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    Grass-cutting scandal: EFCC to tender evidence from telephone against Babachir Lawal

Grass-cutting scandal: EFCC to tender evidence from telephone against Babachir Lawal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday tendered evidence extracted from a telephone against Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).Lawal and Rolavision, his company, are facing an amended 10-count charge bordering on fraud, diversion of funds and criminal conspiracy to the tune of over N500 million.President Muhammadu Buhari fired Lawal in October 2017, [...]

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    Court rejects EFCC’s documents against Babachir Lawal

Court rejects EFCC’s documents against Babachir Lawal

A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) has rejected documents the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tendered against Babachir Lawal.The ex-SGF is standing trial for alleged fraud.Lawal was arraigned alongside Hamidu Lawal, his younger brother, and Rholavision Engineering Ltd and Josmon Technologies Ltd, two companies he owns.President Muhammadu Buhari sacked him in October 2017 - months after [...]

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    Babachir Lawal: I can be president of this country

Babachir Lawal: I can be president of this country

Babachir Lawal, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says he is qualified to lead Nigeria.In an interview with The Sun, Lawal said the constitution did not limit the presidency to any part of the country.He was speaking on the issue of zoning the 2023 presidency outside the north.“Every part of Nigeria can produce a president, a [...]

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    Eection post-mortem: Campbell as past tense

Eection post-mortem: Campbell as past tense

BY RICHARD MURPHYWho else is an expert in Nigeria and Nigerian affairs if not former United States (U.S.) Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell? He also happens to be the go-to person for those that are desirous of setting the country ablaze. After all, Campbell happens to have the credibility as a onetime diplomat in Nigeria and is equally an American. [...]

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    As Udom Emmanuel launches Ibom airline

As Udom Emmanuel launches Ibom airline

BY MICHAEL BASSEYThe birth of Ibom Airline couldn’t have come at a better time. The launch of the airline on Wednesday is truly the ice on the cake for the good people of Akwa Ibom. If anyone was in doubt of the managerial acumen of the state governor, Udom Emmanuel, that launch was enough to shut the mouths of pundits. [...]

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    Babachir Lawal remanded in EFCC custody

Babachir Lawal remanded in EFCC custody

Babachir Lawal, sacked secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has been remanded in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).A federal capital territory (FCT) high court ordered his detention after the commission arraigned him on Tuesday.The commission had filed a 10-count charge against him on January 30.Lawal was alleged to have conspired with some staff of [...]

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    ’25 months for Babachir Lawal, 2 weeks for Onnoghen’ — and other reactions to prosecution of ex-SGF

’25 months for Babachir Lawal, 2 weeks for Onnoghen’ — and other reactions to prosecution of ex-SGF

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation, to court on Wednesday.The commission also charged Ayo Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), to court over $43 million found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.As expected, Nigerians are commenting on social media. Here are some reactions from Twitter:https://twitter.com/MrAyeDee/status/1090674269439299588 https://twitter.com/Sir_BiolaPr/status/1090677680671019010 https://twitter.com/_2Loyal_/status/1090681738131632134 https://twitter.com/AghedoOsarenren/status/1090675471174520833 https://twitter.com/adamugarba/status/1090678819709702149 https://twitter.com/jimsky_debbie/status/1090681702232543232 https://twitter.com/ije12002/status/1090667933297270785 https://twitter.com/The_Seeker76/status/1090468612647936000 https://twitter.com/adedunmade/status/1088942283557388289 https://twitter.com/talk2smat/status/1090685726562250752 https://twitter.com/LifeOfOneX/status/1090684459660296194 https://twitter.com/BusayoSHONDE/status/1090683991345319936 https://twitter.com/MallamEzera/status/1090683955475595264 https://twitter.com/Abdulazizey1/status/1090683314137194496 https://twitter.com/chijiokeke/status/1090683125015957506 https://twitter.com/Aloyebaba/status/1090686762857517057 https://twitter.com/Onyema_Donald/status/1090686110181797888https://twitter.com/labby_owoboye/status/1090692602092023809https://twitter.com/ogechime1/status/1090692698510639106 [...]

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    I did well in office, says Babachir Lawal

I did well in office, says Babachir Lawal

Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says he did well while in office.President Muhammadu Buhari sacked Lawal in October after he was accused of corruption.A senate ad hoc committee accused him of giving contracts worth hundreds of millions of naira to a company he owns to remove invasive plant species from the Yobe state [...]

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    ICYMI: Suspect arrested by DSS indicts Babachir Lawal in ‘N150m fraud’

ICYMI: Suspect arrested by DSS indicts Babachir Lawal in ‘N150m fraud’

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested one Amina Mohammed for allegedly impersonating Rashida Bello, wife of Kogi governor, and Aisha Buhari, wife of the president.Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, said the woman gained unauthorised entry into the residence of Aisha Buhari at the presidential villa.Afunanya said Mohammed allegedly defrauded one Alexander Chika Okafor (a.k.a Chicason) of N150 million.“The woman who is [...]

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    Babachir Lawal, Ribadu kick against indirect primary in Adamawa APC

Babachir Lawal, Ribadu kick against indirect primary in Adamawa APC

Some stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa have kicked against the option of indirect primary for elective positions in the state.Babachir Lawal, former secretary of the government of the federation (SGF), and Nuhu Ribadu, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), are among the stakeholders.On Monday, some APC members led by Boss Mustapha, [...]

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    Femi Adesina: If you are a potential thief, you have every cause to worry about Buhari’s recent comment

Femi Adesina: If you are a potential thief, you have every cause to worry about Buhari’s recent comment

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president remains committed to a just and transparent fight against corruption.Adesina said this when he made an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.There have been reactions to Buhari's comment when he returned from his 10-day vacation to the UK.The president had vowed that to jail more "looters".“We are going to jail more [...]

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    Babachir Lawal breaks silence on his probe by EFCC, relationship with Buhari

Babachir Lawal breaks silence on his probe by EFCC, relationship with Buhari

Babachir Lawal, sacked secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says he's happy with his ongoing probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In October 2017, Lawal was relieved of his position amid allegations of corruption.A senate ad-hoc committee had in December 2016 indicted him of fraud in a contract awarded for the clearing of invasive plant species in [...]

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    Magu: Maina, Lawal, Oke still under investigation — no sacred cow

Magu: Maina, Lawal, Oke still under investigation — no sacred cow

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says there is no sacred cow in the anti-corruption war.He said Adbulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms (PTFP), Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), and Ayo Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), are still [...]

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    EFCC releases Babachir Lawal

EFCC releases Babachir Lawal

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    EFCC grills Babachir Lawal, detains him overnight

EFCC grills Babachir Lawal, detains him overnight

Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation, is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), TheCable can report.A source said Lawal arrived at the commission's headquarters in Abuja around 11am, after which he was interrogated.The source said the former top official in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would spend the night in the [...]

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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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