Tinubu Resumes Official Duties At Aso Villa
President Bola Tinubu has begun his official duties at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, signaling the start of his term in office.
The president’s convoy arrived at the State House at precisely 2:35pm on Tuesday.
Upon his arrival, President Tinubu paused briefly at the entrance to inspect a guard of honour, adding a touch of formality to the momentous occasion.
Notable figures present to welcome the president to office included Vice President Kashim Shettima; Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele; Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of NNPC Limited, Mele Kyari, as well as Dele Alake and James Faleke.
Emefiele Meets Tinubu At Aso Rock
Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is currently at the Presidential Villa in Abuja for a meeting with President Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu, whose vehicle entered the villa at 2:30pm, inspected a parade by the Guards of Honour.
He was later received by Vice-President Kashim Shettima; Emefiele; Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL); speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; and Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar.
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Wale Edun, former Lagos Finance Commissioner; and James Faleke, a House of Reps member, were also at the villa.
DSS’ siege on our Lagos office shocking – EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has expressed shock at the manner in which operatives of its sister agency, the Department of State Services denied its operatives entry into its Lagos office earlier today, May 30, 2023.
This is coming even after the DSS has denied the claim, describing it as “not true.”
PUNCH reported that the DSS had refuted reports that its personnel denied EFCC operatives access to its office in Lagos.
Spokesperson for the Service, Peter Afunanya told PUNCH in a WhatsApp message that the DSS was occupying “its own facility” where it was carrying out its operations.
He said, “It is not correct that the DSS barricaded EFCC from entering its office. No. It is not true. The Service is only occupying its own facility where it is carrying out its official and statutory responsibility.”
However, in a official statement made available to PUNCH, Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media & Publicity EFCC insisted that the DSS denied its operatives entry into their Lagos office today, May 30, 2023.
The statement reads: “The operatives of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrived at their office on No. 15 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, this morning, May 30, 2023, to be denied entry by agents of the Department of State Services, DSS, who had barricaded the entrance with armoured personnel carriers.
Ex-soldier arraigned for impersonation
A dismissed soldier, Mohammed Dagana, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Badagry Magistrate Court in Lagos State for allegedly impersonating a military officer.
Dangana, 31, whose address was not provided, pleaded not guilty to the charge of impersonation.
The prosecutor, Inspector Ayodele Adeosun, told the court that the defendant was arrested at noon on May 11, at the 243 Recce Battalion Barracks of the Nigerian Army, Ibereko, Badagry, Lagos State.
Adeosun said that the defendant allegedly impersonated a soldier by wearing a military camouflage vest knowing fully well that he had been dismissed from the Nigerian Army.
He said that the offence committed was punishable under Section 77 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Magistrate, Mr T. A. Popoola granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
Popoola adjourned the case until June 13, for mention.
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