Muhammadu Buhari

The NIgeria president, Muhammadu Buhari promised Nigerians and the international committee that he will be releasing the names of his ministers on September. Nigerians have always asked the question of Nigerians ministers and have tagged the government as "Baba Go-slow" for his slow method of choosing the right candidates.


On Tuesday, the Senate president, bukola Saraki who had previously confirmed via his twitter account that he had received the names of ministerial nominees, read out the 21 ministerial nominees to the Senate for screening, and the past governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola, ex-governor of Rivers and staunch supporter of Buhari, Rotimi Amaechi and the former governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi all makes the list.

Complete Names Of Ministerial Nominees

1. Rotimi Amaechi

2. Babatunde Fashola

3. Kayode Fayemi

4. Adebayo Shittu

5. Audu Ogbeh

6. Chris Ngige

7. Amina Ibrahim

8. Kemi Adeosun

9. Lai Mohammed

10. Ogbonnaya Onu

11. Ibe Kachikwu

12.Aisha Alhassan

13. Hadi Sirika

14. Udo Udoma

15. Solomon Dalong

16. Ibrahim Usman

17. Ahmed Ibeto

18. Suleiman Adamu

19. Abubakar Malami

20. Abdulrahman Dambazzau


21. Osagie Ehamere


President Buhari had told Washington during his visit to the US that he will appoint and name his ministers in September 2015. So the DSS has started the screening of people that have been nominated for the ministerial position, and a lot of the nominees have failed the anti-corruption stages including Rotimi Amaechi, Babatunde Fashola and Kayode Fayemi.

The three former governors were denied the ministerial screening because of petitions brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC).


Some of the prospective ministers includes, Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), former governor of Osun state, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Festus Odimegwu, a former managing director of Nigerian Breweries Limited.

The full list of the people currently undergoing screen by DSS includes;

1. Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former Osun State governor and ousted PDP national secretary.

2. Chief Bode Mustapha, former PDP National Auditor and an APC chieftain from Ogun state

3. Engineer Segun Oni, former Ekiti state governor and APC deputy national chairman (South West)

4. Kayode Fayemi, the immediate past governor of Ekiti state

5. Abba Ruma, a former Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

6. Chief Kanu Agabi, a former Minister of Justice.

7. Donald Duke, a former Governor of Cross River state

8. Babatunde Fashola, the immediate past governor of Lagos state

9. Yinka Folashade Oredola

10. Rotimi Akeredolu, a former gubernatorial candidate in Ondo state.

11. Rotimi Amaechi, the immediate past governor of Rivers state

12. Engineer Funsho Kupolokun, former Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

13. Rabiu Kwankwanso, immediate past governor of Kano state

14. Bisola Adegbenro

15. Isaiah Danjuma, son of General Theophilus Danjuma from Taraba state.

16. Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation.

17. Kehinde Lawanson, a former executive director of First Bank.

18. Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN), former Minster of Justice

According to reports, APC leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Nigeria vice-president, Yemi Osibanjo are asking that the Muhammadu Buhari appoints Femi Falana as the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, telling him that such political move will boost his image as true democrat if he appoints a man he jailed 30 years ago. But Buhari is looking into appointing Abubakar Malami (SAN), a former National Legal Adviser to the defunct Congress for Progressive Change.


President Buhari insisted that the probe of corrupt government official will start soon, and have rejected pleas by the high and low. In a recent news published on Doy News, we shared how the former first lady, Patience Jonathan has been depressed since she is on the list of the government officials that will be probed.

Another official Nigerians are looking forward to see probed is the former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Petroleum Minister. 


                   Credit: Seyi Akinseloyin Twitter Account

After her efforts to get the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari to let bygone be bygone, she received a shock of her life when she heard that the probing of the former official will commence soon.

According to reports,  Diezani Alison-Madueke, collapsed in one of her posh apartment in London, and recently on sick bed. While some Nigerians might have believed she is pretending to be ill, a photo have recently surfaced online, showing Alison on her sick bed.

We have updated this news here, please read it here

Alison Madueke real picture has now surfaced online, and she is currently sick, looking emaciated...Read the whole news here


President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),Joseph Thlama Dawha, and appointed  Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu.

The new GMD, Kachukwu who hails from Onicha-Ugbo in Delta State is a first class graduate of law from the university of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Nigeria law school. He has also got his masters and doctorate degree in law from Harvard law school.


He started his working career with the Nigerian/American Merchant Bank before moving on to Texaco Nigeria Limited, from where he joined Exxon-Mobil.


Popular Nollywood actress, Omotola Jolade Ekeinde too today to announce his support for the current government in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari led administration. The actress during the political campaign kept mute on who she is supporting and also called out the people offering her money to join their campaign. Though she never mentioned names of the political party cajoling her to join her with promise of funds, but said that she will campaign for any leader making the country proud for free.


It seems President Muhammadu Buhari has proven to be doing the right thing few months he assumed office as the actress took to the twitter to pledge her support. She made it known that until another reason comes up not to believe the present day administration, she will choose to support and encourage him.


This was Omotola's tweet when some political party was haggling her about supporting their political campaign


Following the recent appointment of new security chiefs by the Nigerian government. A lot of people have complained that the current administration is selecting people from his zonal region and has proven them right about him being tribalistic. The Igbo community online has said that the current administration had picked someone from the Western and Northern state, but no Igbo person as part of the security chiefs, something that was different in the past administration.


The Buhari administration released a statement yesterday about the recent appointment, he encourages the new security chiefs to do their best as they have been appointed into the position only by merit.

All of you, including the National Security Adviser, were chosen on merit.  Your records gave you the job.  Save for the new Chief of Army Staff whom I briefly met at his Command at the Multi-National Joint Task Force, in Chad, I don’t know any of you.  Your records recommended you.

Legally, you are in acting capacity until the National Assembly accepts you. It is only then that you will take the oath of office.  Thereafter, we will sit down and talk in more detail," President Buhari told the new security chiefs.

The profile of the new security chiefs can be seen here


President Muhammadu Buhari has announced new service chiefs and National security adviser,NSA,  a few minutes after he sacked all the former service chiefs.


President Muhammadu Buhari released the names of the new appointment via the special adviser to the president on Media and publicity, Mr Femi Adeshina. The new appointments are :

1. Maj.-Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin – Chief of Defence Staff (Ekiti State)

2. Maj.-Gen. T.Y. Buratai – Chief of Army Staff (Borno State)

3. Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas – Chief of Naval Staff (Cross River State)

4. Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar – Chief of Air Staff (Bauchi State)

5. Air Vice Marshal Monday Riku  Morgan – Chief of Defence Intelligence

6. Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd.) – National Security Adviser

All the new service chiefs will hold their appointments in an "acting capacity" until confirmed by the senate.

President Buhari appreciates all the former service chiefs and National security advisers for their service to the nation and wish them luck in their future endeavours.


The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has sacked all service chiefs today. In a move that was not surprising as the president have criticised the service chiefs before getting into power.


The service chiefs relieved of their duty are the Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh; Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah; Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin and the Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosun. The president is yet to announce their replacement.

The new military chiefs will work with the neighbouring countries in the fight against the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, who in the past few weeks seems to have intensified their campaign of terrorism.



President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the proposal of the state house to procure five armoured cars, Benz S-600 (V222)  valued at N400 Million (Approx. $2M). The president got to know of the plan when the Permanent secretary of the state house, Mr Nebolisa Emodi  was letting him know of the ministry activities on Wednesday.


Mr Buhari hearing about the armoured vehicles told Emodi that the purchase was unnecessary, and the cars should not be purchased at a time of scarce resources, he further said the cars used by the past government of president Jonathan is good for him.

He further said that all activities of the state house must be within the approved budget. He approved other activities and welcomed other initiatives of the house to reduce spending and operating costs of the state house and strengthen its Finance and Accounts Internal Control Mechanisms.

Confirming the new is the Senior special assistant to the president, Shehu Garba. He said that Buhari had halted the purchase of the cars, and he had said he will use the cars of the past government.

The purchase of the new cars was said to be presented to the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, but he didn't approve it since the car delivery will be after the May 29th handover, he however, suggested that the purchase proposal be presented to the incoming president, Muhammadu Buhari, who on Wednesday put a stop to it.


Following the crisis rocking the country from state governors not been able to pay their workers salaries. The country's president, General Muhammadu Buhari has stepped in and he has approved 400Billion Naira to help the governors pay their workers salaries.


The money released is a comprehensive relief package and it is meant to end the plight of unpaid workers' salaries. The packages include :

  • The sharing of about $2.1b (N413.7bn) in fresh allocation between the states and the federal government. The money is sourced from recent LNG proceeds to the federation account, and its release okayed by the president;


  • A Central Bank-packaged special intervention fund that will offer financing to the states, ranging from between N250bn to N300bn. This would be a soft loan available to states to access for the purposes of paying backlog of salaries;


  • And a debt relief program proposed by the Debt Management Office, DMO, which will help states restructure their commercial loans currently put at over N660bn, and extend the life span of such loans while reducing their debt-servicing expenditures.