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Governor Sanwo-Olu Cancels Ongoing LASU VC Appointment Process
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Governor Sanwo-Olu Cancels Ongoing LASU VC Appointment Process

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU). The Lagos state Governor in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said the process was cancelled after investigations and stakeholders engagement which were initiated after some petitions were received. Sanwo-Olu directed that a fresh process that would terminate in forty five days should commence immediately. Asides directed the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun to convene an emergency Senate meeting for the purpose of appointing one of the Deputy Vice Chancellors, who is not a candidate in the cancelled selection process as Acting Vice Chancellor from Monday Jan...
FCMB Appoints Acting Managing Director, Yemisi Edun
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FCMB Appoints Acting Managing Director, Yemisi Edun

The First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has announced the appointment of Yemisi Edun as its acting managing director. Edun takes over the running of the bank from the Managing Director, Adam Nuru, who on Tuesday, January 5, proceeded on leave amid allegations of marital infidelity involving him and a former staff of the bank, Moyo Thomas. There are allegations that Moyo's estranged husband, Tunde Thomas, 45, died on December 16, 2020, from a heart attack after battling with depression upon discovering that the two children from their marriage were allegedly fathered by Mr Nuru. A statement from the bank announcing Edun's appointment reads in part “In line with normal corporate practice, Mrs Yemisi Edun is acting as the managing director of FCMB in the interim period while Mr Adam Nu...
Governor Ganduje demands for apology from American university over unauthorised appointment
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Governor Ganduje demands for apology from American university over unauthorised appointment

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has demanded for an apology from the management of an American university, East Carolina University (ECU) over a controversial ‘appointment' he was given.   This came days after Ganduje’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar revealed that he was appointed as a visiting professor of e-governance and International Affairs in the institution. Anwar said news of the appointment was conveyed in a letter sent by Victor Mbarika, a lecturer of International Center for IT and Development at the school on November 30.   News of the appointment was however debunked by the university’s Interim Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr Grant Hayes, in a letter to Ganduje, dated December 4, 2020.   The letter titled ‘Re: Una...
New NAPTIP DG Imaan Suleiman Receives Accolades On Appointment Amidst Reaction
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New NAPTIP DG Imaan Suleiman Receives Accolades On Appointment Amidst Reaction

The recent appointment of Mrs. Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim hours ago, as the new Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has continue to attract several reactions with emphasis on her capacity, portfolio and eligibility. However, several organizations, individuals and groups have continue to applaud President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing another vibrant youth in the person Mrs. Imaan Suleiman Ibrahim as the new DG of the national agency. According to reports garnered by Abuja Press, the 40years old Mrs. Suleiman Ibrahim is one whose track records has remained unequivocally outstanding and reputable. Before her appointment as DG of NAPTIP, Mrs. Suleiman Ibrahim has held several notable national appointments in Nigeria. She held...
LASPOTECH: Sanwo-Olu Approves Appointment Of Olaleye As Rector
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LASPOTECH: Sanwo-Olu Approves Appointment Of Olaleye As Rector

Governor of Lgos State, Mr. @jidesanwoolu has approved the appointment of Dr Oluremi Nurudeen Olaleye as the 11th Rector of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH). #ForAGreaterLagos The appointment was sequel to interview conducted by the Institution's Governing Council and its subsequent recommendation, is for 5 years single term and takes effect from 1st December, 2020 at the expiration of the tenure of the Acting Rector, Mr. Olumide Olusola Metilelu.
President Buhari sacks National Copyright Commission’s chairman, Tonye Clinton Jaja
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President Buhari sacks National Copyright Commission’s chairman, Tonye Clinton Jaja

President Buhari has terminated the appointment of the Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC, Tonye Clinton Jaja.   Jaja's sack was conveyed in a letter dated October 15 and signed by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata (SAN).   The letter, titled: ‘Notification of your removal as Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission’ reads   “I have been directed to notify you of your removal as the Chairman. Governing Board of the Nigerian COpyright Commission by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, (JCFR1 as conveyed vide letter Ref: 593I2N/230 of 28m September, 2020. Your removal is with immediate ef...
70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner
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70 CSOs Reject Lauretta Onochie’s Appointment As INEC Commissioner

The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room, on Tuesday, kicked against the nomination of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Social Media, Ms Lauretta Onochie, as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, representing the South-South. The Situation Room which is a coalition of 70 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the country, maintained that the 1999 Constitution, as amended, forbade the appointment of a partisan politician as a member of INEC. Stressing that Ms Onochie is a known partisan supporter of President Buhari and his ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, the CSOs, in a statement that was signed by its Convener, Mr Clement Nwankwo, called for an immediate withdrawal of her nomination, insisting that ...
Buhari Congratulates Kaycee Madu On His Appointment As Minister In Canada
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Buhari Congratulates Kaycee Madu On His Appointment As Minister In Canada

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONGRATULATES NIGERIAN BORN KAYCEE MADU, APPOINTED MINISTER OF JUSTICE IN ALBERTA, CANADA President Muhammadu Buhari rejoices with Nigerian born Kaycee Madu, appointed Minister of Justice and Solicitor General for the Government of Alberta, in Canada.Madu makes history as the first African born provincial Minister in Canadian history, and is also the Provincial Secretary and Keeper of the Great Seal of the Province of Alberta. President Buhari describes the honour as “landmark and historic,” saying it once again pedestals people of Nigerian descent as go-getters, who distinguish themselves in different walks of life.The President says as the first Black Justice Minister and Solicitor-General in Canada, Madu has written himself into history books, and urges Niger...
UNILAG Acting VC, Soyombo Steps Down
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UNILAG Acting VC, Soyombo Steps Down

Professor Omololu Soyombo, the newly-appointed acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has stepped down from his position “with immediate effect”. Recall that Soyombo was given the appointment, following the sack of Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the School's Vice Chancellor.  In  a statement released on Saturday August 22, Soyombo said his decision to step down was hinged on the federal government's directive to UNILAG Senate to nominate an acting VC for the institution.  His statement read;  “The news of the setting up of a Special Visitation Panel to the University of Lagos by the Federal Government was received in the evening of Friday, 21st August 2020.“The government also directed the University Senate to nominate an...
Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, React to Andrea Pirlo’s Appointment as Juventus Manager
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Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, React to Andrea Pirlo’s Appointment as Juventus Manager

Italy legends, Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, have reacted to Andrea Pirlo’s appointment as Juventus manager. DAILY POST reported on Saturday that Juventus appointed Andrea Pirlo as their new manager, just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri. Pirlo was only named Juventus’ U-23 head coach last month. But the 41-year-old former midfield maestro has now been asked to take over the club’s senior team, even before taking charge of a fixture. Reacting to the development, Del Piero, who played with Pirlo during their time at Juventus, said he never expected him to move into management, while Gattuso, who played with Pirlo during their time at Italy national team, said he is “screwed”. “To be honest, I wouldn’t have bet on him becoming th...
Woman Who Ripped Out her Eyes While High on Drugs Gets new Prosthetic Eyeballs
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Woman Who Ripped Out her Eyes While High on Drugs Gets new Prosthetic Eyeballs

A woman who ripped out her own eyes while high on drugs has received a pair of prosthetic eyeballs. Two years ago, Kaylee Muthart, 22, gouged out her eyes as a horrified bystander struggled to stop her . After being rushed to hospital, doctors told Kaylee that she would never see again. The injury became her motivation to quit drugs for good. Now, Kaylee has received new prosthetic eyeballs so that she can appear "more normal". She said: "I was so excited to get them. I just wanted to appear more normal to the outside world." Kaylee with her new eyes Kaylee, who is enrolled in a blind school in her home state of South Carolina, was accompanied to the life-changing appointment by her boyfriend, Alex George, 42. He said: "It melted my heart. She was neve...
Tottenham Appoints new Coach to Work With Jose Mourinho
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Tottenham Appoints new Coach to Work With Jose Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur, on Thursday, announced the appointment of former player, Ledley King, as Jose Mourinho’s new first-team assistant. King will work alongside Mourinho and the rest of the club’s first-team staff. The 39-year-old will also take on the role of supporting academy players looking to make the step up. King played for the North London club for 13 years making 323 appearances. He lifted the League Cup in 2008 before a persistent knee injury forced him to retire in 2012. Mourinho, speaking about King with the club’s official website, said: “I am extremely pleased to be welcoming Ledley into the first team group as we continue our preparations for the new season. “He has a tremendous affinity with this football club and the fans appreciate just how much he ha...
Pope Francis Appoints Anambra Bishop Into Pontifical Council
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Pope Francis Appoints Anambra Bishop Into Pontifical Council

The head of the Catholic, Pope Francis has appointed the auxiliary bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Anambra State, Denis Isizoh, into the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor made this known in a congratulatory message to Isizoh on Tuesday, July 14 obtained by a Punch News correspondent. He described Isizoh’s appointment as a nice one, stating that his elevation would bring about a lot of positive developments and goodwill to the people of God, especially to the Nigerian Catholics According to him “Bishop Isizoh’s appointment is a square peg in a square hole. He is more than qualified and grounded in that area. It is a familiar terrain for him. He worked closely with Cardinal Arinze. He knows his onions. I am ...
Service Chiefs Have not Disappointed President Buhari and Nigerians – Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai Says
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Service Chiefs Have not Disappointed President Buhari and Nigerians – Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai Says

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen. Tukur Buratai, says contrary to the belief of many, he and other service chiefs have not disappointed President Buhari and the nation in the discharge of their responsibilities, since their appointment by the President in 2015. Buratai said this in a meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, at the Nigerian Army Super camp four located in Faskari, Katsina State. In his words “Exactly five years ago, I was in Ndjamena, Chad Republic, when I heard the announcement of General Olanisakin as the Chief of Defence Staff as well as my own appointment as Chief of Army Staff. We are grateful to Almighty God for giving us good health to lead the armed forces. It is a thing of joy to say that we are quite grateful to the Presiden...
Ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki, Denies Campaigning for President Buhari Against Jonathan in 2015
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Ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki, Denies Campaigning for President Buhari Against Jonathan in 2015

A former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has denied reports that he discreetly campaigned for President Buhari while serving as President Goodluck Jonathan’s NSA in 2015. Recently, there were reports that the embattled former NSA worked secretly to enthrone President Buhari in 2015 while he was still serving under the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Dasuki in his statement, said as the NSA between 2012 and 2015, he never campaigned for the APC or Buhari, in whatever shape or form before, during, or after the 2015 presidential election.   In his statement, the former NSA said he was only involved in the unsuccessful attempt at forging an alliance between the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for ...
Mohammed Umar Reportedly Takes Over as Acting EFCC Chairman
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Mohammed Umar Reportedly Takes Over as Acting EFCC Chairman

Following the suspension of Ibrahim Magu who is being investigated over allegations of Fraud, Mohammed Umar has reportedly taken over as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. Until this appointment, Umar was the Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the second most senior operative at the Commission. An investigation has been launched into Magu's activities as the chairman of the antigraft agency after the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, wrote a letter to the President, asking for Magu's removal and accusing him of corruption including diversion of recovered funds. He was suspended on Tuesday, July 7 to allow him attend the Justice Ayo Salami panel investigating th...
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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...
APC Chairman In Ado-Ekiti, Micheal Akinleye Declares Ajimobi’s Appointment Illegal, Threatens Lawsuit
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APC Chairman In Ado-Ekiti, Micheal Akinleye Declares Ajimobi’s Appointment Illegal, Threatens Lawsuit

Micheal Akinleye, Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado Ekiti Local Government, has threatened legal action against the appointment of Abiola Ajimobi as Acting National Chairman. This was contained in a letter on Wednesday to the National Working Committee (NWC) through his counsel, Tunde Oke. He called the NWC’s appointment of the former Oyo State Governor as “outright nullity and contempt of court”. Akinleye reminded the NWC that there is a pending case with suit No. FHC/AD/CS/8/2020 before the Federal High Court in Ado-Ekiti. He said the suit prayed against any nomination of anyone to fill the Deputy National Chairman position Ajimobi holds and that the case was ongoing Among others reliefs, the suit prayed that the office should be filled in accordance w...
Senate Confirms Yuguda’s Appointment as SEC DG
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Senate Confirms Yuguda’s Appointment as SEC DG

The appointment of a former director of the central bank of Nigeria, Lamido Yuguda as the director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been confirmed by the Nigerian senate. Appointments of Reginald Karausa, Ibrahim Boyi, and Obi Joseph as full-time commissioners of the agency were also confirmed by the lawmakers following a report presented by the chairman of Senate capital market committee, Ibikunle Amosun (APC, Ogun). Before Yuguda's confirmation, senators from Akwa Ibom state had filed a petition requestiing that Mary Uduk who had been acting as SEC DG since Mounir Gwarzo was suspended two years ago, be confirmed as the substantive head.
Appointment Of Dongban-Mensem Has Not Been Confirmed Due To Security Screening – Garba Shehu
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Appointment Of Dongban-Mensem Has Not Been Confirmed Due To Security Screening – Garba Shehu

The Presidency has given reasons for the delay in confirming the appointment of Monica Dongban-Mensem as the President of the Court of Appeal. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement on Sunday said Dongban-Mensem is being screened by security agencies. TMCI reports there were complaints after the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), directed that Dongban-Mensem should be in an acting capacity for another three months. But Shehu said the president has a duty to ensure that such appointment meets the requirements of the constitution in protecting the supreme law of the land. The statement read in part, “Don’t forget our recent experience with ministers who were signed off upon and turned out as having not...
Mixed Feelings Over Appointment Of 26-year-old Igbo Make-up Artist As Aide To Gov. Akeredolu
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Mixed Feelings Over Appointment Of 26-year-old Igbo Make-up Artist As Aide To Gov. Akeredolu

Residents of Ondo State on Sunday expressed mixed feelings over the appointment of a 26-year-old non-indigene as Special Assistant on Gender, Research and Documentation to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. According to some of the residents who expressed shock and disappointment over the development, the appointment of Miss Ngozi Ugochi-Igbo was a slap on hard working indigenes of the state, as well as loyalists of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the State. The appointment of Miss Ugochi-Igbo, an indigene of Imo State had earlier been announced by Segun Ajiboye, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor. It was gathered that Miss Ugochi-Igbo, who recently completed her one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, got the appointment due to her close ties with t...
Your Lopsided Appointment Will Ruin Nigeria –  Rtd Col. Umar Dangiwa Writes Open Letter To Buhari
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Your Lopsided Appointment Will Ruin Nigeria – Rtd Col. Umar Dangiwa Writes Open Letter To Buhari

OPEN LETTER FROM COL. DANGIWA UMAR (RTD) TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI Muhammadu Buhari, President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Dear Mr. President, MR. PRESIDENT; PLEASE BELONG TO ALL OF US. “One of the swiftest ways of destroying a Kingdom is to give preference of one particular tribe over another or show favor to one group of people rather than another. And to draw near those who should be kept away and keep away those who should be drawn near” Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio. I have been prompted to write you this open letter, Mr. President, by the loud sounds of drums, singing and dancing that erupted within many groups in the last few days on the grounds that you attained the 5th year in office as President of Nigeria. It comes as ...
Buhari Extends Appointment Of Justice Dongban-Mensem As Acting President Of Appeal Court
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Buhari Extends Appointment Of Justice Dongban-Mensem As Acting President Of Appeal Court

Presidency Nigeria, @ngrPresident STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENT BUHARI EXTENDS APPOINTMENT OF JUSTICE DONGBAN-MENSEM AS ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL President @MBuhari has approved the appointment of Hon. Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal (PCA) with effect from June 3, 2020, for a further period of three (3) months. This is pursuant to Section 238(4) and (5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
Tinubu Commends Appointment Of Ibrahim Imam As New TETFUND Chairman
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Tinubu Commends Appointment Of Ibrahim Imam As New TETFUND Chairman

National Leader of All Progressive Congress, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). Tinubu, in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman, on Wednesday in Lagos said Buhari was prudent in making an excellent choice. According to the APC leader, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam is bringing on board the TETFUND Board his high cognitive abilities, deep knowledge and immense skills. “He horned his administrative and managerial skills over years of constant learning and engagement in the corporate sector. “From my years of close relationship with him, I know that with his tenacity, innovative ideas and commitment to the development of ...
Adekunle Gold Arrange Fight Appointment With Adesua Etomi For Calling Gbegiri Soup Trash
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Adekunle Gold Arrange Fight Appointment With Adesua Etomi For Calling Gbegiri Soup Trash

Nigerian Afro-pop singer, Adekunle Kosoko popularly known as Adekunle Gold has booked a fight appointment with Adesua Etomi-Wellington after she called Gbegiri soup trash. Adesua who doubles as the Wife of Banky W revealed that she had been eating her Amala with gbegiri soup as a result of peer pressure . Revealing her hatred for the soup Adesua revealed that she now prefers her Amala with Ewedu and fried peppery stew. Taking to her twitter page to declare her hatred for gbegiri soup Adesua wrote : I ’ ve decided that gbegiri is trash . Peer pressure made me eat it with my amala but I have grown as an individual and now I know without a shadow of doubt that I prefer my amala with ewedu and fried peppery stew. Signed , Ex gbegiri sufferer Jokingly replying Adesua by booking...
New Chief Of Staff Resigns Former Appointment
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New Chief Of Staff Resigns Former Appointment

Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, has just resigned his position. He designed as Chairman of the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD). MCI reports that Gambari’s resignation was contained in a statement by the Executive Director of the Centre, Amb. Abdullahi Omaki. He confirmed his resignation of his appointment to avoid conflicts of interest. He said: “I have conveyed this development to the attention of the Board Members who after their deliberation, unanimously, appoint Mallam Abidu Yazid as the new Chairman for Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD). “I would like to once again congratulate Prof. Gambari for his vision in establishing this Think-Tank that has made tremendous ...
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...
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Official Bio-data of Ibrahim Gambari, President Buhari’s new Chief of Staff

The official bio-data of Ibrahim Gambari who replaces Abba Kyari as President Buhari's Chief of Staff, has been released by the presidency. The 75-year-old diplomat resumed office as President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff on Wednesday May 13.  Here's his Bio-data. Professor Ibrahim A. Gambari, CFR, OCORT, a scholar-diplomat, is the Founder/Chairman of the Board of Directors of Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development, a non-governmental think-tank on research, policy studies, advocacy and training on the nexus between conflict prevention and resolution, democratisation and development in Africa. He has had an illustrious career, spanning academia, government and international diplomacy, culminating with his appointment as the first United Nations Under-Sec...
I don’t Report Directly to the Nation, I Report to the President- Professor Gambari Speaks after his Appointment
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I don’t Report Directly to the Nation, I Report to the President- Professor Gambari Speaks after his Appointment

Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the newly appointed Chief of Staff to the President who assumed office today, May 13, has pointed that he will only be reporting to the President and not to the nation. Gambari gave this clarification when he spoke to state house correspondents after attending the Federal Executive Council meeting in the statehouse Abuja. The 75-year-old diplomat thanked President Buhari for his appointment. “I thank the President of the Federal Republic for giving me the opportunity to serve him and of course, the country”, he said. When asked what Nigerians should expect from him as Chief of Staff, he said “We have not started, I’ll have to find out. I don’t report directly to the nation, I report to the President”. He pledged to serve the President to the...
No Official Statement On Gambari’s Appointment As Buhari’s New Chief Of Staff
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No Official Statement On Gambari’s Appointment As Buhari’s New Chief Of Staff

Media speculation yesterday heightened about the possible appointment of a former United Nations Under Secretary, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, as new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. A top presidential aide told Daily Trust yesterday that no official statement had been issued on any such appointment and advised that no one should be guided by speculations on the matter. Daily Trust was able to establish that Gambari, who is currently in Lagos, was invited to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, few days ago for what might be a discussion related to the position of Chief of Staff. Our source, however, maintained that “there is no job offer in the bag.” Several prominent people had been speculated as possible successors of the former Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, who died nearly ...
Garba Shehu Reacts To Ibrahim Gambari’s Appointment As Chief Of Staff
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Garba Shehu Reacts To Ibrahim Gambari’s Appointment As Chief Of Staff

The Presidency on Tuesday reacted to reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new Chief of Staff, CoS. Reports on social media had it that Buhari appointed Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as his new CoS, following the demise of Abba Kyari. When DAILY POST reached out to Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesperson said he was not aware of such development. In a text sent, Garba wrote: “I have not been briefed.”
Ex-RB Leipzig boss Rangnick confirms Milan approach
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Ex-RB Leipzig boss Rangnick confirms Milan approach

The German tactician has refused to rule out inheriting the managerial reins at San Siro in the near future Former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that Milan have been in contact to discuss his availability, amid reports he is in line to become the club's new head coach. The 2019-20 season has been another turbulent one for the Rossoneri, who slipped to 13th in Serie A under Marco Giampaolo after a poor start to the campaign. The 52-year-old was drafted in to succeed Genarro Gattuso in the hot seat last June, but only lasted four months in the role before being replaced by Stefano Pioli. Results and performances have improved since Pioli's appointment, but Milan remain a long way behind their rivals at the top end of the Serie A table.
NJC Recommends “Unqualified” Relatives of Supreme Court Judges, Others to Buhari for Appointments
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NJC Recommends “Unqualified” Relatives of Supreme Court Judges, Others to Buhari for Appointments

A group of Nigerian lawyers have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reject 33 candidates recommended to him by the National Judicial Council (NJC) for appointment as High Court judges of the Federal Capital Territory, based on nepotism. The lawyers, under the aegis of Open Bar Initiative, in a petition to Buhari said 17 of the NJC’s nominees were not just “unqualified”, but that they made the NJC’s list because of their “connection” or “family affiliation” with top officials of the nation’s judiciary, Premium Times reports. The petition dated May 6, 2020, is signed by Silas Onu and Chidi Odinkalu, the conveners of the Open Bar Initiative and five other members of the group. The Open Bar Initiative, a group of Nigerian lawyers, says it is dedicated to defending the integrity o...
APC Clarifies Buhari’s Appointment Of ‘Dead’ Ex Lawmaker
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APC Clarifies Buhari’s Appointment Of ‘Dead’ Ex Lawmaker

The All Progressives Congress has cleared the air on the alleged appointment of a ‘dead’ man from Ebonyi as a member of the Federal Character Commission. The party made the clarification at a news conference on Wednesday in Abakaliki by the Ebonyi Chairman of the party, Mr Eze Nwachukwu. This followed speculations that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had appointed the late Chief Tobias Okwuru Chukwuemeka into the FCC board who died early this year. But Nwachukwu explained that Chief Tobias was hale and hearty at the time he was nominated for the position by President. He blamed the family for not making the death of Okwuru official. Mwachukwu said the nominee, unfortunately, passed away in February between the period he was waiting to be screened and...
‘It was easy to recruit for Chelsea’ – How Mourinho helped attract Abraham & Mount to Stamford Bridge
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‘It was easy to recruit for Chelsea’ – How Mourinho helped attract Abraham & Mount to Stamford Bridge

In an exclusive interview with Goal, the Blues' former Development Centre officer Michael Beale details the highs and lows of his time at Cobham Jose Mourinho has a reputation for overlooking youngsters. It is a perception that the Portuguese has repeatedly attempted to alter but there's no denying that very few academy stars were promoted to Chelsea's senior squad during his first spell in charge, between 2004 and 2007. Indeed, with Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich having taken over the year before Mourinho's arrival, the Blues spent millions of pounds on proven stars to establish themselves as a major force in the English game. Nonetheless, Chelsea's former Development Centre officer Michael Beale says that Mourinho's much-publicised appointment and subsequent success – fiv...
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Gets New IMF Appointment
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Gets New IMF Appointment

Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was on Friday named a member of the External Advisory Group constituted by the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva. The group of prominent individuals from around the world are to serve as the IMF chief’s special advisers that would provide insights to enhance the fund’s ability to serve its membership. They consist mainly of high-level technocrats and policy experts with private sector experience. The new external advisory group, inaugurated on Friday in Washington DC, is to also provide perspectives from around the globe on key developments and policy issues. The issues include responses to the exceptional challenges the world now faces due to the novel coronavirus and its...
AfDB appoints Senegalese DIOUF as acting director communication, external relations
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AfDB appoints Senegalese DIOUF as acting director communication, external relations

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has appointed of Mrs Nafissatou DIOUF as the Acting Director for Communications and External Relations Department (CERD) of the bank. The AfDB made this known in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday. The bank said the appointment of DIOUF took effect from April 1. The statement quoted the AfDB President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, as saying “Nafissatou is a respected professional in the Communications and External Relations industry. “I look to Nafissatou to steer the Department at this critical moment as the Bank responds to the rapidly changing situation of COVID-19 and to continue the excellent work done to date in the Department,” Adesina said. DIOUF, a Senegalese national, is currently a Division Manager in t...
Northern Actors Threaten to Leave AGN if Senator Abbo is Removed as Patron
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Northern Actors Threaten to Leave AGN if Senator Abbo is Removed as Patron

Northern actors in the country have threatened to leave the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) if Senator Elisha Abbo is removed as a patron of the group. Recall that the Adamawa-born lawmaker's enlistment as a patron of the group has led to controversy in the last few days, leading to calls by actresses for his (Abbo) delistment. Reacting to the outcry Abbo's appointment has ignited, Chairman of the Adamawa state chapter of the AGN, Jimi Lot stressed that the lawmaker was appointed as a patron of the group because of his philanthropic acts. Jimi who told Daily Post that Abbo has apologised and should not be held down or delisted by the AGN, averred that northern actors will dump the AGN and form their own group if the act is carried out. According to him, Abbo is not guilty of ass...
Sanusi’s Dethronement: Chief Singer of Kano Emirate Council Resigns
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Sanusi’s Dethronement: Chief Singer of Kano Emirate Council Resigns

Naziru Ahmad popularly known as Naziru Sarkin Waka has resigned as the ‘chief singer’ of Kano emirate council, days after Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was dethroned as the Emir of Kano. His resignation came after the principal private secretary to the deposed emir, Mujtaba Abba also resigned. Naziru Ahmad expressed gratitude for the said appointment and opportunity to have served with the Emirate council for the past one year. He wrote in the resignation letter addressed to the Secretary, Kano emirate council; “I write formally to inform you that from Monday March 13th, 2020, I have voluntarily resigned my appointment as ‘Sarkin Wakar San Kano’ with effect from 13th March 2020. “This is to humbly appreciate my appointment and express my loyalty to not only the council, but the stat...
NIMASA Executive Directors Sacked as Bashir Jamoh Takes Over
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NIMASA Executive Directors Sacked as Bashir Jamoh Takes Over

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked two Executive Directors of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and appointed three new ones. The sack of Rotimi Fasakin (Executive Director Operations) and Gambo Ahmed (Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services) is coming on the heels of the appointment of Dr Bashir Jamoh as new Director-General of the agency. Sources hinted that a former Delta Speaker, Victor Ochei, will take over from Ahmed as the new Executive Director of Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services.
Media personality, Debola Williams appointed ‘Youngest Global Champion’ by United Nations Generation Unlimited
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Media personality, Debola Williams appointed ‘Youngest Global Champion’ by United Nations Generation Unlimited

Chief Executive Officer of RED For Africa, Debola Williams has become the "youngest global champion" following his recent appointment by United Nations Generation Unlimited. Prior to Debola's appointment, President Uhuru Kenyatta, Vera Songwe, Tsitsi Masiyiwa have been honored with same position. The statement read in parts; “Williams also joins GenU leaders such as the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame; President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta; First Vice President of Costa Rica, Epsy Campbell Barr; African Union’s Moussa Faki Mahamat, and others to steer the United Nations Generation Unlimited vision as a Global Champion." Speaking at the launch of the Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge for Nigeria in Lagos where he was first introduced, the 34-year-old media personality remin...
Bill Introducing Federal Character in Service Chiefs’ Appointments Passes First Reading in Senate
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Bill Introducing Federal Character in Service Chiefs’ Appointments Passes First Reading in Senate

A bill titled “Armed Forces Service Commission (Est, etc) Bill, 2020” sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe was read for the first time on the floor of the senate on Tuesday March 3. The bill which seeks to compel the president to appoint service chiefs based on the federal character principle, passed its first reading yesterday. The bill which came amid ciriticism of President Muhammadu Buhari's alleged lopsided appointments including that of the service chiefs inclusive, proposes that the appointment of Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Director of Military Intelligence and the heads of other arm-bearing security agencies shall be appointed subject to recommendations by the Senate. An Armed Forces Serv...
Buhari Approves Retirement of Head of Service Winifred Oyo-Ita
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Buhari Approves Retirement of Head of Service Winifred Oyo-Ita

President Buhari has approved the retirement of head of service, Winifred Oyo-Ita who is currently being investigated over allegation of N3 billion contract scam levelled against her . Secretary of the government to the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha confirmed the approval of Oyo-Ita's retirement in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, the permanent secretary (general services) on Friday February 28. The President stated that he approved Oyo-Ita's retirement without prejudice to the on-going investigation against her. Folasade Yemi-Esan, who has been the acting head of service has also been appointed in substantive capacity. The statement reads in part; “In approving the retirement, President Muhammadu Buhari affirmed that it would be without prejudice to the on-going ...
NFF Denies Appointing Amokachi Super Eagles Technical Crew Head
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NFF Denies Appointing Amokachi Super Eagles Technical Crew Head

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied rumours making rounds of the appointment of former Super Eagles Captain and Coach, Daniel Amokachi as Head of its Technical Department. In a statement on Wednesday, Ademola Olajire, NFF Director of Communications, said Mr Bitrus Bewarang still remained the federation’s Technical Director, NAN reports. Olajire quoted Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Alhaji Yusuf Fresh, as saying that at no time did the body call for applications from candidates for that position, not to talk of appointing anyone. “This clarification becomes necessary against the background of wide-circulating, but totally misleading reports of the appointment of Amokachi, a former Super Eagles captain and coach, as head of NFF technical de...
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...
100+year-old Woman Appointed as Special Adviser in Bayelsa
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100+year-old Woman Appointed as Special Adviser in Bayelsa

The Vice Chairman of Kolokuma/Opokuma local government in Bayelsa State has appointed a woman said to be over 100 years old identified as Mrs Omonigbalebo Dani Orogono as his Special Adviser on Elders Matters. Orogono's appointment which is with immediate effect was conveyed in a notice written by the Personal Assistant of the Vice Local Government Chairman, Bedford Ineye.
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Kaduna Polytechnic Sacks HOD over Sexual Harassment of Female Student

The Kaduna Polytechnic Management has terminated the appointment of a former Head of Department, Civil Engineering, Engineer Danjuma Alhassan over allegation of sexual harassment of a female student of the institution. The Governing Council of the Polytechnic had at its 91st regular meeting held on 30th January, 2020 of Kaduna Polytechnic and approved the termination of the Lecturer’s appointment. This was contained in a letter issued on 31 January, 2020 and signed by Samuel Y. Obochi, Deputy Registrar, Information & Protocol For the Registrar.
Don’t Give Bribe to our Personnel – FRSC tells Nigerians
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Don’t Give Bribe to our Personnel – FRSC tells Nigerians

Mrs Uche Chukwurah, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Oyo State, has told Nigerians to follow personnel who demand bribe to the office. She warned officers and men of the corps to refrain from taking bribes from motorists or risk being sacked. NAN reports that Chukwurah gave the warning on Sunday at a thanksgiving service organised by the Corps at St. David’s Anglican Church, Ibadan for successes recorded in 2019. The sector commander said that the punishment for any officer caught collecting bribe was termination of appointment. “Any officer caught collecting bribe will be tried accordingly. “The givers and the receivers are always guilty,if the general public learns not to give them they will not collect. “Follow them to the...