Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tag "Yemi Osinbajo."

    Osinbajo: We expect private sector to invest $19bn in Nigeria by 2020

Osinbajo: We expect private sector to invest $19bn in Nigeria by 2020

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government expects certain private sector stakeholders to invest $19.2 billion in the economy by 2020.He was speaking at the inauguration of Nestle's Ready To Drink Plant in Agbara, Ogun state, on Thursday."On a broader perspective, two days ago we launched policy laboratories. This is an intervention to accelerate the implementation of our Economic and [...]

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    State police is the way to go, says Osinbajo

State police is the way to go, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has endorsed the creation of state police, saying it would help tighten security situation across the country.Osinbajo said this at a security summit organised by the senate.He said state policing system is the way to go because having a centralised system cannot effectively secure the nation."For a country our size, to meet the one policeman to 400 [...]

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    Government often fails to provide security, Osinbajo admits

Government often fails to provide security, Osinbajo admits

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government often fails to provide security for Nigerians but the failure is not deliberate.Osinbajo said this on Thursday in Abuja while declaring open a national summit on security organised by the senate.The vice-president said every case of killing recorded in the country "demeans us as a people and undermines the authority of the state".He [...]

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    Osinbajo holds private meeting with Sanusi, Ganduje in Kano

Osinbajo holds private meeting with Sanusi, Ganduje in Kano

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, held a meeting with Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Muhammadu Sanusi, the emir of Kano, on Saturday.Osinbajo visited Kano to attend the wedding of Hafizu Ibrahim, one of his aides.The vice-president arrived the Mallam Aminu Kano international airport around 11:30 am amid fanfare.From there, he proceeded to Umar Ibn Kattab mosque, along Zaria Road, where the [...]

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    Osinbajo: FG determined to resolve clashes between farmers and herdsmen

Osinbajo: FG determined to resolve clashes between farmers and herdsmen

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is determined to resolve the clashes between herdsmen and farmers.Osinbajo said this on Tuesday when he met with a delegation of traditional rulers from Batta and Bachamma communities in Adamawa state.The vice-president said the federal government is working to repair the infrastructure destroyed as a result of the clashes and rehabilitate the people."President [...]

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    Ekwueme was a loyal deputy, says Shagari

Ekwueme was a loyal deputy, says Shagari

Former President Shehu Shagari has described the late Alex Ekwueme, who was his deputy between 1979 and 1983 as a trusted ally.Shagari said this on Sunday at an event put together in honour of Ekwueme.The event was organised by the national burial committee led by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).The ex-president said he chose Ekwueme [...]

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    Osinbajo: For now, Buhari isn’t thinking of a second term

Osinbajo: For now, Buhari isn’t thinking of a second term

Although there are clear indications that President Muhammadu Buhari wants to seek another term, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Buhari’s focus at the moment is one term.A campaign office of the president has been opened in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, while individuals and groups who have endorsed Buhari’s reelection have been increasing by the day.On Wednesday, Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, [...]

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    Financial Times partners TheCable for Nigeria Summit 2018

Financial Times partners TheCable for Nigeria Summit 2018

Financial Times, world's leading international business newspaper, has signed a media partnership agreement with TheCable, Nigeria's top-notch online newspaper, for the FT Nigeria Summit scheduled for May 31 in Lagos.Under the partnership, those who register for the summit will get a 20% discount using the code "Cable20".The theme of this year's summit is "Dispelling uncertainty and building resilience".Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is expected [...]

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    Osinbajo, nine governors in committee to end herdsmen killings

Osinbajo, nine governors in committee to end herdsmen killings

The national economic council (NEC) headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has constituted a 10-man working committee to address killings by herdsmen.The committee headed by Osinbajo has governors of Kaduna, Zamfara, Taraba, Benue, Adamawa, Edo, Plateau, Oyo, and Ebonyi as members.Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of the 84th NEC meeting which [...]

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    Osinbajo: We must stop those politicising these killings

Osinbajo: We must stop those politicising these killings

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says allowing politics to play a part in the killings in different parts of the country is like pouring petrol into a burning fire.He also appealed to those affected by the killings not to retaliateHe spoke at the inter-denominational church service for the 2018 armed forces remembrance day celebration, held at the National Christian Center, Abuja.“The first [...]

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    Osinbajo off to UAE for vacation

Osinbajo off to UAE for vacation

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and his family are currently on vacation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Laolu Akande, spokesman of Osinbajo, disclosed this in a tweet.Akande did not disclose when Osinbajo travelled but said he is expected to return to the country this weekend."VP Osinbajo, his wife & children have been resting abroad on his annual leave," he tweeted."He is expected [...]

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    Buhari/Osinbajo campaign takes off in south-west

Buhari/Osinbajo campaign takes off in south-west

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, says the campaign for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari has commenced, disclosing that the south-west campaign office would be inaugurated on January 20.Shittu also disclosed that he had been appointed the national chairman of the board of trustees of 'Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group'.He spoke in an interview with state house correspondents after meeting with [...]

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    Osinbajo: NNPC, not FG, bears cost of subsidy

Osinbajo: NNPC, not FG, bears cost of subsidy

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) bears the cost of fuel subsidy and not the federal government.NAN reports that the vice-president clarified this on Monday while answering questions from journalists after visiting the Oando and Total depot in Apapa, Lagos."NNPC is trading in fuel; the federal government is not, at the moment, paying for any subsidy. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo spends Christmas at petrol tank depot in Apapa

PHOTOS: Osinbajo spends Christmas at petrol tank depot in Apapa

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo visited the petrol tank depot of Total and Oando in Apapa, Lagos, on Christmas Day to monitor the fuel situation.He was accompanied by Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources and some other government officials.Osinbajo met with some top marketers.Below are pictures of the visit:[...]

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    Osinbajo: We expect fuel queues to be eliminated in a few days

Osinbajo: We expect fuel queues to be eliminated in a few days

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he expects the fuel queues to be over within the next few days.Osinbajo said this after holding a meeting with some major oil marketers in Lagos state.Although details of the meeting were not revealed, Osinbajo said government would continue to engage marketers to ensure that "this sad episode is not repeated"."Held a meeting with the major [...]

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    Osinbajo: It’s a shame that Nigerians are celebrating Christmas in discomfort

Osinbajo: It’s a shame that Nigerians are celebrating Christmas in discomfort

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says it is a shame that Nigerians are celebrating Christmas in discomfort.Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, quoted Osinbajo as saying this when he visited two filling stations in Lagos.During surprise visits to Oando filling station in Lekki and Hayden Petrol station, Victoria Island, Osinbajo said the situation is "deeply regretted" and expressed optimism that the new [...]

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