Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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    Yuguda: Some herdsmen are criminals but it’s unfair to condemn all

Yuguda: Some herdsmen are criminals but it’s unfair to condemn all

Isa Yuguda, former governor of Bauchi state, says the situation where the entire herdsmen in the country are criminalised is unfair, maintaining that some of them are peaceful.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, Yuguda said though insecurity did not start during the president's administration, he is addressing it to the [...]

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    We are ready for Ruga, says Bauchi governor

We are ready for Ruga, says Bauchi governor

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, says his state is ready for the Ruga settlement initiative of the federal government.He disclosed this while speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Monday.The federal government had introduced the initiative as part of measures to resolve the farmers-herders crisis but it has been rejected in different parts of the country.On Sunday, Dave Umahi, [...]

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    Ex-Bauchi governor: I spent ONLY N1.2bn on funerals, not N2.3bn

Ex-Bauchi governor: I spent ONLY N1.2bn on funerals, not N2.3bn

Mohammed Abubakar, former governor of Bauchi state, says he only spent N1.2 billion on funeral materials and not N2.3 billion as alleged.Speaking through Mukhtar Jibril, his media aide, the former governor said he inherited the practice of buying funeral materials from his predecessors due to its impact on the people.Bala Mohammed, governor of the state, had accused his predecessor of [...]

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    Ex-Bauchi governor ‘spent N2.3bn on funerals in five months’

Ex-Bauchi governor ‘spent N2.3bn on funerals in five months’

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says Mohammed Abubakar, his predecessor, expended N2.3 billion on funeral materials in five months.Speaking through Ladan Salihu, his spokesman, the governor said the money was spent between January and May.According to him, about N900 million was spent on white cloths to wrap corpses and another N1.4 billion for buying wood to lace the graveyards.He [...]

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    You’re inviting trouble, Oshiomhole warns Bauchi governor

You’re inviting trouble, Oshiomhole warns Bauchi governor

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, of interfering in the activities of the state assembly.Speaking when he received some APC lawmakers from Bauchi, he accused the PDP lawmakers of shutting out their APC colleagues to elect their choice speaker during “nocturnal hours”, while insisting that the decision will [...]

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    We reject PDP’s brand of democracy, says APC on legislative crisis in Edo, Bauchi

We reject PDP’s brand of democracy, says APC on legislative crisis in Edo, Bauchi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the inauguration of the state assemblies in Edo and Bauchi.In a statement by Lanre Issa-Onilu, national publicity secretary, the party described the inauguration as "a joke and embarrassment" to democracy.Nine Edo lawmakers said to be loyal to Godwin Obaseki, the governor, had edged out their colleagues by taking oath of office “secretly”, while in Bauchi, [...]

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    Bauchi gov: 20 percent of teachers on our payroll are ghost workers

Bauchi gov: 20 percent of teachers on our payroll are ghost workers

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, says at least 20 percent of teachers on the payroll of the state government are ghost workers.Mohammed disclosed this on Sunday while addressing youth in the state in commemoration of the 2019 edition of the Day of the African Child.The governor said previous administrations “opted to enlist ghost workers” although many trained teachers were not [...]

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    Bauchi assembly passes bill to halt recovery of looted funds

Bauchi assembly passes bill to halt recovery of looted funds

The Bauchi state house of assembly has passed a bill to repeal the the law on the recovery of looted public funds and properties.The bill was passed on the floor of the house on Wednesday with 13 members out of 31 in attendance.Kawuwa Damina, speaker of the assembly, presided over the plenary where three bills passed through first, second and [...]

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    Bala Mohammed: I’m ready to face the law — even in government

Bala Mohammed: I’m ready to face the law — even in government

Bala Mohammed, Bauchi governor-elect, says he has done nothing wrong and is ready to face the law.Mohammed said this on Monday while speaking with journalists after he was to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The anti-graft agency filed fresh charges against him bordering on false declaration of assets and "giving false information to the EFCC."Halilu [...]

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    Omo-Agege living in self denial, says Emerhor 

Omo-Agege living in self denial, says Emerhor 

O'tega Emerhor, a senatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state, says Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, is in self denial that the certificate of return issued to him by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will soon be retrieved and re-issued to him.Emerhor had challenged Omo-Agege to the ticket of the APC in the senatorial [...]

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    The people rejected you because of your failed promises, Bala Mohammed hits Bauchi gov

The people rejected you because of your failed promises, Bala Mohammed hits Bauchi gov

Bala Mohammed, governor-elect of Bauchi state, says the people of the state voted out Mohammed Abubakar, the incumbent governor, because he failed to deliver on his campaign promises.Mohammed, who ran under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 515,113 votes to defeat Abubakar who scored 500,625 votes in the election.In his acceptance speech, Mohammed said the residents of [...]

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    INEC resumes collation of Bauchi governorship results

INEC resumes collation of Bauchi governorship results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resumed the collation of the supplementary governorship election results in Bauchi state. Festus Okoye, a national commissioner of INEC, disclosed this on Monday evening.He said the commission will conclude the remaining result -- from Tafawa Balewa LGA -- and announce the winner of the poll on Monday.INEC is resuming the process hours after a [...]

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    Court strikes out suit seeking to halt collation of Bauchi guber poll

Court strikes out suit seeking to halt collation of Bauchi guber poll

The federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit challenging the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume collation of results in Bauchi governorship election.Mohammed Abubakar, incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had challenged INEC's decision to collate the result of the March 9 election in Tafawa Balewa local government area of [...]

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    ‘Bauchi gov wants to set me up’ — Dogara writes IG

‘Bauchi gov wants to set me up’ — Dogara writes IG

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has alleged that Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, is plotting to implicate him in criminal conspiracy.In a letter dated March 21, the speaker told Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of Police (IGP), and Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), that he has credible information of an ongoing plot [...]

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    PDP petitions NJC over judge who stopped collation of Bauchi results

PDP petitions NJC over judge who stopped collation of Bauchi results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC) over a judgment stopping the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from continuing with the collation of results in Bauchi state.Inyang Ekwo of a federal high court in Abuja had delivered the judgement based on a suit filed by Mohammed Abubakar, governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressive [...]

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    INEC suspends collation of Bauchi guber poll results

INEC suspends collation of Bauchi guber poll results

The Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) has suspended the collation of the governorship election in Bauchi state.Ibrahim Abdullahi, Bauchi resident electoral commissioner (REC), announced this at a press briefing on Tuesday.He said it was in line with a court order restraining INEC from resuming collation.A federal high court in Abuja had ordered the commission not to proceed with the exercise based [...]

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