Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tag "Vice President Yemi Osinbajo"

    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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    A muddle on social intervention

A muddle on social intervention

BY KANMI ADEMILUYIA concerted anti - poverty strategy has for long been absent in Nigeria. This was accentuated with the advent of the structural adjustment program in nineteen eighty five when the now discarded " Washington Consensus " virtually saw concerted state interventions outside of a skewed definition of a "market based framework " as an anachronism. Mercifully, this perspective [...]

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    Osinbajo replies reps: Approval of N5.8bn intervention fund within my constitutional authority

Osinbajo replies reps: Approval of N5.8bn intervention fund within my constitutional authority

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the approval of N5.8 billion emergency food intervention fund for the north-east was within his constitutional authority.The house of representatives had indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by Osinbajo over what it described as an "illegal approval".In a statement released on Friday by Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, the approval [...]

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    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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