Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Bola Tinubu"

    I won’t join issues with you, Saraki tells Tinubu

I won’t join issues with you, Saraki tells Tinubu

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he will not respond to the scorching comments of Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), about him in recent times.Ever since Saraki emerged head of the 8th senate, against the wish of his party, Tinubu has not hesitated to antagonise him anytime the opportunity presented itself, the latest being Sunday.Debunking the allegation that [...]

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    Unlike Buhari, I am not under constraint to reconcile with Saraki, says Tinubu

Unlike Buhari, I am not under constraint to reconcile with Saraki, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is still unhappy with Senate President Bukola Saraki over his emergence as head of the red chamber against the wish of the party.Saraki went into an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to beat Ahmad Lawan, who had the endorsement of the party.The situation led to a crisis in [...]

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    Tinubu: Atiku and I ‘not struggling’ for APC BoT

Tinubu: Atiku and I ‘not struggling’ for APC BoT

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is not engaged in political struggle with Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, over the chairmanship of the ruling party’s board of trustees.Addressing journalists at the presidential villa after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Tinubu described reports of infighting over position in the APC as "rumours".“Don’t listen to rumous, there [...]

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    Tinubu meets Buhari at presidential villa

Tinubu meets Buhari at presidential villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held a private meeting with Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the presidential villa.Also at the meeting was Bisi Akande, former interim national chairman of the APC.Although, the details of the meeting are vague, it is most likely related to the naming of members of Buhari's cabinet this September.However, speaking [...]

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    Tinubu, Ambode absent at Fashola’s book launch

Tinubu, Ambode absent at Fashola’s book launch

The atmosphere at the MUSON centre in Onikan, Lagos, where Babatunde Fashola, the immediate-past governor of the state, held a book launch on Tuesday, was far from what it was during his time in office.Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos; and all the governors of the ruling party were surprisingly absent.John [...]

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    Tinubu: Buhari deserves at least 100 days of honeymoon

Tinubu: Buhari deserves at least 100 days of honeymoon

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), wants Nigerians to give President Muhammadu Buhari "at least 100 days of honeymoon" to implement his programmes for the country.Reacting complaints on the pace of the current administration, Tinubu said Buhari deserves enough time.He was speaking with journalists at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday after a meeting with Buhari.“Let [...]

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    Buhari: I was scared of contesting 2015 election

Buhari: I was scared of contesting 2015 election

President Muhammadu ‎Buhari says the outcomes of the three elections he contested in the past almost discouraged him from participating in the 2015 poll.Buhari contested and lost presidential elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011.Commending leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the role they played in ensuring the victory of the party in the last election, Buhari asked them to drop [...]

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    APC NEC meeting: Buhari rues Akande’s absence

APC NEC meeting: Buhari rues Akande’s absence

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he wished Bisi Akande, pioneer interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), attended the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party.Though not a member of NEC, which is for elected members of the party, Akande could attend the meeting based on his clout.Bola Tinubu, national leader of APC, was also absent at Friday's [...]

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    Court adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn AIT suit to Sept 30

Court adjourns Tinubu’s N150bn AIT suit to Sept 30

An Ikeja high court on Tuesday adjourned the N150 billion libel suit filed by Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), against African Independent Television (AIT) to September 30.Iyabo Akinkugbe, the presiding judge, adjourned the suit for further direction on the court processes served by counsel to both parties in the suit.Tinubu had instituted the suit against [...]

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    Saraki: I respect Tinubu, I will soon meet him

Saraki: I respect Tinubu, I will soon meet him

Despite rebelling against the wish of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ahmad Lawan to be senate president, Bukola Saraki says he still holds Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party, in high esteem.Tinubu was himself opposed to Saraki’s bid to lead the senate but Saraki defied the directive of APC to align with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to clinch the [...]

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    Buhari absent at meeting with APC lawmakers

Buhari absent at meeting with APC lawmakers

President Muhammadu Buhari was absent at the emergency meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers that he convened on Tuesday.The meeting was convened to address the move of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to endorse Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, for senate president and speaker, respectively, against Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, the official candidates of APC."The President and Commander-in-chief of the Armed [...]

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    Tinubu: I never begged – or intended to beg – Bode George

Tinubu: I never begged – or intended to beg – Bode George

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied ever apologising to Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for allegedly influencing his imprisonment back in 2009.George bagged 30 months jail term for contract splitting and inflation during his tenure as chairman of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA).He had never hesitated to claim innocence, [...]

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    Tinubu: I always get the best hands

Tinubu: I always get the best hands

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he gets the best hands for political offices.Known to be a kingmaker in the Nigerian political terrain, Tinubu's influence has grown since 2007 when he left public office, and he has described himself as a talent hunter."I am a talent hunter. I put [...]

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    Obasanjo still my father, says Kashamu

Obasanjo still my father, says Kashamu

Buruji Kashamu, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who has had a long-running battle with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, says the former president remains his father.Kashamu, who won the senatorial seat of the Ogun east senatorial district during the parliamentary poll, has a pending N20billion libel suit against Obasanjo.He recently accused the former president of plotting to extradite him [...]

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    2 sides of the Agbaje-Ambode win-or-lose coin

2 sides of the Agbaje-Ambode win-or-lose coin

Lagos state is no doubt a battleground for the April 11 governorship election, and like the presidential election, it is the first time that the ruling party is not sure of victory. As strong as the Bola Tinubu’s dynasty is, Jimi Agbaje is proving to be a worthy challenger.Characteristic of Lagos, the state is unique. Unlike many other states, the [...]

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    Tinubu: Agbaje begged me for ACN ticket in 2011

Tinubu: Agbaje begged me for ACN ticket in 2011

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Jimi Agbaje, governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s election, approached him for the ticket of the then Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2011.Tinubu said he declined the request because he was convinced that Babatunde Fashola, governor of the state, who was seeking re-election at that time, [...]

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