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#PandoraPapers: EFCC Begins Probe of Tinubu, Obi, Oduah, NPA Boss, Others

Peter Obi Top Nigerian politicians and elected officials exposed in the Pandora Papers are now being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. This is according to a report by Premium Times. The individuals are said to be under probe for alleged tax evasion and other offences. It was gathered that a former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has already been summoned for questioning by the commission over his secret assets and financial deals exposed in the Pandora Papers. Apart from Obi, the acting Managing Director, Nigerian Ports…

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Pandora Papers: EFCC Summons Peter Obi

Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, whose secret and illegal offshore activities PREMIUM TIMES reported in the ongoing Pandora Papers series, has been summoned for questioning by the EFCC, Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency. It is the first known action by any Nigerian law enforcement agency since PREMIUM TIMES started reporting influential Nigerians involved in offshore shenanigans exposed through the global Pandora Papers investigation. The presidency has directed that Nigerians exposed in the reports be investigated, those with knowledge of the directive have told this paper. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that…

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Office of first lady is unnecessary, waste of funds – Peter Obi

Former vice-presidential candidate Peter Obi has said the office of the First Lady should be scrapped as it only serves as an avenue to waste public funds. Mr Obi said on Tuesday at an annual event organised by Foursquare Gospel Church in Lagos that the yearly budgetary allocation for the office should be stopped because it increases cost of governance in the country. He said such allocations should be used to fund education and health to halt medical tourism overseas. “The wives of the president, governors and by extension the…

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#PandoraPapers: I Have Only $15 million in My Offshore Accounts – Peter Obi (Video)

Peter Obi A former Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi has debunked reports that he has $500 million in his offshore account. Making clarification on Monday during an interview on Arise TV, Obi said he has only $15 millon. He maintained that he never violated any law. This comes after his name became an item following the release of the Pandora Papers, a project carried out by a global International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The project saw 600 journalists from 150 news organisations around the world poring through a…

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84-year-old man returns home after 47 years

An 84-year-old Kenyan man identified as Peter Oyuk, has expressed disappointment after returning home to find that the two wives he abandoned 47 years ago have remarried. The octogenarian had walked out of his Makale village in Malava, Kakamega county in 1974 at aged 37, according to The Standard. He told his family that he was going in search of greener pastures because he needed to take care of two wives and five children, although details of where he was headed and his expected return date were scanty. Oyuka visited…

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Davido’s Official Photographer, Fortunate Umunname, aka Fortune Shotz Is Dead

Fortunate Peter Umunname and Davido Davido’s official photographer, Fortunate Peter Umunname is dead. He reportedly drowned on Tuesday, September 21, at a location in Lekki, Lagos. Fortunate is known to have worked with many Nigerian celebrities, with many of their photos bearing the photographer’s logo. He was Davido’s official photographer and hailed the singer in 2019 for changing his life for good.

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Guarantor Arraigned For Allegedly Aiding Suspect To Escape

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court has arraigned a 42-year-old man, Peter Isaiah, who stood as guarantor for allegedly aiding a suspect who allegedly stole jewellery valued at N10 million to escape. The police charged Isaiah, whose address was not given with conspiracy and pervert course of justice but pleaded not guilty. The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Victor Eruada, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between January and March at No 18B, Eleruwa St., Wemabod, Ikeja. Eruada alleged that the defendant who stood as guarantor to Joshua Edet, to work…

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‘Taking Pictures With Valueless Politicians Not Helping The Country’ – Peter Obi Slams Buhari, FFK

Peter Obi Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi has lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari for giving Femi Fani-Kayode a hero’s welcome to the party. Recall that FFK recently decamped to the party some days ago. Obi accused President Muhammadu Buhari of sending the wrong signals with the constant photoshoot with politicians who defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Obi said such photoshoots have done nothing to boost the image of the country or to encourage those that have been patriotic and flying the nation’s flag high with credible…

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Peter Okoye, Bags Honorary Doctorate Degree From Escae-Benin University

Popular Nigerian singer, Peter Okoye, has added another feather to his cap. The singer recently bagged a honorary doctorate degree of Arts from the Escae-Benin University in Benin Republic. Highly elated, Peter Okoye, who is popular known as Mr P, shared the news on his Instagram page.  He wrote: “Dear Team P! It’s a great honor to be decorated by a distinguished educational institution, “Who have recognized my contribution to Dance and Music as well as my support for the youth in the entertainment industry. “Thanks you @escaeakpakpacampus @escaeunibenin for…

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Peter Okoye: “They thought I won’t make it alone, now I’m richer”

Nigerian singer Peter Okoye of the defunct- PSquare, has addressed critics who thought he would never survive or make it alone. P-Square is the defunct music duo consisting of the twin brothers, Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye. They produced and released their albums through Square Records. In December 2011, they signed a record deal with Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. In May 2012, P-Square signed a record distribution deal with Universal Music Group. They had back-to-back hit tracks and a large fanbase as a group, however, when they split, many industry…

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