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    PHOTOS: Protesters demand arrest of Tinubu over 2019 election eve ‘bullion vans’

PHOTOS: Protesters demand arrest of Tinubu over 2019 election eve ‘bullion vans’

Some protesters took to the streets of Abuja on Tuesday to demand the arrest of Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), over two bullion vans believed to be conveying cash seen at his residence on the eve of the 2019 general election. In February, 2019, viral pictures on social media showed the two bullion vans being driven [...]

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    ‘Oshiomhole made mistakes, NWC was like a fight club’ — 7 things Tinubu said on APC crisis

‘Oshiomhole made mistakes, NWC was like a fight club’ — 7 things Tinubu said on APC crisis

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has finally opened up on the ouster of Adams Oshiomhole, the party's former national chairman and his loyalist. In a 1858-word statement on Saturday, Tinubu detailed how the crisis which saw the dissolution of the party's national working committee (NWC) could have been averted. He admitted there were mistakes which Oshiomhole must [...]

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    ‘He was more than a political associate’ — Tinubu mourns late senator

‘He was more than a political associate’ — Tinubu mourns late senator

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Adebayo Osinowo, senator representing Lagos east senatorial district, was more than a political associate. Osinowo, known as “Pepperito” in political circles, died of an undisclosed ailment on Monday.  In a tribute, Tinubu said the late lawmaker worked hard to make Lagos a better place.  “The sudden, unexpected passing of Senator Bayo Osinowo has [...]

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    ‘Oshiomhole has murdered democracy’ — APC chieftains ask Tinubu to save party

‘Oshiomhole has murdered democracy’ — APC chieftains ask Tinubu to save party

Twelve chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) say Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman, has "murdered" democracy in the party. In a statement on Thursday, the founding members of the APC, said Oshiomhole’s recent actions as regards the forthcoming election in Edo state contravene the party's constitution. They said Oshiomhole did not have the power to give Osagie Ize-Iyamu, an Edo governorship aspirant, [...]

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    INSIDE STORY: Why Tinubu decided to clip Aregbesola’s wings

INSIDE STORY: Why Tinubu decided to clip Aregbesola’s wings

They were like David and Jonathan -- but their friends and associates may have to brace up to save the day so that they do not end up as Cain and Abel. On Tuesday, Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), disbanded all political groups within the party in Lagos state "to bring about discipline". Two weeks ago, Rauf Aregbesola, [...]

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    Tinubu: Disbandment of APC political groups not targeted at Aregbesola

Tinubu: Disbandment of APC political groups not targeted at Aregbesola

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the disbandment of all political groups within the party in Lagos is to instill discipline. The Mandate Group and the Justice Forum, the two most powerful groups, will no longer exist, according to a communique issued by the party leaders in the state after a meeting on Tuesday. The leadership of [...]

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    ‘I rise in solidarity with women’ — Tinubu demands justice for student who died after rape

‘I rise in solidarity with women’ — Tinubu demands justice for student who died after rape

The deaths of Nigerian females have triggered protests on social media as Nigerians called for justice over the killings. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Tinubu also condemned the killings, saying such violence is inexcusable. He said the incidents are parts of the "pain, hurt and stigma of gender-based violence and abuse" suffered by Nigerian women and young girls. Tinubu, a former [...]

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    Tinubu mourns death of ‘most trusted’ aide in moving tribute

Tinubu mourns death of ‘most trusted’ aide in moving tribute

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has described Lateef Raheem, his late chief security officer, as a professional who dedicated his life to the job. Raheem died of complications related to high blood pressure and diabetes on Friday. In a tribute, Tinubu said he met Raheem in 1999 as a police corporal who was attached to [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Tinubu, aides run tests for COVID-19 after CSO’s death

EXCLUSIVE: Tinubu, aides run tests for COVID-19 after CSO’s death

As a precaution, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and his personal aides were on Saturday tested for the coronavirus following the death of his chief security officer (CSO), TheCable understands. Lateef Raheem, 51, died in the early hours of Friday after falling ill on Monday, but he had a history of high blood pressure [...]

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    Tinubu loses ‘most trusted’ aide after brief illness

Tinubu loses ‘most trusted’ aide after brief illness

Lati Raheem, chief security officer to Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is dead. He was the most trusted aide of Tinubu, insiders told TheCable. "He was sick briefly and was hospitalised. He had high blood pressure and diabetes. He died in early hours of Friday," the source said. Raheem had been on Tinubu's team for over 20 [...]

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    Economic policy: Coronavirus economic stimulus program

Economic policy: Coronavirus economic stimulus program

The coronavirus has changed the modern world with a velocity unforetold. To protect their populations, nations have taken unprecedented steps in closing down cities, halting socio-economic activities and quarantining vast numbers of people. Given the lethality of the disease, public health measures have been prudential. If such action were not taken, the toll of this pandemic might rival the 1958 [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: I never described Buhari as a religious bigot, says Tinubu

FAKE NEWS ALERT: I never described Buhari as a religious bigot, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is not responsible for a viral quote describing President Muhammadu Buhari as a religious bigot and an agent of destabilisation. According to the content being shared across social media platforms, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, allegedly described Buhari as "an agent of destabilization, ethnic bigot, and religious [...]

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    Tinubu: Buhari has the courage to resist third term temptation

Tinubu: Buhari has the courage to resist third term temptation

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says though politics is intoxicating, President Muhammadu Buhari has the courage to resist the temptation of a third term in office. While addressing state house correspondents after meeting the president, Tinubu said Buhari's New Year message resonated well with Nigerians as he showed his concern about the security and economic challenges [...]

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    Paul Ibe speaks on Atiku’s meeting with Tinubu 

Paul Ibe speaks on Atiku’s meeting with Tinubu 

Paul Ibe, spokesman of Atiku Abubakar, says he does not know what his principal discussed with Bola Tinubu when the two met on Saturday.  Atiku, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, had a brief meeting with Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) when they met at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in [...]

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    ‘Next question!’ — Magu snubs inquiry on Tinubu bullion van petition

‘Next question!’ — Magu snubs inquiry on Tinubu bullion van petition

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), snubbed a question on the petition against Bola Tinubu over alleged cash-laden bullion vans linked to him. Tinubu is the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In February, viral pictures on social media showed two bullion vans being driven into Tinubu’s Bourdillon residence in Lagos on the eve [...]

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    ‘You’ll not go without vomitting what you’ve stolen’ — Bakare sends cryptic jab to  Bourdillon

‘You’ll not go without vomitting what you’ve stolen’ — Bakare sends cryptic jab to Bourdillon

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), has sent a cryptic message to Bourdillon, saying he who stole will vomit all he has stolen before he goes.  Speaking during a sermon at the Latter Rain Assembly on Sunday, Bakare said the people are praising the one who stole from them, and regarding him as a generous man. The fiery [...]

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