The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has denied insulting Igbos and Hausas.
Malami, who is also the Minister of Justice, is a Fulani man from Kebbi State.
He insisted that the insulting words ascribed to him against Igbo and Hausa tribes in a social media post, was the handiwork of mischief makers to cause disaffection.
Malami noted this in a statement issued in Abuja by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr Umar Jibrilu Gwandu
The statement read in part “The attention of the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has been drawn to a fictitious, perfidious and mischievous post circulating on the Internet purportedly claiming to have emanated from the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
“Our initial reaction to the treacherous post was to ignore it because It is a common knowledge to any discerning mind that such a post could not emanate from the highly-esteemed personality and enviable public office holder as the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
“It is instructive to note that fact-check conducted by some media organisations proved that attributing the derogatory post to Malami was not only defamatory but also fictitious as there was no iota of even any remote evidence to prove the semblance of that.
“For the purposes of setting the record straight and clearing any ambiguity caused by the disinformation post, let it be made abundantly clear that the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice did not write and had never contemplated on writing or posting such derogatory remarks or cast aspersions on any tribe or section of the multi-cultural and diverse communities in the country.
“Malami is known to be a patriotic Nigerian and non-tribal partisan who believes in equality, fairness and justice to all regardless of any inclination to tribe, location or gender.
“The grammatical flaws, apparent illogicalities and divisionary tendencies, as well as lack of respect to diversity in humanity make it palpably incongruous to believe that the post was from Malami.
“The office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice calls on the general public to disregard the post as it was created and circulated by mischief makers and purveyors of hatred who are bent on destroying the hard-earned reputation of the Minister”, he said.
‘You just proved how much of a shame and insensitive you are’ Actress Dayo Amusa blasts Yomi Fabiyi over movie ‘Oko Iyabo’
Nollywood actress Dayo Amusa has slammed her colleague Yomi Fabiyi over the controversial movie 'Oko Iyabo', a story linked to the sexual assault case of Baba Ijesha and daughter of comedienne Princess Damilola.
In a post shared on Instagram, Dayo Amusa said that Yomi Fabiyi has proved how incentivised he is to the rape case by producing such a movie and the audacity to send her the movie link on Whatsapp.
Dayo Amusa said she often does not judge people because every individual sees things and reacts to a situation differently.
However, it makes no sense for someone's pain and tribulation to be turned into something of mockery, adding that TAMPAN, Censors Board and the court of law shouldn't shy away from the issue....
Spain football star and former Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos is set to undergo his medical at French club, Paris Saint Germain PSG.
AS reports that Ramos will undergo a medical in Paris on Tuesday after which he would be unveiled as a PSG player on Wednesday.
He has reportedly sign a two-year deal with PSG after spending 16 years at Spanish club, Real Madrid.
The report added that the top-rated defender could commence training under PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino, on Wednesday once he has been presented by the club.
Ramos who joined Real Madrid in 2005 in a €27 million move from Sevilla has won 22 trophies with the Los Blancos.
In a recent statement revealed via its social media page, The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), founded by the late Prophet TB Joshua, has confirmed the fire incident that happened in the church on Monday night.
This comes after reports went viral that there was a fire outbreak at the church.
The church, in a statement, revealed that the fire was a minor electrical fire at a store house within the complex.
The church noted that the situation was quickly brought under control without any injuries.
“The services celebrating the life and legacy of Prophet TB Joshua will continue as scheduled”, the church added.
See the statement below;