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I Have No Plan To Contest 2019 Election – Osinbajo


Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said he had no plan to contest the 2019 presidential election. According to  Reuters, Osinbajo said this when he was asked at the Financial Times Africa Summit in London if he had considered running. “None of that is on the cards,” the Vice-President reportedly said. It will be recalled that Osinbajo had earlier disowned a group known as Osinbajo Volunteers, which is campaigning for ... Read More »

NNPC Replies Kachikwu, Says Minister’s Claims Were ‘Unfortunate’

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has denied all allegations of impropriety levelled against it and its group managing director Maikanti Baru by Nigeria’s minister of state for petroleum resources Ibe Kachikwu. Kachikwu in an August 30 letter to President Muhammadu Buhari accused Baru of humiliating the Board. Dated a day after the NNPC announced a massive shakeup, which affected 55 management staff, the minister said ... Read More »

Gowon Urges Unity, As North Takes Position On Restructuring


Former Head of State and founder of the interfaith association “Nigeria Prays”, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has appealed to well- meaning Nigerians to convince those “calling for the breakup of the country to desist.” The elder statesman who reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that Nigeria remains one entity said that there are more people in support of the unity of the country than those who are ... Read More »

INEC Releases Timetable For Ekiti, Osun Elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday released the timetable and schedule of activities for both the Ekiti and Osun states’governorship elections. While July 14, 2018 was selected as the election day for Ekiti State, INEC fixed Osun’s election for September 22. However, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Solomon Soyebi, who unveiled the details at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, ... Read More »

Buhari: CBN Is Not ‘Illegally’ Printing Money To Support FG – Osinbajo


The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has dismissed insinuations in certain quarters that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, was printing money to support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. He noted that the claim that the apex bank was printing money to support the Buhari’s government is completely “absurd.” Reacting to a question at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue in Abuja, Osinbajo, however, ... Read More »

Osinbajo Speaks On Biafra Agitation, Herdsmen Attacks, Recovered Loot


Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President, has spoken about the Biafra agitation, recovered loot and attacks by herdsmen across the country. According to him, most of the clamour about marginalisation are “not factual”. Osinbajo pointed out that whereas the South-east have been complaining about the composition of the military service chiefs, the zone enjoyed such dominance during the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Osinbajo ... Read More »

Kachikwu Keeps Mum After Meeting Buhari

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MINISTER of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu declined to talk to State House Correspondents after about an hour meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa, Abuja. Kachikwu who left immediately after the meeting simply replied “no comment” when asked about the outcome of the meeting. Read More »

N4.7bn Fraud: Court Adjourns Ladoja’s Trial Till Monday


The Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned further hearing till Monday, October 9, in the case of a former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, who was charged with N4.7bn fraud. Ladoja is being tried alongside a former Commissioner for Finance in Oyo State, Waheed Akanbi. The trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, adjourned on Friday at the instance of Akanbi’s lawyer, Mr. Adeyinka ... Read More »

Osinbajo Assures Citizens Country Will Overcome Challenges


 Hegemonic tendencies, the bane of Nigeria, says Wike • Okowa tasks elite on progress, growth • Rivers, Edo govs release 102 prisoners, pardon three convicts Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured that Nigeria will overcome her myriad of challenges and move on to witness tremendous prosperity in no distant time. Osinbajo gave the assurance at the 2017 Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service held at the ... Read More »

You’re Responsible For Reforming Nigeria, Bakare Tells Buhar


The Serving Overseer of The Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor ‘Tunde Bakare, has said the buck of championing the structural, institutional and constitutional changes to salvage Nigeria stops at President Muhammadu Buhari’s table. The cleric stated this on Sunday in a speech titled, “Pragmatic Steps Towards Restructuring Nigeria,” delivered in the church auditorium in celebration of the country’s 57th independence anniversary. He said, “I must state ... Read More »

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