Monday, December 17, 2018

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    ‘Too many wrong figures’ — and other reactions to vice-presidential debate

‘Too many wrong figures’ — and other reactions to vice-presidential debate

Candidates of five political parties participated in Friday's vice-presidential debate for the 2019 elections.The parties are Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Young Progressives Party (YPP).The participants answered questions that ranged from the economy to health, security and foreign policy. TheCable fact checked some of the [...]

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    Peter Obi: FG spends N5 daily on healthcare for each citizen

Peter Obi: FG spends N5 daily on healthcare for each citizen

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the federal government spends N5 daily on the healthcare of each citizen.Obi said this on Friday during the vice-presidential debate organised by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON).The PDP candidate also accused the federal government of poor economic policies and outrageous payment [...]

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    Osinbajo: Petrol will sell for N220 or higher if we remove subsidy  

Osinbajo: Petrol will sell for N220 or higher if we remove subsidy  

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says petrol could sell for N220 or more if the government removes subsidy on the product.Osinbajo said this on Friday during the vice-presidential debate organised by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON).He said the government cannot remove the subsidy because of the effect it would have on Nigerians.“The NNPC is [...]

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    ‘You can’t shut down your shop and be chasing criminals’ — Peter Obi taunts FG’s anti-graft war

‘You can’t shut down your shop and be chasing criminals’ — Peter Obi taunts FG’s anti-graft war

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says corruption can be fought aggressively while at the same time attention is paid to the economy.Taking on Yemi Osinbajo, vice-presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at a debate organised by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), Obi faulted the [...]

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    The world will look to Nigeria as its food basket, says Osinbajo

The world will look to Nigeria as its food basket, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says it is becoming clearer that Africa, and indeed Nigeria, will become the food basket of the world.Speaking at the Nigerian-German Investment Dialogue in Berlin, Germany, Osinbajo said Nigeria is a leading investment destination for potential and serious investors."Consumer spending in Africa was $1.4 trillion by 2015, with Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa accounting for more than half of [...]

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    Buhari will not steal our money, says Osinbajo as he begins door-to-door campaign

Buhari will not steal our money, says Osinbajo as he begins door-to-door campaign

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari will neither steal nor allow stealing in his administration.He said this on Saturday in Lagos as he commenced a door-to-door campaign for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 general election.While speaking with party members from the 57 local council development areas (LCDA) in the state, Osinbajo urged them to [...]

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    Osinbajo: Elite have ganged up against Buhari

Osinbajo: Elite have ganged up against Buhari

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says some elite in the country have ganged up against President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking during the national consultative forum of the national committee of Buhari support groups, Osinbajo said the battle for 2019 is between those who have the interest of the masses at heart and those who want to keep the wealth of the nation for themselves.The vice-president [...]

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    Osinbajo: Nigeria’s problem is lack of honest people in power

Osinbajo: Nigeria’s problem is lack of honest people in power

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the problem with Nigeria is finding honest people in positions of authority.Osibanjo said this on Friday in Enugu during a book presentation by former governor of Enugu state, Sullivan Chime.He said the widely-held belief that the problem of the country is ethnic-based is wrong and misplaced.Osinbajo said some leaders have instigated the division of the country [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Buhari, Jibrin Al-Sudani, Osinbajo and NEMA — what’s the link?

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Buhari, Jibrin Al-Sudani, Osinbajo and NEMA — what’s the link?

After several public appearances and speeches since news of President Muhammadu Buhari's "death" broke out in January 2017, the rumours should have died by now.But no. Not yet.In recent times, the news started trending again that Buhari actually died, and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo should have taken over as president but a certain Jibrin Al-Sudani, a body double, was brought in by [...]

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    Soft loan bank, 24/7 electricity, 40,000 smart classrooms… inside Buhari’s campaign manual

Soft loan bank, 24/7 electricity, 40,000 smart classrooms… inside Buhari’s campaign manual

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), plans to establish a soft loan bank for small traders and artisans, called the People Moni Bank.The People Moni Bank is an offshoot of the People Moni Scheme, which aims to house the Trader Moni, Market Moni, and Farmer Moni schemes, with plans to reach 10 million Nigerians.According to the [...]

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    Laolu Akande defends Osinbajo, describes reports on indictment as distraction

Laolu Akande defends Osinbajo, describes reports on indictment as distraction

Laolu Akande, media aide to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, says his principal is a "well-known" stickler for the rule of law.Akande said this in reaction to the indictment by the house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness.The committee had accused Osinbajo of illegally approving N5.8 billion for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).Osinbajo gave the approval when he was [...]

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    Over 160,000 bags of rice donated to IDPs by China ‘rotting away in NEMA stores’

Over 160,000 bags of rice donated to IDPs by China ‘rotting away in NEMA stores’

Despite the widely-reported cries of hunger by internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east and the acute malnutrition ravaging their children, 162,696 bags of rice donated by the Chinese government to the IDPs have been abandoned and left to rot in stores belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).According to the United Nations, Nigeria is still facing a crisis [...]

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    You have questions to answer, reps panel tells Osinbajo

You have questions to answer, reps panel tells Osinbajo

The house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparednes, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has a case to answer.Last week, the committee alleged that Osinbajo approved N5.8 billion for National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) illegally.Osinbajo gave the approval when he was the acting president in June 2017. The money was meant for the north-east intervention fund.The panel said the release [...]

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    Despite criticisms, Osinbajo takes TraderMoni to more Lagos markets

Despite criticisms, Osinbajo takes TraderMoni to more Lagos markets

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has launched the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) otherwise known as TraderMoni in three more markets in Lagos state.The vice president, on Monday, launched the free loan scheme to traders at the Ikotun, Igando and Ile Epo markets.Osinbajo, accompanied by Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Osinbajo given 7 days to resign over N5.8bn ‘illegal approval’

Osinbajo given 7 days to resign over N5.8bn ‘illegal approval’

Timi Frank, former deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to resign.In a statement on Monday, Frank said the vice-president is unfit to continue in office over his approval of N5.8 billion for National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).Osinbajo gave the approval when he was the acting president. The money was meant for the north-east [...]

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    ‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, says the TraderMoni loan given to petty traders is not meant to buy voters.In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Akande said Nigerians are not for sale and cannot be bought.He was reacting to a statement by southern, middle belt leaders who accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of “bribing [...]

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