This is a round-up of breaking news in Nigeria today, Thursday May 31, 2018.
Ex-Taraba Gov, Jolly Nyame Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison Without Fine
Jolly Nyame, former Governor of Taraba State, who was accused of misappropriating about N1.6bn of the state’s funds and has been found guilty by a federal high court sitting in Gudu, Abuja, and sentenced to 14 years in prison without option of fine.
The judgement was delivered by Justice Adebukola Banjoko on Wednesday.
EFCC Detains Kaduna Ex-governor, Yero, Ex-minister, 2 Others
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) zonal office in Kaduna has arrested and detained the Former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Ramalan Yero in preparation of his arraignment before the court tomorrow.
Also in custody of the Anti-graft agency is Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abubakar Gaya Haruna, the former Secretary to the state government, Hamza Ishaq and former minister, Nuhu Wya.
Dino Melaye Decamps From APC To PDP
Embattled Kogi state lawmaker, Dino Melaye, has technically, dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
Melaye, while speaking during plenary on the floor of the Senate, requested the Senate leadership to create a seat for him in the opposition wing of the Senate.
APC Reacts To Melaye’s Decision To Sit With PDP Senators
Abdullahi however stated that Melaye reserves his right of association as enshrined in the nation’s constitution.
I Am Still In Charge Of Imo APC Structure – Okorocha
Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo State on Wednesday has insisted that despite the gang up against by the ‘Coalition Group’, a pressure group within in the state chapter of the All Progressive Congress, he is still in control of the party in the state.
The governor added that the ploy by members of the group to compromise the party congresses in the state, will be materialize, “as the APC constitution abhors such brazen criminality“.
Fayemi Resigns As Minister To Focus On Ekiti Governorship Election
Dr. Kayode Fayemi has on Wednesday, resigned his appointment as a federal minister in charge of mines and steel development in President Buhari’s cabinet to concentrate on the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State.
Fayemi, as reported by Naija News, had earlier emerged the APC flag bearer for the Ekiti governorship elections, and had promised to resign his appointment as a minister.