Buhari’s spokeman confirms sack of Osinbajo’s 35 aides, offers explanations

  The presidency has broken its silence on why some aides of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo were asked to go. The appointments of more than 30 aides of the nation’s number two citizen were terminated on Wednesday. Some top aides of Osinbajo had refused to comment on the development, with Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, dismissing a list of the affected aides published on Thursday. But in a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said President Muhammadu Buhari cut down the number of those working with his deputy to save the cost of governance. [READ ALSO] REVEALED! Names of Osinbajo’s 35 aides sacked by Buhari [See Full List] “The Presidency [Read]

REVEALED! Names of Osinbajo’s 35 aides sacked by Buhari [See Full list]

  The names of the thirty-five aides of Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday have been revealed. See Full List as  obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Jibola Ajayi- SA, Legal Lanre Osinbona- SSA,ICT Imeh Okon- SSA, Infrastructure Jide Awolowo- SA, Oil and Gas Lilian Idiaghe- SA, Research, Legal and Compliance Arukino Umukoro- SA, Niger Delta Bala Liman Mohammed SSA Economy Edobor Iyamu SSA, Niger Delta [READ ALSO] ‘Fight Cabal Like A Man With Manhood Or Resign Honourably’ – Ozekhome To Osinbajo Dolapo Bright SSA, Agro Allied Value Chain Toyosi Onaolapo SA, Community engagement Gambo Manzo SA, Political Bisi Ogungbemi SA, Political Matters Edirin Akemu SSA, [Read]

‘Fight Cabal Like A Man With Manhood Or Resign Honourably’ – Ozekhome To Osinbajo

Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), human rights lawyer has reacted to the sack of Osinbajo’s aides by President Muhammadu Buhari. Ozekhome while reacting in a report by The Independent said he is not surprised by the development as he had predicted that it will happen before now. “I normally read situations and I say my own. Everything I have predicted in the last five years have always come to pass. I have made it clear and it is resounding now”, he said. [READ ALSO] FG Declares Monday Nov 11 As Public Holiday On the options available before Osinbajo, Ozekhome said he can either fight the cabal like a man or quietly resign [Read]

Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Tinubu, Abiodun, others grace installation of Adebutu as Odole-Odua

FOUNDER of Premier Lotto, Chief Adebutu Kesington, was onn Saturday installed as the Odole-Oodua by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. The first installation rite was done for him by the Owa Eredumi of Ife, Omiwenu Odeyele, at the Oranmiyan shrine known as Igbo Eede. In attendance were the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Governors of Osun, Ogun and Lagos States, Gboyega Oyetola, Dapo Abiodun and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Minister for Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and prominent traditional rulers among others. Adebutu’s wives, Caroline and Amina, were also conferred with the title of Yeyemode and Yeyerewa Oodua respectively [Read]

BUDGET 2020: Buhari, Osinbajo to spend N3.3bn on foreign, local trips

  President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will spend a total of N3.327bn on foreign and local trips in 2020. The figure is contained in the details of the 2020 Appropriation Bill that Buhari presented to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday. The item was tagged Travel and Transport (General) under State House (President) and State House (Vice-President). In the 2019 Budget, a total of N1.3bn was allocated for the foreign and local trips of the President and the Vice-President. While N1bn was allocated to the President, N301.03m was allocated to the Vice-President. [READ ALSO] Buhari Presents N10.73 trillion 2020 Budget To NASS, Pegs Oil Benchmark [Read]

Uncontrollable Laughter as Osinbajo says ‘gbe bodi e’ inside Aso Rock

ABUJA – The audience could not stop laughing as Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo showed that he is up to date with developments in the entertainment sector. At a dinner organised to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary, the VP displayed his knowledge of contemporary dance steps in the country. Naming them one by one at the event which held at Aso Rock, Nigeria’s number two citizen sent the audience into gales of laughter and applause. “One of the attributes of the Nigerian people is the uniquely confident way we stand out- what many call the Nigerian swag,” he said. “With dance, whether it is Skelewu, Shakitibobo, Shaku-Shaku or Zanku, every Nigerian can [Read]

Buhari will not seek third term – Presidency

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari will not, under any circumstance, seek a third term in office, his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said on Tuesday. Mr Shehu said he was reacting to “internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary.” Nigerian law only allows a maximum two terms of four years each for presidents, vice presidents, governors and deputy governors. An effort to amend the constitution to allow for a third term for ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo failed while he was in office. The move was condemned by most Nigerians and eventually rejected by the National Assembly. Mr Shehu, in his statement, said Mr Buhari “will not be a candidate” in the 2023 presidential election [Read]

Police arrest, detain organiser of ‘Osinbajo For 2023’ Presidential campaign in Ondo

AKURE – Organiser and Co-ordinator of a youth group that organised a political rally for Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo in Akure, Bamise Akintomide, has been arrested by the police in Ondo State.  NEWS FLAKES NG learnt that he is currently being detained at the Criminal and Investigation Bureau Department of the Ondo State Police Command headquarters in Akure, the capital. Akintomide was picked up for organising a rally in support of the Vice President. A source with knowledge of the incident said; “He (Akintomide) was arrested by the police. I cannot really say if he was directly picked up or invited for questioning. But I can confirm to you [Read]

N90bn allegation: Pastor Tunde Bakare reveals new prophesies about Osinbajo

Senior pastor of Later Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has on Sunday, September 29, revealed new prophecies about Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Bakare predicted that Osinbajo will overcome his ordeals and present predicaments. He said: “Vice President Osinbajo will have the last laugh. You think I am stupid? Except he has violated his oath,” The Nation reports. The cleric’s position was in reaction to allegations that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) supported Osinbajo with N90 billion during his 2019 election campaigns. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that in an earlier post, Legit.ng reported that Tunde Bakare had denied granting any interview on the issues involving Osinbajo. The senior pastor said the [Read]

I’m not under any constitutional obligation to hand over to Osinbajo – Buhari

ABUJA – Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said that there was no Nigerian Constitutional requirement for him to hand over to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo when he travelled to the United Kingdom on a private visit from April 25 to May 5, 2019. Buhari said that he decided not to hand over power to Yemi Osinbajo when he travelled to the United Kingdom because there was no constitutional requirement for him to do so. The President further stated that the only time he needs to hand over to Osinbajo is when he is proceeding on leave or going to be out of the country for more than 21 days. [Read]

N90bn ALLEGATION: CAN declares Osinbajo innocent, says ‘the church will fight for him’

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared that the allegation of N90 billion levelled against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was baseless. A former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, had alleged that Osinbajo collected N90 billion from the Federal Inland Revenue (FIRS) to fund the 2019 election. National President of CAN, Rev. Supo Ayokunle, and other members on Friday visited Osinbajo over the N90 billion allegation to pray with him. [READ ALSO] N90bn Scandal: ‘Stop Threatening Media Houses, Sue Me’ — Timi Frank To Osinbajo Ayokunle spoke with journalists at the Christian Ecumenical Centre where he held a meeting with top members of CAN, saying that Osinbajo [Read]

It is unfortunate that Osinbajo has been reduced to “VP Academics” by Gov Ganduje’s aide – PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Thursday September 26, reacted to the ‘VP Academics’ title given to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo by Salihu Tanko Yakasai a.k.a Dawisu, an aide to Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Ganduje’s media aide mocked the Vice President while responding to a tweet on if everyone in Nigeria is in New York for UN Assembly. Joining other Nigerians to react to the tweet, Ologbondiyan said Yemi Osinbajo deserves the VP Academics title for aiding and abating tyranny. “It is most unfortunate that the highly exalted seat of the VP has been reduced to “VP Academics”, but then, that’s what you get [Read]

N90bn Scandal: ‘Stop Threatening Media Houses, Sue Me’ – Timi Frank To Osinbajo

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has challenged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to sue him instead of threatening Media Houses over his latest revelation of N90 billion used for the last general elections. Frank said he was anxiously waiting to receive court summon from the Vice President, assuring that such move will afford Nigerians and the international community opportunity to hear more about the activities of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) pastor (Osinbajo). He also asked Osinbajo to resign as VP to give room for a thorough investigation and unbiased prosecution in court, saying “this is [Read]

90bn Allegation: Osinbajo Vows To Face Trial, Waive Immunity As VP

ABUJA – Against the backdrop of 90bn collected from the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has declared that he’s ready to waive his constitutional immunity and face trail in court. He said this will “enable the most robust adjudication” of several baseless allegations, insinuation and falsehoods against his person and office. Prof. Osinbajo made this declaration in a tweet he personally authored on Wednesday, September 25th. Below is the full text of his tweet: “In the past few days, a spate of reckless and malicious falsehoods have been peddled in the media against me by a group of malicious individuals. “The defamatory and misleading assertions invented [Read]

Former APC Chieftain Labels Osinbajo, Chairman Of ‘Yahoo’ Boys

  LAGOS  – A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has said the ongoing travails of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is allegedly due to corruption which has nothing to do with 2023 politics. Frank revealed through a statement on Monday in Abuja that he has reliable information from his sources in the presidency to the effect that Osinbajo’s travail has nothing to do with 2023 but alleged mismanagement of about N90 billion Naira released by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to prosecute the last general elections in favour of the APC. Frank said: “The presidency discovered how Osinbajo allegedly [Read]