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EFCC Rearrests Former Director, 9 Others Over N12bn Pension Scam

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Former Director of Pension Accounts in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, OHCSF, Dr. Sani Teidi Shaibu, was yesterday rearrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over his alleged complicity in the illegal diversion of pension funds.

Shaibu was arrested alongside nine other civil servants who allegedly conspired and used “third parties” to siphon monies meant for pensioners across the federation.

Former Deputy Director of Pension, Mrs. Phina Ukamaka Chidi, Garba Abdullahi Tahir, Abdul Mohammed, Emmanuel Olanipekun, Franklin Okey Nwankwo, Mohammed Ahmed Katun, Aliyu Bello, Abdullahi Omeiza, and a former manager with defunct Oceanic Bank Plc, Mr. Udusegbe Omoefe Eric, were among those arrested by the EFCC operatives.

Apart from the general charges levelled against them, the ex-pension boss, Shaibu, was said to have connived alone with the Bank Manager, Omoefe, and diverted about N4.5billion from the pension fund, using nine different companies, while his deputy, Phina, was said to have conspired with Nwankwo to siphon about N3billion through nine other companies.

Phina was also alleged to have between 2009 and 2011, connived with a company, Pam Investments Properties Ltd, to commit an offence under the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004, by retaining the sum of $2million, property belonging to the Pensions Account, OHCSF, a crime contrary to section 16(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004 as amended.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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