Ending Nigeria’s robber-baron era
The recent convictions at law of former governors Joshua Dariye, Jolly Nyame and Orji Uzor Kalu for various offences relating to the reprehensible mismanagement of public funds
Resurgence of state assembly wars and executives’ fear of the unknown
Why do state governors take active interest in the running of state legislatures, especially in the selection of Speakers? This is the question that agitates the minds of Nigerians following the confusion in some states’ Houses of Assembly. In Edo State, history seems to have repeated itself because just as in 2014, when the then…
EFCC convicts 312 corrupt persons in 2018
Nigeria's anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday said it had convicted no fewer than 312 corrupt Nigerians in 2018. The numbers of persons convicted were arrested and tried for various acts of corruption between January and December, 2018. “The record of convictions cuts across the various offices of the EFCC with…
Dariye and the joys of VIP criminal
It is an uncommon case that negates the Kafkaesque leitmotif that the law is beholden to the privileged, especially in a third world country like Nigeria – a former state governor, Joshua Dariye, was jailed for corruption.
Appeal court reviews Nyame’s, Dariye’s jail terms
The Court of Appeal, Abuja, yesterday reviewed the prison terms handed over to former governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame and his Plateau counterpart, Joshua Dariye.
Jailed APC senator seeks re-election
Nigerian senator jailed for fraud and money laundering has reportedly purchased the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination and expression of interest form to seek re-election. Joshua Dariye, a former governor of Plateau State, is currently serving 14 years jail term at Kuje prisons, Abuja after found guilty of money laundering, breach of trust and…
Remain with APC, jailed Joshua Dariye tells supporters
The imprisoned former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, has denied asking his followers to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Court fixes new date for alleged N1.5bn fraud case against Dariye’s son
The Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed Oct. 4, to hear an address on a no-case submission by Nanle Dariye, son of a former Plateau Governor, Joshua Dariye. On June 13, the senior Dariye bagged 14 years imprisonment for embezzling state funds. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nanle is being prosecuted by…
CISLAC lauds Dariye’s sentence as court rules on Ajudua’s bail July 5
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) yesterday commended the judiciary for the judgment against former Governor Joshua Dariye of Plateau State.
Dariye gets 14 years imprisonment for diverting N1.1b state funds
For the second time in less than two weeks, Justice Adebukola Banjoko of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Gudu has convicted another politician, Senator Joshua Dariye, a former Governor of Plateau State.He was found guilty of diversion of public funds to the tune of N1.126 billion.
Court convicts former Plateau governor Joshua Dariye
A Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Gudu has found former Plateau State governor, Senator Joshua Dariye, guilty of fraud. Dariye was in 2007 charged to court on a 23-count charge for the alleged offence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In his ruling on Tuesday, Justice Banjoko found him guilty of…