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I Wasn’t Indicted By ICPC Investigation Report, Says Okiro

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Mike-OkiroChairman of the Police Service Commission, Chief Mike Okiro, has denied reports that he was indicted by the outcome of an investigation into a fraud allegation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission.

The commission had probed the allegations of graft levelled against Okiro by a worker of the PSC, Aaron Kaase, who petitioned the ICPC in May, 2015 over alleged moves by the former Inspector General of Police to swindle the body to the tune of N275m.

The ICPC in its report, directed Mr. Okiro to remit N133m to the Federal Government through the ICPC recovery account at First City Monument Bank.

The money was the balance of the N350m the PSC received for staff training and physical monitoring of police personnel during the last general elections.

Some news headlines portrayed the ICPC’s investigation as having indicted the former IGP, but Okiro, in a statement on Wednesday by the Director, Administration and Finance, PSC, Emmanuel Ibe, contended that he was not indicted.

The statement partly read, “Paragraph 3 of the ICPC report states ‘The investigation has not revealed any act of criminal infraction against the person of Sir. (Dr.) Mike Mbama Okiro, the Chairman of the Police Service Commission as all issues outlined above are administrative in nature and within the ambits of career public servants handling’.

“Where then is the indictment? The Hon. Chairman has gone through the publication and finds it not only damaging and malicious but offensive and actionable. It is also fictitious as the caption has no link whatsoever with the ICPC report or even the body of the story”.

Meanwhile, the petitioner, Kaase, has said that the findings of the ICPC investigation “has exposed its gross incompetence and lack of seriousness to lead the war against corruption in its just released report purportedly ‘exonerating’ Mr. Mike Okiro, Chairman of Police Service Commission of any criminal infraction in the alleged N275.5m PSC election fraud”.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

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“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

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In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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