News - Secretary to the Government of the Federation

FG Vows To Implement “No Work, No Pay” Policy

1 week ago /
Nation 

In what looks like a deliberate move to discourage industrial actions by Labour Unions in the country, the Nigerian government says it will henceforth implement relevant laws on "no work, no pay" This resolution comes as government also plans to compel the various trade unions in the country to have a...

Presidency Moves On Constituency Project

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government has begun moves to ensure that ministries, departments and agencies only pay for contracts under constituency projects when they are satisfactorily completed. Acting secretary to the government of the federation, Habiba Lawal, made this known in her keynote address at an interactive forum on the implementation of zonal...

SGF Probe: President’ll Make Decisions Based On Report – Osinbajo

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Vice President,  Yemi Osinbajo,  says President Muhammadu Buhari will make decisions based on the report on the investigation of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Ayo Oke. Professor Osinbajo, who refused to disclose...

Buhari Cancels First FEC Meeting After Return

2 months ago /
Nation 

The weekly Federal Executive Council meeting will not be holding again today. A statement from the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says the President will, however, receive the report of the committee investigating allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal...

Acting President Osinbajo, Approves New Appointment In Federal Government Agencies

2 months ago /
Nation 

Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved new appointments in some federal government agencies. The independent corrupt practices and other related offences commission has professor Bolaji Owasanoye, as chairman while professor Musa Usman Abubakar is the secretary. On the commission as members are grace Chinda, Okolo Titus, Obiora Igwedebia, Olubukola Balogun,...

Senate Probes TETFund, Alleges Contract Fraud

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has resolved to probe the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund after it alleged procurement fraud at the federal body, which is the country’s intervention agency for managing and disbursing education tax to public tertiary schools. The resolution followed a motion by Jibrin Barau, APC-Kano, who sought an “investigative...

Alleged Graft: EFCC Set To Reopen CCT Chair Probe

4 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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...


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