‘Students’ loan scheme to kick-off in Jan 2024’ – Gbajabiamila

Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said efforts are underway to ensure the take-off of the Students’ Loan Scheme in January 2024 to give Nigerian students access to fund their educational aspirations. Gbajabiamila stated this in Lagos on Friday, while delivering a lecture, titled: “Empowering Nigerian Youths in the Present Day Economy”, which was held at the 35th convocation ceremony of Yaba College of Technology (YabaTech). He stated that to make the process seamless, “applicants will apply online, be verified online, and be credited based on the…

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Tinubu passes vote of confidence in Gbajabiamila’s capacity

Barely 48 hours after a report emerged that the Chief of Staff (CoS), Femi Gbajabiamila, may be battling an integrity crisis following allegations that he has been “trading off appointments in the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to the highest bidder”, the President yesterday declared that he has “absolute confidence” in the integrity of his CoS. Tinubu made this known yesterday, just before this week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The report had alleged a growing outcry among Tinubu’s loyalists,…

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‘They can work anywhere’ – Gbajabiamila explains why Tinubu didn’t assign portfolios to ministerial nominees

Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu, Femi Gbajabiamila, has explained why his principal did not assign portfolios to the ministerial nominees sent to the National Assembly. dpencrafters.com reported that Tinubu on Thursday sent 28 ministerial nominees to the senate for screening and confirmation. Speaking with reporters after the submission of the list, Gbajabiamila said while the screening exercise will be ongoing, the president and his team will have the opportunity to decide who fits best to a particular office. “Yes, I mean for me that would have been one…

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Gbajabiamila appointed as Tinubu’s Chief of Staff, Akume, SGF

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed outgoing Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as Chief of Staff (CoS), and Senator Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, a former Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, as Deputy Chief of Staff to the President. The appointments were contained in a statement signed by Director of Information at the Presidency, Abiodun Oladunjoye, yesterday. In a meeting with Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), the President also named former Governor of Benue State and immediate-past Minister of Special Duties, George Akume, as Secretary to the Government of the Federation…

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2023: “Tinubu’s age is what his mum declared it to be”– Gbajabiamila 

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has taken a jab at those asking questions about the age of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.  Speaking at the rally for Tinubu and Kashim Shettima in Lagos yesterday, Gbajabiamila, in apparent reference to the controversy over Tinubu age declared that “his age is what his mother said he is”. “And if they are in doubt about his age, they should go and meet his mother to reconfirm”, the Speaker said. Recall that Tinubu’s mother, Alhaja…

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‘President Buhari set to announce deal with ASUU today, Tuesday’ — Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari will announce a deal reached with the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU) today, Tuesday. Gbajabiamila disclosed this yesterday, after a closed-door meeting between the leadership of the union and the lawmakers at the National Assembly Complex. Briefing newsmen after the meeting, the Speaker said President Buhari has agreed to some demands of the lecturers after two meetings he (president) had with the House leadership. “That meeting was even better than the first one we had with…

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“Nigerians no longer want to hear about oil theft; treat oil theft as treasonous citizens” – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that Nigerians no longer want to hear about crude oil thefts, but about what the Government is doing to end it. Gbajabiamila, who described oil thieves as treasonous citizens who should face the full extent of the law, stated this while addressing the joint session of the National Assembly for the presentation of the 2023 budget estimates yesterday, in Abuja. The Speaker said that the position of the House was that their actions constituted treason against the country, for…

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“Crude oil thieves are like insurgents; must be treated like terrorists” – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged the Federal Government to treat oil thieves as terrorists by applying stiff measures to deter others. Gbajabiamila, who made the call on Tuesday while delivering his welcome remarks at the resumption of plenary, said oil theft threatens the survival of the country. The House of Reps. Speaker said the existing arrangement to prevent theft has not worked, hence, the government must consider means to curb the menace of oil theft. According to him, the “972,394 barrels of oil per…

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Economic Sabotage: ‘Massive crude oil thefts pushing Nigeria’s economy into coma’ – Senate President  

…Gbajabiamila also expresses concern The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday lamented that the generation and collection of revenues have remained Nigeria’s major challenges as well as the massive loss of revenue through oil theft, saying it is “debilitating and threatening to throw the nation’s economy into a coma”. Lawan, who made the observation in his opening speech while welcoming his colleagues from the long annual recess, noted that “revelations about the scale of oil theft shows that until the Government take decisive actions, Nigeria could soon lose any such revenue…

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Gbajabiamila summons ASUU, as Nigerian students threaten to shut down airports over lingering strike

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has summoned the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for a meeting over the on-going seven-month-old strike. This was contained in an issued letter, signed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Yahaya Danzarta, and addressed to the president of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke. According to the letter, the Speaker expressed his concern over the failed negotiations between the Federal Government and the union. The letter partly reads, “The Hon. Speaker House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, hereby invites…

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