The Late 5: Court adjourns Goje’s corruption trial again; I received N400m from Jonathan and not Dasuki – Metuh | Other stories

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Court adjourns Goje’s corruption trial again

The Federal High Court in Jos on Friday further adjourned the alleged N6 billion fraud case against former Gombe State Governor, Danjuma Goje, by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

According to NAN, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was prosecuting the case for almost eight years until June 7 when it handed over the case file to the AGF.

FG to proscribe Almajiri system

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, on Friday has said the Federal Government will proscribe the Almajiri system and other groups that have become a problem to the society.

I received N400m from Jonathan and not Dasuki – Metuh

Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he received the N400 million traced to him as alleged proceeds of money laundering from former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Testifying before a federal high court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, Metuh denied collecting the money from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.

Judges now afraid to perform their duties – NBA President 

Paul Usoro, president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says judges in the country are afraid to perform their duties as expected due to fear and intimidation from the executive arm of government. He spoke while delivering an address at the association’s national executive committee (NEC) meeting, which held at the NBA secretariat in Abuja, on Thursday.

PDP order fresh state congress in Kogi

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has ordered a fresh congress to elect new officers for its Kogi State Chapter. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Friday.

 

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