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Giving life pension for ex-state Governors is an act of fraud, illegal- Don

A Don at the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Dr Ifeanyichukwu Abada, has urged state houses of assembly to ignore request by governors seeking for life pension. Abada, who is the immediate past Head of Department, made the call in an interview with Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Nsukka. The don said a contemplation of life ...

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I will reject pensions from Rivers govt if offered, says Amaechi

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, has declared  that he would refuse any offering of pension as an ex-Governor if offered such by the state government. He made this intimation on Twitter after a Federal High Court in Lagos declared it unconstitutional for former governors occupying public offices to keep receiving emoluments from their states. He said, “I have never requested ...

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Just in: Court orders Bukola Saraki, others to return pensions

The Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the government to recover all pensions collected by immediate-past President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, and other former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly, SaharaReporters reports. More to come…

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Northern group hails Zamfara Assembly for repealing Pension Law

A group, Northern Nigeria Youth Frontiers, have commended Zamfara House of Assembly for repealing the law that granted life pension to former governors and other political office holders of the state. The group’s Chairman, Dr Abubakar Salisu-Taruni and Secretary, Sirajo Habib-Tsafe, made the commendation at a press conference on Wednesday in Kaduna. The law, which was repealed by the assembly ...

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Pension Fraud: EFCC to arraign Maina on Friday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed that it would arraign Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), on Friday. Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, said this in a statement on Tuesday, The Cable reports. Uwujaren said Maina will be arraigned on a 12-count charge bordering on “money laundering, operating fictitious bank accounts and fraud”. ...

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Dickson declines assent to Life Pension Bill for Bayelsa lawmakers

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Monday heeded to public outcry and declined assent to the bill seeking life pension for the state lawmakers as canvassed by the state House of Assembly. The 24-member legislature dominated by 22 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members on April 24 hurriedly passed the proposed pension bill for current and past members. The Bill proposed ...

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