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Presidency never disowned Osinbajo – AGF

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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has debunked the  reports making the rounds that he disowned acting president Yemi Osinbajo over his statement that the Senate has no powers to confirm some nominees appointed by the presidency.

Malami in a statement said the president, and in this case, the acting president, is the presidency and therefore cannot be disowned by the presidency.

He said all matters relating to presidential appointments and nominations were strictly matters for the presidency to handle. ”They are not for the Federal Executive Council,” he added.

The AGF appealed to the media to take seriously its responsibility to inform the public honestly and accurately and refrain from distorting or sensationalizing the news, and to seek clarification when in doubt.

Read Malami’s full statement below:

RESPONSE TO DISTORTED REPORTING BY SOME MEDIA ORGANISATIONS ON PROCEEDINGS OF FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (FEC) PRESS BRIEFING

It has come to my notice that a number of media organisations have been distorting and misreporting the proceedings of yesterday’s (July 5, 2017) Federal Executive Council (FEC) press briefing, and suggesting that the Presidency ‘disowned’ the Acting President on a matter relating to a presidential nomination.

As the Chief Law Officer of the Federation, I would like to make it categorically clear that:

1.The President – and in this case the Acting President – is the Presidency, and therefore cannot be disowned by the Presidency.

2.All matters relating to Presidential Appointments and Nominations are strictly a matter for the Presidency to handle. They are not for the Federal Executive Council, and are therefore not discussed at FEC level. This was the point I made yesterday at the press briefing, and which was unfortunately distorted by the media.

I would like to appeal to the media to take seriously its responsibility to inform the public honestly and accurately, to refrain from distorting or sensationalizing the news, and to seek clarification when in doubt.

Abubakar Malami
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
July 6, 2017

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BREAKING: Buratai, Army Commanders Meet On Insecurity, Lekki Shooting

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BREAKING: Buratai, Army Commanders Meet On Insecurity, Lekki Shooting

Tukur Buratai

Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, is currently in a meeting with Principal Staff Officers and top army commanders.

The meeting which is being held at the Army Headquarters in Abuja is said to be in relation to the security situation in the country.

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In attendance were the General Officers Commanding of all the divisions of the Nigerian Army, commanders of the various army operations, unit commanders, commander, Guards Brigade, and other top officers.

The parley is holding at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.

On the agenda are insecurity in Nigeria, #EndSARS protests, violence, and looting in states as well as the shooting of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate.

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Fashola Discovers Hidden Camera At Lekki Toll Gate

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Fashola Discovers Hidden Camera At Lekki Toll Gate
Fashola Discovers Hidden Camera At Lekki Toll Gate

Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has discovered a hidden camera left on site at the scene of the Lekki Toll Gate shootings during the #EndSARS protests in Lagos State.

Fashola discovered the camera on Sunday during an on-spot assessment carried out by him and some other Ministers and Governors from the South-Western States.

Fashola stated that the camera must have been planted by “some subversive elements.”

Also Read: Lagos Govt Reviews Curfew Time

The minister reportedly picked up the device with a handkerchief and handed it over to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos.

“I think this will help with the ongoing investigations into the shootings at the Lekki Toll Gate. It requires forensic analysis and could be used in the investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding the shootings at the Toll Gate, I believe,” he was quoted to have said.

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Tinubu: Why Would I Deploy Soldiers At Tollgate And Fail To Protect TVC, The Nation?

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Tinubu: Why Would I Deploy Soldiers At Tollgate And Fail To Protect TVC, The Nation?
Tinubu: Why Would I Deploy Soldiers At Tollgate And Fail To Protect TVC, The Nation?

Bola Tinubu

A National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has denied being involved in the shooting of protesters in Lagos state.

The former Governor of Lagos State stated this in a statement titled, ‘The #EndSARS protests; a fundamental lesson in democratic governance.’

Recall that on Wednesday, an angry mob attacked Television Continental and The Nation newspaper, which are both linked to the APC National Leader following the shooting of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers on Tuesday night.

Also Read: Sanwo-Olu, South-West governors inspect Lekki toll gate

Tinubu who confirmed that he is an investor in TVC and The Nation denied being a part investor in the Lekki Toll Gate.

He expressed that he could not have deployed the soldiers to quell the protest and fail to protect his investments — TVC and The Nation newspaper.

“There is no rationale that can adequately explain why I would order soldiers to repel peaceful protesters from the toll gate where I have no financial interest, yet, choose to do nothing to protect my investments in The Nation and TVC,” he said.

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