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EFCC on Beta Edu and other Matters For the Purpose of Clarity

EFCC on Beta Edu and other Matters For the Purpose of Clarity




1. No officials from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs have been cleared in ongoing investigations into financial misappropriation.


2. The EFCC has recovered N32.7 billion and $445,000 in the ongoing investigation.


3. Investigations have uncovered fraudulent dealings related to Covid-19 funds, World Bank loans, and Abacha loot.


4. ⁠Banks involved in the fraud are being investigated, with Managing Directors providing useful statements.


5. ⁠Public support in reporting Naira abuse and Dollarization of the economy is appreciated, with increased awareness of the issue.


6. ⁠The EFCC is committed to prosecuting those involved in Naira abuse, having in mind that a new task force came into operation since February 7, 2024.


7. ⁠Several celebrities are under investigation for Naira abuse, with some providing statements and more likely to be invited for questioning.


8. ⁠The EFCC maintains its no-sacred-cow approach, warning the public to comply with laws against the crime.




1. No officials from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs have been cleared in ongoing investigations into financial misappropriation.


2. The EFCC has recovered N32.7 billion and $445,000 in the ongoing investigation.


3. Investigations have uncovered fraudulent dealings related to Covid-19 funds, World Bank loans, and Abacha loot.


4. ⁠Banks involved in the fraud are being investigated, with Managing Directors providing useful statements.


5. ⁠Public support in reporting Naira abuse and Dollarization of the economy is appreciated, with increased awareness of the issue.


6. ⁠The EFCC is committed to prosecuting those involved in Naira abuse, having in mind that a new task force came into operation since February 7, 2024.


7. ⁠Several celebrities are under investigation for Naira abuse, with some providing statements and more likely to be invited for questioning.


8. ⁠The EFCC maintains its no-sacred-cow approach, warning the public to comply with laws against the crime.

EFCC: Setting the Records Straight on Investigations of Humanitarian Ministry, over #33 Billion recoverd so far

EFCC: Setting the Records Straight on Investigations of Humanitarian Ministry, over #33 Billion recoverd so far


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has noticed the rising tide of commentaries, opinions, assumptions and insinuations concerning its progressive investigations into the alleged financial misappropriation in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.


At the outset of investigations, past and suspended officials of the Humanitarian Ministry were invited by the Commission and investigations into the alleged fraud involving them have yielded the recovery of N32.7billion and $445,000 so far.


Discreet investigations by the EFCC have opened other fraudulent dealings involving Covid -19 funds, the World Bank loan, Abacha recovered loot released to the Ministry by the Federal Government to execute its poverty alleviation mandate. Investigations have also linked several interdicted and suspended officials of the Ministry to the alleged financial malfeasance. 


It is instructive to stress that the Commission’s investigations are not about individuals. The EFCC is investigating a system and intricate web of fraudulent practices. Banks involved in the alleged fraud are being investigated. Managing Directors of the indicted banks have made useful statements to investigators digging into the infractions. Those found wanting will be prosecuted accordingly. Additionally, the EFCC has not cleared anyone allegedly involved in the fraud. Investigations are ongoing and advancing steadily. The public is enjoined to ignore any claim to the contrary.  

 

On the issue of the works of the Commission against Naira abuse, dollarization of the economy and the enforcement of all extant laws relating to them, the EFCC appreciates the avalanche of public awakening, support and involvement demonstrated so far. 


Increasingly, members of the public are drawing the attention of the Commission to video recording of abuse of the Naira by Nigerians from all walks of life. These gestures amply demonstrate rising consciousness of the public to the sanctity of our national currency and the need for collaborative engagement to sustain the tempo.

 

To this end, the Commission will always investigate and prosecute anyone involved in the abuse of the Naira. Old videos being exhumed and flying around for the attention of the Commission are noted as the Commission is sensitive to the fact that its Special Task Force against Naira Abuse and Dollarization of the economy commenced operations on February 7, 2024. However, going forward, new videos of such infractions will be investigated and prosecuted.


At the moment, the Commission is investigating several celebrities involved in Naira abuse. Many of them have made useful statements to the Commission and many more have been invited by investigators working on the matter. The EFCC will not relent in its no-sacred-cow mode of operations and the public should be wary of running afoul of laws against the crime.


Source: EFCC 


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has noticed the rising tide of commentaries, opinions, assumptions and insinuations concerning its progressive investigations into the alleged financial misappropriation in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.


At the outset of investigations, past and suspended officials of the Humanitarian Ministry were invited by the Commission and investigations into the alleged fraud involving them have yielded the recovery of N32.7billion and $445,000 so far.


Discreet investigations by the EFCC have opened other fraudulent dealings involving Covid -19 funds, the World Bank loan, Abacha recovered loot released to the Ministry by the Federal Government to execute its poverty alleviation mandate. Investigations have also linked several interdicted and suspended officials of the Ministry to the alleged financial malfeasance. 


It is instructive to stress that the Commission’s investigations are not about individuals. The EFCC is investigating a system and intricate web of fraudulent practices. Banks involved in the alleged fraud are being investigated. Managing Directors of the indicted banks have made useful statements to investigators digging into the infractions. Those found wanting will be prosecuted accordingly. Additionally, the EFCC has not cleared anyone allegedly involved in the fraud. Investigations are ongoing and advancing steadily. The public is enjoined to ignore any claim to the contrary.  

 

On the issue of the works of the Commission against Naira abuse, dollarization of the economy and the enforcement of all extant laws relating to them, the EFCC appreciates the avalanche of public awakening, support and involvement demonstrated so far. 


Increasingly, members of the public are drawing the attention of the Commission to video recording of abuse of the Naira by Nigerians from all walks of life. These gestures amply demonstrate rising consciousness of the public to the sanctity of our national currency and the need for collaborative engagement to sustain the tempo.

 

To this end, the Commission will always investigate and prosecute anyone involved in the abuse of the Naira. Old videos being exhumed and flying around for the attention of the Commission are noted as the Commission is sensitive to the fact that its Special Task Force against Naira Abuse and Dollarization of the economy commenced operations on February 7, 2024. However, going forward, new videos of such infractions will be investigated and prosecuted.


At the moment, the Commission is investigating several celebrities involved in Naira abuse. Many of them have made useful statements to the Commission and many more have been invited by investigators working on the matter. The EFCC will not relent in its no-sacred-cow mode of operations and the public should be wary of running afoul of laws against the crime.


Source: EFCC 

#MiddleEast: G7 Leaders condemned Iran's unprecedented attack against Israel

#MiddleEast: G7 Leaders condemned Iran's unprecedented attack against Israel


Calling it an  unprecedented attack , the leaders of the G7 nations accused Iran of further stepping “toward the destabilisation of the region”, adding that Tehran “risks provoking an uncontrollable regional escalation”.

“This must be avoided,” the statement added.

“We will continue to work to stabilise the situation and avoid further escalation. In this spirit, we demand that Iran and its proxies cease their attacks, and we stand ready to take further measures now and in response to further destabilising initiatives.”


 

 White House comment after the end of G7 meeting:



Calling it an  unprecedented attack , the leaders of the G7 nations accused Iran of further stepping “toward the destabilisation of the region”, adding that Tehran “risks provoking an uncontrollable regional escalation”.

“This must be avoided,” the statement added.

“We will continue to work to stabilise the situation and avoid further escalation. In this spirit, we demand that Iran and its proxies cease their attacks, and we stand ready to take further measures now and in response to further destabilising initiatives.”


 

 White House comment after the end of G7 meeting:


NIGERIAN ARMY: HOW TROOPS AMBUSH TERRORISTS ON TRANSIT TO CAUSE HAVOC IN KADUNA, NEUTRALIZE 2, RECOVER ARMS

NIGERIAN ARMY: HOW TROOPS AMBUSH TERRORISTS ON TRANSIT TO CAUSE HAVOC IN KADUNA, NEUTRALIZE 2, RECOVER ARMS


Nigerian Army troops deployed for Counter- terrorism  Counter-insurgency operations in the North West on Saturday 13 April 2024 successfully ambushed and neutralized two terrorists transiting with arms in Kaduna. 


The operation, which took place in Rafin Sariki Village of Giwa Local Government Area, was a prompt response to actionable intelligence on the presence of terrorists transiting with a sack containing weapons.


According to a statement signed by Major General Onyema Neachukwu who is the Director Army Public Relations, the troops laid in ambush for the terrorists and engaged them in a gun battle, that neutralized two of the terrorists. The gallant troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, 52 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and one locally fabricated revolver frame.


The Nigerian Army remains committed to ensuring the safety  and security of the citizenry and the nation in general. The NA will thus, continue to take decisive actions against terrorists activities in the region.


Nigerian Army troops deployed for Counter- terrorism  Counter-insurgency operations in the North West on Saturday 13 April 2024 successfully ambushed and neutralized two terrorists transiting with arms in Kaduna. 


The operation, which took place in Rafin Sariki Village of Giwa Local Government Area, was a prompt response to actionable intelligence on the presence of terrorists transiting with a sack containing weapons.


According to a statement signed by Major General Onyema Neachukwu who is the Director Army Public Relations, the troops laid in ambush for the terrorists and engaged them in a gun battle, that neutralized two of the terrorists. The gallant troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, 52 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and one locally fabricated revolver frame.


The Nigerian Army remains committed to ensuring the safety  and security of the citizenry and the nation in general. The NA will thus, continue to take decisive actions against terrorists activities in the region.

Moscow expresses concerns about escalation in Middle East after Iran attack

Moscow expresses concerns about escalation in Middle East after Iran attack

Qatar expresses deep concern, urges de-escalation



Russia has expressed grave concerned as escalations continue to rise in the middle east as Iran directly attack Israel in retaliation to it's consulate attack in Damascus, Syria by Israel.


Moscow, according to a post on Telegram by Russian news agency TASS said: “We are deeply concerned about another dangerous escalation in the Middle East and call on the parties to exercise restraint,” 


Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, “We expect that the problems in the Middle East will be solved by countries through political and diplomatic means."


In a related development, Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also issued a statement expressing the Gulf state’s “deep concern” about the regional developments and called on all parties to halt escalation, promote calm and exercise maximum restraint.


"We urged the international community to take immediate action to defuse tension and de-escalate the situation in the region"


Qatar expresses deep concern, urges de-escalation



Russia has expressed grave concerned as escalations continue to rise in the middle east as Iran directly attack Israel in retaliation to it's consulate attack in Damascus, Syria by Israel.


Moscow, according to a post on Telegram by Russian news agency TASS said: “We are deeply concerned about another dangerous escalation in the Middle East and call on the parties to exercise restraint,” 


Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, “We expect that the problems in the Middle East will be solved by countries through political and diplomatic means."


In a related development, Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also issued a statement expressing the Gulf state’s “deep concern” about the regional developments and called on all parties to halt escalation, promote calm and exercise maximum restraint.


"We urged the international community to take immediate action to defuse tension and de-escalate the situation in the region"


Iran — Israeli War: Russian supersonic missile boat enters Mediterranean

Iran — Israeli War: Russian supersonic missile boat enters Mediterranean


As escalations continue to rise in the middle east amidst retaliatory attack against Israel by the Islamic Republic of Iran, a Russian navy frigate equipped with Kinzhal supersonic missiles has entered the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal as part of a planned naval exercise, Russia’s defence ministry says.


The Russian ship, Marshal Shaposhnikov, will continue performing the tasks assigned to its expedition plan, it said in a statement. It provided no details.


Earlier last week, authorities in Moscow had called for all countries in the Middle East to show restraint and prevent the region slipping into complete chaos after tensions were raised by Israel’s deadly air strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1.


“Right now it is very important for everyone to maintain restraint in order not to lead to a complete destabilisation of the situation in the region, which does not exactly shine with stability and predictability,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.


As escalations continue to rise in the middle east amidst retaliatory attack against Israel by the Islamic Republic of Iran, a Russian navy frigate equipped with Kinzhal supersonic missiles has entered the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal as part of a planned naval exercise, Russia’s defence ministry says.


The Russian ship, Marshal Shaposhnikov, will continue performing the tasks assigned to its expedition plan, it said in a statement. It provided no details.


Earlier last week, authorities in Moscow had called for all countries in the Middle East to show restraint and prevent the region slipping into complete chaos after tensions were raised by Israel’s deadly air strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1.


“Right now it is very important for everyone to maintain restraint in order not to lead to a complete destabilisation of the situation in the region, which does not exactly shine with stability and predictability,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

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