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NIGERIA RECOVERS STOLEN ARTIFACT INTERCEPTED IN MEXICO

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NIGERIA RECOVERS STOLEN ARTIFACT INTERCEPTED IN MEXICO A stolen artifact that was intercepted in Mexico City, Mexico has been recovered by the Nigerian Government on Thursday.
Naija News reports that the artifact has been confirmed to be an ancient sculpture that originated from Ife, Osun State, South-West Nigeria.

NIGERIA RECOVERS STOLEN ARTIFACT INTERCEPTED IN MEXICO

The artifact was returned to the country by the Charge de Affaires of the Nigerian Mission in Mexico, Yakubu Dadu, and was received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
In a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, Onyeama narrated how the federal government recovered the artifact in Mexico.

The statement quoted the minister as saying that the process of recovering the artifact started in 2017, when the former Nigerian Ambassador of Nigeria to Mexico, Ambassador Aminu Alhaji Iyawa, incidentally saw a bronze head suspected to be of Nigerian origin at the Benito Juarez International Airport, in Mexico City.

NIGERIA RECOVERS STOLEN ARTIFACT INTERCEPTED IN MEXICO

The statement reads: “Upon further enquiries and with the collaboration of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and relevant Mexican focal institutions, it was established that the bronze head originated from Nigeria.”
Following concerted efforts of the Mission together with the joint efforts of the customs of Mexico and the United States, the bronze head was impounded and handed over to the Nigerian Mission by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Mexico, Ambassador Julian Ventura, in a historic ceremony, on February 2020.”

NIGERIA RECOVERS STOLEN ARTIFACT INTERCEPTED IN MEXICO

“Beyond the national value to Nigeria, the bronze figure is an objects of iconic cultural, traditional and religious importance to the Yoruba people, as well as a critical part of their history and heritage resources.”

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges all well-meaning Nigerians and friends of Nigeria to notify relevant agencies of artifacts suspected to be of Nigerian origin where they find any such, as the present government is willing to engage and return such priceless assets.”

According to the minister, the government will ensure that the cultural artifacts stolen from the country and scattered in different parts of the world are recovered and returned.

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ENUGU STATE INEC OFFICE ON FIRE PHOTOS HERE

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ENUGU STATE INEC OFFICE ON FIRE PHOTOS HERE

The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, ENUGU STATE INEC OFFICE ON FIRE PHOTOS HERE Mr Mohammed Aliyu has ordered investigation into the fire outbreak at the Obollo-Afor office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the State.

ENUGU STATE INEC OFFICE ON FIRE PHOTOS HERE

Aliyu also directed the cordoning-off of the scene for the thorough probe to further ascertain the actual cause of the fire outbreak and damages incurred.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement on Friday, said that the fire incident happened at INEC office in Obollo-Afor, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, on May 13 at about 9.40 p.m.

“The Command received a distress call at its Udenu Police Divisional Headquarters alleging that there was fire outbreak at the Obollo-Afor office of the INEC in Udenu council area.

“Police operatives attached to the Division immediately raced to the scene, while contacting Enugu State Fire Service office in the area to promptly put off the fire,’’ he said.

ENUGU STATE INEC OFFICE ON FIRE PHOTOS HERE

He further stated that the fire was eventually put off before it could spread to other offices around the building, through combined efforts of the fire service, the police and law-abiding citizens.

According to him, preliminary investigation suggests that the fire may have been caused by power surge due to sudden power supply to the building before the incident occurred.

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BUHARI SON INLAW WANTED BY EFCC OVER 65$ MILLION FRAUD

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BUHARI SON INLAW WANTED BY EFCC OVER 65$ MILLION FRAUD

The Independent  BUHARI SON INLAW WANTED BY EFCC OVER 65$ MILLION FRAUD Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared Gimba Yau Kumo, a son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, wanted over an alleged $65 million fraud.

BUHARI SON INLAW WANTED BY EFCC OVER 65$ MILLION FRAUD

Kumo, who got married to Fatima, one of the president’s daughters in 2016, was alleged to have perpetrated the crime alongside one Tarry Rufus and another Bola Ogunsola.

In a statement on Thursday, Azuka Ogugua, spokesperson of the anti-graft commission, asked anyone who had information on the whereabouts of the trio to report to the ICPC headquarters or the nearest police station.

“The persons whose pictures appear above, Mr. Tarry Rufus, Mr. Gimba Yau Kumo and Mr. Bola Ogunsola, are hereby declared WANTED by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in connection with issues bordering on misappropriation of National Housing Funds and diversion of the sum of Sixty Five Million dollars ($65,000,000),” the ICPC said.

BUHARI SON INLAW WANTED BY EFCC OVER 65$ MILLION FRAUD

 

“Anyone who has useful information on their whereabouts should report to ICPC Headquarters Abuja, any of the ICPC State Offices or the nearest police station.”

Kumo, who served as Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He hails from Gombe State.

The presidency is yet to react to the allegations levelled against him.

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BREAKING: FAKE EFCC OFFICIALS CAUGHT IN LAGOS

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BREAKING: FAKE EFCC OFFICIALS CAUGHT IN LAGOS
According to a Twitter user by name Samuel Otigba
BREAKING: FAKE EFCC OFFICIALS CAUGHT IN LAGOS
BREAKING: FAKE EFCC OFFICIALS CAUGHT IN LAGOS

Omoooo today is wild. We caught 2 men that came into our estate claiming to be EFCC officials, with fake EFCC ids & accompanied with Mopol, trying to extort money from a resident. One of the fake officers tried escaping by jumping from a 4 storey but fell into the electric fence.

BREAKING: FAKE EFCC OFFICIALS CAUGHT IN LAGOS

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