Meet the Nigerians Exposed By the Leaked Panama Papers


The Panama Papers, created by Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider, Mossack Fonseca, are 11.5 million leaked documents that detail financial and identity information for more than 214,488 offshore entities. It is the biggest leak in the history of journalism. It implicated more than 100 Nigerians.

The leak reveals how the rich and powerful hide their wealth, avoid sanctions and evade taxes. Recently, the Prime Minister of Iceland was forced to resign after his wife was implicated by the papers. The source of the leak, code-named ‘John Doe’ was motivated by what he saw as income inequality’.

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“Banks, financial regulators and tax authorities have failed. Decisions have been made that have spared the wealthy while focusing instead on reining in middle- and low-income citizens.”


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Bukola Saraki, Senate President, one of the many implicated by the Papers.

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More to Come: On Monday, May 9 the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will release the Panama Papers database, which will likely be the largest ever release of data on secret offshore companies and the people behind them. While we wait for those, these are the names of the Nigerians involved:

  • Globacom, Mike Adenuga, Chairman of Globacom, Charmian Conoil.
  • Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sadiq Sani Bello
  • Late Ooni of Ife, Okunade Sijuwade
  • Joseph Arumemi-Johnson and wife, Mary, Chairman of Arik Airlines.
  • Andy Uba, Anambra, serving senator from Anambra state.
  • Ibrahim Gobir, serving senator from Sokoto.
  • Wale Tinubu, CEO Oando
  • Rasheed Gbadamosi, former minister and ex-chairman, PPPRA
  • Babatunde Morakinyo, associate of Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki
  • Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s senate president
  • Diepreye, Alamieyeseigha, former governor of Bayelsa State
  • TB Joshua, founder and pastor of SCOAN
  • David Mark, former senate president and serving senator
  • Oluwatoyin Saraki, wife of senate president
  • Mariya Dantata, mother of Aliko Dangote
  • Evelyn Joshua, wife of TB Joshua
  • Yetunde Adenuga, wife of Wale Adenuga
  • Theophilus Danjuma, retired general and former minister of defence
  • James Ibori, former governor of Delta state
  • Adeyinka Adekunle Ojora, Director, Royal Exchange
  • Aliko Dangote, chairman, Dangote Group
  • Ibrahim Damcida, late billionaire, died in 2012 Dana plane crash
  • Ayokonnu Tajudeen, Owner Capital Development Solutions
  • Babajide Balogun, chairman, Primrose Development Company
  • Betty Worgu, GED, Oil and Industrial Services, Nigeria
  • Captain Adekunle Harrison, president, Hark Air Limited
  • Alex Duduyemi, Chairman, Bolex Holding
  • Tunde Oshunrinde, Member, PDP Board of Trustees
  • Uj Itsueli, Chairman, Dubril Oil Company
  • Yemi Oke
  • Edward, Keniwenimo Etete, former Minister of Petroleum
  • Emmanuel Ojei, Chairman, Nuel Ojei Limited
  • Kehinde Durosinmi-Etti, Former MD, Skye Bank
  • Funsho Moses, Kupolokun, former Group Manager, NNPC
  • Kolawole Aluko, an associate of ex-petroleum minister, Allison Madueke
  • Laolu Saraki, brother of Bukola Saraki
  • Afolabi Caxton-Martins, managing director, ACAS Law, Lagos
  • Mallam Bello Gwandu, former managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority
  • Timi Austen Peters, managing director, Austen Peters
  • Uchenna and Anne Ekwueme
  • George Igboegwu, manager, Western Oil and Gas
  • Victor Akpenyi, CEO Zeroids Engineering Konsult
  • Mumuni Degazau, CEO Triquest Energy
  • Hakim Bello Osagie, Chairman Etisalat Nigeria
  • Ola Rosigji, Group manager, Lexcel Group
  • Sayyu Dantata, CEO MRS Holdings Limited
  • Nero Asibelua, Nero Asibelua Foundation
  • Obi Asika, former adviser to Goodluck Jonathan
  • Zainab Abdurrahman, former manager, NNPC Retail Limited
  • Nimuola Coker, former special adviser to Babatunde Fashola
  • Olanrewaju Olamuyiwa, Ecobank
  • Anne Kadiya, wife of former minister, John Kadiya
  • E. A Elebute, chairman Jardin International
  • Rotimi Dosekun, Fairshores Limited
  • Solomon Dada Thomas, Fairshores Limited
  • Et Cetera.
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