REVEALED: THE 19.8BILLION NAIRA WITHDRAWAL THAT CAUSED THE FREEZING OF BAUCHI GOVT ACCOUNT

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s prayer to freeze the First City Monument Bank (FCMB)’s Operational Account number: 0998552074 of the Bauchi State Government. The EFCC, through his Counsel, Abubakar Aliyu, in an Exparte Order with file number: FHC/ABJ/CS/858/2019, sought the order of the court to freeze the account pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation by the commission. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government presently has about N11 billion (N11,500,000 000 00)…

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BAUCHI: HOW YUGUDA, ABUBAKAR MISMANAGED 2TRILLION – BALA MOHAMMED

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has said the state government received over N2tn  between  May 2007  and  May 2019 from the Federal Government, but has nothing to show for it. Isa Yuguda was the governor of the state from May 2007 to May 2015 while Mohammed Abubakar was in charge from May 2015 to May 2019. The governor spoke at the inauguration of a panel to recover money and assets allegedly diverted by the Yuguda and Abubakar’s administrations at Government House, Bauchi, on Friday. He claimed his…

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MY PREDECESSOR SPENT 2.3BIL ON BURIAL IN 5 MONTHS- BAUCHI GOVERNOR BALA MOHAMMED

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has alleged that his predecessor, Mohammed Abubakar, spent N2.3bn to buy materials for burial in the state. But Abubakar has dismissed the allegation, describing it as laughable. The governor, who spoke through his spokesperson, Dr Ladan Salihu, in an interview with journalists in Bauchi, said the funds were spent between January and May, 2019. He explained that over N900m was spent on the purchase of white cloth used for wrapping corpses while over N1.4bn was used to buy the wood for…

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OSHIOMHOLE ASKS POLICE IG TO SEAL OFF BAUCHI ASSEMBLY

National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has asked the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to seal off the Bauchi State House of Assembly. On Wednesday, two factional Speakers emerged on the floor of the state Parliament, with 11 lawmakers loyal to the Bauchi State governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), electing Hon Abubakar Suleiman Ningi as Speaker of the Assembly in the early hours of the day. Later on, 20 lawmakers in the 31-member Parliament elected Hon Kawuwa Shehu Damina…

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APC REACTS TO INAUGURATION OF EDO AND BAUCHI STATE ASSEMBLIES

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the controversies that trailed the inauguration of the Edo and Bauchi States House of Assembly, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV had reported that 9 members-elect out of 24 members of the Edo State House of Assembly, on Tuesday about 10:22pm, ‘elected’ a new Speaker, Frank Okiye and Deputy Speaker, Yekini Idiaye. Their election followed a secret inauguration of the 9 members who are said to be loyalists of Governor Godwin Obaseki, while the rest 15 who are loyalists of the party’s National…

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11 OUT OF 33 BAUCHI LAWMAKERS ELECT NEW SPEAKER, DEPUTY SPEAKER

Eleven out of 31 lawmakers of the 9th Bauchi state house of assembly have reportedly picked a new speaker. The lawmakers elected Abubakar Suleiman, the lawmaker representing Ningi Central Constituency (APC), as the speaker, on Thursday. According to PUNCH, Suleiman emerged ‘unopposed’. Danlami Kawule, assembly member representing Zungur/Galambi, was elected as deputy speaker. More Details later…

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APC KICKS AS BALA MOHAMMED SUSPENDS INAUGURATION OF STATE ASSEMBLY

The Bauchi State Government has suspended the inauguration of the state 9th Assembly till June 20, the new Clerk of the Assembly, Umar Gital, has said. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the inauguration was scheduled to hold today, June 17. Gital who issued a statement in Bauchi on Monday, did not give any reason for the postponement but said they regret all inconveniences caused to members and the general public. However in a swift reaction, the All Progressives Congress (APC) faulted the postponement, saying it was unconstitutional.…

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26-YR OLD FAKE DRUGS MANUFACTURER BURSTED IN BAUCHI

A 26-year-old Victor Oguwa, a suspected fake drugs manufacturer, has been arrested by the police in Bauchi. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Kamal Datti, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the arrest of some suspects in Bauchi on Saturday. He said the police acted on credible intelligence and raid a black sport at Gwallameji area on June 13, and arrested the suspected fake drug producer. According to him, the police recovered 71 bottles of locally produced codeine, 30 bottles of Tutolin, one carton of ORS used for codeine productions…

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BALA MOHAMMED MAKES KEY APPOINTMENTS

Barely 24 hours after his inauguration as the sixth elected Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed , has made his first set of appointments with the announcement of Mohammed Sabi’u Baba as the new Secretary to the State Government. A statement signed and issued by the Spokesperson of the Governor, Ladan Salihu, said Abubakar Kari is the new Chief of Staff Government House, while Bashir Yau is the Deputy Chief of Staff, the office of the Deputy Governor. Also contained in the statement is the appointment of the…

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BAUCHI GOVERNOR DECLARES APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS NULL AND VOID

Bauchi State governor Bala Mohammed has declared that all appointments, promotions and transfers made from the day he was declared the winner of the gubernatorial election by INEC in the state, are null and void. Mohammed, who was sworn in on Wednesday in by the state Chief Justice, Hajiya Rabi Umar, made this known while delivering his inaugural speech. “I want to state categorically that all appointments, promotions, transfers and secondments, including those that are meant to create frictions and divisions along with traditional institutions from the day I was…

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