WHY I RECOMMENDED BAWAFOR EFCC JOB – MALAMI – DAILY TRUST PG.12
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has explained why
he recommended Abdulrasheed Bawa for the chairmanship of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Malami who debunked claims of singlehandedly picking Bawa to be the chairman of the EFFC in an interview with Daily Trust, said four names were submitted to the president for consideration and Bawa was subsequently picked. The AGF noted that Bawa “has held various authorities, inclusive of serving in various divisions as the head of operations, including Port Harcourt, Lagos and Ibadan which are adjudged to be the high point”.
DELTA’S WILL – NATION BP
Lies are so powerful that they can upend justice, especially in a country like ours. So, the Ibori loot, as it is often described, looks like a story that will not end. For the same case, he fled the country. A former governor conquered the headlines. UK handcuffed him while their media huffe. He was docked because he could not dock. The UK court proved he purloined his state’s money, and locked him for years behind vertical bars.
WHY DELTA SHOULD NOT BE DENIED IBORI LOOT – FALANA – PUNCH PG.8, THISDAY PG.10
A human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has consistently said former Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, never stole and yet Buhari uses Abacha’s recovered loot to implement projects. He, therefore, argued that the Delta State Government could not be denied the billions recovered from its former Governor, James Ibori, just because the state government once said Ibori never stole.
ASARI-DOKUBO DECLARES SELF NEWBIAFRAN BODY’S LEADER, NAMES OFFICIALS – PUNCH PG.7, SUN PG.6, DAILY TRUST PG.45
A former militant in the Niger Delta region, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo has announced himself as the leader of the new Biafra de facto Customary Government, citing “injustice and marginalisation” on the Igbo people found in various zones of the country as the reason for his aspiring for a “better life for his people”. This was contained in a statement issued by the Head of Information and Communication of the customary government, Uche Mefor, copies of which were made available to journalists in Warri on Sunday.
EFCC DETAINS ONDO LAWMAKER, CLERK, OTHERS OVER ALLEGED FRAUD – PUNCH PG.9
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission has detained the Clerk of Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Bode Aladeyelu, a member of the House, Mr Fele Mugudu Bankole, and two civil servants over an allegation of fraud. It was earlier reported that the anti-graft agency invited the alleged persons over the fraud case allegedly committed in 2019 and were said to have been in the detention of the agency since last week.
CJN, OTHERS CONDOLE WITH JUSTICE NGUTA’S FAMILY – PUNCH PG.9, THISDAY PG.5
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, over the weekend, led 18 Justices of the Supreme Court to pay condolence visit to the family of the late Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, who died on March 7, 2021. Other officials who accompanied the Justices during the visit to Nguta’s residence in Abuja are the Chief Registrar, Hadizatu Mustapha and some management staff of the Supreme Court.
BUHARI SUED OVER MOVE TO BORROW N895BN FROM DORMANT ACCOUNTS – SUN PG.26
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court Abuja to restrain President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government from borrowing an estimated N895 billion of Nigerians’ money, in the form of unclaimed dividends and balances in dormant accounts, under the guise of Finance Act, 2020. The group described the Finance Act as patently unlawful, unconstitutional, and a discriminatory legislation.
LEGAL HOSTILITIES RESUMES AT COURT OF APPEAL OVER N3.8BN OBUDU RESORT CONTRACT DEBT – SUN PG.5
Legal hostilities will resume at the Abuja division of the Court Appeal this week, between a private firm, Zedici Capital Ltd and the Cross River State government over a N3.8bn contract debt. The appellant, Zedici Capital Ltd, is the firm which remodelled the Obudu Mountain Resort in Cross River State, now a subject of litigation. At the last adjourned date, proceedings were stalled due to inability of the court to form a quorum.
COURT REJECTS MOVE TO QUASH POLICE LEGAL OPINION ON ANAMBRA JUDGE – SUN PG.4&5
AnambraState High Court has rejected an application by Justice Ifeanyi Nweze seeking to stop his prosecution over alleged forgery. Justice N. Odili of the court, in his ruling, held that quashing the legal opinion would amount to interfering with police duty of investigation. The legal opinion with reference CB: 3960/X/LEG/VOL.1186 dated April 11, 2016 was signed by ACP Ochogwu Ogbe, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Legal Section, Force Criminal.