Mr. Bankole was this morning engaged in a tense stand-off at with officials of the EFCC at his home in Abuja as he refused arrest to answer money-laundering allegations.Â Â Mr. Bankole had planned to leave for the United Kingdom on a 7a.m. flight, part of his scheme to maintain his freedom, but the EFCC investigators foiled that effort as they arrived at his official home at Apo quarters in Abuja bright and early.
To break the siege of the EFCC the Inspector general of Police, Hafiz Ringim went to see bankole at his home and called off the EFCC operatives who had laid waiting to arrest him.
Dimeji Bankole later issued a statement promising To â€˜Honour EFCC Invitationâ€™ On Monday |
By Jimmy T. Ajim The 8th National Assembly will be inaugurated in June. The election of the Senate President in the upper chamber will take the centre stage, ditto for the House of Representatives’ speakership. The Senate President has now been zoned to the North Central by the new majority party, APC. The zoning has […]
IT does not matter where you are coming from.All that matters is where you are going – Brian Tracy. Nigeria, since after independence, has been struggling with the creation, development and sustenance of a stable, and acceptable democratic political party system. The first national elections held in December 1964, and were contested by two political […]
ON March 3, 2015, a legislator got up on the floor of the House of Representatives and announced he was moving from party A to Party B. Three weeks later, the same member again announced he was returning to party A. This to my mind is the lowest ebb of political harlotry. It leaves a […]
IT is no longer news that democracy in Turkey has been in the eye of the storm in recent years, no thanks to the often unpopular policies regularly churned out by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Issues of blatant disregard for freedom of expression, frequent crack down on the media and politically-motivated arrests under the watchful […]
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In a documentary airing Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses the U.S. of supporting separatist in Russia.(Photo: Tigran Mehrabyan, AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Intercepted calls showed that United States helped separatists in Russia’s North Caucasus in the 2000s, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed in a new documentary in which he underscored his suspicions of the […]