• Supreme Court May Summon Malami Over Property Dispute

    Supreme Court May Summon Malami Over Property Dispute

    Sokoto Prince and former Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa, Alhaji Shehu Malami, may have to appear in person before the Supreme Court to clear the air on a controversy surrounding his legal representation and the elder statesman’s bid to withdraw from a pending appeal at the apex court concerning a two-wing duplex property built on Plot 1809 Asokoro, Abuja by a Nigerian-American businessman, Mr Imokhuede Ohikhuare.

    Ambassador Malami’s personal appearance at the Supreme Court could become inevitable at the next hearing […]

  • ICC summons AGF Malami over massacre of Shiite Muslims

    ICC summons AGF Malami over massacre of Shiite Muslims

    According to reports, the international Criminal Court of Justice (ICC) has invited the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami SAN for explanations over the clash between Nigerian army and Shi’ites Muslims in Zaria.

    Malami is expected to leave Nigeria today for the ICC to explain the part played by the military during the clash.

    Also, members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as the Shi’ites yesterday protested at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Abuja saying […]

  • How Malami begged me to become SAN – Judge reveals

    How Malami begged me to become SAN – Judge reveals

    Reasons for the rancorous relationship between Justice Adeniyi Ademola of a Federal High Court in Abuja, and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, were revealed on Saturday.

    According to some of the documents obtained on Saturday, the turbulent relationship between the duo started in 2006.

    Justice Ademola, who was one of the seven judges arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services on allegations of corruption during simultaneous raids on their homes between October 7 […]

  • Buhari to sign executive order on transparency in government – Malami

    Buhari to sign executive order on transparency in government – Malami

    Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Monday disclosed that, as part of his efforts to entrench his fight against corruption, President Muhammadu Buhari will soon sign an executive order on transparency and efficiency in government.

    Speaking at the National open government partnership retreat in Kaduna State, the Minister said “Corruption remains one of the biggest impediments to National development. It is illegal and illegitimate. It concerns actions that are often clandestine and practices that […]

  • Stop blackmailing me, go to court – AGF, Malami tells judges

    Stop blackmailing me, go to court – AGF, Malami tells judges

    It was gathered that the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has challenged two judges of the Federal High Court to go to court and prove any case they have against him, instead of resorting to blackmail and falsehood in the media.

    Justices Ademola Adeniyi and Namdi Dimgba are accusing Malami of being the brain behind the recent raid of homes and arrest of judges.

    The judges are seeking leave of the Chief Justice of Nigeria to […]

  • DSS arrested me because of Tinubu, Dasuki, Malami, Kanu – Justice Ademola

    DSS arrested me because of Tinubu, Dasuki, Malami, Kanu – Justice Ademola

    Adeniyi Ademola, one of the judges of the Federal High Court, arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, last weekend, has said he was being tried for granting bail to ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki and ruling that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, be freed.

    In a letter dated October 11, addressed to Mahmoud Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ademola said he was held for over 24 hours before he was told the reason why he […]

  • No exact figures for looted funds – Malami

    No exact figures for looted funds – Malami

    According to reports, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), says the Federal Government has no exact figure of Nigeria’s looted funds abroad.

    Malami, who made this known at a Media Roundtable on Open Government Partnership in Abuja on Friday, said Nigeria would continues to liaise with other countries on the repatriation of looted funds, but the exact figures might be difficult to ascertain.

    The minister said this was because the nexus of complexity and dynamics of legislations, culture and […]

  • Why FG set up c’ttee on electoral reform – Malami explains

    Why FG set up c’ttee on electoral reform – Malami explains

    The Federal Government has formally inaugurated the 24-man committee headed by former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, to review the 2012 Electoral Act.

    During the ceremony at his office, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said the setting up of the committee was based on one of the promises made by President Muhammadu Buhari upon his inauguration, where he promised to deepen the country’s commitment to democracy and entrench the culture of an enduring electoral […]

  • FG To Employ 10,000 Drug Law Enforcement Officers In 2017 – Malami

    FG To Employ 10,000 Drug Law Enforcement Officers In 2017 – Malami

    Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said the federal government has approved the recruitment of 5000 staff in the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), in addition to 10,000 in 2017.

    Malami, who spoke at the ECOWAS ministers meeting, said there are plans by the federal government to improve the capacity of the agency in relation to fighting crimes in the region. Malami, who urged member countries’ ministers to adopt the new […]

  • Why Saraki and Ekweremadu must face criminal charges – Malami shares reasons

    Why Saraki and Ekweremadu must face criminal charges – Malami shares reasons

    Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), on Thursday defended the charges preferred against the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, for allegedly forging the Senate Standing Order 2015.

    The minister, in a statement in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Salihu Isah, said the allegation by the Senate, suggesting that the charges preferred against Saraki and his co-accused persons amounted to a coup against the Senate, was “totally untrue […]