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

That letter by Dangiwa Umar

June 2, 2020 Abdussamad Umar Jibia 0

  The open letter to Buhari by Col. Abubakar Dangiwa Umar (rtd) is as frivolous as its author.Col. Umar was appointed the military governor of Kaduna state when he was a bachelor and an ordinary major in the Nigerian Army. The immaturity and incompetence with which Dangiwa handled the Kafanchan crisis were a clear testimony for his unsuitability to govern Read More

Lawmaker lauds Buhari over appointment of new NECO registrar

June 1, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

A lawmaker from Abia state and spokesman of House of Representatives, Honourable Benjamin Okezie Kalu, has applauded President Mohammedu Buhari for the appointment of Professor Godwill Obioma as the registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO), describing the appointment as a square peg in a square hole. Kalu stated this Monday  in a congratulatory letter to Professor Obioma as the Read More

The outgoing generation

May 27, 2020 Eric Teniola 0

With the demise of Chief Richard Osuolale Abimbola Akinjide (1931-2020) all ministers, except Alhaji Ganiyu Folorunsho Abdul Razak (93) and Chief Jacob Cheogbu Obande (98) who served in the first Republic under Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912-1966) have answered the final call. For better or for worse we have missed them. Notable ministers that we have missed included Dr Moses Read More

Ex-Super Eagle gets Montpellier job

May 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Eagles striker, John Utaka, has been handed a coaching job by his former club French Ligue side Montpellier, the club announced via their Facebook page. Utaka was instrumental to their first French league title scoring a brace in the final day of 2011/2012 season to power them top a 2-1 victory over Auxerre beating PSG to the second Read More

Richard Akinjide in his own words

May 26, 2020 Eric Teniola 0

He was called to bar on February 7, 1956 and enrolled on March 12, 1956. He became a SAN (Senior Advocate of Nigeria) in 1978 and his number is 8. In the Nigeria’s legal Practitioner’s list, he is lawyer number 509. I met Chief Richard Osuolale Abimbola Akinjide (4 November, 1931-21 April, 2020) in 1973 after his tenure as President Read More

Yuguda as the square peg at SEC By Dahiru Hassan Kera

May 24, 2020 Dahiru Hassan Kera 0

Nigeria’s apex capital market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is set to witness a new dawn, exiting a two-year cul-de-sac and uncertainties surrounding its leadership after the former Director General of the Commission, Mr Munir Gwarzo, was suspended by former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. However, a new lease of life is being injected into the commission, Read More

Ibrahim-Imam is new TETFUND BoT chairman

May 19, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Kashim Ibrahim-Imam as chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, broke the news Monday about Ibrahim-Imam’s appointment, which was effective from May 14, 2020.  Adamu also said the appointment would run for four years consequent upon which it would be reviewed based on Read More

CoS: Council of ulama, emirate professors hail Buhari’s choice

May 17, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Council of Ulama (Islamic scholars) in Ilorin Emirate, Kwara state, has expressed gratitude to President Muhammad Buhari for appointing Prof Ibrahim Gambari as his chief of staff. The council thanked President Buhari for putting a square peg in a square hole, describing Gambari’s appointment as well- deserved. In a statement signed by its chairman and the chief Imam of Read More

Ekweremadu speaks on appointment of Gambari as new Chief of Staff

May 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Taiye Odewale The former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, hailed the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Gambari as the new Chief of Staff to President Muhamnadu Buhari .Ekweremadu on his tweeter handle Wednesday, said Gambari , going by his pedigree and antecedents in public service, would make the best from the appointment. He said ” I congratulate the Chief Read More

South West govs appoint chairman, 5 ODUA investment board members

May 11, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Owner-states of ODUA Investment Company Limited have appointed Dr Lawrence Segun Aina as the new chairman for the conglomerate. According to a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan by the ODUA Investment Company Limited Head, Corporate Affairs, Mr Victor Ayetoro, the owner state governors also approved the appointment of five board members into the board of the investment company. Read More