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Tinubu Denies Tackling President Buhari Over Fuel Scarcity, Naira Redesign

Presidential candidate of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has faulted the notion in certain quarters that he attacked President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over the lingering fuel scarcity and naira redesign policy. The Director, Media and Publicity of APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, in a statement, explained that the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), working in cahoots with fifth columnists, were the ones insisting on causing avoidable hurt on hapless Nigerians to score political points. He tackled rivals for issuing a “knee-jerk response, derailing from the issues, distorting his views at the Abeokuta rally, to create a wedge between him and President Muhammadu Buhari.”

NAFDAC DG: President Buhari Reappoints Adeyeye

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye as the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) with effect from December 1, 2022.

2023: Elections Will Be Free, Fair And Credible – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured that the 2023 general elections would be free, fair and credible, saying manipulations would not be condoned. Buhari gave this assurance while hosting West African Elders Forum Pre-Election Mediation Mission, led by former Sierra Leonean President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at the State House, Abuja. Mr. President said the elections held in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun states serve as an indication that the federal government will not allow meddling in elections.

President Buhari Nominates Lauretta Onochie As NDDC Board Chairperson

President Muhammdu Buhari has forwarded the name of Lauretta Onochie as the substantive chairperson of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC). The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on Wednesday, at the plenary read the nomination letter sent to the senate by the president naming 14 others as members of the board. Mr. President has in recent past nominated Onochie as a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in October 2020. Her nomination however sparked outrage over concerns that she is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), but responding a presidential aide said she resigned her membership of the ruling party in 2019.

Yuletide Season: FG Declares Public Holidays For Christmas, New Year

The Federal Government (FG) has declared Monday, December 26, and Tuesday, December 27, 2022, as public holidays to mark the Christmas celebrations while Monday, January 2, 2023, would also be a work-free day to celebrate the New Year festivities. This was announced on Friday in a statement issued by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, and signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Belgore Shuaib.

Ademola Adeleke Freezes All Osun Bank Accounts

The Newly inaugurated Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has frozen all government accounts in banks and other financial institutions in the state. The governor, who gave the instruction as his first executive order during his inauguration address at the Osogbo township stadium said all appointments made by the past administration in the state would be reviewed. “I hereby issue the directive which will be backed up with appropriate Executive orders: Immediate freezing of all government accounts in banks and other financial institutions,” Adeleke said.

Ekiti Assembly Impeaches, Replaces Speaker

The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan has been impeached and indefinitely suspended by 17 out of the 25 members of the Assembly less than a week after his swearing-in as the state’s House of Assembly Speaker. He was sacked on Monday and immediately replaced by Olubunmi Adelugba, who was elected as Ekiti state’s first female Speaker of the House of Assembly.

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