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Africa Last Updated: Sep 14, 2018 - 10:53:53 AM


How Halliburton Bribed Top 80 Nigerians Report shows IBB, Abacha, Shonekan, Abubakar and scores of eminent Nigerians took Halliburton bribes
By Sahara Reporters 14/3/10
Sep 13, 2018 - 11:50:02 AM

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Saharareporters has come into possession of a document which shows that several former Nigerian Heads of State, and in some cases their wives, were beneficiaries of Halliburton bribe scandal.
The document, which was addressed to the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on February 20, 2008, lists former Nigerian leaders Ibrahim Bademasi Babangida, General Abdussalam Abubakar, General Sani Abacha and Chief Ernest Shonekan as being among 80 Nigerians who collected inducements in exchange for contract favours at the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas project. 

Maryam Bababangida and Maryam Abacha are also on the list. 

The stunning list, which almost reads like a Who’s Who in Nigeria, contains the names of top civilian and former military leaders, governors, ministers and civil servant.  They were obtained from five notebooks found on 2 September, 2004 in the archives of the London Office of Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) by investigating Halliburton Attorneys.   KBR was the American subsidiary of TSKJ, the consortium which won scandal-tainted contract to build the liquefied natural gas plant in Bonny.  The other companies in the consortium were Technip, from France; Snamprogetti SpA, from Italy; and Japan Gasoline Corp., from Japan. 

In a list where every name stands out, some may be more a little more compelling than others.  They include:

•    Vice Admiral Mike Akhigbe (Chief of Naval Staff under Abacha, Nigeria’s #2 man under Abubakar)
•    Dr. Rilwan Lukman
•    Chief Philip Asiodu (Adviser to Abacha and later to Obasanjo)
•    Gen. Oladipo Diya (Chief of Staff under Abacha)
•    Mike Okigbo
•    Alhaji Aminu Saleh (SGF during the Shonekan administration)
•    Brigadier-General Ibrahim Aliyu
•    Anthony Ani (former Finance Minister)
•    Ismaila Gwarzo (Former National Security Adviser during Abacha Administration)
•    Alhaji Gidado Idris (former Secretary to the Federal Government 1998)
•    Tom Ikimi, Foreign Minister to Abacha
•    Orji Kalu, former Governor
•    Alhaji Babagana Kingibe
•    Ambassador Patrick Dele Cole
•    Lt. Gen. Aliyu Mohammed Gusau
•    Gen. Jeremiah Useni (Rtd.)
•    Jack Chagoury
•    Gilbert Chagoury

As extensive as the list is, more names are likely to follow because, as the report points out, it does not cover the three-year period between 24th March 1995 and 31st March 1998, for which no record was available. That period is significant for many reasons, including the fact that it was on 24 March 1995 that Don Obon Etiebiet handed over to Chief Dan Etete as Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources.

“The period before, during and immediately after the signing of this contract is very significant, as it would give a very realistic picture of related incidents, which occurred within this period,” said the report, noting that Etete was a key player in the scam and had already admitted to collecting money as inducement from Jeffrey Tesler/TSKJ to the investigating Magistrate in Paris.   Saharareporters has been informed that another report is available that may implicate several key officials from the Obasanjo period. 

At a time that Acting President Goodluck Jonathan has been pledging to the world that he will combat corruption in the country, it will be important to see how he reacts to the Halliburton file and many of the other international corruption scandals in which important Nigerians that were named have not been touched.   

 

S/No

Name

Title/Position Held

Present Location

1.

Gen. I.B. Babangida (Rtd.)

Former President/ Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Minna, Niger State.

2.

Mrs. Maryam Babangida

Former First Lady Federal Republic of Nigeria

Minna, Niger State.

3.

Chief Enerst Shonekan

Former Head of the Interim National Government/Former Director of SPDC

Lagos.

4.

Gen. Abubakar Abdulsalami (Rtd.)

Former Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Niger State, Currently on Assignment with The United Nations

5.

Alhaji M. D. Yusufu

Former Chairman NLNG

Lagos-frontline Politician

6.

Mr. T.W. Oerlemans

Former MD/DCE

Australian

7.

Pius Okigbo

Renowned Economist: Headed The Probe Commission on the Gulf Crude Oil Excess sales set up by the Central Bank of Nigeria 1994.

Deceased

8.

Alhaji Aminu Saleh

Secretary to the Federal Government during Shonekan Administration

Bauchi

9.

Chief Don Etiebet

Former Minister of Petroleum and presently National Chairman ANPP

Abuja

10.

Lt. Gen. Aliyu Mohammed Gusau

Presently National Security Adviser to the Obasanjo Administration

Abuja

11.

Edmund Daukoru

Curent Presidential Adviser on Petroleum Matters

Abuja.

12.

Mrs. Victoria Ihonde

Current Director, Ministry of Petroleum Resources

Abuja.

13.

Mrs. Toyin Olakunrin

Presently Chairman Board of the Education Tax Fund, Abuja

Abuja.

14.

Chief Gilbert Temisan Grant

Former top level NNPC Official; Former GED – NNPC

Lekki-Lagos.

15.

Dr. Gabriel Abolade Soyoye

Special Adviser to Philip Asiodu (Petroleum Minister) 1993

 

16.

Amb. Patrick Dele-Cole

Former Ambassador to Brazil , Politician

Currently Presidential Adviser on Political Matters

17.

Dr. E. Ihetu

Former Board Member 1995-1997

 

18.

Onya

NNPC Personnel

 

19.

Gen. Sani Abacha

Former Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Deceased

20.

Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro (Rtd.)

Former Chief of Army Staff during the Babangida Administration

 

21.

Gen. John Shagaya (Rtd.)

Former Field Commandant Ecomog in Laberia

 

22.

Dr. U. J. Itsueli

Presently Chairman Dubri Oil (indigenous Oil Exploration & Production Company

 

23.

Chief Ombu Isokariari

Former MD NAFCON

Port Harcourt

24.

Maj. Gen. G.O. Ejiga (Rtd.)

Former Director NLNG CIRCA 1999

 

25.

Alhaji Babagana Kingibe

Former Ambassador & Minister of External Abacha Administration

Maiduguri

26.

Hakeem Bello-Osagie

Special Assistant to the Former Adviser on Petroleum Resources 1980-81 and former Chairman United of Africa (UBA)

Benin City/Lagos

27.

Enrg. Mrs. J.O. Maduka

Political Appointment as Member of the NNPC Board of Directors 1992-1993

 

28.

Chief Sena Anthony

Current Legal Adviser/General Counsel of NNPC

Abuja.

29.

Eng. Dalhatu A. Bayero

Former NNPC Board Member 1992-1993; Group Executive Director NAPIMS 1993-1995; Group Executive Director (Down Stream) 1993-1995; Group Managing Director 1995-1999

Benin City/Abuja.

30.

Mr. Ogenyi

NNPC Official and member of the Special Committee on Joint Venture Allocations

 

31.

Alhaji I. Dapchi

NNPC Director (Corporate Services) 1992-1999

 

32.

M.A. Olorunfemi

Top Member of NNPC MGT Group Executive (Finance & Admin)1993-1995

 

33.

Mr. Wilfred C. Eze

Top Member of NNPC MGT Group Executive (Finance & Admin)1993-1995

 

34.

Alhaji Umar Baba

Former Minister of Petroleum

Kaduna

35.

Dr. Orji Kalu

Presently Executive Governor of Abia State

Government House Umahia

36.

Gen. Geremiah Useni (Rtd.)

Former FCT Minister Abacha Administration; presently a politician Chairman Board of Trustees of the ANPP

Abuja/Jos

37.

Alhaji Abba Gana

Former Deputy Managing Director NLNG

Abuja/Lagos

38.

Ibrahim Abacha

Gen. Sani Abacha’s Son

Deceased

39.

Gen. Oladipodiya

Chief of General Staff during Abacha Administration

 

40.

Mr. Chamberlain O. Oyinbo

Top NNPC GED UPSTREAM & GAS 1992-1993; GMD NNPC 1993-1995

 

41.

Amb. Judith Attah

Former Ambassador to Italy 1994; Minister for Women Affair 1995-1997

 

42.

Alhaji Abdulkadir Ahmed

Governor Central Bank of Nigeria 1994

Deceased

43.

Chief Anthony Any

Former Finance Minister 1994-1998; Prominent Accountant Country Partner for KPMG

 

44.

Chief O.O. Okwara

NNPC Group Executive Director (Finance 1992-1993

Isolo-Lagos.

45.

Philip Asiodu

National Economic Adviser Abacha Administration; Special Adviser to Obasanjo on Petroleum 1999: Presently Chief Economic Adviser and Chairman, Ecobank

 

46.

Endo SAN

Marubeni Nigeria Ltd; Installed Chairman of Accurary Japan

Plot 1652, Olosa Street , Victoria Island, Lagos .

47.

Alhaji Hamman Tukur

Presently Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission

Abuja

48.

Mr. S.J. Ollerearnshaw

Former MD NLNG/SHELL; Staff NLNG

Australian

49.

Chief Dan Etete

Former Minister of Petroleum Under Abacha Administration

France

50.

Engineer B. Soyode

Former Senior NNPC Official; Retired and now owns Consultancy Firm B. A. Soyode & Co.

 

51.

Dr. Akin Ogunleye

Retired NNPC Senior Official

 

52.

Chief Tom Ikim

Former Minister for External Affairs during the Abacha Administration

 

53.

Alhaji Gidado Idris

Secretary to the Federal Government 1998

 

54.

Engr. Sola Alabi

Currently NNPC

Abuja

55.

Alhaji Ismaila Gwarzo

Former National Security Adviser during Abacha Administration

Kano

56.

Mrs. Maryam Abacha

Late Gen. Abacha’s Wife; former First Lady Federal Republic of Nigeria

Kano

57.

Brigadier Gen. Halilu Akilu

Former Director of Military Intelligence during the I.B.Babangida Administration

 

58.

Gen. Abdullahi Mohammed

Presently Chief of Staff to the Obasanjo Administration; Former National Security Adviser to Gen. Abdullami Abubakar (1998-1999)

Abuja

59.

Major Hamza El-Mustapha

Chief Security Officer to Abacha

DMI-Lagos

60.

Brig. General Ibrahim Aliyu

Former Chairman of NICON 1998

 

61.

Dr. Edmund Ayoola

Top NNPC Management, Former MD NDPC (NNPC) Subsidiary. Presently Member NNPC Board and GED E & P

Abuja/Lagos.

62.

Gen. Anthony Ukpo (Rtd)

Former Rivers State Governor

Port Harcourt

63.

Group Captain Samuel Ewang

Former Rivers State Governor

 

64.

Ismaila Usman

Deputy Governor of the CBN, Minister of Finance 1998

 

65.

Dr. Tunde Soleye

Medical Director turned Businessman; Close Confidante of General Abdulsalami Abubakar (Former Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

66.

Christ Akerele

Chairman Chorus Energy UK Plc

 

67.

Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi

Former Head of Nigerian Security Organization (NSO) during the Gen. Buhari Administration

 

68.

Philip Chukwu

Dan Etete’s Personal Assistant

 

69.

Engr. Bunu Sherrif Musa

Former Minister of Industries, Power and Steel

Maiduguri

70.

Dr. Rilwan Lukman

Former Minister of Petroleum during the Babangida regime: also the Special Adviser on Petroleum to President Abdulsalami Abubakar 1998-1999

 

71.

Aret Adams

MD NNPC 1985-1990: served as Special Adviser on Petroleum to President Abdulsalami Abubakar 1998-1999

Deceased

72.

Vice Admiral Mike Akhigbe

Chief of Naval Staff under the Abacha regime. Also Chief of General Staff 9Second in Command) to Abdulsalami Abubakar Administration

 

73.

Faruk Iya

Former Company Secretary NNPC and was Board Member NLNG

 

74.

Ambassador Hassan Adamu

Former Minister of Industries during the Abdulsalami Abubakar Administration; Former Chairman of NAFCON and the Nigerian Ambassador to United States

 

75.

Prince Nzekwe

 

 

76.

Gen. Adeyosun

 

 

77.

Jasper Jumbo

 

 

78.

Jack Chagoury

C & C Nig. Ltd

 

79.

Gilbert Chagoury

C & C Nig. Ltd

 

80.

Mohammed Atiku

 

 


Source:Ocnus.net 2018

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