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Fayose Holds Rally, Attacks APC

5 hours ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will again be roundly defeated in 2018, even as thousands of his supporters trooped out on Wednesday, to celebrate three years of his electoral victory. Governor Fayose made this known while addressing the crowd after declaring open the...

Osinbajo Meets Governors, Calls For National Unity

6 hours ago /
Nation 

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has advised state governors to resist the temptation of playing politics with matters of security as the Federal Government pledges greater commitment to work with states to ensure peace and stability. Speaking to governors at the fifth consultative meeting on the expressions of discontent by northern...

Osinbajo Urges Northern Traditional Rulers To Counsel Misguided Youths

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has called on traditional rulers to advise misguided youths in their domains against divisive actions. Professor Osinbajo made the call on Tuesday when he met with traditional rulers from the Northern states in continuation of his consultations with leaders of the North and South East. The...

Obiano Debunks Rumors Of Arms Importation In Anambra

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has denied rumours of the arrival of a trailer load of arms from the north to Osakwe Street, Nwanyi Imo junction, Otolo Nnewi, on Sunday.Governor Obiano debunked the rumours while addressing thousands of people at the Basilica of St. Andrews Anglican Church, Onitsha, for...

Attack On Igbo Is Attack On All, Say Southern Leaders

3 days ago /
Nation 

Leaders of Southern Nigeria held an emergency meeting in Lagos yesterday where they urged the Federal Government to take urgent steps against the ultimatum given to Igbo to vacate the north as any attack on any easterner would be considered as an attack on all. At the meeting by the apex...

Ortom Vows Full Implementation Of Open Grazing Prohibition Law

3 days ago /
Nation 

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has assured residents that he would implement all aspects of the Open Grazing Prohibiting Law across the state, beginning from November, 2017. Ortom made this known when he received the National Council of Tiv Youths led by it’s President, Mr John Akperashi. The youths were on a...

National Unity: Southern Leaders Meet In Lagos

3 days ago /
Nation 

As the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, continues his consultations with leaders of different ethnic, religious and interest groups on the nation’s unity in Abuja, some leaders of the Southern states are also meeting in Lagos. The meeting, which was held in one of the leaders’ residence in Lagos, had leaders...

Agitations For Secession, Ultimatum To Igbos Unconstitutional – Osinbajo

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has said the agitation for secession by groups in the South East and the ultimatum given to Igbos to leave the North by the Northern groups are in violation of Nigeria’s Constitution. Professor Osinbajo said this on Sunday when he met with traditional rulers from...

Buhari Is Alive And Speaks With Osinbajo Every Day – Lai Mohammed

6 days ago /
Nation 

Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari may have died, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo gets in touch with Buhari every day. He said this in Lagos during an interview with Seun Okinbaloye of Politics Today on Channels Television, which was monitored...

CAN To Osinbajo: Omission Of CRK From School Curriculum Can Set The Nation On Fire

6 days ago /
Education  Nation 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to do something about the exclusion of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) from secondary schools curriculum. Samson Ayokunle, president of CAN, made the demand during in a meeting with Osinbajo on Wednesday. Ayokunle described the new curriculum as “divisive and ungodly”. He...

Militants Give Northerners October 1 To Quit Niger Delta

6 days ago /
Nation 

At the joint meeting between the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators and youth leaders across the region to review the state of the nation, the militant leaders demanded an immediate return of oil blocs owned by northerners to the Niger Delta people.

National Assembly Won’t Be A Rubber Stamp, Lawmakers Reply Osinbajo

6 days ago /
Nation 

The National Assembly has said its Constitutional powers are unambiguous with regards to appropriation and warned the Executive that it will not be a rubber stamp for it. In separate plenary sessions, the Senate and House of Representatives considered points of privilege by lawmakers who queried alleged statements by Acting President,...

Osinbajo: FG Is Developing A Framework For Modular Refinery In Nigeria

1 week ago /
Nation 

Acting president Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is developing a framework that would allow any one with proven record to run modular refinery in Nigeria. Professor Osinbajo who said this at the modular refineries association of Nigeria discussion forum in Abuja on Thursday, noted that the present administration is committed...

Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua To Visit Nigeria In August

1 week ago /
Sports  

World Boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, is set to visit Nigeria on a three-day tour in August, during which he would pay courtesy calls on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja; and the governors of Lagos and Ogun states. He would also visit some royal fathers, including the Ooni of Ife,...

FG Has Provided N30bn For Mining Sector Development, Says Osinbajo

1 week ago /
Nation 

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo,  says the Federal Government is moving swiftly to break all bottlenecks discouraging investment in Nigeria’s mining sector. The Acting President stated this on Tuesday while addressing investors at the inaugural National Mining Summit in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. “The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has been...

Hate Speech Won’t Be Tolerated, Osinbajo Warns Arewa Youths

1 week ago /
Nation 

Against the backdrop of recent threats issued by Arewa youths to the South East, the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has warned that the Federal Government will take very seriously and prosecute any attempt by anyone to promote violence and disrupt the peace in the country. Professor Osinbajo read the riot...

US Envoy Hails NDDC’s Stakeholders Engagement In Service Delivery

1 week ago /
Nation 

The United States envoy to Nigeria, Ambassador William Stuart Symington, has commended the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), for communicating constantly with its stakeholders to ensure efficient service delivery to the people of the Niger Delta. Ambassador Symington gave the commendation when he led a delegation from the US mission in...

Budget Padding: EFCC Begins Probe Of Dogara, Others, To Grill Jibrin

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited a former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, to clarify allegations that the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers “padded” the 2016 budget in excess of N40bn. The others are the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Yussuff Lasun;...

Why Signing Of 2017 Budget Was Delayed – Osinbajo

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, said the delay in the signing of the 2017 Appropriation Bill was due to disagreements between the executive and the National Assembly. He said this at the Presidential Villa after signing the budget, one month after it was passed by the National Assembly. Professor...

Acting President Osinbajo Signs 2017 Budget

1 week ago /
Nation 

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed the 2017 appropriation bill into law. Mr. Osinbajo signed the budget at about 4:40 p.m. on Monday inside his conference room in the presence of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari; Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Ministers...


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