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Presidency explains Finance Act 2019

The presidency had made public the breakdown of Finance Bill, 2019, which was submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside the 2020 Appropriation Bill, and signed into law by the president on Jan. 13, 2020.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, arrived at the VIP Wing of the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport for a one-day working visit.

President Buhari’ll continue to render strategic infrastructure to grow economy – VP Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will continue to provide ‘game-changing’ infrastructure to drive economic development across the country, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has assured.
Anthony Joshua regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, dominating Andy Ruiz Jr over 12 rounds in their huge rematch

Minister: Anthony Joshua will present belts to President Buhari soon

Anthony Joshua will present his heavyweight title belts to the country’s number one citizen, President Muhammadu Buhari at a date to be decided soon.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo stated this today while performing the ground breaking of Wagon Assembly Plant at Kajola in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun state.

VP Osinbajo: Omoyele Sowore’s re-arrest is reason I rejected Soyinka Centre award

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has frowned at the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow and for this reason has rejected an award from the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met with the Co-founder of AliBaba Group, Jack Ma, at the Presidential villa. 10

VP Osinbajo receives AliBaba co-founder Jack Ma — in pictures

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met with the Co-founder of AliBaba Group, Jack Ma, at the Presidential villa.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has tasked stakeholders from various sectors of the economy, to proffer ways of accelerating development of the pharmaceutical sector, through research and development.

VP Osinbajo leaves to represent Buhari at ECOWAS meeting in Niger

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is to represent President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Niger, where an Extraordinary ECOWAS summit is holding to review the ongoing situation in Guinea Bissau.

VP Osinbajo’s spokesman apologises to journalist ‘attacked’ at Aso Rock

Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has apologised to Abayomi Adeshida, a photojournalist with Vanguard, who was beaten up by security operatives at Aso Rock on Thursday morning.
This was one of the highlights of a high-level meeting between the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 2

Nigeria, Vietnam agree on joint trade commission — in pictures

Nigeria and Vietnam on Wednesday night agreed on the establishment of a joint commission on trade and to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has tasked young Nigerian graduates to imbibe the spirit of integrity wherever they find themselves in life.

VP Osinbajo: Integrity is your most valuable collateral

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has tasked young Nigerian graduates to imbibe the spirit of integrity wherever they find themselves in life.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo advocates building bridges across faith, tribe

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for the building of bridges across religions and ethnic nationalities in order to ensure a better society.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, spoke to reporters in Kano, just now, answering questions on the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. Below are his verbatim comments-

Stop spreading fake news about me – VP Osinbajo tells Bode George

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday described as fake news the statement by Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he was part of those responsible for his incarceration in 2009.
Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

VP Osinbajo: Federal government cooperating with ICC on Northeast insurgency

The Federal Government is cooperating with the International Criminal Court on the preliminary examination into issues related to insurgency in the North-East, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Minimum wage: President Buhari ready for honest, transparent negotiations – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on Thursday night assured that the Buhari administration will honestly and transparently resolve the request by labour for a salary increase for other levels of workers not affected in the implementation of the new national minimum wage.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, spoke to reporters in Kano, just now, answering questions on the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. Below are his verbatim comments-

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria bound to succeed

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated his conviction that Nigeria has great hopes towards development as its success is key to Africa’s development.

Federal government constitutes inter-agency taskforce on recovery N5 trillion AMCON debt

The Federal Government has inaugurated an inter-agency committee to speedily resolve the challenges in recovering over N5 trillion Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) debts.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Presidency: VP Osinbajo followed due process in supervision of agencies

The Presidency last night said that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, followed due process in his supervision of agencies under him.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

AMCON debt: VP Osinbajo constitutes inter-agency taskforce on recovery

The federal government has inaugurated an inter-agency committee to speedily resolve the challenges in recovering over N5 trillion Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) debts.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: Robert Mugabe’s legacy of black emancipation will live long in hearts of...

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the legacy of determined, proud and assertive black emancipation left by late Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe will live long in the hearts of Africans.

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A 27-year-old woman, Esther Augustine, has been arraigned before an Odigbo Magistrate Court in Ondo State for allegedly pouring hot ash on a neighbour, Ruth Omowa.

Woman pours hot ashes on neighbour for ‘disturbing her’

A 27-year-old woman, Esther Augustine, has been arraigned before an Odigbo Magistrate Court in Ondo State for allegedly pouring hot ash on a neighbour, Ruth Omowa.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Amotekun: Armed policemen, DSS storm venue of rally in Ogun

Dozens of security operatives from the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), most of them armed on Monday morning positioned themselves at Panseke, a bustling area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, following planned rally by the Yoruba Youth Congress (YYC).
The police on Tuesday, Barricaded Gani Fawehinmi park which was meant to be one of the meeting points for “Operation Amotekun,” security outfit in the South West region rally scheduled for today, 21 Jan. 2020. 4

Amotekun: Police barricade Gani Fawehinmi Park — in pictures

The police on Tuesday, barricaded Gani Fawehinmi park which was meant to be one of the meeting points for “Operation Amotekun,” security outfit in the South West region rally scheduled for today, 21 Jan. 2020.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has underlined his determination to continue at the helm despite suffering another painful defeat, this time at the hands of West Ham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer open to signing cover for Marcus Rashford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United are “always looking at improving the squad” as they mull over potential transfer options to provide cover for injured forward Marcus Rashford.
Armed mobile policemen, have taken over Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, proposed venue for a protest code-named “Amotekun Solidarity Walk” organised by Yoruba World Congress.

Amotekun: Police persuading Lagos protesters against march – YWC

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command are persuading men and women who have gathered in Lagos to protest against the position of the Federal Government on the South West security initiative, Operation Amotekun.