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Nigeria’s Controversial AGF re-confirmed as Minister!


The Senate today confirmed the appointment of controversial Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke as a Minister as it continued its screening of the Ministerial nominees whose names were forwarded by the President. The seven screened today are the former Attorney General, Mohammed Bello-Adoke SAN, Labaran Maku, the former Information and Communications Minister, Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman, formerly of the Transport Ministry, Dr. Shamsideen Usman and Arc. Mohammed Musa Sada.
Also screened were Hajia Zainab Maina and Princess Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi. Both women are facing ministerial screenings for the first time.
Mohammed Bello Adoke had questions to answer bothering on some of his actions and decisions as Attorney General most of which were reported by Street Journal. It will be recalled that Adoke had allegedly frustrated the investigations into how N 6 billion was expended in the National Judicial Institute. He denied the withdrawal of some cases as well as the allegation that he facilitated the return of the deported Vaswani Brothers to Nigeria. He was also asked questions about his interference in the activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Adoke spent most of the session defending his actions which he said were taken in the best interest of the nation.  He said the case against Kenny Martins was dismissed by the court for want of evidence while the deportation of the Vaswani Brothers were declared to be wrongfully carried out by the court of law.
Of all the nominees that were screened, only Hajia Zainab Maina was given the privilege of taking a bow without being asked any question.
The seven nominees were thereafter confirmed before the Senate adjourned its sitting, to reconvene on the 5th July, 2011. The total number of nominees so far confirmed now stands at fourteen.

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