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Estonia’s new government sworn in with first-ever female Prime Minister
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Estonia’s new government sworn in with first-ever female Prime Minister

Estonia’s new two-party coalition government has been sworn in with the first-ever female prime minister since the nation regained independence in 1991.   The 15-member Cabinet of Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, a 43-year-old lawyer, and a former European Parliament lawmaker was approved Tuesday in the 101-seat Riigikogu legislature after President Kersti Kaljulaid had first appointed it.   Six ministers are women and eight are in their 30s or 40s, including Kallas.   The center-right Reform Party, chaired by Kallas, and the left-leaning Center Party, which are Estonia’s two biggest political parties, reportedly clinched a deal on Sunday to form a government replacing the previous Cabinet led by Center leader Juri Ratas that collapsed this month due to a corrup...
Governor Ikpeazu Dissolves His Cabinet, Recalls Suspended CoS
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Governor Ikpeazu Dissolves His Cabinet, Recalls Suspended CoS

The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has dissolved the Abia State Executive Council. The governor has also recalled his suspended Chief of Staff, Dr. ACB Agbazuere. A statement made available  on Saturday morning by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka, reads: "The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has approved the immediate dissolution of the State Executive Council. All those affected by this dissolution are to handover all government properties in their possession, together with their handover notes, to their respective Permanent Secretaries. The Governor expresses his deep appreciation to these men and women for their services to the people of Abia State, and wishes them well for the future. The Governor has also appro...
Joe Biden Appoints Another Nigerian, Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo Into His White House Cabinet
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Joe Biden Appoints Another Nigerian, Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo Into His White House Cabinet

US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-born Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo into his cabinet. Biden had announced the appointment of Badejo, a lawyer and an alumna of Berkeley Law College in the US, when he named additional 20 members of the office of the White House counsel. The office of White House counsel advises the president, the executive office of the president, and the White House staff on legal issues pertaining to the president and the White House. Badejo served as ethics counsel in the same office toward the end of the Obama administration. According to a statement on the Biden-Harris transition website, Badejo was general counsel of the house select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis which was chaired by James Clyburn, house majority whip. “Her prio...
Why Obaseki Is Yet To Form His Cabinet — Idahosa
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Why Obaseki Is Yet To Form His Cabinet — Idahosa

Chief Charles Idahosa, former Commissioner for Information in Edo State and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in this interview, speaks on, among others things, the politics of Edo and the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki at the Federal High Court, Abuja, in the certificate forgery case brought against him by the All Progressives Congress, APC. His take on the Federal High Court, Abuja, dismissal of the certificate forgery suit filed against Governor Godwin Obaseki by the APC I am not a lawyer but as a layman I knew all the while that there was nothing in the case and it is futile. I wasn’t expecting any surprise. I want to congratulate Governor Obaseki, the PDP and the good people of Edo State. I also want to congratulate the judiciary for standing on the ...
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman Dissolves Cabinet
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Kwara State Governor, Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman Dissolves Cabinet

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has dissolved his cabinet with effect from last week Thursday, December 31, 2020. The dissolution was contained in a letter written by Secretary to the State Government, Professor Mamman Sabah Jubril, to all cabinet members. Jubril retains his seat. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye also announced this in a statement late Sunday evening. According to the copy of the letter written by SSG to cabinet members sighted by Insidenaija. “I write on behalf of His Excellency, Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to thank you most profoundly for your worthy and remarkable contributions to the success story of the administration thus far. ” It has been an eventful and useful experience working with...
Buhari, Tinubu Inspired My Political Career, Says Aregbesola
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Buhari, Tinubu Inspired My Political Career, Says Aregbesola

The minister for interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has revealed that president Muhammadu Buhari has always been a major inspiration to him long before he even joined politics. Speaking via hiss official Twitter handle on Saturday, he revealed that the former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu made him become a good public administrator. He said: “Pres. @MBuhari has been a major inspiration to me long before I joined his cabinet. He has been motivating me on concentrating on the masses without jeopardizing interest of the minority. “I can never forget the role of @AsiwajuTinubu in making me into a good public administrator.” Pres. @MBuhari has been a major inspiration to me long before I joined his cabinet. He has been motivating me on concentrating on the masses without jeopar...
100 Days After, Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri Yet To Form Cabinet
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100 Days After, Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri Yet To Form Cabinet

More than three months after inauguration as the governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri is yet to appoint commissioners. Gov. Diri marked his first hundred days in office yesterday after being inaugurated as the fifth executive governor of the state on February 14, 2020, after the Supreme Court nullified the election of Chief David Lyon of the APC due to his running mate’s certificate scandal. Our correspondent reports that some of the commissioners who served under the immediate past Governor, Seriake Dickson, are still serving in their capacities under Diri’s government. For instance, Dickson’s Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Maxwell Ebibai, is still serving in the ministry with the new nomenclature of technical assistant to the governor on finance, Dickson’s Special Adviser on Secur...
COVID-19: Besiktas Installs Disinfection Cabinet On Training Ground
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COVID-19: Besiktas Installs Disinfection Cabinet On Training Ground

Besiktas have installed a gigantic disinfection cabinet at the entrance to the club's training ground as Turkish Super Lig sides begin to prepare for the resumption of the league. The humongous cabinet has 20 sides and players and staff alike will be forced to enter it with a mask before participating in training as one of the hygiene measures taken by the club to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The structure was produced by Turkish software company Etisan and will remain at BJK Nevzat Demir Facilities for the foreseeable future. The images have emerged and the steps taken after Besiktas announced one player and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus three days after the announcement that the Turkish league will resume next month. Turkish football has been suspend...
Joe Biden Commits to Picking a Woman as Vice President
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Joe Biden Commits to Picking a Woman as Vice President

Decomocrat U.S. presidential aspirant, Joe Biden has said that he will pick a woman to be his running mate. The former vice president said this at Sunday’s Democratic debate on CNN. Mr Biden said:  “Number one, I committed that if I’m elected president and have an opportunity to appoint someone to the courts, I’ll appoint the first black woman of the courts. It’s required that they have representation now. It’s long overdue. "Secondly, if I’m elected president, my cabinet, my administration will look like the country and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a — I’d pick a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president is.   "Number three, I’m the guy that wrote the do...
Borno State Governor Appoints Igbo, Yoruba Indigenes as Special Advisers
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Borno State Governor Appoints Igbo, Yoruba Indigenes as Special Advisers

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has appointed an Igbo man, Kesta Ogualili from Anambra state  and a Yoruba indigene, Yusuf Alao from Oyo state as special advisers in his cabinet. According to the state governor, both men who are professionals, have lived in Borno State for many years and have been actively supporting the All Progressives Congress (APC) and so deserve to be part of his government. The state Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur, who represented the governor at the swearing-in ceremony of the 26 advisers, administered oaths of office and allegiance on them. The others swore in were Sheikh Modu Mustapha, Ali Damasak, Mustapha Bulu, Hussaini Gambo, Bukar Ardoram, Tukur Mshelia, Tijjani Modu, Inna Galadima, Zarah Bukar, Mustapha Sandabe, Gadau Ngurno,...
Ronaldo To Add Another Award To His Cabinet Before Juventus Versus Parma Game
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Ronaldo To Add Another Award To His Cabinet Before Juventus Versus Parma Game

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will be adding another award to his cabinet before his side takes on Parma later today. The former Real Madrid man who has been in great form since joining Juventus has never stop scoring and helping his side win games. Ronaldo has now be voted Juventus MVP for December by Juventus fans on their website Juventus.com.  Ronaldo will be presented with the award by a lucky Juventus member before the game later today. Looking at Ronaldo form during December, The Instagram superstar scored nine goals up until Roma versus Juventus game. Meanwhile, Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri confirmed during his press conference that De Ligt, Douglas Costa and Rabiot and all available for the game against Parma. 'De ligt played a lot of ...
Sowore: Falana Tells NBA To Discipline Osinbajo, Other Lawyers In Cabinet
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Sowore: Falana Tells NBA To Discipline Osinbajo, Other Lawyers In Cabinet

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), who leads Mr Omoyele Sowore’s defence team, has asked the Nigerian Bar Association to take disciplinary actions against lawyers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet over what he described as desecration of the court with Sowore’s rearrest at the Federal High Court in Abuja, causing a disruption of court proceedings. He said his legal team would meet on Saturday to determine the next line of action. He said there were 10 lawyers with four of them Senior Advocates of Nigeria, who ought to live up to their oath to defend the Constitution and other laws of the country, by ensuring that the rule of law was observed by the government. The SANs in the cabinet are Vice President Yemi Osinbajon (SAN), Attorney-General of the Federation and ...
Dapo Abiodun Says Women Will Constitute 40-50% Of His Cabinet
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Dapo Abiodun Says Women Will Constitute 40-50% Of His Cabinet

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has promised that women will constitute between 40 and 50 per cent of his cabinet. He also promised to prioritise road construction and rehabilitation, as well as education for the Ogun West Senatorial District as the 2020 budget is being prepared. Roads in the senatorial district were described as the worst in the state when the governor held a town hall meeting with critical stakeholders of the senatorial district at Ilaro on Wednesday. I want to assure you that my cabinet will have, if not 50 per cent of women, it will have at least 40 per cent. You voted for me to give you good governance and we will ensure that it cuts across every nook and cranny of the state. The governor promised that the era of non-implementation of bud...
Rotimi Amaechi announces that Transport University will open soon in President Buhari’s hometown, Daura
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Rotimi Amaechi announces that Transport University will open soon in President Buhari’s hometown, Daura

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi announced on Friday, August 23rd that the groundbreaking of a Transport University, to be based in President Buhari’s hometown of Daura, would take place in September.   Amaechi disclosed this while inspecting Lagos-Ibadan railway construction. The minister said the ministry would also establish a factory in Kajola, Ogun, to produce materials for the rail project.   “We have agreed with contractors handling the university and the rail line to have the groundbreaking between September and October for the two projects. He said the federal government was expecting contractors handling key road projects to hasten work to eliminate gridlocks, especially in Apapa area, Lagos. He said the completion of the rail project would reduce ...
Cabinet To Be Inaugurated This Week – Sanwo-olu
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Cabinet To Be Inaugurated This Week – Sanwo-olu

Lagos State Executive Council will be fully inaugurated on Tuesday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said. The governor said he would not delay the swearing-in of commissioner-and special adviser-designates already cleared by the State House of Assembly. He spoke at the weekend while receiving a body of retired top civil servants under the aegis of the Association of Lagos State Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries (ALARHOSPS). Mr Sanwo-Olu said that the wheel of governance would be in full gear before the end of the coming week, in fulfillment of his campaign promise to inaugurate his cabinet within 90 days. He added that new Permanent Secretaries would also be sworn in on Monday to complement the activities of commissioners and special advisers. Sanwo-Olu...
If Bayelsa has three senators as Kano, then the context of one Nigeria is fair – Buhari
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If Bayelsa has three senators as Kano, then the context of one Nigeria is fair – Buhari

President Buhari while speaking when members of the Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group visited him at the Presidential Villa, maintained that the 1999 Constitution was fair to all parts of the country.   He backed his claim with proposition of the constitution, which held that each state must have a minister representing it in the cabinet. Buhari also stated that if Bayelsa, a small state with only eight local governments would have three senators in the National Assembly just like a big state like Kano with 44 local governments, then the context of one Nigeria is fair.   “The Constitution facilitates one thing; that there must be a member of the (Federal) Executive Council from each state of the federation. “Why I praise the authors of our constitution ...
Governor Sanwo-Olu Names Cabinet (Full List)
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Governor Sanwo-Olu Names Cabinet (Full List)

Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu has nominated 25 people to serve as commissioners in the Lagos State cabinet. The names were made public by Mr Gboyega Akosile, who is the deputy chief press secretary to the governor. The names are: 1. Mr. Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo 2. Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo 3. Prof. Akin Abayomi 4. Dr. Idris Salako 5. Mr. Tunji Bello 6. Mr. Gbenga Omotoso 7. Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka 8. Mrs. Bolaji Dada 9. Mr. Lere Odusote 10. Dr. Frederic Oladeinde 11. Mr. Gbolahan Lawal 12. Ms. Adekemi Ajayi 13. Mr. Femi George 14. Dr. Wale Ahmed 15. Mr. Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN) 16. Mr. Hakeem Fahm 17. Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle 18. Engr. Aramide Adeyoye 19. Mr. Segun Dawodu 20. Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf 21. Mr. Sam Egube 22. Ms Ruth...
‘Pep is a genius, but a tireless worker first’ – Arteta opens up on Guardiola’s methods
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‘Pep is a genius, but a tireless worker first’ – Arteta opens up on Guardiola’s methods

The ex-Arsenal midfielder has revealed the subtle nuances of the Spanish manager's coaching style at the Etihad Stadium Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is not just a tactical genius, but also a "tireless worker" behind the scenes, according to his assistant Mikel Arteta. Guardiola succeeded Manuel Pellegrini in the hot seat at the Etihad Stadium back in 2016, after taking in hugely successful spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The Spaniard won 14 major trophies in four years at the Camp Nou, before adding seven more pieces of silverware to his cabinet in Germany at the Allianz Arena.
Adamawa Governor Speaks on Women being Relegated to ‘the other room’
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Adamawa Governor Speaks on Women being Relegated to ‘the other room’

The Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has assured that women will play noble roles in his Government, stressing that women would fare a lot better under him than being relegated to “the other room” and the kitchen. The governor gave the assurance Wednesday in Yola while receiving delegations of women and other groups who visited the Government House to pay him Sallah homage. “For the women, you will not only belong to the other room and the kitchen,” Fintiri said, assuring that he would in the first instance not make a man head the Ministry of Women Affairs. Fintiri is yet to give indications as to who will make his cabinet, except the hint that a woman will head the Ministry of Women Affairs, unlike what obtained in the immediate pa...
Governor Willie Obiano Reshuffles Cabinet
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Governor Willie Obiano Reshuffles Cabinet

The Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has announced that he has reshuffled his cabinet. The announcement showed the swapping of office by six commissioners, who were moved from one ministry to another. According to a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C.Don Adinuba, the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Michael Okonkwo, is now in charge of Housing, while Obi Nwankwo is now in Environment ministry. Mr Afam Ogene, who was Agriculture Commissioner, is now in Youth and Creative Ministry. Bonventure Emenali, who was Commissioner for Youths, is now in charge of Lands, while Emeka Ezenwanne, who was in Housing, is now the Commissioner for Utilities. The statement also revealed that Hon. Nnamdi Onukwuba, who was the Commissioner for Util...
President Ramaphosa Of South Africa Names Cabinet 96 Hours After Inauguration Includes Opposition
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President Ramaphosa Of South Africa Names Cabinet 96 Hours After Inauguration Includes Opposition

On May 11, 2019, Ramaphosa’s African National Congress (ANC) won the elections with only 57 percent of the votes, and was sworn in as president on May 25, 2019. In another 96 hours after May 25, Ramaphosa named his cabinet and became the third president on the continent to have a gender-balanced cabinet, after Rwanda and Ethiopia. While addressing the press on Wednesday evening at the Union Buildings in the capital city of Tshwane, Ramaphosa revealed that he had cut cabinet down the number of ministries in the country from 36 to 28. The cabinet announced by the 66-year-old president had 14 men and 14 women to achieve gender parity. “To promote greater coherence, better coordination and improved efficiency, we (are) reducing the number of ministers from 36 to 28,” Ramaphosa sa...
Buhari Likely To Dissolve Cabinet As FEC Final Session Holds On Monday
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Buhari Likely To Dissolve Cabinet As FEC Final Session Holds On Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to dissolve his cabinet ahead of his inauguration for the second term on May 29, just as the last meeting of the current Federal Executive Council (FEC) has been slated for Monday. Already, the valedictory session of the cabinet has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 22. The foregoing was disclosed at the end of the Thursday extraordinary FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the absence of the President, who is in Saudi Arabia for the lesser hajj. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting which went into the night, the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, accompanied by his colleague Ministers of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammed Bell...
Lai Mohammed Clarifies Statement on Cabinet’s Valedictory Service and Dissolution
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Lai Mohammed Clarifies Statement on Cabinet’s Valedictory Service and Dissolution

Press statement from the presidency The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the fact that the valedictory session of the federal cabinet will be held on 22 May 2019 does not mean that the cabinet will be dissolved on the same day. Clarifying his earlier statement to State House correspondents after Thursday's Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, the Minister said it is the prerogative of the President to dissolve the cabinet anytime he chooses. ''It is therefore inaccurate to extrapolate from my statement - that the FEC valedictory session will hold on 22 May - to say that the President will dissolve the cabinet on the same day. They do not mean the same thing,'' he said.
Three governors, ministers in race for Buhari’s cabinet
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Three governors, ministers in race for Buhari’s cabinet

Ahead of the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office, the race for cabinet appointments has begun. A former Military Administrator, three outgoing governors and 15 ministers are jostling for cabinet seats. There were indications last night that the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) may be zoned to the  North-Central in favour of a Christian candidate. Besides, there is pressure on the President to revert to a 42-man cabinet structure as part of his pledge of inclusiveness. The new structure will include the constitutionally recommended 36 ministers from each state of the federation and six others representing each of the nation’s geopolitical zones — if Buhari embraces the idea. The President is yet to give a com...
Gov. Ayade Demands Handover Notes From Commissioners, Appointees
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Gov. Ayade Demands Handover Notes From Commissioners, Appointees

The Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade has ordered commissioners in the state to turn in their hand-over notes on or before Friday, April 2019. DAILY POST gathered that Ayade would reduce the size of his cabinet in order to ensure better service delivery to people of the state. Interestingly, Governor Ayade was adjudged the highest employer of political appointees in Nigeria with close to 10,000 special advisers, special assistants, commissioners as well as other appointees. A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary and Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ayade on Media, Mr Christian Ita, directed all commissioners and other appointees of government to prepare their handover notes and forward same to him on or before Friday, April 26, 2019. H...
Akeredolu’s suspension from APC, mere rumours
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Akeredolu’s suspension from APC, mere rumours

A group, The Campaign Concourse (TCC) has described as mere rumours, the purported suspension of Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu by the National Working Commitee (NWC) of the party. The group said the insinuation was sponsored by enemies of good governance ‘who are not pleased’ with the developmental revolution Akeredolu was offering the state presently leading to massive infrastructure, industrialization and grass root development. The group in a statement signed by its Coordinator, Amudipe Marcus in Akure, the state capital pointed out that the NWC of the party has not issued any official statement from Abuja or anywhere to pronounce the purported suspension. It wondered where the authencity of the story came from saying’ the APC has not at any point communicated the ...
Prime Minister of Mali and Entire Cabinet Resign Followin Series of Violence in the country
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Prime Minister of Mali and Entire Cabinet Resign Followin Series of Violence in the country

Amidst tribal violence and protests in Mali, Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga alongside his entire cabinet have resigned. The public was enraged by a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by members of a rival community. Four weeks after a brutal attack on a village in central Mali, the government led by Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga offered their resignations to the country's president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. "The President accepts the resignation of the prime minister and that of the members of government," the president's office said in a statement on Thursday. Maiga's successor "will be named very soon" following consultations between "all political forces," it added. Keita's office did not specify reasons for the Cabinet's resignation. However, the move comes a day afte...
Tinubu Not Mounting Any Pressure On Me Over My Cabinet – Sanwo-olu
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Tinubu Not Mounting Any Pressure On Me Over My Cabinet – Sanwo-olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State governor-elect on Wednesday described as unfounded, reports that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos is already mounting pressures on him on those who will form his cabinet ahead of his inauguration on May 29. In the last few days, there have been media reports that Sanwo-Olu is in dilemma as the Mandate Movement, the formidable political structure that assisted him to power and the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) are locked in horns over the list of Commissioners and Special Advisers in the incoming administration without the input of the governor-elect. Some party members also alleged that Bola Tinubu, former Lagos state governor and Sanwo-Olu’s benefactor had directed Rauf Aregbesola, the immediate past Osun State go...
Buhari Issues Order to Ministers
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Buhari Issues Order to Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for a comprehensive “status reports on policies, programmes and projects” from cabinet members on their respective ministries, departments and agencies as his first tenure winds down. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. The statement said the President had given the ministers April 24 as deadline for the submission of the reports to the Presidential Audit Committee in the office of the Vice President. “A circular to this effect issued by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, also requested members of the Federal Executive Council to “ensure that all outstanding memoranda they intend to present to the Federal ...
Governor El-Rufai Gives Political Appointees April 30th Ultimatum to Resign
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Governor El-Rufai Gives Political Appointees April 30th Ultimatum to Resign

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has given political appointees till April 30, 2019, to resign from office. A statement issued by the spokesman for the governor, Samuel Aruwan, says this to enable the governor to commence the selection of his new cabinet team for his second term in the office which commences on May 29. According to the directive, each notice of resignation must be submitted along with a handover note, signed by the political appointee on behalf of the MDA or office to which he or she had been appointed, and should be addressed to the Principal Private Secretary to the governor. Those affected by the directive include Commissioners in the State Executive Council, All Permanent Secretaries, Special Advisers, Director...
Buhari’s Corruption Fight is Nonsense – Queen of England Ex-representative, Kwande Said
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Buhari’s Corruption Fight is Nonsense – Queen of England Ex-representative, Kwande Said

A former Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland and ex-Administrative Officer representing the Queen of England, Yahaya Kwande, has described the corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari as ‘nonsense.’ The 90-year-old Northern elder told Sun that even before Buhari formed his cabinet in 2015, he (Kwande) told the world that the President cannot fight corruption. He said that people thought Buhari would cut off his neck for speaking the truth, adding that the current method of war against graft will not work in Nigeria system. According to him, “I said something on the fight against corruption and they kept on repeating it on the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) because they thought Buhari will cut my neck. “T...
CAN Congratulates Buhari, Advises Him On Cabinet Selection
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CAN Congratulates Buhari, Advises Him On Cabinet Selection

The Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari over his victory at the presidential election, held last month. The executive council of the association, numbering about 30 led by the president, Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle met with the president at the State House, Friday. Speaking after the meeting held behind closed doors, Ayokunle said the association was not under pressure to congratulate Buhari. He urged the president to comb the entire nation to pick the best for his cabinet and prayed that country witness meaningful development under Buhari.
Ninth Assembly: Shun Ghana-must-go type of lobbying in NASS – Group warns lawmakers-elect
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Ninth Assembly: Shun Ghana-must-go type of lobbying in NASS – Group warns lawmakers-elect

A socio-economic group, the National Assembly Youth Forum, NAYF, has challenged returning and newly elected members of the ninth National Assembly to appreciate the faith and trust vested on them by their supporters by delivering on their campaign promises. They said the lawmakers must ensure that their constituents enjoy dividends of democracy during their tenure. NAYF’s position was contained in a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST on Friday by its Public Relations Officer, Miss Precious Ononaku. The group noted that adequate representation is key to delivering dividends of democracy and cautioned members of the National Assembly against engaging in Ghana-must-go type of lobbying and negotiation, aimed only at personal aggrandisement. They urged members of the ...
Atiku’s spokesman, Osita Chidoka suspended
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Atiku’s spokesman, Osita Chidoka suspended

Traditional ruler of Obosi town in Anambra State, Igwe Chidubem Iweka II, has suspended Chief Osita Chidoka, who is a former Minister of Aviation and spokesman of Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council, from the Council of Chiefs. Iweka announced in a statement during the weekend the suspension of Chidoka, and two others, Chief Linus Mgbakaogu and Chief Hyacinth Udemba for their alleged involvement in bringing the corpse of two Obosi youths killed during the March 9 re-run election to the palace. The statement signed by Dr Benneth Mozie on behalf of the monarch and his chiefs in council, said the act was a sacrilege in the tradition of Obosi kingdom which forbids the king and his council from seeing human corpse. The statement reads, “On arriving at the palace, these chiefs ...
MURIC Asks Buhari To Appoint More Yoruba Muslims To His Cabinet
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MURIC Asks Buhari To Appoint More Yoruba Muslims To His Cabinet

As Nigeria prepares for the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari and his ministerial list, the Muslim Rights Concern has proactively demanded that Muslims must have a fair share of the list of ministers who will be appointed from the South West. This position was made known in a press statement issued by the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Friday, 22nd March, 2019 and signed by its Founder and Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola. MURIC, a human rights group, argued that despite the fact that Muslims are in the majority in the South West, Muslims in the region have always been shortchanged politically. The group added, “We received the worst treatment under former President Goodluck Jonathan. He appointed six ministers from the sub-region but, to our dismay, all of them we...
Boss Mustapha, Malami, Sirika… Ministers Who Will Make Buhari’s Next Cabinet
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Boss Mustapha, Malami, Sirika… Ministers Who Will Make Buhari’s Next Cabinet

However, Mustapha may face stiff opposition from the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, for his role in scuttling the chances of her younger brother, Mahmood Halilu Ahmed, during the APC governorship nomination. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has been tipped to retain his seat in Buhari's second term cabinet, SaharaReporters can report. Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), tops the list of a few returning ministers, with Hadi Sirika, Minister of State Aviation, also making the list. President Muhammadu Buhari had, after securing his reelection, declared publicly that "only people of proven integrity will make the next cabinet". Accordingly, the President’s inner clique, Abba Kyari, Mohammed Babag...
Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika Drops Bid for Fifth Term in Office
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Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika Drops Bid for Fifth Term in Office

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has postponed the April 18th presidential elections and said he will not seek a fifth term in office. President Bouteflika's candidacy had provoked mass protests across Algeria over the past few weeks. He has led Algeria for 20 years but has been rarely seen in public since he suffered a stroke in 2013. No new date for the election was set but a cabinet reshuffle will happen soon, a statement in Mr Bouteflika's name said. Meanwhile, Algeria's Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia announced his resignation and was replaced by Interior Minister Noureddine Bedoui, who has been tasked with forming a new government, the official APS news agency reported.
Aisha Buhari Seeks Appointment For APC Card-carrying Members Into Cabinet
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Aisha Buhari Seeks Appointment For APC Card-carrying Members Into Cabinet

The Wife of the President, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari has advised the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider only card-carrying members for political appointments. She made the call at a dinner to celebrate the victory of the President at Daura, his home town on Thursday 7th March, 2019. A statement by her spokesman, Suleiman Haruna, said that the event which took place at the Daura Stadium, attracted women and youth supporters of the APC from across Katsina state. Noting that the constitution of the party specifies that appointments to offices in an APC led government should go to card-carrying members, she advised that the party constitution should be respected. She also expressed appreciation over the support that the party enjoyed in the last Presidential ...
Only Those With Integrity Will Make My Next Cabinet – President Buhari
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Only Those With Integrity Will Make My Next Cabinet – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says only those with integrity and interest of Nigeria will be considered in the next cabinet. He also promised to appoint more women and youth during his second tenure, acknowledging the “significant role” they played toward his re-election. He said his administration would not disappoint them. Buhari spoke at a dinner the All Progressives Congress (APC) women and youth organised to celebrate his re-election, on Saturday. He said more fertilizers were being made available to Nigerian farmers at a lower rate, adding that this has resulted in an increase in agricultural production and reduction in food importation. Buhari also called on Nigerian youth to embrace agriculture to ensure more food sufficiency and food export. He again faulted the...
Cabinet Dissolution: Scramble For Ministerial Appointments Begins
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Cabinet Dissolution: Scramble For Ministerial Appointments Begins

Following a hint by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, that President Muhammadu Buhari might dissolve his cabinet before his May 29 terminal date, jostle for ministerial appointments by outgoing and prospective ministers have begun, THISDAY learnt last night. Adesina had told Arise TV, a broadcast arm of THISDAY, Thursday morning that Buhari might dissolve his cabinet before May 29 to pave the way for a fresh team that would help him navigate the new tenure he won last Saturday. “One thing about governance is that the first mandate was for four years and it lapses on May 29, and shortly before May 29, the president is likely going to officially dissolve government, that is the way it is usually done – he says thank you to everybody he h...
Buhari Likely To Dissolve Cabinet Before May 29 – Adesina
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Buhari Likely To Dissolve Cabinet Before May 29 – Adesina

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari will likely dissolve his cabinet before May 29. After assuming office in 2015, it took Buhari six months to unveil his cabinet and this attracted widespread criticisms. But speaking on Arise Television on Thursday, Adesina said the president will not spend a long time before choosing his cabinet members. He said the president had already promised to do so as soon as possible. When asked if the president would reshuffle his cabinet, Adesina said: “One thing about governance is that the first mandate was for four years. “That mandate lapses on May 29, and shortly before May 29, the president is likely going to officially dissolve his government. That is the way it is usually done. “He says thank you t...
Buhari will constitute cabinet faster than 2015, says presidency
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Buhari will constitute cabinet faster than 2015, says presidency

A spokesman for the Nigerian government on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari will constitute members of his government faster than he did in 2015 after being sworn-in. Buhari’s administration in 2015, drew wide criticisms due to his inability to assemble cabinet members for about six months. Vice president Yemi Osinbajo defended Buhari, saying the president’s search for the ‘right people’ caused the delay in appointment of officials. However, presidential spokesman Adesina has assured Nigerians that the 2015 delay in organising the government would not reoccur. “He (Buhari) was asked that if he’s re-elected into government, would it take six months to constitute a government and he (Buhari) said no,” Adesina said told his interviewer. Adesina, who spoke during an inte...
Man accused of raping a Minister’s daughter at a hotel
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Man accused of raping a Minister’s daughter at a hotel

A man has been accused of raping a Minister’s daughter in Kenya. According to reports, the man is an aide the Cabinet secretary and defiled the teenage girl as a luxurious hotel. The sexual assault of the 16-year-old girl is said to have happened on Sunday night. Tuko reports. But what is more shocking is the fact that the Cabinet secretary and his family are keen to keep the case secret, with police frustrating efforts by journalists to expose the crime. The suspect, according to police sources privy to the investigations, picked up the minor from their home on Sunday afternoon. He then drove her to Nakuru town, where he was booked at the hotel that charges between Sh14,000 and Sh50,000 a night. It was not immediately clear if the man had b...
Presidency Blames Jonathan for Delay in forming Buhari’s cabinet
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Presidency Blames Jonathan for Delay in forming Buhari’s cabinet

The Presidency has blamed former President Goodluck Jonathan for causing the delay in the formation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet in 2015. This is coming as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked the Presidency for blaming Jonathan for Buhari’s delay in forming his cabinet, saying the delay was the president’s early display of incompetence. Former President Jonathan has however, defended himself, saying he had set up a transition committee, which produced a handover document, which President Buhari received ahead of his inauguration Buhari took over on May 29, 2015 but did not form his cabinet until November 11 of the same year. Speaking yesterday on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, M...
New Nasarawa Emir, Jubril, Resigns as Minister
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New Nasarawa Emir, Jubril, Resigns as Minister

The Minister of State for Environment Ibrahim Jubril has resigned from the federal cabinet to resume as the 13th Emir of Nasarawa Emirate in Nasarawa State. The federal minister-turned traditional ruler, who arrived for the Wednesday Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari was dressed in full royal regalia. There was also a send forth session held in his honour at the presidential villa. Jubril was named the new Emir of Nassarawa on Friday, December 7 by the Nasarawa Emirate Council and it was ratified by Governor Tanko Umaru Almakura of Nasarawa State. Earlier, President Buhari had congratulated Jibrin on his selection as the new Emir of Nasarawa. The president, in a press statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and P...
El-Rufai Dares Southern Kaduna Christians, Picks Muslim Woman as Running mate
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El-Rufai Dares Southern Kaduna Christians, Picks Muslim Woman as Running mate

Nasir El-Rufai, Rumours of a Muslim-Muslim ticket for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship race in Kaduna State was confirmed on Friday as Governor Nasir el-Rufai announced Dr. Hadiza Abubakar Balarabe as his running mate for the 2019 election. Balarabe, a Muslim, is Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency, from Sanga Local Government Area in the Christian dominated Southern part of Kaduna State. The incumbent Deputy Governor, Mr. Barnabas Bala, has opted to contest the Southern Kaduna senatorial election in 2019. Announcing the nomination in a statement on Friday, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, said the choice of Dr. Hadiza Balarabe as running mate was a continuation of El-Rufai’s deliberate policy of promoting wo...
CONFED CUP: Enyimba Players Cry Out For Unpaid Bonuses
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CONFED CUP: Enyimba Players Cry Out For Unpaid Bonuses

Enyimba players have cried out to Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu to settle their outstanding bonuses before they hit Rabat, Morocco for the crucial semifinal return leg clash against RAJA next week. Enyimba go into the game with a 0-1 deficit from the Aba first leg, but the players are confident that they can turn the table if well motivated. News coming out of the club’s camp indicate that the players and their technical crew are dying in silence as they are owed series of match bonuses. Efforts made to get some of them speak on the details of the matter however proved abortive as they were afraid of being reprimanded by the Enyimba management who are said to be on top of the situation. The players challenged the Abia State Governor to pay them all their arrears and leave the M...
Gov Emmanuel Reshuffles Cabinet, Swears-In 4 Commissioners, 1 Special Adviser
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Gov Emmanuel Reshuffles Cabinet, Swears-In 4 Commissioners, 1 Special Adviser

GOVERNOR Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has sworn-in four commissioners and a Special Adviser into office with a minor cabinet reshuffle. Udom Emmanuel They include Honourable Uno Etim Uno, Prince Ukpong Akpabio and brother to Senator Godswill Akpabio, Mr. Udo Ekpenyong, Otuekong Raphael Bassey and Pastor Sunny Ibuot from Urueoffong /Oruko, Essien Udim, Ukanafun,Nsit Atai and Ikot Ekpene local government areas respectively. The appointment of the new commissioners and Special Adviser into the state executive council as well as the posting to respective ministries and Bureau is coming one week after they were screened and ratified by the state House of Assembly. According to a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem and made available...
Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, Dissolves His Cabinet With Immediate Effect
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Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, Dissolves His Cabinet With Immediate Effect

Borno state governor, Kassim Shettima, has dissolved the state executive council with immediate effect. The governor announced the dissolution of his cabinet in a statement issued by Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, Secretary to the State Government, last night.   The commissioners have been requested to hand over affairs of their ministries to the respective permanent secretaries on or before Friday, September 28th. No reason was given for the dissolution. Read the statement below "His Excellency, the Executive of Borno State, Hon. Kashim Shettima has in accordance with the powers conferred on him by sect,192 sub-section 2 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, has hereby dissolved the state executive council. Secretary to the state government, Alhaji ...