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If You Need Young Female Minister, I Can Loan You CEO Of My Foundation — Elumelu To Tinubu [VIDEO]



The Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Anthony Onyemaechi Elumelu, has told Nigeria’s President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that if he needs a young female Minister in his cabinet, he could come for the Chief Executive Officer of Tony Elumelu Foundation, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu.

The Chairman of Transcorp said this when the former Lagos State Governor visited him in his home in Lagos.

Elumelu, who is the Founder of TEF, spoke about offering Tinubu the services of his CEO when he introduced Ugochukwu to him during the exchange of pleasantries.

The Founder of United Bank for Africa, who was at the door to welcome Tinubu to his home, took time out to introduce no fewer than three females to the President-Elect, including Ugochukwu.

Elumelu, who referred to Tinubu as: “The last man standing,” as he bid him welcome, told the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress as he introduced Ugochukwu: “This is the CEO of Tony Elumelu Foundation.

“She is in charge of the Foundation.

“So if you need a young female Minister to come and change the women focus….”

While welcoming Tinubu at the entrance to the house as he alighted from the car, Elumelu said: “Last man standing.”

To which Tinubu replied: “Still standing.”

Elumelu then turned to his left where Seyi, Tinubu’s son was, joking that they wore the same kind of dress.

He said: “Seyi, how come two of you are wearing the same thing?

“Is that a uniform?

“Last man standing.

“You are a strong man.”

To which Tinubu chipped in: “Still standing.”

Elumelu then stepped down and hugged Tinubu, saying: “This man ehn, 10 lives.

“Seyi you must be very proud of your father as he is proud of you.

“You are a good man, Seyi.”

He then turned to Tinubu again: “Last man standing.”

At this point, they entered into the house where the ladies were introduced, beginning with Ajibola Ayantuga.”


Runaway Nigerian Nurse Arrested In Lagos, Extradited To US For Trial Over Fraud



A convicted Nigerian fugitive, Florence Enwerim Onyegbu, was on Thursday, extradited to the United States of America, where she is wanted to answer to criminal charges bordering on the violation of the U.S. law involving the offer and payment of illegal remuneration in a health care matter.

Onyegbu‘s extradition was coordinated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following a request by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI,  seeking assistance for her apprehension.

The EFCC said its investigations revealed that she had changed her name from Florence E. Onyegbu to Janet Boi in an attempt to remain hidden.

But that she however ran out of luck when operatives of the EFCC swooped on her at her residence in the Ojodu area of Lagos on February 21, 2022.

The anti-graft agency said that upon her arrest, a national identity card with the name Janet Boi as well as a Texas driver’s license with the name Florence Enwerim Onyegbu were found on her.

The Commission, on March 22, 2023, handed over Onyegbu to the FBI, following an extradition order granted by Justice Z.B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on December 2, 2022.

It will be recalled that Onyegbu’s travails began after she was arrested on February 12, 2011 in the U.S. and subsequently sentenced to 46 months imprisonment, following a guilty plea , over the violation of the U.S. law bordering on the offer and payment of illegal remuneration in a health care matter.

Although she was ordered to report for service of her sentence on April 4, 2011, she failed to surrender on that date.

Consequently, she was further charged with failure to surrender for service of sentence in violation of U.S. Law on March 4, 2013.

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JUST IN: CBN Directs Banks To Open On Saturday, Sunday



The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has confirmed the evacuation of banknotes from its vaults to commercial banks across the country as part of a coordinated effort to ease the circulation of banknotes of various denominations.

The CBN has also directed all commercial banks to open for operation on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department of the CBN, Isa AbdulMumin, disclosed this in Abuja, on Friday, stating that a substantial amount of money, in various denominations, had been received by the commercial banks for onward circulation to their respective customers.

According to him, the CBN had directed all banks to load their Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) as well as conduct physical operations in the banking halls through the weekends.

“Branches of commercial banks will operate on Saturdays and Sundays to attend to customers’ cash needs,” he noted, adding that the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, would personally lead teams to monitor the level of compliance by the banks in various locations across the country.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to be patient as the current situation would ease soon with the injection of more banknotes into circulation.

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CJN Olukayode Ariwoola Returns to Nigeria After Medical Check-Up In London



The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has reportedly returned to Nigeria after seeking medical attention in London, the United Kingdom.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and an ally of the Supreme Court head, Ahmed Raji, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Raji disclosed that Justice Ariwoola went to London on Saturday for his routine medical check-up and returned to the country on Thursday morning.

He also described the reports that the CJN was sighted in London in a wheelchair, purportedly planning to meet with the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as false and aimed at tarnishing the image of the apex court and the chief justice.

Raji, therefore, urged Nigerians to resist the attempts by politicians to paint the judiciary as bad so as to achieve their selfish interests.

He said: “It is in the news since Tuesday evening that Tinubu was traveling to Europe for medical reasons as well as for lesser hajj, further reports indicated that he is in France to meet with his medical doctor, why would somebody now link that to the CJN that has left Nigeria for the UK since Saturday to observe his own medical session and just came back today (Thursday) as a meeting?

“Our politicians need to allow due process to take control, election matters are in the law courts, but that does not mean that the law Lords will not live their normal lives as human beings, Tinubu is in France and the CJN was in London, where is the contact?“

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