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Another Illegal Withdrawal Of $1.3 Billion Linked To Jonathan And Diezani

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered and traced another withdrawal of $1.3 billion from the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to former President Goodluck Jonathan and the former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allision-Madueke.

According to reports, the withdrawal which has neither the approval of the National Assembly nor that of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, was allegedly for tackling kidnapping and other security challenges in the Niger Delta.

There are claims that the former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is also unaware of the deductions from the NNPC accounts.

Okonjo-Iweala  was said to only rely on a memo from ex-President without focusing on the board of the NNPC.

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Akin Akingbala is an international journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. Aside being happily married, he has interests in music, sports and loves traveling.

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