Fashola breaks silence following exclusion from Tinubu’s cabinet

Former Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said he does not need a title to serve in the President Bola Tinubu-led administration. Recall that Fashola was not appointed to a ministerial position in Tinubu’s cabinet, which was sworn-in last month. In an interview with newsmen at the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, yesterday, Fashola, who is a close aide of President Tinubu, said that he was happy to serve the country in any capacity. He said, “I do not need a title to serve; the President can…

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Tinubu appoints new bosses for NIMC, Technical Aid Corps

President Bola Tinubu yesterday appointed new bosses for the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the Technical Aid Corps, (DTAC). In a press statement issued by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, the President approved the appointment of Engr Bisoye Coker-Odusote as the Acting Director-General (DG) of NIMC. According to the statement, Coker-Odusote’s appointment will be initially for a 90-day period, and his full term of four years will begin as the substantive NIMC DG effective November 24, 2023. According to the statement, the President also directed the commencement of 90-day pre-retirement leave…

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“Traditional rulers can help you fight insecurity”- Ooni tells Tinubu

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi-Ojaja II, has said traditional rulers are well-grounded on challenges of insecurity, hence President Bola Ahmed Tinubu should employ their services to tackle it. He gave the charge during a courtesy visit by the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria to the President at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja. Ooni, who is also the co-chair of traditional rulers of Nigeria, said, “There are areas we would like to work with you; one of which is security. It is time to use…

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Tinubu to chair Buhari book launch today

The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has been announced as chairman for the official launch of a book that chronicles the achievements of the outgoing President, Muhammadu Buhari, today, Friday. The book is titled: “A Promise Kept: Compendium of Significant Achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari Administration”, and the launch which will have Vice-President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, as a guest of honour, will be held at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja. This was contained in a special invitation issued by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Senator…

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“Buhari courageous; corrected IBB, June 12 injustice against MKO Abiola” – Tinubu

President-elect, Bola Tinubu, says President Muhammadu Buhari has shown courage by declaring June 12 Nigeria’s Democracy Day in honour of the Late Moshood Abiola. The president-elect made this statement on Thursday in his acceptance speech when he was conferred with the honour of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR) ahead of his May 29 inauguration ceremony. Tinubu said, “President Buhari, you have shown courage in taking tough decisions others avoided. One such decision was to recognise the injustice of the annulment of the 1993 election,…

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2023 Election Tribunal Verdict: Labour, CSOs threaten mass action over May 29 inauguration of Tinubu

The Labour and Civil Society Front (LCSF), an emergent citizens’ movement, has warned that it will have no other option than to mobilise a nationwide citizens’ mass action to save Nigeria’s democracy if Nigeria’s Judiciary fails to determine the rightful winner of the 2023 presidential elections by May 29. The group was convened by 70 prominent leaders of Labour and Civil Society Movements with the full backing of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress (TUC), National Consultative Front (NCFront) and notable Youth coalitions. The group, in an issued…

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National Gender Policy: “We won’t accept less than 35 percent appointive positions” -Women tell Tinubu

Ahead of the May 29 presidential inauguration, Nigerian women on Monday urged President-elect, Bola Tinubu to enforce the National Gender Policy by allotting 35 per cent of appointments in the public sector to women. According to them, the president-elect should adhere to the rule of law and mainstream women in appointive offices, adding that they won’t accept anything less than 35 per cent of the appointive positions. They made the demand at a press briefing organised by female legislators and the Women Trust Fund in Abuja. The call came amid…

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May Day: Tinubu promises Nigerian workers ‘living wage’

…Says minimum wage not enough President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has promised that his administration will provide a living wage as he described the existing national minimum wage as “not enough”. Tinubu, who is due to be sworn in on May 29, made the promise in a statement yesterday to commemorate Workers’ Day. A living wage refers to a theoretical income level that allows individuals or families to afford adequate shelter, food, and other necessities. Currently, Nigeria operates the National Minimum Wage structure. The current N30, 000 minimum wage for federal and…

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Appointments: Govs, APC leaders, clergymen, others keep vigil at Tinubu’s Residence

Following the return of President-elect Bola Tinubu to the country, lobbying for appointments in the new administration has intensified. Following Tinubu’s return to the country, leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ministers, outgoing governors, members-elect of the National Assembly, and clerics, among others, have surrounded his Asokoro, Abuja home and the Maitama district of Abuja Defense House. Due to the influx of people lobbying for positions, security agents have taken over major areas in the area, preventing unwanted visitors from parking vehicles anywhere near the President-elect’s official residence. According…

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Back from Vacation: “I’m strong, ready for tasks ahead” – President-elect Tinubu

The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has expressed readiness to kick-start work ahead of the May 29th handing-over date. Recall that the President-elect returned to the country on Monday evening after about a month trip to Paris, France. The Asiwaju was received yesterday by a mammoth crowd of enthusiastic associates and supporters who thronged the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, where his plane touched down. The President-elect was in company with his wife, Senator Remi, and son, Seyi. Among those at the airport to receive him…

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