Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag "Abubakar Malami"

    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 $15m ‘dubious’ lawyers fee

Abacha Loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire Malami over $15m ‘dubious’ 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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    Abacha Loot: Swiss lawyer tackles Malami over dubious N7bn legal fees

Abacha Loot: Swiss lawyer tackles Malami over dubious N7bn legal fees

Enrico Monfrini, the Swiss lawyer hired by Nigeria to recover Abacha Loot, says Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is trying to change the facts on the $321 million recovered from Luxembourg.TheCable had reported how Malami engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers, for a fee of $17 million (about N7 billion) to do a job already [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Finance ministry speaks on N7bn lawyers’ fees

Abacha Loot: Finance ministry speaks on N7bn lawyers’ fees

The ministry of finance says it has no information on the payment of lawyers hired by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), for the recovery of  $321 million looted by Sani Abacha, former military dictator.Acting on a tip-off that the Nigerian lawyers were about to be paid, the Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF), a partner organisation with TheCable, had asked [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Five questions for AGF Malami over N7bn lawyers’ fee

Abacha Loot: Five questions for AGF Malami over N7bn lawyers’ fee

Between 2013 and 2014, the federal government used the services of Enrico Monfrini and Christian Luscher, Swiss lawyers, to recover $321 million looted by Sani Abacha, late former head of state.The funds, recovered from Luxembourg, were domiciled with the attorney-general of Switzerland.The next step in completing the repatriation was for Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to write to [...]

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    Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says Senate President Bukola Saraki was never cleared of his alleged complicity in the robbery in Offa, Kwara state.Malami, alongside Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, countered insinuations that the director of public prosecution (DPP) exonerated Saraki of any role in the robbery incident, as contained in its interim report regarding it.According to The Nation, [...]

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    Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Rafiu Adebayo and Isah Misau, senators representing Kwara south and Bauchi central, have sued Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the senate over an alleged plot to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Joined in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/872/2018 are the senate president, deputy senate president, senate leader, deputy senate leader, minority leader, deputy minority [...]

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    Dasuki’s bail and the attorney-general

Dasuki’s bail and the attorney-general

It is more than two weeks now since His Lordship Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, gave clear, positive and unambiguous orders in the matter between Col Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) as applicant and three persons - the Director General, State Security Services, the State Security Services and the Attorney General of the Federation as respondents. [...]

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