Saturday, August 8, 2020

Tag "Ayo Oke"

    EFCC to court: We are still looking for ex-NIA DG

EFCC to court: We are still looking for ex-NIA DG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has again failed to arraign Ayodele Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and Folashade, his wife, before a federal high court in Lagos. The duo being prosecuted in connection with some monies reportedly recovered from a flat in Ikoyi, Lagos, were absent at the court last week Friday. The agency had filed [...]

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    Kingibe, NIA DG appear before house of reps committee

Kingibe, NIA DG appear before house of reps committee

Ahmed Abubakar, newly appointed director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), appeared before the house of representatives committee on national security and intelligence on Tuesday. Members of the panel which the president set up to restructure the NIA also appeared before the committee. The three-member panel is headed by Babagana Kingibe, former secretary to the government of the federation. The panel was set [...]

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    QUESTION: 74 days after sack and nothing yet… has Babachir Lawal escaped the wheel of justice?

QUESTION: 74 days after sack and nothing yet… has Babachir Lawal escaped the wheel of justice?

On October 30, Babachir Lawal was relieved of his position as the secretary to the government of the federation. On that same day, President Muhammdu Buhari said he expected the anti-graft agencies to go after Lawal alongside Ayo Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), who was also sacked at the time. Seventy-four days down the line, nothing has been heard [...]

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    Buhari names Abubakar head of NIA

Buhari names Abubakar head of NIA

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the director-general for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Abubakar, a retired career foreign service officer, has been a senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs/international relations. Abubakar had extensive experience working with the United Nations in peace support operations, mediation process, preventive diplomacy and good offices, as well [...]

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    Ikoyi cash: Those found guilty must be punished, says Buhari

Ikoyi cash: Those found guilty must be punished, says Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari says all those found culpable in the Ikoyi cash scandal will be punished. The president said this while receiving a report of the panel established to review the operational, technical and administrative structure of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Buhari described the discovery of monies in the flat as ‘‘unfortunate incident which rightly aroused public interest and outcry". The Economic [...]

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    Falana demands prosecution of DSS operatives who shielded Oke, Ekpeyong

Falana demands prosecution of DSS operatives who shielded Oke, Ekpeyong

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called for the prosecution of all the Department of State Services operatives who prevented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from arresting former heads of two agencies. Earlier in the week, EFCC officials stormed the residences of Ita Ekpeyong, former director-general of DSS, and Ayo Oke, sacked director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), to arrest [...]

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    SERAP asks Buhari to intervene in EFCC-DSS row

SERAP asks Buhari to intervene in EFCC-DSS row

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) says the standoff between the Economic and financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Department of State Services (DSS) is counterproductive to the war against corruption. On Tuesday, the secret police prevented the anti-graft agency from arresting Ita Ekpeyong, former director-general of DSS, and Ayo Oke, sacked director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). But in [...]

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    EFCC summons sacked NIA DG, wife

EFCC summons sacked NIA DG, wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned Ayo Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), over the $43.45 million discovered in an Ikoyi apartment in Lagos state. In a statement issued on Wednesday by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, the commission said Folashade, wife of the intelligence officer, had also been invited. President Muhammadu Buhari sacked Oke, citing the recommendation [...]

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    ‘He reminds me of Abacha’, ‘Grass cutter is out’ — reactions to Lawal, Oke’s sack

‘He reminds me of Abacha’, ‘Grass cutter is out’ — reactions to Lawal, Oke’s sack

Ever since the announcement of his sack as secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), , Babachir Lawal has been trending on social media. The former SGF was fired alongside Ayo Oke,  former director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) over allegations of corruption. Nigerians on social media are calling on the EFCC to swing into action and do the needful. Here are some of the reactions [...]

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    PDP rejects Lawal’s sack, calls for Buhari’s impeachment

PDP rejects Lawal’s sack, calls for Buhari’s impeachment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted the sack of  Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), and Ayo Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). In a statement by Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman of the opposition party, PDP described the sack as a slap on the face of Nigerians. “First and foremost, we had disagreed with the President last [...]

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    SERAP asks Buhari to hand over sacked SGF, NIA DG to EFCC

SERAP asks Buhari to hand over sacked SGF, NIA DG to EFCC

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for sacking Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). On Monday, Buhari sacked the duo, who have been on suspension for over three months. Oke's agency had claimed ownership of the monies discovered in an Ikoyi apartment while Lawal [...]

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    Group asks presidency to publish probe report on SGF, NIA DG

Group asks presidency to publish probe report on SGF, NIA DG

Say No Campaign, a civil society organisation (CSO), has asked the presidency to publish the report of investigation of alleged fraud against some suspended top government officials. Ezenwa Nwagwu, convener of the organisation, told reporters in Abuja that Babachir Lawal, former secretary to government of the federation (SGF), and Ayo Oke, former director-general, National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Nwagwu said the issue had [...]

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    Suspended SGF: Action has been too slow on Osinbajo panel report, says Sagay

Suspended SGF: Action has been too slow on Osinbajo panel report, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), says action has been “much too slow” concerning the report of the panel which probed Babachir Lawal, suspended secretary to the government of the federation, and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Oke was suspended after his agency claimed ownership of the monies discovered in an Ikoyi [...]

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    EXTRA: Shehu Sani says rodents may have eaten Osinbajo panel report on suspended SGF

EXTRA: Shehu Sani says rodents may have eaten Osinbajo panel report on suspended SGF

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says rodents may have eaten the report of the panel which probed Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation, and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Oke was suspended after his agency claimed ownership of the monies discovered in an Ikoyi apartment, while Lawal was asked to step aside over his [...]

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    Fayose threatens to sue FG over unreleased probe report on SGF, NIA DG

Fayose threatens to sue FG over unreleased probe report on SGF, NIA DG

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has asked Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to release the probe panel report on the suspended duo of Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Oke was suspended after his agency claimed ownership of the monies discovered in an Ikoyi apartment while Lawal was [...]

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    Nigerian amnesia: Rann, Lawal-Oke, and the flood in our stars

Nigerian amnesia: Rann, Lawal-Oke, and the flood in our stars

A few months ago, March to be precise, I sat across a brilliant doctor of philosophy as he examined a part of an international test I was taking at the time. He asked me what I did for a living, I was all excited to tell him I was a journalist, and went on to explain what I did in [...]

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