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No names were dropped in Wadume’s Case – Malami

No names were dropped in Wadume’s Case – Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has said that no names were dropped in the Wadume case. A statement by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations  Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice on Friday said “What the Office did was to severe the charges in view ... Read More »

Malami Receives Best Minister Award 2020

Malami Receives Best Minister Award 2020

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has received certificate of nomination as the Best Minister of the year 2020 by a non-governmental organization, Face of Democracy Nigeria Project. This is contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice ... Read More »

Executive order 10 signed by Buhari sacrosanct – Malami

Executive order 10 signed by Buhari sacrosanct – Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration cameo with the Executive order No- 0010 in order to deepen democracy from grassroot and ensure effective implementation of the doctrine of separation of powers. This is contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and ... Read More »

FG to Enhance Legal Framework for Nigeria’s Digital Identity – Malami

FG to Enhance Legal Framework for Nigeria’s Digital Identity – Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN said the Federal Government is committed to reviewing the legal and regulatory framework with a view to accelerating the implementation by Nigeria’s digital identity for development project. This is contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation ... Read More »

Malami Hosts Stakeholders’ Webinar on Post COVID-19 Judiciary

Malami Hosts Stakeholders’ Webinar on Post COVID-19 Judiciary

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN on Thursday hosted webinar/virtual interactive session with attorneys-general and heads of courts of the 36 states and the federal capital territory. This is contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister ... Read More »

Why President Signs Executive Orders – Malami

Why President Signs Executive Orders – Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has said that Presidential Executive Orders are aimed at complementing existing legislations and ensuring inter-agency coordination in the process of implementation. Speaking on Thursday at the Radio Nigeria programme “Politics Nationwide”, Malami pointed out that Executive Orders are for ensuring constitutional compliance, complementing existing legislations, ensuring and enhancing operation, enforcement ... Read More »

Sallah: Malami Greets Muslims on Eid al-fitr

Sallah: Malami Greets Muslims on Eid al-fitr

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami felicitates with Muslims faithful all over the world on the occasion of this year’s Eid al-fitr. This is contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, which was made available ... Read More »

Buhari Signs Executive Order on Financial Autonomy of State Legislature, Judiciary

Buhari Signs Executive Order on Financial Autonomy of State Legislature, Judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari  on Friday signed into law Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 for the implementation of Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary Order, 2020. This is contained in a statement issued by Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and made available to newsmen in ... Read More »

Just In : Buhari signs Amendment to 2018 Executive Order 008 on Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme

Just In : Buhari signs Amendment to 2018 Executive Order 008 on Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme

President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria signed the Executive Order 008 on Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme (VOARS) October 2018. As a result of stakeholders input and need to strengthen implementation mechanisms and structures, the Order was reviewed.  Consequently, the  Amendment to Executive Order 2008 was signed on 20th May, 2020 by President Buhari. This is contained ... Read More »

Abacha Assets: Focus on fund utilization, not rhetoric – Malami urges Nigerians

Abacha Assets: Focus on fund utilization, not rhetoric – Malami urges Nigerians

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice says it’s attention has been drawn to “needles media hype relating to purported characterization of the recovered assets associated with former Head of State, General Sani Abacha as “Abacha Assets”. The Office maintained that the choice of words was deliberate. The Office said “It is to be noted ... Read More »

Abacha loot: Malami frowns at editorial by The Punch newspaper

Abacha loot: Malami frowns at editorial by The Punch newspaper

Abacha Loot: practice journalism not antagonism, AGF charges Media By Umar Jibrilu Gwandu Our attention has been drawn to an editorial published on May 4th, 2020 by The Punch newspaper, on the giant efforts of the office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,Abubakar Malami, SAN in relation to the recovery of funds connected to ... Read More »

FG receives over $ 311m ABACHA III recovered assets from US, The Bailiwick of Jersey – Malami

FG receives over $ 311m ABACHA III recovered assets from US, The Bailiwick of Jersey – Malami

Attorney-General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Monday 4th May, 2020 confirmed the receipt of approximately three hundred and eleven million, seven hundred and ninety-seven thousand, eight hundred and sixty-six dollars and eleven cents ($311,797,866.11) of the Abacha assets repatriated from the United States and the Bailiwick of Jersey. This is ... Read More »

Malami felicitates with Media on World Press Freedom Day

Malami felicitates with Media on World Press Freedom Day

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has felicitated with the Nigerian journalists on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. This is contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and made available to newsmen ... Read More »

Malami replies US Senator, says Nigeria’s War on Corruption non-discriminatory

Malami replies US Senator, says Nigeria’s War on Corruption non-discriminatory

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has said that Federal Government’s fight against corruption in the country is impartial, objective and non-discriminatory. Malami on Wednesday in a statement issued by media aide in his office, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, described allegations on use of the fight for political witch-hunting as unfounded, baseless and devoid of ... Read More »

Covid-19: FG Committed to further decongest prisons – Malami

Covid-19: FG Committed to further decongest prisons – Malami

Against the background of the prevailing pandemic Covid – 19 health challenges, the Federal Government has taken bold steps to further decongest Correctional Service formations (prisons). Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami stated this said President Muhamadu Buhari has been mindful of the need to decongest prisons with particular regards to the fact that around seventy percent of ... Read More »

P&ID: FG appears in UK court as timeline for hearing is fixed

P&ID: FG appears in UK court as timeline for hearing is fixed

The Federal Republic of Nigeria Friday appeared in the English High Court for a scheduled case management conference (CMC). “The CMC was held for the Court to decide procedural issues relating to our application to set aside the arbitral award on the basis that it was procured by fraud and corruption, “Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, SA Media and Public Relations ... Read More »

Falana has vindicated FG’s stand on Amotekun – Malami

Falana has vindicated FG’s stand on Amotekun – Malami

By asking for the state governments of the Southwestern Nigeria to “proceed to enact the necessary laws”, in justifying the legality of the establishment and operation of Amotekon, Mr. Femi Falana is reaffirming and reiterating the Federal Government’s stance that the establishment of the operation currently is illegal, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN ... Read More »

Amotekun Is Illegal, Attorney General Of The Federation Declares

Amotekun Is Illegal, Attorney General Of The Federation Declares

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN has pronounced ‘Amotekun’, the security outfit newly inaugurated by governments of states in the south west as illegal. “The setting up of the paramilitary organization called “Amotekun” is illegal and runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian law.  The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 ... Read More »

Dasuki, Sowore: Falana concocts constitutional provisions for mischief – Malami’s Spokesman

Dasuki, Sowore: Falana concocts constitutional provisions for mischief – Malami’s Spokesman

“…in a bid to garner media-hype in condemnation of a valid governmental action taken in good faith and in the interest of the general public, Mr. Falana, SAN resorted to quoting non-existing Sections of the Constitution by stating that: “Mr. Malami SAN should have apologized to Col. Dasuki (Rtd.) and Mr. Sowore in accordance with Section 32(6) of the 1999 ... Read More »

Sowore: Foreign Policy Conventions Bar US Lawmakers From Direct Correspondence With Me – Malami

Sowore: Foreign Policy Conventions Bar US Lawmakers From Direct Correspondence With Me – Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has said he did not receive any correspondence from the lawmakers of the United State of America over the trial and detention of Omoyele Sowore as at the close of the work on Friday, 20th day of December, 2019. The disclosure was made in a statement issued by Dr. ... Read More »