Saturday, February 8, 2020

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    ‘Not a threat to unity… it needs correction’– five things Tinubu said on Amotekun

‘Not a threat to unity… it needs correction’– five things Tinubu said on Amotekun

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday, broke his silence on the controversial Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) established by governors of the south-west zone. The governors established the joint security outfit code-named, Amotekun (Leopard), to tackle insecurity in the region. But Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, declared the outfit illegal, saying matters of security are the [...]

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    ‘You can’t just wake up and make laws’ — Makinde hits Malami over ‘Amotekun’

‘You can’t just wake up and make laws’ — Makinde hits Malami over ‘Amotekun’

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, says Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) lacks the power to declare "Amotekun" an illegal group. The south-west governors had established the regional outfit to tackle incidents of kidnapping and banditry in the region. However, Malami, declared the outifi, saying that matters of security resides exclusively with the federal government. But speaking to journalists after paying a [...]

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    Court summons AGF, DSS DG over Sowore’s rearrest

Court summons AGF, DSS DG over Sowore’s rearrest

A federal high court in Abuja has summoned Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), and Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), over the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore. The court asked them to appear before it on Monday, December 23, for the unlawful arrest and detention of Sowore, pro-democracy activist. Inyang Ekwo, the judge, gave the order on [...]

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    Falana: DSS looking for evidence to nail Sowore despite AGF’s directive

Falana: DSS looking for evidence to nail Sowore despite AGF’s directive

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami,attorney-general of the federation (AGF), sacked the prosecution team in the case involving Omoyele Sowore, convener of Revolution Now Movement, after the invasion of the court. Sowore, who was briefly released by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday, was rearrested less than 24 hours later. On Wednesday, Malami sent a letter to Yusuf Bichi, [...]

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    Malami takes over Sowore’s case from DSS

Malami takes over Sowore’s case from DSS

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has taken over Omoyele Sowore's case from the Department of State Services (DSS). Umar Gwandu, special assistant to the attorney-general on media, confirmed this in a statement on Friday. He said Dayo Apata, solicitor-general of the federation, on behalf of the AGF sent a letter to Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the DSS, on Wednesday, directing [...]

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    Court stops EFCC from prosecuting Dikko, ex-customs CG

Court stops EFCC from prosecuting Dikko, ex-customs CG

A federal high court in Abuja has barred the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from prosecuting Abdullahi Dikko, a former comptroller-general of the Nigeria customs service. Nnamdi Dimgba, the presiding judge, on Monday, held that the non-prosecution agreement entered into by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), and Dikko was binding on the EFCC. The agreement was reached after Dikko [...]

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    Malami: Nullifying recruitment of 10,000 constables will lead to economic loss

Malami: Nullifying recruitment of 10,000 constables will lead to economic loss

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says nullifying the recruitment exercise conducted by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) will amount to economic loss. Malami said this in a counter affidavit filed at the federal high court in Abuja in response to a suit by the Police Service Commission (PSC), challenging the recruitment of 10,000 constables. The force and the commission have [...]

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    Malami: 2.5% of recovered loot should be spent on logistics, private lawyers 

Malami: 2.5% of recovered loot should be spent on logistics, private lawyers 

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says 2.5 percent of recovered loot should be spent on logistics, operational costs and payments to consultants and private lawyers. Malami said this on Wednesday when he appeared before the senate judiciary committee to defend the 2020 budget of the ministry of justice. The minister told the lawmakers that significant progress had been made in [...]

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    Court stops ICPC, AGF from seizing Yari’s property

Court stops ICPC, AGF from seizing Yari’s property

A federal high court in Abuja has restrained the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) from confiscating the assets and property belonging to Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state.  In a ruling on Monday, Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, directed parties in the case to maintain status quo pending the hearing and [...]

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    Goje’s lawyer: Why AGF dropped charges against my client

Goje’s lawyer: Why AGF dropped charges against my client

Paul Erokoro, counsel to Danjuma Goje, a former governor of Gombe  state, says it is not surprising that the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) dropped charges against his client. Goje alongside Aliyu El-Nafaty, chairman of the state's Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), stood trial over an alleged N5 billion fraud. Of the 21 counts filed, 19 were squashed by a federal high [...]

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    FG withdraws corruption charges against Goje — one month after he endorsed Lawan

FG withdraws corruption charges against Goje — one month after he endorsed Lawan

A federal high court in Jos, Plateau state, has discharged the corruption charges filed against Danjuma Goje, former governor of Gombe state. The office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) applied for the withdrawal of the charges on Friday. In 2011, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed charges against Goje, who is currently the senator representing Gombe central, [...]

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    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 AKPEJI Piqued 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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