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Buhari Moves To Appoint 8 New Ministers, Restructure Ministries

Buhari Moves To Appoint 8 New Ministers, Restructure Ministries

In a move to keep to his promise to the chieftains and loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to appoint more ministers to his cabinet, President Muhammadu Buhari is considering a tentative proposal to restructure some of the ministries, appoint eight new ministers to his cabinet and reshuffle the cabinet, THISDAY has learnt. Presidency […]

Tanzanian President Splits Energy And Mining In Ministry Shake-Up

Tanzanian President Splits Energy And Mining In Ministry Shake-Up

    Tanzanian president John Magufuli split the energy and minerals ministry in two and appointed heads for the new ministries on Saturday, five months after sacking the previous minister. Two presidential committees had recommended the move to tighten supervision of natural resources in Tanzania, where Magufuli has sent shockwaves through the mining community since […]

Four Gambian Ministers Resign As Neighbouring States Prepare To Step In

Four Gambian Ministers Resign As Neighbouring States Prepare To Step In

Gambia’s ministers of finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh’s government, state television said, as regional forces prepare to oust the veteran leader unless he steps down by Thursday. Jammeh, in power since a 1994 coup, has become increasingly isolated at home and abroad after he refused to accept […]

Federal Government To Purchase 38 Surveillance Cars

Federal Government To Purchase 38 Surveillance Cars

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved the direct procurement of 38 patrol SUVs manufactured locally, to enhance the operations of the inspectorate division of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. This was the high point of the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari during which the council also ratified the […]

Ethiopia: Ministers Chosen for Competence, Not Loyalty – PM

Ethiopia: Ministers Chosen for Competence, Not Loyalty – PM

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has announced a Cabinet reshuffle, following months of often-violent protests which led the government to declare a state of emergency. Ethiopia’s parliament has unanimously approved 21 new appointees, the prime minister said Tuesday. He said the new ministers were picked for competence and commitment rather than “party loyalty.” The appointees […]

FG Bans Ministers, Others From Flying First Class

FG Bans Ministers, Others From Flying First Class

In a bid to reduce the amount being spent on overheard expenditure, the federal government wednesday banned minister and other top officials of government from flying first class while embarking on officials trips. It said henceforth, all top officials of government such as ministers, permanent secretaries, chairmen of federal government committees, as well as chairmen […]

Egypt’s Sisi names 10 ministers in cabinet reshuffle

Egypt’s Sisi names 10 ministers in cabinet reshuffle

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi named 10 new ministers, including the finance and investment portfolios, in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday meant to help revive an economy laid low by years of political turmoil and militant violence. Banking veteran Amr el-Garhy was appointed finance minister and Dalia Khorshid investment minister, a presidency statement said. Sisi also […]