EFCC’s ability to prove its case could prove more challenging than officials boasted, as Mr. Tinubu tucked his deals and assets in complex layers of financial manoeuvring.
The president suspended the controversial Ruga policy in July 2019, but not before the country had been plunged into financial liabilities.
The former chief of army staff’s underhand dealings while heading critical positions within the army hierarchy underscored the depth of untamed corruption in the military.
Adedayo Akintoye’s discreet ownership of lavish assets reflects a meshing of civil service and luxury lifestyles now increasingly seen amongst government officials in Nigeria.
It was unclear if the position was influenced by the Nigerian first lady, who has long departed for Dubai after becoming disillusioned with her husband’s lacklustre regime.
The Buhari regime has persevered in its provocative culture of skewing federal positions of interest in favour of his tribe and cronies, despite his repeated denials.
Officials said Mr. Ahmad, a presidency social media surrogate, was gleeful about his new appointment at DPR, despite lacking vital training in hydrocarbon regulations.
As his desperation to shield himself and associates from accountability grows, the president has been making appointments that alarm even people within his government.
Abdulaziz Yari was nicknamed the ‘loaded governor’ for his flamboyant waste of public funds, even as he led one of the most deprived states in Nigeria.
David Umahi was given a chance to govern the poorest state in southern Nigeria. But expanding his own pocket has been his priority from day one.