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Abubakar Malami

AGF: My reappointment, collective efforts of the staff

Abubakar Malami, who retained his portfolio as Attorney General/Minister of Justice said his reappointment was as a result of the collective efforts the staff of the ministry gave him in his first term.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari’s ministers and portfolios — full list

President Buhari’s ministers and portfolios — full list
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Group urges EFCC to order arrest, prosecution of former AGF for ‘corruption, abuse of...

A civil society group, Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN) have asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to order an arrest and prosecution of the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Michael Kaase Aondoakaa, SAN within the next seven days on alleged corruption and abuse of office.

Malabu scam: Why we are after ex-AGF Adoke, others – EFCC

The investigation also revealed that the Adoke as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice abused his office in respect of the granting of the oil prospecting license OPL 245 to Shell and ENI.

Proscription: Security agencies asked to go after ‘loose’ Shi’ite members

As reactions continue to trail the proscription of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, the Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), a human rights organization, has described the action as a welcome development.

Ministerial screening: I will unbundle Supreme Court – Festus Keyamo

Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), the ministerial nominee for Delta has says he will unbundle the Supreme Court if made the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Official: Why Justice Tsoho’s inauguration as FHC’s Acting CJ is being delayed

The inauguration of an Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court has not taken place because it has not been cleared by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Supreme Court’s information department told The PUNCH on Friday.

Osagie Ehanire absent from ministerial screening

Dr. Osagie Ehanire from Edo State was called for screening on Thursday.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate screens more nominees

The Senate has begun the third day of the screening exercise for the ministerial nominees, with the immediate past Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, standing at the podium ready to answer questions.
Ibrahim Magu

$2.4 billion loot: Ibrahim Magu faults UK’s slow action on Diezani Alison-Madueke

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu on Wednesday faulted the United Kingdom (UK) for foot-dragging on the investigation and trial of former Petroleum Resources minister Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Ex-President Jonathan, General Abdusalami, others for Peace Award

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar have been nominated for the 2019 edition of the National Peace Awards (NPA).
President Buhari receives the Report of Presidential Implementation Committee on the Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary in State House on 25th June 2019 5

President Buhari to issue executive order on state legislature, judiciary autonomy

The Presidential Committee on the Implementation of autonomy of State legislature and State judiciary on Tuesday submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

Ex-AGF Malami leads panel to submit report to President Buhari

The immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation and minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Tuesday led members of the Presidential Committee on Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and Judiciary to submit its report to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Court grants presidential panel access to prosecute Senator Bassey Albert

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ruled that the Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery of Public Property is competent to initiate criminal prosecution against Senator Albert Akpan Bassey.

Court adjourns Raymond Dokpesi’s N5 billion libel suit until September 23

An FCT High Court, Apo, on Tuesday adjourned until Sept.23, a N5 billion defamation suit, filed by Chief Raymond Dokpesi against immediate past Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and former Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
Abubakar Malami

Disciplinary panel dismisses petition against ex-AGF Abubakar Malami

The Disciplinary Panel of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Thursday dismissed one of the two petitions against the immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

Minister: Cybercrimes Act will be amended

The Federal Government has stated that the Federal Ministry of Justice is committed to pursuing the amendment of the Cybercrimes Act, which many lawyers, journalists and activists have considered repressive, unconstitutional and illegal.
Abubakar Malami

Abubakar Malami: I’ll appear before disciplinary panel Friday

The immediate-past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, says he will appear before the disciplinary panel of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Friday to face the petitioners seeking the stripping of his Senior Advocate of Nigeria rank for alleged misconduct.

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Federal government urged to increase tariff to discourage paint importation

The Federal Government has been urged to discourage activities that could lead to the importation of paints in the country by increasing tariff on anything that has to do with paint importation.

Valuers urged to discourage slum growth in cities

Estate Surveyors and Valuers in the country have been urged to do everything in their practice to promote activities that will increase urbanisation and ones that will discourage cities slum.

Customs seizes elephant tusks, buffalo horns, others in two states

The Adamawa/Taraba Zonal Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), has impounded elephant tusks, bufallo horns and other outlawed items in Adamawa and Taraba states.
Having experienced several defeats in the hands of Egypt in two finals of the African Games, Olufunke Oshonaike believes the North Africans cannot prevent them in this year’s final of the 12th African Games holding in Rabat, Morocco.

Africa Games: We can’t be stopped again by Egypt – Funke Oshonaike

Having experienced several defeats in the hands of Egypt in two finals of the African Games, Olufunke Oshonaike believes the North Africans cannot prevent them in this year’s final of the 12th African Games holding in Rabat, Morocco.

Tax appeal tribunal resolves disputes worth N10 billion

A tax Appeal Tribunal sitting in Kaduna and with jurisdiction over the North West Zone, comprising the seven states of Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Jigawa, with Umar Mohammed Adamu as Chairman, has in the last eight months since the commencement of sitting resolved tax disputes amounting to over N10billion.