• Bauchi Governor Abubakar pardons 20 suspects who pelted him

    Bauchi Governor Abubakar pardons 20 suspects who pelted him

    Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has pardoned 20 suspects currently being detained in Bauchi Prisons for allegedly pelting him at the eid ground during the 2016 Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

    Mr. Abubakar announced this on Thursday in Bauchi when officials of Amnesty International paid him a courtesy visit.

    He said that it was never his wish to arrest and detain the suspects in the first instance for what they did to him.

    “It is not my wish to arrest them, but I have to […]

  • Government alone can’t solve farmers, herdsmen clash – Abubakar

    Government alone can’t solve farmers, herdsmen clash – Abubakar

    Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, yesterday, said solution to the persistent bloody clash between herdsmen and farmers across the country should not be left to government alone.

    The former military leader said the crisis requires all hands to be on deck, especially, well-meaning individuals in the country.

    He said this after hosting Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, his Kebbi State counterpart, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, and governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, […]

  • Bauchi: Dogara lied against me on alleged diversion of bailout funds – Gov. Abubakar

    Bauchi: Dogara lied against me on alleged diversion of bailout funds – Gov. Abubakar

    Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has denied tampering with the bailout funds given to the state by the Federal Government.

    He said all monies received were appropriated for the purpose they were given, including paying of workers’ salaries.

    The governor made the clarification in the light of the accusation of misappropriation and embezzlement levelled against him by some federal lawmakers from Bauchi, led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara.

    Dogara and others recently visited the National Chairman […]

  • Dogara, Minister accuse Bauchi Governor Abubakar of misuse of bailout fund

    Dogara, Minister accuse Bauchi Governor Abubakar of misuse of bailout fund

    Some top politicians from Bauchi State on Friday at the All Progressives Congress National Secretariat in Abuja alleged wrongdoings, including misuse of funds, against the state Governor, Mohammed Abubakar.

    The politicians, led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, accused Abubakar of misusing the N8.6 billion bailout funds given to the state by the Federal Government.

    The politicians arrived at the APC secretariat at about 4.50pm for a closed-door meeting with the […]

  • FG must resolve Niger Delta crisis, others – Abubakar

    FG must resolve Niger Delta crisis, others – Abubakar

    Former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on the Federal Government to find a way out of the militancy in the Niger Delta, which has affected crude oil production.

    The former leader who met with President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday at the presidential villa, Abuja explained that exploring an amicable solution to the crisis and other restiveness would stabilise the country for growth.

    Speaking to State House Correspondents after the closed-door meeting, Abubakar said they met over some undisclosed issues.

    Abdulsalami, […]