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DAILY NEWSPAPERS REVIEW FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

DAILY NEWSPAPERS REVIEW FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

FG LAUNCHES CENTRAL DATABASE FOR RECOVERED LOOTS - THISDAY PG.5 BLUE PRINT. PG.5, NEW TELEGRAPH PG.4, PILOT PG.5, AND VANGUARD PG.8

The federal government yesterday launched two tools – the Central Database on Recovered Asset and the Central Criminal Justice Information System (CCJIS) to enhance transparency in its fight against corruption in the country. The tools, offshoot of the Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulations, 2019 and the National Anti-Corruption Strategy,

DAILY NEWSPAPERS REVIEW SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

REPS CONDUCT PROBES NOT BACKED BY HOUSE RESOLUTIONS — GBAJABIAMILA - DAILY TRUST PG.6, PUNCH PG.8

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says sometimes, lawmakers carry out investigative hearings without the knowledge of the leadership of the National Assembly. The speaker said those hearings were not backed by any resolutions of the House.

DAILY NEWSPAPERS REVIEW MONDAY AUGUST 31, 2020

CONTRACT JUDGMENT ENFORCEMENT: FIRM LISTS 33 NIGERIA’S UK PROPERTIES, BEGINS SALES SOON - PUNCH PG.2

At least 33 properties owned by the Federal Government in the United Kingdom have been identified and some are at risk of being forfeited due to a damage cost awarded to an energy firm, Eurafic Power Limited, by a London Court of International Arbitration which was endorsed by a UK High Court. The development comes as Nigeria continues to battle another firm, P&ID, which is attempting to seize $9bn Nigerian assets.

DAILY NEWSPAPERS REVIEW MONDAY AUGUST 30, 2020

GROUP DRUMS SUPPORT FOR BUHARI’S ANTI-CORRUPTION - SUNDAY SUN PG.27

A group, No Alternative to Buhari/Osinbajo 2019 (NATBO 2019), has called on all Nigerians to support the anti-corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement issued by its National Coordinator, Vincent Uba, the group argued that efforts so far had shown the sincerity and commitment of the administration to the fight against corruption.

DAILY NEWSPAPERS REVIEW SATURDAY AGUST 29, 2020

AKPATA, SANS KICK AS NORTHERN LAWYERS FORM PARALLEL NBA - PUNCH PG.3, NATION PG.2, DAILY TRUST PG.4, THISDAY PG.6

The newly sworn-in President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata; and some other Senior Advocates of Nigeria has condemned the move by northern lawyers in the country to form a parallel association. Some lawyers of northern extraction had, on Friday, formed the ‘New NBA,’ following the recent controversy that trailed the withdrawal of an invite to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir elRufai, as a guest speaker at the association’s conference.$1M levy: FG knocks Ghana for ‘incessant harassment’ of Nigerians

DAILY NEWSPAPERS REVIEW THURSDAY AUGUST 27, 2020

BUHARI TO JUDICIARY: CRIMINAL CASES MUST NOT LAST MORE THAN 12 MONTHS - DAILY SUN PG.6, THE NATION PG.5, DAILY TRUST PG.5, PUNCH PG.11, THIS DAY PG.1, 9

President Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has lamented the slow pace of criminal Justice administration in the country and has proposed a 12-month time frame for the hearing and conclusion of such cases. The president, who spoke through Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the 60th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) described the justice administration in the nations courts as “terribly slow pace.”

DAILY NEWSPAPERS REVIEW WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26, 2020

MALAMI: I DON’T NEED MORE POWERS TO SUPERVISE EFCC - THISDAY PG.5

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, yesterday dismissed claims that he was scheming for more powers to oversee the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to him, he does not need to tinker with the legal instrument establishing the EFCC, the Economic and Financial Crime (Establishment) Act 2004, to enable him to effectively do his job. The minister, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja by his media aide, Dr. Umar Gwandu, stated that by virtue of all legal instruments governing the conduct of governmental operations, he hasindisputable statutory powers to regulate the operations of the commission without recourse to any additional legislation. He cited Section 43 of the EFCC Act that provides that “the Attorney-General of the Federation may make rules or regulations with respect to the exercise of any of the duties, functions or powers of the commission under this Act.”

DAILY NEWSPAPERS REVIEW TUESDAY AUGUST 25, 2020

MALAMI DENIES CONSPIRACY IN ‘WITCH-HUNT OF MAGU’ - NATION PG.8, SUN PG.26

Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Justice Minister Abubakar Malami has denied reports that he allegedly conspired with a lawyer to testify against suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. Magu is being investigated by a presidential panel head by a retired President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami, following a petition Malami sent to President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Monday in Abuja, Malami’s spokesman Umar Gwnadu said the report about the AGF’s involvement with Donald Wokoma was false.

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