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Bola Tinubu Assumes Strategic Petroleum Minister Role and Orchestrates Ministerial Appointments



Headlines are buzzing as a significant power shift takes place in the political arena. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, appears to be aligning himself with the likes of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Muhammadu Buhari by strategically positioning himself to helm the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

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 The latest wave of developments hints at Bola Tinubu‘s firm grip on the coveted oil ministry as he masterfully unveils a strategic allocation of ministerial portfolios for a total of 45 other ministers.

With the unveiling of Bola Tinubu’s carefully curated list of ministers and their respective roles, all eyes are on Tinubu’s move to solidify his position as the torchbearer of the petroleum sector.

The ministerial roles encompasses a diverse spectrum of domains that span from communications and innovation to finance and the economy, unveiling a selection process that reflects Tinubu’s political tenets.

Amidst the intrigue, it’s noteworthy that the influential Ministry of Petroleum and Gas Resources remains conspicuously vacant from the released lineup. A nuanced move indeed, this omission underlines Bola Tinubu’s calculated approach as he might be the one at the helm of this landscape.

The oil industry remains the nation’s economic cornerstone, generating a staggering 80% of its foreign exchange earnings. Bola Tinubu‘s strategic retention of this crucial portfolio not only underscores his intent but also demonstrates his understanding of the strategic significance of this sector in driving Nigeria’s financial stability and global standing.

An air of expectancy surrounds Bola Tinubu’s next move, as anticipation mounts for him to make the highly anticipated announcement of his own appointment as the Minister of Petroleum Resources. If this unfolds as anticipated, the total number of portfolios would ascend to 47, solidifying Bola Tinubu’s place at the helm of Nigeria’s energy landscape.

Amid this dynamic narrative, the spotlight also hovers over a trio of individuals who were conspicuously left off the approved list – Nasir el-Rufai, the former governor of Kaduna State; Sani Abubakar Danladi, the former deputy governor of Taraba State; and Stella Okotete from Delta State – their absence from the list echoing the intricacies of political maneuvering.

In a strategic move that captures attention, Tinubu confidently dispatched a roster of 48 nominees to the Senate, with a resounding confirmation for 45 of them.

In a sweeping panorama of appointments, the roles of these ministers unfold like chapters in a vibrant narrative.

Here is the full list:

Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy – Bosun Tijani,

Minister of State, Environment and Ecological Management – Ishak Salako

Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy – Wale Edun

Minister of Marine and Blue Economy – Bunmi Tunji

Minister of Power – Adedayo Adelabu

Minister of State, Health and Social Welfare – Tunji Alausa

Minister of Solid Minerals Development- Dele Alake

Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John

Minister of Transportation-Adegboyega Oyetola

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment- Doris Anite

Minister of Innovation Science and Technology- Uche Nnaji

Minister of State, Labour and Employment- Nkiruka Onyejeocha

Minister of Women Affairs- Uju Kennedy

Minister of Works- David Umahi

Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development- Festus Keyamo

Minister of Youth- Abubakar Momoh

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation- Betta Edu

Minister of State, Gas Resources- Ekperikpe Ekpo

Minister of State, Petroleum Resources- Heineken Lokpobiri

Minister of Sports Development- John Enoh

Minister of Federal Capital Territory- Nyesom Wike

Minister of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy- Hannatu Musawa

Minister of Defence- Mohammed Badaru

Minister of State Defence- Bello Matawalle

Minister of State Education- Yusuf T. Sunumu

Minister of Housing and Urban Development-Ahmed M. Dangiwa

Minister of State, Housing and Urban Development- Abdullah T. Gwarzo

Minister of Budget and Economic Planning- Atiku Bagudu

Minister of Environment and Ecological Management, (Kaduna)

Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, Mairiga Mahmud

Minister of State, Water Resources and Sanitation -Bello M. Goronyo

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security -Abubakar Kyari

Minister of Education- Tahir Maman

Minister of Interior- Sa’Idu A. Alkali

Minister of Foreign Affairs- Yusuf M. Tuggar

Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare-Ali Pate

Minister of Police Affairs- Ibrahim Geidam

Minister of State, Steel Development- U. Maigari Ahmadu

Minister of Steel Development- Shuaibu A. Audu

Minister of Information and National Orientation- Muhammed Idris

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice-Lateef Fagbemi

Minister of Labour and Employment- Simon B. Lalong

Minister of State, Police Affairs, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim

Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs- Zephaniah Jisalo

Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation- Joseph Utsev

Minister of State, Agriculture and Food Security- Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi.

The resounding effect of Tinubu’s strategic maneuvering is palpable – a tapestry of influence and decision-making that weaves the threads of Nigeria’s future.

With each announcement, a new layer of the nation’s leadership story unfolds, driven by a the orchestration of Bola Tinubu.

As the nation watches and waits, the saga of appointments, omissions, and portfolios stands as a testament to the intricate dance of political dynamics that shapes the course of Nigeria’s journey ahead.

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African Union Takes Action: Republic of Niger Suspended Amidst Political Unrest



In a decisive move that reverberated across the continent, the African Union (AU) announced the suspension of the Republic of Niger from its membership ranks.

This momentous decision was unveiled during the African Union’s Peace and Security Council meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday, August 22.

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The suspension stems from the recent political turmoil that engulfed the nation, with the African Union pointing to the coup orchestrated by Gen Abdourahamane Tchiani on Wednesday, July 26. As part of a series of sanctions imposed on the francophone West African country, the Republic of Niger faced the repercussions of its internal upheaval.

The African Union’s stance was uncompromising, as it made it clear that Western nations seeking to meddle in African affairs should refrain from interfering. This firm message was directed from the heart of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the AU’s call for autonomy echoed loudly.

The events leading up to Niger’s suspension unfolded against a backdrop of political uncertainty and unrest. The coup in Niger, orchestrated by Gen Abdourahamane Tchiani, prompted the Afican Union to take action. Their decision to suspend Niger was not taken lightly and was ratified during the Peace and Security Council meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on August 22.

The aftermath of the military takeover in left President Mohamed Bazoum in captivity, held under the close watch of the juntas in Niger. Despite international pressure, the release of the president and his family remains elusive. This tense situation compelled the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to intervene, imposing sanctions on Niger and establishing a deadline for the initiation of military intervention by the sub-regional body’s standby forces.

The suspension of the Republic of Niger from the African Union serves as a stark reminder of the continent’s commitment to upholding stability and safeguarding democratic governance. The swift response underscores the African Union’s dedication to maintaining order and security within its member states, sending a resounding message to the global community about the importance of respecting Africa’s sovereignty.

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Peter Obi: “I Campaigned For Presidency Because I Can Say It Any Day, I Will Solve The Problem Of Nigeria”



In a recent tweet that has caught the attention of many, @MissPearls shares an inspiring declaration made by former Anambra state governor and Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi. According to @MissPearls, Peter Obi proclaimed, “I campaigned for Presidency because I can say it any day, I Will SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF NIGERIA. All these confusion everywhere can BE SOLVED, and I am PREPARED for it”

Peter Obi: I Campaigned For Presidency Because I Can Say It Any Day, I Will Solve The Problem Of Nigeria.

Peter Obi’s bid for the presidency in the recent elections stirred considerable excitement and garnered support from diverse quarters, particularly the youth demographic. The former governor is known for his progressive ideas and pragmatic approach to governance, which resonated with many Nigerians who sought change and effective solutions to the country’s myriad challenges.

Despite his extensive support and well-articulated vision, Peter Obi’s presidential ambitions faced formidable opponents in the election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released results that placed him behind the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who emerged as the winner, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who came second. However, these results were met with skepticism due to apparent electoral irregularities that marred the integrity of the process.

In response to the controversial election outcome, both Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar filed legal challenges against the INEC’s declaration. This move underscores their commitment to upholding the democratic process and ensuring that the voice of the electorate is accurately reflected. As the election Tribunal Judges prepare to deliver their verdict, Nigeria watches with bated breath, eager to witness justice being served.

Meanwhile, the administration of Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken significant policy actions since assuming office. The removal of fuel subsidies and the decision to float the Naira have triggered mixed reactions across the nation. While these measures may be intended to foster economic stability and growth, the immediate consequences have been felt by everyday Nigerians. The cost of living has surged, and the socio-economic effects on the rich and the poor have become more pronounced.

As the Nigerian population navigates these shifts, the aftermath of the election and the ensuing governance strategies offer a critical juncture for evaluating the nation’s trajectory. The voices of discontent, expressed by citizens facing the brunt of these policies, highlight the necessity for leaders to prioritize the well-being of the populace while pursuing economic advancements. It is essential for the government to strike a balance between fiscal prudence and safeguarding the interests of the vulnerable segments of society.

The policy changes implemented by Bola Tinubu have shed light on the delicate balance between progress and the welfare of the people. As the nation waits for the tribunal’s judgment and the dust settles on the recent election, Nigeria stands at a crossroads, with the potential to reshape its future trajectory and address the systemic challenges that have held it back for far too long.

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Youths in Kano Defy Police Ban to Protest Alleged Tribunal Bribery



Hundreds of determined youths in Kano took to the streets, defying a police ban, to protest what they perceive as attempts to manipulate the state election petition tribunal. This incident unfolded against the backdrop of a ban on protests by the Commissioner of Police, Usuani Gumel, following revelations of alleged plots to obstruct justice through financial inducement in legal proceedings.

Youths in kano

The rally, which unfolded outside the state government house, saw impassioned youths brandishing placards with messages that underscored their commitment to justice and the integrity of the electoral process. Their actions were sparked by concerns over an alleged plan to bribe the state election petition tribunal, casting a shadow over the fairness of the process.

The ban on protests was issued in response to recent revelations made by Justice Flora Azinge, who unveiled purported schemes by lawyers to disrupt the course of justice through financial incentives. The Commissioner of Police cited “confirmatory intelligence products” as the basis for this decision, leaving a contentious atmosphere surrounding the freedom of assembly and the right to peaceful protest.

This ban, however, failed to deter the resolute youths who carried a variety of placards conveying their strong stance against corruption, manipulation, and injustice. The slogans they chanted resonated with their determination to safeguard the sanctity of the electoral process and uphold transparency in governance.

Among the messages displayed, one placard caught the eye with its direct callout: “Gandollar, stop spoiling the name of Tinubu.” This highlights the allegation that financial impropriety is tainting the reputation of key political figures.

In a video circulated online, the enthusiastic protesters chanted slogans that echoed their deep-seated concerns. Chants of “No to corruption,” “No to injustice,” and “No to manipulation” reverberated through the crowd, embodying the youth’s unwavering commitment to fair and accountable governance.

Addressing the gathering, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf praised the peaceful conduct of the protesters and assured them that their concerns would be relayed to President Bola Tinubu. This gesture recognizes the role of the youth in shaping political discourse and underscores the importance of their voices in the pursuit of a just society.

In conclusion, the youths in Kano have seized the moment to voice their concerns and demands for an unbiased electoral process. Their defiance of the police ban serves as a reminder that public sentiment cannot be easily suppressed. As this incident unfolds, it raises important questions about the delicate balance between freedom of assembly, legitimate protest, and maintaining public order. It also underscores the critical role of the youth in shaping the political landscape and demanding accountability from their leaders.

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