A 24-hour curfew has been declared in Kano State following the judgment of the election petitions tribunal sacking the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf. Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Usaini Gumel, in a statement he personally signed, said a combined team of security operatives have been dispatched across the city to enforce the curfew.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has nominated former Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo as minister. The president also withdrew the ministerial nomination of Maryam Shetty from Kano and replaced her with Dr Mariya Mahmud. Tinubu announced this is a letter addressed to Senate President Godswill Akpabio and read during plenary on Friday.
The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Managing Director/CEO, Samuel Ogbuku has called on development partners and donor agencies to support the Commission to bridge the region degradation and human development gaps. This was revealed during a One-Day Policy Dialogue with associates in Abuja on Thursday.
Nigeria’s former Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, has been appointed as the Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili. Mohammed is expected to assist the Secretary-General to elevating Africa through his “Agenda for Africa Programme” to a significant region for the global tourist sector.
The federal government has directed the restriction of movements around the Eagle Square, the venue of the inauguration parade, from 2 p.m. on Friday till Tuesday. The FG in a circular issued by Ngozi Onwudiwe, a permanent secretary at the Head of the Civil Service, said the Federal Secretariat Complexes Phases I, II, III, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be cordoned off by security operatives ahead of the ceremony. “As you may be aware, the Presidential Transition Council (PTC) has unveiled the activities marking the 2023 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony. The Inauguration Parade and Swearing-in of President-Elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, which is the climax of the Programme will take place on Monday, 29th May 2023 at the Eagle Square, Central Business District, Abuja.