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Beam searchlight on Femi Fani-Kayode now, Presidency tells EFCC, ICPC

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The insult by Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, on a journalist seems to have opened a can of worms against him.

Apart from the fact that Fani-Kayode’s verbal assault on the journalist from Daily Trust has sparked a lot of backlash against him by many Nigerians, especially from the media, a call for an immediate probe into his dealing while in office has been made.



The call was made on Saturday, August 29, by a presidential media aide, Lauretta Onochie, on her Twitter page.


Onochie called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to look into an allegation made levelled against former aviation minister.

The allegation was made by the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who claimed that FFK, as he is popularly called, made away with N2 billion made for a runway construction in Port Harcourt.

Beam searchlight on Femi Fani-Kayode now, Presidency tells EFCC, ICPC
Lauretta Onochie and Femi Fani-Kayode (Source: UGC)
Amaechi, during an interview with Channels TV, said that the said fund was handed to FFK by the Peter Odili-led government.


Reacting to this, Onochie pointed out that both anti-graft agencies should look into the allegation. She wondered how someone who has such a scandal hanging over his head be protected by policemen as his bodyguards.


The presidential media aide said: “I think the @officialEFCC and @ICPC_PE should look into these grave allegations.”

“How did one who is being prosecuted for money laundering have the privilege of a @PoliceNG Bodyguard? On what grounds was @RealFFK allocated the services of Nigerian Police Officers as bodyguards?”

Fani-Kayode bagged the traditional title of Sadaukin Shinkafi in Zamfara state recently. In conferring, the title of the Osun-born politician, the Emir of Shinkafi, Alhaji Muhammad Makwashe said the title was conferred to the former minister following his support and contributions to the development of Shinkafi emirate.


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Taraba Government Declares 32- Hour Curfew On Jalingo

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Following certain bad happenings in the state and around the country, the government has decided to impose a curfew on Jalingo, the state capital to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
This was disclosed in a broadcast by the Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu on the 24th October 2020.
The government stated that the curfew will run from 11 pm on Saturday 24th October 2020 to 8 am on Monday 26th October 2020 as the government will thereafter review the situation.
Part of his speech reads thus;
“At about 5 pm in the evening of today, Saturday, the 24th day of October 2020, vandals forced their way into government warehouses and looted essential commodities meant for distribution as palliatives in the state.
“Similarly, troublemakers are continuing to lay siege on the streets of the state capital which informed the government’s decision to impose the curfew to stop the situation from degenerating into mayhem.
“As a responsible government, this step has become necessary to protect lives and properties of our dear people.
“The security agencies have been directed to be extra vigilant and stop trouble makers from seizing the opportunity to cause further destructions.
“This, they must do within the confines of the law and by protecting the human rights of our people.
“Let me specifically appeal to our teeming youths to be law-abiding so that their disposition can help government tame the hoodlums perpetuating this breach of public
peace.”
He calls on all law-abiding citizens to remain calm and not panic as their security is guaranteed.

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Tinubu denies traveling to France, alleged abduction of son

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National leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, yesterday, dismissed reports that he travelled to France in the wake of the shooting of protesters by suspected soldiers in Lekki, Lagos.

He also described reports that his son, Seyi Tinubu, was kidnapped in London as fake news.

A day after the shooting of peaceful protesters, the former Lagos State governor was reported to have travelled to France.

On the heels of that, were reports that his son was also kidnapped in London. Both misleading reports were largely reported on social media while the mainstream media avoided them.

Speaking with newsmen during a visit to Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Tinubu, who was accompanied by his son, said he is standing with people in this period of crisis.

He further commiserated with the state governor over the civil unrest and destruction of lives and property in Lagos, especially the Lekki Toll Gate shooting.

The APC chieftain, who condemned the shooting at Lekki Toll Gate, berated youths for what he described as the failure to observe the curfew order of the state government. He added that those who sustained gunshot injuries should be questioned.

Tinubu, therefore, appealed to the youths to give peace a chance and desist from vandalising private and public infrastructure across the state.

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I Didn’ t Travel To France And I Am Still The Jagaban – Tinubu

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The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in a public appearance on Saturday, confirmed that he never travelled to France as rumoured earlier this week.
in its support for media accountability, checked the veracity of the videos being circulated on social media platforms, claiming the former Lagos Governor had travelled to the French country. However, this paper, after a forensic examination of the three major video footages, concluded that the claim was false .
Meanwhile, during a courtesy visit to the residence of the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu, Mr Tinubu also addressed the rumours when questioned by a journalist.
“I didn’t go nowhere. I’m a Lagosian and I still hold the title of the Asiwaju of Lagos and I’m still the Jagaban,” the APC Chieftain said.
“They said Seyi, my son, kidnapped, here he is,” he added, pointing at Seyi Tinubu, the owner of Loatsad Promomedia Limited, an advert company based in Lagos.
It should be noted that Many Nigerians have accused Mr Tinubu of being a major player in the shooting of unarmed protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll Plaza on Tuesday night. Not less than 16 lives were lost to the incident according to Amnesty International, a global human rights organisation.
Although the Lagos State Government and Mr Tinubu had denied knowledge of the killings and promised to investigate, several persons questioned the removal of the CCTV cameras and putting off streetlights before the shooting started. Speaking to journalists on the shooting, Mr Tinubu said casualties of Lekki Shootings have some questions to answer too.
“How are they there? How long were they there? What kind of characters are they?” he asked on Saturday.
how prominent people including Presidents and citizens of other countries have continued to condemn the attack on the unarmed protesters.

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