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Osinbajo Chairs First Economic Mgt Team Meeting Of 2018

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently chairing the first Economic Management Team meeting of Buhari administration for the year 2018. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. Topping the agenda according to Akande is the Oil and Gas sector, Pension, Family Homes Fund and other vital issues. VP Osinbajo opens week presiding over first 2018 Economic Management Team meeting of Buhari administration. It's a full…

Kachikwu Heads Committee Seeking Long-Term Solution To Fuel Scarcity

The Federal Government and critical stakeholders in the nation’s oil and gas sector on Tuesday inaugurated a committee saddled with the responsibility of finding long-term solutions to petrol scarcity in the country. The Minister of State, Petroleum, Mr Ibe Kachikwu, made this known to newsmen after a closed door meeting involving government officials, labour leaders and stakeholders in the oil sector. The meeting, which was presided over by the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, wss held at the old…

Fuel Scarcity: Alleged Plot By Kachikwu To Blackmail Buhari Unravelled

An alleged plot by the Minister of State for Petroleum Ibe Kachikwu to blackmail President Muhammadu Buhari in the wake of the ongoing fuel shortage has been brought to the fore. A source who spoke to our correspondent, in the condition of anonymity confirmed that the minister has not hidden his disdain for the President and his chief of staff Mr. Abba Kyari, since his removal as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. This is coming on the hills of a memo circulating online…

Buhari Leading A Govt Of ‘Scandalously Corrupt People’ – Fayose

Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, described President Muhammadu Buhari as the ‘father of corruption’ who is leading a ‘government of scandalously corrupt people’. He made the statement following Buhari’s refusal to petition Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi and other corrupt officials in his cabinet. A statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, also faulted the choice of Fayemi as chairman of the Inter Agency Task Team (IATT)…

Mainagate: Senate Vindicates Oyo-Ita, Says Hos’ Dealing Was ‘Tidy’

The Senate ad hoc Committee set up to investigate the controversial re- appointment of former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Returns, Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina as a director in the Civil Service has cleared the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita of any wrong doing. The Hos, in a leaked memo, had said President Muhammadu Buhari was aware of the reinstatement of Maina, adding that she warned him against it. Oyo-Ita’s admission had generated back lashes from the…

Buhari’s Govt Breaks Promise On Publicised Overseas Treatment For Ekwueme

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has reportedly reneged on its publicised promise to foot the full medical bill of ailing ex-Vice President, Alex Ekwueme. President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, had reportedly told Ekwueme’s family that the Federal Government was only going to release an Air Ambulance to take Ekwueme to London, but won’t be footing his medical bill as earlier publicised. The Presidency, according to Vanguard, referred Ekwueme’s family to the Anambra State government for the…

Oyo-Ita, Kyari Laugh Off Alleged Feud During FEC (Photos)

All seem to be well between the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, as both cabinet members hugged and embraced publicly on Wednesday before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Recall that at last week’s FEC, the duo engaged in a heated argument, in the presence of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, minutes to the commencement of the weekly meeting. The altercation was believed to be based on…