Malami highlights eight years of achievement
As the present government prepares to hand over to a new administration, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami, has expressed satisfaction over the achievement recorded by his ministry and fellow Attorneys-General.
Malami recounted the successes attained by the body as well as ongoing plans on Tuesday at the Body of Attorneys-General Conference which was held in Abuja.
The body of Attorneys-General was formed as a platform for the AG of the Federation and AGs of the 36 States to meet and deliberate on pertinent legal issues affecting the nation and explore areas of mutual concern.
Stating that the conference was an emotional one for him, he appreciated the contributions of each member adding that, “For the majority of us, it is also an opportunity to bid farewell to one another on this platform.”
He said, “For well over seven years now, I have been privileged to relate with and work together with an amazing crop of dedicated public servants and some of the best legal minds present here in this room.”
He noted that the body of Attorneys in the current administration “has strived within humanly possible limits to discharge meritoriously the onus and duties of the position of leadership bestowed on them.”
Highlighting some of the feats of his administration, Malami said, “Over the years, we have recorded modest gains in terms of reforms in the justice sector, law reforms through legislations, judicial decisions which expounded our jurisprudence.”
Furthermore, he also disclosed that plans were underway to address the issue of pension for judicial officers, sharing of Stamp Duties collections, Value Added Tax among others.
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He said, “You would recall that at the last meeting, we had in January 2023, several issues were raised which the Body set up a Sub-Committee to look into and provide recommendations.”
“I am aware that the Committee has met, and I also had the privilege of engaging with the Sub-Committee while the report of the meeting will be presented subsequently.”
“Some of these salient issues include the payment of pension for judicial officers, sharing of Stamp Duties collections, Value Added Tax, NFIU Guidelines, regulation of the mining and gaming industry and other issues relating to policing and security.”
“There are other areas of mutual evaluation and collaboration which includes combating and prosecution of terrorism and other violent crimes.”
Advising the attorneys, the Ministry of Justice boss said they should keep the goal of national development close to their heart.
“We should not shy away from offering our knowledge and wealth of experience in office to promote development in all spheres of our national life.”
He also advised both the Federal and State Governments to continue to dialogue on perceived issues of dispute as “an avenue for cross-fertilization of ideas
President Bola Tinubu Suspend Godwin Emefiele as CBN Governor
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has suspended the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, CFR, from office with immediate effect,” the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Willie Bassey said in a Friday statement.
“This is sequel to the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy.
“Mr Emefiele has been directed to immediately hand over the affairs of his office to the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate), who will act as the Central Bank Governor pending the conclusion of the investigation and the reforms.”
What I Have Seen About Tinubu’s Government – Shehu Sani Reveals
Barely two weeks after he assumed office, former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has expressed satisfaction with the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu so far.
The non-serving senator said the president has started on a good footing and has demonstrated civility especially in giving listening ears to people.
Sani stated this when he appeared on the Channels Television programme “Politics Today” yesterday.
According to him, given critical observation and consultations with individuals and groups, he was satisfied with the administration for now.
Going ahead, he however said that the president must arrest insecurity and growing violent attacks while handling the fragile economic situation of the country.
To address these, Sani said Tinubu should seek wise counsel in appointing leaders of security agencies and constitute a knowledgeable economic team.
He said, “First of all, I can see that he has started on a good footing in the sense that he has proven to be a president first of all as a civil servant and also gives a listening ear to people. From what we can see from distance and consulting individuals and groups, I think he has started right, I am satisfied with the level of consultation for now.”
He said what the President has to do is to get people that are competent and capable, to man the position of authority as he pilots the ship of state to the future. “ He also needs to set an immediate priority of what he needs to address and as far as Nigeria is concerned, first is security and the second is economy, these two are very important,” he added
Lagos State Youngest Lawmaker Pledges Effective Representation
The thirty-six-year-old youngest member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Sabur Oluwa, has promised his Constituents of effective representation.
Oluwa, who is representing the Ajeromi-Ifelodun constituency II at the Assembly, was among the 40 lawmakers inaugurated at the 10th Lagos Assembly on Tuesday.
The lawmakers took the Oath of Office after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu proclaimed the 10th Assembly on Tuesday.
Oluwa reiterated his commitment to quality representation that would bring speedy development to the constituency and also promote peace and harmony among constituents.
He said; “By the grace of God, the mandate given to me by my constituents in Ajeromi-Ifelodun constituency II will not be betrayed. The confidence they have in me will be justified. The love of my constituents for me, through their votes in the election that brought me in, will be reciprocated.
“The peculiarities of our constituency, being one of the most populous and ethnically diverse in Nigeria, set us apart. We will leverage these to attract the requisite attention and development to Ajegunle.”
“I will ensure effective and sound representation at the House of Assembly, Lagos, to positively impact the lives of Ajegunle people,” the 36 years old lawmaker said.
Oluwa is the youngest lawmaker in the 10th Assembly.
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