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Tag "Abubakar Malami"

    Senate summons Malami over Buhari’s ‘controversial’ executive orders

Senate summons Malami over Buhari’s ‘controversial’ executive orders

The senate has summoned Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over alleged violations of human rights and provisions of the constitution by the executive arm of government.Malami is expected to brief the senators on the basis for President Muhammadu Buhari’s "controversial" executive orders.The resolution of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by David Umaru, senator [...]

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    Abacha Loot: AGF Malami frustrates probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

Abacha Loot: AGF Malami frustrates probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has resorted to delay tactics to frustrate house of representatives' investigation of the $17 million lawyers' fee for the recovery of $321 million Abacha loot, TheCable has gathered. Apart from refusing to provide the documents requested by the ad-hoc committee set up by the house, Malami has also decided to use the courts to stall the [...]

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    FG to challenge $8bn award against Nigeria by US court

FG to challenge $8bn award against Nigeria by US court

The federal government says it has commenced process of challenging and defending the enforcement proceedings of $8bn award against Nigeria.Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) had sued the Nigerian government for an alleged breach of contract over a 2010 natural gas supply and processing agreement.The company, with headquarters in British Islands, filed an arbitration case against Nigeria in London and [...]

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    FG to commence voluntary asset repatriation scheme

FG to commence voluntary asset repatriation scheme

The federal government has announced plans to start a voluntary scheme to recover funds stolen from Nigeria. Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, made the disclosure to NAN on the sideline of a meeting held at the Nigerian embassy in Bern, Switzerland. This comes ahead of the expiration of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS), which was extended to June [...]

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    $8bn award against Nigeria: Cable Foundation sends FoI request to AGF over no-show

$8bn award against Nigeria: Cable Foundation sends FoI request to AGF over no-show

The Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) has sent a freedom of information request to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over Nigeria’s non-appearance in a case that could cost the country $8 billion.Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) had sued the Nigerian government for an alleged breach of contract over a 2010 natural gas supply and processing agreement.P&ID, with [...]

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    FG to repatriate $500m Abacha loot from US — without middlemen

FG to repatriate $500m Abacha loot from US — without middlemen

The federal government is in negotiations with the United States on the repatriation of another $500 million looted by Sani Abacha, the former military head of state.The repatriation this time, however, would be done without middlemen -- in what should be considered a victory for the campaign against sleaze in the loot recovery.“I am happy to report that we [...]

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    Malami to pay lawyers N500m over MTN fine

Malami to pay lawyers N500m over MTN fine

The federal executive council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the payment of N500 million legal fees to lawyers for the recovery of N330 billion fine from the Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN).MTN was fined by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in 2017 for breaching directives on SIM registration.Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, said this while briefing [...]

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    Malami: N’assembly lacks power to declare no-confidence vote on IGP

Malami: N’assembly lacks power to declare no-confidence vote on IGP

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, says the national assembly does not have the power to declare a vote of no confidence on Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police.The lawmakers declared the no-confidence vote on the IGP after an emergency joint meeting on Tuesday.They accused the police IGP of harassing their colleagues, including Senate President Bukola [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Finance ministry delays probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

Abacha Loot: Finance ministry delays probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

The ministry of finance is yet to submit its report to the house of representatives’ ad-hoc committee investigating the $17 million fee for lawyers involved in the transfer of $321 million Abacha Loot to Nigeria.Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), had engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi, a senior advocate, and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers to do a job that had already [...]

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    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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