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    Malami: Bagudu’s $100m not linked to $308m Abacha Loot

Malami: Bagudu’s $100m not linked to $308m Abacha Loot

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the recovered Abacha Loot will be used for infrastructural projects in the country. He said the assets of Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, are not part of the Abacha Loot Nigeria is recovering overseas. Malami said this in a statement on Saturday while reacting to the report that the federal government is planning [...]

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    IN DETAIL: How FG agreed to pay APC governor $110m in Abacha Loot settlement

IN DETAIL: How FG agreed to pay APC governor $110m in Abacha Loot settlement

The federal government agreed to pay Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, $110 million as part of the recovery and settlement of Abacha Loot for his “peaceful enjoyment”, according to a court document obtained by TheCable. The payment was part of an agreement which the Buhari administration entered into with Bagudu in 2018 to allow the repatriation of $157.5 million frozen assets [...]

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    $308m Abacha Loot: Cable Foundation writes Malami, seeks details of payment to lawyers

$308m Abacha Loot: Cable Foundation writes Malami, seeks details of payment to lawyers

The Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) has written Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to request details of payment to lawyers who worked on the latest repatriation of over $308 million stolen by Sani Abacha, a former military ruler.  Malami, on behalf of the federal government, recently signed an agreement with the governments of the Island of Jersey and the [...]

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    Malami: Why N25bn fraud case against Goje was withdrawn

Malami: Why N25bn fraud case against Goje was withdrawn

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, has explained why the N25 billion fraud case against Danjuma Goje, senator representing Gombe central, was withdrawn. The case against the lawmaker was withdrawn a month after he pulled out from the race for senate president and endorsed Ahmad Lawan, consensus candidate of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Goje [...]

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    FG faults TI over poor ranking on corruption index

FG faults TI over poor ranking on corruption index

The federal government has described as baseless, Nigeria's poor ranking in Transparency International's (TI) latest corruption perception index . In the 2019 index published on Thursday, TI ranked Nigeria 146 out of the 180 countries considered, with 26 out of 100 points. The score is lower than Nigeria's rating in 2018 when the country scored 148, four places up from the 144 it was ranked in [...]

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    When the regions were autonomous and free

When the regions were autonomous and free

I find the press release by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, of January 14 on the Security outfit of South Western states very interesting. The Minister could not find it dignifying to personally sign the press release on a weighty issue like that. He merely asked his media aide, Dr. Umar Gwandu to sign the press [...]

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    Back up Amotekun with the law, Falana tells south-west govs

Back up Amotekun with the law, Falana tells south-west govs

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked south-west governors to enact laws on Amotekun, the regional security outfit. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had described the outfit as illegal but the human rights lawyer asked the governors to ignore Malami. He had said the federal government has no power to outlaw the outfit. In a statement on Tuesday, Falana said having a law [...]

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    Amotekun: Leopard on the spot

Amotekun: Leopard on the spot

Since the introduction of Shari’a law in Zamfara state in January 2000, nothing else has tested the sanctity of Nigeria’s practice of federalism like the launch of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), better known as Operation Amotekun (the Yoruba word for leopard), by the south-western states on January 9, 2020. The stated aim of Operation Amotekun is to complement [...]

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    We are going ahead with ‘Amotekun’, says Akeredolu

We are going ahead with ‘Amotekun’, says Akeredolu

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, says the constitution does not prohibit the establishment of a regional security outfit. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), had declared the outfit illegal, saying security is an exclusive preserve of the federal government. But in an interview with Channels TV on Wednesday, Akeredolu, chairman of the south-west governors' forum, said the region will go ahead [...]

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    ‘Amotekun’: Falana asks south-west governors to ignore Malami

‘Amotekun’: Falana asks south-west governors to ignore Malami

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the federal government lacks the power to outlaw "Amotekun", the regional security outfit in the south-west.  Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had described the outfit as illegal, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. In a statement on Wednesday, Falana advised the governors of the south-west states to ignore Malami and enact laws [...]

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    ‘Amotekun’: Yoruba have the right to protect themselves, Gani Adams writes Malami

‘Amotekun’: Yoruba have the right to protect themselves, Gani Adams writes Malami

Gani Adams, aare ona kakanfo of Yorubaland, says the federal government has no right to declare "Amotekun", a security outfit in the south-west, as illegal. On Tuesday, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), declared the regional security outfit illegal, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. But in a letter on Wednesday, the aare ona kakanfo described the [...]

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    ‘Amotekun’ has come to stay, Soyinka tackles FG

‘Amotekun’ has come to stay, Soyinka tackles FG

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says "Amotekun", the regional security outfit in the south-west, has come to stay. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had described the outfit as illegal, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. But at a press conference in Lagos on Wednesday, Soyinka expressed shock that the federal government could take such a position. "Our responsibility as [...]

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    ‘Don’t create unnecessary tension’ — Edwin Clark warns FG over ‘Amotekun’

‘Don’t create unnecessary tension’ — Edwin Clark warns FG over ‘Amotekun’

Edwin Clark, convener of Pan-Niger Delta Forum, says the declaration of "Amotekun", a south-west security outfit, as illegal will create unnecessary tension. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, declared Amotekun as illegal, on Tuesday, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. But Clark described Malami's pronouncement as "unconstitutional". The Ijaw leader said the decision to create the regional security outfit was [...]

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    Adebanjo to FG: You can’t declare ‘Amotekun’ illegal… there are similar outfits in the north

Adebanjo to FG: You can’t declare ‘Amotekun’ illegal… there are similar outfits in the north

Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of Afenifere, Yoruba socio-political organisation, says the federal government has no right to declare Amotekun, a south-west security outfit, as illegal. On Tuesday, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, declared Amotekun as illegal, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. But in an interview with TheCable, Adebanjo said the AGF has no right to make [...]

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    PHOTOS: Malami, Dolapo Osinbajo attend 10th anniversary of Bagudu wife’s foundation

PHOTOS: Malami, Dolapo Osinbajo attend 10th anniversary of Bagudu wife’s foundation

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    Falana: Malami exposed judiciary to ridicule over Sowore’s release

Falana: Malami exposed judiciary to ridicule over Sowore’s release

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, exposed the judiciary to ridicule through his comment on the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement.  Upon the release of Sowore and Sambo Dasuki, a former national security adviser (NSA), Malami had claimed that the government was right in detaining both despite court orders granting them bail. Malami [...]

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