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EFCC Investigates Rivers State Government Over N117Bn Cash Withdrawal

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EFCC Investigates Rivers State Government Over N117Bn Cash Withdrawal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is investigating the Rivers State Government for alleged cash withdrawals totaling a 117 billion Naira.

Reports say the withdrawals from the account of the state government were made in the last three years.

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A top official of the commission said the withdrawals violated the money laundering prohibition act, stating that the manner in which the money was withdrawn was suspicious.

The source said 45 different cheques were issued in the name of one person in June 2015, among other withdrawals. EFCC was reported to be on the trail of four different suspects over the suspicious withdrawals.

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Meanwhile, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that no official of the Rivers State Government will appear before the EFCC over what he called politically motivated investigations until the commission approached the Court of Appeal to set aside the 2007 judgement barring the EFCC from investigating the state.

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JUST IN: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

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JUST IN: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, has sworn in the remaining 13 members of the 2019 Election Petitions Tribunal.

Mohammed admonished the new members to be of good character and endeavour to live above board.

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He also reminded them of the sacred nature of the oath they had taken, stressing it had become a bond between them and their creator.

The Acting Chief Justice says there would be no room for excuses or any performance below approved standards.

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The judicial boss informed the new Tribunal members that they were thoroughly examined and later fished out from the numerous judges in the country who were equally eminently qualified for this task.

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No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress – INEC

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No Certificates For Okorocha, Others Declared Under Duress - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission is insisting it would not reward bad conduct by presenting certificates of return to candidates who allegedly forced electoral officials to declare them winners.

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The Commission’s Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye said INEC would wait on court judgements or decisions of an Election Petitions Tribunal to guide its actions in such cases of results declared under duress.

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Okoye said apart from the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, there were other candidates from Niger, Benue and Akwa Ibom states who were also denied certificates of return because they were declared winners under duress.

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