Tinubu appoints ex-lawmaker accused of diverting Covid-19 palliatives as NSITF official

NSITF official

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Mojisolaoluwa Kehinde Alli-Macaulay, a former Lagos State lawmaker, as the Executive Director (Operations) of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, (NSITF). Mrs. Alli-Macaulay, previously represented Amuwo-Odofin 1, in the Lagos State House of Assembly. However, this appointment has stirred controversy due to Mrs. Alli-Macaulay’s history. In 2020, she faced allegations of diverting Covid-19 palliatives meant for the underprivileged during the lockdown and repackaging them as birthday souvenirs. A petition from her constituents called for her recall, citing poor representation and mis-appropriation of the palliatives. Despite…

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Tinubu appoints Sen. Bashir Lado as Special Adviser, Senate Matters

Sen. Lado

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Bashir Lado Mohammed as Special Adviser to the President on Senate Matters (Office of the President). This was disclosed in a statement issued yesterday by the Special Adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity), Ajuri Ngelale. Mohammed is an experienced politician and businessman from Kano State. He is a former Senator representing Kano-Central and former Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP). According to the statement, the President expects that the new Special Adviser on Senate Matters will deploy…

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Tinubu removes Bello-Koko, appoints Ɗantsoho as NPA MD

New NPA MD

President Bola Tinubu has sacked Mohammed Bello-Koko as the managing director (MD) of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and appointed Abubakar Ɗantsoho as his replacement. Bello-Koko was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2021 as acting MD, and his appointment was confirmed in February 2022. The tenure of NPA MD is five years. According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu also appointed Adedayo Adeyeye, a former senator, as chairman of the NPA Board. Speaking on Ɗantsoho’s appointment, Ngelale…

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LG Financial Autonomy: Ramalan, Chairman, Kaduna Restoration Group hail S/Court verdict

Ramalan

…Commends President Tinubu The Renewed Kaduna Restoration Group, (RKRG), has hailed the Supreme Court judgment on local government financial autonomy against the 36 State governors in favour of the Federal Government. Chairman of the Renewed Restoration Group, (RKRG) Alhaji (Dr) Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, hailed the Supreme Court judgment on local government financial autonomy against the 36 State governors in favour of the Federal Government. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday. Recall that the Supreme Court yesterday declared that it is unconstitutional for State governors to hold…

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New Minimum Wage: Tinubu to meet with Organised labour today

Tinubu & Labour

President Bola Tinubu is scheduled to meet with the Organised Labour in Abuja today, Thursday, to further discussions on a new minimum wage for workers in Nigeria. According to a top labour source, who spoke to newsmen yesterday, the President invited the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to the meeting, which is expected to be held at the Aso Villa, in the nation’s capital. The President is expected to make a decision on the ₦62,000 proposal of the government and private sector side;…

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Hardship: “Tinubu has shut his doors, even some Ministers can’t see him” – Ndume

Sen. Ali Ndume

Senate Chief Whip, Ali Ndume, has raised serious concerns over Nigeria’s escalating cost of living and the looming food scarcity crisis, highlighting the challenges faced even by Ministers seeking to meet with President Bola Tinubu for discussions. In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa service yesterday, Ndume criticised the Tinubu administration’s failure to effectively address these pressing issues. He lamented that the Government’s closed-door policy was a significant barrier, with even ministers and members of the National Assembly struggling to engage with the President. “The closed-door policy…

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“Tinubu creates Livestock Development Ministry to halt farmers/herders clash”- Ganduje

Ganduje on livestock ministry

…Inaugurates Renewed Hope implementation c’ttee President Bola Tinubu has approved the creation of a new Ministry of Livestock Development. This came as he yesterday inaugurated the Renewed Hope livestock reform implementation committee at the State House, Abuja. The committee is mandated to provide sector-focused solutions to address the age-long farmers-herders crisis. Recall that on September 14, 2023, the National Livestock Reforms Committee recommended that Tinubu create a “Ministry of Livestock Resources” to, among other deliverables, reduce the decades-long gory conflict between farmers and nomadic cattle herders nationwide. Chairman of the…

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‘2027: Atiku, Obi, Kwankwaso alliance only way to defeat Tinubu’ – Lukman

Atiku, Obi, Kwankwaso

A former National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Salihu Lukman, has said that alliance of  prominent opposition leaders is the only sure path to defeat the APC in the 2027 general election. Lukman, a vocal critic of the present APC-led federal government, who made the suggestion in a statement on Sunday, titled: “Future of Democracy in Nigeria”,  appealed to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and Rotimi Amaechi to put aside their differences and work together. He also listed other political leaders like Yemi…

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Ex- Envoys fault Tinubu over non-appointment of Ambassadors 10 months after

Minister Sununu

Two former envoys have criticised President Bola Tinubu’s non-appointment of ambassadors 10 months after he recalled all career and political ambassadors representing Nigeria overseas. They described as “unacceptable”, the prolonged delays in the appointment of diplomats to man Nigeria’s diplomatic missions and push the country’s foreign policy objectives in their host nations. These were the thoughts of two diplomats: Nigeria’s former Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Usman Sarki and ex-Senior Advisor to the United Nations (Nigeria Office), Fred Eno, who spoke during a television programme aired on Friday.…

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2027: Matawalle lambast Northerners plotting against Tinubu

Matawalle Tinubu

…Calls them ‘unpatriotic’ Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, has criticised what he describes as “unpatriotic politicians in the northern region”, allegedly plotting against President Bola Tinubu ahead of the 2027 elections. Matawalle, formerly the governor of Zamfara State, who accused these politicians of lacking grassroots support and having an “entitlement mentality”, asserted that northern politicians with strong bases firmly support Tinubu. His remarks follow recent criticism from a former national vice-chairman (North-West) of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Salihu Lukman, who recently resigned from the ruling party.Lukman had…

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