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EFCC: Lockdown won’t abort cases against ex-first lady, former governors, others

The lockdown arising from coronavirus appears to have slowed down the fight against corrupt practices in the country for close to six weeks.

2023: PDP united, positioned to reclaim power in Plateau – chairman

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau says the party is now united and positioned to reclaim power in the state during the 2023 elections.

Nigerian government writes SERAP, demands list of ex-governors, ministers collecting double pay, life pensions

The Federal Government has asked Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to “send the full list of former governors and ministers that have received and/or receiving double pay and life pensions in order to enhance and ensure compliance with the judgment of the court.”
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.

EFCC re-arraigns Senator Jang, former cashier on amended N30.2 billion fraud charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, re-arraigned the former Plateau State governor, Senator, Jonah David Jang, and a former cashier in the Office Secretary to the State Government (OSSG), Yusuf Pam, before Justice C. L. Dabup of Plateau State High Court, Jos, on amended 17-count charge.

New judge adjourns Senator Jang’s N6.3 billion fraud case till May 26

A former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday returned to the state High Court in Jos to continue their case involving N6.3 billion alleged fraud in the state.
Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong mourns Senator Longjan, says he’s man of honour

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has expressed shock over the death of Senator Ignatius Longjan who died after a protracted illness.

Insecurity: Nigeria does not belong to any group or persons – Senator Jang

A former Presidential Aspirant under the platform of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prior to the 2019 general elections and immediate past governor of Plateau State, Sen. Jonah Jang, has called on government at all levels, security operatives as well as stakeholders to rise up and ensure the country is secured in the wake of the security challenges bedeviling the nation.
Simon Lalong

Plateau council chief urges governor to bring more development to his zone

The Chairman of Langtang North local government area of Plateau State, Ubandoma Joshua has urged the State Governor, Simon Lalong, to follow the footstep of his predecessor, Jonah Jang, and develop the southern zone of the State where Lalong hails from.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Governor Tambuwal, Ishaku, Ortom battle for PDP governors’ forum chairmanship

With the tenure of the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, ending soon, together with his chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, the battle to succeed him has begun to gain momentum. At least three governors from the North are gearing up to contest the position, when it becomes vacant. The occupant is expected to be a critical factor in the next presidential election in 2023.

Court to resume Senator Jang’s N6.3 billion fraud case January 21

A Principal Counsel in the Plateau State Ministry of Justice, Mr Gideon Azi, who is also holding brief for the Economic and Financial Commission in the case, confirmed the new hearing date to newsmen in Jos on Wednesday.

Court rules Senator Jang has case to answer in ‘N6.32 billion fraud’ trial

A former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, Tuesday lost his bid to stop his corruption trial as Justice Daniel Longji of Plateau State High Court, Jos, ruled that the ex-governor (also a former senator) and a cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government (OSSG), Yusuf Pam, have a case to answer in the corruption charges brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to the tune of N6.32 billion.

Senator Jang advises federal, state lawmakers

A former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has charged members of the National and State Assemblies not to be rubber stamps to the executive arm of government.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court orders former governors who serve as ministers, senators to return their pensions

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly.

Court fixes date for Senator Jang’s ‘N6.2 billion fraud’ trial

Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court, sitting in Jos, has adjourned to November 11, 2019 for continuation of trial in the N6.2bn fraud charge brought against a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court orders EFCC to recall witnesses in Senator Jang’s ‘N6.3 billion fraud case’

A Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos on Friday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to recall all the witnesses for fresh re-examination in the N6.3bn charge it brought against a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang.

Plateau guber: Senator Jang consoles Jerry Useni, expresses sadness at tribunal’s verdict

Immediate past Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial zone, Senator Jonah Jang, has expressed sadness over the tribunal judgment which dismissed the petition of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and its governorship candidate, Senator Jeremiah Useni, and affirmed Governor Simon Lalong as the duly elected governor of the State.
Nyesom Wike

2023: We’ll bank on Goodluck Jonathan, Bukola Saraki, Nyesom Wike – PDP

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin, has said the PDP BoT will embark on strategic talks and engagements with former President Goodluck Jonathan; a former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; and other presidential aspirants of the party to solidify and position the party to recapture power at the federal level in 2023.

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