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Arms Deal Probe: EFCC Confused Over Sanusi, Weighs Options

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Emir of Kano-Muhammadu Sanusi IIAs investigation into the questionable spending of the $2.2 billion funds meant for the acquisition of arms for the Nigerian Armed Forces by the Office of the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki continues, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, are reportedly at cross roads over how to go about questioning a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, now Emir of Kano, Malam Mohammed Sanusi II.

According to Vanguard, the anti-graft agency is keen on interrogating the emir, who was removed as head of the apex bank by former President Goodluck Jonathan, on the numerous disbursement of funds to the office of the former NSA during his tenure.

The newspaper reports that the operatives were in a dilemma on what to do in order to get the monarch to speak to them on what he knows about the huge sums of money taken away from the CBN under the guise of national security.

The commission is reportedly weighing two options available to it – either to invite Emir Sanusi or arrange a private meeting with him where he would shed more light on funds moved from the bank to the former NSA during his tenure and why such disbursements were never questioned or declined by him.

The commission it was learnt, was keen on getting firsthand information from the emir but is treading cautiously so as not to raise any eyebrow or bring it into trouble with any individual or group.

It was further learnt that the commission’s top officials are already in Kano and would possibly try to seek an avenue to meet with the emir to iron out grey areas quietly and return to Abuja.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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