Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag "Yemi Osinbajo."

    Niger Delta intellectuals ask FG to be decisive about ‘criminal activities’ in the region

Niger Delta intellectuals ask FG to be decisive about ‘criminal activities’ in the region

Following the recent threat to declare Niger Delta Republic on June 1, several intellectuals in the region under the aegis of Niger-Delta Intellectual Front (NDIF) have advised the federal government to take proactive measures.A militant group known as Network of Niger Delta Republic Fighters, Monday, warned of an impending breakaway, highlighting some selective maltreatment of Niger Delta people.In a statement [...]

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    Editors demand waiver on newsprint

Editors demand waiver on newsprint

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has called on the federal government to grant waiver to media houses on newsprint, printing machines and other imported consumables in the industry.Speaking with journalists after meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, Abuja, Funke Egbemode, president of the guild, said the discussion with the vice president was fruitful.She said the industry [...]

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    Osinbajo: We’ll no longer do business with AMCON debtors — they are enemies of Nigeria

Osinbajo: We’ll no longer do business with AMCON debtors — they are enemies of Nigeria

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government will no longer do business with those indebted to Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).Osinbajo said those who are indebted to the government -- via AMCON -- are direct enemies of both the government and the people of Nigeria.The VP said the debtors have made it impossible for the corporation to resolve its outstanding N5 trillion [...]

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    Osinbajo: FG plans to expand NHIS

Osinbajo: FG plans to expand NHIS

Yemi Osinbajo, vice president, says the federal government plans to expand the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to cater for the health of Nigerians.The vice president was speaking in Bauchi while inaugurating the Bauchi state health contributory scheme, Bauchi state trust fund and agencies’ office on Saturday.“We will expand the NHIS during our next level to ensure that the scheme [...]

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    VIDEO: Osinbajo, Fayemi dine with primary school pupils in Ekiti

VIDEO: Osinbajo, Fayemi dine with primary school pupils in Ekiti

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, had lunch with pupils of St. Michael’s African Primary School, Ado-Ekiti, on Tuesday.The nation's number two citizen was in the state to inaugurate the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme.An initiative of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, the programme was introduced in 2016 and is being replicated in states across the [...]

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    Angry villagers block Osinbajo’s convoy in Abuja

Angry villagers block Osinbajo’s convoy in Abuja

Aggrieved protesters blocked the convoy of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo along Umaru Musa Yar'Adua expressway in Abuja on Tuesday morning.The vice-president was heading to the airport when his convoy ran into a barricade at the Goza village axis of the road.Residents of Gbagyi village had converged on the spot, which is the major road connecting the airport to the city, to [...]

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    Buhari offers scholarships, employment to 168 ex-corps members

Buhari offers scholarships, employment to 168 ex-corps members

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, presented awards to 168 former corps members at the combined 2015/2016/2017 president’s NYSC honours award held at the state house banquet hall, Abuja.Buhari, who was represented by Yemi Osinbajo, his vice, also announced automatic employment to the awardees in the federal civil service and scholarships up to doctorate level in any Nigerian universities.Yakubu Gowon, former [...]

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    Two bag one-year jail sentence for defrauding N-Power

Two bag one-year jail sentence for defrauding N-Power

Isaq Sani, judge of a federal high court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has sentenced Sata Clinton and Bolounmubofa Soroh to one year in prison for impersonation.The duo were charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) zonal office in the state for using the identity of a petitioner to enroll for the federal government's N-POWER [...]

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    FEC approves N2.8bn for digital connectivity of prisons

FEC approves N2.8bn for digital connectivity of prisons

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved a N2.8 billion contract for the installation of a digital integrated system to reduce prison congestion across the country.The three-hour meeting was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.Speaking with reporters at the end of the meeting, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) said the web-based system will improve the justice system in [...]

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    Ndume meets Osinbajo, insists on senate presidency

Ndume meets Osinbajo, insists on senate presidency

Ali Ndume, former senate leader and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is still eyeing the number one position in the senate.Ndume, who represents Borno south senatorial district, made this known after meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.He arrived at Aso Rock around 3pm before proceeding to Osinbajo's office for the [...]

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    Osinbajo on Kabba crash: Kogi govt would have been in trouble

Osinbajo on Kabba crash: Kogi govt would have been in trouble

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Kogi state government would have been in trouble if he did not survive the helicopter crash in the state last year.Osinbajo said this on Sunday during a thanksgiving service at the Aso Villa Chapel.The service was meant to commemorate Osinbajo's re-election with President Muhammadu Buhari.The vice-president escaped death in February when the helicopter conveying him [...]

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    Osinbajo: How 50 UK police officers assisted ACN to recover 4 states from PDP in 2007

Osinbajo: How 50 UK police officers assisted ACN to recover 4 states from PDP in 2007

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says a team of 63 fingerprint experts, including 50 from the UK police, worked to help the then Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) reclaim some states that were allegedly rigged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007.He listed the states as Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Edo. Only Ondo that was not under the control of ACN [...]

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    Buhari may be poorer now than in 2015, says Osinbajo

Buhari may be poorer now than in 2015, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari may be “poorer” now than when he was elected in 2015.Osinbajo said this at a dinner in honour of volunteer supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the presidential villa, Abuja.The vice-president recounted how he saw Buhari’s assets declaration form in 2015.“When I looked at his assets declaration form, I was checking [...]

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    SGF chairs Buhari’s inauguration committee

SGF chairs Buhari’s inauguration committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has picked Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), to chair the committee for his inauguration on May 29.Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary (general services office), office of the SGF, announced this in a statement.Members of the committee, which will be inaugurated on Thursday, are Lai Mohammed, minister of information, Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari, Osinbajo receive certificates of return from INEC

PHOTOS: Buhari, Osinbajo receive certificates of return from INEC

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo have been presented with their certificate of return by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday.The event took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.Here are some pictures from the event:  [...]

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    INEC presents Buhari, Osinbajo with certificates of return

INEC presents Buhari, Osinbajo with certificates of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented certificate of return to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The president, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won a second term bid after polling over 15 million votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who secured over 12 million votes in Saturday's general election.Atiku has [...]

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