Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "Abubakar Malami"

    Malami: No group will be allowed to compromise peace, security of Nigeria

Malami: No group will be allowed to compromise peace, security of Nigeria

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the federal government will not allow any individual or group to compromise the peace and security of the country.Speaking while declaring a three-day summit open for the 36 states attorneys-general on Friday, Malami said where the action or interest of an individual presents an imminent threat to national interest, the individual interest [...]

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    I won’t allow my office to be dragged into petty squabbles — Malami warns EFCC

I won’t allow my office to be dragged into petty squabbles — Malami warns EFCC

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says he will not allow his office to be "dragged into petty squabbles" in the midst of burning national issues. He said this while refuting the claim that his office leaked the list of those being allegedly probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel; Walter Onnoghen, [...]

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    Buhari, if you must send Kanu back to Kuje prison, send Arewa youth leaders to Kirikiri

Buhari, if you must send Kanu back to Kuje prison, send Arewa youth leaders to Kirikiri

I do not like Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). I think he is a megalomaniac who uses his tongue to seduce impressionable Igbo men and women for an insular end.In fact, I see Kanu as an incarnation of Adolf Hitler, the late German demagogue, who wheedled his people into believing that the Jews were their [...]

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    AGF sets up investigative unit to probe sensitive and important cases

AGF sets up investigative unit to probe sensitive and important cases

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, has set up an investigation unit in the federal ministry of justice to help in the probe of "sensitive and important cases".Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Malami said the unit has become “eminently necessary” due to the lack of effective cooperation and collaboration among the criminal [...]

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    FG: Why we’re yet to recover $15m arms funds seized by South Africa

FG: Why we’re yet to recover $15m arms funds seized by South Africa

The federal government says it is yet to retrieve the $15m arms funds the South African government seized from the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan due to "multiplicity of diplomatic engagement".On September 5, South African authorities seized $9.3m cash belonging to the Nigerian government before seizing another $5.7m about one month later, claiming both funds were intended for the illegal purchase of arms.Speaking at a [...]

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    Lai: Buhari will take action on the feud between Malami and Magu

Lai: Buhari will take action on the feud between Malami and Magu

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says President Muhammadu Buhari will take “appropriate action” on the feud between Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, and Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Speaking during an interview on Channels Television, the minister said both men had the interest of the nation at heart but only differed on approach [...]

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    Ohanaeze Ndigbo blasts Malami: You overlook Arewa youth yet have the audacity to challenge Kanu’s bail

Ohanaeze Ndigbo blasts Malami: You overlook Arewa youth yet have the audacity to challenge Kanu’s bail

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a pan-Igbo cultural group, has said Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is biased against Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The attorney-general had asked the federal high court, Abuja to send Kanu back to prison for flouting his bail conditions.Reacting in a statement on Saturday, John Nwodo, president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said Malami [...]

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    AGF: Magu frustrating anti-graft war

AGF: Magu frustrating anti-graft war

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, has accused Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of misusing intelligence to the detriment of the anti-graft war.Sahilu Othman, special adviser on media to the minister, who said this in an opinion article on Wednesday,  wrote against the background of Nigeria's suspension by the Egmont Group.The group, which [...]

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    FG seeks extradition of US-based Nigerian accused of fraud

FG seeks extradition of US-based Nigerian accused of fraud

The federal government is demanding the extradition of Jim-Daniels Nnah, a United States-based Nigerian, accused of defrauding two companies of $712,000.The request was made via a letter marked HAGF/Ext/08/14 and addressed to the US Department of Justice by Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney general of the federation (AGF).Nnah was said to have conned Environ-Aid Technologies Nigeria Limited and [...]

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    Malami, EFCC, ICPC and the fight against corruption

Malami, EFCC, ICPC and the fight against corruption

Of all the vote-catching strategies laid out by the ruling All Progressives Congress in the lead up to the 2015 general elections, its promise to prosecute an all-out war against corruption was unquestionably the most compelling and believable. This is because its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, is widely known as a man of integrity with very strong aversion for corrupt [...]

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    EFCC: Conflict between us and AGF? Corruption is fighting back!

EFCC: Conflict between us and AGF? Corruption is fighting back!

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says there is no conflict between the agency and the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF).An official of the anti-graft agency, who declined to be named, had told TheCable that Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the EFCC, was on Tuesday served a letter from the office of the AGF seeking compliance [...]

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    Malami: FG will publish the names of ‘looters’

Malami: FG will publish the names of ‘looters’

The federal government has promised to make public the list of suspected treasury looters.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), made the promise while speaking with state house correspondents on Wednesday.But he said that would only happen after the government had "fulfilled judicial principles".A federal high court in Lagos had compelled the government to release information about high-ranking public officials from [...]

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    Malami: Restructuring Nigeria is a tall order

Malami: Restructuring Nigeria is a tall order

Abubakar Malami, the minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, has said the restructuring of Nigeria will require an amendment to the constitution for it to come to fruition.He said restructuring cannot be achieved in one fell swoop as being clamoured for by several eminent Nigerians, noting that "change is a gradual process".Malami gave his position on the debate [...]

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    Malami: Buhari worried over delay in passage of anti-graft bill

Malami: Buhari worried over delay in passage of anti-graft bill

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general and minister of justice, says President Muhammadu Buhari is worried over the delay in the passage of the proceeds of crime act by the national assembly.He said this on Tuesday while briefing state house correspondents on the outcome of a meeting with the president.Malami said Buhari expressed sadness that there had not been any expeditious determination on the [...]

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    Buhari resumes, meets AGF, NNPC GMD

Buhari resumes, meets AGF, NNPC GMD

‎President Muhammadu Buhari is back on his desk at the presidential villa in Abuja.Upon resumption on Tuesday, the president held separate meetings with Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, and Maikanti Baru, group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC).The absence of Buhari at key government functions had fuelled speculations about his health, with critics mounting pressure [...]

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    The enemies of your govt are within, APC senator tells Buhari

The enemies of your govt are within, APC senator tells Buhari

Isa Misau, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Bauchi state, says the enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari are within the presidency.Misau said this on Wednesday, while contributing to the debate on the refusal of Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), to appear before upper legislative chamber in uniform.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), had written [...]

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