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Yorubas, Igbos and the North are not better off on their own – VP Osinbajo
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Yorubas, Igbos and the North are not better off on their own – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Yorubas, Igbos and Hausas are not better off on their own and that Nigerians would fare better living together as one in spite of ethnic differences. A statement released by Laolu Akande, spokesperson of the Vice President, said Osinbajo said this when he spoke at an interactive session with top officials of Nigeria’s High Commission, UK, at the Abuja House residence of the High Commissioner in London on Sunday, October 10. Osinbajo who spoke against the calls for the disintegration of Nigeria, said “If you look at all of us sitting here, we represent all the geo-political zones. This is the Nigeria that will succeed, anything else doesn’t make sense. Yorubas are not better off on their own, Igbos are not better off on their own, the ...
Osinbajo dangerous as Buhari, they plot evils affecting Nigeria together – Sowore
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Osinbajo dangerous as Buhari, they plot evils affecting Nigeria together – Sowore

Rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as an evil and dangerous man. Sowore claimed that Osinbajo is as dangerous as President Muhammadu Buhari. The RevolutionNow activist alleged that Osinbajo and Buhari plot the evil plaguing Nigeria together. In a series of tweets on Monday, Sowore claimed that Buhari is deceiving Osinbajo with a succession plan. According to Sowore, Osinbajo is informed about all actions taken by the current administration. He wrote: “I’ve said it several times that @ProfOsinbajo is as dangerous as his principal, @MBuhari! “They plot all the evils afflicting this country together. “He’s in on every action of the regime. Because Muhammadu Buhari’s deceiving the Bozo that he plans to hand over power to him. “He...
How Nigeria can overcome its present challenges – Osinbajo
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How Nigeria can overcome its present challenges – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the only way Nigeria can overcome its present challenges is when Nigerians unite as one people. Osinbajo said citizens at home and in the diaspora should promote the message of one country, noting that “anybody who looks at how Nigeria operates will recognize that we are better off in this system, and that is the truth.” The Vice President stated this on Saturday during an interactive session with top officials of Nigeria’s High Commission in the United Kingdom, held at the Abuja House residence of the High Commissioner in London. According to the VP, “Yorubas are not better off on their own, Igbos are not better off on their own, the North is not better off on its own. We are better off as one nation, that is why we are strong and that i...
Biafra: Enemies want IPOB to attack me – Anambra bizman, Ezukwo
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Biafra: Enemies want IPOB to attack me – Anambra bizman, Ezukwo

First Vice President of Anambra’s Nnewi Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NNCIMA), Moses Ezukwo says his enemies are trying to have the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) attack him. The businessman was alleged to have said that the sit-at-home call by the self-determination group had robbed the zone of over N50 billion. Ezukwo was also quoted as saying the loss in the private sector amounted to over 60 per cent. On Tuesday, he recalled refuting the report when it first appeared in a newspaper a fortnight ago saying he never spoke to any journalist on the matter. Ezukwu pointed out that leaders and groups already made their position on the issue known and wondered why some people continue to drag his name into the sit-at-home since called off. “I was alle...
Power is never handed over on a platter – Osinbajo tells youths
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Power is never handed over on a platter – Osinbajo tells youths

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has told Youths to get involved in politics and not expect power to be handed over to them on a platter. The Vice President who was represented at a two-day retreat for young lawmakers in Lagos on Monday October 4, by the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate) to President Muhammadu Buhari, Babajide Omoworare, said the not-too-young-to-run movement would be defeated if the youths fail to contest for elective positions. Osinbajo said; “In preparation for 2023 general elections, we must realise that greater participation of our youths should not be mere rhetoric. “Power is never handed over on a platter. If you don’t bid, you can’t win. We must also register to vote. “The whole essence is to ensure that youths get involved i...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he is retiring from politics
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he is retiring from politics

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday October 2, announced that he is retiring from politics. Pirior to the announcement, Duterte had been expected to run for vice president. He is not eligible to run again for president as the constitution sets a single-six-year term limit for the president. Making the announcement as he accompanied his long time loyalist Senator Christopher "Bong" Go, from their ruling PDP-Laban party as he registered to run for vice president, the Philippine President said; “Today, I announce my retirement from politics." Political observers had long suspected Duterte could spring a surprise, such as a presidential run by his daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio, next year. Duterte-Carpio who replaced her father as mayo...
People who look down on female CEO’s should do their research and see how much they are turning over – Kiki Osinbajo
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People who look down on female CEO’s should do their research and see how much they are turning over – Kiki Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's daughter, Kiki Osinbajo has said that women in business are creating a new normal. She stated that women are generating income they couldn't generate from a steady job from businesses and would give men a run for their money in the next couple of years. Kiki also told men who look down on female CEOs to do a research and see how much they are turning over. See her post below.............  
Elections in Africa must follow democratic process – Osinbajo
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Elections in Africa must follow democratic process – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said that Africans must continue to make the extra efforts in ensuring that elections in the continent go through the democratic process, remain transparent and fair. The Vice President said this in a statement made available to newsmen by Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity on Monday. According to the statement, Osibanjo said this while receiving the President-elect of Sao Tome and Principe, Mr. Carlos Manuel Vila Nova, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa. “There is no question at all that for those of us in Africa, we must make the extra effort to ensure that the democratic process is very transparent. “It is such a pleasure to see that was what took place in your country which led to you...
Preachers should pay Pentecost Tax – Osinbajo
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Preachers should pay Pentecost Tax – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has advised preachers in Nigeria to pay Pentecost Tax. He spoke in Lagos on Friday during the public presentation of “Kumuyi, Defender of the Faith”. The book is a biography of Pastor Folorunsho Kumuyi, Founder and General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry. Osinbajo said persons who succeed in their endeavours owe the society three forms of taxes. The VP explained that the first is income taxes (personal income tax), and corporation tax for company owners. The second, he noted, is a social tax or philanthropy, which is the obligation of the wealthy to give back to society. “The third tax is a civic tax; the obligation of the successful to write their stories, to share the histories of the phenomena they have become. “But for ...
Osinbajo has not Joined 2023 Presidential race – Spokesman
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Osinbajo has not Joined 2023 Presidential race – Spokesman

Laolu Akande, spokesperson of Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that his principal has not indicated any interest in joining the 2023 presidential race. In a statement issued on Monday August 23, Akande stated that Osinbajo is currently focused on working in his capacity as the Vice President to address the various challenges facing the country, including finding effective and lasting solutions to the security challenges and working to further boost the economy. The statement read; “The Office of the Vice President is not in any way connected with the distribution and deployment of any 2023 political posters whether on the streets or in online videos, banners and the like on social media. “All these are simply needless distractions from the urgent tasks of gover...
Goodluck Jonathan, Atiku Abubakar, others attend wedding of President Buhari’s son, Yusuf
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Goodluck Jonathan, Atiku Abubakar, others attend wedding of President Buhari’s son, Yusuf

  The wedding of President Buhari's son, Yusuf, to his bride, Zahra Bayero, is currently holding in Bichi, Kano state. Among the many dignitaries that attended the wedding include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Former President Goodluck Jonathan, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Nigerien president Mahamadou Isoufou. A dowry of N500, 000 was paid at the ceremony. See more photos and video below..
Nigeria will get new beginning – Osinbajo
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Nigeria will get new beginning – Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said Nigeria is on course for a new beginning. Osinbajo explained that it’s in the nature of God to create new beginnings; hence Nigeria is on course for one, despite all doubts. The Vice President spoke at the ongoing 25th Annual Convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God – The Americas, themed: “New Beginning.” In a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, the Vice President, cited the biblical story of Nathaniel who downplayed the possibility of anything coming out of Nazareth. The RCCG pastor stressed that a new beginning awaits Nigeria, despite those doubting if anything good would come out of the country. According to Osinbajo: “Today, many men are saying the same about our nation Nigeria, even men of God, but this is the tex...
Twitter ban to be lifted soon – Lai Mohammed
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Twitter ban to be lifted soon – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the ban on microblogging site, Twitter, will be lifted soon. Mohammed disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the First Lady’s Conference room, Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to Lai Mohammed, the engagements with the team from Twitter have been productive, and that they have agreed to open an office in Nigeria. “The end for amicable resolution is very much in sight. We appreciate the patience of Nigerians. I want to assure you that we have made very tremendous progress. We have met with Twitter both physically and in writing. We are actually almost there. The engagement has been ex...
Adamawa APC Chairman Caught On Tape Wishing for Coronavirus to Kill President Buhari
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Adamawa APC Chairman Caught On Tape Wishing for Coronavirus to Kill President Buhari

A leaked audio has exposed the caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, in the Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State wishing death on President Muhammadu Buhari. The man identified as Sulaiman Adamu said he wished the deadly coronavirus had killed President Muhammadu Buhari, according to a report by Sahara Reporters. Adamu, who made the spiteful remark during a meeting of some APC chieftains, said if he was asked to choose between Buhari and the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, he would rather go for the latter, Daily Nigerian reports. Sources revealed that high-profile party members at the meeting included the immediate past Governor of Adamawa State, Muhammadu Bindow, and the immediate past Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly, who is the incumbent me...
I Didn’t Disobey Osinbajo’s directive – Malami
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I Didn’t Disobey Osinbajo’s directive – Malami

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, has debunked claims of disobeying directives of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on All Progressives Congress (APC) State Congresses. It was reported earlier that Osinbajo on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, had convened a meeting of senior lawyers within the APC on July 30 with a view to finding a resolution to the crisis within the party following the Supreme Court ruling on the Ondo state governorship election. The Nation reported that while some members of the party said Osinbajo directed Malami not to go ahead with the State Congress, some later clarified the Vice President did not give any directive to the AGF. Malami in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media and Publ...
FEC Approves $1.484bn for Rehabilitation of Kaduna and Warri Refineries
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FEC Approves $1.484bn for Rehabilitation of Kaduna and Warri Refineries

The Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, August 4, has approved the sum of $1.484 billion for the rehabilitation of both Warri and Kaduna refineries. The rehabilitation of Warri and Kaduna refineries awarded to  Messers Saipem SPA and Saipem Contracting Limited at the combined total sum of $1.484 billion, will be carried out in three phases of 21, 23 and 33 months. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timperley Sylva, disclosed this to statehouse correspondents after the six hours meeting which started with a minute silence in honour of the former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Malami Buwai, who served during the regime of the former Head of State, General Sani Abacha from 1994 – 1996. According to S...
VP Osinbajo unveils team Nigeria’s official outfit to Tokyo Olympics, sends forth athletes
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VP Osinbajo unveils team Nigeria’s official outfit to Tokyo Olympics, sends forth athletes

Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has sent forth Nigeria's Olympic delegation to Tokyo, Japan, charging Nigerians to pray and support the contingent.   The send forth ceremony for Team Nigeria to the Olympic Games held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday, July 12, 2021, and Osinbajo charged the Nigerian contingent to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to remember that they are standing "on the shoulders of giants" as they prepare to depart Nigeria.     Recalling the exploits of past Nigerian teams to previous Olympics, Osinbajo said “you will also carry with you the encouragement of the great exploits of Nigerian Olympians before you."     Osinbajo reminded the team of “such legends as Chioma Ajunwa who won the gold medal...
Reps Move to Remove President, governors’ immunity clause
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Reps Move to Remove President, governors’ immunity clause

  Nigeria’s President, Vice President, as well as Governors and Deputy Governors, may lose their exemption from trial. The House of Representatives is deliberating the removal of the immunity clause they enjoy. A bill to make it possible for their criminal and civil prosecution will soon be read for the second time at the Green Chamber. Hon. Rimamnde Kwewum, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from Taraba State, sponsored the constitution amendment bill. The existing law shields persons named and/or referred to in Sub-Section 3 of Section 308 of the 1999 CFRN (Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) from lawsuits. Persons holding the office of president or vice-president, governor or deputy governor are covered under Subsections 1(a), (b) and...
Nigeria’s leather industry capable of generating $1bn – Osinbajo
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Nigeria’s leather industry capable of generating $1bn – Osinbajo

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said that there is a projection that Nigeria’s leather industry has the potential to generate over $1billion by 2025. Osinbajo stated this in Abuja at the formal inauguration and sensitisation workshop on the National Leather and Leather Products Policy Implementation Plan. According to him, the leather value chain had created wealth and substantial job opportunities in Nigeria. “Nigeria is one of the highest producers of leather and finished leather products in Africa; a study carried out by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) projected that the Nigerian leather industry has the potential to generate over $1 billion by 2025. “The leather value chain is extensive; it includes tanneries, animal husbandry, finished leath...
FG will tax Profits made by global tech giants with significant economic presence in the country — Osinbajo
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FG will tax Profits made by global tech giants with significant economic presence in the country — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the federal government will be taxing profits made locally by global technology and digital firms not based in Nigeria, but with significant economic presence in the country. Osinbajo who made the announcement during an interactive session with delegates from the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria led by its President, Adesina Adedayo, at the Presidential Villa, said these global tech giants will be taxed even if they have not established an office or have a permanent establishment in the country. He also pointed out that Section 4 of the Finance Act 2019, provides that the finance minister, may by order of the president, determine what constitutes the significant economic presence of a company, other than a Nigerian company. ...
Ex-Philippine President, Benigno Aquino dies of renal failure at 61
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Ex-Philippine President, Benigno Aquino dies of renal failure at 61

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino has died of renal failure as a result of diabetes. He passed away on Thursday morning, at the age of 61. Aquino's death was announced by President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman, Harry Roque, and his family, hours after local media reported the former president had been transported to a Manila hospital. "It is with profound grief that on behalf of our family, I am confirming that our brother, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III died peacefully in his sleep," the family said in a statement read by one of his four surviving sisters, Pinky Aquino Abellada. "His death certificate pronounced his death at 6:30 a.m. due to renal disease secondary to diabetes." The presidential palace offered condolences to Aquino's family. Vice President Leni Robre...
Buhari Inaugurates Committee to lift 100 Million Nigerians Out of Poverty
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Buhari Inaugurates Committee to lift 100 Million Nigerians Out of Poverty

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS). Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the committee chaired by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Buhari reiterated his commitment to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years, with a well-researched framework for implementation and funding. The President also disclosed that the NPRGS has proposed to establish a private equity fund to ensure mobilisation drive and sustainable management of resources. Buhari said; “This journey began in January 2021 when I directed the Chairman of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council and Secretary to the Government of the Federation to collaboratively work together...
Those Waiting for Nigeria to break up will be Sorely Disappointed – Osinbajo
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Those Waiting for Nigeria to break up will be Sorely Disappointed – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo  has said that those waiting for Nigeria to break up into bits will be sorely disappointed. The Vice President said this at the maiden edition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressives Youth Conference on Monday June 21. Osinbajo added that in the area of disruption and disruptive innovation, the principle that we are stronger together than in little part is a sound principle and he is of the view that those advocating for the country to disintegrate are terribly wrong. He said; “In the area of disruption and disruptive innovation, the principle that we are stronger together than in little part is a sound principle and it is my respectful view that those who advocate the breaking up of the country are terribly wrong. “Our size is cruc...
Kamala Harris Accused of Bullying Daughter of late singer, Nina Simone, to the Point She ‘almost Killed herself’
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Kamala Harris Accused of Bullying Daughter of late singer, Nina Simone, to the Point She ‘almost Killed herself’

The granddaughter of late American singer, Nina Simone has accused U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris of causing the family to lose control of Simone's estate while Harris was California attorney general. Nina Simone died in 2003 at her home at the age of 70. Ms Harris, who was California’s top prosecutor between 2011 and 2017, led a legal battle against the singer’s daughter, Lisa Simone Kelly, who was in charge of her late mother’s estate and charitable trust. The state of California accused her in 2013 of “breaching her fiduciary duty,” alleging she used up to $2m from the funds, including a $1.5m deposit into her personal company, according to The Daily Beast. Harris’s office sought to surcharge Ms Kelly nearly $6m, as well as more than $2.5m in interest. But in t...
Igbo People will lose More if Nigeria breaks up – Rochas Okorocha warns
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Igbo People will lose More if Nigeria breaks up – Rochas Okorocha warns

Former Imo State Governor and Senator Representing Imo West District, Rochas Okorocha, has warned Igbos over attempting to break up from Nigeria. There have been increased agitations in the Southern region of Nigeria with groups such as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, working towards the disintegration of Nigeria. Also, the Yorubas have now started pushing for the creation of Oduduwa Republic, increasing secession calls too . But Okorocha has now warned that the Igbos would be the worst hit if Nigeria breaks up, saying the South-East should push towards fixing the country and not its disintegration. “It is only an Igbo man that goes to a place and remains put in that place, buys a land and b...
Sanwo-Olu, El-Rufai, Others Get Fresh FG Appointments
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Sanwo-Olu, El-Rufai, Others Get Fresh FG Appointments

The National Road Safety Advisory Council has been inaugurated by the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. The 29-member Advisory Council is a major aspect of the updated National Road Safety Strategy adopted by NEC and approved by the Federal Executive Council late last year. Naija News understands the Road Safety Advisory Council is chaired by Osinbajo, while the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi will serve as Secretary. The Vice President noted that the setting up of the council is a demonstration of the government’s commitment to addressing the challenges of road safety in the country. Six governors, representing the six geo-political zones in the council are: Chief Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State, representing ...
Nigerian makes history as first African student rep in 438-year Scottish Varsity
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Nigerian makes history as first African student rep in 438-year Scottish Varsity

Sokoto-born Aisha Akinola has achieved a big feat after becoming the first African sabbatical officer and the first African to hold the role of the Vice President Welfare in a Scotland University’s 438 years history. Sabbatical officers are usually trustees of their students’ union, in its capacity as a charity, and may also sit on or form the board of directors of the union. Akinola currently serves as the Vice President, Welfare in the Scottish University’s Students Association. Speaking on her new feat, she revealed that she became aware of the sabbatical officer role when she was getting her visa to travel to Edinburgh. “When I was preparing my visa at the airport, they asked me if I wanted to go on sabbatical. So, I was intrigued and checked out the meaning of the word. Fr...
“It is much more Difficult  if you are giving away your daughter to Nigerians” Vice President of Kenya says as his daughter weds Nigerian man
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“It is much more Difficult if you are giving away your daughter to Nigerians” Vice President of Kenya says as his daughter weds Nigerian man

Vice President of Kenya, William Ruto’s daughter got married to a Nigerian man. June Ruto and her Nigerian man, Dr Alexander Ezenagu had their wedding last Thursday, May 27, in an invite-only ceremony held at the Kenyan Vice President’s private residence in Karen. During the ceremony, VP Ruto admitted it was difficult to give away his daughter to a Nigerian man. Ruto left guests in stitches as he expressed his anxiety about June Ruto marrying a Nigerian man of Igbo ethnicity. He recounted the Kenyan government’s push and pull with controversial Nigerian businessman Anthony Chinedu, who was deported from Kenya in 2013. "It is both an exciting and anxious moment. It is not easy as a parent to give away your daughter. It is much more difficult if you are giving away your d...
Emmanuel Osodeke emerges new ASUU President
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Emmanuel Osodeke emerges new ASUU President

The immediate past vice-president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, has emerged as the new president of the union. A professor of soil science at the Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Osodeke was elected president of the union during a three-day conference, which held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State today Sunday, May 30. He took over from Biodun Ogunyemi, a professor of education at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State whose tenure ended last week. Other members of the union, who were elected alongside Mr Osodeke, include Chris Piwuna of the University of Jos as vice president; Olusiji Sowande of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, as treasurer wh...
Police Officer Arrested for Insulting Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Bawumia on Facebook
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Police Officer Arrested for Insulting Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Bawumia on Facebook

A Ghanaian police officer identified as Corporal Frederick Kwaku Dzemeki, was reportedly arrested for insulting Ghana's President, Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia on Facebook. Dzemeki who was reportedly detained by Tema Regional Police Command after disrespecting the President and his Vice during an online show hosted by media personality Captain Smart, is said to be facing disciplinary actions. The Police officer stationed at a Police Station in Prampram, had written on Facebook; “Our leaders are very stupid and stubborn. They don’t reason at all. Ghana is sick. Number 1 is sick and number two too is sick." A Ghana Police Service wireless message obtained by Ghpage revealed that he was released on Thursday May 27 but or...
Dolapo Osinbajo Pays Condolence visit to the Widow of Flt Lt. Alfred Olufade who Sadly Lost his life in the Kaduna military air crash
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Dolapo Osinbajo Pays Condolence visit to the Widow of Flt Lt. Alfred Olufade who Sadly Lost his life in the Kaduna military air crash

Wife of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Dolapo, on Sunday, May 23, paid a condolence visit to the widow of Flt Lt. Alfred Olufade who sadly lost his life in the ill-fated military aircraft that crashed in Kaduna last Friday, May 21. Late Olufade and his wife got married two months before the tragic incident. Mrs. Osinbajo gave the devastated wife a warm embrace as she encouraged her to be strong in these very trying times. Watch a clip from the visit below
President Biden Signs anti-Asian hate Crimes Legislation amid Surge of Attacks on Asian Americans
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President Biden Signs anti-Asian hate Crimes Legislation amid Surge of Attacks on Asian Americans

US President, Joe Biden on Thursday, May 20, signed into law anti-hate crime legislation in response to the surge of attacks on Asian Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic. The newly enacted law, COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, would establish a position within the Justice Department centered on anti-Asian hate crimes and allocate resources to enhance state and local reporting. Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman and person of Asian descent to hold the office, opened the signing ceremony by thanking lawmakers present for their work including Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., who introduced the bill. "To the members of our United States Congress on both sides of the aisle who helped pass the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, thank you," Harris said firs...
Osinbajo has not Declared Interest in 2023 Presidential Election – Media aide, Laolu Akande
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Osinbajo has not Declared Interest in 2023 Presidential Election – Media aide, Laolu Akande

Spokesman of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande has said that his principal has not declared interest in the 2023 presidential election. Akande in a statement released on Monday May 17, stated that Osinbajo is not in any way connected to a website or group suggesting that he has “quietly” declared interest in the 2023 election. He asked Nigerians to disregard the volunteer group that claims to be mobilising support for the Vice President. The statement read; “The attention of the Office of the Vice President has been drawn to a website:supportosinbajo.ng that is calling on Nigerians to join a volunteer group mobilizing support for Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, ahead of the 2023 presidential election. “Details of this website and the solicitation of the group are curren...
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.

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