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EFCC Probe: Magu Denies Allegations Of Paying Osinbajo, Falana Money

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The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has written to the Presidential Committee investigating the allegation of mismanagement of the agency over what he described as publications prejudicial to the proceedings of the panel.

In the letter addressed to the Chairman of the panel, Retired Justice Ayo Salami, one of Magu’s lawyers Wahab Shittu referred to the claims that the suspended EFCC boss paid N4 billion to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and another N28 million to a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana.

He explained that the allegations were completely false and an attempt to tarnish the hard-earned reputation of the Vice President, Magu, and Falana.

According to Shittu, the suspended EFCC boss also denies any link with a Kaduna-based Bureau De Change Operator as claimed.

Earlier, the Vice President and Falana denied collecting any money from the suspended EFCC boss.

On the search of Magu’s house conducted on Monday last week, he insisted that no incriminating evidence was found – not even dollars, expensive jewelleries, and wristwatches were recovered as reported.

The legal practitioner stressed that the search of Magu’s house did not reveal any incriminating evidence or materials.

He added that the cars removed from his residence were official vehicles assigned to the suspended EFCC boss.

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A file photo of Retired Justice Ayo Salami.

Shittu, however, decried that Magu has yet to be given a copy of the allegations against him to enable him formally to respond to them.

He said his client was ready to formally respond to the allegations and furnish documentary evidence in support if served with a copy of the allegations.

The lawyer, therefore, called on the presidential panel to uphold Magu’s fundamental human rights of fair hearing.

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Ebonyi Accident: Diaspora Indigenes Condole State Govt, Call For Investigation

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Following a fatal accident that had almost everybody on board killed at Akaeze -Ukwu bridge, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state on Saturday, the Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has sent a condolences message to the State government.

The association also called on the appropriate authorities to investigate the immediate as well as the remote cause(s) of the mishap in order to get recommendations on how to stop the re-occurrence of such tragedy.

A 608 Coaster bus carrying 32 passenger with Reg no. UKP 78 XA was said to have fell inside the river while conveying members of Christ Peculiar Church of Nigeria, Enugu branch from a burial at Nguzu Edda back to Enugu.

In a statement signed Sunday in Abuja by the President of the AESID, Ambassador Pascal Oluchukwu, said his organisation recieved the shocking sad news of the vehicle accident and consequent loss of lives of Ebonyi people through drowning over the Akaeze-Ugwu River overnight on Friday, September 18, 2020.

“On behalf of the executive committee and the entire membership of the Association of the Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID), I am writing to convey to the people and government of Ebonyi State, our deepest sympathies and wholesome condolences for the lives lost during the sad incident.”

While praying for the repose of the departed souls, Oluchukwu also prayed to Almighty God to grant the families and relations of the deceased the courage and fortitude to bear the sad loss.

“Let me take a moment to call on all people of goodwill, at home in Ebonyi, throughout the widths and breadths of Nigeria and across the Diaspora world, to come to the aid and support of the bereaved families with kind words as well as material and financial resources to enable them wither the storm that such a sudden death may have thrown them into.

“On behalf of AESID, we are sending our widows might in support of the bereaved family.

“We are calling on the Ebonyi State Executive Governor, His Excellency Engr. Dave Umahi, to declare a state-wide period of mourning and fly flags across the State at half-mast in honour of those that have lost their lives in this terrible calamity.

“We are also calling on the appropriate authorities to investigate the immediate as well as the remote cause(s) of this mishap and get a recommendation on how to stop the re-occurrence of the tragedy.”

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Nigeria Records 221 New COVID-19 Cases

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Nigeria has recorded 221 new COVID-19 cases.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Friday night.

Of the new cases, 59 were recorded in Lagos, 46 in Abia, 22 in the FCT, 20 in Gombe, 17 in Plateau, 11 in Rivers, seven in Bauchi, six in Benue, Ekiti and Imo, four in Kaduna, Kwara and Ondo, three each in Ogun and Osun and one each in Bayelsa, Edo and Kano.

The new cases bring the total infections in the country to 56,956.

48,305 have recovered and been discharged while 1,094 have unfortunately died.

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221 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-59
Abia-46
FCT-22
Gombe-20
Plateau-17
Rivers-11
Bauchi-7
Benue-6
Ekiti-6
Imo-6
Kaduna-4
Kwara-4
Ondo-4
Ogun-3
Osun-3
Bayelsa-1
Edo-1
Kano-1
56,956 confirmed
48,305 discharged
1,094 deaths

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Hon. Hamidu Sajo Lekki Gets Double Honour Awards

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Hon. Hamidu Sajo Lekki the Member representing Yola north state constituency in Adamawa state house of Assembly Hon. Hamidu Sajo Lekki has been Honoured with Double award By G4 Media International

Alhaji Musa Yaro Speaking through Mr. Emmanuel Stephen the Leader of G4 media international and The official partner of the institute of criminal justice and criminology administration, the first criminal reform institute in Sub – Sahara Africa .

He described the nomination of Hon. Hamidu Sajo as a reward for services and national impact.

Alhaji Musa Yaro the Market chief of Jimeta ultra modern market in Yola north local government, describes the performance of Hon Sajo as equal to none as a member representing Yola north.

Alhaji Musa Yaro

Alhaji Musa Yaro said the nomination came as double Honour and additional value to a man of excellence and good representative of the good people of Yola north in the state Assembly.

He Said the Honour which has recognized the Best Legislator and voice of the Masses and coming from G4 media international and also followed by the Institute of Criminal justice and criminology administration.

“The double honour is given to an active performer of our today’s Democratic action member in the House who deserved this award at this moment of our political differences”,

Presenting the letter in Yola the Chairman G4 media international Emmanuel Stephen described Hon. Soja as a man worth and fits for the Double Award.

The Students , youths and good people of Yola north described Hon. Soja Lekki as a man with the love of his people.

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