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POLITICS

LIST: Prominent Politicians That Were Sentenced To Jail Under President Buhari's Administration

President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has continued to fulfill its campaign promise to fight against corruption in Nigeria. The recent conviction of Farouk Lawan, a member of the Nigerian green chamber and a Chairman of the ad-hoc committee on Petroleum Subsidy in the Federal House of Representatives, and his 7 years jail sentence for asking and receiving a bribe, is one of the many wins Nigeria's current administration has recorded in its fight against corruption.Farouk Lawan being led out of the court by a Prison warden [Photo credit: Google]

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LIST: Prominent Politicians That Were Sentenced To Jail Under President Buhari's Administration

SOCIETY

Today's Headlines: Faruok moved to kuje prison, Zamfara home to highest number of poor Nigerians - NSR

Bribe: Farouk Lawan moved to kuje prison Farouk Lawan, the chairman of the then-ad-hoc investigating committee, was sentenced to seven years in prison for accepting a bribe from billionaire oil magnate Femi Otedola, the owner of one of the companies under investigation, nine years after the scandal rocked the House of Representatives investigation into fuel subsidy fraud.

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Today's Headlines: Faruok moved to kuje prison, Zamfara home to highest number of poor Nigerians - NSR

JUSTICE

OPINION: 3 Lessons To Learn After A Top Politician Was Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

The primary duty of the Judiciary arm of government is to interpret laws and adjudicate on cases between individuals and institutions. While the Judiciary is seen as the last hope of the common man by many, it is also a watchdog to the very elite. This perhaps explains that a former Chairman of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on Petroleum Subsidy, Farouk Lawan, was today, sentenced to 7 years imprisonment by a High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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OPINION: 3 Lessons To Learn After A Top Politician Was Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Top Nigerian Politician Sentenced To Jail; Nigerian Government Threatens To Ban Facebook

Top Nigerian politician sentenced to jail. A former member of the House of Representatives, Farouk Lawan, has been jailed for 12 years for demanding a bribe of $3million and receiving $500,000. Justice Angela Otaluka of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), sitting at Apo, Abuja, on Tuesday, found the former lawmaker guilty in the three-count charge brought against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) against him.

  5 months ago ago
Today's Headlines: Top Nigerian Politician Sentenced To Jail; Nigerian Government Threatens To Ban Facebook

POLITICS

OPINION: How Buhari Is Fulfilling His Promise To Fight Corruption, Following Lawan's Jail Term

On the 22nd of June, 2021, a Federal high court sitting in Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja, sentenced Farouk Lawan, a member of the Federal House of Representatives and Chairman of the ad-hoc committee on Petroleum Subsidy, to a seven-year jail term.Farouk Lawan [Photo credit: Google]

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OPINION: How Buhari Is Fulfilling His Promise To Fight Corruption, Following Lawan's Jail Term

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Fuel Subsidy Bribe Saga: Popular Nigerian Senator Sentenced To Seven Years Imprisonment.

Nine years after the embarrassment that shook the House of Representatives examination concerning fuel sponsorship extortion, the executive of the then specially appointed exploring council, Farouk Lawan, has been condemned to seven years detainment for getting pay off from extremely rich person oil financier, Femi Otedola, the proprietor of one of the organizations that was being researched.

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Fuel Subsidy Bribe Saga: Popular Nigerian Senator Sentenced To Seven Years Imprisonment.

JUSTICE

Justice At Last As Former Lawmaker Is Sentenced To Prison For 12 Years

After the long journey to justice for Farouk Lawan who has been facing trial since 2013, Justice Otakula finally sentenced him to prison for 12 years. He was found guilty of three counts which centered on corruptly asking for bribe from Mr.Femi Otedola. The judge presiding over the case listed before the court by the prosecution counsel remained unshaken during cross-examination.

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Justice At Last As Former Lawmaker Is Sentenced To Prison For 12 Years

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Another Prominent Nigerian is dead, Farouk Lawan Bags 7 year Jail Term

Another Prominent Nigerian is dead The Ebonyi State Commissioner for Infrastructure Development, Fidelis Nweze is reportedly dead. He was said to have died in a yet-to-be-named hospital in Abuja due to injuries he sustained in an auto crash earlier in the week. Governor David Umahi confirmed his death to reporters yesterday in Abakaliki, the state capital.

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Today's Headlines: Another Prominent Nigerian is dead, Farouk Lawan Bags 7 year Jail Term

POLITICS

(Photos)Moment Farouk Lawan Was Escorted To Prison After Conviction

Farouk Lawan, a former member of the House of Representatives, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Tuesday after the Federal government found him guilty of bribery. According to Punch, while Lawan was head of the committee investigating the multibillion Naira subsidy fraud, he had requested Femi Otedola's $3 million bribes to remove Zenon Oil and Gas from oil companies accused of fraud.

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(Photos)Moment Farouk Lawan Was Escorted To Prison After Conviction

JUSTICE

Ex rep Lawan jailed for 7 years over Otedola's $500, 000 dollars bribe

A federal capital territory high court in Apo has sentenced a former member of the house of representatives to over seven years imprisonment. Farouk Lawan was a former member of house of representatives who was said to have asked for over $3 million bribe from Otedola who is a business man.

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Ex rep Lawan jailed for 7 years over Otedola's $500, 000 dollars bribe

JUSTICE

Lawan, an ex-lawmaker, sentenced to seven years in prison for accepting a $500,000 bribe.

Farouk Lawan, a former member of the House of Representatives, was convicted and sentenced by the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Apo on Tuesday for demanding a bribe of $3 million and receiving $500,000 from businessman Femi Otedola. Lawan was found guilty on all three counts and was sentenced to seven years in jail for the first count, seven years for the second count, and five years for the third count.

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Lawan, an ex-lawmaker, sentenced to seven years in prison for accepting a $500,000 bribe.

JUSTICE

Court Sentences Farouk Lawan To Seven Years In Prison Over Bribery

A High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has condemned the previous Chairman of the House of Representatives specially appointed board on Petroleum Subsidy, Farouk Lawan to seven years in jail. Lawan during preliminary on Tuesday was seen as liable of count one, two, and three irritating on corruptly requesting and acquiring same from Femi Otedola, to excuse Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the rundown of organizations in the fuel subsidy scam.

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Court Sentences Farouk Lawan To Seven Years In Prison Over Bribery

JUSTICE

Lawan Farouk: Why the Wheel of Justice Grinds So Slowly in Nigeria?

Yesterday, the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Apo delivered its judgment on the bribery case involving a former member of the House of Representatives, Farouk Lawan. The former lawmaker had been standing trial for allegedly demanding a bribe for $3m and subsequently receiving $500,000 from a businessman, Femi Otedola, in what was then referred to as fuel subsidy scandal.

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Lawan Farouk: Why the Wheel of Justice Grinds So Slowly in Nigeria?

JUSTICE

Mr. Farouk Lawan sentenced to seven years imprisonment for collecting $3million bribe from Otedola

It was reported on Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, that Mr. Lawan who is a former House of Representatives member has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for demanding $3 million bribe from an oil magnate, Mr. Femi Otedola. The case was handled at a High Court in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja by Justice Angela Otaluka.

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Mr. Farouk Lawan sentenced to seven years imprisonment for collecting $3million bribe from Otedola

POLITICS

Meet Farouk Lawan, The Former House Of Reps Member Who Recently Bagged a 7-Year Jail Term

Farouk Muhammad Lawan was born July 6, 1962, in Shanono Village, Kano State, Nigeria. He graduated from the Bayero University, Kano. Lawan began his working career as a registrar at the Kano State Polytechnic. Farouk Lawan was a member of the peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where he is elected as a member, House of Representatives for the Bagwai/Shanono Federal Constituency of Kano State during the 1999 general elections.

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Meet Farouk Lawan, The Former House Of Reps Member Who Recently Bagged a 7-Year Jail Term

JUSTICE

Farouk Lawan:The Victim of A Corrupt Society.

The former lawmaker,Farouk Lawan has received a seven years sentence for bribery. For the fact that it is a trending topic,there is no need to go into details again. We should rather remind ourselves that he is merely a victim of a society were bribery is the status quo;a product of a system 'where nothing goes for nothing'.

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Farouk Lawan:The Victim of A Corrupt Society.

SOCIETY

Today's Headlines: Security Situation In Abia State, Farouk Lawan Escorted To Prison After Conviction

Security Situation In Abia, Umuahia, Nnamdi Kanu’s Home, others Abia is among states in the southeast geographical zone of Nigeria that are being ravaged by the unknown gunmen, with attacks on security formations and federal assets. Photos Quality: Daily Post There is no doubt that the heinous attacks by the unknown gunmen in Abia State had so far claimed many lives, particularly that of the security agents.

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Today's Headlines: Security Situation In Abia State, Farouk Lawan Escorted To Prison After Conviction

POLITICS

OPINION: The Significance Of Farouk Lawan 7 Years Imprisonment Over $3 Million Bribe

Before the appointment of Farouk Lawan as the chairman of the ad hoc committee on fuel subsidy in 2012, the lawmaker that was representing Bagwai/Shanono, the federal constituent area of Kano State in the House of Representatives, was one of the shining lights in the Green Chamber.

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OPINION: The Significance Of Farouk Lawan 7 Years Imprisonment Over $3 Million Bribe

JUSTICE

Lawan was sentenced to seven years in prison for accepting a $500,000 bribe from Otedola.

Farouk Lawan, a former member of the House of Representatives, was convicted and sentenced on Tuesday by the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Apo, for demanding a bribe of $3 million and receiving $500,000 from businessman Femi Otedola. He was sentenced to seven years in jail for the first count, seven years for the second count, and five years for the third count.

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Lawan was sentenced to seven years in prison for accepting a $500,000 bribe from Otedola.

JUSTICE

(Opinion) Faroukgate: A sour tale of the tardy Nigerian legal system

News broke recently that Farouk Lawan has been convicted of bribery and corruption and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment by a federal high court sitting in Abuja. While this landmark conviction by the ICPC answers a few questions, it certainly calls into question among other things, the efficacy of our legal system to combat corruption in that this conviction was 9 years in the making!

  5 months ago ago
(Opinion) Faroukgate: A sour tale of the tardy Nigerian legal system