THE REAL REASONS NIGERIAN MINISTERS FAIL TO PERFORM

[FILES] Buhari declared open the Presidential Retreat for Ministers Designate, Presidential Aides and other Top Government Functionaries, held at the State House Abuja. Photo: TWITTER/NIGERIAGOV With the assignment of portfolios to the new ministers, the fireworks that went with their appointment and screening have come to an end. We are now in another stage, the stage of facing the assignment. Since the ministers were inaugurated and portfolios announced, there has been a barrage of prescriptions from different quarters of what the ministers are expected to do. For me, all the…

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BUHARI TO ALLOCATE PORTFOLIOS TO MINISTERS TODAY

President Muhammadu Buhari will assign portfolios to his new cabinet members on Wednesday. This was confirmed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, today in Abuja. Buhari and the Ministers-designate engaged each other in a two-day retreat, which ended on Tuesday. The second and final day of the retreat kicked off with a presentation on Cabinet Processes and Procedures, by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha. This was followed by a presentation by the Chairman of the All…

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I AM COUNTING ON YOU, BUHARI TELLS MINISTER DESIGNATE

Ahead of their inauguration on Wednesday, ministers designate are attending a two-day retreat in Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has just declared the session open. Addressing the ministers, the President said the country and the administration would rely on them to implement policies and programmes to lift Nigerians out of poverty. “I count on you”, Buhari stated. He added “We must work as a team. Working as a team demands that we know what the next person is doing. You must open communication with your colleagues. Lack of communication leads to…

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BUHARI TO ASSIGN PORTFOLIOS, AND SWEAR IN MINISTERS NEXT WEEK

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will assign portfolios and swear in new ministers that will make up his cabinet during his second term in office. The President made the announcement in a tweet on Wednesday via his official Twitter handle @MBuhari. He added that portfolios will be assigned with clear implementation targets to ensure the performance of the incoming ministers. The tweet reads, “The incoming ministers, who will be sworn in next week, will receive clear implementation targets tied to their portfolios. “We will ensure these targets are…

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MINISTERS TO GET TARGETS, EXPERTS TO MAN AGRIC MINISTRY – BUHARI

John Ameh, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday that he had directed the Central Bank of Nigeria not to give any importer foreign exchange to import food into Nigeria. Also, at a separate event on Tuesday, Buhari said he would set performance targets for his new ministers, while someone with expertise in agriculture would head the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. He said he ordered the CBN to stop giving forex to food importers because he was convinced that the country had achieved “full food security” and could cater for…

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FG RESCHEDULES RETREAT FOR INCOMING MINISTERS

The Federal Government says it has rescheduled its two-day induction retreat and swearing-in programme for ministers-designate from Aug. 15 to Aug. 16 to Aug 19 to Aug. 20. The Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babatunde Lawal, made the announcement in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja. According to Lawal, the venue of the programme still remains State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa, Abuja at 9.00 a. m He added that the attendance is strictly by invitation. Lawal said…

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SENATE FINALLY SENDS CLEARED MINISTERIAL NOMINEES TO BUHARI

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, told our correspondent in an interview on Thursday that the National Assembly had concluded its task by sending the outcome of the ministerial nominees’ screening to President Muhammadu Buhari. Adeyeye said, “I believe the communication has been sent to the President. We concluded the process of screening and confirmation on Tuesday and yesterday (Wednesday) was a day after. “The National Assembly worked on the communication on Wednesday and as the media reported the meeting between…

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AN OVERVIEW OF BUHARI’S MINISTERS

  BEFORE forwarding the list of ministerial nominees to the National Assembly for screening last week, President Muhammadu Buhari had put observers in suspense. Nigerians expected the likelihood of a go-getting team since the president had waited for two months to compile it. But when the list finally arrived at the Senate, it was an unprecedented anti-climax. Apart from being riddled with tired and enervated hands, the list bore no semblance to the Nigerian reality in the slightest bit. In 2015 while compiling a similar list, President Buhari had alluded…

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MINISTERSHIP FOR SALE: AS MUCH AS 2.5BILLION PAID PER SLOT SAYS FAROOQ KPEROGI

Ministership for Sale: Up to N2.5b Per Slot Farooq Kperogi I declined to comment on the ministerial list Buhari sent to the Senate for two reasons: I was deeply distraught by what I heard about the process that produced it and I wanted to confirm the info from trustworthy people who should know. Four different, dependable, and independent sources who don’t know each other but who’re close to the corridors of power were eerily united in telling me that except for a few ministerial nominations (notably those of Adamu Adamu,…

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HOW BUHARI WOULD SHARE THE MINISTRIES BY DAILY TRUST

President Muhammadu Buhari is considering assigning the Defence portfolio to the Kano-born Major-General Salihi Magashi (rtd), a ministerial nominee with vast military experience and who held many senior command positions while serving in the Nigerian Army, Daily Trust on Sunday has gathered. Buhari, last week, forwarded the names of 43 ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening and confirmation as ministers. A total of 31 nominees have been screened by the lawmakers, with three billed to face the lawmakers on Tuesday. Even though no portfolios were attached to the nomination…

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