https://youtu.be/oxlNeZ--a7c?t=2 There is more to be heard and seen as regards the case of suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, this is according to a statement from the presidency. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics that Nigerians should prepare for surprises as the panel probing the suspended chairman is getting set to submit a report of its findings. Mr Shehu said the Justice Ayo Salami-led panel has been updating the President on some of their findings, noting that Nigerians will be amazed as to the content of the panel’s report. He said President Buhari is recognized internationally for his
Embattled Acting Chairman of the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, yesterday spent the second day answering questions from members of a presidential panel headed by Justice Ayo Isa Salami. Vanguard learnt yesterday that the acting EFCC chairman might have been suspended, but this could not be confirmed at press time. However, a Presidency source said anybody elevated to the position of EFCC chairman must be above suspicion. A Presidency source told Vanguard yesterday that the interrogation of the anti-graft boss was to give him opportunity to clear himself of weighty allegations. The source maintained that the investigation of the EFCC boss was to reinforce the Buhari administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability, and
Ifedayo Abegunde, immediate past Secretary to the Ondo State Government, who resigned his position on Monday, has alleged that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu didn't win the 2016 governorship election in the state as declared. Abegunde had on Monday morning tendered his resignation following a cold war between him and Governor Akeredolu. He opened up on his resignation and issues between him and the governor in on a programme on Crest 87.7 Fm, which was monitored by our correspondent in Akure. He said some "moneybags" in the All Progressives Congress including himself rigged Akeredolu into power in 2016 by manipulating the election result in his favour. According to him, Akeredolu lost the 2016 governorship poll to the then Peoples Democ...
Chairman of All Progressives Congress National Campaign Council for Edo State governorship election and governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has boasted that his committee will dismantle the Peoples Democratic Party rigging machine in the September 19, 2020 poll. Speaking to newsmen at the APC Secretariat after the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee inaugurated his committee, Ganduje disclosed how the APC would place Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in an ‘isolation centre’ and win the election before he recovers. The PDP had named Wike the chairman of its campaign council for the elections. He said the PDP had poached Governor Godwin Obaseki because they needed access to the state’s treasury in order to pro
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has been issued a new certificate by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Governor Obaseki reportedly served in the National Youth Service Corps in 1980 but had an error on the certificate issued to him as his surname read Obasek instead of Obaseki Recall that this was one of the reasons his former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) allegedly disqualified him from participating in the party’s primary election. Obaseki then wrote the NYSC to demand rectification of the error and re-issuance of the certificate. And in a letter dated June 19, 2020, signed by Okonofua K N, on behalf of the NYSC Director-General, said the scheme had carried out an investigation and found that there is a need for re-issuance of the certific
The wife of Benue State Governor, Eunice Ortom has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a statement she personally signed on Friday night, the First Lady said tests conducted on her came out positive. The First Lady also noted that her son and some staff too were infected by the virus, adding that she has gone into total isolation and has commenced treatment. “A few moments ago this evening, I received my result from the tests earlier carried out on me by NCDC personnel on routine screening at Government House, Makurdi which returned that I, my son, and some staff are COVID-19 positive. “We have from this moment, gone into total isolation as required by the protocol and would immediately begin the management treatment as advised by medical ex
The House of Representatives at plenary on Thursday passed for second reading a Bill which seeks an amendment to Currency Conversion (Freezing Orders) Act, to strip the president the power to order the forfeiture of moveable and immovable assets and vest such powers on the judge of a High Court. The proposed legislation entitled a ‘Bill for an Act to Amend the Currency Conversion (Freezing Orders) Act Cap. C43, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to give discretionary powers to the Judge of a High Court, to order forfeiture of assets of affected persons and for related matters’, was sponsored by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Ahmed Idris. Leading a debate on the general principles of the bill, Idris said with the amendment, discretionary power previously gr
Over seven hundred suspected fake appointment letters have been discovered in the Bayelsa State Civil Service. Already, some of the syndicates involved in the employment racketeering have been arrested. The Chairman of Bayelsa State Civil Service Commission, Dr. Peter Singabele, stated this after he received the report of the Committee on Verification of Appointment Letters inaugurated by the Bayelsa State Civil Service Commission. The committee headed by the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Mightyman Aye Dikuro, was inaugurated in March, 2020. Dr. Singabele, noted that most of the syndicates operated with some officials at the Civil Service Commission and the State Treasury. According to the State Civil Service Commission Chairman, the synd...
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, said that the recently developed Economic Sustainability Plan, aimed at stimulating the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, will extend protection to very poor Nigerians and other vulnerable groups through pro-poor spending. The President spoke in a recorded video message to a virtual high-level UN meeting on trends, options and strategies in poverty eradication across the world. The event took place at UN headquarters in New York, Tuesday and also served as the official inauguration of the Alliance for Poverty Reduction (APE), an initiative of the President of the General Assembly, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande. Warning that COVID-19 pandemic risks reversing decades of progress achieved in the efforts to eradicate poverty glo...
https://i2.wp.com/www.pmnewsnigeria.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/List-of-non-career-ambassadors-3.jpg?w=477&ssl=1 Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has presented the list of 42 ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for approval. One of the nominees from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, was appointed as career ambassador, while the rest are non-career nominees. Former minister, Ademola Seriki (Lagos) made the list, while former Managing Director, The Guardian, Debo Adesina (Oyo) is also on the list. Also on the list is Omo Djebah, a former ThisDay editor. Dare Sunday-Awoniyi (Kogi), among others was also nominated by the President. Senator Philip Aduda raised a Point of Order on the omission of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the list of Non-C