Gov Ayade’s needless appointments

September 28, 2020 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Prof. Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state, has drawn the attention of many critics with his appointment of nine new special assistants on religious matters. Before now, the governor had added to the financial liability of the state, the appointment of over 1,000 aides this year. According to Mr. Christian Ita, the governor’s special adviser on media and publicity, Read More

I fought corruption to a stand still in NECO – Gana

September 27, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The former acting registrar of National Examinations Council (NECO), Abubakar Gana, has said that his fight against corruption at the examination body was unprecedented and urged the online media which had accused him of corruption to retract the story within 48 hours or face legal action.A statement he personally signed, and made available to Blueprint Sunday, said infractions at the Read More

Appointment of 11 Judges: You ‘re wrong, Buhari told

September 23, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja has faulted the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to forward names of 11 lawyers nominated for appointment as judges of the High Court of The Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Blueprint reports that the President had on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) forwarded to the Senate for screening and Read More

I will make a difference in Adavi, if elected – Mohammed

September 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As Kogi state gears for council elections, a contestant for Adavi LGA, Abdulsalam Mohammad in an interview with SALIHU OYIBO says he would lash on his experience as a successful businessman to bring about a change in the council. Why are you vying for Adavi local government chairmanship position? I  am a successful businessman based in Abuja and this is Read More

Zulum appoints Arab CMD Borno hospitals management board, others

September 15, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the appointment of Professor Mohammed Arab Alhaji as the new Chief Medical Director for Borno State Hospitals Management Board, while the outgoing CMD, Dr. Muhammad Aminu Ghuluze has been appointed a Permanent Secretary and will to be deployed after swearing in.  Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, who announced the changes in Read More

APC Crisis: Malami listed as Buhari appoints APC Consultative C’ttee

August 31, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice,Abubakar Malami, SAN was Monday listed among 11-member Committee of the (All Progressives Congress) APC consultative committee. The appointment which was made by President Muhammadu Buhari had the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as Chairman. In a statement by the AGF Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Read More

With disability commission, I have delivered on my promise – Sadiya Farouq

August 25, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development  Sadiya Umar Farouq Tuesday said with the take-off of the National Disability Commission, she is delivered on her promise. President Muhammdu Buhari approved  the appointment of executive members of the commission Monday. The commission effectively takes off with the confirmation of the appointments by the Senate. Expressing her delight over the take-off in Read More

Bayelsa gov swears in 24 Commissioners, 1 Special Adviser

August 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has told new commissioners in the state that service to the people was the essence of their appointment.The governor also charged them to work towards actualising the dreams of the state’s founding fathers.  Speaking during the swearing in of 24 new commissioners and a special adviser on Political Affairs at the Executive Council Chambers Read More

Veteran journalist emerges as Acting Registrar, Federal Polytechnic Oko

August 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Honourable Minister of Education, Malla Adamu Adamu, has approved the appointment of a veteran journalist, Mr Obini Onuchukwu, as the Acting Registrar of Federal Polytechnic Oko, in Orumba North local government area of Anambra state.Obini, who replaced the former Registrar of the Polytechnic, Lady Stella Njaka, that had successfully served out her five year single tenure, started his career as Read More

Sports ministry describes Gusau’s appointment as call to service

August 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Northwest zonal office of Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development on Thursday congratulated the new chairman of Zamfara state Athletics Association, Hon. Jamilu Aliyu Gusau describing the appointment as call to service. Hon. Jamilu Aliyu Zannan Gusau, the District Head of Karal, Gusau in Zamfara state was early this week appointed as Chairman Zamfara state Athletics Association by Read More

In Bauchi, Governor Bala makes fresh appointment

August 20, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has appointed Malam Musa Azare as his Senior Special Assistant on Projects Monitoring.With this appointment Musa will be in charge of supervising and monitoring of capital and other projects awarded by the government.  Also, he is to find out and report to the governor the progress and quality of projects being executed by contractors and Read More

Bitagi is now FUTMINNA acting librarian

August 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Abubakar Mohammed Bitagi is now the acting Librarian of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA), in Niger state. His appointment comes after the Governing Council of the school approved a recommendation by the university management to appoint him. This was contained in a letter signed by the institution’s Registrar, Mr. Amos Nmadu Kolo, which was obtained by Blureprint. Read More

Royal Queens appoint Kuejubola as technical director

August 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Women Premier League club, Royal Queens of Warri has endorsed the appointment of one of the first generation of Nigerian women’s football sponsors and technical experts, Elder Eddington Kuejubola, as the club’s technical director. The announcement was made yesterday at the club’s secretariat in Warri,  as the new premier League club prepares to make befitting impact in the new Read More

Alao-Akala qualified to lead Oyo APC reconciliation team–Adigun-Hammed

August 11, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Oyo state chapter, Mr Murphy Adigun-Hammed, has expressed confidence in the ability of former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala to deliver on his assignment as the chairman of the party’s reconciliation committee. The former Chief Whip in Oyo state House of Assembly made the assertion in a statement he personally signed and issued in Read More

Malami writes Buhari, says I’m not corrupt

August 11, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, refuting claims that he is corrupt and has embezzled public funds. Malami in the letter, listed the sources of his income before he became a minister and how he came about them, claiming that he is not corrupt and has never taken Read More

UI VC race: Don’t corrupt existing system, coalition warns

August 7, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Coalition for Autonomy of Universities in Nigeria (CAUN)  Thursday warned against the introduction of strange factors into the appointment of a new vice chancellor for the University of Ibadan. CAUN in a statement by its coordinator, Tunde Olaoluwa, made available to journalists in Ibadan, stated that the University of Ibadan deserves and needs meritocracy and  “an astute university administrator” Read More

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