Osinbajo’s agonistes – By Chooks Oko

Osinbajo’s agonistes – By Chooks Oko

There is something about archetypes. They follow a pattern. They have expected features, coloured in some expected hues and flowing in an expected course. Perhaps, that is why they are called so, they have to fall into the mould designed for them. Anything short of this makes the subject a rebel, an iconoclast of sorts.

The Malcolm X story readily comes to mind. Little Malcolm had shown promises of academic brilliance in school prompting his teachers to take a special notice of him. One day, his …

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BOSF Visits Osinbajo, Seeks Expansion Of TraderMoni, MarketMoni, Others

BOSF Visits Osinbajo, Seeks Expansion Of TraderMoni, MarketMoni, Others

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, August 29, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, received a delegation of the Buhari-Osinbajo Solidarity Front (BOSF) led by its Convener, Mr Badmus Olawale (Liberty)

 

Badmus, who spoke with State House correspondents after the meeting, said it was an exciting time with the vice president.

Buhari Osinbajo Solidarity Front BOSF Visit The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

 

He said the delegation came to congratulate Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari on their victory in the 2019 presidential election and also to discuss the welfare …

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Valedictory NEC: Council Highlights Activities, Resolutions In First Term Of Buhari Administration

Valedictory NEC: Council Highlights Activities, Resolutions In First Term Of Buhari Administration

 

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT PRESS RELEASE

 

VALEDICTORY NEC: COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS ACTIVITIES, RESOLUTIONS IN FIRST TERM OF BUHARI ADMINISTRATION

 

*VP chairs special NEC meeting, urges members to do more for the welfare of Nigerians

 

*Governors commend VP for leadership & robust NEC group

At a special valedictory meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in the first term of the Buhari administration, the Council, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, today presented the legacy document, which highlights of the activities of the Council and its resolutions between …

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Elections Were Not The Only Things That Happened In Q1 2019

Elections Were Not The Only Things That Happened In Q1 2019

1. MINIMUM WAGE

January 9, 2019: President Buhari inaugurated the Presidential Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage (PTAC), with a mandate to advise the Federal Government on how best to fund, in a sustained manner, the additional costs of implementing the imminent increase in the National Minimum Wage.

The Committee, chaired by Mr. Bismarck Rewane, submitted its report on Monday March 25, 2019.

Also in January 2019, President Buhari submitted a National Minimum Wage Amendment Bill to the National Assembly for passage, following the approval of …

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BOSF Express Huge Dissappointment, Doubt INEC Readiness And Credibility To Conduct Free And Fair Election

BOSF Express Huge Dissappointment, Doubt INEC Readiness And Credibility To Conduct Free And Fair Election

With the postponement of Nigeria’s presidential and national assembly election on the eve of its commencement, the national secretariat of Buhari Osinbajo Solidarity Front has expressed full disappointment on INEC’s decision.

We find this utterly disgraceful to our democracy and a complete insult on the Nigerian people collective intelligence.

INEC has failed to take responsibility for this misdoing. They have postpone election without an apology to the Nigerian people, who have sacrificed and risked a lot to exercise their franchise.

BOSF and of course, all Nigerians now doubt …

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Never Again! – Sen. Babafemi Ojudu

Never Again! – Sen. Babafemi Ojudu

Quote me: the coming Presidential election will be the cheapest ever in the history of our country.

 

This government will not loot the treasury or empty the Central Bank to buy votes. Money meant for arms will not be diverted to buy prayers from pastors and Alfas. INEC officials are not going to be paid to manipulate figures in favor of The President and his party. Security men will do their job as stipulated by the terms of their engagement. Above all, voters will be allowed …

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Atiku Desperate, FG Tackles Amnesty: 841 On Trial, 68 Convicted Over Killings

Atiku Desperate, FG Tackles Amnesty: 841 On Trial, 68 Convicted Over Killings

Those who claim that no suspect has been held for the killings in the land are wrong, the Federal Government said yesterday with facts and figures to back its claim.

 

In all, 947 suspects have been arrested in connection with the farmers-herders clashes. Of the lot, 841 are being prosecuted. In fact, 68 of the accused persons have been convicted.

 

The suspects were arrested in 11 states –  Taraba, Plateau, Benue, Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger, Zamfara, Adamawa, Yobe, Borno and Katsina..

 

Atiku was quoted as saying: “It is now very …

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMISSIONING OF THE NEW TERMINAL AT NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ABUJA, THURSDAY, 20TH DECEMBER, 2018

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, ON THE OCCASION OF THE COMMISSIONING OF THE NEW TERMINAL AT NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ABUJA, THURSDAY, 20TH DECEMBER, 2018

It gives me great pleasure to be here for the formal commissioning of the new Terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. This event represents yet another significant milestone for International air travellers in and out of the Federal Capital Territory.

 

You will recall that on the 25th October, 2018, I commissioned Port Harcourt International Airport Terminal. During the event, the Honourable Minister of State (Aviation) stated that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Terminal, Abuja would be completed and ready for commissioning before the end …

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2019 Budget Presentation To The National Assembly: Full Speech Delivered By President Buhari And Pictures On 19TH December 2018

2019 Budget Presentation To The National Assembly: Full Speech Delivered By President Buhari And Pictures On 19TH December 2018

PROTOCOLS –

It is my pleasure to present the 2019 Budget Proposals to this Joint Session of the National Assembly.

 

This being my last budget speech to the 8th National Assembly, I will review economic developments over the past three and a half years with particular emphasis on 2018. I will then highlight the budget proposals for 2019. The full details of which will be given by the Honourable Minister of Budget and National Planning.

OVERVIEW OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

 

The last three and a half years have been challenging …

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BUHARI’ ADMINISTRATION’S MULTIBILLION-NAIRA SOCIAL INVESTMENT PLAN AIMS TO REDUCE POVERTY – OSINBAJO

BUHARI’ ADMINISTRATION’S MULTIBILLION-NAIRA SOCIAL INVESTMENT PLAN AIMS TO REDUCE POVERTY – OSINBAJO

“Nigerians everywhere deserve to live healthy, educated and productive lives, regardless of where in Nigeria they live or whatever other peculiarities they may have. By the sheer nature of our constitutional arrangements, the Federal Government must work with State governments and State governments must work with each other. The only way to succeed is by recognizing that this is a joint responsibility.

I have no doubt at all that we are on the right path. But we must stick to this path. We cannot afford anything …

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