Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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    149, 669 graduates paid 30,000 under N-Power scheme, says FG

149, 669 graduates paid 30,000 under N-Power scheme, says FG

The federal government says not less than 149, 669 of the 200,000 graduates engaged under the N-Power volunteer corps scheme have been paid a stipend of N30,000.Laolu Akande, media aide of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said this in a statement released on Tuesday.He said the federal government has also approved N4,500 for 200,000 N-Power beneficiaries to purchase electronic devices which [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Soludo is correct… this govt is intolerant of criticisms

Ezekwesili: Soludo is correct… this govt is intolerant of criticisms

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, says the points raised by Chukwuma Soludo, a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on the economy, are correct.On Thursday, Soludo said President Muhammadu Buhari inherited a bad economy but made the situation worse.Reacting, Laolu Akande, spokesman of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, said the former CBN governor ought to have offered progressive ideas and join [...]

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    You should have offered progressive ideas, Laolu Akande tells Soludo

You should have offered progressive ideas, Laolu Akande tells Soludo

Laolu Akande, spokesman of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, says Chukwuma Soludo, former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), ought to have offered progressive ideas and join hands with the current administration.Reacting to Soludo’s comment on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, Akande said the former CBN governor knows that Buhari has done well.Soludo had said Buhari inherited a bad [...]

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    HURRAY! FG to employ 350,000 graduates

HURRAY! FG to employ 350,000 graduates

The federal government has revealed its plan to hire 350,000 more unemployed graduates under the N-Power volunteer corps.Laolu Akande, senior special assitant on media and publicity to the vice-president, disclosed this in a statement.Akande said President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the appropriation of N157.75bn in the 2017 budget estimates for the N-Power scheme.He said the N-Power is just one of [...]

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    Osinbajo inspects toilets, carousel during surprise visit to Lagos airport

Osinbajo inspects toilets, carousel during surprise visit to Lagos airport

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inspected toilets and carousel during a surprise visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Thursday.Osinbajo was accompanied on the tour of the airport’s facilities by Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation.Ephraim Nwodo, general manager, mechanical, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), conducted Osinbajo round the airport.The facilities inspected by the acting president [...]

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    FG: We now feed 1m pupils every day

FG: We now feed 1m pupils every day

The federal government says one million primary school pupils are now beneficiaries of its National Homegrown School Feeding Programme.Laolu Akande, senior special assistant on media and publicity to the vice-president, disclosed this while giving a media update on the social investment programme of the current administration.He said so far, a total of N844,360,550 had been released for the commencement of [...]

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    FG partners with NGOs for ‘proper’ monitoring of schoool feeding programme

FG partners with NGOs for ‘proper’ monitoring of schoool feeding programme

The federal government has disclosed its intention to partner with non-governmental organsations (NGOs) for proper monitoring and evaluation of the national home-grown School feeding programme.Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, disclosed this when he featured on the breakfast programme of Orange FM, an Akure based radio station.He said the partnership was meant to complement government's [...]

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    FG releases N375m for feeding of 700,000 pupils in 5 states

FG releases N375m for feeding of 700,000 pupils in 5 states

The federal government says so far, it has released over N375 million in five states for the implementation of its school feeding programme.Laolu Akande, senior special assistant on media and publicity to the vice-president, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.Akande said the release of the amount was meant to feed almost 700,000 primary school pupils [...]

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    Akande: FG started paying N5,000 to vulnerable Nigerians last week

Akande: FG started paying N5,000 to vulnerable Nigerians last week

Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, says the federal government has started paying a stipend of N5,000 monthly to the poorest and the most vulnerable Nigerians in the country.In a statement on Monday, Akande explained that the payment was done through the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) of its Social Investment Programmes (SIP)."Under the CCT, one million Nigerians would receive [...]

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    N30,000 as salary of graduates? It’s better than nothing, says Laolu Akande

N30,000 as salary of graduates? It’s better than nothing, says Laolu Akande

Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, says the N30,000 salary offered to each of the newly-recruited graduates is “better than nothing”.Akande said this while responding to TheCable's question on why the federal government would place graduates on such a meager income."Is it not better than nothing?" he asked.In the buildup to the 2015 election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

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    FG employs 200,000 graduates, places them on N30,000 salary

FG employs 200,000 graduates, places them on N30,000 salary

The federal government has employed 200, 000 graduates to work as teachers and agricultural extension workers across the country.Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice president on media, disclosed this at the second presidential economic communication workshop in Abuja on Friday.He said they would only work for two years."We have selected 200,000 graduates out of 500,000. This is the [...]

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    REVEALED: Buhari ‘hasn’t seen’ emergency economic bill

REVEALED: Buhari ‘hasn’t seen’ emergency economic bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has been absolved of all liabilities tied to the emergency economic bill, which seeks to concede more powers to the president.In a statement issued late on Monday night, Laolu Akande, special assistant to the vice president on media and publicity, confirmed the existence of the policy draft but said Buhari had not received it.“The Economic Management Team [...]

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    Osinbajo: We’re here at this time because it is the will of God

Osinbajo: We’re here at this time because it is the will of God

Nigeria has found itself in the current "interesting" situation "because it is the will of God to deliver the goods and do the right things for this country", Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said on Tuesday. Osinbajo, who was speaking in Abuja while receiving a delegation of the Muslim Lawyers Association at the presidential villa, also urged Nigerians to be free to practise their religion [...]

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    Osinbajo: No Nigerian president has made provision for the masses like Buhari

Osinbajo: No Nigerian president has made provision for the masses like Buhari

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the N500 billion social investment scheme of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is the largest social protection programme in the history of Nigeria.According to Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, Osinbajo said this on Saturday at a breakfast event attended by some presidents and heads of delegations to the [...]

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    Presidency: We’re sanitising recruitment process

Presidency: We’re sanitising recruitment process

Presidency has described as "inaccurate" reports that the office of the vice-president was involved in secret recruitment at the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).Addressing state house correspondents on Thursday, Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, said the current administration was working towards sanitising the recruitment process and making it more transparent.The reports, which said relatives and cronies of top government officials, [...]

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    FG ‘now ready’ to pay N5000 to 1m extremely poor Nigerians

FG ‘now ready’ to pay N5000 to 1m extremely poor Nigerians

The federal government is confident that the 2016 budget will lift Nigerians out of poverty and hardship with the payment of N5000 to one million extremely poor Nigerians.According to Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the presidency is set to implement the N500 billion earmarked in the budget for social welfare.He gave new details and a breakdown of the [...]

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