Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tag "Bola Tinubu"

    Ondo primary: I know my supporters are in pain, says Tinubu’s candidate

Ondo primary: I know my supporters are in pain, says Tinubu’s candidate

Olusegun Abraham, the candidate endorsed by Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, in the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo, says he is not unaware of the pains being felt by his supporters.Abraham lost the party’s ticket to Rotimi Akeredolu, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).The aspirant commended the election committee chaired by [...]

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    The history you seek is not in Abuja, Tinubu tells Ondo gov aspirants

The history you seek is not in Abuja, Tinubu tells Ondo gov aspirants

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, wants all those contesting the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Ondo state to know that the key to victory is not in “Abuja or anywhere else for that matter”.The party chieftain advised the aspirants to work towards a common goal, saying they all know what is at stake.He said all those participating [...]

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    Tinubu on Ondo poll: I have the right to choose who I support

Tinubu on Ondo poll: I have the right to choose who I support

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, says he reserves the right to back whoever he likes to emerge as candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ondo state governorship election.A force to reckon with in Nigerian politics, Tinubu played a remarkable role in the emergence of Olusegun Mimiko, outgoing governor of Ondo.He is also known to have [...]

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    Buhari appoints Tinubu’s spokesman as NCC commissioner

Buhari appoints Tinubu’s spokesman as NCC commissioner

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Sunday Dare, spokesman of Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, as the south-west executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement, saying Buhari has sent a request to the senate to confirm the appointments of Dare and other nominees [...]

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    Melaye a disgrace to the senate, says Tinubu’s spokesman

Melaye a disgrace to the senate, says Tinubu’s spokesman

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, is surely not happy with Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district at the national assembly.Reacting to the alleged threat that Melaye issued to Remi, his wife who represents Lagos central senatorial district, Sunday Dare, his spokesman, had described the lawmaker as a “disgrace to the senate” and dared him to carry out the act [...]

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    Tinubu: Nigerians must speak against corruption in high places

Tinubu: Nigerians must speak against corruption in high places

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, has called on Nigerians to speak against financial recklessness and corruption in high places.In a statement to mark the 23rd anniversary of June 12 election, Tinubu said the country’s democracy was sown during the June 12 struggle.He also appealed to Nigerians not to forget patriots “who lost lives and limbs in that epochal [...]

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    Buhari begs national assembly to pass NDDC budget

Buhari begs national assembly to pass NDDC budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the national assembly to pass the statutory budget of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), 2016.The president also urged the lawmakers to consider four other bills which he had sent to them.The bills are: money ‎laundering and prevention bill of 2016‎, bills for acts for domestication of agreements for avoidance of double taxation between Nigeria [...]

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    Tinubu: I can swear Buhari will NOT steal

Tinubu: I can swear Buhari will NOT steal

‎Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he can vouch for President Muhammadu Buhari when it comes to managing Nigeria's funds.Speaking at the headquarters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Friday, Tinubu described Buhari as honest and straightforward.The APC chieftain said that he was at the union's headquarters to appeal to the NLC to shelve [...]

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    Jonathan’s SURE-P was a monumental fraud, says Tinubu

Jonathan’s SURE-P was a monumental fraud, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the Subsidy Re-Investment Programme (SURE-P) of the immediate past administration as a “monumental fraud.Former President Goodluck Jonathan established the scheme in 2012, explaining that the money realised from the savings of fuel subsidy removal would be spent on critical infrastructure projects and social safety net programmes.However, Tinubu [...]

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    I was under serious influence during Tinubu’s trial, says CCT judge

I was under serious influence during Tinubu’s trial, says CCT judge

Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), on Tuesday, said that he was under "serious" influence in the trial of Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He, however, added that despite the "influence" he was able to deliver justice in the case.Tinubu was tried at the tribunal in [...]

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    Tinubu: Fuel price hike is necessary pain

Tinubu: Fuel price hike is necessary pain

Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has appealed to Nigerians to take the difficulties that might arise as a result of the new pump price of fuel as a sacrifice for a better future.In a statement issued by his media office, the two-term governor of Lagos state, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for taking “a bold step”, [...]

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    OBITUARY: Adeniji-Adele… the prince who would miss his son’s ‘coronation’

OBITUARY: Adeniji-Adele… the prince who would miss his son’s ‘coronation’

Until he had his last breath in faraway India on Thursday, Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele was a force to reckon, with not just in political but also sports circles of Lagos state.The son of Musendiku Buraimoh Adeniji-Adele, the 20th oba of Lagos, the deceased also had his days as an activist. He was in the forefront  of the battle against the military [...]

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    Buhari strict on money issues, says Osinbajo

Buhari strict on money issues, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari is very strict on issues that have got to do with money.Speaking at the launch of `Essentials of Beauty Therapy’, the first book of Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, Osinbajo said much donations should not be expected from him because he was on half salary, just like the president.Osinbajo [...]

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    Amosun, Fashola, Fayemi absent as south-west APC leaders welcome Osoba

Amosun, Fashola, Fayemi absent as south-west APC leaders welcome Osoba

The shape of 2019 politics in the south-west appears to be forming gradually with the gathering of the chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos on Sunday.Political associates of Bola Tinubu gathered in Ikoyi to welcome Segun Osoba, former governor of Ogun state, back to APC.Osoba left APC for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) after falling out with Ibikunle Amosun, [...]

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    Tinubu: I will never forget how a naval officer slapped me when I was a cab driver

Tinubu: I will never forget how a naval officer slapped me when I was a cab driver

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has opened up on his experiences on the journey to the top, recalling how a naval officer slapped him in his days as a cab driver in the US.In a special interview with TheNews, Tinubu also spoke on how he did menial jobs to survive during his undergraduate [...]

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    Tinubu: If politics weren’t sexy, why’s Remi in it?

Tinubu: If politics weren’t sexy, why’s Remi in it?

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says politics today is sexy, adding that if politics were not sexy, his wife Remi would not be in politics.Rendering his appreciation at The Bola Tinubu colloquium, which held in Abuja on Tuesday, his 64th birthday, the former governor of Lagos state appreciated Yemi Osinbajo, whom he referred to as [...]

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