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Deja vu? 2017 budget missing Senate blames the Nigeria Police

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Dejavu? 2017 budget missing Senate blames the Nigeria Police

The Senate, on Wednesday, disclosed that the 2017 budget is missing and alleged that the Nigeria Police stole the documents needed to pass the 2017 budget.

The allegations were made following a presentation by the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Sen. Danjuma Goje, regarding the invasion of his home last week, by officers of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).

Goje said the policemen took N18 million, $19,000 and four thousand Saudi Riyadh from his house.

“In addition, they also took my laptop and to make matters worse they took 18 files from my office. I am so traumatized now and I don’t know which files is missing, which files is available now. Some of these files have to do with the work I am doing,” Goje said.

“Like I told you, we are holding a meeting on the budget that last Thursday that they came. So from Thursday to now we have not been able to meet because some of the papers are not around, many of us are traumatised, my house as a politician is a beehives of activities; people are coming from all over the country to sympathise with me. I have no time to sit and from today we are trying to start sitting again as appropriation committee to see what we can do with the budget.”

He added: “I want to apologise to my colleagues that we could not keep to the timetable you gave us to lay the budget yesterday (Tuesday) and to get it passed (Wednesday); and I think it is not our own fault, it is the fault of the police because the police interfered with the whole of the budget process and I hope Nigerians will not turn out to blackmail the national assembly because the process were truncated by the police.”

Subsequently, the Upper Legislative Chamber directed the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) , Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to immediately return those documents and a computer which were taken away from the official residence of Sen. Goje. In addition, the Senate also asked the Police to tender a public apology to the National Assembly.

Senate President Bukola Saraki revealed that the Police had informed the Senate Committee on Police Affairs that the operation in Goje’s house was carried out based on a false lead from a whistle blower. He said the Senate would not take that excuse and stated that an immediate official explanation on the operation must be provided to the Senate.

“This matter is very serious, just as Senator Goje has said. It is now over five days with no statement or comments from the Police to tell us why this raid was done or to tell us where these files which are very important to the appropriation process.

“Sadly, I must tell you informally that the chairman of the Police Committee told me this morning (yesterday) that the Police are saying that it has something to do with a whistle blower. If it has to do with a whistle blower, then the whistle blower misled them.

“If a whistle-blower misled them, I think that this matter that has come out publicly like this to embarrass a Senator should be well handled. I think the Police, like in a civilised society, needs to come out and accept responsibility.

“If somebody has given you any wrong informatio, tell the public what you are doing with that person and if it is an intelligence officer that got the house wrong, come out and tell us. For five days now, nothing. I think it is unfortunately.

“I also got an information that the House of Representatives has also set up an adhoc committee on this matter and this committee that is set up should work closely with the House, particularly to ascertain the circumstances surrounding why they went to Senator Goje’s house.

“If truly it was a whistle blower and he gave them wrong information which is what the IG is telling them, what are they doing about that wrong information? Have they come out to make a public apology for this wrong raid?

“These are issues that the committee would look into and the files that are still in Police custody which Goje has told us is affecting the works before us, also needs to be brought publicly and formally to him because it was taken publicly.”

The Senate announced the establishment of an adhoc committee to begin an immediate investigation into the police operation and also to investigate the alleged assassination attempt of Senator Dino Melaye.

The adhoc committee has Senator Jibril Barau (APC, Kano State) as chairman, also includes Senators Isa Misau (APC, Bauchi State), Chukwuka Utazi (PDP, Enugu), David Umoru (APC, Niger State).

Afterwards, IGP, Ibrahim, met privately with the Senate President, Saraki, supposedly to tender an unofficial apology over the invasion.

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Ikoyi Whistle-blower Paid; Lawyer Confirms

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Ikoyi Whistle-blower Paid; Lawyer Confirms

Yakubu Galadinma, the lawyer to the Ikoyi whistle-blower who helped the Federal government of Nigeria recover over N13 billion stashed in an apartment in Ikoyi in April 2017 has confirmed that his client has been finally paid his commission.

According to Galadinma, his client was paid N421m and has traveled out Nigeria on Wednesday morning, December 13th, 2017. He said that his clinent is mentally sound contrary to the statement of Professor Itse Sagay that his client might go mad if paid the money in full.

Weeks ago, Professor Itse Sagay, the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption said that the Federal government is hesitating to pay the whistle-blower citing that he might go mad after receiving his N860 million entitlement.

Guess the Government does not have a clue that there’re a whole lot they do not know about it’s citizens.

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Nnamdi Kanu Spotted in Ghana Buying Pizza

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Nnamdi Kanu Spotted in Ghana Buying Pizza

Nnamdi Kanu Spotted in Ghana Buying Pizza

Paul Ujunwa Gloria, a Nigerian facebook user who is based in Ghana has alleged that she met IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu while he was buying pizza.

The Igbo who expressed her disappointment at the wanted IPOB Leader claimed that she saw him at Eddys Pizza in Ghana at about 8:45 pm, yesterday, 11 of December 2017.

According to Gloria, when she saw him and then spoke to him at first, Kanu refused to answer her, until she spoke in Igbo and he responded.

In Paul Ujunwa Gloria’s words;

“I met the Biafra leader Nnamdi kanu at Eddys pizza Gh at about 8:45pm date 11/12/2017. He was surprised i recognized him and didn’t want to speak to me at first until i spoke igbo and he responded.”

“After all the trouble he caused in Nigeria he has guts to eat pizza. How long will you keep hiding? He couldn’t even disguise well. Am sorry for those who trusted and believed in him. Rip to those who died for the cause of Biafra. Some persons might doubt me because i have no pictures to show for it.”

“Nnamdi kanu stop hiding and let your people stop blaming the Nigerian government. Am sorry to say but you are a Coward , a deciver and a betrayal ”

Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts has been unknown since a military operation was carried out at his home town in Umuahia, Abia state on September 14th.

See her post below:

Nnamdi Kanu Spotted in Ghana Buying Pizza Nnamdi Kanu Spotted in Ghana Buying Pizza

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Bus Driver Shot Dead by Policeman at checkpoint in Ekiti

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Bus Driver Shot Dead by Policeman at checkpoint in Ekiti

A trigger happy Nigerian police officer has reportedly shot dead a commercial bus driver identified as Mr. Olabode Ojo Segun, at a check point in Oye community, headquarters of Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Tuesday evening.

According to an eyewitness, the driver had refused to drop the usual N50 for the officers on duty, an action got one of the officers infuriated and he then opened fire at the bus as the driver tried to speed away. The bus was said to be travelling from Ikare in Ondo State and the victim hailed from Ikare in Ondo State.

In the witness’ words;

“When the driver Mr Olabode was hit by the bullet, he lost control of the bus and it somersaulted, leaving the passengers therein.

“He was lying dead at the scene while in the confusion, every other person was crawling out of the crashed vehicle, seeking help.”

Confirming the incident, a Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), officer Mr. Mohammed Olowo, said that only the bus driver was shot at by a policeman.

Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, the Public Relations Officer of the Ekiti State, Police Command confirmed the incident and said the officer identified as Corporal Ayodele Famodimu, has been arrested and is already facing departmental orderly room trial.

In the words of Adeyemi;

“When the trial has been concluded, he would be dismissed after which he would be charged to court.”

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