CAF Shortlist 30 For African Player Of The Year Award, Mikel, Four Other Nigerians Listed [Full List]

The Nigerian football trio of John Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho made the list of the 30 players shortlisted for the CAF African player of the year award for 2016.

Also, the duo of Mfon Udoh of Enyimba FC and Chisom Chikatara of Wydad FC of Morocco made the cut for the Africa-based Player of the Year award.

The list includes the 2015 African player of the year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Andre Ayew of Ghana.

THE FULL LIST

African Player of the Year

1. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)

2. El Arabi Hillel Soudani (Algeria & Dinamo Zagreb)

3. Islam Slimani (Algeria & Leicester City)

4. Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon & Antalyaspor)

5. Benjamin Mounkandjo (Cameroon & Lorient)

6. Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire & PSG)

7. Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United)

8. Yao Kouasi Gervais ‘Gervinho’ (Cote d’Ivoire & Hebei Fortune)

9.Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma)

10. Mohamed El Neny (Egypt & Arsenal)

11. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Dortmund)

12. Andre Ayew (Ghana & West Ham)

13. Victor Wanyama (Kenya & Tottenham)

14. William Jebor (Liberia & Wydad Athletic Club)

15. Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)

16. Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)

17. John Mikel Obi (Nigeria & Chelsea)

18. Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Manchester City)

19. Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & Leicester City)

20. Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo & Villareal)

21. Yannick Bolasie (DR Congo & Everton)

22. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

23. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)

24. Keegan Dolly (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

25. Itumeleng Khune (South Africa & Kaizer Chiefs)

26. Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania & Genk)

27. Aymen Abdennour Tunisia & Valencia)

28. Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia & Sunderland)

29. Dennis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

30. Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns)

African Player of the Year – Based in Africa

1. Dennis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

2. Itumeleng Khune (South Africa & Kaizer Chiefs)

3. Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel)

4. Joel Kimwaki (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

5. Joyce Lomalisa (DR Congo & AS Vita)

6. Salif Coulibaly (Mali & TP Mazembe)

7. Ali Gabr (Egypt & Zamalek)

8. Keegan Dolly (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns) 9. Jackson Mwanza (Zambia & Zesco United)

10. Rainford Kalaba (Zambia & TP Mazembe)

11. Elia Meschak (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)

12. Aymen Hefny (Egypt & Zamalek)

13. Morgan Betorangal (Chad & MO Bejaia)

14. Hlompho Kekana (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

15. Hamza Lahmar (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel)

16. Jesse Were (Kenya & Zesco United)

17. Idris Mbombo (DR Congo & Zesco United)

18. Chisom Chikatara (Nigeria & Wydad Athletic Club)

19. William Jebor (Liberia & Wydad Athletic Club)

20. Reda Hajhouj (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)

21. Fabrice Nguessi Ondama (Congo & Wydad Athletic Club)

22. Mfon Udon (Nigeria & Enyimba)

23. Bassem Morsi (Egypt & Zamalek)

24. Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns)

25. Yannick Zakri (Cote d’Ivoire & Mamelodi Sundowns)

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BET Hip Hop Awards 2016 Winners: The Complete List

Being aired simultaneously with U.S Vice-Presidential debate Tuesday night, BET was celebrating a popular musical genre at the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards.

While the show was filmed back in September at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, fans at home were able to watch Travis Scott, T.I. and other artists perform.

In addition, some of your favorite musicians were able to pick up some pretty impressive trophies in a wide variety of categories.

If you missed the show, we’ve got you covered with the complete list of winners below. With Drake leading the night with 14 nominations, was he the big winner? Take a look for yourself…..

The Winners :

Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake, “Hotline Bling”

Best Collaboration, Duo or Group: Fat Joe and Remy Ma ft. French Montana and Infared, “All the Way Up”

Best Live Performer: Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the Year: Director X

DJ of the Year: DJ Khaled

Producer of the Year: Metro Boomin

MVP of the Year: DJ Khaled

Track of the Year: Fat Joe and Remy Ma ft. French Montana and Infared, “All the Way Up”

Album of the Year: Drake, Views

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: Chance the Rapper

Hustler of the Year: DJ Khaled

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style): Kanye West

Best Mixtape: Chance the Rapper, Coloring Book

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé, “Freedom”

Impact Track: J. Cole, “Love Yourz”

People’s Champ Award: Travis Scott, “Antidote”

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UBA, Zenith, Others Emerge Winners Of The BusinessDay Banking Awards [See Full List]

Access Bank and Herbert Wigwe, its chief executive officer (CEO); United Bank for Africa (UBA); First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) and Zenith Bank came out tops at the BusinessDay Banking Awards 2016.

At the award, which was held at Eko Hotels on Friday night, Wigwe was named Bank CEO of the Year 2016, while the financial institution he leads, Access Bank, was named Bank of the Year.

The night kicked off with a welcome note from Frank Aigbogun, publisher of BusinessDay Newspaper, and a felicitation speech by Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, who was represented by Femi Pedro, former deputy governor of Lagos state.

Ambode commended the banks for their financial resilience in a challenging economy, their industry, commitment and exceptional display of expertise.

The awards, listed below, were presented by Femi Pedro; Nike Akande, president of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI); Uyi Akpata, country and regional senior partner, PwC West Africa; and by the award sponsor, Air France.

FULL LIST OF AWARDEES:

Best bank in support of agriculture – United Bank for Africa

Best bank in support of manufacturing – Zenith Bank

Best bank in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – First Bank of Nigeria

Most improved bank in retail banking – Union Bank

Best bank in corporate banking – Zenith Bank

Best bank in SME banking – Guaranty Trust Bank

Most customer friendly bank – First Bank of Nigeria

Bank deal of the year – Rand Merchant Bank of Nigeria (For IHS $800 million deal)

Most innovative product – Diamond future and cool teens product

Best managed funds – First Capital Asset Management anchor funds

Best managed funds (Money Market) – First Capital Asset Management anchor funds

Best managed fixed income funds – SFS Capital limited fixed income funds

Effective leadership for the protection of depositors funds – Umaru Ibrahim, CEO NDIC

Most innovative investment bank – United Capital

Best broker/investment bank – Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers

Best mortgage bank of the year in CSR – Abbey Mortgage Bank

Mortgage Bank of the year – Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank

Best bank promoting Islamic banking – Jaiz Bank

Bank of the year – Access Bank

Bank CEO of the year – Herbert Wigwe, CEO Access Bank

 

Credit: Thecable

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Corruption: FG Compiles List Of Legislators For Probe Over 2014, 2015 Constituency Projects

The Federal Government has started compiling the list of legislators in both chambers of the National Assembly over constituency projects earmarked for them in the 2014 and 2015 budgets, which were not executed.

The sum of N100bn was earmarked for constituency projects in each of the 2014 and 2015 budgets.

The worth of constituency projects totalled N200bn for the two years.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), told one of our correspondents on Sunday that the compilation was being done by the police, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission.

Though he declined to give details “in order not to pre-empt investigation,” the AGF said the funds, the names of legislators and the constituency projects that were not executed would be made public after investigation.

He said his office and the law enforcement agencies had received complaints of how payments were made for constituency projects that were never executed.

He said, “The money for constituency projects had been taken, but certain allegations prevailed that some constituency projects were not executed after the money had been paid 100 per cent.

“If money is appropriated in the budget, paid and the projects the funds were meant for were not executed, it is only natural to take steps to find out what happened. If neither the money nor the project can be produced, then you must take steps in accordance with the law.

“There are cases that are specific; we are compiling them. I will not want to pre-empt investigation, we have to allow investigation to be concluded before we go public.”

When asked which of EFCC or ICPC was involved in probing the constituency project fraud, the minister responded, “including the police”.

One of our correspondents learnt that the AGF had received petitions against many of the federal legislators, including a former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin.

Jibrin had also petitioned the EFCC, ICPC, the police and the Department of State Services, alleging that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers had requested the inclusion of N40bn projects in the 2016 budget, besides other projects in sums ranging from N20bn to N30bn.

The police are currently investigating Jibrin’s allegations

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Buhari Nominates Chairman, Commissioners For NCC, Sunday Dare, Obla Makes List

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to confirm nominees into positions of Chairman, Executive Commissioner, and Non-Executive Commissioners of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

In a letter dated August 2, 2016, sent to President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye (South West) was nominated as Chairman, while Mr. Sunday Dare (South West) got the nod as Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management.

Those nominated as Non-Executive Commissioners are: Aliyu Sa’idu Abubakar (North East), Clement Omeiza Baiye (North Central), Chief Okoi Ofem Obono Obla (South South), Pastor Ezekiel Yissa (North Central) and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume (South East).

The nominations are in accordance with Section 8(1) of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act 2003.

FEMI ADESINA

Special Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

August 2, 2016

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Alleged Fraud: FG To Probe 31 Ex-governors [Full List]

Following the Attorney General of The Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami’s letter to the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) requesting the remission of case files and reopening of cases of corruption against former governors, a list of 31 former governors to be probed in connection with corrupt practices has been released.

The list of the 31 former Governors whose cases are to be re-opened include names of political office holders and party chieftains from the two major opposition political party in the country.

Names on the list include; Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki(former Governor of Kwara State); Senator Godswill Akpabio (former Governor of Akwa Ibom State), Ali Modu-Sheriff (former Governor of Borno State).

Other former governors named are; Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia); Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu); Saminu Turaki (Jigawa); Sule Lamido (Jigawa); Joshua Dariye (Plateau); Ahmed Yerima (Zamfara); Gabriel Suswam (Benue); Martin Elechi (Ebonyi); Danjuma Goje (Gombe), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Ikedi Ohakim (Imo); Obong Victor Attah (Akwa Ibom); Achike Udenwa (Imo); Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa); Gbenga Daniel (Ogun).

Also named ro be probe include Jolly Nyame (Taraba); Boni Haruna (Adamawa); George Akume (Benue); Rashidi Ladoja (Oyo); Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto), Adebayo Alao-Akala, Usman Dakingari (Kebbi); Adamu Mu’azu (Bauchi); Peter Odili (Rivers), and Lucky Igbinedion (Edo).

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Full List Of Individuals, Companies Indicted Over N381bn Arms Deal Fraud

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, approved the recommendation of the Committee investigating Defence Equipment Procurement from 2007 to 2015, for further investigation of those involved, after the committee found a number of irregularities in the contract awards.

The approval followed the Third Interim Report of the Presidential Committee on the Audit of Defence Equipment, which was released on Thursday.

Among those to be investigated are 18 serving and retired military personnel, 12 serving and retired public officials and 24 Chief Executive Officers of Companies involved in the procurement.

Find below, the full list of individuals and companies the president approved for further investigation and a full copy of the report.

SERVING AND RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL

a. Lt Gen OA Ihejirika (Rtd) – former COAS

b. Lt Gen KTJ Minimah (Rtd) – former COAS

c. Maj Gen JAH Ewansiha (Rtd)- former CTOP(A)

 

d. Maj Gen U Buzugbe (Rtd) – former COPP(A)

e. Maj Gen ER Chioba (Rtd) – former DG DICON

f. Maj Gen AI Muraina (Rtd) – former CAB(A)

g. Maj Gen EJ Atewe – former Commander JTF Op PULO

SHIELD

h. Maj Gen DD Kitchener (Rtd)- former COLOG

i. Brig Gen DM Onoyiveta – former COS to COAS

j. Brig Gen AJS Onibasa – former OMT

k. Brig Gen M Mamman – HQ NAE

l. Col N Ashinze – former SA – NSA

m. Col AA Abubagaji – former AD Fin

n. Col AM Inuwa – former AD Fin (COPP)

o. Lt Col MS Dasuki (Rtd) – former NSA

p. Lt Col El-Hussaini Boyi (Rtd)- former AD Fin

 

q. Sqn Ldr M Oyaduogba – Finance Offr JTF Op PULO SHIELD

r. 96NA/43/8364 Cpl Abubakar Usman

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SERVING AND RETIRED PUBLIC OFFICIALS

a. Dr Nurudeen Mohammed – former HMSFA II

b. Mr Bukar Goni Aji – former Perm Sec (MOD)

c. Mr Haruna Sanusi – former Perm Sec (MOD)

d. Mr EO Oyemomi – former Perm Sec (MOD)

e. Mr Abdulrazak Salau – former DJSD MOD

f. Mr Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla – former DFA MOD

 

g. Mrs Josephine N Opara – former DFA MOD

h. Mr Abdullahi Maikano – former DFA MOD

i. Mr John Bamidele – former DFA MOD

j. Mr Buba M Gamawa – former DJSD MOD

k. Mr Tajudeen Gbenga Fetuga – former DFA MOD

l. Alhaji Salisu Shuaibu – former Dir Finance ONSA

CEOs OF COMPANIES

a. Col Olu Bamgbose (Rtd) – CEO Bamverde Ltd

b. Mr Amit Sade – CEO Doiyatec Comms Ltd & DYI Global Services

c. Mr Noam Sade – GM Doiyatec Comms & DYI Global

Service Ltd

d. Mr Jimmy Ntuen – CEO Barnes & Tubbies Ltd

e. Dr O Ayandele – CEO TS-Y Ltd

f. Mr Hima Aboubakar – CEO SEI

g. Alhaji Gujja Attom – CEO Baram International Nig Ltd

h. Alhaji Maisudan Bello Mohammed – CEO Dalfam Nig Ltd,

i. Mr Lawal Oriyomi – CEO 2020 Nig Ltd

j. Mr Chinedu Onyekwere – CEO Chok Ventures

k. Mr Eleojo Peters – CEO Clover Nig Ltd

l. Mr Alon Nelken Samuel – CEO Hadassa Investment Security (Nig)

m. Mr Edward Churchill – CEO Westgate Global Trust Ltd

n. Capt Rohit Nandal – CEO Hercules Manufacturing (Nig) Ltd.

o. Mr JM Claassens – CEO Conella Services Ltd

p. Mr Kingsley Onyeabor – CEO Phoenix Technology Trading Com-

q. Mr Donald Peterson – CEO Richfield Technologies Ltd.

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r. Kaja Alexander Onyemachi – CEO Jiangxi 299 Metal & Stones Ltd

s. Mr Ponnle Abiodun – Berwick Integrated Services Ltd

t. CEO – Rapiscan System Ltd

u. CEO – Dorema Nigeria Ltd.

v. CEO – Progress Ltd

w. CEO – Koncept Auto Centre Ltd

x. Mr Kime Egozi

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‘Maina Not On EFCC’s Wanted List’ – Associate

The erstwhile Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) Abdulrasheed Maina, is not wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

One of his associates, Barrister Olajide Oloye, in a statement issued in Abuja, yesterday, said “Our attention has been drawn to some publications with the above title featuring Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) as being wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged pension fraud.

“We would have ignored the biased, unresearched and unfounded report but for the pain it has caused Maina, his friends, business associates and family members, we decided to set the records straight.

“It is instructive to state that we shall not hesitate to take the sure, slow but assured law of legal redress against media houses that publish materials that have no grounds of authority against our persons as members of the PRTT and our official conducts which we did in the best interest of this nation while the thieves that contrived against us are made to look like saints and we who caught the thieves are made to look like villains.

“The facts: One, Abdulrasheed Maina is not wanted by the EFCC or any anti-graft agency in the country”.

Continuing, Oloye said, “Secondly, and very important too, the reference to Maina being joined in any suit with the ex-head of service, Mr. Steve Orosanye, who he has so much respect for, is a calculated attempt to hide the truth. You, as journalists, owe this nation a duty to investigate and deliver behind-the-scene developments and criminal actions of people who hold public offices.

On the Orosanye suit, Mr. Maina has repeatedly said he is ready to defend himself given the enabling environment. If you are familiar with the matter, you would recall that his counsel, Ms. Esther Uzoma Esq, had made a statement in that regard.

“The EFCC should come clean on the matter of my client, Dr. Abdulrasheed Maina. When I appeared before His Lordship, Justice Kolawole on July 21, I made it clear that the EFCC was yet to file any charge as well as serve any summons on Dr. Maina.”

“It is trite law that you cannot say an accused is on the run when there is no charge preferred against him or any invitation extended to him.

“During the hearing for the bail application, counsel to the EFCC, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs SAN, wanted the court to direct me to produce Maina in court at the next sitting which I argued that there are clear procedures, which the EFCC is familiar with and should follow.

“Naturally, the court agreed with my submission on the position of law. Therefore, it is misleading for the EFCC in its statement of Monday to mislead the public that there exists an order for Maina to be produced in court when there is no invitation extended to him talk-less of a charge preferred against him by the commission.”

It may interest your newspaper to note that even Maina’s main accuser, Senator Kabiru Gaya, told The Sun newspaper of 12th April, 2016 that he (Gaya) lied against Maina and the Pension Reform Task Team.

These are his very words: “You remember I was a member of the 6th and 7th Senate and I am still a member of the 8th National Assembly. During the 7th Senate, we were able to do a probe of the pension scam. I was a co-chair of that committee. During that investigation, we were able to discover N195 billion stocked in accounts of various Departments, Agencies and Ministries (MDAs) for pension and they were not using those monies. These are kinds of money that form part of the TSA and it is a welcome idea. It is an excellent idea. Now, we can use money we have to achieve what we want.”

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New NNPC Boss Unveils 12-point Agenda As Kachikwu List Achievements

Maikanti Baru, the newly appointed group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has unveiled a 12-point agenda for his tenure at the corporation.

In his agenda, Baru pledged to continue with the ongoing comprehensive restructuring exercise of the NNPC, which he said had become inevitable.

“Engagement of staff in major restructuring exercise is a key success factor that I will pay attention to while continuing with the restructuring effort,” he said.

In a statement by Garba Deen Muhammad, spokesperson of the NNPC, Baru unveiled his 12-point agenda as:

  • Creating an all-inclusive internal advisory council on security comprising representatives from NNPC, the IOCs, the Unions and security operatives to brainstorm and address host community agitations to complement efforts of the government security team.
  • Implementing the new business models and grant the needed autonomy to the strategic business units and autonomous business units.
  • Providing relevant directions and control that would ensure their growth and profitability.
  • Exploring ways of relieving government from the burden of cash calls obligation.
  • Address and defray the agreed cash call arrears of the IOCs, as well as restore oil and gas production and grow the reserve portfolio.
  • Increasing crude oil production by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, while reviewing all weak contractual agreements and terminate bad ones as appropriate.
  • Leveraging on equity positions to cause the development of key gas assets for both domestic and export.
  • Pursuing the expansion of gas network across the country, as well as repairing and restoring oil and gas pipeline infrastructure.
  • Providing robust security system for both detection and deterrent in conjunction with the existing security arrangement.
  • Improve refining efficiency of the four existing refineries to pave the way for future expansion.
  • Pursue diversification of businesses by refocusing on the implementation of renewable energy programmes and frontier exploration services.
  • Continue with the drive to make the venture businesses profitable and ensure service delivery, entrench the culture of professionalism by doing the right things at all times through transparency, accountability, and respect for all, ensure adequate staff welfare and motivation, training and capacity building.

KACHIKWU’S LISTS ‘ACHIEVEMENTS’

Ibe Kachikwu, the outgoing GMD, listed his achievements at the corporation, stating that his administration brought NNPC from loss to profit.

“Eleven months ago when Mr. President asked me to take over the mantle of leadership of GMD, there was indeed an urgency of now, morale was low, there was a lot of issues of transparency on the table, profit index was very poor,” he said.

“Looking back now, one must be very grateful to the president not just for the opportunity but for the foresight.”

He stated his achievements as follows:

  • Sanitization of the fuel supply and distribution matrix due to the introduction of the downstream liberalization regime.
  • Reduced upstream contracting period to nine months from initial upwards of two years.
  • Redirection of the NNPC on the path of profitability as witnessed in the May 2016 NNPC Monthly financial report which posted a profit of N274 million.
  • Prompt remittance of oil proceeds to the federation accounts.
  • Monthly publication of NNPC Financial reports.
  • Review of old models contracts like crude SWAP which saved the Corporation a whopping $1Billion annually.
  • Recently secured $80 billion MoU with Chinese investors.

Credit: TheCable

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Police Retires Mbu, Manko, Ringim, 18 Other AIGs [See Full List]

Controversial policeman, Mbu Joseph Mbu; the Head of Zone 2 Command, Bala Hassan; former Ekiti State Commissioner, Kalafite Adeyemi; and former Head of the Special Fraud Unit, Johnson Ogunsakin, were among the 21 Assistant Inspectors General of Police retired on Friday from the Force.

The announcement of their retirement was made by the Police Service Commission.

According to a statement by the spokesman of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, the AIGs were retired because they are senior in standing to the recently appointed Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

The statement said: “The Police Service Commission has approved the retirement of 21 Assistant Inspectors General of Police who were senior to the new acting Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, before his appointment.”

The Chairman of the PSC, Sir Mbam Mike Okiro, wished the affected officers well in their future endeavours.

Below is the list of affected officers:

1 Bala A Hassan

2.Yahaya Garba Ardo

3. Irmiya F Yarima

4. Danladi Y Mshebwala

5. Tambari Y. Mohammed

6. Bala Magaji Nasarawa

7. Musa Abdulsalam

8. Adisa Bolanta

9. Mohammed J Gana

10. Umaru Abubakar Manko

11. Lawal Tanko

12. Olufemi A. Adenike

13. Johnson A Ogunsakin

14. Adenrele T. Shinaba

15. James O. Caulcrick

16 Olufefemi David Ogumbayode

17. Edgar T Nanakumo

18. Kalafite H. Adeyemi

19. Patrick D Dokumor

20. Mbu Joseph Mbu

21. Sabo Ibrahim Ringim.

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Billionaire Bank Debtors Owe N953bn – AMCON [See List]

The list of 100 chronic bank debtors released by Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) shows that they owe a total of N953.43 billion.

Last week, the state asset company took over the assets of the Silverbird Group and Afrijet Airlines Ltd over unpaid debts.

Top on the list the 100 debtors is Seawolf Oil Services Ltd which is in debt to the tune of N160.09 billion, a loan the corporation bought over from First Bank Nigeria Ltd. Seawolf is the owner of the two oil rigs abandoned at Marina end of Lagos, Orisetimeyin and Onome.

A statement issued by the corporation said, “further to our various publications advising debtors to come and settle their obligations with us, and in line with the directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) instructing us to publish the list of 217 chronic debtors, we hereby present a list of 100 out of a total of 12,744 obligors on our books, being the first batch of many to be published. The listed debtors are hereby advised to engage us for resolution of their unpaid obligations.”

Also listed in the 100 debtors list are Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd owned by Ifeanyi Ubah, with a debt of N104.8 billion bought over from Union Bank, Skye, Zenith, Intercontinental and FBN.

Tanzila Petroleum Ltd also owes the Corporation N49.23 billion bought over from Intercontinental Bank and Guaranty Trust Bank, while Resort International Ltd and Home Trust Saving are indebted to AMCON to the tune of N36.3 billion and N25.75 billion, which was bought over from FBN, Zenith, Enterprise, Keystone, Access, Mainstreet, Oceanic and Union banks.

READ: AMCON Publishes First Batch of 217 “Chronic Debtors” (See Full List)

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AMCON Publishes First Batch of 217 “Chronic Debtors” (See Full List)

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has released a list of 100 out of a total of 217 “Chronic Debtors” in their books, including firms and individuals, as authorized by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Surprisingly, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, whose assets were seized a few days ago over N11 billion debt, is not on the list.

AMCON on Thursday took over three assets belonging to Silverbird Group in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt.

They are Silverbird Galleria Limited located at 133 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, Plot No 1161 (Silverbird Galleria); Silverbird Promotions Limited located at Central Area Cadastral Zone AOO, Abuja; and Silverbird Showtime Limited located at Abonnema Wharf Road and Abali Park in Port Harcourt City of Rivers State.

In a statement, AMCON said: “Further to our various publications advising debtors to come and settle their obligations with us, and in line with the directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) instructing us to publish the list of 217 chronic debtors.

“We hereby present a list of 100 out of a total of 12,744 obligors on our books, being the first batch of many to be published. The listed debtors are hereby advised to engage us for resolution of their unpaid obligations”

Find the full list below as published on its website:

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