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BREAKING NEWS: Kogi Govt To EFCC: Don’t Intimidate Bello, Fubara Mourns Wigwe, 5 Others

Kogi Govt To EFCC: Don’t Intimidate Bello 

KOGI State Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are on a collision course over moves by the commission to bring corruption charges against the former governor, Yahaya Bello.

The state government said the commission was only trying to tarnish the image and reputation of the former governor.

After crossing the hurdle of succession and handing over to his successor, Governor Usman Ododo, the state government is agitated that the anti-graft body is trying to witch-hunt Bello.

According to the Information and Communications Commissioner, Kingsley Fanwo, there is a sinister motive, in fact, an agenda, to charge Bello for diverting public funds when he was in office.

Fubara Mourns Wigwe, 5 Others

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fuara has expressed shock over the death of the Access bank CEO, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, his wife Chizoba, son and three others in an helicopter crash in California near the Nevada border, USA.

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Fubara described the incident as a monumental loss not just to Rivers State but Nigeria and the world in general.

The Governor, on behalf of his family, the State Government and the people of Rivers State commiserate with the Wigwe family over this unfortunate incident, urging them to be comforted by God’s assurances of His love and outpouring of global sympathy on this deep pain and loss.

The Governor said “there are no words to convey how terrible these losses are, and the state and indeed Nigeria will miss an unassuming, iconic and accomplished illustrious son of Isiokpo in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Tinubu Will Bring Dividend Of Democracy– Ajomale

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Otunba Henry Dele Ajomale is a lawyer and technocrat. A former Commissioner for Special Duties, he is the immediate past chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State chapter. In this interview with OBIRE ONAKEMU, he spoke on a lot of issues, assuring that President Tinubu will bring the desired dividend of democracy.

How would you assess State of the Nation?

It has so many edges. You have to understand that the country has faced serious challenges over the years. However, both the military and civilian should be blamed for the country’s situation.

The day Aguiyi-Ironsi changed Nigeria from Federal to Unitary Government; that was when it started going down. We just have to start the building of what Nigeria was supposed to be and what Nigeria is going to be!

Successive governments – both military and civilian – have bastardised this country. And they have balkanised it too! We need somebody to repair it now; that is the last hope that we have.

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Probe Nigeria’s Indebtedness, Afe Babalola Urges Tinubu 

The founder of the Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Afe Babalola SAN, has urged President Bola Tinubu to probe how the country borrowed several trillions of Naira and what the money was used for.

He also advised President Tinubu to seek counsel from former President Olusegun Obasanjo on how his administration went about seeking debt relief for the country, as well as how it managed to get huge debt cancellation.

The legal icon stated this at the weekend during the 6th Induction ceremony of the institution’s Medical Doctors 2023 Graduating set, made up of 161 medical doctors, held at ABUAD campus.

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