National Development Plan: Nigeria targets 5% GDP growth – FG

The Federal Government is targeting a 5% Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, 21 million jobs and the lifting of 35 million people out of poverty in the National Development Plan 2021-2025. The draft of the plan was presented to Friday’s virtual meeting of the National Economic Council, (NEC), presided over by Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo. The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, who briefed the media after the meeting, said that the National Development Plan 2021-2025 is a successor plan to the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan…

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“EnterpriseNGR game-changer to transform Nigeria’s economy” – Osinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to work with the Financial and Professional Service Sector (FSP) for economic growth and development, describing a new initiative, EnterpriseNGR as a game-changer to transform Nigeria’s economy. Osinbajo, who stated this during the virtual formal launch of EnterpriseNGR on Thursday in Lagos, said, “There is no doubt that it is a game-changer when the informed Nigerian professionals and business community speak with one voice on issues of domestic or international business policy”.  “EnterpriseNGR is more ambitious and has a wider…

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Osinbajo seeking FX policy to curb corruption, not pushing for Naira devaluation – Presidency

The Presidency yesterday said that Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN), has advocated that foreign exchange (forex) policy should curb corruption, adding that he was not pushing for Naira devaluation. According to his spokesman, Laolu Akande, stated this in a State House press statement. Recall that Osinbajo, on Monday in Abuja, at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat called on the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), to review its strategy on foreign exchange and ensure that the Naira value reflects the market reality, rather than what he described…

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Presidency 2023: Osinbajo denies rift with Tinubu

…Says he won’t campaign until INEC gives its go-ahead Vice-President President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, said he will not take any action towards the 2023 presidential election except the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) gives the go-ahead. The Vice-President, in a statement by Senator Babafemi Ojudu. Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President, Office of the Vice President titled: ‘No To Divisive Politics, Attempts To Foist A Crack With Osinbajo, Tinubu Will Fail’ was reacting to the story published by Daily Independent today. While denying any rift with Asiwaju…

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APC recognises Support Group backing Osinbajo for 2023 Presidency

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) has recognised the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG), a group backing Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. In the letter, dated October 4, the APC Director, Administration, Abubakar Suleiman, said the Chairman of the caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni, recognised the PCG as a “support group” of the party. “We write to inform you that the national chairman, his excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has approved for your recognition as a support group of the party”, the letter read. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja…

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2023: “If you don’t bid, you can’t win”, Osinbajo advises youths

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says if young Nigerians fail to bid for elective offices at the 2023 general elections, they cannot win. Osinbajo made the observation via President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Babajide Omoworare. Omoworare represented Prof. Osinbajo at the opening of a two-day retreat for young legislators at the federal and state levels held yesterday, in Lagos. He said the government had been preparing and equipping the capacity of youths as future leaders. According to him, President Buhari’s assent to the “Not-Too-Young-To-Run’’ Bill,…

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2023: “With Osinbajo-Zulum ticket, APC would win election before 12 noon” – APC Chieftain, Dr.Gololo boasts

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC), Dr. Garus Gololo, has advised the party to field Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo, and Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, for an overwhelming victory in the 2023 presidential election. Speaking in an interview in Abuja on Friday, Gololo said Osibanjo has displayed competence, loyalty, hard work and statesmanship to pilot the affairs of the country. Gololo said, with dialogue and negotiation, power could rotate to the South, despite the fact that the North has the numbers, adding that the South might…

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Osinbajo has provided excellent leadership, Says el-Rufa’i

Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufa’i, of Kaduna State, has lauded Nigeria’s Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, affirming that he has provided excellent leadership as chairman of the National Economic Council, (NEC). El-Rufa’i, who appeared on a television programme yesterday, said even governors from opposition parties commend him for his leadership. The television programme, themed: ‘KadInvest 6.0‘, was designed to showcase Kaduna State as a major investment destination hub in Nigeria and Africa. Asked how the Kaduna State Government is collaborating with the Federal Government and what role NEC plays, Governor el-Rufa’i replied,…

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Nigeria’s challenges: “Men and women build Dubai not spirits” – Osinbajo

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, has encouraged new graduands of the Nigerian University of Technology and Management, (NUTM), to be innovators of solutions to Nigeria’s myriad of problems. Prof. Osinbajo, stated this at the weekend, in his Keynote address to the founding class (2021) of the top-notch school of innovation and technology. After all, he said, “those who built Dubai are men and women, not spirits”. The school, which focuses on nurturing leaders in Nigeria and Africa, is promoted by a former Industry, Trade & Investment Minister, Dr. Okey Enelamah. According to…

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2023 Presidency: ‘Nigeria will get a new beginning’  ― Vice President Osinbajo

..Why he may be Tinubu’s trump card In the wake of the increasing agitations by separatists across the country, one “official” voice which has been loud in calling for unity is that of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. While many political pundits have continued to ascribe political colourations to his recent outings, the vice president has often said he is focused on his current assignment and should not be distracted. However, feelers within the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), show that the vice-president is in the epic position for the top…

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