Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "AGF"

    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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    I want to be remembered for transparency, says Bala Usman

I want to be remembered for transparency, says Bala Usman

Hadiza Bala Usman, director-general of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says she wants to be remembered for efficiency and the entrenchment of transparency in the authority.In an interview on Channels Television, Usman spoke of measures the agency had embarked upon to ensure things are done in the appropriate manner.She said the authority is working hard on putting measures in place [...]

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    Falana writes AGF, demands immediate release of Zakzaky

Falana writes AGF, demands immediate release of Zakzaky

Femi Falana,a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has told Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to ensure the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Shi'ia sect, or face another legal action.Falana, who said this in a letter to Malami, had earlier sued the government for the continued detention of El-Zakzaky, and he had judgment in his favour.In December [...]

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    AGF: Ngwuta’s prosecutor ‘fired’ over conflict of interest

AGF: Ngwuta’s prosecutor ‘fired’ over conflict of interest

Charles Adeogun-Phillips, lead prosecutor in the suit against supreme court judge Sylvester Ngwuta, did not withdraw from the case but was sacked, the Nigerian government has said.Salisu Isah, special adviser on media to the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, in a statement issued on Sunday, said Adeogun-Phillips was removed by the National Prosecution Coordination Committee (NPCC) for alleged unprofessional conduct.Ngwuta [...]

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    Finally, FG releases N471m to pay Falcons, Eagles

Finally, FG releases N471m to pay Falcons, Eagles

The federal government has released N471m for the payment of outstanding match allowances being owed the Super Falcons (pictured) and Super Eagles.Kenechukwu Offie, director of information at the office of the accountant-general of the federation (AGF), disclosed this in a statement on Friday.On Wednesday, the Falcons had protested at the national assembly over non-payment of their dues.The same day, President [...]

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    FG asks court to imprison Dasuki

FG asks court to imprison Dasuki

The federal government has asked a federal high court sitting in Abuja to send Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), to prison.On Monday, Mohammed Diri, director of public prosecution at the ministry of justice, brought a motion, asking the court to vacate the bail granted the former NSA who is on trial for alleged illegal possession of firearms and money laundering.Diri [...]

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