News - yemi osinbajo

Nigerian Governors Approve $1bn To Fight Terrorism

2 days ago /
Nation 

Thirty-six states of the Federation have given permission to the Federal Government to utilise $1billion from Nigeria’s excess crude account to tackle Boko Haram insurgency. The approval, which was one of the major issues discussed at the National Economic Council meeting in Abuja, comes as the states’ support to the Federal Government to...

Federal Executive Council Approves Completion Of NDDC HQs

3 days 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

4 days 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

4 days 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

4 days 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

5 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

6 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...

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...

 

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...

Osinbajo Visits Numan, Commiserates With Attack Victims

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday visited Numan in Adamawa state, over reported clashes between farmers and herdsmen. At least two people were said to have died following the attacks on Monday allegedly carried out by herdsmen. The chairman of neighbouring Numan Local Government Area who confirmed the attack explained that the...

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...

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...

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...

Buhari Condoles With Iran, Iraq Over Earthquake

4 weeks ago /
International News 

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined world leaders to commiserate with President Hassan Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran over the devastating earthquake which struck the western province of Kermanshah recently, causing the death of hundreds and injury to thousands. The president, who described the natural disaster and...

FG Moves To Reduce Traffic Congestion On Apapa Tin Can Island Roads

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Power, works and housing Babatunde Fashola, says the federal government is taking steps to reduce the traffic congestion on the Apapa and tin can island area of Lagos. Speaking with state house correspondents after a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, Fashola explained that the action...

How I Got Surprise Gift From Typist – Osinbajo

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has shared an inspiring story of how he got a surprise gift from a typist he once worked with while he was a lecturer at the Department of Law in the University of Lagos (UNILAG). Using his personal Twitter handle, @ProfOsinbajo, on Wednesday, November 15,...

Osinbajo Urges D8 Countries To Leverage On Economic Cooperation

1 month ago /
International News 

Nigeria’s vice President Prof, Yemi Osinbajo says the developing eight countries, d8, must leverage on its economic cooperation to improve the lives of its citizens. Osinbajo who was addressing the sixth d8 ministerial meeting on industrial cooperation in Abuja. Challenged them to create new opportunities for trade relations among member states. Nigeria’s...

Presidential Investigation Panel On Human Rights Concludes Sitting

1 month ago /

The presidential investigation panel reviewing compliance of the armed forces with human rights obligations and rules of engagement has concluded its sittings in all six geo- political zones in Nigeria including the FCT.  The nine-member panel chaired by justice Georgewill Biobele had in the last three months been reviewing over hundreds...

Osinbajo Challenges Judges On Case Management

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has challenged judges on better case management to address the problem of slow justice dispensation. He said despite the passage of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, criminal cases were still moving at a snail’s pace in the courts largely due to poor...

Osinbajo Worried About Budget Delay

1 month ago /
Nation 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed concern about the intractable delays in the passage of budget by the national assembly. Speaking at a stakeholders summit on legislative framework for economic recovery and sustainable development in Abuja on Monday, professor Osinbajo explained that the needless ranglings between the executive and legislature have...


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