PRESIDENCY LIED OVER LIST OF APPOINTEES, LIST NOT EXHAUSTIVE, SEE THOSE LEFT OUT

President Muhammadu Buhari The Presidency on Saturday released what it called a ‘full list’ of all the appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari since he assumed office on May 29, 2015. However, the 159-member list contains several errors and omissions, an ongoing review by PREMIUM TIMES has shown. At least 29 names of heads of agencies or parastatals were missing on the list while data provided for another five were incorrect. The presidency had been challenged by a publication by BusinessDay which indicated that 81 of Mr. Buhari’s appointments are…

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NIGERIANS CALL FOR AGBOIRE’S SUSPENSION OVER TRIAL

Laleye Dipo in Minna Some legal practitioners and other concerned people have asked the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to suspend from office the acting Executive Director of the National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), Badeggi in Niger State, Dr. Samuel Agboire. Agboire is currently being prosecuted by the ICPC at a Federal High Court in Minna for allegedly violating the provisions of the Federal Character Commission Act, especially as it concerns the “illegal recruitment of 34 staff into the organisation” and had previously written to the Minister of Agriculture seeking…

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GANDUJE SACKS 5 COMMISSIONERS, REPLACES THEM

Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, yesterday sacked five of his commissioners, just as he swore-in six new ones. Those relieved of their position are; Haruna Muhammad Falali, who was in charge of the Justice ministry, Ahmed Rabi’u, Commerce, Hajiya Zubaida Damakka Abubakar, Planning and Budget, Engineer Shehu Haruna Lambu, Works and Professor Kabiru Isa Dandago, who was at the Finance ministry. The newly appointed commissioners are; Barrister Ibrahim Mukhtar (Justice), Engineer Aminu Aliyu (Works, Housing and Transport), Alhaji Aminu Mukhtar Dan Amu (finance), Alhaji Ahmed Rabi’u (Commerce), Musa…

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BUHARI FIXING WRONG PEOPLE IN STRATEGIC PLACES- DINO MELAIYE

Senator Dino Melaye has noted that there are so many square pegs in round holes in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Melaye said Buhari’s selections were synonymous to someone wearing oversized shoes, adding that there were lots of nepotism in the President’s appointments. In an interview with Vanguard, Melaye, a chieftain of the ruling party, said, “Let me tell you, in this government, we have square pegs in round holes. “You cannot give carpentry work to a tailor and you expect him to perform. We need to rejig the economy…

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BUHARI APPOINTS MEMBERS OF NEW FERMA BOARD

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the appointments of the Governing Board of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA). A statement issued by the Assistant Director (Press) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mohammed Nakorji, said Mr. Tunde Lemo is the Chairman of the Board. The Board members are – Nurudeen Abdurrahaman Rafindadi, Buba Silas Abdullahi, Babagana Mohammad Aji, Shehu Udman Abdullahi and Loretta Ngozichukwu Aniagolu. Others are – Mujaidu Stanley Dako, Vincent Oladapo Kolawole, Chukwunwike O. Uzo, Olubunmi Siyanbola, Abdulrazak Ma’aji, Saidu Abdulkadir…

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CHANGE IN CABINET, MILITARY, BUHARI KEEPS AIDES IN SUSPENCE

More than a month after his return from medical trip, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to announce some reforms. Ministers, advisers and aides are awaiting the reforms, a source told The Nation yesterday. Some of the President’s strategists are pushing for the retention of his Economic Team and a split of the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing into three. Besides, others have presented five options to the President on the shape of his cabinet. It was however learnt that the President has been weighing options because of the timeline…

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AYADE TO HAND OVER DUBIOUSLY APPOINTED AIDES TO POLICE

Many of the over 6000 special advisers and personal assistants to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State allegedly appointed through the back door will be handed over to police for prosecution. Mr Christian Ita, the Senior Special Adviser to the governor on Media, said this in the wake of an audit exercise of all political appointees ordered by the governor. The audit was due to over bloated monthly wage bill, and strange names paraded as special advisers and assistants to the governor. Ayade in a statement signed by the…

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AL MAKURA TO EMPLOY 2,000 GRADUATES INTO NASARAWA CIVIL SERVICE

The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura said it will begin the employment of 2,000 graduates into its civil service. The governor made this announcement during a capacity building training for Nasarawa civil servants, saying the employment of 2,000 graduates which will be drawn from all local government areas of the state will minimise youth restiveness in the state. During the training, ChannelsTV reports that Nasarawa civil servants across all cadres gathered at the Ta’al conference hall for the capacity training programme, which was organised by the state government in collaboration…

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WOMAN REJECTS GOVERNOR YAHAYA BELLO’S APPOINTMENT

A lady allegedly turned down Yahaya Bello appointment. Could this be integrity. RE: Board membership appointment I, Mrs Titilayo Omotola hereby thank political leaders in Kabba/Bunu LGA for finding me worthy to be considered for appointment as a board member in Kogi State Agricultural Project. My appreciation also to the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alh. Yahaya Bello for the appointment. However, I humbly request to be excused as I will not be taking the appointment. I wish the government of the state the wisdom to steer the ship of…

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GARKI HOSPITAL ABUJA GRADUATE RECRUITMENT 2017 (6 POSITIONS)

Garki Hospital Abuja is owned by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). It was closed in 2001 for full renovation. In March 2007, a concession agreement for the management and operation of the new Garki Hospital Abuja was signed between FCTA and Nisa Premier Hospital, after a competitive bidding process. This is in line with the Federal Government’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) Policy. Today Garki Hospital Abuja is a model 100 plus bedded hospital in the FCT breaking barriers and setting the pace in both general and specialized services. They…

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