Saturday, June 22, 2019

Tag "AGF"

    Court adjourns Goje’s ‘N6bn fraud’ case

Court adjourns Goje’s ‘N6bn fraud’ case

A federal high court sitting in Jos, Plateau state, has adjourned the alleged N6 billion fraud trial of Danjuma Goje, former governor of Gombe state.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed a 21-count charge of alleged N25 billion fraud against Goje but later reduced it to N6 billion.Nineteen of the 21 charges were later struck out, leaving only two [...]

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    Buratai reaffirms commitment to welfare of army veterans

Buratai reaffirms commitment to welfare of army veterans

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has re-emphasised commitment to the welfare of army veterans, whom he noted, remain key stakeholders in the discharge of Nigerian army's constitutional roles.He said this during a meeting with members of the Nigerian Legion, Zamfara state chapter in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday.The COAS, who was represented by Abdul Khalifa Ibrahim, deputy director, [...]

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    MTN vs FG: Court strikes out AGF’s objection to damages suit

MTN vs FG: Court strikes out AGF’s objection to damages suit

The federal high court in Abuja has struck out a suit by the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) seeking to make null and void the damages demanded by MTN.MTN had sued the government on grounds that the AGF lacked the power to deal with issues around tax and customs duties.In September 2018, the AGF had demanded that [...]

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    Ex-Boko Haram spokesman sues Malami, DSS, demands N500,000 compensation

Ex-Boko Haram spokesman sues Malami, DSS, demands N500,000 compensation

A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) has fixed May 23 for hearing of a case by Ali Konduga, a former spokesman of Boko Haram, against Department of State Services (DSS).Kodunga is seeking N500,000 in damages for alleged breach of his fundamental rights.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is also named as a defendant in the suit.According [...]

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    UNICEF advocates adequate attention to nutrition

UNICEF advocates adequate attention to nutrition

BY CHARLES AKPEJIPiqued by the high rate of malnutrition in the north-eastern parts of Nigeria, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has suggested that adequate attention should be given to the nutrition of women especially pregnant women to reduce severe and acute malnutrition .Journalists as also advocated by them, should as well come together in leadership to take actions on [...]

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    Again, court restrains EFCC, AGF from halting Aiteo’s operations

Again, court restrains EFCC, AGF from halting Aiteo’s operations

A federal high court in Abuja has ruled a stay of action in the case brought against Benedict Peters,  founder and chief executive officer of Aiteo Group.In February,  the group got an interlocutory injection restraining the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the attorney-general of the federation (AGF)  from interfering or obstructing its business operations.In suit number FCT/HC/CV0536/17, the [...]

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    Malabu deal: Court grants judicial review against Malami

Malabu deal: Court grants judicial review against Malami

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has granted  the Human and Environment Development Agenda (HEDA), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), a  leave for a judicial review against Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) in the Malabu oil deal.HEDA had on April 5, filed an ex-parte motion before the court, seeking for an order compelling the AGF to revoke the operating [...]

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    Group asks Malami to stop ‘vexatious’ trial of Adoke

Group asks Malami to stop ‘vexatious’ trial of Adoke

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), a rights protection organisation, has asked Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to withdraw the charges against Mohammed Adoke, a former AGF, in the Malabu oil deal saga.The group made this demand in a letter dated April 16, issued by Frank Tietie, its executive director.Adoke  was accused by the Economic [...]

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    Abacha loot: Court adjourns Cable Foundation’s suit against AGF till Feb 28

Abacha loot: Court adjourns Cable Foundation’s suit against AGF till Feb 28

The federal high court, Abuja, has adjourned hearing of a suit filed against the attorney general of the federation (AGF) by the Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) to February 28.The foundation had sued the AGF over his failure to respond to a freedom of information (FoI) request on the engagement of lawyers for the recovery of the $321 million stolen [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Cable Foundation sues AGF over noncompliance with FoI act

Abacha Loot: Cable Foundation sues AGF over noncompliance with FoI act

The Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) has sued the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) over his failure to respond to a freedom of information (FoI) request on the engagement of lawyers for the recovery of stolen funds.The case, with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/27/2018, was filed by Kusamotu & Kusamotu law chambers at a federal high court in Abuja, on January 10, [...]

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    Interior ministry perm sec takes blame for Maina reinstatement saga

Interior ministry perm sec takes blame for Maina reinstatement saga

Abubakar Magaji, the permanent secretary, ministry of interior, has owned up to administrative lapses in the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman, Pension Reform Task Team.Magaji accepted the responsibility when he appeared before members of house of representatives ad hoc committee investigating the “disappearance, reappearance, reinstatement and promotion of Maina" in Abuja on Thursday.According to him, the reference letter made [...]

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    Ikoyi whistleblowers drag EFCC, Malami, finance ministry to court

Ikoyi whistleblowers drag EFCC, Malami, finance ministry to court

Abdulmunmini Musa, who claims to have been involved in unearthing the Ikoyi cash stash, has filed a suit against the federal government over the promised percentage of the discovery.Musa said he gave information that led to the recovery of the sum of $43.4m, N23.3m and 27,800 Euros from Flat 7, Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos state by the Economic and Financial Crimes [...]

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    Diezani: I want to be in Nigeria for money laundering trial

Diezani: I want to be in Nigeria for money laundering trial

Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, has asked the federal high court in Lagos to compel the attorney general of the federation to allow her appear in court over a N450m money laundering charge.Alison-Madueke is currently in the UK where she has been since leaving office in 2015.Some civil society groups have been campaigning for her to be brought back [...]

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    Nigeria has ‘failed to address’ issues behind suspension from Egmont group

Nigeria has ‘failed to address’ issues behind suspension from Egmont group

The Financial Action Task Force (FAFT), a global anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing monitoring body, has warned against Nigeria's "repeated failure" to address issues leading to its suspension from the Egmont group.TheCable had in July reported the news of Nigeria’s suspension from the group, with a threat of expulsion in January 2018 if the country fails to meet meet the operation standards [...]

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    How EFCC caused Nigeria’s suspension by Egmont Group

How EFCC caused Nigeria’s suspension by Egmont Group

BY SALIHU OTHMAN ISAHThe presidential adhoc committee to reposition the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) constituted by then Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo with a view to restore Nigeria’s membership on the Egmont group of Financial Intelligence Unit has began work.Osinbajo set up the committee following the recent sanction of Nigeria by the global body, for flouting its rules and [...]

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    Magu must act on AGF’s letter else there’ll be consequences, says Buhari’s aide

Magu must act on AGF’s letter else there’ll be consequences, says Buhari’s aide

Okoi Obono-Obla, special assistant to the president on prosecutions, says there will be consequences if Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), fails to act on the letter written to him by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice.TheCable had reported that the AGF, in a letter dated August 1, ordered [...]

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