will swing into action. Now he sounded different. Those that mean he needs GEJ order to prosecute the subsidy criminals and order wise in this case. Set of home movie actors and actress!!!!!!!!!!!!, that is what we have in government agencies.
    My question still remains; NIGERIAN YOUTHS, WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?
    WE NEED TO HIT THE MAJOR STREETS, DEMONSTRATE UNTIL JUSTICE IS DONE TO THESE CRIMINALS.
    WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING LIKE A THOUSAND MATCH TO NATIONAL AND HOUSE OF ASSEMBLIES.
    WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING LIKE A THOUSAND MATCH TO ASO ROCK, THE PRESIDENCY.
    WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING LIKE A THOUSAND MATCH TO SUPREME COURT.
    WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING LIKE A THOUSAND MATCH TO INEC OFFICE, OUR VOTES MUST START TO COUNT.
    WE MUST COME OUT IN MASS TO VOTE FOR OUR LAWMAKERS.
    WE MUST COME OUT IN MASS TO VOTE AGAINST ANY LAWMAKERS WE DEEM NOT FIT FOR THE JOB.
    TTHIS IS TIME FOR ACTION, WE HAVE TALKE ENOUGH.
    NIGERIAN YOUTHS WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FROM YOUR SLUMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From: EMEKA

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • What about those oil companies that he collected money that we don't know. You can see the type of human beings that exist in nigeria. Robbers all

    From: bernard

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This guy is a thief. I as a person has respect for this gentleman Does he think this country belongs to members of reps and senate. All the allowances given to them that they don.t account for, their constituency allowances, sitting allowances and all others. They don't even give scholarships to their people, all this money enters their pocket. This is the reason why many are aspiring to get there. Do they ever think if JESUS comes now what will become of them. I know that such thing is not in their minds, that is why they don,t care but they will surely give account, not to man but to GOD. They should be properly probed and nigerians has the right to know the outcome. This is a big shame for this great country.SHAME to the both houses. They are suppose to tackle this virus that no medication can cure. The whole nation is looking up to them, they have disappointed us.

    From: sammy

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Pls pls pls,they shld not bore us with this rubbish stuff!!!! Implement the subsidy report!!!! Otedola should be ashamed of himself to connive with SSS to distract us from the main matters.If he is not guilty of subsidy matters,he should get lost lets face those who are guilty. Rubbish!!!

    From: Anita

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Farouk the man of bribe that how you house of reps took bribe to allow multi purpose death carrier to fly on our air space

    From: Goodluck

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • People are still talking of Lawan's $620.000 when will Nigeria Government bring to justice those ex-leaders most especially IBB Eze onye Agwanam, abacha's assets what about it where about his frozen billions of dollars, anyway is not the fort of the current leaders because they know that Nigeria's forget things easily don't be surprise that within the shot period of time the case of Lawan will bel wiped out they will say just $620.000 . for Otedola he is a disgrace to the entire Nations in fact his license should be withdraw.

    From: Prince

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • People become politicians in Nigeria only because of what they can get from the system and not because they have anything to offer Nigeria and her people. It is no surprise Lawan Farouk has bitten the dust, it is Nigerian way to do so which is why God Himself has left the place since He does not abhor evil. Just like Obasanjo has already said, Nigeria houses of assemblies are made up of rogues and criminal politicians.

    From: Ebuddy

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • If Hon Lawan

    From: Okey Bayoor

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I am short of words, Farouk lawan; my last hope in the national assembly. Who can we trust again?

    From: busarni

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • There is no smoke without a fire.......... i don't trust both parties Otedola and Farouk.Gentlemen one of them is feeling cheated otherwise we wont be hearing about this. God saves us from this big Fishes..

    From: Bijjay

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • (Dis)honorable Farouk Lawan is being clever by half. No one can hide behind a finger. He said he reported the bribe attempt to the Chairman House Committee on Narcotics and Anti-corruption, the question is, is that person/office the appropriate person to report a non-member to? The entire system in Nigeria should be disbanded. We must agree that we got it wrong and that this arrangement cannot lead us anywhere.

    From: Victor Olowogorioye

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • How on earth can direct foreign investment be attracted into a country as corrupt and rotten as ours with no effective action being taken by anybody to stop the mess and clean it. May God help us.

    From: Ikechukwu Iheagwaram

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It is so so disheartening to think that no single legislator can stand with a clean slate without getting his or herself involved in shady fraudulent practices. To say that am highly disappointed in farouk would be a gross understatement. I had so much belief, hope, trust, in this man to the extent i even saw him as a role model in the political institution. Oh farouk, that was so lame of you to have accepted the offer, denied the allegation and still turned around to accept complicity in the act. When will all this indignant stories of fraud be erased from the annals of nigerian polity? I ask that farouk, otedola and all those who are privy to this act be made to face the full wrath of the law. $620,000, geez thats a whole lot of money....

    From: Henry

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Faouk, why now? u 're only one of the few guys I look upto in the house. To say am disappointed is understatement. U've been in the house for 4 terms what else do you want from God? Elemelu, Bankole, Ahamba (or what they call him)

    From: Steve Omonkhegbe

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Let no time be wasted, no double standard. Let the HEMBE law take its course

    From: gboye ade

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigerians can you not see this for what it is?? just a mere smoke screen to divert our attention from the subsidy probe. These guys are really smart tacticians, got to hand it to them.

    From: Ayangalu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • What a disappointment Hon. Lawan has become! He has decided the case against himself! The previous day, he said he did not collect money from any body any where! Now he says he collected the money! The Committee Secretary was even smart! He pocketed $20,000 and declared only $100,00 to his Chairman! What Hon. Lawan did was simple! 1. He was raising alarm of attempts to bribe to divert attention, including writing the IGP, while he actively solicited bribes - red herring!! 2. Now the scam has burst, he is arranging letter with his friends to give the impression that he reported the matter to them, and not to the Hon. Speaker, the House leadership or the whole House!! I am really disappointed in Hon. Lawal, as I had counted him among the few honest Nigerians, right from when he headed the Integrity Group in the House. He should just resign from the Committee and offer himself to the security agencies for investigation!

    From: Charles Ajaegbu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • To me, if possible I will suggest we invite foreign independent body to probe this allegation as for me, am not sure that Faruk has any case to answer instead, I look at it as if some powerful people in the legislative house and the executive want to used Otedola to disrupt and frustrate Faruk's report.

    From: Ogunjobi Sulaimon

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • OOOOOOOOOOOOOH! LAWAN, YOU TOO HAVE JOIN THE BANDWAGON.. WHAT A PITY

    From: ETEBONG

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Hmm mmmm.... fairy tale

    From: Naija4yuo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Are the dramatis personae going to be prosecuted? If they will, is it going got be another safe landing for the 'big boys', sensing that they are thieves in high places? It is unfortunate. What then becomes of the Committee Report? My heart bleeds for this country. Let's us pray for our leaders and shun corruption in whatever form at our own levels.

    From: Barr. Lugard, SB

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I said it! Faruk has now openlly confess.thank God.

    From: Odongunyan

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigerians! Why are we deceiving ourselves? Why are we suffering ourselves for nothing? Why do we allow these challantans to continue playing on our collective intelligence? The earlier we mobilize ourselves (masses) for revolution the better for us and the generation yet unborn. Let us detach our national psyche from the WEST and look towards the EAST China in particular. If it is China, Farouk, Otedola and other rogues will definitely be sentenced to death as they are not fit to live. God save Nigeria.

    From: BABA ILE IYA

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I said it! Faruk has now openlly confess.thank God.

    From: Odongunyan

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • when will this country learn? It seem to that the more the country grow the more corrupt the country become. Imagine Farouk Lawal!! Is a pity.

    From: Igiode

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Its high time they stop deceiving Nigerians at the end of the day nothing will be done as regards prosecution of culprits,for how long can we continue like this shame on the leadership of this country,check the statistics of our politicians and their pedigree from nowhere to multimillionaires overnight siphoning public funds which they never worked for all bcos they are in power.too bad one day sometime Nigerians will definitely wake up and flush these miscreants in power way

    From: Miko

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • i just want to wake up from sleep and discover that it was just a dream. pls God help me its not true

    From: Dorah D. Alahirah

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Hmmmm! Naija people! for how long are we going to be deceived. Hmmmm! pure deception, this is a diversionary tactic so to say. These people are rogues, they are there to play their fraudulent roles to amass wealth. Lets look at it from another angle, what if the whole drama was orchestrated by the so called cabals. How can Lawan be so gullible to have gone to Otedola's house without being aware of the danger ahead, Lawan has been doing this for long, it wasnt his first time. How are we sure that it is not the same committee that adviced the cabal on the way to go. Hmmmmm! pure drama. This is another seasonal drama, produced by dishonored house of common thieves, directed by mr.wayo presido. Hmmmmm! my people dont be disappointed, it is written, they shall steal but they will solely pay for it, their first generation to the last.

    From: malumba

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It is glaring that most people who commented are either illiterates or too lazy to read the whole article.

    From: Chidubem

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • i just want to wake up and discover it was a dream. Pls God let it be a dream

    From: Dorah D. Alahirah

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • My country naija when will people in the corridor of power stops corruption

    From: mohammed lawan yero

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Hon Farouk, the Integrity man of the so-called Integrity Group. where is your integrity now. the hunter is now being hunted.

    From: Tony

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • These stories by our legislators dont add up and they amount to an assualt on our collective intelligence as a people.

    Am beginning to think that we all must now stand up (at a Tahir square) to press for all these looters to be tried as history suggests that nothing ever gets done to looters in the country.

    From: Steve

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • when will naija stop corruption.see what happen to faruq lawan

    From: mayas of majas

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Well, this is a beautiful and wonderful country where those who steal N50.00 are jailed and those who steal millions are praised. usually such cases are swept under the carpet and I will not be suprise if nothing comes out of this.

    From: Phil

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Farouk why???? I bleed seriously

    From: christiana

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Let us hand this country back to the colonial masters, have a 20 year agreement to take it back. In those years, we would have standard education, power, water, good roads, etc. most of all these set of politicians would have to look elsewhere for sustenance or some would retire too. They will help setup checks and balance without fear or favor. We have failed completely. We are not capable! Dishonest to the core. This is a lesser evil than what we have now.

    From: Melo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Lawan is a big thief. Baba OBJ knew what he was saying when he called the Dis-honorable members rogues.

    From: Omenife

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • why do we need to waste our time for another panel? what I hate in DEMOCRACY is that a panel or committee will spend like N5m to probe fraud of N3m; another panel will spend additional N4m let say to review the initial report conducted and written, and at the end of the day the culprit will still enjoy unhindered freedom; what a shame as a country. I think ICPC, EFCC told us that he offered bribe and who takes bribe are both liable? What then are we talking about? I think we youth should summon courage like Ghana and let us go on REVOLUTION. May God help us anyhow.

    From: Franklin

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Farouk was one of the few i hoped on in the Nigerian polity,Lawal am shocked. I challenge both the police force,all the anti graft agencies,and most importantly the judiciary to stick to transparency and deal panel recommended both the bribe initiator and so call cabal(s). I also call on the FG to implement fully the subsidy nations

    From: Tj

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • All these point to the fact that Obasanjo was right when he said that armed robbers and rogues dominate our legislative houses. The fact is that, the law of karma is true and natural. "What you sow, you reap." Lawan should remember "that those that live in glass houses do not throw stones". It's a shame. May God help and deliver Nigeria.

    From: Boony

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Farouk Lawan and his co-travellers should resign immediately! He is a great disappointment to say the least!

    From: Amaka: Maryland,

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • One thing I know for sure is sinners will never go unpunished and the wickedness of the wicked shall fall upon them. The enemies of Nigerians will never no PEACE. The rod of God will surely land on them one after the other, it's a matter of time. The ultimate judge is watching all of us. Every enemies of this great nation shall be expose and extinguished.

    From: Wunmi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I work for a bank in the US, and I cannot even receive anything of value from customer, but may be going to restaurant, and must be less than $100. $500000? I don't know how many Ghana must go bags he used in ferrying this money. These acts are what are encouraging armed robbery in Nigeria, and because the losers armed robbers always think everybody have a bank somewhere in the house just like those stupid lawbreakers, and the so called oil marketers. The IG and EFCC must not take their turns in accepting bribes to sweep this under the carpet. First, the house leadership must initiate suspension of the all the members involved, then followed with impeachment proceedings. I got a call yesterday from my friend who travelled from Benin to Abuja for more than 6 hours because of bad roads. Those idiots continue to loot every dime and nickle for projects in Nigeria, then turn around to distribute rice to their constituencies for their of the loot, instead of fixing the roads and other capital projects. What does a bag of rice have in common with the future of our children. Shame on Nigerian congress.

    From: matthew

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • “We are waiting for the report. As soon as we get it, we would investigate it and take appropriate action. The Federal Government will not condone any act of impropriety. We have enough laws to prosecute anyone who commits an offence in the country,”

    It is not the number of law that matters; it is the will to enforce it. Please Adoke, stop saying nonsense and come up to something. Remember your predecessor? Your disgrace will be worse!

    From: Wolex

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Am still shocked and find it extremely difficult to believe what is happening. Hon Farouk is one legislator i hold in high esteem. Hard is it may seem, i wish this is a dream or one huge plot to discredit him.

    From: Laraba

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The only remedy to this madness is to begin to waste these wasters in the system.We cannot run away from it,it shall surely come even earlier than expected.Boko Haram!,Egbesu boys!, OPC!, MASSOB!, over to you!!!.
    These are your real enemies,not the poor masses taking refuge in churches and the proletariat roaming the street to scavenge an existence

    From: idowu-thomas

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • OH!! MY GOD!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!! SAVE US FROM THIS PEOPLE!!!!

    From: CHIBUIKE

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Farouk Lawan and his committee members definitely collected money from other oil marketers who have chosen to be quiet at this time. Further investigation will reveal who they are more pressure will also make them speak out.
    The report of the committee is half truth. It has been corrupted before it was submitted. We need the truth. It is the only thing that can move us forward as a nation.
    God is on the side of our nation Nigeria, that is why he is pointing us in the direction of the truth. God bless Nigeria our home sweet home.

    From: POA

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I know that my God is watching. He will act at His own time. He will end corruption at His own time. Let us look towards God and to HIm only.

    From: Segun Akeju

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • A big shame. We need whistle blowers like Otedola. What I find curious is why Otedola pandered to Faruk's insistence to be bribed when he (Otedola) knew his company had nothing to do with the importation of PMS. Even if the report was released, one expects that it would be clear to the AG, SSS or what have you that it was a recommendation made in bad taste. This little aspect worries me.

    From: Sunday Government

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I hope all the people commenting on this page are not busy compromising in their little "corners". Your little corruption justifies the big or dangerous corruption elsewhere. It's all a matter of "DEGREE OF OPPORTUNITY" Let him that have no sin cast the first stone.

    From: Remixe

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Farouk, you are a disappointment. You claimed you didn't receive any bribe yesterday, only to turn around to say the opposite today. I'm not a fan of Otedola, but in this issue, he was smarter than Lawan. Other marketers are already claiming to were contacted by same Farouk, even NNPC. Nigeria needs a revolution like that of Ghana. We need a Raw lings.

    From: Ayuspa

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Dwarf with ass sense. He notified the Chairman of the House Committee on Narcotic Drugs and Financial Crimes on April 24, 2012 in writing, denied knowledge of the bribe on April 10, 2012 and admitted collecting the bribe on April 11, 2012, having earlier alerted security agencies, as evidence that the bribe giver initiated it. Does this dumb ass listen to himself?

    From: Mbuk

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • We need a honest report. Lawan Farouk and some of his committee members must have shielded the oil marketers they collected money from in their report. So, the report is misleading. The spirit of our nation Nigeria is pressing for progress. That is why obstacles like this are coming out to the limelight. Many more revelations are coming. Nigeria will move forward. God bless Nigeria.

    From: Rock

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Obj vindicated.....

    From: Albisure

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • OBJ HAS BEEN VINDICATED

    From: Meshak

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I DON'T NO WHY NIGERIANS REFUSE TO LEARN A LESSION, ITS SHAME THAT HONOURABLES HAD PLAYED INTO THE HANDS GRABBERS. CAN U IMAGINE YOUR SUSPECT INVITED U FOR A TALK, U DIDN'T PREPARE FOR SUCH A MEETING. SHAME UNTO U MR. FARUK NOT HONOURABLE ANY MORE.
    I WISH NIGERIA SHOULD HAVE SAME CORRUPTION LAW WITH CHINA.
    IF PROVEN BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT SENTENCE TO DEATH BY HANGING.
    THESE CORRUPTION WILL DEFINITELY STOP.
    MAY GOD HELP NIGERIA, AMEN.

    From: MATINS

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Yes the time is now and very appropriate to take to the streets and make our point known to those thieves. Nigerian youths cannot continue to fold their hands expecting miracles will happen one day to solve this canker worm called corruption that have eaten deep into the fabric of our society. You all in the universities, colleges and higher institution of learning are only going to school for nothing. There will be no jobs for you when you finish and the same goes for every kids in primary schools now that may have the vision of a better Nigeria. The action that you take now, will bring a better Nigeria tomorrow. There is no more time to waste. Lets make them accountable, lets revisit all the programmes which they tailored to benefit themselves and their family alone. Rise up people and dont be a coward. Peace out.

    From: Emmanuel

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigeria we hail thee. Must an Angel come down to get us out of the woods? Why are we going round our mountains. It's one thing to get up and it's another to stay up.Where are the real Cabals - they have infiltrated the whole System - PLEASE GOD GIVE US THE "DANIELS", WHO WILL NOT COMPROMISE THE "SAVE NIGERIA MISSION".

    From: Francis

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • presido Jonathan u dey doll us ooh

    From: dave

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • otedola has done no wrong in this matter as far as am concerned. he did what any responsible law abiding citizen should do when confronted with official blackmail and extortion: Report the matter immediately to the authorities. if lawan is who i thought he is; he should have done precisely the same thing. I am so sad because i like and admire lawan for so long. Indeed i just had a big argument with some people on Sunday defending him. truly he falls my hand!

    From: Goriola

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • �I had considered bringing this issue as a matter of privilege on the floor of the House later today (April 24), but I am concerned that the controversy it will generate will dwarf the contents of the report, which needs public attention so that necessary reforms in the sector could be affected." Hon. Lawan, that is some bull and unwelcoming of someone like you Nigerian head to a very high esteem. If I am a prosecutor, I would go after you really hard and you would be expelled from the House and go to jail for a very long time. Also if I were you while the bribe was going on, I would have contacted department of Justice to do a classified investigation so it doesn't affect the probe. Also, you lied to Nigerians about not receiving bribe from Otedola. Do you realized you lied under oath? The house leader should suspend him indefinitely with no pay.

    From: Rabiu O Ibraheem

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I am heart-broken but God in His infinite mercies will deliver us from all these but the question that I keep asking myself is, when and where are we going to get that sanity man or woman that can really do it right in this country? At least for our generation and the ones that would come after us, Nigerians lets try to make a change to life generally, what happened two Sundays(Dana plane crash) ago is more than enough for us to think twice where will this greed take us to?

    From: tami O

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • obj was right after all!do our lawmakers need further proof that there robbers and thieves amongst them?God help us all!

    From: debo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Where lies our hope of an incorruptible man in this country? Did they not say everyone has a price. So "Mr. Integrity" can be so cheapened by this orchestrated blackmail by the Oil cabal? My advice is let's not throw away the child with the bath water. The report of the panel must be reviewed and if Zenon Oil is not there, it should be made number 1. When Otedola goes in, perharps he can name other cohorts that also bribed the panel. IT'S A SHAME!

    From: Colossus

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Pls ask the boy Lawan why Otedola's company was not in his report,or he forgot to include the company the way he forgot he collected money from him? OBJ said so, they are armed robber in National assembly

    From: Temi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It therefore means, if all the companies involved in the corruption, had given Farouk bribe to declare them innocent, Farouk would have gladly done so. The exposer of this covert deal is no other person but the MIGHTY GOD, THE OMNISCIENCE and THE OMNIPRESENCE GOD, THE REVEALER of all secrets of men.
    For those who are sincerely praying for this country, keep on praying and cry daily to GOD.There is hope only in GOD.Dont pray for their death, pray for their exposure and humiliation.

    From: Beshel, S U

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • please tell me, have these politicians learn? What do they want? But leave them. I think every one will know that what they refuse to correct will not only trap other Nigerians but even their own family will be included. Remember that the son of Augustus Aikhomu was also on the list of the ill-fated Dana Airline crash because what his father failed to corrected had to catch up on him as nemesis of failure to correct the anomaly of Nigeria aviation sector while in power.

    From: me.myself&I

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It is high time we Nigerians know that this country has already decayed and the masses are keeping quiet.this issue of corruption has infested every part of our national life and no one is exempted.For lawan to have collected the money means he has a question to answer. Involving the IG and fellow lawmakers is just to cover up his mess.If the investigation turns out to indict him,he will face the music and this will serve as a deterrent to other members of the house.

    From: isima

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • EMEKA, WHO ARE THE YOUTHS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YOUR THOUSAND MEN MATCH?? THE MARGINALIZED YOUTHS FROM SOUTH EAST?? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!

    From: IKE

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This is just a calculated attempt to smartly sweep the Subsidy report under the carpet.
    Dishonorable Farouk, Otedola and their cronies are guilty and should not go unpunished.
    If the Government relent in doing the needful, certainly God will not.
    God is watching all of us

    From: Maureen

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It is very unfortunate the crop of people that form our leadership. Highly unpatriotic self centered bunch. When former head of state, Obasanjo tagged them (law makers) criminals, they were raising eye brow, what else is remaining?

    The law is there to prosecute the giver and taker alike, only if the bribery would end there. The judiciary is not spared. A lot of cases has suffered a serious set back because of same reason as that of Faruk. (Dis)honorable men of the legislative house, gratifying themselves, making protective laws to favor their loots, frustrating every attempt to uncover misappropriation, mismanagement and diversion of public funds, self-representation and aggrandizing men of the National Assembly, shame be unto you all. You have a life-time opportunity to write your names in the anal of history, but you choose to look the other direction for mare cheap price.

    Remember, tomorrow belongs to all of us. How ever you make your bed so shall you lie on it.

    From: Ogbaji Okwudili

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I still find it difficult to believe that Lawan is guilty of the allegation. Just as I have great respect for Lawan, even though I do not know him in person, so I do have respect for Otedola. Like the comment by Jagaba, it would be important for Nigerians to look at the issue on its merit. The subsidy report unveiled monumental corruption in the management of the subsidy scheme and should not be undermined because of the bribery allegation against the committee. This might just be a game plan by people really involved to ensure nothing good comes out of any investigation.

    From: Delphine Aluyi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Farouk, i guess you just woke up, try harder to convince ignoramus like you,can somebody please tell this legislative to shut up; You shake down the guy by publishing his company name, he set you up by playing along, you did what you promise him, by removing his company name from the list;when the guy start to act funny, you want to turn the game against him by informing some people,but alas its too late, keep your mouth shut, control the damage by shutting up your dirty mouth.

    From: felix dudu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It is well with Nigeria

    From: Austin Samuel

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • We should not just jump into conclusion yet. We need to pray for this country.

    From: Ibkteddybrown

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It's unfortunate we find ourselves in this level of ignominious way of life by the so called 'Honorableness'. Much as we think we'r fighting crime, I think we are in for battle cos some crooks could now have their resolve to loot re-enacted and strengthened. It's a whole lot of shame to all of u up there. People are still hungry in many places begging for just a morsel for their stomach. Think!

    From: OLIVER U NNAKWU

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Revolution? Where? In Nigeria? Who Is fooling who,the country should get a name change. Corruption is a better name. Nothing will change just continue to recycle rogues to control your destiny in Abuja demon crazy Nigerian style.

    From: deyle

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Otedola and Lawan should be put through polygraph examination to determine the liar. Chikena!!

    From: FAA

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • welldone OBJ now the truth is out. what about judiciary . INEC and other sector like power holden of Nigeria

    From: Monday

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Lawan is a flawless despicable robber,who has robbed nigerians the hope of light in the subsidy saga.the report should be thrashed because the whole content has been compromised.to add insult to injury he is insulting our collective intelligent by currying the whole story by his tales and quoting of the so-called igp letter that has no bearing to the money he collected.does he think all nigerians ara fools.he should bury his head in shame as he has betrayed his generation.is only in nigeria that such a man is allowed to work the street while the relevant authorities claim they are still waiting to be briefed given him the effrontery to insult us the more rather than apologize to the nation and go serve his jail term.the man is guilty as charged even by his own admission.as far as am concerned otedola is innocent in this regard as he was blackmailed to pay.he can be charged for other matters rdg fuel subsidy but definitely not giving bribe to a blackmailer specially so since he invovled the sss.

    From: tina anyanwu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Thisday please don't take side (otedola) and don't compromise your hard earned reputation & standard.

    From: saddiq i.me-mai

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It is a very sad storey to read about the mess in the scam. From day one, I knew the report of the house is false, watery and baseless. What we expected from them is to tell us the companies that imported fuel, those that imported lower tonnes than reported, those that did not import yet got subsidy, those that inflated their figure, those that got FX and never used them, the individuals in NNPC or other agencies that benefited illegally etc. But what did we get, the committee reported that NNPC should return N800b, which has been refuted with fact, PPRA should refund N300b for paying faceless coys, which has been refuted with fact of the coys paid with all the cheques used. The house has not refuted those responses so far. The amount from NNPC and PPRA is already N1.1t. So what will the very coys that benefited from the subsidy bring? You can see that those guys were paid to pervert justice. How can the very Govt crying blue murder, who tried to remove subsidy be the one to refund such amount again? The MD of Forte Oil told us that many coys do meet with the criteria to import fuel but they did and got subsidy. Who are they and what are they to return? These are the issues. Otedola has said Lawan told him others have paid, so he should play ball. The big importers are the real culprits that should be held responsible- MRS, OandO, Conoil, Mobil, Texaco, Folawiyo Oil etc. They would have paid and that is why their names are not conspicuous. It is very clear. But we in this country, we have the habit of painting govt people bad always, that is why some people are shocked that Lawan is involved in this. OBJ is right.

    From: Ken

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The problem with Nigeria is leadership. We have many scandals but no one culprit has gone to jail. May members of the National Assembly should go to jail. If we keep these criminals (apology to Obasanjo) in the Law Chambers, we cannot make progress in that country. Nigerian politicians are too greedy and until we send some of them to jail, governance will continue be a mirage. Why are you blaming civil servants stealing Naira when the politicians are stealing Dollars? It is a total mockery, no good investors would come to Nigeria. The investors we see now are those who came to steal from our resources.

    From: Omoniyi Mike

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • i bleed for nigeria,while should such a despicable character like lawan farouk who has been caught pants down stealing our collective funds be refered to as hon the media people up till this moment while a bank robber who steals only 10million naira is meant to rot in jail in dehumanizing condition.what is honourable about his act.all this rubbish rogue panels should be scraped.

    From: tinaanyanwu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • what are we gaining by the establishment of all these legislative houses? non of the Government instittions has been able to help Nigerians. why not let us take our destiny in our hands?

    From: Femi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • So this "Subsidy program" was a disease in our Economy. Why were we shouting and making hell about it's removal and the plan to expose subsidy cabals?

    The government has done well! There is hope for our country.

    From: Olaleye

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • where is our hope? The executive, no way! The judicial, babasas!! The legislators for where!!! Where do we run to?
    OBJ k.nows the groups better

    From: Ikennaya

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • That's good, let them blow open everything dirty deals. We now know without doubt that all these probes are just for the fun of it, those guy are sucking our treasury dry. God punish them.

    From: Marie-Claire

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • No wonder Mr Obasanjo called the NASS thief, he knew them all. They will not all escape God's judgement,the seed they sowed, all of them one after the other shall reap the fruits thereof with their children. GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

    From: Onu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • be slow to judge guys, there is still more to be exposed.

    From: folu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Farouk of all people!!!!

    From: baarry

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • it is unfortunate that those appointment to uphold the law are corrupt to this extends despite the huge amount of money allocated to their offices. i feel ashame to be called a Nigerian, it is high time people in government are persecuted for wrong doings. Jonathan should act please, for how long will this continue in this country...enough is enough

    From: blessing

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Ogunjobi Suleiman, i want to agree with you profusely on this matter. It is a case of blackmail. Let call the dog a bad name in order to hang it. We should be careful in the way we judge this matter so that we do not lose focus. The probe panel should submit their report if that has not already been done. They should also ensure they pursue the implementation of the report to letter. This is where i stand in this matter. Farouk i believe only fell for a cheap blackmail. He should have been wiser. This will serve as a lesson to him and others. I do not want to blame him too much, even though he fell this time arround. Otedola should be arraigned for bribing in order to find a way out of the mess he found himslef. Let us not abandon the substance while we hold on to the shaft. It is also another good thing that we are faced with this reality now. That is the way they run our affairs up there. If they threaten you and you do not fall, they find a cheap blackmail for you and rope you in, so that you will never be able to perform your duties the best possible way. God save Nigeria. Amen.

    From: Yusuf A. Usman

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Just vote PDP out of place, Buhari said they should be shoot or jailed, jailing them is making a mockery of the whole thing, they should be mobbed.

    From: kingben

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigerians "Shine your eyes"!

    It is apparent that Nigeria has much more to lose by these distractions should the house committee by discredited by these allegations. The investigations and potential trail of those found culpable in the Oil subsidy scam will die a natural death once the focus is on Lawan Farouk.

    This is a very convenient drama, set up by the "Cabal' and it's being acted on the public stage with many Nigerians not retracing the history of previous scandals and their natural deaths.

    I am already weeping because we can see that these 'powerful' people will stop at nothing to prevent their crimes from being investigated or this country from moving forward.

    With the documents showcased by Lawan Farouk which were written a lot earlier to the police than when this story broke last week, it is clear that these enemies of our economy are entrenched at the highest levels of power. Why has the police not yet spoken? Any intelligent, dedicated person with an iota of integrity would have done the same as what Lawan Farouk did; reported to the police with properly documented records.

    What I suspect happened is this; the powers that be arranged this set up and in order to create 'roforofo' if the story burst and a win-win for them whatever happened, they obtained marked notes and also recorded the entire events. The Nigerian police do not have access to that value of marked USD notes. Higher powers were definitely involved in providing it and there are people in the Presidency who are watching this intently.

    When Lawan Farouk found out he was being persistently offered bribes, he decided to 'play' along because he knew this 'bribe offering' over the Oil subsidy scam would eventually happen. He collected the funds and reported to eh police and the house Chairman on Financial crimes. Nothing much came out of that, but he did it for the records.

    The same powers that be now leaked the story to the press in their desperate goal to win and ensure the entire $12bn Oil Scam investigations die a natural death. NNPC and its management has been indicted in the reports, so it is not surprising that stories are coming out saying they were contacted to pay bribes. Everyone indicted or mentioned as culpable in the report will come out to say they were contacted to offer bribes. Nigerians "shine your eyes"!

    They are not after Lawan Farouk, they are after the death of the report. The goal is to ensure that 6 months from now, the investigations die and the chopping continues. $12 billion versus $620,000? Do the maths!

    Lawan Farouk is one of the few lights we have in the House of Representatives and they want to rob Nigerians of this true fighter for the people.

    How could Lawan benefit from the bribe, when he already reported it and handed over the money as evidence? Let's think again. Nigerians, show that you are smarter than the 'Cabal'. Don't allow them to use the same 'okoko' tactics to hoodwink you again and deprive you from obtaining justice for the $12 bn stolen.

    From: Alan

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This is a sad episode howbeit i see light at the end of this tunnel.Nigeria will never be the same after Jonathan's leadership.These guys (and they are many-including current n former Governors)may not go to jail but these revelations have helped us to know who they really are.But why is Otedola in most rackets e.g non performing loans,stock/share price manipulation and he is a friend of those in high places

    From: festus omogui

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • What are they going to do with that kind of money, ask them for me ooo.... Efcc should touchor them.

    From: Kendo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • When Gold rust, what happens to Iron?.If Farouk is a bribe taker, what shall we call majority of the National Assembly members?.As I write, I am stunned beyond measure,astonished and surprised that one of the few trusted people in the house is not trustworthy.It is appearing as if our case is becoming Irredeemable, but with God who rules in the affairs of men, there is hope for a great future for Nigeria

    From: Dele

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Its good this is happening now so that all those chop chop senators will know that integrity must be upheld if Nigeria is to progress. All man for himself in this country. But will this case not go under the carpet like the rest. Of course it will, na today, Abegi!

    From: James

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The law states that whoever give or receive bribes they both guilty of the said offence. Period

    From: Michael

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • it was only after his illogical confession that i agreed that farouk lawan brain was directly proportional to his physical size!

    From: yes

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • That's what happens when the wrong persons are forced to lead you. Next time, stick by what you want NOT what someone desires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From: Bukarda

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This issue should be thoroughly investigated...further investigations should be carried specifically to determine if other marketers gave bribe to Faruk and the committee member...........the KPMG report on the oil industry should be immediately implemented while the House report on same should be reviewed by independent groups such as CD,SNG, and other credible organisation

    From: Kenn

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • A BIG SHAME TO YOU ALL FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SENATORS AND HOUSE OF REP. INTEGRITY HAS GONE ON COMPULSORY LEAVE IN NIGERIA, BOKO HARAM IS BOMBING, LEADERS ARE LOOTING. THESE MEN ARE ALL JOKERS I JUST HOPE NIGERIANS KNOW THAT THESE PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE THE SLIGHTEST INTEREST OF THE MASSES IN THEIR HEART. JUST SEE SOMEONE LIKE FAROUK WHO PUT UP A FRONT LIKE HE HAS INTEGRITY, IT SHOWS IT OBVIOUSLY NOT HIS FIRST TIME...SHAME ON YOU ALL, YOUR FOLLOWERS AND SUPPORTERS. I STILL KNOW SOME PEOPLE OUT THERE WILL STILL BE SINGING THEIR PRAISES ..MSCHPEWW..IF YOU ARE AMONG, YOU MIGHT JUST BE DOING THAT AT THE EXPENSE OF YOUR FORTH GENERATION...BECAUSE WITH THESE MEN IN POWER THE FUTURE IS OBVIOUSLY BLEAK!...

    From: NUBIAPRINCE

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • WHO CAN DELIVER THIS COUNTRY FROM THIS MESS (CORRUPTION). THIS IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR PRESIDENT JONATHAN TO PURGE THIS NATION OF CORRUPT ELEMENTS. FG SHOULD INVESTIGATE INTO THIS SAGA AND LET NIGERIAN KNOW THE TRUE POSITION OF THIS CASE. OUR LEADERS (BOTH IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR) MUST SWALLOW UP THEIR PRIDE TO FIGHT CORRUPTION. IF THEY FAIL TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF CORRUPTION IN THIS COUNTRY POSTERITY WILL NOT FORGIVE THEM. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE FOR THEM TO BEGIN THIS EXERCISE BY PURGING THEMSELVES BY RETURNING ALL THE ILL-GOTTEN WEALTH.

    From: OMA DALANDI

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Cant boko haram locate national assembly since these rogues know nothing other than pulling nigeria down. the masses are suffering and pdp govt does not seem to know. revolution is surely the answer.

    From: abu king

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It is a pity, Farouk was the man shouting and telling everybody who cares to listen, "Etteh must go" He told us that Etteh embezzled 620m and we believed him and that was our mistake. He shouted because he was not given good committee to head and he succeeded. As a right man of Bankole, he was involved in all the house evil deals with the speaker and as far he is concerned, Bankole is the best leader and for us Etteh is a saint. Dishonorable Farouk is a pregnancy, it cannot be hidden. Integrity Farouk! How many ear do you have?. . Egypt is not Far! . . .

    From: Olisa

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • It is indeed sad and disappointing to hear about the situation. The young gentleman Hor. Lawan.caught by crafty ways by old and experienced .

    From: umar ALI

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This crooks are worse than Boko Haram!

    From: Attah Ahmed

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • we are gratefull to all mighty for this revealation, else we will contenue to believe unbelievers.

    From: usoro, u s

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigerians let us sing together...... Revolution today,revolution tomorrow,revolution forever !!!!!!!!!!

    From: Omoba Alade Alafia

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Is this the end of the oil probe saga? I suspect it is . Why did Femi bribe in the first place? Was it to show corruption in high places, or to show that the malam is not a saint too? Can the mallam prove that Femi's company was involved in dirty deals? Let us bring all the facts out. And make sure the $620,000 is transferred to mekunu' s (poor men) purse. If I know Nigeria very well, this will end the whole oil probe saga. Let another set of people ( credible accountants) go into the investigations. We can recover part of our stolen funds if we Nigerians are ready. I know Nigerians who are ready to conduct this investigation for pittance, but I do not know of any government that is ready for it.

    From: Otunba Olumide

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This is why its sad when Boko Haram hunts for poor innocent citizen in churches and Mosque...NASS is the best place to blow up NOW!

    From: Akparawa Uko

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Our legislatures are oppressors' chambers. I look at all politicians with jaundiced eyes. Nigeria is among the places where politics is a profession, not a vocation. Thieves

    From: Anas

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • i believe this is a tactics from the CABAL to detract the house from looking into the oil subsidy report.Really is unfortunate that farouk is a victim of circumstances.

    From: Majek Rotimi

    Posted: 2 years ago

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