Fayose Packing Out Of Ekiti Govt House; Jonathan Declines Him Audience After Called Him ‘That Stupid President’ [Photos]

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  • Jonathan Angry With Fayose
  • Fayose Boarded Nigerian Airforce Jet With Military Chiefs To Meet Jonathan
  • GEJ Refuses To Meet Him At Aso Rock For Mismanaging N21 Billion Campaign Fund & For Calling Him ‘That Stupid President”
  • Fayose Caught On Tape Calling Jonathan Stupid For Refusing To Use Soldiers To Rig Election

This report you are about to read is from a credible source in Ayodele Fayose’s administration.

Insiders alleged that the governor is deeply troubled with the recent development in his state.

The first trouble he is dealing with is the impeachment move being put together by 19 APC lawmakers.

Secondly, the man has bite the finger that fed him.

He has offended President Goodluck Jonathan greatly and the man has decided to leave him to his fate.

Sources inside the Presidency alleged that Fayose’s trouble with President Jonathan started during his re-election campaign. It was alleged that Jonathan entrusted his N21 billion campaign fund into Fayose’s hand which he allegedly mismanaged.fayose fg private jet

Why President Jonathan Turns Down Request To See Fayose On His Visit To Aso Rock

PDP sources said the President is angry with Fayose over mismanagement of campaign cash and image problem the governor caused him by his relentless attacks on the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, which soared support for the retired General while diminishing the profile of the President.

Security sources said Fayose compounded problem for himself while condemning President Jonathan for not using soldiers for the election.

“Security officers were holding a meeting with the governor and he was told to ensure adequate security to douse tension. Carelessly, the governor said he was not sure whether “that stupid President will agree like he refused to do during the presidential election”.

“Unfortunately, Fayose did not know that he was being recorded. The tape was sent to the President who after listening to it decided to leave Fayose to his fate.

Yesterday, Governor Ayodele Fayose was said to have sensed the danger coming for being rude to his political god-father, the man who brought him back into Ekiti State House from exile.

jonathan angry with fayose

He reportedly moved almost all his property from the Ekiti State House. 4 Hilux vans were seen moving his personal belongings from the Governor’s lodge to his Spotless Hotel.

Each Hilux van made 4 trips between the State House and the Spotless Hotel on Thursday..

2 Weeks before now, Fayose was said to have moved some beds to his Afao and Ibadan homes.

Another source said Fayose’s behaviour betrayed his intention in recent times, citing his last week secret journey out of Ekiti State and today’s recorded broadcast to Ekiti people.

“He likes loud life, but his behaviour recently suggests he is greatly troubled. He sneaked out of Ekiti State last week and quietly entered. Today, he presented a recorded broadcast to the people as a live broadcast.

Something is wrong with oga. The way he is moving his property out of the Government House confirms he is up to a game that is known only to himself,” the source said.

Another source in Abuja said Fayose has been running from pillar to post in order to seek President Jonathan’s forgiveness, citing that the opposition party leaders are the ones using black power to force him to disrespect Jonathan.

This is serious. Why is Fayose making so many mistakes?

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EXPOSED: President Jonathan And The PDP’s Parting Lies… No, Not The First or Second…

Goodluck Jonathan The First African Incumbent To Concede Defeat?

“Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.” – Confucius

“Claiming a title you did not earn is fraud” – Dictionary

I was compelled to ask myself this question as a result of the flurry of rave reviews given to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan by journalists, political scientists, public affairs analysts, social media commentators and sundry personalities over his graceful concession of defeat to General Muhammadu Buhari.

One of the pseudo-public affairs analysts even went as far as to enthuse that “It is still a surprise to me that a developing country’s president could act the way Jonathan has acted”.

This prompted me to conduct a research as to whether or not GEJ is the first African incumbent to readily concede defeat at the polls. However, before you read further, note that this piece is not meant to belittle GEJ’s noble conduct. NO! It is simply meant to set the record straight!

Below are my findings:

Indeed, the first president in post- colonial Africa to transfer power peacefully and gracefully to an Opposition candidate was Somalian President, Aden Abdulle Osman. And this was as far back as 1968!

1. In 1968, Somalian President, Aden Abdulle Osman conceded defeat and handed over power to Opposition candidate, Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke.

2. In 1991, Zambian President, Kenneth Kaunda of the United National Independence Party (UNIP) which had ruled Zambia for 27 years (1964-1991) conceded defeat and handed over power to Opposition candidate, Frederick Chiluba of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD).

3. In 1994, Malawian President, Hastings Banda conceded defeat and handed over power to Opposition candidate, Bakili Muluzi.

4. In 2000, Senegalese President, Abdou Diouf congratulated and handed over power to Opposition candidate, Abdoulaye Wade.

5. In 2000, Mauritanian Prime Minister, Navinchandra Ramgoolam accepted defeat defeat and handed over power to Opposition candidate, Sir Anerood Jugnauth.

6. In 1999 Nelson Mandela of South Africa did not just hand over, he fulfilled his promise of stepping down and not running for a second term. A promise Goodluck Jonathan also made but failed to keep.

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INEC Accuses Governor Of Sabotage…Says Only PVCs Will Be Used For Guber/Assembly Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has received reports that some political leaders are asking members of the public to disregard its stated resolve to use Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and Smart Card Readers (SCRs) for the April 11, 2015 Governorship and State Assembly elections.

 The Commission in a statement said “a particular state governor in the North Central geo-political zone is reported to have assured voters in the state that they could come out to vote on Election Day with Temporary Voter Cards (TVCs) if they do not have the PVC, and that INEC will not be allowed to insist on the use of SCRs for voter accreditation.

 “Members of the public are strongly advised to disregard false assurances that contradict the regulations INEC has outlined for the Governorship and State Assembly elections. The Commission reaffirms that only voters with genuine PVCs should come out to the polling units on Election Day, and that guidelines issued on the use of SCRs for the April 11 elections will be strictly applied. Any action infringing these guidelines will be an electoral offence, and security agents will be on hand to apprehend offenders.”

 It further said “The Commission commends Nigerian voters for their peaceful conduct and exemplary resilience, even in the face of minor challenges, during the Presidential and National Assembly elections on March 28, 2015. It, however, considers it unfortunate that some leaders would misguide the public and thereby prepare ground for needless disruptions to the polling process on April 11. INEC hereby warns that any obstruction to the processes it has put in place for the elections by any person, no matter how highly placed, will constitute an electoral offence punishable in law.”

 Meanwhile, the Commission has assigned the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Kogi State, Alhaji Hussaini Halilu Pai, to supervise the conduct of the Governorship and State Assembly elections in Kano State, following the tragic demise of the state REC Alhaji Minkala Abdullahi last weekend. Before his posting as FCT REC, Alhaji Pai was Ekiti State REC, where he conducted the controversial Governorship Election of June 21, 2014.

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Kidnappers of Orekoya Kids Demand N13m Ransom

Kidnappers of the Orekoya kids have demanded a N13 million ransom for their release.

The kids were abducted by their housemaid on April 8, a day after she was hired.

The kids are Ademola (6), Adedamola (4) and Aderomola (11 months).

The housemaid, Mary Akinloye, a 23-year-old indigene of Ibadan, Oyo States, was said to have been hired through OLX, an online trading portal.

The agency, formerly known as Dealfish, deals in buying and selling; it is also a free classified advert website where one can easily post adverts including vacancies for free.

Akinloye was said to have told the kids’ eldest brother, Michael (10), that she was going to buy his siblings’ biscuits.

Yesterday, the Orekoyas got a call, asking them to pay a N13 million ransom.

All the family’s efforts to reach the maid had failed until yesterday. The Ikorodu, Lagos address she gave could also not be traced.

Michael alerted their mother to the disappearance of his siblings when the maid did not return with them by 1pm, about five hours after they left home.

Around 9am yesterday, the children’s mother, Mrs Adebisi Orekoya reached the maid’s phone, but heard a male voice that demanded a N13 million ransom.

The Orekoyas begged to speak with their children and the kidnappers promised to get back to them at 10am.

“They called at 10am and gave the phone to my children; I asked them (two of the children) ‘how are you?’ They said ‘mummy, we are fine.’ The kidnappers then told us to get the money as soon as possible, else…,” she said.

A distraught Mrs Orekoya wondered how the woman she decided to help turned to hurt her.

“I just want to appeal to them to return my children; we do not have that kind of money. I wonder what they are given the 11-month old baby to eat since yesterday,” she said.

Mrs Orekoya, who works in a bank, urged the police to help recover her children.

She seemed to have had a premonition of the incidence, saying: “I was supposed to leave home by 6am that day to resume work by 7:30am but I couldn’t leave until 7:30am. Despite that I kept returning to our apartment from downstairs, asking the children if they were alright. They replied ‘yes.’ I will go downstairs again and return up stairs, going to their (children’s) room asking again if they were alright and they would say ‘Yes mum.’ That was how I left home after the third time of doing so; it’s unfortunate that it turned out this way.”

Mrs Orekoya’s father, Senior Apostle Adegoke Adekunle, appealed to the kidnappers to release his grand children.

He said the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Itire Police Station, Isah Abdulmajid has visited the family, adding: “We hope the security agents will help with their (children) release.”

Lagos Police Command spokesman, Kenneth Nwosu, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), confirmed the ransom demanded by the kidnappers.

He said efforts were on to nail the culprits and rescues the children.

“All hands must be on the deck to rescue the children,” he said.

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5 Persons Caught With Arms, Ammunition, Indian Hemp In Rivers

The Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has commended the State Joint Security Taskforce on the arrest Thursday evening of about five persons with three AK-47 riffles, ammunitions and assorted indian hemp at ‘Barracks’, behind Wimpey in Rumueme area of Port Harcourt.

It was learnt that those arrested are likely hired thugs and the arms and ammunition are to be used to unleash violence on voters and innocent citizens before or during the gubernatorial elections on Saturday.

Governor Amaechi hailed the security agencies on the arrest. He urged voters and the people of Rivers State to remain calm and peaceful as the Joint security Taskforce in the State has assured him that they are poised to ensure a peaceful, violence free elections; and the safety of lives and property before, during and after the elections.

Governor Amaechi further called on Rivers voters to come out en masse on Saturday to vote as their safety and security is assured.

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Buhari Thanks EU, US For Role In Nigeria’s Elections

President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has commended Italy and other members of the European Union (EU) for standing by Nigeria in the challenging period before and during the ongoing elections.

 Speaking while receiving Ambassador Fulvio Rustico, the Italian Ambassador to Nigeria at his residence on Thursday in Abuja, General Buhari said the EU nations and the United States of America played key roles in the stabilization of Nigeria in this critically important and challenging period.

 Receiving a letter of congratulations from the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, which was delivered by Ambassador Rustico, Buhari promised to pay attention to areas that will enhance the existing bilateral relations between the two countries.

 In his letter to the President-elect, the Italian President congratulated General Buhari on his victory and commended Nigerians for the peaceful conduct of the elections. He said Italy was prepared to assist Nigeria in managing domestic terrorism, drawing from their own experience with internal terror in the 1970s and 1980s.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian community in Oman has welcomed General Buhari’s victory in the presidential election, describing the outcome of the election as one that has brought happiness to everyone in their community.

In a congratulatory letter to the President-elect by, Dr. Ben Nnamdi Emenyeonu, Chairman of the Community, the Nigerians in Oman said, “the overwhelming mandate you received through the ballots speaks volumes about the magnitude of the trust Nigerians reposed in you, and we believe your leadership will mark the beginning of an era in which safety, sanity and probity will make a return to governance and the general way of life in our dear nation.”

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The First Class Scholarship Gov Akapabio Never Gave But Lied That He Did

By Fejiro Oliver

He is not just an alleged assassin governor who takes away the lives of political enemies through the use of his comrade in arms, but without allegation, he is a pathological liar and deceiver.

This is the story of how Gov. Godswill Akpabio told the world that he gave a government scholar to one of its citizens that made a First Class in 2010 from the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), widely published in the papers, which were all lies.

President Goodluck Jonathan had just been confirmed as the President of Nigeria, following the death of President Musa Yaradua and his first assignment was to be the guest to the convocation of UNIPORT as its visitor. Naturally, many governors jostled to be there, and Akpabio was no exception.

The best graduating student, Arit Okon Eminue with a CGPA of 4.88, the highest in the history of the school then was given an invitation card as well as an official letter to give to the governor of her home state, who incidentally is Akpabio, which he attended.

After delivering her valedictory speech, Arit had photo session with the governor, while the Press Corps had series of interviews with her. Her interview was the front page of the State owned Pioneer Newspaper. Her phone number was demanded for by an aide of the governor, who stated that she is needed at the Government House, Uyo. The next day after her convocation, she went to the Government House to see Akpabio. She couldn’t attend the convocation of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) even though she was invited; where the governor publicly announced that he was giving her a scholarship as well as other UNIUYO First Class graduates.

We gathered that they spoke at length with the Governor asking to know what the State can do for her. She demanded for a scholarship to cover her Masters and PhD programmes, which the Governor agreed and advised her to apply to Ivy Universities abroad. Her demand was necessitated by the Governors announcement of already giving her and others scholarship during his visit to UNIUYO. With the discussion over, he directed that his P.A, Emmanuel Inyangetoh collect her number for direct communication once she get admission to enable him pay the money needed.
THE PRANK BEGAN

Soon after she applied for her transcript and admission, she needed a letter from the State Government acknowledging sponsorship of the programme, but every attempt to get to Inyangetoh and the governor were futile and the admission elapsed.

Not giving up, she applied again the next year and got admission letter from Coventry University (Msc International Relations) but this time her attempt to get across to the PA was successful, and after much dribbling, she was sent a message around 3am that she should be in Uyo to see the Governor by 10am. By then, she was married and living in the Eastern part of the country. Despite having health issue due to miscarriage and advised to take adequate rest, her husband still arranged for transportation to Uyo.

Getting to the Government House, she was kept waiting till 5pm in the waiting room but never saw him. Few weeks later, Akpabio told the PA to get her documents with intention to give her a slot in the NDDC scholarship as the State had three slots. Ironically enough, NDDC scholarship covers science related subjects and it will take a magic of the 21st century for them to give to an Arts course at that time.
AKPABIO PLAYS THE CARD

In his usual deceptive manner, she never heard from the Governor or the PA again, as they both stopped picking her calls till the admission ended. The school magnanimously offered to extend the admission to the next session being February just to give the government time to release the money but mum was the word from them. With all this done under another pregnancy, she lost it travelling the bad roads of Abia State to Uyo and ever since then; she has been unable to get pregnant.

The Governor who is known for doling out cash on flimsy reasons killed the chance of its own indigene, but told the world a different story. Many Akwa Ibomites today curse Arit father for being an All Progressive Congress (APC) politician, describing him as being ungrateful, after Akpabio sent their daughter abroad for her PhD. Her father who is the immediate past Pro Chancellor of UNIUYO is currently under attack, using the the police. Alongside the EX Vice Chancellor, they are being hounded to return the official cars they used for five years, since he is now a member of the APC.

The question on the lips of people is “Is she because she is an Oron girl, whose people are demanding to produce the governor?

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Chibok Girls Are Still Alive – FG

THE Federal Government yesterday denied knowledge of a report, which claimed that the over 200 school girls kidnapped from Chibok community by members of Boko Haram sect about one year ago have been killed.

The Coordinator of National Information Centre (NIC), Mr. Mike Omeri, during a security briefing yesterday in Abuja, maintained that all hope on rescuing the girls alive was not lost yet.

He urged Nigerians to be hopeful as recovery of the captured towns and villages from Boko Haram were still ongoing, urging people to disregard speculations.

Omeri said: “The search for Chibok girls continues and that is why even with capture of Bama and the rest, security and military have never relent. And until it is concluded, we cannot begin to believe speculation.

“I think the one year anniversary is next week, and we hope to give a comprehensive report on what we know so far, and how far the searching has gone.

“So, the assurance I will give you is that everywhere is being combed and whatever element we found will be revealed to appropriate authority, and nobody is going to keep anything secret.”

He urged Nigerians to be vigilant during the Saturday governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections, adding that military would be ready to subdue any form of attack from any terror group.

Omeri assured that the Nigerian military would be on ground in troubled states to ensure a peaceful election.

He urged the citizens, especially those in the area where the military has been battling the Boko Haram, to remain calm and vigilant.

His words: “Recall that in our statement on the eve of the presidential and National Assembly elections. We reiterated to Nigerians the need to exercise the highest level of vigilance and also scrutinise the activities of unknown and strange persons within their environment.

“In respect of the forthcoming governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections, we remind the citizens to maintain a similar level of vigilance and caution to ensure a peaceful and incident-free exercise.”

But yesterday, members of the #BringBackOurGirls advocacy said the Chibok girls would never be forgotten.

#BBOG is organising a Week of Global Action to commemorate the year anniversary of the girls’ abduction with different activities, which will climax on April 14.

The events, according to the group, are to remind the world that the 219 Chibok girls are still in captivity after a year.

The events will include a walkathon, a Special Juma’at prayer in mosques nationwide and a special Asr Prayer at the Unity Fountain; a Special Sunday services in churches nationwide and a commemoration service at the Unity Fountain; social media chats;  a worldwide school girls’ march;  the presentation of 219  #ChibokGirls ambassadors, a commemoration lecture by Cardinal John Onaiyekan, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, and a candle lit vigil.

Oby Ezekwesili and Hadiza Bala-Usman, who revealed the activities in a statement, added that in reflecting the global spread of the movement, #BBOG groups in several cities, many other partner groups, communities and individuals all over the world have been informed about the activities in honour of the girls.

They added: “It is soon to be one year and our #ChibokGirls are not back! We must all continue to lend our voices to call for their rescue. We find their continued captivity extremely unacceptable.

“Our abiding advocacy for their cause is specific in demanding that the Federal Government should give our girls justice that they deserve by immediately rescuing them.

“Therefore, wherever you may be around the world, we urge you to join us in declaring that our innocent #ChibokGirls are global citizens that the world must ensure are #NeverToBeForgotten.

“We cannot afford to move on without a positive closure on this monumental tragedy that befell young women who went to school to be educated. Our girls are crying to be rescued!”

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REVEALED: The Men, and Woman Who Pressured Jonathan to Concede Defeat

As Nigerians and the international community continue to praise President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat to his main challenger, Muhammadu Buhari, in the March 28 presidential election, PREMIUM TIMES has received exclusive details of how the president took the decision of making the historic concession telephone call to Mr. Buhari.

Reliable officials, knowledgeable about the drama that unfolded at the presidential villa that March 31, said Mr. Jonathan was pulled by two contending forces: loyalists who kept pressuring him to concede defeat and congratulate Mr. Buhari, and hawks who insisted he and his party should strongly challenge the APC candidate’s victory.

Our sources said even before collation began at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja, Mr. Jonathan had indicated he would accept whatever outcome once the election is considered free and fair.

But while the President was on the verge of keeping that promise, some “hawks” in the presidency and the party rushed to the first family’s official residence to warn him against any “hasty decision”.

“They were telling the president that a lot of options were still open, and that the game was not over,” one of our sources said. “They were doing all manners of analyses, and assuring the president that ultimately, he would triumph.”

“At a point the president became confused and it was clear the forces opposed to the president’s decision to concede victory was gaining control. As some of them were talking to the president in the villa, others who were far away were calling the President on telephone. The president was in a dilemma.”

Another presidential aide said while in that state of confusion, the President invited the Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, to ask his opinion.

Those who overheard the conversation between the two men said Mr. Chidoka begged the president to disregard any contrary counsel and quickly concede defeat.

“Mr. President, I can tell you that by congratulating Buhari, you would have done the unthinkable and history will surely be kind to you,” a presidential aide quoted the aviation minister as saying.

Our sources said as the President and Mr. Chidoka conversed, the Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, arrived.

“He quickly joined Osita (the aviation minister) in appealing to the President to ignore those advising him not to concede defeat,” a witness said. “In fact, I saw Adoke and Osita kneeling before the president in deference and begging him to take the right decision in the interest of the country.”

Our sources said at this point, Mr. Jonathan appeared convinced. But more calls came in from people believed to be opposed to any concession move, and the president became confused again.

At that point, the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, arrived, and she quickly joined the party working to convince Mr. Jonathan to make the historic call.

While Mr. Adoke departed shortly after Mrs Okonjo-Iweala’s arrival, the finance minister and her aviation counterpart continued to appeal to the President to make the right decision.

At a point, the Special Assistant to the President on Domestic Matters, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, joined the party.

He reportedly knelt before the president, held his hand, and said, “You need to congratulate Buhari now sir. I think you should leave this place on May 29 holding your head high.”

Mr. Dudafa then offered to place a call to Mr. Buhari so the President could speak with him. Mr. Jonathan agreed.

So at about 5:15 p.m. that March 31, Mr. Jonathan spoke to Mr. Buhari, congratulating him for his victory in the presidential election.

At 5:27 p.m., Mr. Chidoka, while still at the presidential villa, tweeted, “President Jonathan congratulates Gen. Buhari in a phone call this evening.”

He further tweeted, “President Jonathan will address the nation after a meeting with PDP officials.

“President Jonathan is a democrat by instinct, he has expanded the civic space and entrenched genuine democracy. A great future awaits him as sets a continental example on the essence of democracy.

“President Jonathan, by refusing to be an African Big Man, has indeed become an African role model. Soon when emotions subside, the story of Pres. Jonathan’s stubborn commitment to democracy and peace will be told.”

When contacted Monday, Mr. Chidoka said he was not prepared to discuss what transpired at the president’s residence on the day of the historic concession call.

Mrs. Okonjo Iweala could not be reached for comments. Calls to her spokesperson, Paul Nwabuikwu, did not connect.

With presidential election results from all but one of Nigeria’s 36 states counted, and Mr. Buhari, clearly in unassailable lead, President Jonathan had telephoned the APC candidate to concede defeat.

At the time the call was made, INEC was yet to declare Mr. Buhari winner because it was still expecting results from Nigeria’s remote Borno State.

By the time the Borno vote was added to the tally, Mr. Buhari garnered 15,416,221 votes to Mr. Jonathan’s 12,853, 162 votes.

The historic concession telephone call defused tension across Nigeria and has thrown up Mr. Jonathan as a democracy hero.

That conversation is believed to have saved Nigeria from descending into violence in the aftermath of the election.

In a nationwide broadcast after INEC officially declared Mr. Buhari winner, President Jonathan told Nigerians he kept his pledge to deliver a credible election.

Source: Premium Times

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Patience Jonathan Sacks EFCC, Allocates Anti-Graft Agency’s Office To ADC…As Officials Loot, Share Govt Properties

With about six weeks to vacate their offices, top officials of the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration have embarked on a looting spree, selling off priced government properties to themselves at ridiculous and scandalous prices. To further compound the impunity of the Jonathan’s administration, a building allocated to Nigeria’s anti-graft police, the EFCC used for intelligence operations since the days of Nuhu Ribadu and Farida Waziri as heads of the organisation, has been taken off from the current head of the agency, Ibrahim Lamorde by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan and allocated to her police ADC, one Assistant Commissioner of Police, Uche Ifeanyi.

An aggrieved top presidential aide who confirmed the last minute sharing of government properties located within the Aso Rock presidential villa, high brow areas of Abuja such as Wuse 2, Asokoro and Maitama as well as in places like Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Apapa GRA and Ikeja GRA in Lagos, disclosed that Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim is the one coordinating the last minute looting and sharing exercise.

It was further learnt that as part of deliberate and well coordinated efforts under the supervision of Nigeria’s controversial Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN to cripple the EFCC soon after its immediate past chairman, Farida Waziri was relieved of her position, Lamorde largely seen as weak and docile was summoned to the villa to surrender the keys to the building located at 15 Ibrahim Taiwo road within the Aso Rock villa. “He was not even allowed to remove the EFCC furniture in the building”, the source added.

The building was subsequently allocated to Mrs Jonathan’s ADC to live in. To give the criminal effrontery official seal, the property which is a seven bedroom duplex with two bungalows is now being given to the First Lady’s aide to buy at less than the price of the furniture in the building. The source also disclosed that apart from Mrs Jonathan’s ADC, ministers, President Jonathan’s aides, friends and associates are the main beneficiaries of the on-going hurried sell-off of government choice properties across major cities.

Further details of who has bought or is buying what in the mad looting going on in Abuja will soon be made public by this medium.

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For Fear Of Probe, Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke Flees To London…Feigns Sickness As Cover To Escape

Barely two months to the inauguration of a new government, the fear of the President-Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari is already driving corrupt officials who wield enormous power under the out-going Goodluck Jonathan administration, out of the country. Buhari has declared that the fight against corruption will be a major drive of his in-coming administration.

iReports-ng.com gathered that following her failure to get President Jonathan and ex-Head of state, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar secure a soft landing deal for her from Gen Buhari last weekend, controversial Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison Madueke has fled the country to the United Kingdom, from where she might escape to a safe haven.

It was gathered that Diezani who has a plethora of corruption allegations against her left the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday aboard a British Airways flight. A reliable source in the presidential villa told iReports-ng.com that “madam had to take off far ahead of the inauguration of the government of Gen Buhari because she is scared he may turn his searchlight on the oil sector.” Ironically, the minister who is widely known to travel around in private jets had to travel this time in the first class cabin of the British Airways flight.

When contacted to confirm the Minister’s whereabout, one of her aides who pleaded for anonymity confirmed Mrs Alison-Madueke indeed left the country on Monday morning but gave a different reason for the trip. According to the minister’s aide “it is true the Hon. Minister traveled but she went to take care of her health because she has been down medically and she needs proper medical attention.”

On when the Minister will be back in the country, the aide said “no one can say when she will be back. That depends on her health and the advice of her doctors. She may come before May 29, she may decide to stay back with her children over there till anytime to take care of herself.”

iReports-ng.com however learnt that the once powerful woman feigned sickness and actually pretended to be seriously sick while going through immigration at the airport departure lounge over fears that she might be stopped from fleeing the country.

Nigerians are waiting to see Mrs Alison-Madueke account for the $20 billion former CBN governor and now Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has continued to insist was diverted from the federation account by the Minister and her cronies in NNPC.

Apart from this, a group of whistleblowers against corruption has accused Diezani Alison-Madueke, of squandering millions of dollars of public funds to rent private jets for the conduct of her official activities. In a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the group, known as Crusader for Good Governance, demanded that Ms. Allison-Madueke be investigated for her habit of spending extravagant sums to rent private jets for her official hops.

Mrs. Alison-Madueke has frequently traveled around the world in private jets since becoming a minister, first under the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and later under President Goodluck Jonathan. In addition, she often moves members of her family in private jets.

In 2010, President Jonathan appointed Mrs. Alison-Madueke to the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the nerve center of the Nigerian economy and traditionally the vortex of corruption in a country that is widely regarded as one of the most corrupt in the world.

Since being appointed minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Alison-Madueke has become one of the most powerful Nigerian government officials. Several reports have linked her to sleazy oil deals and a penchant for wastage of public funds.

She has spent some N2 billion on private jet rentals, according to the petition submitted to the EFCC by Enugu-based “Crusader For Good Governance.” The petition was signed by Okechukwu Obiora Nnamdi, the group’s leader.

The group accused Mrs. Alison-Maduekwe of spending $300,000 on an average international trip outside of Nigeria. She reportedly spends as much as $500,000 on trips to such destinations as China, Malaysia and several North American countries, according to the petition. The petitioners listed some of the minister’s most lavish trips.

  • During Easter break, she flew a private jet to Dubai with members of her family at the cost of $300,000.
  • During President Jonathan’s visit to South Africa, she flew in a private jet that cost Nigeria $300,000.
  • The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), a government agency she oversees, maintains a Challenger 850 Visa jet which serves the minister’s needs as well as those of her family. The cost of running the jet is $500,000 per month.
  • Ms. Allison-Madueke went to a meeting of the Oil Producing and Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Austria in a private jet.

In addition, the petitioners alleged that, in the last two years, the Petroleum minister has never attended any meeting outside Nigeria in a commercial jet or in any of the jets maintained by the Nigerian Presidency. They stated that she had wasted more than N2 billion on the maintenance of aircraft in the last two years. They accused her of being the only minister who consistently uses private jets to arrive at destinations when the Nigerian president travels abroad.

The petition also carpets Mrs. Allison-Madueke for often doing official jobs out of her house, which means that she is frequently absent from her official desk at the ministry.

As alleged in the petition to the EFCC, Mrs. Alison-Madueke also frequently uses the services of Vista Jet, a Swiss luxury aviation company that provides jets to wealthy businessmen around the world. Vista Jet has done deals with such Nigerians as Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State and Nduka Obaigbena, the flamboyant publisher of Thisday newspaper.

Curiously, Vista Jet has a Nigerian businessman, Kola Aluko, on its board. Mr. Aluko, who once acted as Vista Jet’s West African representative, is known to be close to Ms. Alison-Madueke. “[Kola] Aluko and Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke are neck deep in the oil business,” said a source at the NNPC. “She helped him [Mr. Aluko] to land a choice allocation of pricey oil blocks through a company called Seven Energy,” added the source.

In a petition sent to the Nigerian Senate by the Delta Producing Communities, Ms. Alison-Madueke is accused of transferring the ownership of four oil mining licenses (OML), 30, 34, 26 and 42, to Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept which belongs to Mr. Omokore.

The US-educated minister was long known for her interest in wealth and social climbing. During Nigeria’s last years of military dictatorship, she was linked to several military officers, including one-time Foreign Minister, General Ike Nwachukwu (retd.) and Rear Admiral Allison Amaechina Madueke (retd.), her current husband who was once Nigeria’s chief of naval staff.

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Police Arrest Fayose’s Commissioner, Aides with weapons, charms

Ekiti State Commissioner for Works Kayode Oso, Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters Ademola Bello and four others were yesterday arrested by the police at the vicinity of the House of Assembly.

They were among the loyalists of Governor Ayo Fayose who laid siege to the precincts of the Assembly complex, waiting for the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers.

Also arrested are Adeyanju Oluwole, Raphael Adebayo, Babajide Adebayo and Wasiu Ogunsakin.

Police sources said they were arrested with one black colour Ford pick-up van with registration number EK 05-B27 and one blue Toyota Hilux van with registration number AA 363 YEK.

The two vehicles, believed to belong to the state government, were carrying weapons, including nine live cartridges, 10 cutlasses, charms, fake US dollars, a carton of Regal dry gin, a parcel of Indian hemp and six small kegs of kerosene.

Some of the thugs in the entourage reportedly escaped during their encounter with the policemen.

Police Commissioner Taiwo Lakanu could not be reached for comments on phone proved abortive as he did not pick his calls. Neither did he reply text messages sent to his cell phone.

Police spokesman Alberto Adeyemi, in a text message, said he was not aware of the arrest.

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