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Osinbajo, Others attend Evening of Worship and Tribute for Pastor Dare Adeboye
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Osinbajo, Others attend Evening of Worship and Tribute for Pastor Dare Adeboye

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo , were among the family and friends who attended the night of tribute and worship for Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Pastor E.A. Adeboye. The night of tribute took place at the Redemption camp on Monday May 10. Pastor Dare died in his sleep on Tuesday May 4. He was 42 years old. See more photos below...
Former Minister, ‘Mama Taraba’ dies in Egypt
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Former Minister, ‘Mama Taraba’ dies in Egypt

A former Nigerian Minister, Mama Taraba, real name Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, is dead. Al-Hassan, 61, served as Women Affairs Minister under the President Muhammadu Buhari government. Her associates confirmed the politician died on Friday in Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Mama Taraba dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the 2019 governorship election under United Democratic Party (UDP). Al-Hassan, a staunch supporter of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) months after the poll. In August 2020, she made revelations about her ordeal while in the APC. She ran into trouble with the ruling party after declaring her support for Atiku’s presidential ambition.
Iniobong Umoren: Justice must prevail – Atiku reacts to murder of job seeker
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Iniobong Umoren: Justice must prevail – Atiku reacts to murder of job seeker

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has called for justice to be served on those behind the rape and murder of one Miss Iniobong Umoren, who was declared missing a few days ago. Atiku on his Twitter page while condoling with the family of the victim charged the police and security agencies to do everything possible to ensure justice prevails for the family. The former presidential candidate wrote: “Over the past two days, I saw how Iniubong Umoren united Nigerians in a way that was admirable, yet, tragic. This is heart-rending. “I call on the Nigeria Police and other security agencies to do all within their powers to ensure that justice prevails for her family and all Nigerians. They made great efforts to #FindHinnyHumoren. “May God grant her family and friends the fortitude...
EagleScan: Nigeria Unveils Plagiarism Detection Software
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EagleScan: Nigeria Unveils Plagiarism Detection Software

Nigeria has unveiled a plagiarism detection software named EagleScan, being the first of such to locally tackle issues of intellectual theft across higher institutions learning in Nigeria. Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who was the Special Guest at the public presentation and launch of the software, said plagiarism is a form of corruption, describing the act as stealing the intellectual properties of others. Represented by the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, the VP also said it is an initiative that announces the Zero tolerance for plagiarism, “part of the core mandates of President Muhammadu Buhari administration”. Chairman of the occasion and the Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Higher Education, Prof. Sand...
President Buhari Presides Over Security Meeting
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President Buhari Presides Over Security Meeting

President @MBuhari is presiding over a Security Meeting at the State House. Vice President @ProfOsinbajo in attendance, as well as SGF, COS, Ministers, Service Chiefs, IGP, Intelligence Chiefs. #AsoVillaToday Presidency Nigeria
Nigeria Cannot Afford another War- Osinbajo
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Nigeria Cannot Afford another War- Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said that Nigeria cannot afford to experience another war as everyone will suffer from it. Speaking at an interactive forum of All Progressives Congress (APC) Anambra governorship aspirants, organized by the state chapter of APC Patriots in Abuja, the Vice President said “The thing about the kind of conflict in this part of the world, developing countries, is that it is usually a war without end. Everyone who thinks he has some monies stored up somewhere will eventually run out of money. Everyone who think he can go and hide somewhere, won`t even find a place to hide, at the end, everyone will suffer. Even if you don’t suffer, parents, children, young and old people and relations will suffer. We cannot afford a war in this country, we can`t affo...
Insecurity: FG Is Reorganizing Nigeria’s Security Architecture – Osinbajo
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Insecurity: FG Is Reorganizing Nigeria’s Security Architecture – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the Federal Government is reorganizing the entire security architecture in the country because policing is very difficult. Osinbajo stated this Monday when he received at the Presidential Villa, His Royal Majesty, Yakanaje Uke, (in Nasarawa State), Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Abdullahi Hassan who paid him a courtesy visit. He assured that the present challenges would prepare Nigeria for a greater and prosperous future, urging the traditional institution to support the re-engineering process. This was disclosed by Laolu Akande, the Spokesman to Osinbajo, in a statement on Tuesday. According to the Vice President, “there is no question at all that we are facing security challenges, but we are able to overcome them. The role of the leade...
Promise Of God For A Great Nigeria Will Be Fulfilled – Osinbajo
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Promise Of God For A Great Nigeria Will Be Fulfilled – Osinbajo

In a rousing message seeking to rally Nigerians and people of faith to see beyond the vicissitudes of the season in the country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, says he knows Nigeria will become an oasis of peace, security, and prosperity in Africa and beyond. Though Nigeria is going through storms and adversity, the country will overcome its challenges and realize its aspirations, because of the promises of God regarding the outstanding greatness ahead of the country. This was the message the Vice President delivered today at the ongoing 108th annual convention of the Nigerian Baptist Convention themed “Moving Forward: Finishing the Race with Joy” holding at the church’s conference Centre along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. According to Prof. Osinbajo, “there is a promise o...
FG Didn’t Print ₦60 Billion – National Economic Council (NEC)
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FG Didn’t Print ₦60 Billion – National Economic Council (NEC)

The National Economic Council (NEC) has dismissed allegations by the Federal Government printed N60 billion to shore up March allocation to States. Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki had accused the Federal Government of financial recklessness in printing extra cash to meet up with allocations faulting the current administration’s borrowing pattern. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, had denied the allegation. However, during its virtual meeting on Thursday, NEC presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, having received presentations from Minister of Finance, the Central Bank (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele and Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), said it was satisfied with that no money was printed for March allocation. The meeting was attended b...
Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter’s vice president, dies at 93
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Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter’s vice president, dies at 93

Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death of the former senator, ambassador and Minnesota attorney general was announced in a statement from his family. No cause was cited. Mondale followed the trail blazed by his political mentor, Hubert H. Humphrey, from Minnesota politics to the U.S. Senate and the vice presidency, serving under Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. In a statement Monday night, Carter said he considered Mondale "the best vice president in our country's history." He added: "Fritz Mondale provided us all with a model for public service and private behavior." Mondale's own try for the White House, in 1984, cam...
Special-Agro Industrial Processing Zones Set To Commence In 7 States – Osinbajo
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Special-Agro Industrial Processing Zones Set To Commence In 7 States – Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has announced that the Special-Agro Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) Programme is set to commence in seven major states. Brand Spur Nigeria understands that Osinbajo disclosed this in a statement on Friday evening, citing that the scheme will enable Nigeria to achieve sustainability and increased trade. However, the scheme is in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other stakeholders such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Bank of Industry. The agro-processing centres will be provided with basic infrastructure such as water, electricity and roads as well as facilities for skills training. Small-holder farmers in the catchment areas will be linked to markets across the value chain. To set ...
Former US VP Mike Pence has heart surgery to get pacemaker implanted after experiencing slow heart rate
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Former US VP Mike Pence has heart surgery to get pacemaker implanted after experiencing slow heart rate

Former Vice President of the US, Mike Pence underwent surgery to have a pacemaker implanted on him on Wednesday, April 14, after experiencing "symptoms associated with a slow heart rate" over the last two weeks. Pence, 61, underwent the procedure at a Virginia hospital, Indiana, yesterday and is now recovering, his office released in a statement onThursday April 15. "The routine surgery was successful, and he is expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days," the statement read. Pence added: "I am grateful for the swift professionalism and care of the outstanding doctors, nurses and staff at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, including Dr. Brett Atwater and Dr. Behnam Tehrani." "I also appreciate the consultation of my longtime Indiana physicia...
Digital Economy: Osinbajo Commends Abiodun Over Launch Of OGDEIP
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Digital Economy: Osinbajo Commends Abiodun Over Launch Of OGDEIP

The Nigerian Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, commended Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, over the launching of Ogun Digital Economy Infrastructure Project in the state. Osinbajo gave this commendation while speaking virtually at official launch of the project, held at the Ogun TechHub, Kobape Road, Abeokuta, the state capital. The VP noted that digital economy technology is the future of all aspects of human existence such as business, education, healthcare, governance, security, and the practice of practically every profession, lauding Abiodun for his initiative of bringing broad-band to homes, businesses and homes in Ogun. He added that with the launch of the project, Ogun is taking hold of the future, saying making digital access available to all the ...
FG Supporting Private Developers To Provide Electricity – Osinbajo
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FG Supporting Private Developers To Provide Electricity – Osinbajo

The Federal Government is currently supporting private developers to provide electricity through solar energy, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said. He disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by the Head, Communications and Public Relations, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Olufunke Nwankwo. The NDPHC said Osinbajo spoke at the recent inauguration of the 100,000 Solar Home System in Jangefe community, Kazuare Emirate, Jigawa State. The vice president said government was determined to bring power to un-served communities as part of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan. He was quoted as saying, “The President’s vision around that plan was that rather than have situations where people lose jobs and opportunities, we could take the opportunities of COV...
Vice President Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting
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Vice President Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting

The vice President prof. Yemi Osinbajo Presides over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meetingat the presidential villa, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari is in London for a routine medical check up. Before the proceedings, a minute silence was observed in honour of Mahmud Tukur, a former minister of commerce and industry, who passed away recently. Ministers who attending the meeting are Alh. Kai Muhammed, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, Abubakar Malami other ministers joined virtually from their offices. Boss Mustapha, SGF, is represented by permanent secretary, Ecological fund office, Mrs habibah lawal. The National Security Adviser, rtd Maj-Gen. Babagana Mungono and chief of staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari are present at the meeting.
Journalists Must Be Sensitive In Their Reporting – Osinbajo
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Journalists Must Be Sensitive In Their Reporting – Osinbajo

He stated this on Thursday at the presentation of “The Making of The Nigerian Flagship: A Story of The Guardian,” a book by The Guardian newspaper. Osinbajo, who expressed concern about the proliferation of fake news, urged journalists to rise as professionals to challenge this. “It is said that journalism is the first rough draft of history. It is true that reportage shapes the perception and understanding of events,” he said. “It shapes memories and can influence behaviour for good or for ill. There are arguably no bigger influencers than those who report and interpret the world to us. This is considerable power and it comes with responsibility. “About four decades ago, The Guardian set new standards that forever transformed the practice of journalism. Today, a more compl...
Aisha Buhari Is A Worthy Partner To Our Government – Osinbajo
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Aisha Buhari Is A Worthy Partner To Our Government – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said First Lady Aisha Buhari has been a worthy partner to the current administration. The Vice President was physically present at a book launch in honour of Mrs. Buhari in Abuja. The book, authored by Hajo Sani, is titled ‘Aisha Buhari – Being Different’. Sani is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Women Affairs and Administration. In an Instagram post, Prof. Osinbajo associated Mrs. Buhari with the values of courage, integrity and selflessness. “History has shown that it doesn’t matter how many degrees you have or how many titles precede or honours follow your name, or how high the position you hold,” he said. “The rare privilege of public service can only be justified by courage, integrity and selflessness. To t...
He is dutifully performing his roles but they what him to rebel against his boss – Festus Keyamo replies Nigerians describing Osinbajo as being ‘docile
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He is dutifully performing his roles but they what him to rebel against his boss – Festus Keyamo replies Nigerians describing Osinbajo as being ‘docile

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has reacted to comments made by some Nigerians describing the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as being docile. In a tweet shared on his handle, Keyamo said these set of Nigerians know that Osinbajo is dutifully performing his constituted duties but would rather want to egg him on to rebel against his boss, President Buhari. His tweet reads; ''The intention of those castigating the VP as being ‘docile’ is to egg him on to rebel against his boss. They know he’s dutifully performing his constitutional roles, but these are anarchists who would wish this govt crumbles. The dutiful VP has failed to fuel their warped fancies''
Adamu Mohammed Hands Over to acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba
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Adamu Mohammed Hands Over to acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba

The outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has handed over to his successor Usman Alkali Baba. The ceremony took place at the Force Headquarters, Abuja Adamu handed over to Usman after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo decorated the new IGP with his new rank in the State House, Abuja earlier today April 7. see more photos below...
Imo: We Must Reject Agents Of Anarchy – Yemi Osinbajo
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Imo: We Must Reject Agents Of Anarchy – Yemi Osinbajo

Nigerians must come together and reject the agents of anarchy seeking to cause chaos for their own selfish interests, especially as there are many more who are working tirelessly to build up the country's system and to enhance it, according to Vice President Yemi, SAN. Prof Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday during a one-day visit to Owerri, Imo State, where he commissioned a road project executed by the State government. While in town, the VP also visited Imo State Police Headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Centre, both of which were attacked in the early hours of yesterday. The Vice President, who condemned the attacks as an assault on the way of life of the good people of the state, further noted that, “our system is not perfect – no earthly system is – but democracy provides ...
Imo Attack: Osinbajo Preaches Peace, Urge People To Resist Any Violence
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Imo Attack: Osinbajo Preaches Peace, Urge People To Resist Any Violence

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Our dear city of Owerri had its peace and tranquillity shattered by heavily armed hoodlums who blasted open the doors of the correctional facility, facilitating the escape of well over 1,000 inmates; many of whom were dangerous criminals. They also attacked the police headquarters at “Shell Camp” burning several vehicles and even attempting to overtake the police armoury, if not for the effective resistance of the police. An attack on the critical institutions of law enforcement, police stations and prisons is an attack on the safety, security and well being of the citizens. It is not merely an attack on law and order. It is a mindless attack on the people and the way of life of the people. When you attack police stations and free dangerous...
Gunmen raze another police station in Imo, free suspects
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Gunmen raze another police station in Imo, free suspects

Unidentified gunmen have razed another police station in Imo State, few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu left Owerri, the Imo State capital. Vice President Osinbajo led a delegation of Federal Government officials including the Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, to visit the state over Monday, April 5, attack on the correctional center in the state as well as the police headquarters. Shortly after Osinbajo and his entourage left the state, the gunmen burnt Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters. The gunmen freed all suspects in detention before setting the Police Divisional headquarters ablaze. The state police command is yet to comment on this development.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Visits Ebonyi State
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Visits Ebonyi State

The vice president of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo said Buhari-led administration will continue at solving the challenges for and championing small business owners across the country. “I oversaw in Ebonyi State today, the continued efforts of the President Buhari-led administration at solving the challenges for, and championing small business owners across the country.
Marwa Wants Drug Test For Buhari, Tinubu, Osinbajo, Other Politicians
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Marwa Wants Drug Test For Buhari, Tinubu, Osinbajo, Other Politicians

Chief Executive Officer, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has said he is currently pushing for drug test on all politicians. Nigerian politicians include President Muhammadu Buhari, National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, all state governors and several others He added that workers and students should also undergo drug test. Marwa stated that the reason he is pushing to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students was to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence. He stated this in his remarks while signing a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with a firm, Primly Services Li...
FG proposes to spend N396bn on COVID19 vaccination – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed
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FG proposes to spend N396bn on COVID19 vaccination – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed

The Federal Government says it is proposing to spend the sum of N396 billion for the COVID19 vaccination exercise across the country between the years of 2021 and 2022. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, March 31. Ahmed explained that the figure may significantly reduce as the Federal Government receives more donations of the vaccines from the private sector. She added that the Ministry of Health is working on details of the gap that the Federal Government will be required to fill in the vaccination exercise. She also explains that the size of the proposed supplementary budget agreed by the executive and legislative ar...
MSME: FG Has Supported 9,085 Beneficiaries In Gombe – Osinbajo
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MSME: FG Has Supported 9,085 Beneficiaries In Gombe – Osinbajo

No fewer than 9,085 persons have benefited from Federal Government support for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in education sector. Revealing this on Tuesday at the 27th edition of National MSME clinic in Gombe, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said over 10,000 artisans had so far enjoyed the support. He added the state had over 6,000 business names registered free of charge. Osinbajo said, “A look at the programme you will see those that have benefitted already. Thus far in the payroll support for Gombe state, we have ensured that about 9,085 employees from close to 2,000 micro small and medium enterprises from educational sector have benefited from the scheme and another 10,000 artisans have also benefited from the scheme and up to 6,000 new business name have been registered...
Buhari Is Internet Savvy, He Can Work From Anywhere – Garba Shehu
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Buhari Is Internet Savvy, He Can Work From Anywhere – Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari can work from anywhere and attend to documents, as he is internet savvy. Shehu also berated critics over insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari embarked on an emergency medical trip to the UK, noting that there was no emergency and that it was routine medical checks. Speaking on ChannelsTV, ‘Politics Today’ on Tuesday, Garba said: “It is a medical trip, and there is absolutely no urgency or emergency. “The President is not in any sick condition. It’s a routine medical checkup. The President has done this with a set of doctors that he has known over many years even before he came into office in 2015 and has continued to do that without any disru...
Medical trip: President Buhari should transfer power to Osinbajo – Dino Melaye
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Medical trip: President Buhari should transfer power to Osinbajo – Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye has called on President Buhari to transfer power to his Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as he travels to London for a medical check-up on Tuesday March 30. The Presidency had released a statement on Monday night, March 29, informing Nigerians that the President would be travelling to London, United Kingdom for medical check-up and would be back in the second week of April. Reacting to the news, Melaye in a tweet posted on his handle, asked the President to transfer power to the Vice President through a letter to the National Assembly. He urged that the president should do this before leaving the country today. “The president should transfer power to the Vice President through a letter to the National Assembly before leaving the country in-line with constitution...
How Osinbajo Met And Patronized A Local Shoemaker, OjBest After A Tweet
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How Osinbajo Met And Patronized A Local Shoemaker, OjBest After A Tweet

Story Time: So this guy, OjBest, tweeted at the @profosinbajo about his shoe craft and while it’s not always likely he sees these things, he saw this one. Oj wanted to gift him a shoe & also use that opportunity to further expose his craftsmanship to the world. Remember shoot your shot(he did), it worked out and @profosinbajo even ordered a pair of a sandal he likes to wear and provided a sample for OJ II: Preparation Providence loves to work with preparation. Unknown to OjBest, he met a VP prepared to embrace his story, especially if there was quality to back it up. You see @profosinbajo is very loud when it comes to championing Made in Nigeria for Export (MINE) products. To him, it's more than another government policy to elevate MSMEs, he really believes in it. He bu...
12th Colloquium: Bola Tinubu Welcomed To Kano In Grand Style By Ganduje
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12th Colloquium: Bola Tinubu Welcomed To Kano In Grand Style By Ganduje

The 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium, an annual high-powered policy roundtable, will be held in Kano on Monday. It will be the first time it will hold outside Lagos or Abuja. The colloquium will mark the 69th birthday of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to chair the virtual event. Other eminent personalities including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors, senators, ministers, political leaders, and federal lawmakers, among others, will grace the virtual summit. The details of the event showed that the 12th colloquium will focus on the theme: “Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: The Imperative Of National Cohesion For Growth And Prosperity.” The event is expected to start by 12 noon. Ahead of t...
FG Leveraging Fintech Innovation To Address Agric, Energy Challenges – Osinbajo
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FG Leveraging Fintech Innovation To Address Agric, Energy Challenges – Osinbajo

The Federal Government is leveraging the innovative capacity of Fintechs to accelerate interventions, especially those under its Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), including programmes on renewable energy, agriculture, improving access to credit and direct cash transfers, among others, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo said on Friday. Professor Osinbajo stated this at the official launch of the Nigeria Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Fintech Hackathon in Abuja. “This is incredibly powerful for our efforts at resolving the climate crisis, transitioning to cleaner energy, but it also introduces a tremendous opportunity for Fintech companies for payments systems,” he said. The vice president added, “Being able to manage that whole process, collect monies in some cas...
My Plan Is To Run For Reelection In 2024 – Joe Biden
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My Plan Is To Run For Reelection In 2024 – Joe Biden

President Joe Biden on Thursday said he expects to run for reelection in 2024 with Vice President Kamala Harris on the ticket. "The answer is yes, my plan is to run for reelection," Biden said at his first presidential news conference. "That's my expectation." When asked about the potential for another Biden-Harris ticket, Biden praised Harris for the work she's done so far. "I would fully expect that to be the case," he said. "She's doing a great job. She's a great partner." On Wednesday, Biden tapped Harris to lead the administration's efforts on immigration issues, amid a surge at the southern border. It's one of the most politically risky situations facing the White House, and a role similar to what then-President Barack Obama tasked Biden to do as vice president. As...
We Won’t Allow Vast Majority Of Our People Suffer – Osinbajo
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We Won’t Allow Vast Majority Of Our People Suffer – Osinbajo

OVER 2M JOBS SAVED, CREATED, AS FG RELEASES N288B FOR ESP/COVID-19 IMPLEMENTATION Osinbajo: We won’t allow vast majority of our people suffer New ICUs, Molecular Laboratories & Isolation Centres underway in 52 Federal Tertiary Health institutions Pharmaceutical industries get N1bn support for unused raw materials Bio-vaccine laboratory expected soon_ 4000km federal, rural roads projects advancing steadily 5.8 M farmers enumerated under Mass Agric scheme With the release of about N288B out of the N500B appropriated for COVID-19 intervention programmes under the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), at least 2.1 million jobs have been saved, including new ones created, while over 4000km of federal and rural roads are at least 30% completed since the commencement of...
2.1 Million Jobs Saved Under Economic Sustainability Plan – Laolu Akande
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2.1 Million Jobs Saved Under Economic Sustainability Plan – Laolu Akande

The Presidency, on Thursday, announced that with the release of about N288billion out of the N500 billion appropriated for COVID-19 intervention programmes under the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), at least 2.1 million jobs have been saved. A statement issued by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity Office of the Vice President, said the jobs include new ones created, while over 4000 kilometres of federal and rural roads are at least 30% completed since the commencement of the ESP. The statement said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who presided over Thursday’s meeting of the ESP at the presidential villa, Abuja, noted that considerable progress recorded. He affirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s resolve to look out for the Nigerian pe...
Governor Fintiri Visits VP Osinbajo Over Adamawa Security
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Governor Fintiri Visits VP Osinbajo Over Adamawa Security

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has met Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over security and other issues of interest to the state. Governor Fintiri was at the presidential villa to discuss security issues that have defied solutions with the Vice President. He however commended the Federal Government for prompt assistance to the state whenever the need arose, noting particularly the fight against insurgency and support with amenities. He urged the government to do more in stemming insurgency and other security challenges facing the nation. Governor Fintiri assured the Vice President of his commitment to change narratives of bad governance and underdevelopment. Vice President Osinbajo, visibly happy with the visit praised Governor Fintiri for supporting the armed forces ...
Chelsea vs Porto: Vitor Baia predicts club to qualify for Champions League semi-finals
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Chelsea vs Porto: Vitor Baia predicts club to qualify for Champions League semi-finals

  FC Porto Vice President, Vitor Baia, has backed his club as favourites to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals when they tackle Chelsea in the quarter-final first and second legs in April. Baia stressed he is confident Porto can eliminate Thomas Tuchel’s side out of the Champions League. Porto eliminated Juventus from the Champions League last-16, while Chelsea knocked Atletico Madrid out. “When you are in the quarter-finals of a competition of this level, any opponent is of great quality”, Vitor told Porto’s official website. “We’ve to prepare because we still have a lot to give in this Champions League campaign. “There’s confidence, but we know that we’re playing against a great team, who have been on the way back to their best since Thomas Tuchel too...
Singer Teni Visits Osinbajo in Aso Villa – Photos
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Singer Teni Visits Osinbajo in Aso Villa – Photos

Teniola Apata, the very popular Nigerian singer, whose stage name is Teni paid a courtesy visit to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Aso Villa today. The singer took to her social media page to share some adorable photos from the visit. She went further to appreciate him for taking out his time for her despite his busy schedule and also for giving her encouraging and impactful words. Taking to her Instagram page to share the photos, she attached the caption: “Wondaland in Aso Rock “Thanks @profosinbajo for taking the time out of your busy schedule to meet with me and your encouraging & impactful words.”
Nigeria Will Receive 84 Million Doses Of Astrazeneca Vaccine This Year – Osinbajo
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Nigeria Will Receive 84 Million Doses Of Astrazeneca Vaccine This Year – Osinbajo

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT HOW BUHARI ADMINISTRATION’S ESP HELPED NIGERIA TACKLE COVID-19 CHALLENGES - OSINBAJO *VP highlights impact of Sustainability Plan in saving jobs, sustaining livelihood, improving healthcare sector *Calls for global action in access to vaccines for African countries in Chatham House event Nigeria’s priorities in a post-COVID-19 world include restoring economic growth in the immediate term, building resilience in the health sector, and repositioning the economy on a sustainable footing in the medium term while saving jobs and building domestic capacity and local production in critical areas. These were the summations of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, during a virtual Chatham House interactive session on Tuesday ...
Buhari To Chair 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium
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Buhari To Chair 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday 29 March, chair the 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium, an annual high-powered policy roundtable. The roundtable will mark the 69th birthday of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu. Other eminent personalities including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors, senators, ministers, political leaders, and federal lawmakers, among others, will grace the virtual summit. The details of the event showed that the 12th colloquium will focus on the theme: “Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: The Imperative Of National Cohesion For Growth And Prosperity.” The event is expected to kickstart by 12 noon. Bola Tinubu Colloquium The Tinubu Colloquium was conceived in 1999 by Tinubu’s close friends and associat...
Buhari Won’t Hand Over To Tinubu In 2023 – Ayo Adebanjo
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Buhari Won’t Hand Over To Tinubu In 2023 – Ayo Adebanjo

The new leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), won’t hand over power to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu. He said this in an exclusive interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, noting that Buhari and Tinubu are deceiving themselves. Adebanjo also tackled Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and APC governors in the South-West for being silent on the restructuring of the country. He said, “The exception is the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi (Makinde). They are all under the canopy of Tinubu, who himself is under the canopy of (the President, Major General Muhammadu) Buhari. But they are deceiving themselves that Buhari would hand over to him (Tinubu) sinc...
Kiki Osinbajo Celebrates Her 28th Birthday With Jungle-Themed Photos
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Kiki Osinbajo Celebrates Her 28th Birthday With Jungle-Themed Photos

Kiki Osinbajo, the second daughter of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo took to her Instagram handle to share some beautiful jungle-themed photos as she celebrates her 28th birthday today March 18. Sharing the photos, she wrote: "Im grateful +1. Happy birthday to me . Woke up to soooo much love this morning, I’ve cried like 3 times already don’t know what to expect again anyway permit me to flood the TL today " Kiki is also CEO of Glam’d Africa Store and Beauty Store She graduated from Aston University in England and is focused on her fashion line.
Osinbajo Proposes PPP As Solution To Nigeria’s Infrastructural Deficit
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Osinbajo Proposes PPP As Solution To Nigeria’s Infrastructural Deficit

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the only way to effectively address the massive infrastructural deficit that the country is through Public-Private Partnership arrangements. The Vice-President disclosed this on Thursday at the virtual opening of a two-day retreat of the National Council on Privatisation & Commercialisation Act of 1999. “The only way to effectively address the massive infrastructural deficit that the country faces is by Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement in one form or the other,” Osinbajo said. The Vice-President also gave statistics from Nigerian Integrated Infrastructure Masterplan (NIIMP) and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 noting that “Nigeria will require at least $2.3 trillion over the next 30 years to bridge this ga...
Why We Are Promoting Modular Refineries, New Vision For Niger Delta – Osinbajo
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Why We Are Promoting Modular Refineries, New Vision For Niger Delta – Osinbajo

The integration of artisanal and modular refinery operators into mainstream oil and gas sector promotes the inclusion of more local content in the industry and advance the use of home-grown technology in the refining of petroleum products, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this today in an address delivered virtually at a National Summit on the Integration of Artisanal and Modular Refinery Operations in Nigeria. According to the Vice President, “we are confident that the integration of artisanal and modular refinery operations into the oil and gas sector will not only promote the inclusion of more local content in the industry; it will advance the use of home-grown technology in the refining of petroleum products and also curtail illegal oil ac...
Healthcare May Become Fastest Growing Sector In Nigerian Economy – Osinbajo
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Healthcare May Become Fastest Growing Sector In Nigerian Economy – Osinbajo

Investments in top medical care and the overall healthcare sector in Nigeria is set to birth one of “the fastest growth areas in a resurgent Nigerian economy”, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof Osinbajo stated this today during his virtual remarks at the official unveiling of the Evercare Hospital in Lekki, Lagos. Evercare Hospital, part of the Evercare Group, operates as an integrated healthcare delivery platform in emerging markets across Africa and South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Nigeria. The international group has set aside a $1billion healthcare fund. “The business case for more top quality medical care in Nigeria has always seemed quite obvious, but I think the fact that the Evercare Health Fund, (a US$ 1 billion emerging ...
‘A Reliable and Dedicated Deputy’- President Buhari celebrates VP Yemi Osinbajo as he turns 64
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‘A Reliable and Dedicated Deputy’- President Buhari celebrates VP Yemi Osinbajo as he turns 64

President Buhari has celebrated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday, describing him as a reliable deputy. Osinbajo turns 64 today March 8. President Buhari in a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu this night March 7, said he is proud to have selected Osinbajo as his running mate in 2015. For President Buhari, Osinbajo is “a reliable and dedicated deputy who is not only admirably competent but also exudes confidence and passion in the performance of his job.” “I’m proud to have selected Osinbajo as my running mate and he has given a good account of himself since our journey began in 2015. The Vice President is a cool-headed gentleman who puts the interest of Nigeria above other narrow considerations''the statement read President Buhari also noted that...
Tinubu Congratulates Osinbajo At 64, Says He Exhibited Outstanding Loyalty
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Tinubu Congratulates Osinbajo At 64, Says He Exhibited Outstanding Loyalty

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader and former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the Vice- President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on his 64th birthday, saying the Vice- President has exemplified the best traits of a public servant who strives to do his best for our precious nation. In a statement by his media office made available to Daily Independent, Tinubu described Osinbajo as a man of vision and diligent work ethics who has exemplified the best traits of a public servant. He said, “I join the family, friends, and associates of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to celebrate with him as he turns 64 on Monday.” “Praying for many more productive years and the best of health for Prof. Osinbajo, we also thank God for the life He has given his servant”...
COVID-19 Vaccine Has No Side Effects On President Buhari – Garba Shehu
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COVID-19 Vaccine Has No Side Effects On President Buhari – Garba Shehu

In response to press enquiries, I like to assure all citizens, and to dispel fears and misconceptions about the safety of the vaccine administered on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN earlier this morning. After he got his jab, the President felt normal and went about doing his job. If there are side effects that follow, we will be open about that but so far there is nothing of a side effect, serious or mild on the President. He is carrying on as normal. We hope this will help to send a strong message among the people, especially those grappling with hesitancy about the efficacy and safety of the vaccine. Garba Shehu
Nigeria Needs A Decentralized Police, 22 States Ready For Ranching – Osinbajo
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Nigeria Needs A Decentralized Police, 22 States Ready For Ranching – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has restated his call for the establishment of State Police in Nigeria. The VP spoke on Saturday at an International Conference on Patriotism, Security, Governance and National Development. The event was organized by the Global Patriot Newspaper in collaboration with the Nigerian Consulate in New York and the Nigerian in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), New Jersey chapter. Osinbajo said the task of nation-building was exerting, especially in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation. The Vice President urged citizens to accept that there is a need for greater decentralization of the Police Force. “I have been a frequent advocate of state policing and I believe this certainly must be the way we must go.” He said the National Assembly is in a p...
COVID-19 Vaccination Painfree, Says Osinbajo
Health, Politics

COVID-19 Vaccination Painfree, Says Osinbajo

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that the COVID-19 vaccination jab was pain free. Following the vaccination of President Muhammadu Buhari, and his deputy, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday, the Vice-President also appreciated the frontline workers, physicians, researchers and scientists who worked tirelessly to ensure the production of the Coronavirus vaccine. Both President Buhari and VP Osinbajo got the jab on live TV, barely 24 hours after the vaccine COVID-19 vaccine programme started with the vaccination of the healthcare and frontline workers at the National Hospital, Abuja. According to the spokesperson to the Vice-President, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Prof. Osinbajo had revealed that “the thing was not painful at all. I didn’t even feel the pinch” after...

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