Shittu emerges chair of Buhari, Osinbajo support group
The Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group has named the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, as the chairman of its board of trustees. The group’s National Coordinator, Usman Ibrahim, said Shittu’s choice marked the end of its rigorous search for a mentor, backbone, leader and father who believes... Read more
Osinbajo drops two ICPC board members under probe
The Acting President, Yemi, Osinbajo, has dropped the two new members nominated to be on the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission who are said to be undergoing investigations by the same commission. Osinbajo had last week named a new chairman and board members... Read more
$43.4m, contract scam: Govt may drop SGF, NIA boss
Suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal and National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director-General Ayo Oke are to be relieved of their duties, it was learnt yesterday. This is the outcome of the probe into the isuues in which the two top government officials were... Read more
Nigeria Will Soon Take Over Digital Space – Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said that with the recent involvement of the government in the promotion of technology, the country would soon take over the digital space the way it did in the music, film and entertainment industry. Osinbajo, who said this in Abuja during the presentation... Read more
Why Stolen Monies Are Difficult To Repatriate – Osinbajo
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday lamented that the tracing and returning of stolen assets had become difficult for most African countries. He attributed the phenomenon to lack of the adherence to the rules promoting transparency in international banking and financial systems. He said corruption directly fuelled the activities of... Read more
FG To Treat Niger Delta As Special Development Area – Osinbajo
The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, has urged Nigerians to think and find ways to use the petroleum resources in the Niger Delta region to develop the country for the benefit of its citizens. Osinbanjo said the Federal Government, in its determination to achieve its development objectives in the Niger... Read more
Fayose, Wike Absent As Osinbajo Meets State Governors
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over a meeting of the National Economic Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting is being attended by state governors and ministers who are members of the council. It started at about 10.11am with the arrival of Osinbajo at the Council Chambers... Read more
Osinbajo Requests Senate’s Approval For $500m Euro Bond
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, urged the Senate to approve $500m Euro Bond to fund the 2016 Budget deficit. In a letter to the upper chamber read by President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, at plenary, Osinbajo explained that the request was based on the... Read more
Buhari Resumes, Meets Osinbajo In Aso Rock
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday formally resumed work in his office after 49 days of medical sojourn in London, United Kingdom. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who held the fort in acting capacity, met with the President in his office for over an hour, ostensibly to bring him up to date... Read more
I Have Handed Over Back To Buhari, Says Osinbajo
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said he had formally handed over back to President Muhammadu Buhari. Osinbajo said this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after briefing the President of developments in the polity while he was away. He had held fort for Buhari as the Acting... Read more