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EFCC seizes Saraki’s houses, marks others in Lagos

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EFCC seizes Saraki’s houses, marks others in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has caught a few houses having a place with Senate President Bukola Saraki, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt.

The houses, which are situated at 15a, 15b and 17 MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, are said to have a place with Saraki.

Nonetheless, the EFCC was said to be uncertain of which of the properties that really have a place with the Senate President and chose to put engravings and stickers on every one of them.

While 15a and 15b were announced by Saraki in his benefit revelation structure, it is trusted that some different houses in the city were purchased by the Senate President from the Presidential Implementation Committee for the Sales of Government Property through shell organizations.

His relative, who did not have any desire to be named, told our journalist that the houses were seized on Friday.

He stated, “The EFCC had been making investigation into the funds and resources of Saraki for a long while. They came to record ‘EFCC, Under Investigation’ in red on the dividers and the wall. The incongruity is that even houses that don’t have a place with Saraki were stamped.

“From what we were told, they are holding him under exacting observation in front of May 29, 2019 when they may welcome him.”

The EFCC had, while introducing proof against Saraki before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in 2016, affirmed that he possessed houses on MacDonald Road yet there were errors in the addresses.

The EFCC witness, Michael Wetkas, had said examination uncovered that House No. 15 MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, and Block 15 Flat 1 to 4 on a similar road had a place with Saraki.

As per him, the Senate President purchased the properties from the Presidential Committee on Sale of Federal Government Landed Properties in Lagos through his organizations.

He included that the respondent made a bank draft for the sake of TYNITY Company Limited, which he announced in the benefit revelation structure.

Wetkas noticed that when the EFCC examination group kept in touch with the presidential board looking for illumination, the council said from their records, the main property sold to the organization was No. 15 Macdonald Street, Ikoyi.

Wetkas said 75 percent, which added up to N123.7m was paid for House No. 15 MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, through a bank draft from the record of one of Saraki’s organization called Skyview Properties Limited in Access Bank.

He likewise said examination uncovered that Saraki made a bank draft through his organization TYNITY and paid for House No. 17 MacDonald Road in Ikoyi, Lagos, in the whole of N256.3m.

The observer had stated, “My ruler, there was a draft of N12.8m and another draft of N20m from Zenith Bank just as a draft of N4m from GTBank as a major aspect of installment for the buy of House No. 17 MacDonald Street.

“The N20m draft originated from Carlys properties and Investment Limited and a draft of 136.1m was made on January 13, 2007 for the buy of same property.

“Another draft of N180.6m was made through Saraki’s own financial balance in GTB.”

The EFCC a week ago reported a test into the exercises of the Senate President going back to 2003 when he turned into the legislative leader of Kwara State.

The commission had composed a letter to the Kwara State Government House, requesting the subtleties of the majority of Saraki’s income including pay rates, recompenses and estacode amid his eight years as representative.

In the interim, Saraki’s case is said to be a dubious one in light of the fact that separated from owning a Nigerian identification, he likewise holds a British international ID, which implies he can go out of the nation effectively.

A connection of the Senate President included, “The EFCC is building its case from the CCT preliminary which Saraki won in 2017. Despite the fact that he doesn’t have invulnerability now, they would prefer not to confine him in view of his position. They are trusting that his residency will finish before jumping on him.

“They realize that when he is never again a representative, his partners in the upper chamber won’t almost certainly go to his resistance and go with him to the EFCC or to the court.”

I was attempted, cleared on same properties — Senate President

However, the previous representative said he had been attempted, released and vindicated.

He said the properties were the subject of his arraignment before the CCT by the Federal Government.

Saraki, who talked through his media assistant, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, let one know of our reporters that he had never observed a spot where somebody, who had been proclaimed blameless over a specific issue by the most elevated court in a nation, would even now be aggrieved over a similar issue.

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He stated, “On the off chance that you look and check at the addresses of the properties they have stamped, they are similar properties that shaped the premise of his arraignment before the Code of Conduct Tribunal and the case delayed to the Supreme Court.

“All in all, if the most noteworthy court in the land had mediated and influenced a declaration on an issue, to would it be able to be revived?

“It is as yet a support of the announcement we issued amid the week.”

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IPOB: Buhari Govt Plotting To Give Anambra To Candidate Willing To Establish Ruga For Herdsmen

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The Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of plotting to make use of safety operatives to impose a candidate prepared to determine Ruga in Anambra State.

Naija Information reviews that the outlawed group had declared a sit-at-home within the Southeast of its detained chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, just isn’t launched from the custody of the Division of State Service, DSS.

Many has interpreted the sit-at-home order as a name to boycott the Anambra state governorship election scheduled to carry on the sixth of November, 2021.

However IPOB in a press release on Thursday by its spokesperson, Emma Highly effective, has distanced the group from the upcoming election.

In line with the proscribed group, its sit-at-home order has nothing to do with the Anambra State governorship election.

The professional-Biafra group mentioned it’s centered on the unconditional launch of its chief and never the polls.

An announcement he signed and issued reads: “The worldwide motion and household of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our nice and indefatigable chief Mazi Nnamdi KANU want to make clear that opposite to speculations and blackmail, IPOB has by no means made any official assertion or referred to as for the boycott of Anambra State gubernatorial election approaching November 6 2021.

It would subsequently be incorrect for individuals to take a position or peddle falsehood towards us when there is no such thing as a foundation for such.

“For the sake of readability, what we mentioned was that your entire Biafra land could be locked down from November 5 to November 10, 2021 if by November four the federal authorities fails to launch our chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, unconditionally.

“Our place has nothing to do with the Anambra election. All we’d like is our chief’s launch who dedicated no crime to be held perpetually in custody. We now have gathered by intelligence the plot by Nigeria Authorities to maintain our chief in detention perpetually by frivolous court docket adjournments.

“Politicians should depart IPOB out of their predicaments. They need to cease dragging IPOB into their election. We knew their evil plans after they had been killing their fellow politicians and blaming it on IPOB. They need to depart us alone.

Utilizing social media to hyperlink IPOB to Anambra election exhibits most of them should not knowledgeable about plots by Nigeria Authorities and her safety operatives to hijack this election and provides it to whom they really feel to good the institution of Ruga in Anambra State. However that received’t work for them as a result of IPOB is forward of their sport plan.”

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Buhari approves new appointment

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President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel

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The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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