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Suspect Sponsors False N10B Allegations Against EFCC Official



More facts have emerged over allegations of corruption levelled against a senior official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu Madaki claiming that he owned 474 hectares of land in Nasarawa State worth N10 billion, a N450 mansion worth of house in Wuse 2 and another N200 million worth of house for his girl friend in Wuse Zone 4,

Investigations revealed that the news report on the allegations are unfounded, cheap blackmail, total falsehood and deliberate attempt to bring the image of the official into disrepute

Findings carried out however revealed that the land at Anwan Sarkin Mada was sold to Madaki by his cousin ,Muazu Ishaq a retired Permanent secretary for N700,000 which payment was made in three installment. The land at Angwan Chediya as it was indicated in survey published in the news was purchased from one late Alh Zakari Jibirin through his friends Alh Abbas Ibrahim, Bagobiri and Abdullaziz Badamasi a.k.a Soja for N600,000 between 2011 and 2012 payment was completed.

While the land at Angwan Kyero along Madubi Road was purchased in ,2010 from Magajin Garin Bagaji, Kasimu Yahaya through his first son, Hamza kasimu for N150,000.The payment was made through Gaskiya Auta the present APC chairman Karu local Govt and the total cost of these lands was 1.45M as against the purported N10B claimed in the news report being published in some sections of the media especially the online media.This was confirmed by the vendors and some of their witnesses.

Our investigations further revealed that the lands at Angwan Monday and Angwan Saka belong to Madaki dynasty, the man behind the false report dubiously collected the survey plans from the family surveyor one Bature Musa and changed the survey name to Madaki after he had cajoled Bature that some Generals wanted to buy large hectares of lands and they preferred individual well known to represent the family preferably Alh Abubakar Aliyu Madaki.

In an interview with the Magajin Garin Keffi Alhaji Balarabe Ismaila na Kaibo who is the family Head of Maje Gunduma family, he disclosed that when he was asked to chose someone to represent the family he agreed that the name of Abubakar be used to sell the land as he, Magajin Gari is bed riden hence he chose Madaki to represent the family

He claimed that the family has vast hectares of land saying from keffi to Gitata all the land belong to Maje Gunduma include “where Army Barracks is located in Keffi is our family land you can go and cross-check the fact from the authority” The family Head said

On the N450 million mansion in Wuse claimed to had been owned by Madaki and another N200 million house bought for his lady friend, the writer failed to establish the exact address of the house in Wuse 2 as well as the seller of the house; how payment was made, which bank executed the transaction, colour and picture of the house in question among other details that would aid independent and proper investigation.

Secondly, the writer also failed to mention the name of the lady, the address of the house, mode of payment and the bank that carried out the transaction

Check revealed that Madaki has only a car and he used to come from Keffi to his office in Abuja every day while he uses his only Toyota highlander Sport Utility Van ( SUV)for his office work and for other run around activities.

One of the commission operatives who preferred anonymity said that the senior operative could not pay school fees of one of his children in the Nasarawa state University till the school closed its portal. He said when the commission chairman, Ibrahim Mustapha Magu heard of the development he shouted and felt bad

Further investigation also revealed that the poultry farms was inherited from his late Father who was a prominent farmer.Our correspondent who visited the farms reported that the farming activities there were generally declined due to financial constraints.

The poultry farm with almost ten pegs ,only three pegs were in used with 4,000 birds as against 15000-20000 that his late daddy used to rear . Indications also showed that cattle rustlers struck recently in his farm and made away with 71 cows out of 91 cows in the farms.

Investigations carried out in Madaki’s village- Gunduma and within the anti-graft commission revealed that the brain behind the purported news was a man who has some projects worth over N3B in Gunduma but the commission is investigating the source of his wealth in which he erroneously believed that it was Madaki’s who instigated the probe.

When our correspondent visited Gunduma in Karu local government reports indicated that the man’s projects was located along Keffi-Jos road after Army Barracks. The man who came to invest in the area initially told the villagers that the project was filling station, later he said bakery , at a stage he turned it to an estate but presently the man said it is a private university, the development however confused the villagers on whether the man really knows what he is doing.

A source within the commission who narrated how the man behind the purported news taught Madaki masterminded his probe said one Monday when madaki was coming to office from home in Keffi , there was gridlock and he called one of his colleagues Hamza Abdullahi in the office to hold forth for him at the meeting but later said the commission has sent him out not knowing the operative and his colleagues were going to Madaki’s village, gunduma to carry out investigation on the man .

Madaki was said to be at the meeting when the man called and told him that EFCC were in his house at Gunduma while Madaki inquired who were the operatives but he said he was in Abuja so, when he got to Gunduma he called and handed over the set to the operatives who turned out to be Hamza, Madaki told Hamza that he was going to his village for operation and he did not brief him but Hamza said he never know the place to be Madaki’s village .

According to the source ,Madaki however advised that they should do their work according to the law and not to harass anyone and he equally advised the man to corporate with the operatives. Around 4pm the man called Madaki and said that they have finished their work but they insisted they were taking him to Abuja ,Madaki pleaded with Hamza so that the man would not be detained and the man was released after writing his statement

It was gathered that the next day the man called Madaki instead of showing appreciation accused him of sending EFCC operatives to his house and madaki denied since then the man has embarked on campaigns of calumny against Madaki, vowed to ruin his name even when he sponsored the publication against Madaki, he didn’t hide it as he was sending the news report to many people including Madaki’s uncle, cousins and other relations .

Efforts to reach out to the man proved abortive as he was not at Gunduma when our correspondent visited his site and most of people at the site looked very hostile when the reporter asked of the man

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Asiko deepens gas penetration, unveils 300 metric tonnes LPG/CNG depot in Benin




to grow in geometric progression- Alex Ogedegbe

… We are going to expand into CNG, LNG Gas Station- Abubakar Folami 



Asiko, a leading provider of clean energy solutions operating in Nigeria’s energy sector, has continued to contribute to the economic development of the country with its sterling efforts to ensure in-country utilisation and deepening of gas penetration in the nation, as it unveils 300 Metric Tonnes Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) depot in Utesi, Ikpoba Okha local government area of Edo state.


This project invariably aligns with the federal government’s priority objective to attain 5 million MT of LPG consumption by 2023.


Speaking at the official commissioning of the gas depot, the Chairman of the Asiko Group, Engr Alex Ogedegbe, expressed that the gas potential of Nigeria is enormously huge and the LPG/CNG depot is designed to provide much-needed energy solution to Nigeria and beyond.


“Today, we are excited to launch our 300MT LPG and CNG depot. The multi-product gas depot, promises to improve gas availability and distribution in the region.”


According to him, “The LPG/CNG depot is poised to become a hub for a wide range of gas products. Under its licensing agreement, the depot is authorised to store Propane, LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Currently, it stores LPG and CNG, with plans for future development to enable the storage of LNG in the near future. The 300MT depot, the biggest in Benin, marks an added step towards contributing to a clean energy future and the realisation of the Federal Government’s decade of gas initiative.”


Ogedegbe said, “Nigeria is endowed with up to 183 trillion cubic feet of gas deposit, and we have not consumed up to 5% of that deposit in Nigeria today. Imagine how much we can distribute to Nigerian society and beyond if we have installations and facilities like this that we are commissioning today.



Also speaking to newsmen at the event, Mr Abubakar Folami, a Director at Asiko, said that the company has similar inland depots and plants across Nigeria, with an impressive inland Propane and LNG terminal currently under construction in Ijora, Lagos.


Similarly, the Utesi Community head, (Okaighele) Mr Monday Edo, said he was very happy about the project commissioning.


This LPG/CNG depot is not just a beacon of progress for the energy sector; it also carries a profound impact on the local community. The depot is expected to generate over 100 job direct and indirect job opportunities, contributing significantly to the economic welfare of the region. The creation of these jobs underscores Asiko’s commitment to empowering and uplifting the economic activities of its host communities.


Asiko is a leading provider of clean energy solutions in Nigeria, dedicated to delivering a comprehensive network of sustainable, accessible, and innovative clean energy solutions. With a focus on LPG, LNG, CNG, propane, and renewable energy, Asiko drives the region’s clean energy transition and ensures energy security.


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Tingo Media CEO Agbonwaneten to bury mum in PH



It will be a carnival of sort as the Chief Executive Officer of Tingo Media, Mr. Ebuwa Martins Agbonwaneten has concluded plans to hold the funeral of his mother, Princess Karina Namikpoh who passed away at 68.

A statement by Agbonwaneten, who is also the CEO to The Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation, a non-governmental organisation owned by billionaire technology entrepreneur, Dozy Mmobuosi on behalf of the family, said their matriarch will be laid to rest in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on September 29- October 1, 2023.

A service of songs and tributes hold in her honour on Friday, September 29 at Azny Place, No 2 Louis Drive, opposite Nextime supermarket, GRA Phase 3, along Abacha Road, Port Harcourt.
Funeral service hold on Saturday, September 30 at Vaults & Gardens, Aggrey Road, off Cemetery Road Port Harcourt.

An interment reception will take place at The Palacios Event Centre, 63 Woji Road, Phase 2 Port Harcourt.

On Sunday, Oct 1, thanksgiving service will take place at Hilltop International Christian Centre, 7 Hilltop Drive Waterlines/Elekahia Link Road Port Harcourt.

Agbonwaneten extended invitations to colleagues, associates and business partners, saying interesting activities have been lined up for their unforgettable experiences.

“As you may already know, my mother’s burial is scheduled for the 29th – 30th of September, 2023, in Port Harcourt. This event is not just a somber occasion; it’s a celebration of a remarkable life and a chance to bid farewell to an extraordinary woman.

“I want you to be a part of this grand celebration. It’s an opportunity to join me in giving my mother the dignified and joyous send-off she deserves. I assure you; we have prepared an unforgettable experience for all who attend!

“Transportation will be seamless, with arrangements and adequate security in place for those traveling from Lagos, Benin, Abuja and all all over the world to Port Harcourt—all free of charge.

“We’ve secured top-notch hotel accommodations to ensure your stay is comfortable and convenient. Our event planning team and funeral directors rank among the industry’s finest, ensuring that every detail is meticulously attended to.

“You may already know my reputation as a gracious host, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Our menu boasts a delectable array of cuisine, from continental delights to local favorites like ‘nkwobi,’ ‘pepper soup,’ ‘bolé,’ ‘starch and banga’, and more. The drink selection is equally impressive, featuring a range of choices from Champagne, Hennessy, Glenfiddich, Jack Daniels, cocktails, assorted wines, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and more,”he stated.

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Nationwide Blackout As National Grid Collapses Again…




Nigeria has again been thrown into darkness after the national grid system, operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) from Osogbo in Osun State collapsed.
A check by The Guardian in the early hour of today showed that the grid plummeted to a meagre 273 megawatts of electricity coming from two out of the over 27 electricity generation.
This comes barely a week after TCN, rolled out the drum to celebrate a questionable 400 days of grid stability.
A number of Distribution Companies confirmed to The Guardian that the grid went down at 00:41 AM, disclosing that most of their feeders are out.
As of 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, five generating plants were on the grid. Afam VI had 0.70MW, Dadinkowa was generating 0.00MW, Ibom Power had 32.90MW, Jebba had 240MW and Olorunsogo was on the grid with zero generation.
At about 1AM midnight, the total power on the grid was 35MW, indicating that the country experienced a total collapse.
The grid went to 193MW at about 3AM before climbing to 273MW when this report was filed.
The TCN has not responded to inquiries by our correspondent about the development.

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