- Liz Truss, the newly appointed British Prime Minister has made some new appointments to her cabinet
- The new UK prime minister appointed British-born Nigerian Kemi Badenoch into her cabinet as the international trade secretary
- Badenoch had earlier been in the race for the position of UK prime minister following the resignation of Boris Johnson
The new prime minister of the United Kingdom, Lizz Truss, on Tuesday, September 6, appointed Kemi Badenoch into her cabinet.
Badenoch who also contested the position of UK prime minister surprised many by reaching the last four in the contest.
Appointed as Truss' international trade secretary, Badenoch who was a former minister in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Equalities Minister did not endorse any of her rivals in the race.
Life of Kemi Badenoch
Earlier condemned by many Nigerian politicians for her remarks on leadership, governance and issues of activities of corrupt leaders, Badenoch, a former software engineer worked in banking and later as a director of the Spectator magazine before being elected to the London Assembly.
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In 2017, Badenoch who was born on January 2, 1980, to Femi and Feyi Adegoke in Wimbledon, London, joined the commons as MP for Saffron Walden.
She lists her interests as including engineering and technology, social mobility and integration.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa Reacts to UK Parlimanetarian's Comment on Nigeria
The chairman of Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa was not happy about the comments made by Kemi Badenoch.
In a reaction to Badenoch's comment, the presidential aide said she will keep her comments on the matter for a later date.
Dabiri-Erewa's response was in reaction to a post by a Twitter user who berated Badenoch over the comment she made on Nigerian politicians.
Full list: 1 Nigerian, 7 others scale through 1st step of taking over Boris Johnson's job as British prime minister
The resignation of Boris Johnson after several of his minister stepped down from their jobs while citing loss of confidence in the British prime minister has left his seat vacant.
Among those jostling for Johnson's seat include Nigerian-born Kemi Badenoch and seven other candidates who have been cleared in the first hurdle of the race.
Kemi scaled the first hurdle of the selection process alongside the British Attorney General, Suella Braverman and 6 others.
Other candidates include the British Attorney General, Suella Braverman, who would be deciding the fate of Nigeria's former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremmadu in his organ harvesting case with his wife.
Boris Johnson finally agrees to resign as UK's Prime Minister
Boris Johnson, the prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK), on Thursday, July 7, announced that he has stepped down as the leader of the Conservative Party.
Johnson on Thursday also stated that he will be resigning as the prime minister of the UK following allegations made against him.
There are claims that Tom Tugendhat will likely succeed Johnson after the Tory leadership election.