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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...
The 3 Nigerians Who Will Serve In Biden’s Government (Pictures)
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The 3 Nigerians Who Will Serve In Biden’s Government (Pictures)

On Wednesday, 20 January, 2021, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the President of the Unted States. In preparation to hit the ground running, he has started to choose those who will run the government with him. Among them are three Nigerian-Americans: Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo, Adewale Adeyemo, Osaremen Okolo. Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo, Associate Counsel to Biden She was General Counsel of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn. Her prior government service, according to buildbackbetter.gov, includes serving as Counsel for Policy to the Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Ethics Counsel at the White House Counsel’s Office and Attorney Advisor at the Administrative Conference o...