Buhari’s spokeman confirms sack of Osinbajo’s 35 aides, offers explanations

  The presidency has broken its silence on why some aides of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo were asked to go. The appointments of more than 30 aides of the nation’s number two citizen were terminated on Wednesday. Some top aides of Osinbajo had refused to comment on the development, with Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, dismissing a list of the affected aides published on Thursday. But in a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said President Muhammadu Buhari cut down the number of those working with his deputy to save the cost of governance. [READ ALSO] REVEALED! Names of Osinbajo’s 35 aides sacked by Buhari [See Full List] “The Presidency [Read]

Gov Obaseki sacks over 250 aides in massive cabinet shake-up

  BENIN – Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has terminated the appointments of all his Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants with immediate effect. The governor had announced the appointment of 192 Special Assistants on June 3, 2017, in addition to the appointments of dozens of Senior Special Assistants (SSA). He had at the time said the appointments represent a true reflection of all the 192 electoral wards in the three Senatorial Districts that make up the state. Obaseki said the sack is to reorganise the governance structure to enhance efficiency in service delivery to Edo people. The mass purge is coming in the wake of accusing fingers from [Read]

2019: Amosun’s aides, APC members listed as DPP’s candidates for National Assembly – READ MORE

  THERE are indications that some aides of the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, have been registered as National Assembly candidates of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) for the 2019 general elections. The development, no doubt, has confirmed the growing speculation that Amosun has alternative plan having been unhappy with the outcome of the governorship and legislative primaries in the All Progressives Congress (APC). Those whose names were found on the DPP list as pasted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were until Friday members of the ruling APC. On the list as candidates for three senatorial seats in the state were the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. [Read]