Ortom swears in Ikwulono new health commissioner

August 6, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Tuesday swore in Dr. Emmanuel Saleh Ikwulono as Commissioner for Health and Human Services. Dr. Ikwulono is to replace Dr. Sunday Ongbabo who resigned his appointment a week ago. The governor, while performing the swearing-in ceremony, acknowledged the importance of the health ministry to healthcare delivery, especially at this time of COVID-19, stating that Read More

Buhari appoints Amos Azi chairman IST

August 4, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Barrister Amos Isaac Azi as the new Chairman for the Investments and Securities Tribunal (IST). A statement by Head; Corporate Affairs Department, Nina Egun stated that the appointment which is with effect from 17th July, 2020, is for an initial period of five years in accordance with the provisions of Sections Read More

It’s Ibadan’s turn to produce next UI VC – CCII

August 2, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Ibadan indigenes under the auspices of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) Sunday raised the alarm of an alleged marginalisation of Ibadan indigenes in the appointment of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan.  Addressing a press conference at Ibadan House Oke Are Ibadan, CCII president general, Chief Adeyemi Soladoye stated that it is now the turn of an Ibadan Read More

Buhari approves appointment of two deputy commissioners for NAICOM

July 28, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of Alhaji Sabiu Bello Abubakar and Mr. Oba Olufemi Oluniyi, as Deputy Commissioners for Insurance, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). A statement on Monday by the Head, Commissioner’s Directorate, NAICOM, Mr. ‘Rasaaq Salami, stated that Abubakar is the Deputy Commissioner, (Technical) while Mr. Oba will serve as the Deputy Commissioner in charge of Finance Read More

Buhari announces 2 fresh appointments

July 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of Alhaji Sabiu Bello Abubakar and Mr. Oba Olufemi Oluniyi as Deputy Commissioners for Insurance, National Insurance Commission, NAICOM. The approval is contained in a statement issued by Mr Rasaaq Salami, NAICOM’s Head, Commissioner for Insurance Directorate, in Abuja on Monday. Salami stated that Abubakar would be the Deputy Commissioner (Technical) while Oluniyi would Read More

Don’t appoint me EFCC chairman

July 21, 2020 Ibrahim Sheme 0

Appoint me as chairman of the Independent Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)? Don’t even think about it! My reason is that all the past chairmen were hounded and or disgraced out of the office. Take a look, sir.1. Nuhu Ribadu:The first chairman of EFCC was appointed in 2006 by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo, and he was sacked by the next Read More

Review your appointments to reflect equity, inclusiveness – Christian group tasks Buhari

July 20, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Christian Rights Agenda (CRA) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to review his appointments in the spirit of equity, inclusiveness, national cohesion as well as the overall interest of peace and peaceful co-existence and federal character as enshrined in Section 14 Sub-section (3) of the 1999 Constitution.CRA in a statement by the Interim Director of Publicity, Tom Chiahemen, in Abuja, Read More

Supreme Court: ‘Poor budgetary allocation stalling judges appointment’

July 15, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal Judicial Service Commission disclosed on Wednesday that poor budgetary allocation to the judiciary was stalling the appointment of new justices for both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. While disclosing this to the House Committee on Federal Judiciary who visited the Commission on Wednesday, Secretary to the Commission, Bassey E. Bassey said at the moment, the Read More

FCT High Court: Approve 33 nominees, Lawyers tell Buhari

July 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Legal practitioners under the aegis of Lawyers in Defence of Democracy have again written to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to approve the list of 33 nominees rightly  recommended to him by the NJC, and urgently withdraw the incomplete list of 11 persons he wrongly sent to the Senate seeking their confirmation as judges of the FCT High Court. The lawyers Read More

On Magu’s suspension

July 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 It is no longer news that the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari last week. Magu was quizzed by DSS and grilled by the presidential investigation committee set up to investigate him on alleged financial infractions and Insubordination.  Even before his unceremonious exist, Magu was a proverbial cat Read More

Makinde running ‘Christianisation agenda’, MURIC alleges

July 9, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) Thursday accused Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde of running “Christianisation agenda” with the recent appointments made by his administration. MURIC in a statement circulated by its director of organisation, Professor Ishaq Akintola, kicked against the recent appointments made by Governor Makinde, for some tertiary institutions in the state, saying it ‘was lopsided’. MURIC said: “Governor Makinde appointed Read More

Pam assumes duty as NCPC boss, assures on peace, transparency

July 7, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

Newly appointed Executive Secretary (ES) of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, Tuesday assumed duty at the NCPC headquarters with a promise to ensure peace and transparency in the agency. Speaking during a handover event organised by the Commission, Rev Pam promised to live above board and provide leadership that will be conformable to the mandate of Read More

Fuel price hike: CSO coalition hands 7-day ultimatum to FG

July 6, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Coalition of civil society organizations, under the aegis of Nigeria Citizens Action Group (NCAG) on Monday demanded the reversal of the N143.8 petrol price back to N123 per liter within seven daysThe group also called on the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari and Executive Secretary of PPPRA, Read More

Breaking: Akeredolu picks new SSG in Ondo

July 6, 2020 Editor 0

Ondo state governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has appointed Mr. Temitayo Oluwatuyi as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG). Oluwatuyi’s appointment followed the resignation of Hon Ifedayo Abegunde Monday morning. Oluwatuyi was commissioner for Natural Resources. Details loading…

In Kogi, Bello appoints new PA, sacks security aide

July 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has approved the appointment of Mohmoh Abdul  Lasis as personal assistant to replace the deceased Hon. Suleiman Abdulateef Adinoyi.Also, the governor has relieved the appointment of the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) Security in charge of Kabba Bunu Local Government Area Ariyo Adebayo with immediate effect.  A statement signed by the Secretary to the government of Kogi Read More

APC: Buni caretaker committee constitutional, Giadom admits

 Immediate-past factional Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Victor Giadom has defended the appointment of Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni as the party’s caretaker/extraordinary convention committee chairman.  He said there was no breach of APC constitution whatsoever in the appointment as Buni was not elected as APC national chairman. Buni is the chairman of the Read More

Labour minister warns against violation of workers’ rights

June 25, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said the federal government would bring the full wrath of the law to bear on employers who violate the rights of their employees hiding under the guise of the coronavirus pandemic. Ngige handed the threat while speaking at a webinar organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Abuja Office, on the impact of Read More

Nami: History beckons

June 25, 2020 Ayuba Ahmad 0

Muhammad Nami, Executive Chairman of the nation’s foremost revenue generation agency, the Federal Internal Revenue Service, FIRS, can surely not be one of the most tranquil and happiest of chief executives in the country today. Not with the gargantuan assignment that he must accomplish, the inclement weather militating against a smooth sail and, the cacophonous decibels of a myriad of fifth Read More

Uncertainty as Finance minister overrules power counterpart, reinstates sacked NBET boss

June 22, 2020 David Agba 0

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning,  Mrs. (Dr.) Zainab Ahmed, has overruled the power minister, Mr. Saleh Mamman, with the inauguration of the board of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET) still having the purportedly sacked Dr. Marilyn Amobi as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. This shows that the power tussle between the two ministries is nowhere near Read More

‘Marginalisation’: Clark, Fasoranti, Nwodo, Ezeife, other southern leaders slam N50bn suit on Buhari

June 22, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Sixteen Elder statesmen and leaders of socio-cultural groups on Monday dragged President Muhammadu Buhari before the Federal High Court in Abuja. In the suit filed by their counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the group alleged lopsided appointments since the inception of his administration in 2015. According to the allegation, Buhari’s appointments contravened the provisions of the 1999 Constitution and the Federal Read More

Buhari reappoints Muazu as Benue River Basin MD

June 11, 2020 John Oba 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re- appointment of Engr. Abubakar Halilu Muazu as the Managing Director of Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority, Yola. This was announced in a statement by the director, Information,Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs Kenechukwu Offie, on Thursday said this is the final term with effect from 6th Saturday, 2020. “The President and Commander – in Read More

Osun correspondents laud dep gov over CPS

June 9, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

  The Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Osun state, Tuesday, described the appointment of one of their members, Olaniyi Ajibola, as the Chief Press Secretary to the deputy governor, Mr Olugboyega Alabi, as “deserving and commendable.”  A release by the secretary of the correspondents’ chapel, Lateef Dada, lauded the deputy governor, saying the appointment confirmed the Read More

Uneasy quiet at power sector over TCN boss’ sack

June 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In the last one week, Nigeria’s power sector has been swimming in controversies over the removal of the immediate past Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed. TOPE SUNDAY reports. On May 19, 2020, Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, sacked the Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed. Though, no reason Read More