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Former Justice Minister, Bello Adoke Courts Chief Justice In Desperate Bid To Retain Position


Street Journal’s investigations have revealed that the former Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke is one of the Ministers that seem sure of retaining their positions in the Federal Executive Cabinet. Street Journal found out that the former Minister who has a strong alliance with Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, the Chief Justice of Nigeria might have used the closeness to the judge to his advantage, knowing fully well that the CJN can pull strings for him in the Presidency.
Both men were on a trip to England recently and it was evident that the former Attorney General not only held the Chief Judge in a high esteem, he was also probably looking for a favour from him. Investigations revealed that he picked the bills for most of the judge’s shopping and he continuously referred to him as “my father”.
It will be recalled that the Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission’s attempt to probe an alleged fraud of about N 6 billion at the National Judicial Institute was stalled when Bello Adoke (SAN)apparently acting on instructions sent Dr. Uriah Angulu, the then Acting Charmin of the ICPC on terminal leave. Justice Katsina-Alu happens to be the Chairman of the National Judicial Institute’s governing council. There are feelings in some quarters that Adoke and the Chief Justice are in a mutually benefiting relationship and that now, it is payback time for Adoke for the favour he did to the CJN the last time.
Meanwhile investigations conducted by Street Journal have shown that some Former Ministers are likely to be returned to their duty posts in the Federal Executive Cabinet, they include the Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison Maduekwe, Foreign Affairs Minister, Odein Ajumogobia and Mohammed Bello Adoke. Street Journal gathered that there is a high probability that Dr. Olusegun Aganga might be replaced by Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala. It is also likely that Professor Ruquayattu Ahmed Rufa’i returns as the Minister of Education.

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