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Buhari dragged to court for not handing over to Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari has been dragged to the Federal High Court in Lagos for failing to hand over to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. The lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, in a suit number FHC/L/CS/763/2019, had says, “Whether in view of the extant provisions of Section 145 (1) of the Constitution of the...

Osinbajo speaks about his greatest suprise as Vice President

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has revealed his greatest surprise in office. Osinbajo said that what shocked him most was what he described as “grand corruption.” The Vice President spoke on Corruption and Rule of Law at the ongoing 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja yesterday. Osinbajo had earlier lamented that whenever...

For 7 years I remained a party loyalist without appointment —Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said on Thursday that he remained a loyalist to his political party even when he did not get any board appointment for seven years. He said he was without any other appointment after he left office as the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Lagos...
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Osinbajo overhauls SARS over human right violations

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has given directive for the overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as the security outfit has received incessant allegations bordering on human rights violations. The Acting President added that he has directed the "Inspector General of Police (IGP) to, with immediate effect, overhaul the management...

Police changes SARS to FSARS, appoints new commissioner after Presidential order

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Magu, today officially announced the overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squard (SARS) in compliance Presidential directive. Under the new arrangement, the outfit will now be known as the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), and to be under an oversight of a new commissioner of police. The directive...

Osinbajo epitomises loyalty, trustworthiness—Emir of Daura

The Emir of Daura, Kastina State, Alhaji Umar Faruk, has described the Acting President, Prof.Yemi Osinbajo, as a typical example of loyalty and trustworthiness in politics. A statement by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice-President said Faruk made the remark...

Buhari growing Nigeria’s economy in spite of difficulties — Osinbajo

The acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, says President Muhammadu Buhari has been growing the Nigerian economy in spite of difficulties in the country. He said this at Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom, during the official defection of former Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Godswill Akpabio from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to...

DSS DG: What you should know about Matthew Seiyafa

Here are some quick fact about the new appointed Acting Director General of the Department of State Services, Matthew Seiyefa. Seiyefa, who was appointed in the wake of the misconduct by the former DG, Lawal Daura, for misconduct in invading the National Assembly with men of the department, warranting dismissal from...
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Osinbajo appoints Seiyefa as new DSS boss after firing Daura

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has appointed Matthew Seiyefa as the Director-General of the Department of State Services, following the dismissal of Lawal Daura. Daura was “handed over to law enforcement agents” immediately after his appointment was terminated, a top government official confirmed to FELLOW PRESS on condition of anonymity. The former...

NASS: We are monitoring political developments in Nigeria– UK

The British Government has said that it is closely monitoring political developments in Nigeria following reports of blockade of National Assembly entrance by officials of the Department of State Service (DSS). The British Government made this known in a statement from its High Commission in Abuja on Tuesday. Operatives of the...

Atiku reacts to Osinbajo sacking DSS boss

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has reacted to the sack of the Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Lawal Daura. Recall that the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo had sacked Daura, following DSS invasion of the National Assembly. Reacting, the Waziri of Adamawa commended Osinbajo for listening to what...

Why Buhari didn’t work with Tinubu in 2015 election– Galadima

President Muhammadu Buhari was against the idea of building alliance with Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, who nominated the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, prior to 2015 elections. This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress, Buba  Galadima, adding that he blocked Pastor...

No single corruption in Buhari’s government– Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has put a defence for his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, saying there is no single corruption in the present government. Osinbajo said the "this presidency is not stealing and we have a President who is not stealing and will not steal." The Vice President made the...

Osinbajo called for state police… governors and senators react

Following the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo calling for state police at the summit on national security, the governors and national assembly members have given it their support. In the two day programme organised by the Senate, Osinbajo has suggested at the beginning that allowing each state to have their police...

Herdsmen to pay for grazing reserves, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday stated that the Federal Government lacked the powers to seize land from states for the establishment of grazing reserves or livestock production centres. Osinbajo also announced that herdsmen would pay for the services to be rendered by the proposed ranches or grazing reserves by the...

Why Buhari is not talking about second term agenda, Osinbajo reveals

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President has said President Muhammadu Buhari chose not speak on seeking a second term because he is focused to deliver his campaign promises.   Osinbajo was quoted by Reuters in an interview with CNBC on Thursday, as saying Buhari would not afford any distractions with carrying...

Osinbajo denies receiving warning about herdsmen from Ortom

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied receiving letter from Governor Ortom of Benue State notifying him of the impending evil the herdsmen are about to perpetrate about 6 months ago. Osinbajo, the then Acting President was said to have been forewarned in a letter date June 7, 2017, where he...

Osinbajo warns Nigerians on comments on herdsmen

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President said Nigerians should be careful of their comments on the raging issue of herdsmen killing not add sentiments which could trigger more crisis in the country. The VP said his warning is to wake stakeholders and all Nigerians to the fact that Boko Haram...

Osinbajo seeks remedy for poor media remuneration

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday criticized the non-payment of salaries of media practitioners by their employers and called for full debate on the whole orientation of media salaries. He said this while declaring open the retreat of the State House Press Corps in Abuja with the theme “Journalists and...

Tinubu denies emerging running mate for Buhari in 2019

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied being nominated as the running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election, saying Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, need not replaced. Describing the report which was circulated in some newspapers as "classic...

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