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Gunmen have killed a commissioner in the Kogi State government. Solomon Adebayo was the Pensions Commissioner in Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration.The police command in Kogi State confirmed the killing .

Adebayo, who was popularly known by his nickname Akeweje, was reportedly shot by unknown gunmen while travelling from Kabba in Kogi State to Ilorin in Kwara State on Saturday evening.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, William Ayah who confirmed the incident said that unknown gunmen shot at the commissioner’s vehicle and he died on the spot while his driver sustained serious injuries.

The injured driver was taken to ECWA Hospital, Egbe alongside others injured in the attack while the commissioner’s remains were deposited at the hospital mortuary.

Aya said that an investigation had commenced into the killing of the commissioner who held the title of Akeweje of Eri Land in Kogi.

It could not be immediately confirmed if any belongings of the victim were taken away by the assailants.

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BREAKING: Tinubu Appoints New BPE DG  

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Ayodeji Ariyo Gbeleyi
 President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr. Ayodeji Ariyo Gbeleyi as the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE).
According to Chief Ajuri Ngelale,
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity), who disclosed this on Saturday, Gbeleyi is a renowned financial expert and award-winning chartered accountant. He is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
He is also an alumnus of executive programmes of the prestigious London Business School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Lagos Business School.
He has over 30 years of post-qualification experience in diverse sectors, including manufacturing, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), investment & commercial banking, project finance, telecommunications, infrastructure, and public administration.
He was the board Chairman of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) and Commissioner of Finance in Lagos State from 2013 to 2015.
Ngelale noted in his statement:  “The President expects the new Director-General to bring his vast experience and competence to bear in this role to strengthen the agency as the national resource centre for capacity building and sustenance of reforms through the promotion of a competitive private sector-driven economy, ensuring social accountability and efficient deployment of public resources, as well as advancing effective corporate governance and fiduciary discipline in the public and private sectors.”

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BREAKING: Finidi George Quits As Coach After Super Eagles’ Defeat

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Days after the defeat of the Super Eagles in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, their coach Finidi George has quit.

This was made known by ex-Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye in a post on X.com on Saturday.

He wrote, “News just in. Finidi George #FinidiGeorge_FG has resigned from his #NGSuperEagles manager position.”

The resignation follows the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) decision to appoint a foreign coach to oversee him, despite his recent appointment in May.

George, 53, took the reins after Jose Peseiro’s contract ended in February, having served as his assistant for 20 months. However, the team’s disappointing performance in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin led to his demotion.

As a result, George’s one-year contract will be downgraded, and his reported monthly salary of 15 million Naira will be reduced to 5 million Naira. His handpicked assistants will also be replaced by the new foreign coach’s staff.

In a meeting with Sports Minister John Enoh, George expressed his frustration with the lack of support from the NFF and questioned the commitment of Nigeria’s top players in the crucial World Cup qualifiers.

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Tinubu Approves New Governing Councils, Boards For Universities, Others

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the  reconstituted Governing Councils and Boards for the 111 federal universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education.

Some weeks back, the Federal Government released a list of members of the reconstituted governing councils but the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other stakeholders kicked against it over allegations of lopsidedness.

This prompted the withdrawal of the list for review.But in a Friday statement, the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) released another list containing members of the governing councils.

“President Bola Tinubu has approved the reconstitution of the governing councils and boards of federal universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education for the effective management of Nigerian tertiary institutions across the country,” the statement said.

According to the list, Tinubu appointed a former governor of Osun State and pioneer chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, as the chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan (UI), Oyo State.

Others who made the list to head the governing councils included a renowned lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Wole Olanipekun (UNILAG); a former Governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda (NOUN); and a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Yayale Ahmed, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU).

Senator Joy Emordi was also appointed to chair the council of the Alvan Ikoku Federal University of Education, Owerri, Imo State.

The list consists of five names each for 51 universities, 35 polytechnics, and 22 colleges of education.

 

 

 

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