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EFCC reveals how ex-director at petroleum ministry is linked to the $9.6billion P&ID scam

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He said investigations also revealed that the then minister of petroleum resources, Dr Rilwan Lukman signed the document on behalf of the ministry which was witnessed by the defendant (Mrs Taiga).

Mr Babangida told the court that during investigations, The Commission invited Mrs Taiga to explain the gas supply processing agreement of which she identified two documents and said both documents were signed when she was director of Legal at the ministry.

Speaking further he said, “She Informed the team that her schedule of duties as director legal, includes giving legal advice to the ministry, drafting documents, which include agreements and reports and representing the ministry in legal matters in court and carrying out any other matters assigned to her by honourable minister of Petroleum Resources.

She also informed the team that she was posted to Ministry of Petroleum Resources from the Ministry of Justice and she was representing the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) in that capacity.

“She also informed the team that the draft agreement of GSPA was forwarded to the office of the AGF for vetting, approval and further directives.”

According to the witness, she said the ministry of justice could attest to her statement which led to the commission sending a letter to the ministry to confirm Mrs Taiga’s statement.

However, the investigations team received a response that there was no evidence of receipt of draft agreement from the Ministry of Justice.

“We received a response from the ministry of justice signed by the solicitor general of the federation and permanent secretary of the Ministry of Justice that after careful and thorough search of their records and archive, there was no evidence of receipt of draft agreement from the Ministry of Justice,”

He said the investigation team also sent a letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, requesting for approval from the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for the project and the GSPA.

He also said a letter was sent to the CAC demanding the incorporation records of Process and Industrial Development Nig Ltd of which it was revealed that one barrister Adamu Usman Mohammed is a director with 90% equity.

He said when the Commission invited Mr Mohammed for questioning, he denied having knowledge of the GSPA and he also denied the existence of the foreign company, Process and Industrial Development Ltd.

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Do Kwon Dissolved Terraform Labs Korea Days Before Collapse of Terra LUNA, UST

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Official records show Do Kwon dissolved Terraform Labs Korea, closing down its headquarters and sole branch just days before the collapse of terra crypto (LUNA) and stablecoin terrausd (UST).

Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon reportedly closed down his company in Korea days before the collapse of cryptocurrency terra (LUNA) and stablecoin terrausd (UST).

According to South Korea’s supreme court registry office, Terraform Labs Korea decided to dissolve its Busan headquarters and Seoul branch at the general shareholders meeting on April 30, Digital Today reported. The company named CEO Kwon Do-hyeong, the full name of Do Kwon, as the liquidator.

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On May 9, UST lost its peg to the U.S. dollar and its price kept falling. At the time of writing, it is trading at about $0.08. LUNA also sharply fell from above $80 on April 30 to $0.00013351 at the time of writing.

While Terraform Labs is a Singapore-incorporated company, it was registered to conduct business in South Korea as Terraform Labs Korea, with headquarters in Busan and a branch in Seongdong District in eastern Seoul.

Kwon founded Terraform Labs Korea on June 21, 2019. On Sept. 26, 2019, Ticket Monster (Tmon) founder Shin Hyun-sung joined the company as the second co-founder. However, he resigned on March 2, 2020, leaving Kwon to serve as the CEO of Terraform Labs.

An on-chain analysis by blockchain data analytics firm Elliptic found that amid the UST and LUNA fallout, the Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) sent its bitcoin reserves to cryptocurrency exchanges Gemini and Binance.

What do you think about Kwon shutting down his company in South Korea a week before the collapse of UST and LUNA? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Freedom Protocol Has Become the Project With the Largest Amount of IDO in the Ecology of Binance Smart Chain

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PRESS RELEASE. Binance is a curious company. the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, it also has no official headquarters and operates outside regulatory control. But that may not stop its step. Binance.US raised funding at a $4.5bn valuation this month, providing a new case for Binance enthusiasts. Today, they can share the exciting news that Freedom Protocol has set a new record on IDO volume.

Freedom Protocol is a new financial protocol that makes pledging easier and more efficient. It makes the largest amount of IDO with over $4M, and it is another big DeFi project issued on the Binance Smart Chain.

Freedom Protocol is wise to raise funds while it can. Revenue depends on trading volumes in its crypto, which are notoriously volatile. It is sensible to put aside capital when it can while building relations with external investors. It is worth mentioning that Freedom Protocol raises $4 from normal users instead of professional agencies.

Freedom Protocol fans like to claim their purpose is always challenging the traditional financial world. No matter how difficult his actions appear, they believe the Freedom Protocol boss has secret plans. Parsing its $4M IDO size to take DeFi platform come true requires a similar level of faith.

Freedom Protocol announced that they aim to make simplicity and directness of financial investment for all crypto enthusiasts. They were warmly welcomed on Binance Smart Chain(BSC) which is the public chain launched by Binance, it helps them achieve a record on IDO volume within a few days.

The first to welcome them are the opinion leaders. A few KOLs on Twitter post passionate tweets for this project, followed by publishing outdoor advertising in Australia and starting a lot of campaigns of various types.

Freedom Protocol is a typical case who is concentrating on private investment, stakes in private companies and individuals, all areas where institutional clients have been increasing allocations in recent years. Now Freedom Protocol launches its business around the world, including the ads for airport taxis in Germany, which indicate the determination of Freedom Protocol to intend to help more customers in other countries.

With nothing to prove, Freedom Protoco is also confident enough to voice the view that a model dominated by traditional finance is due an overhaul. And this time it is companies and management that need to adapt to DeFi’s needs, rather than vice versa.

Binance chief executive Changpeng Zhao described DeFi as infrastructure for the new digital world, and encourage many investors and entrepreneurs to get involved in DeFi story.

But mainstream acceptance will be slow as they know. Regulators continue to worry that crypto is being used for money laundering and other crimes. US SEC chair Gary Gensler has called crypto markets a “Wild West”. The noise is off-putting for both prospective investors and employees. So Freedom Protocol this week tweeted that they were trying to apply for cryptoasset licenses from both Dubai and Japan, it moves away from portraying itself as a decentralized organization with no fixed headquarters.

The Dubai permissions will allow it to extend limited services to pre-qualified investors and professional financial service providers. “The firm will also locate a “blockchain technology hub” in the Dubai World Trade Centre.” Oscar, Founder of Freedom Protocol said.

The success of Freedom Protocol is a tiny reflection of a startling larger truth: the huge audience crypto has so far left on the financial system and innovation of the internet. And as the size of financial work directly affects the daily life of every employed human on the planet, that matters.

The global crypto market is estimated to have a market worth more than $2tn. Binance’s own digital token is up more than 1,000 percent since the start of 2021. Freedom Protocol becomes a unique perspective on why Binance is so successful in recent years.

Perhaps Freedom Protocol has a plan to transform the financial model entirely. Maybe it will one day be a crypto payments company. Or an NFT trading platform. Or perhaps all the platform’s users just want to own it.

Website: www.freedomprot.com

Contact: Oscar

Email: [email protected]

 

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