• Governor Obaseki names SSG, CoS, CPS

    Governor Obaseki names SSG, CoS, CPS

    Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, aanounced three appointments into his cabinet. Former Commissioner for Works in the immediate past administration, Osarodion Ogie,  was named the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

    Ogie was the director general of the Godwin Obaseki Campaign Organisation.

    Also appointed were Mr. Taiwo Francis Akerele as the Chief of Staff, Government House and John Mayaki as interim Chief Press Secretary (CPS).

    Meanwhile, Obaseki has promised to reduce cost of governance not by sacking workers but by realigning the […]

  • Obaseki appoints ex-campaign DG as SSG

    Obaseki appoints ex-campaign DG as SSG

    Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has appointed the Director-General of his campaign organisation, Osarodion Ogie, as the new Secretary to the State Government.

    This was Governor Obaseki’s first official appointment since he was inaugurated last Saturday.

    ‎Ogie, who was the immediate past Commissioner for Works, was also sworn in by Governor Obaseki on Monday at the Government House, in Benin, the state

  • Obaseki’s inauguration: Oshiomhole  appoints Edo SSG as transition committee chairman

    Obaseki’s inauguration: Oshiomhole appoints Edo SSG as transition committee chairman

    Edo State government has set up a 19-member transition committee headed by the Secretary to Edo State Government, Professor Julius Ihonvbere.

    The Chief of Staff to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Mr Patrick Obahiagbon, is the chairman of the inauguration committee.

    The committee is expected to ensure smooth transition of power and swearing in of the governor-elect of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

    The ceremony will hold on November 12, 2016.

    Obaseki defeated his closest rival in the September 28 […]

  • Katsina to grant special pardon to cattle rustlers — SSG

    Katsina to grant special pardon to cattle rustlers — SSG

    According to reports, the Katsina State Government, on Monday said it would grant “special pardon” to cattle rustlers who drop their arms and embrace peace.

    Dr Mustapha Inuwa, the Secretary to the State Government, said in Safana at the beginning of peace talks with leaders of the criminal rustling gangs operating in the state.

    “The government is ready to grant special pardon to cattle rustlers who hand over their weapons and release stolen cows in their possession,” he said during the meeting […]

  • EFCC arrests ex-Zamfara Governor, SSG, state PDP Chairman over Diezani’s N23bn

    EFCC arrests ex-Zamfara Governor, SSG, state PDP Chairman over Diezani’s N23bn

    As probe into the $115m (N23bn) bribe allegedly shared by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke continues, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday arrested former Zamafara Governor, Mamuda Shinkafi; ex-Secretary to his Government; Aminu Nahuce; and Senator Hassan Nasiha, state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.

    The trio were arrested based on the statement of a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, who reportedly confessed last week that he supervised the disbursement of N450m through […]

  • Governor Ajimobi reappoints Alli as SSG

    Governor Ajimobi reappoints Alli as SSG

    Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has announced the retroactive reappointment of Mr. Ishmael Olalekan Alli as Secretary to the State Government.

    A statement by the Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, conveyed the governor’s decision, on Friday.

    It will be recalled that Alli, who was the SSG during the governor’s first term, has been functioning as SSG- designate since the commencement of the second term of Ajimobi’s administration in June, last year.

    The announcement has finally put official seal on […]