Buhari Appoints Three New Directors, General Manager For FAAN

The Nigerian Federal Government has confirmed the appointment of three new Directors and a General Manager for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). The appointments were confirmed in a statement issued by the Federal Government and signed by the Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu. The statement released confirms the appointment of Group……

Senate President, Bukola Saraki Appoints New Chief Of Staff

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has appointed a new Chief of Staff. The newly appointed Chief of Staff, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed was the former secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The appointment was made public in a statement released by the Senate President’s Special Adviser on Media……

Amina Mohammed May Be UN Deputy Secretary General

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed will soon be confirmed as a Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations. If confirmed, she would deputise for newly Elected Antonio Guterres who is set to take office as the UN scribe on January 1, 2016. According to a tweet by Pamela Falk, CBS news reporter for the…

Varsity sacks 35 staff over paucity of funds

Governor Tanko-Al-Makura of Nasarawa State The Federal University, Lafia, has terminated the appointment of 35 of its non-teaching staff over the inability of the institution to pay their salaries. Professor Mohammed Sanusi-Liman, Vice Chancellor of the university, told newsmen on Sunday in Lafia that the council took the decision due to paucity of funds. Sanusi-Liman…

First Female Deputy Corp Marshal Heads The FRSC Operations

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has appointed its first female Deputy Corps Marshal to head the Operations Department. Corps Commander Head, Media Relations and Strategy, Bisi Kazeem stated this in a press release issued on Friday in Abuja. “Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi In line with consolidation process, approved the redeployment of 32…

Court Upholds The Appointment of Customs Boss

Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday dismissed a suit challenging the appointment of retired Col. Hameed Ali, as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service. The suit was instituted by a rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, in November 2015. Adegboruwa had urged the court to determine whether the president could appoint anyone as comptroller-general of…

Why Budget Padding May Not Be Termed Corruption – Ohize

Sen. Salihu Ohize was in the 6th National Assembly. In this encounter, the retired naval officer and former local government chairman, bares his mind on the budget padding controversy, the performance of the National Assembly and other national issues. He spoke with RUTH CHOJI. As a former senator, what is your take on the crises…

INEC fully prepared for 2019 – Yakubu boasts

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has reacted to appointment of the body’s commissioners. Professor Yakubu said it was not within the jurisdiction of INEC to appoint commissioners. He added that the Constitution vests such powers of appointing National Commissioners and Resident Commissioners with the presidency. “We have no power to…

NASS Willing To Assist ECOWAS Parliament – Sani-Omolori

The Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Mohammed Sani-Omolori, has said that there was no alternative to having a harmonious working relationship between Nigeria’s Assembly and ECOWAS Parliament Sani-Omolori disclosed this on Thursday when the General-Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Dr. Nelson Magbegbeola, led a delegation on a courtesy…

NASU Hails FG, Says Oloyede’ll Repeat UNILORIN Wonders In JAMB

The Registrar/Chief Executive of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, would repeat the wonders he performed at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), where he was Vice Chancellor. This was the position of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). NASU added that with…