Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Bola Tinubu"

    Tinubu still the ultimate kingmaker ─ and other lessons from the Lagos APC gov primary

Tinubu still the ultimate kingmaker ─ and other lessons from the Lagos APC gov primary

The last time Lagosians witnessed anything close to the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries of Thursday/Friday was in 1999 when Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the party, engaged the late Funsho Williams in a battle for the governorship ticket of the then Alliance for Democracy (AD). Tinubu won the primaries and won the gubernatorial election as well.In 2003 when he sought reelection, [...]

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    UNVEILED: This is the ‘successor’ BRF groomed

UNVEILED: This is the ‘successor’ BRF groomed

Many Lagosians have been asking the question: who did Babatunde Raji Fashola (BRF) groom to succeed him as governor of Lagos state?TheCable can now unveil the man: he is Olasupo Shasore, former commissioner for justice and attorney-general of the state.The question of Fashola's succession plan has been on the lips of many Nigerians who fear that his legacy could fall [...]

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    Tinubu sure APC would reclaim Ekiti

Tinubu sure APC would reclaim Ekiti

Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the reins of government in Ekiti state would return to his party.Kayode Fayemi, the immediate past governor of the state, lost the June 21 gubernatorial election to Ayodele Fayose, the incumbent governor, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Tinubu: Tambuwal sacrificed himself for Nigeria

Tinubu: Tambuwal sacrificed himself for Nigeria

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has commended Aminu Tambuwal for his decision not to contest for president, describing him as a patriotic Nigerian who has made history.In a statement on Tuesday, Tambuwal, speaker of the federal house of representatives, said that he was suspending his participation in the presidential contest for the unity and cohesion of [...]

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    Tinubu, Atiku in separate meetings with Obasanjo

Tinubu, Atiku in separate meetings with Obasanjo

The hilltop mansion of Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigeria president hosted Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state and Atiku Abubakar, who was Obasanjo’s deputy between 1999 and 2007.Both Atiku and Tinubu, who are stalwarts of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), held separate meetings with the former president.Although none of them publicly discussed the outcome of their meetings, they are believed to be connected with [...]

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    ‘INEC, PDP siamese twins’ but APC to split them

‘INEC, PDP siamese twins’ but APC to split them

Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has directed yet another attack on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).On Saturday, Tinubu alleged that the electoral body was planning to rig the 2015 election in favour of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).“INEC is colluding with the presidency to rig the forthcoming election. They have merged with [...]

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    Tinubu: INEC to ‘rig 2015 election for Jonathan’

Tinubu: INEC to ‘rig 2015 election for Jonathan’

Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos state, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is planning to rig the 2015 election in favour of President Goodluck Jonathan.Speaking during a press conference on Saturday, Tinubu alleged that the electoral body was not for prepared for the forthcoming election.He criticised the poor conduct [...]

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    Okupe: Presidents don’t resign during war

Okupe: Presidents don’t resign during war

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is desperate for power.Responding to the call of Bola Tinubu, the national leader of APC, that President Goodluck Jonathan should resign based on the insurgency in the northeast, Okupe said nowhere does a president resign during a war, describing most members of the opposition [...]

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    Tinubu, Saraki ‘back Buhari’ for APC’s ticket

Tinubu, Saraki ‘back Buhari’ for APC’s ticket

National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, will throw his weight behind Muhammadu Buhari in the race for the party's presidential ticket, TheCable understands.Former governor of Kwara state, Bukola Saraki, will also support the former head of state in the indirect primary election scheduled for December 2, having shelved his own ambition.Already, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State [...]

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    2015: Tinubu, Mark in private meeting with OBJ

2015: Tinubu, Mark in private meeting with OBJ

The hilltop residence of former president Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta played host to top politicians from the two main political parties in the country on Friday.They include national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu; senate president, David Mark; governor of Delta state, Emmanuel Uduaghan; former governor of Oyo state, Rashidi Ladoja; and former governor of Ekiti state.The [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Tinubu returns to Nigeria ‘this week’

EXCLUSIVE: Tinubu returns to Nigeria ‘this week’

Former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will return to the country on this week after a month-long absence, TheCable understands.There have been speculations on the state of his health, with some reports suggesting he had been in coma and unable to recognise his family members.However, one of his former commissioners, [...]

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    Reject PDP bribes, Tinubu tells Osun voters

Reject PDP bribes, Tinubu tells Osun voters

Osun voters should reject bribes offered by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of Saturday's governorship election in the state, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said."People of Osun must not collect bribe from Peoples Democratic Party. We have offered you better life, good jobs will be offered the youths and we will maintain [...]

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    2015: Tambuwal ‘torn’ between Aso Rock, Sokoto

2015: Tambuwal ‘torn’ between Aso Rock, Sokoto

Speaker of the house of representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, is in a dilemma over his immediate political future, TheCable can report.He was initially being promoted for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ─ although he is technically still in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ─ but the recalibration going on in the opposition party has [...]

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    Adamawa governorhip: Ribadu ‘under pressure’ to run

Adamawa governorhip: Ribadu ‘under pressure’ to run

Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, is under "intense pressure" to run for governorship in Adamawa State, TheCable understands.A fresh governorship election will be held in the state within the next three months following the impeachment of Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako on Tuesday.Nyako, who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the [...]

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    APC to pick presidential candidate in November

APC to pick presidential candidate in November

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will pick its presidential candidate for the 2015 general election in November 2014 at a special convention.Senator Chris Ngige made the announcement on Friday night at the mini convention of the party in Abuja where former Edo governor John Odigie Oyegun (pictured) was ratified as its national chairman following a successful horse-trading between northern governors [...]

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