President Muhammadu Buhari and vice president Yemi Osinbajo are expected to arrive Umuahia, the Abia state captial today Tuesday, for the mega rally of the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress. Security has been beefed up in the town ahead of the visit. The rally will take place in the Umuahia Towship stadium on School Road. APC national chairman, Chief John Oyegun, the chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha and other APC chieftains from the South East and across the country are expected to be in attendance. The State Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr. Benedict Godson, told Punch that arrangements have been completed to host Buhari. “We are talking about the visit of the Number citizen of Nigeria here and we are prepared to give hi
Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, on Tuesday lambasted the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo for saying the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan withdrew the sum of N100bn and $289m two weeks to the 2015 presidential election. The former Minister described the Vice President as a “pernicious liar and a sanctimonious, self-serving dwarf” for making such statement. In a tweet via his official Twitter handle, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain dared the Vice President to “leave Jonathan alone” and clean up their mess. “There is nothing worse than a pernicious liar and a sanctimonious, self-serving dwarf. “Leave Jonathan alone and clean up ur filthy mess!,” he wrote. Osinbajo had recently said the massive looting of the nation’s resources by the Jonatha
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has uncovered what he described as “incredible things” former President Goodluck Jonathan did in office. Osinbajo said this while speaking at the legislative economic summit themed “Legislative Framework for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Development” in Abuja on Monday. Osinbajo uncovered things which he said happened in Nigeria a few weeks before the 2015 general elections. He said under the administration of Jonathan, Nigeria witnessed barefaced stealing and waste of resources unprecedented anywhere in the world; the situation, he alleged, caused the recent economic recession. He said between 2013 and 2015 with oil prices averaging up to $110 per barrel, “sometimes going to as high as $150, the government of the day somehow contrived to incre
The camp of former President Goodluck Jonathan has called Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, a Pastor that tell lies. This is in reaction to Osinbajo’s claim that Jonathan doled out the sum of N100 billion and $295 million in cash two weeks to the 2015 elections. A statement by Jonathan’s former special assistant on New Media, Reno Omokri said Osinbajo lied to divert attention from the ongoing saga involving former Pension boss, Abdulrasheed Maina. Omokri’s full statement below… “My attention has been drawn to claims in the media by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, against former President Jonathan. Speaking on Friday the 27th of October 2017 in Lagos at a ‘Greater Nigeria Pastors Conference’, the Vice President said: “Weeks before the 2015 elections, the government the
Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, has issued a correction to the figure stated by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the amount released for “early works” construction on the Second Niger Bridge by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. He issued the clarification Tuesday, stating that Osinbajo was quoted as saying that $2 billion instead of N2 billion had been released to the contractor handling the project. According to Akande, during the APC Governorship campaign in Onitsha, Anambra State, on October 20, the development came about when Osinbajo reiterated the Buhari administration’s commitment to honouring its pledge to the Nigerian people on important projects and programmes including the construction of the Second Niger Bri
It appears that the last as not been heard about the NNPC contract issues brought to light by Minister of State for Petroleum, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu. Nigeria's vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has clarified his earlier statement where it was assumed he had backed the alleged NNPC position that he signed the contracts while the president was away as he was then acting president. But according to a clarification statement on the Daily Trust website from Laolu Akande, spokesman to the vice president, Osinbajo did not sign any contracts but only approved loans for the NNPC. Looks like the VP has taken several steps to distance himself from the issue.
The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over a meeting of the National Economic Council. The meeting, which began at 11:20am, is being held inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. The chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State and many of his colleagues are in attendance. The Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Habitat Lawal, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun as well as the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma, are also in attendance. The National Economic Council; established by the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999), as amended, Third Schedule, Part I, Section 153: Sub section (18 & 19); is one of the Federal Ex...
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, John Odigie Oyegun and other big wigs of the party are expected to participate in the party’s mega rally in Abia State. The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Comrade Benedict Godson told newsmen on Monday in Umuahia, the state capital after the inauguration of the party’s Contact, Mobilization/Rally Committee that the event would hold in the state capital in October. Godson explain that planned mega rally was to present new members of the party including former Governor of the state, Dr. Orji Kalu, Chidi Onyeukwu Ajaegbu, immediate past President Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Dr. Sampson Uche Ogah, CEO Masters Energy and former Abia PDP
The media aide to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has responded to the 2019 Presidency campaign launched by a group of supporters on behalf of the Vice-President. A group, Osinbajo Volunteers initiated a website dedicated towards advancing a course for Prof. Yemi Osinbajo’s contest as President in 2019. Although the group clearly stated on its website that the vice-president has no hand in their support campaign as they have not yet met him in person, the Presidency sent a stern warning to Nigerians against the act. A tweet by Laolu Akande, the media aide reads: “Please disregard this website created by faceless people for mischievous purposes. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Vice President.”
The cabal in the Presidency has again gained control of power and influence, with the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from London, United Kingdom, where he spent 104 days receiving medical treatment. This group is said to have the ear of the President, influence policy-making and determine those who get major appointments. A source who is close to the president said, “While Buhari was away, they tried to ensure that Osinbajo was not in control of the government, by keeping away information from Osinbajo. Kyari’s main job in the villa is to make Osinbajo look bad.” However, with the return of the President, the cabal is said to be back in power. Reliable sources who are privy to the goings-on in the corridors of power described the President’s return as ‘bittersweet’. T