Presidency Reacts To Controversy Over Buhari's Board Appointments
Jan 01, 2018, 00:51
Ex-aviation minister, Chief Olufemi Fani Kayode has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a late Senator as the chairman of the Nigerian Press Council.
In his New Year message, which was signed by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, Ajimobi admitted that the country experienced social and economic challenges in 2017, stressing however that the various programmes and policies of the Federal Government would bring the needed succour to the people in 2018.
The Presidency maintained that the appearance of dead persons names was a mistake, which would be corrected. "The President asked all state chapters of the APC to forward 50 names for appointments to the SGF through the national headquarters of the party", Shehu said.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured Nigerians of better days in 2018, following the challenges the people faced in the outgoing year.
He added that, having recovered fully, Buhari only instructed the new SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, to release the list.
He said: "This list is a historical list".
"However, complaint arose from some Governors who felt they were not carried along in the process".
The statement read in part, "Withdrawing the appointments and directing and allowing the civil service systems to follow due process to reappoint chairpersons and members to the boards of these agencies and parastatals would bring the government's practices and operations into conformity with Nigeria's global anticorruption obligations, particularly the UN Convention against Corruption".
"The president's trips for medical attention slowed down completion of the process", he said, until when Mr Buhari made a decision to revisit the matter recently.
"So, the President constituted a new panel chaired by the Vice President. They were asked to go and review the list", he explained.
Efforts to get the spokesman of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Mohammed Nakorji, to comment on the development were not successful.
A source told Daily Trust on Sunday that the controversial list contains over 60 percent of the initial nominations by the Babachir Lawal-led committee despite protest of some governors and party bigwigs.
Other key changes in the movie are of the disclaimers, one of which is regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati. In March, unidentified people vandalised the movie sets in Maharashtra's Kolhapur district.
Vice President Al Gore, and former Northrop Grumman CEO Ron Sugar, are up for election to remain in the board another year. Cook owns 560,000 shares awarded to him in 2011 and vested in fiscal 2017 year which was valued at $89.2 million.
Money raised for the event would go toward The Hue Jackson Foundation , which was created to fight human trafficking in Cleveland. I can pick a day and get everyone out there, we'll all be in swimsuits and trunks and snorkels and all that".
The robbery was reported shortly after 12:45 p.m.at a gas station on the 600 block of South 14th Street on December 28. Police say the man who robbed a Port Huron hotel may have robbed businesses in three metro Detroit counties.
She is set to perform Sunday in New York City's Times Square a year after her problematic performance went viral. A rep for Dick Clark Productions denied any staffer would "intentionally compromise the success of any artist".
The actress, 36, caught the eye of 007 producers in her role as Rachel Zane in United States legal drama Suits previous year . George's Chapel at Windsor Castle and marry Prince Harry , 33, in what's sure to be the most talked about wedding of 2018.
Upon further search of the residence, deputies found the pair of smart cameras, set up by Wilson's wife, thrown in a toilet. Wilson's wife says he "seemed to be a normal person" until falling a few months ago and refusing to get medical treatment.
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Elizabeth also had kind words for her husband, who this year stepped down from most public duties because of his advancing years. Harry said the engaged couple are busy making plans for 2018, adding "we're really looking forward to new year".
This will be the final game for Northwestern running back Justin Jackson , one of the best backs to ever play in Evanston. As Snell got up, he appeared to push at referee Chris Coyte of the Pac-12, putting his hands on the referee's right arm.
New York City's deadliest fire in decades happened three days after Christmas, on one of the coldest nights of the year. Red Cross representatives stationed on the block offered blankets and smoke alarm installations to residents.
But there was no immediate evidence of Chinese involvement in the Lighthouse Winmore's dealings with the North Koreans. The U.N. sanctions allow limited supplies of oil but prohibit transfers of any goods to North Korean vessels at sea.
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