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“He has the power to assent to it”: Osinbajo receives 2017 Appropriation Bill

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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has formally received the 2017 Appropriation Bill recently passed by the National Assembly last week. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Mr. Ita Enang, presented the document in a meeting held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa. Briefing journalists after ...

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U.S. and U.K. express confidence in Osinbajo

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The United States of America and the United Kingdom have given Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, a vote of confidence to continue with the current agenda of fighting insecurity and corruption, and revival of the economy of Nigeria. According to the Punch, the U.S. and U.K have expressed no doubt in the ability and commitment of Osinbajo to ...

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Ex-VP Namadi Sambo visits Osinbajo at the State House

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Former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, paid courtesy visit to Acting Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting, which lasted for an hour, was held behind closed door. Mr. Sambo said afterwards that he had come “to pay a visit Mr. Vice President and Mr. Acting President. It is ...

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“Agip to build 150,000 barrels per day refinery” – Kachukwu

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The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has said that the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) has accepted to build a 150,000 barrels per day refinery in either Port Harcourt or Brass. Kachikwu made this known to State House Correspondents on Tuesday, after a meeting with acting President, ...

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And off he goes: Buhari travels to London for treatment

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The Presidency on Sunday released a statement announcing that President Muhammadu Buhari would be travelling once again to the United Kingdom for medical attention. The statement was signed by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina. Below is the statement: President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to ...

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Buhari nominates five non-executive directors of CBN board

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In accordance with Sections 6 (1) (d) and 10 (1) and (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2007, President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, forwarded the list of his nominees to the Senate for confirmation as Non-Executive Directors of the Board of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The ...

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“I intentionally came back on a Friday so Osinbajo can keep acting” – President Buhari jokes

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his gratitude to Nigerians who called and also prayed for him while his medical vacation abroad lasted. ‘‘I am deeply grateful to all Nigerians, Muslims and Christians alike who have prayed and have continued to pray for my good health. ‘‘This is a testimony that ...

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Buhari expected back in Nigeria tomorrow

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President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March 10, 2017. A statement by the Presidency, signed by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said “The President left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups. The holiday was extended ...

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Ag-Pres. Osinbajo pays surprise visit to Lagos Airport; inspects toilets and facilities

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inspected toilets and carousel during a surprise visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Thursday. Osinbajo was accompanied on the tour of the airport’s facilities by Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation. Ephraim Nwodo, general manager, mechanical, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ...

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Osinbajo vetoes three bills passed by National Assembly

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Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has vetoed three bills passed by the National Assembly and transmitted to the President for assent. The bills are Dangerous Drug Amendment Bill 2016; National Lottery Bill 2016; and Agricultural Guaranteed Credit Scheme Bill 2016. Senate President Bukola Saraki disclosed the development at the Senate ...

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Ag-Pres. Osinbajo signs seven bills into law

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed seven bills passed by the national assembly into law. According to the senior special assistant to the President on national assembly matters, Ita Enang, the acts are mainly amendments to the principal laws and were amended in order to make them conform with current ...

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Buhari hosts @bukolasaraki, @SpeakerDogara and Ahmed Lawan in London (Photos)

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday evening played host to senate president Bukola Saraki, House Speaker Yakubu Dogara and majority leader of Senate, Ahmed Lawan, in London where he is currently recuperating. Buhari has been away from the country for almost three weeks, with some spreading rumours that he was dead. ...

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Photo of the Day: Bayelsans show VP Osinbajo much love

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After Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s nice reception in Port Harcourt, hosted by Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, members of his cabinet and other Rivers stakeholders, he flew to Bayelsa, where an even bigger reception was awaiting him. Osinbajo, who is engaging with Niger Deltans and listening to their causes ...

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Ag-Pres. Osinbajo holds emergency meeting with security chiefs, heads of anti-corruption agencies

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, presided over a meeting of heads of security and anti-corruption agencies and some cabinet ministers. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami attended the ...

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NLC, TUC march to Aso Rock in anger but their leaders return with smiles after meeting Osinbajo

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​Organised Labour comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Thursday embarked on a protest March to the Aso Rock presidential villa demanding “good governance.” NLC president Ayuba Wabba, who addressed the workers before commencing on the march said that the demand for an increase in minimum ...

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Ag-President Osinbajo meets with Emir of Kano

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Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi met on Tuesday in a closed door meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa. The personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad disclosed this on Twitter.

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Report: Ag-President Osinbajo finally forwards Onnoghen for confirmation as CJN 

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has finally forwarded Walter Onnoghen to the Senate for confirmation as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN. The move was made just in the nick of time, as Onnoghen has barely two days left to the expiration of his tenure as the Acting CJN. President ...

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Osinbajo commends Police for how they handled #IstandwithNigeria protests

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The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday commended the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the entire police force for handling Monday’s anti-government protests in major cities across the country “with professionalism and respect for human rights.” Protesters took to the street in major Nigerian cities on Monday to condemn ...

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Just In: Buhari extends vacation due to doctors’ recommendation

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President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing it of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors. According to his spokesman, Femi Adesina, “the President had planned to return to ...

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Presidency releases new photos of Buhari… this time with Aisha

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More photos were released on Sunday showing President Muhammadu Buhari as he continues his vacation in the United Kingdom. This latest photograph shows the president and his wife, Aisha Buhari. The presidency had earlier shared a photo of Buhari hosting Ogun governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and former senator Daisy Danjuma. The ...

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