CONFESSION: HOW OSINBAJO USED SIPS TO EMPOWER THE POOR BY WIKE

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has praised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for the successes recorded by the Buhari government Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) in empowering the poor and improving the welfare of beneficiaries. Governor Wike who was represented by Rivers State deputy governor, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo commended the Vice President for the great work he is doing for the nation. The encomiums by the Rivers governor comes weeks after the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar, commended Prof. Osinbajo for being the most trustworthy Vice…

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SIGNING BILLS ABOARD REPREHENSIBLE, SENIOR LAWYERS WONDER WHAT BUHARI IS AFRAID OF

Buhari assented to the Bill amending the Deep Offshore (& Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract) Act, recently passed into law. Photo: TWITTER/NNPCGROUP Senior legal practitioners have continued to vent their spleen on President Muhammadu Buhari for breaching the Constitution over his recent signing of the Amended Deep Offshore Act at the Abuja House, London, where he is vacationing.While some view Buhari’s failure to handover to his vice as indecorous and contemptuous, a Professor of Law, Akin Oyebode, wonders why the President seems mortally afraid that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will always…

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RESIDENCY OPENS CAN OF WORMS ON OBONO OBLA, SEE THE PETITIONS THAT NAILED HIM

Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja The presidency yesterday reeled out several records of wrongdoing allegedly committed by the suspended Chairman of Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla, saying the embattled fugitive ex-chairman violated the mandate of the panel and engaged in all manners of rights’ abuses, conduct and actions which exposed the government to ridicule. Reacting to allegations by Obono-Obla in a letter he addressed to President Muhammadu on August 29, this year, where he accused Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of masterminding his travails,…

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HOW OBONO OBLA OVERSTEPPED HIS BOUNDS: THE PETITIONS AGAINST HIM

Okoi Obono-Obla Yusuf Alli, Abuja   FORMER Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SIPRPP) Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla was suspended because he was found to have gone beyond his mandate, it was learnt at the weekend. Besides, other members of the panel accused him of misconduct. Obono-Obla was nailed, following a recommendation by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN), who was mandated to investigate his activities It was learnt that Malami investigated 10 petitions against Okono-Obla, including one from the…

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OSINBAJO’S OFFICE PERSECUTING ME FOR BEING LOYAL TO YOU, OBONO OBLAH WRITES BUHARI

Okoi Obono-Obla, former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), says he is being persecuted by the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari. The SPIP was established to investigate cases of corruption, abuse of office and related offences by public officers. In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the ex-SPIP chairman alleged that some principal members of the office of the vice-president asked him to compromise an investigation but he refused to do their bidding. He said he…

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FELA DESERVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION SAYS OSINBAJO

Sola Shittu Benin Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday at a town hall meeting in Edo State said that Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti deserved national recognition. Osinbajo said this while responding to a question from one of the people present at the town hall meeting, who asked that the National Theatre Lagos be named after the legendary musician. The VP, however, said the decision to bestow national honour on Fela was not his to make. Osinbajo said the late Afrobeat maestro deserves such national honour from the government even after his…

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SOCIAL MEDIA REGULATION NOT THE SOLUTION- OSINBAJO

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has cautioned Nigerians against the abuse of social media, noting that it can precipitate war and violent conflict if used to misinform. He specifically warned against using social media platforms to promote religious disinformation, which he said could easily lead to a breakdown of law and order. Osinbajo, who stated this in Abuja on Thursday during an inter-faith tolerance dialogue organised by the United Arab Emirates, explained that he did not subscribe to regulation of the social media by the government. He called on…

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2023 PRESIDENCY DIVIDES OSINBAJO, TINUBU

Vincent Kalu Notwithstanding public appearances and statements to the contrary, political permutations and maneuvering for the 2023 presidential race may have finally come between the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. This became glaring following some developments in the presidency, which appeared to have reduced the influence of the VP within government. About three weeks ago, government agencies under the supervision of Vice President Osinbajo were directed to be seeking their approvals from the President, and same…

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WHEN OSINBAJO ENTERTAINED NIGERIA@59 DINNER GUESTS WITH STORIES ABOUT NIGERIAN SWAG

VP Yemi Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at a dinner organised in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja, thrilled the guests with visual descriptions of attributes that make Nigerians outstanding. Osinbajo, who spoke on a lighter note, said that one of the distinct attributes of the Nigerian person was the `Nigerian Swag.’ He described `Nigerian swag’ as that uniquely confident way that made Nigerians to stand out everywhere and in everything they did. Osinbajo, who got the guests laughing and clapping…

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TUNDE BAKARE CLEARS THE AIR OVER PRESIDENTIAL AMBITION

Lagos based preacher, and senior pastor of the Latter Rain assembly, Tunde Bakare has cleared the air over the widely spread notion deduced from an old message he preached about his ambition of becoming Nigeria’s next president. Pastor Bakare today at his church in the Ogba Area of Lagos said the online video was an old message he preached which is now being used to drive an agenda about the current situation surrounding Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo The preacher explained that God recently showed him a vision about Nigeria…

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