Connect with us

Breaking News

We are investigating platforms used to promote derogatory campaigns against Magu – EFCC

Published

on


We are investigating platforms used to promote derogatory campaigns against Magu - EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused “politically-exposed and disgraced elements” of launching derogatory campaigns against the acting Chairman of the agency, Ibrahim Magu. 
In a statement released by EFCC’s head of media and publicity Dele Oyewale on Wednesday May 20, the anti-graft said it is now investigating platforms used to run such campaigns against Magu who has “earned a tribe of hard critics, cynics and bitter foes with his “courage, consistency and never-say-die spirit”. 
Oyewale said Magu has been linked with ownership of some buildings belonging to other individuals with verifiable addresses. He urged members of the public to disregard every unfounded claim against it and its helmsman, as the outcome of their investigations would be made public. 
The statement reads in part; 
“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been drawn to the antics of some few elements in the social media, employing desperate antics of blackmail, and smear campaigns against the successful war being fought against corrupt practices by the commission and its courageous chairman,  Ibrahim Magu,” Oyewale said.
“As a law enforcement agency,  the EFCC has enough facts about the sponsors of such insidious campaigns. It is an unflattering fact that corruption will always fight back and the Commission is not surprised that such a campaign could be coming from some overseas-based,  politically-exposed and disgraced elements being investigated for unnerving acts of corruption.
“However, it is uncharitable to link him with the ownership of some buildings belonging to other individuals with verifiable addresses. 
“It is even ridiculous to allege that he shied away from being served a fictitious writ of summons over a  matter long decided by the Judiciary.
“The Commission finds every unfounded claim against it and its helmsman,  as desperate backlash from disreputable elements suffering its uncompromising works against corrupt practices.
“We are not worried about such retrograde moves.  Members of the public only need to ignore tendencies aimed at blackmailing the EFCC and its workforce. 
“The commission is on the trail of all the blackmailers and paid agents of darkness armed against it.  Massive investigations of the platforms being used and their promoters have commenced.
“Facts about their operations shall be made known to the public and outcome of investigations being carried out shall also be released to the public.  Appropriate legal actions are also being taken against bloggers and their promoters embarking on a campaign of calumny against the commission.
“The EFCC, its helmsman and entire workforce would not be dismayed or distracted in any way.  The task of fighting corruption is sacrosanct and no reactionary antics of detractors will succeed against the commission.”
Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Breaking News

Trump finally leaves the White House

Published

on

At long last, Donald Trump goes out US President, Donald Trump, Wednesday left the White House to finishing his residency.

He was spotted leaving with his wife, Melania, from the grass of the White House.

The President elect Joe Biden will quickly be introduced as the 46th American President.

His inaugural speech will not be about Trump, according to Biden’s Spokesperson, Jen Psaki.

He said: Joe Biden’s first speech as president will not be about Donald Trump.

“We spend a lot less time talking about and thinking about and worrying about Donald Trump than I think most people assume,” Jen Psaki, who will be the White House press secretary,speaking to CNN.

“This is a forward-looking speech,” she said of the inaugural address, which Biden will deliver after he is sworn in at noon (1700 GMT).”

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Ex Minister kuye dies at 78

Published

on

Ex Minister of Commerce and Industry, Sen. Jubril Martins-Kuye, on Sunday morning passed on, matured 78.

The clergyman’s political godson, Sen. Lekan Mustapha, representing Ogun East senatorial region in the Senate, affirmed his demise.

Sen. Mustapha portrayed the demise of Martins-Kuye as stunning, saying he was a mentor as well as a pathfinder.

As per reports, the previous clergyman would be buried by 4.00 p.m. on Sunday as per Islamic customs.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lawmaker was delegated Minister of State for Finance in June 1999 during the initial term of President Olusegun Obasanjo, serving until June 2003.

The at that point Acting President Goodluck Jonathan additionally designated him as Minister of Commerce and Industry on April 6, 2010.

Late Martins-Kuye was brought into the world on August 1942 in Ago Iwoye town in Ijebu North nearby government zone of Ogun state.

He was an individual from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) under the foundation of which he was chosen a congressperson in the Nigerian Third Republic.

Martins-Kuye turned into an individual from the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) towards the end of the Sani Abacha system.

He likewise ran for governorship of Ogun on the foundation of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Talibans shoot Afghan TV presenter dead

Published

on

Gunmen shoot Afghan TV female presenter dead .

Taliban shoots dead a female anchorperson and her driver on Thursday, her boss stated, the second homicide of a TV personality in Afghanistan in a month.

Malalai Maiwand was murdered in the eastern city of Jalalabad, said Enekaas TV, the private TV station she worked for. Directed killings of noticeable figures, including columnists, priests, legislators and rights activists, have gotten more normal lately as brutality floods in Afghanistan, in spite of harmony talks between the public authority and the Taliban.

Attaullah Khogyani, governor of the Nangarhar province, and the local clinic affirmed the killings. Nangarhar area and its capital Jalalabad have seen customary conflicts between government powers and the Taliban.

The radical Islamic State bunch has likewise asserted a few destructive assaults in the region.

The homicide of Maiwand, who was in her 20s, comes only weeks after Radio Liberty columnist Aliyas Dayee was killed in a vehicle bomb assault in Lashkar Gah.

Human rights Watch said Dayee had recently been compromised by the Taliban. A previous TV moderator in Kabul, Yama Siawash, was killed in a comparable vehicle bomb assault close to his home a month ago.

No gathering has so far guaranteed these killings. Afghan powers are doing combating an expansion in savagery in the nation, quite a bit of it released by the Taliban as they endeavor to pick up influence in harmony talks in Qatar, which opened in September.

Continue Reading

Trending