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14 — Vanguard, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018 Shehu Sani alleges plot to frame him for murder SENATOR Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna central in the national assembly, has alleged that his political opponents in the state plan to frame him for murder. A copy of a letter addressed to him by Kaduna Commissioner of police inviting him for questioning over “criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide” was sighted yesterday. One of the suspects who was arrested in a murder case was said to have implicated the federal lawmaker. On January 31, 2018, Isa Garba, a suspect, was reportedly arrested by the military on the allegation of criminal conspiracy. He was said to have narrated how he participated in the killing of one Lawal Madugu. Garba also reportedly implicated Bashir Hammadada while Hammadada mentioned the name of Sani. The case was transferred to the police by one division of the Nigerian army in Kaduna. Also sent to the police by the army is an audio CD in which Shehu’s name was mentioned by the principal suspect, Austin Iwar, the police commissioner, said. He was asked to report to APC presidential aspirant challenges Buhari to debate By Emmanuel Aziken ALL Progressives Congress, APC presidential aspirant, Dr. SKC Ogbonnia has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration to seek a second term and challenged him to a debate on their respective visions for the country. Ogbonnia, who last November became the first APC member to openly declare his interest in the presidency in a statement said Buhari’s decision to seek a second term and the accompanying internal challenge in the APC could help deepen the country’s democracy. In the statement, Dr. Ogbonnia said: “The decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election is a welcome development. The move has the potential to deepen internal democracy within the All Progressives Congress (APC) towards effective leadership in Nigeria. To that end, I am looking forward to a robust :Vanguard News :@vanguardnews :@vanguardnews NEWS HOTLINES: 08052867023, 08052867058 the office of the commissioner of police in Kaduna on April 30, 2018, at 10 am. The letter, with ref. no. CR: 2000/KDS/VOL 5H/72, was routed through the clerk of the national assembly, while the senate president was also copied. When contacted by TheCable, Sani pointed accusing fingers at the Kaduna government with which he has been having a running battle. “They want to frame me the same way they frame Senator Dino Melaye in Kogi on allegation of arming thugs,” he said. Sani said he had not seen the letter. The police commissioner however said the case was not politically-motivated, saying “A case was transferred to me and I am handling the case.” Mr Iwar said he would not give further details on the matter, nothing that “The matter is currently under investigation and we don’t think we have reached a stage yet where we could inform the public about it.” Mr Iwar also said Mr. Sani will not be detained if he honoured the invitation, saying the police would have picked him up at the Senate if they had any intention of arresting him. debate with the president on our respective visions to lead the country. “Any meaningful debate will crave for an answer on whether Nigeria wants to move backward or forward. The world will like to know whether Nigeria has the wisdom to emulate progressive nations and commit her future to a new generation of leaders, including the youth, who have the zeal and the competencies to cope with the demands of the 21stcentury or whether the country must rely on recycled politicians who have been part and parcel of national problems. Bank MD who bought 134 buses, 20 houses with N11.4 bn slush cash arrested by EFCC Soni Daniel A BUJA—THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Managing Director of Platinum Multi-purpose Cooperative Society Limited, Mr. Michael Osasogie Obasuyi, for alleged conspiracy, cybercrime and laundering of N 11.498 billion According to EFCC, Mr. Obasuyi, who is also the Managing Director of Smartmicro Systems Ltd, had written a petition in March 2018 to the commission against a mobile and electronic payment provider firm. The anti-graft agency said in a dramatic twist, the petitioned company had also written a counterpetition against Smartmicro and Obasuyi, leading the commission to begin investigations into the activities of Obasuyi. Smartmicro was alleged to have approached the company in 2012 for the deployment of bulk purchase solution called “Corporatepay” to facilitate payment of salaries of Delta State employees in microfinance banks. It was also alleged that the company configured an additional outbound fund transfer solution called FG to ICC President: We’re worried over probe of 8 rights abuse cases in Nigeria By Ikechukwu Nnochiri A BUJA—The F e d e r a l Government, yesterday said it was worried that the International Criminal Court, ICC, had okayed high-level investigation into eight alleged human rights abuse cases involving Nigeria. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, said government was concerned that the ICC “escalated the eight potential cases” from its Salem Int'l Christian Centre holds second business programme SALEM International Christian Centre (Faith Foundation Church) will host its second business programme for Nigerian entrepreneurs and growing businesses to assist the business owners achieve their potentials. The business Seminar, tagged Exploit 2018: Identifying Opportunities and Positioning SMEs for Growth will hold in Lagos on April 14, 2018. The programme will feature a number of key business personalities in Nigeria as speakers, including Mr Ben Akabueze, Director General, Budget Office of the Federation. Mr. Akabueze will speak on Opportunities in the Nigerian Economy and 2018 Budget for Nigerian SMEs. “Fundgate” in 2017, which required Smartmicro to maintain a pre-funded settlement account with a first generation bank for settlement of account it had initiated. The company further alleged that the bank, sometime in March 2018, revealed that the settlement account was in debit of N11, 498,944,038.29. Obasuyi, in his statement to the Commission, confessed to have committed the crime, stating that he created fraudulent and imaginary monies through the aid of “Fundgate” financial application from the company. A statement signed by the Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said, “The commission, in the course of investigation recovered a paper version of the programme called MicroSwitchServer1, which he allegedly used to create and post the imaginary monies. “He also admitted to have diverted to his personal use N7, 519, 381, 202 out of N11, 498,944,038.29. “The Commission has so far recovered N2, 903,727,563.92, $37, 992.87 and 18,538.09 found in Obasuyi’s accounts in various banks in the country. REPORT ON HERDSMEN RAMPAGE: Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku (right) presenting a copy of a report on various killings done in Taraba state by herdsmen to the Major General J.M Ninyel, President of military panel investigating allegations of military collusion in herdsmen attacks during a visit to Government House, Jalingo. initial preliminary examination, to full-blown investigation. The AGF, who stated this when he received the new President of the ICC, Prof. Chile Ebue Osuji who paid a working visit to his office, noted that whereas six of the cases related to activities of the Boko Haram terrorist sect, two others involved alleged rights violations by the Nigerian military. According to Malami, “This is worrisome as Nigeria has demonstrated beyond doubt and in absolute cooperation with the ICC that it is willing and able and as a matter of fact, it is indeed arresting, investigating and prosecuting anyone that commits any offence that faIIs within the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. It is thus surprising that the ICC that is supposed to understand the predicament of Nigeria in fighting an unconventional war, in which the military do not and in most cases cannot identify or recognize the enemy, because they disguise in different forms.” Malami insisted that Nigeria had always supported the International Court and regularly exhibited its ''willingness and readiness to arrest, investigate and prosecute FIRST City Monument Bank (FCMB) has deepened its youths empowerment and development drive by opening a Flexx Hub, specially designed automated branches to cater for the banking needs of students on campuses, at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu. In addition, the bank has handed over the main gate of the institution, which it reconstructed as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to the management of the school. The FCMB Flexx Hub also serves as an exclusive banking arena where basic banking transactions can be carried out by the bank’s customers who hold its youth account, known as Flexx. This is the fourth of such structure to be unveiled by FCMB in Nigeria and will further solidify its existing persons that have committed crimes falling within the Rome Statute of the ICC. FCMB opens Flexx Hub at LASPOTECH relationship with the youth segment in a sustainable manner. It is one of the innovations of the financial institution to simplify banking services and a testament to FCMB’s dedication, commitment and unwavering support to Nigerian youths. FCMB believes this innovative idea of having hubs within campuses would bring banking closer to their target market and also position the bank to support its dreams and aspirations. The FCMB Flexx Hub provides holders of the Flexx account the privilege to enjoy extra benefits, such as wifi and charging ports among others. The Flexx proposition has been designed to meet the overall financial and other socio-economic needs of young people from the age range of 16 to 25years. This is summarized in the description of Flexx as,”An app, a card, an account.”

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