Abiodun: I won’t appoint yes-men into my cabinet

Kunle Olayeni, Abeokuta Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday, said he would not give appointment to yes-men or surround himself with persons lacking the ability to challenge him as regards good governance. Abiodun, who spoke at a thanksgiving and praise programme held to celebrate his recent victory at the election petitions tribunal, said he has identified indigenes of the state in various sectors who are doing well and ready to work with him. The event, held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, was attended by notable chieftains…

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NSA probes N15bn recovery

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Mohammed Monguno (rtd), has begun an investigation into the recovery of about N15 billion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This is as President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to submit a report on the recovery. The EFCC had, last week Wednesday, recovered $43.4 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million totalling about N15 billion from a private apartment at the Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos. New Telegraph was informed…

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Turks in key vote on presidential powers

  Voting is under way in Turkey in a landmark referendum that will determine whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be granted sweeping new powers. Erdogan is seeking to replace Turkey’s parliamentary system with an executive presidency. Supporters say the move would streamline and modernise the country, but opponents fear it could lead to greater authoritarianism. A “yes” vote could also see Erdogan remain in office until 2029. On Saturday, Turkish politicians made their final appeals to voters preparing to cast their ballots on one of the most sweeping programmes…

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Just let Godwin Obaseki be

Edo people escaped the invading and importuning clutches of severe misrule and diabolic maladministration by the whiskers when the spirits of the ancestors and the provisions of the law booted out the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to usher in good governance under Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. PDP had been in power for 10 excruciating years and had bled the soul of the heartbeat state dry, looted the exchequer, and done enough damage to undo the exemplary works of the late Dr Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia. Again, the desire for good governance and…

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Surprise as Buhari stays away from FEC

Minister: President is hale and hearty   President Muhammadu Buhari was absent from yesterday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja. Buhari, it was gathered, had stayed back at home to attend to other important issues of state. In his stead, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the FEC meeting. The meeting commenced at 11a.m. and ended at about 1:30p.m. Osinbajo and cabinet ministers had assembled in the council chambers, venue of the meeting as usual, waiting for the arrival of President Buhari who did not show up.…

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Why Obaseki is yet to constitute his cabinet – Idahosa

Chief Charles Idahosa is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State. The former commissioner and ex-political adviser to former Governor Adams Oshiomhole, speaks, in this interview with CAJETAN MMUTA, on the Godwin Obaseki-led administration, among other issues   How will you assess the new government in Edo State under Governor Godwin Obaseki, which is over hundred days in office? I think 100 days is quite a short time in the life of a government, but the 100 days of Governor Godwin Obaseki has been like…

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The sack of Pravin Gordhan

Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan is a well-polished South African politician. He was a Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (2009-2014). The incumbent President, Jacob Zuma, appointed him as Minister of Finance in 2014 until March 30, 2017, when he was sacked from office in a controversial cabinet reshuffle. Gordhan was replaced with Malusi Nkanyezi Gigaba as Finance Minister. Prior to this political elevation, Gigaba was the Minister of Home Affairs with effect from May 26, 2014. It is relevant to add that Gordhan and eight other ministers were clear victims…

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Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting, Buhari absent

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja. This is the first time Vice President ‎Osinbajo will be chairing the meeting since President Muhammadu Buhari returned from his medical vacation in London. President Buhari returned to the country on March 10, after spending 49 days attending to his health. The President was at the Presidential Villa as at 11am when the council meeting commenced‎. It is unclear why the President stayed away from the meeting. FEC as constituted…

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