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A Federal High Court has granted bail to the senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume. Senator Ndume has been in detention since Monday over his suretyship for former Pension Reforms Task Team Chairman, Abdulrasheed Maina, who had jumped bail. But Justice Okon Abang who granted the bail on Friday said the decision was based on the senator’s record of good behaviour in court. Ndume had been remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Pension Task Team boss. He had stood as surety for Maina, who is standing trial on alleged money laundering charges. However, Maina has repeatedly failed to appear in court for the continuation of his trial. Consequently, in a... Full story

27 November