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EFCC, ICPC Responsible For Jonathan’s Low Record Against Corruption – Clark

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EDWIN-CLARKIjaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has lost focus.

He, therefore, called on President Goodluck Jonathan to re-organise the EFCC for effective discharge of its mandate to investigate and prosecute corrupt Nigerians.

Clark made this position known while addressing a press conference in Abuja on Friday.

He stated that the anti-graft agency had lost its focus of prosecuting corrupt officials as it now goes after those involved in cyber and petty crimes.

The Ijaw leader’s comment came on the heels of the claim by the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), who stated that his fight against corruption will start on May 29, 2015 when he would have been sworn-in as president, if he wins the March 28 presidential elections.

Responding to a question if he was calling for the removal of the Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, Clark said during re-organization, “anything can happen”.

He also disagreed with the current practice of waiting to receive petitions first before investigating open cases against public office holders.

Clark, who noted that the implication of Buhari’s statement was that those who were facing corruption charges or accused of corruption before May 29, 2015 would be pardoned, saying it was wrong.

According to him, “had the agencies charged with fighting corruption been up and doing, no one will accuse President Jonathan of not doing enough to fight corruption. Given that nothing substantial is being done, one is primed to advise Mr. President to immediately reorganize the anti-graft agencies”.

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  1. Akpoguma david

    March 15, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Abeg dive bush, that one na talk, you dey talk like say you clean, if the EFCC come for you you go get mouth talk.

  2. chris Ekpo

    March 15, 2015 at 11:45 am

    We cant compare the way the EFCC and co, acts in OBJ time and GEJ’s time, GEJ doesn’t use them to carry out his personal vendetta, simple.

  3. Divine West

    March 15, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Because there no more corrupt people like before.

  4. Bassey

    March 15, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    You want him to start arresting people just like that ?

  5. sandra edafe

    March 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    It sounds as if Chief Edwin Clark has some issues with the Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde

  6. blessing kpebe

    March 15, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Mr President does not use the EFCC like other past leaders did.

  7. aminu hassan

    March 15, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    This is disappointing, as an ijaw leader, his duty is to write to His Excellency about his findings and not to dish it out to the media.

  8. WE THE PEOPLE

    March 15, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    The EFCC is an agency and not a tool for manipulation.

  9. Dr philip Edozie

    March 15, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    i think there is more to this topic that Chief Clark is keeping.

  10. Kelvin Akpobome

    March 15, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    This goes to say the system is getting better.

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10, 2020, governorship election of Ondo State, has challenged the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the exercise.

Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.

The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.

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Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.

He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.

The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.

He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.

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“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?

“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”

 

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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