Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tag "Yemi Osinbajo."

    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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    Caverton crash caused by dust, says AIB preliminary report

Caverton crash caused by dust, says AIB preliminary report

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released a preliminary report on the helicopter crash involving Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.Earlier in the month, a chopper conveying Osinbajo and members of his team crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi state, while the VP was on his way for a campaign trip.Osinbajo and all on board came out of the chopper unhurt.Caverton Helicopters, owners of the [...]

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    Presidential candidate faults hiring of private chopper for Osinbajo’s trip

Presidential candidate faults hiring of private chopper for Osinbajo’s trip

Babatunde Ositelu, presidential candidate of the Accord Party (AP), says the circumstances that led to the use of hired helicopter by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo should be probed and explained to the public.On Saturday, a hired chopper carrying Osinbajo and members of his team crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi state where they had gone to campaign.In a statement on Sunday, while congratulating [...]

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    NDF asks security agencies to question Secondus

NDF asks security agencies to question Secondus

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has accused Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), of "beating the drums of war".Secondus had said there will be crisis if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) rigs in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).But Bolaji Abdukadir, secretary-general of the group in a statement said such utterance was not justifiable [...]

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    FG mulling Entrepreneur Bank bill, says Osinbajo

FG mulling Entrepreneur Bank bill, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government has plans to establish an Entrepreneur Bank to provide flexibility in provision of facilities to businesses.Osinbajo disclosed this while fielding questions from a cross-section of women traders at a programme tagged 'Next Level Conversation' on Monday in Abuja.The women, who were mostly entrepreneurs, were drawn from the education, environment, agriculture, real estate, hospitality, [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov promises to facilitate oil exploration in community

Akwa Ibom gov promises to facilitate oil exploration in community

In a bid to ensure that the resources generated in Akwa Ibom to be used to its full potential, Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state, has promised to facilitate the speedy exploration of crude oil deposits discovered in Uruan LGA of the state if re-elected into office.Emmanuel, who made the promise during his campaign tour of the council, explained that [...]

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    Laolu Akande: Obasanjo’s comment on TraderMoni shows ignorance, mischief

Laolu Akande: Obasanjo’s comment on TraderMoni shows ignorance, mischief

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has described former president Olusegun Obasanjo's comment on TraderMoni as ignorant and mischievous.In a statement, Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, said the former president has shown a complete misunderstanding of the programme initiated by the federal government to support petty traders.In his state of the nation address tagged 'Points for [...]

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    Nigerians’ trust in Buhari unrivalled, says Ambode

Nigerians’ trust in Buhari unrivalled, says Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, says the support Nigerians have for President Muhammadu Buhari is “unrivalled and iconic”.According to a statement by Habib Aruna, Ambode’s chief press secretary, the governor spoke after the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally which held at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Saturday.He said Nigerians have a choice to make between keeping Buhari [...]

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    NYPF pays tribute to Shagari, hails Tambuwal

NYPF pays tribute to Shagari, hails Tambuwal

The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), has paid a condolence visit to the family of Shehu Shagari, the late former president, to commiserate with them over the passing of the elder statesman.The forum led by its chairman Moses Siasia, also visited Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state.Describing Shagari as an embodiment of great virtues and democratic ethos, Siasia called on [...]

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    NEC approves national livestock plan to curb farmers/herder clashes

NEC approves national livestock plan to curb farmers/herder clashes

The National Economic Council (NEC) has approved the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) to address the farmer/herder crisis in the country.Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi governor, disclosed this on Thursday while speaking with state house correspondents at the end of a meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.Bagudu noted that the approval was as a result of a memo presented by Audu [...]

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    Osinbajo: Why Nigeria has a poverty problem

Osinbajo: Why Nigeria has a poverty problem

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says oil revenue earned between 2010 and 2014 was not judiciously used, hence Nigeria's status as the country with the highest number of people living in extreme poverty.Osinbajo said the federal government is working on a plan to get Nigeria out of poverty in spite of limited funds.The VP disclosed this on Wednesday at a town hall [...]

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    ‘What a shame!’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari, Osinbajo town hall meeting

‘What a shame!’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari, Osinbajo town hall meeting

Kadaria Ahmed, media personality, kicked off The Candidates, a town hall meeting for participants in the elections.Four political parties were selected for the programme. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) took the lead on Wednesday.At the end of the programme, some Nigerians took to social media to assess President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice -President Yemi Osinbajo.Here are some reactions:https://twitter.com/akaebube/status/1085632104845754375https://twitter.com/dondekojo/status/1085624901069930496https://twitter.com/ogundamisi/status/1085644285221847040https://twitter.com/julietkego/status/1085655532814229504https://twitter.com/julietkego/status/1085635106109382656https://twitter.com/Williamscolins/status/1085654900829184006https://twitter.com/joshuaodeyemi/status/1085626156710330368https://twitter.com/ani_nomso/status/1085653141880680448https://twitter.com/JajaPhD/status/1085624023466344449https://twitter.com/babsdeleke/status/1085635536679813129https://twitter.com/PaulPositive4/status/1085649795182555137https://twitter.com/Adacampbell/status/1085626569236905984https://twitter.com/JKFagge/status/1085622854044008450https://twitter.com/dondekojo/status/1085625101125603328https://twitter.com/fisayosoyombo/status/1085636524459376643https://twitter.com/Adacampbell/status/1085622882619797505https://twitter.com/fisayosoyombo/status/1085644146138800131https://twitter.com/kcnaija/status/1085624136406310913https://twitter.com/MrStanleyNwabia/status/1085623081769537536 [...]

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    EXTRA: I hope to retire to a comfortable life after getting damages from libel suits, says Osinbajo

EXTRA: I hope to retire to a comfortable life after getting damages from libel suits, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he hopes to retire to a comfortable life after getting damages from suits filed against some people who have allegedly committed libel against him.He said this on Wednesday at the third Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) conference in Abuja.Osinbajo said the best way anyone could seek redress to damages is through a judicial process."I [...]

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