Electricity: DisCos have under performed… we need a new strategy – Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo, on yesterday said that there was a need for the government to change strategy on how electricity is supplied to homes and businesses across the country. The VP made the call during the launch of a 2x60MVA, 132/33kV substation and associated 132kV transmission lines at Abeokuta, Ogun State, according to a report by PUNCH. He said, “A substantial change of strategy is necessary. There is clearly a need for a change of strategy. “What we have done in the past has taken us to a point…

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NDDC, others haven’t met expectations of Niger Delta people –Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday lampooned interventionist agencies including the Niger Delta Development Commission and the Ministry of Niger Delta for failing to meet the development expectations of the Niger Delta people. He however said regardless of that President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government would double efforts to enhance the physical development of the oil-bearing communities in the region before the end of their second term tenure. The Vice President stated this on Friday when he paid a courtesy call on the Ebenanaowei (King) of Ogulagha Kingdom, HRM, Captain Joseph…

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Father’s Day: It is not the ability to father a child that makes one a father – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says it is not the ability to father a child that makes one a father, but the courage to raise the child. Osinbajo spoke with State House correspondents on Sunday after celebrating 2019 Fathers’ Day at the Aso Villa Chapel, Abuja. The Vice President attended the service with his mother, Mrs Olubisi Osinbajo, Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha among others. “It is not the ability to father a child; the ability to have a…

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Why Buhari govt chose June 12 as Democracy Day – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said the Federal Government’s decision to celebrate Democracy Day on June 12 was President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s commitment to progressive ideals. He gave the hint, Tuesday, when he received at the Presidential Villa, Mr Aristobulo Isturiz, the Vice President of Venezuela, who is leading the country’s delegation to Nigeria’s Democracy Day celebration. Vice President Isturiz is among world leaders at the head of their countries’ delegation attending Nigeria’s 2019 Democracy Day activities in Abuja. Explaining that the Buhari administration believes in resolving some of the…

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Aggrieved villagers block Osinbajo’s convoy, protest alleged land take over by military

Aggrieved protesters blocked the convoy of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua expressway in Abuja on Tuesday morning. The Vice-President was heading to the airport when his convoy ran into a barricade at the Goza village axis of the road. According to Laolu Akande, Snr Special Assistant-Media and Publicity to the Vice President, the FCT residents were protesting alleged land takeover by the military. The security aides of the Vice-President tried to appease the protesters but failed, forcing Osinbajo to alight from his car, and sued for calm, assuring…

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No law says Osinbajo must succeed Buhari in 2023 – Babachir

Babachir Lawal, a former secretary to the Nigerian government, has dropped hints that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo should not expect preferential treatment on the question of who will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. In an interview with The Sun, Lawal said the Constitution did not limit the presidency to any part of the country. He was speaking on the issue of zoning the 2023 presidency outside the north. “Every part of Nigeria can produce a president, a competent one,” he said. “I know so many. Being a cosmopolitan man, I…

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Osinbajo, Tinubu will likely emerge as APC’s presidential candidate in 2023 – Tanko Yakasai

TTanko Yakasai, elder statesman and political adviser to the late former President Shehu Shagari in the second republic, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might field either Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo or Bola Tinubu, a national leader of APC, as presidential candidate of the party in 2023. Speaking with The Interview, Yakasai said the region played a key role in the emergence of Buhari in 2019. “The current calculation is that the Vice-President is from the Southwest. Clearly, there is an unwritten understanding that when Buhari finishes, the Vice President…

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Buhari Poorer Than In 2015, Says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday night said that President Muhammadu Buhari was probably poorer than when he was elected in 2015. Osinbajo spoke during a dinner in honour of volunteers who canvassed for votes for the APC during the campaigns for this year’s general election, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He also used the occasion to canvass for votes for the APC in the supplementary elections scheduled for March 23, 2019. He said: “When I looked at his assets declaration form; I was checking it in 2015, I said…

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Osinbajo Wades Into Zamfara APC Crisis, Proposes Solution

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has made a proposal aimed at resolving the protracted crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State, Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC-Zamfara Central) has said. Marafa disclosed this while speaking with State House correspondents after a private meeting with Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that the postponement of the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections provided an opportunity to APC in Zamfara State to resolve the stalemate. The Independent National Electoral Commission has insisted that Zamfara APC will not field…

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Green Shoots of Economic Growth Are Beginning To Bloom – Osinbajo

The Research Survey Unit of the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) has conducted a survey on the awareness of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the federal government. The ERGP is a medium term plan focused on restoring growth, investing in people and building a globally competitive economy. The plan is being implemented by the ERGP Implementation Unit based in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning. The survey was carried out in the fourth quarter of 2018, Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Monitoring and Evaluation, Babatunde…

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Osinbajo Receives Knocks For Wooing Yoruba With 2023 Presidency

Ishaku Yohanna The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Sunday faulted a statement credited to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo that the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election would guarantee South-West Presidency in 2023. Osinbajo, who on Saturday went on a house-to-house campaign in Oyo, Oyo State, and held a 45-minute closed-door meeting with the Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, said the 2019 presidential election mattered to the Yoruba people of the South-West because the geopolitical zone had a larger interest in 2023. “Yoruba have a lot to contribute to…

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Fact-Check: The Truths, Half-Truths And Lies Presented At Nigerian Vice Presidential Debate

Five candidates on Friday slugged it out at the vice-presidential debates organised ahead of the 2019 general elections at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja. The candidates were selected by the presidential election debates group and a group of broadcast stations affiliated to the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON). They included vice presidential candidates of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Ganiyu Galadima; Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya; All Progressives Congress (APC), Yemi Osinbajo; Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi and the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Umma…

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2019 VP-Debate: Nigeria Lost Four Million Jobs In Six Months – Peter Obi

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi, has said Nigeria lost four million jobs in a six-month period, while China created 10 million jobs.   Obi, who said this in his opening speech at the ongoing vice presidential debate in Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, organised by the Broadcast Organisation of Nigeria and the Nigeria Elections Debate Group.   The PDP candidate knocked the current administration for failing in counterterrorism, education and job creation.   He said, “On the issue of unemployment, which is worsening, we…

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