Nigeria’s number one man, President Muhammadu Buhari has talked about why he ordered the robe of Ibrahim Magu.
The president on Friday, lamented that corruption was present almost everywhere and at many levels of government.
Buhari said he set up the panel to probe Ibrahim Magu, suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, because of serious allegations against the anti-graft agency.
Speaking while receiving the report of the panel headed by retired Justic Ayo Salami, Buhari said his administration will cut off any stream that supports the growth of corruption.
“As a government, and in furtherance of our anti-corruption programme, we have since inception engaged in many reforms in removing corruption including but not limited to the enforcement of Treasury Single Account, strict implementation of the Bank Verification Number policy and signing unto the Open Government Partnership. A lot of efforts have gone into building and development of our anti-corruption institutions.
“We have so far kept faith with our promise and shall remain committed until Nigeria triumphs over the evil of corruption, attain a prosperous economic status, and surmounts her security challenges.
“However, the stark reality of widespread corruption becomes poignant when allegations of corruption touch on the leadership of an institution set up by law to coordinate and enforce all economic and financial crimes. It is an abomination that strikes at the root and undermines the government’s anti-corruption programme.
“It was in response to the serious allegations against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that I set up a panel headed by Justice Isa Ayo Salami, retired President of the Court of Appeal, via an Instrument dated 3rd July 2020 pursuant to the Tribunals of Inquiry Act (Cap T21, LFN, 2004),” a statement by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, read.
Justice Salami disclosed that the commission also embarked on a nationwide physical verification of recovered forfeited assets, comprising real estates, automobiles, vessels and non-cash assets.
He commended the President for the initiative to dispose all forfeited assets “because of the poor condition of the assets we saw during our physical verification nationwide.”
Noting that the four chairmen of EFCC since inception were from the police, the retired Justice of the Court of Appeal also recommended that in appointing a new chairman, consideration should be given to candidates from other law enforcement or security agencies and a core staff of the EFCC as provided in the EFCC establishment Act of 2004.
Boko Haram is badly degraded and can only attack defenceless people – Lai Mohammed says as he denies saying Nigeria is at the mercy of the terrorist group
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has denied saying that Nigeria is at the mercy of Boko Haram because of being denied the opportunity to purchase weapons.
The Minster who addressed a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday December 1, stated that Boko Haram is badly degraded and can only carry out cowardly attacks like the one against defenceless farmers over the weekend in Borno state.
Recalling being asked to comment on the killing of farmers in Borno State during a courtesy visit to Governor Ortom in Benue state on Monday November 30, Lai Mohammed insisted that his response was “terrorism is a global problem that requires the collaborative efforts among nations to combat. I said Nigeria needs the support of global partners, especially in the area of acquisition of effective platforms to deal with the terrorists.”
“On the killing of farmers in Borno, I want to say it is an act of cowardice and savagery by a group of deranged terrorists, and it does
not reflect the progress being made by the military against Boko Haram.
“The modus operandi of a losing terror group is to go after soft targets in order to stay relevant. It’s not only Boko Haram that does that. In 2019, Al-Shabab attacked DusitD2 Complex in Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than 20.
“Similarly, the Peshawar school massacre of 16 December 2014 in Pakistan, carried out by six gunmen affiliated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, left about 150 people dead, most of them students.
“The truth is that Boko Haram is badly degraded and can only carry out cowardly attacks like the one against defenceless farmers over the weekend.”
On saying that Nigeria is at the mercy of Boko Haram, Lai mohammed said;
“This is sheer fabrication and an abuse of a platform. While in Makurdi, Benue State, on an official visit, I was asked by journalists to comment on the killing of farmers in Borno State over the weekend.
“I said terrorism is a global problem that requires the collaborative efforts among nations to combat. I said Nigeria needs the support of global partners, especially in the area of acquisition of effective platforms to deal with the terrorists.
“I recalled that some of the platforms ordered and paid for by Nigeria have yet to be supplied till date, thus weakening the war on terror.
“How these statements translate to Nigeria being at the mercy of Boko Haram is baffling, and could only have come from warped minds who are more interested in attracting traffic to their websites than upholding the truth. Is anyone still in doubt that something urgent needs to be done to rein in the abuse of social media?”
Stephanie Frappart set to make history as the first female referee to take charge of a men’s Champions League
French referee, Stephanie Frappart will become the first-ever female official to referee a men’s Champions League game when she oversees Juventus vs Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday, December 2.
The 36-year-old became the first woman to referee a major men’s European match when she took charge of the UEFA Super Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea in Istanbul last year.
She also officiated the 2019 Women’s World Cup final between the United States and Holland and became the first female referee to take charge of a French Ligue 1 match when Amiens played Strasbourg in April last year.
She oversaw her first Europa League game in October when Leicester City hosted Zorya Luhansk.
Juventus, who have already qualified for the last-16, are second in Group G with nine points from four games, eight points clear of Dynamo Kiev, and three behind Barcelona, who face Ferencvaros on Wednesday.
Get ready for our wedding-Funny Face to marry baby mama, Ama Vanessa
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Ghanaian Comedian Funny Face has indicated he will soon put a ring on the finger of his baby mama, Ama Vanessa despite having issues with her.
In a recent post on social media, the comic actor disclosed that he will walk his baby mama down the aisle in 2021, and it may be the biggest celebrity wedding ever in Ghana.
According to him, he has come to the realization of how Vanessa has been a blessing to him that in 2 years of their relationship they have 3 children, hence his decision to marry her at all cost.
He again expressed his undying love for his baby mama, telling her to get ready for a new Funny Face this time around.
Funny Face went on to say that people should call him a goat if he fails to tie the knot with his baby mama, Vanessa.
Taking to social media he wrote; “ GYE NYAME “
?? BIG ANNOUNCEMENT !!!! ???? congrats VANNESSA u won .. strong spirit girl .. love you ???? I remember in one of our fights when u said .. you will marry me without even knowing u have married me “ ? guess what u are ryt ! Oorrwu Ntaaaa Papa bi .. obaaaaaa hemaaaa .. wo ni me mba mbaaaa miensa.. plus bonus making 4 is abt to experience greatness .. I love you .. and guess what .. am ur Manager now ? .. every where u will go I will follow u .. we go die der ??????????????? congrats girl .. u deserve it ?? stilllllllllllllll “ ONE MAN THOUSAND “
This comes after he rendered an unqualified apology to Vanessa and family over his recent outburst on social media.
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