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    Osinbajo: Nigeria far behind in eradicating poverty

Osinbajo: Nigeria far behind in eradicating poverty

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is far behind in eradicating poverty. Osinbajo said this, on Monday, at an event to mark the 70th birthday of Abiola Ajimobi, a former governor of Oyo state. The vice-president said the country has not made progress in eradicating poverty because there was lack of "focused approach" by past administrations. “It’s very obvious that we are behind the [...]

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    Dolapo Osinbajo celebrates 30th wedding anniversary with VP

Dolapo Osinbajo celebrates 30th wedding anniversary with VP

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    CAN: There’s no crisis between Buhari and Osinbajo

CAN: There’s no crisis between Buhari and Osinbajo

Adebayo Oladeji, spokesman for Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says there is no crisis between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. But Oladeji added that CAN is not happy about reports on Osinbajo. On Wednesday, 35 aides attached to the office of the vice-president were sacked, fuelling the speculation of a rift between the president and [...]

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    Osinbajo lays foundation for Ogun railway wagon plant

Osinbajo lays foundation for Ogun railway wagon plant

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says railways holds the master key to transforming commerce in Nigeria and Africa at large. He said this during the official ground-breaking ceremony of the Wagon assembly plant in Kajola, Ogun sate, on Saturday. Osinbajo said the plant, which is a private investment undertaken by CCECC, a Chinese company, is "central in the production of rolling stock spare parts [...]

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    Presidency explains why Osinbajo’s aides were asked to go

Presidency explains why Osinbajo’s aides were asked to go

The presidency has broken its silence on why some aides of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo were asked to go. The appointments of more than 30 aides of the nation's number two citizen were terminated on Wednesday. Some top aides of Osinbajo had refused to comment on the development, with Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, dismissing a list of the affected aides published [...]

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    FULL LIST: Ajimobi’s daughter, Awolowo’s grandson… aides of Osinbajo sacked by Buhari

FULL LIST: Ajimobi’s daughter, Awolowo’s grandson… aides of Osinbajo sacked by Buhari

The identities of the aides of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo sacked on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari have been revealed. They were issued with disengagement letters on Wednesday. Among them are Jibola Ajayi, daughter of Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state and Babajide, grandson of Obafemi Awolowo, late statesman and grandfather of Osinbajo's wife. Below is the full list of the former [...]

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    ‘Buhari hasn’t undermined Osinbajo’s office’

‘Buhari hasn’t undermined Osinbajo’s office’

Babajide Omoworare, aide of the president on national assembly matters (senate), says President Muhammadu Buhari did not undermine the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo by not hanging over to him when he left for the UK. The president is currently on a private visit to the UK. There have been wild reactions to Buhari's signing of the amended deep offshore and inland [...]

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    Nigerian diplomatic passport holders no longer need visa to Vietnam

Nigerian diplomatic passport holders no longer need visa to Vietnam

Zubairu Dada, minister of state for foreign affairs, says Nigeria and the Vietnamese delegation, led by Vuong Dinh Hue, deputy prime minister of Vietnam, has signed an agreement on visa waiver for holders of valid diplomatic and official passports. Dada made this known on Wednesday during a dinner organised in honour of Hue at the state house Banquet Hall, Abuja. The minister said the Vietnamese [...]

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    Osinbajo to fresh graduates: Being trustworthy is more valuable than money

Osinbajo to fresh graduates: Being trustworthy is more valuable than money

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says talent, hard work, innovation, and trustworthiness are vital for success. According to a statement by Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s spokesman, the vice president gave the advice on Saturday while delivering a lecture at the 6th convocation ceremony of Baze University, Abuja. He told the graduands that they would soon be engaging the realities of life; the business of [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: How Osinbajo approved $3m payment BEFORE certificate of ‘no objection’

EXCLUSIVE: How Osinbajo approved $3m payment BEFORE certificate of ‘no objection’

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo gave anticipatory approvals for the payments of $3,072,644.76 and N140,405,826.30 to a contractor without the requisite due process certificate for contract variation, TheCable can report.  Documents seen by TheCable showed that in January 2017, Osinbajo approved the payments for a project under the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Ltd without the "no objection" certificate from Bureau of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

PHOTOS: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari, who presides over the weekly meeting, is currently attending a summit in Russia. Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing; Isa Pantami, minister of communication and Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation are among those present at the FEC meeting. Below are photos: [...]

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    Osinbajo: Govt can’t provide adequate health care for Nigerians

Osinbajo: Govt can’t provide adequate health care for Nigerians

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government cannot adequately provide health care services for the entire Nigerian population. Osinbajo said this on Tuesday at the national health dialogue organised by Premium Times in Abuja on Monday. Represented by Nicolas Audiferren, his chief physician, Osinbajo said an effective national health insurance scheme may be the best option for the development of the nation's health [...]

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    Transcorp fulfills privatisation conditions, receives discharge certificate

Transcorp fulfills privatisation conditions, receives discharge certificate

Transcorp Hotels have been presented a certificate of discharge by the National Council on Privatisation after fulfilling all the conditions attached to the sale of the hotel. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who chairs the council, presented the certificate to Tony Elumelu, the chairman of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), the core investor in the hotel. Speaking at the event, Alex Okoh, Bureau [...]

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    Osinbajo: Don’t run when no one pursues

Osinbajo: Don’t run when no one pursues

BY MICHEAL ABRAHAM Supporters of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, are beginning to hallucinate shadows where none exist. They are alleging persecution where none exists, which is profoundly sad considering that the presidency has categorically asserted that there is no rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and his number two. Such reassurances, which conforms with what Nigerians know about the cordiality that [...]

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    I’ll remain loyal to Buhari, says Osinbajo

I’ll remain loyal to Buhari, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he will remain loyal to his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari. The VP's promise was contained in a magazine titled, 'This is Nigeria', which was circulated on Tuesday night during the Independence Day dinner held at the old banquet hall of the statehouse in Abuja. The message titled "Uncompromised Loyalty" was contained on page 15 of the Brands International [...]

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    EXTRA: Laughter as Osinbajo says ‘gbe bodi e’ inside Aso Rock (video)

EXTRA: Laughter as Osinbajo says ‘gbe bodi e’ inside Aso Rock (video)

The audience could not stop laughing as Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo showed that he is up to date with developments in the entertainment sector. At a dinner organised to commemorate Nigeria's 59th independence anniversary, the VP displayed his knowledge of contemporary dance steps in the country. Naming them one by one at the event which held at Aso Rock, Nigeria's number two citizen [...]

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