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Tag "Vice President Yemi Osinbajo"

    Has Osinbajo been reduced to condolence vice-president?

Has Osinbajo been reduced to condolence vice-president?

‘’What will Osinbajo do now?’’ I asked a senior colleague. He blurted: ‘’He has his role cut out for him already. He is in charge of Tradermoni and condolence visits.’’Really, what is Yemi Osinbajo’s detail in the government now, considering the recent staggering upshots? Has he been lame-ducked and functionally vasectomised?The last time Nigeria had a vice-president with the potency [...]

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    Tribunal dismisses Atiku’s claim on Tradermoni as vote-buying

Tribunal dismisses Atiku’s claim on Tradermoni as vote-buying

The presidential election petition tribunal has dismissed a claim by Atiku Abubakar that the presidency induced voters in the last election with its Tradermoni scheme.In his petition, Atiku had accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of inducing voters with Tradermoni.But the tribunal struck out this paragraph of the petition for lacking in merit. It held that it cannot entertain how government officials spend [...]

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    Who will save Nigerian varsities? Even the leaders can’t risk their children attending them

Who will save Nigerian varsities? Even the leaders can’t risk their children attending them

On Wednesday, Laolu Akande, spokesman to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, tweeted that his principal "is in the UK to witness the son’s graduation ceremony."In the blink of an eye, that tweet triggered a heated debate online: some argued it is a reminder of how even Nigeria’s leaders do not believe in the country’s education system while others rose in defence of [...]

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    I’m not supervising Ruga settlements, says Osinbajo

I’m not supervising Ruga settlements, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says his office has no hand in the setting up of Ruga settlement in some parts of the country.According to the federal government, Ruga settlement is an initiative meant to address the incessant clashes between cattle rearers and farmers.An official of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) had said the vice-president's office is overseeing [...]

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    Nigeria remains the best place to invest, says Osinbajo

Nigeria remains the best place to invest, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria remains the best place to invest, given the population of the country. In its 2019 state of the world population report, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) pegged Nigeria’s population at 201 million. Speaking at an interactive session with foreign policy experts at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, US, on Monday, Osinbajo said the potentials [...]

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    Presidential taskforce gets two-week extension to clear Apapa gridlock

Presidential taskforce gets two-week extension to clear Apapa gridlock

The federal government has given the presidential taskforce on Apapa gridlock two more weeks to complete its assignment.In a statement on Friday, Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, said members of the taskforce and other stakeholders had requested the extension.He said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who is head of the taskforce, approved the extension at [...]

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    Decongestion of Apapa gridlock ’95 percent complete’

Decongestion of Apapa gridlock ’95 percent complete’

The presidential task force on the decongestion of the gridlock in Apapa, Lagos, says its operation is 95 percent complete.Speaking with journalists at the end of a tour to wind down its operation, Kayode Opeifa, vice chairman of the force, said the task was completed before its deadline.On May 22, the presidency had set up a task force led by [...]

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    Osinbajo crash report ‘to be released in days’

Osinbajo crash report ‘to be released in days’

Akin Olateru, commissioner of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), says the agency will release a preliminary report explaining the crash of the helicopter conveying Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and 11 others on Saturday.Osinbajo and members of his team were en route Kogi state from Abuja when the Caverton Helicopters-operated flight crash-landed in Kabba, a town in the state.No casualty was recorded [...]

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    Buhari praises Osinbajo for carrying on with campaign despite crash

Buhari praises Osinbajo for carrying on with campaign despite crash

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for his "resilience" over how he handled the helicopter crash of Saturday.According to a statement from Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari called the vice-president and praised him for continuing with campaign activities despite the crash.Buhari said it takes "tenacious spirit and amazing spiritual strength" to survive a helicopter crash "without being paralysed [...]

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    PDP calls for investigation into crash of Osinbajo’s chopper

PDP calls for investigation into crash of Osinbajo’s chopper

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a "thorough" investigation into the crash of the helicopter conveying Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.In a statement on Saturday, the party said expressed shock over the incident which occured in Kabba, Kogi state.Osinbajo was embarking on a campaign trip to the state when the chopper crash-landed.He came out unhurt, and immediately continued his business in [...]

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    Unusual weather condition ‘led to’ crash of Osinbajo’s chopper

Unusual weather condition ‘led to’ crash of Osinbajo’s chopper

The helicopter which conveyed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo from Abuja to Kabba in Kogi state, crash-landed as a result of unusual weather condition.Caverton Helicopters, owners of the aircraft, said this in a statement issued on Saturday.Osinbajo was on a campaign trip to Kogi when the chopper crash-landed in Kabba. There were no injuries recorded during the incident.The vice-president came out unhurt and immediately [...]

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    N’assembly sent disability bill to Buhari in December, Dogara’s spokesman counters Osinbajo

N’assembly sent disability bill to Buhari in December, Dogara’s spokesman counters Osinbajo

Turaki Hassan, spokesman of Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has dismissed the claim of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo that the disability bill is yet to be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.Speaking at The Candidates, an interactive programme on the elections, Osinbajo had insinuated that the federal lawmakers were delaying passage of the bill.Kadaria Ahmed, the anchor, [...]

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    Millionaire snake, Ganduje’s dollars, Adeosun saga… 10 controversies of 2018

Millionaire snake, Ganduje’s dollars, Adeosun saga… 10 controversies of 2018

From the Kemi Adeosun certificate saga, Abdulahi Ganduje’s bribery allegations to the sex scandal that consumed Richard Akindele, a university professor, the dramas never seized in 2018. Just when you felt you’ve had the last of it, another resurfaced. Each year presents a myriad of issues to be recorded in the country’s history. In 2018, so many events dotted the landscape. [...]

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    Osinbajo to Yoruba: Support Buhari’s re-election bid, get presidency in 2023

Osinbajo to Yoruba: Support Buhari’s re-election bid, get presidency in 2023

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has urged the Yoruba to support President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid in other to have a chance at the presidency come 2023.Osinbajo made the remark when he visited the palace of Lamidi Adeyemi 111, the Alaafin of Oyo, on Saturday.Buhari's main challenger in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had been endorsed [...]

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    APC rep says lawmakers ‘collecting signatures’ to impeach Osinbajo

APC rep says lawmakers ‘collecting signatures’ to impeach Osinbajo

Ehiozuwa Agbonnayima, a house of representatives member from Edo state, says some lawmakers are collecting signatures to impeach Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker failed to disclose those plotting Osinbajo's removal but said it is over allegations of not following due process.The lower legislative chamber had indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by [...]

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    Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina says President Muhammadu Buhari would rather lose the 2019 presidential election than rig it.The presidential spokesman said this while speaking during a programme on ARISE TV on Tuesday.Commenting on concerns raised ahead of the 2019 elections, Adesina said the process will be free and fair."I'm surprised that this president has been with you for three and half years and [...]

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