I never advised Buhari to suspend Constitution – Malami
The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has debunked rumours that he advised President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the use of the constitution.
This was contained in a statement signed by his spokesman, Uwar Gwand.
Malami asked Nigerians to disregard reports alleging that he wrote a secret memo to Buhari advising that Nigerians’ fundamental rights guaranteed under chapter IV of the Constitution be suspended due to insecurity.
The statement said: “The attention of the office of the honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has been drawn to a false and fictitious report alleging that there was a secret memo emanating from the Office to the Presidency.
“The general public are hereby asked to disregard the media report as fabrications of anti-constitutional democratic stability in Nigeria.
“Malami remains a true democrat who believes in rules of law and tenant of democracy and constitutional order.
“The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice is a constitutionally recognised one with its role and responsibilities embedded in the constitution.
“It is antithetical to common sense to think that the holder of such coveted office as the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice will stoop to what was printed by the media.
“The government does not operate in secrecy as it is not a clandestine operation. Hence, Malami discharges his constitutionally recognised mandates in compliance with principles of transparency, openness and accountability.”
The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has claimed corps members make up the national defence policy of Nigeria.
According to him, they can be mobilised for war if need be.
Ibrahim stated this on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme on Wednesday.
He was reacting to moves to scrap the NYSC scheme which is compulsory for all Nigerians who graduate before the age of 30.
The NYSC boss said, “Corps members are on reserve. They are part of the national defence policy of this country. So, where there is serious war, our corps members are educated, they are knowledgeable and they can be trained. You see the drill and so on.
The founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B Joshua, has called for fasting and prayer for Nigeria.
According to him, Nigerians should fast and pray on June 12, 2021, a date which happens to be his birthday.
Joshua also revealed that he will not be holding a public celebration for his incoming 58th birthday.
Addressing his members, the prophet said “As you know, I am a man of the people. So, the wound of one is the wound of all.
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Twitter has taken down the video of President Muhammadu Buhari threatening to deal with those who want to destroy his government.
On Wednesday, the social media giant deleted the tweet for violating its rules.
Nigerians had expressed outrage and called for the suspension of Buhari’s account for saying individuals or groups who want to destroy his government will receive the shock of their lives.
Barely 24 hours after Information Minister, Lai Mohamed, accused Twitter of meddling in the political affairs of the country, the micro-blogging site has now taken down the video of the threat.
The Minister had accused Twitter of conveniently ignoring inciting tweets by the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and the ENDSARS protest, where government…
Source: Kemi Filani News
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