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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

SERAP gives President Buhari 14 days to probe over N300 billion missing public funds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate allegations that over N300bn of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2017 audited report by the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF).”
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: I’m not shielding soldiers involved in Wadume’s case from trial

The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has denied shielding from trial the 10 soldiers who allegedly killed three policemen in Taraba State while rescuing suspected kidnap kingpin, Wadume, from the police team.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns Malabu Oil, six others over ‘$1 billion fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, arraigned Malabu Oil & Gas Limited, six other companies and an oil tycoon, Aliyu Abubakar, before the Federal High Court on a 48-count fraud charge.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Group counters AGF Malami on treatment of whistleblowers

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has restated its call for a honest implementation of the federal government’s whistleblower blower policy as a way of ensuring the success of the war against corruption.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns Malabu Oil firm, others over ‘$1 billion money laundering’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, arraigned Malabu Oil and Gas Limited for money laundering offences in connection to the controversial oil block, OPL 245 transactions.
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APC NWC dissolved, Yobe governor heads caretaker committee

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been dissolved.
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Edwin Clarke, John Nwodo, 14 others sue President Buhari over lopsided appointments

Eminent socio-cultural leaders from southern and middle-belt Nigeria have sued President Muhammadu Buhari for N50 billion over marginalisation of the people of the region in the appointments to security, quasi-security agencies and “strategic agencies” of government.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF warns journalists against fake news, hate speech

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami (SAN) has urged Judiciary Correspondents in the country to avoid fake news and hate speech in the course of discharging their professional duties.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF writes President Buhari, seeks removal of EFCC chief

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has recommend to President Muhammadu Buhari the sacking of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigeria to establish specialised courts for speedy trial of rape cases

The Federal Government is to establish specialised courts for speedy hearing of rape and Gender-Based Violence offences , Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has said.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

SERAP seeks details of N800 billion recovered loot, alleged payments into individual accounts

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information Act (FoI) request to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him “to direct Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to publish a comprehensive list of names of people from whom N800 billion in looted funds have been recovered, the details of spending of the money and the dates of the recovery.”
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$5.513 billion loan: SERAP writes President Buhari, seeks spending details, audit of loans

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to use his “leadership position and the opportunity of the 5th anniversary of your government in office to provide spending details of all loans obtained by the government since May 29, 2015, including details and locations of projects on which the loans have been spent.”

Nigeria invites bid for monitoring of spending of Abacha loot

The Federal Ministry of Justice on Thursday opened technical bids for Consultancy Service to monitor the implementation of Abacha loot III.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: Governors withholding legislature, judiciary funds to lose allocations

The federal government has warned that any state government which withholds funds meant for their respective Houses of Assembly and judiciary would get their allocations deducted at source by the Accountant General of the Federation and remitted directly to the affected state organs.
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President Buhari grants financial autonomy to state legislature, judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an Executive Order for the implementation of financial autonomy for the state legislature and judiciary.
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President Buhari signs executive order on financial autonomy of state legislature, judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, signed into law an Executive Order to grant financial autonomy to the legislature and the judiciary at the state level.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: I do not have personal ‘debt collectors’

The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the recovery agents engaged by his office are institutional recovery agents for the federal government.
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President Buhari signs amended executive order on voluntary overseas asset declaration

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2018 Amended Executive Order 008 on Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme (VOARS).

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