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EFCC Arrests Former Imo Governor, Okorocha And Wife

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, and his wife, Gerald.

The governor’s arrest on Thursday, May 30, 2019 comes just a day after he left his position as governor since he was first elected in 2011.

The anti-graft commission also sealed the former governor’s Eastern Palm University in Ogboko, according to a report by Sahara Reporters.

Okorocha had long complained that the EFCC was being used by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to persecute him due to his rift with national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. He accused the anti-graft agency of operating different schemes to frustrate his government including freezing the state’s account.

In response to one of his claims last week, the EFCC explained that it did not block the state’s statutory allocation and expenditure, but obtained a freeze order to stop the suspicious disbursement of funds during the state’s governorship election in March.

The EFCC said, “It is pertinent to let Nigerians know that on the eve of the rescheduled March 9, 2019 governorship election in the state, the EFCC got intelligence that part of the Paris Club refund to the state was about to be used for purpose of vote buying and other sundry fraud.

“Arising from the development, the EFCC swung into action and succeeded in blocking withdrawal of the said fund, as well as trace the usage of N500 million which had been withdrawn in cash, out of which N77 million was recovered.”

The EFCC is yet to release an official statement on the former governor’s arrest, but his case is similar to that of former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, who was detained on the same day his tenure expired last year. Unlike Okorocha, Fayose turned himself in to the agency and is currently fighting charges relating to money laundering.

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Olowa Of Igbara Oke And Other Traditional Rulers Join Akeredolu At His Daughter’s Wedding Ceremony

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The Paramount Ruler and the Prescribed Ruler , His Royal Majesty, Oba Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede, the Ogidi III, on Sarturday joined the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN as he gave his daughter’s hand to Mr. Olatunde in marriage.
Others present at the occasion were the new Chairman of Ondo state Council of Obas, Oba Dr. Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan, the Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, and other prominent tradition Rulers.
The National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu had earlier in the day joined the Engagement programme at the residence of Governor Akeredolu along with other dignitaries and well wishers from all walks of life.
At the reception, Governor Akeredolu took his daughter to the dancing floor to the admiration of his wife, Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu, the bridegroom and all dignitaries present shortly after the cutting of the cake by the new couple.
The Ooniresa, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ojaja II was not left out as he arrived the reception venue to add beauty to the marriage programme at the tail end of the ceremony.
Politicians, captain of Industries, academics, religious and traditional leaders as well as top government functionaries in the state were present at the epoch making ceremony to cheer the governor and his wife.
Prominent personalities present include, Governors Kayode Fayemi, of Ekiti, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, former governors of Lagos as well as Osun, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Bisi Akande, minister of state labour and productivity, Tayo Alasoadura, minister of state for health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, first Lady of Edo, Betsy Obaseki and her Nasarawa state counterpart.
Others are former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, immediate governor of Adamawa, Bala Ngilari,  and other top government functionaries.
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PHOTOS: Jayvfied Inc. And The Incredible DJ Vibez seal business deal signing

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At the early afternoon hours of Wednesday 12th September 2019, It became official as a couple of notable press/blogs gathered to capture and witness the wonderful jaw dropping moment that award winning professional DJ Ibrahim Olayinka aka “the incredible DJ Vibez” officially signed and sealed a business deal with the unique entertainment brand Jayvfied Inc.

These two brands are currently one of the very best in Nigeria, and will obviously continue to be great forces to reckon with both in the present and future entertainment industry business in Nigeria and diaspora.

Notable moment during the press interview was when a reporter simply asked the CEO of Jayvfied Inc. Ovie Joel aka Jay V*, “Why DJ Vibez” and replying in these exact words, the Jayvfied frontliner rephrased saying; “Why not DJ vibez… who else has the vibes, Charisma, and great energy out there. We *The Jayvfied Team* look forward to the many many opportunities that this wonderful signing here today will bring to both the incredible DJ Vibez as a team and our unique company. We are grateful to God for a successful signing, we’re also ready and focused than ever”, he said.

The incredible DJ Vibez as fondly referred to by numerous fans has on the other hand described the opportunity as divine, saying he won’t be letting the cat out of the bag just yet, but expressed his gratitude to God Almighty as he stated that this is just the beginning of new great things for both himself and his new family.

We will be looking out for these entertainment amazons and will also bring you more updates as they progress.

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Family Prayer Convocation, Lagos Last Edition 2019

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The Family Prayer Convocation is here again. A time of refreshing, rekindling and rejoicing in the presence of God for every home and every singles, The theme for this edition is “Gather My people unto Me”. Therefore, come let us gather unto God for He will show us the lighting up of His countenance 🙏
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Please follow @TheRebuildersMinistries for special Invitation, transportation and seating arrangement We will DM you
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There will be help for you, your family and your labour because God’s Word will come with precision as we gather unto Him .

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