Connect with us

Trending

10 things to know about alleged N10billion fraud linked to Ambode

Published

on

Here are 10 things you should know about an alleged N10bn fraud in which Ambode’s name has prominently featured.
Former Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has been named in a billion Naira fraud committed on his watch  (Lagos govt house)

Former Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has been named in a billion Naira fraud committed on his watch (Lagos govt house)

Immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has been linked to an alleged fraud to the tune of N9.9bn (approximately N10bn). 
Here’s what we know about the case thus far:
  1. Three bank accounts containing a total of N9.9bn have been linked to Ambode, who governed Nigeria’s commercial capital city of Lagos from 2015 to 2019.
  2. The funds are domiciled in the following banks: First City Monument Bank with account number 5617984012; Access Bank with account number 0060949275; and Zenith Bank with account number 1011691254.
  3. These three accounts belong to the Lagos State government, in a manner of speaking.
  4. Adewale Adesanya, a Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Chief of Staff to former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, operated these bank accounts.
  5. According to an affidavit deposed to byKungmi Daniel, an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), there was “a huge inflow of N9,927,714,443.29 from the state accounts into an FCMB bank account opened on September 17, 2018 during the administration of the immediate past governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, and operated by Adesanya”.
  6. Counsel to the EFCC, Mohammed Abbas, told the court that: “The trend is that the accounts always witnessed huge inflow from Lagos State Government managed by the respondent (Adesanya). Without freezing the nominated accounts and temporarily forfeiting the money to the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, there is no way the fraud being perpetrated using the scheduled accounts can be stopped”. 
  7. The EFCC has prayed the court to freeze the accounts pending the conclusion of investigation and possible prosecution of Adesanya.
  8. Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has granted the EFCC’s prayers.
  9. The accounts have now been frozen.
  10. Further hearing of the case has been adjourned to September 9, 2019.
Ambode lost a re-election ‘party primary’ election to Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, who would go on to beat Mr. Jimi Agbaje of the opposition PDP to emerge Lagos Governor in March 2019.
Ambode played host to Sanwo-olu in his office after he lost the October 2018 primary election contest (Lagos govt house)

Ambode played host to Sanwo-olu in his office after he lost the October 2018 primary election contest (Lagos govt house)

Sanwo-Olu was sworn in as Ambode’s successor on May 29, 2019.

Entertainment

Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!

Published

on

For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.

Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.

Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.

Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys

Published

on

American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.

Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”

Published

on

After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.

On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.

listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr ohere or on Apple Music.:

Continue Reading

Trending