News - Vice President

Federal Executive Council Approves Completion Of NDDC HQs

9 hours ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has approved five million dollars for the procurement of coaches, wagons and locomotives for the Nigeria rail network. This was one of the approvals made at the federal executive council presided over by vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Briefing state house correspondents after the meeting, minister of transport Rotimi Amaechi...

FG Begins Consultations On Farmers/Herdsmen Clashes

1 day ago /
Nation 

Barely a week after the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo visited Adamawa State following the communal clashes in the area, the Federal Government has begun consultations on finding a lasting solution to the face-off between farmers and herdsmen across the country. The first meeting which was hosted by the Vice President...

20 Years After, FG Hands Over Marina Presidential Lodge To Lagos

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government on Tuesday completed the final handing over of the Presidential Lodge, Marina to the Lagos State Government about 20 years after the journey to actualise it commenced. Speaking at the handing over ceremony, held at the Conference Room of Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing in Abuja...

Osinbajo Says FG Working On Creating Easy Business Environment

1 day ago /
Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Nigerian government is working towards creating an easy and effective business environment. Speaking at an impact awards ceremony of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) at the Aso Rock Villa on Monday, Professor Osinbajo noted that government is gradually eliminating the bureaucracy that hinders...

Osinbajo Consults Northern Elders Over Farmers-Herders Conflict

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has commenced a series of national consultation with all relevant groups designed to find a lasting solution to the farmers-herders conflict in the part of the country. At a meeting with some northern traditional rulers and community leader in Adamawa State on Monday at the Aso Rock Villa,...

Osinbajo Charges New Akarigbo On Development

3 days ago /
Nation 

Following the installation of the new Akarigbo of Remoland last week, vice president Yemi Osinbajo charged the royal father to pay attention to the developmental needs of the area. In this report, Ebuwa Omo Osagie takes a look at the installation of Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi as the 19th Akarigbo of Remoland. Oba...

PDP National Convention: Leaders Urge Unity

3 days ago /
Politics 

The new leadership of the peoples democratic party have been advised to ensure doors of acceptance and opportunities remain wide open for both returnees and new members into the party, The advice was given by various speakers at the just concluded elective national convention of the party, held in Abuja. Former national...

National Sports Festival: Swan Tells FG, Cross River To Complete Abandoned Projects

6 days ago /
Nation  Sports  

The federal and Cross River State Governments have been told not to abandon various sports projects meant for the national sports festival littered across the state capital in the interest of the sports loving people in the state Chairman of sports writers association of Nigeria, swan, cross river state chapter, Comrade...

Atiku, IBB In Closed Door Meeting

1 week ago /
Nation 

Former Vice President of Nigeria,  Atiku Abubakar, is in Minna the Niger State Capital where he is meeting with former military president, Ibrahim Babangida. He was received at the Minna Airport by the Deputy Governor of Niger State, Ahmed Ketso, the Head of Service, Yabagi Sule and the State PDP Chairman,...

FG Approves Six Private Universities

1 week ago /
Education  Nation 

The Nigerian government has approved the establishment of six new private universities to accommodate the growing number of Nigerians seeking higher education in the country  Minister of Education Adamu Adamu made the disclosure at the end of the weekly federal executive council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at...

IBB Reacts To Atiku’s Defection, Expects Successful PDP Convention

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has reacted to the defection of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  The reaction comes three days after the former vice president announced that he was returning to the PDP, following his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC)...

 

Dong, Lawaru Communities In Adamawa Mourn Their Dead

1 week ago /
Nation 

For the peace loving people of dong, a host to a robust market, December 4, 2017 will be remembered as a horrific day when Fulani Gun Men attacked its citizens in a dawn raid and left scores of people dead. At the entrance of the town, a gory sight of brutal murder...

Atiku Visits PDP Headquarters, Holds Talks With Makarfi

1 week ago /
Politics 

Former Vice President,  Atiku Abubakar has arrived the National Headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja. He is accompanied by a large crowd of supporters, PDP leaders from Adamawa State, and the governor of Niger State, Babangida Muaza. After he was received by the spokesman for the party, Prince Dayo...

Buhari, African Leaders Demand Roadmap To Resolve Togo Political Impasse

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari and five other West African leaders have demanded an immediate roadmap to resolve the political impasse in Togo. A statement issued Thursday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said the leaders called for negotiations between the Togolese government led...

Osinbajo Swings Into Action Over Libya Slave Trade

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

In line with the president’s directive, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met with heads of relevant migration institutions in the country to facilitate the president’s directive. Speaking after a closed door meeting with the key players, Professor Osinbajo restated government’s desire to build a robust economy that will compel Nigerians to...

I Helped Build APC, Can’t Leave Like Atiku – Adamawa Governor

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Governor Jibrilla Bindo of Adamawa State says he is one of the founding fathers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and will not join former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to exit the party. Bindo said this on Tuesday while after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He added that the APC is a...

Osinbajo Makes Case For Higher Electricity Tariff

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

If Nigerians want to enjoy constant electricity supply, they must be prepared to accept an increase in electricity tariff. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is no alternative to higher electricity tariff if the power sector must be strengthened to deliver. He said this at the Aso Rock Villa on Monday. Sustainable electricity...

Ekiti Governor Calls For Investigation Of Falana

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, wants the federal government to investigate and prosecute human rights activist, Femi Falana and many other highly placed Nigerians alleged by the attorney general and minister of Justice Abubakar Malami of being compensated with property retrieved from corrupt persons by the Economic And Financial Crimes...

ECOWAS Court Reinstates Sierra Leone V. P

2 weeks ago /
International News 

The ECOWAS court has voided the removal of Sierra Leone Vice President,  Samuel Sumana by President Ernest Koroma.  The three-man panel led by Justice Chijoke Nwoye also held that sumana was not given fair hearing and his removal was therefore unconstitutional. The court ordered that Sumana be reinstated and all his...

Osinbajo Attends Kenyatta's Inauguration

2 weeks ago /
International News  Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is in Nairobi, Kenya for the second term inauguration of president Uhuru Kenyatta today. Professor Osinbajo who left Abuja Monday night, is representing president Muhammadu Buhari at the event. The vice president joined other heads of state and government from Africa and beyond at the swearing-in ceremony holding...


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