The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC gives an update on Bukola Saraki Properties that are seized. The EFCC states that it is not made known to them the restriction of the entrance of Bukola Saraki several houses, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The unawareness of the restriction of usage of Saraki houses is stated on Monday by Mr. Tony Orilade, the acting head media, and publicity of EFCC while briefing some newsmen. He made this known in a statement where he states, “I have not been briefed; so, I don’t have any information on it,”
The seized Bukola Saraki properties are located in Ikoyi, Lagos state.
The president of the Senate, Saraki is under pressure as another set of the case have been open against him, ranging from the expenditure of the revenue of Kwara state during his tenure between 2003 to 2011 and how he attained the position of Senate President.
Mr. Tony then added by saying: “Indeed, all the instances in which the EFCC have had cause to sleuth into his financial activities either as a former governor or President of the Senate were driven by overarching public interest and due process of the law,’’.
“It is in the interest of the public, and for Saraki’s personal good, that he is not only above board, but be seen at all times to be so.
“Indeed, all the instances in which the EFCC have had cause to sleuth into his financial activities either as a former governor or President of the Senate were driven by overarching public interest and due process of the law,’’
“indicting petitions and other evidence available to EFCC, even Saraki will agree with the Commission that putting him through a legitimate forensic inquiry is the legitimate route to establish his integrity as public servant’’.
“Our attention has been drawn to the fact that the EFCC has marked certain property belonging to President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, obviously under the claim that they are subject of investigation.
“The action of the EFCC only reinforced our earlier stated position that their current investigation is mischievous, contrary to the tenets of the rule of law and only aimed at settling scores.
“This position is founded on the fact that these same buildings were the subject of earlier investigations by the EFCC as well as the case initiated by the Federal Government at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
“Also, the case went all the way to the highest court in our country, the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
“In that case, Saraki was discharged and acquitted because the courts believe the government has no case.”
Bukola Saraki then responded through his Media Adviser, Yusuph Olaniyonu to say the EFCC fracking after him is a witch-hunt exercise, below is the copy of the statement made by his media adviser,
“The EFCC’s move to investigate him is a mere witch-hunt exercise, aimed at settling scores, laced with malicious and partisan motives,”.
All PDP Winners Of Zamfara State Elections As Declared By INEC
The NIGERIA NEWS recently reports how the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC nullify the All Progressive Congress, APC candidates victory and give the People’s Democratic Party, PDP the victory, following the supreme court judgment.
The certificate of return would soon be issued out to the PDP candidates who are declared the winner while Bello Matawalle would be offered a certificate of return as the Governor of Zamfara state on 27th May 2019 and along with his Deputy in Abuja, under the same circumstance as to the judgment of the supreme court.
All other PDP winners, aside from the Governor and the Deputy, would have to obtain their certificate of return from INEC office, Zamfara state on 31st May 2019.
So painful and wasteful of the electoral vote as APC would not even hold any post by June 2019 as the PDP winners would be sworn in and resume office duty.
NIGERIA NEWS then bring the list of All PDP Winners Of Zamfara State Elections As Declared By INEC, as enlisted below:
SENATORIAL DISTRICT WINNERS
Ya’u Sahabi – Zamfara north
Mohammed Hassan – Zamfara central
Lawali Hassan – Zamfara West
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE
Umar Dan-Galadima – Kaura-Namoda/Birnin Magaji federal constituency
Bello Hassan Shinkafi – Shinkafi/Zurmi federal constituency
Kabiru Amadu – Gusau/Tsafe federal constituency
Shehu Ahmed – Bungudu/Maru federal constituency
Kabiru Yahaya – Anka/Talata Mafara federal constituency
Ahmed Bakura – Bakura/Maradun federal constituency
Sulaiman Gum – Gummi/Bukkuyum federal constituency
STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
Zaharadeen M. Sada – Kaura Namoda north constituency
Nura Daihiru – Birnin Magaji constituency
Salihu Zurmi – Zurmi east constituency
Nasiru Muazu – Zurmi west constituency
Muhammad G. Ahmad – Shinkafi constituency
Musa Bawa Musa – Tsafe east constituency
Aliyu Namaigora – Tsafe west constituency
Ibrahim Naidda – Gusau east constituency
Shafiu Dama – Gusau west constituency
Kabiru Magaji – Bungudu east constituency
Nasiru Bello Lawal – Bungudu west constituency
Yusuf Alhassan Muh – Maru north constituency
Saidu Umar – Maru south constituency
Yusuf Muhammad – Anka constituency
Shamudeen Hassan – Talata-Mafara north constituency
Aminu Yusuf Jangebe – Talata-Mafara south constituency
Tukur Jekada – Bakura constituency
Faruk Musa Dosara – Maradun I constituency
Nasiru Atiku – Maradun II constituency
Abdulnasir Ibrahim – Gummi I constituency
Mansur Mohammed – Gummi II constituency
Ibrahim Mohammed Naidda – Bukkuyum north constituency
Sani Dahiru – Bukkuyum south constituency
Cyril Ramaphosa hails “new era ” as he becomes South Africa’s President
South Africa today May 25th 2019, sworn in a new president in person of Cyril Ramaphosa, at the Loftus Versfeld Pretoria.
The event was witnessed by thousands of people, be it millitary and civilian and had in attendance Foreign leaders and generals from over 40 countries.
Aged 66, Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected unanimously by the parliament on a five-year term after his party African National Congress (ANC) won the legislative elections on the 8th of May 2019, picking up 240 seats out of the 400 available. His party (ANC) was able to gather more than 55% of the votes, which was their lowest since the overturn of apartheid over two decades ago. The newly elected president is a trade unionist and he played a major role in the struggle to end white-monority rule before a became a successful business in the country.
with new office, he his faced with a very big task of tackling the country’s problems ranging from joblessness, increased crime rate and corruption and land ownership from the whites.
“A new era has downed in our country. A brighter day is rising upon Soun Africa”, he stressed during his inaugural speech. ” This is a defining moment for a young nation like ours. It is time for us to make the future that we yearn for”. “I pledge here today that i will serve…to build the South Africa that we all want and deserve”.
“Let us declare that when we gather to celebrate the 50th year of our freedom, there shall no longer be any person in this land who is unable to meet their basic needs”.
The newly elected president’s first serious test will be to choose a cabinet and he his expected to name the cabinent in days to come, but the post of the vice president is hanging after the deputy David Mabuza said on wednesday that he will delay taking his seat. Cyril Ramaphosa was first in power last year when his party forcefully pully Jacob Zuma out of office due to scandals making him to resign.
Cyril Ramaphosa’s swearing-in event was shifted from the Union Building’s Amphitheatre which also serves as the seat of government which was inaugurated by Nelson Mandel in 1994, to a 52,000 seater Loftus Versfeld Rughy Stadium so as to allow high attendance from the citizens.
Jacob Zuma was the only ex-president absent, because he had attended a court hearing based on charges of corruption in the sounthern city of Pieter Maritzburg. He later told reporters and his followers that he was too busy to travel to Pretoria for the newly elected president’s inauguration. “There is no time, i am fighting to stay out of jail” he said.
Over 3000 police officers were deployed for the event to ensure safety of the participants and joyous countrymen, while the soldiers were in charge of ceremonial parades.
Meanwhile, the opposition party (DA) Democratic Alliance critisized the government for being “wasteful” on the amount spent on the ceremony, accruing to over 120 million rand. “It is no secret that the south African economy is in dire straits” senior DA lawmaker John Steenhuisen stated.
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