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Imo: Plans are in Top Gear for Arise Africa Achievers Award 2020

The Publisher Arise Africa Magazine, Mr Ikechukwu Anyanwu revealed that plans are already in top gear for the Arise Africa Achievers Award being organized by Arise Africa Magazine The all-important event will take place at Owerri capital on Saturday, July 25th-26th 2020 and the Governor will also double as an Award Recipient and Special Guest of Honour. His Excellency Distinguished Sen. Hope Uzodimma was nominated by well meaning Nigerians to receive Award at Arise Africa Achieves Award organized by popular online media, Arise Africa Magazine During a visit to Government house on Tuesday 14th July 2020 to inform the Governor about the nomination, the team led by the Chairman Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN) Imo State and  Publisher of Arise Africa, was well received by the Special Adviser on Electronic and New Media to the Governor, Hon Mrs Nneamaka Okafor. Mrs Okafor who was nominated  for Excellence In Public Service Award, thanked Imolites for  nominating he

Senator Utazi extols Sen Ifeanyi Ubah, dispels rumor about Innoson Vehicle rejection at the Senate.

The Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District has further dispelled the wicked rumours by enemies of progress, about the Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, on the durability of Innoson Vehicles at the Senate. In a press release, made available to newsmen after a press briefing at the Senate, Senator Utazi stated emphatically that Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah represents the new face of Ndi Igbo and progress in Nigeria. He stressed that "It pleases me to make this press release clarifying my point of Order, bordering on personal explanation on the quality of innoson vehicles that they are durable and should be patronized by the National Assembly"  Senator Utazi said that as a committed and patriotic Nigerian, he  condemns unequivocally the negative publicity against the vehicles produced by Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing Company Limited, because he is convinced for a fact, that such claims were false, misleading, mischievous, reprehensible and against the giant stri

Breaking: Magu released from detention.

Suspended Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has been released from detention. Though details of his release were not clear as at press time, sources said he was released Wednesday evening. The embattled Anti-graft boss has been undergoing interrogation by a presidential investigation committee headed by Justice Ayo Salami following a petition against him by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. Following from that, he has also been detained for the period the interrogation has lasted at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID.

#Magugate: UK,US Monitor Probe

Some of Nigeria’s strategic partners in the anti-corruption battle have taken more than a passing interest in the ongoing probe into activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under suspended acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu. Key countries – some of them having mutual legal assistance treaties with the country – are monitoring the process of the investigation, it was learnt at the weekend. They include the United States (U.S.), the United Kingdom (UK), the United Arab Emirates (UAE), France and Switzerland. For one week, Magu has been detained. He was accosted on the road in Abuja and dragged to appear before the Justice Isa Ayo Salami Presidential Investigation Panel, which is probing allegations levelled against him by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami. On Sunday, he denied the claim that he failed to account for the interest in the N550 billion recovered fund kept in CBN’s custody. In a statement by his lawyer Wahab Shittu,

NDDC contractors allegedly abscond with mobilisation fees.

A total of 1,773 contractors were allegedly paid N70.495 billion by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as mobilization fees without resorting to the site between 2008 and 2012. This was revealed as the House of Representatives at the weekend kicked-off its investigation into the N70.495 billion allegedly paid by the commission to the contractors. Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, Honourable Wole Oke, who presided over the investigative hearing into the audit queries from the Auditor-General for the Federation (oAuGF) for the period under review, underscored the need for the NDDC acting managing director, Professor Pondei Kemerbrandikumo, to provide details of the projects and list of all defaulting contractors. The commission’s boss is also to come along with a statement of accounts showing the recovered funds as alluded to by its acting director of internal audit, Mr Itu Eno Ubi, who said only the sum of N19 billion is yet to be recovered from the contractors. A