Presidency has commend a Nigerian man whose name was given as Ikenna Nweke, who found a wallet with huge cash on the streets of Japan and returned it to the police authorities.
Ikenna, who is said to be a PhD student at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and also a teaching assistant in the same university, said he was on his way home when he found the wallet.
”On the 19th of June, 2020, as I was coming home at about 7pm, I wanted to buy kebab for my wife, when I approached the shop in the centre I saw a purse and I picked it up. When I opened it, it contained [a] huge sum of money, queen’s cards and other valuables. I was sure that the owner was looking for the money, I was sure the owner was heartbroken then I took the money to the police station.
On getting to the police station, the police officer asked why I did not take the money, I told him that I was raised by a decent family and that my faith as a Christian forbade me from taking anything. Then I handed over everything to him and he took my information and everything about me and then told me about my rights as somebody who has found something that was missing.
He told me that I was entitled to 10 percent of the money and that if the owner of the money does not come to pick the money after three months, that the whole money will be mine.
Both offers were rejected by me. I rejected those officers because I am a Christian, I rejected those officers because I was raised by a very decent family. I rejected those officers because I’m a Nigerian.
Here is a message for every Nigerian that should maintain, protect the image of our nation wherever we are. Especially those in diaspora, we are the Nigerian people know. When we do something bad abroad it reflects on the image of the nation.
This is a message for non-Nigerians who think that every Nigerian is a criminal. That is not true. Nigeria is a country of about 200 million people. Two hundred million wonderful people.
There are some criminal elements in Nigeria, I must admit, and these criminal elements are found in every part of the world. These criminal elements are just a tiny fraction, they do not represent who we are, they do not speak for us. They are not a true reflection of who Nigerians are.
In a press statement released today July 4 by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, President Buhari commends Nweke for projecting the values of honesty, integrity, and contentment. The statement reads
”President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm greetings and commendation to a Nigerian doctorate student in University of Tsukuba, Japan, Mr Ikenna Nweke, who returned a missing wallet with huge sums of money to the police, and also turned down offer of a percentage by the authorities.
President Buhari salutes Nweke for projecting the values of honesty, integrity and contentment that should be the hallmark of a people, noting that good virtues and propriety are the hallmark of every culture in Nigeria, while crimes and criminalities are exceptions.
The President believes Nweke’s behaviour, coming at a period that the country needs a positive spotlight and close-up on its real values, clearly signposts what should hold the nation together, inspired by solid foundations laid by most families, religious bodies and communities for success in life.
President Buhari wishes Nweke all the best in his studies and work as a teaching assistant in same university, urging all Nigerians, home and abroad, to keep celebrating the age-old, irreplaceable attributes of honesty and decorum, and shun the microwaved, get-rich-quick tendencies that bring individual and collective shame.”
Commercial Flight set to Commerce at Anambra International Airport
Commercial flight set to commerce full operation at the Anambra International airport, Nigeria.
Indeed what has for a very long time seemed an impossible dream to Ndi Anambra, having their own airport for easy movement of passengers, goods and services has finally become reality.
Come Saturday, October 30, 2021, the first commercial passenger plane will land at the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport at Umueri, signalling the commencement of commercial activities at the airport which was wholly constructed by the government of Anambra state, under the able leadership of His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano.
The international airport which took only fifteen (15) months to construct with Anambra state owned resources, and without the state governor borrowing from any financial institution will ease the sufferings of travellers, traders and other businessmen and women in nearby Onitsha, Nnewi, Awka and other Anambra towns. Also Ndi Anambra and other visitors who have for long endured the difficulties of both local and international travels will heave a sigh of relief, as they have for long endured the tortuous travel to Anambra through airports at Enugu, Asaba, Owerri, and Port Harcourt.
While breaking the news exclusively pressmen, Governor Willie Obiano said, “I thank the management team of the various regulatory agencies including Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and others for their support in making the Anambra airport project a reality”.
Continuing, Governor Obiano said, “I want to thank the good people of Anambra state who have kept faith with my administration. I am happy that I and my team have been able to deliver on the airport project and in record time. We give all glory to the almighty God. We have once again shown our resilient Anambra spirit. I believe that with the commencement of commercial activities at the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport, and soon -to- be launched 10,000 capacity Anambra International Convention Centre, Anambra state is entering a new era of economic development and prosperity”.
N780m Fraud: Former SGF Anyim Spends day 3 in EFCC Cell
Former SGF Pius Anyim spend day 3 in EFCC cell over N780m fraud in connection with ex aviation minister.
The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, has spent the third night in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abuja, where he is being held since Sunday afternoon in connection with the ongoing probe of a former Aviation Minister, Senator Stella Oduah.
Pius Anyim, who responded to an invitation from the anti-graft agency in respect of a N780 million aviation ministry’s fund, has been held since Sunday afternoon.
The former Senate President was grilled on Sunday for several hours in connection with the fund which was traced to a company in which he was a director.
The detention of the former SGF is coming days after Oduah was named in the Pandora Papers as one of 10 Nigerians hiding their wealth in tax havens.
The EFCC is believed to have commenced a probe of Oduah and others named in the report.
Our correspondent gathered that the 60-year-old was again quizzed on Monday on how the ministry’s fund found its way into his company’s account and his relationship with Oduah.
Sources said Anyim, who was Senate President between 2000 and 2003, would be released after the investigators are satisfied with his responses to the series of questions put to him in respect to the slush fund.
It was learnt that the principal suspect in the matter, Oduah, would soon be invited for a session with the investigators.
Crypto: High Court Unfreeze “Rise Vest” Accounts
Abuja Federal high court unfreeze “Rise Vest” account that was initially blocked by Central Bank of Nigeria over crypto currency transaction.
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has vacated an interim court order through which the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) froze the bank accounts in two banks of a firm that traded in cryptocurrency.
The firm, Rise Vest Technologies Limited, is one of the firms offering brokerage services for Nigerians to invest in foreign stocks.
Central Bank of Nigeria had claimed, among others, that some of such deals contravened its directive and were part of what was making the Naira weaker to the United States Dollar.
But Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo held that the CBN could not rely on a circular to freeze the bank account of a company using its bank accounts to trade in cryptocurrency.
The judge highlighted that the CBN failed to provide any law showing that trading in crypto currency is illegal in Nigeria, adding that the CBN circular, referenced as BSD/DIR/PUB/LAB/014/001 of February 5, 2021, is not a law.
Justice Taiwo ordered the banks – Zenith Bank Plc and Guaranty Trust Bank – to immediately grant the firm unfettered access to the accounts.
The court, in an October 18 ruling obtained by Nairagists on Monday, made the order while deciding a Motion on Notice brought by Rise Vest Technologies, praying the court to discharge an interim freezing order granted by the court on August 17, 2021, in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/822/2021
The parties to the suit are CBN Governor (Plaintiff/Respondent) V Rise West Technologies Ltd (1st Defendant/Applicant) & five others.