• Why PDP government did not save for rainy day – Ex-Governor Aliyu explains

    Why PDP government did not save for rainy day – Ex-Governor Aliyu explains

    Immediate past Governor of Niger state, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has defended the inability of the last administration at the federal level to save part of its income in the boom era for the rainy day, saying the government was handicapped by the 1999 Constitution.

    He said what the constitution provided for was for all amounts of money generated to be put in the federation account and shared among the three tiers of government.

    “The Constitution did not say we should save […]

  • Refund our N2.9bn, Niger gov’t tells Aliyu

    Refund our N2.9bn, Niger gov’t tells Aliyu

    Newsmen gathered that Niger State Government has asked former Governor Babangida Aliyu to refund N2.9bn
    A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Dr. Ibrahim Dooba, indicated that the money was taken as loan on the eve of Aliyu’s departure.

    It stated that although the new administration of Governor Abubakar Bello was not on a witch-hunt, “the misappropriated money belongs to the people and should be returned.”

    It added, “They took this loan on the eve of their departure. And […]

  • Former Niger gov. Aliyu stoned in Niger, smuggled out of stadium

    Former Niger gov. Aliyu stoned in Niger, smuggled out of stadium

    It was gathered that former governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu was yesterday booed and stoned at the venue of the handing over ceremony in Minna. Aliyu was at the Bako Kontagora Memorial Stadium for the transfer of power to his successor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello. The former governor, who arrived at about 10.15 am was booed by the crowd as he walked to the podium.

    Shouts of ‘Barawo’, ‘thief’, ‘ole’, ‘change has come’, ‘your time has gone,” filled the […]

  • Aliyu, Lamido suffering from election defeat hangover – APC

    Aliyu, Lamido suffering from election defeat hangover – APC

    Newsmen gathered that the All Progressives Congress has accused Niger Governor Babangida Aliyu and his Jigawa counterpart Sule Lamido of getting stuck in the pre-election mode, urging them to wake up to the reality that electioneering campaign is over and it is time for nation
    building.

    In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party described the duo’s “unprovoked vituperation against the APC and the President-elect as uncouth,” ill-intentioned and in bad faith.

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  • Governor Aliyu blasts Mu’azu for holding on as PDP chairman

    Governor Aliyu blasts Mu’azu for holding on as PDP chairman

    It was gatherd that Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State yesterday, took a swipe at the Adamu Muazu- led National Working Committee NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for holding on to power after leading the party to a ‘’disastrous defeat,’’ in the last general elections in the country, saying that the best and most civilised thing was to throw in the towel.

    Aliyu who spoke at the commissioning of the multi -billion Naira Shiroro Bridge linking Niger and […]

  • Aliyu, Suswam, Yuguda and Ngige lose senatorial bid

    Aliyu, Suswam, Yuguda and Ngige lose senatorial bid

     

    Report made it known that three Peoples Democratic Party governors have lost their senatorial bid. The governors are Isa Yuguda (Bauchi); Gabriel Suswam (Benue) and Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu.

    In Anambra state also, a former governor, Chris Ngigie, who represents Anambra-Central, lost his seat.

    In Kogi State, the senator representing Kogi-West, Smart Adeyemi, lost to former House of Representatives member, Dino Melaye of the All Progressives Congress

    In Benue, Suswam was defeated by incumbent Senator, Chief Barnabas Gemade, in the race for […]