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EFCC confirms detention of former govs Ohakim, Nyako

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Abuja – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, confirmed the arrest and detention of two former governors, Ikedi Ohakim of Imo and his Adamawa counterpart, Murtala Nyako.

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, Spokesman of the EFCC confirmed the detention in an interview in Abuja.

Uwujaren, who said Nyako’s son Abdul-Aziz was also in the custody of the commission, added that the three suspects were arrested on Tuesday.

He said the detention was ahead of likely arraignment before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Ohakim was on June 18, arrested and interrogated by the EFCC over allegation of corruption during his tenure as the governor of Imo state.
Nyako and his son were accused of criminal conspiracy, stealing, abuse of office and money laundering.

EFCC confirms detention of former governors Ohakim, Nyako

The EFCC had also alleged massive looting by top officials in Nyako’s administration when he was governor of Adamawa.

Abdulaziz was being detained over N15 billion fraud discovered in the accounts of five of his personal companies. (NAN)

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Tony Elumelu in Global Academic Limelight as the Tony Elumelu Foundation Case Study becomes part of Harvard’s Curriculum

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Tony Elumelu in Global Academic Limelight as the Tony Elumelu Foundation Case Study becomes part of Harvard’s Curriculum 

Tony Elumelu in Global Academic Limelight as the Tony Elumelu Foundation Case Study becomes part of Harvard’s Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That In an unprecedented move, the Harvard Business School, the graduate business school of Harvard University, is set to cast the spotlight on the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), recognising the Foundation’s extraordinary philanthropic achievement in a ground-breaking case study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Elumelu in Global Academic Limelight as the Tony Elumelu Foundation Case Study becomes part of Harvard’s Curriculum 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The case study, first of its kind on any philanthropic organisation in Africa, is to be launched on Thursday, February 29, 2024, before a class of graduate students in Boston, Massachusetts and will explore the Foundation’s unique approaches and transformative initiatives, showcasing how strategic philanthropy offered by TEF is driving positive change and elevating countries and communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This move by Harvard underscores the Foundation’s pivotal role in empowering young African entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries and places the Foundation at the forefront of global discussions on transformative and catalytic philanthropy, acknowledging its significant contributions towards fostering entrepreneurship in Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to delving into the foundation’s innovative approaches and the resultant impact it has garnered over the years, the event will also feature an exclusive acknowledgment of the Founder of TEF, Tony Elumelu’s economic philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions the private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the African continent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tony Elumelu Foundation is the leading philanthropy, empowering a new generation of African entrepreneurs, driving poverty eradication, catalysing job creation across all 54 African countries, and increasing inclusive economic empowerment.

 

Since the launch of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme in 2015, the Foundation has trained over 1.5 million young Africans on its digital hub, TEFConnect, and disbursed over USD$100 million in direct funding to 20,000 young African women and men, who have collectively created over 400,000 direct and indirect jobs.

 

Tony Elumelu who spoke on the impact of TEF on the African youth said, “TEF is creating economic hope and opportunity for African Entrepreneurs. We know that entrepreneurship is the antidote to poverty, youth unemployment and insecurity. Through the intervention of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, we are encouraging our young people, giving them hope through the seed capital we provide, capacitising them through the training and mentoring we provide and setting them up to create businesses that will succeed and create even more jobs. Collectively we are fixing the challenges that we have on the continent.

 

Continuing, he said, “the Tony Elumelu Foundation was set up to create more successful African business leaders. We want to replicate our own success and create entrepreneurs who will build more prosperity on the continent and for the continent. It’s all about transforming our society and making sure that we leave the society better than we met it. It is not about the money that we have in our bank accounts, it is about the legacy that we make and the impact we create. Prosperity for all is what will create the security, harmony and peace that we need.”

 

The Harvard Business School session will provide a platform for thought leaders, scholars, and business enthusiasts to engage in a meaningful discussion on the role of philanthropy in shaping sustainable and inclusive economies. As the world grapples with complex challenges, the Tony Elumelu Foundation stands as a beacon of hope, showcasing how strategic philanthropy can be a driving force for positive change.

 

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Bring out the dollars you kept and use it to help your members prophet Ikuru tells fellow clergies

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By Collins Nkwocha

The founder of Jehovah Eye Salvation Ministry, Lagos, prophet Godwin Ikuru has beckoned of fellow clergies to use their wealth to help their as the hardship and suffering in the country intensifies.

Speaking to newsmen in Lagos,the clergy urged his fellow men of God help their members and stop blaming the government.He said “this is the Time we need to make impacts in the lives of our members by giving them at this critical and crucial period of lack, hardship and hunger,I do my own palliative and giving everyday, people that knows me can testify to this,let’s stop blaming the government,let the church support the government by helping the members that are in need,not flaunting private jets when your members are languishing in abject poverty and lack”

He maintained that Jesus Christ laid a perfect example in the Bible when he fed the multitude that had been following him for days because he knew that they were hungry,he maintained that the church can play a paramount role in helping the Nigerian nation “let’s bring out money to help our members,we must know that all these are vanity, when we die, nothing is going with US, it’s very important we touch lives positively especially those of our members because they pay us tithes,seeds and offerings”.

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Lagosians rejoice as “HELP IN HARDSHIP INITIATIVE”comes alive today

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The economic hardship and sufferings of Nigerians tends to increase on daily basis as prices of foodstuffs continue to soar.

The present administration is really perturbed with the situation of things in the country as the Bola Tinubu led administration is seeking for solution to the food crisis and scarcity in the country.

Archbishop Benjamin Samson Mustapha (Jehovah Sharp sharp) took a bold step today as he thrilled the people of Lagos with his “HELP IN HARDSHIP INITIATIVE” Which saw him visit Agboju market and paid for various foodstuffs that the masses bought in the market.He enunciated that this is the best time to show love to a neighbour, friend or someone you don’t even know as he reiterated the “spear a Naira” slogan.

Speaking after the gesture,he called on privileged Nigerians to emulate the act and help people around them.He said “let’s not sit back and blame the government because this government is a young government, what we are suffering is the result of accumulated wrong policies and probably corruption,I’m calling on privileged Nigerians to emulate this act and help their neighbours that are need, let’s stop lcomplaining and see how we can help the government to salvage the situation in our own little way, I’m calling on privileged Nigerians in every state to buy into this Initiative and save a soul today,I started this initiative today with Agboju market and we will touch every market in Lagos and this gesture will continue for as long as the hardship persist”.

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