Friday, January 18, 2019

Tag "Vice President Yemi Osinbajo"

    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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    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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