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    APC says PDP is incurably shortsighted

APC says PDP is incurably shortsighted

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it can understand the "incurable shortsightedness" of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The ruling party said this in reaction to reports that the role of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is being whittled down. In his Independence Day speech on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari said the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIPs) would now be under the ministry of [...]

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    Buhari hints at taking NSIP out of Osinbajo’s control

Buhari hints at taking NSIP out of Osinbajo’s control

President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted that the National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP) might be moved from the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. The programme, which is seen as one of the major avenues through which the current administration is empowering the masses, is currently being coordinated by the office of the VP. In his Independence Day broadcast, Buhari said the newly created [...]

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    ‘The church will fight for him’ — CAN defends Osinbajo on N90bn allegation

‘The church will fight for him’ — CAN defends Osinbajo on N90bn allegation

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says the church will defend for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in the N90 billion allegation levelled against him. Supo Ayokunle, CAN national president, made this known on Friday when he led a delegate of the association to visit Osinbajo. Timi Frank, a former deputy spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had alleged that Osinbajo mismanaged N90 [...]

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    Osinbajo can be investigated with his immunity, says lawyer

Osinbajo can be investigated with his immunity, says lawyer

Inibehe Effiong, a lawyer, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo does not need to waive his immunity for him to be investigated.  On Wednesday, the vice-president said he will waive his constitutional immunity so he could be investigated. Osinbajo’s reaction came after Timi Frank, a former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), alleged that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) [...]

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    Osinbajo writes Google, demands withdrawal of ‘defamatory’ broadcast on YouTube

Osinbajo writes Google, demands withdrawal of ‘defamatory’ broadcast on YouTube

Femi Atoyebi & Co, solicitors acting on behalf of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has written a petition to Google Nigeria demanding the suspension of a video published by Roots TV on YouTube. According to the letter seen by TheCable, Roots TV was said to have published a material which contained defamatory claims about Osinbajo. "It is our understanding that you have provided a [...]

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    I will waive my immunity to be investigated, says Osinbajo

I will waive my immunity to be investigated, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he will waive his constitutional immunity to be investigated. Osinbajo made this known on Wednesday in a tweet. "In the past few days, a spate of reckless and malicious falsehoods have been peddled in the media against me by a group of malicious individuals," he tweeted. "The defamatory and misleading assertions invented by this clique have been making the [...]

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    Timi Frank to FIRS: Instead of suing me, apologise to Nigerians on N90bn ‘slush fund’

Timi Frank to FIRS: Instead of suing me, apologise to Nigerians on N90bn ‘slush fund’

Timi Frank, former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to stop its attempt to fool Nigerians. Frank had alleged that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo's trouble with the presidency started when it was discovered that he mismanaged N90 billion made available by the FIRS for 2019 election campaign purposes. But in [...]

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    ‘We don’t have that kind of money’– FIRS denies releasing N90bn to Osinbajo for election

‘We don’t have that kind of money’– FIRS denies releasing N90bn to Osinbajo for election

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it did not make N90 billion available to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for election campaign.  Timi Frank, a former deputy spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had alleged that Osinbajo started having issues when the presidency discovered that he mismanaged N90 billion allegedly made available by the FIRS for 2019 election campaign purposes. But in [...]

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    Bakare: Why I won’t grant any interview on Osinbajo issue

Bakare: Why I won’t grant any interview on Osinbajo issue

Tunde Bakare, the senior pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, says he has not granted any interview on the issues involving Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. "I believe the government is perfectly capable of addressing the issues," he told TheCable on phone. "I have not and I am not granting interviews on this current VP saga. If, however, my counsel is sought at all, I will handle [...]

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    Aso Rock cabal frustrating Osinbajo, says MASSOB

Aso Rock cabal frustrating Osinbajo, says MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) says the cabal in the presidential villa are frustrating Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Uchenna Madu, MASSOB leader, said this in a statement issued in Awka, Anambra state, on Sunday. He said the silence of President Muhammadu Buhari to the alleged frustration of Osinbajo by the cabal in the presidential villa is [...]

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    Osinbajo to NEC: We’ll have to go through Buhari to get briefing from new economic council

Osinbajo to NEC: We’ll have to go through Buhari to get briefing from new economic council

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the national economic council will have to send a request through the president to get a briefing from the newly appointed economic advisory council (EAC). Osinbajo made this statement on Thursday in response to a request for clarification by members of the national economic council regarding their relationship with the newly appointed council. A statement by Laolu Akande, Osinbajo's senior [...]

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    ‘They can take Nigeria to greater heights’ — Dangote hails Buhari’s ‘rare’ economic council

‘They can take Nigeria to greater heights’ — Dangote hails Buhari’s ‘rare’ economic council

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says the recently appointed economic advisory council by President Muhammadu Buhari has the ability to take the country's economy to the next level. In a statement released on Thursday by Anthony Chiejina, Dangote's chief corporate communications officer, the businessman described the council as "tested and respected patriots who are always ready to put the country's [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Buhari directs Osinbajo to seek approvals for agencies under him

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari directs Osinbajo to seek approvals for agencies under him

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to, henceforth, seek presidential approvals for agencies under his supervision, TheCable can report. Under the laws setting up the agencies, the president is empowered to give final approvals but TheCable understands that the provisions were not strictly followed during the first term. TheCable learnt that the directive to follow due process was issued via [...]

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    Osinbajo: The media will always be a friend of this government

Osinbajo: The media will always be a friend of this government

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the media will always be a friend and partner of the current administration whether it reports nicely or not. Osinbajo said this at a dinner organised by the state house communications team for head of media practitioners in Abuja on Thursday night. The vice-president urged the media to tackle the spread of fake news adding that Nigerians were [...]

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    Osinbajo: APC will take 100m Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years (updated)

Osinbajo: APC will take 100m Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years (updated)

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years. According to NAN, Osinbajo spoke at Birnin Kebbi in Kebbi state when he paid a courtesy visit to Muhammadu Bashar, emir of Gwandu. "President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 [...]

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    Osinbajo inaugurates livestock transformation plan in Adamawa

Osinbajo inaugurates livestock transformation plan in Adamawa

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo launched the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) in Adamawa state on Tuesday. The plan was developed by states and adopted by the national executive council (NEC) to address the farmer-herder crisis in the country. In a tweet, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo's media aide, said the launch of the NLTP should not be confused with RUGA, a plan which was suspended [...]

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