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Buhari leaves Nigeria for medical attention in London

President Muhammadu Buhari departed Nigeria for London Sunday night for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors.

He had planned to leave Sunday afternoon, but decided to tarry a bit, due to the arrival of 82 Chibok girls who arrived Abuja earlier in the day.

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“The President assured Nigerians that there is no cause for worry”, said Femi Adesina, the media and publicity adviser “He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation.

“The length of the President’s stay in London will be determined by the doctors. “Government will continue to function normally under the able leadership of the Vice President.

“President Buhari has transmitted letters about the trip to the Senate and the House of Representatives, in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution”. The President had travelled in January for a similar check and returned on 10 March.

Osinbajo will take charge of Nigeria in my absence – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari who departed Nigeria for London Sunday night for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors has said that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will take charge in his absence and that Government will continue to function smoothly and efficiently.

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President Buhari made this known via his official Twitter account:

  1. Tonight I leave for London, to see my doctors. When I came back in March, I hinted that there might be a need to return soon,for a follow-up

  2. I’d like to assure all Nigerians that there is no cause for worry. I appreciate your prayers & kind wishes.May God continue to bless Nigeria

  3. Vice President @ProfOsinbajo will take charge in my absence. Government will continue to function smoothly and efficiently.

  4. We’ve always made it clear that we will do everything in our power to ensure the freedom & safe return of our daughters,& of all BH captives

  5. I have sent the required letters regarding my trip to @NGRSenate and @HouseNGR, in line with Section 145(1) of the 1999 Constitution.

DSS arrests Ifeanyi Ubah over N11 Billion petrol theft

The Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, has been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). The DSS disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday by its spokesman, Tony Opuiyo. Opuiyo said Ubah was arrested on Friday in connection with the theft of petrol kept by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in his Lagos tank farm. The product was valued at over N11 billion.

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The agency said Ubah’s action amounted to economic sabotage, with “capacity to negatively impact on national economy.” Opuiyo said the Capital Oil and Gas chairman also engaged in other activities inimical to national security and public order. He said, “In furtherance of his gimmicks to undermine the government and people of Nigeria, he has incited members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), a critical player in the downstream sub-sector of the Petroleum Industry, to refuse/stop the lifting of products.

“This is part of his plans to curry their sentiments and cause them to embark on strike and also stage protests in his favour with the ulterior motive of arm-twisting the NNPC to abandon the cause of recovering the stolen products. The implications of this on law and order are common knowledge. It is consequent upon this that the Service arrested and will prosecute him forthwith.

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” The public is hereby reassured that the Service will collaborate with appropriate agencies to ensure that the mischievous activities of any person or group(s) to engage in illegal activities will not affect the effective distribution of products across the country. It will also support such agencies to bring to book individuals or companies involved in any criminal act that undermines the nation’s economy.”

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Why we are detaining Ifeanyi Ubah – DSS

The Department of State Service said in Abuja on Saturday that oil magnate, Cheif Ifeanyi Ubah is in its custody. It said that Ubah, who has questioned some weeks ago, was again arrested on Friday over his alleged engagements in acts which the security outfit described as inimical to national security.

Ubah, who is the Chairman and managing director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, was accused of stealing, diversion and illegal sale of petroleum products stored in his tank farm by the Nigeria Petroleum Products Corporation.

The DSS stated this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mr. Tony Opuiyo, in Abuja on Saturday. The DSS statement said:

“In line with the statutory mandate of the DSS to investigate economic crimes of national security dimension, the Service, on May 5,  2017, arrested Ifeanyi Ubah, Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited.

The arrest was sequel to UBAH’s engagement in acts of economic sabotage which include stealing, diversion and illegal sale of petroleum products stored in his tank farm by the Nigeria NNPC.

So far, it has been established that the products stolen amount to over Eleven Billion Naira (N11bn). There is no doubt that UBAH’s acts have the capacity to negatively impact on national economy.

It is instructive to note that UBAH has further engaged in other activities inimical to national security and public order. In furtherance of his gimmicks to undermine the government and people of Nigeria, he has incited members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, a critical player in the downstream sub-sector of the Petroleum Industry, to refuse/stop the lifting of products.

This is part of his plans to curry their sentiments and cause them to embark on strike and also stage protests in his favour with the ulterior motive of arm-twisting the NNPC to abandon the cause of recovering the stolen products.

The implication of this on law and order is in fact a common knowledge. It is consequent upon this that the Service arrested and will prosecute him forthwith.”

 – Mr. Tony Opuiyo, Spokesman DSS

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