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Adefuye for burial on Friday

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The remains of the late Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, Professor Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, will on Friday September 11, 2015 leave the United States for Nigeria where it will be buried.

The corpse will be accompanied by the former Ambassador’s wife, Mrs Catherine Adefuye , her three children who had arrived from the base in England, some embassy’s officials and a small delegation of the United States government.

A source at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC told our correspondent in New York that a brief farewell service would be held at the Embassy’s Chancery prior to the departure of the deceased body, a brief.

The burial interment itself will be held in Lagos State next Thursday September 17, 2015 with Governor Akinwumi Ambode and a federal government delegation as well as that of the United States embassy in Nigeria in attendance.

It would be recalled that Adefuye, a revered diplomat, who was born in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun state on January 9, 1947, died after a brief illness on August 27, 2015.

Before his death, Adefuye was planning to return back to Nigeria at the end of September having being recalled by President Mohammadu buhari alongside other non-career diplomats in foreign nations.

A week before his death, the ambassador complained about how he was being victimized by those that wanted him removed since the inception of the present administration.

He also confided in our correspondent that he was prepared to return back to Nigeria after he had successfully ensured that Buhari was hosted by President Barrack Obama and other US officials between the 21 and 23 July, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Adefuye who said he would not want to discuss with the press or the public how he successfully convinced the US government to allow the visit further disclosed that he was seriously grilled by the White House before the Obama-led administration could agree that the Nigerian president should come to Washington, DC for the working visit.

He said the White House, while agreeing that Buhari should come for the working visit, however mandated him to organize some bilateral meetings for the Nigerian president in order to make his visit a bogus one. This led to the president’s meetings with US vice president Joe Biden, World Bank officials, WHO officials, US Senators, US Reps, Ambassador John Campbell, Secretary John Kerry and several others. He also organized appearances for Buhari at the Corporate Council on Africa, US Institute of Peace and others.

Our correspondent reports that the officials of the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC were planning to hold a send forth ceremony in honour of late Adefuye on September 2 before he fell sick and subsequently gave up the ghost. The send forth ceremony however turned to Service of Songs which was held the following day, September 3.

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BREAKING: ASUU meeting with FG end in deadlock, strike to continue

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The meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday ended without an agreement.

As a result of this, the six-month-old strike embarked on by public university lecturers is set to continue.

The lecturers met with the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee at the National University Commission (NUC) in Abuja with high hopes of resolving the impasse.

A senior member of ASUU said that members of the Briggs renegotiation committee didn’t come with any new offer on the table.

According to him, the committee pleaded with the lecturers to suspend the ongoing strike, with promises that their concerns will be included in the 2023 budget.

The meeting started at about 12pm and lasted for about three hours.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14.

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Suspected thugs destroy Tinubu’s Emilokan billboard in Lagos (PHOTO)

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Some persons suspected to be political thugs have vandalized a billboard of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in Lagos.

The billboard located on the close to the third mainland bridge was destroyed on Tuesday morning.

The action sparked tension online as some APC members have accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

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EFCC recovers another 1.4bn naira for NHIS

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EFCC writes INEC, demands APC, PDP, other aspirants’ bank details

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered an additional sum of one billion, four hundred million naira (N1.4 Billion) for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

In a statement via its official Twitter handle, the money, according to the commission, was part of the funds which some commercial banks ‘fraudulently’ refused to transmit to the Treasury Single Account, TSA, since 2015.

The statement further said the money had been released to the NHIS since August 5, 2022.

It also revealed that the Commission had in similar fashion on February 10, 2022, released a sum of N1.5bn to the scheme.

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