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Ekiti State House of Assembly set to sue EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) might be sued by the Ekiti State House of Assembly  for arresting the Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo, and the Accountant General, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi.

The arrest was majorly over the mismanagement of funds belonging to the state.

The Speaker, Kola Oluwawole, accused the EFCC of usurping the powers of the assembly and raising false allegations against the two officials in order to justify its “illegal action.”

Oluwawole argued that the anti-graft agency acted beyond its powers by effecting the arrest when the assembly vested with the oversight function on the finances of the state had not lodged any complaint.

Also, he maintained that the arrest violated a subsisting order of a court barring the EFCC from arresting the duo.

“Sections 126 and 127 of the constitution empower the assembly to supervise the finances of Ekiti. We are not complaining because the governor has been transparent. The EFCC is a busybody and an interloper. The arrest is an aberration, absurd and illegal. We are going to challenge the EFCC in court. We have instructed our lawyer to do so.”

 

Meanwhile, a former Governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, on Saturday, had a private meeting with Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Ladoja approved the 2019 presidential ambition of Fayose.

“Governor Fayose is my own brother and he is a go-getter. Whatever he sets his mind to achieve, he goes for it and he gets it. He is eminently qualified and possesses all the leadership capabilities to rule Nigeria and take us out of the woods,” he said.

He also said the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti should forget about winning the state’s governorship in 2018 while expressing confidence that the PDP will take over from the APC in Oyo State.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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BREAKING: Lagos Panel Of Enquiry Visits Lekki Toll Gate

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BREAKING: Lagos Panel Of Enquiry Visits Lekki Toll Gate

Lekki Toll Gate

As the hearing of cases of police brutality in the State continues, the Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry is currently at the Lekki Tollgate.

The panel’s visit is believed to be aimed at understanding the Lekki Toll Gate shooting that left some protesters dead and injured on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

The panel is reportedly led by the Chairman, Retired Justice Doris Okuwobi.

Also Read: Fani-Kayode Slams Fashola Over Discovery Of Hidden Camera At Lekki Toll Gate

According to reports, the panel is interrogating Lekki Tollgate officials about the condition of their cameras and other equipment.

The Managing Director of Lekki Concession Company, Mr. Yomi Omomuwansa reportedly took the panel round the facilities.

Mr. Omomuuwansa stated that most of their equipment were damaged as they were set ablaze by hoodlums following the shooting of EndSARS protesters at the toll gate.

Also with the panel during the inspection of Lekki Tollgate is Rinu Odulala and Temitope Majekodunmi, the youth representatives on the judicial panel.

 

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BREAKING: IGP Replies Amnesty, Says Policemen Didn’t Shoot #EndSARS Protesters

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BREAKING: IGP Replies Amnesty, Says Policemen Didn’t Shoot #EndSARS Protesters

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has denied reports by global rights organisation, Amnesty International, that police officer shot at #EndSARS protesters.

The Police chief expressed that Amnesty’s report of October 21, 2020, that police personnel shot at peaceful protesters as “untrue, misleading and contrary to all available empirical evidence.”

This was contained in a statement on Friday titled, ‘EndSARS Protests: Police Personnel Were Professional And Exercised Maximum Restraints – IGP Tells Amnesty Int’l’.

Also Read: Buhari Phones Oba Of Lagos On His Birthday

Adamu explained that contrary to reports, police officers “acted professionally, exercised commendable restraints and some paid the supreme price for peace during the recent protests and ensuing violence in some parts of the country.”

He revealed that 22 police officers died during the protests, while 205 police stations and formations were damaged by a section of the protesters.

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WTO: Gov Ikpeazu Drums Support For Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment

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WTO: Gov Ikpeazu Drums Support For Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment

Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has drummed support for Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO.

Ikpeazu expressed that Okonjo-Iweala’s victory will be a huge win for women and trade.

He made this remark in a tweet on his official Twitter page.

This is coming at a time the United States of America rejected her emergence, arguing that the WTO must be handled by someone who is experienced in trading, hence their preference for South Korea’s Myung-hee.

Also Read: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala reacts as US rejects her appointment DG of WTO

He wrote:

“The victory of @NOIweala will be a huge win for Women, Trade (a pillar of our Government), Africa & the World.

“As one eminently qualified for the position of Director General of @wto, we expect all 164 members to support her, including the great United States of America.”

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