Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Federal Government to Strip Bode George, Cecilia Ibru, Erastus Akingbola, Others of National Honours

Indications emerged, Monday, that President Goodluck Jonathan may have ordered that the national honours awarded to chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George;  former Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Tarfa Balogun; former Managing Director of Oceanic Bank Plc, Mrs. Cecilia Ibru; ex-MD of Intercontinental Bank, Mr. Erastus Akingbola; and all others who had been convicted or  were facing trial for criminaloffences may be withdrawn. The Punch newspaper reports that Jonathan’s directive was contained in a letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim.

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