Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "Vice President Yemi Osinbajo"

    Nigeria’s future billionaires will be technology innovators, says Osinbajo

Nigeria’s future billionaires will be technology innovators, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says future billionaires from Nigeria will be those with knowledge in technology, computer and technical skills.Osinbajo said this on Tuesday at the northern regional finals of Student Innovation Challenge (SIC) held at Bayero University, Kano (BUK).SIC is an initiative of the federal government in collaboration with the private sector. It offers a platform for identifying and supporting [...]

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    ‘What exactly happened to oil money?’ — Osinbajo tackles Obasanjo, Jonathan, Babangida govts

‘What exactly happened to oil money?’ — Osinbajo tackles Obasanjo, Jonathan, Babangida govts

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has questioned the management of Nigeria's oil resources by previous administrations.Relying on OPEC statistics on oil revenues accruable to Nigeria under successive administrations between 1990 and 2014, the vice-president said not much was done in infrastructure development in spite of the huge oil revenues earned.Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, office [...]

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    Osinbajo: Driving Nigeria’s tech revolution

Osinbajo: Driving Nigeria’s tech revolution

BY BERNARD OKRIIt’s 2030 and the number of users on Nigeria-owned social media platform, Tanmo, just hit over 500 million users. Its gaining grounds quicker than any other medium across the continent because of its African appeal. The medium which allows users to connect socially, market their businesses and advertise has been dubbed the African Facebook.For youths in their 20s [...]

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    Osinbajo’s stabilising role in the polity

Osinbajo’s stabilising role in the polity

BY CHUKWUDI ENEKWECHIWhenever this historical epoch of Nigeria’s political evolution is to be evaluated the role being played by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo will not go unnoticed or be swept under the carpet. In the last three years of this administration, he has worked tirelessly with President Muhammadu Buhari to help realise the vision and mission of the [...]

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    Buhari, Osinbajo’s feeding budget slashed by N18m

Buhari, Osinbajo’s feeding budget slashed by N18m

Aso Rock, Nigeria's seat of power, has slashed the amount budgeted as expenses for feeding for the offices of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in the 2018 budget.In the line item identified as "foodstuff and catering material supplies," the president and vice-president got N149 million, which is N18 million lesser than the N167 million budgeted for the same purpose [...]

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    IGP meets Osinbajo ‘over Saraki’, refuses to speak with journalists

IGP meets Osinbajo ‘over Saraki’, refuses to speak with journalists

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met with Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, and Lawal Daura, director-general of Department of State Security, (DSS) at the presidential villa in Abuja.A source told TheCable that the meeting was about the ongoing case of Senate President Bukola Saraki with the police.The police had invited Saraki for questioning after suspects arrested in connection with [...]

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    Osinbajo: No appetite to implement TSA under Jonathan

Osinbajo: No appetite to implement TSA under Jonathan

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the administration of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan had no appetite to implement the treasury single account (TSA) policy.He said this on Monday while speaking at the opening ceremony of the open government partnership week held in Abuja.The TSA is a federal government-regulated account where all government revenues and incomes are domiciled. Jonathan introduced the policy in 2015 [...]

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    FG paying 300,000 Nigerians N5000 monthly, says Osinbajo

FG paying 300,000 Nigerians N5000 monthly, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government pays at least 300,000 Nigerians the sum of N5,000 monthly.He said the government does this in partnership with the World Bank, as part of its poverty alleviation programme.The vice-president said this on Monday when he visited LEA Government Primary School, Abuja, to mark the 2018 International Book and Copyright Day.A statement issued by [...]

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    NEMA probe: If you’re busy send someone to represent you, reps panel tells Osinbajo

NEMA probe: If you’re busy send someone to represent you, reps panel tells Osinbajo

A house of representatives committee probing alleged malpractice at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo can send a representative to honour its invitation.The committee is investigating the alleged breach of public trust at NEMA and the alleged illegal dismissal of some senior officials at the agency.Last week, it summoned Osinbajo to clear the air on why the [...]

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    Christians outnumber Muslims in Buhari’s cabinet, says Osinbajo

Christians outnumber Muslims in Buhari’s cabinet, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says there are more Christians than Muslims in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari.Critics have accused the current administration of “nepotism”, especially with regards to federal government appointments.But speaking with journalists during the weekend, Osinbajo said contrary to what many think, Christians have the upper hand in the federal cabinet in terms of number.He said: “Look at the [...]

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    Wike: Just like insurgency fund, $1bn should also be voted for Ogoni clean-up

Wike: Just like insurgency fund, $1bn should also be voted for Ogoni clean-up

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says the $1 billion approved by governors reportedly for the fight against insurgency is illegal.He said this on Friday while speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.Wike said while the fight against insurgency remains vital, such an approval is against the law.He said the same amount [...]

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    Fayose to Osinbajo: I like you because you are a pastor… don’t join the ‘liars’ in Buhari’s govt

Fayose to Osinbajo: I like you because you are a pastor… don’t join the ‘liars’ in Buhari’s govt

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has criticised Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over his recent claim regarding fuel subsidy.On Tuesday, Osinbajo had said the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) bears the cost of fuel subsidy and not the federal government.His comments came after Maikanti Baru, NNPC group managing director, said the landing cost of petrol is now N171 as against the official [...]

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    Osinbajo contradicts Obaseki, says $1bn not for Boko Haram war alone

Osinbajo contradicts Obaseki, says $1bn not for Boko Haram war alone

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the $1 billion recently approved from the excess crude account is not only meant for the Boko Haram war.He said this on Tuesday at the secretary to the government of the federation/secretaries to state governments’ retreat holding in Abuja.Osinbajo said the money is to “assist the security architecture of the country.”“It was on account of the [...]

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    Osinbajo on sexual abuse: We teach women how to behave but fail to caution men

Osinbajo on sexual abuse: We teach women how to behave but fail to caution men

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has questioned why girls and women are taught how to prevent sexual abuse while men and boys are not cautioned against perpetrating such acts.Speaking at a workshop on War Against Abuse in Nigeria, Osinbajo said the various forms of abuses in the country were disturbing.The workshop, held in Abuja on Saturday, was organised by Future Assured, a [...]

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    Osinbajo: What we are doing with recovered loot

Osinbajo: What we are doing with recovered loot

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says a large portion of recovered loot is used to fund the social investment projects of the current administration.Speaking at an event to commemorate the World Anti-corruption Day, Osinbajo listed some of such social investment projects to include the homegrown school feeding programme, growth enterprise and empowerment pogramme as well as N-Power – “the largest social investment [...]

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    Osinbajo visits Adamawa over farmers, herdsmen clashes

Osinbajo visits Adamawa over farmers, herdsmen clashes

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday visited Numan in Adamawa state, over reported clashes between farmers and herdsmen.The most recent attack, which took place on Monday, left two district heads dead.Osinbajo said his visit is to get a first hand report of the various attacks as instructed by President Muhammadu Buhari.He promised the residents that a permanent solution will be worked [...]

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