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March 23, 2017

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…

Why we’ve not arrested Jonathan – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has responded to calls by some Nigerians for the arrest of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Osinbajo said the Buhari administration does not arrest “anybody, anyhow”. Answering a question at a session in the United States on Friday, on when Mr. Jonathan would be arrested, Mr. Osinbajo said the Buhari administration was not in the business of arresting just anyone any how. He said all that Buhari administration does is to empower the security agencies and the anti-corruption agencies to do their jobs, without the administration trying to teleguide them. He also added that the fight…

I’ll continue to blame my predecessors for Nigeria’s woes – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said despite the criticisms of many, he would continue to blame his predecessors for Nigeria’s woes. He said passing the buck, which people have been frowning at, was important in order for Nigerians to know what went wrong with the country. Buhari spoke at an event tagged, “The Conversation: An evening with creative youths,” held inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The event, attended also by the President’s wife, Aisha; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo; as well as governors and other top government officials, had “Creative youth as drivers…

New Pump Price – More Misery for the Masses

If there is one thing Nigeria needs to get right, it is the petroleum sector. But why on earth has fixing this so important segment continued to elude successive government? Everybody knows that whenever the petroleum sector sneezes, Nigeria catches a cold and so do the people. This is why the current hike in the price of petrol, from the official N86.50 per litre to a whopping N145 has not gone down well with the masses, who are already carrying the burden of a 13 per cent inflation, gross unemployment, insecurity and social decay. Whenever there is an adjustment in…

Cabinet: Right people got right portfolios – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari with the new ministers  after their inauguration at Presidential Villa Abuja on Wednesday President Muhammadu Buhari says in assigning portfolios to ministers, he avoided his predecessors’ mistakes of allocating the wrong portfolios to the right people. President Buhari was speaking at the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday after swearing in the 36 ministers. Buhari said: “I have also been conscious of the need not to repeat such mistakes of the past where the right people were allocated the wrong portfolios, which translated into their performing poorly to our collective detriment…