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Man Reveals How His Dad Scammed Him Of N150,000

A Nigerian medical physician, Dr. Ayeni has revealed how his dad allegedly scammed him of a sum of N150,000.

In line with the physician, his father referred to as him and requested for the cash with the excuse that he wanted to restore the roof of his home broken by rain. He despatched the cash instantly, solely to grasp it was a lie and that the roof had been in an ideal situation.

He then confronted his dad and demanded to know why he lied, solely to be advised that he was paid again with the coin he offered to them as a pupil – He additionally lied to get cash from them whereas at school.

He wrote:

“My dad as soon as referred to as me & advised me that rain has eliminated the roof of our home & he wants 150okay to repair it ASAP. I shortly despatched it. I solely realised later that it was a lie & after I confronted him, he stated, “You think all those lies you told when you were in sch, we didn’t know?”

“Whereas reacting to his submit certainly one of his followers wrote that his mother and father have been doing identical to him for months now. They’ve been receiving cash to restore generator and water pumping machine that by no means acquired broken.”

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How Kebbi Governor, Abubakar Bagudu arrested in America — Lifestyle News

Long before he was elected governor, prosecutors in the United States
and the United Kingdom said Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State was a bagman
for the infamous late military dictator, Sani Abacha.

Mr Abacha, who died in 1998, was a relentless kleptocrat who stole an estimated $2.2 billion from the country’s coffers.

Court documents revealed that Mr Bagudu was the gas that powered Mr Abacha’s extensive money laundering operations. 

Working with some members of his own family, top members of the regime and Mohammed, Mr Abacha’s eldest son, prosecutors claimed the governor used an intricate network of phoney companies to siphon several millions of dollars from government treasury into offshore bank accounts operated by himself and the Abachas.

The money-laundering operations Mr Bagudu ran on behalf of Mr Abacha
are well-documented in suits filed in the United States and the
Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the Channel Islands.

But what many Nigerians may not know was that Mr Bagudu, who now
enjoy immunity from prosecution by virtue of being a governor, was once
arrested for his role in the Abacha money laundering enterprise and
spent six months in a US federal detention.

The Arrest

Although British and American investigators believe Mr Bagudu’s
money-laundering operation spread across multiple jurisdictions and was
broad, he needed the assistance of his wife and elder brother, Ibrahim.
His preferred destination for concealing the illicit funds on behalf of
the Abachas was Jersey.

Mr Bagudu’s attraction to Jersey was also the cause of his trouble.

In 2003, five years after the death of Mr Abacha, it became clear
that the military tyrant stole billions of dollars from the country’s
treasury. Because some of these illicit funds were traced to Jersey,
authorities of the Island nation requested the help of US authorities to
arrest and extradite Mr Bagudu, who at the time had lived in Texas for
three years.

Mr Bagudu was subsequently arrested and kept in federal detention for six months while awaiting extradition to Jersey to answer questions about funds traced to the account of Doraville Properties Corp. a company managed by Mr Bagudu and Mohammed, with accounts at Deutsche Bank International, Jersey.

But before he was handed over to authorities at Jersey, Mr Bagudu
quickly negotiated a deal with the US and Jersey authorities to “return
more than $163 million of the allegedly laundered assets to Nigeria in
exchange for Jersey’s withdrawal of the extradition request and his
return to Nigeria,” a court document obtained by PREMIUM TIMES revealed.

The court document is a January 2019 ruling of a US District Court of Columbia between the US government versus the assets held in Doraville Properties Account 80020796 at Deutsche Bank, represented by Ibrahim, who is the only person still laying claim to the $287 million in the account. 

The court document explained that after the US government filed a
civil forfeiture of the assets in the said account, several people made
claims to the assets all of which were struck out.

“The only remaining third-party claim in this litigation is Bagudu’s
(Ibrahim) asserted claim to certain defendant assets, which is based on
an annuity he receives from investment portfolios in which the defendant
assets are held.”

The release

Following the deal with Jersey and the US government, Mr Bagudu was
released on bond and repatriated to Nigeria to face trial. Evidence
gathered in Jersey and in Switzerland were also sent to Nigeria to aid
Nigeria’s Attorney General in his trial.

However, since his return, he has not been questioned over his
involvement in the Abacha loot but was instead cleared to contest in
three different election circles – one as a senator and two as governor –
all of which he won.

Mr Bagudu did not return calls made to his mobile number. He also did
not respond to questions sent to him by SMS on why he did not turn
himself in for trial after he returned to Nigeria.

Similarly, the Attorney-General of the Federation(AGF), Abubakar
Malami, did not return calls made to his mobile number. He also did not
respond to an SMS inquiry asking to know if he was aware of details of
the deal Mr Bagudu negotiated with US and Jersey authorities.

We also asked Mr Malami the whereabouts of the pieces of evidence
sent to Nigerian authorities to aid the prosecution of Mr Bagudu and
whether the government will prosecute Mr Bagudu after his tenure
expires. The AGF did not respond.

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Gov El-rufai Sets To Replace His Deputy — Lifestyle News

The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has planned to replace his deputy, Barnabas Bantex, Source confirmed to Lifestyle News.

Sources gathered that the Cabal in Kaduna State Government have finally succeeded in persuading and prevailing on Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to replace his deputy.

The Kaduna State Deputy Governor,
Architect Barnabas Bala Bantex is said to have been critically ill of an
unknown disease and has been out of the country on medical vacation in
an unknown location since the past three months.

Prior to his
medical vacation, Arc Bantex was said to have been sidelined from the
Governance of the State by the Governor who is under a very strong
influence of cabal running the affairs of the state.

Under the
desperate circumstance, Arc Bantex is said to have been compelled by the
cabal to opt for a hospital of their choice as opposed to the preferred
hospital of the Deputy Governor.

Source close to Bala Bantex
reveal that his medical condition is critical. Meanwhile, in his absence
on account of ill health, .s confirmed that an arrangement has
been concluded to replace him immediately.

The cabal are already scouting for a young, vibrant Hausa-Fulani technocrat as Deputy Governor should in an event El-Rufai decides to take up the Vice President position at the federal level.

It was gathered, the cabal do not want the event of 2009 to repeat itself, where after the appointment of Namadi Sambo as Vice President of Nigeria by Former President Goodluck Jonathan, his deputy, Patrick Yekowa, a Christian from Southern Kaduna became the governor automatically.

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Abdullahi Hammed born in Kano State, the northern part of Nigeria.
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ASUP Chairman, four others kidnapped in Oyo — Lifestyle News

The Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo-Ora, Mr. Opadijo Olujide, along with Secretary of the Union, Gbenga Alayande and three others have been kidnapped.

It was gathered on Saturday that they were kidnapped on their way to Saki on Thursday.

It was gathered that they were returning from a union meeting on the day when the incident occurred.

He added that, “It is true. It happened on Thursday. They were
returning from a union meeting in Saki. Five of them were kidnapped.
Four of them are staff members of the school. The other one is wife of
one of the victims.

“The school authorities have been making frantic effort to secure their freedom. The police are monitoring the situation.

“The Commissioner of Police was in Igbo-ora in the morning
(Friday).The school is being careful. But the school may update the
public when it gets updates.”

Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the abduction.

He said, “Some lecturers were abducted at the Oyo State College of
Agriculture and Technology, Igbo-ora. The police is on the top of the
situation.

“The Commissioner of Police went there in the morning for on-the-spot
assessment,” adding that CP Shina Olukolu was there with strategic
officers.

“Other developments will be unravelled.”

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Victor Akande, Journalist by profession for past 7 years. He studied English Language at the University of Ibadan.
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