BUHARI REVEALS WHEN HE WILL NAME HIS CABINET

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will announce his cabinet very soon. Buhari is yet to name new Ministers, 26 days after he was sworn in for his second term in office. The president has since made just three appointments: Mele Kyari as the group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and renewal of Ahmed Idris’s appointment as the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) and renewing the appointment of Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). In his first term,…

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YINKA ODUMAKIN: DELAY IN APPOINTING MINISTERS DOES NOT SHOW SERIOUSNESS

Nseobong Okon-Ekong dialogues with Yinka Odumakin, spokesperson for the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, on his expectation from President President Muhammadu Buhari’s impending announcement of his cabinet It is about four months since President Buhari won the February 23 presidential elections and one month since he was sworn in, should he take this much time to announce his cabinet? Has he learnt anything from criticism which followed the delay in announcing his choice of ministers in 2015? There is absolutely no justifiable reason for this delay except the President sees the leadership of…

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BUHARI’S MINISTERIAL LIST TO BE OUT IN JULY

Olusola Fabiyi and Sunday Aborisade There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari may send the list of his ministerial list to the Senate next month, investigations by SUNDAY PUNCH has revealed. A former minister, who served in the first term of Buhari’s government, said he believed that the President would send the list in order to avoid the mistake of the past when he waited for six months to appoint ministers in his first term. Besides that, the minister stated that the President was aware of the schedule of the Senate when its members…

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PRESSURE MOUNTS ON BUHARI AS FINAL LIST OF MINISTERS SET TO EMERGE

As the nation awaits President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees to help him shepherd his second term, there is anxiety and uncertainty amid endless closed-door meetings by leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as to who will make the list. The president’s silence on the issue has ratcheted expectations and fears amongst hopefuls. The battle for ministerial appointments has peaked significantly in the last few weeks even as Buhari is said to be preparing a final list of those he wants in his cabinet due for announcement anytime soon. The…

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GROUP ATTACKS TINUBU OVER STANCE ON MINISTERIAL SLOT FOR AMBODE

John Owen Nwachukwu  The Save Lagos Group (SLG) has called on the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to stop playing God over rumoured plan to appoint the immediate past Governor of the State, Akinwunmi Ambode into the yet-to-be-constituted cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group said it was reacting to a purported statement by the former Lagos governor that he (Tinubu) would resign his membership of the APC if President Buhari nominates Ambode as ministerial nominee from the State. In a statement by…

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APC GOVERNORS HANDS OFF MINISTERIAL NOMINATION

Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday in Abuja described the process of constituting a new cabinet by President Muhammadu Buhari as the president’s exclusive preserve. The governors made the disclosure while answering questions from journalists after meeting with the president behind closed-doors in the State House over the outcome of last week’s National Assembly leadership elections. The meeting started at 11.37 a.m. and lasted for only about 27 minutes. The governors are perceived to be putting pressure on the president to…

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ANXIETY AS BUHARI FAILS TO NAME MINISTERS 3 WEEKS AFTER INAUGURATION

*Delay Shows President Is Unserious – Peter Obi *He Shouldn’t Be In A Hurry To Appoint Ministers – Sagay Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos Three weeks after his second term inauguration, President Muhammadu Buhari has been unable to name the ministers that would drive his Next Level agenda, and this delay is already causing anxiety among Nigerians. Those who spoke with Daily Independent at the weekend said they had expected the president to hit the ground running after his swearing in. They expressed fears that the absence of ministers could stall governance…

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MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENT: TINUBU TABLES DEMAND BEFORE BUHARI

 John Owen Nwachukwu  The lawmaker representing Lagos Central senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to show magnanimity by appointing many women into his new cabinet. She lamented that the National Assembly was gradually turning into an “exclusive gentlemen’s club”. Tinubu linked the apathy amongst women in running for elective political positions to a number of reasons. She stated this yesterday in Abuja at an event that also had the presence of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari. She said, “We are still watching…

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MINISTERIAL SLOTS: APC CHAIRMEN LOBBY BUHARI

By Charles Kumolu, Henry Umoru& Bashir Adefaka Following divergent reports over what the composition of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet may look like, Sunday Vanguard  understands that state Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked  to be carried along in the appointment of ministers. L-R; President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federal Abubakar Malami, Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Minister of State Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Heineken Lokpobiri and Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen Udoma Udo Udoma during the federal Executive…

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DIVISIONS IN APC MAY DELAY MINISTERIAL LIST SUBMISSION

APC leader, Adams Oshiomole There are feelers that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency are struggling to manage series of political turmoil billowing in virtually all the states regarding ministerial nominees. “My brother, the crisis is much this time around, particularly as party leaders have become confident that the President is not a lone stakeholder in the nomination exercise. So, in virtually all the states, particularly those we did not produce governors, the APC is not having it easy at all,” a lawmaker confessed, yesterday. He disclosed that,…

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