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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday be addressing Nigerians at 7 pm with a repeat broadcast at 9 pm.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

“All television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are advised to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast”, Adesina added.

The President had last week appealed to Nigerians in a video message that his government will continue to work in their best interest if he is re-elected in the coming polls.

He said the past three years have not been an easy one for his government.

He, however, noted that with sincerity of purpose, perseverance, dedication and most importantly support from the people, his government has made great progress.

“Some of these achievements are visible for everyone to see, some are still in the works,” he said.

President Buhari told Nigerians that if granted the support he seeks, his government’s mandate will be delivered accordingly.

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    February 15, 2019 at 6:38 am

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  5. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    USELESS TALK

  6. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Idiot without brain

  7. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm

  8. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Here is the list of 34 reasons I said Buhari is not the reason Nigerians are suffering today:
    1. The PDP got $1 trillion dollars from crude oil sales in 16 years and no visible change in the country. Buhari got $97 billion in three and half years and turned the whole of Nigeria into a giant construction site.
    2. It is the PDP that looted Nigeria into recession but Buhari pulled us out of recession in less than 12 months due to smart implementation of brilliant economic policies.
    3. Compare Nigeria and Venezuela economy.
    4. Thousands of Venezuelan citizens are crossing their land borders into Brazil because of economic hardship.
    5. Another example is Cyprus and Greece.
    6. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) miracle.
    7. Despite earning 1 trillion Dollars under PDP, Nigeria was still owing $6 Billion Dollars to multinational oil partners leading to job losses. Buhari paid it back in two years.
    8. The Nigeria Customs Service used to remit disgraceful amounts to the treasury. But now, it is projected that it would remit between N1.5 trillion and N2 trillion Naira in 2018. In 2017, it remitted close to N1.4 trillion to the treasury.
    9. The Nigeria Customs now remits about N2 trillion Naira to the treasury instead of about 50 Billion under PDP.
    10. The federal inland revenue service now remits around N4 trillion naira per year to the treasury unlike before under GEJ when it used to remit N2 trillion.
    11. The implementation of the treasury single account which was conceived by GEJ only started under Buhari and over 4 trillion was accumulated in a year.
    12. The implementation of the BVN by President Buhari eliminated 75K ghost workers from the civil service thereby saving Nigeria N200 billion per year.
    13. Unlike before when fuel scarcity was a recurring decimal, now under Buhari this problem has been nipped in the bud.
    14. The 3K MW Mambila Hydropower project which was conceived decades ago has now received counterpart funding from the FG and it has been awarded to a Chinese construction firm for $5.7 billion. Most of the funds for the project will come from the China Exim Bank.
    15. Buhari has recovered looted funds of over N1 trillion looted under the PDP/GEJ’s 3-year administration and these recoveries were factored into 2017 and 2018 budgets for the FG.
    16. Buhari has been able to purchase over a billion-dollar worth of military hardware to fight terrorism.
    17. Smuggling, armed robbery and brazen embezzlement of public funds have reduced drastically under President Buhari.
    18. Buhari took us from a one-product and oil-dependent economy to a diversified economy. From spending billions of dollars on rice importation and from being the biggest rice-importing nation in the world to becoming the biggest rice producer in Africa and the 6th largest in the world.
    19. He is also putting billions of naira in the pockets of Nigerians directly via the rice related anchored borrowers’ program which has created over 12 million jobs and over 4 million rice millionaire farmers.
    20. Cash is paid directly to the poor via the conditional cash transfer of a non-refundable sum of N5k per person per month under Buhari. 10k per person is being paid also under the TraderMoni program and this amount can be scaled up to N100k if the beneficiaries pay back the loan.
    21. Over 15m pupils are getting one meal a day with a drink and this has increased school enrolment.
    22. Over 4,000 capital projects were included in the 2018 budget alone and Buhari is doing his best to disburse to contractors despite the fact that Saraki reduced the funds for these 4,000 projects by N347b.
    Buhari has so far spent over 2 trillion naira on roads, bridges, airports, primary health care etc. Instead of 18 Billion spent by Jonathan.
    23. 500,000 previously unemployed graduates now have jobs under Buhari N-Power program.
    24. Pensioners who were forgotten are now getting paid including ex-staffers of the Nigerian Airways 35 years later.
    An Ukraine-based pastor Sunday Adelaja.
    25. Also, ex-service men including those who served under Biafra got paid the gratuity that the FG had been owing them since the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and their pension payments have been regular under Buhari.
    26. Thousands of Nigerians who would have continued to die in roads the PDP did not fix for 16 years cannot say Buhari has not made his impact felt considering the fact that over 500 federal roads are currently being fixed by FERMA and the Federal Ministry of Works all under Buhari.
    27. There is not one state in Nigeria today where the Federal Government is not executing at least one road project.
    28. Difficult or abandoned projects like the 2nd Niger Bridge have been brought back to life.
    29. Sections of Ilorin-Jebba, Sokoto to Jeba, Sokoto-iletahave been completed. While progress of works continues nationwide from Jada to Mayo Belwa, Enugu to Port Harcourt, Lagos to Shagamu, Benin to Okene, Lokoja to Abuja, Kano to Maiduguri, Abuja – Kaduna, Kano to mention a few.
    30. Millions of Nigerians will benefit from the dual carriage standard gauge rail lines scattered around the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria.
    31. Thousands of artisans and graduates draw on loans of over N50b made available to them through the bank of industry with only their University certificates serving as collateral.
    32. Boko Haram used to control 26 local governments in Nigeria but now it controls none. . Paris Club refund and Bail out to all the 36 States for 2 conservative times to the tune of $3B.
    33. 20,000 Nigerians rescued from Boko Haram captivity including 100 Chibok girls and 100 Dapchi girls.
    34. Jonathan met 64 billion dollars in the foreign reserves of Nigeria Depleted it to 29 billion despite making 383 billion from oil alone. They spent the 383 billion in six year, borrowed 20billion dollars, then went to the reserves to vandalize the reserves Today Buhari with three times less income has been able to increase our foreign reserves to 43 billion, and still executing more projects on ground.

    • Anonymous

      February 14, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      Adeoye Omotayo Soa, do you know that about 21 hardened boko haram members have been released and was given $21m.

    • Anonymous

      February 14, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      lies without source

    • Anonymous

      February 14, 2019 at 8:34 pm

      The whole heads of security agencies are all Muslims no Christian and what do you think will be their discussion.

    • Anonymous

      February 14, 2019 at 8:37 pm

      Adeoye Omotayo Soa , all these money have been realized and hunger is still killing people.

    • Anonymous

      February 14, 2019 at 8:38 pm

      Adeoye Omotayo Soa, PDP looted money and Apc are saints.

    • Anonymous

      February 14, 2019 at 8:39 pm

      Adeoye Omotayo Soa, why not bring down the price of fuel since Apc is doing well.

    • Anonymous

      February 14, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      Why not make the price of local rice to return to 4k that PDP kept it.

    • Anonymous

      February 14, 2019 at 8:46 pm

      You can’t give a child #20 again and the child tells you thank you.

    • Anonymous

      February 14, 2019 at 8:47 pm

      I pray that my God will bring in people way sabi IJN.

    • Anonymous

      February 14, 2019 at 8:48 pm

      In fact, our money has no value again dollar is 360 instead of 160

  9. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Nigeria is blind and can never see again

  10. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    This is PMB

  11. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 6:24 pm

  12. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 6:17 pm

  13. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    The speech is uninspiring and uninteresting

    • Anonymous

      February 15, 2019 at 6:47 am

      You are good for spearing your precious time to listen to rubbish.

  14. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Exactly bY 7pm sambissa forest time

  15. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    As you go out to vote on Saturday, remember some few things before APC came to Office;

    A pack of always sanitary towel sells for N200, now it’s N500.
    A pack of indomine super pack was N35, now it’s N90.
    A bag of sachet water sells for N60, now it’s N120.
    A bag of flour was N7,500, now it’s N13,500.
    A litre of petrol was N85.00, now it’s N145.00.
    A bag of cement was N1,200, now it’s N2,800.
    A bag of rice was N8500, now it is N18,500.
    A dollar was N198.00, now it is N370.00.

    If you don’t want this to continue like me, Atiku and PDP is the answer.

  16. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Let him address his cows not me

  17. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Zoo leader you Again

  18. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Is jubrin of Sudan

  19. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Jubril to address Nigeria

  20. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Your farewell speech? Bros tell it to Sudan people we don’t want to hear

  21. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    U need our votes u want to talk to us now

  22. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Address his boko haram

  23. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    IF THE DEAD CAN’T TALK MAYBE AN IMPOSTER CAN…

  24. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Oboy confusion dey nw bubu election na next morro afta dat next is daura

  25. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Don’t waste time addressing us Just resign and go Home to Daura!

  26. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    He should address APC members

  27. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Please let’s tell ourselves the truth is this man here Mohammed buhari,
    Chaiii

  28. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    I wonder what he want to say

  29. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    You should have don’t that on the debate day

  30. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    We don’t need the address.

  31. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 4:14 pm

  32. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Address his father

  33. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Is Jubril not dead Buhari please

  34. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    So uncle bubu is contesting with nnamdi kalu… Nnamdi kalu will address the world today…and uncle bubu is going to address the world today.

  35. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    His farewell address abi?

  36. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Don’t do any mistake while speaking, to avoid you say.. election will be conducting last week Saturday hahaha

  37. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    The broadcast is recorder in the first place & don’t try & shift this election now because you are a total failure already

  38. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Is he handing over?

  39. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    election postpond this is my own view

  40. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Yuh did not address Nigerians When Christian were killed in Benue State by Headsmen….
    All yuh care for is reelection….

  41. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Fair well address I guess …..

  42. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Buhari is a terrorist master

  43. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Life broadcast or recorded?

  44. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    All facts from Getty Images for proves

  45. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:33 pm

  46. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:32 pm

  47. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:32 pm

  48. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:32 pm

  49. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:32 pm

  50. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:32 pm

  51. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Bill Clinton : Hello Jubril

    Jubril buhari: Ahh! His excellency

    Bill Clinton : Did you watch Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s live broadcast from London about exposing you.

    Jubril-buhari : Yes. Your excellency, walahi that boy have finished me with evidence.

    Bill Clinton : Exactly. That’s why I’m calling you. Cos Donald Trump is angry with the Nigerian cabal for sending you an impostor to White House. The most secured house on earth.

    Jubril-buhari : Kai!! I’m in big trouble. What should I do? Election is on Saturday.

    Bill Clinton: Nigerian fraudulent elections or your life, which is important

    Jubril-buhari : Your excellency, my life is very important o. I -ant die for the zoo. We all know Nigerians are very lazy and useless. I can’t take such risk.

    Bill Clinton : With this strong allegations I will advice you, you quit the election and run away.

    Jubril-buhari : Abba kyari won’t allow me. Cos I’ve been bribed heavily. Nnamdi Kanu has destroyed me. I thought that boy was joking, now I’m in trouble.

    Bill Clinton : IF you can’t run away expose the cabals and be free. And allow BIAFRANS to go. Their time is due. So that the world won’t execute you. Bye!

  52. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Please tell Nigerians that u need rest, u can’t afford to meet ur ancestors with shame because this is ur last chance and it’ll not favor u.

  53. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    No to postponing elections oh

  54. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    NO NEED

  55. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Live address or durbbd address

  56. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    After his address, Atiku should address is too

  57. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    We no won hear abeg. Keep your address and relocate to daura with it

  58. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    So he’s now in a hurry to address Nigerians? He should exercise patience because Nigerians will address him on Saturday!

  59. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    JUBRIL NOT BUHARI PLEASE

  60. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Too late

  61. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    The last fight is over, God save Nigeria from the hand of the looters , killer.

  62. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    We don’t need his address, because we don’t hear him whenever he speak.

  63. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Nnamdi KANU have exposed, you are panic

  64. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    This apc cabals are criminals, addressing us after Nnamdi Kanu have exposed him finish tonight, We are not interested on his speech anymore, That man is jubril from Sudan, public should notice that apc didn’t has a candidate for coming election 2019.

  65. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Hahaha English ‘ll miss road today

  66. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Too late. No need. He can do that to Daura people.

  67. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Live or recorded ?

  68. Anonymous

    February 14, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    No no no

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Buhari, APC Have Set Nigeria 60 Years Backward — PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a dig at the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration describing his five years stewardship as “wasteful, a season of the locusts.”

In a strongly worded statement issued on Friday by Spokesman of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, on the state of the nation, the PDP said after reviewing the five years of the Buhari administration, both the president and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) have “taken Nigeria 60 years backward.”

The statement accused Buhari and the APC of turning the country into a wasteland after allegedly destroying the economy.

The statement said under Buhari, May 29, has become “synonymous with the enthronement of incompetence, insensitive leadership, endemic corruption in high places and governance by propaganda and false performance claims.”

It also accused the APC administration of reversing all the “gains achieved by the PDP for which May 29 was always celebrated and left the country dejected and despondent.”

Furthermore, it said under Buhari, Nigerians always grieve on May 29, as it has become “a day for commemoration of failed promises, reversal of gains achieved by past leaders and retrogression in our body polity as a nation.”

The statement reads in part :”This administration has failed woefully in its three major governance planks of provision of security, economic recovery and fight against corruption.

“In the last five years, the APC administration has done nothing but driving our nation along the precipices; reneged on all its campaign promises, ruined our productive sector, frustrated our farmers, manufacturers and small scale entrepreneurs, devalued our naira, wrecked employment opportunities for our youth, turned our once prosperous nation into the poverty capital of the world while accumulating huge foreign debts for this generation and the unborn.

“Under five years, President Buhari has borrowed from every corner of the world. These include external borrowing of $10.72 billion (N4.1 trillion) in 2015, $11.41 billion (N4.4 trillion) in 2016, $18.91 billion (N7.3 trillion) in 2017, $25.27 billion (N9.8 trillion) in 2018, $27.68 billion (N10.7 trillion) in 2019 as well as 2020 loans of $3.4 billion (N1.3 trillion) from IMF, $4.4 million (N1.594 billion) internal borrowing, $22.7 billion (N8.8 trillion) external loan and the recently yet to be approved $5.513 billion (N2.1 trillion) waiting before the National Assembly.

“Our party had already alerted Nigerians that with the volume of borrowing, President Buhari and the APC have placed our nation on the international auction market.

“In the last five years, corruption has also worsened in government circle as shown in Transparency International (TI)’s corruption perception index. Federal Government agencies such as the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) among others have been opened up for pillaging by the cabal in the Presidency and the APC.”

Continuing, the statement noted that the government only pays lip to security as bandits, insurgents and marauders were now having a field day with killings.

“It is distressing that instead of heeding wise counsel to accept failure and avoid making false performance claims, the Buhari Presidency just yesterday, released a list of recycled fictitious achievements, including very insensitive claim of having routed out bandits; even as marauders were pillaging communities and killing our compatriots in Sokoto and other states, particularly in the Northwest.

“A look at the list exposed reused figures and data without corresponding verifiable projects in any part of the country, apart from attempts to appropriate PDP projects,” the statement said.

The party called on the president to wake up to the reality by accepting “failure and seek help since it has become clear that his administration as presently constituted has devastated our nation and leading us on a journey to nowhere.”

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No Man Can Stop Me From Returning As Edo Governor — Obaseki Boasts

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Governor Godwin Obaseki has confidently declared that he will emerge governor of Edo State, ahead of the governorship election in the State.

Obaseki who spoke as a guest on a Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, expressed confidence that he will return as the governor of the State.

According to him, no one can stop him because only God gives power.

“I am not a violent person. But I am confident that the way I got into power is the same way I will return.

“God gave me power. If he wants me to return, I will continue. No man can stop me. Power comes from God.”

The governor also rubbished claims that he used the resources of the people of Edo State to become governor.

“I have friends with resources. I worked for eight years behind the scene before I became governor.

“So all that insinuations about using somebody’s resources is not true. I became Governor on the platform of the party and I am grateful for it.

“It does not matter whether it is direct or indirect (primaries), I will win.”

Obaseki’s statement is coming shorty after Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was endorsed as the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Recall that Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG) emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) consensus candidate for the state governorship election.

Ize-Iyamu is believed to be loyal to the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who has been at loggerheads with Governor Obaseki.

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How I Spent N38.8bn Security Votes In 8 Years — Ex-Abia Gov, TA Orji

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A former Governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Ahamefula Orji has furnished the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with details of how he spent his N38.8billion security votes during his eight years in office.

Orji who was in charge of the state between 2007 and 2015 is being investigated by the anti-graft commission for corruption.

He said he collected N38.8billion as security votes during the period and not N48billion as alleged by the EFCC.

Orji who is currently representing Abia Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly said he shared much of the N38billion with members of the state House of Assembly, his security informants and traditional rulers.

He claimed to have also given part of the money to military units,the police,the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and security agencies as what he called statutory allocations.

In a tell-it-all statement to his interrogators, the former governor said he gave successive members of the State House of Assembly N5. 760billion, at N60million per month, in the eight years.

He also claimed to have paid N75million monthly to security informants in 15 of the 17 local government areas of the state within the same period.

The yet-to-be identified informants allegedly pocketed a total of N7.200billion between 2007 and 2015.

Some of the security agencies, according to him, received N2million per month.

However, he told the interrogators that he does not have a comprehensive list of all the beneficiaries of the largesse because the Government House staff who used to disburse the cash is no more.

He gave the man’s name simply as Felix.

Orji said he did not ask for the list from Felix at the expiration of his tenure as governor.

He only issued directives to Felix on how to share the security votes.

He also said he never collected cash either from the Director of Finance or the Cashier in Government House.

The EFCC insists that Orji collected N48billion in eight years.

It has retrieved five huge bags of documents from the relevant desks in Abia State on the ex-governor’s financial transactions.

Based on Orji’s confessions, the EFCC is expected to arraign him in court soon being in what a source described as “a straightforward case.”

The Nation gathered that the former governor made the revelations during a session on oath in the presence of his lawyer, who he referred to as Edmund.

It was the first time Orji would open up after many years of trying to make him respond to allegations against him.

Orji said he received N370million monthly as security votes in 2007 and N410million monthly from 2008 to 2015.

He said that from his assumption of office up to his exit the funds were distributed in cash. “There were also statutory funds to the security agencies,” he was quoted as saying.

He said the first Speaker in 2007 and the last Speaker in his second term confirmed the receipt of N60million monthly from his security votes.

He said the Majority Leader also attested to the receipt of the monthly cash although he claimed he did not know “ how they shared the money.”

He could not explain what the monthly cash to the lawmakers was meant for or remember the exact amount he was giving the traditional rulers monthly.

Orji admitted that all disbursements by the late Felix were based on his directives.

Usually, according to him, the funds were brought by the Director of Finance (DF)in batches.

The DF would then inform the ex-governor on how much had come and would then be kept in the accounts.

Orji would, in turn, issue directive to the late Felix on what to disburse and to whom.

He was quoted as saying “Felix comes to show me how disbursement is made. After disbursement, Felix keeps the list for safety. As I was leaving the Government House, I didn’t ask him for the list.”

He claimed that he never personally collected any cash from the votes whether from the Director of Finance or Government House cashier.

The funds were channelled through Felix “on my directives,” he said.

The EFCC is still working on the charges against Orji.

But a reliable source told The Nation that investigation had “reached an appreciable stage for trial.”

Continuing, the source said: “We have been on this case since March 2017. Our operatives were painstaking in cracking this case.

“We will arraign ex-governor in court any time from now because the charges are ready. The only challenge is COVID-19 but we won’t allow it to affect the arraignment.

“In the face of the law, he is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the court. The onus is on him to prove beyond reasonable doubt that he did not commit the financial recklessness.”

The source said the use of security votes was the first leg of the ongoing probe of Senator Theodore Orji.

The former governor has been under investigation since November 22, 2018 following a petition from a group, Fight Corruption: Save Nigeria Group

In the March 17, 2017 petition, the group alleged that Orji received and diverted various sums of monies that accrued to Abia State while in office.

The breakdown of the amounts allegedly received by him are as follows:

  • N383 billion revenue from federation accounts
  • N55 billion Excess Crude Revenue
  • N2.3 billion Sure – P
  • N1.8 billion Ecological funds
  • N10.5 billion loan from First Bank of Nigeria through the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Local Government Affairs.
  • N4 billion Loan from Diamond Bank
  • N12 billion Paris Club refund
  • N2 billion Agricultural loan for farmers
  • N55 billion ASOPADEC.

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