EFCC freezes accounts of Akwa Ibom government

Post Views: 31  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen the bank accounts of the Akwa Ibom state government. A top official of the government disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday. The source said Udom Emmanuel, the governor, and accountant-general of the state were shocked by the development. The report of the freezing of Akwa Ibom government accounts happened 24 hours after the commission blocked those of Benue government. Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the anti-graft agency, did not respond to inquiries by The Cable.    

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Aniocha Oshimili Constituency: Anene makes case for Elumelu, says Mrakpor has failed

Post Views: 33  Onome Prosper  A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, in Delta State, Elder Anene Chigbue has carpeted the the member representing the Aniocha Oshimili Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Onyemaechi Mrakpor, for not been able to attract any development to the constituency. Speaking with journalists in Asaba, the Delta state capital, Elder Anene said with the poor performance of Hon. Mrakpor there is the need for a more capable and experienced legislature, in the person of Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumulu, who represented the constituency before be allowed…

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Vee-pee Osinbajo sacks Lawal Daura, DSS boss

Post Views: 38  In what appears to be a twist to the siege on the National Assembly by security operatives on Tuesday, the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has sacked the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Lawal Daura. The DSS and the police had locked down the National Assembly on Tuesday, even as the Senate leadership had scheduled a meeting to hold in the chambers in the afternoon. Lawmakers who came with the hope of attending the meeting were denied entry into the Assembly by the security operatives. Lawmakers…

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Defections not a threat to APC – Hon Saka

Post Views: 28 By Suraju Raji Lagos A lawmaker representing Ikorudu constituency in Lagos House of Assembly, Hon Saka Sholaja Nurudeen, has asserted that defection by same legislators in the National House of Assembly to PDP and ADP does not constitute a threat to victory of All Progressive Party(APC) in Lagos and Nigeria in general. Hon Saka Sholaja Nurudeen who spoke exclusively to the reporter in his office said ”Ikorodu residents are all memberS of APC and consequently people should expect more votes to APC than the previous election. Speaking…

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Lagos: Why sister ‘hired’ assassins to ‘kill’ for N4.5m

Post Views: 41 The Lagos State police command has arrested four persons for allegedly attempting to assassinate a 60-year-old woman, Gladys Osaigbovo-Omon. The suspects have allegedly confessed that they were contracted to kill the woman by her younger sister who is based in the United Kingdom. They also confessed that they were given part-payment of N500,000, leaving a balance of N4.5 million. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police,  Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the suspects, said on July 26, the Divisional Police Officer, Igando police station, CSP Taiwo Kasumu, and his team rounded…

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Woman ‘fakes’ self-kidnap, daughter to dupe husband N15m

Post Views: 34 The police yesterday paraded a 45-year-old woman, Hadijat Kabir for allegedly faking kidnap of herself and her sick daughter, Hamidat, 18, in order to fleece her husband of N15 million. Mrs Kabir was arrested alongside Ahmed Kudos, 29, who allegedly negotiated ransom with the woman’s husband, Alhaji Kabir Muraino as well as the wife of a native doctor, Adijat Rufai, 39, said to be a member of the gang. According to Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal, the native doctor, Wasiu Rufai, Luqmon Ahmed and one Jossy were being…

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Free float deficiency: NSE grants extension to erring listed companies

Post Views: 31 By www.businessamlive.com Lagos The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has once again extended the deadline of compliance for companies that have free float deficiencies. The NSE requires that companies listed on its ASEM Board maintain a free float equivalent to 15 percent of market capitalization, while the requirement for Main Board listed companies is 20 percent of market capitalization. For companies on the Premium Board it is 20 percent of market capitalization or above N40 billion on the date the Exchange receives the issuer’s application to list. According…

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Group vows to defend democracy, pushes for active participation of youths in politics

Post Views: 39 By Onome Prosper  A one day seminar / sensitization  programme tagged; “The true face of democracy and grassroots mobilization” put together by Advance Guard for Grassroots Democracy, has ended in Asaba, the Delta State capital with a call on the youths to rise up and demand accountability from political office holders. The guest lecturer at the event which drawn participants across the Asaba and beyond, Barr. Philip Nwokolo, regretted that Nigeria democracy excludes proper grassroots participation, making it impossible for the citizens to feel the impact of…

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CRS : Gov Ayade, Others dismiss defection rumours to APC By Ita Akpan

Post Views: 47 Ita Akpan Calabar Rumors fling the air concerning the possible defection of three serving governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC were on Friday being dismissed by officials and party stakeholders. Governor Ben Ayade, one of the three governors quoted in the reports dismissed the speculations in its entity saying, his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari was centered specifically on governance and not on politics as it is generally imply. The other two governors, in the defected news…

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Okowa bags NOC merit award

Post Views: 26 … Says award will inspire him to do more  By Onome Prosper FOR his outstanding roles in the development of sports in the country, Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has bagged Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Merit Award. In a colourful award ceremony held in Asaba, President of NOC, Engr Habu Gumel personally presented the award to the governor at the ceremony which also, saw such notables personalities as Rt. Hon. Sir Adetokumbo Ademola, Sir Awotire Eleyae, late Alhaji Babayo Shehu, Chief Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo, Blessing…

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