The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, swore in members of his cabinet for his second term in office.
This is coming about six weeks after the governor transmitted his first list of nominees to the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Below is the portfolio/designation of each of the newly sworn-in cabinet members.
Lawal Pedro (SAN) – Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General of Lagos State
Prof. Akin Abayomi – Commissioner for Health
Adetokunbo Wahab – Commissioner for Environment
Moruf Akinderu-Fatai – Commissioner for Housing
Gbenga Omotoso – Commissioner for Information and Strategy
Ibrahim Layode – Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture
Bolaji Dada – Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation
Ruth Olusanya – Commissioner of Agriculture
Abayomi Oluyomi – Commissioner of Finance
Ayantayo Afolabi – Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pension
Adetoke Benson-Awoyinka – Commissioner for Tourism
Ogunlende Mobolaji – Commissioner for Youths and Social Development
Yakub Alebiosu – Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure
Mosopefoluwa George – Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget
Olatunbosun Alake – Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology
Bolaji Kayode-Roberts – Commissioner for Local Government
Mr Jamiu Alli-Balogun – Commissioner for Basic Education
Tolani Akibu – Commissioner for Tertiary Education
Mr Oluwaseun Osiyemi – Commissioner for Transportation
Mrs Akinyemi Ajigbotafe – Commissioner for Wealth Creation
Dr Olumide Oluyinka – Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development
Mr Gbenga Oyerinde – Commissioner for Special Duties
Folashade Ambrose-Medem – Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment
Dr Rotimi Fashola – Special Adviser, Agriculture
Adeyinka Lukmon – Special Adviser, Works, Office of the Deputy Governor
Dr Oreoluwa Finnih-Awokoya – Special Adviser, Health
Dr Iyabo Ayoola-Oyeyemi – Special Adviser, Central internal Audit
Olajide Babatunde, -Special Adviser, EGIS and Urban Planning
Olakunle Rotimi-Akodu – Special Adviser, Environment
Dr Yekini Agbaje – Special Adviser, Rural Development and Chieftaincy Affairs
Sola Giwa, Special Adviser – Transportation
Mrs Barakat Bakare – Special Adviser, Housing
Mr Abdulkabir Ogungbo – Special Adviser, Taxation and Revenue
Idris Aregbe – Special Adviser, Tourism
Bola Olumegbon – Special Adviser, Central Business District
Dr Afolabi Tajudeen – Special Adviser, Political and Civic Engagement
Moshood Olowu – Special Adviser, Commerce
Diezani Gets £70,000 Bail in Alleged £100,000 Bribery Trial
Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke was granted bail by the Westminster Magistrates Court in the United Kingdom on Monday.
She was granted a £70,000 bail over an alleged £100,000 bribe by the district judge, Michael Snow.
Snow further imposed other terms on Alison-Madueke including an 11 pm to 6 am curfew, an electronic tag to be worn by her at all times and a £70,000 surety to be paid before she could leave the court building.
During her appearance at Westminster Magistrates Court, she provided her name, date of birth, and address.
Although she did not formally enter a plea, her attorney, Mark Bowen, informed the court that she would plead not guilty, Reuters reported
BREAKING: Fuel Subsidy is Organised Crime – Peter Obi Declares
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has described fuel subsidy as an organised crime.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Obi made the statement on Monday while speaking on Arise TV’s ‘The Morning Show’ on what approach he would have taken differently in resolving the looming strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress.
“Fuel subsidy is organised crime. I said it repeatedly that it should be removed,” Obi said. “For me, the approach would have been, is to remove the corruption and criminal side of it and remove the excess demand.”
“By doing this, you would have reduced it by 50 per cent. The remaining 50 per cent is what we would have been able to, after consultation with various stakeholders in order to find a way in an organised manner, remove and show the proceed of the gains of the removal to be invested in critical development areas.”
Obi, the former governor of Anambra State, is known for vocal criticism of the Tinubu-led government, especially in managing public finances. He had pledged to remove fuel subsidy and invest the proceeds in critical development areas, such as education, healthcare, and infrastructure, if elected president.
He lost the 2023 election to President Bola Tinubu
BREAKING: Jubilation across Nigeria as BUA Reduces Price Of Cement To N3,500
One of the major companies in Nigeria, BUA Group , has announced a reduction of ex-factory cement price to N3,500 per bag.
The company, which made this known in a statement on Sunday, said the reduction will take effect from 2 October, 2023.
The statement titled : ‘BUA Cement reduces ex-factory cement prices to N3,500/bag effective October 2, 2023’, reads in full :
“We refer to our previous pronouncements regarding our intent to reduce cement prices upon the completion of our new lines at the end of the year, in order to spur development in the building materials and infrastructure sectors.
As per the commitment made to reduce prices and following a periodic review of our operations for efficiency, the management of BUA Cement Plc wishes to announce and inform our esteemed customers, stakeholders, and the public that effective October 2, 2023, we have decided to bring the price reduction forward. As a result, BUA Cement would now be sold at an ex-factory* price of 3,500 Naira per bag so that Nigerians can begin to enjoy the benefits of the price reduction before the completion of our plants.
Upon completion of the ongoing construction of our new plants, which would increase our production volumes to 17million metric tonnes per annum, BUA Cement PLC intends to review these prices further in line with our earlier pronouncements by the first quarter of 2024.
NOTE: all pending, undelivered orders which had been paid for at the old prices will be reviewed downwards to N3500/bag in line with the new pricing from October 2, 2023. Our licensed dealers are also enjoined to ensure that end-users benefit from this reduction in ex-factory prices as we will monitor field sales to ensure compliance
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