The National Industrial Court, Abuja has dismissed the suit of ex-Adamawa State Governor, Bala Ngilari, for payment of pension and other benefits for lack of proof.
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Former Adamawa Assembly Speaker and Acting governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, has emerged winner of Adamawa Peoples Democratic Party Governorship primary election.
The Peoples Democratic Party has congratulated the former Governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari, on his victory at the Appeal…
In a statement on Friday, the spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, described the ruling as “a travesty of justice”.
On March 6, a Yola High Court sentenced Ngilari to five years in prison without the option of fine on charges of financial fraud
Ngilari was accused of mismanaging the resources of the state when he oversaw its affairs in acting capacity.
The letter, dated April 3, 2017 and signed by the Director/Secretary of the Board, Sunday Dan Ogu, approved the suspension of the officers pending the outcome of all necessary investigations into the matter
Peter Tenkwa, the Controller of the Adamawa State Command of the Nigeria Prisons Service, confirmed Ngilari’s release to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Yola
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Yola High Court 1, presided over by Justice Nathan Musa, had on Monday granted Ngilari “bail pending trial” based on health ground
Justice Nathan Musa of Yola High Court on Monday granted bail to Ngilari, currently in the prison for a five-year jail sentence, on health grounds, after he appealed against his conviction
This was after the Governor appealed against his recent conviction
Tijjani, who was in Mubi on behalf of the government to assess the situation in the area, said government was happy with the steady recovery of areas occupied by the insurgents
Keyamo said in the letter that Ngilari had briefed him as his solicitor on the need to challenge the position of the party
The commendation was made by a cross section of people who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria on the recapture of Mubi by the combined team of military, hunters and the civilian JTF
A statement by Maxwell Dukku, the Press Secretary to Governor Bala Ngilari, said government’s attention had been drawn to rumours making round that part of Yola was under attack
Ngilari, who came into office on October 8, 2014 following a court pronouncement removing the then acting Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, from office, said the political situation in the state was stable contrary to insinuations in some quarters
Okauru, however, urged the judiciary to remain steadfast, bold and independent in anticipation of several other electoral cases as the country moved closer to the 2015 general elections
He said that his emergence as a state governor was the will of God “who gives leadership to whoever he wants at a time He wants
The swearing in of Ngilari followed an order of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday
Ngilari spent about three hours with operatives of the anti-graft agencies, answering questions about the finances of his state while he was in charge with his boss, former Governor Murtala Nyako