Reps move to separate Attorney General’s Office from Ministry of Justice

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The House of Representatives is seeking to separate the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation from that of the Minister of Justice.

The house said the separation would remove political interference in the operations of the Attorney-General.

A bill to alter the 1999 Constitution to separate both offices, sponsored by House Chief Whip Mohammed Tahir Monguno passed through second reading yesterday.

The bill was referred to the Special Ad-Hoc Committee on the Review of the Constitution.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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