Osinbajo: COVID-19 presents opportunity to reset economy, social services

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the effect of the global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has offered the people and government an opportunity to reset the critical sectors of the economy and social services. According to a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo said this yesterday at a virtual launch of the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund, NSSF, – an initiative of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), the Global Citizen, and other partners. The NSSF was designed to provide additional support for Nigeria’s response to…

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Osinbajo to Editors: Journalism in its dying state

Okowa tasks journalists on credible polls Over 400 editors converge on Asaba     The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has tasked the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) to save journalism from its dying state by enforcing the rules and values of the profession. He noted that most professions, particularly journalism, had been threatened by artificial technologies, adding that social media had virtually taken over the conventional media in terms of readership and followership. Osinbajo, who spoke as the Special Guest of Honour during the 14th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference…

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Nigeria needs $1trn investment to modernize energy infrastructure –Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday disclosed that the Federal Government requires not less than $1 trillion investment to modernize Nigeria’s energy infrastructure. Osinbajo stated this at the opening of the National Energy and Climate Change summit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said the administration was making tremendous efforts to attract both domestic and foreign-direct investment into the energy sector. According to him, the nation’s energy and energyrelated policies were not only geared towards energy supply security, but to also mitigate global warming. The vice president, who was represented by…

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Osinbajo: We’ll eradicate poverty with N1trn annually

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said that spending N1 trillion directly on poor Nigerians annually was capable of making significant difference in eradicating poverty and improving the country’s economy. The Federal Government, through the Bank of Industry (BoI) and Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), recently launched ‘Trader Moni’ as a product to reach smallholder traders and poor Nigerians. The product provides traders access to loans of up to N10,000 at the first instance.   Speaking during the 9th Presidential Quarterly Business Forum at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Vice…

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Osinbajo: It’s time to reject tribalism, ethnicity, corruption

…as Kumuyi calls for selfless service   The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has called on Nigerians to drop every form of negative practices such as tribalism, nepotism, divisive tendencies and religious sentiments. He pointed out that Nigeria has come of age to drop all ills that has held the country from making progress. Osinbajo gave the charge at the 58th Independent anniversary church service held by Lagos State government at the Deeper Christian Life Church headquarters, Gbagada, Lagos. Osinbajo, who was speaking on the topic: “Coming of Age,” emphasized…

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Osinbajo, Ambode preach peace, unity, tolerance at Deeper Life Church

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Lagos governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode have urged religious leaders to continuously predicate their preaching on message of hope, peace, unity, integrity and religious tolerance with a view to intensifying prayers for God’s intervention and restoration of hope in the future of Nigeria. They spoke at a special Independence Interdenominational Service, held at the headquarters of the Deeper Life Bible Church Headquarters in Gbagada, Lagos. While Ambode said he was optimistic that the best of Nigeria and the State was yet to come, urging Nigerians to…

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Osinbajo to interact with public in Pidgin English

Barring any last minute change, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will, today, appear on a programme, where he is expected to interact with the public in Pidgin English. The programme, which will air on national television, is being promoted by Hiya Nigeria, an acronym for Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and other indigenous languages. Project Coordinator of Hiya Nigeria, Mrs. Damilola Oni, who made the disclosure over the weekend, said the initiative seeks to re-orientate the citizenry on national symbols and values that define the nation’s peculiarity, using indigenous languages as…

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Osinbajo: Education reforms, key to economic development

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday in Kaduna said education is key to economic development. According to him, that was why the Federal Government was set to prioritise its policies along the education line for the socio-economic development of the country. The vice-president stated this as the guest of honour at the 29th convocation ceremony of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) organised in honour of Cadets of 66 Regular Course, Postgraduate students and honorary degree awardees. The cadets were 1,562. Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss…

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Ugwuanyi hosts Osinbajo on entrepreneurship programme

Enugu State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi will tomorrow host Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who will be visiting the state for the 19th edition of the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Clinic, billed to hold at the Michael Okpara Square. The National MSME Clinic is a brain-child of the Vice President’s Office in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Commerce, and other Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) responsible for business facilitation. It is aimed at providing solutions to various challenges affecting growth and development of…

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Flooding: Osinbajo assures Anambra victims of FG’s support

The Federal Government has directed National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to deliver relief materials to Internally Displayed Persons, (IDPs) camps in the areas affected by flood disaster in the country. According to Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo who paid a visit to flood affected areas in Anambra State, the federal government would continue to support and assist areas in the country affected by flood disaster. Osibanjo noted that the federal government had developed the flood affected states natural disaster areas in order to further assist the victims. He said: “I…

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