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Thursday, 21 November 2019

Invictus Obi forfeits ₦280m to the Federal Government

Two bank accounts, Invictus Oil and Gas Limited and Invictus Investment Limited, said to belong to Obinwanne Okeke, aka Invictus Obi, have been ordered by the Federal High Court in Lagos to have the sums of money in them forfeited.
The bank accounts, containing ₦280 million, were said by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to belong to Obinwanne Okeke, “a strong leader of a cyber crime syndicate that specialised in business e-mail compromise,” Punch reports.
The permanent forfeiture was made by Justice Rilwan Aikawa, who had earlier ordered a temporary forfeiture. He said:
I am satisfied that the requirements enumerated under Section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud and other related Offences Act have been met by the applicant in this suit; consequently, this application is hereby granted as prayed, as it remains unchallenged.
The sum of ₦280.5m found in the bank account of Invictus Investment limited, who is the second respondent in this suit, is hereby forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Oyo’s SDG office begins tour of projects by past administration


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) office in Oyo State has begun a week-long official monitoring tour of contracts and projects awarded by the immediate past administration.

The Senior Special Assistant on SDG to Governor Sey Makinde, Mr. Kunle Yusuff, in a statement he signed on Wednesday, maintained that the tour was embarked upon for the sake of accountability and administrative procedures.

Yusuff stated that in line with Governor Seyi Makinde government’s resolve to ensure that Oyo State people get value for funds spent on projects and in order to ensure probity and transparency, the SDG office decided to conduct a tour of the projects, which were awarded between April and May 2019.

According to him, some of the contracts/projects included the building of classrooms, general renovations of school facilities, provision of teachers’ furniture, fencing and construction of boreholes across 13 major locations in the state.

Some of the locations, Yusuff said, were Kosobo, Ilora, Odo-Oba, Odo-Ona, Saki, Iseyin, Oluyole, Ona-Ara and Eruwa, among others.

 

Oyo’s SDG office begins tour of projects by past administration


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) office in Oyo State has begun a week-long official monitoring tour of contracts and projects awarded by the immediate past administration.
The Senior Special Assistant on SDG to Governor Sey Makinde, Mr. Kunle Yusuff, in a statement he signed on Wednesday, maintained that the tour was embarked upon for the sake of accountability and administrative procedures.
Yusuff stated that in line with Governor Seyi Makinde government’s resolve to ensure that Oyo State people get value for funds spent on projects and in order to ensure probity and transparency, the SDG office decided to conduct a tour of the projects, which were awarded between April and May 2019.
According to him, some of the contracts/projects included the building of classrooms, general renovations of school facilities, provision of teachers’ furniture, fencing and construction of boreholes across 13 major locations in the state.
Some of the locations, Yusuff said, were Kosobo, Ilora, Odo-Oba, Odo-Ona, Saki, Iseyin, Oluyole, Ona-Ara and Eruwa, among others.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

2019: Nsima Ekere emerges APC Governoship Candidate for Akwa-Ibom






Obong Nsima Ekere has expectedly won the APC Gubernatorial ticket for Akwa Ibom State in the coming general election in 2019. 

The primary election, which was free and fair, according to observers, saw Nsima Ekere winning a hundred and sixty thousand, four hundred and fifty-eight (160,458) votes which is a landslide, considering the margin. The gentleman, whose mandate is to bring true and impactful governance into the hospitality friendly state of Akwa Ibom State, defeated Mr. Dan Abia, who got 4,189 votes, Mr. Udoedege, 2,015 votes and Dr. Efretuei, who got just 1,234 votes. 

Obong Nsima Ekere, popularly referred to as ONE, in line with the acronym of his names, in a bold move and display that has continually showed his sterling qualities, is therefore the Akwa Ibom State APC gubernatorial candidate for 2019 election.  The hashtag #NsimaIsHereAlready has been abuzz the social media space and in major streets and iconic places in the state as tremendous support has been rendered to Mr. Nsima Ekere who is poised to wrestle power from the PDP-led incumbent governor, Mr Emmanuel Udom. 

Maverick and illustrious Ekere was born on May 29, 1965 in Ikot Oboroenyin, Edemaya Clan in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He started his secondary education at Regina Coeli College, Essene, Ikot Abasi, and completed same at Mary Knoll College Ogoja, Cross River State.  


He had a brief but very exciting stint at The Polytechnic, Calabar, between 1981 and 1982 before proceeding to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he graduated with B.Sc. Honours Degree in Estate Management in 1986. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, FNIVS.  He is also a registered member of Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria, ESVRBN, a Senior Certified Valuer of the International Real Estate Institute, IREI, Minnesota, USA, and to boot, an associate member of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation, IRRV, London.

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