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Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Synergy critical in managing Nigeria’s border

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says renewed efforts will be channeled towards improving synergy among agencies involved in border management.

Presidency: Federal government to release N600 billion for capital projects before year end

Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Dr. Yemi Dipeolu, has said that the Federal Government is set to release N600bn for capital projects within the next three months.
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: Vibrant commodities exchange needed for economic diversification

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, said that a vibrant commodities trading ecosystem will help diversify the economy away from dependence on crude oil and enhance foreign exchange earnings, forex.

FBI burst: Nigeria to repatriate funds stolen by fraudsters – NFIU

The Federal Government has begun the process of repatriating funds allegedly stolen by Nigerian fraudsters from individuals and corporate organisations in the United States of America and other parts of Europe.

ICPC: How illicit financial flows affected Nigeria’s development

Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), says Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) are bane of Nigeria’s development.

2019 Budget: Federal government allays concerns about oil price volatility

Notwithstanding the volatility recorded by crude oil price since December last year, the federal government has reiterated that there was no cause for alarm about the benchmark price for crude oil in the 2019 Appropriation Bill.

Official: Due diligence delays signing AfCFTA

Nigeria has again explained it has yet to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) because it is carrying out due diligence to ensure that it would not negatively affect the local industries.

Minimum Wage: President Buhari appoints Bismarck Rewane to head technical committee

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday appointed Bismarck Rewane as head of newly inaugurated Technical Advisory Committee on the implementation of a National Minimum Wage.
L-R- DR MARYAM MASHA, DR YEMI DIPEOLU, PROF. TIJJANI BANDE AND MR OLUSEGUN OGUNSANYA AT A NIGERIAN SIDE EVENT ON- ‘IDPs- BUILDING RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES’ IN NEW YORK

Boko Haram: Nigeria galvanises global support for IDPs

Nigeria has, again, brought the devastations, caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast, to the attention of the global community, particularly, the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday attended the funeral service of late Pastor Oluwayemisi Adeloye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

Federal government to invest $22 billion on 164 projects in 2020

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, said that the launch of its focus lab for the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) was to boost 164 identified projects with a potential investment of $22.5 billion and creation of 513,591 jobs in 2020.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: Federal government spent $2.41 billion to import rice in three years

Osinbajo who spoke through the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters (Office of the Vice President), Dr. Adeyemi Dipeoplu, disclosed that production in the agricultural sector is faster than other sectors.

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Nigerian government warns civil servants against flouting coronavirus guidelines

The Federal Government has warned federal civil servants against flouting the workplace guidelines put in place to flatten the curve of coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Former Enugu SSG Samson Ukpabi passes on

A former Secretary to Enugu State Government and former Rector Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna Prof Samson Ukpabi is dead.
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Ondo governor appoints two new aides

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the appointment of Mr Oluwole Moneyin and Mrs Charity Thiti, as Special Assistants on special duties and women mobilisation respectively.