There are saboteurs and many fifth columnists working against us – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday disproved the insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t know how to govern. He also disagreed with inference that selfishness is the bane of those in government, saying that the Buhari administration is doing its best for Nigerians. Osinbajo said the efforts of the incumbent administration could have been felt

Kogi November election result is already printed in favour of APC Yahaya Bello – Guber Candidate

Candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the Kogi governorship election, Dabo Dantele Yusuf, has alleged that the results of the November 16 polls have already been prepared. According to him, the result has been written in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Yahaya Bello. He made the claims at an interactive session with

I closed boarders to improve our economy and products standard – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, received the leadership of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA. State House correspondent reports that the delegation, which were drawn from Nigeria and other West African countries, were received at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking on the closure of the

We are all going to benefit from Buhari’s administration – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday disproved the insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t know how to govern. He also disagreed with inference that selfishness is the bane of those in government, saying that the Buhari administration is doing its best for Nigerians. Osinbajo said the efforts of the incumbent administration could have been felt

IGP, Buhari govt under fire for negotiating with bandits, funding herdsmen with N100bn

A pro-democracy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned the Inspector General of police for branding armed bandits in the North as ‘freedom fighters.’ HURIWA, while also condemning the decision by some northern governors of Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto States to negotiate with armed Fulani bandits said the bandits are responsible for

I’m hopeful, I will be President – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed belief that he will get justice in his suit against President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress. He urged his supporters not to underestimate the effect of their belief that justice will be done. Atiku

What Buhari has damaged economically will take 40years to repair – Sheikh Ahmed Gunmi

Renowned Islamic scholar and preacher, Sheikh Ahmed Gunmi, on Thursday, lamented what he described as serious damage to the Nigerian economy. He stated, that the damage done to the economy by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would take 40 years to rebuild. He also claimed, that few people generated millions of votes to return

Difference between Buhari’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC) and my Economic Management Team (EMT) – Osinbajo clarifies

The National Economic Council (NEC), comprising the Vice President, 36 state governors, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Minister of Finance, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, among others met in Abuja on Thursday. Speaking to newsmen, Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, disclosed that he and his colleagues discussed the Economic Management

FG paid N8.5m monthly to foreign firm for public affairs and public relations advice

The federal government paid Pagefield Global, a UK-based public relations firm, N8.5 million monthly for “public affairs and public relations advice”, TheCable can report. The company has now gone under before the expiration of the contract. TheCable understands that the business deal, which was officially documented in May 2019, was entered for the Federal Republic

2023: APC might fizzle out of power should it fail to allow a Northerner as a presidential candidate – Arewa

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has said any political party that fails to field a Northerner as its presidential candidate for the next presidential election should have itself to blame. There are speculations in some quarters that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) might fizzle out of power should it fail to allow a

Cabals sanction Osinbajo for his role in Daura sack, others during Buhari’s medical vacation

Fresh facts on Wednesday emerged on some decisions taken by  President Muhammadu Buhari on the functions of his deputy, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. A source in the Presidential Villa  confided in The PUNCH  that members of the cabal in the Presidency  were bitter about the roles played by the Vice-President, when he stood in for Buhari,

Obasanjo spent N1bn to end crisis in Ogun community

Traditional chiefs and leaders of Itele community in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government of Ogun State, yesterday resolved to end the town’s protracted internecine crisis following the intervention of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. At a peace meeting held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, six newly installed Baales (traditional heads) in Itele as

Nigerians must get electricity supply they pay for – Gbajabiamila declares

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House would ensure that Nigerians get adequate supply for the electricity they pay for. The Speaker said the House would give adequate attention to the practice of estimated billing by electricity distribution companies (Discos) to address the challenges Nigerians face.

Osinbajo not using EFCC to persecute, we have evidence of corruption against Adoke – Magu

Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the commission has established evidence of corruption against Mohammed  Adoke, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, and others. The EFCC boss said this in reaction to Adoke’s account in his new book, ‘Burden of Service: Reminiscences of Nigeria’s former Attorney General’, accusing

I didn’t breach due process, says Osinbajo as his office now under supervision

Yemi Osinbajo has been stripped of some of his powers over some Federal Government agencies under his supervision, indications emerged yesterday. Sources in the Presidency confirmed to Daily Trust that the vice president, through a memo, had received a presidential directive on Monday asking him to seek presidential approvals for those agencies. The vice president

Buhari dissolves property recovery panel established by Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) as currently constituted with Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman. President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) as currently constituted with Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman. The Attorney-General of

Buhari orders Osinbajo to henceforth seek approvals for agencies under him

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to, henceforth, seek presidential approvals for agencies under his supervision. Under the laws setting up the agencies, the president is empowered to give final approvals but TheCable understands that the provisions were not followed during the first term. TheCable learnt that the directive to follow due process

Fulani from Chad, Niger wikl benefit from FG’s livestock plan’

Fulani herdsmen from Chad, Niger and other neighbouring countries will benefit from the National Livestock Transformation Plan, the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said. Mohammed, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Monday, said since Fulani herdsmen were nomadic, it would be inappropriate to deprive them from benefitting from the livestock plan just

Buhari condemns attack on Saudi refineries, expresses Nigeria’s solidarity

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria stands in solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following drone attacks on the country’s refinery plants at Khurais and Abqaiq. The president stated this in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday. President Buhari said: “We in Nigeria

Only people with highest degree in stupidity will leave PDP for APC — Dino Melaye

The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, on Monday said it was untrue that he was planning to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress. Melaye, on his official twitter handle @dino-melaye, stated that APC will be defeated in Kogi State, adding that only compound

Charles Soludo, others join Buhari’s economic team

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, in Abuja, approved the constitution of an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) Buhari’s Spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the council will replace the current Economic Management Team (EMT) and will be reporting directly to the President. Igbere TV recalls that the now disbanded EMT had Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as chairman,

With our various programs, Nigerians to enjoy living standard similar to developed economies

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo Monday said the present administration is committed to ensuring that Nigerians enjoy an improved standard of living which is comparable to what currently obtains in developed countries. Speaking at the opening of the 60th Nigerian Economic Society (NES) annual conference in Abuja, themed: “Economic Policies and Quality of Life in Africa”, he

Ministers’ll render first performance report in December — Prof Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday declared that all the ministers appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari will render their first performance report to the presidency in December this year. Osinbajo, who disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the Annual National Management Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Management in Abuja, said the President had

After dialogue, repentant bandits release additional 30 kidnapped victims in Katsina

Repentant bandits in Katsina State have released additional 30 kidnapped victims, following the dialogue initiated by the state government with their leaders. The victims were presented to Gov. Aminu Masari at the Government House on Sunday in Katsina. The victims were kidnapped by the bandits from Kankara and Shimfida, both in Jibia Local Government area

Xenophobia: Please, forgive us it will not happen again – SA President sends emissaries

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent high-ranking emissaries to several African countries to assure them that their citizens are welcome in his country, despite the wave of xenophobic violence earlier this month. The mission, led by former Minister Jeff Radeba, left South Africa on Saturday and is scheduled to visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal,