Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tag "Bola Tinubu"

    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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    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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