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EFCC shifts attention to checking fraudulent activities petroleum products – Ibrahim Magu

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday said it had a strategy in place to check fraudulent activities in the country’s petroleum product depots.

Its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, disclosed this when the Managing Director of the Nigerian Products Marketing Company (NPMC), Umar Adiya, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

A statement by the commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed that Magu was responding to a request by Adiya for assistance in sanitising the sector.

NPMC, formerly Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), is a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

“I assure you that we have intelligence on the activities in the depots and we will soon sanitise it.

“We have a strategy to check the fraudulent activities in the depots. We will partner with you to put your house in order,” Magu said.

The EFCC boss said the commission would not mind raising joint teams that would deal with established cases of malfeasance from time to time.

He added that the EFCC had the capacity to help the NPMC fight corruption in the downstream sector of the oil industry of the Nation.

Describing the downstream sector as critical to the nation’s economy, Magu congratulated Adiya for his appointment as the managing director of NPMC.

He, therefore, urged the management of the company to initiate new thinking in order to bring sanity to the sector.

Earlier, Adiya commended the commission for its giant strides towards eradicating corruption in the country.

He said the visit was necessary as the EFCC was one of the stakeholders of the company.

“We felt that any corporate system should identify with stakeholders that can help run their system.

“The EFCC is one of our stakeholders. We are here to appreciate your tremendous support to us at NPMC, especially in the area of revenue leakages.

“We are also here to show our support and cooperation as we move forward in what you are doing for us particularly,” he was quoted as saying.

The NPMC boss added that the company was spread all over Nigeria, especially at inland deports where it sells products to the entire market.

Adiya said the company would not hesitate to call on the EFCC whenever it encountered any difficulty that required its intervention.

Source: ( PM News )

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Zabarmari Killing: Fani-Kayode Condemns Presidency Over Insensitive Statement

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Zabarmari Killing: Fani-Kayode Condemns Presidency Over Insensitive Statement

Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the presidency over its statement that the 43 farmers killed by members of Boko Haram on Saturday in Borno did not have military clearance to be on the farm.

Recall that Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity disclosed on Monday that the farmers slaughtered by Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday didn’t have military clearance to be on the farm.

Also Read: 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm — Buhari’s aide

Reacting to the development, the former Minister expressed that the statement was not a good defence for the murder.

He wrote:

Whether it was 43 or 110 farmers that were killed, it’s not a good defence to say they were murdered because they did not get permission to farm. Every Nigerian, whether Northern or Southern, has a right to life &deserves to be protected regardless of their occupation or trade.

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Court Okays Suit Compelling Emefiele To Account For COVID-19 Donations

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Court Okays Suit Compelling Emefiele To Account For COVID-19 Donations

CBN Governor – Godwin Emefiele

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, granted a suit, seeking to apply for judicial review and order of mandamus to compel the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to provide details of financial donations received by the country in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the ruling in a suit filed by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Heda Resource Centre as 1st and 2nd applicants respectively.

Mandamus is a judicial writ issued as a command to an inferior court or ordering a person to perform a public or statutory duty.

Also Read: Nigeria’s Economy May Emerge From Recession In 2021 Q1, Says Emefiele

According to reports, the group, in an ex-parte motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1456/2020, listed the CBN governor as sole respondent.

Ekwo also granted their plea to seek an order declaring that the failure of the CBN to provide the plaintiff with information on the sources of the donations, how they are being applied, among others, amounted to a violation of the applicant’s rights under the Freedom of Information Act and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.

He ordered the applicant to file, within seven days, a formal application for the orders sought, which must be served on the respondent within seven days.

The judge also ordered the respondent to, upon being served, file its response within 30 days.

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Lawan Leads FG’s Delegation On Condolence Visit To Borno

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Lawan Leads FG’s Delegation On Condolence Visit To Borno

Ahmad Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday, led a federal government delegation to Borno State on a condolence visit following the killing of farmers on Saturday by members of the Boko Haram sect.

Members of the delegation include the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, Ministers of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, Communications and Digital Economy, Ali Pantami, and the Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Baba Shehuri.

Also Read: Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

Other members are the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), and Senior Special Assistant( Media and Publicity) to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu.

The delegation was reportedly received on arrival at the Airport by the Borno State Deputy Governor, Usman Umar Gadafu.

The delegation is in Borno, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government, to commiserate and identify with the family of the victims, the Government, and the people of Borno State over the incident.

 

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