News - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

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....

UK parliamentarians pledge to strengthen Nigeria, UK Relationship.

1 year ago /
International News  Nation 

British Parliamentarians, on a visit to Nigeria, on Wednesday pledged to strengthen the relationship between the United Kingdom and Nigeria. The lawmakers gave the pledge while addressing State House Correspondents after paying a courtesy visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in his office. The leader of the delegation, Mr Stephen Twig,...

Gov. Okorocha calls for public awareness exercise on corruption

1 year ago /
Nation 

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha says there is need for public awareness for Nigerians to understand the negative impact of corruption. Fielding questions from state house correspondents after a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday, Okorocha noted that corruption will persist in the society if not checked by the...

Buhari never promised unemployed youths N5,000 monthly stipend – Presidency

1 year ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari never promised to pay N5,000 monthly allowance to unemployed graduates. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said this in an interview with State House correspondents last night. According to Akande, the N5, 000 monthly stipend provided...

Osinbajo, Saraki, Tinubu, Atiku, others meet over developments in APC

1 year ago /
Nation  Politics 

A high level meeting of public officials belonging to the All Progressives Congress, APC, with senior party officials in the Presidential Villa, yesterday, stoked speculations of a political solution to the proposed trial of Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The meeting which brought party leaders,...

Buhari begins vacation, Osinbajo to act as president

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a short vacation from today, February 5 to Wednesday, February 10, 2016. President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Villa A statement on Friday by the Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, said “While President Buhari is on vacation,...

Corruption, bane of past social intervention schemes – Osinbajo

1 year ago /
Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has identified massive corruption and lack of coordination by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), as bane of social intervention programmes by past administrations. Osinbajo made the observation at a meeting of the MDAs involved in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s social investment plans held in his office. Osinbajo’s...

Diplomats vow to assist Presidency on North East crisis

1 year ago /
Nation 

A Federal Government delegation, led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and members of the diplomatic corps met at the State House on Monday to harmonise steps to address the humanitarian challenges in the North-East. The Nigerian government was told that a comprehensive and global response is needed in the humanitarian crisis...

See photos from the #ArmedForcesRemembranceDay celebration in Abuja today

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, and other top dignitaries were present on Friday, to mark the this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration. Armed Forces Remembrance Day is celebrated annually on January 15 to honour and remember...

 

Benue govt suspends eating of rats over Lassa Fever

1 year ago /
Health  Nation 

The Benue State Government has directed its citizens to stop the eating of rats in the meantime in order to curtail the spread of Lassa Fever. The state governor, Samuel Ortom, disclosed this to State House correspondents shortly after meeting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Ortom said the...

One day, Nigeria will be great – Ron Kenoly

1 year ago /
Nation  Religion 

American preacher and gospel singer reverend Ron Kenoly says Nigeria has the potential to become one of the greatest countries in the world before the turn of the century. Kenoly said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents after a church service at the Aso Villa chapel on Sunday. He said,...

Buhari’s social intervention package, not one-off scheme, says Vice Presidential Aide

1 year ago /
Nation 

The social welfare intervention programme of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, for which N500 billion has been allocated in the 2016 budget, is not a one-off scheme, says Mr Laolu Akande, the vice presidential spokesman. Akande, who is the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Publicity in the Office of Vice...

Osinbajo charges NIMC on operations for national identity

1 year ago /
Nation 

The federal government has told all agencies in charge of capturing biometrics to aggregate all database statistics and give each Nigerian a unique identification. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo gave the order during a closed door meeting with Nigeria’s identity management agencies on Monday. The Director General of the National Identity Management Commission,...

Osinbajo shows supports for Great Green Wall Project

1 year ago /
Environment  Nation 

The Federal Government has pledged to support the great green wall project for it to meet set desertification objective. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the pledge on Tuesday when a delegation of the National Agency for the great green wall paid him a courtesy visit. According to the Federal Ministry of Environment...

FG To Implement Niger Delta Master Plan - Osinbajo

1 year ago /
Nation  Niger Delta 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government is focused on implementation of Niger Delta Master Plan to drive development of the region. Osinbajo stated this at the inaugural meeting of Partners for Sustainable Development Forum organised by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), in Port Harcourt on Monday. He said President Muhammadu...

500 Nigerians Deported From UK Today; Some Stranded!

1 year ago /
International News  Nation 

About 500 Nigerians were deported from the UK to Nigeria today following the announcement made by the UK government a few months ago. They were reported to have arrived at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos this morning. Some of them complained they were forcefully removed from their locations and were...

 

FG To Investigate Revenues Earned In Foreign Currency Remitted In Naira

1 year ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The National Economic Council (NEC), on Thursday mandated the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and Ministry of Finance to investigate revenues earned in foreign currencies but remitted in naira by some ministries/agencies/departments.This is the high point of decisions reached at the end of the NEC meeting presided over by Vice...

Council Of State Commends Attahiru Jega

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Council of State on Wednesday commended former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, for his exemplary performance in office. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, disclosed this to journalists at the end of the meeting in Abuja on...

Fight Against Boko Haram On Course As U.S Backs Nigerian Troops

2 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Malam Aliyu Ismail, said on Monday that the Nigerian Armed Forces were working hard to ensure that the mandate of crushing Boko Haram before the end of the year was realised. He said this in an interview with State House Press Corps after the Service...

FG Receives EU Election Report

2 years ago /
Nation 

The European Union observer mission to the 2015 general elections in Nigeria has submitted its reports to the federal government. Receiving the report on behalf of the federal government on Tuesday, vice president Yemi Osinbajo said the Buhari administration would guarantee free and fair elections in the country. While thanking the EU...