Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tag "Abubakar Malami"

    Not Bakare, not Fela Durotoye… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

Not Bakare, not Fela Durotoye… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

I am not a fan of sequels. More often than not, they underperform, they fail to meet the expectations created by the first part. Sequel to novels, a sequel to movies, the sequel even to a political term of office. Hit the ground at best in the first term, and find your way out of office.Nelson Mandela understood this more [...]

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    Reps accuse Malami, Magu of manipulating justice system

Reps accuse Malami, Magu of manipulating justice system

The house of representatives has accused Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), and Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) of manipulating the country's legal system.The resolution of the house was sequel to a motion sponsored by Yakubu Barde, minority whip.While moving the motion on the floor of the house on Thursday, Barde spoke about [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Court to hear Cable Foundation’s suit against AGF on Feb 13

Abacha Loot: Court to hear Cable Foundation’s suit against AGF on Feb 13

A federal high court in Abuja has fixed February 13, 2018 for the hearing of a lawsuit filed against the attorney general of the federation (AGF) by the Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF).The case has been assigned Gabriel Kolawole, a judge of the federal high court.The foundation had sued the AGF over his failure to respond to a freedom of [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: ‘FG should have a stake in OPL 245’, ‘EFCC charges unsustainable’ — Malami writes Buhari

EXCLUSIVE: ‘FG should have a stake in OPL 245’, ‘EFCC charges unsustainable’ — Malami writes Buhari

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigeria should have a stake in the prolific OPL 245.The oil block, considered to be the richest in Africa, was awarded to Malabu Oil & Gas Ltd in 1998 and after a series of controversy, Malabu sold 100% to Eni (Agip) and Shell.An estimate says OPL 245 [...]

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    Malami says he’s ready to facilitate Maina’s recall but gives condition

Malami says he’s ready to facilitate Maina’s recall but gives condition

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says if "hundreds" of Abdulrasheed Maina have information for the good of the country, he will meet them.Maina, former chairman of the presidential task force on pension reforms, was recalled and deployed to the ministry of interior, under controversial circumstances.Amid the outcry of the news of his reinstatement, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered his [...]

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    ‘No evidence linking Adoke, Etete to charges’ — Malami writes Magu on OPL 245

‘No evidence linking Adoke, Etete to charges’ — Malami writes Magu on OPL 245

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has advised Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), that nothing in the court charges links the accused to the alleged offence in the OPL 245 saga.Mohammed Adoke, former minister of justice and attorney general, and Dan Etete, a former minister of petroleum resources, are among those accused by [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Cable Foundation sues AGF over noncompliance with FoI act

Abacha Loot: Cable Foundation sues AGF over noncompliance with FoI act

The Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) has sued the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) over his failure to respond to a freedom of information (FoI) request on the engagement of lawyers for the recovery of stolen funds.The case, with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/27/2018, was filed by Kusamotu & Kusamotu law chambers at a federal high court in Abuja, on January 10, [...]

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    Obstructing the Maina probe proves Buhari is behind his reinstatement

Obstructing the Maina probe proves Buhari is behind his reinstatement

By now, my readers would be aware that the Abuh administration recently tried to get a Federal High Court to stop the Senate of the National Assembly’s probe into the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina.Malami’s argument to the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court was that the Senate lacked the powers to proceed with its investigation into Maina’s recall by [...]

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    ‘What are you trying to hide?’ — Senate taunts Malami

‘What are you trying to hide?’ — Senate taunts Malami

The senate has asked Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to tell Nigerians what he is trying to hide.TheCable had reported how Malami asked the federal high court, Abuja, to stop the probe into the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the presidential taskforce of pension.But the court rejected Malami's motion.In a statement on Tuesday, Sabi Abdullahi (pictured), [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Malami asks court to stop senate probe of Maina’s recall

EXCLUSIVE: Malami asks court to stop senate probe of Maina’s recall

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, has filed a suit before a federal high court in Abuja, seeking to stop the senate from probing the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina into the civil service.TheCable understands that the suit has been assigned to Binta Nyako, a judge of the federal high court, Abuja.Senate's decision to conduct a forensic investigation instigated Malami's court [...]

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    I encouraged Malami to meet Maina abroad, says DSS DG

I encouraged Malami to meet Maina abroad, says DSS DG

Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), says he advised Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, to meet with Abdulrasheed Maina.He said this on Thursday when he appeared before the house of representatives panel investigating Maina, former chairman of presidential task force on pension reforms.He said he gave the advice after Malami sought [...]

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    Falana tackles Malami: Your claim is false… I bought no property from EFCC

Falana tackles Malami: Your claim is false… I bought no property from EFCC

Femi Falana, lawyer and human rights activist, says he never bought a property in Maitama District, Abuja, from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The property, said to have been recovered by the presidential task force on pension reform, was linked to Abdulrasheed Maina, a former pension boss whose recall into the civil service is being probed.In a statement on [...]

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Malami insists he has no hand in Maina’s recall, says lawmakers are part of pension fraud

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the letter on the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the presidential task force on pension reform, could not have emanated from his office.Malami said this on Thursday when he appeared before a house of representatives committee probing the reinstatement of Maina.He said though the reinstatement issue was important, the greater interest [...]

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    Oyo-Ita, Dambazau, Malami appear before house of reps committee

Oyo-Ita, Dambazau, Malami appear before house of reps committee

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation; Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior; and Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of the civil service of the federation, are currently at the house of representatives.The top government officials were invited to the green chamber over the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, into the service.All the government [...]

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    ‘You’re a threat to my source of income’ — lawyer sues IGP

‘You’re a threat to my source of income’ — lawyer sues IGP

Ademola Odusote, a Lagos-based lawyer, has filed a suit against Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), at a federal high court, Abuja.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is a defendant in the suit, which was filed on Wednesday.Odusote said the failure of the police to respect court orders would make litigants resort to " self-help and stop using my services".He said [...]

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    Report: Malami met with Maina in Dubai before controversial reinstatement

Report: Malami met with Maina in Dubai before controversial reinstatement

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has reportedly said he met with Abdulrasheed Maina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in 2016.According to The Nation, he disclosed this to the senate ad hoc committee probing the reinstatement of Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reform Team (PTPT), into the civil service.Maina is accused of a multi-billion [...]

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