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Edo Poll: Sen. Ben Bruce Congratulates Governor Obaseki

Former Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has predicted victory for Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki. In his post on Twitter Saturday night, the media mogul congratulated Obaseki on what he described as an “anticipated victory”. He said the election was keenly contested. “I congratulate @GovernorObaseki of the @OfficialPDPNig on a well-contested election, and most importantly on the clear cut anticipated victory. #EdoDecides”, he tweeted. Results from polling units are trickling in already. Source

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EFCC: Osinbajo, Tinubu are the two godfathers of Magu, he worked for them — Fani-Kayode alleges

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has alleged that Ibrahim Magu, the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, worked for Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu while in office. He insisted that Osinbajo and Tinubu are the two godfathers of Magu. Fani-Kayode also claimed that Magu never worked for President Muhammadu Buhari while in office. According to him, what is happening to Magu, who is being held at the Police headquarters, Abuja, over allegations of…

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My client detention a violation of his rights, says Magu’s Lawyer

Tayo Oyetibo, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the detention of Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is in violation of his rights. Magu is being probed over allegations of corruption by a panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari. He was arrested last Monday and has been in detention since then. Oluwatosin Ojaomo, Magu’s lawyer, had written to Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), seeking bail for his client on self-recognition. But the former EFCC boss is yet to be granted bail.…

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Probing Magu shows fight against corruption is real — Presidency

The presidency has defended the suspension of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who is being investigated for alleged corruption. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday that Magu’s suspension shows the fight against corruption is real. He said Magu is not immune to such a probe because there are no sacred cows in the current administration’s fight against corruption. Magu is being investigated by a presidential panel over the activities of the agency under him. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the…

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Magu’s probe must be fully investigated without favouritism — Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says allegations levelled against Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), must be fully investigated without favouritism. Magu was arrested on Monday and whisked to the presidential villa in Abuja where he was grilled by a panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the EFCC. The suspended EFCC boss is being probed over allegations of gross misconduct. Magu has been suspended by the president and has since been replaced by Umar Mohammed, a director of…

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I am planning a vigorous defence to defend him, says Hushpuppi lawyer

Gal Pissetzky, the legal representative of alleged Internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, has said he has a good chance of beating the fraud allegations against him. The lawyer, who spoke to The PUNCH on Thursday, said he planned to put up “vigorous defence to get him out of the case.” Pissetzky is a top Chicago-based criminal defence attorney and has been involved in many notable cases in the United States of America. Hushpuppi was arrested by the Dubai authorities in a sting operation. Together with his gang, the 37-year-old…

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Magu is the worst EFCC chairman, he strives on propaganda — Arewa youths

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, has described the era of the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu as the worst. AYCF President-General, Yerima Shettima said Magu strived on propaganda. Speaking with DAILY POST, Shettima also lamented that EFCC under Magu witch-hunted those perceived to be opposition of the government. According to Shettima: “Yes, we have seen it to be a case of selective justice, there are so many drama going on and to an exten that Magu is witch-hunting perceived opposition. EFCC…

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Alleged N4b loot: I’m not afraid of Osinbajo, he needs to resign first and sue me — Jackson Ude dares Osinbajo

Jackson Ude, the blogger who accused Prof. Yemi Osinbajo of collecting N4 billion from Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has declared that he was not afraid of the Vice President. Osinbajo had on Thursday asked the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to investigate allegations that he received N4 billion from Magu. This was contained in a petition addressed to Adamu through Osinbajo’s lawyer, Taiwo Osipitan and dated July 8, 2020. The Vice President asked IGP Adamu to initiate criminal proceedings…

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EFCC: ‘Karma na shege’ — Dino Melaye mocks Magu

Dino Melaye, who represented Kogi West Senatorial District in the 8th assembly, on Wednesday, mocked Ibrahim Magu over his suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari as the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). Melaye made the mockery in a video he captioned “Karma na shege…..” via his Twitter handle @dino_melaye. “I talk am, I talk am, me I talk about Magu. Buhari no gree listen, now Buhari don see for himself ooo. Say many Magu Dem plenty for im government, M.A.G.U, Magu!!!” Karma na shege….. pic.twitter.com/COR14qTGyW The…

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Oyedepo claim to heal coronavirus patients through prayer is weighty, reckless, irresponsible — Leo Igwe

Leo Igwe, founder of the Humanist Association of Nigeria (HAN) has ‘knocked’ Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church, a.k.a Winners Chapel, over his claim of healing some coronavirus patients through prayer. Recall that Oyedepo on Sunday disclosed that his church had recorded 114 COVID-19 healings. He said the above number had publicly testified of being healed from COVID-19. He spoke during his sermon at the church’s headquarters. But Mr. Igwe believes that Oyedepo’s claim could do more harm than good by making people to throw caution to the…

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