*NIA boss denied access to president
The suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal, met with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Aso Rock Villa apparently unaware of his suspension.
As he emerged from the meeting, Lawal was approached by journalists to respond to his suspension and said he was not aware.
“Who is the presidency? I’m not aware”, he told the reporters as he enquired about the source of the story, asking them who issued the press statement.
He even asked the photo journalists why they were desperate to take several snapshots of him on this particular day, something he said they had not done before.
Meanwhile, shortly afterwards, the equally suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr. Ayo Oke, arrived the Villa but in an attempt to evade waiting journalists, failed to see Osinbajo and returned to his car.
Oke was then driven in his convoy to the Administrative Officer’s gate leading to President Buhari’s office but was turned back there before he eventually left the Villa.
There is indication that he will return discreetly to eventually meet with Osinbajo, who heads the investigation panel into the allegations of corruption and breach of due process levelled against the two men.