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Breakdown of how Fayose received, spent funds received through Obanikoro – EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has released
details of how funds from the Office of the former National Security
Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), were spent by the Ekiti State
Governor, Ayo Fayose.
The money released through a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, was traced to Fayose’s accounts.

The details were contained in an affidavit filed by the EFCC at a
Federal High Court in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State in response to a suit
Fayose filed over the freezing of his accounts by the anti-graft agency.

Tosin Owobo, an operative of the EFCC, who authored the affidavit,
said Obanikoro conveyed the money himself to Fayose via Akure in Ondo
State.

It reads: “Prior to Obanikoro’s arrival in Akure, Alade Oluseye, a
staff of Zenith Bank, had informed his colleague, Lawrence Akande, that
the money was being brought through the Akure Airport for lodgement and
since the volume of the cash was huge, he would be needing a bullion van
to convey the money,” he said.

“On June 17, 2014, Oluseye, accompanied by Biodun Agbele, who was
fronting for Fayose, arrived the Akure airport and took delivery of
N724,500,000.00 from Obanikoro who was with his ADC, Lieutenant Colonel
A.O. Adewale.

“The next day, N494, 990,000.00 was delivered by
Obanikoro in the
same manner at the airport. In all, Obanikoro conveyed N1,
219,490,000.00 through a chartered aircraft belonging to GYRO AIR
Limited with registration number: HS125-800 5N-BMT.

“After Oluseye took delivery of the money from Obanikoro, on June 19,
2014, Agbele was instructed by the governor to deposit N219 million in
cash to De-privateer Limited’s Zenith Bank account number: 1013835889.

“On the same day the said Biodun Agbele made another cash deposit in
the sum of N300 million being part of the proceeds of crimes to the said
De- privateer Ltd’s with the 2nd Respondent.

“On the 23rd June, 2014 the sum of N200,000,000.00 (Two Hundred
Million Naira) being part of these proceeds of crime, was also deposited
to the said De-Privateer Ltd’s account domiciled with the Respondent by
Biodun Agbele whilst acting in concert with the Applicant.

“On the 26th day of June,2014 the said Biodun Agbele on the
instruction of Applicant further dissipated the proceeds of crime by
depositing the sum of N137,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Thirty Seven
Million Naira) to account No. 1003126654 domiciled with the 2nd
Respondent in the name of the Applicant.

“On the 22nd and 27th day of August, 2014 Biodun Agbele also
deposited the sum of N50, 000,000.00 (Fifty Million Naira) and N118,
760,000.00 (One Hundred and Eighteen Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty
Thousand Naira) respectively to the said account which sum formed part
of the proceeds of crime.

“In further dissipating the proceeds of crime deposited and retained
in the account referred to in paragraphs (d) and (g) above, the sum of
N300,000,000.00 (Three Hundred Million Naira) was put in a fixed deposit
account No. 9013074033 in the name of the Applicant on the 7th day of
April,2015.

“On June 17, 2014, Agbele deposited N100 million to the account of
Spotless Investment Limited, owned by Fayose, with Zenith Bank (number:
1010170969). On June 23, 2014, he also deposited N49 million to the
account of Spotless Investment.”

Owobo also revealed that contrary to the claim by Fayose that the
EFCC arbitrarily blocked his account without a valid court order, the
agency got an interim order from Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal
High Court in Lagos to “prevent further dissipation of proceed of
crimes.

“The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the
exercise of his statutory mandate contained in section 34 of the EFCC
Act having satisfied himself that the various sums of money in the
account No. 1003126654, 9013074033, 1010170969 and 1013835888 domiciled
with the 2nd Respondent were made through the commission of the Economic
and Financial Crimes to wit: stealing and receiving gratification
approached the Federal High Court Lagos Judicial Division, for an order
directing the Manager of the 2nd Respondent to freeze the said accounts.

“In his wisdom, Hon. Justice M.B Idris granted the 1st Respondent’s
application wherein an order of interim attachment was made on the
aforementioned accounts. Attached and marked exhibit EFCC 09 is a
certified true copy of the said order.

“The said order was a preservative order to prevent further dissipation of proceeds of crimes.”

Owobo said having obtained an interim order from a court of law,
Fayose can no longer use the court as a shield against criminal
investigation, adding that while the governor has immunity against civil
and criminal proceeding, the proceeds of economic and financial crimes
allegedly committed by him do not enjoy such privilege.

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Covid-19: 6 Ways To Overcome Boredom During Stay-home Period

Due to the spread of covid-19 accross the world, most states in Nigeria are presently observing lockdown. Therefore, here are some ways to overcome boredom during stay-home period. 6 Ways Overcome Boredom Stay-home

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Considering the fact that everyone has no option than to stay at home to avoid the spread of covid-19 in our respective states or countries, boredom has been the order of the day which most people has been complaining about.

And to solve the problem of boredom you have to understand that you can’t go out, you can’t mingle neither can you gist with friends in crowded places, and you have to maintain social distancing — these are some of the measures to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

So you ask yourself, I am being quarantined, how will I scale through boredom? You ask yourself, I am always alone, how will I prevent being bored? How will I overcome this boredom that is already drowning me?However, to be able to enjoy your stay home period, the following are ways you could actually prevent yourself from dull moments:

  1. Watch interesting movies: This is the time you have to increase your interest in film watching. You need to know the latest movies in town and make as well watch them when you’re bored.
  2. Listen to music: music is life, music bring you peace and happiness. Good music minister to the soul. This quarantine period is a time you need to listen to good music, ensure you learn their lyrics and sing them along. If you’re a type that knows how to dance, you could dance to the music alone in your room. Now te me, are you not overcoming boredom like that?
  3. Start reasonable argument with roommates or siblings: If you’re living with a friend or you’re probably in your family house, you have to start some reasonable argument with your friends or siblings in order to make the atmosphere lively. You could argue about celebrities, politics, football and also on academics line.Play interesting games: I know so many people have been doing this but they still have to keep playing games so as to prevent themselves from dull moments.
  4. Follow trends on social media: This is another way to overcome dull moments, you have follow what is trendy on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  5. Watch comedy clips: Of course to there are lot of comedy clips out there you could watch, follow comedian on Instagram and YouTube. Watch their clips and get over boredom.
  6. Read books and interesting novels: Of course, this is the time you have to develop interest in reading. There are lots of interesting story books that could bring life to your dull moments. You could Google interesting stories or download book apps to get yourself busy and lively reading books.
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Nigeria To Unveil Her First Home-Made Ventilator,Today

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National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure has manufactured the first made in Nigeria ventilators to fight COVID – 19 pandemic in Nigeria.
This is a gesture made in order to aid COVID-19 patients in breathing.
In a notice made by NASENI spokesman , Segun Ayeoyenikan , on Monday , revealed that Minister of Science and Technology , Dr Ogbonnaya Onu , would unveil the respirators, Tuesday ( today ) .
Recall that, Nigeria government, begged for respirators from American billionaire,through the Federal Ministry of Finance before it was withdrew as it was seen as national embarrassment,not long ago.
However,with this Nigeria ,too can make used of her home-made ventilators for her COVID-19 patients.

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Is Nigeria Worth Dying For?

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I have not been privileged to travel outside the shores of the Nigerian nation and the African continent. However, friends of mine who have been opportuned to travel out for study, work and holidays often say it to my hearing of how governments of other nations treat their citizens with care. The reverse seems to be case in Nigeria. It seems there is no sanctity and dignity of the human life. No wonder, citizens of other nations treat us with contempts.

Going down the memory lane, there have been several cases of the government failing to act as the custodian of the human person. Even in legal cases involving citizens of Nigeria and other countries, both within and outside the continent, citizens of other countries seem to gain the upper hand. This is because their government provides several facilities that make the legal process smooth sailing.

I remembered in 2014, when the nation was battling with the deadly Ebola Virus. Dr. Adadevoh Ameyo who in a bid to cure the virus lost her life wasn’t given any tangible award to honour her.

Also in another dimension, when cases of casualty involving military personnel is recorded, the way they are treated is horrifying. The whole situation is as though they have only followed the dictates of their heart. The families that are left behind are not given any special treatment. This was what dissuaded me from joining the military.

Whereas, governments of other nation states organise comprehensive welfare programmes for their citizens (old, young, literate and illiterate), we are ridiculed and made to suffer in the midst of plenty “. Unemployed youths are used as political instruments of thuggery during elections, while children of the rich feed of large budgets, this making things turn from bad to worse.

Before elections, political candidates suddenly turn the friends of the poor promising Heaven on earth. After suddenly wielding the sword of power to themselves, they turn enemies making ignorant ones believe it isn’t their duty to make things better. We are forced to accept the fact that travelling abroad won’t make things better and that Nigeria has a lot opportunities. On the contrary, dying in the face of war, doesn’t call for a heroic celebration.

Dying for one’s country is the highest level of patriotism. However, with the current realities, I cannot die for Nigeria. Dear reader, my question to you is this: Can You Die For Nigeria? Do share your thoughts in the comments section.

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