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BREAKING NEWS: A Day After Leaving Office, EFCC Arrests Rochas Okorocha, Wife |RN

Former governor of Imo stateRochas Okorocha and his wife Nneoma Nkechi

By Ike A. Offor

The Economic and Financial Crime Commision has stormed the house of the ex-governor of Imo state Rochas Okorocha and his wife Nkechi Nneoma.

The outgoing governor of Imo state predicted on Wednesday about his arrest when he was warning that being a governor is like a sheild, but once you leave office, the mask and shield are removed. It is as if he knew what was coming to him.

He also as in a preemptive move warned the incoming governor, H.E. Emeka Ihedioha not to try to fight him that he will fight back.

The EFCC has also sealed his Eastern Palm University at Ogboko.

This is a developing story. Details later……

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Nigerian Leaders Stop Sleeping, Nigerians Need Leaders Who are Ready To Work And Corrupt-free – Trump

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By Eric Patrick,

The American president Donald J Trump again blasts Nigerian government for their inability to deliver and protect the lives of its people.

Trump had kick against the killings of innocent Nigerians in the country especially in the northern part of Nigeria by bandits.

According to him the Nigerian government must stop sleeping and find everlasting solution to the crisis that is taking thousands of lives, Trump also says that the poor are the ones facing the insecurity crisis most,’ adding that their lives are more exposed to jeopardy than the rich.

In a brief conclave with journalists the American president also condemned the Canadian citizen who was recently kidnapped in Nigeria by gunmen, pleading with the Nigerian federal government to take immediate action to save the Canadian citizen.

In the pass four years till date Nigerian have been going through a lot facing challenges like, insecurity, poor economy, corruption, lack of education and employment.

“Nigerians need leaders who are ready to work, who are ready to deliver when call to power, leaders who are corrupt-free, Nigerians need leaders who listen to the cry of the people, the Nigerian government must stop sleeping.

Americans are not perfect but we are working so hard to remain the world number-one and I know many African countries are looking up to Nigeria so their leaders should stop working for their selfish interest Trump says.

Trump also talked about president Buhari 10 day visit to the UK adding that, it is wrong for a president to travel without handing over power to his vice and not notifying the people he serves to know about his foreign trip.

Nigeria is a nice country recognized in the world, the country would have been second most powerful and most wealthy country in the world if not for the corruption that have taken over the minds of its leaders.

“However Donald Trump says, in the history of Nigeria leadership, the present government happens to be the worst ever. A government who don’t take legal actions to stop the killings of its people. The only government who don’t attack on terrorist but unleashed attack on innocent Nigerians. The only government who negotiate with terrorist, its time Nigerians need to rise and kick out bad government and fight for their pride.

 

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Yusuf Buhari Emerges As 4th Richest Child Of A Sitting President — Forbes

Son of Nigerian president, Yusuf Buhari

Forbes is about to publish a list of the richest president’s/despot’s kids on the planet and Yusuf Buhari made it to number 4 with a net worth of $2.3bn US dollars . Not bad when you consider that Yusuf’s father has only been President for 4years and that majority of the top ten rich kids have had the privilege of having their daddies in power for an average of 10yrs straight.

Yusuf also is the second richest African to make the billionaire thief club with daughter of Angolan president being the only other African to beat him to score 3rd on the list with a net worth of $10bn.

The daughter of late Venezuelan socialist dictator, Hugo Chavez topped the list with a whooping net worth (or should we say loot) of $6bn to dust Yusuf.

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SHOCKING: Nigerian Trains Lightings, ACs Are Powered With Mobile Generators |RN

By Leading Reporters

Nigeria is a country that spring surprises when one least expect them. This time, the controversial Minister of Transport, Rotimi Ameachi may not have the means to justify why the lightings and air conditioners in the train coaches plying Abuja to Kaduna and other parts of Nigeria are powered with generators after plunging billions of dollars, mostly loans from China on the project.
Kubwa Rail station signage
That is aside the fact that all signage in the stations in Kubwa is written in Chinese Language. Could there be an underlying message to this? Could it be that the Chinese Government has taken over the management of the railway stations? No one knows. This is a government that thrives in secrecy and denials. But pictures, they say don’t lie.
An investigation was launched after LeadingReporters overhead some foreigners mocking Nigeria railway system as being the most ridiculous railway system in Africa.

The foreigners, who disembarked from the coach and hired an Uber Taxi to the city center were heard mocking Nigeria and the Minister of Transport on how Nigeria uses generating sets to power the lighting and the air conditioners in the coaches after plunging billions of Dollars in the project.

Our investigation revealed that the power generating sets are kept in the second coaches of the train from where it powers the lightings and Air conditioners.
Furthermore, it was learnt by our investigation team that fraud and ticket racketeering among the vendors have become a norm.

“The vendors remit daily and weekly returns to their Ogas both in the Ministry of Transport and in the company that manages the train”. A source said.

One of the vendors who was accosted and paid by our Reporter to reveal the behind-the-scene activities in the station stated that ticket racketeering has become a thriving business in the station.
“All we do is to hoard the tickets till few minutes to the departure of the train. At that point, customers who want to desperately travel will buy the ticket (which is ordinarily sold at N1,500) at any rate you give it to them. Most politicians can pay any amount you tell them. So, all we need is to get information from their aides that Ogas would be travelling, we would make it available to them for as much as N15,000 to N20,000. They pay with ease and in some cases; leave some “change” for the boys. Once you sort out the Ogas in the office, you can go home and sleep as a rich guy”

While government is claiming massive investment in the transport (rail) sector for which billions of Dollars have been taken as loan from Chinese Government, it should be noted that Nigeria railway system is the most archaic and out of trend railway system in Africa. Ghana, South Africa, Ethopia, Benin Republic, Rwanda and most other African countries have more innovative rail system than Nigeria, even though Nigeria spends more than these countries in the so-called rail transport innovation.

While we wallow in the self-belief that we are making headways in our transport system, it should be noted that those who benefit from our ineptitude and mediocrity are laughing at us.

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IGP Adamu Plots To Move Police Public Relations School From Kwara To His Home State

There is palpable anxiety over a plan to relocate the Nigerian Police School of Public Relations in Ilorin, capital of Kwara State, to Nasarawa, the home state of the Acting Inspector General Police, Mohammed Adamu.

The construction works going on in the school has been suspended pending further directives from the police hierarchy.

Situated on a vast land lawfully owned by the Nigerian Police in Ilorin, NPSPR is among key infrastructural projects captured in the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery Growth Plan of 2017 to 2020.

Documents obtained by PRNigeria indicated that the Police School of PR School project, which was conceived by the Police Management in 2017, was approved by the Presidency and captured in the 2018 Budget by the National Assembly.

The former IGP Ibrahim Idris had in July 2017 inaugurated a Committee of Professionals, Senior Police Officers and Force Public Relations Officer to set up the Nigeria Police Public Relations School.
With the endorsement of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, the police management team approved a memo from the then Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, on the establishment of the school in Ilorin and the appointment of CP Emmanuel Ojukwu (retd) as the Provost.

The contract for the project was awarded and payment made to the contractor who immediately commenced the construction of the structures that included auditoriums, classrooms, offices and other facilities in the school.

The ground-breaking foundation laying ceremony of the school in Kulende area of Ilorin was performed by Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Works, Olalekan Oladipupo, in the presence of eminent personalities, including retired top police officers and traditional rulers.

Receiving top police delegation in his palace after the foundation laying ceremony, the Emir of Ilorin, Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, praised the Federal Government for siting the image-making school in Kwara State and pledged the support of the people in ensuring the speedy completion of the project in the Emirate.

Ojukwu said the school project was a further confirmation of the desire of the leadership to bequeath to the police and the entire nation a platform for the proper training and development of the police personnel on the art and science of public relations in a most conducive, peaceful and central city (Ilorin) in Nigeria.

However, the planned relocation of the project to another state in the North Central has generated a lot of controversies as people are wondering that how could a project of such magnitude that went through all due processes overnight be relocated from its original site to another state despite the level of work already carried out on the site.

Commenting on the issue, the Chairman of Third-Estate Forum, a think-tank group in Ilorin Emirate, Mallam Ahmed Bolaji Nagode, maintained that Ilorin remains the best option for siting such a landmark project.

Nagode said: “The work in the school has been suspended as we learn authoritatively that the current police hierarchy is planning to relocate the project to Nasarawa State.

“The current location of Nigeria Police School of Public Relations in Ilorin, a major town that links the South and North, made it central and accessible to all parts of the Country.

“Don’t forget that it also has an International Airport for air travellers and higher institutions of repute that could support the school academically.
“There is therefore no justification for PR School to be relocated to anywhere else.

“We had seen how some key Federal Government’s institutions were relocated to other states in the past.
“We can’t continue to tolerate that considering the fact that the latest project was passed into law by the National Assembly and was approved by President and Commander-in-Chief, Muhammadu Buhari.”

The Force PRO, Frank Mba, however, denied the claim that the NPSPR’s project was either stopped or suspended pending its relocation to Nasarawa State when PRNigeria called him.

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BREAKING (Video): CCT Convicts Onnoghen, Sacks Him AS CJN, Bans Him From Holding Office For 10 yrs

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CCT Chairman Umar Danladi and Ex-CJN Walter Onnoghen

The embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has convicted suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, accused of false and non-declaration of assets.

The tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, while giving judgement in the case on Thursday, held that the prosecution had proven the case beyond reasonable doubt.

Umar held that Onnoghen is convicted as follows:

  • Removed from office as CJN and Chairman of NJC
  • Banned from holding office for the period of 10 years
  • The money in the 5 accounts that the defendant has failed to declare be confiscated, seized and forfeited to the FGN as it is proven that the money was gotten illegally and the defendant has not provided any evidence of how he got them.

Before his punishments were read to him, the tribunal gave opportunity for allocutus.

However, counsel to Onnoghen, Okon Efut (SAN), said the defence had nothing to say.

When tribunal asked Onnoghen if he has anything to say, he said “My Lord, I don’t”.

Details later…

(Daily Trust)

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Buhari Will Tackle Corruption ‘Frontally’ In His Second Term – Lai Mohammed

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Minister Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

 
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.
 
Mr Mohammed, who gave the assurance in Washington D.C., in an interview with the Voice of America (VOA), said the president will not compromise his anti-corruption programmes and policies.
 
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the minister is in Washington to engage international media and think tank, promote and reiterate the successes of President Buhari’s administration.
 
In the interview anchored in English by Aliyu Mustapha of the VOA Hausa service, the minister said that the anti-corruption fight would be frontal in the agenda of the government “because corruption is one of the major causes of poverty and underdevelopment in the country.”
 
He recalled a saying by President Buhari that “if we do not kill corruption, corruption will kill us’ and reiterated the government’s commitment to the fight.
 
“The president is committed to the fight against corruption and the administration will continue with it.
 
“For example, the Treasury Single Account has instituted accountability in government‘s earnings and spendings and the whistleblower policy has led to the recovery of billions of naira.
 
“It takes more than four years to clean a country endemic in corruption. However, it is on record that this administration has driven corruption under the carpet in four years.
 
“In the next four years, therefore, the government will consolidate on the achievements recorded particularly in the fight against corruption,” he said.
 
Pervasive Insecurity
 
Speaking on insecurity, the minister said that the administration would apply multi-dimensional approach besides deployment of forces.
 
He said the government was not unaware of other remote causes of the crises in the affected areas including economic and social reasons, non-inclusiveness, lack of infrastructure and job opportunities.
 
The minister noted that the administration had performed well in addressing insecurity and the country is safer than it was in 2015.
 
Specifically, he said the government had successfully secured the entire territory of the country from the Boko Haram while the farmers/herdsmen clash in Benue had been curtailed.
 
Mr Mohammed said the fight against banditry, killings and banditry in Zamfara and Kaduna has “been put under control” in the last two weeks because of the synergy among the security forces.
 
He assured that the government will continue to strengthen partnership on the regional and international levels in addressing the challenges.
 
The minister also said that the administration has made progress in economic recovery with deliberate programmers of diversifying the economy through agriculture and other sectors, as well as developing infrastructure.
 
Well deserved electoral victory
 
Speaking on the general elections, the minister said President Buhari’s victory was well deserved and represented “the triumph of the ordinary Nigerians over the elite”.
 
He said having delivered on his electoral promises, the people voted for Mr Buhari and he won the elections fairly and squarely, with about four million votes.
 
He also said with the wide margin of winning, the government did not envisage “any attempt to delegitimise the will of the people”.
 
Mr Buhari’s main challenger at the polls, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party is already in court seeking to upturn the outcome of the elections.

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