Ministerial list: Senate dumps resolution mandating President to attach portfolios

Sunday Aborisade,  Abuja The Senate has described as unnecessary the resolution passed by the 8th Senate which mandated the President to attach portfolios to the ministerial nominees’ list. The Eight Senate under the leadership of Senator Bukola Saraki had passed a resolution asking the President to indicate the portfolios that would be assigned to the […]

Ministers ordered to submit all pending memos April ending

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja As President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term in office prepares to wind down by May 29, ministers in the cabinet have been given till ending of April to submit all pending memos on their desks. The memos are to be submitted to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, a […]

Avoid waste, impunity, Buhari tells ministers-designate

By Levinus Nwabughiogu President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday warned his ministers-designate against waste of resources and impunity, urging them to key into the change agenda of his government. The president spoke at the ongoing retreat for the incoming ministers at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja. He also asked them to consider […]

Presidency makes U-turn on Petroleum Minister – Says the ministry will have no minister

By Emeka Anaeto, Economy Editor, with agency report There is an indication that the Presidency has reversed itself on the petroleum ministerial position. The portfolio will now have no minister, while a ministerial nominee in the person of Emmanuel Kachikwu, current Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, would be Minister of State for […]

Our expectations from ministerial nominees—Murray-Bruce

Abuja—A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, senator from Bayelsa State, Ben Muray-Bruce, has said President Muhammadu Buhari had the right to appoint those he could work with as his ministers, provided such appointees met the expectations of the Red Chamber and Nigerians. Murray-Bruce spoke in Abuja, weekend, when the members of Ben Bruce Vanguard, BBV, paid […]

Ministers pay solidarity visit to Jonathan

    President Goodluck Jonathan The Presidential Villa, Abuja wore a mournful look in the early hours of Wednesday, the morning after President Goodluck Jonathan lost his re-election bid. A few workers who had already closed from work as of  the time the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, named Gen. […]

PDP crisis: Jonathan axes youth minister

  The former Minister of Youth Development, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir (Source: | credits: The frosty relationship between President Goodluck Jonathan and five northern governors on Monday claimed its victim  as the President ordered the sack of the Minister of Youth Affairs, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir. Our correspondents learnt that the minister was sacked, among […]

2015: Jonathan to empower ministers against govs

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan appears to have devised a strategy for freeing himself from the clutches of governors hostile to his 2015 ambition, especially those from the states ruled by the Peoples Democratic Party. At the centre of this strategy, The PUNCH learnt, was a plan to empower ministers against the chief executives of their home […]

Jonathan effects minor cabinet reshuffle, swaps two ministers of state

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday effected a minor cabinet reshuffle. In the surprise shakeup, Jonathan moved the Minister of State for Power, Darius Dickson Ishaku, to the Ministry of Niger Delta. Dickson swapped places with the Minister of State for Niger Delta, Hajia Zainab Kuchi. The change takes effect from next week. The announcement was […]

I am not a gunrunner – Minister

Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, has denied reports linking him to gunrunning and arms smuggling. Moro also urged security operatives to investigate the allegation of gunrunning   against him and also those behind it. He said only such a move would serve as a deterrent to those whose motive was to pull down those holding […]

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