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EFCC Seals Three Mansions Belonging To Ex-Katsina Gov, Shema

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The former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, who is currently under investigation for alleged diversion of N18 billion belonging to the government has had three of his houses sealed on Monday by the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The three houses located at Madoji Road in the GRA, Madachi Road in Barhim Housing Estate and Kirni Road in Makera Estate along Daura Road, all in Katsina were cordoned off following interaction with the ex-governor.

According to a source in the EFCC who pleaded anonymity, Shema was grilled for some hours on more contracts executed during his tenure.

 

“Also, in line with the ongoing probe, we have placed three houses of the ex-governor in Katsina under Interim Assets Forfeiture  – in line with Sections 28 and 34 of the EFCC (Establishment Act) 2004 and Section 13(1) of the Federal High Court Act, 2004,” the source said.

“We have restricted the movement of the ex-governor to the country until the conclusion of the investigation. Shema is still in our custody. We have a warrant to detain him for a while.” the source explained.

It will be recalled that Shema was declared wanted by the EFCC, following a petition by the State Governor, Aminu Masari of alleged diversion of N18.6billion by himself, his sons and cronies.

He was also accused of mismanaging over N56billion in seven years and N30billion security votes by the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs

However, the ex-governor who willingly submit himself to the EFCC, blames his successor for witch-hunting

Reacting to the development, Oluwabusola Olawale, the media aide to the former governor said: “We have reiterated it on different occasions that he {Shema} has nothing to fear and he is ever ready to defend himself, but he should not be subjected to political and media trial.

“All he wants is fairness, justice and equity in accordance with the rule of law. Shema left Katsina State as a debt-free state despite the massive infrastructural development during his eight year tenure.”

 

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Fake News Triggered #EndSARS Carnage – IGP

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Fake News Triggered #EndSARS Carnage – IGP

IGP Mohammed Adamu

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has expressed that the carnage that followed the #EndSARS protests across the country was triggered by fake news.

The IGP spoke on Thursday in Akure while addressing officers of the Ondo State Police Command as part of his tours of states affected by the #ENDSARS protest.

He maintained that those behind the protest were armed with the sinister motive to destabilize the government.

Also Read: #EndSARS: UK Parliament Does Not Speak For British Govt – FG

While urging the officers to return to work, Adamu pointed out that no nation could survive without policing even as he informed them that the Buhari administration has taken various steps to reform the Nigerian Police.

According to him, “The government has approved an extension of health scheme to retired police personnel. The police salary structure has been reviewed affecting all ranks.

“Your job is important. Without you coming out, there will be chaos and you are special.”

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Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

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Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

Nyesom Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has an opportunity to address the demands of the people or put the country “on fire.”

He gave this warning on Thursday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

This is coming at a time when there have been serious calls for the restructuring of the country.

Also Read: NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

“We must understand in this country that political leadership is very key, having the political will to implement what the people want is very serious.

“I don’t want to talk about the issue of distrust or no trust in government. People have raised such issues, that they don’t think that nothing will come out of all this dialogue. I don’t agree with that. I believe that if the president does not do, given the opportunities he has now, then, he will be putting Nigeria on fire.”

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuses FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuse FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has accused the Federal Government of taking huge loans to acquire substandard and refurbished trains.

The former lawmaker from Kaduna made this accusation on Thursday on his Twitter page while condemning the recent breakdown of the Kaduna-Abuja railway.

Also Read: Amaechi Apologises For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

The railway line was reported to have broken down between November 18 and November 20, exposing passengers on the journey to grave danger.

He expressed that for such to have happened, it means Nigeria paid for substandard or refurbished locomotives adding that the Chinese contractor in charge must be made to repair them at no cost to the government.

He wrote:

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