The Late 5: Court orders forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s N9.2bn, $8.4m; Atiku, PDP propose 400 witnesses to challenge Buhari’s victory | Other stories

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Atiku, PDP propose 400 witnesses to challenge Buhari’s victory

The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday that they had proposed to call 400 witnesses to prove their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, and his All Progressives Congress, at the February 23 poll.

Court orders forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s N9.2bn, $8. 4m

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ordered the permanent forfeiture of the sums of N9.2bn and $8.4m recovered from wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun ordered that the funds should be forfeited to the Federal Government.

Controversy over Ruga settlements for Fulani unnecessary

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State Monday said that the controversy over the establishment of Ruga settlements for the Fulanis was uncalled for as it was the same thing with ranching. Lalong, who is Chairman of Northern Governors Forum stated this while Fielding questions from State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa Abuja.

We are ready for Ruga – Bauchi governor

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, says his state is ready for the Ruga settlement initiative of the federal government. He disclosed this while speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Monday.

You are on a wild goose chase, Saraki tells EFCC

Bukola Saraki, former president of the senate, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is on a “wild goose chase.” Saraki spoke in response to a statement credited to the EFCC.

On Sunday, the anti-graft agency alleged that the former Kwara governor is behind a media campaign against Ibrahim Magu, EFCC acting chairman. But in a statement on Monday, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki’s media aide, said his principal is not in any media war with anybody.


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