Sunday, September 23, 2018

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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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    Tinubu: Bode George free to relocate to Bayelsa

Tinubu: Bode George free to relocate to Bayelsa

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has taunted Olabode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for saying he would flee if the APC wins the 2015 election.Tinubu said it was the personal decision of George to choose if he wants to stay or not.“He can decide to go now if he wants. Who [...]

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    Tinubu: GEJ trusts Tompolo more than Customs

Tinubu: GEJ trusts Tompolo more than Customs

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of awarding contracts that ought to be under the supervision of the Nigerian customs service to Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo.Speaking on Thursday during a town hall meeting with artisans in Lagos, Tinubu said the country’s petroleum pipelines had [...]

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    AIT barred from airing ‘defamatory’ Tinubu video

AIT barred from airing ‘defamatory’ Tinubu video

A Lagos state high court has restrained DAAR communications, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) from airing a defamatory documentary against Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).AIT started airing the documentary titled ‘The Lion of Bourdillon’ on March 1, forcing Tinubu to threaten to file a N20 billion suit against the broadcast outfit.Responding, AIT also filed [...]

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    Tinubu: Jonathan wanted me to be VP of ING

Tinubu: Jonathan wanted me to be VP of ING

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged that President Goodluck Jonathan wanted him to serve as vice-president in an interim national government.Tinubu said the offer was targeted at destabilising the opposition party ahead of the general election, saying having rejected it, the president decided to not only blackmail but also assassinate him.“The PDP and Jonathan [...]

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    Osinbajo, Tinubu lead APC’s million-man march

Osinbajo, Tinubu lead APC’s million-man march

Yemi Osinbajo, the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, national leader of the APC and Rauf Aregbesola led thousands of Nigerians in the 1 million man march for change.The march, which took off at Maryland, Lagos was aimed at pulling support for the party’s change campaign after the return of Muhammadu Buhari from the United [...]

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    Tinubu: OBJ once walked me out of Aso Rock

Tinubu: OBJ once walked me out of Aso Rock

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, on Thursday went down memory lane in recalling the disagreement between him and Olusegun Obasanjo, saying the former president once walked him out of the presidential villa.Until the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013, both men had a cat-and-mouse relationship. So sour was their relationship that three years ago, Tinubu lampooned [...]

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    Fani-Kayode to Tinubu: I’m not Funsho Williams, I cannot be killed like a chicken

Fani-Kayode to Tinubu: I’m not Funsho Williams, I cannot be killed like a chicken

The verbal assaults between Femi Fani-Kayode, director of media and publicity for the PDP presidential campaign organisation, and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took a new turn on Monday.Reacting to the criticisms directed at him for insinuating that Yemi osibanjo, the running mate to APC’s presidential candidate, was planning to step down for Bola Tinubu, Fani-Kayode pointed accusing [...]

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    Fani-Kayode ‘talking nonsense’, says Osinbajo

Fani-Kayode ‘talking nonsense’, says Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo, the running mate to Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied swearing any oath to step down for Bola Tinubu, his benefactor and national leader of APC.Speaking on Saturday during a programme tagged Conversations for change, Osinbajo said Femi Fani-Kayode, the director of media and publicity of the PDP presidential campaign, who made [...]

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    APC: PDP’s claim on Osinbajo, Tinubu, an act of desperation

APC: PDP’s claim on Osinbajo, Tinubu, an act of desperation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted the allegation that Yemi Osinbajo, running mate of Muhmmadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the party, was planning to hand over to Bola Tinubu, APC national leader, if the opposition party wins the forthcoming general election.Describing the claim of the ruling party as an attempt to divert attention from the success of Buhari’s [...]

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    FFK: Osinbajo planning to step down for Tinubu

FFK: Osinbajo planning to step down for Tinubu

Femi Fani-Kayode, director of media and publicity of the presidential campaign organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged that Yemi Osinbajo, running mate to Muhammadu Buhari, swore an oath to Bola Tinubu that he would hand over to him if APC wins the forthcoming election.Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, Fani-Kayode advised Buhari to “watch [...]

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    Soyinka: Harassment of APC chiefs reprehensible

Soyinka: Harassment of APC chiefs reprehensible

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has urged President Goodluck Jonathan not to use the military to oppress leaders of the opposition party.Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been alleging that the military has laid siege on their homes.Bola Tinubu, APC national leader, accused the president of deploying "combat-ready soldiers" to his Ikoyi residence, while Garba Sheu, director of media and [...]

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    Tinubu: Hold Jonathan if anything happens to me

Tinubu: Hold Jonathan if anything happens to me

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), wants Nigerians to hold President Goodluck Jonathan responsible should anything happen to him.According to Tinubu, stern-looking soldiers had been stationed at Bourdillon road Ikoyi, where his private residence is situated, since Sunday. He expressed belief that the soldiers were targeting him.“Nigerians and the south-west should hold the Jonathan-led military responsible if any harm [...]

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    Tinubu: Jonathan only wants ‘guaranteed victory’

Tinubu: Jonathan only wants ‘guaranteed victory’

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dismissed the reason given for the postponement of the election, accusing Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), of acting out a script.He alleged that Jega was hiding under the guise of insecurity to safeguard the interest of the federal government.“What happened Saturday was actually not a [...]

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    Fashola performed better than I did, Tinubu admits

Fashola performed better than I did, Tinubu admits

Bola Tinubu, the immediate past governor of Lagos state, has admitted that the record of Babatunde Fashola, his successor, is better than his.Tinubu said this on Wednesday during the flag-off of the party's campaign for the forthcoming general election in the state."In the year 2007, I handed over to one young man, brought him to you and said he would [...]

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    PDP: ‘GEJ contesting against Tinubu, not Buhari’

PDP: ‘GEJ contesting against Tinubu, not Buhari’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lampooned Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, saying that President Goodluck Jonathan is going into the 2015 presidential contest with the main opposition party’s national leader, Bola Tinubu – not Buhari.Speaking on Sunday through Olisa Metuh, its spokesman, PDP branded Buhari as merely a front for Tinubu to "whom he had already surrendered [...]

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