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BREAKING; How FIRS Chairman, Zacch Adedeji Illegally Employed His Wife, Oluwatosin As Chief Accountant

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FIRS Chairman, Zacch Adedeji/The Document Zacch Adelabu Adedeji, the immediate past executive secretary of the National Sugar Development Council, NSDC, allegedly employed his wife, Oluwatosin Adedeji, as Chief Accountant while heading the agency, documents seen by SaharaReporters have revealed.

Adedeji, who is the current executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), was appointed to head the NSDC by former President Muhammadu Buhari in March 2021.

He was there until President Bola Tinubu appointed him as FIRS Chairman in September 2023.

The documents revealed that Oluwatosin was employed as the Chief Financial Officer of the agency on salary grade level 14 ( SGL14 Step 1) without the required public service experience and “near empty files”.

Also contrary to the conditions of the council, Adedeji signed the appointment letter of his wife instead of the Director of Human Resources Management.

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According to council conditions of service, “Appointment letters for management staff (SSL. 03-01) shall be signed by the executive secretary,

“Director, Human Resource Management shall sign appointment letters for employees on SSL. 14 to 04.”

The appointment letter dated February 1, 2023, with reference number NSDC/HQS/AD/110/8.1/11 reads, “With reference to your application for employment to this organisation and your subsequent interview, I am directed to offer you appointment as Chief Accountant on Sugar Salary Level 04 Step 1 (equivalent to SGL. 14 Step 1), with effect from the day you assume duty.

“This appointment is in accordance with the terms and conditions of service of National Sugar Development Council,” part of the appointment letter signed by Adedeji read.

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According to the Nigerian government establishment circular 2011-2023, the processes of recruitment and appointment into the federal civil service, are, “Obtaining annual authorised establishment from the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation;

“Obtaining a waiver for recruitment from the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) based on the year’s authorised establishment;

“Adherence to manpower budget for proposed recruitments, which must be approved by the supervising ministry or agency;

“Appropriate budgetary provisions to accommodate recruitments; the proposed

“Letter of clearance from the budget office of the federation to confirm budgetary provisions for the proposed recruitment; (vi) approval of the federal character commission for the distribution of vacancies for the proposed recruitment to ensure equitable distribution of vacancies among the States;

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“Obtaining certificate of compliance from the federal character commission for the recruitment;

“Representations of the federal civil service commission as observers in recruitment processes in the Federal Ministries;

“Representation of the office of the head of the civil service of the federation [OHCSF], in order to ensure compliance with extant rules and procedures for recruitment; and

“In the case of agencies/parastatals, appropriate representations of supervising ministries and agencies to provide necessary guidance and give credibility to the exercise.”

Calls put across by SaharaReporters to Adedeji were not picked nor returned.

Also, a text message sent to his line was yet to be replied as of the time of this report….READ FULL ARTICLE

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My Wife Made A Surprising Demand Over $1.9 Billion Purportedly Paid To My Bank – Lai Mohammed

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Former Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has recounted how fake news almost ruined his 40-year-old marriage….READ FULL ARTICLE

Naijaonpoint reports that the former Minister made this known on Thursday in Ogun State while speaking at an event tagged: “A Day with Alhaji Lai Mohammed” organized by the Mass Communication Department of Olabisi Onabanjo University.

According to him, after the fake report about a purported $1.9bn allegedly paid into his bank account, his wife woke him up at midnight, demanding that she should be one of the signatories of his bank account to prepare for any eventuality.

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The former Minister also stated that even his friends and many other people were begging for money after seeing the fake report.

He called on Nigerians to team up in the fight against fake news, stressing that until one becomes a victim, we may not know the gravity of fake reports.

He said,“The menace of fake news is a menace that must be tackled by all of us; this is something that nearly cost me my marriage of about 40 years.

“While we were in government, there was fake news that I had $1.9bn in my bank account and unfortunately, many people believed this falsehood, including my wife.

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“One day, my wife woke me up in the middle of the night and spoke in Yoruba, She called me: ‘Daddy’, and I said, ‘Yes, what is it?’ She said, ‘we all know that death can come at any time; we may say it wouldn’t be this early but it may be, but whatever happens, it will be good if you make me one of the signatories to your bank account to prepare for any eventuality’”….READ FULL ARTICLE

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Regina Daniels supports husband’s bill to create Anioma State in Delta

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Actress Regina Daniels Nwoko has publicly endorsed her husband, Ned Nwoko’s bill in the National Assembly, which seeks to create a new state, Anioma State, in Delta State….READ FULL ARTICLE

In a video shared on social media, Regina Daniels passionately supported the creation of the Anioma state, highlighting the historical struggles and victories of the Anioma people.

She urged everyone to back her husband’s bill, emphasising that the time has come to make the creation of Anioma State a reality.

In her native language, she stated: “I want to talk about the Anioma people.”

Switching to English, Regina elaborated: “Anioma is indeed an endowed culture, it possesses the classical characteristics of oneness, a shared history, robust culture, language, traditions, and features that set us apart from other local governments in Delta State yet, uniquely connects us to the south-eastern state.

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“As a true daughter of Anioma, I am immensely proud of the recently sponsored bill for the creation of Anioma State by my beloved husband and our distinguished Senator Ned Munir Nwoko.”

The actress emphasised the significance of the bill, stating, “I believe the passage of this bill will heed the clarion call for the creation of the sixth state in the south-east, addressing a long-standing injustice.”

She added: “I lend my voice to support the Recently sponsored bill by my husband and our distinguished Senator for the creation of Anioma State. The creation of Anioma state is long overdue. The 50years struggle of our Ancestors must not be in vain. This is the time to make it happen @princenednwoko.”...READ FULL ARTICLE

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Ndume: My removal as senate chief whip an act of God | I stand by all my statements

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Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says he stands by his comments made in a recent interview granted to Arise Television….READ FULL ARTICLE

During the interview, the former chief whip of the senate alleged that the administration of President Bola Tinubu is populated by kleptocrats.

Following his comments, Ndume was removed as chief whip of the senate by the All Progressives Congress (APC). The party also asked the lawmaker to resign as its member.

Speaking during an interview in Abuja on Friday, Ndume said he said nothing wrong, noting that his removal as the chief whip of the senate was an “act of God”.

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Thereafter, Senate President Godswill Akpabio removed the lawmaker as the vice-chairman of the appropriation panel and appointed him to head the senate committee on tourism.

Speaking on the incident for the first time, Ndume said he reviewed his interview and also got feedback from friends and elders but was told that he did not say anything that is not true.

“I have reviewed the interview I granted. I also shared with friends, leaders, elders in this country to review and get back to me to tell me if I have said anything that is not true or that is wrong in that interview,” he said.

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“Unanimously, the people I shared with and my conviction too, tells me that I didn’t do anything wrong, I did not say anything wrong and therefore, I want to state that I stand with all my statements in the interview I granted.

“The party that recommended me to be removed as being the chief whip of the senate, I take that as an act of God.

“It is God that gave me that position, and it is God that took that through APC, so I bear no grudges.”

Ndume rejected his new appointment in the upper legislative chamber.

“I learnt that I have been appointed chairman of tourism. I want to state here that I beg to decline for two reasons,” he said.

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“You must do something that you are interested in, I’m not a tourist, I don’t have a visa to any country as I am speaking to you.

“I have never been to China, India, France except America that I schooled, and London I used to go, but even at that, I can’t remember going to any of these countries.

“I’m not experienced in that. I will prefer to be an ordinary member; besides I have committees that I’m already content with.”…READ FULL ARTICLE

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