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Bawa’s Suspension: Arewa Group Identifies Top Officials For Sanction

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Bawa’s Suspension: Arewa Group Identifies Top Officials For Sanction

 

 

 

 

The Arewa Youth Comsultative Forum (AYCF) has commended President Bola Tinubu for the swiftness with which he suspended the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa.

 

 

 

 

 

The AYCF, in a statement on Thursday, described Bawa as compromised saying his suspension was a reassurance from the current administration that it would not condone the widespread corruption that characterised the last administration.

 

 

 

 

The statement signed by AYCF’s National President, Alhaji Yarima Shettima, also called for the total overhauling of the EFCC and the suspension of top officials of the agency including those considered as Bawa’s alleged accomplices.

 

Bawa's Suspension: Arewa Group Identifies Top Officials For Sanction

 

The group named Bawa’s Chief of Staff, Hadiza Ibrahim Gamawa, and the Chairman, Monitoring Unit 1, Abuja, Shehu Ala, as those who needed to be thoroughly investigated.

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On behalf of the youths of Northern Nigeria, the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum wishes to express is deeply appreciation for the swift action taken by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of suspending the widely believed compromised Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, indefinitely, and ordering thorough investigation of the activities of the agency under his watch.

The move by Mr President is a reassurance of his government’s commitment to addressing the sceptre of endemic, widespread corruption and political avarice that characterised the eight-year tenure of previous administration attributable to a lack of application of relevant laws against corrupt practices among officials of the regime and the apparent compromise of the EFCC under Abdulrasheed Bawa.

While welcoming the federal government action against Bawa, we are also of the view that it needs to extend the measure to include a total overhaul of the EFCC to flush out remnants of Abdulrasheed Bawa’s accomplices entrenched in top positions of the agency.

As we expect thorough investigations to expose and punish the extent of compromise and complicity of Bawa, it is equally expected that his major accomplices such as his Chief of Staff, Hadiza Ibrahim Gamawa, be suspended as well and subjected to investigation and subsequent prosecution.

There are incontrovertible facts that the children of the said Chief of Staff Gamawa who is married to a naval officer were trained in expensive foreign schools.

This inadvertently raises the question of the source of the funds used for such expensive training in addition to several assets owned by the said Gamawa.

Another principal collaborator in Bawa’s serial atrocities that also needs to be investigated is the Chairman, Monitoring Unit 1, Abuja, Shehu Ala.
With regards to the fate that befell Bawa, we consider it a bad lesson for the young generation of Nigerians. We categorically state that Bawa has been a huge disappointment for the young people of Nigeria who are supposed to be the natural claimants to the task of shaping the future of the Nigerian society.

Bawa himself apart from his incompetent handling of the EFCC boss has also acquired massive assets in unexplained and suspicious circumstances that need to be investigated.

He is also on record as having indulged in flamboyant lifestyle that involved expensive family trips abroad at will.
Other incontrovertible evidences around that Bawa is majorly responsible for all the damaging economic policies pursued by the former Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele that had sunk the nation into deep crisis and brought about mass sufferings on innocent citizens.

While we once again hail the government action against corrupt practices and officers with corrupt tendencies, we pray that the likes of Bawa shall never again be entrusted with positions of responsibility only to end up letting down the youth constituency.

Meanwhile, we have abiding faith, that in view of his upbringing and eminent legal background, the acting chairman of the EFCC, Abdulkarim Chukkol, cannot afford to disappoint the nation and would pursue the war against corruption with decency and decorum in accordance with the rule of law.
Thank you.
Yarima Shettima,
NATIONAL PRESIDENT,
AYCF

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Cybersecurity levy: FG more interested in milking dying economy, says Peter Obi

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Cybersecurity levy: FG more interested in milking dying economy, says Peter Obi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global News Reports That The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, in the 2023 elections, says the federal government is more interested in milking a dying economy through the introduction of the cybersecurity levy.

 

 

 

 

Cybersecurity levy: FG more interested in milking dying economy, says Peter Obi

 

 

 

In a post on his X account on Wednesday, Obi said the policies implemented by the government not only drive the citizens into poverty but also diminish the country’s competitiveness in the economic environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to Obi, it is unreasonable to expect the struggling citizens of Nigeria to individually finance all government activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The introduction of yet another tax, in the form of Cybersecurity Levy, on Nigerians who are already suffering severe economic distress is further proof that the government is more interested in milking a dying economy instead of nurturing it to recovery and growth,” Obi said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The imposition of a Cybersecurity Levy on bank transactions is particularly sad given that the tax is on the trading capital of businesses and not on their profit hence will further erode whatever is left of their remaining capital, after the impact of the Naira devaluation and high inflation rate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It is inconceivable to expect the suffering citizens of Nigeria to separately fund all government activities. Policies such as this impoverish the citizens and make the country’s economic environment less competitive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“At a time when the government should be reducing taxes to curb inflation, the government is instead introducing new taxes. And when did the office of the NSA become a revenue-collecting center?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“And why should that purely national security office receive returns on a specific tax as stated in the new cybersecurity law?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On May 6, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directed banks and other financial institutions to implement a 0.5 percent cybersecurity levy on electronic transfers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBN said the policy would take effect in two weeks and charges would be described as a ‘Cybersecurity Levy’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The apex bank said the charges would be remitted to the national cyber security fund, administered by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

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TY BURATAI HUMANITY CARE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORKERS; SALUTES PRESIDENT TINUBU’S SALARY INCREASE APPROVAL

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TY BURATAI HUMANITY CARE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORKERS; SALUTES PRESIDENT TINUBU’S SALARY INCREASE APPROVAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The TY Buratai Humanity Care Foundation has recently expressed jubilation and gratitude towards President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his approval of a significant salary increase ranging between 25% and 35% for civil servants on the remaining six Consolidated Salary Structures. Additionally, the Foundation also applauded the President for approving a pay rise for pensioners under the Defined Benefits Scheme (DBS). This announcement was made in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Foundation, Amb Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani Sadaukin Garkuwan Keffi and Betara of Biu.

 

 

 

 

 

TY BURATAI HUMANITY CARE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORKERS; SALUTES PRESIDENT TINUBU’S SALARY INCREASE APPROVAL

 

 

 

 

The statement highlighted the Foundation’s Grand Patron, His Excellency, Ambassador Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai (Rtd) CFR, former Chief of Army Staff, who expressed confidence in President Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda. The Grand Patron emphasized that the salary increase would undoubtedly bring smiles back to Nigerian workers, acknowledging their relentless dedication to the nation’s progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buratai further stated that the salary and pension increase are a step in the right direction and hope for more increases in the nearest future in order to further cushion the inflationary trend in the economy on the workers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furthermore, General Buratai urged the public to rally behind President Tinubu’s administration, expressing concern over prevalent issues such as fuel scarcity and the escalating prices of goods in the market. Despite the Naira’s appreciation against the dollar, the Grand Patron noted that these economic challenges persist, calling for solidarity and support from all citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Buratai extended his heartfelt salute to Nigerian workers for their unwavering sacrifices towards the nation’s prosperity. Their dedication and commitment do not go unnoticed, and their efforts are instrumental in shaping a brighter future for all.

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Ondo 2024: PDP holds primary on Thursday with seven contestants

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Ondo 2024: PDP holds primary on Thursday with seven contestants

 

 

 

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Global News Reports – The Ondo Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is gearing up for its primary this Thursday. This pivotal event comes before the November 16 governorship election in the state.

 

 

Ondo 2024: PDP holds primary on Thursday with seven contestants

 

 

 

Seven Prominent Figures Vying for the Ticket The party boasts seven chieftains who will be vying for the PDP’s ticket in the primary. The lineup of aspirants is impressive and diverse. It includes Mr. Agboola Ajayi, a former Deputy Governor of the state, and Chief Olusola Ebiseni, who previously served as the Secretary General of the pan-Yoruba socio-political association, Afenifere. Joining them are Mr. Kolade Akinjo, a former member of the House of Representatives; Mr. John Mafo, a former Commissioner for Information; Mr. Adeolu Akinwumi; Mr. Bamidele Akingboye; and Bosun Arebuwa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee and Procedures Announced In a statement released on Wednesday, Mr. Kennedy Peretei, the state Publicity Secretary of the PDP, shed light on the upcoming poll. He revealed that a seven-man committee, led by Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Mr. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, will conduct the primary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The statement read, “The Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party Governorship Primary Election, scheduled for Thursday, 25th April, 2024 will be conducted by a 7-man Primary Election Committee, headed by Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details of the Primary Election The statement detailed, “The Ondo State PDP Governorship Primary Election, set for Thursday, April 25, 2024, will be overseen by a 7-man Primary Election Committee.” The committee’s chair is none other than the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Venue and Participants The International Culture and Events Centre (The Dome) in Akure will host the exercise. An impressive roster of 627 delegates from the 18 local government areas of the state will gather to choose the party’s flag bearer for the November 16, 2024, Governorship election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Preparations Delegate accreditation will kick off at 10:00 am. The party advises individuals who are not delegates or do not have official business at the venue to maintain a reasonable distance from the arena.

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