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ICPC recovers N2.4billion from ex-PPMC boss
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) on Monday revealed that it has recovered N2.4billion from Haruna Momoh, an ex-Managing Director of the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company, following discovery that he used his office to enrich himself.
“Already, the ICPC has secured an interim forfeiture order from a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to seize the N2,417,037,404 comprising foreign and local currencies stashed in multiple accounts in four different banks, as well as five landed properties located in different parts of Abuja,” Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokesperson, said.
Wike says it’s impossible to stop kidnapping in Nigeria
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State while speaking on Monday when the Rotary International District 9141 visited him at the State Government House in Port Harcourt said that it is impossible to stop kidnapping in Nigeria.
“It is now impossible to stop kidnapping in Nigeria; it is now business. It has been commercialised, it is now a major business,” the governor said.
$1.09billion spent on debt servicing since January – CBN
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that Nigeria spent $1.09billion serving debt from January to September, 2019.
According to the CBN, in the first quarter of 2019, a total of $354.6million was spent on debt servicing. In the second quarter, $252.3million was spent. And $485.8million was spent servicing debts in the third quarter of this year.
Handle Tinubu’s bullion vans petition seriously – Transparency International tells EFCC
Transparency International (TI) has cautioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to take seriously, the petition submitted against the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“This petition should be taken seriously and the EFCC should not waste time before working on it because similar things happened during the elections where some politicians were arrested with money,” Auwal Musa, the Head of the anti-corruption group in Nigeria, said. Read more on this story
Ojukwu’s spirit and other Igbo ancestors are angry with Igbo leaders – MASSOB
The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) alleges that the spirit of late Chief Chukwuemeka Ojukwu and other Igbo ancestors are not happy with Igbo leaders.
“Ndigbo have abandoned the legacies and visions of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. Even his image, personality and name are no longer respected or regarded in the political, economical, social, traditional and religious lives of Ndigbo. Ojukwu and our ancestors are not happy with Igbo leaders,” Uchenna Madu, the leader of MASSOB, stated at Ojukwu’s 86th posthumous birthday.
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