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    Osinbajo: We need to do things differently

Osinbajo: We need to do things differently

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria will move forward if it its citizens imbibe the  principles of creativity, innovation and hard work.Laolu Akande, media aide to the vice-president, quoted Osinbajo as saying this when he attended Sunday service at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).T.D. Jakes, renowned bishop, was the guest minister at the service.The vice-president said hard work, innovation and [...]

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    Osinbajo: I didn’t beg to be VP, I can leave the position at short notice

Osinbajo: I didn’t beg to be VP, I can leave the position at short notice

Yemi Osinbajo says he did not beg to be Vice-President and that he is prepared to leave the position "at short notice".Osinbajo said he is not a politician and he will not fail to "stand up for my faith" when the need arises.The vice-president said this on Tuesday while responding to questions from Christian leaders at a stakeholders’ meeting held [...]

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    Buhari: $320m Abacha loot will be spent on the poor

Buhari: $320m Abacha loot will be spent on the poor

President Muhammadu Buhari says the $320 million Sani Abacha loot will be put into the conditional cash transfer (CCT) scheme targeted at the "poorest of Nigerians".Buhari  said this on Monday while declaring open the 8th Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Abuja.The president said it was heartwarming to note that there is a renewed and collective effort [...]

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    I don’t think there is any major problem in APC, says Osinbajo

I don’t think there is any major problem in APC, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the issues of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be resolved.Osinbajo said he does not think there's a "major problem" in the party. He described the APC as a strong party that is committed to offering hope to the electorate.Laolu Akande, the vice-president’s spokesman, quoted him to have said this while fielding questions from journalists after the [...]

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    The ‘grand’ in PDP/Jonathan’s legacy of corruption

The ‘grand’ in PDP/Jonathan’s legacy of corruption

“And the reason why we will talk about it is, first, we must let our people know that we cannot afford to go this way again. And this is the point we are making, that there is no country in the world, and we must know this; there is no country in the world that would allow its resources to [...]

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    Osinbajo says number of tax compliant Nigerians up by five million

Osinbajo says number of tax compliant Nigerians up by five million

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the number of tax compliant Nigerians has increased by five million to stand at 19 million from the 14 million earlier recorded.Speaking on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the 2018 edition of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) conference, Osinbajo said Nigeria still has a long way to go to catch up with the [...]

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    We are not thieves in APC, says Osinbajo

We are not thieves in APC, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are not thieves.Osinbajo said this while monitoring the APC ward congresses in Eti Osa local government area of Lagos state.The vice-president said the APC government is different from any other administration in the past.“In terms of progress, whatever we do must be the best, our schools, hospitals and [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

PHOTOS: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the federal executive council (FEC) meeting after president Muhammadu Buhari departed UK for an official visit.Osinbajo will be presiding over series of meetings as the president's date of return is unknown.In attendance were Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications; Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the [...]

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    Ogbodo and his unwillingness to understand

Ogbodo and his unwillingness to understand

BY FEMI ODEREIt probably wouldn’t have been worth the while of any serious and discerning observer of Nigeria’s present socio-economic condition vis-à-vis the country’s place before the advent of the Buhari administration if Abraham Ogbodo’s article in which he wanted “Prof Osinbajo to answer his name properly” (whatever that really meant) had emanated from the country’s main opposition----the People’s Democratic [...]

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    Buhari, Osinbajo, ministers get seven days to reveal their running costs

Buhari, Osinbajo, ministers get seven days to reveal their running costs

The Conference of National Assembly Legislative Aides (CONASSLA), a forum of current and former aides to members of the national assembly, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to reveal their running costs.They also asked to know what Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, ministers, heads of agencies and parastatals of the government receive in running costs.In a [...]

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    Osinbajo says all Nigerians must have access to health insurance scheme

Osinbajo says all Nigerians must have access to health insurance scheme

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has advocated a compulsory health insurance scheme for all Nigerians.He said this will enable citizens have access to quality and affordable healthcare services.Osinbajo said this on Wednesday at the ‘Civic Innovation Lab launch-pad for social innovators’ event held in Abuja.He said although the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is useful, it is unable to pull resources together to [...]

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    Osinbajo: I won’t stop talking about corruption under Jonathan

Osinbajo: I won’t stop talking about corruption under Jonathan

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he will not stop talking about the corruption perpetrated under former President Goodluck Jonathan.He said this on Thursday at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Lagos.He said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is determined to change the negative perception about Nigeria.“Let me say that when we began our journey in 2014, our party the APC was determined [...]

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    Jonathan: There’s a campaign to tarnish my reputation

Jonathan: There’s a campaign to tarnish my reputation

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says there is a campaign to tarnish his reputation.Jonathan, who is currently monitoring the presidential runoff election in Sierra Leone, said this less than a week after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo criticised the immediate past administration.Osinbajo had said Jonathan shared N150 billion two weeks to the 2015 elections.“In one single transaction, a few weeks to the 2015 [...]

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    Omokri: Osinbajo spreading lies! Jonathan did not share N150bn before 2015 polls

Omokri: Osinbajo spreading lies! Jonathan did not share N150bn before 2015 polls

Reno Omokri, ex-aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, says a statement credited to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is false.On Monday, Osinbajo said Jonathan shared N150 billion two weeks before the 2015 polls.Reacting, Omokri said the "vice-president has again surrendered his lips to Satan to be used to spread slander and lies".The former presidency aide challenged Osinbajo to publish evidence that the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari, top pastors attend wedding of Osinbajo’s daughter

PHOTOS: Buhari, top pastors attend wedding of Osinbajo’s daughter

President Muhammadu Buhari, Paul Adefarasin, senior pastor of  House on the Rock, Mike Okonkwo, presiding bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) were among the dignitaries who witnessed the wedding of the daughter of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja on Saturday.Many governors and lawmakers were also in attendance.Here are some pictures:[...]

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    Diezani to Kachikwu, Yakubu to Baru… for Nigerians, nothing seems to change at NNPC

Diezani to Kachikwu, Yakubu to Baru… for Nigerians, nothing seems to change at NNPC

In May 2016, when the federal government eventually bowed to price pressures and increased the pump price of petrol to N145 per litre to reflect the market realities at the time, I warned that it was a golden opportunity to deregulate the downstream petroleum sector in Nigeria.I argued that Nigeria will keep revolving around the mountain of pump price increase and [...]

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