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Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by ijustdey: 8:38pm On Sep 16
Buhari Names Minister Of Labour, Ngige’s Cousin Convicted For Drug Violations In United State As Job Creation Committee Chairman

He was sentenced to nine years in prison on two count charges, the sentences to run concurrently, and 10 years of supervised release, court documents seen by SaharaReporters read.

Nigerian Government has named an ex-convict, Franklin Uzo lgbonwa, as Chairman of 20-member committee that will oversee the recruitment of 21,000 youths in Anambra State.

In October 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari approved a Pilot Special Public Works Programme in the rural areas domiciled in the National Directorate of Employment for implementation.


The programme seeks to employ about 774, 000 youth for three months and they would be engaged in unskilled jobs such as street sweeping, clearing drainages, controlling traffic and road construction among others.


President Muhammadu Buhari discussing with Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige at the Presidential Villa in Abuja (6/11/18)
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Igbonwa, who is a cousin to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, was named as the committee chairman in Anambra State to select the 1000 persons per local government area that would be engaged by the government in the Special Public Works Programme.

Known to be a front and surrogate Ngige uses to siphon public funds and corner juicy contracts in the Ministry of Labour and Employment as well as other parastatals and ministries, Igbonwa was indicted by a United States federal grand jury and convicted in 1990 for drug violations.

He was sentenced to nine years in prison on two count charges, the sentences to run concurrently, and 10 years of supervised release, court documents seen by SaharaReporters read.

Igbonwa was also accused in 1989 by the US Immigration and Naturalisation Service of sham marriage, thereby denying him permanent resident status.

“Franklin Uzo Igbonwa is a Nigerian citizen who entered the United States in 1986 as a "non-immigrant visitor for pleasure." The Immigration and Naturalisation Service adjusted Igbonwa's status to that of conditional permanent resident in 1987 following his marriage to a United States citizen.

In 1989, Igbonwa petitioned to remove the conditional element of his immigration status.

INS denied his petition on November 29, 1989, when the agency determined that his marriage was a sham entered into solely for the purpose of securing permanent resident status.

INS began proceedings to terminate his conditional permanent resident status in 1990, but these proceedings were administratively halted on March 8, 1990 due to Igbonwa's incarceration on narcotics offenses.

“In 1990, a federal grand jury indicted Igbonwa in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on two counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a) (1). He negotiated a plea agreement with the United States Attorney's Office in Philadelphia. The agreement stated that Igbonwa would plead guilty to the two counts of the indictment and cooperate with the government in future criminal investigations, in exchange for which the government would file a motion recommending a downward departure under 18 U.S.C. § 3553(e) and United States Sentencing Guideline § 5K1.1 if it deemed Igbonwa's cooperation satisfactory. The plea agreement further provided that "no additional promises, agreements or conditions have been entered into other than those set forth in this document and that none will be entered into unless in writing and signed by all parties." The plea agreement made no references relating to deportation.

“In accordance with the plea agreement, Igbonwa pled guilty on November 20, 1990. During his plea colloquy, Igbonwa averred that no additional representations or promises had been made and that he had not been induced to enter into the plea agreement by any promises beyond those in the written agreement. The court sentenced Igbonwa to nine years in prison on each count, the two sentences to run concurrently, and ten years of supervised release.1 In 1994, the government filed a Rule 35(b) motion recommending a reduction in Igbonwa's prison sentence for his cooperation and testimony in a criminal investigation conducted in the District of Maryland. The district court granted the motion and reduced Igbonwa's imprisonment by three years,” part of the document read.

A source told SaharaReporters that Ngige as governor used Igbonwa as front to build Olde English Hotels and Suites in Awka.

http://saharareporters.com/2020/09/16/buhari-names-minister-labour-ngige%E2%80%99s-cousin-convicted-drug-violations-united-state-job

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by Asquare84(m): 9:25pm On Sep 16
Because he was convicted in us court doesn't mean he can't occupy a position in Nigeria again

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by SLAP44: 9:26pm On Sep 16
What about a certain tinubu grin

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by Benite: 9:32pm On Sep 16
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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by Karlovich: 9:33pm On Sep 16
It's not surprising, the dullard has always been a criminal terrorist and from all of us at vulturebbqgrills we thank you our darling daddy for this appointment

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by BREYZ(m): 9:36pm On Sep 16
Asquare84:
Because he was convicted in us court doesn't mean he can't occupy a position in Nigeria again


When Hushpuppi gets appointed as a minister in the year 2025, it will be a welcome development grin

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by HedwigesMaduro(m): 9:39pm On Sep 16
BREYZ:



When Hushpuppi gets appointed as a minister in the year 2025, it will be a welcome development grin

Buhari is shocked to hear of this appointment!

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by BREYZ(m): 9:42pm On Sep 16
HedwigesMaduro:


Buhari is shocked to hear of this appointment!

Lol.

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by Amotolongbo(f): 9:44pm On Sep 16
This is not Buhari’s handwork, Chris Ngige should be blamed for this.

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by longetivity(m): 10:08pm On Sep 16
I am not surprised, bubu is also a criminal

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by slivertongue: 11:16pm On Sep 16
up APC !! party for past and present criminals

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by tutudesz: 11:36pm On Sep 16
You go read news today open mouth shocked , only to read another news tomorrow were strong pass yesterday news again undecided only this country go kill person physically and spiritually at the same time

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by Nelly4you: 7:50am On Sep 17
hmmmm seriously
Naija daily news no dey get head
at cheaper price DM for your logo and flyer design

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by Auxtin85(m): 7:51am On Sep 17
We are in 2020, Buhari is in 1420, by 2023 he will be in 1417. He is on reverse to the Stone Age

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by Guyman02: 7:51am On Sep 17
He sold Drugs in US to avoid going into crime

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by faithfull18(f): 7:52am On Sep 17
Hmmn, man know man.

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by Calabar1stSon: 7:52am On Sep 17
Asquare84:
Because he was convicted in us court doesn't mean he can't occupy a position in Nigeria again
Even Buhari is an ex-convict

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by chukwuibuipob: 7:52am On Sep 17
sad Wetin consign the old man here.Rather face Ngige,the dwarf man dat forward the criminal name to Baba Daura.Fear iPOB bEAST

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by OkCornel(m): 7:52am On Sep 17
Laudable achievement.

The tragi-comedy of a story called Nigeria.

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by GarangDeMabior: 7:52am On Sep 17
Lol
Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by Odunolumide(m): 7:52am On Sep 17
Naija
Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by Dangrace01: 7:52am On Sep 17
Chai
Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by Seventy7kings: 7:53am On Sep 17
I hope Sowore would not drink sniper when APC win again in 2023. We know he's pained because of the treatment DSS men gave him, but he should stop wailing about everything. Even Nnamdi Kanu is not this stupid, at least he claims he's fighting for libration of his people while Sowore is just pained and wailing on a daily basis. First off, he pretended as if he hates corruption and loves this country. Later we discovered he's just fighting APC. He should rather keep trying like Buhari did and may be some day, he'll also rule Nigeria. All these his nonsense wont get him anywhere.

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by Elslim: 7:53am On Sep 17
Hmm
Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by peter6441(m): 7:53am On Sep 17
2023 still far
Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by BlueRayDick: 7:53am On Sep 17
Mc Oluomo is a political thug/ NURTW official in Lagos that engages in Knife fight; one of which almost claimed his life. Guess what? He is also a top APC chieftain and part of those in charge of the same job creation committee in Lagos.

I'm not surprised with this appointment, Buhari is just following thru with the precedent he set which involves hobbnobbing with criminals and people of questionable characters.

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by sanmtiago(m): 7:53am On Sep 17
undecided
This Buhari of a guy just they enjoy him cruise as president. Nothing were we fit do about am other than to wait for the next president in good faith
Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by oblaak(m): 7:53am On Sep 17
Remember to live without much fear or anxiety.
I am tired of this country just as you are. cry cry

Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by ogelekpomgam(m): 7:53am On Sep 17
Ex-convict no dey repent again?..some convicted people are innocent, while some non-convicted are sooo guilty.This life no balance..buh for a stable body,forces acting on it (both upward and downward forces)must be balanced.

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by bestman09(m): 7:54am On Sep 17


I'm not shocked.

Association of Past Criminals (APC)

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Re: Franklin Uzo lgbonwa: Buhari Names Ex-Convict As Job Creation Committee Chairman by Felajack: 7:54am On Sep 17
Ok

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