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    EFCC: Two witnesses died mysteriously after testifying against Nyako

EFCC: Two witnesses died mysteriously after testifying against Nyako

Adekunle Odofin, a detective with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday told the federal high court sitting in Abuja, that two people who made "crucial statements" during the investigation into the alleged fraud case involving Murtala Nyako, a former governor of Adamawa state, died mysteriously.Odofin told the court that the two deceased were very vital to the prosecution [...]

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    Nyako rejects extension of Oyegun’s tenure, says APC might lose in 2019

Nyako rejects extension of Oyegun’s tenure, says APC might lose in 2019

Murtala Nyako, a former governor of Adamawa state and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the crisis in the ruling party might affect it in 2019.He said the extension of tenure of the party's national working committee (NWC) may lead to its downfall.The party extended the tenure of the NWC led by John Oyegun by 12 months.Yahaya Bello, governor [...]

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    I’ll continue my farming business, Nyako says after losing at S’court

I’ll continue my farming business, Nyako says after losing at S’court

Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state, who lost the bid to return to office, on Friday said he would continue his farming business and also contribute his quota to humanity.Addressing reporters after the verdict delivered on Friday, Nyako said his major reason for going to court was to seek redress over his “illegal” removal.He accepted the outcome of Supreme [...]

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    Supreme court dismisses Nyako’s appeal for reinstatement as governor

Supreme court dismisses Nyako’s appeal for reinstatement as governor

The supreme court has thrown out Murtala Nyako's appeal seeking to be reinstated as governor of Adamawa state.Nyako had gone to the supreme court seeking reinstatement to complete his tenure after the appeal court in Yola declared his impeachment null and void.But at the apex court on Friday, the seven-man panel of justices led by Tanko Mohammad dismissed the appeal [...]

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    Judge handling Saraki, Ekweremadu ‘forgery case’ dies

Judge handling Saraki, Ekweremadu ‘forgery case’ dies

Evoh Chukwu, a justice of the federal high court, Abuja, is dead.Chukwu presided over the alleged forgery case against Senate President Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president.Some senators opposed to the leadership of the 8th senate had filed a suit alleging that the senate standing order used for the election of Saraki and Ekweremadu was forged.According to a [...]

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    Appeal court nullifies Nyako’s impeachment

Appeal court nullifies Nyako’s impeachment

The Yola division of the court of appeal on Thursday declared the impeachment of Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state, as "unconstitutional, null and void".After indicting him over alleged gross misconduct, the Adamawa house of assembly impeached and removed Nyako on July 16, 2014.In a unanimous judgment by the five justices, the appellate court said the impeachment was not done [...]

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    Atiku’s daughter to be named commissioner in Adamawa

Atiku’s daughter to be named commissioner in Adamawa

Fatima Atiku, daughter of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, was included in the 22-man list that Bindow Jibrilla, governor of Adamawa state, sent to the state house of assembly for screening.Two of Atiku’s associates – Ibrahim Mijinyawa Umar Daware – also made the list.Ahmad Sajoh, director of press and public affairs to Murtala Nyako, former governor of the state, was also [...]

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    Ohakim, Nyako, son remanded in EFCC custody

Ohakim, Nyako, son remanded in EFCC custody

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state and Abdulaziz, his eldest son, to be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ikedi Ohakim, former governor of Imo state, was also remanded in the custody of the anti-graft agency.Evoh Chukwu, the judge, who presided over Nyako's case, gave the directive on [...]

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    EFCC declares Nyako, son wanted

EFCC declares Nyako, son wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state, and his son, Abdul Aziz, wanted.Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesman of the commission, announced this in a statement issued on Wednesday."The duo of Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state and Abdul Aziz Murtala Nyako, are wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) [...]

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    Court dismisses suit seeking to reinstate Nyako

Court dismisses suit seeking to reinstate Nyako

A federal high court in Lagos on Friday struck out a suit filed by Olukoya Ogungbeje, a lawyer, seeking the reinstatement of impeached Murtala Nyako, governor of Adamawa.Justice Okon Abang struck out the suit on the grounds that the applicant lacked the locus standi to institute the action.Abang described the applicant as a meddlesome interloper in affairs that did not [...]

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    EFCC: Nyako’s probe not yet over

EFCC: Nyako’s probe not yet over

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has not dropped the probe and possible trial of Murtala Nyako, impeached former governor of Adamawa state, who is facing allegations of corrupt enrichment and abuse of office.Restating its commitment to curtailing economic and financial crimes in Nigeria, the commission said the investigation of the former governor was ongoing and necessary steps would be take [...]

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    Fintiri ‘returns’ as Adamawa assembly speaker

Fintiri ‘returns’ as Adamawa assembly speaker

Barely 24 hours after a court judgment vacated Ahmadu Fintiri as acting governor of Adamawa state, the former speaker has "returned to his position" at the state house of assembly.Fintri was absent at the special sitting of the house held earlier in the day, as well as at the state party secretariat where Bala Ngilari, the newly-sworn-in governor held a reconciliation meeting.Ngilari [...]

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    IN FIGURES: The Adamawa guber by-election

IN FIGURES: The Adamawa guber by-election

In line with the mandate of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a bye-election within 90 days of vacancy in any elective office, Adamawa state will be going to the polls on Saturday, October 11, 2014 to fill the vacancy created by the impeachment of Murtala Nyako, former governor of the state (pictured) on July 15, 2014, and [...]

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    Ribadu: My defection to PDP ‘for a good cause’

Ribadu: My defection to PDP ‘for a good cause’

Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Nuhu Ribadu, says his defection to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is in pursuit of a good cause and not out of selfish interest.“I know how difficult it may be for you to come to terms with my defection to another party, but I must assure you that it’s [...]

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    Adamawa guber: Pressure on Ribadu to join PDP

Adamawa guber: Pressure on Ribadu to join PDP

Former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, is being pressurised to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest for governorship in Adamawa State.Ribadu, who is currently a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has refused to publicly comment on the governorship race.PDP sources had told TheCable on Tuesday that moves were on to draft [...]

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    Nyako brands plans to probe him ‘ridiculous’

Nyako brands plans to probe him ‘ridiculous’

Former governor of Adamawa state, Murtala Nyako, has described plans by acting governor of the state, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, to probe his administration as "ridiculous".In a statewide broadcast on Tuesday, the acting governor had announced that Nyako’s administration would be probed for leaving behind a liability of N82bn.However, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, Nyako’s director of press and publicity, referred to the planned [...]

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