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Malami Reveals When Prosecution Of Boko Haram Suspects Will Resume

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Malami Reveals When Prosecution Of Boko Haram Suspects Will Resume

The Minister of Justice and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has said the federal government will soon resume the mass prosecution of Boko Haram suspects.

Malami stated this on Monday during a special session to mark the new legal year for the Federal High Court, Naija News reports.

He also disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of funds needed for the prosecution of the suspects being held in selected military formations.

Malami was represented by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Beatrice Jedy-Agba.

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He said: “I would like to use this opportunity to appreciate the recent special intervention granted by his excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, for the provision of funds and other logistics for the commencement of the second phase of prosecutions of Boko Haram suspects.”

Recall that in 2017, the federal government commenced a trial for persons suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents, with the proceedings taking place at a military base in Niger State.

During the trial between 2017 and 2018, more than 100 people were convicted and several others were discharged on the grounds of no-case submissions.

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How Tinubu Dared Bandits To Travel To Birnin-Gwari – Lalong

The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has narrated how the party’s flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, dared the bandits by traveling to Birnin-Gwari community in Birni Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Speaking on Tuesday at a rally held inside the main bowl of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Lalong said Tinubu risked his life to travel on the six-hour round trip to Birnin Gwari, which is notorious for bandits’ attacks.

He added that the APC standard bearer defied the threat posed by bandits when he led his campaign council including his running mate and five governors on a night visit to the bandits-ravaged town.

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The Plateau governor asserted that the gesture was an indication that Nigeria under the APC flagbearer as President would be safe and secure.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.

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