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From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa
The Nigerian Navy has handover a seized vessel, MT TIS IV and her 22 crew member to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The vessel and her crew members were arrested on December 6 2021, by Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS Soroh), Central Naval Command, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State within the Akassa River in Brass Local Government Area.
The vessel as of the time of arrest was loaded with 700 liters of illegally sourced crude oil worth about (N148,281.000).
Commander of NNS Soroh, Commodore Patrick Effah who presided over the handover ceremony to the EFCC in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State said the investigation conducted by the Navy revealed that the vessel and her crew members were complicity in economic sabotage.
“ On December 6 2021, the Nigerian Navy during a routine patrol within the Akassa River Channel arrested a Vessel MT S loaded with about 700,000 litres of illegally sourced oil.
“We went on to conduct investigation on the vessel and her crew. We have established the fact that the vessel and her crew were complicity in crime that borders on economic sabotage. As a result of that we are here to officially hand over the vessel and her crew to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for them to carry out further investigation and prosecute the offenders for economic crime,” he said.
Effah in an interview said NNS Soroh would ensure in 2022 it realizes the vision of the Chief of Naval Staff in the war against crime and criminality in the waterways.
He therefore seized the opportunity to all those involve in oil theft, illegal bunkering and economic sabotage to desist as NNS Soroh would not spare any criminal element.
The representative of the EFCC, Mr Anthony Mark, an Assistant Superintendent of the EFCC speaking shortly after the receiving the vessel and her crew members said the ant-graft commission would commence further investigation and move to the next stage of prosecution.
By Job Osazuwa
The Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has felicitated with the member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, Lagos, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, on his chieftaincy coronation as the Atunlushe-Akorede of Ikeja Land.
His wife, Bukunola was also installed as the Yeye Atunlushe-Akorede of Ikeja Land at the weekend.
The three main traditional rulers in the constituency: Oba of Aguda, His Royal Majesty, Saibu Hakeem Agbaosi Ewe Obaja 1; the Awise of Onigbongbo kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Olusegun Adeyemi Ajasa Olaside 1; and the Olu of Oregun, His Royal Majesty, Dr Olukunmi Olusesan Akingbola Ikuduro 1, performed the installation at the palace of the Onigbongbo monarch before the train moved to the Police College, Ikeja, for the reception.
Gbajabiamila described Faleke as a noble son of the land, who has duly represented his people and given them a voice in the House.
The Speaker congratulated Faleke, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Finance, for the honour and his contributions to the development and growth of Ikeja constituency through his various empowerment programmes.
Gbajabiamila also congratulated and commended Bukunola for being a strong pillar by her husband at all times.
He said: “I want to congratulate you (Faleke) for this great honour and my special congratulations go to your wife. If not for her this could have been unachievable.
“Faleke is a great man who has performed well as the Chairman of the House Committee on Finance. Sometimes all he has is 24 hours to deliver and he always comes through. I congratulate you once again and I look forward to more success.”
The latest title holder thanked the Oba in Council and all the people of his constituency for the honour bestowed on him and his wife, pledging to continue to serve the people with his time and resources.
The event was also graced by the entire Oba in Council at the Ikeja Local Government, other traditional rulers, including the white cap chiefs of Lagos, public office holders and notable businessmen.
His family members and associates were not left out at the celebration. King Sunny Ade performed at the event. Gbenga Adeyinka was the Master of Ceremony, while former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, Nollywood actor Prince Jide Kosoko and many other prominent Nigerians attended the occasion.
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From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin
Beneficiaries of the Federal Government Special Public Work (SPW) in Edo State, yesterday, called on the federal government to investigate why some of the banks accredited to pay stipend to the beneficiaries of the scheme have not done so.
Addressing Journalists in Benin City, Wilson Imasuen, member, Aggrieved Participants of Special Public Work (APSPW), said the group is a body of registered and verified participants of the federal government 774,000 jobs who are yet to be paid after the rigours of bank registration, meeting attendance and participation in the public work.
He alleged that one of the new generational banks in Ikpoba Hill in charge of Orhionmwon local government area is yet to pay any of its verified participants hence a thorough investigation to determine the root cause .
Imasuen said this becomes necessary because, several times in the past while other banks paid their verified participants in batches, the same bank neither paid nor called on the State Selection Committee to help rectify any errors that may have arisen during the rigorous registration process as other banks did.
He said, so they suspect it is either they were given a false registration or their data were never sent to Abuja for payment.
He said if this development is left unchecked, it could lead to a permanent denial of their payment which will be a sabotage to the good intention of the initiative which Mr Festus Keyamo fought very hard for its implementation.
Also speaking, Ms Rita Idugboe, thanked Festus Keyamo initiated 774,000 Federal Government Special Public Work (SPW) for the timely intervention by paying some of their colleagues in respect of their 20th December 2021demand for their almost neglected payment.
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