Appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector General of Police. He immediately replaces Mohammed Abubakar Adamu. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi disclosed this to State House correspondents on Tuesday. The president had on the 4th of February, extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the […]

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala looks set to be confirmed Monday as the first woman and first African leader of the beleaguered World Trade Organization, a near-paralysed institution desperately needing a kick-start. The WTO has called a special general council meeting at which the former Nigerian finance minister and World Bank veteran is expected to be formally selected as […]

US President-elect, Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-born attorney, Adewale  Adeyemo, as Deputy Treasury Secretary “It’s official! Wale Adeyemo becomes the first-ever Nigerian American Deputy Secretary of the US Treasury, in the history of the country!! Congrats to Wale,” the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa tweeted on Monday, confirming the appointment […]

 Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee instead. The ‘troika’ of ambassadors heading the WTO’s three main branches determined after four months of consultations with member states that Okonjo-Iweala was the most likely to obtain the consensus needed to take the top job, WTO spokesman Keith Rockwell told reporters. The initial pool of eight candidates for the WTO’s […]

Former Barcelona midfielder Ronald Koeman has been appointed the club’s new coach, the La Liga giants’ president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Tuesday. Koeman, who has been in charge of the Netherlands since 2018, replaces Quique Setien who was sacked after Barca were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals in a 8-2 defeat to […]

Mr Mohammed Umar, the Director of Operations, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been picked to oversee the affairs of the agency in the absence of Ibrahim Magu. A top official of the commission disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday. The source, who asked not to be named, said Umar was chosen […]

The Senate has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of the Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Monica Dongban-Mensem. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan read the request which was contained in a letter during plenary on Tuesday. It read, “Pursuant to Section 238(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal […]

The World Trade Organisation on Tuesday acknowledged Nigeria’s nominee for the post of its Director-General. Earlier this month, The Cable Newspaper reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had nominated former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the post of WTO’s Director-General. The current WTO Director-General, Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, has announced he will step down on August 31, 2020. […]

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has approved the appointment of Mr. Sunday Thomas as the substantive Commissioner for Insurance/Chief Executive Officer, National Insurance Commission. The Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, YUNUSA ABDULLAHI, said this in a statement issued. Thomas replaced the immediate past commissioner for Insurance/CEO, Mohammed Kari, as Acting Commissioner for insurance/CEO of the […]

The National Judicial Council has suspended two judges, the Acting President of Customary Court of Appeal in Imo State, Justice Francis Abosi and Justice Aliyu Liman of Bauchi State High Court with immediate effect. In a statement signed by the Director of Information of the Council, Mr Soji Oye, the decision to sack the Judges […]


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