Cryptocurrency should be regulated not banned – Osinbajo

July 25, 2021 David Agba 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has promised to launch its digital currency on October 1 following an advice by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo that cryptocurrency should be regulated not banned. The decision to launch its digital currency was reached during a private webinar recently in which the CBN said about 80 per cent of central banks worldwide are Read More

2023: Buhari has no succession agreement with Tinubu, Okechukwu replies Hanga

July 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a chieftain of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Osita Okechukwu, has expressed support for the proposal for a consensus candidate for the 2023 presidential election. The APC chieftain also refuted the claim by Senator Hanga that there was an agreement between President Muhammadu Buhari and former Lagos state governor Asiwaju Read More

FG’s COVID-19 stimulus package creates over 2m jobs

July 6, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government’s COVID-19 stimulus package has reflated the economy with the creation and saving of over 2 million jobs, following the implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said. Although the target of N2.3 trillion estimated to be spent under the plan has not been achieved just as yet, the federal government appropriation part Read More

Mining: FG urges more collaboration to achieve 6% contribution to GDP

July 2, 2021 Ayoni M.Agbabiaka 0

The Federal Government of Nigeria has called for more collaborations with states, local and mining communities to achieve its six percent contribution from mining sector to the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of the country. The vice president of Nigeria Prof Yemi Osinbajo while declaring open the maiden edition of the ‘Strategic Engagement on Sustainable Mining with Nigeria Local Government Chairmen Read More

APC back to life – Buhari

June 25, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

…Congratulates caretaker c’ttee on job well done President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja said the All Progressives Congress (APC) had been revived, energised and repositioned for its national convention and future elections. He stated this while commending the national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) led by the Yobe state governor, Malam Mai Mala Buni. Speaking at the APC CECPC Read More

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Osinbajo re-affirms Nigeria’s stance on net-zero emissions

June 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria will continue its frontline advocacy for a “just transition” to net-zero emissions. Net-zero emissions aims at completely negating the amount of greenhouse gases produced by human activities; it is to be achieved by reducing emissions. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the vice-president presided over a virtual meeting Read More

Happening now: Kamaru Usman storms sports ministry, confers with Minister Dare

June 11, 2021 Editor 0

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight king, Kamaru Usman is meeting with Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare. Usman had on Thursday met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo inside the Presidential Villa. He also met with Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello on the same day. Usman is the reigning UFC Welterweight Champion, and was also the Ultimate Fighter 21 Read More

Buhari didn’t ban Twitter but on suspension in Nigeria – APC

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The youths wing of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Muhammadu Buhari did not ban Twitter in Nigeria but on temporary suspension. National youths leader of the ruling party, Barr. Ismaeel Ahmed, told newsmen Wednesday in Abuja that he was not personally happy about the development, adding that the controversy will soon be resolved amicably. Barr. Ahmed Read More

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Osinbajo hosts Liberian vice-president

May 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, received the Vice President of Liberia, Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor. Howard-Taylor is in Nigeria to attend the First Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament for the year.The Nigerian vice-president’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, told State House correspondents afterwards that the two vice-presidents used the opportunity not only to exchange pleasantries, but Read More

BPE pushes new state power asset sales

Nigeria’s privatization agency will recommend that the state sell off the nation’s electricity-transmission network. The Bureau of Public Enterprises is looking at various strategies to reform the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Director-General Alex Okoh said in an interview. The agency will share its proposal “very shortly” with the National Council on Privatisation that the state-owned corporation be unbundled and then Read More

Nigeria’s $3trn infrastructure deficit

May 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s oft-reiteration that the only way to effectively address the massive infrastructure deficit that the country faces is by Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement in one form or the other could be the panacea for Nigeria’s socio-economic development. Citing statistics from Nigerian Integrated Infrastructure Masterplan (NIIMP) and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 to buttress his point, Read More

Blueprint publisher Idris, Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu honour Nda-Isaiah, Jakande, others

May 24, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Publisher of Blueprint Newspapers, Alhaji Muhammed Idris, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu were among top dignitaries that gathered at the weekend in Lagos to honour nine departed media icons at the event jointly organised by the Nigeria Press Organisation (NPO), consisting of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN); Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE); Nigeria Union of Read More

Osinbajo hails Abiodun on Ogun digital economy

April 16, 2021 Hakkem Adegbenro 0

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday, commended Ogun state Governor Dapo Abiodun on the launching of Ogun Digital Economy Infrastructure Project in the state. Osinbajo gave this commendation while speaking virtually at the official launch of the project, held at the Ogun TechHub, Kobape Road, Abeokuta, the state capital. The VP noted that digital economy technology is the future of Read More

COVID-19: Osinbajo criticises vaccine nationalism, advocates global cooperation

April 15, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Wednesday, condemned the export bans on the covid-19 vaccines and the resort to vaccine nationalism. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, in a statement issued in Abuja, quoted Osinbajo as speaking at a virtual forum organized by a leading American Christian University, Read More

Osinbajo flags off Ogun digital empowerment project Thursday

April 14, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Barring any last minute change in plans, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Thursday join Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to flag off a digital empowerment programme in Abeokuta, the state capital. Tagged ‘Ogun State Digital Economic Empowerment Project’, it is a plan of the state government, being organised by the Bureau of Information Technology in conjunction with 21st Read More

Aisha Buhari rakes N155m at book launch

April 9, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Wife of the President Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Thursday realised N155 million at the public presentation of a book titled, “Aisha Buhari: Being Different. The book, written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Office of the First Lady, Dr Hajo Sani, was launched at the State House Banquet Hall in Abuja. National leader Read More

Ebonyi: Osinbajo visits crisis areas, assures justice

April 5, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha, 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday  promised to give justice those that lost their lives in the ongoing crisis in Ebonyi state. Buhari spoke through the Vice President  Prof. Yemi Osinbajo during a day working visit to Ebonyi state to ascertain the level of killings and destruction at Egedegede and Effium communities of Ohaukwu and Ishielu local government  areas respectively. Addressing the Read More

COVID-19: Appreciating NPHCDA’s leadership intervention

March 30, 2021 Bukola Olasanmi 0

Notwithstanding heightened division in opinion, orchestrated negative propaganda and the deepening conspiracy theory against COVID19 Vaccine, Nigeria took delivery of 3.92 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, 2 March 2021. The delivery marked the first arrival of COVID-19 vaccine in the country and make Nigeria the next West African country to benefit from the COVAX Facility after Ghana Read More

Breaking: Buhari, Service Chiefs meet ahead London medical vacation (Pictures)

March 30, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday morning met with Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amoo. The meeting which happened before his departure to the United Kingdon also had in attendance the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, National Security Read More

‘Nigeria will require $2.3trn in 30 years to bridge Infrastructure gap’

March 18, 2021 Edet Udoh 0

The only way to effectively address the massive infrastructural deficit that the country faces is by Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement in one form or the other,” the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Citing statistics from Nigerian Integrated Infrastructure Masterplan (NIIMP) and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 to buttress his point, the Vice President noted that Read More

Integrating artisanal, modular refinery operators’ll promote local content – Osinbajo

March 17, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said the integration of artisanal and modular refinery operators into mainstream oil and gas sector will promote local content in the industry and advance home grown technology in the refining of petroleum products. He stated this on Tuesday, during a National Summit webinar meeting on the Integration of Artisanal and Modular Refinery Operations in Read More