Maku, Wike, Obanikoro, others resign as Ministers

Seven ministers in President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet have resigned their positions.

Those who resigned are Ministers of Information, Labaran Maku; Trade and Industry, Samuel Ortom; State for Education, Nyesom Wike; and State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.

Others are Ministers of Labour, Emeka Wogu; Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu; State for Niger Delta, Dairus Ishaku.

The ministers quit their posts to pursue their political ambitions, the government said.

The ministers, whose departure had long been expected, will contest gubernatorial elections in their respective states.

More details coming….


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  • Chris1408

    Good bye to the underachieving ministers. I wish their master will do the same, retire to Otuoke creek.

    • djay


      • critiqe1

        Labaran Maku, i stand to tell you that you are a big losser. talkative..

        • critiqe1

          and for the remain GEJ Minions i wish hell and and an unhappy ending. thieves

          • djay

            Its obvious u r a bitter and unhappy fellow.

  • Dan Fulani

    Ombatse here we come.

  • Ay

    Those who said Jimi Agbaje will fly PDP’s flag in Lagos should have a re-think … Obanikoro will dis-figure his fine face very soon!

    • Femi



    overzealous ministers, go and face your waterloo in your respective state.

  • Olu Ade

    His disciples are fanning out like cockroaches with the instruction to hijack the Nigerian political terrain. unfortunately they have nothing to show as achievements other than their sycophantic worshiping of Jona. NIGERIANS OPEN YOUR EYES, BE WISE…

  • Enemona

    The beginning of the end!

  • emmy

    You guys are finished.. Born to rule animals

  • Netanyahu

    So they have stolen enough money to run for public office? Will they be probed? Never! Will questions be asked as to how they came to the stupendous financial ‘war chest’ they are going to unleash on the poor of their states, No. Lucky crooks. In their next life they will ask God to send them to Nigeria, under a dumb leader that does not give a damn how public treasuries are systemically looted. I envy them j’are! Of course they are governors in waiting and the stealing continues. Who in the state assembly can question his ‘excellency’. Look at the Unity schools. They have been on strike in the past month with the hapless children sitting at home due to non-payment of mere teachers’ promotion allowance. Yet the minister in that ministry in the past 42 months has looted enough money to go fund his gubernatorial campaign. Again no questions are asked. What a banana republic.

  • Emmanuel Maluba

    Messy Abati is writing his second treatise after his dark days working for a government he once castigated. What value can he ever add to ANY intelligent discourse? Many took his too serious before Jonathan picked him and he decided to destroy his good image on the altar of Naira.

  • Basil

    Mr Emmanuel Maluba, I consider your unwarranted attack on Abati as petty and misguided. What crime did he commit for serving his nation as a presidential spokesman? If there are specific atrocities or infractions you think that he is guilty of in the discharge of that noble national assignment, please mention them in a civilised manner and allow your readers to judge for themselves the merit of your accusations. As far as I know, Abati remains one of the accomplished and intelligent voices in the Nigerian social and academic space; and he paid his dues to earn this long before his job for the last administration. It is therefore strange (and perhaps smacks of envy) for you to say of Abati, “What value can he ever add to ANY intelligent discourse?” By the way, intelligence is not a (moral) virtue, and one does not become less intelligent for becoming less virtuous, assuming that you are even able to indict him of any abuse of his office while serving President Jonathan. Please try and be civilised and truthful, especially when commenting on others; or else you could well be earning yourself a place in Soyinka’s REPUBLIC OF LIARS!

  • ProTruth

    This is vintage Abati. Reuben as we use used to read and know him. Abati devoid of political corruption and unblinded. Abati at his cerebral best. Do I dare say, welcome home prodigal son.