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He told us he would be back at his desk soon. I believed it. But now, it would never happen. Not tomorrow, not next week, not forever. Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, has gone the way of all flesh.

Our last contact was on Friday, March 20, 2020.President Muhammadu Buhari was scheduled to meet with the Chairman of Ecowas Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, by 3 p.m. Such meetings hold in the diplomatic room of the presidential office complex.
The protocol is that aides invited to attend any meeting must be seated 15 clear minutes before the President walked in. I was in the diplomatic room at the required time. A seat had been designated for me, next to that of the Chief of Staff.

Few minutes later, Mallam Abba (as he was often called by us) walked in. I rose to greet him.

“Femi, how are you? They have said we should not shake hands again,” he responded. Rather jocularly, he extended his right foot. I touched his foot with my own, and we both laughed. Leg-shake, in…
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A New Emir to be announced soon as Ganduje Dethrones Emir Sanusi

Ganduje dethrones Emir Sanusi Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll has been dethroned over disrespect to the office of the governor and other government agencies, PR Nigeria reports.

Acording to PR Nigeria , the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, said the removal was with immediate effect. The emir’s action violated the part 3 section A-E of Kano state law, hence the removal. He said the removal was in line with consultation with relevant stakeholders. He said a new emir would be announced in due course. He urged Kano people to remain calm and go about their normal businesses.

DSS Arrest Maina Hands him Over to EFCC for Prosecution

The Department of State Services on Wednesday handed over Andulrasheed Maina to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for prosecution.
A senior EFCC official, who confirmed the development to The PUNCH, said the ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, who was arrested on Monday, was quizzed by operatives immediately.

Our correspondents had reported exclusively that the former director would be handed over to the anti-graft agency this week.
The DSS had claimed Maina’s 20-year-old son Faisal pulled a gun on its operatives in an attempt to resist his father’s arrest on Monday.
Confirming the arrest of the ex-PRTT chief at the Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel, Utako, Abuja, the secret police said they, however, disarmed the final year Telecoms Engineering student of Canadian University Dubai and arrested him along with his fugitive father.
The DSS said they recovered a pistol with live ammunition, a bullet-proof Range Rover SUV, a BMW Saloon, foreign currencies, a Phantom 7 dro…


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent the list of ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday read the list consisting of 43 nominees. He noted that the screening of the nominees will commence tomorrow.
The ministerial list is submitted 55 days after Buhari was inaugurated into office of President.

Some FULL LIST below…

Ikechukwu Ogah – Abia State
Muhammadu Musa Bello – Adamawa State
Senator Godswill Akpabio – Akwa Ibom State
Chris Ngige – Anambra State
Sharon Ikaezor – Anambra State
Adamu Adamu – Bauchi State
Ambassador Mariam Katagum – Bauchi State
Timipre Sylva – Bayelsa State
Senator George Akume – Benue State
Mustafa Baba Shehuri – Borno State
Festus Keyamo – Delta State
Ogbonnaya Onu – Ebonyi State
Goddy Jedy Agba – Cross River
Niyi Adebayo – Ekiti State
Osagie Ehanire – Edo State
Clement Ike – Edo State
Ali Isa Pantami – Gombe State
Emeka Nwajiuba – Imo State
Suleiman Adamu – Jigawa State
Zainab Ahmed – Kaduna State

[SPONSORED POST] Environmental Health Graduate Wishes Sanwo Olu A Happy Birthday

Patriotic Environmental Health Graduates in Lagos have felicitated with the Lagos State Governor, His Excellency, Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu on the occasion of his birthday.

In a special birthday message released by the Coordinator of the group, Comrade Jamiu Aremu Wahab, he said; "Happy Birthday to our own father Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu , the Executive Governor of the Economical Capital of Nigeria and West Africa.

"As you celebrate this special day in the state house, we pray that God that took you there shall perfect all your steps and crown all your efforts in making Lagos State the best among her peers.

"Happy Birthday to you Sir"

Lagos Volunteers Celebrate With Muslims On Occasion Of Eid El Fitri



Lagos State Volunteer Coordinators Group (LSVCG) the umbrella body for all volunteer groups in Lagos has congratulated muslims across the globe on successful completion of this year's Ramadan fast and Eid El Fitri Celebration.

In a statement issued by the Chairman of the group Hon Kabir Folorunso, he enjoined muslim faithfuls to continue with the good deeds carried out throughout the period of Ramadan as that was the only way to ensure peace and tranquillity.
He noted that peaceful coexistence and fervent prayers among citizens were essential in the face of the current economic and security challenges confronting the country.

He called on muslims to continue to follow the teachings and practise of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) and extend hand of fellowship to their neighbours.

He however urged all members of LSVCG across the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDAs to continue to be good ambassador of Lagos state.

Adam …

Sanwo Olu Inspects Lagos Badagry Express way Says Work Will Commence This Month

Work on Lagos-Badagry expressway to commence this month Sanwo-Olu

...Says Task Force Will Clean Up Project Site

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured Lagos residents that work will commence on Lagos-Badagry expressway from Maza-Maza to Okokomaiko this month.

The governor who stated this while on inspection tour of the Lagos Badagry expressway said with access to needed financing, contractors would resume work on site.

According to the Governor, "we shall be moving to site this month. Work will commence after we’ve crossed all the T's and dotted all the I’s. We will ensure we close our conversation with CCEC and move to site because work has been abandoned here for almost 4years"

He noted that the road from the National theatre to Maza-Maza has been completed but has become impassable due to indiscriminate dumping of refuse and misuse by traders, adding that massive clean-up will take place in the coming week.

"We started the journey from Orile Iganm…