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NILOWV Urges Women To Be Conscious Of Environment, Donates Palliative To Vulnerable

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The Chairperson, Nigeria League of Women Voters (NILOWV), Edo State chapter, Rt. Honourable Elizabeth Ative, has appealed to women, as first caregivers in their homes, to be conscious of their environments at all times particularly at this period the nation and the world at large battle with the dreaded COVID-19

Ativie made the appeal when she led NILOWV executives and members on a visit to three local government areas of the state where they donated palliative to the vulnerable in the areas in order to cushion the effect the COVID-19 lockdown.

The areas visited by NILOWV for donation are: Ofumwengbe community in Uhunmwonde Local Government Area in Edo South; Afuze community in Owan East Local Government Area of Edo North, and Iruekpen community in Esan West Local Government Area, Edo Central.

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The chairperson, enjoined them to adhere strictly to all precautionary measures against COVID-19 by washing their hands regularly with running water and soap, frequent use of alcohol based hand sanitizer, wearing of face mask, and observing social distancing.

Nigeria League of Women Voters (NILOWV) executives and members.

Receiving the items, the Enogies of the three local government areas thanked NILOWV for the generosity towards their community, as they prayed for God’s blessings upon them.

The community leaders prayed for an end to COVID-19 pandemic to enable life return to normalcy in Nigeria and the world.

Some of the women and children who could not hide their joy thanked NILOWV for the gesture.

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Items distributed include rice, beans, garri, yam, groundnut oil, palm oil, toilet roll, and soaps.

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Obaseki Warns Against Open Grazing, Solicits Stakeholders’ Support

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said the ban on open grazing in the state still remains, warning that anyone found wanting will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

The governor said this while addressing stakeholders during an interactive session on the Edo State Regional Development and Benin City Master Plan, held at Iguobazuwa, Ovia South-West Local Government Area of the State.

Obaseki who reassured the government’s commitment to the safety and security of residents, called for the collaboration and support of all stakeholders to ensure a peaceful, secure and prosperous Edo State.

He said, “Any herdsman in our bush without permission is working against the law of our State, and anything that happens, they can’t blame anyone.

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“Let us be sure that nobody gives that person the permission to enter our forest and if permission will be granted, let us know the type of permission given to them to come into our bushes or forest to graze with their cattle.

“Open grazing is banned in Edo State. If they are in your forest, let us know where they are because we have police and vigilantes who will help us get them out through a number we will give you to call.”

Obaseki added, “Anybody that wants to do ranching business should contact you, the community people and you will decide on the land to use and method of feeding their cattle. They should do the business with you and not invade our forest indiscriminately as if there are no owners. The forest and bushes belong us.”

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Nigeria Air: EFCC Arrests Ex-Buhari’s Minister Over N8bn Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation under former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over an ongoing N8 billion money laundering probe of Nigeria Air.

Vanguard gathered that Sirika arrived at the Federal Capital Territory Command of the EFCC at about 1:00 pm on Tuesday.

Sirika is currently being quizzed by the EFCC investigators over alleged fraudulent contracts awarded by him to a company known as Engirios Nigeria Limited, owned by his younger sibling, Abubakar Sirika.

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Recall that, in February, EFCC investigated the activities of the Aviation Ministry under Sirika for conspiracy, abuse of office, diversion of public funds, and contract inflation.

Others are criminal breaches of trust and money laundering amounting to N8,069,176,864.00 during Sirika’s tenure in office.

Apart from being listed as the company’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Abubakar is said to be the sole signatory to the company’s two accounts, domiciled in Zenith and Union Banksy.

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It was gathered that the ex-minister’s younger brother, Abubakar Sirika, has been arrested and detained by the commission in connection with N3,212,258,930.18 paid to his company, Engirios Nigerian Limited’s, bank account by the former minister.

It was noted that there is no trace of work done on any of the contract items to date.

Sirika was arrested Sunday February 4 to assist the commission in its probe of the Aviation Ministry’s financial expenditures during his tenure.

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BREAKING: EFCC Freezes Over 300 Accounts Over Suspicious FX Flows

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, says the anti-graft agency has discovered another worse scheme other than crypto trading platform Binance and its system.

He said the agency has frozen about 300 accounts to ensure the safety of the foreign exchange market.

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The scheme popularly called the “P to P” peer- peer financial trading scheme has operated outside the official banking and financial corridors and there was a looming disaster that could further crashed the Naira value that has continued to gain.

“There are people in this country doing worse than Binance,” he said, adding that over $15bn passed through one of the platforms in the last one year, outside the financial regulations.

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