• Dariye spent part of ecological funds on office equipment – witness tells court

    Dariye spent part of ecological funds on office equipment – witness tells court

    A witness in the trial of the former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, has told a high court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu District, that Dariye used part of the alleged misappropriated N1.16billion ecological funds of Plateau State to purchase equipment for the state’s Abuja Liaison Office.

    The 10th defence witness, Gideon Mitu, a Permanent Secretary at the Plateau State’s Abuja Liaison Office, disclosed this while being led in evidence by Dariye’s counsel, Garba Pwul (SAN).

    The witness, however, told […]

  • Breaking!!! Former Governor Dariye dumps PDP

    Breaking!!! Former Governor Dariye dumps PDP

    A former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye, has defected to the All Progressives Congress.

    Before the defection, made public on Thursday, Dariye was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party.

    He was in fact a foundation member of the PDP.

    Dariye’s defection was announced on Thursday by the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

    Saraki made the announcement shortly before the close of the Senate

  • Dariye: Ecological fund was to fund Obasanjo’s poll campaign – Witness tells court

    Dariye: Ecological fund was to fund Obasanjo’s poll campaign – Witness tells court

    A defence witness, Mr. Geoffrey Teme, on Monday told an Federal Capital Territory High Court that the Plateau State Ecological Fund was provided to fund the election campaign of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003.
    Teme, who was the Majority Leader in the Plateau House of Assembly from 2003 to 2006, said this during cross examination by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN).

    He said the information was provided by former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, […]

  • EFCC closes money laundering case against former Governor Dariye

    EFCC closes money laundering case against former Governor Dariye

    The trial of a former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, continued on Monday with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) presenting its 10th witness, as it closed its case against him.

    Mr. Dariye, who fled to Nigeria in 2004 while being tried for money laundering in the UK, is being prosecuted by the EFCC on charges bordering on money laundering and diversion of funds before Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, Gudu, Abuja.

    He is […]

  • Anti-corruption coalition: Dariye, Ibori and 58 other Nigerians may lose UK assets

    Anti-corruption coalition: Dariye, Ibori and 58 other Nigerians may lose UK assets

    Fresh facts emerged yesterday that more than 60 top Nigerians may lose assets and cash laundered in the United Kingdom.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may soon submit a list of those convicted, under probe, the fleeing suspects and those watch-listed to the relevant agencies in the UK.

    The UK was said to be in custody of over £40 million stolen funds recovered from some Nigerian government officials in 2008.

    This is apart from about £22.5million recovered from the Island of […]