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Reps query FMB, TETFUND over unaudited accounts for 5 years

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has expressed displeasure over its discovery of five years unaudited accounts of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMB, and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TEFFUND.

NDDC: Malami denies collecting N25bn bribe from Akpabio

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has denied collecting N25billion from the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

FEATURE: 20 major achievements of AGF Malami in 2020

Characterized by COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the year 2020 recorded low-key operations of many governmental, commercial and social activities. 

#EndSARS: Groups to join in $1bn suit against Twitter

Three groups have indicated their interest to be joined in the one billion dollars suit filed by a Nigerian, Adamu Garba, against the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, and Founder of Twitter International Company, Jack Dorsey.

Malami calls for transparency in electing ICC judges, prosecutor

The Attorney-General of the Federal and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has called for transparent election of Judges, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ICC.

Court gives Adoke permission to travel abroad for medical check up

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, granted permission to former Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, to travel for medical checkup in the United Arab Emirate, UAE.

Insecurity: We’ve right to summon Buhari – Reps

The spokesperson for the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, has explained that the House did not act in error by inviting President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that the house had the right to investigate issues bothering the country.

Malami to NASS: You’ve no power to summon Buhari

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Wednesday said that the National Assembly has no constitutional power to summon President Muhammadu Buhari on the operational use of the armed forces. 

IPPIS: Understanding the Position of ASUU and AGF Ahmed Idris, by Yushau A. Shuaib

The battle of wits between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) may soon come to an end, with the recent compromise that seems to be close at hand.

ASUU uncovers multi-billion naira commodity market, other properties owned by AGF Idris, seeks explanation

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has asked the Accountant-General of the Federation, AGF, Ahmed Idris, to explain how he acquired some multi-billion naira properties in Kano State.

Nigerian govt fails to revoke Sowore, Bakare’s bail

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, refused to grant the application by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, seeking the revocation of bail granted to Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.

Senate queries SEC for expending N10bn as salaries of 600 staff

Senate’s joint committee on Finance and National Planning has queried the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, for expending N10billion on salaries of less than 600 staffers of the commission.

‘Magu Boys’ demanded N75m bribe before unfreezing my client’s bank accounts, lawyer alleges

An Abuja-based legal practitioner, Johnmary Jideobi, has accused the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, and his ‘Boys” of financial extortion and criminal intimidation.

Pro-Malami group slams N2bn suit on Sowore, others over libelous publications

A group, Global Integrity Crusade Network, on Monday, dragged Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of Sahara Reporters, and three others before the Federal High Court, Abuja, over publications alleged to be libelous against the Attorney-General of Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

Court fixes June 30 for judgment in Melaye’s suit against Infections Disease Bill

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, fixed June 30 to deliver judgment in the suit filed by Dino Melaye challenging the passage of the Infectious Diseases Bill

Alleged Falsehood: Melaye files no-case-submission

Sen. Dino Melaye on Thursday urged an FCT High Court to strike out all charges filed against him, over allegation of providing false information to the police.

Again, EFCC arraigns Adoke

Mohammed Adoke, former Attorney General of the Federal, AGF, and Minister of Justice, was, on Monday, arraigned by the EFCC at the Federal High Court, Abuja on a six-count charge bordering on money laundering.

Alleged $1.2b Malabu Oil fraud: Court grants Adoke, others N50m bail

An FCT High Court in Gwagwalada, on Thursday, admitted former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Mohammed Adoke, and two others to bail with the sum of N50 million each.

Court strikes out MTN’s N3bn suit against Nigerian govt

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has struck out a N3 billion fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria, against the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

Free El-Zakzaky to prove your respect for courts, Falana tells Buhari

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to release the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky as a demonstration for his respect for the Rule of Law.

Police should stop prosecuting cases in magistrates’ courts – NBA

Bayo Akinlade, the Chairman of the Ikorodu Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Monday frowned at the continued prosecution of cases in the magistrate courts by the police.

Court stops EFCC from prosecuting ex-Customs boss, Dikko

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from prosecuting the former Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Abdullahi Dikko.

Don’t confiscate Yari’s assets, court tells Malami, Magu

A Federal High Court Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, to respect the status quo on their plans to confiscate the assets and property belonging to the immediate-past Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari.

Sokoto Govt collaborates with UN agencies on development

Gov.Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has pledged increased governmental collaborations with United Nations, UN, agencies on enhancing peoples’ lives and environmental development in the state.

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