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Nigeria suspends top officials over missing humanitarian funds - Deutsche Welle

Nigeria's head of national intelligence and a senior civil servant have been implicated in a corruption scandal involving the misuse of development money. The funds were meant to help people hit by Boko Haram violence. A money changer counts Nigerian ...and more »

Buhari suspends two top officials over aid funds and $43m Lagos 'loot' - africanews

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered the immediate suspension of two top officials of his administration, a statement released by the Presidency confirmed on today (Wednesday, April 19, 2017). ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The two ...and more »

Nigeria's president orders probe into missing aid funds - Financial Times

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's president, has ordered an investigation into a senior civil servant linked to missing funds meant to avert famine in the north-east of the country. Mr Buhari, who pledged to fight widespread corruption when he won elections ...and more »

Habiba Lawal takes over as acting SGF - Daily Trust

The Permanent Secretary, Ecological Funds Office (EFO) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Dr. Habiba Muda Lawal, has taken over as the acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). This follows ...and more »

Why Buhari suspended SGF, NIA boss - Daily Trust

Nigeria's topmost government official as well as the nation's top spy master vacated office shortly after they were suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, handed over to ...and more »

A mighty mortal has been caught, says Shehu Sani on SGF's suspension - TheCable

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 ...and more »

In Nigeria, president Buhari's anti-corruption battle is shaking up his own team - Quartz

During his campaign for the presidency and since taking office two years ago Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his anti-corruption campaign as a pillar of his administration. But while his public rhetoric galvanized the Economic and ...and more »

Buhari suspends SGF, NIA DG as Osinbajo heads probe panel - TheCable

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 ...and more »

How Babachir Lawal got into trouble - The Nation Newspaper

AT its sitting on October 4, 2016, the Senate debated a motion on the “mounting humanitarian crisis in the Northeast” after which an ad-hoc committee was constituted to investigate the matter. The committee was asked to conduct a public hearing to ...and more »

Babachir: The real price of grass cutting - Daily Trust

Over four months after his indictment by the Shehu Sani-led senate adhoc committee investigating the humanitarian crisis in the Northeast, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Babachir Lawal, was finally suspended. Babachir is the first ...and more »