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Maina’s Recall: AGF Malami reportedly asks Court to stop Senate Probe

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Maina's Recall: AGF Malami reportedly asks Court to stop Senate Probe - BellaNaija

The Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami has reportedly asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to stop the probe of the reinstatement of wanted former pension boss Abdulrasheed Maina by the Senate, The Cable reports.

It had been revealed that the reinstatement was ordered by the AGF Malami in a letter, dated September 18, 2017, written to the Ministry of Interior.

The Nigerian Senate has since ordered a probe into Maina’s reinstatement.

In the new report by The Cable, it has been revealed that Malami has asked the court to determine if the National Assembly can legitimately regulate the “employment, attendance at work, disengagement, reinstatement and or promotion of a civil servant.”

Malami is asking the Federal High Court, Abuja, to declare among other things:

The employment, attendance at work, disengagement, reinstatement and or promotion of a civil servant are matters outside the exclusive and concurrent legislative lists contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

That the national assembly cannot legitimately regulate the employment, attendance at work, disengagement, reinstatement and or promotion of a civil servant, which are matters exclusively within the purview of the Federal Civil Service Commission under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria1999 (as amended).

The national assembly lacks the legislative competence to investigate the employment, attendance at work, disengagement, reinstatement and or promotion of a civil servant which are matters exclusively within the purview of the Federal Civil Service Commission under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria1999 (as amended).

The power of investigation vested the national assembly by section 88 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) is limited and such that can only be exercised within the confines of Section 88 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

The plaintiff as the chief law officer and minister of justice of the federation is bound to ensure compliance by the Federal Government of Nigeria and or any of its cognate organs/agencies with the express or implied contents of extant Judgements and Orders of competent courts in Nigeria.

The defendant cannot constitute itself into a quasi-appellate court, tribunal or panel with a view to reviewing any executive action taken in compliance with the adverse judgment in the said Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/65/2013.

2 Comments

  1. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    January 8, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    AGM Malami. How’s that going to happen? This is exactly what’s going to happen when a president nominates a dubious character to a position and members of Senate carried out a shallow investigation on this person., Hurriedly concluded their investigation. A mediocre has been appointed to an office for which he is not qualified. The Senate has the Constitutional authority to investigate you whether you like it or not. No Court in this Federal Republic of Nigeria can stop the Senate from performing it’s Constitutional duty period
    The more reason the President should ask for your resignation. This moron is a disgrace to thisv nation. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

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  2. Wale Vintage

    January 9, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Even the way he looks – he looks like a demented idiot. Pure stooge. Buhari cannot remove him because he has his Oga’s balls in his hands. He knows all the dirty secrets and where all the funds are going. If there is one single person that has turned people away from this administration, it is this disgusting vomit of a man – Malami.

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