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Interview: We have tamed grand corruption, says Osinbajo

In an interview granted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo  to a group of journalists and social media practitioners in Lagos on Friday, 2 March  2018. He explains government policies, the fight against corruption, infrastructural development, 2018 budget, controversies on appointments and the rating by Transparency International  Q: On Nigeria’s rating by Transparency International’s Corruption

Buhari’s removal alone won’t solve Nigeria’s problems- Bishop Kukah

Nigerian democracy still work in progress- Osinbajo   Blames weak institutions, elites for failure to deliver promises Tasks African elites on nation building Jude Johnson The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Mathew Kukah, has said that the removal of Nigeria's  President Muhammadu Buhari from office alone, will not solve the

Economic security, vital to Nigeria’s development- Osinbajo

•FG to retain capital budget despite forthcoming Elections – Adeosun Jude Johnson The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has stated that Nigeria's development and economic growth is tied to its national and economic security. Osinbajo who was represented by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, stated this on Friday

Faced with reality, Nigerian Govt endorses state police

   Governors absent as Osinbajo takes charge Says country sliding into ethno-religious conflict Saraki bewails lack of political will on insecurity Jude Johnson  In a dramatic turnaround reflecting the reality on ground, the Federal Government of Nigeria has endorsed state police long canvassed by component parts of the country. But none the 36 governors

Unfair to blame Buhari for herdsmen killings-Osinbajo

Says ranching is the option FG cabt dictate to states on land use, laws Jude Johnson The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof.  Yemi Osinbajo has absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of any blame in the ongoing farmer-herders conflict that has resulted in massive loss of lives and properties across the country. To this

Farmers-Herdsmen conflict: HURIWA rejects Osinbajo C’ttee, to drag Buhari to ICC

Babatunde Abiodun  The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), a leading non-governmental organization and a pro-constitutional group has lambasted the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s – led committee on the herdsmen killings for recommending dialogue with Miyetti Allah cattle owners association. The organisation said it is a treasonable felony to dialogue with

Nigerian Prisons turning Inmates to animal -Dambazau

Port-Harcourt Prison Has 5000 Inmates Instead of 800    The Vice- President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that the Port-Harcourt Prison, originally designed by the British colonial masters to conveniently take 800 prisoners, currently has total inmates of almost 5000. Professor Osinbajo disclosed this in a public presentation of three volumes of prison

FG to end herdsmen-farmers clashes -Osinbajo

Babatunde Abiodun  Indications emerged on Tuesday that the Federal Government is determined to end the naughty herdsmen-farmers’ clashes, though the lingering crises predate the Buhari administration. The Nigeria's Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, stated this while receiving a delegation led by the traditional rulers of Batta and Bachama communities in Adamawa State: HRM Hama Batta,

US, France, Germany are protecting corrupt Nigerians- Osinbajo

Jude Johnson The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has accused United States of America (USA), Germany, France and several other developed countries of giving protection to corrupt politicians and stashing the proceeds of their corrupt acts in their countries. Osinbajo stated this on Saturday in Abuja at the opening ceremony of the

$26bn oil war: Osinbajo disowns Baru on jumbo contracts

Denies approving the multi-billion contracts Only signed financing arrangements  Jude Johnson    The Vice President has denied ever approving any of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) controversial contracts worth up to $26 billion, while in the Acting President capacity. This is coming against the backdrop of revelation by the Group Managing Director