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Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Magu: Leaked SSS report vindicates us – Nigerian Senate

The leaked report of the State Security Service to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has vindicated the Senate on its repeated rejection of Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, its spokesperson said. The SSS report, leaked on Friday, was a response to…

Nigerian Senate

Buhari nominates 27 INEC Electoral Commissioners (FULL LIST)

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated 27 persons as Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday read a letter from the presidency requesting the confirmation of the 27 nominees in compliance with the provision of the section 14(3)(a) of the Third…

Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal.

Grass-Cutting Scandal: SGF Lawal makes U-turn, promises to appear before Senators on new date

Less than 24 hours after he told senators investigating him and others for alleged fraud that he would not appear before them, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has made a U-turn. Mr. Lawal was summoned by the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Humanitarian Crisis in North-East…

Nigerian Senate

Senate rejects two ambassadorial nominees

The Senate has confirmed 45 persons as non-career ambassadors following their nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari. Senators, however, declined to confirm two other nominees. The decisions followed the report presented by Monsurat Sunmonu (APC-Oyo), chairperson of the committee on foreign affairs, which had screened the 47 nominees. In line with…

FILE PHOTO: Senate President Bukola Saraki entering the chamber

Senate postpones probe of SGF Lawal, Rholavision over grass-cutting scandal

The Shehu Sani-led Senate ad-hoc committee on humanitarian crisis in the north-east has postponed its investigative hearing slated for Thursday, after the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and his company, Rholavision Ltd, said they would not appear. The clerk to the ad-hoc committee, Lawal Bagaudu, disclosed…

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Grass-Cutting Scandal: Why SGF Lawal, Rholavision boss won’t appear before Senate

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has told the Senate that he will not appear before its ad-hoc committee on ‘mounting crisis in the North East’ on Thursday, saying the subject of his invitation is already a matter in court. The News Agency of Nigeria,…

Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal.

Alleged grass-cutting fraud: SGF Babachir Lawal to shun Senate on Thursday

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, will not appear before a Senate Committee on Humanitarian Crisis in Northeast on Thursday. Mr. Lawal had earlier been indicted for alleged fraud by the committee and the Senate, who called for his removal. He was found culpable by the…

Nigerian Senate

Senate to question Central Bank Governor Emefiele on intervention projects

The implementation of the various intervention programmes by the Central Bank of Nigeria to stimulate the output of companies in the non-oil sector has become a thing of concern to the Senate, the lawmakers said on Tuesday. The Senate, therefore, resolved to invite the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to…

Nigerian Senate

Senate investigates NHIS chief, Usman Yusuf, for alleged N960 million procurement scam

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday constituted a five-member ad-hoc committee to investigate the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, over allegations financial and administrative abuses. The motion to probe Mr. Yusuf, a professor, was sponsored by Kabiru Marafa, APC-Zamfara, who expressed concern about "scandalous activities of…

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Senate to investigate Saraki, Melaye over ‘fake Customs paper, certificate’

The Senate has referred its president, Bukola Saraki, and controversial Senator, Dino Melaye, to the committee on ethics and privileges over allegations of importing a car with fake Customs documents and certificate forgery respectively. The resolution, on Tuesday, followed a motion by the former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, who said the…

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

2019 election results to be collated, transmitted electronically – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has unveiled an electronic collation and results transmission system with a view to eliminating manual collation which the commission says enables malpractices. INEC's Director of Information and Communication Technology, Chidi Nwafor, disclosed the development on Thursday during a media parley chaired by the commission's chief,…

EFCC  Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

EXCLUSIVE: What Magu told Buhari on SSS allegations

In response to the query President Muhammadu Buhari ordered, the embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, questioned the sincerity and motive of the State Security Service, SSS, which accused him of integrity deficiency and professional misconduct, official correspondence reviewed by PREMIUM TIMES showed. The…

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Ministers and APC leaders

Magu is victim of ‘civil war’ in Buhari’s corrupt kitchen cabinet – Senator

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said there are corrupt power blocs in the presidency whose "civil war" cost Ibrahim Magu his confirmation as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Speaking when he received representatives of the National Association of Muslim Law Students…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

EXCLUSIVE: Disregard SSS, Senate, keep Magu as acting EFCC boss, anti-corruption advisers tell Buhari

Regardless of the position of the Senate and the State Security Service, SSS, on the suitability of Ibrahim Magu for the top job at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Presidential Advisory Council on Anti-corruption Campaign has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to keep him (Mr. Magu) in acting capacity.…

Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, Hameed Ali arriving the Nigerian Senate

Senate drives away Hameed Ali, asks him to come back in Customs uniform

The Senate has driven away the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, after he appeared before the lawmakers in mufti. Mr. Ali's appearance without uniform, on Thursday after his failure to appear on Wednesday, was contrary to the resolution of the Senate which asked that he must wear…

Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, Hameed Ali arriving the Nigerian Senate

Hameed Ali arrives Senate, without uniform

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, has arrived the National Assembly ahead of the rescheduled hearing during which he is expected to brief the Senate on the proposed policy on vehicle duty payment. Mr. Ali entered the National Assembly around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, and was ushered…

EFCC  Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

UPDATED: How Senate rejected Magu as EFCC Chairman

The Senate has again rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, after the State Security Service reaffirmed its position that the nominee lacks integrity to lead the country's anti-corruption agency. Mr. Magu was rejected on Wednesday, after appearance before the…

Magu Arriving the National Assembly

Again, Senate rejects Magu as EFCC Chairman

The Senate has again rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, after the State Security Service, SSS, reaffirmed its position that the nominee lacks integrity to lead the country's anti-corruption agency. Mr. Magu was rejected on Wednesday, after appearance before…

SSS operatives

SSS writes Senate again, insists Magu lacks integrity

The State Security Service has insisted the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, is not fit to head the anti-graft agency because he lacks integrity, a lawmaker has said. The SSS said this to the Senate in a fresh report dispatched Tuesday evening. The content…

Cross Section of Customs New Management Team

Hameed Ali fails to appear before Senate as lawmakers threaten arrest

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, did not appear before the Senate on Wednesday to brief the lawmakers on planned action on vehicles without duty payment. But in accordance with Section 89 of the 1999 Constitution, the Senate resolved to "compel" Mr. Ali to appear on Thursday…

Magu Arriving the National Assembly

Magu arrives Senate, Hameed Ali yet to arrive

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has arrived the National Assembly complex ahead of his screening as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency by the Senate. Mr. Magu arrived 10:54 a.m. in company of associates and staff of EFCC. But Hameed Ali, the…

Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali

Senate – Customs face-off: Hameed Ali in secret meeting with Saraki

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, Tuesday evening held a closed-door meeting with Senate President Bukola Saraki, hours after it appeared a showdown was imminent between the Senate and the retired army colonel. "He (Mr. Ali) has come and gone," a Senate President's office insider told PREMIUM…

Nigerian Senate

Senate, Customs chief, Hameed Ali, set for showdown as lawmakers insist he appears

The Senate appears set for a showdown with the Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, after lawmakers rejected Mr. Ali's plan not to appear before them on Wednesday. Mr. Ali had earlier on Tuesday informed the Senate that he would not appear as scheduled as he had the Customs…

Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, Hameed Ali

Hameed Ali writes Senate, says won’t appear before lawmakers on Wednesday

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Hameed Ali, has written the Senate, notifying the lawmakers he will not appear before them on Wednesday as expected. ‎ The Senate Clerk read Mr. Ali's letter on Tuesday. He was summoned last Thursday over the planned clampdown on vehicles without duty…

President Muhammadu Buhari at his office

President Buhari resumes duty

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally resumed duty, over 50 days after he delegated his authority to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The president's spokesperson, Femi Adesina, confirmed the resumption on Monday morning in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES. According to the statement, Mr. Bu‎hari wrote the Senate President and Speaker…