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Anti-Corruption War Must Be Fought Legally, Without Fear Or Favour – Justice Minister

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Abubakar-MalamiThe Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has expressed the Federal Government’s determination to fight corruption legally and without fear or favour.

Malami said this on Thursday during his official assumption of duty in Abuja.

He said as the Chief Law Officer of the nation, “I am prepared to carry out my constitutional duties in this regards with all the enablement that God has given me.

“The fight against corruption must be fought legally, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will and in line with international best practices”, he said.

He also pledged to ensure access to justice through improved training and welfare of legal officers of the ministry.

“The ministry, under my watch, shall continue to work with other government agencies to resolve complex and cross border crimes.

“My promise is to revolutionise the critical sector in the ministry within the shortest possible time.

“We shall put in place structures as may be required to eliminate wastages in human resources and accelerate the pace of reforms in the spirit of good governance.

“We, therefore, cannot make excuses for failure”, he said.

The minister also lamented the level of compromise, especially during investigation, in corruption cases.

He urged the law officers to remain steadfast in the fight against corruption, saying that he believed that with their efforts, the staff could re-energise the judicial sector.

The minister, after listening to the transportation challenges facing the legal department, donated a Toyota Jeep to assist in conveying the lawyers to court.

In his remarks, the Solicitor-General of the Federation, Mr Taiwo Abidogun, called on the management, Staff and the media to support the minister to achieve the judicial system that Nigerians were yearning for.

Also speaking, the Director of Public Prosecution, Mr Mohammed Diri, called on the minister to ensure mentorship of the law officers in the ministry and to cater for their welfare.

Accordijg to Diri, the enactment of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 resulted in the transfer of 4,000 criminal cases from the Police to the ministry.

Diri, however, said that the ministry had qualified lawyers that could handle the criminal cases in the department. (NAN)

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

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“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

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BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC

Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.

Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.

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In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.

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