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Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola

Date of Birth: 28/06/1963
Place of Birth: Lagos

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A date with destiny

Tinubu's once-trusted Chief of Staff, Babatunde Fashola, proved far too independent when he took over from his patron as governor of Lagos State...


Partisan politics runs riot

With talented ministers such as Okechukwu 'Okey' Enelamah, Babatunde Fashola, Kayode Fayemi and Udo Udoma, all with clear reform ideas, there is puzzlement and concern about the government's economic failures...


Grandees test the water

Other senior figures in the APC seen as hostile to Tinubu's ambitions include Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State; Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister for Power, Works and Housing and the previous Governor of Lagos State; Kayode Fayemi, Mines Minister and a former Governor of Ekiti...

Economy thwarts Buhari

Beyond efforts to cooperate, each of the main policy-makers faces worsening financial constraints: Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun has to finance this year's budget after export revenue fell by 40% last year; Trade, Industry and Investment Minister Enyinnaya Okechukwu Enelamah has to revive industry and drastically improve the ease of doing business in Nigeria; Energy, Housing and Works Minister Babatunde Raji Fashola has to push through emergency measures to bail out the mainly privately owned power sector; CBN Governor Emefiele has both to counter rising inflation and find a way to stabilise the exchange rate as pressure mounts for a big devaluation of the naira (AC Vol 56 No 9, Rising hopes, falling revenues)...

Big tests beckon for Buhari

Three other ministers will prove extremely important this year on economic matters: Enyinnaya Okechukwu Enelema, at Trade and Investment; Babatunde Fashola, at Power, Housing and Works; and Kayode Fayemi, at Solid Minerals...


Buhari resets the clock

• Energy, Housing and Works: Babatunde Raji Fashola, the popular former Governor of Lagos State, has been given a super- ministry overseeing some of the government's biggest budgets but also its politically critical power sector reforms...


At last a cabinet, and now for the policies

Meanwhile, for national planning minister we have heard three names suggested: Amina Mohammed, former Special Economic Advisor to the President and currently Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon; the former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, who has also been suggested as Foreign Minister; and former Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola...


The clock ticks faster

For now, Nigeria's main policy aims will come from the just completed policy recommendations drawn up by a team under Lagos State ex-Governor Babatunde Fashola...

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