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Nigerians to pay N4,000 monthly for solar system – Presidency
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Nigerians to pay N4,000 monthly for solar system – Presidency

The presidency has revealed that about 25 million Nigerians who will be benfiting from the Federal Government’s Solar Home Systems that commences this week, will be paying a monthly fee of N4,000.   Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande who disclosed this in a statement titled “25m Nigerians to own 5m solar systems at N4,000 monthly" and released on Sunday November 29, added that the Federal Government's plan of commencing the process of installation of five million solar home systems in underserved and off-grid communities across the country is in continuation of the implementation of the government’s Economic Sustainability Plan.   The solar programme nicknamed Solar Power Naija, for which installations starts in Decembe...
Government Is Open To New, Creative Ideas In Growing Nigeria’s Economy – Osinbajo
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Government Is Open To New, Creative Ideas In Growing Nigeria’s Economy – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says a major feature of Nigeria’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic as indicated in the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) currently being implemented, has been an openness to new and creative ideas. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja said the vice president spoke at a webinar with some French business leaders under the aegis of the Franco-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The vice president said that the approach was in a bid to save jobs, protect businesses, and attract new investments He said that part of what the Federal Government had done in its response to the pandemic was to build a business environment that would be supportive of domestic and foreign investors. “It is important to recognise th...
Inflation: FG Exempts Minimum Wage Earners From Tax
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Inflation: FG Exempts Minimum Wage Earners From Tax

In order to reduce the impact of inflation on Nigerians, the Buhari administration, is, through the 2020 Finance Bill, proposing the exemption of minimum wage earners from Personal Income Tax. This is even as the President Muhammadu Buhari administration tried to justify the reduction of import duties on cars, saying the government will buy locally assembled vehicles. Buhari made these disclosures in his speech delivered virtually by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday at the opening session of the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit Group Conference themed: "Building Partnerships for Resilience". And when coupled with other items in the proposed Finance Bill, and various economic policies of the Federal Government, these incentives would ensure the resilience of the Nigerian ec...
FG Plans To Buy Locally Assembled Cars – Osinbajo
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FG Plans To Buy Locally Assembled Cars – Osinbajo

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday said the Federal Government proposed in the 2020 Finance Bill to exempt minimum wage earners. He said the move was to reduce the impact of inflation on Nigerians, adding that the initiative would exempt minimum wage earners from the Personal Income Tax. Buhari disclosed this in his speech delivered virtually by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, at the opening session of the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit Group Conference themed ‘Building partnerships for resilience’. Osinbajo also explained that the Federal Government would buy locally assembled cars rather than imported foreign ones. He said, “We are proposing in the new Finance Act that those who earn minimum wage should be exempted from paying income ...
Acquiring COVID-19 Vaccine For Citizens Our Priority – Osinbajo
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Acquiring COVID-19 Vaccine For Citizens Our Priority – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has emphasised that one of Nigeria’s most pressing priorities is obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine for the citizens. He stated this yesterday at the opening session of the virtual edition of the Paris Peace Forum, which featured presentations by some Heads of State & Governments alongside international organisations, on a collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande, Osinbajo also said the government is preoccupied with improving healthcare and the economy post-COVID-19. “The priorities of Nigeria in the post-COVID-19 era include improved healthcare and the economy. First, we need to keep the vi...
Obasanjo Reveals Why Atiku’s And Ekwueme Alliance In 2003 collapsed
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Obasanjo Reveals Why Atiku’s And Ekwueme Alliance In 2003 collapsed

Ex-President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said the alliance of his former deputy, Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, with the late Alex Ekwueme, during the 2003 presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), collapsed after Ekwueme lost at the poll. Obasanjo revealed this on Thursday at the public presentation of ‘Amazing Grace’, a biography of former Oyo State Governor, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, in Ibadan, Oyo state. He was correcting a part in the book, where the author claimed Atiku backed down before the primary poll. “Again, Atiku did not back down as you claimed until Alex Ekwueme was defeated at the primary of PDP in 2003. “Atiku’s agreement with Ekwueme was to be Ekwueme’s running mate and Ekwueme, as President, spending three years and resign...
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...
Osinbajo Calls Taye Olubayo Who Addressed A Letter To Him – EndSARS
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Osinbajo Calls Taye Olubayo Who Addressed A Letter To Him – EndSARS

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo placed a phone call to a Twitter user, Taye Paul Olubayo, who addressed a four-page open letter to the number two citizen on October 6. Unlike many Twitter users who do not meaningfully engage the government, Mr Olubayo tweeted a handwritten letter to the Vice President proffering solutions to how to solve the demands of EndSARS protesters. In the letter, Mr Olubayo detailed how many youths worked actively to elect the Muhammadu Buhari administration in 2015 and again in 2019. The letter he addressed to the VP reads in part, “Over the past few days, and tracing back to few years ago, the period during which you stood in for your principal as acting President, I'm very sure you remember our cries with respect to the dreaded SARS. “Don't get me wron...
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: Top US Officials Storm Aso Rock
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Lekki Shootings: Top US Officials Storm Aso Rock

AMIDST national crisis over the shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos on Tuesday, a delegation from the United States government has arrived in Nigeria. The team was at Aso Rock on Thursday to discuss with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo behind closed doors. The team, according to the US Mission in Nigeria “discussed ongoing violence, the importance of allowing citizens to peacefully demonstrate, and accountability and justice for victims.” The team comprises of US Assistant Secretary, Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Bob Destro; US Assistant Secretary, Bureau for Conflict Stabilisation Operations, Denise Natali; the Counselor of the US Department of State, Thomas Ulrich Brechbuhl; and the Charge d’Affairs, US Embassy, Kathleen FitzGibbon. ...
Lekki Shootings: Osinbajo’s Comments Disappointing – Frank Edoho
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Lekki Shootings: Osinbajo’s Comments Disappointing – Frank Edoho

Popular TV host, Frank Edoho , has described Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo as one of the biggest disappointments of the year . Edoho , who was the host of the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire show for over 10 years, said this in a tweet on Thursday while reacting to a statement by Osinbajo on Thursday . Osinbajo had in reaction to the shootings at the Lekki toll plaza said , “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 and other states . ” Responding, however, Edoho said it was unfortunate that Osinbajo had failed to say more on the matter. “ With your impeccable speaking talent you have managed to be quiet throughout the tragedies ...
European Union releases statement on the shooting of unarmed End SARS protesters in Nigeria
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European Union releases statement on the shooting of unarmed End SARS protesters in Nigeria

Josep Borrell, the High Representative/Vice-President of the European Union, has released a statement regarding the shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll gate.   On the evening of October 20, 2020, security operatives opened fire on unarmed End SARS protesters who were singing the National Anthem at the Lekki toll gate. The shooting came moments after the security cameras were removed from the toll gate and the toll gate lights were put off.   Though the governor of Lagos State says there were no fatalities, live videos from the scene and eyewitnesses account say otherwise.   Reacting to what is now being tagged the ''Lekki toll gate massacre,''  the European Union released a statement on its official website.   The statement is tagged...
Man vows never to step foot into any Redeem Christian Church of God Until Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is suspended
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Man vows never to step foot into any Redeem Christian Church of God Until Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is suspended

A Nigerian accountant, Obinna Nwosu, has vowed never to enter any parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG,  if Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, is not suspended from the church.   He said this following the shooting of Lekki #EndSARS protesters today October 20. Osinbajo is a pastor of the RCCG.   Obinna wrote ''Until Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is suspended, I am never stepping foot into any Redeem Christian Church of God. He has lost the grace to serve as cover of the life of saints''  
EndSARS: Mr. President Has Spoken And He Means Every Word – Laolu Akande
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EndSARS: Mr. President Has Spoken And He Means Every Word – Laolu Akande

The SSA On Media And Publicity to the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande reteirated the commitments of President Muhammadu Buhari towards bringing an end to brutality by the Nigerian Police and the ongoing efforts on all the related issues including matters of compensation for victims of #EndSARs. In a tweet that seems to be an engagement, Mr. Laolu also said that in line with the directive by the Vice President, Prof, Yemi Osinbajo to the governors during the NEC meeting, some states have already setup judicial panels with a span of six (6) months to complete their tasks. In a closing remark, he said "Let's work together to move country forward. There is indeed a global economic downturn but its actually an opportunity to fix things and deliver better results".
Police Violations Of Young People’s Rights Unacceptable, Annoying – Osinbajo
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Police Violations Of Young People’s Rights Unacceptable, Annoying – Osinbajo

"I am very concerned, in fact, very angry about what I see, happening to young men and women who are arrested, in some cases maimed or killed by men of the police force."_ Those were the words of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, when State House Correspondents approached him at the Presidential Villa on his way going out of the residence this afternoon. Prof Osinbajo was asked mainly about the economic challenges facing the country and Nigerians, and also the reported recent upsurge in the activities of FSARS regarding harassment of people alongside different violations of the rights of especially young Nigerians by some police officers. In his response, the VP who had earlier held a meeting with the Inspector General of Police today at his residence said the President and h...
Osinbajo Commends IGP’s Decision On SARS, Criticises Actions Of Officers
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Osinbajo Commends IGP’s Decision On SARS, Criticises Actions Of Officers

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has applauded the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu for banning the routine patrol of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the Nigeria Police Force. Speaking to State House reporters at his residence in Abuja on Sunday, Professor Osinbajo described the routine attacks on young people as infuriating. While condemning the actions of some officers he called bad “eggs of the Force”, the Vice President asked the police to stick to their mandates. He also commended Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for speaking up against injustices meted out by some security operatives on young Nigerians. Osinbajo’s remarks come shortly after IGP Adamu warned FSARS and other Tactical Squads of the Force against carryi...
Buhari Presides Over Weekly FEC Virtual Meeting In Abuja (Photos)
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Buhari Presides Over Weekly FEC Virtual Meeting In Abuja (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, the nation's capital. The meeting is taking place at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, State House, Abuja. Those in attendance physically include President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha. The Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari; Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Mejabi Yemi-Esan, Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed were also sighted. Other ministers and members of the FEC are attending virtually from their respective offices, due to existing COVID-19 protocols.
Osinbajo Welcomes First Granchild As His Daughter, Oludamilola Gives Birth
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Osinbajo Welcomes First Granchild As His Daughter, Oludamilola Gives Birth

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, are now grandparents as their daughter, Oluwadamilola and her husband, Oluseun Bakare, have welcomed their first child, a baby boy. Oluwadamilola and Oluseun welcomed their baby boy today September 21. Yemi Osinbajo announced the news on Twitter. He wrote: ''All glory to GOD! I am now a grand dad! My daughter, Oludamilola and her husband Oluseun became parents to a wonderful baby boy this morning!"
How FG Delegation To Silicon Valley Benefited Nigerian Startups – Osinbajo
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How FG Delegation To Silicon Valley Benefited Nigerian Startups – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has outlined how is trip to the Silicon Valley in the United States has benefitted Nigerian start-ups, some of whom have gotten funds to grow their business. Osinbajo disclosed this milestone when he spoke on the Fire Side Chat with Nick Clegg, Facebook VP of Policy and Communication, a former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He explained that there have been active partnerships between Nigerian start-ups and some US tech firms, assuring Nigerians that more investment is expected to pour in. “Both tours were extremely successful. At the Silicon Valley, Nigerian start-ups got a chance to pitch their products to tech sector investors, that was very good, in fact before we left Silicon Valley, one of our venture platforms was able to sign ...
FG Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures
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FG Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures

Despite the seeming delay in resolving the concerns of Nigerian traders regarding some stiff business regulation imposed by Ghanaian authorities, the Federal Government will ensure that affected Nigerians get justice, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. The Vice President gave the assurance on Tuesday evening during a meeting with representatives of the Nigerian community in Ghana. The meeting which held at the official residence of the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana was focused on the challenges facing Nigerians living in the West African nation including the locking of hundreds of Nigerian owned shops. Responding to the issues raised by leaders of the Nigerian community at the meeting, especially the maltreatment of Nigerians by Ghanaian authorities, Prof Osinb...
Mali: Osinbajo In Accra For ECOWAS Summit (Photos)
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Mali: Osinbajo In Accra For ECOWAS Summit (Photos)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Tuesday arrived Accra, Ghana where he is currently attending the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on the situation in Mali on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting is part of the several efforts of the leaders in the sub-region to find solution to the Mali political crisis. Here are images of the summit. On behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, I am at the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit in Accra, Ghana today. The summit is considering how to resolve the political situation in Mali.
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...
433,000 Nigerians, Businesses To Get N50,000, N30,000 Each – FG
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433,000 Nigerians, Businesses To Get N50,000, N30,000 Each – FG

Tola Johnson, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Micro Small and Medium and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs), says 100,000 small businesses will get N50,000 each. NAN reports that the gesture is part of COVID-19 economic stimulus. The presidential aide made the announcement at the inauguration of the Implementation of Survival Fund and Guaranteed Off-Take Stimulus Schemes for MSMEs on Thursday in Abuja. Johnson, the Project Coordinator, said that the schemes were part of the Economic Sustainability Plan drafted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led committee and approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. "The Payroll Support targets 100,000 businesses. However, the number of individuals who will benefit from this is 500,000. What the government has done is to say that t...
Victims of sexual abuse should not be blamed for harassment – Osinbajo
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Victims of sexual abuse should not be blamed for harassment – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has decried the blame sexual abuse victims are subjected to.   Speaking at a webinar on Anti-Sexual Harassment themed “Finding Safe Spaces for Female Students in Nigerian Universities” and organized by the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, the Vice President stated that victims must always be seen as victims and not to be blamed.   Osinbajo averred that victims of sexual abuse are not the architects of their fate especially by their attitude, dressing or willingness to be in a compromising place with their violators.   A statement released by Laolu Akande, the Vice President's media aide read;   OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT PRESS RELEASE WE REJECT NOTION THAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT VICTIMS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ABUS...
Sexual Harassment Victims Are Not Responsible For The Abuse – Osinbajo
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Sexual Harassment Victims Are Not Responsible For The Abuse – Osinbajo

The notion that victims or potential victims of sexual harassment are architects of their fate especially by their attitude, dressing or willingness to be in a compromising place with their violators is wrong and should be resisted in every situation. The victim must always be seen as the victim and not to be blamed. This was the view of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, in his contributions on Wednesday at a webinar on Anti-Sexual Harassment themed “Finding Safe Spaces for Female Students in Nigerian Universities”, organized by the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. The event was based on the book authored by notable journalist and former presidential spokesman, Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, titled NAKED ABUSE: SEX FOR GRADES IN AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES. According to him, “the victim must alw...
Osinbajo, Falana Okay Journalists’ Coverage Of Virtual Court Hearings
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Osinbajo, Falana Okay Journalists’ Coverage Of Virtual Court Hearings

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) have thrown their weight behind coverage of virtual court proceedings by journalists. The eminent lawyers said since section 36 of the 1999 Constitution provides that court sittings must be in public, journalists participating in covering virtual sittings would help to project information to the world, thereby reducing corruption. They spoke at a zoom conference titled “Media coverage of virtual court proceedings: prospects and challenges” organized by an online news platform, Gavel International. In his keynote address, Osinbajo said reporting of court proceedings was a crucial exercise of the right to fair hearing. According to him, that right would ...
How Osinbajo Detected P&ID Fraud Against Nigeria – UK Judge Explains
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How Osinbajo Detected P&ID Fraud Against Nigeria – UK Judge Explains

A United Kingdom judge says the timely observation and intervention of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was instrumental in how the Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) deal with Nigeria became known and identified as a fraudulent endeavour. Sir Ross Cranston of the UK High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division Commercial Court explained that the vice president was a regular fixture all through the review process. Cranston noted that Osinbajo's “fraud on the nation” statement in June of 2018 worked in Nigeria's favour. A brief overview of a deal gone wrong On January 11, 2010, British firm P&ID inked a gas supply and processing deal with the Ministry of Petroleum Resources on behalf of the Nigerian government. P&ID was expected to build and operate an ...
Osinbajo Invited Me To Join APC – Femi Kuti
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Osinbajo Invited Me To Join APC – Femi Kuti

Legendary afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti has said that he declined an invitation by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to join the All Progressives Congress, APC. This is contained in a statement he issued on his social media platforms in which the musician clarified his participation in the Occupy Nigeria protest of 2012 which was against the removal of fuel subsidy by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. His statement comes amid calls for protests over the recent increase in fuel price from N148 to N151 by the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). “I want to state for clarity and posterity my role in the Ojota protest,” he tweeted. “I was invited for what I and many believed was a genuine cause regarding the cost of fuel. “As soon as...
Ganduje Briefs Osinbajo On Kidnapping And Banditry In Kano
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Ganduje Briefs Osinbajo On Kidnapping And Banditry In Kano

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, met with Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State over security issues in the state. Ganduje, who spoke with State House correspondents afterward, said he came to brief the vice president on efforts being made to address the challenges. He said that military was putting in its best and was being supported to keep criminals away from the Falgore forest. “Just to brief him about the security issues in Kano State, especially pertaining to kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, and other criminal activities in the zone. “I submitted a report to him that it is all well; we are managing; there is high coordination of the security agencies in Kano; they are working very hard. “The only problem we have is the Falgor...
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 ...
Concerns About CAMA Can Be Addressed Through Ammendments – Osinbajo
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Concerns About CAMA Can Be Addressed Through Ammendments – Osinbajo

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENTPRESS RELEASE OSINBAJO TO CHURCH LEADERS:CONCERNS ABOUT CAMA CAN BE ADDRESSED THROUGH AMMENDMENT BY NATIONAL ASSEMBLY *VP adds: “We are in a democracy, there is a process by which things can be done” In an effort to allay fears expressed by the leadership of the Church about the recently enacted Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has said concerns can be processed through possible amendment of the contentious section of the law through a proposal to the National Assembly. The Vice President stated this on Thursday during a special conversation at the ongoing Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference. Responding to a question about reactions to CAMA, the Vice President said “what can ...
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...
FG To Create 5 Million Jobs – Osinbajo
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FG To Create 5 Million Jobs – Osinbajo

In line with the job creation agenda of the Federal Government, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo has reaffirmed government’s commitment towards creation of five million jobs. Osibanjo who disclosed this over the weekend during the Virtual Presidential Policy Dialogue Session organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), said that the administration is focused on providing He stated that while focusing on key areas like agriculture, housing, manufacturing, that they would expand cultivation and agro processing. The Vice President said, “We are to create jobs and boost our national housing programme. We would be intentional in the support of manufacturers in using our local raw materials. We are seriously engaging the use of cement in building our roads,...
VP Osinbajo And His Wife Visit Ajimobi’s Wife, Florence (Photos)
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VP Osinbajo And His Wife Visit Ajimobi’s Wife, Florence (Photos)

For the first time HE Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo is leaving Aso Villa since Covid19 emergence, and Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo pay a condolence visit to H.E. Mrs Florence Ajimobi and The Ajimobi Family on the loss of their patriarch, former Governor of Oyo State Senator Abiola Ajimobi. Today in Ibadan with @dolapoosinbajo to pay a condolence visit to Mrs. @florenceajimobi and the Ajimobi Family on the loss of our dear egbon, the former Governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi @abiolaajimobi.My Dearest Egbon,Dolly and I are here to celebrate your memory again today. We remember you always and bless the Lord for the great and impactful life you lived. Your memory is blessed forever.We thank God for his great mercy at the end of your life. What a great and mighty God. ...
Fighting Corruption Will Get More Difficult in Nigeria – Osinbajo
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Fighting Corruption Will Get More Difficult in Nigeria – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the ongoing fight against Corruption might get difficult in coming days. Speaking at the 20th-anniversary regional webinar organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday July 14, the Vice President stated that aside from the difficulties, many people will also get frustrated for standing against corruption. Osinbajo who spoke on the topic “Combating corruption and illicit financial flows: New measures and strategies", said; “The fight against corruption is nuanced and hydra-headed, it is not going to get easier by the day; as a matter of fact, it will get more difficult by the day and many will become discouraged in standing up against corruption. “…Over the years, massive public re...
FG has agreed to pay salaries of private school teachers owed during the lockdown- Private School owners Association President, Yomi Otubela says
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FG has agreed to pay salaries of private school teachers owed during the lockdown- Private School owners Association President, Yomi Otubela says

The President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Yomi Otubela, says the Federal government has agreed to pay the salaries of private school teachers that are being owed by their school management since the lockdown started in March. A number of private school teachers have come out to cry for help as they have not been paid by their management since March when schools were shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The school management insists they cannot pay salaries since they have also not made money by way of school fees. Speaking on TVC on Monday morning, July 13, Otubela said the association forwarded a proposal to the Economic Sustainability Committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, for the government to pay the salaries of the private ...
New polls show Joe Biden Leading Donald Trump Ahead of Elections
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New polls show Joe Biden Leading Donald Trump Ahead of Elections

New polls released Sunday night, July 12, show Democrat presidential challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump in two major states --Texas and Florida-- vital states that Donald Trump won in 2016. The polls conducted by CBS/YouGov, shows Biden leading Trump 46 to 41 in Texas, with 14 per cent undecided. The two men were tied at 43-43 in the same poll in April. The same poll has Biden also leading 46 to 42  in Florida, a critical battleground state. In Arizona, they are tied at 46 per cent. Trump won Arizona by less than 2 percentage points in 2016. Surprisingly, all three states are getting increased rates of coronavirus, infections, with Florida reporting a stunning 15,000 infections in a single day Sunday, and the state's 270,000 now r...
Kiki Osinbajo, reacts to Jackson Ude’s allegation she” invested N800m” in the property where she runs her business
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Kiki Osinbajo, reacts to Jackson Ude’s allegation she” invested N800m” in the property where she runs her business

Kiki Osinabjo, daughter of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has reacted to the allegation she invested N800m in the property where she uses in running her business Jackson Ude, the Former Director of Strategy and Communications under President Goodluck Jonathan administration took to Twitter this morning to make the allegation. How did Kiki Osinbajo, VP Osinbajo’s daughter, earn N800million she invested in the property housing her Glam’d Africa Beauty House in Abuja on 10 Durban Street, Wuse 2. Abuja?''he tweeted Taking to her Instagram page to react, Kiki described the allegation as a lie. She stated that she is a tenant in the property where she runs her business. She wrote; ''For me it is completely UNBELIEVABLE that a grown man will sit in his home and LIE about me, a grown m...
Osinbajo Writes IGP, Demands Investigation of False Allegation of him Taking N4b From Ibrahim Magu
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Osinbajo Writes IGP, Demands Investigation of False Allegation of him Taking N4b From Ibrahim Magu

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has petitioned the Inspector General of Police Muhammed Adamu, demanding for an investigation of "false" allegation of him allegedly taking N4b from the money allegedly stolen by suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Jackson Ude, a former director of strategy and communications under President Goodluck Jonathan administration had alleged that Magu embezzled over N39 billion and gave Mr Osinbajo N4 billion for soft landing. He also claimed that the Vice President is being investigated over his "involvement in the scandal". Backing the Vice President media aide Laolu Akande's claim of the report being “false and baseless fabrications", Osinbajo's lawyer Taiwo Osipitan averred that Ude's tweet was aimed ...
Osinbajo denies receiving N4billion From Suspended EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu
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Osinbajo denies receiving N4billion From Suspended EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to allegation of receiving N4bn from suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. The Vice President's media aide Laolu Akande who rubbished the claim, described it as lies "calculated to confuse and concocted to smear Prof. Osinbajo's image." He added that Osinbajo hasn't and will never be involved in any shady activity. The tweet read; “Inundated by wide circulation of Fake News about VP’s purported involvement in some EFCC recovery billions, please rest assured they’re all LIES: calculated to confuse and concocted to smear Prof. Osinbajo’s image. “The VP hasn’t and will never be involved in any such shady activities.”
Twitter users blast Samklef for wishing Buhari, Osinbajo happy father’s day
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Twitter users blast Samklef for wishing Buhari, Osinbajo happy father’s day

Nigerian singer and music producer, Samklef, has been attacked by an internet Troll after wishing the president and vice, a happy Father’s Day. The singer had written on his Twitter as he tagged the president Buhari and his Vice, Osibanjo. However, another Twitter user, ‘Biggylarge1’ slammed him as he shared that he didn’t expect it from the singer. The singer, however, hit back at the troll after he tagged him stupid for wishing the President and Vice President well. See The Posts Below:  
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaks on gender-based violence, rape in Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said gender-based violence, rape, and sexual assaults are blemishes on the collective humanity and dignity of Nigerians as a people and a nation. Osinbajo expressed his displeasure on Friday in Abuja while addressing a virtual meeting of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), on the scourge of rape, sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement said the vice president affirmed that the fight against gender violence would be driven down to the states through the National Economic Council (NEC). “I will continue to use the platform of the National Economic Council to encourage states yet to domesticate the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act of 2015 and the Child’s Rights Act of 2003 to do s...
Consider Suspending NYSC Camps For 2 Years, Osinbajo Committee Tells FG
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Consider Suspending NYSC Camps For 2 Years, Osinbajo Committee Tells FG

The Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on the federal government to consider suspending the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp exercises for two years. In its report presented to President Muhammadu Buhari last week and seen by TheCable, the committee recommended the consideration of suspension of NYSC camps for 24 months. “The immediate focus in the Education sector is to address the disruptions caused by the pandemic and ensuing social distancing measures at all levels of education,” the report read. “Practical steps will be taken to minimise disruption to learning, utilising technology as appropriate. Specifically, virtual learning will be implemented (either online or through broadcast), virtual convocation ...
Many Countries Begged Nigeria For Food During Lockdown – Fashola
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Many Countries Begged Nigeria For Food During Lockdown – Fashola

The Federal Government has said many neighbouring countries asked Nigeria for food during the lockdown occasioned by coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this known on Saturday during an Instagram Live Chat with City People Magazine. The minister, who spoke on the COVID-19 Economic Sustainability Plan recently submitted by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), said the plan contains diverse measures to fortify the Nigerian economy against any shock brought by the pandemic. Fashola said, “We are looking at constructing roads with more stones, more cement, more iron rods so that more people will be employed. For example, it will take 14 people to build a kilometre of road. So, if you are doing m...
Nigeria Can Turn COVID-19 Pandemic To Economic Victory – Osinbajo
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Nigeria Can Turn COVID-19 Pandemic To Economic Victory – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday stated that Nigeria can turn the coronavirus pandemic into an economic victory. Osinbajo said this at the State House in Abuja after presenting a well prepared post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan to President Muhammadu Buhari. Osinbajo led the Economic Sustainability Committee to submit the report entitled, “Bouncing Back: The Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan”. The President is expected to approve the recommendations of the report which contains modalities and policies that would strengthen businesses in the country as well as provide jobs for the teeming masses amid the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Osinbajo said: “We are confident that if the proposals are taken as a whole and implemented conscientiously, Nigeria will a...
CAC’s Online Registration Portal Crashes, The 7th Time In 3 Months
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CAC’s Online Registration Portal Crashes, The 7th Time In 3 Months

The consistent crashing of the company registration portal of the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, is slowing down the implementation of the Federal Government’s Ease of Doing Business policy. Recall that in 2017, the then acting President, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, had signed an Executive Order on Ease of Doing Business to foster transparency and improve the business environment in the country. The document directs all government MDAs to ensure easier access to information, processes and documentation, as well as promote efficiency in public service delivery. “The Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) shall within 14 days of the issuance of this Order ensure that all registration processes at the CAC are fully automated through the CAC website from the...
Joe Biden Reveals What will Happen if Trump Loses Election and Refuses to Leave White House
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Joe Biden Reveals What will Happen if Trump Loses Election and Refuses to Leave White House

US presidential candidate and former Vice-president, Joe Biden, has revealed what will happen in case Trump loses the 2020 presidential election to him and refuses to vacate the White House. In recent days senior military figures have spoken out publicly against the president since peaceful protesters were forcefully removed from the Lafayette Square area near the White House to clear a path so Trump and his entourage could safely walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church. The president’s military critics have included former Defense Secretary James Mattis, retired four-star Marine Corps Gen. John Allen and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. The president last year also joked he won't leave office because he is doing well. “Maybe if we really like it a lot -- and if things k...
Presidency Opens Up On Osinbajo’s Whereabouts
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Presidency Opens Up On Osinbajo’s Whereabouts

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has explained the continued absence of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. In an interview on Wazobia Radio, Adesina insisted that Osinbajo is busy working with the Economic Sustainability Committee. “He heads the Economic Sustainability Committee. They hold meetings and these news (items) are on the televisions,” he said. Adesina noted that some of these meetings are now virtual or through videos, assuring that Osinbajo is hale and hearty. He also explained that Lagos State secured a grant of N10billion from the Federal Government in the fight against the outbreak of COVID-19, because of their commitment to curb the pandemic. Technical support is very very important, very vey important… Lagos S...
Oshiomhole Kicked Against Fuel Subsidy Removal Under Obasanjo – Atiku
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Oshiomhole Kicked Against Fuel Subsidy Removal Under Obasanjo – Atiku

Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar has alleged that former Governor of Edo state and chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomole frustrated the Obasanjo-led administration's plan to remove fuel subsidy. The former Presidential candidate of the Peoples' Democratic Party revealed this in tweets he shared on Saturday night. He recalled being the one assigned to negotiate with the NLC chairman, a meeting that ended up not being unsuccessful. Atiku tweeted;   “The Obasanjo government in which I served commenced a phased subsidy withdrawal. I was tasked with negotiating with then NLC Chairman and current APC Chairman who stood strongly against it. Nonetheless, we achieved two phases of subsidy removal of fuel and complete withdrawal of subs...
Removal Of Fuel Subsidy, Price-fixing Excites Atiku
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Removal Of Fuel Subsidy, Price-fixing Excites Atiku

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has lauded the president Muhammadu Buhari led administration over the stoppage of subsidy and price-fixing for petrol. Speaking via a statement on his official Twitter, he further called on the federal government to remove other impediments and roll out incentives to spur investments in the oil sector. He said, “Federal government finally withdraws from the fuel subsidy and price-fixing bazaar that had been rife with corruption and stalling investments. This is something patriots have been calling for and for which I was demonised. “The stoppage of subsidy and price-fixing is a right move, although it should have come earlier when the economy was stronger. “Federal and state governments should proceed to remove other impediments and roll ...