Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tag "Yemi Osinbajo."

    AIB: Why Osinbajo’s helicopter crashed in Kogi

AIB: Why Osinbajo’s helicopter crashed in Kogi

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) says the Caverton helicopter crash-landing incident involving Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was caused by a brownout. Brownout is an in-flight visibility restriction caused by dust or sand in which the flight crew loses visual contact with nearby objects that provide the outside visual references and misjudge the distance from the air to the ground. The Augusta Westland [...]

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    Laolu Akande: NIPOST licence fees will be reviewed

Laolu Akande: NIPOST licence fees will be reviewed

Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant on media and publicity to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, says the increased licence fees for courier and logistics companies announced by the Nigerian Postal Service will be reviewed. This comes after Isa Ali Pantami, the minister of communications and digital economy, denied giving approval for the licence fees to be increased. In a tweet on Saturday, [...]

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    Osinbajo: Many will be discouraged from fighting corruption

Osinbajo: Many will be discouraged from fighting corruption

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the fight against corruption will become more difficult to the extent that many people will be discouraged to stand against it. Osinbajo spoke during the 20th-anniversary regional webinar organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The webinar was entitled, 'Combating corruption and illicit financial flows: New measures and strategies'. The vice-president, who described corruption [...]

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    Osinbajo to IGP: Probe allegation that I received N4bn from Magu

Osinbajo to IGP: Probe allegation that I received N4bn from Magu

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has asked Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), to investigate the allegation that he collected N4 billion from Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a petition dated July 8 and addressed to Adamu, the vice-president through Taiwo Osipitan, his lawyer, said Jackson Ude, publisher of the allegation, will continue to [...]

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    Osinbajo: We must do something about our large, expensive government

Osinbajo: We must do something about our large, expensive government

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says something must be done to reduce the current cost of governance. Speaking at a webinar hosted on Zoom by Emmanuel Chapel on Friday, Osinbajo described the governance structure as "large and expensive". He stated this while responding to a question from Muhammadu Sanusi, former emir of Kano. While speaking as a panellist at the seminar, Sanusi said there was [...]

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    Osinbajo: Projections show 39.4m people may be unemployed by end of 2020

Osinbajo: Projections show 39.4m people may be unemployed by end of 2020

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the economic sustainability committee has received projections that the number of unemployed people may rise to 39.4 million by the end of 2020 if the government does not take prompt measures. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigeria's unemployment figure stood at 20.9 million at the end of 2018 third-quarter. Speaking on Thursday when he [...]

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    GOOD NEWS: NAFDAC offering 80% discount on product registration

GOOD NEWS: NAFDAC offering 80% discount on product registration

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is offering micro, small and medium scale enterprises a discount to get their products registered. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced the discount in tweets shared on his Twitter handle on Saturday. According to the vice president, the agency will offer MSMEs an 80% discount for a period of six months to [...]

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    Global Citizen, NSIA join forces to launch Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund

Global Citizen, NSIA join forces to launch Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund

Global Citizen, in partnership with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), has launched the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF). The fund, which was launched during a webinar on Thursday, is aimed at providing support for Nigeria's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NSIA has been signed on as the fund manager. According to organisers, the fund will be incorporated as a non-governmental charitable [...]

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    EXTRA: Osinbajo is chairman of ‘Short People Association of Nigeria’, says el-Rufai

EXTRA: Osinbajo is chairman of ‘Short People Association of Nigeria’, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is the current chairman of the "Short People Association of Nigeria". In a tweet on Monday, el-Rufai jocularly said short people are represented in the "highest echelons of governance." "Yes.....I remember this @Tejubabyfacetv interview in 2010.....how time flies....HE VP Osinbajo is the current chairman of the Nigerian Association of Short People....so [...]

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    Memo to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo

Memo to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo

Your Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, you would recall that when the coronavirus pandemic began to take its toll on the Nigerian economy, President Muhammadu Buhari set up the Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) and made you the chairman. Your brief, according to media reports, is to help work out a sustainability plan for the [...]

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    Osinbajo and the Buhari presidency after Abba Kyari

Osinbajo and the Buhari presidency after Abba Kyari

Public discourse has naturally shifted to permutations about the next chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari following Abba Kyari’s death. One newspaper reported that 26 persons, including current and former ministers, governors and senators, were already jostling for the position of chief of staff. What will or should the Buhari presidency look like after Abba Kyari? Vice president Yemi [...]

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    Osinbajo: We are looking beyond cash transfer to solve poverty

Osinbajo: We are looking beyond cash transfer to solve poverty

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is looking beyond conditional cash transfer in solving the nation's poverty challenge. According to Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, Osinbajo made the comment during a virtual conference titled "How Africa's Informal Sector Reacts to COVID-19", organised by Africa.com. Akande quoted the vice-president as saying the federal system practised in the country allows for [...]

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    ‘I have no more money to feed’ — Nollywood’s Mike Godson writes Osinbajo over COVID-19 lockdown

‘I have no more money to feed’ — Nollywood’s Mike Godson writes Osinbajo over COVID-19 lockdown

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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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