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TOWARDS 2019, NAMMBO SEEKS SUPPORT FOR BUHARI’s RE ELECTION

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A support group for the re election of President Muhammadu Buhari as President in 2019, the National Movement For Muhammadu Buhari-Osinbajo (NAMMBO) held its National Executive Council in Abuja some days ago, the meeting had in attendance NAMMBO National Executive members as well as the Chairmen and Secretaries from the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT Abuja.

The movement that boasts over 3 million executives members nationwide has been in existence since 2015. It was formed to identify with and support the ambition of President Muhammadu Buhari based on his integrity and what he has been able to achieve within four years as the President of Nigeria.

NAMMBO believes that a good turn deserves another, while calling all members to put their hands on deck to ensure that the President returns to office in 2019.

The National Chairman of the Movement Hon. Junaidu Idrisa Kadi stated this in Abuja at a round table.

According to him the decision to support president Buhari was due to his commitment in the fight against corruption infrastructural development as well as improvement in the nation’s economy.

The group also promised to be in support of good governance not only at the Federal level but also in States and Local Government beyond 2019.

According to the National Vice Chairman North West of the Movement His Excellency, Yusuf Sani Maitama, the presence of young and dynamic individuals in the group reveals the strength and capacity of the Movement to produce the next generation of leaders that the country can be proud of.

NAMMBO tasked its members on personal integrity, in a statement made by the Group’s women leader, Hon. Lynda Bamu Alhamdu, a former Commisioner of Agric in Plateau State opined that to be on the same page with the President and the aims of the group, it’s necessary for members to also make integrity their watchword, promising that the group will not condone any act of misconduct and indiscipline.

Hon. Yusuff Ibrahim, NAMMBO’s Vice Chairman in the North Central claimed President Buhari is the best thing that has happened to Nigeria as he called on members of the group to support him because of the future generation.

The National Publicity Secretary Mallam Suleiman Umar said the group is campaigning on issue based and called on APC members to defend their votes to avoid manipulation by opposition parties.

The National Organising Secretary, Hon. Moshood Olatunji stressed that the movement is a platform to introduce new aspirants and evolve a paradigm shift in the political firmament of our nation.

Speaking on behalf of States chairmen , Kogi state Chairman NAMMBO, Alhaji Isiaka Kokori mentained that the campaign for the re-election of President Buhari had become necessary to all Nigerians irrespective of political, religious, or regional differences considering the good record of his administration.

Alhaji also assured the people of Kogi State to vote for president Buhari for second term for the completion of Ajaokuta steel to ensure job creation in the State.

In his closing remarks while congratulating all members of the group for being counted worthy to be part of history, the National Financial Secretary of the group and a recent gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo State, Ayodeji Ismail Karim hinted that the group is well structured and well mobilized to bring success to President Buhari in the elections.

Karim stresed the need for the group to be mindful of the future of the unborn Nigerians which could be affected by the role They had all decided to conclusively played.

He also promised that he would use his influence to ensure that the group lacks nothing when it comes to funding.

The meeting which held at the Arcade Suites CBD, Abuja had in attendance prominent members like Seriki Abdulai, Ibrahim Umar, Junaidu Idrisa Kadi, Umar Abdulai, Walid Ibrahim, Chief Oluwaseun Ojuolape, Akinleye Olu-Philips, Moshood Olatunji, Kenneth Okechukwu, Yusuf Ibrahim, Blessing Sylva, Isiaka Kokori Abdulai, Issa Onilu, Ayo Karim and other executives of the group.

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From Boardroom To Politics, Ex-First Bank Boss Eyes Oyo Governor’s Seat

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Adesola Adeduntan, the erstwhile Managing Director of First Bank has been named as one of the would-be successors of the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde come 2027.

 

The banker who was allegedly eased out of banking for some undisclosed misdemeanors is claimed to have began consultations as he charts a new path in politics.

 

Sources hinted that Adeduntan had been interested in an elective position but his participation was measured because of his banking career. But now, the coast is clear and he is already aligning himself with some stakeholders ahead of 2027.

 

A list of names including Ilaji boss, Dotun Sanusi, Taofeek Arapaja, Stanley Olajide and many more has features as interested minds gunning for the number one seat in Oyo, a list Adeduntan has recently joined.

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Ex First Bank Boss, Afonja Dies In Auto Crash

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-Femi Bamgbose

 

Details have emerged on Monday, 20th May, 2024 regarding the tragic death of a former Chairman of First Bank Plc, Ajibola Afonja.

 

The 82 year-old man was said to have died in a car accident.

 

The accident occurred somewhere around Oyo town.

 

Sources hinted papermacheonline that the former Minister popularly known by his company name ‘IDS’ Integrated Dimensional System was rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan where he eventually gave up the ghost.

 

The news spread like wildfire within the society circle across Oyo State where Afonja was highly revered.

 

Family sources claimed he would be buried today according to Islamic rites.

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‘How Yahaya Bello Withdrew Almost $1M From Kogi Account To Pay Child’s School Fees’ EFCC boss, Olukoyede

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ola Olukoyede, has revealed that a former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, transferred $720,000 from the government’s coffers to a bureau de change before leaving office to pay in advance for his child’s school fee.

 

Olukoyede revealed this during an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja.

 

He said, “A sitting governor, because he knows he is going, moved money directly from government to bureau de change, used it to pay the child’s school fee in advance, $720,000 in advance, in anticipation that he was going to leave the Government House.

 

“In a poor state like Kogi, and you want me to close my eyes to that under the guise of ‘I’m being used.’ Being used by who at this stage of my life?”

 

 

Olukoyede further stated that he personally reached out to Bello, offering him a chance to clarify the situation in a respectful setting within the EFCC office but the ex-governor reportedly declined to cooperate, citing fears of harassment from an unnamed woman.

 

The EFCC boss added, “I didn’t initiate the case; I inherited the case file. I called for the file, and I said there are issues here.

 

“On my own, I called him, which I am not supposed to do, just to honour him as an immediate past governor. ‘Sir, there are issues. I’ve seen this case file. Can you just come let us clarify these issues?’

 

 

“He said, ‘Ha! Thank you, my brother. I know, but I can’t come. There’s one lady that has surrounded EFCC with over 100 people to come and embarrass me and intimitade me.’

 

Bello was said to have suggested that the EFCC come to his village rather than conduct an investigation at the agency’s quarters.

 

“I said if that is the issue, I’m going to pass you through my own gate, and you will come to my floor. We will accord you that respect. I will invite my operatives; they will interrogate and interview you in my own office. What could be more honourable than that to allay the fear?

 

“You know what he said: ‘Thank you, sir, but can’t they come to my village? Olukoyede added.

 

The chairman also highlighted the agency’s achievements during his tenure, stating, “We have recovered close to 120 billion and secured over 1,600 convictions in six months.

 

“I’m so passionate about the need for us to move forward in this country. We need the EFCC to survive. There are so many victims that we have wiped tears off their eyes, people that have been swindled in their millions. Every day, we keep recovering money for victims.”

 

PUNCH Online reports that the EFCC chairman, Olukoyede, has vowed to resign from his position if Yahaya Bello is not prosecuted.

 

The EFCC is seeking to arraign Bello on 19 counts bordering on alleged money laundering, breach of trust, and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N80.2 billion.

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