Browsing Tag

Arrest

News

Reasons why we invaded Okorocha’s house – EFCC

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives invaded the Abuja residence of Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State, because he jumped bail and refused to accept court processes from the commission.

The EFCC said this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Tuesday.

The anti-graft agency said Mr Okorocha jumped an administrative bail he was granted and has also evaded his corruption trial.

“In the circumstances, the Commission is left with no option than to effect the arrest of Senator Okorocha and bring him to trial,” the EFCC said.

NE recalls that operatives of the EFCC stormed the residence of Mr Okorocha in the Maitama area of Abuja to arrest him on Tuesday.

This medium was gathered from sources at the location that the operatives arrived at Mr Okorocha’s home at about 11:30 a.m.

The former governor is being investigated by the anti-graft agency for allegedly stealing state funds while in office. Now a senator, Mr Okorocha is also a presidential aspirant of the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at the Abuja residence of a former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at the Abuja residence of a former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha.

Mr Okorocha had alleged that the siege at his residence was to prevent him from attending the APC screening exercise for its presidential aspirants.

He said this while briefing journalists during the siege on his house.

He was later arrested and whisked away by EFCC.

Read the Press release below

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today May 24, 2022, arrived at the Maitama, Abuja home of a former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, to effect his arrest.

The move followed the refusal of the former governor to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the Commission.

EFCC had on January 24, 2022, filed a 17-count criminal charge bordering on diversion of public funds and properties to the tune of N2.9billion against Okorocha.

The case was assigned to Honourable Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja but attempts to arraign Senator Okorocha were twice stalled owing to the absence of the ex-governor who evaded service of processes.

At the last adjourned date, March 28th, 2022, Justice Ekwo before adjourning until May 30th, 2022, had warned that it was “the last adjournment I shall grant in this matter”.

In the circumstances, the Commission is left with no option than to effect the arrest of Senator Okorocha and bring him to trial.

News

He is evading trial’ — EFCC explains Okorocha home invasion

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives invaded the home of Rochas Okorocha, former Imo governor, over his refusal to appear during trial.

 

Earlier on Tuesday, operatives of the EFCC had besieged Okorocha’s house, located at 3, Nyase close, off Ontario crescent, Maitama, Abuja, to arrest him.

 

The senator representing Imo west, however, declined, insisting that he will not submit himself to the anti-graft agency without a warrant.

 

In a statement on Tuesday, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s spokesperson, said the invasion of the senator’s home was linked to the agency’s case against him.

 

 “The move followed the refusal of the former governor to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the commission,” the statement reads.

 

“EFCC had on January 24, 2022 filed a 17-count criminal charge bordering on diversion of public funds and properties to the tune of N2.9 billion against Okorocha.

 

“The case was assigned to Honourable Justice Inyang Ekwo of the federal high court, Abuja but attempts to arraign Senator Okorocha were twice stalled owing to the absence of the ex-governor who evaded service of processes.

 

 “At the last adjourned date, March 28th, 2022, Justice Ekwo before adjourning until May 30th, 2022, had warned that it was “the last adjournment I shall grant in this matter”.

 

“In the circumstances, the commission is left with no option than to effect the arrest of Senator Okorocha and bring him to trial.”

News

Gunshots, tear gas as security operatives disperse crowd at Okorocha’s residence

 

Security operatives are currently shooting to disperse the crowd at the residence of Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west.

 

Earlier on Tuesday, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had besieged the residence of the senator to arrest him.

 

Okorocha, former governor of Imo, had, however, declined to go with the EFCC operatives.

 

Some of his supporters had later arrived his residence and protested the presence of the security operatives.

 

But while this was on, the protesters were asked to leave but they refused, after which the security operatives fired into the air.

 

Aside from the protesters, journalists and workers at the lawmaker’s house were sent away from the premises.

 

More to follow…

News

Gunshots, tear gas as security operatives disperse crowd at Okorocha’s residence

 

Security operatives are currently shooting to disperse the crowd at the residence of Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west.

 

Earlier on Tuesday, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had besieged the residence of the senator to arrest him.

 

Okorocha, former governor of Imo, had, however, declined to go with the EFCC operatives.

 

Some of his supporters had later arrived his residence and protested the presence of the security operatives.

 

But while this was on, the protesters were asked to leave but they refused, after which the security operatives fired into the air.

 

Aside from the protesters, journalists and workers at the lawmaker’s house were sent away from the premises.

 

More to follow…

News

Gunshots, tear gas as security operatives disperse crowd at Okorocha’s residence

 

Security operatives are currently shooting to disperse the crowd at the residence of Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west.

 

Earlier on Tuesday, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had besieged the residence of the senator to arrest him.

 

Okorocha, former governor of Imo, had, however, declined to go with the EFCC operatives.

 

Some of his supporters had later arrived his residence and protested the presence of the security operatives.

 

But while this was on, the protesters were asked to leave but they refused, after which the security operatives fired into the air.

 

Aside from the protesters, journalists and workers at the lawmaker’s house were sent away from the premises.

 

More to follow…

News

He is evading trial’ — EFCC explains Okorocha home invasion

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives invaded the home of Rochas Okorocha, former Imo governor, over his refusal to appear during trial.

 

Earlier on Tuesday, operatives of the EFCC had besieged Okorocha’s house, located at 3, Nyase close, off Ontario crescent, Maitama, Abuja, to arrest him.

 

The senator representing Imo west, however, declined, insisting that he will not submit himself to the anti-graft agency without a warrant.

 

In a statement on Tuesday, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s spokesperson, said the invasion of the senator’s home was linked to the agency’s case against him.

 

 “The move followed the refusal of the former governor to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the commission,” the statement reads.

 

“EFCC had on January 24, 2022 filed a 17-count criminal charge bordering on diversion of public funds and properties to the tune of N2.9 billion against Okorocha.

 

“The case was assigned to Honourable Justice Inyang Ekwo of the federal high court, Abuja but attempts to arraign Senator Okorocha were twice stalled owing to the absence of the ex-governor who evaded service of processes.

 

 “At the last adjourned date, March 28th, 2022, Justice Ekwo before adjourning until May 30th, 2022, had warned that it was “the last adjournment I shall grant in this matter”.

 

“In the circumstances, the commission is left with no option than to effect the arrest of Senator Okorocha and bring him to trial.”

News

Gunshots, tear gas as security operatives disperse crowd at Okorocha’s residence

 

Security operatives are currently shooting to disperse the crowd at the residence of Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west.

 

Earlier on Tuesday, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had besieged the residence of the senator to arrest him.

 

Okorocha, former governor of Imo, had, however, declined to go with the EFCC operatives.

 

Some of his supporters had later arrived his residence and protested the presence of the security operatives.

 

But while this was on, the protesters were asked to leave but they refused, after which the security operatives fired into the air.

 

Aside from the protesters, journalists and workers at the lawmaker’s house were sent away from the premises.

 

More to follow…

News

‘I’m under hostage’ – Okorocha cries out as EFCC invades his house

 

An All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, Rochas Okorocha has allegedly been held hostage.

 

Okorocha made the remark in reaction to the presence of operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in his Abuja residence.

 

On Tuesday, EFCC operatives besieged the Imo West Senator’s residence in the Maitama area of Abuja.

 

Okorocha in reaction to their presence claimed the men of the anti-graft agency invaded his residence without a warrant of arrest.

 

Speaking with Channels Television, Okorocha said: “I am under hostage I would say, the EFCC is at my house both the back and the front.

 

“I would say, I have enquired if they have an arrest warrant nothing, and I am supposed to be getting ready for screening.

 

“I don’t know what is really happening, It is unfortunate that this is happening here.”

 

Okorocha vowed to hold a press conference on the matter, adding that EFCC banned journalists from gaining access into his house.

 

“I am trying to address a press conference, Of course, the EFCC cannot stop the press from coming into my premises. They are inside my compound but the press is coming inside my house to interview me, they can’t stop them, he insisted,” he said.

When asked if he would be submitting himself to the anti-graft agency, the presidential aspirant said, “I’ll be here until I know what it is, because this is something serious, I want to see an arrest warrant or a court order”, he added.

 

Operatives of the anti-graft agency stormed Okorocha’s residence on Tuesday, barricading it, and ensuring that none of the members of Okorocha’s family would be allowed to leave the compound until they produce the former governor.

 

Ongoing Battle With EFCC

The EFCC had filed a 17-count charge to the tune of N2.9 billion against Senator Okorocha. in late January.

 

Okorocha, in the charges filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja, was accused of conspiring with others, including a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and five companies to steal from the public coffers.

 

Others listed as respondents to the suit were Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited, and Legend World Concepts Limited.

 

The charges were filed about the same time Senator Okorocha was declaring his intention to run for the office of the president in 2023.

 

The accused persons were alleged to have stolen the said amount belonging to Imo State and local government areas in the state in contravention of the Money Laundering Act 2011.

 

The charges claimed that the stolen funds were diverted between October 2014 and February 2016 from the Imo State Government House’s account and Imo State Joint Local Government Project’s account.

 

Meanwhile, a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State would ask the EFCC to stop further action against Senator Okorocha until the determination of the case before it.

 

Senator Okorocha had through his lawyer, Ola Olanipekun (SAN) approached the Federal High Court presided over by Justice Stephen Pam to seek the enforcement of some orders, earlier made in his favour in a case between him and the anti-graft agency.

 

The court also prohibited the EFCC from investigating or carrying out any other action against the former governor, while asking the anti-graft agency to release his international passport and travel documents.

News

BREAKING: EFCC storms Okorocha’s Abuja residence to arrest him

 

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday stormed the residence of former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, Channels TV reports.

 

The anti-graft agency operatives stormed the residence of the former governor in the Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to arrest him.

 

According to Channels, the EFCC operatives were seen in a video operating within the premises of the former governor.

 

They insisted that Okorocha, who is seeking to contest the presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), should submit himself for arrest or honour a long-standing invitation to their office.

 

More to follow…

Music News

KiDi and Kuami Eugene’s lookalikes seen performing together

The lookalikes of musicians KiDi and Kuami Eugene seem to be getting more attention for their striking resemblance to the two artistes.

From dressing like them to acting like them, these two young men have been seen dancing or imitating the singers on numerous occasions.

But in a new video shared online, the two men were seen performing KiDi and Kuami Eugene’s songs at a private event.

KiDi’s lookalike was seen in blue pants, a white shirt which had been tucked in, and an orange beanie. Kuami Eugene’s lookalike was dressed like him to the nines with his afro hair held by a bandana.

The two were seen performing KiDi’s hit song ‘Spiritual’ which featured his label mate and Nigerian singer Patoranking.

Meanwhile, some social media users seem excited by the video.

Others were however concerned, stating that the two men were taking advantage of KiDi and Kuami Eugene.

News

Ex-House of Reps member, Nzeribe convicted for impersonation, forgery, cheating

A former House of Representatives member and Governorship Aspirant in Anambra State, Chuma Nzeribe was on Monday in Abuja convicted in the 4- count criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

The former federal lawmaker was convicted by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory FCT in Abuja on impersonation, possession of Federal Government documents and using same to fraudulently acquired at Maitama, Abuja.

Nzeribe could, however, not be sentenced to prison following his absence in court when the judgment on the criminal charges against him was delivered.

Justice Halilu Yusuf while delivering judgment said he would reserve the sentence till the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC operatives and police arrest the convict and bring him before the court for a deserved justice.

The Judge ordered that the land in Maitama acquired with the forged documents be taken over by the owner, Mr Ishaya Madi with immediate effect.

Nzeribe had stunned the court for the third time for his absence without any cogent reason.

Instead, Nzeribe wrote the EFCC a Memorandum of Understanding MoU surrendering the land he fraudulently acquired to the real owner, Ishaya Madi.

News

Ex-House of Reps member, Nzeribe convicted for impersonation, forgery, cheating

A former House of Representatives member and Governorship Aspirant in Anambra State, Chuma Nzeribe was on Monday in Abuja convicted in the 4- count criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

The former federal lawmaker was convicted by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory FCT in Abuja on impersonation, possession of Federal Government documents and using same to fraudulently acquired at Maitama, Abuja.

Nzeribe could, however, not be sentenced to prison following his absence in court when the judgment on the criminal charges against him was delivered.

Justice Halilu Yusuf while delivering judgment said he would reserve the sentence till the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC operatives and police arrest the convict and bring him before the court for a deserved justice.

The Judge ordered that the land in Maitama acquired with the forged documents be taken over by the owner, Mr Ishaya Madi with immediate effect.

Nzeribe had stunned the court for the third time for his absence without any cogent reason.

Instead, Nzeribe wrote the EFCC a Memorandum of Understanding MoU surrendering the land he fraudulently acquired to the real owner, Ishaya Madi.

News

Ex-House of Reps member, Nzeribe convicted for impersonation, forgery, cheating

A former House of Representatives member and Governorship Aspirant in Anambra State, Chuma Nzeribe was on Monday in Abuja convicted in the 4- count criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

The former federal lawmaker was convicted by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory FCT in Abuja on impersonation, possession of Federal Government documents and using same to fraudulently acquired at Maitama, Abuja.

Nzeribe could, however, not be sentenced to prison following his absence in court when the judgment on the criminal charges against him was delivered.

Justice Halilu Yusuf while delivering judgment said he would reserve the sentence till the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC operatives and police arrest the convict and bring him before the court for a deserved justice.

The Judge ordered that the land in Maitama acquired with the forged documents be taken over by the owner, Mr Ishaya Madi with immediate effect.

Nzeribe had stunned the court for the third time for his absence without any cogent reason.

Instead, Nzeribe wrote the EFCC a Memorandum of Understanding MoU surrendering the land he fraudulently acquired to the real owner, Ishaya Madi.

News

Ex-House of Reps member, Nzeribe convicted for impersonation, forgery, cheating

A former House of Representatives member and Governorship Aspirant in Anambra State, Chuma Nzeribe was on Monday in Abuja convicted in the 4- count criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

The former federal lawmaker was convicted by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory FCT in Abuja on impersonation, possession of Federal Government documents and using same to fraudulently acquired at Maitama, Abuja.

Nzeribe could, however, not be sentenced to prison following his absence in court when the judgment on the criminal charges against him was delivered.

Justice Halilu Yusuf while delivering judgment said he would reserve the sentence till the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC operatives and police arrest the convict and bring him before the court for a deserved justice.

The Judge ordered that the land in Maitama acquired with the forged documents be taken over by the owner, Mr Ishaya Madi with immediate effect.

Nzeribe had stunned the court for the third time for his absence without any cogent reason.

Instead, Nzeribe wrote the EFCC a Memorandum of Understanding MoU surrendering the land he fraudulently acquired to the real owner, Ishaya Madi.

News

2023: Nigerian students storm APC secretariat, vow to shut down airports

Members of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, South West Zone D, on Monday, stormed the National Secretariat of All Progressives Congress, APC, Abuja, to protest against a petition and call by a group to disqualify the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun from running for the second term in office.

According to the protesters, a group had called for the prosecution and disqualification of the governor from contesting for a second term in office.

The students also vowed that they would not relent in the ongoing nationwide protest against the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), noting that the next phase of the protest would target the shutdown of airports and other sources of the Federal Government revenue until the strike is called off.

They also called on the Federal Government, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to ensure diligent prosecution of the arrested Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris.

Recall that Idris was arrested by EFCC in connection with the alleged diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80 billion.

The students who were led by the NANS South West Coordinator, Comrade Adegboye Olatunji, and Chairman of NANS Ogun Joint Campus Committee (JCC), Comrade Kehinde Damilola Simeon, during the protest, asked APC leadership to clear Governor Abiodun to contest for re-election as Ogun State Governor.

The protesters wielded placards of various inscriptions saying the governor prioritized education in the state.

NANS South West Coordinator, Adegboye Olatunji, told newsmen that the students were led by their leaders to APC Secretariat to present their position to the leadership of APC and to dissociate themselves from the recently “sponsored and ill-motivated” protest against Dapo Abiodun.

“We call on the leadership of the All Progressive Congress to discountenance their frivolous petition and trash it because to us as students leaders of South West, they are an illegitimate group.

“May we equally use this opportunity to pass a vote of confidence on Prince Dr Dapo Abiodun, the Executive Governor of Ogun State, for his commitment and sacrifices towards education development in the State,” Olatunji said.

Speaking on the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Chairman of NANS Ogun JCC, Comrade Kehinde Damilola Simeon, called on the Federal Government to look into the plight of the lecturers and by extension the students who bear the brunt of the strike with the view to acceding to the demands of the Union.

He warned that the students would not relent in the ongoing protest until the strike is called off for campuses to be reopened to students, saying the South West students only broke from the nationwide protest to come on solidarity protest at the APC Secretariat.

He said: “We have been the ones at the forefront of protest against the strike by ASUU in the South West starting with the blockade of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and Ijabu Ode-Ore road that was done last week.

“We have been leading the agitation that the Federal Government listens to the plight of ASUU. Our coming here today does not mean that we have sheathed our swords in the aspect of fighting for the rights of our lecturers and by extension, the generality of the Nigerian students. ASUU is asking for what is their right,” he said.

On the arrest of Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, by EFCC, he said it was quite unfortunate and “a slap on the dignity of Nigeria as a nation when some lecturers are on strike for demands that are not even up to half of the money that one person is embezzling”.

Simeon said, “It’s high time the Federal Government takes up their responsibility and does what is right by using some of these people as examples to serve as a deterrent to others.

“The educational sector is suffering and UNESCO recommended that 26% of every nation’s budget should be spent on education but we are not near this in Nigeria.

“I can assure you that we will be back on the streets as soon as possible until our voices are heard and the Federal Government does the needful, we won’t relent. We are planning to see that all sources of revenue to the government, including Federal Government properties like airports will be shut down soon”.

News

BREAKING: FG appoints Anamekwe Nwabuoku to oversee accountant-general’s office

 

The federal government has approved the appointment of Anamekwe Nwabuoku to oversee the office of the accountant-general of the federation (OAGF).

 

The appointment was announced in a statement issued on Sunday by Yunusa Abdullahi, spokesperson to Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance.

 

Nwabuoku’s appointment comes amid a probe into allegations of N80 billion fraud linked to Ahmed Idris, accountant-general of the federation.

 

Idris was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on May 16 — the anti-graft agency said he had refused to honour invitations to answer questions on the fraud allegations.

 

The accountant-general general was subsequently suspended by the finance minister two days after his arrest.

 

According to the statement issued on Sunday, Nwabuoku’s appointment was contained “in a letter dated 20th May, 2022 and signed by Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning”.

 

The appointment will also be in effect “pending the outcome of the investigation”.

 

 “In this position, Mr. Anamekwe is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level,” the statement reads.

 

“Mr. Anamekwe was born on 15th October, 1962 to the family of Mr. Robert O. Anamekwe in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

He holds Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, and Master of Science (M.Sc) in Financial Management from Commonwealth University, Belize.

 

“He started his civil service career with the Centre for Democratic Studies (CDS) and rose to the position of Principal Accountant between 1992 and 1995. He was deployed to the Office of the AGF, Abuja, from 1996 to 2001 as Assistant Chief Accountant. He served at the National Assembly, Office of the Senate President, from 2001 to 2003 as Special Assistant to the Senate President on Public Affairs and his duties included Advisory Services to the Senate President on Media and other issues.

 

“He assumed duty as Chief Accountant in the Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Abuja and served as Head of Accounts Administration.

Following his promotion to Assistant Director, Accounts, he was placed in charge of Funds in the Ministry from 2009 to 2012.

 

 “He became a Deputy Director (Accounts) in 2012 and was deployed to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) as Supervisory Officer of Ecological Funds Accounts and other related matters.

 

“He was promoted to Director (Accounts) in 2017 and was posted to Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. He was the Director (Finance and Accounts), Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Abuja, from May 2019 to March, 2021.”

 

According to the statement, Nwabuoku is currently the director, inspectorate office of the accountant-general of the federation.

News

BREAKING: FG appoints Anamekwe Nwabuoku to oversee accountant-general’s office

 

The federal government has approved the appointment of Anamekwe Nwabuoku to oversee the office of the accountant-general of the federation (OAGF).

 

The appointment was announced in a statement issued on Sunday by Yunusa Abdullahi, spokesperson to Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance.

 

Nwabuoku’s appointment comes amid a probe into allegations of N80 billion fraud linked to Ahmed Idris, accountant-general of the federation.

 

Idris was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on May 16 — the anti-graft agency said he had refused to honour invitations to answer questions on the fraud allegations.

 

The accountant-general general was subsequently suspended by the finance minister two days after his arrest.

 

According to the statement issued on Sunday, Nwabuoku’s appointment was contained “in a letter dated 20th May, 2022 and signed by Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning”.

 

The appointment will also be in effect “pending the outcome of the investigation”.

 

 “In this position, Mr. Anamekwe is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level,” the statement reads.

 

“Mr. Anamekwe was born on 15th October, 1962 to the family of Mr. Robert O. Anamekwe in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

He holds Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, and Master of Science (M.Sc) in Financial Management from Commonwealth University, Belize.

 

“He started his civil service career with the Centre for Democratic Studies (CDS) and rose to the position of Principal Accountant between 1992 and 1995. He was deployed to the Office of the AGF, Abuja, from 1996 to 2001 as Assistant Chief Accountant. He served at the National Assembly, Office of the Senate President, from 2001 to 2003 as Special Assistant to the Senate President on Public Affairs and his duties included Advisory Services to the Senate President on Media and other issues.

 

“He assumed duty as Chief Accountant in the Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Abuja and served as Head of Accounts Administration.

Following his promotion to Assistant Director, Accounts, he was placed in charge of Funds in the Ministry from 2009 to 2012.

 

 “He became a Deputy Director (Accounts) in 2012 and was deployed to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) as Supervisory Officer of Ecological Funds Accounts and other related matters.

 

“He was promoted to Director (Accounts) in 2017 and was posted to Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. He was the Director (Finance and Accounts), Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Abuja, from May 2019 to March, 2021.”

 

According to the statement, Nwabuoku is currently the director, inspectorate office of the accountant-general of the federation.

News

BREAKING: FG appoints Anamekwe Nwabuoku to oversee accountant-general’s office

 

The federal government has approved the appointment of Anamekwe Nwabuoku to oversee the office of the accountant-general of the federation (OAGF).

 

The appointment was announced in a statement issued on Sunday by Yunusa Abdullahi, spokesperson to Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance.

 

Nwabuoku’s appointment comes amid a probe into allegations of N80 billion fraud linked to Ahmed Idris, accountant-general of the federation.

 

Idris was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on May 16 — the anti-graft agency said he had refused to honour invitations to answer questions on the fraud allegations.

 

The accountant-general general was subsequently suspended by the finance minister two days after his arrest.

 

According to the statement issued on Sunday, Nwabuoku’s appointment was contained “in a letter dated 20th May, 2022 and signed by Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning”.

 

The appointment will also be in effect “pending the outcome of the investigation”.

 

 “In this position, Mr. Anamekwe is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level,” the statement reads.

 

“Mr. Anamekwe was born on 15th October, 1962 to the family of Mr. Robert O. Anamekwe in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

He holds Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, and Master of Science (M.Sc) in Financial Management from Commonwealth University, Belize.

 

“He started his civil service career with the Centre for Democratic Studies (CDS) and rose to the position of Principal Accountant between 1992 and 1995. He was deployed to the Office of the AGF, Abuja, from 1996 to 2001 as Assistant Chief Accountant. He served at the National Assembly, Office of the Senate President, from 2001 to 2003 as Special Assistant to the Senate President on Public Affairs and his duties included Advisory Services to the Senate President on Media and other issues.

 

“He assumed duty as Chief Accountant in the Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Abuja and served as Head of Accounts Administration.

Following his promotion to Assistant Director, Accounts, he was placed in charge of Funds in the Ministry from 2009 to 2012.

 

 “He became a Deputy Director (Accounts) in 2012 and was deployed to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) as Supervisory Officer of Ecological Funds Accounts and other related matters.

 

“He was promoted to Director (Accounts) in 2017 and was posted to Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. He was the Director (Finance and Accounts), Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Abuja, from May 2019 to March, 2021.”

 

According to the statement, Nwabuoku is currently the director, inspectorate office of the accountant-general of the federation.

Music News

Twitter users debate content of Black Sherif’s ‘Kwaku The Traveller’ video

Black Sherif and video director, David Nicole Sey, have got music lovers scratching their head in a bid to understand the Kwaku The Traveller video.

The video has the rapper going through different scenarios social media fans have dubbed, his journey.

The Kwaku The Traveller clip begins with Black Sherif addressing a conference and he’s then seen kneeling in front of some older women in red who seemingly prayed for him.

The rapper later dines with some women in the company of bodyguards and his dog. In other scenes, Black Sherif and his friends are chased by the Police and were later arrested.

Some people on Twitter since the video’s release on Thursday, have been debating the concept portrayed in the film.

Others are arguing whether or not the video’s concept relates to the message in the songs.

.

Music News

Twitter users debate content of Black Sherif’s ‘Kwaku The Traveller’ video

Black Sherif and video director, David Nicole Sey, have got music lovers scratching their head in a bid to understand the Kwaku The Traveller video.

The video has the rapper going through different scenarios social media fans have dubbed, his journey.

The Kwaku The Traveller clip begins with Black Sherif addressing a conference and he’s then seen kneeling in front of some older women in red who seemingly prayed for him.

The rapper later dines with some women in the company of bodyguards and his dog. In other scenes, Black Sherif and his friends are chased by the Police and were later arrested.

Some people on Twitter since the video’s release on Thursday, have been debating the concept portrayed in the film.

Others are arguing whether or not the video’s concept relates to the message in the songs.

.