WHY I GAVE KANO, KADUNA 4 SENIOR MINISTERIAL PORTFOLIOS- BUHARI

I appreciated you with 4 senior portfolios: Buhari to Kaduna, Kano Buhari with the Emir of Zaria and Governor Nasir El-Rufai at the Emir’s palace in Zaria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday told the people of Kaduna and Kano that he had appreciated them with ”substantive positions” in his council for their massive votes during the 2019 presidential election. He made the statement during his courtesy visit to Shehu Idris, Emir of Zazzau, at his palace in Zaria, Kaduna. He said; “Before you push everything to me, I am just…

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YOU CAN ONLY SEE ME THROUGH ABBA KYARI, BUHARI TELLS MINISTERS

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari. Mr Buhari said this in his closing remark at a presidential retreat for minister’s designate in Abuja. “In terms of coordination, kindly ensure that all submissions for my attention or meeting requests be channelled through the Chief of Staff, while all Federal Executive Council matters be coordinated through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,” Mr Buhari said. The president’s speech at the event was…

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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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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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CHECK OUT THE BACKGROUND OF BUHARI’S MINISTERS (1)

Buhari and his ministers. Photo: Aprecon Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari recently sent the list of 43 ministerial nominees to the Senate for approval. Some of the nominees have already been screened. But how much do you know of some of the new entrants into the cabinet? Here are their pedigrees: Uchechukwu Ogah He was born on 22 December 1969 to Chief Wilson and Ezinne Pauline Ogah of Onuaku Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State. He is a Nigerian oil magnate, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. Ogah is the President…

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MINISTERIAL LIST: SENATE PROMISES THOROUGH SCREENING

By Clifford Ndujihe, Dayo Johnson, Henry Umoru, Samuel Oyadongha, Demola Akinyemi, Dirisu Yakubu, Omeiza Ajayi, Chioma Onuegbu, Olayinka Ajayi & Perez Brisibe •Begins screening today, says no more bow and go for ex-lawmakers •Buhari rejects 18 ex-ministers, retains 14; 7 states have two slots each •Jubilation in Kwara, Akwa Ibom over Mohammed, Saraki, Akpabio ABUJA — THE Senate will today begin screening of the 43 ministerial nominees forwarded to it, yesterday, by President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation. MINISTERIAL NOMINEES: Gbemi Saraki, Festus Keyamo, Pauline Tallen, Godswill Akpabio, Sunday Dare and Olorunnimbe…

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SENATE PRESIDENT CLEAR THE AIR OVER MINISTERIAL LIST

Senate President Ahmed Lawan and President Muhammadu Buhari The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on Thursday night said the Senate was yet to receive the ministerial list from President Muhammadu Buhari. He spoke with State House correspondents at the end of National Assembly leadership dinner with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to him, ministerial lists are not submitted at dinners. He also explained that he didn’t promise Nigerians ministerial list this week. When asked if he was now in possession of the ministerial list, he said “Well, I…

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