EXCLUSIVE: Buhari, others have 101 presidential aides; Buhari 24, Osinbajo 52 [FULL LIST]

President Muhammdu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the FEC meeting on the 22nd of March 2017
[Photo Credit: Novo Isioro]
President Muhammdu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the FEC meeting on the 22nd of March 2017
[Photo Credit: Novo Isioro]

Between himself, his wife and close lieutenants, President Muhammadu Buhari has at least 101 aides, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

However, over 50 percent of those aides are attached to the office of the vice president.

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a list of presidential appointees serving as aides to President Buhari, his wife, Aisha Buhari, the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, and other government officials.

Apart from the two men, Mr. Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, has eight aides attached to him.

Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has six presidential aides atttached to his office, while the Secretary to the Government of the Federation has five of such aides.

The wife of the president has three recognised aides while the two presidential media assistants are attached to the Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

Mr. Osinbajo is said to have appointed at least 15 of those aides between June and August, 2017 when Mr. Buhari was away on medical vacation.

‘ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN’

The list shows that Mr. Buhari’s office has aides on wide range of issues, from key areas of administration and media to social events and housekeeping.

The area with the highest number of aides is media, which has eight appointees – at least one known media aide of the president is however not listed.

The eight in the list, apart from the two official spokespersons of the president, include two aides on new/social media, two on photography and one aide each for “TV Media” and “Broadcast Media”.

LION SHARE FOR OSINBAJO

But while Mr. Buhari has a total number of 24 aides, Mr. Osinbajo has 52, going by the list.

Apart from the initial 21 appointees in the office of the vice president, who handle key areas from economy to social investment programme and media, the vice president has another list of 31 aides to his name.

For the latter list of 31, the aides are grouped into two; 14 are identified as donor funded while the rest are categorised as “government funded”.

Those identified as being funded by donors include senior special assistants on power, IDPs, power privatization, monitoring and evaluation, among others.

Omissions

However, like a previous list of appointees officially released by the president, this list is also not without omissions.

Omitted from the list, by PREMIUM TIMES’s check, are at least one aide each for Mr. Buhari and Mr. Osinbajo.

Bashir Ahmad, a Personal Assistant of Mr. Buhari on New Media is excluded so also is a special assistant to the president on inter-governmental affairs, working in the office of the vice president, Abdulrahman Baffa Yola.

The list also does not include security personnel and civil servants attached to these individuals, who an insider said are also in their dozens.

For example, both the president and the vice president are said to have protocol officers and chief security officers.

The president also has an army colonel serving as his Aide de Camp, ADC. A senior police officer is serving the vice president in similar role.

“This is in addition to a routine of other officials deployed from all over the government to serve the two men,” a presidency source said.

SEE FULL LIST BELOW

LIST OF POLITICAL APPOINTEES   
S/No.NAMESPORTFOLIODATE
POLITICAL APPOINTEES BY THE PRESIDENT
1Mrs. Anne H. EwohimeSpecial Assistant (Catering Services) to the President
2Saleh YugudaSpecial Assistant (House Keeping) to the President
3Mr. Garba ShehuSenior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to the President
4Mr. Sarki AbbaSenior Special Assistant (Household & Social Events) to the President
5Mr. Sabi’u YusufSpecial Assistant (Personal Assistant) to the President
6Mr. Femi AdesinaSpecial Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the President
7Ya’u Shehu DarazoSenior Special Assistant to the President (Special Duties)
8Dr. Suhayb Sanusi RafindadiPersonal Physician to the President
9Mohammad Hamisu SaniSpecial Assistant to the President (Special Duties)
10Brig. Gen. P T Boroh (rtd)Special Adviser to the President/Coordinator, Amnesty Programme
11Mallam Abba KyariChief of Staff to the President
12Ahmed Muhammadu MayoSpecial Assistant on Finance and Administration
13Tolu OgunlesiSpecial Assistant on Digital/News Media
14Nasiru AdhamaSpecial Assistant on Youth and Student Affairs
15Ayuba BalamiSpecial Assistant on Social Events
16Bayo OmoboriowoPersonal Assistant to the President (Presidential Photographer)
17Sunday AghaezePersonal Assistant to the President (State Photographer)
18Naziru Mohammad BashiruPersonal Assistant to the President (TV Media)
19Shaaban Ibrahim Ibrahim SandaPersonal Assistant to the President (Broadcast Media)
20Lauretta OnochiePersonal Assistant to the President (Social Media)
21Dr. Samuel AnkeliSenior Special Assistant on Physically Challenged
22Abike Dabiri-ErewaSenior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs & Diaspora
23Princess (Mrs. Adejoke O. AdefulireSenior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
24Shehu GarbaSpecial Assistant on Physically Challenged
VICE PRESIDENT
1Dr. Balkisu SaiduSenior Special Assistant to the President on Research, Legal & Compliance Matters
2Mr. Adeola Rahman IpayeDeputy Chief of Staff to the President
3Mr. Laolu AkandeSenior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity
4Mrs. Maryam UwaisSpecial Adviser (Social Investment)
5Mr. Emmanuel Oludolapo BrightSenior Special Assistant to the President on Economic Management Team
6Mr. Edobor IyamuSenior Special Assistant to the President on Economic Affairs
7Mr. Ismaeel AhmedSenior Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment Programmes
8Ms. Olayinka OyeneyinSenior Special Assistant to the President on Project Management
9Fadi Rose AuduSpecial Assistant to the President on Domestic Matters
10Mr. Omolayo AkinfalaSpecial Assistant to the President on Protocol
11Ms. Imeh Patience OkonSenior Special Assistant to the President on Infrastructure
12Miss Lillian IdiagheSpecial Assistant to the President on Legal Matters
13Mr. Arukaino Thomas UmukoroSpecial Assistant to the President on Communication Projects
14Mr. Daniel Oseaga IkuenobeSpecial Assistant to the President on Economic Recovery & Growth Plan
15Mr. Folarin AlayandeSpecial Assistant to the President on Economic Recovery & Growth Plan
16Dr. Effiong EssienSpecial Assistant to the President on Economic Recovery & Growth Plan
17Olaolu BeckleySpecial Assistant to the President on Documentation
18Novo IsioroSpecial Assistant to the President on Visual Communication
19Ambassador Abdullahi GwarySenior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs
20Feyishayo AinaSpecial Assistant to the President (Strategic Communications)
21Hon. Gambo ManzoPersonal Assistant to the President (Political)
DONOR FUNDED
1Mrs. Damilola OgunbiyiSenior Special Assistant Power
2Dr. Mariam MashaSenior Special Assistant (IDPs)
3Mr. Chiedu UghoSenior Special Assistant (Power Privatization)
4Mr. Runde OsibamowoSenior Special Assistant (Monitoring and Evaluation)
5Dr. Jumoke OduwoleSenior Special Assistant (Trade and Investment)
6Mr. Muktar TijinaSpecial Assistant (Power)
7Mr. Tochi NwachukwuSpecial Assistant (Power Privatization)
8Mr. Mohammed BrimahSpecial Assistant (IDPs)
9Mr. Yahaya MaibeSpecial Assistant (Social Investments)
10Mr. Peter DimikeSpecial Assistant (Economic Matters)
11Mr. Adedeji AdeyemiSpecial Assistant (NEC Affairs)
12Mrs. Jibola AjayiSpecial Assistant (BPE Affairs)
13Mr. Ife AdebayoSpecial Assistant (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
14Mr. Myani BukarSpecial Assistant (Legal Matters)
GOVERNMENT FUNDED
15Dr. Adeyemi DepeoluSpecial Adviser (Economic Matters)
16Senator Femi OjuduSpecial Adviser (Political Matters)
17Dr. Nicholas AudifferemSpecial Adviser (Research, Legal and Compliance)
18Mr. Ayoleke AduSenior Special Assistant (Economic Matters)
19Mrs. Foluso IdumuSenior Special Assistant (Administration)
20Mr. Lanre OsibonaSenior Special Assistant (ICT and Logistics)
21Mr. Sesan AdeboyejoSenior Special Assistant (Documentation)
22Mr. Tola AsekunSenior Special Assistant (Budget)
23Mr. Donald WokomaSpecial Assistant (NEC Matters)
24Mr. Bege BalaSpecial Assistant (NCP/BPE)
25Mr. Dotun AdebayoSpecial Assistant (Privatization)
26Mr. Yosola DawoduSpecial Assistant (Protocol)
27Dr. Abiodun AdelowoPersonal Physician
28Mrs. Koko IyamuSpecial Assistant (Admin)
29Ms. Susan ChagwaSpecial Assistant Household and Social Events
30Tayo Basirat FakoredeSpecial Assistant (Special Duties)
31Mosope OlaosebikanSpecial Assistant (Media and ICT)
SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION
1Mr. Gideon SamaniSenior Special Assistant to the President (Political)
2Prof. A. K. UsmanSenior Special Assistant on Legal, Research and Documentation
3Ayuba Musa BirmaSpecial Assistant to the President (Political)
4Umaru Waziri KumoPersonal Assistant to the President (Special Duties)
5Ibrahim Bapetel HassanSenior Special Assistant to the President (Policy Development & Analysis)
CHIEF OF STAFF
1Mallam Tijjani YusufSpecial Assistant (General Duties) to the President
2Ahmed Rufa’i AbubakarSenior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs/Int. Relations
3Lai YahayaSenor Special Assistant to the President on Policy and Strategy
4Fola OyeyinkaSenior Special Assistant to the President on Economic Matters
5Bode OyetundeSenior Special Assistant to the President on Finance and Fiscal Policy
6Farouk GumelSenior Special Assistant to the President on Special Duties
7Musa Shafi’iSenior Special Assistant to the President on Administration
8Abdul Mutallab MuktarSenior Special Assistant to the President on General Duties
The Wife of the President
1Dr. Mohammed Kamal AbdulrahmanPersonal Physician to the Wife of the President
2Hadi UbaSpecial Assistant to the President (Admin II) to the Wife of the President
3Dr. Hajo SaniSenior Special Assistant (Admin) to the Wife of the President
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION
1Alhaji Ahmadu GiadeSpecial Assistant to the President on Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances
2Mr. Sylvester ImhanobeSpecial Assistant to the President on Research/Special Duties
3Mrs. Juliet Chikaodili Ibekaku NwagwuSpecial Assistant to the President on Reforms
4Mr. Abiodun Ayodeji AikomoSpecial Assistant to the President on Financial Crimes
5Mr. Kehinde Isaac OginniSpecial Assistant to the President on Financial Crimes
6Chief Okoi Ofem Obono – OblaSpecial Assistant to the President on Prosecution
MINISTER OF INFORMATION
1Mr. Williams AdeleyeSpecial Assistant to the President on Media (SA to Minister of Information)
2Mr. Segun AdeyemiSpecial Assistant on Media (SA to Minister of Information)
1Mr. Ben Ifeanyi AkabuezeDG (Planning)

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  • Gary

    So much for all the talk about reducing the size of government with the bloated workforce, duplication and redundant positions in the Executive Branch.
    Now add the still-secret emoluments and perks of our high-maintenance National Assembly, it’s no wonder then that over 60 per cent of the federal budget is sourced from loans and servicing debts.

    Also telling is the fact that the Vice President has had most of his “staff” dumped on him and could only appoint some of his choosing while Buhari was away. Interesting.

    • Lanre

      Thank you Gary for your apt and pointed comment. Everyone in Nigeria goes to the center to steal as much as possible. That is why Buhari finds Jonathan corrupt; corrupt practices were revealed by Jonathan against Obasanjo (Halliburton, Siemens, Electricity Generation Contracts etc). Please find my comment on this news piece below. Nigeria is a joke:
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      Thank you Premium Times. This is one of the reasons you are the leading news publication in Nigeria. Please find out if those aides have special assistants. Just in case. This is Nigeria where Governance is a Sophisticated Criminal Enterprise.

  • dami

    So what’s the news here PT? More or less than the last administration or the lowest in history or the most?

    • Frank Bassey

      The news is that this level of waste and impunity is above people like you. This question is alarming.

      • Rataya Tambai

        No, I beg to disagree. The question posed by dami isn’t unreasonable. Unless we see somewhere what figures of aides were there during previous administrations – Obasanjo, ‘Yar’adua, ati Goodluck; the write-up by P/time doesn’t make any sense and the question posed by dami is quite reasonable! I rather see you as an unreasonable alarmist.

        • Frank Bassey

          So, why should we be talking of Change? If we are comfortable with what has been there, why the noise about “sanitizing” the system? Should we continue with this monumental waste because GEJ and OBJ were there? This is like reasoning from the burrow pit.

          • Rataya Tambai

            ….you see your life? Did you actually vote for the change? That one aside, I challenge P/Times or any other news media for that matter to publish the respective numbers and names of presidential aides under previous administrations (not just GEJ’s); I bet you, only then you’ll see the change I voted for in this regards! This is my point and that of dami, I guess.

          • tundemash

            If the aides have been reduced from over 50 to 101, that is CHANGE else give us the figure when Dumbo was in the villa.

          • Frank Bassey

            Arewa-Anus, you should stay on the argument. If you believe in what this government preaches, should we maintain this humongous fleet of aircraft? Is it in line with our so-called cost-saving culture? Issues like this go beyond child-girl marriage or Quoranic recitation, please. If it is above you, find yourself a deep burrow pit and hide yourself.

          • Otile

            Abubakar tundemash,
            Stop reasoning from you anus.

        • Mizch

          You are waiting for PT to tell you that GEJ employed all his Otuoke kinsmen. Keep waiting.

      • Usher- Join The Revolution

        Yea yea.. So lets sack them all. The aids are all employed and am okay with that. smh!

    • Otile

      The right question is – what are those battalions of ignorant aides doing for Nigeria? Again, if they are serving any good purpose why has the country deteriorated since Buhari & Osinbajo packed them there. Don’t you see that they are dead woods?

  • Biafran 1967

    The large amount of advisers explains why Yorubas are agitated once Biafra is mentioned. A break up of Nigeria would disrupt the gravy train and free allowances. Each of these assistants would have churches they donate to, people being sponsored abroad on scholarships, pastors on the receiving end of allowances for prayers, owambes for people’s 50th birthdays, lavish weddings to sponsor etc. If this is happening under Buhari who I still believe is a disciplined man, but has been hijacked by crooks, then there is no end to Nigeria’s problems. Ahiara declaration on socialism and a rejection of the love of money is the answer.

    • Lanre

      Biafran 1967. I am Yoruba and I agree with you that there are Yoruba who like to join the gravy train; no principles whatsoever. I like the way you described the urges that push these politicians (who are not interested in serving the people) to act so shamelessly. I believe we need independent countries, crafted along ethnic nationalities, drawn to reflect the regions Nigeria had prior to independence in 1960. One of my reasons for this is the fiscal discipline it will impose. Someone from Daura will not be determining what happens in Arochukwu; someone from Ibadan will not be spending money derived from resources in Yenagoa. Please read my comments on this news item reprinted here for your convenience:
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      Thank you Premium Times. This is one of the reasons you are the leading news publication in Nigeria. Please find out if those aides have special assistants. Just in case. This is Nigeria where Governance is a Sophisticated Criminal Enterprise.

  • John Okoh

    Nigeria should come to America to learn how administration is set up and not spending our money on useless aides. Why all these aides for crying out loud.. Ever wonder why Nigerian youths are jobless? This is really crazy to say the least. This practice is all over the Fed and States too including, Governors, Ministers ,Commissioners and so on and so forth. What is wrong with Nigeria?Bigmannison if there is such a word. Absolute nonsense.

    • Guest

      Bigmannism

    • Lanre

      Hello John Okoh. Thank you for your post. I advise you to take a little time and review Nigeria’s political timeline/history. You will come to the conclusion/summation (like I have) that Governance is a Sophisticated Criminal Enterprise. It’s a Quid Pro Quo system guided by the Mafia Laws of Omerta. I am waiting for the usual ass-wipes – Kaysoyemi, Mufuola, Bayo Ola, Gbola, Onike24, Julius, Dareolu1, Reasonability to dispute my assertion. I find it interesting that they are all Yoruba. I interact with Yorubas worldwide on a daily basis and I do not see the kind of thinking reflected by these online trolls. Maybe they are part of the appointees mentioned on this list. Who knows? A sa jeun.

  • John Okoh

    Bigmanism is a disease is a disease eating the soul of Nigeria.

  • Adm. Uche UCHENNA

    Cost of governance is a source of waste in Nigerian political space. It is a way of sharing the public funds. No wonder some Of them just go and read newspapers as their job. Because there Jobs overlaps. Balderdash.

  • Frank Bassey

    Thank you P/Times. Keep doing the good job.
    You can see why VP Osinbajo is always attacking former President Goodluck Jonathan, just to take attention away from such level of rot and looting going on through the management and maintenance of this long list of fleet that you can never seen in advanced and well developed economies. Shame.

    • tundemash

      101 aides too long for the Presidency?
      SInce PT failed to do that, why not give us the number of aides maintained by Dumbo and Hippo when they were at the villa ?

      • Frank Bassey

        Now we have hypocritical thieves in the place, tell us the difference. What are we doing with this humongous fleet of aircraft? Is it because there is cheap, free oil money?

        • tundemash

          Where do u see aircraft in this news report Mr. Wailer ? Do the needful; give us the number of aides maintained by Dumbo and Hippo when they were at the villa so we know if there is a difference or not ?

          • Frank Bassey

            Compendium of idiocy!

          • Man_Enough

            You have no valid reply to his challenge, so you resort to insult.

          • Frank Bassey

            It’s because you failed to remain on the issue. When you deviate from the logic of an argument, there is probably no need wasting time with one whose empty skull is unacceptable.

    • Shahokaya

      Muted comments from the hate mongers that were parading fake list that the North has 81% of the appointees. Can we now expect the wailres to eat their words or are they going to manufacture another list to justify their lies?

      • Frank Bassey

        The problem with your type is that you believe in half measure. You lack the rigour or discipline to follow issues to the end. Premium Times published an update on this matter which revealed that the Presidency (whoever that is) engaged in falsehood and dubious statistics. It really floored the Presidency’s hawks’ publication. BusinessDay did an update on it showing that its publication was valid. So, what are you wailing again? What would you say about this:

        BUHARI’S RECENT APPOINTMENTS AT NNPC
        – SIGN OF AN UPRIGHT SAINT?
        1. Shaibu Musa – MD, NNPC Medical Services
        2. Ibrahim Birma – Group General Manager, Audit Division
        3. Ahmed Katagum – Group GM Shipping
        4. Kallamu Abdullahi – Group GM, Renewable Energy Division
        5. Dr Bola Afolabi – Group GM, Research & Development
        6. Adeyemi Adetunji – MD, NNPC Retail Division
        7. Usman Yusuf – Group GM, NNPC GMD Office
        8. Bala Wunti – in charge of Corporate Planning & Strategy
        9. Umar Ajiya – MD, Nigerian Products Marketing Company
        10. Muhammed Abah – MD, Warri Refining Petrochemical Company
        11. Malami Shehu – MD, Port Harcourt Refining Company
        12. Adewale Ladenegan – MD, Kaduna Refining Petrochemical Co (dormant)
        13. Diepriye Tariah – MD, Integrated Data Services
        14. Roland Wubare – GM National Petroleum Investment Services
        NOTE: Maikanti Baru – still GMD, NNPC.
        Isiaka Abdulrasaq – GMD Finance & Services
        Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari – Petroleum Minister

    • Lanre

      Thank you Frank Bassey. I have given Premium Times an additional assignment. They need to find out if the aides have Special Assistants. My comment is reprinted below for your convenience:
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      Thank you Premium Times. This is one of the reasons you are the leading news publication in Nigeria. Please find out if those aides have special assistants. Just in case. This is Nigeria where Governance is a Sophisticated Criminal Enterprise.

  • Netanyahu

    I don’t care if there are no funds to pay these layabouts, my only concern is the federal character piece. Where are the south east in all of this? One or two appointments? Shame on this administration, including the so called “senior pastor”. These are filthy, small-minded bigots parading as statesmen. Where is the equity? Where is fairness? Shutting out a section of the country because you claim they did not vote for you?

    • Ebube

      Let’s stop being petty. It’s just not enough to shout Federal character whenever it fits our narrative. Most of these positions are personal assistants. They are not subject to Federal Character. Both men have the right to appoint any one from anywhere to serve them as personal assistants. Let’s channel our strength to more meaningful issues that matters rather than petty stuff like this.
      Moreover, in Politics, whether you like it or not. The fact remains that you will tend to appoint more from those who brought you to power (Voted for you) if you must count on their continues support. It happens everywhere. even here in the US. But that is not to say you totally forget those that didn’t vote for you.
      In essence, We as Igbos should learn not to put our eggs in one basket when it comes to elections. We should also desist from Politics of hatred. GEJ that most of us worship now never did any project in the East that benefits the masses. If I am wrong please mention the projects. He however made some Key Political Appointments from the East. But tell me, how did those appointments better the lot of an ordinary Igbo man?
      We must seek to be relevant and remain relevant by forming more of alliances than making more enemies for ourselves because Democracy is a Game of Numbers.

      • aisha ani

        I salute you, a lot of these people still don’t get it.

      • Okokondem

        Thanks for your thoughtful remarks. Like you I failed to see the relevance of this PT report especially for lacking context. It wasn’t long ago when everyone including and especially members of the Nigerian media were clamoring for the passage of the Freedom of Information Act, but since it became law not much is being done with it in terms of doggedly searching and exposing the looting of the country’s wealth beyond Alison Desiani and a few others.

        As much as I have no sympathy for anyone who has participated in the fleecing of Nigeria, including Desiani, Metuh and even Dasuki, I believe the Nigerian press should widen the scope of their research and investigation into the looting of the country’s wealth not just in the current or recent administration, but in all administrations going back to at least 1975 when Murtala Mohammed & Co took over from Yakubu Gowon. The hundreds of billions of dollars Nigeria earned from oil explorations in 60 years that is unaccounted for cannot only be blamed on the current administration and their immediate predecessor. So, PT has a wide range of relevant topics and issues of concern to the average Nigerian to investigate and report.

  • wode

    It would have been good of PT to let us know the point they are trying to make publishing this with the stated headline. Is the number too much or too small? Is there any baseline for which it is being compared? What was this used to be in the past and what is it now? Are there any of the positions or aids that are unnecessary or inappropriate?

    These are some of the expectations from PT publishing this. Not linking this to anything tangible makes the whole work less desirable and praiseworthy. PT can, of course, do a better job.

    • thusspokez

      It would have been good of PT to let us know the point they are trying to make publishing this with the stated headline. Is the number too much or too small?

      PT brings you news report, and you want the reporters to also think for you? Can’t you do it yourself?

      • Tunsj

        Agreed.

      • aisha ani

        In that case PT needs to give their reporters a competency exam.

        • thusspokez

          In what case?

          • aisha ani

            Its a joke.

          • thusspokez

            What is a joke?

          • Eluba Inas

            Lol.

          • MilitaryPolice01 [Joint Chief]

            Aisha most of the fellas here are mentally rigid and too stressed to tell a joke.

      • wode

        …and we are talking about an incomplete report. What point can you, as a person, make out of this report? What is the essence? You don’t just provide a data. There is always a need for its analysis, irrespective of how basic and minimal it would be. That’s when sense can be made out of it.

    • Tunsj

      Couldn’t agree more. What’s the point? Is PT trying to compare the number of advisers in President Buhari’s administration to that of former President Jonathan?

  • Ahmed Isah

    The immediate Past regime has about one thousand(1,000) aids which premium Times fail to find out before the publications of this mess.

    • cheky

      You guys should stop this nonsense, Yeah Jonathan didn’t do well (if actually he did that) but at least the price of oil was high. Now, you’re in recession and you are still supporting this mess. Meanwhile, what’s the effect of all their advice? Special aviser this! Special adviser that!! Wasting money for all I care!!!

  • AVENGING Injustice

    1 .==. Mr. Ismaeel Ahmed .===. NORTH
    2 .==. Ambassador Abdullahi Gwary .===. NORTH
    3 .==. Hon. Gambo Manzo .===. NORTH
    4 .==. Dr. Mariam Masha .===. NORTH
    5 .==. Mr. Muktar Tijina .===. NORTH
    6 .==. Mr. Mohammed Brimah .===. NORTH
    7 .==. Mr. Yahaya Maibe .===. NORTH
    8 .==. Mr. Myani Bukar .===. NORTH
    9 .==. Mr. Donald Wokoma .===. NORTH
    10 .==. Mr. Bege Bala .===. NORTH
    11 .==. Ms. Susan Chagwa .===. NORTH
    12 .==. Mr. Chiedu Ugho .===. EAST
    13 .==. Mr. Tochi Nwachukwu .===. EAST
    14 .==. Mr. Edobor Iyamu .===. Niger Delta
    15 .==. Ms. Imeh Patience Okon .===. Niger Delta
    16 .==. Miss Lillian Idiaghe .===. Niger Delta
    17 .==. Mr. Arukaino Thomas Umukoro .===. Niger Delta
    18 .==. Mr. Daniel Oseaga Ikuenobe .===. Niger Delta
    19 .==. Dr. Effiong Essien .===. Niger Delta
    20 .==. Mrs. Koko Iyamu .===. Niger Delta
    21 .==. Dr. Balkisu Saidu .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    22 .==. Mr. Adeola Rahman Ipaye .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    23 .==. Mr. Laolu Akande .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    24 .==. Mrs. Maryam Uwais .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    25 .==. Mr. Emmanuel Oludolapo Bright .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    26 .==. Ms. Olayinka Oyeneyin .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    27 .==. Mr. Omolayo Akinfala .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    28 .==. Mr. Folarin Alayande .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    29 .==. Olaolu Beckley .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    30 .==. Novo Isioro .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    31 .==. Feyishayo Aina .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    32 .==. Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    33 .==. Mr. Runde Osibamowo .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    34 .==. Dr. Jumoke Oduwole .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    35 .==. Mr. Peter Dimike .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    36 .==. Mr. Adedeji Adeyemi .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    37 .==. Mrs. Jibola Ajayi .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    38 .==. Mr. Ife Adebayo .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    39 .==. Dr. Adeyemi Depeolu .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    40 .==. Senator Femi Ojudu .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    41 .==. Dr. Nicholas Audifferem .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    42 .==. Mr. Ayoleke Adu .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    43 .==. Mrs. Foluso Idumu .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    44 .==. Mr. Lanre Osibona .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    45 .==. Mr. Sesan Adeboyejo .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    46 .==. Mr. Tola Asekun .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    47 .==. Mr. Dotun Adebayo .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    48 .==. Mr. Yosola Dawodu .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    49 .==. Dr. Abiodun Adelowo .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    50 .==. Tayo Basirat Fakorede .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    51 .==. Mosope Olaosebikan .===. WEST (Yoruba)
    52 .==. Fadi Rose Audu .===. WEST (Yoruba but married to Kogi)

    SUMMARY of Regional distribution of VP’s Personal Assistants employed
    WEST (Yorubas) === 62%
    NORTH============22%
    EAST==============3%
    SOUTH=============13%


    Dear Avengers, over to you

  • Timothy

    And this is suppose to be NEWS???!!!!! Well half bread is better than chin chin

  • Nigeria is NON-NEGOTIABLE????

    SUMMARY of Regional distribution of VP’s Personal Assistants employed
    WEST (Yorubas) === 62%
    NORTH============22%
    EAST==============3%
    SOUTH=============13%


    From the above it is clear why fake Pastor Osinbajo will go to the Niger Delta and say we are better and stronger as a nation….that Nigeria is NON-NEGOTIABLE. Reallllll????? If something is wrong with his brain and ability to analyze figures nothing is wrong with mine. He tell us Niger Deltan to give peace a chance but our Niger Delta resources pays all his kinsmen he has hired. Imagine only 2 people from the East (Biafra) and a mere 13% from the South (Niger Delta) whereas 62% employed are those from his Yoruba (West) who produce nothing but parasite on the wealth of the Niger Delta. This nonsense must stop. We MUST not allow this insult to continue.

    • aisha ani

      Are you kidding me, your close associates have to be people you know and trust.

    • BABUYANMA

      Ibos are Saboteurs and Traitors

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Time for your medications.

  • Frank Bassey

    Namdi Kanu was right. And now is is clear too that the Niger Delta militants have a strong point. There has to be a way to break up this zoo into different countries.

    • Mufu Ola

      And the “right” Nnamdi Kanu went underground & never to be seen again!!

      • aisha ani

        Probably somewhere sipping margaritas.

  • thusspokez

    Gosh! There are so many ghost aides and advisers. So far madam finance minister only talks about ghost workers in the civil service when right under her own nose, there are so many ghost political appointees doing fúck all and collecting fat salaries and inflated perks.

  • Mizch

    97% and 5% applied. One Nigeria it is. Some refuse to see the real problem of corruption.

  • Tommy Soto

    Who remembers when a certain past president used to take two large plane loads of aides and feet kissers with him on foreign excursions?

    • aisha ani

      I do, they all seem to have forgotten that.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      We all do.

      Don’t mind these dolts who are simply raising their voices just because they read PT headlines.

    • progressive

      Buhari government have been so transparent so those who are blaming buhari for huge amount of aides don’t have something to talk about

    • Night Crawler

      You are right, I believe he will have more than 200 aides attached to himself, not to talk of his vice and wife mama peace, now you know who am talking about

  • Justice Equity

    Treacherous mischievous chameleons, Judas Iscariot offsprings 62%,any wonder that Nigeria was run aground just within 12 months of bubus clueless government.
    A when a leader surrounded himself with cunning crafty treacherous traitors, hollow minded free educated hypocrites,his reign can not but be a disaster,a generation that is afflicted with acute laziness of mind ,bone and marrow. Any wonder buharis government is a government of one day one lie .only God can save Nigeria.

    • progressive

      Jona th a was the most traitor president we’ve ever had in the country is it not the same Jonathan that told the whole world that stealing is not corruption

  • TrueFairGame

    What is PT driving at? are they too much? are they actually needed? are they doing their job?. It is understandable that the VP has more aides because he handles most of the economic matters and social investment projects of the administration. Looking at the list and knowing what i know about running a state, the numbers are not too much. May be they should compare with other administration in history.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Yes it is too much….the whitehouse operates with about half of that.

      • progressive

        Bigot you don’t have point

      • Night Crawler

        Have you been there if not give us a link to validate your comment

    • Night Crawler

      You are right, compare to previous administration, is nothing to write home about

    • progressive

      Don’t mind those pdp e rats are jobless they are trying to diver attention we all know how Jonathan aides caused so much impunity despite they were not been apppointed with due process

  • Ier

    One of the Special Special Assistants passed away last year. Please check your list properly and update. Makes me wonder how up to date this list is.

    • aisha ani

      Thank you for the information, I wonder O!

    • Zygote

      which one of them did you kill? Please let have the name so we can prey for the repose of his soul

      • Eluba Inas

        You don’t need a name to pray if you are sincere, unless if you truly meant “prey.”

      • Night Crawler

        Give your condolence message, because a name won’t make or break you

  • Man_Enough

    Premium Times should also publish the list of governors and legislators in Nigeria if they have no news. I fail to see the point of this.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Why must you support this type of colossal waste….the white house does not have up to 30.

      • Funso Famuyiwa

        Mr. Tawanda I , the White House Staff strength is up to 350. I know cos my son goes there from time to time. That said, we should use the minimum effective number cos the cost of governance is too high in Nigeria.
        But I must also note that most of the listed positions do not seem redundant to me. These are not idle Political appointments.

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          You include janitors ,cooks and security personnel ? yes but special assistants are less than 30.

      • tundemash

        ARe you just lying or you are this ignorant ?????

      • Night Crawler

        …and who says they don’t have more than that, continue spreading false news

      • Man_Enough

        You didn’t get my drift. PT should tell us the point they are driving at by this publication. Are the aids too many or too few? Are the appointments lopsided? Are the wrong people put in position? Give us comparative analysis either with other nations or past administrations. The intention of the publication is to place the government in bad light, but even at that reasons have to be adduced.

    • Otile

      The point is the cheating and grand looting scheme of our money through humongous payments to the idle kinsmen of Buhari. Do you not care about corruption anymore? Those ignorant Buhari aides who are wasting money there are nothing but ghost workers.

      • Night Crawler

        No one is cheating anyone, you don’t expect the president to have 10 aid that will give him information of over 170 million Nigerians, have you wondered how many aids sp saraki has?

      • progressive

        The money 20 billion dollars that was missing during Jonathan Era we haven’t been able to see the traces of the money till date

    • Night Crawler

      Thank you, governors has more aids compare to president

    • progressive

      I think the aides been published by premium times it just to create argument I see no reason for this you . Are they now saying that the president does not have the right to appoint aides am not concerned about the numbers but am more concerned how they have been able to do their work diligently.

  • BABUYANMA

    Where the IBOLA Saboteurs on the list. No wonder they are on internet CRYING

    • Night Crawler

      You are saying trash, if you have nothing upstairs to add to the discussion of this forum, it’s better you keep kwayet in patience voice

    • progressive

      You must be sick , who are the ones crying on the Internet, the aides are there to support their boss it a pity that people like you knows what Jonathan did when he was in power we all know how they siphoned money

  • Lanre

    Thank you Premium Times. This is one of the reasons you are the leading news publication in Nigeria. Please find out if those aides have special assistants. Just in case. This is Nigeria where Governance is a Sophisticated Criminal Enterprise.

    • KELLOGGS

      When a VP has donor funded assistants, what is it? It’s awoof, and wayo, right? Right!

      • Lanre

        Hello Kelloggs. The list is just mind-boggling. Duplication of functions and a terrible waste of resources. The other day, I did a brief comparative review of Nigeria’s 30billion dollar budget with New York City’s 86billion dollar budget. Yet Nigeria spends more on personnel emoluments (as a ratio). As we Yorubas say Nigeria’s rulers use all their ten fingers to eat, like greedy pigs that they are.

        • KELLOGGS

          It’s funny that donors actually sponsor government aids. Not even in a cartoon about the goons would such a thing be imagined.

          A donor then has his hands on the government till!

          • Night Crawler

            It’s not all donors that has access to government, they are non governmental organization

          • progressive

            Jonathan administration did more than this so what is the noise all about

        • Night Crawler

          Some aids may be from the same department but has different work, eg any one in a computer science department, you can choose to go into graphics, while another will choose programming and another desktop publishing and so on, you can’t be master of all, I hope you understand

        • progressive

          There is nothing like waste of resources they are been employeed to do their various functions were they were been appointed

        • front man

          You don’t understand what you are saying.

      • Night Crawler

        I know some people will still complain, smh

        • front man

          Don’t mind them.

      • progressive

        So do you want the president and the vice to be doing the work only so is it a crime for them to have an aides I think you should stop publicizing this issues

        • Olatubosun

          Abi now….

        • Olatubosun

          No sense for him

      • woman leader1

        It’s like you don’t know the meaning of Aids and the reason of having Aids.

        • Olatubosun

          He doesn’t know

          • woman leader1

            Obviously!

      • front man

        So the president should be doing everything by themselves.

      • Olatubosun

        Keep quiet,, what do you know?

    • Night Crawler

      No they don’t, even if they have… They will be paid individually by those who employ them

    • progressive

      Buhari will never for once condole such things , buhari government has been the most transparent , those aides are been paid by their employees so this shouldn’t be a news at all

      • Olatubosun

        Correct

  • cheky

    I don’t understand your question but what’s Lauretta Onochie doing there when Buhari has Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu? Some of them are doing nothing!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      The population of Nigeria is circa 150m people.

      Do you seriously expect that this number of aides to run the country is too much?

      • cheky

        Okay oh! But did Buhari not say he would reduce the cabinet if he comes in, he’s even planning to expand his cabinet by appointing more ministers. Is that not hypocrisy! You’ve not answered my question, do we need the likes of Lauretta Onochie when he has Lai Mohammed, Shehu Garba and Femi Adesina?

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          With all due respects, Jonathan had 133 aides to himself alone. Factor that in with what Namadi Sambo would have had.

          It’s about putting this into context and then doing the ratio sums to see if he has kept his words.

          The fact that you may not like Lauretta is neither here nor there. Aside, Mr. Lai Mohammed is a Minister, not an aide. He speaks for the FGN, not the Presidency.

          • cheky

            I’m done with you sir, you have started digressing. How did you deduce from my comment that I don’t like Lauretta? Lauretta is just an example of so many aides that are doing nothing. Barrister Ibebaku is also there doing nothing, was just compensated because she lost out in the last Enugu state gubernatorial election with Okey Ezea. Even the ex deputy governor of Lagos state. I’m just mentioning the ones I know, I careless about Lauretta.
            If you’re talking about ratio, he can have 10 aides if he can afford it. We’re complaining of recession, yet Buhari appoints more than needed. Must you guys always compare Buhari to Jonathan? Now, he’s trying to expand his cabinet to compensate Tinubu, Kwankwaso and other politicians, because another election is by the corner. You blind supporters will never see anything wrong with Buhari, I hate hypocrisy.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            How apt!

            Only Mentally retarded critics fail to stay within the ambits of their original premise.

            If you had more gumption, no one needs to explain the need for comparative analysis where objectivity is concerned.

            That I took the pains of doing that for you is the reason for your meaningless caterwauling and abusive response. I don’t blame you.

            You can naturally stick with your ignorance.

          • cheky

            Calling you Buhari’s blind supporter is not an insult but here you are, calling me mentally retarded. I won’t abuse you back, it only shows your parents did a poor job raising you. I’m not a politician and do not belong to any political party, only paid agents/party members/blind supporters will entertain insults just to defend politicians. Bye, I’m done with you.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Glad to see another idiotic nincompoop self-immolating.

            Your hypocritical self won’t be missed. Not even by PDPigs like your ignoble self.

          • cheky

            Tell that to your dad! That’s if you’re not a bastard. Keep on attracting curses to your generations just because of peanuts you collect from useless politicians.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            At least I have a set of parents.

            Do you know which one of your “Uncles” sired you?

          • cheky

            Just like Obj and your uncles, it flows in your blood.

          • MilitaryPolice01 [Joint Chief]

            Lauretta Onochie is a grandma often under the influence of extremely fermented palmwine

  • LagosBoy

    Still dont know what the point of this is.

  • Night Crawler

    The president is on point for the aides and that of his vice, reason the vice has more aides is because he govern over economy activities of this nation

    • woman leader1

      Yes ooo, always on point.

    • front man

      We have a president that is always on point and the peoples choice

      • dele20

        You are absolutely correct

      • Olatubosun

        Sure, the president that ready to listen to the grievances of the masses

    • SpeakOut

      True talk, we all know how important economy activities is to her great country.

      • Olatubosun

        Yes o…
        ,Buhari retains the economy standard of our glorious country…
        Nigeria has been sanitised

    • daygea

      Very well said.

    • Olatubosun

      Well said my brother

  • Senator D

    *You are a deceiver or Liar if you deny any of the truths below:*

    *• That President Buhari of Nigeria once remarked that General Sanni Abacha NEVER stole a dime from Nigeria. However, in a twist of fate the Authorities in Jersey Island told Nigerian Government few weeks back that the one condition to return Abacha’s stolen loot to Nigeria is for the current President to publicly announce that Abacha stole money!…APC Progress!!!*

    *• You are just plain wicked if you deny that you NEVER read that Buhari’s government has spent over $3Billion searching for crude oil in the North…An amount that can NEVER be budgeted for health, education or even the Niger Delta where these monies are derived!*

    *• You are just trying to pretend if you haven’t yet seen the YouTube video showing FULANI HERDSMEN feeding a farmer’s Yam harvest to their cows and saying NOTHING WILL HAPPEN!…Buhari for Life President…*

    *• You are part of Nigeria’s problem if you believe the trash that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Boss Mr Ibrahim Magu claiming his enemies bought him houses in Dubai…Please where are my enemies???*

    *• You are just trying to half-hearted of you take Buhari’s fight on corruption serious when The Chief of Army Staff under him owns properties in Dubai and Abba Kyari, his Chief of Staff, collected over 500-million naira from MTN to stop the sanctioning of MTN. By the way MTN moved $13billion out of Nigeria without due process…I Love Buhari…*

    *• Finally, you are just plain deceptive if you put Church stickers on your car and doors professing your Faith but your Pastors use security personnel around them. Yes, you are wicked when there are genuine needs to be met at home and your family but you give tithes and offerings to churches………

  • front man

    This is a good one

  • Absolutely Sane

    Premium Times should find better job to do, if, of all interesting & significant events begging to be investigated and reported, all they could do is to come up with useless story.

    • Maria

      Get out! Many of the scandals going on who revealed them? Premiumtimes is the best news platform in the whole of Africa.

  • daygea

    This is a great one.

    • Olatubosun

      Sure

  • Senator D

    You are a deceiver or Liar if you deny any of the truths below:*

    *• That President Buhari of Nigeria once remarked that General Sanni Abacha NEVER stole a dime from Nigeria. However, in a twist of fate the Authorities in Jersey Island told Nigerian Government few weeks back that the one condition to return Abacha’s stolen loot to Nigeria is for the current President to publicly announce that Abacha stole money!…APC Progress!!!*

    *• You are just plain wicked if you deny that you NEVER read that Buhari’s government has spent over $3Billion searching for crude oil in the North…An amount that can NEVER be budgeted for health, education or even the Niger Delta where these monies are derived!*

    *• You are just trying to pretend if you haven’t yet seen the YouTube video showing FULANI HERDSMEN feeding a farmer’s Yam harvest to their cows and saying NOTHING WILL HAPPEN!…Buhari for Life President…*

    *• You are part of Nigeria’s problem if you believe the trash that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Boss Mr Ibrahim Magu claiming his enemies bought him houses in Dubai…Please where are my enemies???*

    *• You are just trying to half-hearted of you take Buhari’s fight on corruption serious when The Chief of Army Staff under him owns properties in Dubai and Abba Kyari, his Chief of Staff, collected over 500-million naira from MTN to stop the sanctioning of MTN. By the way MTN moved $13billion out of Nigeria without due process…I Love Buhari…*

    *• Finally, you are just plain deceptive if you put Church stickers on your car and doors professing your Faith but your Pastors use security personnel around them. Yes, you are wicked when there are genuine needs to be met at home and your family but you give tithes and offerings to churches!!!!!*

    • Emmie

      senator dino or what ever ur name is … make u fact str8 and stop giving yourself headache ! fulani herdsmen we all know its one of the designed programe desigin to tarnish image of the ruling president because he is from the north and mind you he is not a fulani … get that fact str8 what are the proofs showing they spent such amount searching for crude oil in the north and who invested in it ? did you find out how Abba kyari get is fund or was it under buhari that he got the property ? is there complain of a missing money ? please lets us know …cos we also need to know whats going around us.

  • Olatubosun

    God bless Buhari and his cabinets

  • tsunami1earthquake

    It was very good that this list was made public, just as the one detailing the various appointees of this administration. Having seen those, I am forced to begin wondering whether some parts of Nigeria are actually part of this country! And the only defence given for these kinds of lopsided appointments is that those excluded never voted for this government! Hmmmm, that’s a very good explanation indeed.

    Now, Buhari is visiting the South east on the eve of an important election in Anambra State! The question is: if such an election were not scheduled for this time, would Buhari visit that zone at this time?

    This is nothing short of a political campaign by the use of body language. The federal government wants to build kingdoms never seen before in the south east zone but could not do a simple thing as making sure people of this zone were equitably represented in government appointments.

    Even the vice president did not do better in the latest expose of appointments; people could see that appointments to people of the south east zone were made from ‘donor sponsored’ efforts.

    The people of the south east must be wise, read between the lines when exercising their voting rights. It is the duty of government to develop all parts of the country. So, Buhari coming to the south east to tell them he would build the Second Niger Bridge, develop federal roads and other projects is just shooting over the bar. If the Second Niger Bridge were built, would it be used ONLY by people of Anambra State? The present Niger Bridge is not used ONLY by the IGBO. So, what are all these shenanigans? If federal roads and projects were developed would they be used ONLY by the people of the south east zone? Come on, if the federal government would want to do these things, they are for the good of the entire nation. People must stop playing to the gallery.

    All these promises notwithstanding, the people of Anambra State must remember what is at stake in the coming gubernatorial election. You are not voting for Buhari in this election; rather you are voting for all the candidates of Anambra origin contesting the election. So be wise with the exercise of your voting decisions.

    When it comes time to voting Buhari in 2019, then other parameters would come into play and a juggling and synthesis of those parameters would determine whether or not to vote for Buhari. So Buhari should concentrate on his state visit to the south east and leave the gubernatorial gladiators to sort themselves out.

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