Barely 24 hours after he declared June 12 Nigeria’s new Democracy Day and conferred the title of GCFR (Grand Commander of the Federal Republic), posthumously, on the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to gazette his orders. As a follow up, President Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu on Thursday asked Malami to immediately take steps to publish the Orders in the Federal Gazette in order for the awards ceremony to hold on June 12. “The President also directed that this should be done so that the awards slated for June 12, 2018 can go on as plan
Ijaw Youths Council Worldwide, has reacted to the controversial memo by one H. A. Tahir, an officer in the office of the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami which purport that the correct name of the community hosting the Nigerian Maritime University should be Okerenghigho and not Okerenkoko. IYC said that with the memo it is now obvious and crystal clear that the Buhari led administration does not want the Nigerian Maritime University to start academic activities hence "this new diversionary strategy to cause unnecessary inter-ethic crisis in the area wherein the university is situated and the Niger Delta at large". In a statement made available to BigPen Online on Friday, IYCs President, Eric Omare said that the federal government is obviously c...
[Widget_Twitter id="1"] The reported absence of available, inclusive and updated record of treaties and conventions to which Nigeria is a signatory is a national embarrassment, National President, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, Mr. Malachy Ugwummadu has said. Ugwummadu, a human rights lawyer stated this in Abuja after a sub-regional conference on Africa Industrialization Day, described the development as regrettable and unacceptable. While expressing deep concern over the embarrassing report, Ugwummadu said that the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice must be held responsible for this uninspiring and upsetting lapse because of the office he occupies He wondered why a government would openly and gleefully tell her citizens in this age and time that it does n
Ex-president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to the scandalous allegation credited to Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, accusing an ‘Ex-President’ of being paid N5 billion monthly from the Pension Fund. Media Adviser to the former president, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, in a statement on Sunday said that the alleged claim by Malami which was reportedly made at Senate committee meeting was spurious, baseless and attempt to dodge responsibility for the many embarrassing scandals rocking the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration. According to the statement obtained by BigPen Online, the Senate committee should go extra mile to demand more details from those who made the allegation including producing evidence of how these transactions were
Foremost Ijaw Youths Council has alleged plot by the presidency to reappoint the current Chairman and Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), to serve another four years tenure contrary to the principles of rotation enshrined in the Act establishing the commission, BigPen Online can report. The group alleged that the plan was mooted by Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami who had forwarded a legal memo to President Muhammadu Buhari to reappoint current NDDC board chairman, Sen. Victor Egba-Udoma and the MD, Nsima Ekere in violation of the provisions of the Act establishing the Commission 17 years ago. In a press conference held at the NUJ secretariat in Warri, Delta state, IYC President, Eric Omare, a lawyer, alleged that the All
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday granted an order filed by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, declaring the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as “acts of terrorism and illegality.” The order also proscribed the existence of IPOB throughout Nigeria, with particular attention paid to the South-East and South-South regions. The approval of the AGF’s motion came after the Nigerian military backtracked and insisted that it had not declared IPOB a terrorist organization, SaharaReporters has reported. [Widget_Twitter id ="1"]
Human rights group, Foundation for Human Rights and AntiCorruption Crusade, FHRACC, has described the failure of the Federal Government to arrest Northern Youths over anti-Igbo quit notice is cowardice. The group in a statement by its National President, Alaowei Cleric said that reasons advanced by the government was disappointing. "The reason cannot hold water if the AGF failed to appreciate the fact that the Federal Government is stronger than any individual or group of persons in Nigeria. "Niger Delta people viewed the excuse of the Government which hitherto threatened to deal with hate speech perpetrators as a deliberate move to protect the northern coalition. "We can now believed that in this Country, some persons are above are the law. When Nigerian government become ...
The trail of more that 35 Ex-Governors who have been under persecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC may be frustrated following the renewed cold war between the between the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, and the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu. The renewed rift between Malami and Magu followed the AGF’s insistence that the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, must be separated from the EFCC. Vanguard reports that the anti-graft agency had yet to transfer case files of the affected public officials to the AGF, though the request was made since July 2016 following the development. The case files yet to be transmitted to the AGF as requested, included those involving the Senate Pr