Thursday, June 24, 2021


Mohammed Abubakar

Alleged $9.8m fraud: Court dismisses EFCC’s application to cross-examine ex-NNPC GMD

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed an application by EFCC to cross-examine former Group Managing Director, GMD, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu.

I received part of $9.8m as gift, ex-NNPC GMD Andrew Yakubu tells court

Former Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu, on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that substantial part of the money found at his Kaduna residence 2017 was given to him as a gift after leaving office.

Court fixes April 1 for final hearing on Maina’s assets forfeiture case

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the asset forfeiture matter, involving Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-Chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team, PRTT, until April 1.

Nigeria’s insecurity won’t go away until political, religious differences addressed – IGP

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has disclosed that the current insecurity is intertwined in Nigeria’s political, ethnic and religious differences, stressing that until these differences are ironed out, the country would not be rid of the cankerworm.

EFCC files fresh charge against Abdulrasheed Maina’s son, Faisal 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, filed an amended three-count charge against Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed, former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team.

Yuletide: We can meet Nigerian’s rice demand – Processors

The Rice Processors Association of Nigeria, RPAN, says members have the capacity to meet the Nigeria’s demand for rice during and beyond the Yuletide.

NCS to brief court over Maina’s ‘deteriorating’ health condition

Deputy Comptroller General, DCG, Health and Social Welfare, Nigerian Correctional Service, H.B. Kori, on Thursday, appealed to the Federal High Court, Abuja, to give him a week, to respond to the court order on the true health status of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Pension Reform boss.

Court orders interim forfeiture of 23 housing estates, companies belonging to Abdulrasheed Maina

The Federal High Court Abuja, on Tuesday, granted an order of interim forfeiture of 23 properties belonging to Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team.

Herdsman in court for allegedly stealing 15 cows

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 52-year-old herdsman, Mohammed Abubakar at a Badagry Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing 15 cows valued at N800,000.

Gunmen kidnap Sokoto lawmaker

The Sokoto State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of Aminu Magaji Bodai, a lawmaker representing Denge/Shuni State Constituency of the state’s House of Assembly.

‘APC governors endorse ex-governor M.A Abubakar for ministerial appointment’

the immediate past governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, has been endorsed by the All Progressives Congress, APC governors for ministerial appointment, Mr Abubakar’s former Senior Special Assistant on security matters, Michael Damina, disclosed.

Banditry: Over 2,277 people displaced in Niger communities – Report

Following the spate of bandit attacks, over 2,277 people have been displaced in eight communities in Shiroro local government area of Niger State.

Nigerian police arrest 71 suspected criminals in Kaduna

The Police in Kaduna on Tuesday said it had arrested 71 suspected criminals in the state within the past three weeks.

Bauchi Rerun: INEC to resume result collation for Tafawa Balewa LG today

Information reaching DAILY NIGERIAN indicated that all is set for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to resume collation of election results for Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi State.

Dogara is a sinking man, I can’t be intimidated by his fictitious claim – Abubakar

Bauchi state governor, Mohammed Abubakar, on Tuesday dismissed fraud claims by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, describing the speaker as a sinking man desperate to hold on to any straw for survival.

2019: ALGON declares support for Buhari

The Northern Forum of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, has expressed support for the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.

Bauchi assembly okays governor’s N103m loan request to tackle malnutrition

The Bauchi House of Assembly has approved N103 million loan request submitted by the state governor, Mohammed Abubakar. The loan, which is to be deployed...

Gov. MA Abubakar vows to unseat Bauchi senators who dumped APC

The Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, on Wednesday warned that Senators who defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, in his state will lose...

Despite excessive lobby, Speaker Dogara must defect, lawmakers tell Oshiomhole

Some lawmakers under the auspices of ‘Parliamentary Democrats Group’, which comprises PDP members and its loyalists who are still in the APC, have said no amount of lobby, cajoling would lure Speaker Yakubu Dogara into the folds of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Up North: 5 things to know about film Bauchi governor’s starring

The Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abubakar, has caused a social media storm, following his decision to feature in a Nollywood movie “Up North”. DAILY NIGERIAN...

Outrage as Bauchi governor stars in Nollywood movie

The Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abubakar, has caused social media storm, following his decision to feature in a Nollywood movie "Up North". DAILY NIGERIAN reports...

UNICEF hails Bauchi over 16 percent budget allocation to health

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, on Tuesday commended the Bauchi State Government for allocating 16 per cent of its budget to the health...

Purchase of N96m horses: Group says amount ‘not too much’ for emirs

A group, Bauchi Integrity Forum has berated the section of the public criticising Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar over the recent report of the...

Bauchi governor denies buying N96m horses for emirs

The Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abubakar, has denied purchasing N96million horses for emirs in the state. On Tuesday, the state commissioner for Local Governments and...

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