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EFCC seizes N241m, property diverted by official in Buhari SSA’s office

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The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) in Lagos has secured the interim forfeiture of N241million traced to an official within the presidency.

The EFCC additionally bought court docket permission to grab a property at Plot No. 1121, Ekukinam Avenue in Utako District, Cadastral Zone, Abuja.

The suspect, Abdulsalam Bawa, works within the Account Division within the workplace of Senior Particular Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Improvement Targets (SDG), Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State.

The EFCC stated the funds and property had been fairly suspected to be the proceeds of Bawa’s illegal actions.

On Friday, Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal Excessive Courtroom, Lagos Judicial Division, authorized the forfeiture following an ex-parte software filed by the fee.

EFCC Counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo acknowledged that the cash and property was diverted from the Federal Authorities.

Oyedepo prayed for an order directing the publication of the interim forfeiture in a nationwide newspaper.

Anybody is anticipated to indicate trigger, inside 14 days, why ultimate forfeiture shouldn’t be made in favour of the Nigerian authorities.

Justice Oweibo granted all of the reliefs sought by the EFCC and ordered the interim forfeiture of the N241million and property.

The choose adjourned the matter till September 6 for ultimate forfeiture listening to.


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Family of Ijebu Imam found dead suspects foul play, awaits autopsy report

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The household of the late Imam of Atiba in Ijebu, Ogun State, Mushafau Bakare have referred to as for an intensive probe.

The cleric was discovered lifeless in his automobile on Wednesday, 24 hours he was declared lacking.

In a chat with DAILY POST on the weekend, a niece, who pleaded anonymity, mentioned they think foul play.

Public Relations Officer, Ogun Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi had defined that the deceased was not killed as speculated.

He recalled how operatives from the Obalende division, on patrol, noticed a Highlander jeep parked by the roadside.

The spokesman mentioned whereas on their approach again, the automobile was nonetheless on the identical spot.

“This made them to verify. They found that the person was useless within the automobile. There was no signal of violence in his physique.

“We learnt that the person was hypertensive. It’s potential that he had disaster because of his well being challenges”, Oyeyemi mentioned.

However the household supply disclosed that the household is ready for the result of an post-mortem performed on the hospital Bakare was taken to.

“We’re nonetheless not satisfied that Alhaji died of naturally. He left Atiba to satisfy with some folks in Ijebu Ode and was imagined to return the identical day.

“He didn’t get there, his physique and automobile have been discovered at Ikangba. Certainly one of his aides had advised occurring the journey with him however he mentioned there was no want.

“We have now a sense that one thing past the atypical occurred. We’re in contact with the Police as we await the post-mortem report which can decide our subsequent motion,” the household supply mentioned.

The niece confirmed that the late Bakare (about 60 years outdated) was buried on Thursday in keeping with Islamic rites.


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Bandits Kill Eight Farmers In Fresh Attacks On Southern Kaduna

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At the very least eight farmers have been killed in Buruku and Udaw‎a villages of Chikun Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State.

 

The victims, it was gathered, have been attacked whereas engaged on their farmland, Day by day Belief stories.


Each Buruku and Udawa are situated alongside Kaduna-Birnin Gwari freeway and have been beneath bandits’ invasion.

A resident of the realm and a neighborhood chief, Muhammed Umar, confirmed the assaults on Saturday.

“5 farmers have been killed in Buruku whereas three have been killed in Udawa. We’re uninterested in burying our males every day. We’d like assist,” he stated.


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Nigerians In UAE Lament Inability To Renew Labour Visa, Demand Government’s Intervention

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Nigerians within the United Arab Emirates have complained of their incapability to resume their labour visas within the nation.

One of many affected Nigerians, who reached out to SaharaReporters, defined that the ban by the UAE authorities on Nigerian work permits resulted within the lack of jobs of many Nigerians within the nation whereas others had been pressured to return to Nigeria.

Nigerians In UAE Lament Inability To Renew Labour Visa, Demand Government’s Intervention

He acknowledged additional that it was now a troublesome process for him and different Nigerian nationals to safe jobs within the nation as he lamented that the non-renewal of labour visa was about to earn him a dismissal from his firm.

He urged the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Fee, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, to come back to the rescue of Nigerians in UAE because the Nigerian Embassy was but to make critical intervention ino the matter.

He defined that almost all of the businesses within the nation operated below labour visas for immigrants whereas a couple of others operated in a “free zone.”

In line with him, these within the free zone had been presently renewing their visa whereas these below labour had been presently having a problem.

He stated, “We (Nigerians) have been denied work permits right here in Dubai since final month. And that is affecting many Nigerians right here in UAE. We’re not capable of renew our work permits as soon as those we maintain expire.

“The corporate I’ve been working for since 2015, that has been compensating me effectively, has despatched me a letter that because of the incapability to resume my visa, my appointment can be terminated on August 21, 2021, in order that they will not be implicated in authorized issues. I’ve been working for this firm since 2015.

Nigerians In UAE Lament Inability To Renew Labour Visa, Demand Government’s Intervention

I’m not the one one going through this drawback. Many Nigerians on the firm I work for and somewhere else are experiencing this; we’re about 20 Nigerians at this firm. Some have been out of jobs and contemplating this isn’t their nation, they’ve returned to Nigeria. Extra Nigerians will nonetheless be despatched again to Nigeria so long as this difficulty persists.

“Most corporations listed here are below labour and it’s not doable to resume the Nigerians labour visas for now. It is just free zone visas which might be being renewed and this free zone visa is simply issued to some individuals.

“One other factor is, it’s troublesome to safe jobs right here in Dubai due to the excessive stage of crimes our guys have dedicated right here.

”However these of us who’re working legally have had points with renewing our passport. Please assist us name on the NIDCOM Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, to come back to our support.”

A bunch representing the curiosity of Nigerians within the nation, Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, UAE, additionally revealed plans to start out a web based protest to register the displeasure of these affected by this.

A publish on the Fb web page learn, “The Nigeria authorities ought to rescue her residents languishing and annoyed in UAE as a result of lengthy deadlock between the 2 international locations. #RescueNigeriansInUAE #EndTheLongImpasse #StrengthenLaborTies

“We’ve got made submissions and forwarded to the respective Authorities for his or her perusal. However we want to second it extra with on-line protests.”

 


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