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    Malami: I’m not involved in Sanusi’s dethronement

Malami: I’m not involved in Sanusi’s dethronement

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the Federation (AGF), says he has no hand in the dethronement and detention of Muhammadu Sanusi. Sanusi, who was dethroned as emir of Kano, was confined to Awe in Nasarawa state until a federal high court in Abuja ordered his release, paving the way for him to move to Lagos, on Friday. An aide of the deposed [...]

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    If Amotekun is illegitimate, what precisely is legitimate in Nigeria?

If Amotekun is illegitimate, what precisely is legitimate in Nigeria?

How can anyone call himself my political-leader when he keeps quiet when he should speak for me? Late chief Obafemi Awolowo wouldn’t have kept quiet if he were alive at this moment. Nothing shuts the mouths of political-leaders more than when self takes the place of vision—that is clear. It is discreditable that many South-West people still see some selfish-people [...]

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    Malami: Sowore, Dasuki released out of compassion — not international pressure

Malami: Sowore, Dasuki released out of compassion — not international pressure

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki were released out of compassion and because of the government's commitment to the rule of law. Umar Gwandu, his spokesman, quoted him in a statement as saying this in interviews with the BBC Hausa and the Hausa service of the Voice of America. Malami, who doubles as the minister of justice, said [...]

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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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    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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    Like Malami, Oshiomhole asks INEC to accept Zamfara APC candidates

Like Malami, Oshiomhole asks INEC to accept Zamfara APC candidates

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise the party's candidates in Zamfara for the forthcoming elections. In a letter dated February 13, Oshiomhole said that the judgment of the court of appeal in Sokoto allows the party to field candidates for elections in the state. The letter, with reference [...]

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    INEC can’t take orders from FG, Agbakoba tackles Malami over letter on Zamfara

INEC can’t take orders from FG, Agbakoba tackles Malami over letter on Zamfara

Olisa Agbakoba, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is a neutral body which cannot take orders from the federal government. Agbakoba said this in reaction to the letter written by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, asking INEC to postpone elections in Zamfara state because of litigation. The crisis in the Zamfara chapter of the [...]

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    Malami: June 12 needs national assembly to become holiday

Malami: June 12 needs national assembly to become holiday

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says the announcement of June 12 as Democracy Day,  is a mere declaration of intention until the holiday act is amended. Malami said this while responding to questions from state house correspondents on whether the presidential declaration did not contravene the public holiday act. President Muhammadu Buhari had announced that June 12 had replaced May 29 as [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Sleaze hits $321m Abacha loot recovery as Malami creates ‘job for the boys’

EXCLUSIVE: Sleaze hits $321m Abacha loot recovery as Malami creates ‘job for the boys’

The celebrated imminent repatriation of $321 million stolen by Sani Abacha, former military ruler, has run into a storm with suspicious moves that may amount to "re-looting the loot" through the backdoor. The federal government had, between 2013 and 2014, used the services of Swiss lawyers, Enrico Monfrini and Christian Luscher, to recover the stolen funds from Liechtenstein and Luxembourg -- and domiciled [...]

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    Judges’ recall and Malami’s crocodile tears

Judges’ recall and Malami’s crocodile tears

The government of President Muhammadu Buhari just boxed itself into a corner and the National Judicial Council (NJC) is very pleased to beat the government with a big stick. After last year’s dramatic arrest of nine judges on suspicion of corruption and the sense of relief that Buhari had, at last, taken the fight to the fallen temple of justice (aptly [...]

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    Ken Nnamani to head new electoral reforms committee

Ken Nnamani to head new electoral reforms committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ken Nnamani, former senate president, as the chairperson of the newly established constitutional and electoral reforms committee. Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice will inaugurate the committee on Tuesday, October 4 and members of the committee are expected to show up. Members include Cement Nwankwo, Muiz Banire and A.C Ude, while [...]

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