News - Malami

Peace Corp Wants IGP Idris Jailed For Contempt

2 years ago /
Security 

The incorporated trustees of the peace corps of Nigeria has asked  the Federal High Court, Abuja to commit the inspector general of Police, Ibrahim Idris to prison for his persistent disobedience of court orders relating to the corps. The corps wants Idris committed for refusing to vacate the corporate headquarters of...

I Did Not Assent To Maina’s Reinstatement Letter, Malami Insists

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Attorney General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Mr Abubakar Malami has stood his ground that he did not authorize the controversial letter reinstating the embattled former Chairman, Presidential Taskforce on Pension Reforms, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina. Malami made his position known on Thursday during a resumed public hearing on Maina...

AGF Never Carried Me Along In Maina’s Reinstatement – Oyo-Ita

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Ekanem Oyo–Ita, has maintained her position that she had no hand in the reinstatement of the embattled former Minister of chairman of the Presidential Pension Task Force Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. She made this known on Thursday during a resumed public hearing...

Ekiti Governor Calls For Investigation Of Falana

2 years ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, wants the federal government to investigate and prosecute human rights activist, Femi Falana and many other highly placed Nigerians alleged by the attorney general and minister of Justice Abubakar Malami of being compensated with property retrieved from corrupt persons by the Economic And Financial Crimes...

Over 66 Accounts Used In Pension Fraud – Malami

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami has revealed the existence of over 66 accounts allegedly operated by those involved in pensions’ fraud. This comes amid growing criticism that has rocked the Buhari led administration following the reinstatement of an embattled former Chairman of the...

Letter For Maina’s Reinstatement Didn’t Come From My Office – AGF

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has denied having any involvement in the reinstatement of the former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. He said the letter giving clear directives on the reinstatement of the former chairman, couldn’t have genuinely emanated from his office. He...

House Committee Commences Hearing On Maina’s Case

2 years ago /
Nation 

A House of Representatives ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the disappearance, re-appearance, reinstatement and promotion of the former chairman, Presidential Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina, has commenced hearing. In attendance is the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau; the Head of Civil Service,...

BREAKING: Court Fixes Date To Rule On IPOB’s Application Against Ban

2 years ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed January 17, 2018, to decide if it will set aside the order of proscription against Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group. IPOB had earlier asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to reverse its orders proscribing it and labelling it as...

Public Property Recovery: FG Drops Obono-Obla As Investigation Panel Chair

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has directed the Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla to desist from carrying out any operation in his capacity as head of the panel. In a letter addressed to the panel’s chairman dated November 1st, 2017 with file number...

Nigeria, Switzerland To Sign M.O.U. On Repatriation Of Looted Funds

2 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria and Switzerland have agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding, M.O.U. to facilitate the repatriation of three hundred and twenty one million dollars Nigerian stolen funds stashed away in Swiss banks. To this end, federal executive council has approved a memo seeking to mandate the minister of justice and attorney...

[BREAKING] Court Dismisses Diezani’s Application To Return To Nigeria

2 years ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has dismissed an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke urging it to compel the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, to bring her back to Nigeria. Diezani had brought the application before the court asking to be brought...

Abacha Loot: Nigeria Concludes Negotiation With Switzerland On Return Of $321m-AGF

2 years ago /
Nation 

The attorney general of federation and minister of justice,  Abu-Bakr Malami,  has revealed that negotiation with Switzerland on the return of $321million recovered from the late Abacha family had been concluded, adding that Nigeria had recently recovered the sum of eighty-five million us dollars from the controversial Malabu funds from...

FG Recovers $85m Mallabo Money

2 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s minister of Justice Abubakar Malami says the country has recovered eighty-five million dollars from the controversial Mallabo oil deal racket from foreign accounts. Speaking at the pre-global forum on asset recovery  consultative meeting n Abuja, mallami said the feat was a bold step in government’s quest to repatriate the country’s stolen ...

AEDC Loses N500m To Vandalism

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, said Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) lost over N500 million to activities of vandals in Abuja, Nasarawa, Kogi and Niger from January to date. Idris made this known while inaugurating the Anti-Electricity Vandalism Response Squad (AEVRS) on Tuesday in Abuja. He said that 233 cases...

PDP Demands Arrest, Prosecution Of Maina

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for immediate arrest and prosecution of Abdulrasheed Maina, a former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, wanted for alleged fraud. The party made the call in a statement by National Publicity Secretary of its National Caretaker Committee, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, on...

ECOWAS Opens Legal Year In Abuja

2 years ago /
Nation 

The President of the ECOWAS Court, Justice Jerome Traore, has opened the ECOWAS legal year for 2017/2018. At the ceremony to open the legal year in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, Justice Traore said the ECOWAS Court is a community court of integration and that the time had come to determine the arbitral...

FG Will Extradite Diezani If Necessary – Malami

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says it will bring a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, back to the country to face corruption charges when necessary. The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said this on Wednesday in Abuja during an interview granted to some Hausa Service...

We’ll Ensure Fairness In Trial Of Boko Haram Suspects – FG

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says the trial of Boko Haram suspects will be done within the justice safeguards and in compliance with the rule of law. This is coming from the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), as the date for the commencement of the trial...

FG Gazettes IPOB Ban, To Notify Banks, Embassies, Foreign Missions

2 years ago /
Nation 

Despite criticisms from different quarters, the Federal Government appears not to be backing down in its decision to proscribe the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). As part of the requirement to finalise the process, the Federal Government has gazetted the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja proscribing and declaring...

Federal Court Backs IPOB’s Proscription

2 years ago /
Nation 

Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court in Abuja today endorsed the presidential order banning the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB). Kafarati, who is the acting chief judge of the court, granted the injunction in chambers. The Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, had filed an exparte application urging the court to...