My father did all needed to do, even did more – President Mahama’s 8-year old writes a note to dad. You dismissed video evidence and now circulate contrived audio – Governor Wike dismisses audio clip. FG’ll replace administrative measures on list of 41 items with fiscal measures to reduce demand pressure in the parallel market – Kemi Adeosun. Magu, has failed integrity test, and will hinder President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war – How DSS ‘finished’ Magu! Over 100 headlines.

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  • My father did all needed to do, even did more – President Mahama’s 8-year old writes a note to dad.

  • You dismissed video evidence and now circulate contrived audio – Governor Wike dismisses audio clip.

  • FG’ll replace administrative measures on list of 41 items with fiscal measures to reduce demand pressure in the parallel market – Kemi Adeosun.

  • Magu, has failed integrity test, and will hinder President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war – How DSS ‘finished’ Magu!

  • Over 100 headlines.

Daddy did his best’, Mahama’s eight-year-old daughter consoles him

Ghanaians may have voted against President John Mahama in the December Presidential elections, but the President is still getting a lot of love.
First, he received praise for conceding the elections to Nana Akufo-Addo, who was contesting for the position for the third time and polled one million vote more than he did.
Then he got more praise for flying to The Gambia with other African leaders, including President Mohammadu Buhari, to encourage long-time leader Yahya Jammeh to step down and hand over power to Adama Barrow, who won the Gambian presidential election.
Now, he is getting love from where some would say matters the most, family.
Mahama’s eight-year-old daughter, Farida, is the latest to show love to her daddy, and she did in style – via a letter.
“I have faith in my daddy, God has faith in my daddy,” wrote Farida in a letter posted on Instagram by her proud dad.
“Daddy has worked so hard to change lives and transform Ghana, he has done so many things, schools, roads. He has done all the things he needs to do not to say even more. He has done his best and that is the important thing.”

How DSS report made Senate to reject Magu
The Punch

The Department of State Services has said the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has failed integrity test, warning that he will hinder President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war.
The Senate had on Thursday rejected the nomination of Magu by Buhari as the Chairman of the EFCC.
The upper chamber of the National Assembly cited “security reports” as the reason for the rejection.
The PUNCH, however, sighted a copy of the “security report” by the DSS in which Magu’s activities were alleged to have made him ineligible to hold the office.
The letter, dated October 3, was addressed to the Clerk of the Senate, in reference to a letter by the Senate, dated September 21, 2016, asking for Magu’s security check.
The report, which listed several alleged malpractices against the EFCC boss, said his confirmation would frustrate the anti-graft drive of the Buhari-led administration.
Part of the allegations against Magu was his being in possession of EFCC documents in his private residence during the chairmanship of Farida Waziri.
The DSS also made reference to the circumstances surrounding Magu’s arrest, detention and suspension by the Nigeria Police.
The secret service also alleged that the sum of N40m was paid for the rented apartment, which costs N20m per annum, where the acting EFCC chairman currently resides.
It added that the accommodation was not paid for from the commission’s account but by a presidential appointee, who had been under investigation.
The DSS alleged that after renting the apartment for Magu, the friend awarded a N43m contract for the furnishing of the accommodation.
The appointee, who is a retired Air Commodore, was said to be a close associate and ally of Magu, allegedly and “runs questionable business” and was once arrested by the service.
The report, which cleared the other four EFCC appointees, said Magu, flew a private jet owned by the retired military officer.
The service also claimed that the EFCC boss was once in the same flight to Maiduguri with a Managing Director of one of the new generation banks, who it alleged was under investigation.
It added that the bank chief had been linked with a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The DSS stated that after the arrest of service chiefs by the EFCC, including Badeh, Umar and Amosu, Magu’s ally, while under interrogation by the service, had confessed that he didn’t want Amosu to be probed, the reason why the EFCC arraigned Amosu after his friend’s interrogation.
The acting EFCC boss was also accused in the report of making false allegations against individuals “for personal reasons.”
The report said, “The circumstances surrounding the return of Magu to the EFCC and the role played by Lamorde and their close relationship are clear indications of his culpability in the allegation of corruption tendencies of the Lamorde-led EFCC.”
The DSS also alleged that “Magu uses only his police cronies to execute operations,” adding that the fact that the cronies had acquired landed properties “led credence to the questions about his integrity.”
The report added, “In this light, Magu has failed the integrity test and will eventually constitute a liability to the anti-corruption drive of the present administration.”
In rejecting Magu, the upper chamber of the National Assembly had cited “security reports” as the reason for the rejection.
The screening had been listed on the Order Paper as part of the activities at the chamber for the day.
The lawmakers were to conduct a confirmatory screening for Magu and four members of the EFCC on their nomination.
The plan to conduct the confirmatory screening had allegedly divided the senators.
It was reliably learnt that at the usual pre-session meeting by the principal officers on Thursday, which held at the Senate President’s office, the lawmakers engaged themselves in a shouting match.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, before the end of the closed-door session, announced that the lawmakers had rejected Magu’s nomination and would not screen him.
Abdullahi, who read from a statement while addressing journalists, said, “The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria wishes to inform the general public that based on security reports available to the Senate, the Senate cannot proceed and confirm the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Executive Chairman of the EFCC.
“Accordingly, the Senate hereby rejects the said nomination and has returned the said nomination to Mr. President for further action.”
In an attempt by journalists to ask Abdullahi questions, especially on the reported power play involving Magu, individuals and the Presidency and the Senate leadership, the Senator said, “There’s no confusion here. We have said it is based on security reports. Please, all of us – public officers – go for security screening. Everybody! And we are saying based on security reports, we cannot proceed and confirm (Magu) and we are rejecting it (the nomination) and returning it to Mr. President for further action. That is just the statement.’’
The report, it was gathered, had been with Senate President Bukola Saraki since October.
Saraki, who presided over the plenary, referred the other nominees to the Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes for screening.
Magu, who was appointed by the President as acting Chairman of the EFCC in November, 2015, following the removal of Ibrahim Lamorde, has remained in the acting capacity for over one year.
Apart from Magu, the confirmation of four members of the commission was also delayed.
The affected appointees are Moses Nda Sule, Mamman Lawan, Imam Najib Galadanchi and Adebayo Adeleke.
The letter for Magu’s confirmation was dated June 17, 2016, and signed by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was then the acting President while Buhari was in the United Kingdom on a 10-day medical vacation.

Sagay, others accuse lawmakers of fighting corruption war

Reacting to the rejection of Magu on Thursday, Sagay berated the Senate for refusing to confirm the acting EFCC chairman.
Sagay told The PUNCH during a telephone interview that the Senate acted for selfish reasons and not in the general interest of Nigerians.
He said, “The Senate doesn’t appoint a chairman of the EFCC; what it does is to confirm an appointment. If it doesn’t confirm, then, he will remain acting, he doesn’t become substantive but the powers of acting or substantive chairman are the same; it is just a difference in nomenclature.
“So, any act of bad faith to slow down the corruption war is misplaced and it won’t work. It is sad that people will go to that extent of rejecting what is good for the country for their selfish reasons because they think it is not convenient for them. So this is preference for self-preservation at the expense of the nation and the people of the country.”
He asked Nigerians to rise up and join the fight against corruption and condemn the action of the Senate.
“They must show that they are interested and affected by the misery and poverty that have been caused by looting. They must come out and fight and join in the struggle; otherwise, they will wake up one day and realise that there is no country again.”
Also, human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), believed the Senate had not rejected Magu officially.
He said, “What the law says is that the Senate shall confirm an EFCC chairman; not an executive session, not a committee and the Senate has not done this.
“So, the Senate has not rejected him and if you look at what has been done, they are saying they received a security report for which reason they are not considering his nomination.”
Also, a group of lawyers, under the aegis of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers, demanded the disclosure of the nature and content of the “security report”, which the Senate relied on to reject the nomination of Magu.
In a statement on Thursday by its President, Mr. Luke Aghanenu, NADL said it was curious that the Senate would reject Magu in spite of the good performance of the EFCC under his watch as acting chairman.
The group said, “Perhaps it is to save its face from what obviously seems to be outright bias that it embarked on this rejection by invoking unexplained security reasons.
“As the power to confirm or reject a nominee for the Chairman of the EFCC is a constitutional duty, we demand that the Senate should immediately disclose to Nigerians what the ‘security report’ on Mr. Ibrahim Magu, is to justify the announced rejection of his nomination.

Groups condemn EFCC boss rejection

Also, civil rights groups, in separate interviews with The PUNCH condemned the rejection of the EFCC acting chairman by the Senate.
The President of the Nigeria Voters Assembly, Mashood Erubami, said there was a context in which the Senate had been reluctant to accede to the confirmation of the EFCC Chairman before the rejection.
He stated, “The context is that corruption is strongly fighting back albeit vindictively. The rejection is not only targeted at stepping on the toes of the executive in its dogged fight against corruption but also to pull down the institutions being used and to rubbish the President’s efforts to strongly put up a good fight against unethical practices.
“Indeed, the direction in which the legislators are going to either end the fight against corruption or crush its fighting legs is well known to Nigerians but it will be left to Nigerians to rise to bail themselves from the menacing acts of their tormentors.”
A member of the House of Representatives in the Second Republic, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, described the Senate’s rejection of the nomination of Magu as a blow to democracy.
Mohammed said, “I find the whole development rather curious. I do not accept that in a democracy, the legislature should presume and deliberately delay the confirmation of such an important position in the government, and now, belatedly, advance some funny reasons such as adverse security report.
“My suspicion is that some members of the cabal around the President and their friends in the Senate, who are determined to make sure that Magu does not get confirmed, are responsible for this situation.
“Secondly, since Magu has served in this capacity for six months and has not been found wanting, the normal routine is to confirm his appointment. The government of the day, in conjunction with Senators, has refused to confirm him. I feel this is a blow to democracy.”
The President, Campaign for Democracy, Bako Usman, said the lawmakers might have rejected Magu for being too close to the Presidency.
“The irony behind the tragedy of not confirming (Magu) may not be far away from the fact that Magu has been seen by the majority, not just the Senate, as being selective in his quest for bringing citizens to justice.
“The romance that exists between Magu and the Presidency is glaring, the National assembly will rather want a different person in that position,” he added.
But a lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, said the action of the Senate re-asserted the independence of the legislative arm of government.
He stated, “It is wrong to build our institutions, especially the anti -corruption agencies, around individuals. We should strengthen the institutions rather than the individuals.

“In this regard, the rejection of Mr. Magu should have no impact on the work of the EFCC, ordinarily. In a country of about 180 million people, the President should shop for a replacement that can perform the job as much or even better than Mr. Magu.”

Magu will not be removed –PACAC boss

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, has said Magu will not be replaced by any other person.
Sagay, who stated this in the current edition of The Interview, said Magu’s appointment would be renewed whether he was confirmed or not.
In the interview conducted by The Interview before Magu’s rejection on Thursday, Sagay said, “Corruption is fighting back. The people who are supposed to confirm him, many of them are under investigation and, somehow, they think if they don’t confirm him, the investigation will gradually fade away, forgetting that an acting chairman is a chairman. There is no difference in powers. He is going to be there.
“Whether they like it or not, he will be there. His chairmanship will keep on being renewed.
“Since Nuhu Ribadu left, we have not had a man with such sterling qualities as Ibrahim Magu, and whether they like it or not, Magu is going to be there until he completes all the terms he is supposed to under the law.”
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Praise as FG lifts ban on 41 imported items
Vanguard News

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) on Friday lauded the Federal Government’s plans to lift foreign exchange restriction on 41 imported items.
Mr Stanley Ezenga, the National Publicity Secretary of the association, gave the commendation in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.
The Federal Government had indicated its readiness to lift the forex ban it placed on some 41 items in 2015.
Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun, had in the 2017 Fiscal Policy Roadmap, said Federal Government “will replace administrative measures on list of 41 items with fiscal measures to reduce demand pressure in the parallel market.
Ezenga said that the plan would boost importation activities at the nation’s ports.
He said that lifting of ban on the items would not solve the declining value of the naira, urging government to come up with a more result-oriented forex policy.

Massive Redeployment hits the Nigerian Air Force
The Herald

The Nigerian Airforce is carrying out a massive redeployment of senior officers to various posts.
This was revealed in a statement signed by the Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, and made available to newsmen in Abuja.
The current redeployment affects 30 Air Vice Marshals (AVMs), 17 Air Commodores,10 Group Capt. seven Wing Cdrs. and three Sqn. Ldrs.
Famuyiwa said the redeployment came on the heels of the decoration of senior officers recently promoted to the ranks of AVMs and Air Commodores.
Prominent among those affected by the new posting at the NAF Headquarters, Abuja is AVM Muhammadu Muhammed, newly-appointed as the Air Secretary.
Also, AVM Saleh Shinkafi was appointed the pioneer Chief of Medical Services, AVM Mohammad Muhammad appointed the Chief of Administration and, AVM Sambo Usman appointed the Chief of Logistics and Communication.
The new posting also brought about leadership changes at the Command level; with 3 of the former Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) redeployed while 2 new ones have been appointed.
Those redeployed include: AVM Nurudeen Balogun moved from Training Command, Kaduna, to Tactical Air Command, Makurdi; AVM Christopher Okoye from Special Operations Command Bauchi to Training Command Kaduna and, “AVM Sani Ahmed from Logistics Command Ikeja to Special Operations Command, Bauchi.
The two newly-appointed AOCs are AVM Stephen Onuh Mobility Command, Yenagoa and AVM Ibrahim Yahaya, Logistics Command, Ikeja.
In the same vein, AVM Ajibola Jekennu is now the Commandant Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, while AVM Isiyaka Bukar becomes the Commandant Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna.
Others are: Air Commodore Hassan Abubakar appointed the new commander, 011 Presidential Air Fleet Abuja, and Air Commodore Ismaila Yahaya now the Principal Air Staff Officer to the Chief of Air Staff.
The statement explained that the recent redeployment though a routine exercise, was aimed at ensuring that NAF was effectively manned for operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Tanzanian police charge Jamii Forums founder
BBC News – Africa

Tanzania’s police charge the co-founder of a whistle-blowing website for not revealing users’ details.

Benue governor suspends commissioner over alleged murder of APC member
Vanguard News

The Benue state Executive Council has suspended the state’s Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Sekav Iyortyom, for three months pending the determination of an alleged murder charges against him.
Also suspended from office for three months is the Sole Administrator of Buruku Local Government Area, Mr. David Yiman, who is also facing murder charges.
Iyortyom and six others were recently declared wanted by the police in connection with the alleged assassination of Joseph Tondo, a chairmanship aspirant in Buruku local government area.
State Information and Orientation Commissioner, Chief Odeh Ageh, made this announcement at the end of the weekly State Executive Council meeting in Makurdi.
He said: “The decision of the council would be communicated to the state House of Assembly, which will also be requested to approve an acting Sole Administrator for Buruku. I must emphasise that the council took the decision in line with the policy of the Ortom administration to comply with the Rule of Law and due process.”

Suspension of Export of Semi-processed Wood Non-negotiable, Says Minister
THISDAYLIVE

The Minister of Environment, Amina Muhammed, has said there is no going back on the December 31, 2016 suspension of the export of semi-processed wood in the country, adding that there is no alternative to replenish what is going out.
The minister, who was recently appointed as the Deputy Secretary ‎General of the United Nations, on Friday lamented that over one million trees were cut down everyday in Nigeria, stressing that the ministry had given enough notice concerning the suspension.
She added that a policy framework to put an end to deforestation in the country had been put in place.

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Immigration repatriates 769 in Cross River

The Cross River Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Friday said that it had repatriated 769 migrants who gained entry into the state without valid travel documents this year. Mrs Funke Adeuyi, the state Comptroller of NIS, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar.

I Never Spoke To Any Electoral Officer – Wike
Nigerian News from

Rivers State Governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike has dismissed the audio recording currently circulating in the media, where he allegedly threatened to kill staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that refuses to work for him during the just concluded legislative rerun election in the state.
He insisted never spoke with any electoral officer or anyone for that matter, either in person or over the phone seeking to influence the elections, saying that the alleged audio clip was aimed at diverting the attention of the public from the electoral fraud and violence allegedly perpetrated by federal security agencies during the rerun election.
Wike, who spoke on Thursday night at Government House, Port Harcourt, the audio clip was fabricated using audio software, saying, “When you look at certain things, you just laugh. At no time did I speak to any electoral officer, let alone issue threats to any electoral officer.
“There is nowhere I spoke to an electoral officer, threatening him or her as the case maybe. I never spoke with anybody, I never threatened anybody. Nobody can say that he sat with me or that I threatened him or how. Let any electoral officer come forward to say that Ì call him or her on phone.
“I never spoke to anybody. It is totally not correct. The major issue is, did the police participate in rigging election? Did the Army participate in rigging election? Did INEC compromise? The police is denying somebody that was captured on video. That is what they are trying to cover up.
“Face the reality and stop chasing shadows. Let them show me. What is audio clip? What can’t this government do? I don’t have an orderly, I don’t have a Chief Security Officer, I don’t have a camp Commandant. All were taken away before the election.”
The governor stated that rather than bring the SARS Commander, Mr Akin Fakorede to justice for his criminal activities captured on video during the rerun elections, the Police authorities have arrested the policemen who accompanied him to stop Fakorede from swapping Rivers East Senatorial District results sheet.
Wike said, “They have now arrested and detained the policemen who accompanied me to the collation centre to stop that criminal. Even Akin Fakorede who was caught on video, has been released so that police can bungle it.
“What kind of country is this? And you are telling me that they are circulating a contrived audio clip. You caught a man on camera committing crime, but you have swept it under the carpet.”

Group okays lift on Forex restriction
News Agency of Nigeria

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) on Friday lauded the Federal Government’s plans to lift foreign exchange restriction on 41 imported items.
Mr Stanley Ezenga, the National Publicity Secretary of the association, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
NAN reports that the Federal Government had indicated its readiness to lift the forex ban it placed on some 41 items in 2015.
Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun, had in the 2017 Fiscal Policy Roadmap, said Federal Government “will replace administrative measures on list of 41 items with fiscal measures to reduce demand pressure in the parallel market.

Supreme Court Dismisses Nyako’s Appeal For Reinstatement
Channels Television

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, seeking for his reinstatement as governor of the state. Mr Nyako had approached the apex court to order his reinstatement to office after ruling in his favour that his impeachment by the state House of Assembly was illegal.

All Is Set For Zahra Buhari To Say ‘I Do’ To Ahmed Indimi

All is set for the wedding between the president’s second daughter, Zahra Buhari and billionaire businessman’s son, Ahmed Indimi. The wedding program is expected to start in Abuja at 2:00pm today.

Updated: FG, States, LGAS, share 387 bilion Naira November allocation
BusinessDay

Amidst the further decrease of crude oil export volume, the The Federal, States and Local Government Areas of Nigeria shared a declining November allocation of 387 billion Naira, a figure less than 420 billion shared in October.
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Boy, 12, nabbed trying to bomb Christmas market
Punch Newspapers

German prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a case in which a 12-year-old boy allegedly tried to detonate a home-made nail bomb at a Christmas market. News weekly Focus first reported the case, saying a German-Iraqi child had plotted the attack, possibly after being radicalised by Islamic State group jihadists.

 

 

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