In a royal decree, the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, a 57-year-old nephew of the king of Saudi Arabia, was removed as next-in-line to the throne and also fired from his post as interior minister.
Subsequently, on Wednesday, June 21, Mohammed bin Salman, the king's own son was appointed as heir to the throne.
Below is a list of other decrees:
1. Amending Article V from the Kingdom’s statute of ruling, which stipulates that only the sons and grandsons of the founding King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Faisal Al Saud can be Saudi kings and crown princes.
2. Appointing Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the minister of interior.
3. Relieving Abdulrahman bin Ali Al-Rubaiaan from his role as deputy minister of interior and appointing him as a consultant in the Royal Court.
4. Appointing Dr Ahmed bin Mohammad Al-Salem as deputy minister of interior.
5. Relieving Dr Nasser bin Abdulazizi Al-Daoud from his role as consultant in the Royal Court, and naming him undersecretary to the Ministry of Interior.
6. Appointing Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the Kingdom’s ambassador to Germany.
7. Appointing Prince Faisal bin Sattam bin Abdulazizi Al Saud as the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Italy.
8. Appointing Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince Turki bin Mohammad bin Fahad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Faisal bin Abdulazizi bin Abdullah Al-Sudairi as consultants in the Royal Court.
9. Appointing Prince Bandar bin Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as assistant to the president of the General Intelligence Directorate (GID).
10. Appointing Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as vice chairman of the General Sports Authority.
11. Appointing Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahad bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi as deputy governor of Al-Jouf Region.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian federal government has apologised to the government of Saudi Arabia for selling dates donated as gift by the Arab countries to Nigerian Muslims.
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The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs apologised for the 200 tons of dates which were not meant to be sold to the people but ended up in Abuja open market.
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