Suspended Secretary to the Government of the  Federation Babachair Lawal again failed to appear before  the senate committee probing alleged irregularities in the award of contracts under the presidential initiative on the Northeast. 
 
Mr. Lawal’s absence from the committee’s sitting yesterday  would be the third time he would be refusing to honour its invitation to address the allegations of corruption.

Meanwhile the raid on Senator Goje's home may delay the passage of the 2017 budget this is according to  the House of Representatives.
 
This is coming on the heels of condemnation from the national assembly saying the documents were related to the 2017 budget proposal.   
 
The Chairman, House Committee on Media, NAMDAS Abdulrazaq reaffirmed this while briefing the press on the matter.