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Ministerial List Revealed! Fashola, Amaechi, Ngige & More Confirmed




It’s official. Buhari’s ministerial list was revealed this morning during the Senate’s plenary session.

Here are the names announced by Bukola Saraki, as reported via the Nigerian Senate Twitter account:

1.Chris Ngige – Anambra
2. Kayode Fayemi- Ekiti
3. Rotimi Amaechi – Rivers
4. Babatunde Fashola -Lagos
5. Abdulrahman Danbazau
6. Aisha Alhassan – Taraba
7. Ogbonaya Onu- Abia
8.Kemi Adeosun -Ogun
9. Abubakar Malami (SAN) -Kebbi
10. Sen Hadi Sirika –Katsina
11. Barr. Adebayo Shittu -Oyo
12. Suleiman Adam -Jigawa
13. Solomon Dalong -Plateau
14.Ibe Kachikwu-Delta
15. Osagie Ehanire -Edo
17.Audu Ogbeh – Benue
18. Lai Mohammed -Kwara
19. Ahmed Isa Ibeto -Niger
20.Amina Mohammed – Kaduna

Screening will commence on Tuesday, October 13th


  1. Cheeway

    October 6, 2015 at 11:51 am

    So this is the list? I thought it was gonna be comprised of aliens.
    BTW where is my Ifueko Omogui and Dele Momodu?? *sad*

    • YoungandConfusedAfrica

      October 6, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      My thoughts exactly.. So this is what took over 4 months to be released.. 🙁

    • charles

      October 6, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Exactly what kind of list where you expecting? To see names like Chon Lee or Vladmir Wadir? Or names from space. This time the wailing is not about the tribe but about the “list”. . .una funny

      Buhari has chosen those whom he feels he will work with comfortably well and whom will align to his “master plan” and promises to you & I. The best we can do, is keep our fingers crossed and hope for a better Nigeria-if he & his ministers fail, we will waste no time in kicking him out, once his tenure is due.

    • Taipan

      October 6, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      @ charles you mumu sha

    • cindy

      October 6, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      @taipan your comments says more about yo than charles

    • Damilola

      October 6, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Recycling the same corrupt ex governors, ministers is the best way to fight corruption according to a leader whose goal is to eradicate corruption. Buhari, your actions is swinging a different rhythm than what is coming out of your mouth. Nigeria is doomed, and it’s extremely sad to watch the same foolish mistakes happen over and over. Where leaders are chosen based on nonsense. Buhari, you have disappointed all those who has little hope for a better Nigeria.

      The only person slightly worthy to be on that list is fashola. Say what you want, he’s still better than all these so called leaders. He’s not perfect but he has the right heart to want to see Nigeria change for better.

      Buhari, as much as you try to act tough, strict you are not different from these corrupt colleagues. You have the biggest criminals rolling with you, spending their state money on your campaign.

  2. jayboogie

    October 6, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Are these the messiahs we’ve all been waiting for ? the ones Buhari took so much time to find worthy ?? Hello one chance ! 🙁

    • Wend

      October 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      As in! The saints we’ve been waiting for.
      Oya! Angel Lai Mohammed de 1st pray 4 us.
      St Rotimi de Amaechi pray 4 Nigeria.

    • nene+

      October 6, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      @Wendy I had a great laugh @ pray for us.

      Lai muhammed will beat devil hands down in lies craft.!!!

      To be a minister,sponsor a political party.

      buhari had better not made Amaechi minister for Niger Delta- We are not smiling with Amaechiooooo.


  3. lol

    October 6, 2015 at 11:55 am

    It has finally come una belle son sweet. I’m pleased.

    • nene+

      October 6, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Arrival of the saints>>>>>>>
      These where names buhari should have written in opokolo matches box paper and brought to the swearing in ground!!!!.
      Are these the so called names???? they are same of the same and worse still.. These names are not what 24 hours wait how mush more 131 days wait. We have been scammed.
      Buhari left the brains in PH like Tonye for empty drum of Amaechi.

      Next time when APC touts tells you buhari went Northern to search for the best brains remember what “best” means to Buhari. His best are compensation for lies Mohammed told to Nigeria and embezzlement

      No world class, IMF,World bank,Harvard, International standard personality, even Fashola is the local champion here. Fayemi was rejected in his own state for being a puppet of Tinubu -Ekiti people rejected him yet bubu want to force him on Nigerians. Ekiti people who know him better had rejected him.

      Same old rickety Lai Mohammed and Audu Ogbe!!!
      Will the APC praise singers own up and tell buhari that he has goofed ?No ! They will still say sai baba.

      These names are a waste of 130 days wait. These names will not command foreign investments to Nigeria . Lame names!!!!!!

    • nene+

      October 6, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      This is a COMPENSATION list!!!!!!!! Lai,Amaechi,Fayemi,Fashola,Ngige,Onu,Audu Ogbe?????

      I miss Frank Nweke,Chukwuemeka Chikelu not the oozing lai lies

      Lai Mohammed dumbfounds devil with his lies!!!!! Buhari enjoys propaganda to appoint lai mohammed we will be eating lies,chewing lies,smelling lies if lai muhammed becomes info ministers.

      Are these the credible people by buharis standard??????????? Ada nnewi any news?????

      PAY-OFF! PAY-OFF!! PAY-OFF!!! for job well done for Buhari

    • Before Nko?

      October 6, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      What is Politics about again? He couldn’t have chosen Olisa Metuh over Lai I guess!

    • nnenne

      October 6, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      My happiness is that I had reservations about this administration from the onset.
      Problem is that the average Nigerian on the street do not know the difference between spinning/ propaganda and the facts.
      We will be waiting to take stock in four years time.
      Until then, non political people like me are simply asking for fairness. If you have a tree, lodged in your eyes, take it out first, before attempting to take off a speck from your neighbor’s eyes.
      nene+, I don’t know you but you always make sense.

    • Taj

      October 6, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Tell me about it. Highly disappointing

    • Anon

      October 6, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Buhari left the brains in PH like Tonye…

      Which of the Tonyes? Cole, Princewill or Graham-Douglas? Ha! Put any of them in a position of power and they will be worse.

      Cole – they are coming for you soon. Keep on fraternizing with Amaechi, he will stab you in the back. Not the first time anyway.

      Of course, it may be another Tonye you typed about.

  4. Anon

    October 6, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Udoma Udoma – brainy, hardworking and a goal getter. He will work his butt off for Nigeria. Good choice.

    Kemi Adeosun – she was named as a commissioner and now a minister. Coughs at Governor Amosun. If left unchecked, a potential Dieziani.

    Waiting for the better ones? So far, job for the boys.

  5. Mama Zoë

    October 6, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    So Amaechi laughs last

    • YoungandConfusedAfrica

      October 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Well I must say that we all saw it coming… Rotimi Amaechi just had to be on the list.. I mean he was a big time sponsor of the campaign nah…

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 6, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Indeed he was but with whose money? Buhari, whose money did Amaechi use to sponsor the campaign???? Whose state workers were not paid for MONTHS on end??????? My mother lectures at the state university and the withholding of salaries for months on-end spanning through late last year into this year was completely ridiculous, we only thank God she’s never relied on just one single source of income.

      “Same sh*t , different day” when it comes to Nigerian politics… so let’s see how his new remit at the Federal level pans out.

    • Tosin

      October 6, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      sorry about your mum, Mz.
      everybody hates missing salaries mennn

  6. Anon

    October 6, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Osagie Ehanire….nice!

    • ATL's finest

      October 6, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Exactly that’s the only person that I’m even hopeful for

    • peyton

      October 6, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      He is Daisy Danjuma’s brother , no change there at all

  7. Austar

    October 6, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Am guessing there will be no tribalistic comments on this post. Buhari made sure to pick 1 from each state.

    • Jasmine

      October 6, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      It’s mandatory he does that. It’s a constitutional clause. He had no choice in the matter.

    • Victoria

      October 6, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      @Austar like he had a choice….., its enshrined in the constitution…. otherwise it would have been 97% :5%, take it or leave it.

    • nnenne

      October 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      Ogbonnaya onu is from Ebonyi state.

  8. Missy J

    October 6, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Hmmmm…somehow this wasn’t what I was expecting but if Mr President has found them worthy then I’m up for a ride.
    Hopefully with President Buhari at the helm of affairs all dealings will be checked and balanced.
    More names will still been released.
    LOOOL Diezani will now rest for a while.

  9. guest

    October 6, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    So Amaechi is not kwarrupt lol… Up Naija, I guess it is business as usual then. We had unrealistic expectations of President Buhari, Nigerians were expecting him to ask Angel Gabriel and the heavenly hosts to be his Ministers hahahahahahahahahaha

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 6, 2015 at 1:20 pm

      Truly, he is not “kwarrupt”, he is only a “committed” campaign supporter. Same sh*t, DIFFERENT DAY, Nigerians. Welcome to your change….

  10. Sade

    October 6, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Same Old people in Power. Nigerians and their recycled leaders/politicians.

    Please give the young ones a chance. I remember when I was in primary school “the song : parents listen to your children, we are the leaders of tomorrow ………”

    At this rate of recycling leaders, we will never be the leaders and tomorrow may never come. “Shrugs”

  11. Perez Hilton

    October 6, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I thought it was gonna be comprised of new people from nowhere..

  12. me

    October 6, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Angels & Demons…..

  13. feyikemi

    October 6, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Hueeyy babatunde raji Fashola….nice1

  14. Iris

    October 6, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Err I don’t know what he did as governor but I don’t think it was much. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong. With the way Buhari claimed to be looking for incorruptibles, I wasn’t expecting to recognize any names here.

  15. Nne

    October 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    To be honest when the arrest of Ms Alison Madueke was announced, I felt it was a step in the right direction but this list?…I am alright with some of the names but some of them are just another avenue for them to steal. It is well, hope they would all work hard to fulfill their appointments and to improve the country. I used to be a huge fan of Mr Rotimi but the truth is the man is corrupt and no saint at all but well lets face it he was a huge sponsor in buharis campaign so this is the presidents way of paying him back. All the best to the individuals

    • Iris

      October 6, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      I don’t think her arrest had anything to do with the Nigerian government. The Brits had apparently been monitoring her for years. In fact I think the government found out at the same time the rest of us did.

  16. concerned9ja

    October 6, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Sure some peeps be having HBP and all sorts of convulsions at this list!!….
    Young ones right!!….Madueke…Bankole…and a few others…not exactly old are they ??
    Many so called young blood have toed the corruption line
    Not uncommon to hear young people now say if I enter or my family enter we must chop..we don hammer!!
    Just pray for those who have the mind to change the country instead of pandering to Tribalism and Ageism!!

    • Nne

      October 6, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      You are missing the point…. they do not have to be young but yes they have to represent the cultures of Nigeria.. The issue here is that some, if not majority of these names have held previous political positions where they did not do much actual work but rather had a wonderful PR team. ….Sigh like i said before, i wish them all the best

  17. Reality Check

    October 6, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    This is just sad.
    You mean to tell me that after holding a nation to ransom from May. You come up with these pathetic list, People who have in no small way contributed to the terrible state we find ourselves in as a nation, to be Ministers… Wow!!!. Amaechi, Ngige, Lai Mohammed…, the same Lai Mohammed. Walai ee pain me. Some where in my mind, I had hoped we would have technocrats, Masters of their craft. But alas… Change is here!!!

  18. Tikka Masala

    October 6, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Where is Pat Utomi on this list naa? SMH @ this list. I guess Fashola did get on the list in the end…#snoozebutton

  19. kikikiki

    October 6, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    adies and gentlemen. Is Ibe kaichukwu not the GMD of NNPC currently and from Delta state. So the delta ministerial slot has been taken which means GMB will appiont another gworo eater as GMD of NNPC. lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed…..

    correct me if am right.

    • Cazy

      October 6, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      I was thinking exactly same????lets see who will replace Kachikwu

    • Anon

      October 6, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      kikikiki and Cazy – put on your thinking caps. LOL! He will be made the Minister of State of Petroleum to go hand in hand with his NNPC role. Buhari’s deputy in the ministry.

    • Professor X

      October 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Exactly. Why nominate Kachickuwuw again? He already has a Cush NNPC position. Unless he clearly intends to replace Mr K at the NNPC with a Daura native.

  20. Scarletlush

    October 6, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Recycling of Political Diarrhea! Nigeria still on the Purge! Get your Tetracycline ready!

  21. Cynosure

    October 6, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Ladies and Gentlemen once again uphold your applause as I present the long awaited Ministerial list titled “Laugh Till You Leak”

  22. Nahum

    October 6, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    SMH… I am sorry to say but Nigerians are the most miserable bunch in the world. You were all shouting for him to release the list, he has. Now you are complaining about the nominees. How many of you keyboard warriors have registered with your LGA and worked with the masses in the community? Do you think experienced hands will fall from the sky? Don’t they have to grow and attain experience? All the youth do nowadays is whine, bitch and complain and quite frankly, I am disgusted. Get off your damn computers and do something for your community before you attack the works of others

    • Dee

      October 6, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      The best comment ever.

  23. Lolz

    October 6, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    All these unnecessary skepticism, sometimes one can’t help but wonder whether Nigerians want the nation to progress at all. Keep condemning every step the government takes as if it is not you people that would bear the brunt of the nation remaining on one spot. If the list had been full of unknown names, na so you people go talk.

    The list is not perfect fine, but it is a step forward. I believe a number of these people who otherwise would have slacked if under Jonathan for example would have no choice but to sit up.

  24. Hugo

    October 6, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Congratulations to His Excellency Rt. Hon Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. They said you would never be a Minister of the Federal Republic in their lifetime. When you finally get that Niger Delta portfolio, you will show that nuisance of an interim governor where his place lies.

    • mimi

      October 6, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      You must be from Debola Williams and co

    • Alicia

      October 6, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      You will surely be a problem to yourself and your generation if you don’t receive some sense ASAP.

  25. Niola

    October 6, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Sorry Amaechi but something about you irks me, please this is not revenge time, o, its about Nigeria and she is bigger than rivers state or your pound of flesh..

    In other news this is a mix of technocrats and politicians ; a political party is an association of some sort. you have to belong in or know a strong member to stand chance of benefiting from its government- in terms of holding position, that is. In other words, it will be completely impossible for Buhari to appoint all his lieutenants from outside of his party, just like the composition of Cameron’s cabinet is currently from the conservative party, you know that is how it works, ..

  26. Mewe

    October 6, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Oh shut up… because it’s now what you want to read, Nigerians are now the most miserable bunch in the world.

    Alien, biko return to space…

  27. Rayva

    October 6, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    @cheeway, you are right where is ifueko omogui-okaru and other brainy technocrats who can develop sound policies and command respect from the international community due to their zero tolerance for the every-day vice that are regarded as the norm in nigeria.?

  28. Blessing Grace

    October 6, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    More like 100 steps backwards. Most of the people on that list actively participated in destroying Nigeria. Where is the Change APC promised us????????????

  29. sola rahman

    October 6, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    A lot of people have shown disappointment with regards the ministerial list but people keep forgetting the fact that some of this people were investors in the emergence of PMB and this is their dividend…also i will like to state that there is no name that will come up on that list that will not be questioned by Nigerians
    so lets all soak it in and give this people a chance to either vindicate or discard our beliefs about them
    finally lets remember that when a group of friends gather,,it is always safest to give the thief to keep what could be stolen

  30. serendipity

    October 6, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    This is the famous “saints list” ?!! Amaechi!! Seriously Buhari?!!! Seriously?!!! Am so pissed i feel shekau should be on the list

  31. Aanuolutomiwa

    October 6, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Nigerians can so complain, kosogbon toleda tole fi taye lorun oooooooo

  32. Confuzzled

    October 6, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Three thoughts:
    1. What are the positions he recommended them for? That’s a huge piece of information that’s missing in this writeup.

    2. More people need to go to Rivers state to see why many people (including myself, I’ll admit), have so much vitriol for Amaechi. He started out well but ended up a stumbling block to progress. I grew up in PH. I know. Anyways, congrats to him for advancing on his personal ambitions. Its too bad it had to be done by trampling on the backs of his own people.

    3. One day Nigerians will realize that change starts from within. Its a worthless venture to pin your hopes on one person. Even if they have good intentions its too much responsibility. No matter what PMB does it will never be enough. One day we will learn, and maybe things will change.

  33. chinedu

    October 6, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Are these the noise makers that Buhari talked about?

  34. baby geh sipping tea on this "one Nigeria" matter

    October 6, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Really disappointed with the women on this list. If Buhari was serious about fighting corruption, Aisha Al-Hassan would never make this list.. Some of the names here show that the fight against corruption has already been compromised. Any shred of optimism i may have had just died. Goodluck Nigeria!

  35. coke

    October 6, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    They are all Nigerians after all.

  36. Mz_Mukky

    October 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    You all forget that we have few good Nigerians that really want our country to be great. Yes i agree with the process by which our current President took. We are used to things done in a haste and will still bring people who will benefit their own selfish self.
    We need to change our mindset., people deserve a second chance. All we have to do is pray for cour country and our President.

  37. Anonymous

    October 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Please who are the ministerial nominees for Imo, Anambara, Enugu, and Abia (since Onu is from Ebonyi state)?. This is the list of incorruptibles. I am tired.

    • Miss_Flygerian

      October 6, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Ngige is from Anambra.

  38. liz

    October 6, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    The list only makes a mockery of President Buhari’s fight against corruption. Is it Amechi’s 1km rail project that gulped billions of Naira that was never completed and can never be completed or is Audu Ogbe’s nomination a former National Chairman of the ” corrupt PDP” that one will start with. One begins to wonder if changing a political party automatically makes an individual a saint. A leopard can never loose its spots no matter how well washed. This APC Na real one chance.

  39. OB

    October 6, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    No one on this page (the critics) has made a comment with actual facts or even statistics………if you are going to criticize, do it with sense and some level of reasoning…………..Would you pick better candidates for the said ministerial positions? Do you have any sort of experience that gives you the authority to make such comments?……..Don’t be too quick to judge or comment. Think first.


    • or

      October 6, 2015 at 6:08 pm

      OB just continue eating ewa agoyin and shut the F up!!

  40. M&

    October 6, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    think guys! think again! for me, this is not Buhari’s list, this is APC’s list! PMB is like….this is what they want…ok, no problems…senate, they are ur wahala, if u approve them, then fine, whatever…they’re just noisemakers anyway!

  41. St. Yves

    October 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Why is Katsina still getting a slot if the President is going to be Min for Petroleum.? I mean, since he (PMB) is a Katsinaian. Lawyers and political scientists pls look into this and enlighten us the lay men.

  42. omo naija

    October 6, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    like seriously!

  43. Vortex

    October 6, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    BN, number 16 is missing. As for this list, even though it’s disappointing to see the names of a few people on it (because of their questionable characters and not-so-impressive track record), it’s not a complete surprise. Let’s just hope and pray that all those who eventually scale through remember that their personal interests should take back seats to the nation’s interests and do good jobs.

  44. Fact

    October 6, 2015 at 6:59 pm


  45. Grace

    October 6, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    How to start a coup;

    Use the Media to smear the current administration making situations look worse than it is; Buhari did that with the campaign, making Boko haram larger than life, over emphasizing Jonathan’s mistakes and bringing corruption allegations with no proof.

    Promise the people a lot; feeding primary school children, ending Boko Haram, 1 dollar to 1 Naira etc.

    Keep the propaganda ongoing once power is siezed; noise abt how there’s no money on the treasury hence promises cannot be met, delay ministerial list stating that you’ve been seeking God’s permission to send some angles to the earth etc.

    Finally, place your pple in power and loot the treasury.

    The 2015 elections were simply about the oil wells and upcoming census. The north has to keep their source of looting intact.

    My Yoruba brothers, thanks for being pawns in taking Nigeria backwards. You can accuse the Igbo man of being tribalistic but you can never call us stupid and gullible. Look at the list very well oh and ask yourselves if a vice presidential slot was worth this rubbish.

    At least if Jonathan had won we would hv weakened the northern hold and the oil wells would have been shared to educated people who would hv started companies.

    But the thought of Igbos deciding who became president was too bitter a pill for Yorubas to swallow. Bunch of lazy people .

    Excuse my tribalism, I’m just comparing the ministers in Jonathan’s regime to these people.

    • Peaches77

      October 8, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      I hope you are not calling Yorubas a ‘bunch of lazy people’? That is totally uncalled for and way outta line.

  46. Lynn

    October 6, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Akwa-Ibom is a state, isn’t it? Can’t found any name for ministerial appointment.

  47. Sunusi i muhd dorayi

    October 6, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    Keep going and cnt rolling country in peace sir. thank

  48. sultana

    October 7, 2015 at 12:14 am

    My only issue. Amina Ibrahim was in charge of millions of dollars as special adviser on MDGs under Obasanjo and yar’adua please can she account for the money spent? What impact did she make and are we any closer today to achieving said MDGs? The others have been dealt with on social media but we need to ask questions on this particular appointment.

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