Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Acting President Yemi Osinbajo"

    EXPOSED: IGP’s ‘reforms’ on SARS were introduced in 2017

EXPOSED: IGP’s ‘reforms’ on SARS were introduced in 2017

On Tuesday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo ordered Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to overhaul the police special anti-robbery squad (SARS) with immediate effect. Osinbajo also asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to set up a committee that will conduct nationwide investigation of the alleged unlawful activities of SARS in order to afford members of the public an opportunity to present [...]

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    Abubakar Umar: Daura must be probed… sack not enough

Abubakar Umar: Daura must be probed… sack not enough

Abubakar Umar, former military administrator of Kaduna state, has called for the probe of Lawal Daura, former director-general of the Department of Security Service (DSS).In a statement on Friday, Umar said sacking and placing Daura under house arrest is not enough for his “misdeeds” while in office.Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had sacked the former DSS DG on Tuesday following the invasion [...]

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    APC thanks Osinbajo for ‘competent leadership’ in Buhari’s absence

APC thanks Osinbajo for ‘competent leadership’ in Buhari’s absence

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has thanked Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for his “competent leadership” in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari returned to the country on Saturday after he left for medical vacation in the UK.In a statement issued by Bolaji Abdullahi, APC national publicity secretary, the party also welcomed the president back to the country.It also thanked Nigerians [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did Osinbajo appoint two ministers as Reuters claimed?

FACT CHECK: Did Osinbajo appoint two ministers as Reuters claimed?

On Wednesday, Reuters reported that President Muhammadu Buhari and his aides had Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on a leash.Osinbajo has been acting president since May 7 when Buhari left the country for the UK for medical treatment.He was also acting president from January 19 to March 10 when the president took his first trip to the country.There have been rumours [...]

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    Osinbajo assigns portfolios to new ministers

Osinbajo assigns portfolios to new ministers

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday assigned portfolios to the two ministers sworn into the federal cabinet on July 26. They are Stephen Ocheni - minister of state for labour and Suleiman Hassan - minister of state in the ministry of power, works and housing.He also swore in the 15 permanent secretaries whose appointments were recently approved.The new permanent secretaries are to [...]

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    Osinbajo: There’s nothing Nigerian about failure

Osinbajo: There’s nothing Nigerian about failure

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has charged citizens of the country to work twards success, saying "there is nothing Nigerian about failure".Speaking in Abuja at the cabinet retreat on the economic recovery growth plan (ERGP) and the 2018 budget preparation, Osinbajo said the current administration would no longer accept excuses that suggest that its quest to deliver sustainable socio-economic development to [...]

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    Osinbajo approves appointment of 21 permanent secretaries

Osinbajo approves appointment of 21 permanent secretaries

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 21 new permanent secretaries in the federal civil service.Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of the civil service of the federation, announced this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.The statement listed the permanent secretaries to include Ehuria Ekeoma (Abia), Akpan Sunday (Akwa Ibom), Anagbogu Nkiruka (Anambra), Walson-Jack Esther (Bayelsa), Gekpe Isu(Cross River), [...]

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    Osinbajo to foreign investors: Put your money in Nigeria now or risk regretting in 10 years

Osinbajo to foreign investors: Put your money in Nigeria now or risk regretting in 10 years

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has advised investors willing to take advantage of the opportunities in the Nigerian economy to do so now or risk blaming themselves in 10 years time.Speaking at the presidential villa in Abuja during a meeting of delegates from the Nigerian Initiative for Economic Development (NEID), United States, Osinbajo said in 10 years, Nigeria would have become [...]

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    Osinbajo sets up judicial panel to investigate human rights ‘abuses’ by military

Osinbajo sets up judicial panel to investigate human rights ‘abuses’ by military

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has set up a seven-man judicial commission to investigate the allegations of human rights violations in the military.Bolaji Adebiyi, director (press), office of the secretary to the government of the federation, said this in a statement. that the commission will be headed by Biobele Georgewill, a justice of the court of appeal.Adebiyi announced that the commission [...]

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    Fake news now influences outcome of elections, says Osinbajo

Fake news now influences outcome of elections, says Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says fake news now influences the outcome of elections.The acting president said this at the course 25 graduation ceremony of the National Defence College in Abuja on Friday.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had blamed caustic citizens’ criticism of the government on the spread of fake news. In a statement issued last week, he said the government [...]

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    Osinbajo: Those making marginalisation charges want political appointment

Osinbajo: Those making marginalisation charges want political appointment

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says individuals making marginalisation charges are doing it to get political appointment.Some prominent citizens have been calling for a restructuring of the country, citing the alleged marginalisation of their section of the country as a reason for the call.Also, some groups in the south-east are demanding an independent state of Biafra on the allegation that the [...]

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    Osinbajo: Remaining Chibok girls will be released ‘very soon’

Osinbajo: Remaining Chibok girls will be released ‘very soon’

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says the 113 Chibok school girls still in Boko Haram custody will be released "very soon".Osinbajo said this on Tuesday when he received members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement at the presidential villa in Abuja.On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.The sect [...]

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    Service chiefs arrive in Maiduguri — five days after relocation order

Service chiefs arrive in Maiduguri — five days after relocation order

Some service chiefs are currently in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, following the order of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo that they should relocate to the state.At an emergency meeting last Thursday, the acting president asked Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, and Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, to relocate to Borno to restore normalcy to the area.The two military chiefs arrived [...]

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    Why does Buhari always get away with murder?

Why does Buhari always get away with murder?

On January 19, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to the UK. What is coterie of befuddled aides said was a jaunt segued into a long stay. It was after a fusillade of inquisitions that the presidency capitulated to the truth that its nucleus – the president - was on a medical vacation.However, the spokespersons of the president still tried to [...]

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    MATTERS ARISING: Can we still trust the claims of the military in Boko Haram war?

MATTERS ARISING: Can we still trust the claims of the military in Boko Haram war?

The Nigerian military has churned out many statements since the Boko Haram war began in 2009. From confirming attacks, celebrating "gallant" troops who routed insurgents, to announcing change of guards, the military has been consistent in passing information to the public.However, the last statement by Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, has not only sparked controversy but also cast doubt [...]

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    Osinbajo orders service chiefs to relocate to Maiduguri

Osinbajo orders service chiefs to relocate to Maiduguri

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff and Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, to relocate to Maiduguri, Borno state capital, with immediate effect.This directive came after an emergency meeting with some service chiefs on Thursday.The acting president said there was a need for them to be at the military command control centre in the hotbed [...]

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