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Agnes Olojoba, Provost of Delta State College of Health in N100m Fraud

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The Provost of the  Delta State College of Health Technology, Ofuoma-Ughelli, Mrs Agnes Olojoba has been alleged to be at the middle of a multi-million naira financial crisis rocking the institution.

Authoritative sources revealed that the lead was blown open when the Provost battled to dissolve the Governing Council of the College which was inaugurated by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the month of January, this year.

According to the impeccable sources who does not want their names in print, the Provost felt aggrieved that the Governing Council was not giving her the free hand to continue with her sleazy nature as the Council insisted that approvals must pass through due process and must be transparent.

“My brother, it was a coup that backfired and it opened a can of warm on how Madam (Provost) was collecting money from the school running into millions of Naira without following financial procedures.   The Governing Council ensured that she was confirmed as Provost but, because of the huge amount that passed through her hands when she was acting, she mobilized funds and started lobbying influential people in government to dissolve the governing council, saying she was not having the free hand to operate.”

“The Chairman, Dr (Nelson) Ejakpovi was not aware of all that she was doing but, God saved him and the state government set up a committee to look at the activities of the College and she could not account for more than one hundred million naira which she spent within a period of less than six months before the Governing Council was set up.”

In a telephone chat, the Provost confirmed allegations of financial scam rocking the College saying, “I beg o, the Governing Council is handling the matter, please o, don’t publish, don’t let the public know about it o.”

A visit to the state auditor general’s office at Ezenei Avenue revealed that the accounts of the College has been audited and the Provost was indicted but, there were plans to cover up the scam.

A reliable source in the office said, “that woman (the Provost) knows how to pull the strings sha, she has very powerful people protecting her and Oga, the Auditor-General had to personally be involved in the auditing of the accounts.  The report has been submitted, if it was another person that was involved, by now that woman for dey suspension or sacked.  Governor Okowa is aware of what is going on and the way he handles the matter will determine how we do our work.

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My son’s death a test from God – Heartbroken Gov. Sule

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Heartbroken Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Friday said the death of his son, Hassan, is a test from God.

Hassan, 36, died on Thursday after a brief illness.

He spoke while receiving condolences at the palace of his father, the Sarkin Gudi, Alhaji Sule Bawa, in Akwanga LGA.

Sule said he was the one consoling somebody who lost his nine children and 70 cows the previous day and that today God decided to test him, to see whether he was sincere in consoling that bereaved father.

“This is my time to be tested. I see this as a test from God. I was the person consoling somebody that lost his 9 children and 70 cows yesterday, and today God decided to test me, to see whether I was sincere in consoling that bereaved father,” he said in a report by The Punch.

According to him, his son grew up carrying all his siblings along, saying that it was only God that has the power to take him away.

Sule added that his son was the one taking decisions on their businesses, saying that he was always on hand to advice him on what next to do, as his schedule would not allow him to run any business.

The governor insisted that God took him away to test hi resilience and faith.

“God didn’t seek my advice when he gave Hassan to me and he will not seek my advice when he takes him away,” he said.

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Senate summons Kyari, CEO NNPCL over N48 billion pipeline surveillance contract awarded to Tompolo

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The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has summoned the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mr. Mele Kyari, over a N48 billion pipeline surveillance contract awarded to stakeholders in the Niger Delta region.
The pipeline surveillance contract was awarded by the Federal Government to Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, a private maritime security firm founded by Government Ekpemupolo, an erstwhile Commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) also known as Tompolo.

The Tompolo-owned firm was expected to protect all the oil pipelines criss-crossing nearly all the states in the Niger Delta in collaboration with other major stakeholders in the oil bearing communities in the region.
Specifically, Tompolo is expected to carry out the N4 billion per month contract that covers Delta, Ondo, Imo, Rivers and some parts of Bayelsa State in collaboration with major tribes along the communities that host the oil pipelines.

However the Isoko Ethnic Nationality has petitioned the Senate alleging that their young men were not being carried along in the multi-billion naira project.

The Isoko people under the auspices of Interested Isoko Youth Groups, through a petition sent to the Senate on their behalf by Stanley Okonmah, said they were completely marginalised in the contract award.
The lsoko Ethnic Nationality requested the Senate to probe the award of the contract and prevail on the NNPCL’s management to award a fresh contract to a company owned by an Isoko person.

Specifically, the people urged the Senate to look into the matter and urged the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the Group Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to correct the anomaly.

They want the NNPCL to award the pipeline surveillance contract to a company to be chosen by stakeholders of Isoko nation.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Ayo Akinyelure (PDP – Ondo Central), at a session in Abuja, said the GCEO of the NNPCL was being summoned to the Senate for him to come and assure the Isoko people that the agency would do the needful to avoid economic sabotage by the aggrieved youths of the area.
He said, “The GCEO of the NNPCL is hereby summoned by the Senate Committee on Ethics Privileges and Public Petitions (to appear before this committee) on January 25.

“We want him to come and assure Nigerians that he would do the needful to calm down the youths so that they will not engage in pipeline vandalism.”

Earlier, the leadership of the Isoko youths told the panel that since oil was discovered in their land and pipelines installed there in 1958, till date, no case of vandalism had been recorded in the area.

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Confusion at Lagos Airport as Workers Embark On Strike…… Passengers Stranded!(Photos)

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Several passengers were stranded this morning at the Murtala Mohammed International airport as airport workers began strike starting from midnight.

passengers were spotted all around with airlines having little information on the way forward.

for instance, virgin Atlantic passengers that were due for London trip this morning were helpless as many had to reschedule their flights and many left loitering around

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