• Arms scandal: Panel probes Buhari’s minister, former service chiefs

    Arms scandal: Panel probes Buhari’s minister, former service chiefs

    According to reports, the 13-man Committee on Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement (CADEP) set up to probe arms procurement contracts between 2007 and 2015, is now set to quiz the Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdurahman Dambazau (rtd), according to reports.

    The panel will, today, begin sitting to scrutinise procurement papers in the Nigerian Navy between 2007 and 2015, as well as probe arms purchase in the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) between 2007 and 2010.

    There have been strident […]

  • President Buhari reduces Federal Ministries to 25 – Here’s the reason!

    President Buhari reduces Federal Ministries to 25 – Here’s the reason!

    There were indications on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari, had reduced the number of federal ministries to 25 from about 29, ahead of Wednesday’s (today) inauguration of 36 ministers-designate.

    Under the new dispensation, the ministries of police affairs, aviation and special duties appear to have been scrapped while ministries of Lands, Housing, Urban Development and Works have been merged to become Ministry of Works and Housing. Also, the information, culture, national orientation and tourism ministries have been collapsed into one Ministry […]

  • SEE President Buhari’s list revealing DOs & Don’ts for Ministers ahead of Wednesday’s swearing-in

    SEE President Buhari’s list revealing DOs & Don’ts for Ministers ahead of Wednesday’s swearing-in

    President Muhammadu Buhari has warned his Ministers-in-waiting that they must embark on essential foreign trips.

    In his dos and don’ts announced to the ministers, Buhari cautioned against flamboyance in their conduct or unnecessary spending. He listed about 11 key things the ministers must abide with to fit into his cabinet.

    Some of the dos and don’t as reported by The Nation are: Foreign travels must be duty-related; ministers must operate within lean resources; no more flamboyance; strict adherence to the rule of […]

  • President Buhari sets to swear in Ministers Wednesday, Nov 11th

    President Buhari sets to swear in Ministers Wednesday, Nov 11th

    Buhari, Nigerian President will on Wednesday, 11 November swear in members of his cabinet, a statement issued by the presidency said on Sunday, ending a five-month wait for a cabinet to be installed in Africa’s most populace nation. SEE Excerpts:

    “President Muhammadu Buhari will officially inaugurate a new Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, November 11, 2015,” said the emailed statement from Buhari’s spokesman Femi Adesina.

    “Before the commencement of the inaugural session of the council, the ministers-designate will take their oaths of […]

  • N9bn allowances for Buhari’s ministers, lawmakers is outrageous –Nigerians

    N9bn allowances for Buhari’s ministers, lawmakers is outrageous –Nigerians

    It was learnt that cross section of Nigerians have condemned the planned payment of about N9bn as perks to ministers and lawmakers who will assume office in the government of President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as recently reported by newsmen.

    The newspaper on May 9, 2015, in an investigative report, said lawmakers to constitute the 8th National Assembly and ministers to be appointed by Buhari would receive N9bn as perks on assumption of office.

    The perks include housing, furniture and motor vehicle […]

  • Buhari’s ministers, lawmakers to get N9bn housing, furniture allowance

    Buhari’s ministers, lawmakers to get N9bn housing, furniture allowance

    Report gathered that senators and members of the House of Representatives that will constitute the 8th National Assembly and ministers to be appointed by President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will on assumption of office receive welcome perks amounting to N9bn.

    The perks of office include the housing allowance which each of the incoming office holder is entitled to receive once a year, the furniture allowance which they are entitled to once in four years and motor vehicle loan which they are […]