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Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by Islie: 6:46am On Jan 26, 2018
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja


The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice , Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) , has said that most of the noise being generated by the reinstatement of the chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms , Abdulrasheed Maina, into the federal civil service is media hype.

He added that it would not in any way dent the reputation of President Muhammadu Buhari and his anti - corruption war .

Malami also said he told President Buhari about his meeting with the wanted Maina, long before the news of Maina’ s reinstatement was made public .

He, however , said he did not inform the President prior to the meeting .

Malami said this in the latest issue of The Interview a magazine published monthly.
Asked if he did not think the reinstatement of Maina would affect the image of President and his anti - corruption war , Malami said , “Where is the corruption element in the reinstatement of Maina, assuming without conceding that Maina was indeed reinstated? Are you insinuating that certain corrupt undertones were prevailing ? What damage is there against the President as far as this scenario is and pension syndicate is concerned ?”
Also asked if he would resign due to the Maina saga , Malami said he would never do so .

The minister added , “It boils down to whether I have indeed acted or I have not . If hundreds of Mainas that believe they had information to offer as far as the protection of the national interest is concerned , I will meet them and I will do so again . ”

Malami said he did not directly ensure the reinstatement of Maina. But when asked why he kept the information secret from the public , he said he decided to do so because of the cynicism of Nigerians.

The AGF said after meeting with Maina in Dubai , he returned home and then briefed the President on the information he received from the fugitive and asked Buhari how they could make use of the information given to them by Maina.

Malami said , “ At the time the meeting was held (with Maina), Mr. President was not aware . But much later , after we returned back home , I took Mr. President into confidence about the information and sought for leave to share it with other agencies with the purpose of blocking leakages.

“ That was the extent to which the President was aware of the information . He came to be aware of the meeting with Maina much later . It was out of the desire to seek for his directives relating to the information in terms of its application for the purpose of blocking leakages associated with the looting of pension funds . ”

The minister also revealed that the National Security Adviser , Maj . Gen . Babagana Monguno (retd . ), was also present at the meeting with Maina in Dubai .

Malami said he also informed the Director General of the Department of State Services , Lawal Daura, and all the officials agreed that the meeting was in order .

Malami said , “ The NSA and I met with him (Maina) at the reception of the Emirate Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi . He came along with his wife . We were not aware that he was in the company of his wife . He later told me that he was apprehensive , so his wife was lurking around and in the case of any eventuality , she could relate what actually happened . So we discussed .

“ The discussion happened to be very meaningful , particularly from the point of national interest . It was a time that Maina intimated us to the fact that there exists a cartel , a syndicate within the pension scheme .

“ The truth of the matter is that what was been paid as pension on a monthly basis was around N 5 bn or so . But the actual figure required for pension settlement per month was within the range of N 1 . 3 bn.

The implication of what he was saying was that around N 3 . 7 bn or so went into personal pockets . ”

The AGF said Maina told him that that there were 66 accounts that were being used to divert pension funds , adding that the pension syndicate had bought a section of the media .

He said on returning to Nigeria , investigations revealed that most of the information provided by Maina was right as it led to the conviction of two individuals and the recovery of looted funds while 12 other cases were pending .

Malami, however, did not reveal the identities of the convicts .

When asked why the Federal Government had refused to release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria , Sheikh Ibrahim El - Zakzaky , the AGF said the overall interest of the public must be considered before obeying court orders .

He said this was the same reason the embattled former NSA, Col . Sambo Dasuki (retd . ) , was being kept in custody despite several court orders .

The AGF said when El - Zakzaky was eventually charged to court, part of his trial would be held in secret .

Malami added , “Even in court , when the need arises , for certain information not to be made available to the public , an application could be made for a kind of off - camera proceedings . ”



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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by luvinhubby(m): 6:49am On Jan 26, 2018
As if Buhari's image has not been dented and battered already.


Clowns !!

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by 12submarine(m): 6:50am On Jan 26, 2018
So many things have dented his image. Even his recent endorsement by those killer immigrants from Futa Jalon has done sufficient damage to him. Buhari should address the security problems of this country, if not I don't think he can win his ward.

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by RZArecta2(m): 6:56am On Jan 26, 2018
There's nothing left to dent in Buhari's over battered, self destroyed image. Just blame Gej as usual for this gaffe as usual make Naija people hear word jare cool

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by Firefire(m): 7:02am On Jan 26, 2018
Buhary image including his now offensive body odor is already destroyed. Destroyed beyond repair or remedy.


If Buhary cannot immediately relieve this AGF from office, he is not only a colossal failure but a monumental fraud we labelled him.

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by pauljumbo: 7:02am On Jan 26, 2018
Imagine his statement

The only public Interest must be considered before they will obey court order

This government and lawlessness

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by Kooldon(f): 7:03am On Jan 26, 2018
Whose Pocket Will The Recovered 3.7b Moved To?
In Nigeria, Corruption Is Our Last Name. I Dnt Trust Any Of Leader Excepts Our Future Leader Prof Osinbanjo.
I Believe Abacha Recovered Loot Had Been Looted
EFCC are not giving proper account of all the recovered loot in their custody. Monthly Reports Shld Be Made Available To The Public

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by Christonjnr(m): 7:04am On Jan 26, 2018
OBJ letter with refference to Maina has already Dented his image. Back to your cattle farm Oga

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by odogwubiafra: 7:11am On Jan 26, 2018
Yes nah, Buhari's body poo is too dirty that Maina's own on him will not be noticed nah.

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by aolawale025: 7:11am On Jan 26, 2018
Sometimes I wonder how these pretenders rose to their positions

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by cursedAbiola(f): 7:12am On Jan 26, 2018
grin

sure
yeroba Muslims are behind him even if he kills their mother grin

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by SalamRushdie: 7:14am On Jan 26, 2018
This statement by the AGF is another testament that shows this is Buharis last tenure for sure

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by boostdom: 7:26am On Jan 26, 2018
Keeping suspects in custody despite court orders to the contrary is a feature of fascism. There is no greater display of public good or conscientious ethos in a democracy higher than obedience to court orders.

Is there no longer equality before the law? Is there no longer the principle of separation of powers?

Reinstating Maina (via executive powers) and denying another arm (legislature) from examining the public good through your refuge in a third arm (judiciary) is the height of ironic hypocrisy.

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by omowolewa: 7:29am On Jan 26, 2018
The presiDENT's image is already dented by it, at least to his anti-graft campaign.

How can Administration of integrity recall a man wanted for corruption case, reinstated him until Nigerians cried, the administration allowed him to escape without interrogation. NASS wanted to investigate but you went to court to cover him up.

This Admin has taken Nigerians for a ride, why did Nigerian voted GEJ out then.

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by UncleJudax(m): 7:33am On Jan 26, 2018
Na this AGF them be the Cabal. The Guy sabi talk so much nonesense with undiluted passion

No be small thing.

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by desgiezd(m): 8:02am On Jan 26, 2018
Why did the minister not mention the two people that have been convicted for pension fraud?

Why was it that it was "much later" that he briefed the President about his meeting with Maina?

Recently, the Minister went to court to stop the Senate from investigating the Maina issue, is this action also in the best interest of the Nation?

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by baralatie(m): 8:14am On Jan 26, 2018
Malami said this in the latest issue of The Interview a magazine published monthly.
Asked if he did not think the reinstatement of Maina would affect the image of President and his anti - corruption war
Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by baralatie(m): 8:16am On Jan 26, 2018
Malami said , “Where is the corruption element in the reinstatement of Maina, assuming without conceding that Maina was indeed reinstated? Are you insinuating that certain corrupt undertones were prevailing ? What damage is there against the President as far as this scenario is and pension syndicate is concerned ?”
Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by baralatie(m): 8:18am On Jan 26, 2018
The AGF said after meeting with Maina in Dubai , he returned home and then briefed the President on the information he received from the fugitive and asked Buhari how they
Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by Godjone(m): 8:19am On Jan 26, 2018
Whether it dent or not Buhari must leave

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by baralatie(m): 8:21am On Jan 26, 2018
Malami said , “ At the time the meeting was held (with Maina), Mr. President was not aware

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by baralatie(m): 8:24am On Jan 26, 2018
The minister also revealed that the National Security Adviser , Maj . Gen . Babagana Monguno (retd . ), was also present at the meeting with Maina in Dubai .
Malami said he also informed the Director General of the Department of State Services , Lawal Daura, and all the officials agreed that the meeting was in order

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by baralatie(m): 8:27am On Jan 26, 2018
main a reinstatement involved the president,the n.s.a,the d.s.s and the AGF.this is the one we know.the AGF and presidency are the judge,jury and the police!
this 2019 election the rigging na die!

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by Adekdammy: 8:42am On Jan 26, 2018
Image wey don dent since 1984, forget the re package prior to the election, bad market is bad market no matter the packaging.

On the matter, so if dieziani also tells the Agf that she has info on how to block leakages in Nnpc, trust me she would be reinstated as the Minister of petroleum.

Who did we offend in this country?

O Lord, have mercy on Nigeria and purge her of bad leaders in Jesus name, amen.

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by Paperwhite(m): 8:46am On Jan 26, 2018
"Asked if he did not think the reinstatement of Maina would affect the image of President and his anti - corruption war , Malami said , “Where is the corruption element in the reinstatement of Maina, assuming without conceding that Maina was indeed reinstated? Are you insinuating that certain corrupt undertones were prevailing ? What damage is there against the President as far as this scenario is and pension syndicate is concerned ?”
Also asked if he would resign due to the Maina saga , Malami said he would never do so."

As if Buhari have any integrity before.A dullard that knows next to nothing but only how to perpetuate himself in power with the aid of a grossly corrupt cabal.
How did Nigeria descended this low sad embarassed undecided It's just regrettable being a Nigerian with these set of shithole people in government in a shithole country.
APC government have brazenly magnified corruption with impunity. angry

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by ivandragon: 8:49am On Jan 26, 2018
lol...


patiently waiting for pmb's social media id!ots to twist this & state how Maina is a saint & pmb was not aware of his reinstatement...


a 'regime' that has no qualms calling people who have no case in court corrupt is suddenly wary of mentioning 'convicted thieves'...

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by rxmusa(m): 8:52am On Jan 26, 2018
Till 2023

Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by smartty68(m): 8:53am On Jan 26, 2018
Because you worship crime

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by BianoJay(m): 8:54am On Jan 26, 2018
Never in the history of Nigeria have we witnessed the appointees of a government insult Nigerians over and over again like this present government.

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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by congorasta: 8:54am On Jan 26, 2018
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Re: Maina’s Reinstatement Won’t Dent Buhari’s Image – AGF by nairavsdollars(f): 8:55am On Jan 26, 2018
Buhari is out of his mind. If not Malami should have been shown the way out

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