News - Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria To Sign UN Gas Flaring 2030 Deadline Agreement – VP Osinbajo

3 years ago /
International News  Nation 

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, said Nigeria intends to sign the United Nations Agreement on Zero Routing Gas Flaring by 2030 with the support of the National Assembly. Prof. Osinbajo disclosed that the federal government has indeed set an earlier national target of 2020 to end gas flaring in the...

Vice President Osinbajo Meets WFP

3 years 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....

Switzerland Signs Deal With Nigeria To Repatriate Abacha Loot

3 years ago /
International News 

Switzerland on Tuesday announced an agreement with Nigeriato return $321 million (N64 billion) in public funds stolen by the former military ruler Sani Abacha. The deal came after a meeting in Abuja between Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and a Swiss delegation including the country’s foreign minister and government officials. The two countries said...

UK parliamentarians pledge to strengthen Nigeria, UK Relationship.

3 years 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

3 years 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...

Nasarawa State Governor visits Osinbajo, talks on power supply, Agatu killings

3 years ago /
Nation 

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura has pleaded with the federal government for an upgrade of power infrastructure in the state. Commenting on his visit to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the state house on Monday, Al-makura explained that the 33KVA which the state is connected to since 1978 is no longer...

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

3 years 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

3 years 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,...

Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo meets NEITI

3 years ago /
Nation 

The nigerian government says it will ensure that the independence of the nigeria extractive industry transparency international is sustained. Acting president yemi osinbajo who stated this when he received delegation of the extractive industries transparency international on monday, noted that the nigerian government was committed to the implementation of the NEITI policies. Commenting...

Buhari begins vacation, Osinbajo to act as president

3 years 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,...

We’ll implement campaign promises immediately 2016 budget is passed – Buhari

3 years ago /
Nation 

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said the current administration would begin to implement its campaign promises immediately the national assembly passes the 2016 budget into law. He gave the indication while representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the inauguration of the newly constructed Ota township road in Ado-Odo/Ota council area of Ogun state. The inauguration...

Corruption, bane of past social intervention schemes – Osinbajo

3 years 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...

We need leaders who’ll not steal our money – Buhari

3 years ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari said that if Nigeria must sustain its democracy that should be emulated by other countries in Africa, there had to be the evolution of moral leaders who would not steal the common wealth meant to provide services to the people. Declaring open in a two-day National Political Summit...

Diplomats vow to assist Presidency on North East crisis

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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...