Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Joshua Dariye"

    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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    Dariye as the shinning gem on Buhari’s June 12 crown

Dariye as the shinning gem on Buhari’s June 12 crown

As a graduate of the University of Ibadan (UI), I get into talks with students from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Lagos, and the University of Ilorin, discussing which is the best university in Nigeria. My schoolmates will say UI is the first and best, but on our bad days, we may lose the rankings to any of these [...]

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    Plateau PDP chair: Dariye’s defection not only criminal but unconstitutional

Plateau PDP chair: Dariye’s defection not only criminal but unconstitutional

Damishi Sango, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state, says the recent defection of Joshua Dariye to the All Progressives Congress (APC) is criminal.Sango said this at a news conference in Jos on Friday.In a letter which Senate President Bukola Saraki read at plenary, Dariye announced his defection to the APC.But Sango said the movement of Dariye [...]

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    Declare Dariye’s seat vacant, Plateau PDP tells INEC

Declare Dariye’s seat vacant, Plateau PDP tells INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately declare the seat of Joshua Dariye, senator representing Plateau central, vacant.On Thursday, Dariye announced his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), citing the leadership crisis in the party as reason for the action.But in a statement signed by Amos Gombi, [...]

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    More trouble for PDP as Dariye joins APC

More trouble for PDP as Dariye joins APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suffered a setback on Thursday following the defection Joshua Dariye, one of its senators, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Dariye, a former governor of Plateau state, is leaving the PDP at a time the party is trying to mount a formidable opposition to the ruling party.Senate President Bukola Saraki read the defection letter of Dariye [...]

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    Tension as gunmen kill Plateau monarch, police orderly

Tension as gunmen kill Plateau monarch, police orderly

There was tension in Bokkos local government area of Plateau state on Monday, following the killing of Lawrence Agaie, the Saf Ron-Kuelere and paramount ruler of the town.Also killed were the traditional ruler's police orderly, Sunday Wuyah, his wife, as well as his son, Shagari.NAN quoted a source as saying that the monarch was attacked on his way home after visiting [...]

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    I found a lot of money on Dariye when I arrested him in a UK hotel, says detective

I found a lot of money on Dariye when I arrested him in a UK hotel, says detective

Peter Clark, a retired detective constable with the UK Metropolitan Police, on Monday, told a federal capital territory (FCT), high court, sitting in Gudu, Abuja, that Joshua Dariye, a former governor of Plateau state, was still wanted in the United Kingdom for money laundering charges.Dariye, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 23-count [...]

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    Witness details how Dariye ‘shared’ N1.2bn ecological fund

Witness details how Dariye ‘shared’ N1.2bn ecological fund

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    Witness: Dariye diverted N204m to his company

Witness: Dariye diverted N204m to his company

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    Supreme court revives Dariye’s corruption trial

Supreme court revives Dariye’s corruption trial

The Supreme court has ordered Joshua Dariye, a serving senator and former governor of Plateau state, to submit himself for trial on corruption and money laundering charges.Sylvester Ngwuta, who led the five-man bench, ruled that the former governor’s appeal was lacking in merit and ordered Dariye to return to the federal capital territory high court in Abuja, to face his [...]

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    Dariye’s father regains freedom

Dariye’s father regains freedom

Dariye Dafweng, father of Joshua Dariye (pictured), former governor of Plateau state, has been released from captivity.Pa Dariye was kidnapped at his residence in Mushere village in Bokkos local government area of the state on Saturday and a ransom of $10 million was demanded in exchange of his release.But, Emmanuel Abu, Plateau police command spokesperson, told NAN that he was finally released [...]

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    Kidnappers of Dariye’s father demand $10m ransom

Kidnappers of Dariye’s father demand $10m ransom

This is not the best of times for the family of Joshua Dariye (pictured), former governor of Plateau state and a current serving senator, as gunmen who kidnapped his father on Saturday are now demanding for a ransom of $10 million.The armed men invaded Dariye family compound in Mushere village in Bokkos local government area of Plateau, shooting sporadically and [...]

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    Jonathan: PDP the only political party with no landlord or tenant

Jonathan: PDP the only political party with no landlord or tenant

President Goodluck Jonathan has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the only truly democratic party in the country.Speaking during his re-election campaign in Jos, Plateau state, Jonathan told the party supporters who came out in their numbers that the ruling party is a place “where everyone is the same and with equal stake”.“PDP is the only party that has [...]

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