Official Result: Yemi Osinbanjo Outclassed Peter Obi in VP debate

The vice president of the People’s Democratic Party, Mr.  Peter Obi has believed to have distorted facts on the night.
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has shown a gulf of class between him and other Vice Presidential candidates when he blew his compatriots away with his insight on constitutional, economic, security and social development issues.

Osinbajo who is seeking reelection in office alongside incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, riveted his class as the best Vice President in Nigeria’s history.

Osinbajo a proficient orator and inarguably Nigeria’s favourite Vice President proved that he was no fluke as he displayed his dexterity, aura and finesse at the Vice Presidential debate which held at the Transcorp Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

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The debate organized by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) had four other Vice Presidential candidates in attendance, Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ganiyu Galadima of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN); Khadija Abdullahi-Iya of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) and Umma Getso of Young Progressive Party (YPP).

Stating categorically how the ruling government will take Nigerians to the next level when re-elected, Osinbajo noted that the government will continue to build on infrastructure and human capital development.

“What we intend to do is to build on what we are doing and that is why we are talking of the Next Level. We have moved 24 places up on the Ease of Doing Business,” the Vice President said at the debate.

“We need to improve power transmission, we need to improve our rail and road infrastructure to boost our economy, the Vice President explained.

He also stated that, “foreign Investment will come when we create an environment for local industries. We are also looking at the taxation regime and will continue to ensure that small and medium businesses continue to thrive.”

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He however drew the biggest cheer of the debate when he replied Peter Obi, the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP insinuated that the ruling All Progressives Congress had left its shop and was chasing thieves.

In response, Prof Osinbajo said, “If you allow criminals to steal all the inventories in the shop, there will be no shop. That’s the problem and the World Bank said that corruption is the major impediment to Nigeria’s development.

Speaking on power, Osinbajo said, “I think the common denominator between the two countries you mentioned is the strong infrastructure,” the VP said referring to the mention of China and South Africa, adding that,

While under President Buhari, power generation capacity has climbed up to a high of 7,000 MW, the Vice President pointed out that “Our nation in the past 16 years has suffered a major infrastructure deficit. So, we don’t have rails, roads. When we came into power in 2015, power was 4,000MW in 16 years,”

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“So, you need strong infrastructure. No one can argue about it. The second thing is you cannot have a strong economy if you allow the type of grand corruption that has taken place in Nigeria in the last 16 years.”

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the PDP was observed by many, especially on social media, to have been economical with some of the data he churned out. He had claimed that Nigeria had over 2 million cars, however checks from data released by the National Bureau of Statistics show that in the third quarter of 2017 alone, there were over 11.5 Million cars in the country.

Social media users took on this issue and have made posts calling out the Vice Presidential Candidate.

After the two hour, 30 minutes debate, the Vice Presidential candidates were awarded certificates of participation after which they took a group photograph

2019: Nigerians Reactions to VP Debate Will Surprise You (Obi Vs Osinbajo)

There’s always going to be divided opinions to trail events like the one of Friday night, where Vice Presidential candidates of selected parties went head to head in a debate. 
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Obi happened have edged others, based on the reactions of Nigerians

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Obi appears the most favoured speaker in the Vice-Presidential debate on Friday.
In many Twitter posts, Obi seem to stand out among four other speakers including Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who argues that subsidy on the importation of petroleum products should be retained.

An intense argument between the contesters focused on the impact subsidization has had on the nation.

Obi’s comments during the debate receives more positive reactions compared to others.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has also hailed the performance of its Vice Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, at the Vice Presidential debate on Friday.
The party said Obi amply displayed an unprecedented understanding of the dynamics of the critical sectors of our economy with practical solutions to the myriad of problems as against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who dwelt on false performance claims and displayed scanty understanding of economic issues.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement yesterday said that Obi’s spontaneous presentation of solutions on critical sectors including education, health, energy, power and security among others, showed PDP’s unparalleled preparedness to take over the reign of government, in line with the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians. The main opposition party however berated Vice President Osinbajo for not being able to articulate any solution or show what the Buhari administration intends to do differently, if re-elected but rather dwelt on lame excuses, blame games and playing to the gallery.

Ologbondiyan said, “This debate has further exposed the humongous corruption in the Buhari Presidency, as Vice President Osinbajo could not provide answers to the exposed N8 trillion sleazes in the fuel subsidy regime under the Buhari administration.”
The party further faulted Prof. Osinbajo’s attempt to brand the PDP as corrupt, saying all records and statistics show that corruption escalated under President Buhari and that his administration ranks as the most corrupt in the history of our nation.

The PDP stated that Osinbajo and the Buhari administration lack every moral standing to speak on social welfare when the Vice President is yet to explain the whereabouts of the N33 billion meant for the provision of food and other items for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) suffering in the North-east.

Osinbajo Makes Big Revelation About Nigeria Economy

Nigeria’s vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo has made some revelation concerning the economy of the country.

Osinbajo, the running mate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, said the APC led federal government was consulting with key stakeholders before signing the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Osinbajo stated this on Friday in Abuja while answering questions at the 2019 Presidential election debate organised by the Nigerian Election Debates Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) for the vice president.

He said what the APC government was doing was to ensure that all loopholes that would make the agreement have negative impacts on the country were blocked before signing it.

Osinbajo said that though the agreement was important, the chief fear about it was the Possibility of transshipment, saying for example China can ship its goods to Benin Republic and import to Nigeria under a free trade agreement.

“So we can have a situation where local industry is killed just by the mere fact that we signed on to this without ensuring that all of the loopholes have been blocked.  So we are in the process of ensuring that all of the loopholes are blocked.

Osinbajo said that the key stakeholders in the private sector including Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and other business bodies were against the agreement but government was consulting with them.

“We are a private sector driven economy.  We cannot say because we are involved in the process, we should just go ahead and sign it.

“It is our duty as a responsible government to make sure that we take into account all of the different issues that are involved before we sign.

“There is no need for hurrying into signing the agreement. We must make sure we cover all our basis before we sign.”

On his part, the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential (PDP) Candidate running mate, Mr Peter Obi said there was nothing to fear about signing the policy if necessary, things had been put in place.

Obi said it was going to be win-win for Nigeria if the agreement is signed, saying there is no way the country could be part of preparing the policy and back out at the signing stage.

He said that Nigeria has the market, the population and everything it takes to benefit from the trade agreement and not just depending on oil for foreign exchange earnings.

“If we sign it today it is going to be a win-win for us. Other countries that don’t have oil, are deriving their foreign exchange earnings from manufacturing.

“You have to look into the agreement fix those things we are not doing well here, put them in place and sign that agreement because it is going to be a win-win for us.”

He was of the view that consultation should not be now but when the agreement was being formulated.

However, Osinbajo reminded Obi that negotiations for the trade agreement began in the PDP era and they also ought to have done a lot of consultation.

The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Alliance for New Nigerian (ANN), Kadijat Abdullahi-Iya, agreed that the country must study the impact of the trade agreement on the Nigerian economy before signing.

“We have to look at how the agreement affects the common man on the streets, how many employments it creates.

“We have to look at how it will boost the industries, we are looking at diversification, how will it affect our Gross Domestic Products (GDP). These are the things we must look into.

The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) Ganiyu Galadima, commended the Federal Government for not signing the agreement because many thing were not working well in the Nigerian economy.

“Any agreement that we sign that will turn Nigeria into dumping ground for goods from other countries and cripple our local industries will not be in the interest of the country.’’

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“I think the proper thing for the government is to put signing of the agreement on hold until the economy of the country improved and manufacturing industry is revived.”

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Umma Getso also said that signing the agreement with the current situation of the country would not be a wise decision.

Getso said the trade agreement would be favourable to Nigeria when the country was strong in terms of production and not when it was importing goods.

2019 DEBATE!!! Yemi Osinbajo Hides In Shame, As PDP’s Peter Obi Destroys APC With Powerful Facts And Figures

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi, has said that Nigeria lost four million jobs in a six-month period, while China created 10 million jobs.

 

 

Obi, who said this at the ongoing Vice Presidential debate, at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, which was monitored by Post-Nigeria, knocked the current administration, for failing in counter-terrorism, education, and job creation.

 

He said: “On the issue of unemployment, which is worsening, we can see that millions of our children are out of School. You can see from a study that there is a straight link between SMEs and growing your economy, and we are not supporting our own SMEs very well.

 

 

“If you look at what China has been able to do with SMEs, SMEs in China is contributing to 60 percent of their GDP. And 60 percent of China’s GDP is 7.2 trillion dollars, which is 18 percent of Nigeria’s GDP.

 

“China today, using the same SMEs, is guaranteeing 10 million jobs annually. Half of this year alone, China has produced 7.2 million jobs, which is over 40 percent of their target. Within the same period, Nigeria lost four million jobs.”

 

 

According to the former Anambra State Governor, Nigeria needs to rejig its policies and have a better focus on how it can create jobs.

 

He added that as long as Nigeria does not create jobs, with the number of unemployed youths in their productive age, Nigeria might go into crisis.

 

Obi continued: “That is why we have issues of insecurity, instability and all sorts of things we are witnessing today. We now live in a country where we have the highest number of poor people in any nation – 87 million and growing six percent every minute.

THE GAME IS ON!! Osinbajo to tackle Obi in the battle of the Vice Presidents

The Vice Presidential debate for the 2019 general election is scheduled to hold today, Friday 14th of December. With both the candidates of the APC and the PDP scheduled to lock horns.

The vice-presidential debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) will hold today in Abuja. The debate is scheduled to hold by 7:00 p.m at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel. It will be transmitted live on all BON member stations and its affiliates and streamed live on all social media platforms. The presidential debate will also hold at the same venue on Saturday, January 19, 2018.

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The debate offers the platform for the vice presidential candidates to reveal to Nigerians their plans for the country as the nation prepares for the general elections next year. Political parties that will be taking part in the debate are the Allied Congress Party Of Nigeria (ACPN), the Alliance For New Nigeria (ANN), All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and The Young Progressive Party (YPP).

NEDG had earlier on Thursday explained how five political parties were selected to participate in the presidential and vice-presidential debates. NEDG Executive Secretary, Eddie Emesiri explained that the parties for the debate were picked through an independently administered multi-stage process. The statement was issued in reaction to the criticism triggered by the number of political parties selected by the group and BON, organisers of the debates.

Read the full statement below:

Further to our earlier announcement of participating parties for the Presidential Debates, the organising partners of the Debates hereby reiterate the transparency and independence of the selection process that resulted in the five participating political parties. Firstly, we would like to state that the Presidential Debates are organised by a partnership of the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), a broad coalition of over 100 public and private broadcasters in Nigeria with coverage of terrestrial radio, television, direct-to-home, digital terrestrial television and multimedia distribution system. The members of BON are responsible for over 250 radio and TV stations across Nigeria.

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The choice of participating parties for the debate was made through an independently administered multi-stage process. The first stage was an independent online poll and the second involved the distribution of survey questionnaires per state, to professionals, artisans, students, etc; respondents were within the voting age and spread across urban, semi-urban and rural classifications. The third stage was to take an aggregate of the stage result and extend invitations to the top 5 parties for the debate. Following our disclosure of the participating parties earlier in the week, our attention has been drawn to some reactions in the public space over the decision to limit the participation to five parties and exclusion of some party flag bearers from the debate. Considering the vast number of contending parties, the decision to limit to five parties was taken at the beginning of our process to ensure ease of management for the debates. All the stages of the selection process were focused on political parties, taking into consideration the importance of national spread and diversity. Focus was not on specific individuals or candidates.

We wish to emphatically state that the NEDG and BON were not influenced or induced by anyone to include or exclude any political party from the debate. We understand the disappointment of some political parties who would have wished to see their candidates share their visions for the country at the Debates. However, Nigerians have spoken through the multi-stage process and we urge all Nigerians to respect their choice as we abide by the outcome of the independent party selection process.

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The Vice-Presidential Debate and the Presidential Debate are scheduled for Friday, December 14, 2018, and Saturday, January 19, 2019, respectively.

Eddie Emesiri

Executive Secretary

Nigeria Election Debate Group

Dateline: Abuja, December 12, 2018

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See what happened during presidential Christmas Carol with VP Yemi Osinbajo, Yakubu Gowon and Adeboye in attendance

When we think of Christmas, there are many things that might spring to mind, like delicious food, opening presents and feeling very chilly. One thing that many people look forward to is singing Christmas carols.
But why do we sing them and where did they come from?

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Head of State Yakubu Gowon and Pastor Enoch Adeboye, set aglow, the presidential Christmas Carol held at the State House Banquet Hall in Abuja. Aside Adeboye, the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, many state governors attended the Carol. The Carol tagged “Christmas Praise Concert”, was also attended by Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha.

 

After Jesus was born and his teachings began to spread to many parts of the world, his followers wanted to encourage everyone to become Christian.But they didn’t really approve of all of this noisy winter partying. They wanted everyone to celebrate the Christian message properly by singing about the birth of Jesus, so they put new Christian words to the old favourite songs.

 

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The first Bible reading taken from Luke 2:18 –18, was read by Mrs Victoria Gowon, wife of the former Head of State, Gowon, while the second reading taken from Isaiah 7:14–15, 9:6–7, was read by Gov. Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State. The Gospel lesson taken from Luke 2: 1–7, was read by SGF, Mustapha. In his Christmas message, Adeboye thanked God for peace in Nigeria and prayed God to continue to protect the nation and bring lasting peace to it. He prayed for God’s mercy on the nation and committed the 2019 general elections into God’s hands.

 

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In a special intercession, Pastor Seyi Malomo, Chaplain, State House Chapel, prayed for Nigeria and its leaders especially, President Muhammad Buhari, who would mark his birthday on Dec. 16. The congregation was thrilled by renditions from various choir groups, including Aguda House Choir, Aso Villa Chapel Choir, Aso Villa Chapel Children Choir, Plateau Unity Choir and Praise Chorale, Lagos, among others.

 

 

The idea of celebrating in December with special songs has been around for many hundreds of years – even before Jesus was born.But of course they didn’t call them Christmas carols back then, because Christmas didn’t exist!In Roman times, when it was dark and cold, people used to cheer themselves up with a winter festival called the Saturnalia. It was a long, noisy party, with lots of wild dancing and singing.

 

What;s your idea of christmas carol and whats your favourite christmas song?

Clash of the Titans! Tonight Its Lock Down In Nigeria As Osinbajo Tackles Obi In Presidential Debate

Today, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will represent the All Progressives Congress, APC, as he clashes with Peter Obi of the Peoples democratic Party, PDP, in the presidential debate ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The highly anticipated debate will take place at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.

The time is 7 pm.

The debate is being put together by the Nigerian Election Debate Group, NEDG, and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, BON.

It will be shown live on all BON stations (NTA, Channels TV, AIT, Silverbird TV, etc.).

The debate can also be followed on social media with these hashtags #2019debate, #2019election and on this Twitter page https://twitter.com/NaijaDecides19/with_replies.

The following contestants will be taking part in today’s debate.

Vice Presidential candidates for the debate include:

1) Yemi Osinbajo (APC)

2) Peter Obi (PDP)

3) Umma Getso (YPP)

4) Alhaji Abdulganiyu Galadima (ACPN)

5) Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya (ANN)

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BON chairman, John Momoh, has said that the debate will be streamed live on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Who do you think will perform best in the Vice Presidential Debate? Let us know in the comment section below.

Osinbajo’s Children Kiki & Laolu Complete Their NYSC Programme (Pictures)

The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo‘s children have just completed the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.

“Corper weeeee!!!!!!! Done and dusted!! Nysc ✅
Started this journey with @laoluosinbajo so glad it’s over!!!
The second picture is my mood right now. Lol❤️” she wrote.

Kiki Osinbajo and her brother, Laolu Osinbajo, began serving together and they both just passed out with the latest batch of Corps members.

The end of the service year may offer Kiki more opportunity to focus on strengthening her entrepreneurial skill which is already getting polished in skin care business.

Their father, Oluyemi Oluleke “Yemi” Osinbajo is a Nigerian politician and lawyer who is the current Vice President of Nigeria, in office since 29 May 2015. He is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Professor of Law and until his inauguration as Vice President, a Senior Partner with SimmonsCooper Partners, a commercial law practice.

Yemi Osinbajo SAN, GCON was born into the family of Opeoluwa Osinbajo on 8 March 1957, Creek Hospital, Lagos. Osinbajo is married to Dolapo (née Soyode) Osinbajo, a granddaughter of Obafemi Awolowo. They are blessed with three children- two daughters, Kiki, Kanyinsola and a son, Fiyinfoluwa Osibanjo.

President Muhammadu Buhari wrote a written declaration on May 9 2017 to the president of the senate and house of representatives on his decision to embark on a medical trip, the letter was read on the 9 May 2017 at plenary of both houses, senate and house of representatives respectively. Vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was conferred the acting president during president Buhari’s medical leave.

On 7 August 2018, Osinbajo fired the State Security Service boss, Lawal Daura for illegal invasion of National Assembly by armed and masked operatives of the department. Daura has been replaced with Matthew Seiyefa.

MINIMUM WAGE: BUHARI DRAFTS OSINBAJO TO DEAL WITH GOVERNORS, LABOUR

The National Economic Council meeting took place on Friday in Abuja with governors, Ministers and other influential members of the public in attendance, the meeting was presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and chief among the subject of discussion is the proposed N30,000 minimum wage demanded by the organised labour.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday presided over the extended National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja. The Vice President at the meeting called on state governments to resist playing politics with issues of human capital development.

He asked for more concerted collaboration between states and the federal government and not trade blames to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. He asked the state governments to get the job done through improved data, transparency and accountability.

The NEC meeting according to a statement from the office of the Vice-President is in line with the Buhari administration’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) for inclusive growth human development nationwide.

Governors of all the States of the Federation including the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria are expected to in attendance at the meeting. The meeting also focuses on the Human Capital Development hinged on three main thematic areas; namely health and nutrition, education and labour force participation.

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NEC: Buhari hands over Power to Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will chair an extended National Economic Council meeting scheduled for December 14 (Today) at the Old Banquet Hall, State House.


A statement by the Office of the Vice President, on Thursday in Abuja, said that the extended NEC was in line with the Buhari administration’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan for inclusive growth and human capital development.


It said: “The extended NEC comprising governors of all the states of the federation and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will focus on the Human Capital Development Programme of this administration hinged on investment in the people.


“The Human Capital Development Programme is focused on three main thematic areas– Health and Nutrition, Education and Labour Force Participation.
“The programme has identified seven outcome areas and a considerable number of interventions designed to drive change nationwide.”