Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Buhari: Ondo poll tested APC’s unity, but we emerged victorious

Buhari: Ondo poll tested APC’s unity, but we emerged victorious

President Muhammadu Buhari says Saturday’s Ondo governorship election tested the unity of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Crisis had brewed in the APC after Rotimi Akeredolu, governor-elect, emerged the party’s candidate, defeating Segun Abraham, Bola Tinubu’s preferred candidate in a primary election.Tinubu had accused John Oyegun, APC national chairman, of manipulating the election and of threatening the democracy of the party.He [...]

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    Tinubu: Gbadamosi died when we needed him most

Tinubu: Gbadamosi died when we needed him most

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, has described the death of Rasheed Gbadamosi, former minister of national planning, as a loss to the country.Tinubu said the elder statesman died at a time when his "wealth of experience was needed for nation-building"He said Gbadamosi was a "true Lagosian", and that the state is very proud of his achievements."I mourn the [...]

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    Okorocha: APC not jittery over Ondo election — but we are worried

Okorocha: APC not jittery over Ondo election — but we are worried

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is concerned about its fortunes in the upcoming governorship election of Ondo state.Okorocha, who's the chairman of Progressives Governors Forum, also said the ruling party is unhappy with the loss of some "illustrious members".Speaking with journalists in Akure on Tuesday, he said Rotimi Akeredolu, APC gubernatorial candidate, has the [...]

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    Nobody can bully you out of office, Okorocha tells Oyegun

Nobody can bully you out of office, Okorocha tells Oyegun

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor and chairman of the progressives governors forum says "no one can bully" the All Progressives Congress (APC) national working committee (NWC) led by John Oyegun out of office.Speaking to journalists at the party's national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday, Okorocha said the party would have to be restructured to make it stronger."You may recall that [...]

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    Akeredolu: Tinubu has accepted Ondo primary and moved on

Akeredolu: Tinubu has accepted Ondo primary and moved on

Rotimi Akeredolu, governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 26 Ondo election, says his rift with Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party, is over.Tinubu had criticised the process through which Akeredolu got the party’s ticket, and had rejected his candidature.But speaking with state house correspondents after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, the politician said [...]

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    Osinbajo: ‘Someone somewhere’ recommended me to be vice president

Osinbajo: ‘Someone somewhere’ recommended me to be vice president

Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo has given a hint of how he became President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate, saying “somebody somewhere” recommended him for the position.In his book, ‘Muhammadu Buhari: Challenges of Leadership,’ John Paden, Buhari’s authorised biographer, claimed that the president chose Osinbajo as his partner in the 2015 presidential election despite pressure from Bola Tinubu, who wanted the position.Tunji Bello, secretary [...]

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    Tinubu: Buhari won’t rest until all Chibok girls are set free

Tinubu: Buhari won’t rest until all Chibok girls are set free

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All progressives Congress (APC), says he is sure that President Muhammadu Buhari will not rest on his oars until all the Chibok girls in captivity have been rescued.Tinubu was responding to Thursday's release of 21 of the abducted girls, a news he described as a "delightful relief".Congratulating Buhari for his steadfastness and the military [...]

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    Interesting times are here

Interesting times are here

Around July, a friend told me that later this year, a book on President Muhammadu Buhari would be published and it will contain some ‘revelations’. Since he is not resident in Nigeria, I probed him further on his source of information and he merely said he would not tell me. He added, however, that the book would define Buhari’s relationship [...]

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    Olanipekun: There was no Nigerian that Jonathan’s govt feared more than Tinubu

Olanipekun: There was no Nigerian that Jonathan’s govt feared more than Tinubu

Wole Olanipekun, former pro-chancellor of the University of Ibadan and former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says there was no Nigerian that former president Goodluck Jonathan's government feared more than Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Olanipekun said this when asked by Punch in an interview to explain how he managed to represent clients from [...]

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    After meeting Buhari, Oyegun accuses Tinubu of making reckless statements

After meeting Buhari, Oyegun accuses Tinubu of making reckless statements

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, of making reckless statements against him.Oyegun's statement comes less than 72 hours after he held a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock.The outcome of the Ondo state primary election had sparked off a disagreement between Tinubu and Oyegun.Tinubu [...]

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    Fayose: APC’s humiliation of Tinubu is dishonour to Yoruba race

Fayose: APC’s humiliation of Tinubu is dishonour to Yoruba race

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has condemned "the continuous dishonourable treatment being meted out" to Bola Tinubu by the All Progressives Congress (APC).Despite saying he would "never" join APC, Fayose, a staunch member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said "the humiliation of Tinubu is as good as humiliation of the Yoruba race".Fayose was specifically referring to the content of the book, 'Muhammadu [...]

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    Tunji Bello: Forget the half-truth in Buhari’s book, I know how Tinubu picked Osinbajo

Tunji Bello: Forget the half-truth in Buhari’s book, I know how Tinubu picked Osinbajo

Tunji Bello, secretary to the Lagos state government, says some portions in the book written in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari contain “half-truths”.The book, a biography entitled: ‘Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of leadership in Nigeria’, was authored by John Paden, a professor.Paden had punctured the widespread belief that Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, influenced the emergence of Yemi [...]

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    Tinubu-Oyegun feud healthy for APC, says deputy house whip

Tinubu-Oyegun feud healthy for APC, says deputy house whip

Pally Iriase, deputy whip of the house of representatives, says the "feud" between John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Bola Tinubu, national leader, is healthy for the party.Speaking on Thursday while fielding questions from journalists on his party's victory in Edo state, Iriase explained that not all disagreements within the party will destroy it.He urged Nigerians to look for [...]

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    EXTRA: Yahaya Bello crouches for Tinubu

EXTRA: Yahaya Bello crouches for Tinubu

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, crouched before Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos, at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja on Monday.Both men were guests at the launch of ‘Muhammadu Buhari, the Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria’, a book authored by John Paden, a professor.The book chronicled the struggles, and the career of the president until May 29, 2016, [...]

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    Tinubu, Oyegun shake hands but avoid each other at Buhari’s book launch

Tinubu, Oyegun shake hands but avoid each other at Buhari’s book launch

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, and John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), set aside their differences on Tuesday and shook hands during the launch of a book written in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari.But as the event, which held at the International Conference Center (ICC), Abuja, progressed, dignitaries, including Oyegun and Tinubu, who sat [...]

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    Tinubu: Buhari now slow but steady in his approach to governance

Tinubu: Buhari now slow but steady in his approach to governance

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari is “slow but steady” in his approach to governance "now that he is older and given his experience".Tinubu was speaking on Monday during the launch of a book — 'Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria', written by John Paden, a professor of international studies — at [...]

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