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Noble Igwe Appointed Made-In-Aba Ambassaor
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Noble Igwe Appointed Made-In-Aba Ambassaor

Abia State has appointed Noble Igwe as a Made in Aba Ambassador. The media entrepreneur took to Instagram to share the good news alongside his appointment letters. He was commended for his "activities over the years fully supporting the growth of entrepreneurship In Aba and using multiple channels to promote the growth of the Made In Aba brand" Noble hails from Anambra State, he was born and raised in Aba and married from Abia state. Sharing letters of his appointment via his Instagram handle, he wrote; "Nwa ABA Welcome the newest Ambassador in town. I grew up in ABA and today, they have shown me how proud they are of me. See Slides Yay!"  
Hilary Kelechi Madu Appointed NSCDC Acting Commandant-General As Gana Bows Out
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Hilary Kelechi Madu Appointed NSCDC Acting Commandant-General As Gana Bows Out

Hilary Kelechi Madu has been appointed the Acting Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). Hilary Madu, who was promoted Deputy Comptroller-General (Operations) of the NSCDC in July 2017, takes over from Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu whose extended tenure of six months expired today. Mr Gana officially handed over to Madu who is the most senior officer in the corps at a brief ceremony in the Abuja office. The Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana, has bowed out of service, following the expiration of his tenure on January 17, 2021. Recall that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, had extended Mr Gana’s tenure by six months when his tenure expired in July, 2020. DAILY NIGERIAN gathered...
BBNaija’s Nengi Appointed SSA On Girl Child To Bayelsa Governor
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BBNaija’s Nengi Appointed SSA On Girl Child To Bayelsa Governor

Big Brother Naija star Nengi has been appointed the senior special assistant on the girl child to the Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri. The governor’s spokesman Daniel Alabrah confirmed the appointment to this newspaper on Friday. Born Rebecca Hampson, Nengi was congratulated by colleagues and fans on Twitter. Neo Akpofure in a tweet celebrated Nengi saying, “Omo my girl oo. Senior Special Assistant to the Governor and Face of Bayelsa State. Congrats my sister @nengiofficial.” Laycon tweeted, “My SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT MA. MY SSA. YES MA ANYTHING FOR YOU MA. CLEAR THE ROAD FOR THE SSA. @nengiofficial.” “AYIBANENGIMOTE,” Vee wrote. Nengi was the second runner-up at the season five edition of Big Brother Naija.  
Professor Adetunji Haastrup Appointed Global Ambassador In US
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Professor Adetunji Haastrup Appointed Global Ambassador In US

Prof Adetunji Haastrup has been appointed as a Global Ambassador of Management and Leadership Development by the Mogul, in New York, USA. The President/CEO of Global Education Network (Nigeria), had earlier on bagged a triple appointment as a member of Harvard Business Review Council, USA, Commonwealth Education Council, London UK and Leadership Council, USA. Prof Haastrup, a Fellow of the International Academy of Management London UK and Fellow of the Certified Public Administrators of England and Wales, made history as one of the first batch of accredited management trainers in Nigeria.
Frank De Boer Appointed As New Head Of Netherland National Team
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Frank De Boer Appointed As New Head Of Netherland National Team

Frank De Boer has been appointed as the replacement of Ronald Koeman who left the Netherland coaching position and joined FC Barcelona to end in 2021. Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), the body governing the football in Netherland has appointed the former Ajax and Barcelona defender as Koeman's successor. He signed a contract till 2022 which means he would be leading the Netherlands into the Euros 2021 and Qatar World Cup in 2022. https://twitter.com/OnsOranje/status/1308814192527454208?s=20 Frank, 50, spent most of his professional playing career with Ajax, winning five Eredivisie titles; two KNVB Cups; three Super Cups; one UEFA Cup; one UEFA Champions League; and one Intercontinental Cup. He later spent five years in Barcelona, where he won the 1998–99 La Liga tit...
Nigerian Lady, Pearlena Igbokwe Appointed Chairman Of America’s Universal Studio Group
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Nigerian Lady, Pearlena Igbokwe Appointed Chairman Of America’s Universal Studio Group

Pearlena Igbokwe, a Nigerian-born media executive, has been appointed chairman of Universal Studio Group in the U.S. Universal Studio Group is a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information for global audience. It is comprised of Universal Television, UCP and NBC Universal International Studios. Mrs Igbokwe, who was born in Nigeria, has broken grounds as the first woman of African descent to head a major American television studio. According to a statement by Universal Studio Group, she will lead the company's growing global television studio businesses and report directly to Jeff Shell, CEO, NBCUniversal. Most recently, Ms Igbokwe was president of U...
Nigerian Man, Obinna Ukwuani Appointed Chief Digital Officer Of Bank Of Kigali
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Nigerian Man, Obinna Ukwuani Appointed Chief Digital Officer Of Bank Of Kigali

A Nigerian Obinna Ukwuani has been appointed as the chief digital officer by the Bank of Kigali, Rwanda. Ukwuani, a former Paystack executive, will lead the Bank’s Digital Factory Division for product innovation and development in Digital Banking. A role he has resumed since June. This was announced by the bank in a statement in Rwandan media on Tuesday Morning. Obinna has a degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has worked in software, agriculture processing, and education sectors. Ukwuani grew up in Washington DC, graduating with honours in high school that earned him a place at MIT, which later saw him decline a six-figure paycheck in the United States and returned to Nigeria to develop Nigeria’s digital skills industry. In October 2011, he...
“I look forward to the day when Nigeria and Africa become places where hardwork and merit are rewarded” – Nigerian-born Kayce Madu appointed Justice Minister in Canada writes
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“I look forward to the day when Nigeria and Africa become places where hardwork and merit are rewarded” – Nigerian-born Kayce Madu appointed Justice Minister in Canada writes

Kaycee Madu, the Nigerian-born Canadian appointed Justice Minister and Solicitor General of Alberta, has thanked Nigerians for their goodwill messages following his appointment.   The 47-year-old who was born and raised in South-east Nigeria acknowledged the support from Nigerians and he made known his wishes for Nigeria and Afica.   He wrote: "Thank you for all the support and prayers coming from Nigeria and Nigerians in the Diaspora. I look forward to the day when Nigeria and Africa become places where hard work and merit are rewarded. Chukwu Gozie! #ableg #cdnpoli"  
Ernst And Young Appointed As NDDC Auditors
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Ernst And Young Appointed As NDDC Auditors

The Federal Government has approved Ernst and Young to conduct a forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In October 2019, President Buhari ordered a forensic audit of NDDC to ascertain the veracity of allegations of corruption at the commission. The audit, which costs ₦2.5 billion, will examine projects conducted by the commission since 2001. NDDC was set up in 2000 by President Obasanjo to develop the oil-rich Niger Delta region. Briefing reporters at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the State House, Abuja, the Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio, said the decision followed the approval of a memorandum he presented to the council for the appointment of field auditors to commence the forensic audit. According to ...
Nigerian Man Appointed Justice Minister In Canada
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Nigerian Man Appointed Justice Minister In Canada

Premier Jason Kenney announces lawyer and Edmonton MLA Kaycee Madu is Alberta’s new justice minister and solicitor general during a cabinet shuffle on Tuesday. Thank you, everyone, for all the well wishes. I am beyond humbled to accept my new role as Minister of Justice and Solicitor General - where I will pursue fairness, equality, and justice for all with every ounce of strength I have.
Andrea Pirlo Appointed As New Juventus Manager
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Andrea Pirlo Appointed As New Juventus Manager

I can confirm that Juventus have named Andrea Pirlo as their new head coach, just hours after-sacking Maurizio Sarri. Pirlo was only named the club's Under-23 head coach last month, but has secured a major promotion before even taking charge of one match. It will be a major challenge for the 41-year-old, who has never managed before, either at youth or senior level.
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Ogun: Gov Abiodun Appoints Selimot Ottun as new Head of Service

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has appointed Alhaja Selimot Olapeju Ottun as the new Head of Service in the state, DAILY POST reports. This was contained in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin. Ottun is succeeding the former Head of Service, TPL Amope Ajibola Chokor, who bowed out of the state public service over the weekend. According to Somorin, Alhaja Ottun is a psychologist, community development expert and administrator. DAILY POST reports that Ottun becomes the fifth woman to occupy the office and the 17th Head of Service since the creation of the State. Until her appointment, Ottun was Permanent Secretary in the Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration. She pre...
Senator Adebayo Osinowo is Dead (aged 64)
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Senator Adebayo Osinowo is Dead (aged 64)

Senator Adebayo Osinowo who represents the Lagos East Senatorial District in the Senate, has died. Late Senator Osinowo who was fondly referred to as Pepperito, died today June 15 at First Cardiologist Hospital, Lagos. The cause of his death is not yet known. Born November 28, 1955, late Senator Osinowo studied Building Technology at the lnstituto per Geometri, Rome, Italy. He obtained his master's degree at Urbaniana University, Rome, Italy, where he specialized in Building Technology. On February 23, 2019, he was elected the Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District at the National Assembly. He was subsequently appointed as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Teyana Taylor Goes Topless as she Twins with Daughter Junie, in Epic Photo
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Teyana Taylor Goes Topless as she Twins with Daughter Junie, in Epic Photo

Teyana Taylor shared a topless photo of herself twinning with her daughter Iman "Junie" Shumpert, 4, and she accompanied it with a powerful letter to Junie. The American singer wore matching hairstyles with her daughter and they both had on black skirts and elaborate jewelry. They were also both topless. Teyana's caption reads: "A love letter to my sweet girl.....For God spoke; “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5. The innocence of your disposition proclaims the truthful characteristics of the world.   "Your curiosity breeds knowledge for you are young but not naive. You WILL TAKE A STAND. You will forever be woke. You will forever be protected. The tones of your...
Alan Sinfield Appointed As New CEO Of 9mobile
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Alan Sinfield Appointed As New CEO Of 9mobile

On Monday June 1, 9mobile announced the appointment of Alan Sinfield as its substantive Chief Executive Officer. According to the telecommunications firm, the new CEO brings a wealth of global operational expertise to the organisation having held leadership roles at numerous mobile, fixed-line and broadband data operators as well as retail, media, and wholesale distribution businesses across emerging markets in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Sinfield succeeds Stephane Beuvelet, who held the position in an acting capacity when the new board took over the company’s management in November 2018. Sinfield brings extensive international and operational experience from wireless telecom, fintech, and banking sectors to his new role at 9mobile. His global experience...
Professor Godswill Obioma Appointed As New NECO Registrar
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Professor Godswill Obioma Appointed As New NECO Registrar

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has gotten a new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Professor Godswill Obioma. Professor Obioma’s appointment has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a letter dated 15th May 2020 with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134 and signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the letter stated that the appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years takes effect from 14th May 2020. In a statement signed by the Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, the Registrar officially took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Mallam Abubakar Gana on Friday, 22nd May 2020 at the Council’s headquarters in Minna. The new NECO Registrar is a Professor of Education Measuremen...
Nigerian Man Appointed Head of Covid-19 Task Force in Sierra Leone
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Nigerian Man Appointed Head of Covid-19 Task Force in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has appointed a Nigerian man Dr. Laoluwa Adejayan as head of its Covid-19 task force after adjudging him the best foreign medical practitioner in the country. Consequently, his salary has been raised to $20,000 per month, a 100 per cent increase. Adejayan is a graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State. He worked briefly in Bayelsa State after his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme before transferring his service to the West African country under the Technical Aids Corps scheme, in 2012. President Julius Maada Bio confirmed Adejayan’s appointment in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. Bio described the Nigerian as a good ambassador of his country who has proved to be a well-trained, brilliant and hardworking doct...
Why Buhari Appointed Gambari As Chief Of Staff
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Why Buhari Appointed Gambari As Chief Of Staff

The newly appointed Chief of Staff to the President (CoS), Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, yesterday declared he was picked for the job because President Muhammadu Buhari needs his competence and loyalty to succeed. Asked what Nigerians should expect from him as Chief of Staff, Gambari told reporters at the Presidential Villa in Abuja: “We have not started. I’ll have to find out. I don’t report directly to the nation, I report to the president.” He said he would be offering his “loyalty, competence and support” to the president, adding that as the chief of staff, his guiding principle would be “to serve the president to the best of my ability.” Buhari formerly announced Gambari as the chief of staff shortly before the commencement of the resumed Federal Executive Council (FEC). During ...
Ganduje Appoints Inuwa As New Emir Of Rano
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Ganduje Appoints Inuwa As New Emir Of Rano

The Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has appointed Alhaji Kabiru Mohammed Inuwa, the district head of Kibiya, as the new Emir of Rano. The appointment comes barely four days after the death of the previous first class Emir. Inuwa, before his latest appointment, was the District Head of Kibiya in Kano State. He succeeds the late Emir Tafida Abubakar Ila, who died on Saturday in Kano at the age of 74. The late emir died after battling with an undisclosed ailment. Ila was reportedly rushed to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in a critical condition and was later referred to the Nasarawa Specialist Hospital before he gave up the ghost.
COVID-19: Okonjo-Iweala Appointed By WHO As Special Envoy For ACT Accelerator
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COVID-19: Okonjo-Iweala Appointed By WHO As Special Envoy For ACT Accelerator

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, named Special Envoy for WHO’s Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. Nigeria’s former finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was named by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as its Special Envoy for the newly inaugurated Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that she is to serve alongside British business executive, Sir Andrew Witty in the same capacity, to mobilise international commitment to the initiative. Director-General of the organisation, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, made the announcement during the launch of the ACT Accelerator — via webinar from Geneva. “I would especially like to thank Sir Andrew Witty and Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for agreeing to act as Special Envoys for the ACT Accelerator,” Ghebr...
Toolz appointed new Program Director for Beat FM
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Toolz appointed new Program Director for Beat FM

Following Beat FM’s 10th year Anniversary in 2019, the urban and lifestyle Radio Station embarked on a few brand and management rebranding as its way to further entrench its purpose as the heartbeat of Lagos. In light of these ongoing changes, Olisa Adibua who was the pioneer Program Director, who has led the brand to enormous strides and accolades for the past 10 years decided it was a good time to chase other more challenging interests. According to reliable sources, the Management of the radio station has appointed Mrs. Tolu Oniru- Demuren, as the Acting Program Director. Tolu Oniru-Demuren or Toolz (as she is popularly called) joined the Megalectrics Family as one of the pioneer On-Air Personalities for Beat FM. Toolz is a graduate of Business and Mass communications from Londo...
‘I can discover Ballon d’Or winners’ in Nigeria – Abdallah on U20 job
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‘I can discover Ballon d’Or winners’ in Nigeria – Abdallah on U20 job

Reports claim the veteran tactician will be appointed the Flying Eagles handler; a job the Wikki Tourists coach will grab with both hands Ex-Nigeria international Usman Abdallah says he can help the country groom future Ballon d'Or winners if he is handed the U20 job. Abdallah, who led Enyimba to win the 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League and a Confederation Cup semi-final finish, is favourite to replace Paul Aigbogun for the Flying Eagles’ head coach role. His outstanding CV features a Uefa A license, a degree in football coaching and team management (France) and a Strength and Conditioning level 1 coaching certificate in Australia.
Nigerian Professor Named President Of American University
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Nigerian Professor Named President Of American University

Benjamin Ola. Akande Appointed As President Of Champlain College In America The Champlain College Board of Trustees on Tuesday announced Benjamin Ola. Akande as the ninth President of Champlain College. Mr Akande will assume the role effective July 1, 2020. Laurie Quinn, Champlain’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academics, has been serving as Interim President since July 1, 2019. “Dr Akande is an agent of change and a visionary leader with a global perspective. His enterprising mindset and commitment to student success will be essential as he leads Champlain College in an evolving higher education landscape. We look forward to welcoming Dr Akande to Champlain and supporting his work to advance the College’s strategic position and build on the strength of our distinctive ac...
Pastor Adeboye reveals those that will die from Coronavirus
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Pastor Adeboye reveals those that will die from Coronavirus

The General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye on Sunday said God told him that only those whose appointed time has come will die during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Saturday announced eight new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria; 2 in FCT, 4 in Oyo, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Osun State respectively. That brings the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 97 with 1 death. Speaking at the Church’s live broadcast on Sunday, Adeboye said genuine children of God, who are not appointed to die now should relax because God will keep them safe. Citing Ezekiel chapter 2 verses 5, during his sermon titled “Peace Be Still” Adeboye said: “When I spoke to my daddy about my pains on those who are dyin...
South Africa President Appoints Okonjo Iweala As Head Of Economic Advisory Council.
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South Africa President Appoints Okonjo Iweala As Head Of Economic Advisory Council.

The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Head of the country’s Economic Advisory Council. Also, Okonjo Iweala reacting to the new wrote: “With President Ramaphosa, members of cabinet, and members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council in Pretoria discussing sources of growth for the South African economy and win-win economic interactions with the continent.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Appointed Member of South Africa’s Presidential Economic Council
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Appointed Member of South Africa’s Presidential Economic Council

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed as a member South Africa’s presidential economic advisory council. The council which is chaired by Cyril Ramaphosa, the South African president, has other members in the council.  As part of their functions, members of the council are expected to “ensure greater coherence and consistency in the implementation of economic policy and ensure that government and society in general is better equipped to respond to changing economic circumstances”. Okonjo-Iweala shared photos from the meeting on Twitter, captioned it “With President Ramaphosa, members of cabinet, and members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council in Pretoria discussing sources of growth for the South African economy and win-win economic i...
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Appoints Three Special Assistants on Streetlight Matters
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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Appoints Three Special Assistants on Streetlight Matters

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has appointed three Senior Special Assistants to handle everything that has to do with Street lights in the state. In a letter dated February 13th, the secretary to the state government notified one of the appointees, Anwalu Salihu of his appointment as the senior special assistant, streetlights III. According to the letter, the appointment was based on his ”dedication to duty, patriotic disposition and loyalty”. “This is to formally convey to you that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR has approved your appointment as Senior Special Assistant, Street Lights III with effect from 10th February, 2020,” it read. “Your appointment into this position of trust and confidence was made upon c...
Gedoni Appointed As Special Adviser To Governor Ben Ayade
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Gedoni Appointed As Special Adviser To Governor Ben Ayade

Former Big Brother Naija 2019 housemate, Gedoni Ekpata has been appointed as a Special Adviser to Cross State Governor Ben Ayade. The Cross River state governor only recently appointed music mogul, Ubi Franklin as a special adviser, and has now added another star to his team. Gedoni was appointed as Governor Ben Ayade’s Special Adviser on Garment Factory and Branding, and this was made known in a statement released by the Cross River State Governor’s media aide, Christian Ita. Read statement below; The state governor, His Excellency Sir Ben Ayade has approved the following appointments: 1. Dakwan Elizabeth Bambu- Special Adviser, Calas Vegas 2. Emmauel Bepe- Special Adviser, Executive Protocol 3. Rosemary Tutu Ekeng- DG, Investment Promotion 4. Erasmus Ekpang- Specia...
Ubi Franklin Appointed Special Adviser On Tourism To Cross Rivers State Governor, Ben Ayade
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Ubi Franklin Appointed Special Adviser On Tourism To Cross Rivers State Governor, Ben Ayade

Ubi Franklin has been appointed the Special Adviser on Tourism to the Governor of Cross Rivers state, Ben Ayade.   He announced his appointment on his Instagram page this afternoon.   Read his post below; I, Ubi Ekapong Ofem (Ubi Franklin) wish to inform the public that I have been appointed Special Adviser on Tourism to His Excellency, Professor Benedict Ayade, Governor of Cross River State.   It is indeed an honour to be deemed fit by His Excellency to serve the good and resilient people of Cross River State in this capacity.   More so, I am most delighted to be functioning in the Toursim sector, one sector which is dear to my heart and one which I believe I fit into appropriately considering my background in the entertainment industry ....
Barcelona Have Sacked Their Coach Ernesto Valverde And Appointed Quique Setien
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Barcelona Have Sacked Their Coach Ernesto Valverde And Appointed Quique Setien

Spanish champions Barcelona have sacked their coach Ernesto Valverde and appointed Quique Setien as his replacement, the club announced on Monday. The decision to remove Valverde was confirmed following a board meeting that lasted more than four hours at Camp Nou on Monday afternoon. Barca are top of La Liga but have won only one of their last five matches. Valverde is the first coach the club has sacked mid-season since Louis van Gaal in 2003. “FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde have reached an agreement to terminate the contract that united both parties,” read a club statement released on Monday night. Setien will be presented in a press conference at Camp Nou at 2.30pm local time (1330 GMT) on Tuesday.
Niger Sacks Military Chiefs after Deadly Jihadist Attack
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Niger Sacks Military Chiefs after Deadly Jihadist Attack

Niger replaced two top military brass on Monday, four days after a jihadist assault on an army base left 89 dead in the biggest single loss in the country’s history. The new armed forces chief of staff is General Salifou Modi, who replaces General Ahmed Mohamed, the government said in a statement read on national radio. The new head of the army is Brigadier General Seidou Bague, replacing Sidikou Issa. The decision was made by a cabinet meeting shortly before Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou left for Pau, southwestern France, for a summit on the crisis in the Sahel. It brings together a summit of the so-called G5 countries — Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Mali and Mauritania — with France, the former colonial power in the region, who is leading the fight against the ...
Panic As Another Top APC Politician Dies Suddenly After Routine Exercise
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Panic As Another Top APC Politician Dies Suddenly After Routine Exercise

Chief Joseph Noah Molemodile, a former Commissioner for Finance in Kogi State and pioneer Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has died just four days after another top politician died in the state. Molemodile, a native of Idofin in Yagba East Local Government Area died in the early hours of Thursday in his Jos, Plateau state residence. According to a family source, the deceased observed his routine morning walk along the neighbourhood and returned home to freshen up and rest. He died while resting after the light exercise. Molemodile was a close friend and supporter of the first executive governor of Kogi State, Late Prince Abubakar Audu. Both worked together at First Bank of Nigeria Limited and strengthened the relationship when the late Audu joined politics ...
Beckham’s new Major League Soccer team Inter Miami have appointed Diego Alonso as their first manager
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Beckham’s new Major League Soccer team Inter Miami have appointed Diego Alonso as their first manager

The Uruguayan, 44, was fired by Mexican side Monterrey in September, despite leading them to victory in the 2019 Concacaf Champions League. Alonso also spent four years at Monterrey's rivals Pachuca, leading them to Champions League success in 2017. "It's an ambitious and winning project - that's what I'm all about," he said. Inter sporting director Paul McDonough added: "In Diego we found a manager that fits our culture and has a strong desire to build a winning club for our fans." Former England captain Beckham, who played for MLS side LA Galaxy from 2007-2012, is owner and president of the new franchise, and announced the club name, colours and new stadium plans in September 2018. Their first MLS match is at Los Angeles FC on 1 March.
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Femi Adesina Tackles US, Says No One Appointed America World Police

The presidency has again asked the U.S. to stop interfering in Nigeria’s matters. Femi Adesina, the spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this while reacting to a U.S. report that includes Nigeria as one of the countries with religious freedom violations. He appeared on Channels Television “Sunday Politics” programme. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the U.S. placed Nigeria in the same category as Russia, Cuba and Uzbekistan for its attitude towards religious freedom. The inclusion of Nigeria on the list was announced by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. They made reference to the killings of Shiite protesters and the violence in Nigeria’s middle belt as some of the reasons for its stance. In its earlier reaction on Sunday, Nigeria government through Min...
Jose Mourinho appointed Tottenham head coach
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Jose Mourinho appointed Tottenham head coach

Jose Mourinho has been named Tottenham head coach until the end of the 2023 season. The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked on Tuesday. Negotiations between Spurs and Mourinho - who had been out of work since he was sacked by United in December - intensified over the last few days and concluded in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Mourinho said: "I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me." His first game will be at the London Stadium on Saturday as Tottenham travel to take on West Ham in the Premier League. Chairman Daniel Levy said he was "reluctant" to sack...
Nigerian appointed state oil and gas supervisor by Californian governor
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Nigerian appointed state oil and gas supervisor by Californian governor

Nigerian-born American Engineer, Uduak-Joe Ntuk has been appointed as the Oil and Gas Supervisor for the state of California by Governor Gavin Newsom. Ntuk who served as the Petroleum Administrator for the City of Los Angeles, is the first Nigerian-American to hold the position in the history of the US state. Before his recent appointment as head of California's Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), he worked in both the private and public sectors which includes Tyco, General Electric, Chevron, and the City of Long Beach. A statement from the Governor's office reads in part “In Los Angeles, he was responsible for oversight and policy of oil fields, gas storage facilities, petroleum refineries and pipeline franchise agreements. “Prior to joining the city of Los ...
Funke Adesiyan Appointed As Aisha Buhari’s Aide On Domestic And Social Events
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Funke Adesiyan Appointed As Aisha Buhari’s Aide On Domestic And Social Events

Nollywood actress, Funke Adesiyan, has been appointed as an aide to First Lady Aisha Buhari. Her appointment, including those of five others which take immediate effect, was announced on Wednesday after the nominations were approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. Funke takes the role of Personal Assistant to the First Lady on Domestic and Social Events. The Obinrin Ale actress was the southwest coordinator for Ibrahim Shekarau Presidential Campaign in 2011. She was a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for a seat in the Oyo State House of Assembly. Funke joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2018. The actress attended the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly.
Alhaji Abubakar Ali Appointed As The New Emir Of Yamaltu
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Alhaji Abubakar Ali Appointed As The New Emir Of Yamaltu

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has approved the appointment of Alhaji Abubakar Ali as the new Emir of Yamaltu. This is contained in a letter signed by the permanent Secretary, Ministry for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Manu Malala. The appointment is in exercise of the powers vested in the Governor under the creation of Emirates, Districts, Villages and Wards as well as appointment and disposition of Emirs and Chiefs and based on recommendation of the kingmakers of the Emirate. Presenting the appointment letter to the new Emir at Yamaltu Emirate in Dadinkowa, Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, charged the monarch to be magnanimous in victory and embrace...
Ugbana Oyet Appointed By Queen Elizabeth As House Of Commons Serjeant At Arms
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Ugbana Oyet Appointed By Queen Elizabeth As House Of Commons Serjeant At Arms

Queen Elizabeth has approved the appointment of Nigerian-born Ugbana Oyet as Serjeant at Arms in the House of Commons. Speaker John Bercow announced the appointment on Tuesday during plenary. The Serjeant’s role is to ensure the safety of MPs in the House of Commons, as well as being carrier of the mace during the speaker’s procession. He will lead a team of 70 staff, covering the Serjeant’s Office, the access team, the doorkeepers and business resilience. Mr Oyet replaces Kamal El-Hajji who retired in July after three and a half years in the post. The Nigerian had served as the parliament’s principal electrical engineer for several years before his new appointment. “It is a great honour to serve in such a historic role, which combines the needs and challenges of the ...
Soyinka’s Daughter, Moremi Soyinka-Onijala Appointed As Buhari Sets Up Police Funds Committee
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Soyinka’s Daughter, Moremi Soyinka-Onijala Appointed As Buhari Sets Up Police Funds Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has developed a framework to train and equip, personnel to tackle insecurity. A statement by Odutayo Oluseyi of the Ministry of Police Affairs, said to this end, the Minister, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has inaugurated a 12-member Ministerial interim Committee on the Nigeria Police Trust Fund. The committee, chaired by Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs, includes Moremi Soyinka-Onijala, lawyer, one of the daughters of Professor Wole Soyinka. The statement quoted Dingyadi as explaining that the careful selection of members of the Committee which comprises of Directors/Heads of Units of the Ministry and senior members of the Police hierarchy was to meet various sector requirements. The team is to draw...
Jigawa State Gov appoints special assistants for his 3 wives, streetlight
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Jigawa State Gov appoints special assistants for his 3 wives, streetlight

The Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, has appointed a special assistant to each of his three wives, DailyTrust reports. One Sa’adatu Bashir Muhammed was appointed a special assistant to the first wife of the governor, while Mariya Muhammed Muktar and Aisha Garba were special assistants to the second and third wife respectively. Also, Special Assistants were appointed for street light as well as for population control.
PRINCESS MODUPE OZOLUA IS APPOINTED SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT ON NGOS TO DEPUTY SENATE PRESIDENT
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PRINCESS MODUPE OZOLUA IS APPOINTED SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT ON NGOS TO DEPUTY SENATE PRESIDENT

The Deputy President of the 9th Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has appointed Princess Modupe Ozolua, Founder the NGO, Empower 54, as Senior Special Assistant on Civil Society Organizations operating in Nigeria. Princess Ozolua is an entrepreneur and philanthropist whom at the age of 27 yrs put Nigeria on the global map as a plastic surgery destination when in she pioneered Cosmetic Surgery in Nigeria in 2001. In 2003, she founded BEARS Foundation, now Empower 54, through which she offers free reconstructive surgery to children amongst other humanitarian aid in Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo. As Senior Special Assistant on NGO affairs to the Deputy President of the Senate, some of her responsibilities include working closely with all NGOs and civil society organizations ...
Aiteo CEO Benedict Peters Appointed Into US Chamber Of Commerce Advisory Board
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Aiteo CEO Benedict Peters Appointed Into US Chamber Of Commerce Advisory Board

The United States of American Chamber of Commerce has approved the appointment of Mr Benedict Peters, Chairman and CEO of AITEO, as a member of the Board of Advisors for the US Africa Business Center. Mr Peters appointment was contained in a statement obtained by Tribune Online on Tuesday. According to the statement, “the mission of the U.S.-Africa Business Center is to build lasting prosperity for Africans and Americans through job creation and entrepreneurial spirit, something that Mr Peters has been active in on the continent for many years.” Welcoming Mr. Peters to the Board of Advisors, Chairman of the US Africa Business Centre, Scott Eisner who eulogised the business acumen in the industry, said, “We value and appreciate the insights from companies such as yours as they not ...
Super Falcons Crisis: Asisat Oshoala Has Been Appointed As The New Captain
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Super Falcons Crisis: Asisat Oshoala Has Been Appointed As The New Captain

The female national football team was thrown into crisis a few days ago when the coach, Thomas Dennerby, resigned from his position. The Super Falcons had staged a protest to demand for their allowances at the FIFA World Cup in France earlier this year and some members of the NFF were trying to freeze out players that they believed were behind the protest. The coach was not happy that NFF members were interfering with team selection and he was also unhappy that he was being owed his salary, so he tendered his resignation. The sports minister, Sunday Dare, has waded into the crisis and he had a phone conversation with Thomas Dennerby in order to convince him to change his mind. Meanwhile, the NFF appointed Chris Danjuma as the acting coach of the team and Coach Danjuma has stripped ...
26-year-old Youth Corps member appointed commissioner in Kwara
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26-year-old Youth Corps member appointed commissioner in Kwara

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has appointed a serving 26-year-old female Youth Corps member, Miss Joana Nnazua Kolo as a commissioner. She was among the four female commissioner-nominees whose names were forwarded to the Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday. Kolo, the youngest commissioner-nominee in the state’s history, is a 2018 graduate of Library Science from the Kwara State University (KWASU). A grassroots mobiliser, Kolo is an ardent advocate of community development. If confirmed, she would be Nigeria’s youngest commissioner, taking the trophy from Oyo State’s 27-year-old Oluwaseun Fakorede.
Ronaldinho Appointed As Brazil’s Ambassador For Tourism
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Ronaldinho Appointed As Brazil’s Ambassador For Tourism

Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho has been appointed as Brazil’s new ambassador for tourism, according to the Daily Mail. “Tourism is very important for generating jobs and regaining our image internationally,” Ronaldinho said at his unveiling on Thursday. Ronaldinho was praised by the Brazilian Institute of Tourism’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Osvaldo Matos de Melo Junior. “You take the case of Ronaldinho, a person who has almost 100million followers in his networks and voluntarily helps us at no cost for patriotism. This attitude is invaluable,” Osvaldo said. “Just by issuing a visa to countries like the United States and Canada, we have already had over 200 per cent increase in demand for our country. We will increasingly invest, even in intelligence, to achi...
Lamboginny Appointed AFI Representative At The United Nations In Vienna And New York
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Lamboginny Appointed AFI Representative At The United Nations In Vienna And New York

Nigerian singer, prison ambassador and human right activist, Yinka Lawanson popularly known as Lamboginny took to social media to announce his new role at the United Nations. He wrote @lamboginny Today, I’m humbled to officially announce that I have been appointed as an AFI Representative at the United Nations in Vienna and New York. It has always been my passion and dream to serve humanity on the global stage, using my voice, talent, resources and network to bring about positive change in our society. This opportunity is another right step in that direction and I’m grateful to God. I want to specially thank you all for supporting my music brand and prison projects over the years. Without you all, I would not be here. A lot has been done but a lot more needs to be done. Also, I w...