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A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abdullahi Ibrahim, died of COVID-19, on Sunday.

Former minister Abdullahi Ibrahim dies of coronavirus

Mr Ibrahim, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who served as Minister of Transport and Aviation in the military regime of Muhammadu Buhari, was said to have died in an isolation centre in Abuja on Sunday.
Those sworn in include Ehiozuwa Ogbonayinma, Babatunde Balogun and Benedict Umeano for the CCB and Onyemuche Nnamani for the PSC.

President Buhari swears in members of CCB, PSC

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in three members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and a member of Police Service Commission (PSC).
This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

HEDA kicks against appointment of new NAPTIP chief

The recent appointment of the Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), is fraught with irregularities, Nigeria’s leading anti-corruption group said on Monday.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: 774,000 jobs to address unemployment rate among youths

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 and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF denies receiving bribe in NDDC administrator’s appointment

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).
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Abacha loot: Court halts appointment of consultant on project monitoring

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday restrained the federal government from taking further steps in the appointment of consultants that will monitor projects the repatriated $311 million Abacha loot is being channeled into.
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NDLEA suspends applicants’ screening due to coronavirus

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.
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SERAP asks President Buhari to drop plan to borrow dormant account balances, unclaimed dividends

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.”

Igbo group writes Nigerian government to request extradition of Nnamdi Kanu for ‘treasonable felony

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 and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF orders NDLEA to halt recruitment of 5,000 personnel

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has asked the drug law enforcement agency, NDLEA, to halt the recruitment of 5,000 personnel.
The legal team set up by the Nigerian Army to represent the service at the ongoing Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate has submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Petitioners sue army, others demand N100 million for unlawful detention in Borno

Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. General Tukur Buratai; General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Nigerian Army and Attorney General and Minister of Justice, have been sued at the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Maiduguri for illegal detention.
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Nigerian president urged to probe ‘missing’ N3.8 billion in health ministry, NAFDAC, others

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.”
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

House of Reps: President Buhari didn’t demand apology over invitation on insecurity

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.
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House of Reps member faults AGF over claim that National Assembly can’t summon President...

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari chairs 29th virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently chairing the 29th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: 549 Kebbi entrepreneurs receive N2 billion federal government loan

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.

Senator Dariye asks Supreme Court to free him or reduce his jail term

A former Plateau State Governor, Senator Joshua Dariye, has asked the Supreme Court to reverse his conviction or reduce the 10-year jail term handed him by the Court of Appeal.

INEC to create additional voting units ahead of 2023 elections

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.

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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 arrests 13 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 13 suspected internet fraudsters.
The Portuguese opened the scoring for Manchester City in the 79th minute, firing into the top corner from the edge of the box. However, he received the ball from Rodri, who had dispossessed Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings from an offside position.

Offside rule changed following controversial Bernardo Silva goal vs Aston Villa

The Portuguese winger opened the scoring for Manchester City in the 79th minute, firing into the top corner from the edge of the box. However, he received the ball from Rodri, who had dispossessed Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings from an offside position.
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.

Two ex-convicts to die by hanging for armed robbery

At their trial, Lekan Akinola, 40, and Dare Sowunmi, 27, had pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery levelled against them.
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Nigerian government urged to lift restrictions on SIM card registration

A telecommunications expert in Owerri, the Imo capital, Mr Charles Okeke, has advised the Federal Government to remove the restrictions placed on SIM card registration.
Twenty-two persons have been arrested in Sangotedo area of Lagos by the Lagos Zone of the EFCC for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.

EFCC identifies 22 ‘internet fraudsters’ arrested in Lagos

Twenty-two persons have been arrested in Sangotedo area of Lagos by the Lagos Zone of the EFCC for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.