Full Text Of Speech By H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Ag. President On Nigeria’s Democracy Day Celebration

DEMOCRACY DAY SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, COMMEMORATING THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION, MAY 29, 2017 

Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation. 

  1. Today marks the second anniversary of our assumption of office. We must thank the Almighty God not only for preserving our lives to celebrate this second anniversary, but for giving us hope, strength and confidence as we faced the  challenges of the past two years. 
  2. Our administration outlined three specific areas for our immediate intervention on assumption of office: these were Security, Corruption and the Economy. In the Northeast of our country,  the terrorist group Boko Haram openly challenged the sovereignty and continued existence of the state, killing, maiming, and . . . read more 
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Ease of Doing Business: FG Organizes Hackathon…N1.5m To Be Won

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The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) on Tuesday opened registration for the first edition of #PEBECHack, a series of Hackathons designed to solve problems at the intersection of government processes and regulations, and the ease of doing business in Nigeria.

The Council after its monthly meeting at the State House agreed to bring together various teams to compete on developing a tool that will promote accountability, performance tracking and transparency among key Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) crucial to the success of Nigeria’s Ease of Doing Business, at the first #PEBECHack.

“The competing teams would develop a service management solution that will allow citizens monitor, provide feedback, report, make complaints, and ‘blow-a-whistle’ about…read more

Child Rights: @ToyinSaraki Urges Nigeria’s Implementation Of Child Protection Policies, Calls On G7 Leaders To Protect The Rights Of Displaced Children

As Nigeria commemorated Children’s Day across the nation, coinciding with the meeting of G7 Heads of Government in Sicily, Italy, Toyin Saraki, Wife of the President of the Senate and Founder, Wellbeing Foundation Africa has urged federal and state governments and stake holders to strengthen and scale-up the implementation of child protection policies across Nigeria, stressing the key functions and capacities of Child Protection Networks in the 36 States of the Federation.

Charting a progress timeline of Child Rights legislation and implementation across Nigeria, Mrs Saraki stated,

“7 years ago, in May 2010. . . read more

Double PVC Registration: Kogi Disowns Safiya Musa’s Claim of Yahaya Bello’s Admission

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Our attention has been drawn to an unsolicited and derogatory publication doing the round and allegedly circulated by one Safiya Musa to the effect that the Executive Governor of Kogi State has admitted committing double PVC registration.
We crave the understanding of the public to the fact that the said Safiya Musa was not speaking on behalf of the Governor of Kogi State.
Safiya Musa is not a. . . read more

Flash: Hosni Mubarak Freed after 6 Years in Detention

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was freed on Friday after six years in detention, his lawyer said.

The 88-year-old was cleared of the final murder charges against him this month, after facing trial in a litany of cases ranging from corruption to the killing of protesters whose 18-day revolt stunned the world and ended his 30-year rule.

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Mubarak was accused of inciting the deaths of protesters during the 18-day revolt, in which about 850 people were killed as police clashed with demonstrators.

He was sentenced to life in 2012 in the case, but an appeal court ordered a retrial which dismissed the charges two years later.

President Buhari Thanks Britain for Supporting Fight Against Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed appreciation  to the British Government “for the very effective materials and logistical support to Nigeria” in the fight against Boko Haram.
According to the President, in spite of “isolated attacks against soft targets,” the British assistance helped in flushing “Boko Haram out of their hide-out base and severely degraded their capacity to mount a serious attack on Nigerian assets.”
President Buhari’s appreciation was contained in a formal letter he wrote to the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on behalf of the people of Nigeria to express “my heartfelt condolences to the injured and families of the dead” in Wednesday’s terrorist attack in London.  
He said the horrid incident “underscores the threat we all live under,” adding that, “terrorism has no borders and no season.”

Let’s Use Opportunity of Leadership to Alter Nigeria for Good – VP Osinbajo to Political Leaders