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EFCC Recovers N1 Billion From Top Civil Servant’s Account, Threatens To Arrest MDA Chiefs

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The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has revealed that the anti-graft agency had recovered over N1bn cash in one bank account of a civil servant.

The Punch exclusively reports that Bawa, who made this known on Thursday, May 20, while appearing before the Senate panel, added that there were lots of leakages that needed to be blocked.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that he said it might go after any head of federal agencies indicted by the report of the Senate committee on finance after the conclusion of its current probe of the finances of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs).

The panel is led by Senator Solomon Adeola who represents Lagos West senatorial district at the red chamber.

Bawa said “At this point in the nation’s history, it is not much about generating revenue as much as blocking leakages of revenue generated and still being generated by all these agencies of government.”

The EFCC boss noted he would have been happy to go away with one of the heads of agencies immediately from the revelations that the committee unearthed in the course of observing the documents presented by the agency.

He added “It is good for us to observe for now and wait for your committee to conclude its work so that whatever report you have and anyone that your committee decides, we are ready to take it up from there.”

Senator Adeola had earlier said that the focus of the investigation was informed by the need to curb the recurrent federal budget deficit.

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JUST IN: Bandits Abduct Zamfara Speaker’s Father

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Suspected bandits have abducted the biological father of the Speaker of Zamfara state House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Muazu Magarya.

The armed men also kidnapped the Speaker’s stepmother, uncle and four others in a raid on his community, Magarya in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.

The speaker is representing Zurmi east in the assembly.

Salihu Zurmi, lawmaker representing Zurmi West in the state assembly, told Daily Trust that the armed men invaded the community on Wednesday evening.

“This is the fourth time they are attacking the community, the first one they killed some people while during the second assault they torched residential houses and carted away cows and other domestic animals,” he said.

The Director General, Press Affairs of the state House of Assembly Mustapha Jafaru Kaura told our correspondent that they would soon issue press statement on the matter.

“I’m right now with the Honourable Speaker, we will issue statement, give us some times please,” Mustapha said.

In the same vein, the spokesman of the state police command SP Muhammad Shehu said the command would soon issue press release.

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Ilorin South Chair Embarks On Project Inspection Tour, Assures Of Timely completion

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In fulfilment of the promise being made by the Ilorin South TIC Chairman Hon. Aiki during his last visitation to the site of the proposed shopping complex at Ero-Omo, the TIC Chairman has paid yet another inspection visit to the site of the modern shopping Complex.

While he commended the workers at the site for their steadfastness and commitment, Hon. Aiki reiterated the commitment of the Ilorin South Local Government administration towards the completion of the project.

The Chairman further stated that the right step being taken by the administration is an adoption of the good leadership model being laid down by the Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.

While the Chairman appreciated the Governor of Kwara State, Mall. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, he further encouraged the residents of the community present during the inspection exercise to continue their revamped support towards the successful administration of the Governor.

The TIC Chairman train further moved around Oko-Olowo axis as well to insect some boreholes and Modern public Toilet sites as well which came as a surprise to most of the workers. While he commended the dedication of the Oko-Olowo residents he further implored them as well to stick to their continued support for the local and state Government at large making another vow to continue his good works.

The residents of Oko-Olowo area of Ilorin South LGA commended the tremendous efforts of the TIC Chairman and wished him well in his various endeavours.

The inspection exercise shall continue across all other sites as well as stated by the Chairman.

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KOPAN Condoles With Former Minister Bolaji Abdullahi Over Mother’s Death

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Kwara Online Publishers Association of Nigeria, KOPAN has mourned the death of Alhaja Rafat Ajeigbe Abdullahi, the Mother of the Former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi.

KOPAN in a condolence message signed by the Association Interim Chairman, Ogbeni Hammed Adedayo Said, said;

“On behalf of the members of our prestigious association, KOPAN, we sympathise with a brother and a senior colleague, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, on the demise of his beloved mother, Alhaja Rafat Ajeigbe Abdullahi.”

He further said “Please accept our sincere condolences on the death of your mother! No one can replace her but Almighty can comfort you.

May Allah repose her soul. Our deepest sympathies to you and the entire Abdulahi family!”

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