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Buhari’s Ministerial List Arrives Senate

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President Muhammadu Buhari has submitted his ministerial list to the Senate, Daily Trust is reporting.

Citing Presidency sources, the newspaper reported that Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, submitted the names to the Senate.

The president had promised to announce members of his cabinet not later than September, so, Nigerians are waiting with bated breaths to know whether Mr. Buhari will keep to his word as the month ends today.

Many Senators contacted yesterday about the nominees, skipped the subject as they did not want to be seen as speculating about the content of the message delivered by Senator Enang.

But sources suggested yesterday that those likely to make it into Buhari’s cabinet are those that have been seen regularly with him in recent weeks, either in Nigeria or on his foreign trips.

“Going by that postulation”, the sources said, “one can safely say that former Ekiti state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi would make it”.

One of our sources said those who could also make it are former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Abdurrahman Dambazau (retd.); former CBN governor, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo; and three former governors from the south.

A former House of Representatives member, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, are among those also believed to be included in the list of nominees.

Oyinlola is believed to be former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s nominee.

“Whatever the case, everything will be clear as the Senate resumes sitting today”, the source said.

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

Also Read: No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

Also Read: Oyetola Bans Sales Of School Uniforms

“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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