Tag: Ali Ndume

2023: Why North Should Back Southern Presidency – Ndume
Elections, News, Nigeria, Politics

2023: Why North Should Back Southern Presidency – Ndume

Ali Ndume Borno South senator, Ali Ndume, has said the North will be better off in the area of infrastructure development, if a southerner becomes president in 2023. Mr Ndume stated this while featuring on “Politics Today,” a programme on Channels Television, on Tuesday. The senator was responding to the demand on Tuesday by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should zone the presidency to the South. Mr Akeredolu, the chairman of the Southern Governors’ Forum, made the call in a statement titled “Our party, APC, must thread the path of equity.” He said the party must limit the possibility of disagreement to a region of the country, in order to micro-manage it. Mr Akeredolu stressed that it is the turn of the south to produce the next...
Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency – Ndume
Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen, News, Nigeria, Safety, Security, Terrorism

Military needs Superior Weapons to End Insurgency – Ndume

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has urged the Federal Government to increase the military budget for buying arms to enable them defeat Boko Haram insurgents. He said if the military budget for personnel and overheads dwarfs the amount spent on arms and ammunition, the military would not be able to defeat the insurgents. The senator insisted that the military needs modern and superior weapons to defeat the insurgents. Responding to a question, Ndume said: “We are spending a lot of money on the Armed Forces, but we are not spending enough on the procurement of modern equipment to fight the war. “It is a different thing when we have a high personnel and overhead cost and a different scenario when you’re spending a little to acquire the necessary equipmen...
Court Orders Maina’s Arrest, Trial in Absentia
Corruption, Judiciary, Justice, Nigeria

Court Orders Maina’s Arrest, Trial in Absentia

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, adjudged to have jumped bail regarding his trial involving N2bn money laundering charges. Justice Okon Abang made the order in Wednesday’s ruling in which he also revoked the bail earlier granted the fleeing defendant. He ordered all security agencies in the country to arrest Maina “wherever he may be found” and produce him in court, “without delay”. The judge also ordered that the defendant’s trial would proceed in his absence pending when the defendant would be produced in court. He made the orders following the applications by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecuting counsel, Mr Mohammed Abubakar. The court agreed w...