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A document which contains all the details of the alleged fraud revealed that money from the sales of e-facility cards and change-of-course cards ended up in the pockets of private individuals. 

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun investigation into an alleged N8.7billion fraud in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) between 2010 and 2016.

According to TheNation, about 15 suspects have been shortlisted for trial in relation to the fraud. Some zonal heads and state coordinators are listed for trial. 

In 2018, Philomena Chieshe, a female accountant and one of the suspects, had claimed that a snake swallowed N36million, which was funds from the sales of e-facility cards. 

A document which contains all the details of the alleged fraud revealed that money from the sales of e-facility cards and change-of-course cards ended up in the pockets of private individuals.

The report read: “The remittance of over N8billion by Oloyede to the Federal Government as revenue led to the forensic investigation of financial activities of JAMB between 2010 and 2016 by Faithpro Consulting Auditing Associate (Financial and Management Consultants).

“The forensic investigators came up with N8.7billion shortfall within the same period which the EFCC has been investigating. There are about 15 suspects who may face trial in the first batch.”

Benue, Nasarawa, Kano, Kogi, Plateau, Gombe, Yobe and Edo are some of the states where the fraud was said to have taken place, while Chieshe and Sale Umar (Benue), Labaran Tanko (Nasarawa), Daniel Agbo (Kogi), Yakubu Jekada (Plateau), Patricia Ogunsola and  Cyril Izireim Imoukhuede (Edo), Murtala Abdul (Gombe), Aliyu Yakubu (Kano), among others, are names of some of the suspects under investigation.

The report continued: “In Benue, out of the expected revenue of N124,180,000 from e-facility cards, only N88,700,000  was remitted, leaving a balance of N35.48million.

“The JAMB office in the state also received 10,210 change of course cards and instead of remitting N8,025,000, about N7million was paid into the designated account. About N1,025,000 is missing till date.

“Although JAMB’s preliminary findings claimed that Chieshe confessed that a snake swallowed the N36m unremitted cash, she told the EFCC detectives that the shortfall was an I-Owe-You advance to cash-strapped staff that are yet to refund same.”

For Yobe state, JAMB employees arguments was that they had “lost sale records because of attacks on Damaturu by Boko Haram”.

Edo State employees had similar claims “where N26,400,000 is missing. Out of the expected revenue from e-facility cards of about N123,933,000, only N97,533,000 was paid into the relevant account.

“In Gombe, about N40,004,000 sales revenue was realized but only N29,073,000 was remitted leaving a balance of N10,269,000.

“An officer in Kano, in his efforts to cover up for 20,000 unaccounted cards, worth N20million, cut carbon papers in the form of e-facility cards and returned these cards as unused.

“Investigation revealed that Mr. Labaran Tanko was the JAMB State Coordinator of Lafia Office, Nasarawa State between 2011 and 2016.

“Investigation revealed that within the period of his tenure, Nasarawa State Office revealed a total of 24,882 e-facility cards out of which 24,037 were unsold, while 845 were sold at the rate of N1,000 each. The expected revenue was N845,000 realized  and remitted to JAMB.

“However, he claimed that the remaining 23,147 cards got burnt in an accident he had along Lafia-Akwanga Expressway, while 890 cards were missing.

“Meanwhile, contrary to his submission, forensic evidence obtained from the IT Unit of JAMB showed that the cards were sold and utilized by candidates within Nasarawa State and its environs.

“This forensic evidence showed the name, phone number and purpose for which the cards were used. The expected revenue from the claimed burnt/missing cards was N24,037,000. The revenue from the cards, which were actually sold and utilized based on forensic evidence, was never remitted to JAMB.

“Also investigation revealed that 2,000 CBT cards were supplied to Nasarawa State Office which were never sold. Rather, the State Coordinator claimed that the said 2,000 CBT cards were among the cards that got burnt in a road accident along Lafia-Akwanga Expressway.

“Contrary to the claim, investigators recovered forensic evidence which showed that the cards were actually not burnt, but utilized by candidates within Nasarawa State and its environs. This forensic evidence further revealed the details of candidates that used the cards, such as name, phone number and purpose for which the cards were used.

“Further investigation revealed that 4,589 change of course cards were supplied to Nasarawa State Office of which they sold 1,426 at the rate of N2,500 each, while 3,163 cards were unused and same was remitted to JAMB. However, the State Coordinator claimed that the remaining 3,163 cards got burnt in the same road accident.”

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17-Year-Old Boy Marries 16-Year-Old Girl In Anambra State (Photo)

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A 17-year-old boy, Somto and his 16-year-old fiancée, have tied the knot traditionally according to Nnewi customs and tradition, over the weekend.

According to reports made available to Ananaedoonline, Somto hails from Nwachukwu family in Okofia Village in Otolo Nnewi.

Somto, who is said to be the last child of his parents, was said to have dropped out of school last month, insisting that he wants to get married.

After mounting serious pressure on his family, the family finally decided to accept his request, and also sponsored the traditional marriage in which the public was invited.

According to reports, Somto is not the only son of his parent, since he has an elder brother, who is said to be a graduate and is currently working in a Hospital within Anambra State.

Reports have it that after the traditional marriage, the parents of Somto opened a retail shop for the couple to manage and possibly take care of themselves.

The name of the bride and her place of origin is yet to be ascertained as at the time of writing.

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Border Closure: Ghanaian Alomo Bitters Manufacturer Loses About $2m

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Following the action of the Federal Government of Nigeria to close borders with neighbouring countries, Kasapreko has lost about $2 million in revenue.

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Kasapreko Company Limited, is the manufacturer of Alomo Bitters, a beverage widely consumed by Nigerians. The company is also Ghana’s largest local beverage manufacturer.

In a report by Francis Holly Adzah, the company’s Head of International Business Development, Kasapreko has lost about $2 million in revenue following the action of the Federal Government of Nigeria to close borders with neighbouring countries.

The beverage company according to report was able to transport three trucks before the border closure. But now, the company has exhausted its products in the Nigerian market according to Ghanain news website, JoyBusiness report.

We managed to send in three trucks of products to the Nigerian market moments before the border was closed,” Adzah said.

Four other trucks loaded with products, one at the border and the others at the premises of the manufacturing company, have been left grounded due to the border closure by Nigeria, according to report.

“In September, we lost $1 million to the closure. October is almost ended and our checks show a loss of another million dollars. The situation is getting out of hand and very serious,” Adzah told JoyBusiness in an exclusive interview.

The company said it has been forced to venture into other African regions like Ivory Coast, Senegal, Togo, Benin and other European markets to offset the loss incurred from the Nigerian market due to the border closure.

United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade in 2018 pegged Ghana’s export to Nigeria at $80.96.

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The Last Video Instagram Celebrity, Mompha, Posted Before His Arrest

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Mompha has been cooling his heels off behind bars since his arrest by the EFCC a couple of days ago.

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It’s no longer news that Dubai based Nigerian big boy, Mompha has  been arrested.

Kemi Olunloyo broke the gist and it has since gone viral as Mompha trends on Twitter. Mompha is an instagram and Burea De Change big boy with lots of celebrities as friends.

He is known for showing off expensive cars, watches and other ostentacious items. The last video he posted before his arrest was at Fakhoury Motors Beirut, a wholesale car shop while the last picture was that of his cute daughter. 

Mompha’s daughterHe prayed for his daughter:

“I lift up my hands in prayers for you. May Allah approve your innermost good wishes, purify your intentions, remove your fears & tears, forgive your errors & sins, accept your prayers and grant you graceful long life and Jannatul Firdaus in the hereafter.(Ameen)

Juma’at Mubarak”

Watch a video below: 

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