Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has appointed Alhaji Usman Shuwa Jidda as the new secretary to the state government (SSG), to replace Ambassador Baba Ahmed Jidda, who occupied the position for the past 10 years.
The governor, however, retained his ‘dependable’ spokesman, Isa Umar Gusau, as the special adviser on Communication and Strategy.
Ambassador Jidda, a seasoned technocrat, had since the last general elections distanced himself from the Shettima-led government, a development many reasoned was a result of a silent war between both politicians.
According to a press statement issued by Hajiya Maryam Ibrahim, a Permanent Secretary on Administration at the Governor’s office, Shettima also retained his head of service and chief of staff, Barr Yakubu Bukar and Alhaji Modu Musa respectively.
Other senior special assistants that made the governor’s first list of appointees comprise of Usman Kumo, as senior special assistant (SSA) on Media (Radio), while Miss Kwapchi Bata Dibal would also retain her position as SSA on Media (Television).
Other SSA appointees are Yusuf Usman Shettima and Abba Bashir Talbari (Social Media), Baba Zannah Abdulkarim, (Special Projects), Mustapha Mohammed Kukawa and Christopher Godwin Akaba (Special Duties).
The statement conveyed Governor Shettima’s congratulations to all the appointees for their well-deserved appointment, urging them to contribute immensely in the discharge of their duties towards development of the state.
Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory
Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.
The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.
Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.
He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.
AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.
The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.
He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.
“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?
“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”
Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.
Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.
The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.
Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.
- Entertainment18 hours ago
Nse Ikpe-Etim Reacts To Desmond Elliot’s Call For Social Media Regulation
- National News17 hours ago
Lagos Govt Relaxes Curfew From 10pm To 6am
- News Feed17 hours ago
#EndSARS: People take time out to curse me in their prayers– Aisha Yesufu Reveals
- National News23 hours ago
BREAKING: Lagos Panel Of Enquiry Visits Lekki Toll Gate
- News Feed17 hours ago
Fans ‘kabash’, pray for Erica as she complains of Malaria, Typhoid
- News Feed9 hours ago
Burna Boy, Stefflon Don Unfollow Each Other On Instagram
- National News20 hours ago
Wike Ordered Police, Army To Kill IPOB Members, Nnamdi Kanu Alleges
- Entertainment23 hours ago
BBNaija’s Khloe Shares Raunchy Photos On Instagram