News - Secretary to the Government of the Federation

Alleged Graft: EFCC Set To Reopen CCT Chair Probe

1 week ago /
Nation 

There were strong indications on Thursday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission would reopen investigation into   allegations of corruption against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Justice Danladi Usman. Sources at the anti-graft agency in Abuja said the commission had started screening all outstanding petitions against the CCT...

House of Reps Passes N7.44tn 2017 Budget

1 month ago /
Nation 

After starting Thursday’s plenary on a rowdy note, the House of Representatives has passed the 2017 Budget. The House passed the budget after adopting the report of the Appropriation Committee. President Muhammadu Buhari had presented a budget of N7.298tn to the National Assembly in December 2016, but the Committee on Appropriation headed...

Uncertainty Over Fate Of Embattled SGF, NIA Boss

1 month ago /
Nation  Politics 

There was uncertainty on Sunday evening over the fate of the suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke; and the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. The development is based on the fact that the presidential committee investigating them can no longer present...

Osinbajo Panel Grills BPP DG Late Into The Night

2 months ago /
Nation 

​The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo​ panel probing the allegations of contract fraud against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, ​continued its ​sitting yesterday.   The panel, ​which has Attorney-General and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), as members, grilled Director-General...

Presidential Panel Commences Investigation Without Fear, Favour

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Presidential Committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe allegations against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Ayo Oke has commenced its work in earnest. The three-man panel which is expected to submit its report...

Presidency Begins Search For New SGF

2 months ago /
Nation 

Barely five days after the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, the Presidency is shopping for his replacement. According to report, two ministers, two senators, and four others are top on the list of those being considered. There were indications that the presidency may have...

Osinbajo Panel Summons Emefiele, NIA, NNPC, NAPIMS, PINE Contractors

2 months ago /
Nation 

The presidential investigative panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the suspension of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir Lawal, and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, has invited governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.   He will answer...

President Buhari Appoints New Management For NEXIM Bank

2 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Abubakar Abba Bello as the new Managing Director of the Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM). The appointment was contained in a statement signed on Thursday by the Director of Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi. The President also...

Buhari Makes New Appointments For FAAN, NCAA, NAMA, Rural Electrification Agency

2 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Engr. Saleh Dunoma as the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). The President also confirmed the appointments of Captain Mukhtar Usman as the Director-General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Captain Fola C. Akinkotu as the Managing...

Lawal's suspension was unavoidable, he violated public trust – Sagay

2 months ago /
Politics 

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) on Wednesday said suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal violated the Code of Conduct for public officials by awarding a contract to a company linked to him. “I think the suspensions are...

Updated: Buhari Suspends SGF, NIA DG

2 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr David Babachir Lawal. President Buhari has also ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the SGF in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the...

President Buhari Suspends NIA, SGF Chief

2 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the director-general of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador  Ayo Oke and the Secretary to the Federal Government, Engineer Babachir David Lawal. Both men have been mired in some controversies. The President has ordered full scale investigations into their cases. Ayo Oke was linked recently with the shocking discovery of...

President Buhari Appoints Chief Executives For 23 Agencies

2 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Chief Executives for 23 Federal Government agencies. Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, the Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation stated this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He said the Chief Executives are: Mrs Julie Okah-Donli,...

Court Sentences Falae’s Kidnappers To Life Imprisonment

2 months ago /
Nation 

An Ondo State High Court has sentenced the seven persons accused of kidnapping a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Olu Falae, to life imprisonment. Mr Falae was kidnapped on September 21, 2015, at his farm in Ilado, a rural agrarian settlement near Akure, the state’s capital in southwest...

Senate Committee Denies Receipt Of Court Injunction From SGF

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate Ad Hoc Committee Chairman investigating the humanitarian crisis in North-East Nigeria, Senator Shehu Sani, says his committee is not aware of any court order barring the probe of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). The Committee, in an interim report released in December 2016 accused the...

Alleged Grass-Cutting Fraud: Lawal Babachir Shuns Senate

3 months ago /
Nation 

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Lawal Babachir, said he would not honour Senate’s invitation on Thursday over the handling of funds for North-East rehabilitation. This is because he has headed to the court to challenge the propriety of the invitation and is being investigated on the issue. An...

Centenary City: House Seeks Prosecution Of Anyim, Bala Mohammed

3 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has called for the prosecution of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Pius Anyim, for his role in the Centenary City Project. The lawmakers also sought for the prosecution of former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed. The call was...

Senate Considers Magu’s Re-nomination As EFCC Chair

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has read a letter sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari re-nominating Mr Ibrahim Magu, as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, read the letter during plenary on Tuesday that began after a closed-door meeting that lasted for...

President Buhari Presides Over First FEC Meeting In 2017

5 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is right now presiding over the Federal Executive Council meeting the first in the year 2017. The meeting which convened at exactly 10AM at the council chambers also has in attendance almost all the cabinet members and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The agenda for the meeting is not known...

President Buhari Orders Probe Of SGF, Others

6 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to commence investigation of the Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF and other  government officials allegedly accused of wrongdoing. Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, made this...


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