Adeosun: Breaking gender jinx in Oyo

TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE writes on the making of Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, who broke a 43 years jinx to emerge as the first female Secretary to the Oyo State Government   Since the creation of Oyo State on February 3, 1976 by the regime of General Murtala Muhammed up to the beginning of the incumbent administration in the state on May 29, 2019, the Pace Setter state has never had a woman as Secretary to the State Government (SSG). But the 43 years jinx was broken last Friday, when Governor Seyi Makinde…

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Adeosun: Forte Oil won’t delist from NSE

The new management of Forte Oil Plc says that the company is not going to delist on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) or to buy out the minority shareholders through Mandatory Tender Offering (MTO). The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Olumide Adeosun disclosed this in an interactive session with journalists in Lagos to unveil the new management’s strategy to drive the company. He said that the new owners were in for long term investment and want every stockholder to hold his or her shares. An MTO is a…

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Forgery: Adeosun has case to answer, say lawyers

Some eminent lawyers yesterday insisted that a former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has a case of forgery to answer. Adeosun, who resigned last week from office was alleged to have forged her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption letter. The former minister, who later admitted that the certificate was forged, resigned her position as the Minister of Finance. However, reacting to this, a Public Interest Lawyer, Dr. Abdul Mahmud, said Adeosun has a case to answer to the allegation of forgery of the NYSC exemption certificate. He said:…

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Forgery: Don’t harbour Adeosun, PDP tells UK

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the British government to immediately repatriate the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun who have confessed to have forged her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Exemption Certificate, back to the country. The party also told President Muhammadu Buhari to stop parading himself as “Mr. Integrity” for allegedly aiding Mrs. Adeosun to escape justice. PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the British government should not shield Adeosun from facing the course of justice. It reminded the…

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Probe Adeosun’s tenure as Finance Minister, PDP tells NASS

Kemi Adeosun

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly to investigate the tenure of the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun. Particularly, the party wants an open investigation into the alleged siphoning of over N10 trillion concealed under the tenure of the minister. In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP alleged that a cabal in the presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC), being aware of the former minister’s NYSC Exemption certificate liability, used her as conduit in siphoning of trillions of…

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Arrest, prosecute Adeosun for forgery, PDP tells FG

Kemi Adeosun

Minister reportedly left for UK yesterday     The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of former Minister of Finance’ Mrs. Kemi Adeosun’ for forgery. Adeosun, who resigned as minister on Friday, was accused of forging her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Exemption Certificate. PDP said she should be prosecuted for evading national service, impropriety and abuse of office as minister. In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP said Adeosun would have still remained in office but for the…

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NYSC saga: Court fixes Oct 8 to hear suit against Adeosun

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday fixed October 8 to hear a suit seeking to sack the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, from office for not possessing a valid discharge certificate issued by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). A lawyer, Francis Obalim, had approached the court via a suit marked FHC/ABJ/ CS/712/2018, praying for an order quashing and setting aside Adeosun’s appointment as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari. The case has been assigned to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu. The plaintiff…

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Revenue pilfering: Curtailing MDAs’ excesses

With sizeable number of organisations still withholding large chunk of revenue surplus, thereby denying the Federal Government funds required for key projects, there is need for such agencies to remain closely on the watch list so as to check pilfering. Abdulwahab Isa write s   The current perception about some Federal Government’s ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) is not palatable. They are still being perceived as being irredeemably indulging in massive undercutting of Federal Government’s revenue, thereby remitting insignificant fraction into Consolidated Revenue Fund (CFR) account. The Federal Government is…

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New revenue template: RMAFC engages NNPC, DPR, Customs

Kemi Adeosun

A high powered delegation from the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) is currently on scheduled visit to key revenue agencies of Federal Government preparatory to coming up with a revised revenue template authorised by President Muhammadu Buhari, New Telegraph has learnt. RMAFC’s team headed by the Acting Chairman, Shettima Umar-Abba Gana and commissioners of the Commission, including some senior top officials reportedly visited the management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigeria Customs Service and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in the last three weeks. The Commission engaged…

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Alleged forgery: Sagay under fire over comments on Adeosun, NYSC

Lawyers came down heavily on the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), on the certificate forgery allegation against the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun. Some senior lawyers said there was no legal justification for the comment credited to Sagay over Adeosun. Sagay while speaking at an event in Abuja was reported to have dismissed calls for the sacking of the minister over the allegation, saying she is very invaluable to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. However, in their reactions to Sagay’s…

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