News - Malami

Civil Society Group Urges Federal Government To Report IPOB To UN

2 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s attorney-general, Abubakar Malami, will need to take the necessary steps in line with the terrorism prevention act of 2013, as amended to nationalise and gazette the decision taken by the governors of the south-eastern states on the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB. This is the positions of the centre for...

Justice Ministry To Co-ordinate Criminal Investigation

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Ministry of Justice has set up of an investigative unit aimed at coordinating criminal cases in the country. The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, believes the unit is needed to address the consistent rejection of vital evidence, in the course of prosecuting criminal cases on...

SERAP Asks Osinbajo To Improve Safety Of EFCC Officials

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to “direct the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris to lead the investigation of Wednesday’s attack by gunmen on the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja. SERAP is also asking...

Court Strikes Out FG’s Suit Against Seven Banks

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has struck out a suit filed by the Federal Government against seven commercial banks. to seek the remittance of the sum of $793,200,000 allegedly hidden with them in contravention of the Treasury Single Account policy. Justice Chuka Obiozor struck out the suit this morning...

Sagay Seeks ‘Stiff Punishment’ For Lawyers Frustrating Anti-Corruption Fight

2 years ago /
Nation 

Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption,  Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), has advocated “stiff punishment for counsel, particularly Senior Advocates, who have turned obstruction and frustration of proceedings on high-profile corruption cases into an art.” Sagay said such punishment for SANs must include denial of the right of appearance in such high...

President, Acting President Is The Presidency – Malami Clears

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, has declared that the Acting President is the President and cannot be disowned by the Presidency. Malami made this known in a statement Thursday as he made clarifications about a statement he made on Wednesday which he said was...

Court Asked To Order Saraki To Set Up Panel On Buhari’s Health Status

2 years ago /
Politics 

A Nigerian based in the United States of America, Mr Toyin Dawodu, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to appoint a medical panel to determine the health status of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had left the country for the United...

Alleged Graft: EFCC Set To Reopen CCT Chair Probe

2 years ago /
Nation 

There were strong indications on Thursday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission would reopen investigation into   allegations of corruption against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Usman. Sources at the anti-graft agency in Abuja said the commission had started screening all outstanding petitions against the CCT...

Uncertainty Over Fate Of Embattled SGF, NIA Boss

2 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

There was uncertainty on Sunday evening over the fate of the suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke; and the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. The development is based on the fact that the presidential committee investigating them can no longer present...

 

Senator Nnamani Committee On Electoral Reforms Submits Final Report To AGF

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Dr. Ken Nnamani-led 24-man Electoral Reform Committee, will today submit its report to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN. The committee, which was inaugurated October 4, 2016, was specifically mandated to re-jig the current electoral system in the country “to ensure an electoral...

Osinbajo Panel Grills BPP DG Late Into The Night

2 years ago /
Nation 

​The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo​ panel probing the allegations of contract fraud against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, ​continued its ​sitting yesterday.   The panel, ​which has Attorney-General and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), as members, grilled Director-General...

Osinbajo Panel Summons Emefiele, NIA, NNPC, NAPIMS, PINE Contractors

2 years ago /
Nation 

The presidential investigative panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the suspension of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir Lawal, and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, has invited governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.   He will answer...

Justice Nguta Pleads Not Guilty To 8-Count Charge At CCT

2 years ago /
Nation 

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta has pleaded not guilty to an 8-count charge of false declaration of assets, preferred by the Federal Government, against him before the tribunal. According to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, Mr Ngwuta contravened section 15 of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act, laws of...

CCT Fixes April 20 For Arraignment Of Justice Ngwuta

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Code Of Conduct Tribunal has approved April 20, for the arraignment of Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, before a two-man panel of the CCT in Abuja. This was made known in a statement signed by the CCT Head, Press & Public Relations, Ibraheem Al-Hassan on Wednesday. Justice Ngwuta’s case file was submitted to the...

AGF Challenges Lawmakers On Anti-corruption Fight

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, says things will continue to go wrong in Nigeria, until the three arms of government agree to fight corruption together. The Minister said this while appearing before the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee probing allegations that $17 billion...

Osinbajo In Crucial Meeting With Heads Of Anti-Graft, Security Agencies

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday,  held closed-doors meeting with heads of security and anti-corruption agencies in the country. The meeting, it was gathered, was not unconnected with the resolve of the federal government to strengthen the fight against corruption. Among those who attended the meeting which lasted for about two...

President Buhari Orders Probe Of SGF, Others

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to commence investigation of the Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF and other  government officials allegedly accused of wrongdoing. Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, made this...

Crude Oil Discovered In Borno

3 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has discovered huge crude oil  concentration in Borno State, North East, raising the hope of the region joining the league of oil producers. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Jamila Shua’ra, broke the news on Thursday at the presentation of the 2016 petroleum sector scorecard in Abuja. She said...

Recovered Loot: SERAP Starts Committal To Prison Hearings Against Malami, Idris

3 years ago /
Nation 

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has commenced committal to prison hearings against the Federal Government, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.  They are being tried “for having neglected to obey the order of the court made on Friday...

Former Sultan Of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, Dies At 93

3 years ago /
Nation 

A former Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, has died at the age of 93. The former Sultan died on Monday and would be buried on Tuesday by 2:00p.m. local time according to Muslim rites. Cause of death is not yet known. Dasuki was the 18th Sultan of Sokoto. He was deposed in 1996 during...