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EFCC Docked Man For Stealing N165.2m From Oil Company

The Ex-NIA officer and wife Folashade are in trouble again after being declared wanted by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over failure to appear in court to answer their charges on the money laundering allegations brought against them by the commission.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC had publicly declared Folasade and Ayodele Oke, her husband to answer allegations of about #13Bn of money allegations of which both failed to appear before the court.

In the earlier judgement, Justice Chukwujeku Aneke of a Federal High Court Lagos, had on February 7, 2019, declared warrant of arrest on the couple heads after EFCC presented an oral application for such before the judge.

This was contained in a statement on Sunday by the acting EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade.

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The EFCC declared the couple, Ayodele Oke and Wife, Folashede wanted on Sunday 24th, March in a statement received by NIGERIA NEWS

Oke and his wife are wanted in connection with the $43m, £27,800 and N23.8m cash recovered by the commission from an apartment at Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, in April 2017.

Under the former DG, the NIA was said to have collected $289,202,382 in cash for special operations from the account of the National Petroleum Investment Management Services at the Central Bank of Nigeria in February 2015.

The agency had claimed that the funds were meant for covert intelligence operations, but the Federal Government insisted it was a case of looting.

The Federal Government subsequently set up a three-man panel headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo which indicted Oke and hence his recommended dismissal.

Criminal charges were subsequently filed against him and his wife in February this year over the cash found at the Ikoyi apartment.

Recalls that NIGERIA NEWS reports about the Ikoyi cash which the whistleblower was paid handsomely after mild drama that lasted about 3 months before 5% of the payment, a minister in Buhari government then, even said the whistleblower will turn mad once he received the money, Nigerians did not hesitate to blast the minister of such recklessness statements this happens in 2017, December precisely

One of the counts read, “That you, Ambassador Ayodele Oke and Mrs Folasade Ayodele Oke, between August 25, 2015 and September 2, 2015 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this court directly converted $160,777,136.85 property of the Federal Government of Nigeria to your own use which sum you reasonably ought to have known formed part of proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: criminal breach of trust and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.”

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Chimamanda Adichie makes another history at Yale University by emerging as the first African to deliver a speech at Yale’s 318th commencement to celebrate the Yale college class graduands, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

Chimamanda Adichie is popularly known for his book ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ and ‘Americana’. She has also featured in TED talk on several occasion. The Class Day address is as of date back as in 19th century which reflects the student four years at the university. It also constitutes giving prizes to students in several aspects of the University. The students are the one to choose any profoundly acclaimed figure to deliver the speech.

This time around Chimamanda Adichie is chosen to deliver the address on 19th of May, 2019, succeeding Hillary Clinton, the Presidential candidates for the Democratic in the last US Presidential election against the Republican, Donald J. Trump.

The lists of profound people who have been chosen to address on that occasion are, Tony Blair, Barbara Walters, Tom Hanks, and many others. Chimamanda Adichie is now the first African to be included among the list.

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Chimamanda Adichie was described by the organizing committee for the event as  “an inspiring global citizen whose words, teaching, and social activism has had an indelible impact on the diaspora and broader contemporary culture.”

Chimamanda Adichie Makes Another History At Yale University

Chimamanda as well got her master of Arts in African Studies in 2008 at Yale Unversity and commend the class that:

“I remember the many clever undergrads I met while at Yale and it’s an honor to know that a class of similarly clever students chose me to speak to them,”

“Be open to changing your mind. It is often a sign of growth. Be open to the possibility that you might be wrong. Ideology is a good thing but if you find that you yield unquestioningly to every orthodoxy of the ideology you subscribe to, then maybe it is time for some agility in your thinking.”

She further speaks as follows, “If you’re one day enrobed in corporate power, please hire women as executives and not just in human relations. Change the corporate culture. Have an on-site day-care. Make paid family leave standard and ordinary.”

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NYSC 2019 Batch B Mobilization News Today

The NYSC 2019 Batch B mobilization timetable is out and the NIGERIA NEWS bring it to the notice of the Prospective Corp Members, PCM to be aware and take note of the date when the Online registration would start and also when they would expect to print out call up letter. In the table, the date for the commencement of orientation course is not stated but it would relay to you the moment it’s stated.

The Timetable For The NYSC 2019 Batch B Mobilization Is As Below:

S/NEventDate
12019 Batch ‘A’ Post-Mobilisation Workshop.8th – 10th May 2019
22019 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Mobilisation Workshop.14th – 18th May 2019
3Briefing/Sensitization of Final year students/prospective corps Members.10th – 25th May 2019
4Uploading of Senate/Academic Board Approved Results for Full/Part-Time Graduates and Revalidation Lists by CPIs6th – 25th May 2019
5Submission of Senate/Academic Board Approved Results for Full/Part-Time Graduates and Revalidation Lists by CPIs25th – 30th May 2019
6Online Registration by Foreign and locally Trained Nigerian Graduates27th May – 12th June 2019
7Entertainment of complaints from Prospective Corps Members by the state Deployment and Relocation officers and NYSC Help Lines/Desks officers.27th May – 13th June 2019
8Action by ICT Department13th – 15th June 2019
9Notification and Printing of Call-up Letters by PCMs15th – 17th June 2019
10Online Printing of Deployment Disposition by Corps Producing Institutions/Delivery of manual Call-up letters to Institutions15th – 17th June 2019
11Commencement of 2019 Batch “B” Orientation Course

The Federal Government on Thursday give the update as to the implementation of the signed minimum wage of N30, 000, possibly they may start the implementation on the Batch B NYSC members.

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Usman said that the Federal Government have set up a committee to oversee as to which the implementation of the minimum wage of N30, 000 could be financed.

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She said that the Federal Government would as well have to negotiate on some grounds with the labour union in order to determine the amount that would be added to the workers salary that has already equalize or above the newly approved minimum wage.

The full statements of Mrs Zainab as to how she brief the newsmen on the steps the Federal Government has taken towards the implementation of the newly approved minimum wage of N30 000, is as shown, quoted below:

“We have looked at the report and what we are working on now is how we can finance it”

“Apart from the increase of the minimum wage from N18, 000 to N30, 000, there is also consequential adjustment that we have to negotiate with the labour unions.

“The total implication of that would be worked out only after the negotiations and that would involve determining how much increase every other staff that is above the minimum wage would get.

The Minister further added that the NYSC also deserve to earn a little more than minimum wage of N30, 000 but said all would be more certain after the meeting with the labour union.

She said, “It could be a flat amount or a proportion, but the other aspect that is clear is that there would be an increase for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as well because by the Act they should earn at least the minimum wage and the NYSC also has to increase to that N30, 000.

“So, because we have not done the negotiation with labour, I cannot give you the details of what we are projecting because it is simply on projections, at the end of the day, it is what we agree with labour that will be the amount that is due.”

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