President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed his former Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, as Special Assistant to the President on Digital Communications. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, confirmed the appointment in a letter of appointment addressed to Ahmad, dated July 20, 2022.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Saturday, ruled out the possibility of extending the ongoing continuous voter’s registration (CVR) exercise, scheduled to end on July 31, 2022. INEC National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education and Publicity, Barr. Festus Okoye, disclosed this in Awka, Anambra State while interacting with some journalists. He noted that the CVR would be brought to an end in order to enable the commission to carry on with its other constitutional responsibilities.
A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF and close ally of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Mr. BabachirLawal has described as a “disastrous error”, Tinubu’s resort to picking a fellow Muslim as his running mate. The former SGF said though Tinubu is a good man and a great listener, it is in the nature of power that sycophants and lapdogs have the most influence on leaders with such character traits. According to him, Tinubu has now been cornered by self-serving lapdogs and warned that the Muslim-Muslim ticket is dead on arrival.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday swore in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), following the resignation of his predecessor, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, due to health grounds. Recall that we reported yesterday that Ariwoola was the next most senior Justice of the Supreme Court and was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal before his elevation to the Supreme Court in November 2011.
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has elected Yakubu Maikyau, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), as the 31st President of the association. Maikyau who will be taking over from Olumide Akpata polled a total of 22, 342 votes, followed closely by fellow SAN, Joe-Kyari Gadzama, Chairman of the NBA Securities Agencies Relations Committee, who polled 10, 842 votes.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday explained why he picked the former governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima, as his running mate for next year’s poll.
He said he was guided by the principles of competence, innovation, compassion, integrity, fairness, and adherence to excellence. According to Asiwaju, to re-envision and reshape the nation, he must set up the best team that would establish a just, capable and compassionate governance for Nigerians, irrespective of religion, region, or ethnic origin.
Presidential flag-bearer for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has announced the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate for the upcoming 2023 general elections. Atiku made the announcement on Thursday at a meeting attended by party executives at the PDP headquarters in Abuja.