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Mojoyinola Emerges President As NGIJ Elects New Executives

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Says NGIJ Election Is A Loud Statement That The Guild Has Come To Stay

The Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) has elected new executive members to pilot the affairs of the association for another two years, as Mr. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Ayoyemi Mojoyinola, a Co-Publisher, Thecitypulsenews.com emerges President of the Guild.

The new President elect won the election with other executive members including Bashorun Israel Bolaji as Vice President Information & Strategy, Comrade James Ezema AS VP Investigations, and AbdulRahman Aliagan as the National Secretary with over 2/3 of total registered voters.

Others are Oyewale Oyelola; Registrar, Rowland ‘Shuwa; Financial Secretary and Femi Oyewale emerged as Public Relations/Welfare Officer. The election, which was organized sequel to the Investigators Guild Congress, was conducted via e-voting in compliance with NCDC and Presidential Taskforce in COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

The Election Committee Chairman, Tope Sunday while declaring the result said Ayoyemi Mojoyin led executive members will conduct bye-election to fill remaining vacant positions. Speaking after he was declared the winner, Mojoyinola noted that, “Today is indeed a historic day for all of us because, first and foremost, this is the very first election to be held by this noble association. This means that the new crop of leaders elected today are the very first democratically elected leaders for the Guild.

“Secondly, this election is a loud statement that this association has come to stay and with your support we shall build a very strong foundation for this nascent association.” Mojoyinola pointed out that, “We were to hold this election on Saturday but for developments beyond our control we had to move it a little bit forward. “For an association that has never conducted an election before now, I must say that Mr. Sunday and his team did a very great job and there might not be need for elections tribunals. “In all seriousness, I sincerely thank every member of this association for their commitments to the Guild.

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I commend all of us for expending our resources, financial, intellectual, morally and otherwise to the success of this Guild. He however thanked the Co-founders of the Guild for giving the Investigators in the country the platform to express themselves.

“In the same vein I will like to show appreciation to the Co-founders of this association, Mr. Abdulrahman Aliagan, Bashorun Israel Bolaji and Mr. Olawale AbIdeen, for giving Investigators in the country this platform to express themselves. “While I will not like to dwell on the present misgivings of Abideen, suffice it to say that the Guild is not anybody’s personal property and should never be treated as such. I assure you that I shall, together with my new executives, treat this issue with the utmost importance it deserves so that we can forge ahead promptly. “I therefore use this opportunity to call on my friend, Olawale Abideen who is also the immediate past acting president of the Guild, to tow the path of peace and unity and join hands with this administration so that the dream of a virile and great platform for investigative journalists will be reinforced quickly.

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According to Mojoyinola, “We are heartened by the progress we have made so far despite the seeming challenges and I am eager to help continue that progress but I want to assure us all that there will be more greater challenges ahead as our aim is towards a bigger goal but to succeed we must come together united. Remember, “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

“As the first democratically elected president of this Guild, I assure you that we, my team and I will do everything within our powers to work for your welfare and wellbeing. We assure you that the interest of all members shall be protected as long as such member does not work against the interest of the Guild. “I also want to use this opportunity to allay fears in some quarters that this Guild is out to witch-hunt anybody.

“We are not out to witch-hunt any group, organization or individual rather we are guided by our motto, ‘rooting for the truth’ and that will be our guiding principle in all interactions. “While I understand the need for me to roll out programs and make promises to our members, permit me at this present time to make only two promises which I know we can keep. The first is that, starting from now your views and contributions will matter in NGIJ. This is because I will ask a lot of questions, some of them, undoubtedly, will be annoying. But I promise that I will carefully listen to your answers for the good of the Guild. “The second thing I can promise is that I will make mistakes. But I promise that my mistakes will not be from lethargy so if you agree with the Holy Books that Man is imperfection personified then you will pardon me for the honest mistakes that I might make in the cause of leading this association.”

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Ayoyemi Mojoyinola, a graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye Ogun State, has over 14 years working experience in various print, broadcast and Online media organisations both in Nigeria and international.

He is currently a Co-Publisher at Thecitypulsenews.com with head office in USA and Nigeria office in Lagos.

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Workers Day: Amb Samuel Sends Strong Message To Governor Ododo, President Tinubu

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A Kogi-born politician, Amb Samuel A. Danjuma has sentt a strong message to the Kogi State Governor Ahmed USMAN Ododo and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu while emphasiing the importance of collective effort and dedication in moving the affairs of Kogi State, and Nigeria to an enviable pedestal.








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He made this emphasis while interacting with journalist in Abuja during this year Workers Day Celebration.

The Businessman and young progressive politician said, “I stood alongside the worker-friendly Governor of Kogi State, Ahmed USMAN Ododo, in extending warm wishes to Kogi workers and workers worldwide on this year’s Workers’ Day. Together, they reassured the dedicated workforce of Kogi State of a promising future ahead, filled with opportunities for growth and prosperity.”

“Amb Samuel urged the workers to reciprocate this gesture by continuing to give their best in their respective roles, contributing to the overall development and progress of the state. He emphasized the importance of collective effort and dedication in achieving common goals and aspirations.”

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He further appealled to the Federal Government led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to address the pressing issue of rising fuel prices, which has caused hardship for many Nigerians.

He urges the President to intensify efforts on stabilizing fuel prices and advocated for the establishment of a price control board to ensure fair pricing and alleviate the burden on the populace.

Danjuma expressed gratitude to the President for the recent salary increament for civil servants, acknowledging this as a positive step towards improving the welfare of workers across the country.

In alignment with Governor Ododo’s worker-friendly policies, Amb Samuel A. Danjuma reaffirmed his commitment to advocating for the rights and well-being of workers, both in Kogi State and beyond, and emphasized the importance of collaboration between government and labor in building a brighter future for all.

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International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries and often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement and occurs every year on 1 May, or the first Monday in May.

May 1 is traditionally, the date of the European spring festival of May Day. In 1889, the Marxist International Socialist Congress met in Paris and established the Second International as a successor to the earlier International Workingmen’s Association. They adopted a resolution for a “great international demonstration” in support of working-class demands for the eight-hour day. The 1 May date was chosen by the American Federation of Labor to commemorate a general strike in the United States, which had begun on 1 May 1886 and culminated in the Haymarket affair four days later. The demonstration subsequently became a yearly event.


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ICDA Expressed Pride in Okutepa’s Selfless Service to The Igala Kingdom

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The Igala Cultural and Development Association, ICDA has expressed a deep pride in SAN (Chief) Jibrin Samue Okutepa’s selfless service to the Igala kingdom, acknowledging his significant contributions.


This is during a courtesy visit by the delegation from the Igala Cultural and development Development Association (ICDA), Adamawa State branch.





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at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola.

Okutepa, the distinguished guest speaker at the Annual Lecture organized by Gabriel Adikwu & Co., deliveed a powerful presentation on “The Nobility of the Legal Profession in Nigeria” through a detailed PowerPoint display.

During the meeting, the Igala community expressed deep pride in Chief Jibrin Samuel Okutepa, SAN. selfless service to the Igala kingdom, acknowledging his significant contributions.

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A vote of confidence was also passed by the community, affirming their commitment to support Okutepa. in any future endeavors he undertakes on behalf of the Igala community.

On the delegation were Sir Joe Atabo, ICDA Zonal coordinator North East,l Mall Danlami Yahaya, the ICDA Chairman of Adamawa State, accompanied by his vice, Mr Anthony UKUMONU. With other respected Igala icon such as Dr Idris Omede (CON), among others.

Special prayers were offered for the amiable SAN. for continued success, divine favor, and protection.

The occasion was marked by a spirit of unity and gratitude towards chief Okutepa’ for his leadership and dedication to the Igala community.

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This engagement underscores the strong bonds between the Igala community and SAN Okutepa. highlighting a shared commitment to advancing the welfare and interests of the Igala people through legal advocacy and community service.

In response Chief OkutepaA. Prayed God to continue to unite  the igala community in Adamawa State and else where thanking them for the visit and enjoyed them to keep working as brothers and sisters.




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Alleged N80.2billion Money Laundering: EFCC Declares Immediate Kogi Ex-Governor Yahaya Bello Wanted

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has declared the immediate Kogi State-ex-governor, Yahaya Adoza Bello, wanted over N80.2 billion financial crimes.

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EFCC wrote this on its verified social media handle on Thursday evening where the photograph of the former governor was displayed with the inscription ‘WANTED’, that “Former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, is wanted by the EFCC for offences relating to economic and financial crimes to the tune of N80.

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EFCC Declares Immediate Kogi Ex-Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello Wanted Over N80.2 Billion Fraud

EFCC Declares Immediate Kogi Ex-Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello Wanted Over N80.2 Billion Fraud

Informavores recalls that Bello was billed for arraignment before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja this Thursday, April 18, 2024.

EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, had said Bello was to be arraigned before Justice Emeka Nwite alongside three other suspects, Ali Bello, Dauda Suleiman and Abdulsalam Hudu on 19- count charges bordering on money laundering to the tune of N80, 246, 470, 088.88 (Eighty Billion, Two Hundred and Forty Six Million, Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand and Eight Nine Naira, Eighty Eight Kobo).

Bello’s arraignment is coming on the heels of a warrant of arrest and enrolment order granted the EFCC by the court on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

Count one of the charges reads: That you, Yahaya Adoza Bello, Ali Bello, Dauda Suliman, and Abdulsalam Hudu( Still at large), sometime, in February, 2016, in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, conspired amongst yourselves to convert the total sum of N80, 246,470, 088.88 (Eighty Billion, Two Hundred and Forty Six Million, Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand and Eight Nine Naira, Eighty Eight Kobo), which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of your unlawful activity to wit, criminal breach of trust and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a) and punishable under Section 15(3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended”.

Count 17 of the charges read: “That you Yahaya Bello between 26th July 2021 to 6th April 2022 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court aided E-Traders International Limited to conceal the aggregate sum of N3, 081, 804,654.00 (Three Billion, Eighty One Million Eight Hundred and Four Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Four Naira) in account number 1451458080 domiciled in Access BankPlc, which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of proceeds of unlawful activity to wit, criminal breach of trust and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a), 15(2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 15 (3) of the same Act.

Count 18 of the charges reads: “That you Yahaya Adoza Bello sometime in November 2021 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court indirectly procured E-Traders international Limited to transfer the aggregate sum of $570,330.00 (Five Hundred and Seventy Thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty Dollars) to account number 4266644272 domiciled in TD Bank, United States of America which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of proceeds of unlawful activity to wit, criminal breach of trust and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 15( 3) of the same Act”.

The Commission’s attempt to execute the Warrant of Arrest lawfully obtained against Bello met stiff resistance on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The security cordon around the former governor’s residence in Abuja was breached by the current Governor of Kogi State, Usman Ododo who ensured that the suspect was spirited away in his official vehicle. As a responsible law enforcement agency, the EFCC exercised restraint in the face of the provocation, waiting for his arraignment on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

The statement further said that, “It is needful to state that Bello is not above the law and would be brought to justice as soon as possible.”

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