Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "Abubakar Malami"

    ALI MUST GO — senate asks customs CG to resign

ALI MUST GO — senate asks customs CG to resign

The senate has called for the resignation of Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).The resolutions of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to prayers moved by Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south.The senate also declared Ali unfit to hold public office and condemned a letter written by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF).Malami in the letter [...]

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    Adoke: Obasanjo and Jonathan are alive… have they denied their roles in Malabu?

Adoke: Obasanjo and Jonathan are alive… have they denied their roles in Malabu?

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has written a letter to Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, maintaining his innocence in the controversial Malabu oil deal.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has alleged that Adoke exchanged more than $2.2 million in a bureau de change in Abuja as part of his own share, an allegation he denied.Adoke wondered [...]

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    Malami says FG has recovered more than N37bn, $666m

Malami says FG has recovered more than N37bn, $666m

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, says the federal government has recovered more than N37 billion and $666.68 million in the anti-corruption war.Malami said his ministry - in line with the anti-corruption war - recovered the money.The minister made this revelation in Abuja, while defending the ministry’s 2017 budget before the senate committee on judiciary, human [...]

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    FG ‘recovers’ N18bn looted funds

FG ‘recovers’ N18bn looted funds

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, says the federal government has recovered N15 billion and $10.5 million so far in its asset recovery drive.Malami disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja when the senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters visited the ministry to appraise the 2016 budget performance.“Let me put it on record [...]

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    Magu ‘responds’ to Malami’s query on corruption allegation

Magu ‘responds’ to Malami’s query on corruption allegation

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has responded to a query given to him by Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation, PUNCH is reporting.On Wednesday, TheCable reported that Magu had been asked by Malami to respond to the allegations of corruption levelled against him.This is owing to the investigation President Muhammadu Buhari ordered [...]

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    Reps mull warrant of arrest for justice minister over raid on judges

Reps mull warrant of arrest for justice minister over raid on judges

The house of representatives has threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), if he did not appear before an ad hoc committee of the lower chamber on November 29.The ad hoc committee is investigating the invasion and arrest of judicial officers by the Department of State Services (DSS).The DSS had raided [...]

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    Buhari to sign order on ‘transparent’ contract procedures

Buhari to sign order on ‘transparent’ contract procedures

President Mohammadu Buhari is to sign an executive order on promoting transparency and efficiency, so as to create an enabling business environment ‎in Nigeria.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister ‎of justice, disclosed this in Kaduna on Monday at a retreat with civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Open Governance Partnership (OGP).‎According to Malami, this will [...]

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    I was arrested for granting bail to Dasuki, Kanu, says Justice Ademola

I was arrested for granting bail to Dasuki, Kanu, says Justice Ademola

Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the federal high court Abuja, says he was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) because he granted Sambo Dasuki bail and freed Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) leader.Last weekend, some judges' homes were raided by the DSS on allegations of corruption.But in a letter dated October 11, addressed [...]

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    Malami: Nobody, no matter how highly placed, has immunity from investigation

Malami: Nobody, no matter how highly placed, has immunity from investigation

Abubakar Malami (SAN), minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, says no member of the judiciary, legislature and executive will be exempted from the war against corruption.Malami said the federal government has a responsibility to fight corruption and everyone, no matter how highly placed, will face the law should they be found wanting.Speaking on the recent arrest of judges by [...]

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    UK eager to return Nigeria’s stolen assets

UK eager to return Nigeria’s stolen assets

Robert Goodwill, British minister of state for immigration, says there is no safe place for stolen assets in the UK, as his country is committed to returning all Nigerian stolen assets in its territory.Speaking after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between both countries, Goodwill said the MoU provides the mechanism by which monies could be returned.The signing of [...]

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    AGF orders compilation of pending high profile cases

AGF orders compilation of pending high profile cases

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, has directed agencies with prosecutorial powers to compile pending cases they are currently handling in various courts.This, he said, was with a view to determine which of them falls within the category of high profile cases to be taken over by the National Prosecution Coordination Committee (NPCC).A statement issued Salisu Isah, Malami’s special adviser [...]

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    Faleke asks Buhari to call AGF to order, heads to S’court

Faleke asks Buhari to call AGF to order, heads to S’court

James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu in the November 21 governorship election of Kogi state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to order for allegedly supporting Yahaya Bello, governor of the state.Faleke, who has asked his lawyers to head to the supreme court to appeal against the verdict of [...]

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    Our anti-graft war has received fresh boost, says FG

Our anti-graft war has received fresh boost, says FG

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, says Nigeria has received a fresh boost in the fight against corruption.Malami made this known at a stakeholders meeting on the London summit on anti-corruption and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Abuja on Wednesday.He said the country was resolute in the fight against corruption, noting that the OGP secretariat [...]

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    After shunning the senate, AGF holds ‘secret’ meeting with Saraki

After shunning the senate, AGF holds ‘secret’ meeting with Saraki

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is currently meeting with Senate President Bukola Saraki at the national assembly complex in Abuja.Malami is the actor behind the criminal charges of forgery brought against Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, as well as two other top administrators of the national assembly.On June 30,  he failed to appear before the senate [...]

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    Ogah, Ikpeazu must await court decision, says AGF

Ogah, Ikpeazu must await court decision, says AGF

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has advised parties in the crisis rocking Abia state to await the decision of the court.Malami also dismissed the reports that he is behind the crisis, saying the government will not take sides with any of the key actors.On Monday, Okon Abang, a justice of the federal high court, Abuja, ordered Okezie Ikpeazu, governor [...]

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    Presidential adviser Enang apologises to senate over AGF row

Presidential adviser Enang apologises to senate over AGF row

Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on legislative matters (senate), has apologised to the senate over the comments of the representative of the attorney-general of the federation at a meeting with the committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters.Tendering the apology while fielding questions from journalists in Abuja on Friday, Enang said it was wrong for Okoi Obono-Obla, [...]

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