2023 Presidency: Osinbajo, the ‘ace’ up Tibubu’s sleeve

By Aminu Imam As the race towards the 2023 general election begins to rev up, the process of bringing on board fresh heads for the much-coveted number one position, the Presidency, is in full throttle and politicking for who succeeds the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, who has less than two years remaining in office, has begun in earnest. With gladiators, interest groups and stakeholders clamouring and canvassing for who and what they deem is the way forward for the country given the current challenges, however, the unabashed interest of the…

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Vice-President Osinbajo test-drives Nigeria’s first locally assembled electric car

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday test drove the country’s first locally-assembled electric car, Hyundai Kona, in Abuja. The Vice-President test drove the car during an exhibition tour of Made-in-Nigeria products at the opening ceremony of a 5-day ‘Nigeria@60 Expo‘, being held at the Eagle Square, Abuja. At the event, which is organised by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Nigeria@60, in collaboration with Business Visa and Training Co Ltd, Osinbajo expressed excitement at the innovation and said he was hopeful of a bright future for Nigeria. This is coming after the…

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2023: “Seek Presidential ticket in National Interest”   Group request Osinbajo

…Tells Tinubu to reconsider presidential ambition  As political gladiators strategise ahead of the 2023 Elections, a group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders, Progressive Consolidation Group, (PCG), has requested Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to come out of the closet and seek the nation’s highest office citing National Interest. The group further advised that both President Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Osinbajo should strike an accord towards achieving that purpose. The PCG also pointedly asked Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the party’s National Leader to reconsider his presidential ambitions in the interest of…

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Osinbajo declares position on ‘2023 presidential interest’

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, has denied announcing interest to contest the 2023 presidential election. On Monday, his office disowned a website calling on Nigerians to join a volunteer organization mobilizing support. According to a statement issued by his aide, Laolu Akande, solicitation by the group is trending on WhatsApp with a suggestion that the Vice President “quietly” declared intention to run. Akande said the VP was not in any way connected to the said website or the group behind it and considers such an enterprise an unnecessary distraction. “Prof. Osinbajo has…

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‘God bringing challenges to make Nigeria stronger’ – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said God is taking Nigeria through insecurity and economic challenges so the country can come out stronger and better. His comments came against the background of Nigerians witnessing increased insecurity as bandits continue to kidnap for ransom in the North, while unknown gunmen have continued to unleash mayhem on security officials in the South-South and southeastern part of the country. Speaking to journalists after the Eid prayer yesterday, Gbajabiamila attributed problems in the country to God’s work in other to…

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‘Nigeria can’t afford another civil war’ – Osinbajo

…Says every conflict is a result of elite’s failure to speak up Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has stated that Nigeria can not afford another civil war because it will not augur well for the country. This was stated by the vice-president at an interactive forum of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Anambra governorship aspirants, organised by the State chapter of APC Patriots, in Abuja. “The thing about the kind of conflict in this part of the world, developing countries, is that it is usually a war without end. Everyone who thinks he…

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FG will achieve 5 million homes’ solar system target – Osinbajo

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has reassured that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would provide electricity to 25 million Nigerians through off-grid connections to 5 million homes. Prof. Osinbajo, who spoke at the launch of 100,000 Solar home system in Jangefe community, Kazuare Emirate in Jigawa State, said the government was determined to bring power to the  un-served communities across the country. The Vice-President speaking further, applauded the management of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Ltd., (NDPHC), for playing a leading role in the Federal Government’s plan to provide electricity…

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‘Ensure Police regain trust of Nigerians’, Osinbajo tells new IGP 

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday decorated Usman Alkali Baba with his new rank as the Inspector-General of Police, (IGP). The decoration was done at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. Osinbajo asked the new IGP to ensure the Nigeria Police regains the trust of Nigerians The Vice-President also urged the Acting Police boss to restore dignity to the force as soon as possible and encouraged the new IGP to “stamp out the excesses and abuses and the culture of impunity” from the Nigerian Police. Osinbajo reminded Baba of the security…

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Ebonyi attacks: Osinbajo visits affected communities

…Says Justice will be served Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN), has assured the people of Ebonyi State that justice will be served in the case of persons recently killed by assailants in the Ishielu local government area of the State. Osinbajo stated this yesterday when he visited the affected communities including Egedegede, Obegu and Amuzu. Osinbajo, who said he was in the State under the direction of President Muhammadu Buhari, met with the stakeholders and people of the affected communities to sympathise with them. He was led to the affected…

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‘Nigeria needs $2.3tr to fix infrastructural deficit in 30 years’ – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says at least $2.3 trillion, (about N875.1 trillion),  is needed to address Nigeria’s infrastructural deficit within the next 30 years. A statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, quoted the vice-president as saying that Government’s resources were insufficient to bridge the gap, while advocating for Public-Private-Partnership, (PPP) arrangement to address the situation. “The review of budgetary allocation for capital expenditure even over the past decade will show that government resources are completely insufficient for this purpose”, he noted. He said the government…

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