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Celebrating Dr Betta Edu – a commissioner and influential philanthropist
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Celebrating Dr Betta Edu – a commissioner and influential philanthropist

Dr. Betta Edu may be the youngest Commissioner and most influential philanthropist in the history of Cross River State. Her large heart and the scale of her giving is almost without peer in this present administration: her donations and commitment to charity exceeds every other appointee in the State and within her ranks. The magnitude of her accomplishments, both as a political appointee and a philanthropist, are likewise extraordinary: in the last 4 years she has consistently paid tuition fees and provided educational materials for over 5,000 pupils across the State, raised the bar of healthcare delivery in the State, and endowed one of the State’s most significant sectors; the quality of her thoughts and expert delivery has put her a country mile ahead of her peers. Starting a...
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...
If Nigeria breaks up, all of us will lose out – VP Yemi Osinbajo
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If Nigeria breaks up, all of us will lose out – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigerians will be the ones to lose out if the country breaks up. A statement released by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said the Vice President said this when he received the national executive of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ), at the presidential villa in Abuja. The NUJ national executive was led to the presidential villa by Chris Isiguzo, president of the union. While receiving the journalists, Osinbajo said there is a need to promote the message of unity in the country, and advised journalists to be professional in the discharge of their duties. “This country is ours, whether we are press, politicians or religious people. The country is ours, and we must do everything to ensure that the country remains safe, secure, and united, a...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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
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...
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...
Osinbajo To Represent Buhari At Sierra Leone’s Independence Event
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Osinbajo To Represent Buhari At Sierra Leone’s Independence Event

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will on Tuesday (today) represent the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence Day celebration in Freetown. Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday titled ‘VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence Day celebration.’ The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari would be represented by his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence Day celebration taking place today in the country’s capital, Freetown. Prof Osinbajo would be joining several other Heads of State and Governments from Africa and beyond who are expected at the event. “Historically, both Nigeria and Sie...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
Nigeria Approves $26 Million For Power Projects In Borno, Yobe & Adamawa States
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Nigeria Approves $26 Million For Power Projects In Borno, Yobe & Adamawa States

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday approved about 26 million dollars for various power projects in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, made this known to State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting in Abuja. He said the $1.62million of the amount ($26m) was the payment of the claims and the variation of onshore and offshore cost of the existing contract for the construction of 1×1 50 MBA three 31, 32, 33 KV sub-stations at Damaturu and 1×330 KV land by extension at Gombi, Adamawa. He revealed that an additional N102.9million was approved for the affected project. The minister also disclosed that the remaining $24.38million of the total approval was meant for the design, ...
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...
VP Yemi Osinbajo says visas might be needed to travel to Kano if Nigeria splits
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VP Yemi Osinbajo says visas might be needed to travel to Kano if Nigeria splits

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has asked those calling for the breakup of Nigeria to have a rethink as they may need visas to travel to places like Kano state. The Vice President said this when he spoke at the 12th Bola Tinubu colloquium held in commemoration of the APC National leader's 69th birthday in Kano yesterday March 29. The Vice-President, who was the special guest of honor at the event, said the initial plan was to hold a completely virtual event but Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State offered to host a physical event that would run alongside the virtual one on Zoom. “For the purveyors of breaking up into small components, into small countries, perhaps they should be reminded that we would not have been able to accept Governor Ganduje’s offer to come to Kano at a sh...
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...
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 ...
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.

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