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    Fighting corruption will be my priority as president, says ex-governor facing charges for ‘fraud’

Fighting corruption will be my priority as president, says ex-governor facing charges for ‘fraud’

Jonah Jang, a former governor of Plateau state, says his priority if elected Nigeria's president will be to fight corruption.Addressing reporters in Abuja on Monday, Jang said he is the best candidate to pick the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 2019.He added that his experience as a retired military general would be used to tackle the [...]

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    Jang, ex-gov arraigned for ’embezzling N6.3bn’, joins presidential race

Jang, ex-gov arraigned for ’embezzling N6.3bn’, joins presidential race

Jonah Jang, former Plateau governor, has declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election.Jang made his decision known on Tuesday at the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jos, Plateau state.The former governor also presented his letter of intent at the PDP secretariat.Jang is currently standing trial for alleged misappropriation of N6.3 billion between 2007 and 2015 [...]

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    EFCC: How Jonah Jang’s supporters landed him in prison

EFCC: How Jonah Jang’s supporters landed him in prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Jonah Jang, former governor of Plateau, was sent to prison because of the role some of his supporters played when he was arraigned in court.The anti-graft agency disclosed this in the latest edition of its monthly media publication, EFCC ALERT.Jang is standing trial for allegedly misappropriating N6.3 billion during his tenure in [...]

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    Court adjourns Jonah Jang’s trial till October 30

Court adjourns Jonah Jang’s trial till October 30

A state high court sitting in Jos, Plateau state capital, has adjourned the trial of Jonah Jang, former governor of the state, till October 30.Jang is standing trial for alleged misappropriation of N6.3 billion between 2007 and 2015 when he was governor.A 12-count charge of abuse of office and misappropriation of funds was brought against him by the Economic and [...]

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    PRO of Jos Prison: I did not tell anyone Atiku visited Jang

PRO of Jos Prison: I did not tell anyone Atiku visited Jang

Luka Ayedoo, spokesman of the Plateau command of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has denied telling any journalist that former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar visited Jonah Jang, senator representing plateau north, in prison.Jang has been in Jos Prison since Wednesday when a high court in Plateau remanded him after he was arraigned on a seven-count charge by the Economic and Financial [...]

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    After nine days in EFCC custody, court sends Jonah Jang to prison

After nine days in EFCC custody, court sends Jonah Jang to prison

A Plateau high court has remanded Jonah Jang, senator representing Plateau north senatorial district, in prison.Jang, who has been in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), since May 7, was arraigned before the court on Wednesday.He was accused of misappropriating N6.3 billion while serving as the governor of Plateau state.Jang was arraigned by alongside Yusuf Pam, a former [...]

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    Jonah Jang ‘under attack’ for saying senate is not for young people

Jonah Jang ‘under attack’ for saying senate is not for young people

Jonah Jang, senator representing Plateau north senatorial district, has come under attack for a controversial comment credited to him.While speaking on a radio programme on Jay 101.9FM on Jos, Friday, Jang was quoted to have said “the senate is not for young people.”According to him, “senate is the place for elders. The house of reps (representatives) is for young people. [...]

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    Plateau PDP guber candidate, Pwajok, dies of cancer

Plateau PDP guber candidate, Pwajok, dies of cancer

Gyang Pwajok, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the April 11 gubernatorial election in Plateau state, is dead.Pwajok represented the Plateau north senatorial zone in the 7th assembly before indicating interest in running for the governor of the state.He defeated 15 contestants to clinch the PDP ticket but lost to the All Progressive Congress candidate, Simon Lalong, who is now the state [...]

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    Governors reject autonomy for LGAs

Governors reject autonomy for LGAs

The two factions of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) have rejected the national assembly's proposal granting autonomy to local governments.In separate reactions, the two factions, led by Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, and Jonah Jang, governor of Plateau state, said the proposed autonomy for local governments in the country was not in line with the operation of a federal [...]

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    Jang on Jos blasts: ‘Nigeria at war…’

Jang on Jos blasts: ‘Nigeria at war…’

Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, believes “Nigeria is at war with unknown enemies,” and has therefore urged the citizens to rise in support of the government in its fight against terrorism.Jang, who halted his foreign medical trip in order to visit the scene of Tuesday’s bomb blasts around the Terminus Market in Jos, lamented that the war against terrorism [...]

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    Jang’s NGF says Taraba crisis not religious

Jang’s NGF says Taraba crisis not religious

The Governor Jonah Jang-led Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has dismissed claims that the recent crisis in some parts of Taraba was religiously motivated.This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Osaro Onaiwu, Administrator of the NGF secretariat on Monday in Abuja.The call by the Taraba Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the state House of Assembly to [...]

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