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Edo 2020: Okaijiesan pledges support to Ize-Iyanmu

….extols Oshiomole’s giant stride

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By Joshua Timi
The Okaijiesan of Esan land Alhaji Williams Momodu,  the 2nd, have called on all Esan electorates to rally aronud the Apc candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his running mate Audu Gani in the September 19, 2020 gubernatorial election in Edo state.
The Okaijiesan recieved Comrade Adam Oshomole led members and the director General of POI and Audu campaign organisation, Rt major General Cecil  Esekhaigbe at the palace  on Thursday, during  a rally at Irrua, Edo state.
The Okaijiesan, momodu reminded the former Governor Adam Oshomole of his commitment toward bring good governance to the people of Esan, he also stressed on how the former Apc National chairman helped in construction of access roads that is being used by farmers and traders in the community, he assured the oshomole of his lasting support for Pastor Osage Ize-Iyamu and Apc in the election ahead.
Adam Oshomole, in his remark, explained why the party need to field a better candidate in the Governorship election, beside Godwin Obaseki, according to him, “the party with it ideology of continuity pinched on better life for the people ahead, i have built schools for the children as a governor which has being abandoned by Godwin Obaseki, also, constructed road that have giving access to farmers to take their products to the markets, tell Obaseki to show you the project he has done in Esan land?, he asked.
The Okaijiesan of Esan land Alhaji Williams Momodu prayed for the POI/AUDU campaign team and wishes them success in the election.
The campaign train moved to the open field at the Director General house, where Oshomole addressed both youth and women.

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EDO 2020: Education Board chairman, others resign from Obaseki’s government

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Chairman of the Edo State Post Primary Education Board, Pastor Gabriel Oiboh and the first member of the board, Osanyemwere Osawe, have resigned their appointments from the Godwin Obaseki Government as the state inches towards the 2020 governorship election.
Oiboh, who spoke on behalf of the team regretted the pressure mounted on him to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said “I have tendered my resignation from the board due to unduly pressures from my former boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki over decamping with him to the PDP. The presure is too much and it is now leading to threats. I stand with my party, the APC and will be loyal to the party candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu”
Meanwhile the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in that election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has applauded effort of the team in retaining their ground as a member of the party. He assured them of the party victory toward the forthcoming Elections

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Magugate: Buhari names Umar as EFCC Acting Chairman

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After days of different names flying all over the media space, President Muhammadu Buhari has finally named Mohammed Umar as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Umar takes over from Ibrahim Magu whose suspension has just been confirmed by President Buhari and who is still being investigated for several allegations ranging from conversion of recovered funds to personal use to insurbodination.

READ ALSO: 1 of the 24 allegations that nailed suspended EFCC boss, Magu

The new acting chairman was until his appointment, the director of operations at the EFCC and was next to the chairman, Magu in hierarchy.

Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, media aide to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation, disclosed this in a press statement on Friday. Gwandu added that pending the appointment of Umar as acting chairman will stand pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation of Magu by a presidential panel.

Gwandu said Magu’s suspension is to allow for “unhindered inquiry by the Presidential Investigation Panel under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act and other relevant laws”.

This finally brings to rest, the debate on who takes over from Magu as the chief of the Anti-graft agency.

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11 of the 24 allegations that nailed suspended EFCC boss, Magu

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The suspension of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu by President Muhammadu Buhari has once again signalled the seriousness of the Federal Government in the fight against graft.

Recall that Mr Magu was arrested yeaterday in a gestapo manner, although his agency claimed he was invited by the Presidential panel investigating certain allegations levelled against him. There was also a report that the EFCC chief was detained at the villa till this morning.

As discussions continue on the reasons for his suspension, GidiNews decided to highlight some of the allegations brought against Mr Magu.

One of them is that Mr Magu has remained insubordinated to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice,Abubakar Malami and his office.

Another allegation is that, the embattled EFCC boss is in the act of favouring of some investigators called Magu Boys, which enjoy his support and protection regardless of situations.

He was also accused of seling some seized assets to his cronies, associates and friends, without recourse to the law or morality.

According to the the list of allegations, Magu does not also respect a court order to unfreeze a N7b judgment in favour of a former executive director of a bank.

Other allegations include:

Alleged discrepancies in the reconciliation records of the EFCC and the Federal Ministry of Finance on recovered funds

  • Declaration of N539b as recovered funds instead of N504b earlier claimed
  • Not providing enough evidences for the extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke
  • Alleged late action on the investigation of P&ID leading to legal dispute
  • Alleged delay in acting on two vessels seized by Navy
  • Reporting some judges to their presiding officers without deferring to the AGF
  • Alleged issuance of investigative activities to some media prejudicial to some cases

Ibrahim Magu was appointed EFCC acting chairman on 9 November 2015.

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