COURT RESTRAINS BAUCHI SUBEB FROM AWARDING 4.5BIL NAIRA CONTRACT

An High Court sitting in Bauchi has stopped Bauchi and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) from proceeding with the award of  N4.5Billion contract. The order was granted by the judge, Justice S.I Zadawa, who  issued an order of interim injunction following a suit filed by two plaintiffs; Body of Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience (BOBOLAC) and Bauchi Assembly of Youths Political Actors (BAYOPA). They prayed the court to stop the defendants from awarding the said contract The plaintiffs described the move to award the contract  as “unprogressive action” and…

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5 PRISONERS TO BE STONED TO DEATH, 10 TO HAVE HANDS AMPUTATED IN BAUCHI PRISONS

Five condemned persons who have been convicted to be stoned to death while another 10 whose legs and hands are to be amputated are said to be languishing in Bauchi prison presently. This disclosure was made by the Controller of prison, Bauchi State Command, Suleiman T. Suleiman who lamented the present conditions of the prisons despite the efforts of the government to decongest prisons in the country. Suleiman Suleiman who was speaking in an interview with newsmen in his office on Tuesday on the state of the prisons in the…

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BAUCHI GOVERNOR USING NAMES OF 1,000 GHOST WORKERS TO DEFRAUD STATE- DOGARA’S AIDE

Turaki Hassan, Special Adviser to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has alleged that a purported list of 1000 ‘Ghost Workers’ is being used by the Bauchi State Government to siphon public funds to private use. Turaki alleged that the 1000 names on the list were being used by the APC-led administration of Governor Mohammed Abubakar to divert public funds to private pockets in the guise of salaries and allowances monthly. A check through the list revealed that the names of government functionaries who served in one…

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BAUCHI GOVERNOR-ELECT, BALA MOHAMMED TO SUE OUTGOING GOVERNOR OVER CONTRACTS, RECRUITMENTS

Bauchi State Bauchi State governor-elect, Senator Bala Muhammed has instructed his lawyers to institute a suit against outgoing Governor Mohammad Abdullahi Abubakar for last minute recruitment of civil servants, reinstatement of district heads and award of new contracts through State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).Bala Muhammed, while hosting Body of Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience (BOBALAC), yesterday, appreciated the pro bono representation offered him at the tribunal, saying their services were directly to the people of the state as the gesture was to defend their mandate. The chief convener of BOBALAC,…

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APC FINALLY CHALLENGES BALA MOHAMMED’S ELECTION AS BAUCHI GOVERNOR

Bauchi – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has filed a petition at the Bauchi Election Petitions Tribunal, challenging the election of Sen. Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the state governor. Bala Mohammed The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the petition was filed at the tribunal in Bauchi on Friday. Alhaji Uba Nana, the state’s chairman of the party told journalists in Bauchi that the party is seeking justice from the tribunal. “We are here to file a suit on behalf of the APC challenging…

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BAUCHI GUBER ELECTION: SEE WHAT ABUBAKAR DID TO RETRIEVE MANDATE

Defeated governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, has made a U-turn declaring that he is heading to the Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the electoral victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He disclosed that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had already assembled four SANs to prosecute the petition. Mohammed Abubakar who returned to the state after spending over one week in Abuja where he was believed have gone lobbying and making consultations with the Presidency and the national leadership of the APC, made a U-turn from…

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BAUCHI GOVERNOR-ELECT ACCUSES INCUMBENT OF PLANNING TO INCUR FRESH DEBTS

Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed By Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi The Bauchi State governor-elect, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has raised the alarm that the outgoing Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, is allegedly planning to award spurious contracts worth N4 billion and recruit about 8,000 teachers before transition with a view to leaving financial burden to him when he takes over. Speaking with journalists Thursday through his spokesperson, Dr Ladan Salihu, the governor-elect lamented that the actions are allegedly designed to sabotage and cripple the incoming administration. According to him, “While we do not…

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THE FIGURES: HOW BAUCHI WAS WON AND LOST

That  Senator Bala Mohammed, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Bauchi governorship election has been declared winner of the election is no longer news. What’s news however is the margin he used in defeating the incumbent governor of the State. Senator Bala Mohammed got 515,113 votes against outgoing Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar (APC) who got 500,625 votes.‎ The PDP candidate got 39,225 votes in the delayed result of Tafawa Balewa local government area while the APC candidate got 30,055 votes.

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BREAKING: BAUCHI GUBER ELECTION RESULTS FINAL COLLATION BEGINS

Collation of governorship result for Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area in Bauchi state has commenced at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) head office. The session is being chaired by a new collation officer, Dr Musa Dahiru, based on a direction by INEC, to replace the former officer, Mrs Dominion Anosike who had earlier written to the commission that her life was in danger. INEC Resident Commissioner for Bauchi, Ibrahim Abdullahi explained that the results that were carted away, are being regenerated, and will be submitted to the state collation…

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