EFCC places Anambra governor, Willie Obiano, on its watchlist

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has placed the incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on its watchlist, ahead of the handover of government in the State. This was contained in a letter to the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, (NIS), dated November 15, 2021. The development comes months before Gov. Obiano is expected to leave office as governor and hand over power in March, 2022. According to reports, the EFCC requested the NIS to place Governor Obiano on a watchlist and inform it anytime he is…

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Anambra insecurity: Buhari not in support of emergency rule – Gov. Obiano

…Alleges APGA members received N100m to join APC Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has said that the threat of a declaration of a state of emergency ahead of the November 6, 2021, Governorship election in the State does not have the support of President Muhammadu Buhari. Governor Obiano made this disclosure while briefing State House Correspondents on the outcome of his visit where he met with the President in his official residence at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The reaction of the governor is against the backdrop of the recent comment…

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Anambra: “I do not receive monthly salary as a governor” – Obiano

Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has said he is the only Nigerian governor who do not receive a monthly salary. He made the disclosure at his country home in Aguleri, Anambra-East local government area in the State shortly after inspecting the Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport in Umueri, at the weekend. The governor explained that after his tax has been deducted from his salary, he sends the remaining balance to homes of destitute for their upkeep, adding that he has been rendering self-service for the State. The governor, who…

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Obiano’s SSA Security killed

Unknown assailants on Sunday stormed the residence of Mr Azubuike Ekwegbalu, the Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Willie Obiano on Security, leaving him dead after allegedly stabbing him with a kitchen knife. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the incident occurred early hours of Sunday at his residence at the Commissioners’ Quarters, Awka, a high brow area for government officials. An eyewitness said the late Ekwegbalu, who hails from Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area of the state, was a close relation to the wife of the governor. “He…

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