News - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Why Aisha Buhari Hurried To UK – Fayose

5 months ago /
Business and Economy  

The Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has maintained that he president is incapacitated and is surving on life support. The state governor while speaking on the First Lady’s trip to UK noted that Aisha Buhari who was allegedly denied access to the president during her first trip to UK has made...

FEC Approves ₦55.7BN For Road, Aviation Contracts

7 months ago /
Transport  

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved road and aviation projects totaling N55.7 billion. The Ministers of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and that of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, briefed State House correspondents at the...

Osinbajo Panel Grills BPP DG Late Into The Night

7 months ago /
Nation 

​The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo​ panel probing the allegations of contract fraud against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, ​continued its ​sitting yesterday.   The panel, ​which has Attorney-General and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), as members, grilled Director-General...

Osinbajo Panel Summons Emefiele, NIA, NNPC, NAPIMS, PINE Contractors

7 months ago /
Nation 

The presidential investigative panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the suspension of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir Lawal, and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, has invited governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.   He will answer...

President Buhari Absent At FEC Meeting As Osinbajo Presides

8 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari was absent at today''s meeting of the Federal Executive Council. The meeting was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The reason for Buhari's absence is not made known yet. This is the first time the president will be absent at the weekly FEC meeting since he returned...

VP OSINBAJO IN PARIS: CALLS FOR COLLABORATION TO RECOVER STOLEN FUNDS.

8 months ago /
Business and Economy  

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for more robust collaboration to facilitate the recovery of stolen assets. Professor Osinbajo who made the call at the 2017 OECD global anti- corruption and integrity forum in Paris on Thursday, highlighted Nigeria's difficulty in recovering stolen assets from banks abroad. The vice president noted that...

Osinbajo To Continue As Acting President – Buhari

9 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, who returned to the country on Friday after medical leave, said he will leave his deputy in charge for the time being and not immediately resume power. The 74-year-old said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo “will continue” in the role of acting-president “and I will continue to rest."...

FG Begins Verification Of Monthly Budget Support Facility

10 months ago /
Business and Economy  

The Federal Government has commenced the verification of its monthly Budget Support Facility to the states. The importance of the exercise is to ensure that benefiting state governments comply with the mutually agreed Fiscal Sustainability Plan prescribed by the National Economic Council (NEC). The resolution was reached at the first NEC meeting...

President Buhari Presides Over First FEC Meeting In 2017

11 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is right now presiding over the Federal Executive Council meeting the first in the year 2017. The meeting which convened at exactly 10AM at the council chambers also has in attendance almost all the cabinet members and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The agenda for the meeting is not known...

We Are Ready To Take Increase In Traffic Of Vehicles And Other Cargoes - NPA

1 year ago /
Nation 

Maritime activities closed on Friday with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) saying the nation’s ports are ready to absorb increase in imported vehicles expected from government’s ban on importation of vehicles through land borders. The Managing Director of NPA, Ms Hadiza Usman, gave the indication in Lagos to mark her 100...

Crude Oil Discovered In Borno

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has discovered huge crude oil  concentration in Borno State, North East, raising the hope of the region joining the league of oil producers. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Jamila Shua’ra, broke the news on Thursday at the presentation of the 2016 petroleum sector scorecard in Abuja. She said...

Nigeria, World Bank Sign Gas Supply Guarantee Deal

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government and the World Bank have signed a Partial Risk Guarantee agreement for the supply of gas to the Calabar Gas Plant to boost energy supply by 500 megawatts. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who supervised the signing of the agreement at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, said the event...

Vice President Osinbajo Attends The Oba’s coronation In Benin

1 year ago /
Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has arrived in Benin to witness the coronation of Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the 39th Oba of the Kingdom. Security has been beefed up as activities heightened for the coronation of the new Oba of Benin. The Edo state government has already declared Thursday as public holiday...

FG Releases Names Of Freed Chibok Girls

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Office of the Vice President of Nigeria has released the names of the 21 Chibok girls released by Boko Haram on Thursday. This was after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife visited the girls at the Department Of State Services (DSS) hospital in Abuja where they have been recuperating. The Vice President also shared...

Nigeria Seeks $1billion AfDB Loan

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria is in talks with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for a $1 billion loan to help cover its 2016 budget deficit, the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun said on Monday. She said the loan would be concessionary  and carry an interest rate of 1.2 percent. “We are talking with AfDB for a $1 billion...

Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) Holds Its First Conference

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has advised the leaderships of political parties in Nigeria to make peaceful electoral process a norm in order to avoid incessant violence that has characterized elections in the country. Vice president Yemi Osinbajo gave the advice while declaring open the maiden annual conference of the inter party advisory...

Senate Supports Fuel Price Hike, Calls On Labour To End Strike

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Senate has backed the Federal Government’s pump price of petrol increment to N145. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu announced the new price last week, a decision which angered many in the polity who cited the current hardship the country faces as a rationale. The Vice President...

Farmers Assure FG Of Food Security

1 year ago /

Rice and wheat farmers have assured the federal government of their ability to adequately feed the nation.  The association of the farmers gave the assurance at a meeting with vice president Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the presidential villa.  They said they are responding to the diversification of the economy by the present...

Presidency Meet National Assembly Leaders To Resolve Budget Issues

1 year ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The Executive arm of the government and the National Assembly have met to resolve their lingering face-off over the 2016 budget, giving hope that any moment from now, president Mohammed would sign the document into law. A truce was brokered between the two arms of government at a meeting between the...

Vice President Osinbajo Meets WFP

1 year ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met with the delegation from the World Food Programme, an agency of the United Nations. The world food programme says it is willing to strengthen its partnership with the Nigerian government in support of the food assistance needs of those displaced by insurgency in the Northeast....