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Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by odiyaka(m): 5:21am On Jun 30, 2013
Three stewards working in the Akwa Ibom state governor's lodge in Asokoro, Abuja was on Friday summarily dismissed by the governor, Godswill Akpabio, over missing bundles of mint fresh dollars valued at over $250,000 (N40 million) kept in the governor's bedroom.

The governor who reportedly issued the instruction to dispense with the services of the political appointees personally found out on Wednesday during his visit to Abuja that four bundles of the foreign currency he left in his bedroom had been stolen while he was gone to a dinner with president Goodluck Jonathan at the Aso Rock Villa.

Saharareporters gathered that the bundles dollars kept in the drawers in the governor's bedroom were the leftovers from a trough of hard currency stashed away in a private security safe.

The governor reportedly expressed surprise that despite the near impregnable security in the lodge, coupled with the fact that the locks to that section of the lodge, including the governor's bedroom, are routinely changed each time such heavy cash is brought in, the money could still disappear in the manner it did.

Though it could not be established firmly if the three steward were responsible for the missing cash, it was gathered that they may have been given the boot for apparent negligence in allowing the real culprits to gain access to the otherwise restricted area of the lodge.

A source close to the lodge said more heads might roll as investigations are ongoing to find out the identities of the other culprits involved in the theft of Mr. Akpabio's cash haul.

According to the source, who pleaded anonymity, for fear of being victimized, accusing fingers are being pointed at Maria Ekpekong another staff member at the lodge who is the governor's senior special representative in charge of the overall management of the lodge.

It was gathered that pilfering of huge cash in the lodge has become a recurring event. A few years ago, the governor removed all the civil servants deployed to work at the lodge and replaced them with political appointees and other private consultants he thought could be trusted.

In one instance, it was learnt that after bundles of cash disappeared

under similar circumstances, the burglary proof and window protectors around the governor's apartment were changed sometime last year after the perpetrators broke through the ceiling to gain access to the room where cash was stacked in 'Ghana must go' bags.

Governor Akpabio frequently doles out state cash to buy political patronage and favors from various sectors of the Nigerian society.

Governor Akpabio is reckless with state funds, sometimes paying huge sums of money to buy himself awards both at home and abroad. is trying to keep this incidence under wraps, our sources say.

http://saharareporters.com/news-page/three-stewards-fired-over-missing-250000-akpabios-loot-akwa-ibom-governors-lodge-abuja
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by Garrithe1st: 5:34am On Jun 30, 2013
Why is he angry that his money has undergone "Uncommon Transformation"??

angry angry angry

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by Maxymilliano(m): 6:39am On Jun 30, 2013
Classic case of 'Ole Gbe, Ole Gba', when did Governors lodge become a bank

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by abu12: 6:57am On Jun 30, 2013
The prime suspect should spend the #40m wisely, wishing him/her goodluck, as he join #team fresh air#

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by bellaberry: 7:34am On Jun 30, 2013
Sack them after stealing 40m? Even without their old jobs anymore, these ex-workers can never be poor again....supposing they use their new acquired shares of about 9.5m each of the national cake.

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by odiyaka(m): 8:32am On Jun 30, 2013
Garri the 1st: Why is he angry that his money has undergone "Uncommon Transformation"??

angry angry angry
His money?, abi stolen money!
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by kunlekunle: 8:47am On Jun 30, 2013
Maxymilliano: Classic case of 'Ole Gbe, Ole Gba', when did Governors lodge become a bank

dat na govt money in govt house, no wahala
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by valdubem(m): 12:12pm On Jun 30, 2013
Government Money= Peoples' money!

BTW, what is he doing with that amount of money at home??

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by Onyenna(m): 12:13pm On Jun 30, 2013
......It could be one of his Girlfriends,..... Just saying..............

BTW: WTF is 40m doing there?........
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by untainted: 12:14pm On Jun 30, 2013
I find it hard to trust Sahara Reporters stories

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by Mayor21(m): 12:16pm On Jun 30, 2013
Its a pity,me gt dt kin money, even if dr faya, nafin concern me!
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by Symphony007: 12:16pm On Jun 30, 2013
Nigeria is finished! What is a state governour doing with 40 MILLION NAIRA 'CASH' in his bedroom? Where is the efcc,icpc,nafdac,mtn,cnn,bcc,....am i the only one going crazy about this?

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by OkikiOluwa1(m): 12:16pm On Jun 30, 2013
Haba, Saharareporters!
This story was written just to taint Akpabio & not to report his missing money.

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by omoadeleye(m): 12:17pm On Jun 30, 2013
but why dem too carry that type of money for office naa?? shey bank no dey dere nii? grin cheesy first page tinz nani
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by rozayx5(m): 12:18pm On Jun 30, 2013
sahara reporters, OK


spits on thread and walks out undecided

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by rozayx5(m): 12:19pm On Jun 30, 2013
APC goons and ACN goons seen arriving at the gate grin grin grin

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by Nobody: 12:22pm On Jun 30, 2013
Da tivs want a shia of da national cake. Free dem joor grin
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by adesewa4uyahoo(f): 12:22pm On Jun 30, 2013
Indeed ole gbe ole gbaa naa ni so case closed.....na abu money abu take so no case*chewing kolanut waka*

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by Vonwolf(m): 12:23pm On Jun 30, 2013
They have collected their own share...when they are paid peanuts
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by kstyle2(m): 12:23pm On Jun 30, 2013
Maybe dey wanna use d moni 2 save ojb....jst sayin sha

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by alabig(m): 12:24pm On Jun 30, 2013
Take heart, is not hard to recover it when the ball is still in your court. Nigeria politicians knows best on how to swindle.
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by Symphony007: 12:25pm On Jun 30, 2013
The president of the united states is not allowed to carry money around. Upon assumption of office your entire personal belongings are rounded up and kept safe till you leave office. If anything must be bought, a government credit card will be used and the president will be accountable as to how much is spent.

Queen elizabeth ii is not allowed to move with money. Only on sundays when she carries a neatly folded £20 note in her purse for the collection box at church.

But in the good old federal republic of nigeria, a mere governor keeps 40 million in hard currency in his bedroom.

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by Ajibel(m): 12:25pm On Jun 30, 2013
Oga na wan mek them enjoy national cake ni? Thats harsh! He culd have parted them on their backs
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by chadef: 12:26pm On Jun 30, 2013
The recklessnes of akpbio spending has made so careles of money. I bet he doesn't even remember where he keeps some of his money untill he stumbles on them, then he would say, so na here dis money dey since. I go lock those stewards for nothing.
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by Donchyke39(m): 12:28pm On Jun 30, 2013
What is 40 million naira doing in government logde,i know that man as a thief.
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by vosquare: 12:32pm On Jun 30, 2013
mi no lyk pretence...y e fire dem?..e no chop pas dat 1?
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by otokx(m): 12:32pm On Jun 30, 2013
Symphony007: The president of the united states is not allowed to carry money around. Upon assumption of office your entire personal belongings are rounded up and kept safe till you leave office. If anything must be bought, a government credit card will be used and the president will be accountable as to how much is spent.

Queen elizabeth ii is not allowed to move with money. Only on sundays when she carries a neatly folded £20 note in her purse for the collection box at church.

But in the good old federal republic of nigeria, a mere governor keeps 40 million in hard current in his bedroom.

We have got our values upside down hence after politicians steal recklessly they retire to become "pastors" and the victims still troop in to clap hands and donate more money.

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by Lakayanah: 12:34pm On Jun 30, 2013
#40million na wa oh wetin dat money dey do for oga bedroom? Singing Dog jam police police jam mama akara mama troway.
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by vosquare: 12:35pm On Jun 30, 2013
efcc no go cari ds kind ppl,na yahoo yahoo guys dem go dey arest...mad ppl

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by ichommy(m): 12:37pm On Jun 30, 2013
rozayx5: sahara reporters, OK


spits on thread and walks out undecided

you are Senseless as a Tomato, dirty boy, see as u spit for my leg.

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Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by HOTWATER(m): 12:38pm On Jun 30, 2013
Lakayanah: #40million na wa oh wetin dat money dey do for oga bedroom? Dog jam police police jam mama akara mama troway.

i can't wait for this cashless policy to start nationwide
Re: Akpabio Fires Stewards Over N40million Missing At Governor's Lodge by Policewoman(f): 12:38pm On Jun 30, 2013
odiyaka:

http://saharareporters.com/news-page/three-stewards-fired-over-missing-250000-akpabios-loot-akwa-ibom-governors-lodge-abuja
You do not keep sugar open in your kitchen and not expect Ants to invade. The real question should be: WHAT IS A GOVERNOR WHOSE SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES ARE NOT UP TO 40M IN A QUARTER, DOING WITH SUCH AMOUNT OF CASH IN HIS HOUSE?? This is one of the reasons CBN needs to phase out or restrict d big naira bills so dat it will be hard for these politicians to carry large cash around.

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