Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "Osinbajo"

    Omokri to Osinbajo: Don’t use Jonathan to divert attention from your indictment for corruption

Omokri to Osinbajo: Don’t use Jonathan to divert attention from your indictment for corruption

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of attempting to divert attention from the corruption allegation levelled against him by a house of reps panel.Omokri said this in reaction to allegations by Osinbajo that Jonathan president plunged Nigeria into debt.Osinbajo had said despite earning $381 billion from crude sale between 2010 and 2014, the [...]

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    Osinbajo: Geographical restructuring isn’t the answer to our problems

Osinbajo: Geographical restructuring isn’t the answer to our problems

Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo says good governance is what Nigeria needs to put an end to its socio-economic challenges.Osinbajo said this on Monday while delivering the 40th anniversary lecture of the Association of Friends in Lagos.Speaking on the theme "Restructuring and the Nigerian Federation",  the vice-president said stronger state governments, not geographical restructuring, is what Nigeria needs.He added that he has [...]

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    IN FULL: The house of reps report indicting Osinbajo

IN FULL: The house of reps report indicting Osinbajo

The house of representatives ad hoc committee on emergency and disaster preparedness has indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).The board, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, was accused of illegal approval of N5.8 billion north-east intervention fund.The lawmakers, in a report released on Thursday, recommended the dismissal of Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of NEMA, over alleged fraud, accused [...]

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    Osinbajo: Nigeria needs $1trn investment to modernise energy infrastructure

Osinbajo: Nigeria needs $1trn investment to modernise energy infrastructure

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria needs about $1 trillion investment to modernise its energy infrastructure.Osinbajo said this on Thursday while declaring open the National Energy and Climate Change summit at the state house conference center in Abuja.Represented by Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, the vice-president said the Buhari administration was doing a lot to attract both domestic and [...]

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    How Sanwo-Olu’s supporters ‘took advantage’ of his picture with Osinbajo

How Sanwo-Olu’s supporters ‘took advantage’ of his picture with Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed any aspirant for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state.Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbent governor, and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a former commissioner in Lagos, are in the race to fly the banner of the APC in 2019.Obafemi Hamzat, the third aspirant, stepped down for Sanwo-Olu on Saturday.Sanwo-Olu enjoys the support [...]

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    ‘Make a choice on restructuring and stick to it’ — Atiku fires back at Osinbajo

‘Make a choice on restructuring and stick to it’ — Atiku fires back at Osinbajo

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to stop "this continuous prevarication, this approbation and reprobation" and stick to whether he is in support of restructuring or not.The two men have exchanged a series of statements over their understanding of the concept of restructuring.While Abubakar accused Osinbajo of "lacking appreciation of the core tenets of the concept”, the vice-president [...]

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    Your understanding of restructuring is vague, Osinbajo replies Atiku

Your understanding of restructuring is vague, Osinbajo replies Atiku

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar does not have a clear understanding of the concept of restructuring.The call for the restructuring has been on the front burner under this administration, with political bigwigs disagreeing on whether the country should be restructured or not.While the debate had dwindled, Osinbajo raised the dust in a statement on Monday. He had [...]

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    ICYMI: Osinbajo green-lights operation to clear Apapa-Oshodi gridlock

ICYMI: Osinbajo green-lights operation to clear Apapa-Oshodi gridlock

 Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the commencement of a 72-hour operation to clear the Apapa-Oshodi expressway gridlock.Osinbajo gave the directive on Friday when he made an unscheduled stop at the Apapa port area for an assessment of the situation on the road.Heavy-duty trucks parked on the road have caused traffic gridlock, obstructing vehicular movement around the axis over the past few days.The vice-president [...]

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    ‘You are as beautiful as the day I met you’—Osinbajo eulogises wife on 51st birthday

‘You are as beautiful as the day I met you’—Osinbajo eulogises wife on 51st birthday

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    Osinbajo: Leadership loses relevance when there is no peace

Osinbajo: Leadership loses relevance when there is no peace

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has called on leaders in Nigeria to rise to the challenge of ending the continuous killings across the country.Speaking at a leadership and stakeholders’ meeting in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital, Osinbajo said the loss of lives resulting from farmers and herdsmen crisis in the country must stop.The number two citizen called for an end to the blame [...]

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    Omokri: Adeboye ought to caution Osinbajo

Omokri: Adeboye ought to caution Osinbajo

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), to caution Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo against "telling lies".In a statement on Wednesday, Omokri alleged that Osinbajo has ignored calls by different persons to “respect his supposed pastoral calling and stop his nasty habit of lying”.“Even after repeated calls by [...]

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    ‘You deserve some accolades’ — Osinbajo hails Nigerians

‘You deserve some accolades’ — Osinbajo hails Nigerians

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says both the elders and youth of Nigeria deserve some accolades for their contribution to nation-building.'I deserve some accolades' is a phrase made popular by Charles Okocha, an actor and social media sensation.Osinbajo borrowed from the phrase while speaking on Tuesday at the 11th edition of The Platform, a non-profit initiative of Covenant Christian Centre.According to the [...]

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    EXTRA: I still scold VP Osinbajo, says mother

EXTRA: I still scold VP Osinbajo, says mother

Olubisi Osinbajo, mother of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, says she still scolds her son in spite of his age and position as the nation's number two man.She said Osinbajo would call her “mummysco” whenever she scolded him. She said she earned the name from her children because she sometimes had to act tough."Yes, I do (scold him) and on occasions like that, [...]

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    Osibanjo: Why Buhari and I didn’t visit Dapchi

Osibanjo: Why Buhari and I didn’t visit Dapchi

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has spoken on the reason he and President Muhammadu Buhari have not visited Dapchi in Yobe state where 110 students were abducted two weeks ago.Both men have been criticised for not paying condolence visits to places where abductions and avoidable deaths were recorded in recent times.Among these states are Benue, Zamfara and Taraba.Speaking with journalists over the [...]

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    Magu is going nowhere, says Osinbajo

Magu is going nowhere, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is “going nowhere”.The senate has demanded the replacement of the anti-graft czar who failed its screening on two separate occasions but the presidency has allowed Magu to carry on with his job.To protest the refusal to sack Magu, the upper legislative chamber suspended the screening [...]

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    Osinbajo: Any human being who goes into Port Harcourt prison comes out an animal

Osinbajo: Any human being who goes into Port Harcourt prison comes out an animal

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says any human being remanded in Port Harcourt prison, Rivers state capital, will come out as an animal.Decrying the poor infrastructure and living conditions of inmates, Osinbajo described the prison as a warehouse.He spoke during the public presentation of three volumes of prison survey report (PSR) compiled by the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) and the Prisoners Rehabilitation [...]

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