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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, (SAN) has said that, the extended Federal Government Special Public Works Programme of 774,00 jobs opportunities to Nigerians was part of deliberate efforts and conscious strategies to address the ballooning population of unemployed youths and rising insecurity in some parts of the country.
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has described as “fictitious and malicious” reports that he was bribed in respect of the appointment of a sole administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has suspended the ongoing screening of applicants for recruitment due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his leadership position “to promptly drop the plan by the Federal Government to borrow about N895bn of unclaimed dividends and funds in dormant accounts using the patently unconstitutional and illegal Finance Act, 2020, and to ensure full respect for Nigerians’ right to property.”
An Igbo professional group, Coalition of South East Professionals’ Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND), has written an open letter to the Federal Government of Nigeria, urging it to immediately write the Government of the United Kingdom and Israel, requesting for extradition of leader of Indigenous People of Biafra,Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,to face the law over his involvement in alleged treasonable felony.
The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has asked the drug law enforcement agency, NDLEA, to halt the recruitment of 5,000 personnel.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari “to direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to probe allegations that N3,836,685,213.13 of public funds meant for the Federal Ministry of Health, teaching hospitals, medical centres, and National Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen.”
The spokesperson of the House, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, in a statement yesterday said: ”It has come to the knowledge of the House that few sections of the media reported that the House apologised to the presidency over the resolution of the House, which arose from the motion sponsored by members from Borno State, requesting for the invitation of the president to brief the nation on the state of insecurity in the country.
A member of the House of Representatives from Ekiti State, Hon. Wumi Ogunlola has faulted the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami’s claim that the National Assembly lacks the powers to summon President Muhammadu Buhari.
House of Representatives has vehemently refuted a certain sectional media report that it had apologized to President Muhammadu Buhari or the Presidency for inviting him earlier in the month to brief it on the escalating security situation in the country.
The federal government has approved the engagement of a civil society organisation (CSO) to monitor the execution of projects financed with the $311million Abacha Loot repatriated to Nigeria.
At least three thousand individuals with small and medium scale businesses in Kebbi State would receive Federal Government’s post COVID-19 grant in order to enhance their business activities.
Nnamdi Kanu has accused the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, of having carried out the kidnap of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, in Kankara, Katsina State.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, yesterday revealed that the commission had resolved to create additional voting units ahead of 2023 general elections.
The Federal Government on Monday said it was committed to supporting an inclusive and transparent process in selecting the best and most qualified candidates for the coveted positions of prosecutor and judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Founder of Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari over his refusal to appear before the House of Representatives.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, to use their leadership positions “to urgently probe how N116 million was spent by your Ministry to buy biros, letterhead and toners in 2015, and to disclose the amount spent on the same items between 2016 and 2020, and if there is evidence of misuse of public funds, refer the matter to appropriate anti-corruption agencies for prosecution.”
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, says that for Nigeria to achieve a peaceful resolution of interpersonal and communal disputes, the Federal Government must partner with traditional institutions.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), on Saturday, said that 16 ships had berthed at the Lagos ports and were discharging petroleum products and food stuff, according to Shipping Position, an NPA publication.
The Order of The Knights of Saint Mulumba Nigeria (KSM) has condemned the stance of the Federal Government on the ‘Apologize or quit Sokoto’ threat issued to the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Hassan Kukah, by the Muslim Solidarity Forum.
“Unfortunately there are five dead, then there are also five other residents in a serious condition and two care workers, a total of seven people in the hospital,” police told AFP.
Students piled bamboo canes and stationery in front of Thailand’s Ministry of Education and splashed crimson paint on it to protest corporal punishment, one of several protests that took place across the capital on Saturday.
Several elders and stakeholders in the Kwara State APC on Monday declared total support for the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, who they claimed has changed the narrative of the state across various sectors.
The Edo State Government has launched a community-based vigilante network, to strengthen the state’s security architecture to deal with rising insecurity.
Richard Leonard resigned as Scottish Labour leader on Thursday, saying it was in the best interests of the party for him to stand down before an election in Scotland expected to take place in May.
Atletico Madrid’s La Liga game at home to Athletic Bilbao had to be called off on Saturday as Spain was engulfed by an historic snowstorm.
The Chairman of the South East Governors Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has said governors and leaders of the zone have finally formed a joint security outfit to tackle their security challenges.