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Osinbajo Asks Columnist To Prove Allegation He Wished Buhari Dead

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has responded to a columnist allegation that he prayed for the death of President Muhammadu Buhari so he could succeed him as president of Nigeria. In a column published in the Nigerian Tribune on November 10, titled “The Trials Of brother Osinbajo”, Festus Adedayo claims that the VP had prayed together with some Redeemed Church pastors in his home state of Ogun to become President at a time Buhari was out of the country for medical leave. Part of the column read: “When Buhari went on his

$9.6bn Judgment Controversy: FG Intensifies Action To Resolve Case

The Federal Government has reopened talks over the British court ruling that directed Irish engineering firm, Process and Industrial Development (P&ID), to seize $9.6 billion worth of Nigeria’s assets. According to a presidential source, FG on Monday held a meeting chaired by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at about 1.30pm to deliberate on action plans to resolve the gas contract case. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, had been asked by

Osinbajo Departs Abuja For Rwanda

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday departed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, for East African country, Rwanda. Osinbajo is going to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the 25th Anniversary of the Liberation of Rwanda which is holding on Thursday, July 4. Announcing the Vice President’s departure in a statement on Wednesday was his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande. Akande said, “Prof Osinbajo will join other African leaders and Heads of State expected

No Tribe, Religion Is Superior– Osinbajo

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has said no tribe or religion is superior to another. He said this when he hosted Muslim Cleric, Abdullahi Abubakar at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday. Abubakar, 83, is said to have saved hundreds of Christians during the Plateau killings of 2018. The village head, Damafulul Mangai, community leaders, and diplomats from the US, UK and the European Union were present at the meeting. Osinbajo, who described the clerics act as heroic, reiterated President Muhammadu Buhari’s

See How Much ‘Asset’ Osinbajo Has Acquired Since Becoming Vice President

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, submitted his assets declaration forms on Tuesday as constitutionally required ahead of he and President Muhammadu Buhari’s second inauguration tomorrow. President Buhari had similarly submitted his assets declaration forms to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on Tuesday. Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, stated in a tweet on Tuesday night, that the Vice President’s new assets declaration forms showed “no significant changes” from what

Vice President Extends Slash In Business Registration Fee

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has extended the special window to register businesses at a reduced rate of N5,000 instead of N10,000 at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). Osinbajo extended the business registration incentive from May 1 to July 31 2019. This was disclosed by the VP's special assistant on media and publicity, Laolu Akande, on Monday at the first quarter MSMEs stakeholder meeting held at the Presidential Villa. The move by the federal government is to enable more Micro Small and Medium Enterprises

You’re Playing PDP’s Sinister Script, Osinbajo Attacks Obasanjo

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to a statement made by former president Olusegun Obasanjo on the government’s TraderMoni scheme. Obasanjo had described the programme as “outrightly idiotic”, adding that there is a sinister motive behind it. But a statement by Osinbajo’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Laolu Akande, said Obasanjo was only playing a sinister script of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP hence, such statements. He said that the trade moni scheme is a fulfillment of President…

N-Power Largest Post Tertiary Employment Scheme In Africa, Says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi, Osinbajo says investing in Nigerians is a major pillar of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice-President Laolu Akande said that Osinbajo spoke on Friday in a lecture at Oxford University, UK. In the lecture entitled: “The Challenges of Human Development in 21st Century Africa’’ the vice-president said that Human Capital Development must be a priority of public…

FG Slashes Business Registration Fee

The Federal Government has reduced the cost of business registration from N10,000 to N5,000 only. The government, in a statement by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the business owners can enjoy the new fee from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. A statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesman said Osinbajo made the announcement at the launch of the 19th edition of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Clinics in Enugu. He said, “It was observed during some of the earlier editions of the MSMEs Clinics that a lot of MSMEs were…

TraderMoni: Osinbajo In Ibadan

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, visited Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, for the launch of the Trader Moni scheme. Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, made this known. Akande, in a statement via his official Twitter handle, said the VP kicked off the microcredit scheme to petty traders in Bola Ige Gbagi market, Ibadan, among some other meetings. VP at the Bola Ige Gbagi market, Ibadan, where he just launched the N10,000 Trader…
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