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April 23, 2021
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Senior lawyers in Nigeria on Wednesday called on the federal government to remit allocations due to state judiciaries from the Federation Account directly to them as part of measures to break governors’ stonewalling of attempts to implement financial autonomy to the judiciary in the states. The lawyers, in separate interviews with THISDAY said since the […]Continue Reading
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Nigeria’s Senate Committee on Public Accounts has summoned the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris, over an alleged secret withdrawal of N7.5 billion (about $20 million) from the two per cent National Automotive Council Levy Account domiciled with Central Bank of […]Continue Reading
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The Federal Government has pledged to release on time the general purpose financial statements. This assurance was given by the Accountant General of the Federation Mr Idris Ahmed in Abuja on Wednesday. Ahmed said: “The Federal Government Treasury has bridged the hitherto deficit in the production of the Federal Government’s financial statements”. He spoke when […]Continue Reading
Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN sayz the Federal Government is working to narrow the gap between confiscated assets abroad and the actual assets returned to the country. He made this Statement while virtually delivering Nigeria’s Statement at the 14th United Nations Crime Congress held in Kyoto. The AGF called for International Cooperation in facilitating […]Continue Reading
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President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to prevail on Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma to rescind his planned demolition of some property owned by the family of his immediate predecessor, Rochas Okorocha. The request is contained in a petition by a lawyer to the ex-governor and now Senator, representing Imo West Senatorial District, Frank Tietie, […]Continue Reading
Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the national assembly has no constitutional power to summon President Muhammadu Buhari. Last week, the house of representatives passed a resolution summoning the president over the rising insecurity in the country. The president is scheduled to appear before the national assembly on Thursday but it is now […]Continue Reading
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The Federal Government has inaugurated a committee to sell off both movable and immovable looted assets recovered so far through the anti-corruption efforts of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, while inaugurating the 22-member committee in Abuja on Monday, urged its members not to Continue Reading