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Revealed. Real Reason Tinubu Forfeited $460,000 In US

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Revealed. Real Reason Tinubu Forfeited $460,000 In US

 

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, has opened up on circumstances that led its candidate and President-elect, Bola Tinubu, to forfeit the sum of $460,000 to the government of the United States of America, USA, in 1993.

 

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The ruling party, in processes it filed to defend the outcome of the presidential election that was held on February 25, maintained that Tinubu, who was its candidate, merely surrendered funds in 10 bank accounts that were opened in either his name or that of Compass Finance and Investment Co.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It told the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, that funds in the said accounts, which were domiciled in both First Heritage Bank and Citi Bank N. A, were subject to a “civil forfeiture proceeding” in Case No: 93C4483.

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the APC, the purported decision of the United State District Court Northern District of Illinois, Eastern division in the said case, was not a fine but a decree of forfeiture of the amount of $460,000 to the United State pursuant to the settlement of claim by the parties to the case.

 

“The said decision is not against the 2nd Respondent (Tinubu) but against the funds in the various account opened in the name of Bola Tinubu with First Heritage Bank and City Bank N.A.

 

“The compromise terms that led to the forfeiture were preceded by express admission on record that the 2nd Respondent did not admit the commission of any drug, drug-related or illicit conduct of dishonesty or fraud that fits into any of the grounds of disqualification to contest for office of president of Nigeria at the 25th February, 2023 general election,” APC insisted.

 

It listed the 10 account numbers that contained funds that Tinubu forfeited after the settlement of claim by parties involved in the case, as: 263226700, 39483134, 39483396, 4650279566, 00400220, 39936404, 39936383, 52050-89451952, 52050-89451952 and 52050-89451953.

 

Besides, the APC, through its team of lawyers led by Prince Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, told the court that the Federal Government had as far back as 2003, through the American Consulate in Nigeria, inquired about Tinubu’s criminal record.

 

It said the outcome of the inquiry which FG made through the Inspector-General of Police, “yielded a clean bill of health that unequivocally and unreservedly cleared 2nd Respondent of any criminal record, interest or association in the United States of America”.

 

“The formal clearance report dated February 4, 2003, under the hand of Legal attaché to the United States Embassy, Nigeria in response to the inquiry by the Inspector General of Police is hereby pleaded and shall be relied upon for its full effect; particularly the portion in the second paragraph which states-

 

‘In relation to your letter, dated February 3, 2003, reference number SR.3000 /IGP SEC/ABJ/VOL. 24/287, regarding Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a records check of the Federal Bureau of Investigation‘s (FBI) National Crime Information Center (NCIC) was conducted.

 

‘The results of the checks were negative for any criminal arrest records, wants, or warrants for Bola Ahmed Tinubu (DOB 29 March. 1952). For information of your department, NCIC is a centralized information center that maintains the records of every arrest and conviction within the United States and its territories.’

 

APC said it would apply for a subpoena to be issued again at the IGP to enable him to adduce and tender in evidence, the letter dated February 3, 2003, reference number SR.3000 /IGP SEC/ABJ/VOL. 24/287, which triggered the clearance letter of the Legal attaché of the US Embassy in Nigeria, as well as the response to same dated 4th February 2003.

 

It further argued that the said forfeiture Tinubu made to the US government, having lasted a period of 29 years, was no longer a valid ground to challenge his eligibility to contest the presidential election.

 

“The Respondent states that, in any event, the impleaded decision of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division is not a decision by a competent court of law or tribunal in Nigeria; and same has been falsely, mischievously paraded by 2nd Respondent’s political adversaries like the petitioners, detractors and haters to scandalize, demonize and de-market him to the Nigerian electorate at the 25th February 2023 general election with a view to delegitimizing his well-earned victory at the polls, despite all legitimate and fact-checked denials and rebuttals as exemplified by the official report from the United States affirming his innocence and exonerating him from the touted drug connection and criminal conviction.

 

“The Respondent states further that in any event, the said decree of forfeiture was made by Judge John A Nordberg in the said Case No: 93C4483 on the 4th day of October 1993, a period of 29 years before the 25th day of February 2023 when the said presidential election was duly conducted by the 1st Respondent.

 

“The Respondent avers that the allegations referred to in the said paragraph have been subjecting to litigation and duly litigated upon by a court of competent jurisdiction in Suit No: FHC/L/CS/1146/1999.

 

“The Respondent further avers that having been litigated upon by a competent court of law, this Honorable Court is estopped from retrying the same issues that have been appealed against. The Respondent shall found and rely upon the judgment in Suit No: FHC/L/CS/1146/1999.

 

“Without prejudice to the above, the Respondent avers that the Nigeria Police Force investigated the 2nd Respondent regarding any record of criminal arrest and/or conviction. The investigation was extensive and far-reaching.

 

“Consequently, the American Consulate, Lagos Nigeria revealed that there was no record whatsoever of any criminal arrest, warrants and/or conviction regarding the 2nd Respondent. The Respondent shall find and rely on the letter issued by the Embassy of the United States of America, Nigeria dated 4th February 2003.

 

“Furthermore, the release from forfeiture of other monies in the account the subject of the proceedings in Case No: 93C4483; in excess of one million dollars and for the benefit of the named beneficiary K.O Tinubu though not the account holder, less forfeited sum of $460,000.00 (Four Hundred and Sixty Thousand United States Dollars) is a manifest affirmation that the case was not a criminal trial and the fund forfeited was not a fine imposed as a punishment for a criminal conviction of any person- let alone the 2nd Respondent.

 

“The disqualification factors as stipulated by the Constitution only conceives of a conviction sentence or fine involving dishonesty or fraud or contravention of the Code of Conduct as found by a Court of the law of competent jurisdiction or Tribunal in Nigeria,” it added.

 

While urging the court to strike out petitions against Tinubu, the APC argued that Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who alleged that Tinubu was convicted for drug-related case, lacked the requisite locus standi to challenge the outcome of the presidential election.

 

Insisting that Obi was not validly nominated by the LP, the APC, stressed that he was not a member of the party, at least 30 days before it conducted its presidential primary election.

 

It told the court that Obi was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, till May 24 2022, adding that he was screened as a presidential aspirant of the party in April, 2022.

 

APC further averred that whereas Obi joined the LP on May 27, he was subsequently declared the winner of the presidential primary election the LP held on May 30, 2022.

 

“By section 77(3) of the Electoral Act, 2022, the 2nd Petitioner (LP) is mandated to have submitted its comprehensive register of members to the 1st Respondent 30 days before its presidential primary.

 

“That is to say the said register of members must have been submitted to the 1st Respondent on or before 30th April, 2022.

 

“The 1st Petitioner (Obi) as at 30th April, 2022 was still a member of the PDP and his name was not and could not have been in the register of members submitted by the 2nd Petitioner to 1st Respondent (INEC).

 

“The Petition herein is incompetent as the 1st Petitioner is not a member of the 2nd Petitioner since the 1st Petitioner’s name is not, and could have been listed in the list of the register made available by the 2nd Petitioner to the 1st Respondent, same having been made available before the 1st Petitioner joined the 2nd Petitioner”.

 

It, therefore, prayed the court to dismiss or strike out Obi’s petition “wholly or in part as may be appropriate”

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COULIBALY SIÉ MAMADOU: A JOURNEY OF EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT

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COULIBALY SIÉ MAMADOU: A JOURNEY OF EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT

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Introduction

Coulibaly Sié Mamadou, a name synonymous with dedication and precision in the realm of manufacturing management, embarked on his illustrious career journey at PLC SOLIBRA YOPOUGON, a subsidiary of the esteemed BGI (Brasserie et Glaces Internationales) group, in February 2007. His role as the Preform Workshop Responsible encompassed leading a team of 18 employees, ensuring the seamless provision of preforms to both local and export customers across BGI plants in the sub-region. Let’s delve into the remarkable achievements and the early life that shaped this remarkable professional.

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COULIBALY SIÉ MAMADOU: A JOURNEY OF EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT

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Early Life

Born on the 5th of May 1976 in Tafiré, Katiola, Coulibaly Sié Mamadou hails from the vibrant nation of Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire). His educational journey commenced with a strong foundation, obtaining a Diploma in BAC Series C from Lycée Classique and Moderne 1 of Bouaké. His thirst for knowledge and expertise led him to pursue an Engineering Degree in Electrical at INP HB Yamoussoukro. Married and deeply rooted in his Ivorian heritage, Coulibaly Sié Mamadou embodies resilience and commitment in both his personal and professional life.

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Education and Training

Coulibaly Sié Mamadou’s quest for excellence in manufacturing management is underpinned by a robust educational background and a plethora of specialized training. He is currently pursuing a PMP Certification, showcasing his dedication to mastering project management principles. His journey includes pivotal training experiences such as the EDF project in Paris Saint-Denis, where he contributed to the revision of the stability and protection of the Ivorian HV Plan. Additionally, he honed his skills through worker training in Electricity Trades Centre (CME Bingerville) and Substation Primary Design training at ABB Mannheim in Germany. Notably, his expertise extends to quality management systems, evidenced by his training on TCCQS (The Coca Cola Quality System) and his accreditation from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). In addition to his academic achievements, he recently achieved his PMP (Project Management Professional) certification on March 13, 2024, awarded by the Project Management Institute.

Professional Achievements

Coulibaly Sié Mamadou’s tenure as the Preform Workshop Responsible at PLC SOLIBRA YOPOUGON exemplifies a legacy of excellence and innovation. Leading a team of 18 employees, he orchestrated the seamless provision of preforms to meet the diverse needs of local and export customers across BGI plants in the sub-region. His strategic acumen and operational finesse ensured the fulfillment of customer purchase orders with unparalleled efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Under his stewardship, the preform workshop emerged as a beacon of reliability and quality within the manufacturing landscape. Coulibaly Sié Mamadou’s unwavering commitment to excellence has not only elevated him as a leader but has also cemented his legacy as a trailblazer in manufacturing management.

In conclusion, Coulibaly Sié Mamadou’s journey from humble beginnings to a revered figure in manufacturing management is a testament to his unwavering dedication, relentless pursuit of knowledge, and steadfast commitment to excellence. As he continues to chart new horizons and inspire those around him, his story serves as a beacon of hope and resilience in the ever-evolving landscape of industry and innovation.

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Early Childhood Care & Education Vocational Training Institute Celebrates Graduation of 50 Students in Partnership With Ogun State Skills Fund

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Sahara Weekly Reports That Early Childhood Care & Education Vocational Training Institute (ECDI) is proud to announce the graduation of 50 students today, April 17, 2024, in partnership with the Ogun State Skills Fund. The graduation ceremony took place at the ECDI training institute, where the students showcased the skills they learned over the past year.

 

 

 

 

Early Childhood Care & Education Vocational Training Institute Celebrates Graduation of 50 Students in Partnership With Ogun State Skills Fund

 

 

 

 

The students began their journey in September of last year, undertaking various training in early childhood care and education. Through hands-on training and classroom instruction, they have developed the necessary skills to succeed in the field of childcare and education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In her welcome address the Chief Executives Officer (CEO) ECDI training institute, Patricia Eno Folape thrilled to welcome everyone, especially the 50 graduating students.

 

 

 

 

Early Childhood Care & Education Vocational Training Institute Celebrates Graduation of 50 Students in Partnership With Ogun State Skills Fund

 

 

 

 

” She said today marks not just a recognition of the accomplishments of our graduates, but also the start of their impactful careers aimed at enhancing the lives of young children in Ogun State, through play-based early learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This program embodies the goals and priorities of ECDI, highlighting the critical role of ECCE as the foundation for human capital development. Every child embodies immense potential for their own future. their families, and the nation at large. Empowering our youth with the necessary skills to foster and support the optimal development of young children in Ogun State is a therefore a pivotal step, to be emulated across the nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Our heartfelt thanks go to the Ogun State Government for the Skills Fund, under the leadership of the state governor. His Excellency Dapo Abiodun. This initiative reflects the government’s dedication to equipping its citizens with practical knowledge to foster growth. innovation, and prosperity, all of which are critical in the journey towards uplifting the socio-economic landscape.

 

As we proceed with today’s celebration, let us recognize the collective efforts and passion that have led to this moment. Congratulations to all graduates, We look forward to the positive contributions you will make to the lives of children, and the broader community”.

 

Meanwhile, Mr Ogungbe a representative from Ogun State skill fund advised the graduantes to take what they have learned serious and start their own day care business, they shouldn’t allow what they have learned to be in vein. And should not forget paying tax to Government is important after you have established your goals.

 

 

The organizer of the graduation ceremony took the opportunity to commend Governor Dapo Abiodun for his commitment to investing in the growth and well-being of the children of Ogun State. The partnership between ECDI and the Ogun State Skills Fund has provided valuable opportunities for individuals looking to pursue a career in early childhood care and education.

 

The graduates are now equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to make a positive impact in the lives of children in their communities. ECDI looks forward to seeing the graduates thrive in their future endeavors and contribute to the development of Ogun State. In the next two months portal will be open for other people who are interested in the training.

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IDEMUDIA OSARETIN JOSEPH: LEADING THE CHARGE AT WILO NIGERIA

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IDEMUDIA OSARETIN JOSEPH: LEADING THE CHARGE AT WILO NIGERIA

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That Idemudia Osaretin Joseph is one name that resonates with strategic prowess and operational finesse in the dynamic landscape of Nigeria’s corporate sphere. As the Executive Director of Wilo Nigeria since January 2023, Joseph has been instrumental in propelling the subsidiary of Wilo SE Germany to greater heights, solidifying its position as a key player in the nation’s pumping systems industry.

 

 

 

IDEMUDIA OSARETIN JOSEPH: LEADING THE CHARGE AT WILO NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

Joseph’s journey to prominence is paved with a rich tapestry of academic excellence and professional achievements. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Benin and a wealth of certifications from esteemed institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Nigeria Institute of Management, Joseph is a seasoned financial expert with a penchant for transformative leadership.

 

His illustrious career boasts a myriad of accomplishments, including pioneering FC for Wilo Pumps Nigeria Ltd., restructuring CTL to increase monthly turnover by over 40%, and significantly reducing Gemini Pharmaceutical’s debt burden. Notably, Joseph played a pivotal role as a BPE team member in the privatization of NAFCON (Now NOTORE) in 2004, showcasing his astute business acumen and strategic foresight.

 

With a comprehensive skill set encompassing project management, debt and risk management, and proficiency in ERP and Microsoft Office suites, Joseph embodies versatility and proficiency in navigating complex business landscapes.

 

At Wilo Nigeria, Joseph’s visionary leadership is evident in his multifaceted role. As the custodian of the subsidiary’s operational activities, he adeptly manages assets and resources, orchestrates the preparation of monthly and year-end financial reports, and crafts strategic plans to chart the company’s trajectory towards sustained growth and profitability.

 

Joseph’s strategic ingenuity extends beyond boardroom deliberations; he actively represents Wilo Group in high-profile meetings and exhibitions across Nigeria, positioning the company as a beacon of innovation and excellence in the pumping systems industry.

 

Moreover, Joseph’s proactive approach to sales strategy and execution has been instrumental in driving Wilo Nigeria’s market penetration and revenue growth, underscoring his unwavering commitment to achieving tangible results.

 

In essence, Idemudia Osaretin Joseph exemplifies the epitome of leadership in Nigeria’s corporate landscape. His visionary stewardship at Wilo Nigeria continues to redefine industry standards, setting a benchmark for excellence and innovation in the realm of pumping systems and beyond. As he continues to steer the company towards new horizons, Joseph’s legacy as a transformative leader is etched in the annals of Nigerian business history.

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