Saturday, September 22, 2018

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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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    Buhari’s campaign caps distributed at FEC meeting

Buhari’s campaign caps distributed at FEC meeting

The reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari took a life of its own at the weekly federal executive council meeting on Wednesday.Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, who is chairman of Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo Support Group, came along with a bag full of caps which has the inscription: 'Continuity '19: Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo'.Shittu, who wore the cap, distributed some to the ministers in attendance.Shortly before [...]

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    PHOTO: Ministers, Ken Nnamani in Ibadan as APC inaugurates Buhari’s campaign office

PHOTO: Ministers, Ken Nnamani in Ibadan as APC inaugurates Buhari’s campaign office

Top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) converged on Ibadan, Oyo state capital, on Saturday, for the launch of the zonal office of Buhari/Osinbajo support group.Among those in attendance were Isaac Adewole, minister of health; Adebayo Shittu, minister of communication; Ken Nnamani, former senate president; and Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state.However, Abiola Ajimobi, governor of the [...]

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    Osinbajo to deliver lecture at Harvard

Osinbajo to deliver lecture at Harvard

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will on Tuesday deliver the inaugural keynote lecture at Harvard Business School, as the university introduces a new course,“Africa Rising”. According to a statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesman, Osinbajo would during the lecture,  highlight the progress made by the Buhari administration in improving the country’s economy and investment climate.The vice-president is expected back in Abuja on Wednesday."The university describes the [...]

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    Herdsmen crisis: Osinbajo accuses Ortom of making false statement

Herdsmen crisis: Osinbajo accuses Ortom of making false statement

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has denied receiving any letter from Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, warning him of the attacks planned by herdsmen.In a statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesman, Osinbajo expressed shock over the governor’s claims, which he described as a “terrible falsehood”.Ortom had said he alerted President Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, of the planned attacks by [...]

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    ‘I stopped Obasanjo from becoming Mugabe’, ‘I’m not promising $1 = N1’ — 10 highlights of Atiku’s letter to IGoDye

‘I stopped Obasanjo from becoming Mugabe’, ‘I’m not promising $1 = N1’ — 10 highlights of Atiku’s letter to IGoDye

No doubt, former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has kicked-off his 2019 presidential campaign, and the Nigerian youth is his prime target.His latest release is another testament to that.Last week, Nigerian comedian Francis Agoda, better known as IGoDye had written a damning letter to the former vice-president, querying his days in office as the nation's number two citizen.Abubakar has penned a reply [...]

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