News - Acting President

Osinbajo Sends 136bn Naira Virement Request To Reps

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has written to the House of Representatives to request for a virement of 1365.6 billion Naira to some critical priority projects in the 2017 budget. Osinbajo had on June 12 after signing the 2017 budget said that there was an agreement between the executive and...

Osinbajo Orders Security Reinforcement In Southern Kaduna

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered further security reinforcements in Kaduna State following the communal clashes that resulted in the loss of lives in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. Prof. Osinbajo in a statement commiserated with families of the victims, the government and people of kaduna State, and commended...

In Second Tranche, Bayelsa, Delta, Kano Get Highest Paris Club Refunds

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Ministry of Finance on Tuesday evening released the details of the second tranche of Paris Club refunds to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory with five states receiving N10bn each. The funds were released on the premise that a minimum of 75 per cent of the funds...

FG Releases Details Of Second Tranche Of Paris Club Refund

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has released the details of the second round of Paris Club refunds to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Details of the refunds, which are contained in a statement by the Director of Information in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr Salisu Dambatta, show that the...

Malala Visits Chibok Girls, Urges Nigeria To Prioritize Education

6 days ago /
Nation 

Malala Yousafzai has appealed to the Nigerian government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector. Fielding questions from state house correspondents after a meeting with acting president Yemi Osinbajo on Monday at the Aso rock villa, Malala said education is the right of every child. She called for the...

Elders Of Askira-Uba Margi Complain Over Silence On The Abduction Of 14 Women And Girls

6 days ago /
Security 

Some concerned elders of Askira-uba Margi community in Borno state are complaining over what they describe as, seeming silence, by the authorities, over the abduction of 14 women and girls, all indigenes of Askira-Uba local government area, by Boko haram insurgents, recently. They have therefore resolved to take their complaint to...

Malala Asks FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Education

6 days ago /
Nation 

Founder of the Malala Fund and Girls Education Activist, Malala Yousafzai, has asked the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector. She made the call on Monday after a closed door meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House as part of activities to...

Presidency To Drag Senate To Supreme Court Over Magu Controversy

1 week ago /
Politics 

The Presidency is planning to approach the Supreme Court to make a pronouncement on the lingering crisis between the executive and the National Assembly over the powers of the President to appoint some heads of government agencies without recourse to the Senate based on the provisions of Section 171 of...

UNIMAID Attacks: Borno Governor Addresses University Senate

1 week ago /
Education  Nation  Security 

Governor Kashim Shettima on Wednesday addressed the Senate, the highest academic organ) at the University of Maiduguri ‎with his remarks focusing on measures by taking by the Borno State Government to forestall serial suicide attacks on the eastern portion of the University by Boko Haram insurgents. The Governor was invited...

Northern Youth Group Wants Kanu, IPOB Declared Terrorists

1 week ago /
Nation 

A northern youth group that demanded Nigerians of ethnic Igbo nationality leave the northern region, have called on the United Nations to declare Indigenous People of Nigeria, IPOB, and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, terrorists. The group on Thursday said IPOB’s continued action was a clear signal that it is committed to...

Defence Headquarters Denies Power Play Allegations

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has denied allegations that the military is involved in power games with a so-called cabal against Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. The allegations were contained in a report published by Sahara Reporters. The Director of Defence Information, Major General John Enenche said in a statement that the...

Osinbajo In Late-Night Meeting With Dogara, Reps

1 week ago /
Politics 

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and some other principal officers behind closed doors. The meeting was held inside Osinbajo’s official residence, Aguda House, inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. It reportedly started at 10pm. It is believed that the meeting is part...

FG Releases N1.6bn For States Ravaged By Flood

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the immediate release of N1.6billion as intervention funds for 16 states ravaged by flood. The states include:  Akwaibom, Kebbi, Enugu, Abia, Oyo, Plateau, Edo, Bayelsa, Kwara among others. The money is expected to be taken from the ecological funds and released directly to the...

President Buhari In High Spirits, Recuperating Fast – Osinbajo

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's  Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says President Muhammadu Buhari is in high spirits and recuperating fast. He noted that the President would be back soon, although he gave no specific timeline regarding his return. Professor Osinbajo, who jetted out of the State House on Tuesday afternoon to the United Kingdom, told...

Acting President Osinbajo to brief Nigerians on outcome of meeting with Buhari

1 week ago /
Nation 

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will soon brief the nation on the outcome of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, made this known on his twitter handle on late Tuesday night. He described the meeting as...

House Of Reps Call On The Acting President To Swear In Minister Designate From Kogi And Gombe

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House Of Representatives has called on the acting President Yemi Osinbajo to swear in and allocate duties to ministers-designate from Kogi and Gombe states within the next one week. The call followed a motion of urgent national importance on the need to ensure the two states are represented in the...

Osinbajo Returns To Nigeria After Meeting Buhari In London

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has returned to Abuja from London, where he met with President Muhammad Buhari, who is undergoing medical treatment. Professor Osinbajo left Nigeria for London on Tuesday night reportedly on the invitation of the president. The outcome of the meeting which was said to have lasted for...

Full List Of 19 Judges Approved By Osinbajo

1 week ago /
Nation 

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 19 judges for the National Industrial Court of Nigeria. In a statement on Tuesday, Soji Oye, spokesman of the national judicial council (NJC), said Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), would swear them in on Friday. “They will be sworn in by the...

Osinbajo Inspects Mokka–Jebba Bridge After Collapse

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Monday visited the site of the Mokka – Jebba bridge in Kwara State for an on-the-spot assessment. He was accompanied by the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola. The bridge had collapsed in June, following...

Youths Threaten Niger Delta Peace Over Amnesty Programme

2 weeks ago /
Niger Delta 

The political solution to end youth restiveness in the volatile oil-producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria that was successfully introduced during the Yar’Adua/Jonathan administration may be heading for the rocks as aggrieved youths resident in the area called for the overhaul of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) or else they...


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