Nigeria’s Attorney-General, Malami, Hunts Down EFCC Officials Suspected Of Leaking Corruption Files To The Media

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has in response to series of reports exposing his alleged corrupt amassing of unexplained wealth by SaharaReporters turned his fury on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission where a number of staff suspected of being behind the leaking of corruption files on him to the online news medium had been suspended. Among the 12 … Continue reading Nigeria’s Attorney-General, Malami, Hunts Down EFCC Officials Suspected Of Leaking Corruption Files To The Media

AGF Malami Writes Buhari, Wants Trial Of Adoke, Diezani, Others Stopped: FULL LETTER

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to back off on his administration’s legal battles against the principal actors in the controversial Malabu Oil deal. By Samuel Ogundipe The raging scandal over the OPL 245 oil block began in 2011 when the Goodluck Jonathan administration approved its purchase by Shell and Agip-Eni from Malabu Oil and Gas … Continue reading AGF Malami Writes Buhari, Wants Trial Of Adoke, Diezani, Others Stopped: FULL LETTER

Magu Released From Detention

The suspended chairman of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has been released. By Kunle Sanni Mr Magu was released on Wednesday evening. He was arrested last week Monday and has been detained by the police since then. He has been appearing before a presidential panel investigating allegations of corruption and insubordination levelled against him by Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s justice minister. Details later… Continue reading Magu Released From Detention

UK Coalition Writes Buhari, Says International Community Concerned Over Magu

Three foreign anti-corruption groups say the exit of Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) “may erode the recent gains in the fight against corruption”. By Bolanle Olabimtan They said what is going on in Nigeria “is of concern to the international community”. Magu was arrested few days ago, and is currently being probed over allegations of gross misconduct. … Continue reading UK Coalition Writes Buhari, Says International Community Concerned Over Magu

Anxiety In The EFCC As 12 EFCC Directors Just Got Suspended

About 12 directors and top staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been suspended with immediate effect. By Yusuf Alli The notice of suspension was communicated to the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mohammed Umar, on Tuesday night by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation. The action was said to be in connection with the ongoing investigation of the … Continue reading Anxiety In The EFCC As 12 EFCC Directors Just Got Suspended

It’s False, Magu Couldn’t Have Stolen Interest On Looted Funds – Says Lawyer And EFCC Officials

Forfeited funds recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are not kept in interest-yielding bank accounts, contrary to recent reports against the suspended chairman, Ibrahim Magu, his lawyer has said. By Kunle Sanni The News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday quoted a report of a committee which audited recovered assets, accusing Mr Magu of stealing the interest on looted funds kept in some bank accounts. … Continue reading It’s False, Magu Couldn’t Have Stolen Interest On Looted Funds – Says Lawyer And EFCC Officials

Malami Risks 5 Years In Jail’ — Lawyer Speaks On Sale Of Seized Oil Assets

Kabir Akingbolu, a human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), risks five years in prison for “illegally” approving the auctioning of sea vessels holding crude oil and diesel seized by the federal government. By Bolanle Olabimtan Malami was reported to have given approval for the sale of the oil assets valued at millions of naira and seized by security agencies over … Continue reading Malami Risks 5 Years In Jail’ — Lawyer Speaks On Sale Of Seized Oil Assets

Op-Ed | Malami, Magu And The Turmoil In EFCC

On the surface, the arrest, detention and grilling of former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Ibrahim Magu, should underscore President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to the war against corruption and emboldened respect for the rule of law. Orchestrated almost wholly by the Justice minister and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, the detention and grilling of the EFCC boss represent his firmer … Continue reading Op-Ed | Malami, Magu And The Turmoil In EFCC

Malami Justifies Approval For Sale Of Seized Oil Vessels’ Content

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said on Sunday that he acted legally in approving the sale of the content some seized oil vessels.  Eric Ikhilae, Abuja Malami was reacting to media reports he granted approval to a firm (Omoh Jay Nig Ltd) purportedly standing trial in court for stealing crude oil, diesel to auction goods seized from … Continue reading Malami Justifies Approval For Sale Of Seized Oil Vessels’ Content