Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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    Presidential panel: Odekunle did NOT speak for us on Magu’s case

Presidential panel: Odekunle did NOT speak for us on Magu’s case

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has distanced itself from a statement credited to one of its members regarding the case involving Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Femi Odekunle, a member of the committee, had said Magu is a victim of power play in the presidency. Speaking after the EFCC boss appeared before the panel, [...]

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    Falana to Malami: Court martial lacks the power to try soldiers who freed Wadume

Falana to Malami: Court martial lacks the power to try soldiers who freed Wadume

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says a general court-martial does not have the competence to try the soldiers who allegedly freed Bala Hamisu, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume. In August, some soldiers attached to the army’s 93 battalion Ibbi-Takum road, Taraba, had  attacked policemen who had come from Abuja to arrest Wadume. Three policemen and two civilians [...]

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    INEC truly independent under Buhari, says Malami

INEC truly independent under Buhari, says Malami

Abubakar Malami, attorney general of the federation, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has done enough to support the development of electoral process in Nigeria. Malami, who spoke as a panelist at a citizens’ town hall on electoral reforms organised by YIAGA Africa, said Buhari is committed to electoral reforms. Describing the electoral process as a system that is evolving positively, [...]

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    Malami: We don’t reward whistleblowers until the stolen funds are recovered

Malami: We don’t reward whistleblowers until the stolen funds are recovered

Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, says whistleblowers are not rewarded until the stolen funds exposed or traced are recovered and lodged with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The whistleblower policy, an anti-corruption programme launched in 2016, encourages individuals to report cases of financial mismanagement or stolen funds. One John Okupurhe had reportedly accused President [...]

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    REVEALED: Buni not qualified to be APC caretaker chairman

REVEALED: Buni not qualified to be APC caretaker chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) national executive council (NEC) meeting may have come and gone, but the twists from that event are still unfolding. The meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, was held at the federal executive council (FEC) chamber. By using the chamber, which is usually for official government meetings, Buhari drew the ire of many Nigerians and [...]

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    ‘Nigeria witnessed a new low today’ — Chidoka faults use of Aso Rock executive chamber for APC meeting

‘Nigeria witnessed a new low today’ — Chidoka faults use of Aso Rock executive chamber for APC meeting

Osita Chidoka, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for using the federal executive chamber of the presidential villa for the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo were among the party members who attended the meeting called by Victor Giadom, former deputy national secretary of the party. The [...]

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    ‘No amount of blackmail will deter me’ — Magu speaks after Malami’s accusations

‘No amount of blackmail will deter me’ — Magu speaks after Malami’s accusations

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says "no amount of blackmail and mischief" will deter him in fighting corruption. Speaking when he received a delegation of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, federal capital territory (FCT) council, on Thursday, Magu said those stealing Nigeria's funds must be stopped. A statement from the commission quoted him as saying fraudsters are [...]

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    Report: Malami asks Buhari to sack Magu over ‘diversion of recovered loot’

Report: Malami asks Buhari to sack Magu over ‘diversion of recovered loot’

Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has recommended the sack of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to THISDAY, Malami asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Magu over “weighty” allegations, including the diversion of recovered loot. In addition to allegedly re-looting recovered loot, he was said to have also accused [...]

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    FG to establish special courts for rape cases

FG to establish special courts for rape cases

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says plans are underway to establish special courts for the speedy trial of rape cases. There has been surge in the number of rape cases recorded in the country. Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), had said 717 rape cases were recorded within seven months. Speaking a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Malami said his office [...]

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    FG: No going back on financial autonomy for state legislature, judiciary

FG: No going back on financial autonomy for state legislature, judiciary

The federal government says there is no going back on the executive order seeking to implement financial autonomy for state legislature and judiciary. Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, said the government will gazette the order after consultations with governors. He was speaking days after Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor and chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF), [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Judge who ordered expansion of Igala kingdom queried

EXCLUSIVE: Judge who ordered expansion of Igala kingdom queried

Donatus Okorowa, the judge who granted the control of three local government areas (LGAs) in Kogi state to Idakwo Ameh Oboni (pictured), the attah Igala, has been queried. TheCable understands that the chief judge of the federal high court queried Okorowa over the judgement delivered at a federal high court sitting in Lokoja. The disciplinary measure, it was gathered, followed a petition from Abubakar Malami, [...]

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    Group petitions Malami over elongation of national assembly clerk’s tenure

Group petitions Malami over elongation of national assembly clerk’s tenure

A group known as the Next Level Due Process has petitioned Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, on the tenure elongation of Sani Omolori, clerk of the national assembly. The group also called on the Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, not to be part of the plot to implement the "illegal condition of service" [...]

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    Malami: We’ll prosecute Nigerians evading tax on foreign properties

Malami: We’ll prosecute Nigerians evading tax on foreign properties

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the federal government will prosecute Nigerians refusing to pay tax on their properties in foreign countries. Malami, in a statement on Thursday, said any bank or intermediary that is found to have helped any citizen conceal foreign properties will pay a fine equivalent to the cost of the property. “For defaulters who may be [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Malami’s ‘debt collectors’ demand $1.5bn over terminated contract

EXCLUSIVE: Malami’s ‘debt collectors’ demand $1.5bn over terminated contract

Nigeria may be heading for another billion-dollar arbitration as a debt-recovery firm is demanding $1,501,539,032 from the federal government over a botched contract, TheCable can report. Little-known Trobell International Limited had been engaged by Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), in April 2018 to help recover an estimated $43 billion unpaid "oil profits" from multinational companies at a commission of [...]

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    Malami: Those who tried to frustrate return of $311m Abacha Loot should be ashamed

Malami: Those who tried to frustrate return of $311m Abacha Loot should be ashamed

Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has tackled those who "wanted to frustrate" the repatriation of $311 million looted by Sani Abacha, the late dictator. Malami, in a statement on Wednesday, said such persons should "bury their heads in shame" over the successful repatriation. On Monday, the federal government received the funds from the United States and the [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: With COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria seeks to review Sunrise $200m settlement

EXCLUSIVE: With COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria seeks to review Sunrise $200m settlement

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, has written Leno Adesanya, chairman of Sunrise Power Transmission Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPTCL), to seek a review of the $200 million settlement reached over the Mambilla power project dispute. TheCable reported on Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that Nigeria does not have the money to pay Sunrise to withdraw its $2.354 billion claim against the [...]

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