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THE EFCC & FCDA CONSPIRACY UNRAVELLED

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Economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC), a reputable government agency that has over the years fought corruption is now involved in some of the worse unspeakable corrupt practises.

The Economic financial crimes commission has since the beginning of the Mohammed Buhari Administration been accused of being a substantial tool to witch hunt the former administration’s executives and intimidate any potential political candidate for the 2019 election. They were also accused of looting recovered looted funds and breaking the laws of the federal Republic of Nigeria.

A recent development has proven these accusation to be true as the EFCC an anti-corruption institution has been fingered in shoddy activities.

Ibrahim Magu who formally assumed office as the acting chairman of EFCC on November 11th 2015 and was supposed to be confirmed by the senate was exposed by the Department of State Service DSS of all his illegal, corrupt practises. The most shocking amongst other allegation was the 83million rented and furnished apartment funded by the fedral capital development agency (FCDA).

the rented mansion in the elitist Maitama District of the Federal capital territory (FTC) Abuja located at No. 8B, Rudolf Close, off Katsina Ala Crescent, in the highbrow Maitama District, was the abode of a former federal minister who died sometime in May 2014.
An impeccable source said: “The property was rented to the Acting EFCC Chairman for N40,000,000 at N20,000,000 per annum.
“Furthermore, the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) curiously awarded a contract to Africa Energy, a company owned by Rtd Air Comm. Umar Muhammad, to furnish the residence at the cost N43,000,000, in a Government where the President is known to have frowned at and rebuked his ministers for requesting N20,000,000 each to secure accommodation and furnish them.
“It is shocking that the man spearheading the anti-corruption crusade of the government will be involved in such a venture.

According to the monetization policy it is illegal for Federal Capital Development Authority,
FCDA, to pay for Mr. Magu’s rent as it was against federal government’s monetization policy.
The monetization policy was passed into law vis-a-vas passage of the certain political and judicial office holder acts 2002, it is legally stated that monetization of the salaries and allowances of all categories of Federal public servants that were formally paid in kinds be converted to cash by the salary and wage commission. The fundamental aim of the policy is to prevent and thwart government officials from using the public or tax-payers money for personal gain.

The monetization policy was expressly defiled when the FCDA funded the accommodation of an executive, it is illegal for the FCDA to rent and furnish a house for even ministers let alone heads of government agencies. Even at the FCDA, there was violation of procurement process as Abuja Metropolitan Council officials grumbled over the pressure mounted on them to perfect the process.

This is where the conspiracy begins that left the public with so many questions.

Why will the FCDA go against the federal government monetization policy?

What is the connection between the FCDA and EFCC?

Under what arrangement is the FCDA involved in with using tax-payers money to rent and furnish the apartment for the acting EFCC boss?

These questions has the public pondering, did the FCDA pay Magu’s rent and furniture as a bribe to malign, besmear and persecute the former Minister Sen Bala Mohammed who was unjustly arrested and detain for 45days with no charges or evidence of all accusations.

Connecting the dots between when the former minister was invited and detained by the EFCC and the statement by the lawyer representing the EFCC when asked why the former minister was yet to be granted bail 27 days in detention with no charges, he said “I did inform the court that we would do our best; whatever I said before the court is subject to the decision of my senior, my superiors. I am just a small boy” that left the court asking who this superiors are that wants Sen Mohammed Bala detained after he has met all bail conditions.

With these recent findings and development it is clear that the present minister of FCTA Mohammed Bello connived with the acting EFCC chairman Magu to besmear and persecute Sen Bala Mohammed.

It is now a clarion call for the Buhari Administration to investigate the involvement of the FCT minister Mohammed Bello in this corrupt scandalous conspiracy and necessary actions should be taken.

The way corruption is fought is more important than the fight against corruption. If corruption is fought with wicked, impure, callous and sadistic measures or procedures, we run the risk of creating tin-gods and the fight itself will be in breach of citizen’s fundamental rights as guaranteed by 1999 constitution.

© 2017, Lucky Freeman. All rights reserved.

I am a people's person, leader, a great and creative thinker, a publicist/social media strategist and marketer, a web designer and developer a fashionista. Lucky O. Freeman A.k.A (iamfreemanoh) is a graduate from "NIIT" and "HARVARD UNIVERSITY (EDX)". follow me on twitter and instagram Twitter: @iamfreemanoh Instagram: @iamfreemanoh

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Involve Africa Holds An Evening With Youngest Local Govt Boss In Lagos, Gbenga Abiola

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The Involve Africa Group hosted the youngest Local Government Area boss, Hon Gbenga Abiola, the current SOle Administrator of Agege LGA.

The event was held at the MRC Hall, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday, June 27th.

Sole Administrator of Agege LGA, Hon Gbenga Abiola with the Convener of Involve Africa, Ibrahim Owolabi during an interactive session

The event which was themed; Youth & Governance: Access, Capacity and Engagement had Hon Abiola share his experience so far in politics of the State and how he remained relevant till he was appointed by the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

The Founder and Executive Director of Involve Africa, Ibrahim Owolabi stated that the project is to encourage young active Africans get involved in the democratic governance process of Nigeria and Africa at large.
He stated that with the likes of Abiola in governance, it was certain that youth still have a place if they get engage properly in grassroots politics.

In his remarks, Hon Abiola urged the youth to get themselves rooted in the activities that make up a party. He shared his testimony of starting off as a party agent and rose in the Local Government hierachy before he was recommended by the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt

Hon Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa.

Hon Abiola disclosed that his loyalty to his party, the ruling All Progressives Conress rewarded him with the lofty position when the time of  appointment came forth.

Hon Abiola giving his acceptance speech after he was presented with recognition award by the Involve Africa Team.

He disclosed that despite being told to step down for an aspirant in the past did not stop him from participating in the party’s activities.

He encouraged the youth present at the programme to always remain focus in order to change the narrative in the playing of politics in Nigeria and also to always be ready to demand for accountability from their elected officials.

© 2017, Kazeem Shuaib. All rights reserved.

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president Buhari sick absent at fec meeting again 

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President Muhammadu Buhari was absent again today at the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.

The meeting is being presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The cabinet had awaited the president’s arrival until the State House Chief of Protocols suddenly stepped in at 11.00am and whispered to Osinbajo.

A security officer had also stood anxiously behind the president’s official seat in expectation of Buhari’s attendance.

The Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa are scanty as only about 20 ministers were seated as of the time journalists were leaving.

Osinbajo kick-started the meeting with a call for the recitation of the national anthem as well as prayers by the Ministers of Education and Health, Adamu Adamu and Isaac Adewole respectively.

Immediately the meeting commenced, ministers were sighted curiously whispering.

A fortnight ago, Buhari was also absent at the weekly council meeting.

The meeting did not hold last week with the Presidency citing the Easter break.

The acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Habibat Lawan, is in attendance.

Lawan became acting SGF last Wednesday following the suspension of Babachir David Lawal who is being investigated for alleged mismanagement of funds meant for the development of the northeast.

Daily Trust

© 2017, Kazeem Shuaib. All rights reserved.

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Oloori Jay – The Real Estate Giant Woman Doing A Mans Job Even Better

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Oloori Jay – The Real Estate Giant Woman Doing A Mans Job Even Better
Oloori Jay – The Real Estate Giant Woman Doing A Mans Job Even Better

Oloori Jay – The Real Estate Giant Woman Doing A Mans Job Even Better

She is amazing, beautiful and captivating. She makes us look forward to each new day that we spend together. She goes by the name ‘Juliena Temitope Ali’ popularly called Oloori Jay, a business woman, mega real estate realtor, consultant, charity lover and a hustler. She believes that whatever a man can do, a woman can do even better.Juliena Tosin Ali is constantly on our mind, and not a moment goes by that we want to be apart. She holds the keys to our heart, and she deserves to know it.

After having a little interview with her, she explained to us how busy she can be and took us around showing us how she spends her daily life, check it out below;

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clEQ9W2s3dk]

by Lucky O. Freeman
Lagos, Nigeria

© 2017, Lucky Freeman. All rights reserved.

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