FG to explore non-custodial sentencing to address prison congestion

The Federal Government says plans are under way to commence the implementation of non-custodial sentencing as a means of addressing the challenges of prison congestion. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), announced this on Monday in Abuja, during the inauguration of a stakeholders’ committee to oversee the implementation of […]

FG asks for commitment from international community on repatriation of stolen funds, assets

The Federal Government has urged international community to `walk the talk’ by fulfilling some of the  commitments  made  on recovery of stolen funds  at the London anti corruption summit . The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, made the call at the pre-consultative Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) in Abuja […]

FAAC: FG, States,LGs share N558bn in Oct, allocation decreases

Abuja –  Mr Ahmed Idris, Accountant-General of the Federation, said the Federal Government, States and Local Governments shared N558.082billion in October compared to N637.704 shared in the previous month. Money Photo. Gbemiga Olamikan. Idris made this known at the end of the monthly Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting on Tuesday in Abuja. According to […]

Sack Dambazzau, Malami, arrest Maina, PDP tells FG

…Chides EFCC for losing steam By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to immediately relieve Abdulrahman Dambazzau and Abubakar Malami, Ministers of Interior and Justice respectively of their duties over their alleged role in the surprised reinstatement of the former Chairman, Presidential Taskforce on Pension […]

Money Laundering: Financial experts laud FG’s move to freeze non-BVN accounts

Financial experts on Monday said the Federal Government’s move to freeze all accounts not covered by Bank Verification Number (BVN) would check money laundering. The financial experts told Newsmen in Lagos while reacting to the court order by the Federal Government mandating banks to freeze all individual and corporate accounts not covered by BVN. BVN […]

FG committed to emergence of RPAS in Nigeria’s airspace

By Emmanuel Ayungbe UYO—THE Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, yesterday said the Federal Government was committed to ensuring the emergence of Remotely Piloted Aircraft  System, RPAS, into the Nigerian air space. The Minister, who spoke in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, expressed satisfaction that the forum would  interact with a professional group that shoulders […]