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    Fayose on SGF’s suspension: This government is confused

Fayose on SGF’s suspension: This government is confused

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the federal government is confused. In statement on Wednesday, Fayose wondered why the presidency would suspend Lawal Babachir, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), at a time the government decided to investigate the $43 million found at an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos. The governor said the suspension of Lawal and Ayo Oke, director-general [...]

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    A mighty mortal has been caught, says Shehu Sani on SGF’s suspension

A mighty mortal has been caught, says Shehu Sani on SGF’s suspension

Shehu Sani, chairman of the senate committee which indicted Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, says his panel is not rejoicing that a "mighty mortal has been caught in the trap of his fate". Sani said this in reaction to the suspension of Lawal. President Muhammadu Buhari had suspended Lawal and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency [...]

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    EXTRA: Babchir Lawal

EXTRA: Babchir Lawal

Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation [...]

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    Three recommendations from the senate report that nailed SGF

Three recommendations from the senate report that nailed SGF

On December 14, 2016, the senate asked Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, to immediately resign from office. This followed the recommendation of its ad hoc committee on the humanitarian crisis in the north-east, which had investigated the management of funds for internally displaced persons in the region by the Presidential Initiative on the North-East (PINE). PINE at the [...]

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    He’ll become a Biafra hero… may this cleansing continue — Twitter reacts to suspension of SGF

He’ll become a Biafra hero… may this cleansing continue — Twitter reacts to suspension of SGF

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), for allegations of financial misappropriation leveled against them. While some are praising the president, other are saying he is too slow in taking key decisions. Here are the diverse reactions of Nigerians on Twitter: Today is April 19, 2017. [...]

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    ‘Who is the presidency?’ — shocked Babachir Lawal reacts to suspension

‘Who is the presidency?’ — shocked Babachir Lawal reacts to suspension

Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, has told reporters to ask the "presidency" why he was suspended. In an encounter with reporters on Wednesday shortly after his suspension was announced, a clearly shocked Lawal stalled on all the questions he was asked. Informed that his suspension was announced by the presidency, he retorted: "Who is the presidency?" He had been [...]

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    Buhari suspends SGF, NIA DG as Osinbajo heads probe panel

Buhari suspends SGF, NIA DG as Osinbajo heads probe panel

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), pending the outcome of investigations. This was disclosed in a press statement on Wednesday by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is to head a three-man panel to probe the allegations. In December, the senate had called for [...]

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    The siege of the Nigerian senate

The siege of the Nigerian senate

BY MUSA ABDULLAHI While President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical vacation in London and his vice, Yemi Osibanjo, was holding the fort in Abuja, Nigerians whose quality of life was tremendously impacted by the shibboleth of the stand-in leader in the state house felt that the government was working. In the little space of time Osibanjo functioned as acting president, [...]

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    SERVICOM has failed woefully, says ex-head of service

SERVICOM has failed woefully, says ex-head of service

Ama Pepple, former head of service of the federation, says that SERVICOM (Service Compact with All Nigerians), which was initiated by former president Olusegun Obasanjo in 2004, has failed woefully. Pepple made this statement while speaking at the opening of a two-day national policy dialogue on service delivery with the theme "Efficient and Effective Service Delivery in Governance: Imperative for Driving [...]

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    I have no power to award contracts, says SGF

I have no power to award contracts, says SGF

Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says he does not have the power to award contracts. Lawal said this while reacting to reports that he awarded contracts to 20 "ghost companies" through the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE). Sani Shehu, chairman of the senate ad hoc committee investigating the humanitarian crisis in the north-east, had said [...]

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    We can’t trace companies awarded contracts under PINE, says Shehu Sani

We can’t trace companies awarded contracts under PINE, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has said that some of the companies awarded contracts by the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE) cannot be traced. He said over 20 companies were awarded contracts by PINE which was headed by secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir David Lawal. The SGF has been invited by the senate to clear the [...]

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    SGF backtracks, asks senate to reschedule hearing

SGF backtracks, asks senate to reschedule hearing

Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has asked the senate ad hoc committee on the humanitarian crisis in the north-east to reschedule his appearance. The committee had summoned Lawal to appear before it on Thursday. The summons followed allegations of corruption levelled against him. But he wrote to the committee, saying that he would not appear before it [...]

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    Like Ali, SGF rejects invitation of senate

Like Ali, SGF rejects invitation of senate

Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, has turned down an invitation of the senate ad hoc committee on the humanitarian crisis in the north-east. Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), also did the same thing, though his was because of the compulsion to wear a uniform. Lawal was scheduled to appear before the committee on Thursday [...]

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    Osinbajo reappoints Busari as NSDC CEO

Osinbajo reappoints Busari as NSDC CEO

The Acting President Osinbajo has approved the reappointment of Latif Demola Busari as the executive secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC). According to a statement issued by Ahmed Waziri, spokesman of the council, on Thursday, a letter of appointment signed by Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), said the appointment took effect from Wednesday, and [...]

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    Buhari’s administration has recorded huge success, says SGF

Buhari’s administration has recorded huge success, says SGF

Babachir Lawal, secretary to government of the federation (SGF), says the current administration has laid a solid foundation for Nigeria’s future. Lawal said this at the 5th convocation of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuaghor, Owerri, on Friday. He said the government was working around the clock to fix the economy, and he asked for patience on the part of citizens. He said the president [...]

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    SGF: Those wishing Buhari dead are responsible for the state of the economy

SGF: Those wishing Buhari dead are responsible for the state of the economy

Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says those wishing President Muhammadu Buhari dead are responsible for the bad state of the economy. Addressing a pro-Buhari support group at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on Tuesday, Lawal said the government understood the challenges Nigerians were going through. He said Buhari did not anticipate the current problems, but that the [...]

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