BUHARI DROPS ENANG AS S..A. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MATTERS, SET TO APPOINT OMOWORARE BABAJIDE

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari drops Ita Enang as National Assembly aide, picks replacement President Muhammadu Buhari has dropped Ita Enang as his aide on National Assembly Matters (Senate), PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Mr Enang, a former senator from Akwa Ibom state, was appointed a special adviser to Mr Buhari during the president’s first term. He has continued to act in that capacity in Mr Buhari’s second term, even when his appointment, like that of several other aides, has not been renewed. A source close to the Presidency told PREMIUM TIMES, Sunday evening,…

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GBEMI SARAKI, LAI MOHAMMED, OTHERS TO BE SCREENED NEXT WEEK

The Senate on Friday screened seven more ministerial nominees forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari. They are former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; former Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika; former Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehinare and former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen. Others are Muhammadu Dingyadi; Festus Keyamo and Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Ali Isa Pantami. This brings the total number of nominees screened to 31 of the 43 sent by the president. Of the seven…

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SO BUHARI THIS IS YOU BY TOPE FASUA

Barbarians have finally seized the treasury. Buhari has turned out a paradox… I see no easy way out of this logjam that Nigeria has put herself in. Buhari, is this really you? If it is you, are you not telling our children that a meritorious career in crime, fraud and sundry dishonesty is now a requirement for people who want to serve in government? In 2015 after Buhari won the election, friends with whom I had supported his quest were so excited to get invites to Eagle Square for his…

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SENATE SET TO DEFER LONG VACATION OVER MINISTERIAL LIST ARRIVAL

The Senate in session Industrialists urge Buhari to engage technocrats President requests approval for 15 special advisers Deji Elumoye, Omololu Ogunmade, James Emejo in Abuja The Senate is to postpone its long vacation by one week to enable it consider President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list that was sent to the upper legislature last night, THISDAY has learnt. The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, had wednesday afternoon assured his colleague that the list was on its way. THISDAY learnt from reliable presidency and Senate sources that the upper chamber…

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BUHARI SENDS 15 NAMES, ALL ADVISERS TO SENATE

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, submitted to the Senate, a request for the appointment of Special Advisers, Igbere TV reports. “Citing section 151 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended which confers on him the power to appoint Special Advisers to assist him in the performance of his functions, the President requested the kind consideration of the distinguished Senators to appoint 15 Special Advisers,” according to Charles Akpan, Deputy Director, Office of Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters. Akpan said this…

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BUHARI MAKES FRESH APPOINTMENTS

President Muhammadu Buhari sent the names of Uba Maska, Abu Galadima to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation of appointment as the Executive Commissioner of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and Director-General National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), respectively. The president has yet to send a list of his ministerial nominees to the Senate, weeks after being inaugurated for a second term in office. President Buhari in the letter, read by the Senate on Tuesday, recommended Maska, who is currently acting as the Executive Commissioner, Technical Services of the…

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BY HIS APPOINTMENTS, BUHARI ONLY INTERESTED IN HIS PERSONAL COMFORT – PDP

Following recent appointments announced by the presidency, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday berated President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for alleged insensitivity to the welfare of the people of the country. It also alleged that Buhari had abandoned Nigerians to their fate and was only interested in the appointment of aides to serve his immediate personal comfort and necessities. This allegations were made by the spokesman of the opposition party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement made available to newsmen, in Abuja. Ologbondiyan added, “The party…

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WHY BUHARI REAPPOINTED MUSTAPHA, KYARI, 11 OTHERS

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari shocked lobbyists on Friday by reappointing the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha and his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari. It was learnt that the President returned the two leaders to his inner team in order to ensure continuity. Buhari was also said to have used the appointments to demonstrate that he cannot be stampeded by anybody or group. The President was said to be angered by isolated protests against Kyari and his nephew, Mamman Daura over cabinet appointments. In two separate…

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CALM RETURNS TO VILLA AFTER BUHARI’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENTS

By Omololu Ogunmade and Adedayo Akinwale in AbujaThe anxiety over the delay in the announcement of key appointments by President Muhammadu, was yesterday doused with the reappointment of Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff, and Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The announcement brought considerable calm and stability to the Presidency in Abuja, with hopes that the much-awaited ministerial list will emerge very soon. The reappointment of Kyari and Mustapha was disclosed by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu,…

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