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We’re determined to end impunity against journalists, others – FG

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The Federal Government says it is determined to end all forms of impunity in the country including hostility against journalists and other citizens.

The Attorney-General of the  Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said this on Sunday.

He made this pledge in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crime Against Journalists.

This is marked annually on November 2.

The statement was titled, ‘Malami Welcomes CPJ Report, says Nigeria Vows to End Impunity for Crime Against Journalists’.

The AGF noted that it was gratifying to note that “Nigeria is no longer among the countries with impunity for crime against journalists”, referring to the 2020 Global Index for Impunity for Crime Against Journalists released on Wednesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The report indicated that Nigeria is the only country that came off the index from 2019.

He recalled that in the last decade before the current regime of the President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria had ranked 13th across the globe and used to be among top three African countries with impunity for crime against journalists only after Somalia and South Sudan.

Malami attributed the achievement by Nigeria in the new index to the “deliberate and committed efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government through the implementation of many reforms in the Nigerian justice sector to include increased access to justice, speedy justice dispensation, decongestion of Nigeria’s correctional centres and judicious implementation of the Criminal Justice Act and Justice Sector reforms.”

The AGF declared that Nigeria would never be among nations where journalists and other inhabitants would suffer any form of impunity.

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FG names Nwabuoku to oversee Accountant General Office  

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The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Mr Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).

This follows the ongoing investigation of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) over N80 billion fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, was quoted as saying this in a letter dated May 20, 2022.

The appointment will be pending the outcome of the investigation, according to a statement by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

The statement also read in part, “Mr Anamekwe is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level.

“Currently, he is director, Inspectorate Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, and presently he is overseeing the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.”

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56 people eating Nigeria like termites — Al Mustapha alleges

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Former Chief Security Officer to late military Head of State General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al Mustapha

…Says Nigerian soldiers have turned into a police

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Buhari appoints Semiu Adeniran new stastician general

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Semiu Adeniran as the Statistician General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics.

The appointment follows the demise of the former statistician general, Dr Simon Harry, on April 13, 2022, eight months into his five-year tenure.
A statement by Sufuyan Ojeifo, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, said, “Adeniran is a professional statistician of repute with bias for Demography and Social Statistics. He has over three decades of statistical hands-on experience garnered from various local and international institutions.”

“Until his appointment, Mr Semiu was the Director of Demographic and Household Statistics at the National Bureau of Statistics.”

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