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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.
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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.

N6.2 billion fraud: Drama as Senator Jang’s counsel disowns colleague

There was mild drama at the continuation of the trial of a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, on Friday as his counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, disowned another defence counsel, over the line of questioning.

N6.2 billion fraud: How Senator Jang’s aide conveyed cash to him – witness

A prosecution witness, Musa Sunday, who is testifying against a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, in an alleged N6.2 billion fraud, on Thursday narrated to a State High Court, in Jos, Plateau State, how his aide conveyed cash to him at the Government House.
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Senator Gyang: Elite neglect through medical tourism has killed Nigeria’s healthcare system

Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, and Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Dung Gyang, has described medical tourism abroad by Nigeria’s elite as contributing to the neglect that has led to the collapse of the country’s healthcare system.
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Plateau elders set agenda for Governor Lalong’s second term

In Plateau State, the last four years administration of Governor Simon Lalong and now Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) came with overwhelming security challenges that are gradually eroding.
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Plateau North APC senatorial candidate withdraws petition

The All Progressives Congress candidate in the February 23 Plateau North Senatorial contest, Mr Rufus Bature, has withdrawn his petition against Sen Istifanus Gyang of PDP, who emerged victorious in the contest.

N2 billion fraud: Senator Jang objects to submission of classified documents in court

Former Plateau Governor Jonah Jang on Friday objected to an attempt by a witness, Jonah Kabong, a Civil servant, to tender two classified documents in Court on behalf of the EFCC.

Disquiet as Damishi Sango, Chris Hassan fight over Plateau PDP chairmanship

The controversy trialing the poor outing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State during the 2019 general elections has taken a new dimension.
The Nigerian Senate Wednesday postponed the third reading of the 2019 Appropriation Bill till Tuesday.

Senate backs NFIU’s directive on local government finance

The Senate has thrown its weight behind financial guidelines for Local Governments recently introduced by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).

N6.34 billion fraud: Defendant didn’t indict Senator Jang under duress – witness tells court

The N6.3 billion alleged fraud trial of the erstwhile governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, continued on Thursday at the High Court of Plateau State, in Jos, the state capital, before Justice Daniel Longi with the prosecution witness stating that the second defendant, Yusuf Pam, a former cashier in Plateau State Government House, indicted Mr Jang for corruption by his own free will.

N6.3 billion fraud: My statement indicting ex-Governor Jang taken under duress – ex-cashier

Yusuf Pam, a former cashier under the administration of former Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State, told a High Court on Wednesday that the statement he made indicting his former boss, was taken by EFCC under duress.

Witness: Ex-Governor Jang diverted N2 billion from central bank

A witness, Mr Taiwo Olorunyomi, an investigator with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) alleged that former Governor Jonah Jang diverted N2 billion which the CBN released to the state government for Micro Enterprises and SME’s.

Plateau elections: We’ve overwhelming evidence, shall fight to end – Senator Useni

Senator Jerry Useni, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Plateau governorship race, said that the party has “overwhelming evidence” to ensure success in its fight to “recover’’ the mandate it got at the polls.

Plateau elections: Senator Useni talks tough

Senator Jerry Useni, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the last governorship election in Plateau State, has said that the party had overwhelming evidences to ensure success in its fight to “recover’’ the mandate it got at the polls.

N6.3 billion fraud: EFCC presents more witnesses against Senator Jang

The trial of Jonah Jang, former governor of Plateau State, continued with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) presenting more witnesses against him and Yusuf Gyang Pam, a cashier of the Office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Court adjourns hearing in Senator Jang’s N6.3 billion fraud case to April 9

The State High Court in Jos, on Thursday adjourned to April 9, hearing in ex-Gov. Jonah Jang’s alleged N6.3 billion fraud case to enable prosecuting counsel conclude submissions.

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