BUHARI WEIGHS OPTIONS AS CABINET RESHUFFLE IMMINENT

Olawale Olaleye A mid-term cabinet reshuffle has topped President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda since his return from the United Kingdom (UK) nine days ago and may have influenced his decision to defer last week’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), THISDAY has learnt. According to top presidency sources, Buhari has made up his mind to rejig his cabinet very soon but is torn between moving around the current crop of ministers or dropping them completely and replacing them with new appointees. THISDAY had exclusively reported that when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo…

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KOGI GOV RETIRES NEW HEAD OF SERVICE BARELY 72 HRS AFTER HER APPOINTMENT

Barely 72 hours Mrs Hassana Kehinde Lawal was confirmed as the Head of Service of Kogi State, she has been retired by the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. Her retirement is contained in a statement issued and signed on Friday in Lokoja by the Secretary to the state government, Mrs Folashade Ayoade. It would be recalled that Governor Bello on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 confirmed Mrs Lawal as the new Kogi Head Of Service after her predecessor Moses Atakpa was retired from service. “The State government thanked her for her…

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KEMI ADEOSUN APPOINTED BOARD CHAIRPERSON OF ECOWAS BANK

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, has been appointed the chairperson, board of governors of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Bank for Investment and Development. Adeosun, who succeeds Hassoumi Massoudou from the Republic of Niger, was appointed after the 15th ordinary meeting of the board of governors which held on Tuesday. The meeting, which was declared open by Yemi Osinbajo, vice president of Nigeria, was attended by the ministers of finance and members of the board of the banks from Benin, Burkina Faso, Capo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia,…

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OSINBAJO MAKES ANOTHER KEY APPOINTMENTS

Fidelis Soriwei, Abuja Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has appointed acting chairmen for the National Pension Commission, the Code of Conduct Bureau and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission. A statement from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation signed by a Permanent Secretary, Mr. Bolaji Adebiyi, said that the appointees were to resume in acting capacity and thereafter await their confirmation by the Senate. Adebiyi said that Alhaji Ali Usman and Dr. Mohammed Isah were appointed the new Acting Chairmen of the National…

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AKEREDOLU TO SWEAR IN ONDO COMMISSIONERS AUGUST 30

Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), will on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, swear in the 18 Commissioners of the State who were confirmed by the state Assembly on Tuesday. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Segun Ajiboye, said the event will hold at the International Event Center, The Dome, Akure, the state capital. Meanwhile, Governor Akeredolu has approved the appointment of Rt. Hon. Oluwasegunota Bolarinwa as the Senior Special Assistant on Legislative Matters. His appointment takes effect from August 31, 2017. He replaces Rt. Hon.…

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OSINBAJO APPOINTS DAYO APATA AS NEW SOLICITOR GENERAL

@dailypostngr Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of Dayo Apata, as the new Solicitor General of the Federation. This was confirmed in a statement released on Friday. Apata served as the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice in Ekiti between 2010 and 2014, when Kayode Fayemi was Governor. He was born on June 25 ,1961 and attended the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo state, where he sat for and passed University of Cambridge higher school local examination in 1980. He proceeded to the University of Ibadan,…

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BIANCA OJUKWU’S SISTER BECOMES NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TO.NAMIBIA, SEE PICS

Bianca Ojukwu’s Sister Becomes Nigeria’s Ambassador To Namibia Bianca Ojukwu’s sister, Ambassador Lilian Onoh, was today, 10th August 2017, received by the President of Namibia, as Nigeria’s ambassador and High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia. The ceremony took place at the State House at the Nations Capital,Windhoek. Prior to this engagement, She had been Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner to Jamaica. Ambassador Lilian Onoh is the sister of Bianca Ojukwu, Nigeria’s former ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain. Below are her pictures at the Presentation Ceremony and a throwback picture…

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SENATE PRESIDENT SARAKI SACKS 98 AIDES

Senate President Bukola Saraki has sacked his director of protocol, head of administration and 96 others to scale down the number of his aides, our correspondent reliably gathered yesterday. Daily Trust gathered that the affected aides have been issued sack letters through the office of the Chief of staff, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed. It was gathered that with the mass sack, Saraki’s aides have been reduced from over 300 to a little above 200. Daily Trust had exclusively reported in March, 2016, how hundreds of aides engaged by Saraki, the Speaker of…

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OSINBAJO APPROVES APPOINTMENT OF 21PERM SECS, SEE THEIR NAMES

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday approved the appointments of 21 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. Their appointment followed the examination conducted for federal directors. The new permanent secretaries include; Umar Mohammed Bello, Akpan Edet Sunday, Adebiyi Bolaji Adekunle, Aduda Gabriel Tanimu, Folayan Ayodele Olaniyi, Nabasu Bitrus Bako, Abdullahi Abdulazeez Mashi, Muázu Abdulkadir, Alibo Leon, Ehuria Georgina Ekeoma, Anagbogu Ifeoma Nkiruka, Walson Jack Didi Esther, Gekpe Grace Isu, Uwaifo Clement, Osuji Ndubuisi, Sulaiman Mustapha Lawal, Ibrahim Musa Wen, Odesola Olusade, Odewale Samson Olaide and Ekaro Comfort Chukwuebobo. The…

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AMIRA IBRAHIM ALFA PICKED AS JUDGE FOR MISS TOURISM 2017

As the new addition to 53 Extra, Amira Ibrahim-Alfa, TV presenter/host is truly any Photographer’s dream and Red carpet delight.  @amiraIbrahim_alfa A graduate of Advertising from the University of The Arts London, UK and recent Masters degree holder in Theatre Arts from Middlesex University London, UK. Amira is currently the face of AFWN & AFWL 2017. In 2016, Amira was named ‘most promising red carpet host’  during the Glam & Essence style award & runway show. Amira is not only the newest face on the scene but also the “It”…

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