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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The All Progressives Congress candidate in the February 23 Plateau North Senatorial contest, Mr Rufus Bature, has withdrawn his petition against Sen Istifanus Gyang of PDP, who emerged victorious in the contest.
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.
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 Senate has thrown its weight behind financial guidelines for Local Governments recently introduced by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation with the index rising to 11.24 per cent in September.
Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as ‘Charly Boy’, is set to perform at the 2019 annual Felabration fiesta, a week-long celebration of the life and times Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
A joint border patrol team of Customs and Military officers gunned down a suspected rice smuggler yesterday in the Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
The absence on Tuesday of three of the five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), facing trial for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution has stalled their criminal trial.
Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has attributed the poor socio-economic and political situation in Nigeria to the inadequate participation of women in active politics.
Everton summer signing Alex Iwobi begs Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing to represent Super Eagles instead of Denmark.
Parma have announced Ivory Coast international Gervinho has signed a contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2022.
Bernardo Silva and Cristiano Ronaldo both got on the scoresheet as Portugal ran out 3-0 winners over Luxembourg on Friday night.
According to AS, Real Madrid want to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen in January after failing with a move during the summer.
The 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season has now been fixed to commence on November 3 with defending champions Enyimba starting out against Nasarawa United.