Thursday, July 11, 2019

Tag "Abubakar Malami"

    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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    ‘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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