• 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 […]

  • Buhari approves ecological fund projects in 11 states

    Buhari approves ecological fund projects in 11 states

    President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a number of Ecological Fund Intervention Projects for the 4th Quarter of 2016.

    A statement by the Director (Press) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi, said that the approved projects spread across the 6 Geo-Political Zones are located in 11 States.

    The projects and their various locations included erosion and flood control project of rice fields in Suru, Bagudu and Shanga Local Government areas of Kebbi State, remediation of […]

  • Osun did not receive ecological fund under PDP – Osun government

    Osun did not receive ecological fund under PDP – Osun government

    According to reports, the Government of Osun on Thursday described as fallacious, demand by the State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party to justify how the state spent ecological funds in the wake of the flood that affected some parts of the state capital.

    The government said it smacks of total ignorance and mischief for the PDP not to recall how funds such as ecological funds were used to play dirty politics and victimized states under the control of the opposition […]

  • 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, […]