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Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by kiyosaki1(m): 9:28pm On Feb 14
After several months of being investigated on allegations of corruption, the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu, has been suspended with immediate effect.

This is coming months after the anti-graft agency, ICPC, urged the federal government to suspend the Mr Kawu, and 32 other public officers/civil servants undergoing corruption trial at the time.

A source at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) confirmed that Mr Kawu was given the letter of suspension Thursday, pending the conclusion of investigations into the allegations against him.

Another source at the NBC confirmed that Armstrong Idachaba, the present director, Broadcast Monitoring, was handed a letter to proceed as the acting DG of NBC.

Also, sources at the ICPC confirmed that they have been told that Mr Kawu has been suspended until the conclusion of his trial.

He may be reinstated if he is cleared of the allegation.

Efforts to reach Mr Kawu on Friday were not successful. He did not return calls nor respond to a text message sent to him.



When contacted, Antia Ekanem, the spokesperson to the NBC, said she was not aware of the development. Also, Willie Bassey, the spokesperson to the SGF, said he was not aware of such suspension.

‘In the storm’s eye’

ICPC said it is prosecuting Mr Kawu for “using (his) position to confer corruption advantage.”

The Commission on May 2 arraigned Mr Kawu and two others, Dipo Onifade and Lucky Omoluwa, over alleged N2.5 billion fraud.

The trio, who are being prosecuted on 12-count charges, allegedly conspired with each other to use the position of Mr Kawu to confer a corrupt advantage on Mr Omoluwa, his friend and associate.

The allegations also roped in information minister, Lai Mohammed.

Mr Kawu allegedly asked Mr Mohammed to approve payment of N2.5 billion to Pinnacle Communications Ltd owned by Mr Omoluwa as “Seed Grant” under the Digital Switch-Over Programme of the federal government.

PREMIUM TIMES reportedhow Mr Mohammed had told anti-graft investigators that he was deceived by Mr Kawu into signing the agreement.

The anti-graft agency charged Mr Kawu for allegedly ‘deceiving’ Mr Mohammed to sign the deal.

Mr Mohammed was listed as a witness in the trial of Mr Kawu but the minister failed to appear in court.
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/377421-exclusive-buhari-suspends-nbc-director-general-modibbo-kawu.html

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by donbachi(m): 9:50pm On Feb 14
E be like him loyalty dey in doubt...na e make him wan chop yam head.

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by Simplyleo: 9:50pm On Feb 14
If Modibbo Kawu were to be a northern Muslim, Buhari wouldn't have listened to any mumu call to suspend him. But since he is a southern Christian, he quickly obliged and acted swiftly.

And the fulanisation/islamisation continues. Ohamadick lamidi cownu predicted this long time ago, but out of hate, the zombies were insulting him. Zombies, u see una lives. grin grin

This is how the brain of a typical ipob pig operates. cheesy

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by Maxymilliano(m): 10:00pm On Feb 14
kiyosaki1:
After
PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Mohammed had told anti-graft investigators that he was deceived by Mr Kawu into signing the agreement.

The anti-graft agency charged Mr Kawu for allegedly deceiving’ Mr Mohammed to sign the deal .

Mr Mohammed was listed as a witness in the trial of Mr Kawu but the minister failed to appear in court.


Just like ignorance, deception is not an excuse in law.

The office of a minister confer the right to due diligence on all proposals before making budgetary provisions, but Lai Mohammed failed woefully in this regard, and rather than taking the blame, he engaged in buck passing, just like principal Buhari.

The ICPC should seek an order of mandamus to compel the 1diot to have his days in court to prove his innocence before plunging the country into another mind boggling debts with his recent request for $500m loan for the upgrade of the Nigeria Television Authority.

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by MetaPhysical: 10:21pm On Feb 14
kiyosaki1:
After several months of being investigated on allegations of corruption, the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu, has been suspended with immediate effect.

This is coming months after the anti-graft agency, ICPC, urged the federal government to suspend the Mr Kawu, and 32 other public officers/civil servants undergoing corruption trial at the time.

A source at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) confirmed that Mr Kawu was given the letter of suspension Thursday, pending the conclusion of investigations into the allegations against him.

Another source at the NBC confirmed that Armstrong Idachaba, the present director, Broadcast Monitoring, was handed a letter to proceed as the acting DG of NBC.

Also, sources at the ICPC confirmed that they have been told that Mr Kawu has been suspended until the conclusion of his trial.

He may be reinstated if he is cleared of the allegation.

Efforts to reach Mr Kawu on Friday were not successful. He did not return calls nor respond to a text message sent to him.



When contacted, Antia Ekanem, the spokesperson to the NBC, said she was not aware of the development. Also, Willie Bassey, the spokesperson to the SGF, said he was not aware of such suspension.

‘In the storm’s eye’

ICPC said it is prosecuting Mr Kawu for “using (his) position to confer corruption advantage.”

The Commission on May 2 arraigned Mr Kawu and two others, Dipo Onifade and Lucky Omoluwa, over alleged N2.5 billion fraud.

The trio, who are being prosecuted on 12-count charges, allegedly conspired with each other to use the position of Mr Kawu to confer a corrupt advantage on Mr Omoluwa, his friend and associate.

The allegations also roped in information minister, Lai Mohammed.

Mr Kawu allegedly asked Mr Mohammed to approve payment of N2.5 billion to Pinnacle Communications Ltd owned by Mr Omoluwa as “Seed Grant” under the Digital Switch-Over Programme of the federal government.

PREMIUM TIMES reportedhow Mr Mohammed had told anti-graft investigators that he was deceived by Mr Kawu into signing the agreement.

The anti-graft agency charged Mr Kawu for allegedly ‘deceiving’ Mr Mohammed to sign the deal.

Mr Mohammed was listed as a witness in the trial of Mr Kawu but the minister failed to appear in court.




https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/377421-exclusive-buhari-suspends-nbc-director-general-modibbo-kawu.html




It has nothing to do with corruption.

NBC has found it difficult to issue radio broadcast license and channel to Fulani radio network.

Buhari wants to put someone that will disrespect statutes and get it done.

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by slivertongue: 10:40pm On Feb 14
kawu is a questionable character. like other apc faithfuls he has been pretending to be a saint

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by socialmediaman: 10:42pm On Feb 14
After several months? If it were Chief Justice Onnoghen, it would’ve been done in 48hrs without investigation!

Anyway, believe that the tyrant is fighting corruption at your own imprudence. We know they didn’t fire him in an effort to fight corruption

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by BlackfireX: 3:12am On Feb 15
Jail him, he is corrupt

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by mrkings84(m): 3:17am On Feb 15
Why?
Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by Ayoswit(f): 3:18am On Feb 15
He will still replace him with another northern Muslim undecided

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by strangest(m): 3:19am On Feb 15
We know who is going to replace him nah... We don't need prophecy to tell

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by ENGINEERG(m): 3:19am On Feb 15
He is a Muslim, and from North Central, Ilorin to be precise
Simplyleo:
If Modibbo Kawu were to be a northern Muslim, Buhari wouldn't have listened to any mumu call to suspend him. But since he is a southern Christian, he quickly obliged and acted swiftly.

And the fulanisation/islamisation continues. Ohamadick lamidi cownu predicted this long time ago, but out of hate, the zombies were insulting him. Zombies, u see una lives. grin grin

This is how the brain of a typical ipob pig operates. cheesy

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by careytommy37(m): 3:20am On Feb 15
Suspension smoke to deceive the gullible he is impartial

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by QuickStandard: 3:20am On Feb 15


When is he suspending Buratai for incompetence?



Asking for a friend

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by Tonyfx: 3:21am On Feb 15

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by QuickStandard: 3:21am On Feb 15
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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by Alwaysachick: 3:21am On Feb 15
Dictator!!! The last was CJN now NBC all his interested in is suppressing the voice of the ppl.

He obviously wants to put his man there so he can stop any anti buhari talks from coming on air. Shame less man.

Corruption charge that holds no water. Turning a blind eye to Ganduje, Tinubu, Amaechi, Oshomole and other clearly corrupt/ treasonable official that even the blind can see.

My prayer for ppl that voted this man is that them and their families will be negatively and directly affected by his administration one way or the other. They should live to regret their actions. Amen.

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by kollinz1234: 3:22am On Feb 15
I don't even know what to type again.
Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by fatymore(f): 3:23am On Feb 15
We sleep here
Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by JubrinElSudan: 3:23am On Feb 15
And the person whose signature is on the contract claimed he was deceived into signing it. Ignorance is now an excuse in this regime oh

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by sulaak: 3:24am On Feb 15
NBC is the governing body of NTA and all government news medias https://nbc.gov.ng/channel. If I am correct didn't they recently request $500 million for digitalisation.

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by ENGINEERG(m): 3:29am On Feb 15
No one can separate Nigerian and corruption, this man was one of the people shouting OTOGE around..He was a 2019 gubernatorial aspirant of APC in KWARA state, and his wife is currently a commissioner in KWARA state.

All Nigerians expecially politicians are thief's, na who breeze blow open em yaz we know
So nobody should use corruption to campaign against anyone again

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by Studyinchina200(m): 3:41am On Feb 15
Nigerians are corrupt.

The system is corrupt.

An average Nigerian is corrupt.

There is nothing we can do about it cos we love corruption.

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by TRUSTEDGUY: 3:42am On Feb 15
grin

Corruption na national atherm for us now . Nice one Mr President e don chop reach.

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by sapientia(m): 3:42am On Feb 15
Sack lai too.

A minister was deceived.

Chei.

Someone of such sensitive position.

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by englishmart(m): 3:43am On Feb 15
Replace him with another northerner as usual

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by Comedian2019: 3:44am On Feb 15
PREMIUM TIMES reportedhow Mr Mohammed had told anti-graft investigators that he was deceived by Mr Kawu into signing the agreement.

The anti-graft agency charged Mr Kawu for allegedly ‘deceiving’ Mr Mohammed to sign the deal.

Mr Mohammed was listed as a witness in the trial of Mr Kawu but the minister failed to appear in court.

Lai must squeeze himself out grin grin grin
He's now a witness rather than a defendant.

If Lai is given $500M, he will come back tomorrow to tell us how he was deceived into believing that NTA can compete with CNN.

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by Akpaamunsi: 3:47am On Feb 15
Simplyleo:
If Modibbo Kawu were to be a northern Muslim, Buhari wouldn't have listened to any mumu call to suspend him. But since he is a southern Christian, he quickly obliged and acted swiftly.

And the fulanisation/islamisation continues. Ohamadick lamidi cownu predicted this long time ago, but out of hate, the zombies were insulting him. Zombies, u see una lives. grin grin

This is how the brain of a typical ipob pig operates. cheesy

What is this thing saying?
Afonja moslem

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Re: Buhari Suspends Modibbo Kawu On ICPC's Recommendation by DIKEnaWAR: 3:49am On Feb 15
Good one baba. Seems the man was the first to tell baba what he didn't want to hear after he was booed by Borno people.


In other news Pinnacle communications will always be fingered for corruption and corrupt deeds in the communications department. Lucky Omoluwa no dey tire? How he moves from government to government, sliding like a snake and hot knife on butter is terrible. If the govt doesn't know, let them know that Lucky has become a front for Lai Mohamed and Modibbo Kawu.

Lai Mohamed is now a witness and not an accused? OK. FG should just not trust him with $500m that he has been shouting for. He wants to amass wealth for Kwara gubernatorial elections in 2023.

Modibbo Kawu had it coming. The one that shouts corruption the biggest is always the biggest thief in the room. That's how Nigerian politicians roll. Lanre Isa-Onilu is right now eyeing his job and preparing to take over, as Oshiomhole no dey allow dem get something, except dash for APC headquarters. No time.

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