Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    ‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, says the TraderMoni loan given to petty traders is not meant to buy voters.In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Akande said Nigerians are not for sale and cannot be bought.He was reacting to a statement by southern, middle belt leaders who accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of “bribing [...]

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    Osinbajo: Buhari has ensured nobody steals money from treasury

Osinbajo: Buhari has ensured nobody steals money from treasury

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari has ensured that nobody steals from the nation's treasury.In a statement on Monday by Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, Osinbajo said the country's major problem before the current administration came in was that people were stealing from the treasury.The vice-president said once the country is able [...]

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    Laolu Akande: PVC not condition for N10,000 loan

Laolu Akande: PVC not condition for N10,000 loan

 Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, says it is untrue that beneficiaries of the federal government's Trademoi, N10,000 collateral-free loan, must present their permanent voters cards (PVC), to qualify for the scheme.Akande said this while giving update on the initiative.He said no documentation of any kind is required before one is qualified for the [...]

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    Omokore: Me, steal $3bn? Osinbajo’s office was misinformed

Omokore: Me, steal $3bn? Osinbajo’s office was misinformed

Jide Omokore, a business associate of Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former minister of petroleum resources, has denied stealing $3 billion in connivance with the minister.Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, had accused the trio of Omokore, Alison-Madueke and Kola Aluko, another businessman, of stealing $3 billion from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).Akande had said: “The companies of both Jide Omokore [...]

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    Laolu Akande: N88bn Jonathan got illegally in one day is enough to fund 244,000 N-Power graduates for a year

Laolu Akande: N88bn Jonathan got illegally in one day is enough to fund 244,000 N-Power graduates for a year

Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, says his principal is standing by the allegations of corruption he levelled against the government of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.He said this on Monday, while reacting to a report attributed to “Jonathan’s media office” on previous allegations.Osinbajo had been accused of lying against the ex-president or his government by citing the looting of the nation’s [...]

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    Osinbajo off to UAE for vacation

Osinbajo off to UAE for vacation

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and his family are currently on vacation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Laolu Akande, spokesman of Osinbajo, disclosed this in a tweet.Akande did not disclose when Osinbajo travelled but said he is expected to return to the country this weekend."VP Osinbajo, his wife & children have been resting abroad on his annual leave," he tweeted."He is expected [...]

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    Ogoni clean-up: ‘Nothing concrete has been done’ — MOSOP gives FG December deadline

Ogoni clean-up: ‘Nothing concrete has been done’ — MOSOP gives FG December deadline

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) says “nothing concrete” has been done regarding the clean-up of Ogoni land.At a press briefing in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Thursday, MOSOP warned against government's continued delay over the exercise.They gave the federal government a December deadline to commence the clean-up, lamenting that the oil spills in the [...]

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    Laolu Akande: To say Buhari is teleguiding Osinbajo is mischievous

Laolu Akande: To say Buhari is teleguiding Osinbajo is mischievous

Laolu Akande, presidential spokesman, has described as "mischievous" reports that President Muhammadu Buhari is teleguiding Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.Responding to a question from TheCable on a widely circulated report alleging that a cabal was holding Osinbajo back from exercising presidential powers, Akande said such speculation was "curious"."Acting President Osinbajo has the full authority and as you can see he is [...]

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    OGONI CLEAN-UP: Work has begun, says Laolu Akande

OGONI CLEAN-UP: Work has begun, says Laolu Akande

Laolu Akande, spokesperson of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, says work has already begun on the clean-up of Ogoniland.TheCable had reported that the clean-up was yet to commence one year after President Muhammadu Buhari flagged off the exercise.In reaction, Wale Edun, the chairman of the board of trustees for the clean-up, had said machinery was in place for necessary funding for [...]

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    CONFIRMED: Osinbajo will swear in new ministers Wednesday

CONFIRMED: Osinbajo will swear in new ministers Wednesday

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will on Wednesday swear in the two ministers-designate who were screened and confirmed by the senate in April.Laolu Akande, spokesman of the acting president, disclosed this in a tweet on Tuesday evening.AgP Osinbajo would be swearing in the two new ministers already confirmed by the Senate tomorrow morning @ start of the Federal Exco meeting — Laolu [...]

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    Laolu Akande: New distribution method will curb diversion of IDP relief materials

Laolu Akande: New distribution method will curb diversion of IDP relief materials

Laolu Akande, spokesperson of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, says that the new distribution method will curb diversion of relief materials meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).The aide said that the acting president launched a programme on June 8 to distribute grains to 1.8 million people still displaced by the insurgency, many of whom reside in internally displaced persons camp.According to [...]

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    Osinbajo returns to Nigeria after G7 summit

Osinbajo returns to Nigeria after G7 summit

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has returned to the country after the G7 summit in Sicily, Italy.Laolu Akande, his spokesman, announced this around 6pm on Saturday.While announcing the departure of the acting president, Akande had said his principal would return later on Saturday."AgP Osinbajo now back in Lagos after participating in the G7 summit Africa outreach. In his speech he said [...]

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    Laolu Akande: Laws will be invoked to ensure implementation of executive orders

Laolu Akande: Laws will be invoked to ensure implementation of executive orders

Laolu Akande, spokesman of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, says existing civil service laws will be evoked to ensure the implementation of executive orders which the acting president signed last week.Speaking on Tuesday at a press briefing to commemorate the second anniversary of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, Akande said the orders were meant to ensure the restoration of the business clime.He [...]

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    Buhari will win another election, says Garba Shehu

Buhari will win another election, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal will win another election if "one is to be held today".Shehu said this on Tuesday at a press briefing organised as part of activities to mark Buhari's second year in office.He said Nigerians were happy with Buhari's performance in the two years of his administration and would still [...]

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    Confusion as Enang opposes Akande, says ‘Mr President’ will sign 2017 budget

Confusion as Enang opposes Akande, says ‘Mr President’ will sign 2017 budget

The confusion around the assent of 2017 budget is not going away anytime soon as Ita Enang,  special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly matters, says "Mr President" will sign 2017 budget into law.This is in opposition to a statement made by Laolu Akande, special adviser on media and publicity to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, that his principal [...]

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    Laolu Akande: Osinbajo will sign 2017 budget into law when he’s satisfied with it

Laolu Akande: Osinbajo will sign 2017 budget into law when he’s satisfied with it

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will sign the 2017 budget into law when he is satisfied with it, Laolu Akande, his spokesperson, has said.The N7.441 trillion budget was passed by the national assembly exactly one week ago, on May 11.But it is yet to be transmitted to the presidency, according to Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture.The minister had also [...]

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