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Before Confirmation! Buhari’s New EFCC Boss Alledged Corruption Dossier Exposed (See Details)

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Alledged corruption dossier of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee for the EFCC’s job Abdulrasheed Bawa, has been exposed.
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as the authentic boss for the commission after the sack of Ibrahim Magu, but hours after his announcement, his corruption dossier was revealed.
He is been alleged to be a corrupt officer who is not worthy to be a substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement.
He said the president conveyed his request in a letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan.
Bawa, who is 40 years old, is one of the pioneer EFCC cadet officers from 2005.
He will be taking over from Muhammed Umar who has been in acting capacity since July 2020 after the suspension of Ibrahim Magu over allegations of corruption.
He holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics, and a master’s degree in international affairs and diplomacy.
sometimes ago, a legal practitioner, Mr. Olaniyi Adekanla, Esq.requested for the removal of Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, from the office of the Lagos Zonal Head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The lawyer’s grouse against the Lagos Zonal Head of the Anti-Corruption agency borders on corruption tendency.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, Adekanla, Esq. stressed that the current zonal head is a misfit for the office.
He held the notion that an organisation at the vanguard of Anti-Corruption crusade should not allow Abdulrasheed Bawa to call the shots at the Lagos Office of the EFCC.
Reiterating his position, the lawyer explained, “It is therefore against this backdrop that the extant development in the Lagos Zonal office of EFCC, to wit its headship by one Abdulrasheed Bawa is considered inappropriate and a deviance to the gravity of sanitization of corruption which led to the establishment of this organisation, hence an erosion and bastadisation of its moral and functional values. For the umpteenth time, Lagos Zone of this institution is too important to be headed by any person carrying stigma of infamy either by allegation or otherwise!”, he said.
Bawa was alledged to have sometime last year confiscated dozens of petrol tankers and sold to his proxies.
Said Adekanla, “Last year, under the watch of Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa in the Port-Harcourt Zonal office of EFCC, dozens of petrol tankers were confiscated from suspected looters and same were auctioned to Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa proxies at ridiculous prices.
“This irked some junior colleagues who wrote anonymous petitions and sequel to which Mr. Bawa was arrested and detained for several days in Port-Harcourt before Magu, former head of the institution who consequently ordered his transfer to the agency’s training school in Abuja.
“Mr. Bawa was accused of selling at least 244 trucks worth between N20 to N30 Million each at N100,000 or slightly more per unit to his proxies! A proxy was said to have sold one of the tankers to a businessman in Ibadan for N14.8Million. This obscene deal was said to have denied Nigeria Government about N4.88 Billion Naira, an amount which is enough to take care of the yearly overhead of the organization, conservatively put at N4.5Million per annum.
“It may interest you to know that while forfeiture proceedings are ongoing no sale of any goods that forms subject matter of the criminal allegation can be made. In contradistinction to this avowed position Mr. Bawa put those trucks that were subject matter of criminal litigation at Federal High Court for sale.”
He expressed that it is unfortunate that Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa was rewarded with the headship of EFCC Lagos Zonal Division.
Juxtaposing his concerns, Mr. Adekanla said when Mr. Fowler was accused of mismanagement of funds at Federal Inland Revenue, he took a bow and subjected himself to investigation.
He however placed so much confidence in President Buhari led anti corruption drive.
He said the president does not support that men suspected of shady deal should occupy holy sanctuary like EFCC.
Adding that EFCC is a shrine of holiness where the officiating priests are supposed to be people without tainted integrity and blemished honour.
He summed his call for the removal of Bawa this way, “any person under criminal investigation like Bawa is the least person qualified to occupy the headship of EFCC Lagos Zonal office and I so hold that he should be unhorsed forthwith.
“I hereby urge the Federal Government to ask Mr. Bawa to step down from this exalted position of honour for holiness accountability and responsibility to reign.”

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Tukur Buratai’s Vision and Leadership As Nigerian Army Chief of Staff

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It would be understating the fact that Nigerian troops never recorded greater successes against Boko Haram than they did under the leadership of the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd). Buratai, it is on record, did put in all efforts to ensure his troops were motivated with different welfare packages initiated by him for their comfort.
Prior to his appointment as the Chief of Army Staff by President Muhammadu Buhari, the military was losing its officers and men in large numbers. Thus, Buratai’s focus was to improve on the military’s operational achievements. He made a success of it and the result was the unprecedented successes in the counterinsurgency operation he is being credited for even after he exited office.
Within three months of his appointment, Buratai demonstrated his leadership capability by showing that he indeed understood the terrain of the North East, the epicenter of the insurgency. He took the war to Boko Haram and his soldiers recaptured and hoisted the Nigerian flag in Gamboru Ngala, which served as Boko Haram’s main operational base. The insurgents were chased to their Sambisa Forest hideout where troops of the Operation Lafia Dole proudly displayed vital insignias of the sect including a Holy Quran and flags of the sect’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, on national television to the admiration of Nigerians.
Improving the welfare of the army was vital in his agenda. His major policy therefore was directly for the benefit of the troops. He ensured that they were in right frame of mind in their duty. Buratai would go to any length to see and meet the troops’ needs at every point in time. Under his leadership, priority was given to the equipment used by the military to combat the insurgents, among other steps taking by him. The allowances and bonuses of the military were paid as at when due.
His concentration was centered on identifying the most pressing problems that troops and their families were facing, the needs associated with those challenges, and he utilized the resources available to meet those needs. It was also to his credit that the fighting troops were provided with constant water supply to meet their daily needs and to stabilize them emotionally and psychologically. As part of efforts to encourage his men, General Buratai on Tuesday July 25, 2017 approved the promotion of 6,199 soldiers involved in the fight against Boko Haram under his watch.
In the basic responsibilities of a leader which include accomplishment of the mission and the welfare of the soldiers, Buratai was not found wanting. He established Nigerian Army Farms and Ranches, built and commissioned block of flats at Jaji, Khobe Cantonment, Jos in Plateau State and the Danjuma Chalets at 2 Division Headquarters. The former Army chief also renovated a lot of projects he met on ground and initiated water projects including the Supply and Transport Foods and new Command Guest Houses.
Buratai’s contributions to national, regional and international peace have not gone unnoticed here at home and abroad, which, obviously, led to his being appointed a non-career ambassador after a successful military career.
In terms of projects, capacity building, training and welfare, throughout Buratai’s tenure as COAS, there was never a dull moment.
It is on record that Buratai’s leadership style did inspire the fighting soldiers, a record-breaking template his successors would also find suitable to utilize. When he became the Nigerian army chief, he made it a duty to identify with his officers and men as they launched a full-scale war against the Boko Haram fighters.
He initiated a range of activities in support of developing the force, via intensive training, mentoring, partnering, monitoring and empowering. His enabling efforts in that regards include setting up the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies in Biu, Borno State; Command Secondary School (Boys & Girls) in Kebbi State; Nigerian Army Aviation hangar at Jaji Airstrip, Kaduna; Mine Resistance Amour Protected (MRAP); Activation of Divisions Training Schools; establishing Tinapa Post Housing Development Limited Estate, Calabar; Army Warrant Officers Board; the Nigerian Army Special Forces School; First Nigerian Army indigenous infantry patrol vehicle; Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command and the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company.
Other capacity building projects Buratai initiated are; the Supply and Transport Driving School; Nigerian Army Women’s Corps; Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association Hospital; Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Command; 20 Regimentation Battalion; 133 Special Forces Battalion; 123 Special Forces Battalion; Counter Terrorist and Counter Insurgency Museum; 109 Special Forces Battalion; 4 Special Forces Battalion, Counter Explosive Devices; 707 Special Forces Brigade; Motorcycle Battalion; Nigerian Army Agricultural Business Enterprise Limited; Army War College, Nigeria; Nigerian Army Bureau De Change; Nigerian Army Investments Account; Operation Lafia Dole Sectors 1,2 and 3; Homes Fit for Heroes; Otukpo Post Housing Development Limited Estate; Buffalo Engineering and Technical Services Limited, evolution of new operational concepts, establishment of 6 and 8 Divisions, Nigerian Languages Training Initiative, and many more.
Inspiring and effectively leading subordinates, especially through a military mission with life or death implications, is no small feat. It requires leadership, one that extends well beyond the battlefield.
Evidently, for years to come, history will remember General Yusuf Buratai, particularly, in areas critically important to Nigerian Army.

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ENDSARS: Hoodlums stole $2m, N17m from my palace – Oba Akiolu

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Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu has alleged hoodlums who attacked his palace on October 21, 2020 stole $2 million and N17 million.

Hoodlums attacked buildings in Lagos State a day after soldiers opened live ammunition on EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20, 2020.

They vandalised vehicles and carted away artefacts located at Iga Idugaran, Lagos Island.

They also went away with the staff of office commonly referred and plundered the palace for two days.

Akiolu, who spoke on Wednesday during the commissioning of the Glover Hall Memorial in Lagos, said he had avoided counting losses from the attack in public.

The monarch, while lamenting that Lagos suffered “huge” destruction, said those who attacked his palace were ignorant of the implication of what they did.

He also appealed to the Federal Government to assist Lagos to recover from the destruction, saying the state suffered from the aftermath of the EndSARS protest than any other states in the country.

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According to him: “I will support anything that will move Lagos forward. I have appealed to the Federal Government to assist Lagos with what we have suffered. We host many people here, not Lagosians alone. The incident that happened here from October 20 to 23rd is so saddening.

“The destruction we suffered in Lagos is so enormous than in any other part of the country.

“Many buildings were burnt, including vehicles used to generate income. I can now say publicly that they stole away from my palace $2 million and N17 million.

“Those who committed the offence would not have done that if they know the implication. But as a father, I won’t place any curse on them.”

After the attack on Akiolu’s palace, some soldiers whisked the septuagenarian away.

The monarch returned to his palace over two months after he escaped from an attack on his palace.

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Nigerian Police Brutalizes Guardian Reporter, Eniola Daniel In Oshodi

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The Lagos Police led by commander Jejeloye today beat a journalist with The Guardian reporter Eniola Daniel, stripped him and destroyed his phone.
The police had gathered at the Ladipo Auto spare parts market, Apapa-Oshodi expressway at the early hour on Sunday  to destroy shops along the road.
The reporter said he got a call from the company’s security supervisor Bello that the Lagos Taskforce were burning tyres and destroying shops along the road, and the reporter got to the scene past 10.am and started videoing the raging fire set on the highway but, in less than three minutes, a man on plain uniform suddenly approached him and slapped him from behind continuously, other security men bearing arms ran to support him, punching the reporter and dragged him into the stationed Black Maria.
  The reporter brought out his Identity Card and showed the police, but that did not stop them from beating him.
He said one of the policemen called him a bastard.
He was received after several beatings.
The Lagos State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) Muyiwa Adejobi, has however promised to get to the root of the matter.

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