Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Dasukigate: Buhari's Spokesman, Femi Adesina Also Collected N50m

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Further probe into the arms deal has taken a new twist. The Chairman and editor-in-chief of Thisday newspaper, Nduka Obaigbena, on Monday revealed the Nigerian Guild of Editors collected N50 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, in a further widening of the arms purchase scandal. 

Special adviser to President Muhamamdu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, [pictured above] was the President of Nigerian guild of editors at the time. Mr. Obaigbena, who is also The president of Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPA, stated this in a letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, dated December 30, 2015.


The EFCC had last December invited the NPAN president in connection with the ongoing probe into the $2.1 billion arms procurement fund allegedly misappropriated by the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. Mr. Dasuki, alongside some top officials of the Peoples Democratic Party, and other former senior officials are currently being investigated for allegedly receiving the arms fund.

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