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#Stellagate: Presidential panel secretly submits report of its investigation to Pres. Jonathan

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#Stellagate: Presidential panel secretly submits report of its investigation to Pres. Jonathan

By Ayobami Olopade

All eyes are now on President Goodluck Jonathan to see his next course of action in the controversy around the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah over the alleged purchase of two bullet-proof BMW cars for about N255 million for her by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), as the administrative panel set up to investigate the scandal has ‘secretly’ submitted its findings.

Though the committee, chaired by Alhaji Isa Bello, former Head of Service of the Federation, with other members such as Col. Sambo Dasuki, the National Security Adviser and Air Vice Marshal Dick Iruenebere, was given a deadline which elapsed on Monday, it eventually submitted its report on Wednesday, two days after the deadline.

When the panel was set up to look into the allegations, there were fears in some quarters that the Presidency was only playing to the gallery on the issue. Unlike what happened in Ghana where a minister was sacked for declaring an intention which didn’t go down well with the populace, Nigeria’s Stella Oduah still made it as part of the President’s entourage to Israel even after the scandal was leaked..

Nigerians would be expecting action or at least a statement from the president next week.

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