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March 23, 2017

Imo is Marginalised… Okorocha laments

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, threw politics to the wind, on Tuesday, during a visit by Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and spoke earnestly about the marginalisation of Imo State and south east by the Federal Government. Okorocha, a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC), put his best foot forward on the occasion and surprised many, complaining seriously about the neglect of the South-East and absence of Federal Government projects in the region. He told Prof. Osinbajo that Imo-State, Ndigbo and the South- East had nothing to show for being part of Nigeria, despite their contributions to national growth…

Why food prices are high in Nigeria – Osinbajo

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has explained why prices of food items are high in the country. Osinbajo said one of the reasons was lack of accessible roads in rural areas. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity quoted Osinbajo as making this remark at the Task Force on Food Security constituted by the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday. According to the statement, the meeting, which was presided over by the Ag. President focused on “gaining a full understanding of all factors that contribute to unduly high food prices, especially at urban markets throughout the…

Osinbajo’s silence on Christians’ persecution worrisome

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Monday urged the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to use his position to speak up against what it described as “a sustained persecution of Christians” in Nigeria. This was contained in a statement by the CAN President, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, in which he said Osinbajo’s silence was worrisome, warning that failure to act against the forces trying to silence Christians in the country could be disastrous. Ayokunle, in the statement signed by his Special Assistant (Media and Communication), Pastor Bayo Oladeji, listed the continuous killing of Christians, especially the recent Southern Kaduna massacres, failure…

Nigerians see corrupt politicians as heroes – Osinbajo, ICPC boss

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday regretted that some Nigerians still see politicians who steal from the treasury as heroes. Also, the National Chairman of the   Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, Mr. Ekpo Nta, has said corruption has become a big and lucrative in Nigeria despite the war being waged against the scourge. Osinbajo also noted that many others did not see anything wrong when the politicians involved in stealing the nation’s commonwealth were their kinsmen. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Vice-President spoke while granting audience…