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Investigation: Sen. Ayo Akinyelure Statement On Tony Elumelu Is False and Malicious – Legal Team

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Senate Committee Chairman on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Ayo Akinyelure has indicted Tony Elumelu former Managing Directors of United Bank for Africa of N41bn NITEL fraud, theft

Akinyelure revealed that the N41billion fraud was committed against the defunct Telecommunications company and National Carrier, NITEL”

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He said the money was withdrawn systematically from NITEL for nine years under Tony Elemelu watch and two other former Managing Directors of UBA.

Akinyelure revealed that United Bank for Africa withdrew the whopping N41 billion from the N42billion the liquidator of the defunct government owned telecommunications company deposited with the United Bank for Africa after being sold to MTEL by the then Bureau for Public Enterprise. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Based on the above report by various news platform, Tony Elumelu legal team has reacted in a letter made available to NGIJ debunking the story and refer to it as “False Malicious Publication”

Below is the letter Made available to Nigeria Guild Of Investigative Journalists {NGIJ}

False malicious publications by Senator Ayo Akinyelure against UBA PLC and its chairman, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, CON

We write on behalf of Mr Tony Elumelu CON (Our client) whose attention has been drawn to several false online publications credited to Senator Ayo Akinyelure, chairman of the senate committee on ethics, privileges and public relations alleging to the involvement of UBA and indictment of Mr Elumelu In a 41,000,000,000 (Fourty-one billion) fraud relating to NITEL in liquidation.

Our client is shocked by this false, baseless, and mischievous allegation as neither him or any of the organisations associated with him has ever been involved in or indicted for any fraud as was falsely alleged by Senator Ayo Akinyelure.

Our client is also alarmed and appalled by this deliberate peddling of falsehood and misinformation against an unblemished personal and business reputation, painstakingly built by our clients over several decades with great personal sacrifices and unquestionable integrity.

Our client rejects Senator Akinyelure’s attempt to use the platform of the respected institution of the Senate of the Federal republic of Nigeria to accomplish whatever ulterior motives he may have.

It is important to emphasize that when UBA appeared before the Senate committee on ethics, privileged and public relations, attention was drawn to the fact that the facts and circumstances leading to the dispute on the alleged financial indebtness was pending before the supreme court in the SC/CV/112/2020. It was resolved that given the pendency of the matter at the Supreme Court, it was sub-judice and all actions on the matter be suspended. It is shocking and sacrilegious that the matter pending at the Apex court could be subjected to debate contrary to the rules of the Senate and by extension, the principle of law that when a matter is sub-judice, it should not be subjected to debate before a decision is reached by the court. Therefore, the publications ascribed to Senator Ayo Akinyelure is in total disregard of the Rules of the Senate and The Rule of Law.

Our client has instructed us to, and we have demanded an open, public, and unreserved retraction of the said statement credited to Senator Akinyelure and an apology from Senator Akinyelure for this false allegation and defamation of our client.

We have our client’s further instruction to take all appropriate legal action against Senator Ayo Akinyelure and his media agents if our above stated demand is not met within seven (7) days of their receipt of our demand letter.

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Prince Abdulrahman Obaje is a Media and ICT Consultant, Journalist, online marketer, social media strategist, Mathematician and Computer Scientist based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is the Founder and the Publisher of The Informavores!. You can reach me on +234 805 939 5252 or send i-witness report directly to me on news@informavores.com.ng.

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Nasarawa Inaugurates 16 – Hectare Farmland For NYSC

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Nasarawa State Government has promised more support for the NYSC Scheme in its quest to support the Federal Government’s agenda on the diversification of the economy, and also improving agricultural practice, food production and self-sufficiency.

The Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe stated this today in Doma during the inauguration of sixteen hectares of farmland donated by the Andoma of Doma Kingdom, HRM Alhaji (Dr) Ahmadu Aliyu Oga Onawo to the National Youth Service Corps and the inauguration of 2021 farming season by Corps Members in Doma.

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In a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by the Scheme’s Director, Press and Public Relations Adenike Adeyemi (Mrs) revealed that NYSC commended the Andoma for supporting the vision of Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim by releasing the land to encourage agricultural practices that would lead to bumper harvest of different agricultural products. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Speaking through the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources, Professor Alanana Ofaki, the Deputy Governor appealed to Corps Members to embrace all opportunities of the value chain agribusiness for their empowerment.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated that the NYSC Scheme would continue to train Corps Members who are interested in farming using its farms across the country.

He commended the Andoma of Doma and the Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority for their gesture towards the Scheme.

He said the NYSC Scheme has keyed into Federal Government’s agenda of diversification of the economy and would continue to leverage on the potentials of Corps Members for improved productivity.

“I want to urge Corps Members to key into this opportunity for self-development”.

“Recently, Borno State trained 68 Corps Members as soil doctors and extension service workers with a view to boosting agricultural production”, he said.

In his goodwill message, the Andoma of Doma Kingdom HRM Alhaji (Dr) Ahmadu Aliyu Oga Onawo said food security is a necessity for every nation, adding that there was the need to support NYSC in its resolve to teach Corps Members that there is an alternative to salaried jobs through farming.

He commended the Director-General for redesigning the future of Nigerian youth with a new beginning for self empowerment.

He appealed for more stakeholders’ support for the Scheme in order to attain its laudable goals for the Nigerian youths.

The monarch appealed for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians, adding that the strength of a nation lies in its unity and no tribe can exist independently on its own.

He preached equality of all Nigerians, irrespective of tribe or religion, stating that there was the need to give priority attention to national unity and integration.

“There is no alternative to an indivisible Nigeria, we are better together”.

“Let us save ourselves and make Nigeria a peaceful country for the future of unborn generation”, he said.

In his goodwill message, the Vice Chairman Federal House Committee on Youth and Sports, Hon Abdulmumini Ari applauded General Shuaibu Ibrahim for his exemplary leadership style since assuming duty as NYSC Director-General.

The Managing Director, Lower Benue River Basin Authority, Engr Mohammed Adra in his goodwill message called on the NYSC to embrace irrigation farming.

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Greenfield University Kaduna Attacked, Police Confirm

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Gunmen attacked Greenfield University on Tuesday evening, the Police Command in Kaduna State, has confirmed.

The university located on Kaduna-Abuja highway, was attacked at about 8:35p.m on Tuesday.

The Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kaduna, that some of the students were abducted.

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Jalige however said that the number of students kidnapped had not been ascertained.

He said security operatives have been deployed to the general area for search and rescue operation.

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How Abducted Ekiti Monarch Freed In Kwara State Forest

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Kidnapped Ekiti traditional ruler, the Obadu of Ilemeso Ekiti, in Oye Local Government Area of the state, Oba Oyewunmi has regained his freedom.

Police spokesman in Ekiti State, ASP Sunday Abutu, told newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday that the traditional ruler was released in a forest in Kwara State after six days in captivity.

“I can confirm that the ruler has been released from captivity. He has also been reunited with his family.

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“He is receiving medical attention in one of the facilities in the state as a result of the trauma he went through,’’ Abutu said.

Informavores gathered that the Oba’s release from captivity was barely 24-hours after a family source confided in newsmen that the abductors demanded N20 million ransom as condition for his release. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

It was, however, not clear whether the family paid the ransom to secure the release of the traditional ruler who was whisked away last Thursday.

Oba Oyewumi was kidnapped in his palace by six gunmen who scaled the palace fence around 8.30PM., invaded his apartment and beat up everyone on sight, including the traditional ruler.

The kidnappers contacted the family last Saturday and demanded a N20 million ransom to secure his release.

ASP Abutu said the command was not aware of any ransom paid.

“All I can say is that his freedom was facilitated by the concerted actions taken by the police and other security agencies,’’ he said.

Ekiti State’s Amotekun Corps Commander, retired Brig-Gen. Joe Komolafe, said that the release of the traditional ruler was secured at a place in Obbo Ayegunle, Ekiti Local Government area of Kwara with the help of the Kwara vigilance group.

“When we went into the bush, we tracked the traditional ruler to the area, the Vigilantes from Kwara State joined our team and we were able to rescue his release.

“No ransom was paid. We have brought him home and he is currently receiving medical attention,’’ Komolafe said. 

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Prince Abdulrahman Obaje is a Media and ICT Consultant, Journalist, online marketer, social media strategist, Mathematician and Computer Scientist based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is the Founder and the Publisher of The Informavores!. You can reach me on +234 805 939 5252 or send i-witness report directly to me on news@informavores.com.ng.

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