• Give Akure indigenes appointments – Monarch tells Buhari

    Give Akure indigenes appointments – Monarch tells Buhari

    Oba Aladelusi Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, the Deji of Akure Kingdom, weekend, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to consider sons and daughters of his kingdom for key cabinet positions in his government.

    Oba Aladetoyinbo made the plea while playing host to President Buhari, All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders and other top government functionaries, who paid him a courtesy visit in Akure.

    The Oba expressed concerns over the exclusion of sons and daughters of Akure from key federal cabinet positions since the exit of Chief […]

  • Lagos lawyer sues Ambode over council appointments

    Lagos lawyer sues Ambode over council appointments

    Aggrieved over the appointment of sole administrators for the 57 local government areas and local council development areas in Lagos state, a Lagos-based lawyer, Tope Alabi has sued Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the Federal High Court, Lagos.

    He is seeking for a declaration that the appointments violated the 1999 Constitution and are therefore illegal, null and void.

    Besides the governor, other respondents in the suit are the Lagos Attorney-General and the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

    Alabi said the councils were […]

  • My appointments were broad based, no detention of critics under me, says Jonathan

    My appointments were broad based, no detention of critics under me, says Jonathan

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan said decisions taken by his administration were guided by the overall interest of the nation and not ethno-religious or personal considerations.

    Jonathan said this during the Nigerian Lawyers Association’s annual dinner and merit awards ceremony held in New York on Saturday.

    He noted that Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians and as such leaders must resist anything that might want to make them pursue a regional or narrow agenda.

    The former President, whose comments were tweeted on his tweeter handle: […]

  • Reps to probe Buhari’s ‘lopsided’ appointments

    Reps to probe Buhari’s ‘lopsided’ appointments

    It was gathered that the House of Representatives is set to investigate all appointments into Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office.

    The lawmakers said this in reaction to public outcry over imbalance in recent appointments‎.

    House Committee on Federal Character has been mandated to carry out a comprehensive overview of all Federal government appointments/recruitments during this dispensation.

    The Committee was given four weeks to carry out the assignment.

    A motion by Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers), noted that the failure […]

  • Federal varsity terminates appointments of 158 temporary staff

    Federal varsity terminates appointments of 158 temporary staff

    It was gathered that the Federal University Dutsin-ma, Katsina State, says it has terminated the appointments of 158 “temporary staff whose tenure expired”.

    The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Haruna Abdu-Kaita, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Dutsin-ma.

    According to him, 121 of the affected persons were senior staff, while the remaining 37 were junior staff from both the academic and non academic sections.

    Abdu-Kaita said: “Our attention has been drawn that some people were circulating false rumor that we […]

  • Varsity boss wants professionalism in ministerial appointments

    Varsity boss wants professionalism in ministerial appointments

    The Vice Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Professor Taofeek Ibrahim, has canvassed a policy that would ensure that persons appointed as ministers in Nigeria have professional qualifications on the portfolios they are appointed to oversee.

    Ibrahim, who spoke yesterday at the Vice-Chancellor’s Press Conference preceding the 6th convocation ceremony of the University at its Ilorin campus, said gross deficiencies of some ministers in core areas of their ministries, could be responsible for their poor or average performances in offices to the […]

  • Not all appointments are subject to federal character – Presidency

    Not all appointments are subject to federal character – Presidency

    According to reports, the Presidency has explained that there are other factors to consider other than federal character when the President makes his appointments.

    The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, was on Channels TV to provide the Presidency’s perspective to the debates over the concept of federal character which many Nigerians believe has not been fairly followed by President Buhari’s appointments.

    Statistics collated by the television political desk shows that the South-East region has had […]

  • Buhari’s one-sided appointments is unsettling Nigeria – UPP

    Buhari’s one-sided appointments is unsettling Nigeria – UPP

    The National leader of the United Progressive Party, UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie, on Friday expressed concern over President Muhammadu Buhari’s lopsided appointments.

    Okorie in a statement he personally signed said, “the lopsided nature of the appointments into key and strategic Public Offices by President Muhammadu Buhari” was unsettling the country.

    He urged Buhari to review his appointment to reflect the Federal Character provision as stated by the country’s constitution.

    The UPP National Leader urged Buhari “to review these appointments to reflect the spirit […]

  • Buhari’s appointments not sectional – Enang and others

    Buhari’s appointments not sectional – Enang and others

    The Head of the Federal Civil Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita; the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Stephen Oru; and the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, on Wednesday, described as untrue, insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari, favoured a particular section of the country in the appointments so far made by him.

    Rather, the appointees argued that Buhari, followed strictly, the principles of the Federal Character as entrenched in the constitution, while making his appointments.

    They spoke at a […]

  • President Buhari’s appointments based on merit only – SGF

    President Buhari’s appointments based on merit only – SGF

    Mr Babachir Lawal, Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), has a gain justified the appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari in his cabinet, the kitchen cabinet and other government agencies.

    He made the declaration on the backdrop of allegations of nepotism on the part of Buhari, especially with the recent appointment of Boss Mustafa as head of the Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority.

    He also stated that he is not nursing the ambition to become governor of Adamawa.

    Lawal, who hails from Adamawa […]

  • Go commit suicide if you are not happy over my Appointments – El-rufai outbursts to Critics

    Go commit suicide if you are not happy over my Appointments – El-rufai outbursts to Critics

    Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai yesterday went into an outburst when some critics faults his political appointments so far describing it as lopsided.

    El-Rufai who visibly lost his temper while answering questions from stakeholders at the 4th town hall meeting with Kaduna Central, otherwise known as zone 2, said he could not give appointment to persons that did not vote for him during the last governorship election, adding that anyone that was unhappy about it could go commit suicide.

    Recall that […]