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CACOL DECRY DSS ARREST OF ACTING CHAIRMAN EFCC, IBRAHIM MAGU.

The sudden arrest of the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr. Ibrahim Magu by ofgicials of Department of State Services has been frowned at by members  of CACOL.

In a release by the Chairman of CACOL, Mr. Debo Adeniran he stated:

“The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, received the news of the arrest of the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr. Ibrahim Magu by officials of Department of State Services (DSS) with mixed feelings.

“We can recall that the arrest is coming barely two weeks after the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) reportedly complained to the President, Muhammadu Buhari about Magu’s conduct and advised that he should be relieved of his appointment. The AGF was said to have accused Magu of insubordination and discrepancies in the figures of funds recovered by the EFCC.

“Though the details of his arrest is still sketchy, we believed that inasmuch as no one is above…

NIMASA, Nigerian Navy to Combine Efforts in Tackling Maritime Insecurity

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Plans are underway to harmonise the training procedures of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Navy for the facilitation of safety standards of the country's waterways.

This was revealed recently when the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, played host to the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC), Rear Admiral Fredrick Ogu, at the Agency’s headquarters.

Jamoh highlighted that a large chunk of the Agency’s budget went into the training of its workforce, adding that other stakeholders, including the Nigerian Navy, also benefit from training programmes facilitated by NIMASA in the overall interest of the maritime sector.

He affirmed that NIMASA would also look in the direction of naval facilities and how to harmonise the training guidelines to meet the standards required by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for certification. According to him:

“NIMASA invests so much in the training of her w…

CACOL Commends Federal High Court For Salvaging NSITF

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has commended the Federal High Court Abuja for granting an express order of interim forfeiture of 48 choice properties, allegedly belonging to a former chairman of the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Funds, Ngozi Olejeme.

In a press release issued by the anti-graft coalition’s Coordinator for Administration and Programmes, Mr. Tola Oresanwo on behalf of its Chairman, Mr. Debo Adeniran, he noted:

"It would be recalled that the forfeiture order was granted after the counsel for the EFCC, Ekele Iheanacho, convinced the court that the said property was purchased with proceeds of crime.

The former chairman of the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Funds, Ngozi Olejeme who was also the treasurer of the Jonathan-Sambo Campaign Organisation in 2015 has been on the run since 2016 and was in September 2017, declared wanted by the EFCC for criminal conspiracy, abuse of office, diversion of public funds and money laundering. She was all…

Faith Food Devotional

Miracle LifeJune 27, 2020
"For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light" (Eph. 5:8).

The greatest miracle I've seen of eternal life affecting mentality was in a girl I'll call Mary. Mary had spent seven years in the first grade without even learning to write her name. The authorities asked her parents to take her out of school when she was fourteen years old.

As an eighteen-year-old, she behaved like a two-year-old. If she happened not to be sitting with her mother in the service, she would crawl or slide under the pews, or else she would lift up her skirt and step over them, to get where her mother was.

Then one night, during an evangelistic revival meeting, Mary came to the altar. There she received eternal life - the nature of God. A drastic change occurred instantly. The very next night she sat in the service and behaved like any eighteen-year-old young lady. She had fixed her hair and dressed up. Her mentality seemed …

NIMASA Raises Alarm on Arrival of Affected COVID-19 Vessels

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has raised an alarm on the imminent arrival of 13 vessels from five countries that have been heavily affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The vessels which are eight in number are  expected to berth in Apapa, Lagos; four in Bonny, Rivers State; and one in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Information about the vessels, expected to arrive the three Nigerian ports between June 23 and July 17, was received through the Command, Control, Communication, Computer, and Intelligence System (C4i) Centre under the NIMASA Deep Blue Project, also called the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure.
Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, said the need to ensure stakeholders adhered strictly to the guidelines put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria informed the decision to red-flag the vessels.
“We are counting on the continued cooperation of frontline government agencies and priva…

Legendary Radio Host Dan Foster Passes On

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The radio legend Dan Foster is dead. The 'Big Dawg' passed on in a Lagos hospital today in a complication friends say is not unconnected to the Coronavirus disease.

He has since been trending on social media. Kate Henshaw popular Nollywood actress tweeted:

“I wondered why he was trending. I thought it’s the usual Twitter dragging…Oh Lord. This grim reaper year should just come and be going…My fellow Judge on Nigeria Got Talent. Rest in Peace, the Big Dawg.”

Meanwhile, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, Founder of Silverbird Television also pours out emotion on social media:

“The death of Dan Foster saddens me. He was an excellent friend of mine and a veteran radio host par none. May his soul rest in peace.

Until his death Dan Foster worked with Cool FM, Inspiration FM, Classic FM and presently City FM.

Dan Foster made listening to radio interesting.

Dakuku Responds to Court Injunction, Offers Hope to Party Members

Dr. Dakuku Peterside  has said that the judgment passed by Rivers State High Courts were not totally unexpected.

The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress during the 2015 general elections stressed that the court in both cases granted all reliefs sought by the claimants including reliefs not sought.

On one hand, Dele Moses and nine others had gone to court against the APC to declare them authentic candidates for the party's congresses in the state.

On the other hand, Hon. Igo Aguma had gone to court, challenging the composition of the caretaker committee for the party in the state.

The former member of National Assembly noted that the ruling was not totally “unexpected given recent happenings in Rivers State but as Democrats, we have accepted it and will explore all legal means to seek redress at upstairs.

According to him, “It is true that lately, we are facing a lot of challenges, some of which are caused by the interference of non-party members in government…