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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.
Alexander Mwolwus, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Plateau State, has challenged the 9th National Assembly (NASS) to quickly evolve means of cushioning the sufferings and plights of Nigerians.
As Sen. Ahmed Lawan emerged as the Senate President, a Plateau PDP Chieftain, Chief Alexander Mwolwus, has challenged the 9th Assembly to hit the ground running by making laws that would cushion the suffering of Nigerians.
A former governor of Plateau State and senator representing Plateau Central Senatorial District, Joshua Dariye, who is serving a 10-year jail term in Jos Prisons over criminal breach of trust, Thursday co-sponsored a motion along with 108 other senators condemning the recent killing of a Briton and abduction of three Nigerians at a holiday resort in Kaduna State by bandits.
The Nigeria Prisons Service has said it would not fly out a former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, who is reportedly suffering from kidney disease, for treatment abroad.
Former Plateau State Governor Joshua Dariye is said to be down with renal failure.
Former Minister of Trade and Industry under President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs Josephine Tapgun, has defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to support the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Simon Lalong and candidates of the party during the next elections.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the Swiss government has returned about $1 billion Abacha loot to Nigeria since 1999.
Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has stressed the importance of having an effective international collaboration between law enforcement agencies as part of efforts to combat corruption in the country.
At this rate, President Muhammadu Buhari may beat former military President General Ibrahim Babangida to the record of collecting the most abusive letters from a former president.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Sokoto State, Squadron Leader Aminu Bala Sokoto, (rtd), has said the ongoing smear campaigns by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo against President Muhammadu Buhari would not dissuade patriotic Nigerians from re-electing him during the presidential election.
The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has justified the payment of salaries and allowances to convicted Plateau Central senator, Joshua Dariye.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, does not have the power to unilaterally stop payment of salaries and allowances to convicted Plateau Central senator, Joshua Dariye, Saraki’s spokesperson has said.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Lagos to “stop the Senate President Bukola Saraki from paying former Plateau State governor, Senator Joshua Dariye, N14.2 million monthly allowances while he serves out a 10-year prison sentence for corruption because such payment violates Nigerian law and international obligations.”
Six months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Senator Joshua Dariye, is still receiving the N750, 000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from the National Assembly, according to reports.
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has urged Nigerians to refrain from paying lip-service to the fight against corruption, but rather, to become practical in their actions and attitude towards eradicating the menace from all segments of our country.
An Abuja division of the Federal High Court has adjourned the criminal trial of Nanle Dariye, son of former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, till December 17.
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.
The Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be implemented in full across the board in the Federal Civil Service because of unrealistic demands of the labour unions.
Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.
One of the 13 suspects, Ibrahim Abdullahi, who abducted the traditional head of Daura, Magajin Daura, Alhaji Musa Umar, has disclosed that they were trained in Libya, adding that they demanded $30 million ransom for his release.
While Newcastle reportedly prepare to make Steve Bruce their next manager, the Magpies will try to wrap up their first purchase of the summer window.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a petition to Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her to use her “good offices to investigate whether the problem of out-of-school children in Nigeria, and the failure of the Nigerian authorities over the years to address it amount to violence against children and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC.”
Super Eagles’ midfielder Alex Iwobi has hailed the Super Eagles’ third place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), saying it was a great achievement for a young team.Guinea, Burundi
Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has reiterated the State Government’s determination to totally terminate terror attacks on the state’s marine corridor.