Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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    COVID-19: Buhari’s lockdown order is legal, says Osinbajo

COVID-19: Buhari’s lockdown order is legal, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the order for the lockdown of the federal capital territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun by President Muhammadu Buhari is legal. Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, and Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, human rights lawyer, faulted the president's decision. Buhari had ordered the lockdown of the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states as a measure to curb the spread of coronavirus. Speaking at a Google [...]

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    PHOTOS: Gowon, two governors in Aso Rock as Osinbajo marks 63rd birthday

PHOTOS: Gowon, two governors in Aso Rock as Osinbajo marks 63rd birthday

Yakubu Gowon, former head of state; Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, and Udom Emmanuel, his Akwa Ibom counterpart; were at the presidential villa in Abuja as Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo marked his 63rd birthday on Sunday. Family members of the vice-president also attended the brief ceremony. Below are photos: [...]

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    ‘God bless you forever my special treasure’ — Dolapo Osinbajo celebrates husband on 63rd birthday

‘God bless you forever my special treasure’ — Dolapo Osinbajo celebrates husband on 63rd birthday

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo’s nephew holds white wedding in Lagos

PHOTOS: Osinbajo’s nephew holds white wedding in Lagos

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    PHOTOS: Traditional wedding of Osinbajo’s nephew

PHOTOS: Traditional wedding of Osinbajo’s nephew

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    We’re handling security well, says Osinbajo

We’re handling security well, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is handling the security of the country well. Osinbajo spoke when he received clergymen from the north -- the Arewa Pastors Forum for Peace -- at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Monday. In a statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesperson, the VP said the federal government would recruit more troops and officers to increase the [...]

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    We wrote APC manifesto at Pat Utomi’s house, says Osinbajo

We wrote APC manifesto at Pat Utomi’s house, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says some parts of the manifesto of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was drafted at the residence of Pat Utomi, a professor, in 2014.  According to Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, Osinbajo said this at the 5th edition of the Airtel Touching Lives in Lagos. The vice-president said the APC included a [...]

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    Junaid: Sanusi asked to be Osinbajo’s VP when Buhari was sick in London

Junaid: Sanusi asked to be Osinbajo’s VP when Buhari was sick in London

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, says Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, lobbied for the position of vice-president when President Muhammadu Buhari was hospitalised in London. Osinbajo presided over the country when Buhari treated an undisclosed ailment in London in 2017. Speaking with TheInterview, Mohammed said the emir asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to consider him for the nation's number two position [...]

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    PHOTOS: ‘Political smiles’ as Ribadu reunites Atiku, Tinubu, Osinbajo

PHOTOS: ‘Political smiles’ as Ribadu reunites Atiku, Tinubu, Osinbajo

The wedding ceremony of Mahmud Ribadu in Abuja on Saturday reunited some of Nigeria's biggest politicians from both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mahmud is the son of Nuhu Ribadu, the pioneer executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and former presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). Some of the dignitaries [...]

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    Osinbajo: Nigeria far behind in eradicating poverty

Osinbajo: Nigeria far behind in eradicating poverty

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is far behind in eradicating poverty. Osinbajo said this, on Monday, at an event to mark the 70th birthday of Abiola Ajimobi, a former governor of Oyo state. The vice-president said the country has not made progress in eradicating poverty because there was lack of "focused approach" by past administrations. “It’s very obvious that we are behind the [...]

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    Dolapo Osinbajo celebrates 30th wedding anniversary with VP

Dolapo Osinbajo celebrates 30th wedding anniversary with VP

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    CAN: There’s no crisis between Buhari and Osinbajo

CAN: There’s no crisis between Buhari and Osinbajo

Adebayo Oladeji, spokesman for Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says there is no crisis between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. But Oladeji added that CAN is not happy about reports on Osinbajo. On Wednesday, 35 aides attached to the office of the vice-president were sacked, fuelling the speculation of a rift between the president and [...]

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    Osinbajo lays foundation for Ogun railway wagon plant

Osinbajo lays foundation for Ogun railway wagon plant

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says railways holds the master key to transforming commerce in Nigeria and Africa at large. He said this during the official ground-breaking ceremony of the Wagon assembly plant in Kajola, Ogun sate, on Saturday. Osinbajo said the plant, which is a private investment undertaken by CCECC, a Chinese company, is "central in the production of rolling stock spare parts [...]

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    Presidency explains why Osinbajo’s aides were asked to go

Presidency explains why Osinbajo’s aides were asked to go

The presidency has broken its silence on why some aides of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo were asked to go. The appointments of more than 30 aides of the nation's number two citizen were terminated on Wednesday. Some top aides of Osinbajo had refused to comment on the development, with Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, dismissing a list of the affected aides published [...]

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    FULL LIST: Ajimobi’s daughter, Awolowo’s grandson… aides of Osinbajo sacked by Buhari

FULL LIST: Ajimobi’s daughter, Awolowo’s grandson… aides of Osinbajo sacked by Buhari

The identities of the aides of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo sacked on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari have been revealed. They were issued with disengagement letters on Wednesday. Among them are Jibola Ajayi, daughter of Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state and Babajide, grandson of Obafemi Awolowo, late statesman and grandfather of Osinbajo's wife. Below is the full list of the former [...]

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    ‘Buhari hasn’t undermined Osinbajo’s office’

‘Buhari hasn’t undermined Osinbajo’s office’

Babajide Omoworare, aide of the president on national assembly matters (senate), says President Muhammadu Buhari did not undermine the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo by not hanging over to him when he left for the UK. The president is currently on a private visit to the UK. There have been wild reactions to Buhari's signing of the amended deep offshore and inland [...]

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