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Nigeria Has Succession Jitters, Again

Nigeria is awash in nervous speculation over the health of President Muhammadu Buhari, who hasn’t appeared in public since he returned to the U.K. for medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment on May 7. Buhari, 74 and a Muslim, has formally designated his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, acting president as he

Biafra: Osinbajo meets with South East leaders, calls for dialogue

Cautions against hate speeches To deal with purveyors of violence, division ...Jude Johnson    The Acting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met with leaders of thought from the South Eastern states of Nigeria, calling for dialogue to resolve the burning issues including agitation for Biafra with its threats and counter threats from

With Buhari’s nod, Osinbajo signs N7.441trn 2017 Budget into law

Good for nation’s economic interest- Presidency ...Jude Johnson The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has finally signed the 2017 budget of N7.441 trillion into law, which is coming over six months into the year. The event on Monday, was witnessed by Senate President Bukola Saraki and House Speaker Yakubu Dogara, among other

Osinbajo visits Maiduguri, unveils new food distribution plan for IDPs

Adopts door-to-door sharing of locally produced grains ...Mohammed Uba The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has unveiled a new and more effective distribution plan for delivering relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East which departs from the undignified practice of forcing people to queue up for food.   Osinbajo who kicked-off the

FG to sanction banks aiding housing, illicit funds – Osinbajo

Says looters using media to fight back  Won’t accept conditions to recover looted funds   ...Nneoma Ndibe     The Acting President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has said that Federal Government will heavily sanctions against banks and other financial institutions that are housing looted funds and aiding looters.   Osinbajo disclosed this on Monday while declaring

Presidency: How the new executive orders will work

Osinbajo holds interactive session with a cross section of public, civil servants this week ... Jude Johnson      The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has said it will drive the new executive orders signed last week vigorously in its determination to significantly transform the business environment and how government business is done in

Summary of the executive orders on ease of doing business

By Laolu Akande      Editor’s note: The Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday signed three new executive orders to improve ease of doing business in Nigeria. This new orders, which is expected to make positive impact on subsequent World Bank's ranking index on ease of doing business is summarised here.       Transparency

FG screens N/Delta militants for effective engagement

... Jonah Okon The Federal Government has in an attempt to reduce tension, violent protest, kidnapping and attack on oil facilities in the Niger Delta region, proposed to screen militant and socio-political groups in the region in a new vision to  propel development in the oil producing communities. The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo stated

Osinbajo orders IGP to investigate Ile-Ife communal clash

…Paschal Okeke     The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday has directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to promptly investigate and prosecute the culprits in the recent communal clashes in Ile-Ife.   He gave the order in a statement issued by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, in which he noted that many lives were