Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag "Jolly Nyame"

    EFCC: From 189 convictions in 2017, we improved to 312 in 2018

EFCC: From 189 convictions in 2017, we improved to 312 in 2018

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it made a total of 312 convictions between January and December 24, 2018.Tony Orilade, spokesman of the EFCC, said the record of convictions is "undoubtedly a significant improvement from the 189 convictions recorded in 2017"."More significantly is that it includes the conviction of two Politically Exposed Persons, PEPs – Jolly Nyame, a [...]

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    A’court orders Nyame to pay N495m fine, reduces his sentence to 12 years

A’court orders Nyame to pay N495m fine, reduces his sentence to 12 years

The court of appeal in Abuja has ordered Jolly Nyame, a former governor of Taraba state, to pay a fine of N495 million.The court ordered the ex-governor to pay the fine for misappropriating funds while he was in charge of Taraba.In May, a high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) sentenced Nyame to 14 years in prison for fraud.He [...]

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    Court rejects Nyame’s bail application

Court rejects Nyame’s bail application

A federal high court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed the bail application filed on behalf of Jolly Nyame, ex-governor of Taraba state. Nyame is currently  in Kuje prison, Abuja, after a judge handed him a 14-year jail sentence on May 30.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had accused Nyame of criminally misappropriating the funds while he served as governor between 1999 and [...]

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    Omokri: Nyame, Dariye convictions are anti-corruption feats of Jonathan, Yar’adua  — not Buhari

Omokri: Nyame, Dariye convictions are anti-corruption feats of Jonathan, Yar’adua — not Buhari

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the Muhammadu Buhari administration should not take credit for the convictions of ex-governors Jolly Nyame and Joshua Dariye.Nyame was sentenced to 14 years in jail for diverting N1.64 billion as governor of Taraba while Dariye was handed a 16-year sentence for diverting N1.126bn from Plateau state's ecological funds.Omokri, in a statement [...]

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    Aristo and rage of the kitchen knife

Aristo and rage of the kitchen knife

There is really a huge lure to comment on the political today. President Muhammadu Buhari has just given a national broadcast that provokes several questions; ex-Taraba governor, Jolly Nyame was, during the week, sentenced to 14 years imprisonment; Buhari assented the Not Too Young To Run Bill, among many other issues. Unless we want to fool ourselves, political issues drive [...]

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