Vanguard Latest News Wednesday 4th December 2019

Vanguard Latest News Wednesday 4th December 2019

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Adeyemi sworn in as Kogi West senator

Henry Umoru -Abuja
THE Senate on Wednesday swore in Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Senator representing Kogi West.
Adeyemi was declared as the winner in last Saturday’s supplementary rerun election in Kogi West after defeating the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Dino Melaye, in the election.
He was sworn in at 10:35 a.m. immediately after the adoption of the Tuesday’s votes and proceedings by the upper legislative chamber.
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BREAKING: Court declines to sack Magu as Acting EFCC Chairman

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, declined to declare the continued stay of Mr Ibrahim Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as illegal and unconstitutional.
However, the court, in a judgement delivered by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, said it was a mandatory requirement of the law that Magu’s appointment must be confirmed by the Senate to be validated.
It held that the EFCC is not an extra-Ministerial department of the Federal Government, and as such, the law provided that anyone nominated as its Chairman by the President must pass through necessary “checks and balances” by the Senate.
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Court orders FG to recover pensions collected by Akpabio, Saraki, others

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos in a landmark judgment has ordered the Federal Government to “recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly, and directed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN to challenge the legality of states’ pension laws permitting former governors and other ex-public officials to collect such pensions.”
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Court sentences siblings to one-year for N4bn fraud

Two brothers, Kingsley Nwegwu and Joakin Nwegwu both managing directors of ACJEC Global Services Ltd were on Monday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Enugu Zonal office.
The Nwegw brothers were convicted by Justice M.L. Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra State before whom they were charged with 50 counts bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N98.7million.
EFCC kicked-off the investigation on the duo in 2011 when the EFCC received petitions against them, alleging that they were lured to invest the said money in ACJEC Global Services Ltd with the promise of mouth-watering 30-34 per cent interest annually on their investments to be paid to them.
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BREAKING: Senate swears in Smart Adeyemi

By Henry Umoru
THE Senate on Wednesday swore in Senator Smart Adeyemi, All Progressives Congress, APC, Kogi West who was declared a winner in last Saturday 30th November rerun election.
The swearing-in of Adeyemi was a sequel to the judgment of Court of Appeal that called for a rerun of the election in Kogi West.
Senator Adeyemi was sworn-in at 10:35 am immediately after the adoption of the votes and proceedings of Tuesday, December 2, 2019, by the upper chamber.
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Socceroos to face Argentina at Copa America

Australia will face Lionel Messi and Argentina in next year’s Copa America after being drawn alongside the tournament co-hosts on Tuesday.
The Socceroos, one of two guest teams invited to the South American football championship, will also face Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay and Chile in Group A.
In Group B, Asian champions Qatar, the other guest nation, will face Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru, with all games taking place in Colombia.
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Tiger Woods’ ‘aura’ has dimmed, says Presidents Cup rival Els

Tiger Woods
Ernie Els on Wednesday said Tiger Woods has lost some of his aura but the skipper of the International team will not be under-estimating his superstar counterpart at the Presidents Cup next week.
Woods is captaining and playing for the United States at the biennial matchplay showdown at Royal Melbourne, and one of Els’ key decisions will be who plays the 15-time major-winner in the singles on Sunday.
The big South African has seven rookies in his 12-man team, but he also has a core of experienced players such as Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman.
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People on survival brink increased by 22 million ― UN Report

One in every 45 people in the world – a record 168 million – will need humanitarian assistance in 2020, according to a United Nations report released on Wednesday.
The number of people on the brink of survival has grown by 22 million over the past year due to violent and protracted conflicts, climate change-related extreme-weather events and economic instability, according to the UN.
In their annual global humanitarian overview, the UN and partnering non-governmental organizations say they aim to help 109 million of the most vulnerable people in 55 countries next year, requiring 29 billion dollars in funding.
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Its Time to do more!

The 2019 Kogi State Gubernatorial Elections have come and gone. We thank the Almighty God and our good people on the reelection of Governor Yahaya Bello for the second term in office, with me as his Deputy.
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NEITI boss, others laud unveiling of RemTrack

Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Mr. Waziri Adio and civil society organizations have lauded the unveiling of RemTrack, a mobile application for tracking transparency and accountability issues in the oil and gas sector.
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