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South Africa Without Zuma

6 days ago /
International News 

South Africans woke up to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, after the scandal-plagued head of state reluctantly resigned on orders from the ruling African national congress.

Osinbajo Meets Governors Over Herdsmen/Farmers Clash

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has held a closed-door meeting with state governors. The aim of the meeting is to address the Farmers/Herdsmen crisis affecting the country. A committee of governors was set up to employ technocrats, traditional and religious leaders to interface with Miyetti Allah to resolve the crisis. Zamfara State Governor,...

Osinbajo Denies Ignoring Security Reports On Benue Attacks

1 month ago /
Nation  Security 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied media reports credited to Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom that he ignored security reports of the attack by herdsmen in logo and Guma Local governments on January 1. A statement by the media office of the vice president said professor Osinbajo does not believe that Governor...

BREAKING: Osinbajo Admits Approving Oil Contracts For NNPC

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has admitted granting authorisation to the NNPC for two oil contracts worth N640 billion while President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical leave. Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, had accused the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru,...

President Buhari Receives Ghana President

5 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with his Ghanaian counterpart Nana Akufo-Ado at the presidential villa in Abuja Speaking to state house correspondents after the closed-door meeting, President Nanaakufo-Addo said he was in Abuja to confer with Buhari on a wide range of national and sub-regional issues The Ghanaian leader is visiting...

Arewa Youths Suspend Quit Notice To Igbos

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum has suspended its quit notice to Igbos living in the northern part of the country. The coalition of northern youth groups announced this on Thursday after a meeting in Abuja. In attendance at the meeting were the Governor of Borno State, some Igbo traditional rulers, and elders...

Buhari Cancels First FEC Meeting After Return

6 months ago /
Nation 

The weekly Federal Executive Council meeting will not be holding again today. A statement from the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says the President will, however, receive the report of the committee investigating allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal...

Buhari’s Return Rekindles Hope For A Promising Nigeria – Gov Bello

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has said that the successful return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical vacation has rekindled hope and strengthened faith among Nigerians that the country would be great again. Bello, who had earlier visited the President while recuperating in London, noted that the uncommon, natural...

Osinbajo Attends President Kagame’s Inauguration In Rwanda

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has left Abuja for Kigali, the capital of Rwanda where is attending the Presidential inauguration of President Paul Kagame. The inauguration is expected to be witnessed by several African Heads of State and Government, following President Kagame’s victory in the country’s Presidential election on August...

SERAP Asks Osinbajo To Improve Safety Of EFCC Officials

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to “direct the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris to lead the investigation of Wednesday’s attack by gunmen on the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja. SERAP is also asking...

Hate Speech Will Be Considered An Act Of Terrorism, Says Osinbajo

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has drawn the line on hate speech, warning that not only will it rejected, it will henceforth be considered an act of terrorism. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said this today in Abuja at the opening of the National Economic Council Summit. Professor Osinbajo’s comments come after months of regional...

National Economic Council Holds Security Retreat

6 months ago /
Nation 

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says hate speech will no longer be tolerated and will henceforth be taken as an act of terrorism. Speaking at the special national economic council security retreat on Thursday at the Aso Rock Villa, Professor Osinbajo warned that the federal government will deal decisively with those who...

Osinbajo, State Governors Attend Security Retreat Inside Aso Rock

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, and state governors are currently attending a security retreat organised by the National Economic Council. The retreat also being attended by the nation’s security chiefs is holding inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Some members of the Federal Executive Council are also attending. Details...

Corruption Denies Nigerians Benefits Of Democracy – Osinbajo

6 months ago /
Nation 

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says it is impossible to implement government policies or programmes with the level of corruption that has bedeviled Nigeria. According to him, no nation can survive the level of corruption witnessed by the nation and if it persists, it will continue to deny citizens of the...

Former President Obasanjo Has Accused Nigerian Politicians Of Failing The Masses

6 months ago /
Nation 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused Nigerian politicians of failing the masses. Obasanjo who spoke at a book presentation in honour of Pastor Enoch Adeboye in Lagos, said the cleric has influenced the lives of Nigerians describing himself as a beneficiary. Nigeria’s Acting president Yemi Osinbajo explained that he accepted his nomination...

Osinbajo Assigns Portfolios To Two New Ministers

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has assigned portfolios to the two new ministers who were recently confirmed by the Senate. They are Stephen Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan. While Mr Ocheni is now the Minister of State For Labour, Mr Hassan was sworn in as the second minister of state in...

Osinbajo Congratulates Kenyatta On Election Victory

6 months ago /
Nation 

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has assured the people and government of Kenya of Nigeria’s support and cooperation in the nation’s bid towards transformation. Professor Osinbajo said this in his congratulatory message to the President, Uhuru Kenyatta following his re-election victory at the August 8 general elections. “Permit me to use this momentous...

FG Has Spent N6bn On School Feeding Programme In 14 States – Presidency

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has announced that a total of 14 states now benefit from the school feeding programme set up by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. In a statement by the spokesperson to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, the Presidency also noted that it is now close to its target...

Acting President Osinbajo Inaugurates Investigation Panel

6 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated the presidential panel of investigation to review compliance of the armed forces with human rights obligations and rules of engagement. The nine-man panel, which is chaired by justice Biobele Georgewill, was inaugurated at the Aso rock villa Abuja on Friday. Following allegations of human rights...

Osinbajo Appoints 21 New Permanent Secretaries

6 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 21 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, disclosed this in a statement signed on Thursday in Abuja by the Director of Communications in the office, Mr...


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