Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Bola Tinubu"

    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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    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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