Malami Withdraws From Kebbi Governorship, To Remain As Nigeria’s Justice Minister, Attorney-General

Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has pulled out of the Kebbi State governorship race, multiple sources told SaharaReporters on Friday. Malami had in April declared interest in the Kebbi State governorship race. He also distributed over 200 exotic vehicles to party members ahead of the governorship primary in the state. On Wednesday, he submitted his N50 million nomination form at the International Conference Centre. Several sources close to the minister said he withdrew from the race over fear that he may not get…

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Malami makes a U-turn, says no evidence Kyari laundered money

There are strong indications that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, may be plotting to save a former Commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, from facing criminal prosecution for alleged money laundering. Weeks after directing the police to probe him for allegedly receiving 33 proceeds of crime, stating that a case of money laundering had been established against Kyari, the justice minister in a new legal advice said there was no evidence to show that money was laundered by the senior…

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FG approves US request for Abba Kyari’s extradition

The Federal Government on Thursday approved the request by the United States of America, for suspended Commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, to be extradited over the $1.1million wire fraud perpetrated by Abass Ramon aka Hushpuppi and 4 others. Government’s approval was made known by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) when he filed an application before the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja for Kyari’s extradition. The application marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/249/2022 was filed…

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AGF Malami forced us to convert $40 million recovered loot at N305 per dollar: Keystone Bank

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, issued a directive that a part of the $136 million belonging to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) should be paid in naira equivalent, Keystone Bank has said. The bank made this revelation during a hearing of the Ad-hoc Committee on Assessment and Status of all recovered loots, Movable and Immovable Assets, covering loots and assets from 2002 to 2020 by agencies of the federal government. Mr Malami, who had established that a total of $136,676,600.51 was to be paid to NNPC, directed that…

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Commissioner condemns Malami’s threat of state of emergency in Anambra

The Commissioner of Information in Anambra State, Don Adinuba, has described as outrageous, the threat by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), that the Federal Government might declare a State of Emergency in Anambra to ensure that the November 6 governorship election in the state takes place. According to the commissioner, Anambra has not experienced the level of killings recorded in Kaduna, Borno, Zamfara and the other Northern states where rampaging bandits have murdered hundreds of innocent citizens in the last few months. Adinuba…

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Nigerians blast Malami for scoring an own goal

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), downloaded Virtual Private Network in order to visit Twitter to deactivate it, The PUNCH can confirm. This is despite Malami’s threats to Nigerians that using Twitter could land them in jail. The AGF had posted a photo of his deactivated Twitter account. However, a critical look at the photo by just clicking on it showed that indeed Malami had accessed his Twitter account with the aid of a VPN. In a chat with The PUNCH on Tuesday, a human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, described…

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Kaduna state Governor, El-Rufai, Adeboye, Others defy Malami’s order

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for the Federal Government to enforce their Unlawful ban on Twitter in Nigeria as many prominent personalities keep tweeting. You’d recall that AGF, Malami had issued a threat to arrest and prosecute anyone using Twitter in Nigeria which has no backing by the law. However, Pastor Adeboye and Kumuyi of The Deeper life church, Ayodele Fayose are few of the prominent persons who insist that Twitter usage is still within their rights to free expression under the law. Up until now, non of the government officials nor broadcasting institutions have deactivated…

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Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void – PDP

Press Statement Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order is Illegal, Null and Void -PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) declares that the directive by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration to arrest and prosecute any Nigerian using Twitter, is blatantly unconstitutional, illegal, null and completely of no moment. The PDP asserts that the directive by the APC through the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, is not only downright ludicrous, but shows the frenzied desperation by the Buhari Presidency to muzzle, victimize, clamp down on innocent Nigerians and foist…

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Hoodlums Wearing Army Uniform Behind Lekki Shooting – Malami

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says it is likely that hoodlums wearing military fatigues — and not soldiers — shot #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos state. About two weeks ago, protests calling for the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) took flight across the country. The police unit was disbanded but the protests persisted as citizens demanded reforms in the force. Protesters converged on the tollgate for 13 days before they were forcefully dispersed by soldiers. There are reports that some of the protesters…

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