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Presidency Denies Relegating Osinbajo Office

The Nigerian government has defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s signing of the Deep Offshore (amendment) Bill in London while on a private trip, an action that has been viewed as undermining the office of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. Galaxy’s Godfrey Eshiemoghie reports that the action that has been deemed illegal in some quarters is the failure of Buhari to have communicated to the Senate his planned trip to Saudi Arabia and the UK, an action that makes his duties be officially transferred to Osinbajo, as required by Section 145 of the Nigerian Constitution. Addressing Senate Correspondents Wednesday, the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters [Senate], Babajide Omoworare said Muhammadu can work from any part of the world.