• Corruption: No evidence to try ministers, aides – Presidency

    Corruption: No evidence to try ministers, aides – Presidency

    President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, has opened up on reasons why members of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and appointees of his boss have not been tried for alleged corruption.

    Adesina said this on a radio programme, The Podium, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, at the weekend. He  also explained that the October 7-8 raid by the Department of State Services (DSS) on the residences of some judges was not a declaration of war on the Judiciary.

    He, however, […]

  • 25 Jonathan’s ex-ministers, aides under corruption probe

    25 Jonathan’s ex-ministers, aides under corruption probe

    About 25 persons who served as ministers, aides or advisers to former President Goodluck Jonathan are being either investigated or prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.

    Apart from ministers and aides, Jonathan’s wife, Patience, and his cousin, Azibaola Robert, who is the Managing Director of OnePlus Holdings, are also under probe for an alleged $20m and $40m fraud respectively.

    Also, over 15 heads of agencies and heads of military establishments […]

  • Buhari challenges aides on ways out of economic recession

    Buhari challenges aides on ways out of economic recession

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday challenged participants of the 2016 Cabinet Retreat on the economy to formulate pragmatic proposals on how best to tackle Nigeria’s economic recession.

    Speaking at the opening of the retreat in Abuja, the president particularly urged the cabinet members of his administration to learn from the experiences of the retreat’s facilitators and resource persons to ensure speedy economic recovery.

    He noted that the retreat had become imperative because over the years, there had been a mismatch between planned […]

  • ‘Why ex-president’s cousin, aides are still in custody’

    ‘Why ex-president’s cousin, aides are still in custody’

    Security considerations may have been the main reason why ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, his aide and his former national security adviser are still in custody.

    This is apart from the alleged corruption allegation being raised against them.

    The source said the continued detention of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Mr Robert Aziabola (Jonathan’s cousin) and the former president’s special assistant on domestic matters, Dr Waripamowei Dudafa, might have more “to do with national security than financial misappropriation”.

    Sources said the […]

  • INEC Chairman appoints Eyinla, Kuna and Oyekanmi as aides

    INEC Chairman appoints Eyinla, Kuna and Oyekanmi as aides

    Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Tuesday appointed Prof.

    Bolade Eyinla as Chief Technical Adviser, Prof. Mohammed Kuna, Special Assistant and Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary.

    The appointments, announced in the commission’s Bulletin, are to assist him in the effective execution of his mandate.

    Eyinla, until now, was a Professor of History at the University of Ilorin and National Election Expert at the UNDP-DGD.

    Kuna was a Professor of Political Sociology at the Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto.

    The bulletin said […]

  • Buhari Will Still Balance His Appointments –Aide Assures

    Buhari Will Still Balance His Appointments –Aide Assures

    The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Friday assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari’s political appointments would balance out very soon.

    Adesina spoke while featuring on a radio programme, Political Platform, on RayPower 100.5FM monitored by our correspondent.

    He was reacting to criticisms that have trailed the President’s appointments which were believed to be skewed in favour of the Northern part of the country.

    Adesina said the President was aware of the Federal Character and expressed […]

  • Govt. Mimiko Sacks Aides!

    Govt. Mimiko Sacks Aides!

    Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State on Tuesday announced the disengagement of his Special Assistants and Senior Special Assistants.

    The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Eni Akinsola, made the announcement in a statement in Akure.

    The statement said Mimiko thanked the outgoing aides for their selfless service to his administration and the state.

    While soliciting their continued support for his administration, Mimiko said the action had become necessary in view of the restructuring and repositioning currently being undertaken by government for better service […]

  • Why Buhari didn’t make assets public – Aides

    Why Buhari didn’t make assets public – Aides

    Newsmen gathered that aides of President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, explained why the president did not declare his assets publicly. They said he will make his assets known to Nigerians within the first 100 days of his stay in power in line with his assertions before the election.

    Meanwhile, there were mixed reactions, yesterday, on the report that the president and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had submitted their assets declaration to the Code of Conduct Bureau without immediately making them public.

    A civil rights […]