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Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right of every citizen and it’s fiercely protected by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Sadly, that right has been trampled upon by the management of the Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company in Akwa Ibom state.

This has been the fate of staff and workers of the company as their right to religion is being bastardized. Secret Reporters undercover journalist who visited the company authoritatively reported that staff of the company are being forced to work on Sundays even when they’re supposed to be worshipping in church on the said day.

Speaking to our reporter, one of the staff who doesn’t want her name in print stressed that the management, led by Mr Zubeyir Gulabi, a Turkish national who is a Muslim, has made it compulsory for workers to be at work on Sunday and failure to report for work attracts severe punishment. She also maintained that they are encouraged by the fearsome MD to join them in the mosque for prayers on Fridays.

This is a clear infringement on the rights of the workers to religion and apparently, they’re being prohibited from worshiping on days set aside by their religion, which is Christianity.

It’s rather amusing that a Muslim is the head of a supposed government company in a Christian state. Contrary to popular belief that the syringe factory is owned by the Akwa Ibom State Government, our sources revealed that it’s owned by the Turks with only 5% ownership belonging to the state. This account for the reason why the government is not bold enough to name it Ibom Syringe factory, as customary with its sole project like Ibom International Airport, Ibom Hotel and Resorts, Ibom E-Library and Ibom Specialist Hospital.

The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary and Commissioner for Information in their tradition refused to pick calls to respond to our enquiries on the issue.


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The last may not have been heard of the massive fraud going on in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) under Mr Nsima Ekere as the Managing Director.

His recent distribution of plastic chairs which began from his home State, Akwa Ibom we can authoritatively report is filled with high level powered fraud, as the chairs were awarded to mostly non existing companies.

In 2016, the Acting Managing Director of NDDC, Mrs Ibim Semenitari called for companies to bid for the supply of plastic chairs which will be supplied to the primary and secondary schools in the nine Niger Delta States. Without due process, fifteen companies allegedly won the bid for the production. Letters of award were given to the fifteen companies but without payment until she left office for Nsima to take over, stated our source.

Secret Reporters gathered that when the new MD from Akwa Ibom took over, some staff wrote to him to complain of the fraud in giving the contract of chair production to fifteen companies and warned that the amount bided was too much. It was through the letter he got to know that Senator Peter Nwaoboshi owned the whole fifteen companies.

Nsima allegedly held a meeting with Nwaoboshi in Abuja where he showed him the letter. They struck a deal where the commission will pay the companies seventy five percent upfront with twenty percent as kickback to the MD. With the dubious deal sealed, Nsima released monies to the companies and Nwaoboshi smiled to the bank. The contract was worth Three Billion, Four Hundred And Eighty Three Million, One Hundred and Forty Four Thousand Naira (N3,483,144,000).

The companies awarded the contracts as well as office address, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) registration numbers and date of registration are:

BENCHMARK CONSTRUCTION & PROJECTS LTD 925180 Plot 3011B, Kuranakh Close, Maitama, FCT-Abuja. 03/12/2010
MILESTONE ALLIED BUILDERS LTD 925074 Plot 3011B, Kuranakh Close, Maitama, FCT-Abuja. 03/12/2010
EDENDOMA STARS INT’L None No address Not Registered
ISUMABE U.K. GLOBAL VENTURES 2388764 7, Chief Michael Metuiwe Street, Off Okpanam Road, Asaba, Delta State. 29/01/2016
NELPAT (NIG) COMPANY None No address Not Registered
EDRIHIDE COMPANY 2388832 7, Chief Michael Metuiwe Street, Off Okpanam Road, Asaba, Delta State. 01/02/2016
ANTLERS CONSTRUCTION & ALLIED WORKS LTD 925188 Plot 3011B, Kuranakh Close, Maitama, FCT-Abuja. 03/12/2010
AGH-ROWN VENTURES None No address Not Registered
NOAN INTEGRATED SERVICES LTD 987259 1, Odagwe Lane, Isieke, Ibusa, Delta State. 17/10/2011
DE TOWERS CONSTRUCTION & ALLIED SERVICES 925182 Plot 3011B, Kuranakh Close, Maitama, FCT-Abuja. 03/12/2010
EASTERN WROUGHT IRON LIMITED 3830 5, Station Road, Box 404, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. 20/06/1964
FRANSTINE NIG. ENT None No address Not Registered
BRANT TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 395431 No. 34, Oromenike Layout, Emekuku Line, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. 22/11/2000
OMOZUABHO GLOBAL RESOURCES 117508 Block D, Mosheshe Estate, Off Airport Road, Warri, Uvwie, Delta State. 09/09/2011
BUGSTRUCT LTD 969754 Plot 120, Obiwali Road, Rumuigbo, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. 03/08/2011


Ironically, the same address used by Nwaoboshi to register Golden Touch Construction Projects Ltd, that was used to fraudulently buy Delta State Guinea House was also used to register four of the companies used to get contracts for the supply of plastic chairs, namely: Milestone Allied Builders Limited, Benchmark Construction & Projects Ltd, Antlers Construction & Allied Works Ltd and De Towers Construction & Allied Services Ltd they were registered on the same date of 3rd December, 2010.

Secret Reporters search at the CAC revealed that four of the companies called, Edendoma Stars Int’l, Nelpat (Nig.) Company, AGH-Rown Ventures and Franstine Nig. Enterprises which were paid over N2 billion by Nsima Ekere were not registered by Mr Peter Nwaoboshi, with no address found anywhere in the country, before Nsima signed away the whooping billions belong to the commission after getting a kickback of twenty percent through a front, our NDDC source alleged.

For just 72,000 plastic chairs and table which our market survey shows that the mass production of  customized ones will cost N6500 per unit, bringing  the cost to N468 million, Nsima Ekere and Nwaoboshi effortlessly fleeced the commission of N3 billion and smiled to their bank accounts shoulder high, after awarding it for N3.4 billion. Most shocking however is that none of the companies paid by Nsima to produce the chairs actually did as they were actually produced by a leading plastic company in Lagos and ferried to Port Harcourt, squealed our NDDC source.

Out of the 72,000 school desks and chairs, Akwa Ibom State will get 9,600 instead of 8000 that they should get, if divided equally among the nine Niger Delta States.

Calls placed to Nwaoboshi and Nsima Ekere to get their comments were not picked up neither did they reply messages sent to their phone lines.


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The fight against corruption by the Buhari administration may have had difficulties finding it footing in its two years in office even as it grapples to mount a concrete battle against the criminal cabal subverting the economic and financial systems of the nation. This is as information available to indicate the recent financial activities of the duo of Adewumi Ogunsanya [Chairman DSTV] and Ikechukwu Obiorah [former Senator representing Anambra South District] require the attention of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, [Economic and Financial Crimes Commission] for investigation and onward persecution.

Our correspondent uncovered what appears a criminal gang spearheaded by the former Senator and the Chairman of DSTV. Their mode of operation entail acquiring fraudulent court judgments against choice properties.

One of such brazen illegal acquisitions is a property located in the highbrow area of Ikoyi [No. 15 Copper Road, Ikoyi] in Lagos State. The property which belongs to Daily Times of Nigeria under the ownership of Folio Communications Limited and valued in excess of N1.5billion was duly acquired by Folio Communications Limited through BPE [Bureau of Public Enterprise] on August 5, 2004.

See BPE letter of award to Folio Communication:

Receipts and Payment Checks For Purchase of Daily Times:

Senator Ikechukwu Obiorah who have been impersonating the owner of DTN [Daily Times of Nigeria] – and had previously made numerous failed attempts at taking over the ownership of DTN, have been instructed by the Courts to desist parading himself as the owner of DTN.

Having failed at overtaking the owners of DTN, Senator Obiorah hatched another plot to commandeer the properties belonging to DTN, and to sell them off. The former Senator found a willing partner in the person of Adewumi Ogunsanya, the chairman of DSTV.

To achieve his plot, Senator Obiorah instituted a suit against himself – a fictitious suit. Posing as the owner of Daily Times of Nigeria, he sued the Daily Times of Nigeria using one of his unknown companies by the name WIPARQUET Limited. Emmanuel Ekwurundu served as counsel for Daily Times of Nigeria while Rowland Kalu served as counsel for WIPARQUET. The suit was brought at the Magistrate Court of Lagos at Ikoyi on August 2017. Mr. M. O. Olubi served as Magistrate.

The claimant [WIPARQUET], according to the fictitious suit, sued Daily Times of Nigeria for a debt of N2.5million.

And in a manner depicting the criminality in Senator Ikechukwu Obiorah’s plot, he stood in for Daily Times of Nigeria and willingly told the court he was willing to forfeit the Daily Times of Nigeria property at No. 15 Copper Road, Ikoyi to WIPARQUET Limited. The supposed two parties agreed on out of court settlement – where the N1.5billion property was handed over to WIPARQUET to cover the debt of N2.5million.

See the fraudulent out of court settlement below:

In essence, Ikechukwu Obiorah got the Magistrate court to hand the property to him.

Shortly following the court settlement, Senator Ikechukwu Obiorah brought in the big money man, the Chairman of DSTV, Adewumi Ogunsanya – who then remitted the sum of N750million into the Bank account of Senator Ikechukwu Obiorah at Heritage Bank. The money is payment for the said property.

Adding muster to already odorized situation, Senator Obiorah upped the garnet. Using purchased warrants gotten from a corrupt officers, he moved to arrest and detain the owners of Daily Times of Nigeria – to intimidation and silencing.

On January 19, 2018, Senator Obiora invaded Daily Times Head office in Lagos with 6 riot policemen abducting 5 DTN officials and carting away computers.

Specifically, Obiora arrived the premises of Daily Times Nigeria armed with six riot policemen wearing the SARS tag with bulletproof vests along with armed hoodlums at the Agidingbi Ikeja Office at about 9am on January 19. The abducted workers included, the admin officer, an accountant and two graphic designers. They were taken to an unknown location.

This was followed by a hair raising arrest of the management staff of Folio Communication Limited – Fidelis Anosike and Noel Anosike. The two were taken to a police station in the remote area in the federal capital territory – where they were detained and made to spend the night at the police precinct.

As morning came, the duo were taking to a Magistrate court in Mpape – where a Magistrate, Azubuike Ukagu renowned for his nefarious activities quickly remanded the duo to Kuje prison – for a case already tagged a civil case by the Inspector General of Police. The supposed prosecutor, ACP Njoku was driven to the Magistrate court by Senator Ikechukwu Obiorah.

See letter from IGP instructing the police to hands off 

Senator Obiorah along with Adewumi Ogunsanya have since demolished the Ikoyi structure. Adewumi Ogunsanya is expected to complete the payment of the remaining N850million to Senator Obiorah.

Already, the office of the Inspector General of Police is reported to have launch an inquiry into the illegal arrest of the staff of Folio Communication – with the intention to fish out the police officer who may have connived with Senator Obiorah.

Stay tuned…

Source: 247ureports