• Nigeria’s Bayo Ogunlesi appointed as part of Donald Trump’s Economic Advisory Team

    Nigeria’s Bayo Ogunlesi appointed as part of Donald Trump’s Economic Advisory Team

    President-Elect Donald Trump has appointed some of the best and brightest brains in the world to be on his Economic Advisory team to “Make America Great again”. He appointed multibillionaires and the CEO’s of fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, Walmart, JP Morgan Chase amongst others.

    Of the over dozen Presidential appointments, Ondo state born Nigerian businessman Bayo Ogunlesi an Oxford and Harvard graduate who is the CEO and Founder of multibillion dollar company Global Infrastructure Partners made the list. He […]

  • Donald Trump wraps up cabinet search, no new picks

    Donald Trump wraps up cabinet search, no new picks

    US President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday wrapped up a busy weekend of meetings with cabinet hopefuls at his golf club retreat outside New York, hinting new appointments should come soon.

    The Republican billionaire-turned-world leader signaled he is seriously considering retired Marine Corps general James “Mad Dog” Mattis to be his Pentagon chief, heaping praise on him.

    When asked before dinner at his Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey if he would soon reveal new nominations, Trump told reporters: “Pretty true,” confirming […]

  • Why Buhari should reshuffle his cabinet – Rep explains

    Why Buhari should reshuffle his cabinet – Rep explains

    According to reports, the Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Capital Market and Institutions, Mr. Nwulu Tony-Chinedu, on Sunday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to “seriously” consider a cabinet reshuffle.

    The lawmaker, who represents Oshodi-Isolo II Federal Constituency of Lagos State, said Buhari must inject new blood into his cabinet because the country was facing critical times and needed the best hands to rescue it.

    He noted that while Buhari might mean well for Nigeria, his desire to bring positive change […]

  • Governor Ambode reshuffles cabinet, drops 3 commissioners

    Governor Ambode reshuffles cabinet, drops 3 commissioners

    According to reports, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday effected a reshuffle of his cabinet.

    The announcement of the reshuffling was contained in a statement, which indicated that three commissioners were dropped from the cabinet.

    Those dropped were the Commissioners for Tourism, Folorunsho Folarin-Coker; Finance, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi; and Transportation, Dr. Ekundayo Mobereola.

    This development comes exactly one year after the Governor constituted his Executive Council on October 19, 2015.

    In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji […]

  • Governor Okorocha backs Aisha, asks Buhari to rejig cabinet

    Governor Okorocha backs Aisha, asks Buhari to rejig cabinet

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the advice of his wife, Aisha, and other Nigerians to rejig his cabinet.

    According to the governor, there is need to bring in people who would help to actualise the vision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Nigeria.

    Aisha, while speaking to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) last week about some appointments made by her husband, cautioned that she might not support his re-election in 2019 if the […]

  • Akwa Ibom governor sacks cabinet

    Akwa Ibom governor sacks cabinet

    Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state sacked his cabinet at the weekend.

    This was contained in a statement issued in Uyo on Saturday by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Etekamba Umoren.

    Umoren directed Permanent Secretaries to take over from the commissioners pending formation of a new cabinet.

    According to the statement, the governor expressed gratitude to the outgoing cabinet members for their services to the state.

    Majority of the outgoing commissioners had been in the state executive council since 2007, when […]

  • Paul Unongo slams Buhari for refusing to appoint Tivs enthic group into his cabinet

    Paul Unongo slams Buhari for refusing to appoint Tivs enthic group into his cabinet

    The Deputy Chairman, Northern Elders’ Forum, Wantaregh Paul Unongo has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of marginalizing the Tiv ethnic group in his administration.

    Unongo told Sunday Sun that President Buhari had been very unkind to Tivs, especially in areas of appointment.

    He said, “I am a Tiv man and there is no Tiv man in the Federal Executive Council of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I can prove to anybody that there are more than 12 million Tiv people across Nigeria. I […]

  • Governor Umahi reshuffles cabinet, sacks all local government chairmen

    Governor Umahi reshuffles cabinet, sacks all local government chairmen

    Barely one year after their appointment, the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has sacked Local Government Council Caretaker Chairmen in the state.

    A statement by the State’s Commissioner for Information, Sen Emmanuel Onwe, directed the affected Chairmen to hand over government property in their possession before the end of Thursday.

    According to the statement, “The Caretaker Chairmen are directed to hand over to Heads of Personel Management (HPMs) in their respective local government before the close of business on Thursday September 8, […]

  • Buhari won’t spare anyone, even his cabinet members, found to be corrupt – Amaechi

    Buhari won’t spare anyone, even his cabinet members, found to be corrupt – Amaechi

    Rotimi Amaechi, minister of information, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not spare anyone involved in acts of corruption.

    He said Buhari had made pronouncements that set the tone for anti-corruption agencies to go after anyone who has questions to answer, including members of his cabinet.

    Amaechi said before the president was elected, he did not leave anyone in doubt that the fight against corruption would not only be taken seriously but would form a cardinal plank of his policy direction.

    The minister said […]