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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...
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...
EndSARS: Osinbajo, Six Governors To Engage Youths, CSOs, Others
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EndSARS: Osinbajo, Six Governors To Engage Youths, CSOs, Others

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will be heading a committee that has six state governors as members to engage youths, representatives of Civil Society Organisations, religious and traditional leaders on the fallout of the recent #EndSARS protests. Members of the committee will be engaging the stakeholders on employment, social safety net programmes, and national unity among other key issues of concern. The decision was reached at an emergency meeting of the National Economic Council chaired by Osinbajo on Monday. The council, which is chaired by the sitting Vice President, has also state governors, relevant ministers, and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria as members. Members of the committee are six state governors representing the six geopolitical zones of the country. ...
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. ...
Soldiers Who Shot Protesters Must Face The Law, US Officials Tell Osinbajo
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Soldiers Who Shot Protesters Must Face The Law, US Officials Tell Osinbajo

Senior officials of the United States Government on Thursday met with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and expressed displeasure over the shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday. The US also demanded that the soldiers behind the shootings must be brought to book. The Spokesperson for the State Department, Morgan Ortagus, said in a statement that the officials were led by Counselor of the US State Department, Ulrich Brechbühl. Others at the meeting include: Assistant Secretary Robert Destro and Assistant Secretary Denise Natali. The officials, according to the statement, raised concerns over the ongoing violence in Nigeria as well as human rights violations and human trafficking. The statement read in part, “Counselor T. Ulrich Brechbühl met with Nig...
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 ...
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...
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BBNaija’s Erica Parties With Kiki Osinbajo In Abuja

Kiki, daughter of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has been a huge fan of Erica and Kiddwaya during their stay in the house and even appointed herself a major stakeholder in the famous #Kiddrica romance. She stood with Erica all through her turbulent period in the Big Brother Naija house, and remained a supporter after the actress got kicked off the show. Yesterday, the women finally met and attended the Joeboy drive-in show with friends. And fans are so glad. https://youtu.be/iOXr8xSkz7U  
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...
Merit, Not Federal Character, Should Determine Government Appointment – Osinbajo
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Merit, Not Federal Character, Should Determine Government Appointment – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said for the country to attain economic growth and development, the dominant principle when appointing people into public offices should be merit rather than federal character. He stated this amid grievances in some quarters over the lopsided appointment of persons into national offices by the current regime led by the President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd). Osinbajo spoke at a webinar on Saturday organised by the Nigeria Leadership Initiative, led by a former Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Olusegun Aganga. The Vice-President, who was the keynote speaker at the webinar monitored by our correspondent, spoke on the theme, ‘Rebuilding our national value system.’ He said the country’s value system must be established in such a way th...
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 ...
There’s Need To Take Another Look At Amended NBC Code – Osinbajo
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There’s Need To Take Another Look At Amended NBC Code – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. Osinbajo said this on Friday during a session with Nick Clegg, vice-president of Facebook’s policy and communication. The code, which has stirred a lot of controversy, seeks to regulate content exclusivity, enforce content sharing and empower the NBC to determine prices at which content is sold to sub-licensees by rights holders. Also, the fine for hate speech has been increased from N500,000 to N5 million. Osinbajo said there is need to take a second look at the code so as not to “stifle the work of hardworking, creative people”. “The NBC code is one where the is now activity around trying to take a second look at it. Those...
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.
Osinbajo Capable But Tinubu Has The Experience To Lead Nigeria – Ajomale
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Osinbajo Capable But Tinubu Has The Experience To Lead Nigeria – Ajomale

Otunba Henry Ajomale is the immediate past Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos state chapter. In this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, he speaks on current developments in the polity. Excerpts What is your take on the uproar trailing the recent increase in price of fuel and electricity tariff? I believe the timing is wrong for us to be having this increment on virtually everything. The federal government is taxing people and the state governments are also imposing taxes on the people. If you want to build a house, they ask you to pay for permit before it can be built. Even if you have a house already, the federal government wants to collect stamp duties on the rents collected by agents. The question we should ask is, was the building located on federal or stat...
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...
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 ...
‘Osinbajo’s Aide, Donald Wokoma Collected N250M Without Executing Contracts’ – EFCC Investigator
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‘Osinbajo’s Aide, Donald Wokoma Collected N250M Without Executing Contracts’ – EFCC Investigator

After receiving N250 million, Dr. Donald Wokoma, a Special Assistant to the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, allegedly failed to execute some contracts awarded to his firms in 2018. The Economic Confidential gathered that Mr Wokoma was a signatory to the bank accounts of the companies when he was Special Assistant to the Vice President on the National Economic Council, NEC. A seasoned investigator at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) exposed the deal while testifying before the Justice Isa Ayo Salami Presidential Investigative Panel on Thursday. The Justice Ayo Salami panel is a Presidential Investigative Committee examining activities of EFCC under the stewardship of suspended Acting Chairman of the agency Ibrahim Magu between 2015 and 2020. The anti-corrup...
House Of Representatives Not Investigating Yemi Osinbajo – Wole Oke
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House Of Representatives Not Investigating Yemi Osinbajo – Wole Oke

The House of Representatives on Tuesday disclosed that it’s Committee on Public Accounts is not investigating the office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as insinuated in some quarters. Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, Hon. Wole Oke who gave the clarification while addressing the Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget & National Planning, Mrs Olusola Idowu, explained that the ongoing investigation was aimed at getting documentary evidences of the school feeding procurement carried out by Federal Ministry of Budget & National Planning. While frowning at the misgivings being associated with the Committee’s activities, Hon. Oke said: “By our records, the office of the Vice President is responsible for policy formulation and monitor...
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 ...
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.”
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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...
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...
SERAP Asks Appeal Court To Order Release Of Asset Declarations Of Buhari, VP Osinbajo, Others
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SERAP Asks Appeal Court To Order Release Of Asset Declarations Of Buhari, VP Osinbajo, Others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos to set aside a judgment of a Federal High Court and to order public disclosure of asset declaration details submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, governors and their deputies and other politicians since 1999.” The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos had on Monday, May 11, 2020, dismissed the application filed by SERAP seeking “an order of mandamus to direct and compel the CCB to make available to the public specific details of asset declarations submitted to it by successive presidents, vice-presidents, senate presidents, speakers of House of Representatives, state governors and their deputies since 199...
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Yoruba Have No Shame, Osinbajo Is A Toilet Manager – Nnamdi Kanu

FOR HOW LONG WILL THE YORUBA RACE ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE USED & DUMPED BY THOSE WHO ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO SHINE THEIR SHOES? ~From Vice President to Coordinator, from Coordinator to Used Toilet Manager and some misguided Yoruba are still talking about one Nigeria. Does it mean there is shame, dignity or honour. The Link Between Awolowo, Starvation & Rapprochement with the Yoruba "It is my impression that Obafemi Awolowo was driven by his overriding ambition for power, for himself and for the advancement of his Yoruba people in general. Let it be said that there is, on the surface, at least, nothing wrong with all these, but Awolowo saw the dominant Igbo people as a major obstacle to that goal. And so, when the opportunity arose - the Nigerian-Biafran War - his ambit...
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...
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 ...
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.
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.