Politics

How Ibrahim Magu used ‘Pastors’ to launder funds abroad

A report by the Presidential Probe Panel has shown details of how Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), allegedly used a cleric to launder funds abroad. Magu is currently being interrogated by the panel headed by retired Justice Ayo Salami over allegations of lack of transparency in managing recovered assets and mismanagement of EFCC. A copy of the report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Saturday in Abuja disclosed that the founder of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, Abuja, Dr Emmanuel Omalewas was used by Magu to launder funds. Omale’s name was uncovered through an investigative report on EFCC’s activities by the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and mentioned in the final report of the P...

PDP leader commends Ondo Chief Justice over decision on Ajayi’s impeachment threat

The National Youth Coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Usman Okai Austin, has commended the Chief Justice of Ondo State, Justice Mrs O.O Akeredolu for rejecting a request by the Ondo State House of Assembly to set up a probe panel against the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi. Recall that Justice Olarenwaju Akeredolu had on Friday declined the request by the Ondo State House of Assembly to set up a probe panel against the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi. According to her, the request of the Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun, did not meet the constitutional requirements needed to impeach the embattled Deputy Governor. Reacting to the development, Austin slammed the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu Aketi, for attempting to manoeuvre the obtainability of democracy and the Nigerian r...

I took hydroxychloroquine, I feel well – Brazil President

President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who tested positive for coronavirus has announced that he is very well. Bolsonaro said this on his weekly Facebook live on Thursday at his official residence. The President had dismissed the seriousness of the virus and described it as mere flu since the beginning of the pandemic. Bolsonaro had criticized containment measures ordered by governors, health minister in Brazil despite the country being second most hit with Coronavirus behind the United States. Bolsonaro on Thursday said he started taking one hydroxychloroquine tablet every day after he started feeling unwell and now he is ‘very well’. The drug, originally tested to fight malaria, has been suggested as a treatment for COVID-19 in many countries but has not been formally approved. “I’m saying...

I will defeat Trump and win US 2020 presidential race, Kanye West

US rapper, Kanye West has vowed to win the 2020 presidential race. Speaking in an interview with Forbes and published on Wednesday, the music star announced that he no longer supported President Donald Trump. Recall that West over the weekend announced that he would run for president in 2020. He emphasized that he entered the presidential race to win it. Making reference to Trump’s trademark, red, “Make American great again“ baseball caps, Kanye said: “I am taking the red hat off, with this interview. “Like anything I’ve ever done in my life, I’m going to win”, he added. This is not the first time the rapper and husband to Kim Kardashian will be making his intention to run for the president.   CREDIT:DAILYPOST.NG

They want to put mark of the beast in us,

Popular rapper, Kanye West, has shared his opinion on the research for a vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) Kanye, who recently announced plans to join the 2020 US presidential race, insinuated that he had Coronavirus sometime in February. Speaking with Forbes, Kanye narrating his experience said: “Shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it. “I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!” When asked about COVID-19 vaccine, Kanye said he’s very cautions, adding that it could be the mark of the beast. According to him, he senses a conspiracy with COVID-19 vaccine to put chips in everyone and make sure no one enters the gates of Heaven. “So many of our children are be...

Nwajiuba warns Southeast against ‘Igbo presidency

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, has cautioned the Southeast against the campaign for Igbo presidency. Nwajiuba said there was no time in the history of Nigeria that the presidency was ceded to a particular ethnic group based on tribe, hence the Southeast should be careful over the term Igbo presidency. Nwajiuba said: “Anybody talking about Igbo presidency should be careful because there was never a time we heard about Hausa presidency. When the Yoruba were contesting, we did not hear of Yoruba presidency, why is our own different? “There is no time people involved in politics will cede a position to anybody. “Anyday you bring out an aspirant that is acceptable to other Nigerians, that is the day you indeed want the position of president in Nigeria. All you need is majo...

Why Senate didn’t declare Orji Kalu’s seat vacant – Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu’s seat in the Senate was not declared vacant because it was the right thing to do. Lawan made the comment on Tuesday when he received some leaders of thought from Abia. Kalu was the Senate Chief Whip when a Lagos court sentenced him to 12 years imprisonment in December 2019. But Kalu, a former Abia governor, was released after a Supreme Court judgment. Lawan stated that no one could convince the lawmakers that somebody should take the Abia North seat. The leader of the legislature reminded that Kalu was on several appeals until he exhausted all the opportunities available to him. Lawan noted that the Red Chamber “did not even appoint an acting Chief Whip. The Deputy Chief Whip continued to play that role until he (Kalu) was r...

I confronted and exposed magu to Osinbajo – Ozekhome

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mike Ozekhome, has claimed that he wrote vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo in 2017, giving several warnings that the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was looting funds. Magu was on Tuesday, suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, after he was arrested and detained by security operatives in Abuja on Monday. Magu’s travails was followed by a memo by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, in which Magu was accused of mishandling the recovered loot and selling seized assets to associates. In a statement on Tuesday, Ozekhome said he wrote Osinbajo who was acting president at the time about Magu. It read in part: “I wrote a public letter in 2017, to the then acting president, Prof Yemi O...

Rotimi Amaechi Former Governor of Rivers State, has raised an alarm over plans by a certain group to rope him into litigation in the All Progressives Congress He opened up following President Buhari’s order for all members to withdraw all litigations for or against the party as the APC moves to reconcile angry members. According to Him, the individuals sponsoring what he called the, false, ill-conceived narrative are warned to immediately desist from their evil plot, adding that he is not unaware of their sponsors and paymasters. The Minister of Transportation in a statement by his Media Office, on Friday said the unnamed group is plotting to tarnish his image by alleging he has a phantom interest in a court case involving the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State. He warned the a...

Atiku reacts as Governors Okowa, Akeredolu, Ikpeazu test to COVID-19

Former Peoples Democratic Party, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has sent a message to state governors undergoing COVID-19 treatments. Atiku wished Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State quick recovery. In a tweet, Atiku urged families of the governors to be strong. “My thoughts and prayers and those of my family are with Gov. @IAOkowa, Gov Okezie Ikpeazu and Gov @RotimiAkeredolu and their families and all those currently undergoing treatment for COVID-19. Be strong and get well soon. -AA,” he tweeted. Recall that Okowa had on Wednesday announced that he and his wife tested positive for coronavirus. The governor had disclosed this via his Twitter handle. Also, Akeredolu had on Tuesday said he tested positive f...

Why I’ll never support Obaseki – PDP chieftain, Kassim Afegbua

A former Commissioner for Information in Edo State and chieftain of the PDP, Prince Kassim Afegbua has vowed never to support the party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in the State, Godwin Obaseki. Afegbua, who expressed displeasure in the manner Obaseki became the party’s candidate, said he would not support him for the second term in office. The former Commissioner said this on Monday when he appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today in Abuja. “At least, I am bold enough to come out in the open and say that I will not support Obaseki. It would have been different if I was hiding or pretending to be supporting him and doing some damages,” he said. According to him, his position on Obaseki was not borne out of greed, resentment or hatred, but because of the unde...

Ortom reacts to Obaseki’s emergence as Edo PDP governorship candidate

Samuel Ortom,The Benue State Governor has congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, for emerging as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the State governorship election. Recall that Obaseki had with 1952 votes clinched the ticket on Thursday out of the total accredited 2,024, 72 votes. Ortom in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, said Obaseki’s victory in the peaceful and transparent primaries affirmed the internal democracy within PDP and the party’s capacity to provide greater development to Edo people under the present administration. He expressed optimism that Governor Obaseki will maximize the goodwill and confidence Edo people have in him and continue to selflessly serve them in the next four years. Ortom, therefore, called on the people of Edo State ...

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