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Tinubu Congratulates Osinbajo At 64, Says He Exhibited Outstanding Loyalty
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Tinubu Congratulates Osinbajo At 64, Says He Exhibited Outstanding Loyalty

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader and former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the Vice- President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on his 64th birthday, saying the Vice- President has exemplified the best traits of a public servant who strives to do his best for our precious nation. In a statement by his media office made available to Daily Independent, Tinubu described Osinbajo as a man of vision and diligent work ethics who has exemplified the best traits of a public servant. He said, “I join the family, friends, and associates of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to celebrate with him as he turns 64 on Monday.” “Praying for many more productive years and the best of health for Prof. Osinbajo, we also thank God for the life He has given his servant”...
Osinbajo Should Leave If He’s Not Allowed To Perform As VP – Tunde Bakare
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Osinbajo Should Leave If He’s Not Allowed To Perform As VP – Tunde Bakare

Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church in Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, says Prof Yemi Osinbajo should leave if is not allowed to perform his role as the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Bakare, however, said he did not believe reports that Osinbajo was being handicapped in office and not allowed to perform his constitutional role, adding that he would like to hear directly from the horse’s mouth. The cleric spoke on Tuesday night in an Instagram Live Chat with popular journalist, Dele Momodu, monitored by The PUNCH. He said, “I do not know if that statement is true that he is not allowed to perform because the constitution is very clear on what the role of the vice-president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is, especially as it relates to st...
FG To Pay 24 Million Poor Nigerians N5,000 Each – Sadiya Farouq
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FG To Pay 24 Million Poor Nigerians N5,000 Each – Sadiya Farouq

The Federal Government on Tuesday said about 24.3 million poor Nigerians would get N5,000 each for a period of six months. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Federal Government’s emergency intervention database for the urban poor. A statement issued in Abuja by her aide, Nneka Anibeze, said the intervention would serve as cushion for those further impoverished by the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement read in part, “According to records, about 24.3 million poor and vulnerable individuals were identified at the end of 2020 and registered into the National Social Register. “Each beneficiary will receive N5,000 for a period of six months.” Farouq said the intervention database ...
OJBEST Footwear: VP Osinbajo Sends Delegates To Man Who Offered To Be His Personal Shoemaker
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OJBEST Footwear: VP Osinbajo Sends Delegates To Man Who Offered To Be His Personal Shoemaker

Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday surprised a young entrepreneur, by sending his aides to meet the man after he had offered to make shoes for him. The entrepreneur known on Twitter as OJBEST Footwear had made a shoe for Osinbajo and asked for a chance to be his personal shoe maker in a bid to boost his brand and expand his reach. OJBEST Footwear’s first tweet was made on November 9, 2020, where he urged people on the platform to help him promote his tweet so that the Vice President would see it. He wrote; “Dear @ProfOsinbajo, I am a Nigerian entrepreneur who specializes on the production of quality leather shoes from scratch to finish. I will like to make shoes for you and meet you in person to show case my product to the world. I will be grateful if ...
Huge Pension Of Ex-Governors Of Lagos State (Full List)
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Huge Pension Of Ex-Governors Of Lagos State (Full List)

Below are the mouth watering benefits, anyone who served as governor of Lagos State will enjoy after office. It was gathered that, the pension scheme for Lagos governors, was designed by the former Attorney General of Lagos State, under Tinubu, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, who is now the vice president of the country. Lagos is ranked as one of the most dangerous cities to live in the world, due to the prevalent security threats, ranging from police brutality, harassment from street urchins, government officials, task forces and armed robbers. Lagos also named as one of the most stressful state to live and conduct business activities due to traffic jam. The state also have one of the world's worst inner city developments. If you go into the interior parts of Lagos, the level of the u...
Japhet Omojuwa Apologises To Vice President Osinbajo, Deletes Tweet
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Japhet Omojuwa Apologises To Vice President Osinbajo, Deletes Tweet

Twitter celebrity, Japhet J. Omojuwa, simply known as @omojuwa on his Twitter handle has apologised to the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. Few days ago, Omojuwa dragged the VP in a matter relating to EndSars without having the full knowledge of the steps the vice president has been taking since the start of the protest. He tweeted that "If they bully fellow #ENDSARS protesters, they’d hope that they’d scare you into silence. It is a shame that @ProfOsinbajo sits comfortably while his government returns Nigeria to its autocratic days! A massive shame. I wonder who he sees in the mirror these days. Shame!!!" And last night, he said that he has the full knowledge of what the Vice President is doing towards ending police brutality and reforming the Nigeria police, henc...
Nigerians Pay N1.23 Extra On Petrol As Admin Charge
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Nigerians Pay N1.23 Extra On Petrol As Admin Charge

Nigerians now pay N1.23 extra on every litre of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol as administrative charge. The admin charge was N0.10 per litre before the hike. Producers of petroleum products, particularly lubricants, who gave this hint in petition to the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, exclusively sighted by New Telegraph at the weekend, accused the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) of causing indirect hike in prices of petrol and other products across the country. The PPPRA, checks showed, has begun implementation of this over 1,100 per cent hike in administrative charges on products, a move that made it rake in about N1.845 billion from buyers of petrol in just one month. The downstream subsector has been deregulated, but Lubricant Pr...
Lekki Shootings: “These Are Trying Times” – VP Osinbajo Says, Promises Justice For All Victims
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Lekki Shootings: “These Are Trying Times” – VP Osinbajo Says, Promises Justice For All Victims

My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos & other states. I spoke to some of those in hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them. I stand with Lagos & all other affected states in these trying times. We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all. - YO Prof Yemi Osinbajo
Why Buhari Released N2.3 Trillion Stimulus Package To Nigerians For COVID-19
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Why Buhari Released N2.3 Trillion Stimulus Package To Nigerians For COVID-19

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has revealed that the Federal Government’s N2.3 trillion stimulus package was designed to mitigate the shock, tackle the vulnerabilities, create and protect jobs, as well as rescue businesses and reposition the economy. The Vice President stated this in his keynote at the 61st annual conference of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES) themed “African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Post COVID-19 Era: What Next for Nigeria?” “Our projections showed that without the stimulus, the economy was set to contract by -4.4% in 2020, but with implementation, including ramping up local production, we should be able to limit the negative growth to -0.59%. Let me be clear, our desire to ramp up local production is not a call to autarky but rather an expend...
Adeboye Declines Interview After Closed-Door Meeting With Buhari In Aso Rock
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Adeboye Declines Interview After Closed-Door Meeting With Buhari In Aso Rock

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday, received the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Both of them met behind closed doors at the President’s office. They were joined at the meeting by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who is also a pastor at the RCCG. The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, also attended the meeting that started around 3pm and ended a few minutes after. The cleric did not speak with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting. Also, the Presidency had yet to issue a statement on the meeting as of the time of filing this report. Buhari’s meeting with Adeboye, however, took place at a time religious leaders and bodi...
FG Planning To Pay Private School Teachers, Artisans – Osinbajo
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FG Planning To Pay Private School Teachers, Artisans – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said on Thursday that the Federal Government was creating a “payroll support” for private schoolteachers and artisans to cushion the untoward economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on them. He added that the Federal Government had secured land in 11 states of the federation to build thousands of two-bedroom apartments for Nigerians at the cost of N2m each. He also declared that he was too busy to think about the 2023 elections. Osinbajo spoke at the ongoing 60th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association. He featured on the “state of the nation” session with the theme, “A stimulating exchange on the State of the Nation,” moderated by the Publisher of ThisDay newspaper, Mr Nduka Obaigbena. The vice president said ...
Osinbajo Declares NBA Virtual Annual Conference Open
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Osinbajo Declares NBA Virtual Annual Conference Open

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday virtually declared open the 60th four-day Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference, in Abuja. We gathered that the opening remarks was done by Prof. Osinbajo on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari who was earlier invited to the program. VP Osinbajo is currently attending from the Vice President's Office, at the presidential villa, in Abuja. Prominent persons in attendance include the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos and members of the NBA led by Paul Usoro. The meeting itself is taking place in Lagos, with majority of the more than 20,000 lawyers and keynote speakers joining virtually nationwide for the very first time. The event was originally slated to b...
Osinbajo Advocates Videoconferencing Software For Nigerian Courts
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Osinbajo Advocates Videoconferencing Software For Nigerian Courts

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has called on technology companies in the country to develop special videoconferencing software for virtual hearing of cases in Nigerian courts. According to Osinbajo, the common videoconferencing software, such as Zoom and Skype, may not the best for courts in the country. The Vice-President pledged the support of the Federal Government for indigenous technology companies, including those working with the judiciary. Osinbajo said this last week in his keynote address at the legal-tech conference with the theme, “A new paradigm in justice delivery,” jointly organised by LawPavilion Business Solutions Limited and TELNET Nigeria Limited. The virtual conference was attended by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad;...
FG Has Started Implementing Economic Sustainability Plan – Osinbajo
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FG Has Started Implementing Economic Sustainability Plan – Osinbajo

The federal government has commenced the execution of the sustainability measures contained in the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP). The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, stated this at a webinar organised by Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) 2020 Presidential Policy Dialogue over the weekend. He said that the ESP was developed with a stimulus package of N2.3 trillion to boost local production, prevent business collapse and provide liquidity across various sectors, especially micro, small and medium enterprises MSMEs. Osinbajo stated: “Nigeria, like all other countries, has been quite seriously impacted in various ways by the COVID-19 pandemic, either as households or businesses, and is clear that both the pandemic and its effects would remain for a while. “The pri...
Osinbajo’s Convoy Involved in Fatal Accident as Police Escort is Reported Dead
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Osinbajo’s Convoy Involved in Fatal Accident as Police Escort is Reported Dead

The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has lost one of his police escorts in a motorcycle accident, according to the State House. Ali Gomina, a police inspector, died in the crash along the expressway to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Friday. He was escorting Osinbajo on an official trip, according to a statement by his media aide, Mr Laolu Akande. Gomina was 45 years old. The State House said, “With grief in our hearts, we announce the death of one of the police escort riders on the Vice-President’s convoy, Inspector Ali Gomina, aged 45, who was involved in a road accident while on official duty today. “The accident occurred on the road to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The Vice-President, who is greatly saddened by this occurrence, has ...
Truck Driver In Court For Obstructing Osinbajo’s Motorcade In Lagos
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Truck Driver In Court For Obstructing Osinbajo’s Motorcade In Lagos

A 43-year-old truck driver, Abubakar Musa, appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, Lagos, for allegedly driving recklessly and swerving into the motorcade of the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Musa, who resides in Oshodi, Lagos, is charge with reckless driving and obstruction on public road. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Samuel Mishozumu, alleged that the defendant drove his truck with registration number LND 976 XF in a reckless manner on the public highway and obstructed the convoy of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo. “The defendant, who refused to adhere to the signals, drove the truck into the convoy, dividing it into two, despite efforts made by the convoy offi...
Insecurity: Adeboye Can’t Pretend Not To Know What Is Happening – Junaid Mohammed
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Insecurity: Adeboye Can’t Pretend Not To Know What Is Happening – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder-statesman and Second Republic lawmaker on Wednesday said Pastor Enoch Adeboye cannot claim he is ignorant of developments in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration with one of his protege, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as the number two man in the country. Adeboye had led a protest last Sunday against mindless killings in the country where he carried a placard and called for an end to bloodshed in the country. The cleric stressed that whether a Christian or a Muslim, “every life is precious to God.” Shortly before the walk against insecurity, Adeboye, who said every soul lost to insurgency was precious to God, prayed that evildoers in the country should be exposed. Reacting to the protest, Junaid in a chat with Daily Independent said “I don’t like talking ...
Osinbajo Speaks on Nigeria after Civil war
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Osinbajo Speaks on Nigeria after Civil war

Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo has said all Nigerians, despite ethnicities, must join hands together to build a strong nation where everyone can legitimately aspire to the limits of their dreams and visions in all areas of national life. According to his Spokesman Laolu Akand, Osinbajo stated this on Monday in his address at a special Town Hall Meeting at the National War Museum in Umuahia, Abia State, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The event was hosted by the Civil War Museum in Umuahia under the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) and the Ken Nnamani Centre for Leadership and Development (KNCLD). In his address, the Vice President urged young Nigerians to shun ethnic prejudices and unite in building a better Nigeria. “The...
Federal Government Unveils Its Sexual Offenders Register
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Federal Government Unveils Its Sexual Offenders Register

The Federal Government in collaboration with strategic partners has unveiled the Nigeria sexual offenders register. The register which will have the pictures and all particulars of convicted sexual offenders in the country will also have a section that offenders who were never convicted will be displayed for an administrative fee. Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo said that the exact number of cases of sexual abuse victims are difficult to confirm because when women come forward, they are called liars and troublemakers. The Vice President who urged Nigerians to speak up or go to the police when they witness a sexual assault incident said that one of the steps to take in eradicating sexual abuse includes challenging degrading reference to women. Prof. Osinbajo said this on...
Awolowo’s Grandson, Ajimobi’s Daughter Among Names Of Osinbajo’s Aides Fired By President Buhari
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Awolowo’s Grandson, Ajimobi’s Daughter Among Names Of Osinbajo’s Aides Fired By President Buhari

The crisis rocking the presidency yesterday worsened as Buhari sacked 35 aides of Osinbajo. Prominent on the list of the affected aides is Ajibola Ajayi, the daughter of former governor of Oyo state, Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi. She was appointed Special Assistant, Legal to the President (VP’s office) in August 2019. She was a former SA to the President on Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE (VP’s office) from October 2015 to May 2019. Also on the list are Lanre Osinbona, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on ICT; Imeh Okon, SSA on Infrastructure; Jide Awolowo, SA, Oil & Gas; Gambo Manzo, SA Political and Edobor Iyamu, SSA, Niger Delta. But the presidency also yesterday insisted that there was no rift between the president and his embattled deputy. Multiple presidency sources ...
Much Is Achieved When Public Resources Are Used For Public Good – Osinbajo
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Much Is Achieved When Public Resources Are Used For Public Good – Osinbajo

REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, GCON, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF WESTERN NIGERIA TELEVISION, IBADAN, ON THE 31ST OF OCTOBER, 2019. PROTOCOLS It is a special honour to be here today, to celebrate the pioneers of the first television in Africa. Exactly 60 years ago today, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Premier of the Western Region, then flanked by Governor General, Sir John Rankine, Chief Anthony Enahoro, the region’s Minister of Information, and Chief T.T Solaru, first Board Chair of Western Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation, formally entered the history books by commissioning the Western Nigeria Television, the first in Africa; and ahead of China in 1962, Canada in 1967, New Zealand in 1960, and several European coun...
Osinbajo Playing With Kid Who Fiddles With His Cap (Photos)
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Osinbajo Playing With Kid Who Fiddles With His Cap (Photos)

pictures of Vice President Osinbajo playing along with a little boy, who fiddled with his cap. To satisfy his young ‘friend’s’ curiosity, the VP takes off the cap and wears it for the child. The boy was visibly elated. Even after the VP collects the cap and wears it again, the baby boy seems satisfied that he has, at least, had a feel of what it means to wear the VP’s cap. Photo Credit: Tolani Alli
Osinbajo Was Silent When I Confronted Him – Bode George
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Osinbajo Was Silent When I Confronted Him – Bode George

Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said he has forgiven Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo for his role in his unlawful incarceration for alleged contract splitting during his tenure as Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Justice Joseph Olubunmi Oyewole, on October 26, 2009, sentenced Bode George, Chairman and five other former board members of NPA namely, the Managing Director, Architect Aminu Dabo, Captain Olusegun Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji Zanna Maidaribe and Engineer Sule Aliyu to two years each on a seven-count charge. However, reprieve came the way of George in 2013 as the Supreme Court, voided the two years jail term, saying he was tried under a law that did not exist at the ti...
N90bn FIRS Fund: Osinbajo Threatens Google Over Rootstv YouTube Video
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N90bn FIRS Fund: Osinbajo Threatens Google Over Rootstv YouTube Video

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has threatened Google Nigeria Services with a libel suit for running a video of alleged N90bn FIRS campaign funds on its YouTube platform. This comes barely 24hours after the vice-president through his counsel, Femi Falana, SAN, compelled Vanguard Newspapers to retract a similar publication about him. In a letter addressed to Google Nigeria Services by Femi Atoyebi, SAN, counsel to Osinbajo, he is demanding for a retraction of the video, as well as suspension of the publisher, RootsTV, from its YouTube platform. See the attached notice sent to Google Services as exclusively obtained by Igbere TV...
“How Osinbajo’s Tact, Capacity To Lead Nigeria Angered The Cabal” – Tanko
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“How Osinbajo’s Tact, Capacity To Lead Nigeria Angered The Cabal” – Tanko

The national chairman of National Conscience Party (NCP), Dr. Yunusa Tanko, who was the party’s 2015 presidential candidate, says in this interview with JOHN AKUBO that they would resist the move against Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo because it is a cabal advancing its interest and not President Muhammadu Buhari. He also says Buhari lacks capacity to rule the country. Excerpts: Can we say the travails of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is the beginning of politics of vendetta ahead of 2023? The five political parties that formed All Progressives Congress (APC) did not have it smooth and these parties are part of APGA, ANPP, ACN, CPC and a splinter group of PDP; those were the five parties. Normally, when you go into such alliance it is expected that there is a kind of written or ve...
Osinbajo Threatens To Sue Those Spreading Fake News About Him On WhatsApp
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Osinbajo Threatens To Sue Those Spreading Fake News About Him On WhatsApp

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has threatened to deal with all those making “libelous” claims against him on social media. Osinbajo specifically mentioned popular social media platform, WhatsApp, as one of the medium being used by the people he described as “faceless”. The Vice President gave the stern warning through his spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a tweet sighted early Wednesday. Osinbajo who said such claims were “false”, however, promised to identify all those responsible, and make them face the full wrath of the law. This comes barely 24 hours after the Vice President threatened Vanguard with libel suit for running a story against him courtesy Timi Frank. Osinbajo through his counsel, Femi Falana, SAN, is demanding a retraction of the story and well publi...
Osinbajo More Powerful Than Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari – Tony Momoh
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Osinbajo More Powerful Than Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, is one of the national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The former National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on the alleged plot to remove Vice- President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo by a powerful cabal in the Presidency. Excerpts: As one of the national leaders of the APC, what is your take on the news making rounds of an attempt by some powerbrokers to remove Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo? The Vice-President is busy doing his job and nobody is planning to remove him. How can anybody say they are planning to remove him? What offence has he committed? There are reports that cabals in the Presidency are behind his travails… (Cuts i...
VP Osinbajo Delivers 8th Convocation Lecture At UNIOSUN
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VP Osinbajo Delivers 8th Convocation Lecture At UNIOSUN

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was a Special Guest at the 8th Convocation Ceremony of the University of Osun (UNIOSUN), Oshogbo. We gathered that Osinbajo delivered a ‘keynote lecture’ as one of the guest speakers who graced the occasion on Saturday, September 21. According to Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s spokesman, the vice president spoke on the topic, “Six Decades of Chequered Nationhood: Nigeria Still Holds the Key to Africa’s Development.” The vice president in his lecture reiterated his conviction that Nigeria would succeed as her success is key to Africa’s development.
Osinbajo’s Loyalists Should Stop Raising False Alarm – Junaid Mohammed
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Osinbajo’s Loyalists Should Stop Raising False Alarm – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, a Second Republic lawmaker on Wednesday said loyalists of Vice- President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo should desist from raising false alarm over an alleged rift between Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari. “Osinbajo has performed for the country and for Buhari because of the President’s physical infirmity since he became president. Osinbajo could not have carried out those roles without the permission and authority of the President, his boss. If there is anything wrong in the course of doing his job, it is the responsibility of the President and not the media to call him to order”. “If the two most important people in the country have a problem between themselves which I don’t believe they have, it is the duty of the party to resolve any issues they have”. ”But ...
Northern Forces Plot For 2023 Presidency
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Northern Forces Plot For 2023 Presidency

There is an intense power tussle for the Presidency in 2023 as hawks in the North have begun plans to ensure power remains in the region. Two northern governors are leading the campaign and have launched the battle in Abuja, the seat of power. To remove any obstacle in their path, the governors have begun a search for a presidential candidate, preferably from the North West. The first leg is to ensure that “the wings of strong contenders in the corridors of power” are clipped, it was gathered. On Monday, September 16, the Federal Government set up a new economic team. President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed Prof. Yemi Osinbajo chairman of the Economic Management Team in his first term. In previous administrations, the position was held first by the Vice President and, ther...
EMT: Osinbajo’s Position As VP Has Become Totally Irrelevant – Afenifere
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EMT: Osinbajo’s Position As VP Has Become Totally Irrelevant – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere on Tuesday said the dissolution of the Economic Management Team (EMT) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo by President Muhammadu Buhari is clearly a vote of no confidence in a loud indictment. Speaking in a chat with INDEPENDENT, Yinka Odumakin, the organisation’s National Publicity Secretary said Osinbajo’s position has become totally redundant and irrelevant. “It is clearly a vote of no confidence and a loud indictment. His position has become totally redundant and irrelevant. “Unfortunately, politicians don’t relinquish positions here except they are forced out,” he said.
Osinbajo Returns To Nigeria From Zimbabwe
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Osinbajo Returns To Nigeria From Zimbabwe

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is back to the country after a one-day visit to Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital. We had reported that Osinbajo was away in Zimbabwe attending the state funeral of the country's former president, Robert Mugabe. He was received by the country's representatives upon arrival, where he also signed the condolence register of the former President.
Buhari Will Take 10m Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 10 Years — Osinbajo
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Buhari Will Take 10m Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 10 Years — Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that 10 million Nigerian would be out of poverty in the next 10 years. Osimbajo made this promise on Thursday at Abdullahi Fodio Palace in Birnin Kebbi when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar. “President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take 10 millions Nigerian out of poverty in the next 10 years, we believe very strongly we can achieve it in collaboration with the state governor. “We are here in Kebbi for several things and to promote National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and petty traders’ businesses, and to inspect the renovation of the market in the state,” he said. According to the Vice President, the National Micro and Medium Enterprises scheme is a scheme that is designed to de...
Ihedioha Should Open Imo Cargo Airport Built By Okorocha – Sam Onwuemeodo
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Ihedioha Should Open Imo Cargo Airport Built By Okorocha – Sam Onwuemeodo

The governor of Imo State Chief Emeka Ihedioha should be advised by well meaning Imo Citizens to open the Imo International Cargo Airport built by the former governor of the State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, for operations, which the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had also commissioned. The opening of the International Cargo Airport has now become increasingly necessary following the Federal Government’s moves to close the Enugu Airport for renovation works. And when such action takes place, the next option for Imo people, South-East people, Nigerians and the rest of the World especially the businessmen and women in this part of the Country would be the Imo International Cargo Airport. The former governor had built the International Cargo Airport to open Imo State for business ...
Ogun State Government Launches Jobs Portal, Ogunjobs
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Ogun State Government Launches Jobs Portal, Ogunjobs

The Ogun State Government, on Thursday, finally launched the much publicized jobs portal for residents of the state. We had reported that the state government said it was launching a dedicated website to ease job application and also to know the number of unemployed in the state. Dignitaries who graced the occasion include the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and other top government functionaries. Our correspondent who monitored the event reports that the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, also announced the appointment of Jobberman’s co-founder, Mr Lekan Olude as Special Adviser on Job Creation and Youth Empowerment. During the event, a two-hour test run was held where over 5,000 applications were received. 20 applicants were given automatic employment right there a...
Break-up Not Solution To Nigeria’s Problems — Osinbajo
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Break-up Not Solution To Nigeria’s Problems — Osinbajo

The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has said there is no truth in the thinking that the different regions of the country would prosper individually if the country breaks up. He said Nigeria needed to learn from the example of Sudan, which split into northern and southern Sudan in the belief that that was the solution to the country’s internal strife. Also citing the case of Somalia, the Vice-President argued that the fact that people speak the same language and practice the same religion was no guarantee that they would live in harmony. The Vice-President spoke in Lagos on Tuesday at the 70th anniversary lecture of the Lagos Country Club. He spoke on the theme, ‘Promoting national cohesion as a means of promoting progress and prosperity.’ Osinbajo, while pointing out...
Presidency Orders Agencies To Release Data To Joint Tax Board (JTB)
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Presidency Orders Agencies To Release Data To Joint Tax Board (JTB)

THE Presidency has directed personal data collecting agencies to release all relevant individual records to the Joint Tax Board (JTB). Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo gave the order on Monday in Abuja at The Go-Live ceremony for the new National TIN Registration System. He ordered that “all agencies critical to the optimal success of this initiative, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria InterBank Settlement System (NIBBS), the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), are hereby directed to provide the fullest co-operation to the JTB especially in the release of the relevant individual records. The vice president gave the order after the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), Mr. Tunde Fowler, said the service was yet to take delivery of ...
Afenifere Tackles Osinbajo: You Are A Pastor, Stop Lying; Nigeria Not Safe –
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Afenifere Tackles Osinbajo: You Are A Pastor, Stop Lying; Nigeria Not Safe –

The Pan Yoruba Socio-political group, Afenifere, has carpeted Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, over his claim that the ongoing insecurity in the country particularly kidnapping and banditry were being exaggerated by Nigerians. The General Assembly of the group on Tuesday at the Akure home of its leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, who berated Prof. Osinbajo over the comment made on Sunday while addressing some Nigerians in New York, maintained that the growing trends of insecurity in the country is an indication of a failed state, particularly with the recent security alerts issued by the United Kingdom and United States of America to their citizens over security threats in most parts of the country. While stating that the development calls for concern, the group stressed that it...
Buhari Inaugurates NEC, Asks Them To Focus On Economic Development
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Buhari Inaugurates NEC, Asks Them To Focus On Economic Development

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the National Economic Council at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday. He charged the council in his inaugural address, to focus on security, agriculture, health, and economic development. President Buhari asked Governors to rally the Local Government Chairmen in their states, to work towards improving education, and ensure that the next four years should focus on increasing Internally Generated Revenue, Value Added Tax, and Agricultural Output. In attendance were the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, state Governors and their deputies. Others present include, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and CBN Gover...
Osinbajo Reveals FG Plans For Power Sector
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Osinbajo Reveals FG Plans For Power Sector

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government is discussing with stakeholders on ways to restructure Nigeria’s power sector with a view to improving supply and attracting more investment to the country. Osinbajo stated this in Abuja on Tuesday at a Breakfast Meeting of the Lagos Business School. He expressed the Federal Government’s commitment to creating “a willing buyer, willing seller” situation in the power sector market. According to Osinbajo, the same old ways where Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) controlled territory that they could not service cannot continue, NAN reports. “I think that what the Distribution Companies will argue, and what also we have to accept, is that we really have to have a cost-effective tariff one way or the ...
Policeman Duped By Yahoo Boys Using Osinbajo’s Name
Crime

Policeman Duped By Yahoo Boys Using Osinbajo’s Name

A Policeman is in tears after he was duped by yahoo boys who used Vice President Osibanjo's name on Facebook. According to the officer while narrating his ordeal to a reporter, he said that the fraudsters chatted up his wife on the social media app impersonating the Vice President of Nigeria. As the chat was going on, the fraudster claimed he won N950k from his company and he needs their account details to credit them immediately. The overzealous then approached him and told him about the money, so he gave out his account details to the men. So on reaching home this evening, he started receiving series of debit alert on his phone. Watch the video   View this post on Instagram   A post sha...
Why We Are Celebrating Democracy Day On June 12 – Osinbajo
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Why We Are Celebrating Democracy Day On June 12 – Osinbajo

The Federal Government’s decision to celebrate Democracy Day on June 12 henceforth attest to the Buhari administration’s commitment to progressive ideals, especially as it relates to the political history of the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, gave the hint Tuesday when he received at the Presidential Villa, Mr Aristobulo Isturiz, the Vice President of Venezuela, who is leading the country’s delegation to Nigeria’s Democracy Day celebration. Vice President Isturiz is among world leaders at the head of their countries’ delegation attending Nigeria’s 2019 Democracy Day activities in Abuja. Explaining that the Buhari administration believes in resolving some of the issues around the annulled June 12 1993 presidential election, the Vice President added that “One of the...
Atiku vs Buhari: What happened in court on Tuesday
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Atiku vs Buhari: What happened in court on Tuesday

Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to dismiss petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar against his Feb. 23 re-election. Buhari made the prayer through his Counsel, Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, in a motion adopted and argued on Tuesday before Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-man panel in Abuja. Olanipekun submitted that the petition was fundamentally defective, adding that his client won the presidential “square and clear’’. He explained that the allegations advanced by the petitioners were mere theoretical assumptions that could not stand the test of critical legal debate. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tribunal also entertained the president’s motion that sought ...
14m Households To Embrace Cooking Gas In Next 5 Years, Says Osinbajo
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14m Households To Embrace Cooking Gas In Next 5 Years, Says Osinbajo

The Federal Government has put measures in place to ensure that up to 13.8 million households in Nigeria embraced the usage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for their cooking within the next five years. Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo made the statement on Friday while inaugurating a landmark LPG cylinder manufacturing plant, built at Ajah, near Lagos by Techno Oil Limited. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the plant, the building of which commenced in 2015, is the largest of its type in West Africa. “We are targeting a 40 percent adoption rate or 13.8 million households in five years and 73 percent adoption in 10 years or about 33.3 million households,’’ Osinbajo stated. He said that government was also envisaging to generate up to two million jobs from the LPG...
Yemi Osinbajo Tweets After Inauguration
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Yemi Osinbajo Tweets After Inauguration

The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo who is sworn in the second time for same position, has written this on his Twitter page... "The call to service is one I take very seriously. I am thankful to President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity to assist in the service of the Nigeria people. Together, Nigeria will prevail".
Ikpeazu promises 1million jobs in Abia
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Ikpeazu promises 1million jobs in Abia

The governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has promised that his administration would create 1million jobs for Abians within the next four years of his administration. This is even as he promised to consolidate on the achievement recorded by his administration in the last four years. Ikpeazu stated this at the Umuahia Township stadium during his inauguration speech after being sworn-in for second term in office. The governor who also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting the vision of the Enyimba Economic City to be sited in three Local Governments of Ugwunagbo, Ukwa and East and West respectively promised to sustain the ease of doing business in the state. Ikpeazu who agreed that much is needed to be done to better the lots of the indigenes of the state, pledged to d...