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The Federal High Court, Abuja, says Kaduna State , Nasir El-Rufai, cannot stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating him.

Justice Binta Nyako said this while delivering the judgment, on Friday, in a no: FHC/ABJ/CS/60/09 filed by El-Rufai.

The governor was seeking the court’s determination whether as the then Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), he had complied with the guidelines approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for the sale of Federal Government houses between May 2005 and May 2007.

News Agency of (NAN) reports that while El-Rufai was the applicant, the defendants from 1st to 13th include: EFCC, FCT minister, FCDA, AGF, CBN, Oceanic Bank, Access Bank, Intercontinental Bank, Aso Savings and Loans Ltd, Union Homes, Akintola Williams Deloite and Aminu Ibrahim & Co.

In the originating summon brought pursuant to Section 302 of 1999 Constitution and Section 3 and 18 of the FCT Act 1990, El-Rufai also sought court’s determination: “whether the proceeds of the sale of Federal Government houses in the FCT between May 2005 – May 2007 were properly accounted for or not in accordance with the FEC mandate and guidelines to the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA).

“Whether the sum of N32 billion (or any sum whatsoever) is missing from the proceeds of the sale of Federal Government Houses in the FCT between May 2005 and May 2007.”

The Kaduna State Governor also sought the court’s relief on “a declaration that the sale of Federal Government houses in the FCT was conducted in accordance with the Federal Executive Council mandate to the FCTA through the Ad hoc Committee for the sale of non essential houses in Abuja.

“A declaration that the proceeds of the sale of the said Federal Government houses conducted by the Ad hoc Committee on SOGH in Abuja between 2005 and 2007 were properly accounted for in accordance with the mandate and guidelines approved by the FEC.

“A declaration that the Audit prepared by the 12th and 13th respondents on the sale of Federal Government Houses in the FCT confirm that the Sale of Federal Government houses in FCT compiled with the approved guidelines for the sale of Federal Government properties in FCT and the proceeds were properly accounted for.

“A declaration that the proceeds of sale of Federal Government Houses in FCT between May 2005 and May 2007 were properly apportioned and accounted for in accordance with the approved guidelines as confirmed by the Audit Report of the 12th and 13th respondents, dated July 20, 2007.

“A declaration that the sum of N32 billion (or any sum whatsoever) from the proceeds of the sale of Federal Government of Nigeria Houses in FCT between May 2005 and 2007 is not missing.

“An order directing the 2nd respondent to disclose the exact amount remitted to the 5th respondent as the proceeds of the sale of Federal Government houses in the FCT between May 2005 and May 2007.

“An order directing the 5th respondent to disclose the exact amount received from the 2nd respondent as the proceeds of the sale of Federal Government houses in the FCT between May 2005 and May 2007.”

NAN recalls that Justice Nyako had earlier, in her judgment, granted El-Rufai’s prayers.

However, in the Friday judgment, the noted that the EFCC had called the court’s attention to its counter-affidavit in objection to the prayers.

The anti-graft agency, in its counter-affidavit, had submitted that the motive of the applicant was to stop the commission from investigating him in order to cover up the alleged fraud perpetrated when he was FCT minister.

Justice Nyako, who held that the earlier judgment delivered still stands, however, declared that no court would stop the EFCC from investigating anyone in line with its constitutional mandate.

“No court, including this one, will allow itself to be used to shield anybody from being investigated by the 1st respondent,” the judge held.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Brigadier General Bashir Abiodun Adewinmbi (RTD)  received another well deserved honour from “INSTITUTE OF MASTER INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP” which he was represented by his Media Crew (Led by Comr. Ayanlola Kehinde A.) On Saturday, 14th December 2019 IMG 20191215 WA0113

Brigadier General Bashir Abiodun Adewinmbi (RTD)  received another well deserved honour from “INSTITUTE OF MASTER INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP” which he was represented by his Media Crew (Led by Comr. Ayanlola Kehinde A.) On Saturday, 14th December 2019.

The event took place at ever green Hotel, Near Oshogbo Ilobu Road Osun State.
In which the Institute Inaugurated Osun state chapter of Institute of Master industrial Management entrepreneurship salute and give a well encouraging deserved Award of Excellence.

Brigadier General Abiodun Bashir Adewinmbi (Rtd) receive an award of Excellence by the Institute Of Master Industrial Management Entrepreneurship (IMIM) Osun State.

He was represented by his Media Crew led by Comr.Ayanlola Kehinde Abd’Azeez popularly and politically called (K.Success).

The institute president Dr. Abdulfatai Oyewole Salaudeen (PhD) in his speech said the award of excellence is also as a Fellow Corporate Governance Entrepreneur (FCGE) for his dedication, support, outstanding personality, integrity, mentorship role in the state, fatherly role to the youth, and as a philanthropist to the needy and economic development.

Comr. AYANLOLA Kehinde. buttressed his point by elucidating the personality of General ADEWINMBI by mentioning that he is a God fearing man with high level of integrity, passionate about youths development, support for needy, give priority to people, and always ready to add value irrespective of the tribe, religion and the likes.

I will like to appreciate the institute for coming to establish in Abeere road especially at the time the new outstanding and resourceful Governor, his excellency governor Isiaq gboyega oyetola is trying to industrialize the state, actually it will go a long way to augment what the government is doing to actualize the hope of recovering the economy of the state . The institute should commence operation as soon as possible and infact it will assist the good people of land and Osun state at large .

He promise to be supportive in actuallizing the dream. Because It’s a way of attracting entrepreneurship to the state to establish in their various capacity to broaden the horizon of the Osun State people towards the development of the state.

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APC’s Fight against Corruption a Sham, Says Bugaje

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APC’s Fight against Corruption a Sham, Says Bugaje

A former National Secretary of defunct Action Congress of (ACN), Dr. Usman Bugaje yesterday said the federal government’s war on corruption “is a sham,” saying “is slipping to the precipice as ethnic and religious conflicts continue unabated.”
Bugaje lamented the spate of insecurity in the nation, warning that the leadership did not need a soothsayer to see what is waiting to happen with over 70 per cent of the country’s population in the 16 to 40 years age bracket.
He expressed the view in a lecture he delivered to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Sarkin Fulani of Lagos, Dr. Mohammed Abubakar Bambado held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos yesterday.
Bugaje, a former political adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo, titled his paper, ‘Nigeria in Turbulent Times: Pathways to peaceful Co-Existence and National Cohesion’.
He said the fight against corruption, to say the least, “is profoundly disappointing, lamenting that the people running the affairs of Nigeria “are accused of big-time corruption.
“With the DSS and EFCC operatives in open street fight, apparently protecting an official accused of corruption, we must be worried not only about losing the war against corruption, but also losing our sense of shame.
“With the leader of a ruling party inviting people with corruption cases to join their party and be let off the hook and making good his promise, one would wonder what more is left of this fight.
“When persons with pending corruption cases get appointed to cabinet and expeditiously cleared by a Senate that they were part of, we must ask the question, what hope remains for any fight against corruption,” he queried.
Bugaje also lamented the spate of insecurity in the nation, warning that the leadership did not need a soothsayer to see what is waiting to happen with over 70 per cent of the country’s population in the 16 to 40 years age bracket, most of whom are largely unemployed,
Quoting an African-American writer, James Baldwin, Bugaje said the most dangerous person in any society “is someone who has nothing more to lose. It appears that we are busy producing these people in their number daily, making our society more dangerous by the day.”
Bugaje lamented that the level of insecurity “is so high that over 30 of the 36 states of the federation have men of the Nigerian Army deployed to keep the peace.
“Even with this, it is not abating, for the insurgency in the North-East continues to elicit heavy losses of lives and displacement of people daily despite the claims of government security agencies.
“The rural banditry in the North-West continues to be the major cause of death and displacement of an unprecedented number of rural communities.
“The farmer-herder clashes, ethnic and religious conflicts continue to rage unabated. Kidnapping has become such a huge industry that it appears to be employing the very uniformed men that are supposed to fight it,” Bugaje explained.
According to him, most of the challenges that nations face come under three issues – how to share the national resources, how to share power and how to agree on national identity.
He insisted that unless Nigeria “is able to get this right, it will continue to have problems. Nigeria can and should be able to surmount the challenges of nation-building and national development, just like many of its contemporaries have done.
“It should be able to craft peaceful coexistence, national cohesion and national development. What it requires most is appropriate leadership. At the moment, the current leadership recruitment process does not appear to be able to give this kind of leadership.
“We, therefore, need to start a new national discourse on how to create that appropriate leadership. In doing this

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