MALAMI’S SUBTERFUGE BEFORE JUSTICE SALAMI – NATION PG.7
Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, was determined not to appear before the Justice Ayo Salami judicial commission of inquiry probing the activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He had authored a petition to the president against the former chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, suggesting that many unseemly practices had taken place in the agency.
Before the panel wrapped up its inquiry, it issued a subpoena against Mr Malami at the prompting of Mr Magu’s lawyers in order to help determine where the case should lean. Mr Magu had been suspended on the strength of that strongly-worded petition. However, citing constitutional reasons, the AGF declined the invitation, and insisted that his role as a supervisory officer precluded him from testifying. In composing the petition against Mr Magu, he had merely responded to the petitions forwarded to his office, he explained. What he didn’t explain was why Mr Magu was suspended based on unproven petitions
NASS LACKS POWER TO AMEND NIGERIA’S CONSTITUTION- MIKE AHAMBA – SUN PG.1&26, 27
Let’s sit and renegotiate the country As the National Assembly gets set for another constitution amendment exercise, elder statesman, Chief Mike Ahamba, SAN has warned the legislative body not to engage in wild goose chase as it doesn’t have the power to amend Nigeria’s constitution. Speaking with VINCENT KALU, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the Second Republic lawmaker stressed that the time has come for Nigerians to sit and renegotiate the future of the country.
NCAC, STAKEHOLDERS GATHER AGAINST RAPE – SUN PG.7
Participants at the just concluded cultural roundtable on rape and other gender based violence organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture have advocated appropriate legislation with stiffer penalty to rid the society of the heinous crime of rape and return the culture of sanity, high morality and respect for sanctity of the human person. The event which held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja was primarily aimed at raising voices against the culture of rape and other gender based violence which is gradually becoming another form of pandemic in the Nigerian society.
BAYELSA GOV DISPUTE: WHY APPEAL COURT NULLIFIED DIRI’S SACK BY TRIBUNAL – SUN PG.29, NATION PG.6, DAILY TRUST PG.4, THISDAY PG.1&5
Respite came the way of Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State on Friday, as the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, upturned the tribunal judgment that nullified his election. In a unanimous decision, a five-man panel of Justices of the appellate court voided the majority judgement the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal delivered on August 17, which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct a fresh election in the state within 90 elections.
ALLEGED MONEY LAUNDERING: COURT GIVES NDUME ULTIMATUM TO PRODUCE MAINA – NATION PG.5, THISDAY PG.14, PUNCH PG.11
Senator Ali Ndume (Borno South) is at the risk of sanction by the Federal High Court Abuja should he fail to produce ex-Chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Monday. Ndume had stood surety for Maina when the court granted him bail on the condition that he would always attend court with him pending the conclusion of the case or forfeit the N500 million bail bonds.
EFCC NABS 10 SUSPECTED CYBER FRAUDSTERS IN IBADAN – DAILY TRUST PG.7, PUNCH PG.18
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 10 suspects for their alleged involvement in internet frauds. The suspects are; Isaac Ogundayo, David Ayodele, Etiowe Kelvin, Seun Afolabi, Saheed Olalekan, Oluwatobi Damilola, Sukanmi Odofin, Ademola Okunola, Joseph Damilare and Abass Sodiq.