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    Malami: Nullifying recruitment of 10,000 constables will lead to economic loss

Malami: Nullifying recruitment of 10,000 constables will lead to economic loss

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says nullifying the recruitment exercise conducted by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) will amount to economic loss.Malami said this in a counter affidavit filed at the federal high court in Abuja in response to a suit by the Police Service Commission (PSC), challenging the recruitment of 10,000 constables.The force and the commission have [...]

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    Malami: We have recovered N200bn stolen funds

Malami: We have recovered N200bn stolen funds

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the federal government has recovered N200 billion stolen funds since its fight against corruption.Malami said this on Thursday in Abuja at a town-hall meeting organised by the ministry of information and culture.Represented by Abiodun Ayodeji, special adviser to the president on financial crimes, the attorney-general said part of the recovered sum is [...]

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Anxiety over Malami’s bid to take over conditional assets forfeiture from EFCC, ICPC

Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, issued an unusual directive to the nation’s anti-graft agencies in the new Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette Vol. 106, No 163 regarding their powers to seize assets.The gazette, titled ‘Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulation 2019’, and dated October 29, 2019, stripped the agencies including the Economic and Financial [...]

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    Malami takes over asset forfeiture from anti-graft agencies

Malami takes over asset forfeiture from anti-graft agencies

Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has reportedly whittled down the powers of law enforcement agencies and anti-graft agencies with regard to forfeiture of assets.In a new government directive, Malami stripped the agencies including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ( ICPC) of powers to seize [...]

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    Dokpesi: I’ve been treated like a plague since my name appeared on looter’s list

Dokpesi: I’ve been treated like a plague since my name appeared on looter’s list

Raymond Dokpesi, the chairman of Daar Communications Plc, says he has suffered defamation and neglect since his name appeared on the looters' list released by the ministry of information.Speaking on Tuesday during cross-examination at the FCT high court in Apo, he said the ministry of information portrayed him as "a corrupt and crooked person, a dishonest man and a thief" [...]

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    Malami: Obono-Obla carried out 50 illegal investigations 

Malami: Obono-Obla carried out 50 illegal investigations 

Okoi Obono-Obla, former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), has been accused of carrying out illegal investigations while he held the office. This accusation was made in a report by Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), submitted to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Upon his sack in August, Malami was asked to take over the [...]

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    Malami: 2.5% of recovered loot should be spent on logistics, private lawyers 

Malami: 2.5% of recovered loot should be spent on logistics, private lawyers 

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says 2.5 percent of recovered loot should be spent on logistics, operational costs and payments to consultants and private lawyers.Malami said this on Wednesday when he appeared before the senate judiciary committee to defend the 2020 budget of the ministry of justice.The minister told the lawmakers that significant progress had been made in [...]

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    Malami: We’ve made progress in making government transparent

Malami: We’ve made progress in making government transparent

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says technology has helped Nigeria become transparent and accountable in governance.Speaking on Tuesday during the country visit of Open Government Partnership (OGP) international support unit to the country, Malami said the country has improved in terms of open contracting and tax transparency.The minister of justice noted that government agencies and civil society organisations [...]

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    Nigeria could still escape $9.6bn P&ID award — if $200m is deposited in 60 days

Nigeria could still escape $9.6bn P&ID award — if $200m is deposited in 60 days

A British court says Nigeria can challenge the $9.6 billion awarded in the case with Process & Industrial Development (P&ID) if it deposits $200 million within the next 60 days.TheCable understands that the court granted Nigeria a stay of execution of the arbitral award on Thursday.Nigeria had asked for permission to appeal against the enforcement of the judgement which has [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Court dismisses Cable Foundation’s suit against AGF over ‘photocopies’

Abacha Loot: Court dismisses Cable Foundation’s suit against AGF over ‘photocopies’

The federal high court in Abuja has dismissed Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF)’s suit against Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), saying the foundation did not produce certified true copies (CTCs) of its registration documents. The foundation had in January 2018 sued the AGF over his failure to respond to a freedom of information (FoI) request on the engagement of [...]

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    Senate summons Malami over $9bn judgement against Nigeria

Senate summons Malami over $9bn judgement against Nigeria

The senate has summoned Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the judgement secured by the Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) against Nigeria.The senate also asked officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to appear alongside Malami.This followed a motion sponsored by Micheal Bamidele, senator representing Ekiti central.While moving the motion on the floor of the upper [...]

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    Malami, Emefiele lead delegation to battle $9.6bn P&ID judgement in UK

Malami, Emefiele lead delegation to battle $9.6bn P&ID judgement in UK

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), and Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), have led a federal government delegation to the United Kingdom to seek legal solution in the Process and Industrial Development Limited (P$ID) case.The delegation, which left Nigeria on Saturday, also included Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP); Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of [...]

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    Malami: Jonathan’s government was supposed to appeal P&ID case — they didn’t

Malami: Jonathan’s government was supposed to appeal P&ID case — they didn’t

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had, at a point, considered negotiating with Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID), despite doubts about the contract's authenticity.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Malami said the case was supposed to have been appealed by lawyers engaged by the immediate past Goodluck Jonathan administration but they didn't.The attorney general [...]

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    CSO asks Malami to resign over $9bn judgement

CSO asks Malami to resign over $9bn judgement

The Centre for Public Accountability (CPA), a civil society organisation (CSO), has blamed Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), for the $9 billion judgement against Nigeria.A British court had given P&ID, an Irish engineering company, the fiat to seize Nigerian assets worth $9 billion.This was due to the non-execution of a 20-year gas supply and processing agreement (GSPA) the [...]

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    Malami ‘shouldn’t take the blame’ for $9bn judgement against Nigeria

Malami ‘shouldn’t take the blame’ for $9bn judgement against Nigeria

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) says some unidentified people are determined to blackmail Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the $9 billion judgement against Nigeria.A British court had given P&ID, an Irish engineering company, the fiat to seize Nigerian assets worth $9 billion.This was sequel to the non-execution of a 20-year gas and supply processing agreement [...]

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    Malami: With farmlands all over our country, there’s no greener pasture elsewhere

Malami: With farmlands all over our country, there’s no greener pasture elsewhere

Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, has asked those desperate to travel out of the country in order to brighten their chances of survival to think twice.Speaking when he received the Coalition of Integrity Political Parties at his office in Abuja, Malami described the habit of going abroad through the Mediterranean and deserts as unfortunate.The minister said the situation in South Africa [...]

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