SALUTE TO NIGERIA’S CHIEF LAW OFFICER – THIS DAY PG.59
The roles being played by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, in the fight against corruption in the country, has shot up his clout, profile and powers. Upon his ascendance into office in 2015, key and most urgent job that needed to be delivered to Nigerians by President Mohammadu Buhari was the war against graft and insecurity.
The seeming Siamese twins, which have bedeviled the nation and hampered development, apart from forming part of Buhari’s election promises to the people, appear to be the yardstick for measuring the success or otherwise of his administration.
CONTROVERSY OVER MALAMI’S MOVES TO SEIZE CONTROL OF EFCC – PUNCH PG.5
ADE ADESOMOJU examines how the incumbent Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), has pursued an ambitious plan to control the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission more than his predecessors. Mr Mohammed Adoke (SAN) had barely spent five months in office as the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, when he, on September 20, 2010, issued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission some regulations to assert his control over the anti-corruption agency. By their nature, economic crimes which are part of the major focus of the EFCC are mostly connected with public offices which in turn are intertwined with politics.
DASUKI ASKS COURT TO QUASH INDICTING JUDGMENT, NULLIFY METUH’S TRIAL – PUNCH PG.3
A former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd), has asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to quash his indictment contained in the February 25, 2020 judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja which convicted an ex-National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, on money laundering charges. The ex-NSA urged the court not to only set aside the findings which he said were repeated about 10 times against him in the judgment, but to also set aside the entire proceedings which, according to him, were conducted in breach of established procedures.