Posts Tagged ‘Yemi Osinbajo’

Trending: VP Yemi Osinbajo denies reports he has resigned from the Buhari government

Image result for yemi osinbajoIt has been reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied rumors of him resigning from the Buhari government. He denied the reports on his Facebook page. He also reacted to claims that he was locked out of the security meeting President Buhari had with service chiefs and some Northern governors on Tuesday.

”Misleading/FAKE news is on the rise especially in this season when Nigerians will make a choice about who will govern them for the next four years.

I have not resigned!

I remain committed to the service of the Nigerian people under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.

 

How Vice President donated One Million Naira to Nollywood star , Baba Suwe

Vice President Osinbanjo donates N1million?to ailing actor, Baba Suwe ?After the news started trending on Wednesday, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has been reportedly gave the sum of N1 Million to veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina, better known as Baba Suwe.

Osinbajo made the donation through the Office of the Youths Organizing Secretary, APC Lagos, Aregbe Idris who was also in the company of popular Nollywood actress, Remi Surutu and other musical acts.

The donation was made as a kind gesture supporting the treatment of the comic actor who is reportedly battling with diabetes amongst other ailments. While making the donation, the vice president offered prayers of quick recovery and further urged well-meaning Nigerians to lend their support to the actor.

“God is to us a God of deliverance; and death has no power over your life. I am positive that his healing hands will restore your health and cast out every form of infirmity in your body,” Osinbajo added.

Why Tinubu left Ogun rally in anger

Image result for muhammadu buhari at ogun rallyIt was really show of shame at Ogun A P C rally yesterday , Monday 11th February 2019 ahead of Saturday presidential election.

It was reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the Ogun State All Progressives Congress presidential rally in Abeokuta, narrowly escaped being stoned as suspected thugs pelted the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, with stones and water sachets.

The crowd also booed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Oshiomhole and the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.

The rally, which started immediately after President Buhari arrived at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta venue of the event at about 3.00pm, was suspended for some minutes following the violence that broke out.

Violence erupted when Oshiomhole was invited to the podium for his speech. As he began to speak, suspected hoodlums started throwing stones at him and one of the stones flew in the direction of the President.

He was saved by one of the security operatives who was hit by one of the stones thrown in the direction of the APC chairman.

The development angered the leaders of the party, including Tinubu, who left the podium while the President was making his remarks.

Tinubu was so enraged that while he was leaving the podium, he flung the APC’s flag which was placed beside him and went to sit in his car parked in the President’s convoy.

Politics: Atiku names Tinubu, Osinbajo, Obanikoro of 30 allegedly corrupt persons working with Buhari

Image result for Atiku AbubakarThe PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has released names of 30 allegedly corrupt persons working with President Muhammadu Buhari

The list was released by Atiku’s special assistant on public communications, Phrank Shaibu, recently.

Among those mentioned in the said list are Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling party and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo .

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday, January 20, listed 30 alleged corrupt persons said to be working with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Among the names mentioned by Atiku are bigwigs in the All Progressives Congress (APC) such as Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling party; Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari; Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the APC; Abdullahi Adamu, a former governor of Nasarawa; Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation; Folarin Coker, Lagos socialite and director general of the Nigerian tourism development corporation; Lai Mohammed, the minister of information. Others are Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the chief of Army staff; Senator Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation; Aisha Buhari, wife of the president; Adedayo Thomas, the executive director, national film and video censors board; Adamu Muazu, former governor of Bauchi; Iyiola Omisore, former Osun state deputy governor; Abdulrasheed Maina, former pensions board boss; Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, former minister of state for defence, and Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia. The list also included Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi; Senator Godswill Akpabio; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano; Alhaji Seminu Turaki, a two-term former governor of Jigawa; Alhaji Junaid Abdullahi, in-law to President Buhari, who is the executive secretary, border communities development agency. Others are Alhaji Aliyu Wammako, a former governor, who is currently in charge of Buhari’s campaign in Sokoto State; Hope Uzodinma, the APC governorship candidate in Imo; Rotimi Amaechi, serving minister of transportation and director general of the Buhari campaign organisation, and Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari, the governor of Zamfara.

List are Maikanti Baru, the group managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and Ayodele Oke, the suspended director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Atiku had become the subject of attack on Twitter following his decision to withdraw his presence at the presidential debate held on Saturday, January 19, in Abuja. Atiku had in a Twitter post defended his absence, citing the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari as his reason for leaving the venue.

Daura Update: DSS debunks reports of finding N21bn in home of ex-DG Lawal Daura

DSS denies reports of finding N21bn in home of ex-DG Lawal DauraIt has been reported that the Department of State Services (DSS) has denied reports making the rounds that N21 billion was found in the home of the immediate past director general, Lawal Daura.

In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo, DSS said there is no iota of truth in the allegation that N21bn and unspecified number of permanent voters card and ammunitions were found in Daura’s houses in Katsina and Abuja. Read the statement below

“The attention of the Department of State Services has been drawn to the circulation of fake information and videos in which several items were said to have been recovered from the Katsina and Abuja homes of its immediate past Director General, Lawal Daura. These non-existent items include: N21bn cash, 400 assorted and sophisticated small arms and light weapons/rifles, and thousands of permanent voters card belonging to Niger Republic immigrants.

“In another video also in circulation, some persons believed to be personnel of a security outfit were seen forcing open safes stocked with money. The security operatives were described as executing a recovery operation at the Katsina home of the former DGSS.

“Consequently, the service wishes to inform the public that these videos are false and should be disregarded. So far, no such recovery operations have been undertaken by the EFCC or any other security agency at DSS’ office or residences of the former DG.

“There is no doubt that different interests have continued to give varied accounts of the incident of last week at the national assembly. It may, however, be recalled that the presidency had pledged to carry out a detailed investigation regarding the alleged national assembly siege.”

 

Daura’s appointment was terminated by acting president Yemi Osinbajo, following the invasion of the National Assembly by DSS officials last week Tuesday.

There is no rift in govt over Daura’s sack

Image result for DauraThere have been speculations that former Department of State Services (DSS) chief Lawal Daura’s sack caused a division in the Presidency were debunked yesterday.

The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who fielded questions from journalists during the post-FEC briefing at the Villa, said the Presidency is one and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has the power of the president.

He pointed out that President Muhammadu Buhari has duly transmitted power to the Acting President before embarking on his holiday in London.

He also dismissed the insinuation that there was power tussle in the Presidency.

Saraki addresses world press conference today

Image result for senator bukola sarakiEmbattled Senate President Bukola Saraki will address a World Press Conference at the foyer of the National Assembly at noon on Wednesday, says Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Olaniyonu did not indicate issues to be addressed at the conference in a statement he made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.

However, it is expected that the blockade of the NASS by the security operatives and the postponement of the emergency meeting of principal officers of both chambers might feature in his address.

Saraki had on Monday convened the emergency meeting for Tuesday but the NASS blockade by security operatives forced it to be postponed indefinitely.

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