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Kogi Government Accuses EFCC Of Executing Political Agenda, Not Fighting Corruption

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Confusion as EFCC names ex-Kogi Gov in amended corruption allegations perpetrated before he became Governor

 False, fictitious charges against Yahaya Bello: EFCC executing political agenda, not fighting corruption – Kogi Govt

. Asks Commission to come clean on reasons for baseless political witch-hunt of former Governor, false narrative of missing money.

. Calls on President Tinubu to probe EFCC’s activities in Kogi, unveil ‘political hawks’ writing over ambitious scripts.

The Kogi State Government has once again told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to come clean on the reason behind its unrelenting persecution and media trial of the immediate past Governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, saying that the world would be eager to know why the Commission is trying so hard to find what is not missing.

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The state government, for the umpteenth time, insisted that its funds were not missing, and called on the EFCC to desist from mentioning the name of Kogi State in its ongoing persecution, allegedly orchestrated by some political actors around the Presidency bent on destroying the image of the former Governor.

“We believe that this ignoble agenda is unknown to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu who trusted those people with power with the hope that they will use it judiciously for the greatness of our nation. Unfortunately, they have decided to use the privileges given to them as tools for political vendetta,” the statement, signed by the Commissioner for Information in Kogi State, Kingsley Fanwo, said.

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“The amended charges in which the name of the former Governor was mentioned are false, frivolous, fictitious and far from the truth. They are cooked-up charges that signpost their desperation to call a dog a bad name in order to hang it. The intention was to sensationalize the whole scenario and promote a media war against the former Governor and other officials of Government.

“We have seen how low EFCC and its paymasters can go in order to pander to the political agenda of those afraid of the rising profile of Alh. Yahaya Bello,” it added.

The state government called on President Bola Tinubu to order a special probe into “what is happening in Kogi State before the EFCC is pushed into being used as a hired gun by political hawks who are acting a selfish and overambitious script.”

It said those who had personal grievances could vent their grievances without dragging the name of Kogi State in the mud, maintaining that Kogi Government “believes in transparency, accountability and probity in line with the trend from 2016.”

The statement reads, “As a subnational in the Nigerian nationhood, we wish to express our utmost respect for agencies set up to perform specific functions towards the greatness of Nigeria. The Kogi State Government is also conscientiously committed to the determination of the present administration to stop corruption and fight corruption.

“As an administration, we inherited the zero tolerance for corruption policy from the immediate past administration of His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Bello, CON. From 2016, the Government of Kogi State has continually strengthened her anti-corruption brakes and bumps to ensure the commonwealth of the people works for the common good of Kogites. This has won the State Government a lot of credible awards from national and international organizations, including the World Bank.

“A few years back, we witnessed a worrisome trend and torrent of witch-hunt by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, unrepentantly striving to force corruption claims on our Government and its officials. The Commission started with claims that it discovered a non-existent fund in an alleged Fixed Deposit Account.

“It eventually shot itself in the foot with a badly scripted skit of conniving with the now discredited Emefiele-led Central Bank to claim the money was returned to the Central Bank. This is the hight of witch-hunt and unprovoked attack on the integrity of the Government and People of Kogi State.

“The desperation of the EFCC to hastily and for glaring political reasons, hound the immediate past Governor on their corruption list is unfortunate and speaks volume on how we reward altruistic leadership in our nation. For the records, we wish to make it clear that Kogi’s funds are not missing and that the EFCC is trying so hard to find what is not missing.

“We therefore call on the EFCC to desist from mentioning the name of Kogi State in its ongoing persecution, orchestrated by some political actors in and around the Presidency bent on destroying the image of Alh. Yahaya Bello and Kogi State. We believe that this ignoble agenda is unknown to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu who trusted those people with power with the hope that they will use it judiciously for the greatness of our nation. Unfortunately, they have decided to use the privileges given to them as tools for political vendetta.

“The amended charges in which the name of the former Governor was mentioned are false, frivolous, fictitious and far from the truth. They are cooked-up charges that signpost their desperation to call a dog a bad name in order to hang it. The intention was to sensationalize the whole scenario and promote a media war against the former Governor and other officials of Government. We have seen how low EFCC and its paymasters can go in order to pander to the political agenda of those afraid of the rising profile of Alh. Yahaya Bello.

“The Kogi State Government wishes to call on Mr President to order a special probe into what is happening in Kogi State before the EFCC is pushed into being used as a hired gun by political hawks who are acting a selfish and overambitious script.

“As a Government, we will continue to support the anti-corruption crusade of the Federal Government, howbeit, such crusade should be based on the rule of law, purity of conscience and devoid of political scheming. We cannot afford to politicize our fight against corruption. We will continue to have faith in the judiciary to protect our name and integrity.

“Those who have personal grievances can vent their grievances without dragging the name of Kogi State in the mud. Our Government believes in transparency, accountability and probity in line with the trend from 2016.

“We also wish to assure the good people of our State that nothing will be spared to protect the integrity of our Government. Our administration will continue to act in a way that Kogites will be respected wherever they go and for us to retain the respect of our international development partners who have persistently commended our anti-corruption credentials.”

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NAVIGATING THE NEXUS OF TRADITION AND TECHNOLOGY: MUSTAFA RAJAB’S JOURNEY AT GULFOOD 2024 BY CHINEDU NSOFOR

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NAVIGATING THE NEXUS OF TRADITION AND TECHNOLOGY: MUSTAFA RAJAB’S JOURNEY AT GULFOOD 2024

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CHINEDU NSOFOR

 

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In the heart of the bustling metropolis of Dubai, amidst the gleaming skyscrapers and the shimmering desert sun, lies the World Trade Center, a beacon of commerce and innovation. Here, in February 2024, the world’s most prominent figures in the food industry converged for the prestigious Gulfood Exhibition, an event that sets the stage for the future of global gastronomy.

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Among the myriad of attendees, one figure stood out: Mustafa Rajab, the Chief Operating Officer of a prominent trading company specializing in export strategies. With a keen eye for innovation and a dedication to quality, Mustafa embarked on a journey to navigate the intricate balance between tradition and technology in the realm of international commerce.

In an era where virtual meetings and online communication dominate the landscape, Mustafa found himself at the center of a debate: is physical face-to-face interaction still necessary in a world driven by digital connectivity?

“Some people argue that physical face-to-face interaction is no longer needed in this vast technological revolution of online meeting applications,” Mustafa reflects, “while others still believe that it is essential to conduct in-person communication in order to reach mutual understanding conceptually and practically.”

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For Mustafa, the answer was clear. “I would strongly support the fact of meeting people in person to achieve the desirable outcomes,” he asserts.

And so, armed with this conviction, Mustafa dove headfirst into the whirlwind of Gulfood 2024. Amidst the vibrant displays of culinary craftsmanship and the hum of animated conversations, he sought out both existing clients and potential prospects, eager to forge connections and explore new opportunities.

“I have conducted several quality meetings and discovered more information about the international market needs,” Mustafa shares. “I had the chance to promote new value-added products, considering the market specifications requirement in terms of quality, logistics, and delivery aspects.”

Despite the grueling pace of the exhibition, Mustafa’s enthusiasm remained undiminished. “Despite the fact that I was exhausted during the fair, I was, nevertheless, happy with my sales execution and the new potential clientele achievements,” he admits with a smile.

For Mustafa, Gulfood was more than just a trade show; it was a testament to the enduring power of personal connection in an increasingly digital world. “It has always been a wonderful journey at Gulfood,” he concludes, “and I look forward to many more opportunities to bridge the gap between tradition and technology in the realm of international trade.”

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How Primate Ayodele’s Prophecies Are Saving Lives

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How Primate Ayodele’s Prophecies Are Saving Lives

 

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The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele is known for prophecies and philanthropy but on a large scale, his prophecies have been saving the lives of Nigerians and other people in the world.

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As it is known, Primate Ayodele is fond of prophesying ahead of time, his prophecies are mostly warnings and in cases where the recipients refuse to listen, they end up suffering dire consequences and when they listen, they prevent whatever was supposed to happen.

For instance, Primate Ayodele has been releasing prophecies concerning the activities of terrorists in Nigeria and all of these prophecies have been coming to pass. In his 2024 prophecies, he revealed that kidnapping would take a new dimension in the country especially in Abuja, this was accurately fulfilled with the daily kidnap attacks in the federal capital territory till security operatives decided to take it seriously.

In the education sector too, Primate Ayodele warned security agencies to secure Nigerian schools as he saw several kidnap attacks happening in the sector. To fulfill this prophecy, scores of students were kidnapped in Kaduna and Sokoto in March 2024 and although most of them have been released now, the incident underscores the importance of Primate Ayodele’s prophecies in the country.

Interestingly, Primate Ayodele’s prophecy regarding the health sector in Nigeria has just saved the lives of several Nigerians that would have fallen victim to adulterated and toxic substances innocently.

In March, the prophet alerted the health sector in the country to be careful against confusion that will make them run helter-skelter. He continued by calling on NAFDAC to be on the lookout as he foresaw fake cough syrup being imported into Nigeria.

These were his words:

“The health sector must be fortified against attacks, I am seeing confusion in the sector, let them pray against situations that will make them run helter-skelter.”

“I also see fake cough syrup imported into the country, let NAFDAC be on the lookout to prevent the death of infants in our country.”

https://theeagleonline.com.ng/primate-ayodele-to-tinubu-i-see-another-deadly-disease-in-nigeria-africa/

Barely one month later, The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control has recalled Benylin Paediatrics Syrup manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, following recent toxicity findings in the laboratory on the product.

NAFDAC said laboratory analysis conducted on the product showed that it contained an unacceptably high level of Diethylene glycol and was found to cause acute oral toxicity in laboratory animals.

NAFDAC said it had directed the marketing authorisation holder of Benylin Paediatric syrup (Johnson and Johnson company, West Africa) to initiate the recall of the batch and the notice will also be uploaded to the WHO Global Surveillance and Monitoring System.

“Benylin Paediatric syrup is indicated for the relief of cough and its congestive symptoms and for the treatment of hay fever and other allergic conditions in children aged two to 12 years.

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ACAON appeals to federal government to improve economic policy

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ACAON appeals to federal government to improve economic policy

ACAON appeals to federal government to improve economic policy

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That The National body of Anti -Corruption Awareness Organization Nigeria (ACAON) has appealed to the Federal government under the leadership of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu as matter of urgency to improve the economic policy of his administration as it’s really bitting so hard on the citizens especially the less privileged ones.

 

 

 

 

 

ACAON appeals to federal government to improve economic policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alhaji Kola Adeyemi, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of ACAON made this known to journalist in an online press briefing yesterday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adeyemi said that the security situation in Nigeria has turned into a mockery stage and stressed on the need to fund all the security agencies effectively to enable them carry out their duties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He, noted with dismay that the present political parties and their leaderships are toying with the nation’s democracy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“What is happening within the various political parties at all levels across some states shows that politicians never had the interest of the masses at heart but rather their own selfish interest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Imagine the crisis in Rivers and Kano states and presently Edo State where the Deputy Governor was impeached just few months for the present administration to go, all these are considered as unhealthy and dangerous to our democracy and Nigerian at large.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I wonder if the our children still have hope in this country, our political leaders and stakeholders in various parties must play important roles to check mate their representatives and arrest the situations before its blown out of proportion”.

 

He commended Mr President on the recent “Students Loan Bill Accent, saying that if the implementation is properly guided, it will checkmate the unwarranted increments of school fees at all our higher institutions.

 

He felicitated Christians for the recent Easter celebration and also the Muslims faithful on the occasion of the 2024 Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

 

He tasked every follower of Islam with incorporating the spiritual lessons of love, peace, and justice from Ramadan into their everyday lives in order to promote national harmony, peace, and progress taught by Jesus Christ/ Prophet Muhammed .

 

He welcomed the new Deputy Governor of Edo state, Engr Godwin Omobayo Marvelous to his new assignments in Edo State.

 

He equally prayed for the immediate impeached Deputy Governor Comrade Philip Shuaib and urged him to take it in good faith as he has been appealing to his supporters to remained calmed and let the law take it’s cause in order not to bridge the peace in Edo State politics and Nigeria by extension.

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