Two federal ministers were today, September 1, 2021 relieved of their duties in minor cabinet reshuffle.
The ministers according Femi Adesina, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari are Saleh Mamman, the Minister of Power; and Sabo Nanono, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.
They are to be replaced by Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, the Minister of Environment as the new Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development while Abubakar Aliyu, the Minister of State for Works and Housing, will take over as the Minister of Power.
Buhari told a cabinet meeting the sackings were a result of a process of “independent and critical self-review”, according to a statement from his spokesperson.
“These significant review steps have helped to identify and strengthen weak areas, close gaps, build cohesion and synergy in governance, manage the economy and improve the delivery of public goods to Nigerians,” Buhari said.
Buhari is not known for sacking his ministers or rejigging his cabinet.
He is the first Nigerian president since 1999 not to have rejigged his cabinet in a four-year tenure.
24-year-old man on the run, declared wanted by EFCC for N935m investment scam
One Adewale Daniel Jayeoba who is currently on the run has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged investment scam.
According to the EFCC, Jayeoba, a native of Ori-Ade Local Government in Osun State, used to live at Suit 1004, Providence Centre, MKO Abiola Way, by NNPC Mega Station, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
“The public is hereby notified that Adewale Daniel Jayeoba of Wales Kingdom Capital is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the alleged case of an investment scam,” the anti-graft agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said on Monday.
Reports say that the commission had in June arrested Jayeoba’s parents, Emmanuel and Victoria Jayeoba for allegedly defrauding people in a N935million Ponzi scheme.
At the time, Uwujaren said the couple, in complicity with their son (still at large), “operated the scheme in the guise of forex trading.”
The couple was said to have been arrested at their residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
“They are parents to Adewale Daniel, Marketing Director, Wales Kingdom Capital Limited,” it was said at the time.
The father, Emmanuel, was described as a Director in Wales Kingdom Capital; operating about five bank accounts with which he had allegedly received N18,397,913 before he was arrested.
The mother, Victoria, had six bank accounts through which she reportedly received up to N916,607,715.
The EFCC urged anybody with useful information about the wanted man’s whereabouts to contact any of its offices across the nation.
Obadiah Mailafia, ex-deputy governor of CBN, dies at 64
Obadiah Mailafiya, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is dead.
Mailafiya died on Sunday morning at the National Hospital, Abuja, according to Luka Binniyat, spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU).
The 64-year-old who was a strong critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration was said to have been taking refuge in Markudi, Benue state, following alleged persistent harassment by the Department of State Security Services (DSS), but fell sick on Saturday and was rushed to the hospital, according to Binniyat.
“You know following his harassment by the DSS, he has been taking refuge from place to place.
“The last place he went to take refuge is Markudi. Yesterday (Saturday), he took ill and he was rushed to the hospital that he normally attend in Abuja.
“This morning, he was pronounced dead”, Binniyat said.