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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 ...
Ogun, Adamawa, Oyo, Lagos Top List Of Presidential Aides
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Ogun, Adamawa, Oyo, Lagos Top List Of Presidential Aides

Ogun, Adamawa, Oyo and Lagos states are currently topping the list of states with the highest number of presidential aides in an updated list prepared by the Presidency. The 142 aides on the list are attached to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); his wife, Aisha; Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo; his wife, Dolapo; Chief of Staff to the President; and a few ministers. An analysis of the list showed that Ogun, Osinbajo’s home state, topped the chart with 16, Adamawa, the home state of the President’s wife, Aisha, came second with 12, while Oyo State came third with 11 aides. Lagos came fourth with 10 aides while Kano followed closely with nine presidential aides to occupy the fifth position. Buhari’s home state, Katsina as well as Ondo state are tied in the s...
Nigeria’s Ex-Chief Of General Staff, Oladipo Diya loses wife Folashade Diya
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Nigeria’s Ex-Chief Of General Staff, Oladipo Diya loses wife Folashade Diya

Folashade Diya, the wife of former Chief of General Staff and defacto military Vice President, Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya (retd) has died after a brief illness at age 66. Olawale Adekoya, Special Adviser to Gen. Diya, revealed this in a statement. The statement said that the late Mrs Deborah Folashade Diya died on Monday, May 18, 2020, after she fell ill and was rushed to a hospital. The statement reads: “The song is ended, but the melody lingers on. With grief in our hearts but gratitude to Almighty God, we announce the transition onto eternal glory of Otunba (Chief) Mrs Deborah Folashade Diya (JP), wife of His Excellency, Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya, (retd) GCON, MNI; whose death occurred on Monday, May 18, 2020. She was aged 66. ''Madam Deborah Folashade Diya was preparing and look...
NCP Approves Draft Health Sector Reform Bill
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NCP Approves Draft Health Sector Reform Bill

The National Council on Privatization (NCP) Tuesday approved a draft legislative instrument to enact the Health Sector Reform Bill and associated legislation. The council approved the instrument at its meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr Alex Oko, said the document would be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Executive Council (FEC). He said the proposed legislation makes it imperative for millions of Nigerians, who can’t afford to pay for it, to receive efficient healthcare services. The BPE boss, who is also the secretary of the NCP, said the council “took a major decision to adop...
“I Will Start Charging You For Free Education On Facebook” – Nnamdi Kanu To FG
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“I Will Start Charging You For Free Education On Facebook” – Nnamdi Kanu To FG

The leader of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Tuesday took a swipe at the Nigerian government, saying that the government visits his facebook page to get free education. The IPOB leader and Director of Radio Biafra, therefore, said that very soon he will start charging Nigerian government for receiving free education from his page. He equally faulted the announcement made by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, on Covid-19, saying that the announcement was supposed to be made by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. In a statement entitled, “Learning is good isn’t it, especially from miscreants” personally signed by Mazi Kanu, and made available to Vanguard by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, Kanu ...
South Sudan Vice President and Wife Test Positive for Coronavirus
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South Sudan Vice President and Wife Test Positive for Coronavirus

South Sudan’s Vice President, Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny who serves as defence minister have tested positive for Coronavirus. This was confirmed in a statement released on Monday May 18 by his office. It was further revealed that “a number of his office staff and bodyguards” had also tested positive for COVID-19. Machar who also confirmed this on a state television, said he would be on self-isolation for 14 days at his residence alongside the rest of his staff who tested positive for the disease. South Sudan has so far recorded 347 cases of coronavirus and six deaths.
Osinbajo Announces 80% Slash For NAFDAC Registration Fee
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Osinbajo Announces 80% Slash For NAFDAC Registration Fee

The Federal Government has issued a set of palliatives to help MSMEs wade through the current economic fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, these palliatives reflect the Buhari administration’s determination to support MSMEs and the priority the Federal Government places on small businesses. The palliatives are: E-Registration of MSMEs/products at 80% discounted rate over a period of six months. Zero tariffs for the first 200 micro and small businesses to register on the E-platform. Waiver on administrative charges for overdue late renewal of expired licenses of micro/small businesses products for a period of 90 days.
Trump Sends List Of Obama Officials Who Unmasked Flynn To Congress And Media So We All Know Who They Are
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Trump Sends List Of Obama Officials Who Unmasked Flynn To Congress And Media So We All Know Who They Are

The Trump administration just made its move to hold Adam Schiff to account and it is lights out for Schiff. Trump finally sent over to Congress the list of Obama administration officials who unmasked Mike Flynn. It looks like they will not get away with it after all. From The Hill: A copy of the list obtained by The Hill includes a who’s who of Obama-era officials, including then-Vice President Joe Biden, former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, former FBI Director James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan. Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Richard Grenell declassified and then sent the list of names to GOP Sens. Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (Iowa) on Wednesday. “I am providing a revised list of identities of any officials who submi...
President Buhari Presides Over Virtual Federal Executive Council Meeting
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President Buhari Presides Over Virtual Federal Executive Council Meeting

President Buhari on Wednesday morning, presided over the first-ever virtual Federal Executive Council meeting. The meeting took place inside the council chambers in the state house and had in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, newly appointed Chief of Staff to President Buhari Ibrahim Gambari, Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed and a few others. Other Ministers attended the meeting online in their various offices. COVID-19 precautionary guidelines such as social distancing and wearing of face mask were strictly observed.  
White House Staffers To Wear Face-Masks In West Wing
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White House Staffers To Wear Face-Masks In West Wing

The White House is requiring all staffers to wear masks or facial coverings when entering the West Wing of the building, NBC News reported Monday, citing two sources familiar with the matter. The new precaution comes days after two staffers close to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump and Pence have both resisted wearing masks in public or at the White House.   The directive from the White House management office was laid out in a memo to staffers Monday afternoon, NBC reported. The White House said it will make masks available for employees who need them, according to NBC. The memo also asked staff members to avoid visiting the West Wing, where the Oval Office is located, unless it is necessary, the source...
Osinbajo is the Current Chairman of Short People Association of Nigeria – Governor El-Rufai Jokes
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Osinbajo is the Current Chairman of Short People Association of Nigeria – Governor El-Rufai Jokes

Governor Nasir El-Rufai engaged in bants last night while reacting to a video shared on Twitter by popular comedian Teju Babyface. In the short video from a 2010 interview with the comedian, Governor El-Rufai said he used to be secretary-general of the short people association. He also shared some challenges he had before getting over not being tall enough. The Kaduna state Governor said in the interview; “I used to be the secretary-general… at a point at my teenage years, in my early 20s I had big issues with my height because you know all the pretty girls turn out to be taller than me. “But with time, I got over it. I managed to get a pretty and intelligent woman to marry who was an inch shorter than me.” https://twitter.com/Tejubabyfacetv/status/1259892375159267328 ...
US Vice President Mike Pence’s Aide Tests Positive for COVID-19
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US Vice President Mike Pence’s Aide Tests Positive for COVID-19

Vice President Mike Pence's spokesperson Katie Miller, who also serves as a spokesperson for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, has tested positive for the disease. Trump confirmed Miller was the staffer who tested positive on Friday during an event with Republican lawmakers at the White House. ‘She’s wonderful young woman,’ Trump said. ‘Katie tested very good for a long period of time and then - all of a sudden - today she tested positive. She hasn’t come into contact with me but spent some time with the vice president.’ Pence was tested Friday and the test came back negative. Miller is married to Stephen Miller, an adviser to President Trump who works in the West Wing near the Oval Office.   Following Miller's diagnosis, Trump, the vice president, ...
APC replies Atiku; Says he’s Part of Obasanjo’s Short-sighted Government
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APC replies Atiku; Says he’s Part of Obasanjo’s Short-sighted Government

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, after he suggested diversification of the economy to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. In an opinion piece titled “How to Pull Nigeria from the Brink”, the former Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party groaned over the country's current economic quagmire and growing foreign debts. Atiku asked the Buhari-led administration to embrace agriculture rather than depending solely on oil. Reacting to the former Vice President's suggestion, the APC in a statement signed by the its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu stated that Atiku was part of former President Olusegun Obasanjo's short-sighted government and never practiced what he is now ...
COVID-19 opportunity to turn Nigeria around – Osinbajo
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COVID-19 opportunity to turn Nigeria around – Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has doused the fears of many Nigerians as the country continues to battle Coronavirus pandemic. Osinbajo, on Saturday said contrary to reports, Nigeria economy will come out of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Vice President said this during his interaction at the 2020 edition of ‘The Platform’, themed “Nigeria’s battle against COVID-19.” According to him, this difficult time had offered significant opportunities for Nigeria to turn thing around. “Nigeria will get through this much stronger economically and much stronger as a people because of our resilience. “There are a lot of challenges but they offer significant opportunities for us to turn things around. “I am very confident that Nigerians, with our resilience, our str...
How Abba Kyari Almost Became Obasanjo’s Vice-President, Mamman Daura Tells
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How Abba Kyari Almost Became Obasanjo’s Vice-President, Mamman Daura Tells

A nephew and confidant of the President, Mamman Daura, has revealed that during the run-up to the 1999 Presidential election, Abba Kyari was among those considered for the position of running mate to Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo who was the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. Daura said this in a tribute to Kyari, the late chief of staff to the President, Maj.Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). He wrote, “These times coincided with the country’s return to democracy and Malam Abba was among those enthusiastically espousing the cause of General Obasanjo. On his selection as PDP candidate, a group of women and youths in the PDP lobbied Obasanjo to pick Malam Abba as his Vice Presidential running mate. After heated debates, Obasanjo eventually picked Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.” ...
President Buhari Laughs As Masked Osinbajo Meets Him For Briefing
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President Buhari Laughs As Masked Osinbajo Meets Him For Briefing

PMB receives Briefing from our amiable VP Yemi Osinbajo on Nigeria’s Economic Response to the Covid-19 pandemic at State House, Abuja on 10th April 2020. #StayHomeSaveLives #SocialDistancing The Vice President briefed me today on the work of the Economic Sustainability Committee, which I recently set up, and which he chairs. The Committee is working on an appropriate economic response to the unfolding impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Buhari Government Facing Unprecedented Challenge – Osinbajo
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Buhari Government Facing Unprecedented Challenge – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was being faced with a challenge that no government in the history of Nigeria had confronted. Osinbajo, who was recently appoint by Buhari as Chairman of Economic Sustainability Committee, said this while explaining what the new team plans to achieve. “We must communicate to our people where we are now, and that we can no longer assume we are still where we used to be. “We are faced with a challenge that no government in the history of Nigeria has ever faced. So, we have to redesign our economic planning and change our thinking”, he said at the inaugural meeting. The team was formed to design and respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the crashing of oil prices in...
COVID-19: Osinbajo, Governors Meet To Consider More Palliatives
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COVID-19: Osinbajo, Governors Meet To Consider More Palliatives

VICE President Yemi Osinbajo and governors who are members of the National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday met to discuss on more palliatives to cushion the effect of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The Special NEC committee, which was held via video conference anchored from the Presidential Villa, urged members to increase public enlightment because of the ravaging COVID-19. The Committee received the report of its Technical Working Group, which proposed an array of policy options and recommendations on how federal, state and local governments could bring relief to the people and take other adequate measures in containing and responding to the adverse economic effects of the pandemic. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, offic...
Buhari, Osinbajo earning half salaries since 2015, says Presidency
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Buhari, Osinbajo earning half salaries since 2015, says Presidency

A spokesman for the Nigerian Government Femi Adesina has said President Muhammadu Buhari and vice president Yemi Osinbajo have been earning only 50% of their salaries since they were sworn in for their first term in office in 2015. Nigeria is battling the outbreak of coronavirus which has infected over 830, 000 and killed more than 41,000 persons worldwide. In support of curbing the spread of the virus in Nigeria, politicians, philanthropists, companies have announced donations to the Nigerian Government. Ministers in the government last week said they were donating 50% of their March salaries to curb the global pandemic. When asked if Buhari and Osinbajo were donating to Nigeria’s fight against coronavirus, Adesina said there was no need for them to do so. “Already, the Presid...
Osinbajo Explains How The Law Supports Presidential Restriction Orders
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Osinbajo Explains How The Law Supports Presidential Restriction Orders

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT PRESS RELEASE VP OSINBAJO EXPLAINS HOW THE LAW SUPPORTS PRESIDENTIAL RESTRICTION ORDERS *Says the President invoked an Act of the National Assembly Questioning the legality of the presidential order restricting movements in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun States is quite unnecessary as the action taken is not only important but very well backed by extant Nigerian laws, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo made this observation in Abuja while responding to questions on Monday at the Google Hangout programme organized by HACK COVID-19 Call Centre - a private sector initiative supporting Nigeria’s battle against the pandemic. According to the Vice President, “regarding the legality of the shutdowns announced by the President ye...
Osinbajo Tests Negative For Coronavirus
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Osinbajo Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative for coronavirus, 24 hours after he went into self-isolation following fears he could have physically interacted with some persons who tested positive. In a tweet by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Political Matters the Vice President results have returned negative. “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo tested negative,” he tweeted on Wednesday morning. Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Vice President had on Tuesday disclosed that Prof. Osinbajo has begun social distancing and self-isolation. “VP Osinbajo yesterday at the office conducted his meetings via video conferencing while observing social distancing. “Today, he continues his work from the home office, ...
Osinbajo On Self-Isolation, Holds Video-Conference Call With Staff
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Osinbajo On Self-Isolation, Holds Video-Conference Call With Staff

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon toured the Presidential Villa beginning from the office of the Chief Staff to the President, Abba Kyari. It is believed that the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, who was not in the office on Tuesday, might have gone into self-isolation. Also on self-isolation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, Ade Ipaye. Osinbajo and Kyari sat close to each other at the last Federal Executive Council meetings held in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa. Their seats were separated by that of the Secretary to the Government. Osinbajo had also presided over the National Executive Council Kyari, on Monday tested positive to COVID-19. Kyari who was on a trip to Germany on March 7, to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich o...
COVID-19: Fear Grips Osinbajo, Governors Over Bala Moham­med’s Self-Isolation
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COVID-19: Fear Grips Osinbajo, Governors Over Bala Moham­med’s Self-Isolation

There are strong indications that the vice president and governors may be in palpable fear following report of self-isolation of the Bauchi State governor, Bala Moham­med, over the coronavirus pandemic. Such fears may have be­come rife following contact between the Bauchi gover­nor and son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who has tested positive for coronavirus. Governor Mohammed and Atiku’s son were said to have exchanged pleasantries inside the aircraft prior to the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting, which held at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, last week. At that meeting usually chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Mohammed was believed to have come in contact with the vice president, including oth­er governors whom he may have exchanged pleas...
Here’s the Travel Itinerary of Atiku’s Son Before he Tested Positive for Coronavirus
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Here’s the Travel Itinerary of Atiku’s Son Before he Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Spokesperson of  former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Paul Ibe had  shared the travel itinerary of his principal's son before he tested positive for coronavirus. Paul Ibe disclosed that Atiku's son who returned to the country on March 17 from Switzerland after some business engagements in France and Switzerland, wore face mask as a precautionary measure against the virus when he arrived the country. He wrote; For the purpose of putting the records straight and dispelling false narratives about the itinerary of a son of H.E @atiku currently undergoing treatment for Corona Virus (COVID-19) infection, I wish to make the following clarifications: 1. The clinical case returned to the country on 17th March via Switzerland from some business engagements in France and Switzerland. ...
Address Rumours Surrounding Osinbajo, Bakare Tells Presidency
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Address Rumours Surrounding Osinbajo, Bakare Tells Presidency

Lagos-based preacher, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has asked the Presidency to address the rumours surrounding Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Bakare, who is the Serving Overseer, Dominion Hall, Citadel Global Community Church (formerly Latter Rain Assembly) said this while delivering a sermon on Sunday. There have been reports in the last couple of months about a strained relationship between Osinbajo and the cabal at the Presidency which culminated in the sacking and redeployment of some of the Vice-President’s aides. Osinbajo was also relieved of some duties such as overseeing the Social Investment Programme and the economic advisory team. Bakare, however, said there was a need for the Presidency to speak up. He said, “It is my considered opinion that all the rumour mills and t...
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US Vice President, Mike Pence’s Staffer Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A staff member in US Vice President Mike Pence’s office has tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson for Pence announced on Friday evening. Though Pence’s office did not identify the individual or provide other information about the person or the job they hold, the announcement however marks the first known positive test for the virus among the White House staff, and it comes amid new concerns about the safety of Washington politicians, government officials and those who work for them. Katie Miller, Pence’s press secretary said in a statement; "?This evening we were notified that a member of the Office of the Vice President tested positive for the Coronavirus. Neither President Trump nor Vice President Pence had close contact with the individual. Further contact tracing...
Brace Up, the Economic Impact of The #CoronaVirusPandemic will be Severe on our Country – Oby Ezekwesili Tells Nigerians
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Brace Up, the Economic Impact of The #CoronaVirusPandemic will be Severe on our Country – Oby Ezekwesili Tells Nigerians

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has asked Nigerians to brace up and begin to practice financial prudence as the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic 'will be severe in Nigeria.' Taking to her twitter handle, the former Vice President of the World Bank, wrote ''Brace up, Fellow Citizens. Brace up. The economic impact of the #CoronaVirusPandemic will be severe on our country. But do not despair. Make sound personal and household financial choices. Rearrange and realign personal and family Priorities immediately. Keep the Faith'.'  
Joe Biden Commits to Picking a Woman as Vice President
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Joe Biden Commits to Picking a Woman as Vice President

Decomocrat U.S. presidential aspirant, Joe Biden has said that he will pick a woman to be his running mate. The former vice president said this at Sunday’s Democratic debate on CNN. Mr Biden said:  “Number one, I committed that if I’m elected president and have an opportunity to appoint someone to the courts, I’ll appoint the first black woman of the courts. It’s required that they have representation now. It’s long overdue. "Secondly, if I’m elected president, my cabinet, my administration will look like the country and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a — I’d pick a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president is.   "Number three, I’m the guy that wrote the do...
Osinbajo’s Escort Loses Wife Hours after Escaping Convoy Accident
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Osinbajo’s Escort Loses Wife Hours after Escaping Convoy Accident

One of the outriders attached to the convoy of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Yusuf Bawa has reportedly lost his wife hours after escaping an accident involving the number two citizen. Recall that the accident which occurred on Friday March 13, while the vice-president was heading to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, claimed the life of one of his escorts identified as Ali Gomina. It was gathered that Inspector Gomina who was knocked down while trying to clear the way for the motorcade of the vice-president, stepped in for Bawa who was attending to his sick wife. Bawa's wife however died on Saturday morning. The spokesman to the Vice President, Laolu Akande said the late Gomina was knocked down by a hit and run Toyota Camry car which flung him against an oncomi...
Coronavirus: See How Buhari & Osinbajo Now Greet In Aso Rock
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Coronavirus: See How Buhari & Osinbajo Now Greet In Aso Rock

Because of coronavirus, Nigeria’s Aso Rock Presidential Villa has also changed the ways things are done. President Buhari & his vice-president demonstrated this at a dinner with High Level CBN Round Table for Growth on Wednesday night. This is a new method to greet in the villa just to stay safe because of the virus.
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 ...