News - Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Economic Council Holds Talks

3 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, is currently presiding over a meeting with state governors at the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. Other members of the National Economic Council are also present at the meeting. It is not clear what the agenda of the meeting is, but it...

All Govt. Institutions Are Corrupt – Osinbajo

3 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that all the institutions of government - the executive, legislature and the judiciary are corrupt. The Vice President made the statement on Friday during the 2016 convocation ceremonies of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD). Professor Osinbajo lamented that corruption had permeated every stratum of the society...

Vice President Osinbajo Attends The Oba’s coronation In Benin

3 years 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

3 years 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...

FG Promises To Rehabilitate Released Chibok Girls

3 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Vice President has promised the immediate rehabilitation of the 21 Chibok girls who were released by the Boko Haram sect on Thursday. Professor Yemi Osinbajo said this after seeing the girls at the Department Of State Services (DSS) office in Abuja. Instead of waiting for them at the Presidential Villa, Vice President...

Yemi Osinbajo: N1trillion For Housing

3 years ago /
Nation 

To provide affordable housing for Nigerians, Nigeria is working with stakeholders to raise one trillion Naira, Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo said on Tuesday. The vice president stated this   at the 22nd Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) in Abuja. Osinbanjo made the disclosure when he chaired a Roundtable on Job Creation, Skills and Employment at the summit. He said that...

India Seeks New Cooperation With Nigeria

3 years ago /
Nation 

India’s Vice-President Hamid Ansari has said his country was exploring new areas of cooperation with Nigeria. At a reception held for him at the Indian High Commission in Abuja on Monday night, Ansari reiterated that India was Nigeria’s biggest trade partner as both countries shared similarities in different areas of development. “I...

Nigeria Seeks $1billion AfDB Loan

3 years 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...

Economic Recession: Osinbajo Blames Past Administration

3 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says the Current state of the country's Economy is the consequences of the Stealing that took place in previous Administrations. The Vice President made the statement on Tuesday when he received a delegation of the Northern States Pentecostal Bishops Forum at the Presidential Villa. Professor Osinbajo gave...

'There Is Hope Nigeria Will Prosper' - Osinbajo

3 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assured Nigerians that there is great hope that the nation will prosper despite harsh economic realities. The Vice President on Tuesday, linked the economic recession to stealing of the nation's funds that had occurred during the rule of previous administrations. Addressing a delegation of the Northern States...

Vice President Osinbajo Lays Foundation Of Police Crime And Incident Data Base

3 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed the Nigerian Police Force to put collaborative machinery in place between its information technology platforms with that of similar ICT and biometric platforms of organizations like INEC, BVN, and Pensions. Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, gave the directive on Thursday at the foundation laying...

FG Begins Move To Resuscitate Ajaokuta Steel Company

3 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says the inability of the Ajaokuta Steel Company to produce for a long period of time is a tragedy of immense proportion. Professor Osinbajo made the statement after the signing a ceremony of the re-negotiated Ajaokuta and the National Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO) concession agreement. The...

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

3 years 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

3 years 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...

Breaking: President Buhari Signs 2016 Budget Into Law

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Buhari has officially signed the 2016 Budget into law at the state house. Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and the chairmen of the National Assembly appropriation committees, Senator Danjuma Goje, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara and Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin were among those present for the signing ceremony. President Buhari...

Farmers Assure FG Of Food Security

3 years 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...

Vice President Osinbajo Says Previous Regime Stole $15bn Of Public Money

3 years ago /
Security 

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has accused the previous administration of stealing about $15bn of public money through fraudulent arms deals. Mr Osinbajo said the huge sum was "lost... to fraudulent and corrupt practices in... security equipment spending during the last administration", according to a statement released by his office on Tuesday. The figure...

Presidency Meet National Assembly Leaders To Resolve Budget Issues

3 years 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...

Political Stability, Key Elements In Fight Against Boko Haram – Osinbajo

3 years ago /
Security 

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has identified continuity in governance and political stability in the West African sub-region as important elements in the fight against Boko Haram and insurgency. This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to...

President Buhari Declares Open National Economic Summit #NES21

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday in Abuja declared Open the 21st edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#21). The summit with the theme: 'Tough Choices: Achieving Competitiveness, Inclusive Growth and Sustainability,' will also have Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo actively engaged in the process. Speaking with newsmen yesterday in Abuja, Secretary to the...