Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tag "Abubakar Malami"

    Abacha Loot: CSOs to challenge Malami’s ministerial nomination in court 

Abacha Loot: CSOs to challenge Malami’s ministerial nomination in court 

A coalition of civil society organisations have resolved to approach the court to stop the reappointment of Abubakar Malami as a minister.The coalition had on Wednesday sent a letter to the senate to reject Malami, citing the outcome of an audit done on him which detailed the “shady actions” of the former AGF.Malami had engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, [...]

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    ‘It was compromised’ — Malami on why Buhari rejected PIGB

‘It was compromised’ — Malami on why Buhari rejected PIGB

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    Malami: Why some court orders are not obeyed

Malami: Why some court orders are not obeyed

Abubakar Malami, former attorney-general of the federation, says he disobeys some court orders in a bid to protect public interest.He said this while responding to questions during his screening at the senate, in Abuja, on Friday.Eyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, had accused the former attorney general of the federation of failing to guarantee the rights of some  Nigerians, demanding [...]

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    Abacha Loot: CSOs ask senate to reject Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee

Abacha Loot: CSOs ask senate to reject Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee

A coalition of civil society organisations has asked the senate under the leadership of Ahmad Lawan to reject the nomination of Abubakar Malami as a minister. Malami is one of the ministerial nominees currently undergoing screening at the senate.While serving as the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) in President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term, he had engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Again, FG refuses to give information on ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee 

Abacha Loot: Again, FG refuses to give information on ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee 

The office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and ministry of justice, has again refused to provide information on payment of lawyers hired for the recovery of Abacha Loot.  Abubakar Malami, former AGF, had engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers, for the recovery of $321 million Abacha Loot from Switzerland.But Enrico Monfrini, a Swiss lawyer who had [...]

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    Disciplinary panel  to quiz Malami over ‘professional misconduct’

Disciplinary panel to quiz Malami over ‘professional misconduct’

The disciplinary panel of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee will on June 14 quiz Abubakar Malami, immediate past attorney-general of the federation, over a "prejudicial statement" made against Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.The panel is to among other things quiz Malami over a reported claim that Dasuki is instrumental to the death of 100,000 people as well as the [...]

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    Buratai reaffirms commitment to welfare of army veterans

Buratai reaffirms commitment to welfare of army veterans

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has re-emphasised commitment to the welfare of army veterans, whom he noted, remain key stakeholders in the discharge of Nigerian army's constitutional roles.He said this during a meeting with members of the Nigerian Legion, Zamfara state chapter in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday.The COAS, who was represented by Abdul Khalifa Ibrahim, deputy director, [...]

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    Abacha Loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee

Abacha Loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee

Some civil society organisations have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find a replacement for Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the payment of $15 million to lawyers he engaged for the repatriation of $321 million Abacha Loot.Enrich Monfrini, a Swiss lawyer hired by the federal government since 1999 for the recovery of the loot, had already [...]

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    HEDA asks Malami to stop meddling with corruption cases

HEDA asks Malami to stop meddling with corruption cases

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), a civil society group, has asked Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to stop meddling with corruption cases.In a statement on Sunday by Olanrewaju Suraju, HEDA's chairman, the group accused Malami of frustrating critical corruption cases embarked upon by law enforcement agencies.The group said the AGF’s office should be in the forefront [...]

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    Court adjourns Dokpesi’s N5bn libel suit till June 18

Court adjourns Dokpesi’s N5bn libel suit till June 18

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court, Apo, on Wednesday, adjourned till June 18, a N5 billion defamation suit, filed by Raymond Dokpesi against the minister of information and culture and attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice.Dokpesi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, filed the suit on April 30, seeking [...]

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    Malami: PDP abusing freedom of speech

Malami: PDP abusing freedom of speech

Abubakar Malami, attorney general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of "taking the freedom of speech too far".Malami was reacting to the allegations that he was involved in a plot to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers state.The PDP had alleged that Malami and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, were pressuring the [...]

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    FEC approves N2.8bn for digital connectivity of prisons

FEC approves N2.8bn for digital connectivity of prisons

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved a N2.8 billion contract for the installation of a digital integrated system to reduce prison congestion across the country.The three-hour meeting was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.Speaking with reporters at the end of the meeting, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) said the web-based system will improve the justice system in [...]

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    FG waives criminal prosecution for owners of undeclared foreign assets

FG waives criminal prosecution for owners of undeclared foreign assets

The federal government says it will grant amnesty and permanent waiver of criminal prosecution for tax offences related to offshore assets to those willing to voluntarily declare them.Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation made this known on Tuesday at the unveiling of the Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme (VOARS).Malami explained that VOARS would also afford immunity to tax audit [...]

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    Nigerian tax authorities don’t have any problem with us, says MTN CEO

Nigerian tax authorities don’t have any problem with us, says MTN CEO

Rob Shuter, chief executive officer of MTN Group, says the Nigerian tax authorities do not have any problem with the company despite the demand for $2 billion tax arrears Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF).Shuter spoke at a conference call where MTN’s 2018 annual results were presented to executives and stakeholders of the company.In September 2018, Malami had written to [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Despite outcry, FG secretly pays Malami’s lawyers ‘dubious’ $15m fees

Abacha Loot: Despite outcry, FG secretly pays Malami’s lawyers ‘dubious’ $15m fees

Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers hired for the return of $321 million Abacha loot from Switzerland, have been secretly paid their controversial fees, TheCable can report.Although they were initially to be paid $17 million, it was cut by $2 million and paid following pressure from a very popular Lagos-based pastor who is a political associate of President [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Monfrini did not complete recovery job, says Nigerian lawyer

Abacha Loot: Monfrini did not complete recovery job, says Nigerian lawyer

Temitope Adebayo, one of the Nigerian lawyers hired by the federal government for the repatriation of $321 million Abacha Loot, says they got the job because Enrico Monfrini, the Swiss lawyer "didn’t deliver".In 2016, about a year into President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, Adebayo and Oladipo Okpeseyi were engaged by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), for the repatriation of [...]

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