President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa to the Senate for confirmation as the new substantive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] on Tuesday.
The letter which was received by the Senate President, Almad Lawal, from the President contained a request to screen Bawa and consequently confirm him as the substantive Chairman of the EFCC, the anti-corruption Agency in Nigeria.
According to the statement contained in the letter, the request was in accordance to paragraph 2 subsection 2 of part 1 CAP E1 of the EFCC Act 2004.
Abdulrasheed Bawa is 40 years, holds Bachelor’s Degree in economics and Masters in International affairs and Diplomacy.
Bawa was trained as EFCC Investigator and one of the pioneer cadet officer of the Agency in 2005. He has a good background experience of Advance Fee Fraud Cases, Official corruption, bank Fraud, money laundering, other financial crimes matters.
He has undergone several financial crime cases in different parts of the world as indicated in his profile.
The substantive EFCC Chairmanship position has been left open when the former Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, was arrested in connection with fraud cases.
Ibrahim Magu is currently facing corruption charges levelled against him.
We Are Aware Of Events regarding Iskilu Wakili And Police Handling The Matter – Governor Makinde
Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has reacted to the arrest of Iskilu Wakili, the notorious herder and Kidnapper terrorizing Ibarapa Community.
The Governor while speaking said the government of Oyo state is aware of the events that took place in Kajola, Ibarapa North local government and the eventual arrest of the Oodua People’s Congress members who were actively involved in the matter by the Police.
According to the Governor, he said the state government is actively responding to the matter, taking steps necessary to promote the interest of Oyo citizens.
Makinde stressed that measures is been taking to ensure safety of the citizens of the state.
Mr Makinde implore members of the public to endeavor to call 615 toll free when security breaches is suspected.
Edo Politics: Court Rules In Favor Of Ize Iyamu, Gani Audu
The Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the recently concluded election in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his Running mate, Gani Audu has won the appeal case against the sitting governor in the Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City.
The three member Judges of the Appeal Court, Justices O.F. Omoleye, B.A. Georgewill and E.O. Oho in their ruling set aside the judgement of High Court in Benin which declared Alhaji Gani Audu not fit to contest the election based on certificate forgery.
While reading the Judgement, he said after thorough examination, the Panel could not confirmed a forgery case against Audu.
The Judges also ruled that the matter is statute barred as the appeal was filed outside the fourteen days threshold as stipulated by the law.
The Panel therefore declared them fit to contest the election.
Nigerians Are Disappointed With NASS For Confirming Sacked Service Chiefs As Ambassadors- Wike
Governor Wike of Rivers State has expressed his disappointment over the confirmation of the immediate past Service Chiefs by the Senate for another National assignment as non Career Ambassadors.
Wike, while reacting to the appointment of the just sacked Service Chiefs through his social media page, said he was disappointed by the actions of the Senate who supported the call to sack them for incompetence still went ahead to confirm same set of persons for another National Job.
“You Senators sat and discuss that they should dismiss the Service Chiefs for not performing, now the same people who were not performing, you have confirmed them as Ambassadors. What kind of Country are we,” he said.
Wike said he was not saying this as an opposition to the party at the center but as a concern individual who felt what happened is unimaginable.
“I wonder why Senators who agreed with Nigerians when they decried the poor performance of the Service Chiefs will still sit to confirm them for another appointment”
There were calls from different quarters for the sack of the immediate past Service Chiefs for their inability to restructure Nigeria security architecture and put an end to the activities of insurgency and banditry ravaging all parts of the Country.
Boko Haram insurgency in the North, unending banditry across the Country, hence the reasons for the Senate move to sack the service Chiefs who were later confirmed for another sensitive National assignment by same Senate.