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Malami identifies Federal Lawmaker as Sunday Igboho’s Financier
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Malami identifies Federal Lawmaker as Sunday Igboho’s Financier

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami has disclosed that an investigative report showed that the major financier of  Sunday Adeyemo (aka Igboho) is a federal lawmaker in the National Assembly. Malami made this disclosure on Friday while addressing a press conference in Abuja on Investigation Reports On Acts Of Terrorism And Allied Offences Perpetrated By the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu And Report On the Sponsors And Financiers Of Sunday Igboho And Associates. The AGF was however silent on the identity of the said federal lawmaker. According to Malami, the report revealed that Igboho is the owner of a company, Adesun International Concept Limited through which he received a total sum of N127, ...
Anambra poll: Reprimand Malami, others over emergency rule comment – CSOs
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Anambra poll: Reprimand Malami, others over emergency rule comment – CSOs

The civil society has condemned in strongest terms, the recent statement credited to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, on the likelihood of Federal Government declaring a state of emergency in Anambra State, over rising spate of insecurity. Addressing newsmen in Abuja after a stakeholders' assessment of preparedness for Anambra November 6, 2021 Governorship election, a group of over 40 INEC accredited Election Observers for the election, stoutly dismissed the suggestion for a State of Emergency in the State. The group insisted that Malami and his co-travelers should be seriously cautioned and adequately reprimanded by Mr President to forestall any future careless and irresponsible outbursts and schemings. The release reads "We fou...
Malami’s position on open grazing ban a threat to Nigeria’s unity Senator – Abaribe
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Malami’s position on open grazing ban a threat to Nigeria’s unity Senator – Abaribe

  The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Thursday came under fire for dismissing Southern governors’ ban on open grazing of cattle. The Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Thursday attacked Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, over his “divisive reaction” to the ban on open grazing by Southern governors. Senator Abaribe argued that such legislations were in conflict with the constitution of the country which guaranteed freedom of movement of individuals. He said the ban on herdsmen was akin to asking dealers of vehicle spare parts from certain parts of the country not to conduct their businesses in the northern parts of Nigeria. Abaribe, who reacted to the AGF’s ...
Influential Nigerians and organisations to face trial for terrorism financing – FG
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Influential Nigerians and organisations to face trial for terrorism financing – FG

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) says some very influential businessmen and organisations will soon be docked for alleged offences relating to terrorism financing in the country. According to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice while fielding questions from the media on Friday May 7 2021, said investigations have revealed that high-profile individuals have been implicated in various cases of terrorism financing across the country. He said: “As you will actually know, sometimes back there were certain convictions of Nigerians allegedly involved in terrorism financing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “That gave rise to a wider and far-reaching investigation in Nigeria. “I‘m happy to report that arising from the wide...
I Won’t Hesitate To Testify Against Magu Before Salami Panel – AGF Malami Speaks
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I Won’t Hesitate To Testify Against Magu Before Salami Panel – AGF Malami Speaks

Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said that he will not hesitate to testify before the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential Investigative Panel if he is summoned. He disclosed this in an interview with Arise TV on Wednesday. The AGF was reacting to the letter written by the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, asking the panel to summon Malami. The Justice Minister said he has no skeleton in his cupboard and therefore would gladly offer his full cooperation to the Justice Salami panel if the need arises. Malami said: “So, if indeed the Ayo Salami panel invites Abubakar Malami as a person or the AGF in the person of Abubakar Malami for any testimony, for any clarification...
AGF Malami To Buhari – I Was Already A Rich Man Before You Appointed Me As Minister
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AGF Malami To Buhari – I Was Already A Rich Man Before You Appointed Me As Minister

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, listing sources of his wealth following calls for his sack over corruption allegations. In his letter, the minister told the President Buhari that he possessed lucrative investments before his appointment as a minister of the federation. Malami, in the letter, stated that he listed 27 properties in his asset declaration form submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau. “Among other things, I owned lucrative business ventures of Rayhaan Hotels and Rayhaan Food & Drinks, both in Kano, since December 13, 2013, years before the 2015 election that saw to the victory of President Muhamadu Buhari as the President and long before I was appointed to be a Min...
Groups Submits Corruption Allegations Against Malami To President Buhari [Full List]
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Groups Submits Corruption Allegations Against Malami To President Buhari [Full List]

A coalition of anti-corruption groups in Nigeria have submitted allegations of corruption against the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to President Muhammadu Buhari. Their letter titled “Compilation of Corruption Allegations and Abuse of Office”, was signed by the Chairman, Civil Society Network Against Corruption, Olanrewaju Suraju; Chairman, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, Debo Adeniran; and Co-founder, Say No Campaign, Ezenwa Nwagwu. The coalition demanded the immediate probe of Malami, insisting that there are very strong allegations Malami with clear proofs, urging Buhari to intervene immediately. “We have listed these corruption cases after painstaking compilation of high profile corruption cases involving the coun...
How Malami Frustrated Extradition Of Diezani, Other Fugitives — Magu
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How Malami Frustrated Extradition Of Diezani, Other Fugitives — Magu

Suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has responded to allegations that he frustrated the extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former petroleum minister and other fugitives to face trial in Nigeria. Magu, while rebuffing the allegation, has now told the presidential panel investigating allegations of corruption against him that it was rather his accuser, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, who was actually frustrating the extradition of the fugitives. In the reports, which was initially published by the News Agency of Nigeria and republished by several newspapers, Mr Magu was accused of refusing to cooperate with crime-fighting authorities in the United Kingdom to facilitate the return o...
REVEALED: Governors, Ministers, Lawmakers, Ex-Government Officials Shun COVID-19 Guidelines, Honour Lavish Wedding Ceremony Of Nigeria’s AGF’s Son, Inside Government House In Kano [PHOTOS]
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REVEALED: Governors, Ministers, Lawmakers, Ex-Government Officials Shun COVID-19 Guidelines, Honour Lavish Wedding Ceremony Of Nigeria’s AGF’s Son, Inside Government House In Kano [PHOTOS]

Over the weekend, the son of Nigeria's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Abdulaziz Malami got married to Khadija Danbatta in Kano. SaharaReporters on Saturday revealed there were not just defiance on coronavirus guidelines and breach of the laid down protocols of the NCDC but also violated the stipulated number of persons approved to attend a social event at this time by the Nigerian Government. The government's rule says social events of more than 20 persons were prohibited at this time in order to help curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the country. However, pictures and videos of the wedding obtained by the DAILY VENDOR, shows that not only was guests at the ceremony, which took place inside the Government House in Kano State, more than 20, many ...
EXPOSED: Another Multi-million Naira House Built By Nigeria’s AGF, Abubakar Malami, For Son In Kebbi State Discovered [PHOTOS]
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EXPOSED: Another Multi-million Naira House Built By Nigeria’s AGF, Abubakar Malami, For Son In Kebbi State Discovered [PHOTOS]

Angered by his persistent denial of corruption-fuelled wedding of his son, evidence has now shown a second mansion worth N100m built by Nigeria's Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami, in Kebbi State in the name of same son, Abdulaziz. The building, it was gathered, was erected in only under two months in preparation for Abdulaziz and his new bride, Khadija Danbatta, to move in to after the second leg of their lavish wedding on Saturday. The monumental edifice, located in the choice area of Gesse Phase II in Birnin Kebbi, capital of Kebbi State.  Abdulaziz and his wife are expected to also make use of the property aside the one in Abuja. Interior Photos of the property: Exterior Photos of the property: Source: SaharaReporters
BREAKING: Malami Reacts To Alleged N300m House Bought For Son, Social Distancing At Wedding
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BREAKING: Malami Reacts To Alleged N300m House Bought For Son, Social Distancing At Wedding

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has denied purchasing a N300 million house for his newly married son. This was contained in a statement on Saturday by his spokesman, Umar Gwandu, calling the allegation a blatant lie. "Who is the vendor of the purported house bought for the son of the Minister in Abuja at N300m? Where is the so-called mansion located in Abuja? Where are the title documents?”, he queried. Malami insisted: “God knows that I did not purchase any house for him in Abuja. Not even a rented house was secured for my son in Abuja, because he has no plan to live in Abuja”. The minister also pointed the claim that he hired private jets for the son’s marriage was preposterous. On the video of the ceremony, Malami m...
Revealed: Nigeria’s AGF, Abubakar Malami, Acquires Multi-million Naira Mansion For Newly Wedded Son, Guests Flout Social Distancing Rules During Lavish Wedding Ceremony [VIDEO]
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Revealed: Nigeria’s AGF, Abubakar Malami, Acquires Multi-million Naira Mansion For Newly Wedded Son, Guests Flout Social Distancing Rules During Lavish Wedding Ceremony [VIDEO]

In clear violation of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control directive on social distancing as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak in the country, guests at the wedding ceremony of Abdul Aziz Malami, son of Nigeria's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), have been seen in a video of the lavish ceremony dancing and communicating close to one another without wearing face masks while spraying wads of United States dollars and naira notes on the newly married couple. Part of the NCDC guidelines forbids social events like weddings where there are more than 20 persons in attendance. The video of the ceremony published by SaharaReporters on Friday clearly showed more than the stipulated number of persons at that ceremony.  https://yo...
Buhari approved sacking of Magu – AGF Malami
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Buhari approved sacking of Magu – AGF Malami

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sacking of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Mustapha Magu. Malami made this clarification through his Special Assistant on Media, Dr Jibrilu Gwandu, Friday in Abuja. The AGF,s clarification is the first time an official government confirmation of the firing of the Nigeria antigraft chief since the news break on his debacle. Malami in the press statement, also confirmed that Mohammed Umar, the Director of operations of EFCC, replaces Magu pending the outcome of the Justice Ayo Salami presidential probe panel. For the past week, series of cash ranging from N39bn, N80bn, N4bn are alleged to ha...
Breaking News: President Buhari Approves Magu’s Suspension – AGF Reveals
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Breaking News: President Buhari Approves Magu’s Suspension – AGF Reveals

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), says the President, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the suspension of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, The PUNCH reports. Malami said this in a statement by his Spokesman, Umar Gwandu, on Friday. The President subsequently appointed the EFCC Head of Operations, Mohammed Umar, as the acting chairman. Malami's statement partly read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Ag. Chairman EFCC in order to allow for unhindered inquiry by the Presidential Investigation Panel under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act and other relevant laws.“President Muhammadu Buhari has also approved that the EFCC Director of O...
I Didn’t Say Amotekun was Illegal, I was Misquoted – Malami
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I Didn’t Say Amotekun was Illegal, I was Misquoted – Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has said he never said the operation Amotekun was illegal, explaining that he was misquoted. Malami, while responding to a question during a chat on Radio Nigeria Abuja on Thursday morning, explained that he did not say that Amotekun was illegal. He stated, “I was misinterpreted on Operation Amotekun, I did not say it’s illegal. “I said the Operation Amotekun should be properly backed by law, so if at the end of this government, if the operation has been backed by law, any government that eventually succeeded this government would not rubbish the operation. “I said if they failed to enact a law in support of Amotekun in the South-West Region of Nigeria, another government can come and say its illegal and this is beca...
AMOTEKUN: The Difference Between Tinubu and Gov Akeredolu
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AMOTEKUN: The Difference Between Tinubu and Gov Akeredolu

After keeping silent for over three weeks on the controversy surrounding the Amotekun, the All Progressive Congress (APC) National Leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu finally releases his long awaited statement on the issue and trust me when I say I was not surprised with his choice of words. He is very predictable. Furthermore, I have read the statements credited to both the Chairman of Southwest Governors Forum Governor Akeredolu and Tinubu and I can boldly say that Akeredolu is very bold and more courageous than Tinubu. Tinubu, obviously was speaking from both sides of his mouth probably to avoid provoking and hurting both his people and his gods in the North whom he completely depends on to make another bold step further in his political career in the nearest future. Therefore he was very ...
We Released Dasuki, Sowore out of Compassion, Obedience to Court Order – FG
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We Released Dasuki, Sowore out of Compassion, Obedience to Court Order – FG

Mr Abubakar Malami The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has revealed that the release of Omoyele Sowore, and Sambo Dasuki, from detention by the Federal Government was based on compassionate grounds. Malami also said in a statement by his spokesman, Dr. Umar Gwandu, who quoted him as speaking to the BBC Hausa and the Hausa Service of the Voice of America, that they were released because the government decided to comply with orders granting them bail. Explaining why the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, were not released like Dasuki and Sowore, Malami said “the Federal Government does not interfere with the cases that are being prosecuted by a state government....
I Can’t Ask DSS to Release Sowore – AGF Malami Replies Falana
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I Can’t Ask DSS to Release Sowore – AGF Malami Replies Falana

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, said he could not ask the Department of State Service to release Omoyele Sowore from custody. The minister said this in a statement that he could not take a unilateral decision on the release of Sowore without recourse to the court, where he and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, are being prosecuted on charges of treasonable felony, among others. His Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu, stated that Malami was reacting to “the claim that a lawyer sent a letter to the AGF requesting the release of Mr. Sowore”. The statement appeared to be a veiled reference to the letter by Sowore’s lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), sent to the AGF on Friday to demand his release from DSS ...
Buhari Has Ordered Investigation into Court Invasion By DSS – Malami
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Buhari Has Ordered Investigation into Court Invasion By DSS – Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, says the Federal Government has ordered an investigation into the Friday invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja, by the operatives of the Department of State Service. The DSS, in an attempt to re-arrest the RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore, had invaded the court, during which the judge fled the scene. Malami spoke to reporters at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, after paying a courtesy visit to the Chief Judge of the court, Justice John Tsoho. He dodged question on the reason for Sowore’s re-arrest, which had drawn criticisms locally and internationally. Responding to questions from reporters, Malami said he did not visit the Chief Judge over Sowore’s issue, but...