Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tag "Yemi Osinbajo."

    ’10 working days is two weeks’ — Femi Adesina says Buhari to return weekend

’10 working days is two weeks’ — Femi Adesina says Buhari to return weekend

President Muhammadu Buhari will return from his vacation this weekend, says Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman.The president travelled to London, UK, for his vacation on August 3.During an Arise TV programme on Wednesday, Adesina said the president will return once his vacation expires."Nigerians will say anything. He is on holiday, 10 working days which translates to two weeks. He will be back [...]

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    Dear Acting President Osinbajo, one more thing is needful…

Dear Acting President Osinbajo, one more thing is needful…

In the past year, I have written at least three opinion pieces about Ibrahim Idris, the inspector general of police (IGP), and the Nigerian Police Force. If I did not know myself better, I may suspect that I have a personal issue with the former Kano commissioner of police. But I have no personal issues with him, I just have [...]

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    FG to empower 2m traders with collateral-free loans

FG to empower 2m traders with collateral-free loans

The federal government has launched a new initiative to empower two million petty traders between now and the end of 2018.The new initiative called Trader Moni was launched under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP).According to a statement issued by Laolu Akande, spokesman to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the micro credit scheme would grant a minimum of 30,000 loans [...]

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    We’re solidly behind you, emir of Daura tells Osinbajo

We’re solidly behind you, emir of Daura tells Osinbajo

 Umar Faruk, emir of Daura, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state, has expressed appreciation to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for supporting "our son".According to Laolu Akande, media aide of the vice-president, Faruk made the remark when Osinbajo paid him a courtesy visit in his Palace on Thursday.The statement was made available in Abuja on Friday.The emir reportedly described Osinbajo [...]

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    VIDEO: Osibanjo tours LADOL free zone in Lagos

VIDEO: Osibanjo tours LADOL free zone in Lagos

Acting President  Yemi Osinbajo went on a tour of the Egina Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) unit at the LADOL free zone in Lagos on Friday.The $3.3 billion FPSO unit has a production capacity of 200,000 barrels of oil per day and will produce first oil before the end of 2018, Ahmadu-Kida Musa, deputy managing director, Total Exploration and Production [...]

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    Saraki says sack of DSS DG is damage control

Saraki says sack of DSS DG is damage control

Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the sack of Lawal Daura, director-general of Department of State Services (DSS), as damage control.On Tuesday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) prevented lawmakers from entering the national assembly.The lawmakers were allowed in after a protest and Daura was sacked for the incident by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.But speaking with journalists at [...]

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    Buhari plants, Osinbajo waters… Nigeria still lacks increase

Buhari plants, Osinbajo waters… Nigeria still lacks increase

In 1961, while delivering his inaugural address, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, spoke about every African dictator -- in advance. Though his words were targeted at the communists of his time, his timeless metaphor speaks to all dictators, and of course Nigeria's current crop of rulers.JFK, as he was fondly known, said: “Those who [...]

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    Osinbajo: DSS operatives who blocked n’assembly will be punished

Osinbajo: DSS operatives who blocked n’assembly will be punished

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says the presidency is not in the know of the siege laid to the national assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).For over seven hours on Tuesday, lawmakers were denied entrance to the national assembly complex by arms bearing DSS operatives.In a statement signed by Laolu Akande, media aide to the acting president, [...]

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    Senate leader visits Osinbajo at Aso Rock

Senate leader visits Osinbajo at Aso Rock

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, are currently in a meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.Lawan, accompanied by Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), arrived a few minutes to 2pm.The meeting started immediately Osinbajo stepped into his office.Enang, at the weekend, had appealed for the reconvening of the senate.He said it was not proper for [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo, Ambode meet maritime stakeholders in Apapa

PHOTOS: Osinbajo, Ambode meet maritime stakeholders in Apapa

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, on Thursday met with maritime unions and stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the longing gridlock on Apapa-Oshodi expressway.Osinbajo had ordered the evacuation of trucks from the Apapa expressway.The vice-president inspected the state of the road after meeting with stakeholders and maritime unions in order to find a lasting solution to [...]

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    Osinbajo to deliver keynote address at Coworking Conference

Osinbajo to deliver keynote address at Coworking Conference

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 edition of Coworking Conference, an annual gathering of innovators, entrepreneurs and investors.The conference, organised by Venia Business Hub, will hold on July 26, at IMAX Filmhouse Lekki, Lagos.Kola Oyeneyin, CEO Venia Business Hub, said Osibanjo will also interact with entrepreneurs "who are building and shaping Nigeria through their various ideas and [...]

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    The cold war in Aso Rock and the new heroes in town

The cold war in Aso Rock and the new heroes in town

Earlier this week, I caught myself sympathising with Abubakar Bukola Saraki over his perceived persecution and trials in the hands of the executive and the Nigerian Police Force. As a matter of principle, I never sympathise with anybody in Nigeria's top one percent -- no matter the situation, and I have no plans to start now. So I snapped out, [...]

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    Osinbajo: Killings need to be handled carefully to avoid civil war

Osinbajo: Killings need to be handled carefully to avoid civil war

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the killings recorded around the country need to be addressed carefully to avoid another civil war.Speaking at Greater Nigeria Pastors’ Conference in Osun on Friday, Osinbajo said Nigerians should stop reading religious and ethnic meanings to the killings.He explained that those killing innocent citizens were not discriminatory in their approach."We must not allow the narratives being [...]

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    Osinbajo: We didn’t sign AfCTA because we wanted to satisfy the private sector

Osinbajo: We didn’t sign AfCTA because we wanted to satisfy the private sector

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria did not sign the African free continental trade agreement (AfCTA) because the federal government wanted to satisfy the private sector.Speaking on Thursday at the FT Nigeria Summit, the vice-president said the private sector was not happy with the specifics of the agreement.He said: "With the free trade agreement, you know Nigeria is an important market. [...]

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    The real price of ‘change the change’ campaign (II)

The real price of ‘change the change’ campaign (II)

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Buhari/Osinbajo led government will clock three years in office. With elections less than a year ahead, this period of people-oriented governance has been a great success. The administration has fared very well in various policy fronts. There is a long list of achievements to flaunt.The popular support for the administration, especially among the poor [...]

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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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