Abubakar Malami

Supreme Court strikes out Buhari, Malami’s suit on Electoral Act amendment

Supreme Court strikes out Buhari, Malami’s suit on Electoral Act amendment

The Supreme Court has struck out a suit by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami SAN seeking to void the provision of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022. In a judgment on Friday, a seven-member panel of the apex court, headed by Justice Musa Dattijo Mohammed, was unanimous in holding that President Buhari, having participated in the making of the law by assenting to it, could not turn around to fault its provisions. The court upheld all the grounds of objection raised by the National Assembly, through its lawyer, Dr. Olukayode Ajulo,…
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National Assembly fights Malami back, appeals Electoral Act judgment

National Assembly fights Malami back, appeals Electoral Act judgment

The National Assembly has begun moves to thwart the actions of some members of the federal executive who are bent on removing  Section 84(12) from the Electoral Act 2022. The PUNCH on Thursday gathered that the nation’s apex legislature had started the process of appealing the judgment of a Federal High Court, Umuahia, Abia State, which removed Section 84(12) from the Electoral Act. Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act bars all political appointees including ministers, commissioners and aides from contesting or voting in any party primary. Some members of the executive, including the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the…
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Amaechi, Malami Sued Over Alleged Unlawful Award Of N91.7bn Rail Line Contract

Amaechi, Malami Sued Over Alleged Unlawful Award Of N91.7bn Rail Line Contract

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN) have been dragged before a Federal High Court in Abuja over an alleged unlawful award of 190 km rail line construction to a Chinese firm without due process of law. They were sued along with the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the benefitting firm, China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC).Plaintiffs in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1426/2021 Duluidas Nigeria Limited, Duliz Dredging and Construction Limited and Consortium of Duluidas Nigeria Limited, Duliz dredging and Construction Limited/Hebbelyixin Fastener Company Limited, China. In their writ of summons…
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How we recovered looted billions from UK, others – Malami

How we recovered looted billions from UK, others – Malami

The Federal Government has given insight into how preventive measures adopted to check corruption and manage recovered stolen assets had brought about the repatriation of some stolen funds stashed away overseas. Such funds included $322.52m from Switzerland, $311.7m from United States, €5.4m from Northern Island, and €4,214,017.66 and $200m from the United Kingdom. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, according to a statement issued on Tuesday by his Special Assistant (Media and Public Relations), Dr Umar Gwandu, stated spoke during the 2021 annual public lecture organised by the Centre for Media and Peace Initiative,…
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Opinion: Abubakar Malami As The Problem With Nigeria – Odo Ijere

Opinion: Abubakar Malami As The Problem With Nigeria – Odo Ijere

ABUBAKAR MALAMI AS THE PROBLEM WITH NIGERIA. Do we need to switch on to Channels TV to watch Abubakar Malami's vain rebuttals and white lies over an obviously botched attempt at resetting the Supreme Court?, to be convinced that this man is the real problem dogging the country. No one needs more convincing that this man is the narcissist, the secessionist, the usurper, the hegemon, the butcher of Nigeria, the anarchist, the irredentist, the entire trouble with Nigeria's unity. Abubakar Malami is everything an Attorney General should never be. If he's not taking on the south on behalf of his…
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