Saturday, October 19, 2019

Tag "Babachir Lawal"

    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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    ICYMI: There’s nothing like ‘executive governor’ in our constitution, says SGF

ICYMI: There’s nothing like ‘executive governor’ in our constitution, says SGF

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says the title "executive governor" is not known to the Nigerian constitution.He also declared that he should be addressed as "the SGF'."I often hear people say executive governor, I say look at the constitution, there is nothing like executive governor. It is governor of a state," he said.Mustapha spoke while receiving [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Who can force Buhari to do anything? Nobody!

Femi Adesina: Who can force Buhari to do anything? Nobody!

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says nobody can pressure his principal into doing anything.Adesina said this while reacting to insinuations that Buhari was forced to move against Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation.Lawal, who was indicted of corruption by the senate committee on the humanitarian crisis in the north-east, was relieved of [...]

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    Junaid: New SGF Boss Mustapha is Babachir Lawal’s cousin

Junaid: New SGF Boss Mustapha is Babachir Lawal’s cousin

Junaid Mohammad, a second republic lawmaker, says Boss Mustapha, the newly appointed secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), is Babachir Lawal's cousin.On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari sacked Lawal as SGF.Speaking with PUNCH, Muhammad described the appointment as "continuation of cronyism and nepotism" in the present federal government."Before you begin to celebrate the appointment of Boss Mustapha as the [...]

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    Buhari asks EFCC to go after Lawal, Oke

Buhari asks EFCC to go after Lawal, Oke

President Muhammadu Buhari says he expects the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offence Commission (ICPC) to "proceed with investigation" involving the two top government officials he sacked some hours ago.Buhari had ordered the dismissal of Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National [...]

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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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    FLASHBACK: ‘Who is the presidency?’ — how Babachir Lawal reacted to the news of his suspension

FLASHBACK: ‘Who is the presidency?’ — how Babachir Lawal reacted to the news of his suspension

Babachir Lawal, suspended secretary to the government of the federation, has finally been shown the way out.Lawal’s travails began after the senate committee on mounting humanitarian crisis in the north-east, indicted him of corruption.He had been accused of sharp practices in expending the funds meant for alleviating the sufferings of the displaced.On April 19 when his suspension was announced, Lawal told [...]

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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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    I can’t tell you if heads will roll, says Osinbajo on SGF probe

I can’t tell you if heads will roll, says Osinbajo on SGF probe

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the panel which probed Babachir Lawal, suspended secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), and Ayodele Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), ensured justice served.The panel which was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari was chaired by Osinbajo and had Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, and Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), as [...]

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    Ethnic tension, rising insecurity – five issues Buhari should consider in his state address

Ethnic tension, rising insecurity – five issues Buhari should consider in his state address

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from the UK, where he had spent 103 days receiving medical treatment.His return was at best epochal. His supporters formed human walls on the airport road in Abuja to welcome him. There was also fanfare in his native Daura and in other parts of the country.A lot happened while the president was away. [...]

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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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