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BUSTED! YAHAYA BELLO's stolen N19.3bn Kogi Salary Bail-Out Funds Returned to CBN

BUSTED! YAHAYA BELLO's stolen N19.3bn Kogi Salary Bail-Out Funds Returned to CBN


The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has acknowledged the receipt of the sum of N19, 333,333,333.36 (Nineteen Billion, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Million, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Naira, Thirty-six Kobo) recovered by the EFCC from the Kogi State Salary Bail-out account domiciled in Sterling Bank Plc. 


This effectively puts to rest the campaign of misinformation and unconscionable denials by the Kogi State Government that no fund was recovered from its bail out account. 


The apex bank in a letter referenced, DFD/DIR/CON/EXT/01/099 and dated 9th November, 2021 informed the Executive Chairman, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa that it has received the money. 


The letter reads in part: “We refer to your letter dated November 5, 2021 with Ref. No: CR:3000/EFCC/LS/CMU/REC-STE/VOL.4/047 on the above subject and wish to confirm the details of the receipt of the amount as stated below: Bank: Sterling Bank Plc; Amount:  N19, 333, 333,333.36; Date of receipt: 04 November, 2021”. 


The return of the money to the apex bank  is in compliance with the October 15, 2021 Order of a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi Lagos directing the unfreezing of the Kogi State Salary Bail-out account to enable Sterling Bank to remit the balance in the account to the Central Ban of Nigeria. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke gave the Order pursuant to an application filed by the EFCC. 


The Commission had told the court that the management of Sterling Bank Plc, where the account was domiciled had acknowledged the existence of the said account with the staggering sum of N19, 333,333,333.36 in its books. 


The Commission further brought to the attention of the court that “The sum of N19, 333,333,333.36 is still standing in the credit of the account .


#RevolutionNow BuhariMustGo  #NoGoingBack


The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has acknowledged the receipt of the sum of N19, 333,333,333.36 (Nineteen Billion, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Million, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Naira, Thirty-six Kobo) recovered by the EFCC from the Kogi State Salary Bail-out account domiciled in Sterling Bank Plc. 


This effectively puts to rest the campaign of misinformation and unconscionable denials by the Kogi State Government that no fund was recovered from its bail out account. 


The apex bank in a letter referenced, DFD/DIR/CON/EXT/01/099 and dated 9th November, 2021 informed the Executive Chairman, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa that it has received the money. 


The letter reads in part: “We refer to your letter dated November 5, 2021 with Ref. No: CR:3000/EFCC/LS/CMU/REC-STE/VOL.4/047 on the above subject and wish to confirm the details of the receipt of the amount as stated below: Bank: Sterling Bank Plc; Amount:  N19, 333, 333,333.36; Date of receipt: 04 November, 2021”. 


The return of the money to the apex bank  is in compliance with the October 15, 2021 Order of a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi Lagos directing the unfreezing of the Kogi State Salary Bail-out account to enable Sterling Bank to remit the balance in the account to the Central Ban of Nigeria. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke gave the Order pursuant to an application filed by the EFCC. 


The Commission had told the court that the management of Sterling Bank Plc, where the account was domiciled had acknowledged the existence of the said account with the staggering sum of N19, 333,333,333.36 in its books. 


The Commission further brought to the attention of the court that “The sum of N19, 333,333,333.36 is still standing in the credit of the account .


#RevolutionNow BuhariMustGo  #NoGoingBack

#ENDSARS: Why Northern Youths Must Rise Now!

#ENDSARS: Why Northern Youths Must Rise Now!

By Kunle Wizeman Ajayi















Two limitations debarred the full blown victory of the Great #EndSARS: the Workers' absence; and the lack of its spread accross the whole country, especially the core North. These factors are yet to be resolved one year after the #LekkiMassacre that halted the most amazing, massive, and longest mass movement of youths in the world's most populated black country. 


The working class are actually the most effective class in any social movement because of their economic power. Labour creates wealth. This is why strikes are the most feared of all protest cultures. Strikes are a combination of shutdown and mass rallies. The greatest strike so far is the January 2012 Uprising Against Subsidy Removal. And it was forced by mass protests in the streets led by the civil society organisations. But till October 20th when the Lekki massacre was conducted by the rulers, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) never joined the #EndSARS mass movement. Weakened and compromised, the Labour bearucracy maintained a criminal hold on icing the cake of the #EndSARS protests as it transformed into #EndBadGovernance at most barricades. This led to the youth movement calling for *Youth Strike* on October 18th and started implementations on the 19th. It was such a watershed that would have beaten off the criminal hold of the NLC and TUC on the needed downtool of workers. For the two days of the Youth Strike, workers complied happily. But the state responded by drowning the #EndSARS movement in blood. 


While the #EndSARS held across Benue; Plateau; Nassarawa; Kwara and other states of the North Central, only Adamawa, Taraba states had marches on records. The North West was scanty except for Kaduna and Kano. But most of the North moved massively during the Post-#EndSARS Palliative liberation s from malls stacked by thieving politicians. 


One year after, insecurity is ravaging the whole of the North and the mass of youths seems isolated from the national movements. This is largely to the war situations and the fact that the elites are muscling the media spaces to sell fake public opinions make it seems as if Northern people are against the South and are therefore contented with the genocides going on there. This has blocked national solidarity for hashtags like #EndInSecurity. The true mood is so sad and angry all through the North. The people want political actions and have been marching all along. Social movements across the South should network more with genuine movements in the North. This can work seriously through unconditional solidarity actions against insecurity in the North. No where is actually safe all over Nigeria as I type.


As youths are marching all over Nigeria on Wednesday to mark one year after the cruel cordinated massacres from Lekki to Oyigbo, we all need to start mobilizing the working class to rise out of their downpressing by NLC and TUC. We need the strikes to strengthen the mass movement. 


Also, our hearts must go out to the North over the war by both state and Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists. We must start organising political actions in solidarity with Northern youths and workers. We must abandon all the divisions fostered on us from the top. What suffers Lagosians, also suffers Sokoto people. 


The time for all Oppressed to united and fight is now so our #EndSARS heroes never die in vain!

By Kunle Wizeman Ajayi















Two limitations debarred the full blown victory of the Great #EndSARS: the Workers' absence; and the lack of its spread accross the whole country, especially the core North. These factors are yet to be resolved one year after the #LekkiMassacre that halted the most amazing, massive, and longest mass movement of youths in the world's most populated black country. 


The working class are actually the most effective class in any social movement because of their economic power. Labour creates wealth. This is why strikes are the most feared of all protest cultures. Strikes are a combination of shutdown and mass rallies. The greatest strike so far is the January 2012 Uprising Against Subsidy Removal. And it was forced by mass protests in the streets led by the civil society organisations. But till October 20th when the Lekki massacre was conducted by the rulers, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) never joined the #EndSARS mass movement. Weakened and compromised, the Labour bearucracy maintained a criminal hold on icing the cake of the #EndSARS protests as it transformed into #EndBadGovernance at most barricades. This led to the youth movement calling for *Youth Strike* on October 18th and started implementations on the 19th. It was such a watershed that would have beaten off the criminal hold of the NLC and TUC on the needed downtool of workers. For the two days of the Youth Strike, workers complied happily. But the state responded by drowning the #EndSARS movement in blood. 


While the #EndSARS held across Benue; Plateau; Nassarawa; Kwara and other states of the North Central, only Adamawa, Taraba states had marches on records. The North West was scanty except for Kaduna and Kano. But most of the North moved massively during the Post-#EndSARS Palliative liberation s from malls stacked by thieving politicians. 


One year after, insecurity is ravaging the whole of the North and the mass of youths seems isolated from the national movements. This is largely to the war situations and the fact that the elites are muscling the media spaces to sell fake public opinions make it seems as if Northern people are against the South and are therefore contented with the genocides going on there. This has blocked national solidarity for hashtags like #EndInSecurity. The true mood is so sad and angry all through the North. The people want political actions and have been marching all along. Social movements across the South should network more with genuine movements in the North. This can work seriously through unconditional solidarity actions against insecurity in the North. No where is actually safe all over Nigeria as I type.


As youths are marching all over Nigeria on Wednesday to mark one year after the cruel cordinated massacres from Lekki to Oyigbo, we all need to start mobilizing the working class to rise out of their downpressing by NLC and TUC. We need the strikes to strengthen the mass movement. 


Also, our hearts must go out to the North over the war by both state and Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists. We must start organising political actions in solidarity with Northern youths and workers. We must abandon all the divisions fostered on us from the top. What suffers Lagosians, also suffers Sokoto people. 


The time for all Oppressed to united and fight is now so our #EndSARS heroes never die in vain!

Ex-Niger Governor: Witnesses Narrates How Defendants withdrew N800m with 80 Cheques

Ex-Niger Governor: Witnesses Narrates How Defendants withdrew N800m with 80 Cheques


The EFCC, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, presented two more witnesses against former Niger state Governor, Muazu Babangida Aliyu and two others: Tanko Beji and Umar Nasko, in their ongoing money laundering trial before Justice Mikail Aliyu of the Niger State High Court, Minna. 


The defendants are being prosecuted for diversion of about Two Billion Naira Ecological Fund.


The two witnesses, Muhammed Nma Abubakar, third prosecution witness, PW3, and Isaac Gado, fourth prosecution witness (PW4) , both staff of Zenith Bank Plc, narrated how 80 cheques drawn in the name of Saidu Nma were cashed and the proceeds delivered to one of the defendant, Umar Nasko, who was Chief of Staff to Babangida Aliyu as governor of Niger State



Source: EFCC Nigeria


The EFCC, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, presented two more witnesses against former Niger state Governor, Muazu Babangida Aliyu and two others: Tanko Beji and Umar Nasko, in their ongoing money laundering trial before Justice Mikail Aliyu of the Niger State High Court, Minna. 


The defendants are being prosecuted for diversion of about Two Billion Naira Ecological Fund.


The two witnesses, Muhammed Nma Abubakar, third prosecution witness, PW3, and Isaac Gado, fourth prosecution witness (PW4) , both staff of Zenith Bank Plc, narrated how 80 cheques drawn in the name of Saidu Nma were cashed and the proceeds delivered to one of the defendant, Umar Nasko, who was Chief of Staff to Babangida Aliyu as governor of Niger State



Source: EFCC Nigeria

Two Arraigned for Land Scam in Borno

Two Arraigned for Land Scam in Borno




The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 arraigned the duo of Abor Gambomi and Abdulmumini Ali before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri on a one count amended charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining N420, 000.00 (Four Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira) by false pretence.






The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 arraigned the duo of Abor Gambomi and Abdulmumini Ali before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri on a one count amended charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining N420, 000.00 (Four Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira) by false pretence.



A voice from the North: Northern Governors are the most useless set of Governor's in the world

A voice from the North: Northern Governors are the most useless set of Governor's in the world

I want food, employment, education, roads and access to credit to establish myself....










Northern Governors are the most useless set of Governor's in the world. They don't meet to discuss ideas of how to improve life, add value to their states. The only time they meet is when discussing Social Media Bill or Presidency.


We have 19 Northern States. Out of that 19, only 2 are viable. Kano, maybe Kaduna. The rest are over glorified States who's main idea of States is Federal Allocation.


This jokers did not meet to end banditry, nor did they meet to end terrorism, let alone talk economic growth and how to foster development across the regions.


But these howlers will come and be threaten everyone how power must remain in the North. When you talk they claim they have the numbers.


Yes, you have the highest numbers of out of school children, with time BH & banditry will be child's play, because those you fail to empower and educate will have no option than to take up arms.


Yes, you have the highest number of Girl child marriage. In some states, girls within the age of 10 - 12 are married off. That is why VVF have become rampant in NW States. Because their men don't know anyone other than raping young children in the name of marriage.


Yes, you have the lowest GDP in the country, you produce nothing of commercial value. Your land that could be use to produce large farm products that could be use for industry are tents for terrorist.


The only thing you know is Power. Power without value. Power without making a difference. Power without control.


I am a Northerner. And I speak for majority of the sane ones. Power sharing is not our problem. Our problem is lack of Peace, Progress and Prosperity.


I want industry, trade, tourism and employment. Anyone parading himself as my leader should share that common interest with us.


I want food, employment, education, roads and access to credit to establish myself. I am tired of running everywhere with no hope.


These bunch of retards don't speak for me.


By; Dauda Hussaini Paiko

I want food, employment, education, roads and access to credit to establish myself....










Northern Governors are the most useless set of Governor's in the world. They don't meet to discuss ideas of how to improve life, add value to their states. The only time they meet is when discussing Social Media Bill or Presidency.


We have 19 Northern States. Out of that 19, only 2 are viable. Kano, maybe Kaduna. The rest are over glorified States who's main idea of States is Federal Allocation.


This jokers did not meet to end banditry, nor did they meet to end terrorism, let alone talk economic growth and how to foster development across the regions.


But these howlers will come and be threaten everyone how power must remain in the North. When you talk they claim they have the numbers.


Yes, you have the highest numbers of out of school children, with time BH & banditry will be child's play, because those you fail to empower and educate will have no option than to take up arms.


Yes, you have the highest number of Girl child marriage. In some states, girls within the age of 10 - 12 are married off. That is why VVF have become rampant in NW States. Because their men don't know anyone other than raping young children in the name of marriage.


Yes, you have the lowest GDP in the country, you produce nothing of commercial value. Your land that could be use to produce large farm products that could be use for industry are tents for terrorist.


The only thing you know is Power. Power without value. Power without making a difference. Power without control.


I am a Northerner. And I speak for majority of the sane ones. Power sharing is not our problem. Our problem is lack of Peace, Progress and Prosperity.


I want industry, trade, tourism and employment. Anyone parading himself as my leader should share that common interest with us.


I want food, employment, education, roads and access to credit to establish myself. I am tired of running everywhere with no hope.


These bunch of retards don't speak for me.


By; Dauda Hussaini Paiko

NIGERIA: RESOLUTIONS OF THE NORTHERN STATES GOVERNORS’ FORUM MEETING WITH NORTHERN STATES EMIRS AND CHIEFS

NIGERIA: RESOLUTIONS OF THE NORTHERN STATES GOVERNORS’ FORUM MEETING WITH NORTHERN STATES EMIRS AND CHIEFS

 RESOLUTIONS OF THE NORTHERN STATES GOVERNORS’ FORUM MEETING WITH NORTHERN STATES EMIRS AND 

CHIEFS HELD ON MONDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER, 2021


The Northern States Governors’ Forum, in its continuous efforts to address the challenges bedeviling the Northern States convened an Emergency Meeting today Monday 27th September, 2021 at the Council Chamber Sir, Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna.  The meeting was also attended by Chairmen of Northern States Traditional Council led by His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto.



2. The Forum discussed issues of Peace, Progress, Development and well-being of the Northern States.  The Forum took stock of progress made in handling challenges of Banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and insurgency.


After extensive deliberations, the following resolutions were arrived at:-

1. The Forum reviewed security updates from the Region and observed the need for a sustained synergy and coordinated efforts between the Federal and Northern States Governments while noting success of recent measures.  The meeting also noted with concern the constraint of the security services and urged the Armed Forces to embark on simultaneous operations and resolved to share the plans of the Frontline States come up with common with other Region; and assured of its readiness to work in synergy with the Federal Government of Nigeria in finding lasting solution to the current security challenges. 






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2. The Forum appreciated the ongoing onslaught against banditry, kidnapping and Boko Haram especially in the North East and parts of North West and North Central States and encouraged the Armed forces and other security agencies to sustain the tempo to enable the security challenges be permanently addressed in the shortest time.


3. The Forum received updates on the Renewable / Solar Energy Project and NOTED that request for land for the project had been submitted and are being processed by the Northern States.  The Committee had commenced negotiations in a public private arrangement and sovereign guarantees to ensure bankability of the project by multilateral financial organizations.  The Forum called on States yet to process the request for allocation of land for the project to expedite action. 


4. The meeting received updates on activities of some Committees constituted by the Northern States Governors’ Forum and NOTED that recommendations contained therein are being considered with a view to coming up with implementation strategies.


5. The Forum observed that some Northern States Governors had earlier expressed views for a power-shift to three Geo-Political Zone in the South with a view to promoting unity and peace in the Nation.  Notwithstanding their comments, the Forum unanimously condemn the statement by the Southern Governors Forum that the Presidency must go to the South. The statement is quite contradictory with the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as amended that the elected President shall:-







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score the majority votes;


score at least 25% of the votes cast in 2/3 States of the Federation.


In the case of run-up simple majority win the election.


6. The Northern State Governors Forum considered the on-going National debate on the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT). As responsible leaders while we are constraint by the fact that the matter is sub judice we however for the purposes of educating the public make the following observations: 

(a) the judgement of the Federal high Court calls to question the constitutionality of VAT, withholding tax, education tax, Niger Delta Development Commission, National Information Technology Development Agency, 13% derivation, National Economic Development Council and many other currently levied and collected by the Federal Government of Nigeria, Federal Inlands Revenue Service.  


(b) Rivers and Lagos State Government had enacted their own VAT laws and the Southern Governors Forum have expressed support for this course of action;


(c) VAT is being confused by these State Government as a sales tax. If every State enacted its own VAT Law, multiple taxation will result in increases of prices of goods and services and collapsed in interstate trade. VAT is not a production tax like excise, but terminal tax which is paid by the ultimate consumer;








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(d) Another confusion is ignoring observation above and its “overall effect”.  The reason Lagos account for our 50% Vat collection is because most of the telecommunication companies, Banks, manufacturing and other trading activities have their headquarters in Lagos with the resultant and wrongful attribution of VAT


(e) Until and unless the Supreme Court pronounces judgement on the substantive matter between Rivers State and Federal Government, the matter is sub judice and Northern States Governors Forum would respect this. 


7. The Traditional Rulers Councils appreciated the efforts made so far by the NSGF in addressing the key areas of challenges facing the Northern States, they expressed their willingness, solidarity and collaboration with the Governors’ in addressing these challenges particularly the issue of security.  It was equally resolved that perpetrators of crimes should be dealt with irrespective of their status in the society. 


8. The Forum decried the high level of conspiracies being perpetrated by some Judicial Officers in releasing / granting bail to arrested criminals.  This attitude sabotages the fight against criminality, therefore, there the need to develop good and robust intelligence mechanism amongst States was identified as a panacea. 










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9. The Forum calls on Agencies to leave up to their responsibility, Traditional rulers are to equally mobilize their various communities in checkmating the ugly trend of criminality in their domains.


10. The Forum NOTED the ugly trend in the spread of drugs and consumption amongst the teeming youth and therefore, calls on all levels of Governments and communities to raise to the occasion by stemming the tide.


11. The Forum also call the Federal Government to expedite action on the well establish National Livestock Transformation Programme as a spring board in transiting from the open grazing system as widely practice in the North



His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Barr. Simon Bako Lalong KSGG,

Chairman, Northern States Governors' Forum.

 RESOLUTIONS OF THE NORTHERN STATES GOVERNORS’ FORUM MEETING WITH NORTHERN STATES EMIRS AND 

CHIEFS HELD ON MONDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER, 2021


The Northern States Governors’ Forum, in its continuous efforts to address the challenges bedeviling the Northern States convened an Emergency Meeting today Monday 27th September, 2021 at the Council Chamber Sir, Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna.  The meeting was also attended by Chairmen of Northern States Traditional Council led by His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto.



2. The Forum discussed issues of Peace, Progress, Development and well-being of the Northern States.  The Forum took stock of progress made in handling challenges of Banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and insurgency.


After extensive deliberations, the following resolutions were arrived at:-

1. The Forum reviewed security updates from the Region and observed the need for a sustained synergy and coordinated efforts between the Federal and Northern States Governments while noting success of recent measures.  The meeting also noted with concern the constraint of the security services and urged the Armed Forces to embark on simultaneous operations and resolved to share the plans of the Frontline States come up with common with other Region; and assured of its readiness to work in synergy with the Federal Government of Nigeria in finding lasting solution to the current security challenges. 






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2. The Forum appreciated the ongoing onslaught against banditry, kidnapping and Boko Haram especially in the North East and parts of North West and North Central States and encouraged the Armed forces and other security agencies to sustain the tempo to enable the security challenges be permanently addressed in the shortest time.


3. The Forum received updates on the Renewable / Solar Energy Project and NOTED that request for land for the project had been submitted and are being processed by the Northern States.  The Committee had commenced negotiations in a public private arrangement and sovereign guarantees to ensure bankability of the project by multilateral financial organizations.  The Forum called on States yet to process the request for allocation of land for the project to expedite action. 


4. The meeting received updates on activities of some Committees constituted by the Northern States Governors’ Forum and NOTED that recommendations contained therein are being considered with a view to coming up with implementation strategies.


5. The Forum observed that some Northern States Governors had earlier expressed views for a power-shift to three Geo-Political Zone in the South with a view to promoting unity and peace in the Nation.  Notwithstanding their comments, the Forum unanimously condemn the statement by the Southern Governors Forum that the Presidency must go to the South. The statement is quite contradictory with the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as amended that the elected President shall:-







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score the majority votes;


score at least 25% of the votes cast in 2/3 States of the Federation.


In the case of run-up simple majority win the election.


6. The Northern State Governors Forum considered the on-going National debate on the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT). As responsible leaders while we are constraint by the fact that the matter is sub judice we however for the purposes of educating the public make the following observations: 

(a) the judgement of the Federal high Court calls to question the constitutionality of VAT, withholding tax, education tax, Niger Delta Development Commission, National Information Technology Development Agency, 13% derivation, National Economic Development Council and many other currently levied and collected by the Federal Government of Nigeria, Federal Inlands Revenue Service.  


(b) Rivers and Lagos State Government had enacted their own VAT laws and the Southern Governors Forum have expressed support for this course of action;


(c) VAT is being confused by these State Government as a sales tax. If every State enacted its own VAT Law, multiple taxation will result in increases of prices of goods and services and collapsed in interstate trade. VAT is not a production tax like excise, but terminal tax which is paid by the ultimate consumer;








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(d) Another confusion is ignoring observation above and its “overall effect”.  The reason Lagos account for our 50% Vat collection is because most of the telecommunication companies, Banks, manufacturing and other trading activities have their headquarters in Lagos with the resultant and wrongful attribution of VAT


(e) Until and unless the Supreme Court pronounces judgement on the substantive matter between Rivers State and Federal Government, the matter is sub judice and Northern States Governors Forum would respect this. 


7. The Traditional Rulers Councils appreciated the efforts made so far by the NSGF in addressing the key areas of challenges facing the Northern States, they expressed their willingness, solidarity and collaboration with the Governors’ in addressing these challenges particularly the issue of security.  It was equally resolved that perpetrators of crimes should be dealt with irrespective of their status in the society. 


8. The Forum decried the high level of conspiracies being perpetrated by some Judicial Officers in releasing / granting bail to arrested criminals.  This attitude sabotages the fight against criminality, therefore, there the need to develop good and robust intelligence mechanism amongst States was identified as a panacea. 










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9. The Forum calls on Agencies to leave up to their responsibility, Traditional rulers are to equally mobilize their various communities in checkmating the ugly trend of criminality in their domains.


10. The Forum NOTED the ugly trend in the spread of drugs and consumption amongst the teeming youth and therefore, calls on all levels of Governments and communities to raise to the occasion by stemming the tide.


11. The Forum also call the Federal Government to expedite action on the well establish National Livestock Transformation Programme as a spring board in transiting from the open grazing system as widely practice in the North



His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Barr. Simon Bako Lalong KSGG,

Chairman, Northern States Governors' Forum.

EFCC Presents Three Witnesses in Alleged N93.8m Contract Fraud Trial

EFCC Presents Three Witnesses in Alleged N93.8m Contract Fraud Trial







The trial of an alleged N93, 800, 000.00 (Ninety Three Million, Eight Hundred Thousand Naira) fraud case involving one Muhammad Suleiman Gumsuri commenced before Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presented three witnesses.

The Maiduguri Zonal Command arraigned the defendant on August 10, 2021 on a one-count charge.

The defendant was alleged to have fraudulently obtained the sum on the pretext of supplying non-food items to "Save The Children", a Non-Governmental Organization.

The charge reads: “That you, Muhammad Suleiman Gumsuri, sometime in February 2021, at Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud did obtained the gross sum of N93, 800,000.00 (Ninety Three Million Eight Hundred Thousand Naira) only from Shettima Mohammed through Karlton International Company’s account number 1023671556 domiciled at UBA and Amir Goni Abdullahi’s Fidelity Bank account number 6012182416 via your account number 0141428771 domiciled at GT Bank and Fidelity Bank account number 6323579712 respectively, all bearing Muhammad Suleiman under the guise that the said sum represent payment for the supply of Non-food items to Save the Children, an NGO, and which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and Punishable under Section 3 of the same Act."

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge.

At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, first prosecution witness, Peterclaver O. Okwor, an operative of the EFCC, while being led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed, told the court that the defendant requested for the sum of N93.8million from the petitioner in order to execute a contract for the supply of non-food items which he claimed to have secured from ‘Save the Children’ an NGO, with the agreement that the money would be paid back and proceeds from the contract shared by both parties.

In his words, ‘‘the complainant transferred the sum in tranches to the defendant’s accounts domiciled in Fidelity and Guaranty Trust Banks respectively totaling the sum of N93.8million.

“Letters of investigation activities’ were written to the banks and responses were provided to the EFCC. Analyses of the responses received from the bank, confirmed that the sum of N93.8million was paid into the accounts of the defendant by the complainant.’’

Okwor revealed that the defendant confessed in his written statements with the EFCC to have collected the above mentioned sum through his accounts in order to finance the purported contract.

PW2, Maina Muhammad, a staff of Fidelity Bank who was also led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed told the court that the account opening balance of the defendant as at 24th February, 2021 was N14, 122.87 (Fourteen Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty-Two Naira, Eighty-Seven kobo), ''but shortly after that day, the sum N40million was transferred into the account of the defendant in tranches by one Ali Shettima Mohammed and the defendant transferred same in tranches to some beneficiaries with a closing balance of N2, 500.57 (Two Thousand, Five Hundred Naira, Fifty-Seven kobo).''

PW3, Usman Bala, a Marketing Officer with the Guaranty Trust Bank told the court that, “there was an inflow into the account of Muhammad Suleiman Gumsuri in tranches from the nominal complainant which was well over N50million and the mentioned sum was dissipated by the defendant.’’

The petition written against the defendant and statements of the defendant were tendered and admitted in evidence, while the documents from Fidelity and Guaranty Trust Banks were admitted as exhibits C and D respectively.

Justice Fadawu thereafter adjourned the matter to September 20, 2021 for continuation of trial.

BY EFCC






The trial of an alleged N93, 800, 000.00 (Ninety Three Million, Eight Hundred Thousand Naira) fraud case involving one Muhammad Suleiman Gumsuri commenced before Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presented three witnesses.

The Maiduguri Zonal Command arraigned the defendant on August 10, 2021 on a one-count charge.

The defendant was alleged to have fraudulently obtained the sum on the pretext of supplying non-food items to "Save The Children", a Non-Governmental Organization.

The charge reads: “That you, Muhammad Suleiman Gumsuri, sometime in February 2021, at Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud did obtained the gross sum of N93, 800,000.00 (Ninety Three Million Eight Hundred Thousand Naira) only from Shettima Mohammed through Karlton International Company’s account number 1023671556 domiciled at UBA and Amir Goni Abdullahi’s Fidelity Bank account number 6012182416 via your account number 0141428771 domiciled at GT Bank and Fidelity Bank account number 6323579712 respectively, all bearing Muhammad Suleiman under the guise that the said sum represent payment for the supply of Non-food items to Save the Children, an NGO, and which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and Punishable under Section 3 of the same Act."

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge.

At the resumed hearing on Tuesday, first prosecution witness, Peterclaver O. Okwor, an operative of the EFCC, while being led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed, told the court that the defendant requested for the sum of N93.8million from the petitioner in order to execute a contract for the supply of non-food items which he claimed to have secured from ‘Save the Children’ an NGO, with the agreement that the money would be paid back and proceeds from the contract shared by both parties.

In his words, ‘‘the complainant transferred the sum in tranches to the defendant’s accounts domiciled in Fidelity and Guaranty Trust Banks respectively totaling the sum of N93.8million.

“Letters of investigation activities’ were written to the banks and responses were provided to the EFCC. Analyses of the responses received from the bank, confirmed that the sum of N93.8million was paid into the accounts of the defendant by the complainant.’’

Okwor revealed that the defendant confessed in his written statements with the EFCC to have collected the above mentioned sum through his accounts in order to finance the purported contract.

PW2, Maina Muhammad, a staff of Fidelity Bank who was also led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed told the court that the account opening balance of the defendant as at 24th February, 2021 was N14, 122.87 (Fourteen Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty-Two Naira, Eighty-Seven kobo), ''but shortly after that day, the sum N40million was transferred into the account of the defendant in tranches by one Ali Shettima Mohammed and the defendant transferred same in tranches to some beneficiaries with a closing balance of N2, 500.57 (Two Thousand, Five Hundred Naira, Fifty-Seven kobo).''

PW3, Usman Bala, a Marketing Officer with the Guaranty Trust Bank told the court that, “there was an inflow into the account of Muhammad Suleiman Gumsuri in tranches from the nominal complainant which was well over N50million and the mentioned sum was dissipated by the defendant.’’

The petition written against the defendant and statements of the defendant were tendered and admitted in evidence, while the documents from Fidelity and Guaranty Trust Banks were admitted as exhibits C and D respectively.

Justice Fadawu thereafter adjourned the matter to September 20, 2021 for continuation of trial.

BY EFCC

NIGERIA IS ABOUT TO SNAP; THE UN MUST ACT NOW TO AVERT CATASTROPHE - NINAS

NIGERIA IS ABOUT TO SNAP; THE UN MUST ACT NOW TO AVERT CATASTROPHE - NINAS

(Being a Letter Addressed to United Nations Security Council, the Trusteeship Council and the General Assembly, September 14, 2021 by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, (NINAS), at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.


PROTOCOLS.


1.    We, the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria gather today at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York to alert the UN, and the rest of the Global Community that the Union of Nigeria has failed irredeemably; and is now at the verge of a Violent Disintegration with Catastrophic Consequences for Global Peace, and Security as our population of over 200 million would become an Instant Global Refugee Nightmare.

 

2.    Amidst the extraordinary difficulties inflicted by the imposition and enforcement of Sharia by a section of Nigeria in a supposedly Secular Union, the immediate reason for this looming catastrophe is the Cocktail of Mass Killing, Kidnapping and General Banditry being orchestrated against the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria by an invading Fulani Militia masquerading as Herdsmen in an undisguised Ethnic Cleansing Campaign that progressively demonstrate the Complicity of the Federal Government of Nigeria headed by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani man, who as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria is also the Life Grand Patron of the notorious Myetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria; that proudly takes responsibility for the Murderous Exploits of the Fulani Herdsmen  Militia designated the Fourth Most Deadly Terror Group.

 

3.    Compounding their impunity, the same Myetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association at a recent Press Conference organised to mock the Planned NINAS Million-Man Freedom March to the UN, boasted to be in control of the UN through their daughter, Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General at the UN. An indication that (Amina Mohammed) nominated to that Exalted UN Position by the Fulani President of Nigeria Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, is in some way a part of the Grand Protection Design for the Fulani Herdsmen in their Bloody, Onslaught against the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria.

 

4.    It will be recalled that following widespread extrajudicial killings in Nigeria, the UN in August of 2019, dispatched a Special Rapporteur Mission to Nigeria led by Agnes Callamard. The Damning Verdict of that Rapporteur Mission was that the widespread extrajudicial killings were flowing from the Unitary Constitutional Arrangements of Nigeria, which operates as a PRESSURE-COOKER FOR INJUSTICE and that Nigeria under that Constitution is a Danger to Global Peace and Security. The Report warned that unless something is done urgently, Nigeria would Snap, plunging its 200 million Population into turmoil that will trigger a Large-Scale Refugee Crisis of unprecedented magnitude at a time the Global Terror Networks, ISIS, ISWAP and AL-Qaeda are already converging in Nigeria.

 

5.    It will be recalled that in furtherance of the Repudiation and Rejection of the Unitary Constitution of Nigeria (1999), and the Toxic Union it foists, the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (being the South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria) on December 16, 2020 Declared a Constitutional Force Majeure, raising a Union Dispute with 5-Point Demand for the termination of the operation of the aforementioned imposed Constitution; for the immediate commencement of remediation of the Long-Standing Grave Constitutional Grievances of Nigeria’s Constituent Components, failing which the Peoples of the Alliance Territory would Reconsider their Allegiance to that Constitution. The Key Highlights of the five-point demand include the suspension of the further elections (Particularly the 2023 Elections), under the repudiated 1999 constitution as well as the initiation of a time-bound transitioning arrangement to mid-wife the emergence of fresh constitutional protocols founded on the sovereignty and self-determination rights of the constituent components of Nigeria. An Online Petition conveying the Demands of that Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation, is currently before the UN Security Council.

 

6.    That Nigeria has failed as a State is no longer a Subject for Debate, having emerged the Global Poverty Capital, and Playing Host to Two of the World’s Top Four Most Deadly Terrorists Organisation, with Three-quarters of the Constituent Components (South and Middle-Belt) Seeking Urgent Extrication by Way of Referendums from what has become a Union of Death. Looking back at the recent turn of events in Afghanistan, this Freedom March to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, is to alert the Global Community of the rapidly degenerating situation of Nigeria, and to invite United Nations, particularly the Security Council, and Trusteeship Council, to initiate Urgent Steps to Arrest Nigeria’s Descent into Chaos, as besieged communities drift dangerously to self-help.


*For and on behalf of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination*

 


*Professor Yusuf Turaki*


*Elder T.K Ogoriba*  


*Dr. Don Pedro Obaseki* 


*Tony Nnadi*

(Secretary-General, NINAS)


*Professor Banji Akintoye*

(Chairman, NINAS)


Prof Banji Akintoye





 

(Being a Letter Addressed to United Nations Security Council, the Trusteeship Council and the General Assembly, September 14, 2021 by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, (NINAS), at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.


PROTOCOLS.


1.    We, the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria gather today at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York to alert the UN, and the rest of the Global Community that the Union of Nigeria has failed irredeemably; and is now at the verge of a Violent Disintegration with Catastrophic Consequences for Global Peace, and Security as our population of over 200 million would become an Instant Global Refugee Nightmare.

 

2.    Amidst the extraordinary difficulties inflicted by the imposition and enforcement of Sharia by a section of Nigeria in a supposedly Secular Union, the immediate reason for this looming catastrophe is the Cocktail of Mass Killing, Kidnapping and General Banditry being orchestrated against the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria by an invading Fulani Militia masquerading as Herdsmen in an undisguised Ethnic Cleansing Campaign that progressively demonstrate the Complicity of the Federal Government of Nigeria headed by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani man, who as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria is also the Life Grand Patron of the notorious Myetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria; that proudly takes responsibility for the Murderous Exploits of the Fulani Herdsmen  Militia designated the Fourth Most Deadly Terror Group.

 

3.    Compounding their impunity, the same Myetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association at a recent Press Conference organised to mock the Planned NINAS Million-Man Freedom March to the UN, boasted to be in control of the UN through their daughter, Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General at the UN. An indication that (Amina Mohammed) nominated to that Exalted UN Position by the Fulani President of Nigeria Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, is in some way a part of the Grand Protection Design for the Fulani Herdsmen in their Bloody, Onslaught against the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria.

 

4.    It will be recalled that following widespread extrajudicial killings in Nigeria, the UN in August of 2019, dispatched a Special Rapporteur Mission to Nigeria led by Agnes Callamard. The Damning Verdict of that Rapporteur Mission was that the widespread extrajudicial killings were flowing from the Unitary Constitutional Arrangements of Nigeria, which operates as a PRESSURE-COOKER FOR INJUSTICE and that Nigeria under that Constitution is a Danger to Global Peace and Security. The Report warned that unless something is done urgently, Nigeria would Snap, plunging its 200 million Population into turmoil that will trigger a Large-Scale Refugee Crisis of unprecedented magnitude at a time the Global Terror Networks, ISIS, ISWAP and AL-Qaeda are already converging in Nigeria.

 

5.    It will be recalled that in furtherance of the Repudiation and Rejection of the Unitary Constitution of Nigeria (1999), and the Toxic Union it foists, the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (being the South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria) on December 16, 2020 Declared a Constitutional Force Majeure, raising a Union Dispute with 5-Point Demand for the termination of the operation of the aforementioned imposed Constitution; for the immediate commencement of remediation of the Long-Standing Grave Constitutional Grievances of Nigeria’s Constituent Components, failing which the Peoples of the Alliance Territory would Reconsider their Allegiance to that Constitution. The Key Highlights of the five-point demand include the suspension of the further elections (Particularly the 2023 Elections), under the repudiated 1999 constitution as well as the initiation of a time-bound transitioning arrangement to mid-wife the emergence of fresh constitutional protocols founded on the sovereignty and self-determination rights of the constituent components of Nigeria. An Online Petition conveying the Demands of that Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation, is currently before the UN Security Council.

 

6.    That Nigeria has failed as a State is no longer a Subject for Debate, having emerged the Global Poverty Capital, and Playing Host to Two of the World’s Top Four Most Deadly Terrorists Organisation, with Three-quarters of the Constituent Components (South and Middle-Belt) Seeking Urgent Extrication by Way of Referendums from what has become a Union of Death. Looking back at the recent turn of events in Afghanistan, this Freedom March to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, is to alert the Global Community of the rapidly degenerating situation of Nigeria, and to invite United Nations, particularly the Security Council, and Trusteeship Council, to initiate Urgent Steps to Arrest Nigeria’s Descent into Chaos, as besieged communities drift dangerously to self-help.


*For and on behalf of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination*

 


*Professor Yusuf Turaki*


*Elder T.K Ogoriba*  


*Dr. Don Pedro Obaseki* 


*Tony Nnadi*

(Secretary-General, NINAS)


*Professor Banji Akintoye*

(Chairman, NINAS)


Prof Banji Akintoye





 

EFCC Docks Man in Maiduguri for Converting Land Document

EFCC Docks Man in Maiduguri for Converting Land Document










The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 arraigned one David Osigbe Irumekhai before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on one count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust.

The defendant allegedly used the original title documents of a property kept in his custody for safe keeping to secure a loan of N2, 300, 000.00 (Two Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira).

The count read: “That you David Osigbe Irumekhai sometime in February, 2021 in Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court being entrusted with original title document in respect of Plot No. 86 BOTP/99 Fika Close on Damboa Road, Comm/ Res Layout area of 1800sq.m by Tosin Joseph Todo for safe keeping converted the title document to your personal use in violation of the mode in which such trust is to be discharged and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 311 Penal Code Law Cap 102, Laws of Borno State 1994 and punishable under section 312 of the same Act.”

The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the one count charge.

Upon his plea, prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed asked the court for a trial date and to remand the defendant in the correctional facility pending the outcome of the case.

Justice Kumaliya adjourned the matter till September 22, 2021 for commencement of trial and ordered that the defendant be remanded in the Correctional Centre.


By EFCC









The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 arraigned one David Osigbe Irumekhai before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on one count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust.

The defendant allegedly used the original title documents of a property kept in his custody for safe keeping to secure a loan of N2, 300, 000.00 (Two Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira).

The count read: “That you David Osigbe Irumekhai sometime in February, 2021 in Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court being entrusted with original title document in respect of Plot No. 86 BOTP/99 Fika Close on Damboa Road, Comm/ Res Layout area of 1800sq.m by Tosin Joseph Todo for safe keeping converted the title document to your personal use in violation of the mode in which such trust is to be discharged and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 311 Penal Code Law Cap 102, Laws of Borno State 1994 and punishable under section 312 of the same Act.”

The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the one count charge.

Upon his plea, prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed asked the court for a trial date and to remand the defendant in the correctional facility pending the outcome of the case.

Justice Kumaliya adjourned the matter till September 22, 2021 for commencement of trial and ordered that the defendant be remanded in the Correctional Centre.


By EFCC

EFCC Docks Two for Fraud in Makurdi

EFCC Docks Two for Fraud in Makurdi


The Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 arraigned the duo of Okwuchukwu Charles and Saamuman Caleb Terungwa before Justice Moris Ikpambese of the Benue State High Court, Makurdi for alleged conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N5 million.

Count one of the charge reads, “That you Okwuchukwu Charles and you Saakuman Caleb Terungwa sometime in April, 2021, in Makurdi, Benue State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, conspired amongst yourselves and took the sum of N5, 523,000.00 (Five Million, Five Hundred and Twenty Three Thousand Naira) only belonging to Cosmic Intelligence Labs Limited without its consent thereby committed an offence contrary to section 97 and punishable under section 288 of the Penal Code cap. 124(Revised Edition), Laws of Benue 2004".

Count two reads,” That you Okwuchukwu Charles sometime in April, 2021, in Makurdi, Benue State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did dishonestly take the sum of N4, 523,000 (Four Million Five Hundred and Twenty Three Thousand Naira only) belonging to Cosmic Intelligence Labs Limited without its consent, thereby committed an offence contrary to section 287 and punishable under section 288 of the Penal Code cap. 124(Revised Edition), Laws of Benue 2004"

They pleaded “not guilty” to the charges, which prompted the prosecution counsel, George Chia-Yakua to ask the Court for a date for trial to commence. But counsel to the defendants, U. T. Urongo and Tom Uja, urged the court to admit their clients to bail on most liberal terms, noting that the defendants have been on EFCC’s administrative bail.

Justice Ikpambese admitted the defendants to bail in the sum N2,000,000.00 each with one surety in like sum.

The surety, the judge said, must show evidence of tax payment for three years, and must be on salary Grade Level 12 and above and be resident in Makurdi,

The case was adjourned till October 20, 2021 for trial to commence.




By EFCC

The Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 arraigned the duo of Okwuchukwu Charles and Saamuman Caleb Terungwa before Justice Moris Ikpambese of the Benue State High Court, Makurdi for alleged conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N5 million.

Count one of the charge reads, “That you Okwuchukwu Charles and you Saakuman Caleb Terungwa sometime in April, 2021, in Makurdi, Benue State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, conspired amongst yourselves and took the sum of N5, 523,000.00 (Five Million, Five Hundred and Twenty Three Thousand Naira) only belonging to Cosmic Intelligence Labs Limited without its consent thereby committed an offence contrary to section 97 and punishable under section 288 of the Penal Code cap. 124(Revised Edition), Laws of Benue 2004".

Count two reads,” That you Okwuchukwu Charles sometime in April, 2021, in Makurdi, Benue State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did dishonestly take the sum of N4, 523,000 (Four Million Five Hundred and Twenty Three Thousand Naira only) belonging to Cosmic Intelligence Labs Limited without its consent, thereby committed an offence contrary to section 287 and punishable under section 288 of the Penal Code cap. 124(Revised Edition), Laws of Benue 2004"

They pleaded “not guilty” to the charges, which prompted the prosecution counsel, George Chia-Yakua to ask the Court for a date for trial to commence. But counsel to the defendants, U. T. Urongo and Tom Uja, urged the court to admit their clients to bail on most liberal terms, noting that the defendants have been on EFCC’s administrative bail.

Justice Ikpambese admitted the defendants to bail in the sum N2,000,000.00 each with one surety in like sum.

The surety, the judge said, must show evidence of tax payment for three years, and must be on salary Grade Level 12 and above and be resident in Makurdi,

The case was adjourned till October 20, 2021 for trial to commence.




By EFCC

NIGERIA: VAT AS A CATALYST FOR RESTRUCTURING

NIGERIA: VAT AS A CATALYST FOR RESTRUCTURING

A few weeks before he was removed from office, the then Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, warned leaders in the North that if they do not change their policies and ways so that the region can begin to harness its huge resources, the day will come when their southern counterparts will drive demands for change that will create more problems for it. Hear him -


“If the north does not change, the north will destroy itself. If we don’t listen, there would be a day when there would be a constitutional amendment that addresses these issues of quota system and federal character. The  rest of the country cannot be investing, educating its children, producing graduates and then they watch us, they can’t get jobs because they come from the wrong state, when we have not invested in the future of our own children.”


Well, that day is here. The frustrated words that have often been mouthed on the streets of the South are now finding voice in the law making chambers and courts of law. Make no mistake, the decision of the Rivers State High Court over the issue of VAT collections and administration enjoys wide support across the South. Many know that it will create problems for their own States too but they are all for it. Why? Anything to cut the umbilical cord of what is considered an overbearing and inequitable federal system that robs Peter to pay Paul. 


That our States have become cost centers rather than development centers invites no argument anymore. Most exist for patronage and nothing more. 33 of 36 make little impact on VAT collection, for example, yet get paid for literally doing nothing. The same is true for the much touted GDP growth - all driven by economic activities in a small pocket of  States. Such a situation will inevitably breed disaffection that will drive division and disunity. 


How do we make more States viable? Drive competition, drive innovation, drive cooperation, and drive self-reliance. When a Yobe State knows that there’s no monthly federal bailout fund (that’s basically what the monthly federal allocation is) to rely on, it will begin to apply policies that will grow its own local economy and hunan resources. States should compete for talents (Lagos literally vacuums up most of them at the moment) through better living conditions. Investing in education and learning (especially in the North) will yield beneficial results and the end of the inequitable “educationally disadvantaged States” nonsense. A thinking Governor should have no problem identifying comparative advantages and build on them. There’s so much that is possible if we can all let go this feeding bottle system that inhibits growth and development.


It may be that the change that Nigeria needs, the change that will alter the dynamics of federal and state relationship so that the States become more self-reliant and resourceful, will begin to happen through the courts rather than through the legislature. The VAT ruling may see to that.


We wait and see!

A few weeks before he was removed from office, the then Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, warned leaders in the North that if they do not change their policies and ways so that the region can begin to harness its huge resources, the day will come when their southern counterparts will drive demands for change that will create more problems for it. Hear him -


“If the north does not change, the north will destroy itself. If we don’t listen, there would be a day when there would be a constitutional amendment that addresses these issues of quota system and federal character. The  rest of the country cannot be investing, educating its children, producing graduates and then they watch us, they can’t get jobs because they come from the wrong state, when we have not invested in the future of our own children.”


Well, that day is here. The frustrated words that have often been mouthed on the streets of the South are now finding voice in the law making chambers and courts of law. Make no mistake, the decision of the Rivers State High Court over the issue of VAT collections and administration enjoys wide support across the South. Many know that it will create problems for their own States too but they are all for it. Why? Anything to cut the umbilical cord of what is considered an overbearing and inequitable federal system that robs Peter to pay Paul. 


That our States have become cost centers rather than development centers invites no argument anymore. Most exist for patronage and nothing more. 33 of 36 make little impact on VAT collection, for example, yet get paid for literally doing nothing. The same is true for the much touted GDP growth - all driven by economic activities in a small pocket of  States. Such a situation will inevitably breed disaffection that will drive division and disunity. 


How do we make more States viable? Drive competition, drive innovation, drive cooperation, and drive self-reliance. When a Yobe State knows that there’s no monthly federal bailout fund (that’s basically what the monthly federal allocation is) to rely on, it will begin to apply policies that will grow its own local economy and hunan resources. States should compete for talents (Lagos literally vacuums up most of them at the moment) through better living conditions. Investing in education and learning (especially in the North) will yield beneficial results and the end of the inequitable “educationally disadvantaged States” nonsense. A thinking Governor should have no problem identifying comparative advantages and build on them. There’s so much that is possible if we can all let go this feeding bottle system that inhibits growth and development.


It may be that the change that Nigeria needs, the change that will alter the dynamics of federal and state relationship so that the States become more self-reliant and resourceful, will begin to happen through the courts rather than through the legislature. The VAT ruling may see to that.


We wait and see!

Major General Muhammadu Buhari: The end of an age long Uthman Dan Fodio era

Major General Muhammadu Buhari: The end of an age long Uthman Dan Fodio era


The Tyrant Major General, Muhammadu Buhari is definitely an end to the age long Fulani agenda in Nigeria. The evils that the regime foisted on the country in the name of taking over the geographical space called Nigeria for the Fulanis knows no bounds but alas they have failed.


From Buhari's RUGA to the  finding of cattle routes and many other coordinated genocidal attacks and ethnic cleansing, rapes and kidnapping. Presidential open threats and support for terrorism. State attacks and killing of those with opposing views and voices. The regime has failed to conquer the country for Fulanis. Yet they are still wining as they are in charge of nation's affairs holding and controlling major sectors, parastatals, ministries and departments of government including the military.


No body, no oppressor willingly reliquist power, but it's the oppressed that must act and take it just like the ways Rivers and Lagos have just done in the areas of VAt/tax and the entire southern States have done in the areas of ban on open cattle grazing.

With such steps, Nigeria has entered into a new era of begging instead of threats as usual under this nepotic leadership. Reason We must deliberately remain vigilant.


*1. Gombe government begs Southern States to reconsider stance on VAT and be their Brothers keeper.*


*2. FIRS begs NASS to pass a bill setting up a Federal Revenue Court and putting VAT under exclusive legislative lists.*


*3. NASS begs INEC to reject electronic transmission of results.*


*4. Fulani terrorists surrendering in their thousands with their sponsors begging for amnesty for the criminals.*


*5. Miyetti Allah begs NASS to stop the Southern Governors anti open grazing law.*


*6. Buhari government begs the Plateau State people not to resort to self defenses in their fight against invading terrorists.*


*7. Miyetti Allah begs Lagos State government to delay the prohibition of open Cattle Grazing Bill because Cows may cost N2million each if the Bill is passed.*


*What is most shocking in all these begging is that the all powerful Miyetti Allah terrorist group too is finally begging. This is the group that openly announced that, "FULANI OWN ALL LANDS IN NIGERIA." And openly threatened and attacked a sitting Governor in Nigeria without repercussions. And the FG too threatened the people on behalf of the terrorist organization that it is; "either your land or your lives."*

*Times are changing indeed.*


*Maybe it is just dawning upon them that their principal has just about 20months left in his tenure and he has been unable to secure for them the promised free land all over the country. Rather than helping them to modernize their business into a multi-billion dollar businesses and exporting Industrial beef to the world, he has impoverished them the more and helped the anti open grazing laws to become the law of the land. The 8years of Buhari has become their albatross.*


*And a sitting Fulani Governor announced to the world that all foreign Fulanis are welcome to Nigeria without legal documentation. Their allegiance was to their ethnic group rather than to the country they have sworn to protect.*


*Meanwhile another Fulani General announced openly that repentant terrorists can become the president of Nigeria tomorrow.*


*To suddenly see such arrogant people suddenly resorting to begging is very suspicious and we must not let down our guards.*


*The impunity era is gradually coming to an end. The downtrodden indigenous people of Nigeria must remain steadfast, unified, strategic and vigilant to escort those who visited us with arranged insecurities, stealing, killing, destruction and kidnapping out of power and influence. And ensure that they are handed over to the War Crimes Commission.*


Also, Such less than minority normadic tribe with such nepotic tendencies should never again be allowed in a democratic settings to gain access to power in Nigeria and must be flushed out now.

Thanks.


Anonymous Author


The Tyrant Major General, Muhammadu Buhari is definitely an end to the age long Fulani agenda in Nigeria. The evils that the regime foisted on the country in the name of taking over the geographical space called Nigeria for the Fulanis knows no bounds but alas they have failed.


From Buhari's RUGA to the  finding of cattle routes and many other coordinated genocidal attacks and ethnic cleansing, rapes and kidnapping. Presidential open threats and support for terrorism. State attacks and killing of those with opposing views and voices. The regime has failed to conquer the country for Fulanis. Yet they are still wining as they are in charge of nation's affairs holding and controlling major sectors, parastatals, ministries and departments of government including the military.


No body, no oppressor willingly reliquist power, but it's the oppressed that must act and take it just like the ways Rivers and Lagos have just done in the areas of VAt/tax and the entire southern States have done in the areas of ban on open cattle grazing.

With such steps, Nigeria has entered into a new era of begging instead of threats as usual under this nepotic leadership. Reason We must deliberately remain vigilant.


*1. Gombe government begs Southern States to reconsider stance on VAT and be their Brothers keeper.*


*2. FIRS begs NASS to pass a bill setting up a Federal Revenue Court and putting VAT under exclusive legislative lists.*


*3. NASS begs INEC to reject electronic transmission of results.*


*4. Fulani terrorists surrendering in their thousands with their sponsors begging for amnesty for the criminals.*


*5. Miyetti Allah begs NASS to stop the Southern Governors anti open grazing law.*


*6. Buhari government begs the Plateau State people not to resort to self defenses in their fight against invading terrorists.*


*7. Miyetti Allah begs Lagos State government to delay the prohibition of open Cattle Grazing Bill because Cows may cost N2million each if the Bill is passed.*


*What is most shocking in all these begging is that the all powerful Miyetti Allah terrorist group too is finally begging. This is the group that openly announced that, "FULANI OWN ALL LANDS IN NIGERIA." And openly threatened and attacked a sitting Governor in Nigeria without repercussions. And the FG too threatened the people on behalf of the terrorist organization that it is; "either your land or your lives."*

*Times are changing indeed.*


*Maybe it is just dawning upon them that their principal has just about 20months left in his tenure and he has been unable to secure for them the promised free land all over the country. Rather than helping them to modernize their business into a multi-billion dollar businesses and exporting Industrial beef to the world, he has impoverished them the more and helped the anti open grazing laws to become the law of the land. The 8years of Buhari has become their albatross.*


*And a sitting Fulani Governor announced to the world that all foreign Fulanis are welcome to Nigeria without legal documentation. Their allegiance was to their ethnic group rather than to the country they have sworn to protect.*


*Meanwhile another Fulani General announced openly that repentant terrorists can become the president of Nigeria tomorrow.*


*To suddenly see such arrogant people suddenly resorting to begging is very suspicious and we must not let down our guards.*


*The impunity era is gradually coming to an end. The downtrodden indigenous people of Nigeria must remain steadfast, unified, strategic and vigilant to escort those who visited us with arranged insecurities, stealing, killing, destruction and kidnapping out of power and influence. And ensure that they are handed over to the War Crimes Commission.*


Also, Such less than minority normadic tribe with such nepotic tendencies should never again be allowed in a democratic settings to gain access to power in Nigeria and must be flushed out now.

Thanks.


Anonymous Author

Court Convicts Kaduna Undergraduate Over Fake Dubai ‘Runs’

Court Convicts Kaduna Undergraduate Over Fake Dubai ‘Runs’







Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna today, September 9, 2021 convicted and sentenced one Nehemiah Joel to four months in prison on a one count charge of cybercrime.


His journey to prison began when he decided to pose in the social media as a female prostitute based in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, to defraud unsuspecting victims, mostly middle aged men after assuming the identity of one Chloe Adler, a white hooker. Part of his gimmick was to request for payment for his services upfront before meeting with his clients.


Count one of the charge reads that you: Nehemiah Joel (M), sometime in August, 2021 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to commit an offence and in such attempt did a certain act towards the commission of the said offence, to wit; falsely presented yourself as Chloe Adler; a female prostitute living in Dubai to innocent victims living in Dubai in order to cheat them and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law of 2017 and punishable under section 309 of the same Law”.


He pleaded guilty to the charge, prompting the prosecution counsel, M.E Eimonye, to ask the court to convict the defendant accordingly.


However, the defence counsel, O.O Jeremiah urged the court to temper justice with mercy as the defendant is a student and first-time offender who has shown remorse for his actions.


Justice Balogun, convicted the defendant to a fine of N60, 000.00 (Sixty Thousand Naira) or four months imprisonment.


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Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna today, September 9, 2021 convicted and sentenced one Nehemiah Joel to four months in prison on a one count charge of cybercrime.


His journey to prison began when he decided to pose in the social media as a female prostitute based in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, to defraud unsuspecting victims, mostly middle aged men after assuming the identity of one Chloe Adler, a white hooker. Part of his gimmick was to request for payment for his services upfront before meeting with his clients.


Count one of the charge reads that you: Nehemiah Joel (M), sometime in August, 2021 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to commit an offence and in such attempt did a certain act towards the commission of the said offence, to wit; falsely presented yourself as Chloe Adler; a female prostitute living in Dubai to innocent victims living in Dubai in order to cheat them and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law of 2017 and punishable under section 309 of the same Law”.


He pleaded guilty to the charge, prompting the prosecution counsel, M.E Eimonye, to ask the court to convict the defendant accordingly.


However, the defence counsel, O.O Jeremiah urged the court to temper justice with mercy as the defendant is a student and first-time offender who has shown remorse for his actions.


Justice Balogun, convicted the defendant to a fine of N60, 000.00 (Sixty Thousand Naira) or four months imprisonment.


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Bureau de Change Operator Docked for N43.3m Fraud in it Maiduguri

Bureau de Change Operator Docked for N43.3m Fraud in it Maiduguri












The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 arraigned one Bukar Mohammed before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a one-count charge of obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N43, 328, 000.00 (Forty-Three Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Eight Thousand Naira).

The defendant allegedly converted the money entrusted in his custody for safe keeping to his own personal use.

The charge reads: ‘‘That you, Bukar Mohammed sometime in 2018 at Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently induced one Alhaji Ali Mohammed to deliver to you monies in Euros and Naira to the equivalent sum of Forty Three Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Eight Thousand Naira (N43, 328, 000.00) only, under the false pretence of collecting same for safe keeping which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 1(1)(b) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.’’

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge.

Prosecution counsel, Fatsuma Muhammed asked the court to remand the defendant in prison custody and fix a date for trial to commence.

Justice Kumaliya adjourned the matter till September 14, 2021 for commencement of trial and ordered the defendant remanded in the correctional facility.











The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 arraigned one Bukar Mohammed before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a one-count charge of obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N43, 328, 000.00 (Forty-Three Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Eight Thousand Naira).

The defendant allegedly converted the money entrusted in his custody for safe keeping to his own personal use.

The charge reads: ‘‘That you, Bukar Mohammed sometime in 2018 at Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently induced one Alhaji Ali Mohammed to deliver to you monies in Euros and Naira to the equivalent sum of Forty Three Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Eight Thousand Naira (N43, 328, 000.00) only, under the false pretence of collecting same for safe keeping which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 1(1)(b) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.’’

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge.

Prosecution counsel, Fatsuma Muhammed asked the court to remand the defendant in prison custody and fix a date for trial to commence.

Justice Kumaliya adjourned the matter till September 14, 2021 for commencement of trial and ordered the defendant remanded in the correctional facility.

Kwara Poly Student, One Other Convicted of Cybercrime

Kwara Poly Student, One Other Convicted of Cybercrime








The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday August 31, 2021 secured the conviction one Oyadiji Temitope Ridwan, a student of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, and one Asimiyu Idris over offences bordering on personation and internet fraud.

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin convicted and sentenced the defendants to various jail terms, having found them guilty of the separate charges levelled against them by the anti-graft agency.

The charge against Oyadiji reads:








“That you, Oyadiji Temitope Ridwan, (Alias Dave Sayer) sometime in March, 2021 at Ilorin, within the judicial division of the Kwara State High Court, did cheat by personation when you pretended to be one Dave Sayer, a white male, vide your WhatsApp application with your number +1915209228 and in that guise communicated with one Danny Coffman whom you induced to part with property to with: $750 vide gift cards, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the same Penal Code"

The particulars of count two of the charge against Asimiyu read:

“That you, Asimiyu Idris, (Alias Nicky Pearl), sometime between June and July, 2021 at Ilorin, within the judicial division of the Kwara State High Court, did cheat by personation when you pretended to be one Nicky Pearl vide your facebook account and in that guise communicated with one Martin Stone whom you induced to part with property to wit: gross sum of $400 (Four Hundred US Dollars) vide Amazon Gift Cards, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 234 of the same Penal Code”.

The defendants pleaded guilty to their charges.

Following their pleas, Prosecuting Counsel, Andrew Akoja, reviewed the facts of the cases through the EFCC witnesses. The witnesses who are operatives of the Commission narrated how intelligence led to the arrest of the defendants. According to the witnesses, the defendants admitted committing the crime and volunteered statement during investigation.

Fraudulent messages printed from their email addresses, iPhones and laptop and the extra-judicial statements made by the defendants were tendered and admitted in evidence.

Delivering judgment on the cases, Justice Oyinloye said “from the totality of the evidence placed before the court, the plea of guilt entered by the defendants as well as the extra-judicial statements where they confessed to the crime, the court believes that prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt”.

The judge after pronouncing the two guilty, sentenced Oyadiji to one year imprisonment with option of fine of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira Only) while the iPhone, laptop and bank draft of N309,000 (Three Hundred and Nine Thousand Naira Only) which he raised as restitution were forfeited to the Federal Government.

Similarly, Asimiyu was sentenced to one year imprisonment on count one with option of fine of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira Only) and one year imprisonment on count two with option of fine of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira Only)

The court also ordered the forfeiture of convict’s iPhone to the Federal Government. He was also ordered to restitute the sum of $470 (Four Hundred and Seventy Dollars) which he benefited from the crime to his victim through the EFCC.

Source: EFCC







The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday August 31, 2021 secured the conviction one Oyadiji Temitope Ridwan, a student of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, and one Asimiyu Idris over offences bordering on personation and internet fraud.

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin convicted and sentenced the defendants to various jail terms, having found them guilty of the separate charges levelled against them by the anti-graft agency.

The charge against Oyadiji reads:








“That you, Oyadiji Temitope Ridwan, (Alias Dave Sayer) sometime in March, 2021 at Ilorin, within the judicial division of the Kwara State High Court, did cheat by personation when you pretended to be one Dave Sayer, a white male, vide your WhatsApp application with your number +1915209228 and in that guise communicated with one Danny Coffman whom you induced to part with property to with: $750 vide gift cards, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 324 of the same Penal Code"

The particulars of count two of the charge against Asimiyu read:

“That you, Asimiyu Idris, (Alias Nicky Pearl), sometime between June and July, 2021 at Ilorin, within the judicial division of the Kwara State High Court, did cheat by personation when you pretended to be one Nicky Pearl vide your facebook account and in that guise communicated with one Martin Stone whom you induced to part with property to wit: gross sum of $400 (Four Hundred US Dollars) vide Amazon Gift Cards, a representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 321 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 234 of the same Penal Code”.

The defendants pleaded guilty to their charges.

Following their pleas, Prosecuting Counsel, Andrew Akoja, reviewed the facts of the cases through the EFCC witnesses. The witnesses who are operatives of the Commission narrated how intelligence led to the arrest of the defendants. According to the witnesses, the defendants admitted committing the crime and volunteered statement during investigation.

Fraudulent messages printed from their email addresses, iPhones and laptop and the extra-judicial statements made by the defendants were tendered and admitted in evidence.

Delivering judgment on the cases, Justice Oyinloye said “from the totality of the evidence placed before the court, the plea of guilt entered by the defendants as well as the extra-judicial statements where they confessed to the crime, the court believes that prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt”.

The judge after pronouncing the two guilty, sentenced Oyadiji to one year imprisonment with option of fine of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira Only) while the iPhone, laptop and bank draft of N309,000 (Three Hundred and Nine Thousand Naira Only) which he raised as restitution were forfeited to the Federal Government.

Similarly, Asimiyu was sentenced to one year imprisonment on count one with option of fine of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira Only) and one year imprisonment on count two with option of fine of N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira Only)

The court also ordered the forfeiture of convict’s iPhone to the Federal Government. He was also ordered to restitute the sum of $470 (Four Hundred and Seventy Dollars) which he benefited from the crime to his victim through the EFCC.

Source: EFCC

Get-Rich-Quick Scheme Land Two in EFCC’s Net in Maiduguri

Get-Rich-Quick Scheme Land Two in EFCC’s Net in Maiduguri


Operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a self-acclaimed spiritualist, Mallam Ayu Sugum, for allegedly inducing one Abubakar Mustapha Bakura to steal N2.9million (Two Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) from his employer under the guise of carrying out a spiritual exercise to make him rich.

He was arrested in a house situated at Pompomari Bypass, Maiduguri, Borno State after his name came up in the course of investigating a petition from Bakura’s employer. Bakura was the one who, under interrogation, mentioned Sugum as the beneficiary of the monies he stole from his employer.


Upon his arrest on July 8, 2021, Bakura admitted stealing from his boss. He added that the stolen money was collected from him by Ayu Sugum, who promised to make him rich within two weeks.

Abubakar claimed he was given a handkerchief and a concoction to drink and each time he took the liquid, ‘‘he loses his memory for days’’ and subsequently went to steal money from his boss for the spiritualist.

Upon his arrest and interrogation, Sugum confessed giving Abubakar a handkerchief and concoction to drink but claimed the money he received from Bakura was not up to N2.9million.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.


Operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a self-acclaimed spiritualist, Mallam Ayu Sugum, for allegedly inducing one Abubakar Mustapha Bakura to steal N2.9million (Two Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) from his employer under the guise of carrying out a spiritual exercise to make him rich.

He was arrested in a house situated at Pompomari Bypass, Maiduguri, Borno State after his name came up in the course of investigating a petition from Bakura’s employer. Bakura was the one who, under interrogation, mentioned Sugum as the beneficiary of the monies he stole from his employer.


Upon his arrest on July 8, 2021, Bakura admitted stealing from his boss. He added that the stolen money was collected from him by Ayu Sugum, who promised to make him rich within two weeks.

Abubakar claimed he was given a handkerchief and a concoction to drink and each time he took the liquid, ‘‘he loses his memory for days’’ and subsequently went to steal money from his boss for the spiritualist.

Upon his arrest and interrogation, Sugum confessed giving Abubakar a handkerchief and concoction to drink but claimed the money he received from Bakura was not up to N2.9million.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

Yusuf Buhari’s wedding: Kano Hisbah that shaves the head of poor people but was no where to be found around Buhari son’s wedding (Videos and Photos)

Yusuf Buhari’s wedding: Kano Hisbah that shaves the head of poor people but was no where to be found around Buhari son’s wedding (Videos and Photos)


 Yusuf Buhari’s wedding and the Kano Hisbah that shaves the head of poor people but was no where to be found around the highly  secular Muhammadu Buhari son’s wedding: One country,  two laws -One is applicable to the poor and the other is applicable to rich and highly connected. Who says poverty is not a CRIME? #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo











 Yusuf Buhari’s wedding and the Kano Hisbah that shaves the head of poor people but was no where to be found around the highly  secular Muhammadu Buhari son’s wedding: One country,  two laws -One is applicable to the poor and the other is applicable to rich and highly connected. Who says poverty is not a CRIME? #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo










Son, Mother, Three Others Arraigned for Internet Fraud in Kaduna

Son, Mother, Three Others Arraigned for Internet Fraud in Kaduna


The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today, August 20, 2021 arraigned five suspects before Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on separate one count charges for offences ranging from impersonation to obtaining by false pretences.

One of the charges read: “That you, Isreal Justin (male) sometime in July 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in an attempt to commit fraud falsely presented yourself to one Angie Barfrag as James Thompson (an American Military Personnel) serving in Ohio, United States of America, which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 5 (2) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


Another charge reads: "That you Lucky Ebhogie (male) sometime in July, 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently obtained a total sum of $ 7,500 USD ( Seven Thousand Five Hundred USD) only from one Nancy, an American citizen, when you presented yourself to her as James Chinn (an American Military Personnel) deployed to Afghanistan which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) b and punishable under Section 1 (3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


The charge against Margaret reads: “That you Margaret Sylvester (Female) sometime in July, 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did conduct a financial transaction to with; purchase a vehicle "Mercedes Benz GLK 350, 2013 Model, Chassis No. WDCGG5HM1EG190011" at the cost of N 7,000,000 (Seven Million Naira only), for and behalf of one Lucky Ebhojie, from the proceeds of a specified unlawful activity for the purpose of disguising the source of the money which you knew or ought to have known was the proceeds of unlawful activity and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 7 (1) (b) and punishable under Section 7 (2) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


The charge against Godwin reads: “That you, Richman Kas Godwin ( male) sometime in July, 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently obtained the sum of $ 1,200 USD ( One Thousand Two Hundred USD only) from one Nancy ( an American citizen ) when you falsely presented yourself to her as West Brown ( an American military personnel) deployed to Afghanistan, which you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (b) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


The defendants all pleaded ‘not guilty’ to their respective charges.
Upon their pleas, the prosecution counsel, N. Salele asked the court to remand the defendants in prison custody and fix a date for the commencement of the trial.

But the defence counsel, C.E Okonkwo drew the attention of the court to a pending motion for the bail of his clients and urged the court to admit them to bail.

Justice Balogun ordered the defendants remanded in a Correctional Centre and adjourned the matter till August 26, 2021 for ruling on the bail applications.

By EFCC

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today, August 20, 2021 arraigned five suspects before Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on separate one count charges for offences ranging from impersonation to obtaining by false pretences.

One of the charges read: “That you, Isreal Justin (male) sometime in July 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in an attempt to commit fraud falsely presented yourself to one Angie Barfrag as James Thompson (an American Military Personnel) serving in Ohio, United States of America, which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 5 (2) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


Another charge reads: "That you Lucky Ebhogie (male) sometime in July, 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently obtained a total sum of $ 7,500 USD ( Seven Thousand Five Hundred USD) only from one Nancy, an American citizen, when you presented yourself to her as James Chinn (an American Military Personnel) deployed to Afghanistan which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) b and punishable under Section 1 (3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


The charge against Margaret reads: “That you Margaret Sylvester (Female) sometime in July, 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did conduct a financial transaction to with; purchase a vehicle "Mercedes Benz GLK 350, 2013 Model, Chassis No. WDCGG5HM1EG190011" at the cost of N 7,000,000 (Seven Million Naira only), for and behalf of one Lucky Ebhojie, from the proceeds of a specified unlawful activity for the purpose of disguising the source of the money which you knew or ought to have known was the proceeds of unlawful activity and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 7 (1) (b) and punishable under Section 7 (2) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


The charge against Godwin reads: “That you, Richman Kas Godwin ( male) sometime in July, 2021 at Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently obtained the sum of $ 1,200 USD ( One Thousand Two Hundred USD only) from one Nancy ( an American citizen ) when you falsely presented yourself to her as West Brown ( an American military personnel) deployed to Afghanistan, which you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (b) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”


The defendants all pleaded ‘not guilty’ to their respective charges.
Upon their pleas, the prosecution counsel, N. Salele asked the court to remand the defendants in prison custody and fix a date for the commencement of the trial.

But the defence counsel, C.E Okonkwo drew the attention of the court to a pending motion for the bail of his clients and urged the court to admit them to bail.

Justice Balogun ordered the defendants remanded in a Correctional Centre and adjourned the matter till August 26, 2021 for ruling on the bail applications.

By EFCC

COUNT BENUE OUT: No gazetted land or cattle route in Benue State, Ortom tells Buhari

COUNT BENUE OUT: No gazetted land or cattle route in Benue State, Ortom tells Buhari


The Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said there is no gazetted land or cattle route in Benue State therefore his state should be counted out of the proposed grazing reserves programme. 


Ortom insist that if the President Muhammadu Buhari must actualize his cattle agenda in Benue State, he  should be ready to kill all its inhabitants.


A statement by his chief press secretary Terver Akase futher opined that the State knows that grazing reserves and cattle routes are the only project that the President has for Nigeria, but Benue is not interested in such a project. 


The Governor is reacting to a statement credited to the Presidency

 indicating that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved recommendations of a committee to review “with dispatch,” 368 grazing sites, across 25 states in the country, “to determine the levels of encroachment.”


Governor Ortom is not only shocked but disappointed at the statement. 


He maintained that the Federal Government has no constitutional right to appropriate lands for itself or anyone else for that matter without the approval of State Governors. 

"The Land Use Act has made Governors the custodians of all lands in their states.Nigeria is practicing democracy not despotism."He added.


Of greater concern to the Governor is the fact that insecurity has reached an all-time high with hundreds being killed by armed herdsmen, bandits and other terrorists, yet the Presidency is only bordered about animals and their safety and is deploying all machinery and arsenals of government to impose grazing reserves and cattle routes on Nigerians which is unacceptable! 


"It is now clear that the Presidency wants to plunge the country into avoidable crisis. 


Otherwise, what is the justification for President Buhari’s insistence that grazing reserves be established across the country when Nigerians have openly kicked against the policy and have embraced ranching in place of open grazing? 


Millions of Nigerians have been displaced following attacks by armed herders and are currently suffering in IDP camps. 


Benue State for instance has over 1.5 million displaced people with thousands living in camps and many more forced to flee their ancestral lands to stay under dehumanizing conditions in open fields. 


The Buhari administration does not seem to be worried about the food crisis already ravaging the country.


 Farmers have been chased into IDP camps by herders and children are dying of starvation, yet what is more important to their President is the well being of cows. "The Statement read in part. 


The Governor who expected the pitiable condition of the displaced people to be the preoccupation of the President whom they voted in 2015 and 2019 maintains that is unfortunate that the people’s love, trust and votes for Mr President are being rewarded with hate, cruelty and dictatorial policies aimed at grabbing their lands to donate to herders and cows. 


He challenged the Presidency to name what it has done to alleviate the plight of those displaced by herdsmen in Benue State since 2018. 


"What is the difference between the Buhari administration’s approach to insecurity and the Taliban agenda in Afghanistan? 


It is now evident that the government at the centre prioritizes the welfare of cattle over human beings and is bent on taking Nigeria back to the precolonial era.


The country has been turned to a cow republic by the present administration. "Ortom added.


He insists that the country has never been more divided on ethnic lines and sentiments as it is under President Buhari. 


While noting that the President may not be aware that all the northern states including his home state Katsina and the entire southern states have unanimously rejected open grazing of livestock and approved ranching Ortom insists the Presidency is whipping a dead horse on the issue of grazing reserves. 


He said those saddled with the duty of advising Mr President have apparently failed in their responsibility. 


"We also read the President’s comments yesterday at the National Security Council meeting where he threatened to sack Security Chiefs for what he termed failure to tackle insecurity in the country. 


Why won’t the Security Chiefs fail when the body language of the Commander-in-Chief points to a clan of sacred cows who must be spared and given protection to perpetuate evil? 


How will the Security Chief succeed when their formations are not well funded and the soldiers are left to confront terrorists who have superior weapons?


 If Mr President indeed made the statement attributed to him, he was not being fair to the security agencies. "The Statement added. 


He equally expressed disappointment over members of the committee which recommended that grazing reserves be established in parts of the country adding that they are the real enemies of Nigeria.



The Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said there is no gazetted land or cattle route in Benue State therefore his state should be counted out of the proposed grazing reserves programme. 


Ortom insist that if the President Muhammadu Buhari must actualize his cattle agenda in Benue State, he  should be ready to kill all its inhabitants.


A statement by his chief press secretary Terver Akase futher opined that the State knows that grazing reserves and cattle routes are the only project that the President has for Nigeria, but Benue is not interested in such a project. 


The Governor is reacting to a statement credited to the Presidency

 indicating that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved recommendations of a committee to review “with dispatch,” 368 grazing sites, across 25 states in the country, “to determine the levels of encroachment.”


Governor Ortom is not only shocked but disappointed at the statement. 


He maintained that the Federal Government has no constitutional right to appropriate lands for itself or anyone else for that matter without the approval of State Governors. 

"The Land Use Act has made Governors the custodians of all lands in their states.Nigeria is practicing democracy not despotism."He added.


Of greater concern to the Governor is the fact that insecurity has reached an all-time high with hundreds being killed by armed herdsmen, bandits and other terrorists, yet the Presidency is only bordered about animals and their safety and is deploying all machinery and arsenals of government to impose grazing reserves and cattle routes on Nigerians which is unacceptable! 


"It is now clear that the Presidency wants to plunge the country into avoidable crisis. 


Otherwise, what is the justification for President Buhari’s insistence that grazing reserves be established across the country when Nigerians have openly kicked against the policy and have embraced ranching in place of open grazing? 


Millions of Nigerians have been displaced following attacks by armed herders and are currently suffering in IDP camps. 


Benue State for instance has over 1.5 million displaced people with thousands living in camps and many more forced to flee their ancestral lands to stay under dehumanizing conditions in open fields. 


The Buhari administration does not seem to be worried about the food crisis already ravaging the country.


 Farmers have been chased into IDP camps by herders and children are dying of starvation, yet what is more important to their President is the well being of cows. "The Statement read in part. 


The Governor who expected the pitiable condition of the displaced people to be the preoccupation of the President whom they voted in 2015 and 2019 maintains that is unfortunate that the people’s love, trust and votes for Mr President are being rewarded with hate, cruelty and dictatorial policies aimed at grabbing their lands to donate to herders and cows. 


He challenged the Presidency to name what it has done to alleviate the plight of those displaced by herdsmen in Benue State since 2018. 


"What is the difference between the Buhari administration’s approach to insecurity and the Taliban agenda in Afghanistan? 


It is now evident that the government at the centre prioritizes the welfare of cattle over human beings and is bent on taking Nigeria back to the precolonial era.


The country has been turned to a cow republic by the present administration. "Ortom added.


He insists that the country has never been more divided on ethnic lines and sentiments as it is under President Buhari. 


While noting that the President may not be aware that all the northern states including his home state Katsina and the entire southern states have unanimously rejected open grazing of livestock and approved ranching Ortom insists the Presidency is whipping a dead horse on the issue of grazing reserves. 


He said those saddled with the duty of advising Mr President have apparently failed in their responsibility. 


"We also read the President’s comments yesterday at the National Security Council meeting where he threatened to sack Security Chiefs for what he termed failure to tackle insecurity in the country. 


Why won’t the Security Chiefs fail when the body language of the Commander-in-Chief points to a clan of sacred cows who must be spared and given protection to perpetuate evil? 


How will the Security Chief succeed when their formations are not well funded and the soldiers are left to confront terrorists who have superior weapons?


 If Mr President indeed made the statement attributed to him, he was not being fair to the security agencies. "The Statement added. 


He equally expressed disappointment over members of the committee which recommended that grazing reserves be established in parts of the country adding that they are the real enemies of Nigeria.


EFCC Arraigns Woman for N5.6m Fraud in Kano

EFCC Arraigns Woman for N5.6m Fraud in Kano


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kano Zonal Command today August 18, 2021 arraigned Ebonine Rita Uzoamaka, before Justice Maryam Sabo of the Kano State High Court sitting in Milla Road Bompai, Kano for alleged fraud.

The petitioner, Ochayi Anthony Eneche, was allegedly persuaded to invest the sum N5, 660,000 (Five Million Six Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira in a business by the defendant, a colleague of his at Sonia Food Industry Limited Lagos. After making the payment into an Access bank account of the defendant, he was assured that the goods will be delivered in three days but the promise was not kept. Investigation revealed that on 26th February, 2021 the defendant informed the complainant that his goods were already in Kano with FG Logistic Transport Company. He went there the next day but found no trace of the items.



The charge read, "that you EBONINE RITA UZOAMAKA on or about 15th to 23rd January, 2021 at Kano within the Jurisdiction of the Honourable Court dishonestly misappropriated certain property to wit: the sum of N5,660,000.00 (Five Million Six Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira Only) belonging to Ochayi Anthony which you caused to be paid into your bank account number 0093030293 domiciled with Access Bank Plc for the supply of D-Rice Baking Powder from Aba Abia State and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 and Punishable under Section 309 of the Penal Code.



The defendant pleaded "not guilty" to the charge.



In view of her plea, prosecuting counsel Salihu Sani asked the court to remand the defendant in a Correctional Facility and fix a date for trial to commence.

But the defence counsel, urged the court to allow the dependent to continue with the administrative bail earlier granted her by the EFCC. He added that the defendant is in the process of settling the matter with the nominal complainant.



Prosecution counsel informed the court that he was served with the bail motion this morning and he needed time to respond. Sani added that the Commission was not a party to the settlement mentioned by the defence counsel.

Justice Sabo ordered the defendant to continue on administrative bail granted her by the EFCC pending the hearing and determination of her bail application.

The matter has been adjourned till October 7, 2021.


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kano Zonal Command today August 18, 2021 arraigned Ebonine Rita Uzoamaka, before Justice Maryam Sabo of the Kano State High Court sitting in Milla Road Bompai, Kano for alleged fraud.

The petitioner, Ochayi Anthony Eneche, was allegedly persuaded to invest the sum N5, 660,000 (Five Million Six Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira in a business by the defendant, a colleague of his at Sonia Food Industry Limited Lagos. After making the payment into an Access bank account of the defendant, he was assured that the goods will be delivered in three days but the promise was not kept. Investigation revealed that on 26th February, 2021 the defendant informed the complainant that his goods were already in Kano with FG Logistic Transport Company. He went there the next day but found no trace of the items.



The charge read, "that you EBONINE RITA UZOAMAKA on or about 15th to 23rd January, 2021 at Kano within the Jurisdiction of the Honourable Court dishonestly misappropriated certain property to wit: the sum of N5,660,000.00 (Five Million Six Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira Only) belonging to Ochayi Anthony which you caused to be paid into your bank account number 0093030293 domiciled with Access Bank Plc for the supply of D-Rice Baking Powder from Aba Abia State and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 and Punishable under Section 309 of the Penal Code.



The defendant pleaded "not guilty" to the charge.



In view of her plea, prosecuting counsel Salihu Sani asked the court to remand the defendant in a Correctional Facility and fix a date for trial to commence.

But the defence counsel, urged the court to allow the dependent to continue with the administrative bail earlier granted her by the EFCC. He added that the defendant is in the process of settling the matter with the nominal complainant.



Prosecution counsel informed the court that he was served with the bail motion this morning and he needed time to respond. Sani added that the Commission was not a party to the settlement mentioned by the defence counsel.

Justice Sabo ordered the defendant to continue on administrative bail granted her by the EFCC pending the hearing and determination of her bail application.

The matter has been adjourned till October 7, 2021.

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