The recent disclosure by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that an alleged sum of N2,922,236,310 was paid to 54 senators during David Mark’s tenure as Senate President may have all to do with Ibrahim Magu’s lingering non-confirmation than any fight against corruption, Vigi360 investigations reveal.
Reports leaked to the media by the anti-graft agency claimed 5 of the 54 senators are still in the Senate, including a principal officer believed to be the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, but Vigil360 gathered from a serving senator and former governor that the number of serving senators who benefitted from the payment are far higher than the 5 claimed in media reports.
It was revealed that Magu is deliberately using his EFCC to target the said 5 senators who he believes are the core of the opposition to his confirmation as the acting Chairman of the Agency.
My name is Enobakhare. My botched perilous journey to Europe through Libya started in 2015, two years after I graduated from University of Benin where I studied Philosophy. After my NYSC, I returned to Benin. Following non-availability of white collar jobs, I opened a barbing salon around Ring Road. On the average, I was making between N3,000 and N5,000 daily.
Up until May 30, 1967, there was nothing like Biafra, either as a nation, geographical territory, struggle or political movement as some will now like to refer to it. Ab initio what is now commonly known as Biafra encompass mainly all the south-east states including parts of present-day Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Benue States.
Recent events in my beloved South East have vindicated me. Earlier on, I embarked on a self-imposed assignment to rediscover youths that have been brainwashed by the divisive and deceitful rhetoric of Nnamdi Kanu. I carried out the assignment by publishing articles to reawaken their consciousness and open their minds to the futility of Nnamdi Kanu's struggle. I also attempted to reveal the real purpose of his campaign.
Some people are currently beating the drum of war in parts of Abia and Rivers States. Many young men are putting their lives on the line not realising that they are mere pawns on the hands of chess masters safely tucked away behind high fenced buildings in Lagos, Abuja and other foreign lands.
I have been asked severally why I chose to stand against a fellow Igbo brother over the rejuvenation of Biafra dream. Several aspersions have been cast on me simply because I differ with the fraudulent approach of Nnamdi Kanu and his scamming of the entire Igbo nation in the name of Biafra.
I watched with utter disgust a recent video where Nnamdi Kanu was seen gallivanting while inspecting a parade and guard of honour mounted by the 'Biafra Security Service (BSS)' in Abia State. What a shame! While reactions have continued to trail the ambiguous show of charlatanry and utter exploitation of Ndigbo by the masquerade called Nnamdi Okwu Kanu, the facts remain that Kanu is a pseudo criminal perpetuating his ideals for personal gains.
It’s been a while since I visited home, and so when the opportunity presented itself recently, I took it with all candour. Driving through Awka to Enugu-Ukwu, I couldn’t have been more excited and proud of the enterprise of my people.
The recent visit of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to London to see his ailing boss, President Muhammadu (GCFR), has been likened to the “Raid on Entebe” by the Israeli security forces in 1976. Nobody saw it coming, not even a leak in the media. When the news eventually filtered in, the gallant Acting President was already airborne back to Nigeria.
The internet has redefined human existence. From education to manufacturing, healthcare, religion, politics, and economy, our lives have been reshaped forever. However, beyond its overwhelming advantages, the human race faces a new threat to its existence, Internet Pornography.
The bribe scandal rocking the Kano State House of Assembly has taken a new twist as emerging facts suggest the involvement of other parties in the melee; of note is ongoing desperate measures by the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, to finally “kill” the matter.
Recently, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, asked that the governorship election in Anambra State as well as other elections in Nigeria be boycotted. The belief of Kanu and IPOB is that such an act would “send a strong signal” to Nigerians that it is serious about its quest for a referendum on Biafra.