Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tag "Abubakar Malami"

    EXCLUSIVE: US blocks Malami’s lawyers from taking a cut on $500m Abacha Loot

EXCLUSIVE: US blocks Malami’s lawyers from taking a cut on $500m Abacha Loot

The United States says it will only deal with Nigeria on a government-to-government basis for the restitution of $500 million Abacha Loot, senior presidency sources have informed TheCable.Officials of the US department of justice (also known as DoJ), according to the sources, told President Muhammadu Buhari pointblank during his visit to the US that they would not deal with any [...]

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    Malami asks court to nullify suspension of Omo-Agege

Malami asks court to nullify suspension of Omo-Agege

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, has told the federal high court in Abuja that the suspension of Ovie Omo-Agege — senator representing Delta central — by the senate was illegal.He subsequently asked the court to nullify the suspension as “all steps leading to it were unconstitutional.”Malami made the submission on Monday during the hearing of the suit filed by [...]

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    Dogara: Why reps are probing presidential panel on recovery of public property

Dogara: Why reps are probing presidential panel on recovery of public property

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has defended the decision of the lower legislative chamber to probe the presidential investigation panel on the recovery of public property.He said the lawmakers decided to probe the panel to ascertain where it got the power to investigate public officers.Speaking at a public hearing on the legality and modus operandi of the [...]

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    Malami is making a mess of your anti-graft fight, group tells Buhari

Malami is making a mess of your anti-graft fight, group tells Buhari

The Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take swift action on the aborted shady payments to two lawyers on the recovery of Abacha loot.TheCable had reported the engagement of another set of Nigerian lawyers for a fee of $17 million (about N6 billion) for a job already completed by Enroci [...]

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    Abacha loot: I never asked Nigeria for extra pay, says Swiss lawyer

Abacha loot: I never asked Nigeria for extra pay, says Swiss lawyer

Enrico Monfrini, a Swiss lawyer hired by the Nigerian government since 1999 to work on recovering Abacha loot, has denied asking for additional fees.His denial came on the heels of a syndicated article in Nigerian media seeking to justify the duplication of Monfrini's job by Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF).TheCable had reported the engagement of another set of [...]

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    Reps panel: Malami pressurised civil service commission to reinstate Maina

Reps panel: Malami pressurised civil service commission to reinstate Maina

A house of representatives committee has reportedly indicted Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), in the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina into the civil service.According to Daily Trust, the report of the 12-member committee said Malami “pressurised all that mattered” to see that Maina was brought back into the civil service.The federal civil service commission dismissed Maina, who was the former [...]

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    NANS, P-PESPI: Why Nigeria should take advantage of OPL 245

NANS, P-PESPI: Why Nigeria should take advantage of OPL 245

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and Partners for Petroleum and Energy Sector Prosperity Initiative (P-PESPI) say the court cases regarding the OPL 245 deal is an “embarrassment” to the presidency.In a joint statement on Tuesday, the two bodies said they support Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, in his opinion that the court charges be [...]

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    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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