Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Abubakar Malami"

    ‘SLAP IN THE FACE’: AGF snubs senate a second time

‘SLAP IN THE FACE’: AGF snubs senate a second time

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), on Thursday failed to appear before the senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters — an action the upper chamber dubbed "a slap in the face".This is the second time he has failed to honour the invitation of the senate over a charge of forgery he filed against Bukola Saraki, senate president, [...]

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    AGF ‘shuns’ senate, says Saraki, Ekweremadu will get fair trial

AGF ‘shuns’ senate, says Saraki, Ekweremadu will get fair trial

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), on Thursday, failed to honour an invitation of the senate, but later issued a statement to say Senate President Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, his deputy, will get fair trial.Although, the reason for his absence was not clear, Malami was supposed be appear before senate committee on judiciary on Thursday, a suit of alleged forgery [...]

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    Senate summons Emefiele, Shittu over reduction of MTN fine

Senate summons Emefiele, Shittu over reduction of MTN fine

The senate has summoned Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); Adebayo Shittu, minister of communication, and Abubakar Malami, minister of justice over the reduction of MTN fine.The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) had imposed a fine of N1.04trn on MTN for failing to disconnect millions of unregistered phone lines.But after a series of horse-trading, the government reduced [...]

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    FG sets up committee to prosecute high profile corruption cases

FG sets up committee to prosecute high profile corruption cases

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated a national prosecution coordination committee to handle high profile criminal cases in Nigeria.Inaugurating the committee at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday, Buhari expressed his administration’s commitment to tackling corruption, other economic crimes and terrorism.He urged the committee members to resist external influence and discharge their responsibility with fairness.Buhari was represented by Vice-President Yemi [...]

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    Lai: Nigeria is broke. Pure and simple!

Lai: Nigeria is broke. Pure and simple!

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says “Nigeria is broke. Pure and simple!”Explaining what led to the increase in the pump price, Mohammed said the financial situation of the country made the federal government to make some very “painful adjustments”.He appealed to Nigerians to understand that there would be some times when the government will take decisions that will [...]

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    No work, no pay, FG tells workers

No work, no pay, FG tells workers

The federal government has directed all ministers, permanent secretaries and heads of government agencies to invoke the provision of “no work no pay” in respect of workers who participate in the planned strike by a faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).Babachir David Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, gave the directive on Tuesday, advising workers to shun [...]

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    Court restrains labour from going on strike

Court restrains labour from going on strike

The National Industrial Court has asked the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to suspend its planned strike.Babatunde Adejumo, president of the court, gave the order on Tuesday.Ruling on an exparte application filed by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Adejumo ordered parties to maintain the status quo until the hearing and determination of the exparte motion.He also directed the government to [...]

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    Arase apologises to reps over reopening of Kogi assembly

Arase apologises to reps over reopening of Kogi assembly

Solomon Arase, inspector general of police (IGP), apologised to the leadership of the house of representatives over the reopening of the Kogi state house of assembly.Following the crisis which broke out in the assembly after five members impeached the speaker, the lower chamber of the national assembly directed the IGP to seal off the Kogi legislative chambers until a peaceful [...]

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    You can’t use military report to probe gov election, Ekiti tells FG

You can’t use military report to probe gov election, Ekiti tells FG

The Ekiti state government has told Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) that the report of a military panel set up to probe alleged rigging of the June 21, 2014 governorship election cannot be used to prosecute anyone.Owoseni Ajayi, the state commissioner for justice, who said there were plans to prosecute prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    FG offers scholarship to Ocholi’s children

FG offers scholarship to Ocholi’s children

‎The federal government has offered scholarships and automatic jobs to the children of James Ocholi, minister of state for labour, who died alongside his wife and son, in a motor on Sunday.Salihu Isah, spokesman of Abubakar Malami, attorney-general and minister of justice, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.According to Isah, Malami conveyed the government’s plan to the children [...]

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    I have no loot anywhere, Ibori tells FG

I have no loot anywhere, Ibori tells FG

James Ibori, former Delta state governor, who is currently serving a jail sentence in the United Kingdom, says he does not have any loot in any part of the world.Reacting to the claim of Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation (AGF) that the federal government will soon recover £6.9m stolen funds frittered away by him, Ibori [...]

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    FG ‘will soon recover’ $760m Abacha, Ibori loot

FG ‘will soon recover’ $760m Abacha, Ibori loot

The federal government is set to recover an additional $760 million loot of Sani Abacha, former military dictator, and James Ibori, ex-governor of Delta state, currently serving jail sentence in the United Kingdom.Abubakar Malami, attorney- general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja during an interactive session with members of the house of [...]

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    Corrupt judges will go to jail, says AGF

Corrupt judges will go to jail, says AGF

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, on Tuesday said the era when corrupt judges escaped justice was over.Speaking in Lagos during the launch of ‘Go and sin no more’, a report of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Malami, who was represented by Abiodun Aikomo, one of his senior special assistants, said the current administration [...]

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