POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that officials of the anti-corruption agency stormed Ambode’s Epe Residence on Tuesday morning. The residence of the former governor’s chief of staff in the same Epe neighbourhood was also raided. Billions of naira were allegedly misappropriated in the four years of Mr Ambode in office, and detectives have been working round the clock to gather evidence on the fraud. Residents were not allowed to move closer to the scene nor intervene. Efcc officials trying to to get into Ambode’s house EFCC however denied raiding the house though…

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BREAKING: EFCC RAIDS AMBODE’S RESIDENCE IN LAGOS, AND HIS CHIEF OF STAFF TOO

 Felix Onajite Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have raided the residence of a former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode in connection with the ongoing probe of alleged N9.9billion fraud. The EFCC team also stormed the home of the former Chief of Staff to the ex-governor. Both mansions were searched in Epe. The agency had earlier secured a court order to freeze three bank accounts containing a total of N9.9bn linked to the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. The Acting Head of…

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9.9BIL FRAUD HATCHET JOB ON AMBODE: SEE THE LOOPHOLES

 Share BOLA BADMUS, TUNDE ADELEKE and LANRE ADEWOLE take a deep look into the ongoing efforts at imposing probity on the stewardship of a former helmsman of a rich state with the opaque financial regime.   THE unveiling of the alleged corruption probe of the immediate governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwumi Ambode, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is the newest twist to the battles of the Epe-born accountant and while it came as a surprise to many, the discerning saw it long coming. Saturday Tribune had,…

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AMBODE SPEAKS ON 9.9BIL FRAUD ALLEGATION

  Samson Folarin The immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has denied involvement in the N9.9bn fraud said to have been discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Ambode said none of his accounts contained N9.9bn let alone being frozen by the EFCC. He said in the spirit of Sallah and having served Lagos State well, his record was clear. In a statement on Friday by his media aide, Habib Aruna, Ambode said he did not intend to join issues with the anti-corruption agency as there…

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EFCC FREEZES ACCOUNTS LINKED WITH AMBODE OVER 9.9 BIL FRAUD

EFCC Secures Freezing Order on Accounts Linked to Ex-Gov. Ambode over Alleged N9.9bn Fraud Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, ordered the freezing of the sum of N9.9bn belonging to the Lagos State government. The funds are domiciled in First City Monument Bank, FCMB, account number 5617984012; Access Bank account number 0060949275 and Zenith Bank account number 1011691254, respectively. Justice Chuka Obiozor gave the order, following an ex-parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The…

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MINISTERIAL LIST, BUHARI’S NON INCLUSION OF AMBODE BLAMED ON TINUBU

Nigerians have reacted after the name of the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, was not included in the list of ministerial nominees submitted to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. DAILY POST reported earlier that Buhari submitted a list 43 nominees to the Senate for screening and approval on Tuesday. Many Nigerians expected the name of Ambode to appear on the list after he obeyed his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC’s directives and handed over to Babajide Sanwo-Olu after one term as Lagos Governor.…

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GROUP ATTACKS TINUBU OVER STANCE ON MINISTERIAL SLOT FOR AMBODE

John Owen Nwachukwu  The Save Lagos Group (SLG) has called on the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to stop playing God over rumoured plan to appoint the immediate past Governor of the State, Akinwunmi Ambode into the yet-to-be-constituted cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group said it was reacting to a purported statement by the former Lagos governor that he (Tinubu) would resign his membership of the APC if President Buhari nominates Ambode as ministerial nominee from the State. In a statement by…

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TINUBU’S MEN MOVE AGAINST AMBODE’S LIKELY NOMINATION AS MINISTER

There are indications that the immediate past governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, may be part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s next cabinet. It has, however, been gathered that party men loyal to the National Leader of the ruling party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, may have begun moves to scuttle plan to appoint Ambode as a minister. Top party chiefs in the Mandate Group alleged that the immediate past governor of Lagos State frustrated many party members in Lagos State during his tenure and there was, therefore, the need “to teach him…

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LAGOS SET TO PROBE AMBODE, TO MAKE HIM UNEMPLOYABLE AS MINISTER

By Lanre Adewole LESS than 72 hours after the change of governorship baton in Lagos State, strong indications have emerged that a humiliating probe is likely on the way for the immediate past governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, over alleged financial misdeeds. A sympathiser of the former governor, however, told Saturday Tribune on Friday that the camp of the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, believed to be behind the plot, would not dare. “This one (Ambode) isn’t the one before him (Babatunde Fashola) who didn’t want…

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