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PoliticsTermux4mons ago
photo speaks: president buhari honoured with global integrity and anti-corruption award of excellency
PRESIDENT BUHARI HONOURED WITH GLOBAL INTEGRITY AND ANTI-CORRUPTION AWARD OF EXCELLENCE    In recognition of his lifetime outstanding commitment to the fight against corruption and selfless service with exceptional integrity, President Muhammadu Buhari has been honoured with the Chartered Institute of Forensics and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria (CIFCFEN) GLOBAL INTEGRITY AND ANTI CORRUPTION AWARD OF EXCELLENCE.    The President was presented with the Award on Tuesday in Abuja by the Chairman Governing Council CIFCFEN Board of Trustees, Dr Iliyasu Gashinbaki.   The award is the highest honour of the Institute reserved for only African Heads of States with impeccable character and unimpeachable ideals.   The Nigerian leader is the first African leader to be bestowed with the award.   Receiving the award, President Buhari thanked the Institute for the honour, saying:   ''This recognition further imbues in me hope that we will as individuals and citizens of this country begin to live right and imbibe the ideals and ethos of the founding fathers of this great nation.''   The President pledged ''to look into and assent accordingly'' a bill seeking the formal establishment of CIFCFEN, acknowledging that the Bill is presently before him.   He commended the Institute for working and effectively complementing the efforts of law enforcement agencies, including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the Police.   He directed the anti-corruption agencies to continue partnering with the Institute for the benefit of the country.   Furthermore, the President directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to work with the Institute in areas of providing technical assistance and capacity building to all revenue generating agencies and regulators in the public sector.   The President lauded the Board of Trustees for issuing the first independent review of graft fighting strategy of the country, adding that he is pleased to receive copies of the latest flagship publication, the Annual (2021) CIFCFEN Country Report, themed around the review of the Country’s National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-2021.   ''This is the first independent review of graft fighting strategy and I commend the Institute for this initiative.''   Justifying the importance of forensics and fraud examination in the fight against corruption, President Buhari said:   ''The need for forensic experts arises in educating, preventing, detecting and prosecuting fraudsters, while fraud examination helps mitigate vices like embezzlement, money laundering, misuse and mismanagement of public resources.   ''Many Nigerians, who are serious about eliminating corruption in our country, will welcome this review of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy midwifed by the Federal Ministry of Justice and the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption in 2017 and supported by our International friends.   ''This has been our flagship effort in fighting corruption and we did this by distilling all previous strategies geared towards fighting corruption into a single strategy, while this review comes with recommendations that will be carefully reviewed by the Office of the Attorney General and adopted in our 2nd National Anti-Corruption Strategy that will be unveiled shortly.   ''This effort by the Institute to undertake the review of the national anti-corruption strategy is highly commendable and it has shown the usefulness of partnerships with professional bodies and my administration will continue to partner with the Institute and as well as other private institutions, the academia and other stakeholders in the fight to stop sleaze and mitigate corruption.''   In his remarks, Dr Gashinbaki noted that the Institute was established in 2011 by the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) as the Society of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Prevention (SFAFP), but was later changed to CIFCFEN.     He said as a partner to the government, the Institute has noted certain commendable international best practices by this administration, which should be sustained by even successive administrations.   He listed the following:   ''Principle of complete non-interference with investigation activities; elimination of the culture of political investigations and prosecutions; strong will in reforming the oil and gas sector; sustainable reforms in the maritime sector; treasury single account; recoveries of the proceeds of crime and forensic audit of revenue generating and big spending agencies.''   The Chairman Governing Council CIFCFEN Board of Trustees added that sustenance of best practices such as open government partnership, as well as the open contracting regime and beneficial ownership disclosure would have the significant potential of increasing the nation’s revenue by N10 trillion in the short term.   Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) May 24, 2022
Photo Speaks: President Buhari Honoured With Global Integrity And Anti-corruption Award Of Excellency
PoliticsTermux4mons ago
rivers state pdp primaries turns violence, police shot 2 dead, 2 wounded (photos)
  By Obio Monday     One policeman has been confirmed dead while two others were seriously injured on Monday, May 23 in Obudu, Cross River State during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives primaries for Obudu/Bekwerra/Obanliku Federal Constituency.   GRASSROOT REPORTERS' correspondent reports that heavily armed thugs invaded Handmaid Nursery and Primary School, the venue for the primaries and opened fire on the policemen and delegates, destroying and burning cars and other properties.   One of the policemen, identified as Martins Mbang, died on the spot while the second policeman who was seriously inured was rushed to an undisclosed hospital.   A source told GRASSROOT REPORTERS that one other person was shot and was also rushed to the hospital.   Confirming the incident to GRASSROOT REPORTERS in a telephone conversation, Cross River State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Irene Ugbo, said: "one of the policemen died while the other one is receiving treatment".   Meanwhile, the PDP has postponed the primaries for Obudu/Bekwerra/Obanliku Federal Constituency. No date was announced by the party.   Source: https://www.grassrootreportersng.com/2022/05/photos-1-policeman-confirmed-dead-2.html     https://www.twitter.com/obio4real  
Rivers State Pdp Primaries Turns Violence, Police Shot 2 Dead, 2 Wounded (photos)
PoliticsTermux4mons ago
revised apc timetable for 2023 primary elections
REVISED APC TIMETABLE FOR 2023 PRIMARY ELECTIONS👇🏾   Thursday, 26th of May, 2022 Governorship - (State Delegates) State House of Assembly - (LGA Delegates)   Friday, 27th of May, 2022 Senate - (LGA Delegates)   Saturday, 28th of May, 2022 House of Representatives - (LGA Delegates)   Special Convention for the Presidential Primary will be held as scheduled on Sunday, 29th - Monday, 30th of May, 2022.   SOURCE;   https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=322144433426832&id=100068938338499&sfnsn=scwspwa
Revised Apc Timetable For 2023 Primary Elections
PoliticsTermux4mons ago
president buhari urges closer collaboration to tackle economic challenges in west africa
PRESIDENT BUHARI URGES CLOSER COLLABORATION TO TACKLE ECONOMIC CHALLENGES IN WEST AFRICA   President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday called on executives of banking institutions in West Africa to forge a closer collaboration to tackle economic challenges confronting the sub-region.   Receiving a delegation from the West African Bankers Association (WABA), led by its President, Thierno Seydou Nourou Sy, the President noted that the sub-region must find a common understanding and ground to address low access to financial services and recovery from post COVID-19 pandemic.   President Buhari told the association, founded in 1981, and which brings together over 250 commercial banks and 15 institutions from across West Africa, that ,for many centuries, African countries have traded with one another without a formalized and structured system.   He, however, noted that over time, global trade has become more complex and organized.   The Nigerian leader expressed confidence that the rollout of the African Continental Free Trade Area would be a turning point in how African countries trade with each other.   ''More importantly, we will turn the page in ensuring that we deepen and expand our industrial capabilities by making sure we export less of what we have been endowed with in primary or raw form, and convert larger portions of these resources into finished materials.   ''That will allow us to benefit from the revenue earned from the added value of exporting a finished product,'' he said.   Speaking further, the Nigerian leader declared: ''Our ability to overcome the current phase of our development lies in our resolve to work jointly via our regional and sub-regional organizations where we can all reach a common understanding to fight against a common enemy.   ''This is one of the reasons I am delighted with the strides ECOWAS has been making towards unanimity and forging alliances with a goal to resolve issues that confront the sub-region.   ''I believe that this is also the approach that is being followed in the West African Bankers’ Association and the West African Monetary Union.''   Commenting on ongoing efforts to synchronize monetary and fiscal policies through WABA, the President challenged the association to work towards finding a common ground, despite the unique macro-economic challenges that each member-state faces.   He pledged that Nigeria will always be ready to support efforts that are geared towards improving the lives of all its citizens ''as long as they do not place us at a disadvantage.''    The WABA President lauded the lead role Nigeria plays in African economy, adding that President Buhari’s leadership was also well appreciated.   ''That’s why we are here for counsel and guidance for the financial sector in West Africa,'' he said.   He urged President Buhari to be an advocate for greater inclusion for WABA in ECOWAS structure, also noting that one of the challenges with the banking system is capacity building, and urging Nigeria to set up a training academy for the industry.   Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) May 24, 2022   Source;   https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1587680274948403&id=100011193364134&sfnsn=scwspwa
President Buhari Urges Closer Collaboration To Tackle Economic Challenges In West Africa
PoliticsTermux4mons ago
president buhari meets victims of kano explosion
PRESIDENT BUHARI MEETS VICTIMS OF KANO EXPLOSION, EXPRESSES SORROW   President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met the families of victims of the explosion in Kano to express his condolences and that of the nation, describing the incident as sad and unfortunate.   The family members, accompanied by various community leaders resident in Sabon Gari Kano, including Chief Nicholas Ibekwe, the Eze Igbo, were assembled at the Palace of the Emir, His Royal Highness Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero for the meeting with the President.   President Buhari who was a short visit to officiate at the Nigerian Air Force Day and 58th Anniversary Celebration, veered off the official program to start with a condolence visit to the Palace.   In a brief address, the President said he was “extremely pained by the loss of lives and injury to many due to the explosion,” adding “my thoughts and that of the nation are with the bereaved families. I hope the injured will recover fully at the earliest possible time.”   As per the official reports, nine people lost their lives and 22 were injured and receiving treatment.   President Buhari drew parallels between Kano and his native Daura and described the palace of the Emir as his own home. He commended the traditional institution and the people of Kano for standing with him at all times.   The Emir thanked the President for the condolences and commended him for providing a fair and just leadership.   He conveyed Kano community’s appreciation for the numerous things the federal government is doing in the state and prayed for the emergence of good leaders in the coming elections.   Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje announced cash support in various sums for the families of the deceased, the injured and others whose property were partly damaged or destroyed.   Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) May 23, 2022
President Buhari Meets Victims Of Kano Explosion
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