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Wike Is Fighting Corruption, Says Tinubu

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The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, lauded Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for fighting corruption.

Tinubu spoke during a commissioning of Magistrate’s Court building in Port Harcourt, the State capital.

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“I take a different angle to what Wike has done here today, he is fighting corruption.

“We must fight corruption and we definitely must look at the other side of the coin. If you don’t want your judges to be corrupt, you must pay attention to their welfare,” Tinubu said.

LEADERSHIP reports that Tinubu had outrightly rejected Wike’s request for the refund of monies spent on federal roads built by the State government, saying he must be lobbied for the retund.

Court Jails Fake EFCC Official

A Lagos State Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja Wednesday convicted and sentenced one Ume Clinton to a year imprisonment for claiming to be an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and defrauding a foreigner of the sum of €45, 000 Euro.

The 30-year-old convict was given the jail-term by Justice Mojisola Dada, after he pleaded guilty to the charges of impersonation, fraudulent possession of documents and fraud of €45, 000 euro, made against him by the anti-graft agency.

The Lagos zonal office of the EFCC had arraigned the convict who was accused of defrauding a Belgian educator and caregiver, Axelle Mahieu.

He was accused of committing the acts through a well-orchestrated online fraud.

The convict was earlier arraigned before Justice Dada on February 22, 2023, but overwhelmed by the weight of evidence gathered against him, he opted for a plea bargain, thus necessitating the need for the amended charge.

Clinton, he said, had gone into hiding and investigators had to deploy the use of technology to smoke him out on October 18, 2022 at No 46 Atoke Gbadebo Street, Isheri, Lagos.

First Group Of Nigerian Evacuees Arrive Abuja

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The first group of several thousand Nigerians stranded in Sudan arrived in Abuja on Wednesday, after days of trying to escape persistent fighting.

According to Nigerian authorities, the evacuation plan covers more than 3,500 nationals, but their total number could be greater.

More than 5,000 Nigerians are believed to reside in Sudan, many of them students.

Nigerian commercial carrier Air Peace landed in capital Abuja around 11:40 pm with 260 passengers while a Nigerian Air plane arrived a few minutes later with about 90 passengers, AFP reporters saw.

The visibly happy returnees were recieved by the foreign ministry and emergency services.

Obaseki sacks all his cabinet members

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The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has dissolved the State Executive Council with immediate effect.

According to a statement from the office of the Special Adviser (Media Projects), Caruso Osagie, the Governor expressed appreciation to members of the Council for their service to the government and people of the state.

The governor said the dissolution of the Council takes immediate effect.

“The State’s cabinet was dissolved during the Weekly Executive Council meeting on Wednesday,” the statement said.

“The Governor also said that, beginning from today, all Special Assistants (SAs) and Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) have been relieved of their appointments,” the statement added.

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