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Remains of Balarabe Musa buried in Kaduna

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The remains of former governor of old Kaduna State Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa have been laid to rest at Unguwar Sarki cemetery, Kaduna.

The funeral prayer was performed by Sheikh Ahmed Gumi at Sultan Bello Central Mosque, Kaduna after ‘Asr (4pm) prayer.

Many people came from far and near to witness the funeral rites of one of the country’s finest politicians.

The state governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Balarabe Abbas Lawal.

Two former governors of the state, Ahmed  Makarfi and Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, were among the important dignitaries at the funeral prayers.

Others were Alhaji Lema Jibril, Hon. Isah, PDP governorship candidate, Senator Shehu Sani, PRP state chairman, Abdulrahaman Haruna, top government officials and traditional rulers.

At exactly 4.45 pm, the body of Balarabe Musa was laid to rest as hundreds of mourners paid their final respects to the champion of the downtrodden.

Yero Musa described the late Balarabe as a politician with integrity, whose virtues should be emulated by the current leaders.

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FG names Nwabuoku to oversee Accountant General Office  

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The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Mr Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).

This follows the ongoing investigation of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) over N80 billion fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, was quoted as saying this in a letter dated May 20, 2022.

The appointment will be pending the outcome of the investigation, according to a statement by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

The statement also read in part, “Mr Anamekwe is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level.

“Currently, he is director, Inspectorate Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, and presently he is overseeing the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.”

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56 people eating Nigeria like termites — Al Mustapha alleges

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Former Chief Security Officer to late military Head of State General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al Mustapha

…Says Nigerian soldiers have turned into a police

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Buhari appoints Semiu Adeniran new stastician general

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Semiu Adeniran as the Statistician General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics.

The appointment follows the demise of the former statistician general, Dr Simon Harry, on April 13, 2022, eight months into his five-year tenure.
A statement by Sufuyan Ojeifo, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, said, “Adeniran is a professional statistician of repute with bias for Demography and Social Statistics. He has over three decades of statistical hands-on experience garnered from various local and international institutions.”

“Until his appointment, Mr Semiu was the Director of Demographic and Household Statistics at the National Bureau of Statistics.”

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