Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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    El-Rufai: No regrets tackling godfather of Lagos politics

El-Rufai: No regrets tackling godfather of Lagos politics

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he owes no one any apology over his comments on how to end godfatherism in Lagos state. El-Rufai, had said he knew how to end “godfatherism” in the politics of Lagos. The governor said having retired the four political godfathers in Kaduna, he was confident that the feat could be achieved anywhere else. But speaking with [...]

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    ‘You’re a fraudster’ — Fulani elders tackle Miyetti Allah official over Tinubu

‘You’re a fraudster’ — Fulani elders tackle Miyetti Allah official over Tinubu

Fulani elders under the platform of concerned Fulani leaders forum (CFLF), have called Bello Bodejo, president of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a "fraudster," who lacked the mandate and credibility to speak on behalf of the ethnic group. The CFLF’s censure comes on the back of a statement by Bodejo, during an interview with Saturday Sun, where he dismissed the possibility of [...]

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    Saraki challenges Tinubu to provide proof of budget padding

Saraki challenges Tinubu to provide proof of budget padding

Senate President Bukola Saraki has challenged Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to provide proofs of how the leadership of the national assembly padded budgets.  The senate president’s statement is coming barely a day after Tinubu claimed that budgets were hijacked under him and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives. “Just look at the way [...]

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    Support Lawan, Gbaja or leave, Tinubu tells APC lawmakers

Support Lawan, Gbaja or leave, Tinubu tells APC lawmakers

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says party discipline would be upheld in addressing the leadership tussle of the 9th national assembly. Addressing journalists in Lagos on Friday, Tinubu said the party's choice must be respected and whoever is against such should leave. According to NAN, the APC leader warned against what the APC suffered in 2015 [...]

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    Tinubu to Buhari: Don’t discard ‘Next Level’ promises after election victory

Tinubu to Buhari: Don’t discard ‘Next Level’ promises after election victory

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has advised the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to work in a way that would grow the nation's economy. Delivering his speech at the colloquium held in commemoration of his 67th birthday, Tinubu said the "Next Level" is not a phrase that should quickly be discarded once victory has been [...]

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    Don’t increase VAT, Tinubu warns FG

Don’t increase VAT, Tinubu warns FG

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has advised the federal government not to increase value added tax (VAT). Speaking at the colloquium held in commemoration of his 67th birthday, the APC leader said such action could lead to hardship among Nigerians. He counselled the government to widen the tax net. "I must say this to Prof Osinbajo [...]

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    Buhari absent at Tinubu’s colloquium

Buhari absent at Tinubu’s colloquium

President Muhammadu Buhari is absent at the colloquium of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The colloquium holds annually to mark the birthday of the former Lagos governor. This year's colloquium, which has the theme "Next Level: Work For People", is ongoing at the International Conference Center (ICC), Abuja . It is not clear why the president [...]

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    Group endorses Boroffice as deputy senate president

Group endorses Boroffice as deputy senate president

A pro-Muhammadu Buhari group under the aegis of Women for Buhari and Osinbajo, wants Ajayi Boroffice, lawmaker representing Ondo north senatorial district as deputy senate president. In a statement, Fatima Adams, national coordinator of the group, said the prefer Boroffice to other lawmakers eyeing the position. The group said its aim is to make sure that governance goes smoothly in the country from [...]

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    Tinubu: What I use to influence elections

Tinubu: What I use to influence elections

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his moral authority and skills as a veteran politician are his only tools for influencing elections. He spoke while reacting to the allegation by a political group that he is planning to influence the governorship rerun election in Sokoto state. The Sokoto State Coalition of PDP Supporters had accused Tinubu, Adams Oshiomhole, [...]

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    Tinubu: My relationship with Ajimobi remains solid

Tinubu: My relationship with Ajimobi remains solid

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his relationship with Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, is solid. Tinubu was reacting to a report that he was making moves to ban Ajimobi from leading APC campaigns in Oyo. Tunde Rahman, Tinubu's media adviser, denied the report saying the national leader was only lending his support to the governor [...]

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    Police: Why we invaded anti-Tinubu rally

Police: Why we invaded anti-Tinubu rally

Chike Oti, spokesperson of the Lagos command of the Nigeria Police Force, says its operatives barricaded a political rally in Lagos on Thursday to prevent hoodlums from hijacking the programme. Oti said the action by the police had no political undertone as the officers only responded to a distress call that hoodlums were coming to disrupt the event. Heavily armed policemen had [...]

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    Tinubu: Atiku is my friend but we’ll retire him on Saturday

Tinubu: Atiku is my friend but we’ll retire him on Saturday

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says though Atiku Abubakar is his friend, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will retire from politics on Saturday. In a statement on Thursday, Tinubu said he could not find much good in the policies and programmes of the PDP to warrant being voted back into power. He [...]

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    Saraki to Tinubu: You’re angry because I opposed your Muslim-Muslim ticket ambition

Saraki to Tinubu: You’re angry because I opposed your Muslim-Muslim ticket ambition

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Bola Tinubu is angry with him because he opposed Tinubu's ambition for the All Progressives Congress  (APC) to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the 2015 presidential election. It was believed that Tinubu wanted to be running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari but that would have presented an all-Muslim ticket thought to be politically insensitive. Saraki said this in [...]

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    PDP replies Tinubu: Nigeria’s economy thrived when Atiku was in charge

PDP replies Tinubu: Nigeria’s economy thrived when Atiku was in charge

The Presidential Campaign Organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, as a consummate democrat. Kola Ologbondiyan, director, media and publicity of the organisation, said this in a statement issued on Tuesday. He was reacting to a statement credited to Bola Tinubu, national leader of the APC. Tinubu had described Abubakar as an "undemocratic element" over [...]

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    Tinubu: A permanent discipline awaits Onnoghen if he’s found guilty

Tinubu: A permanent discipline awaits Onnoghen if he’s found guilty

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says a permanent discipline awaits Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), if he is found guilty of the false declaration charges levelled against him. Tinubu said this while responding to the position of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on the suspension. In a state [...]

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    ‘You’re an election rigger without peer’ — Tinubu tackles Obasanjo in own letter

‘You’re an election rigger without peer’ — Tinubu tackles Obasanjo in own letter

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused former president Olusegun Obasanjo of being responsible for the flaws in Nigeria's political economy since 1999. In his state of the nation address tagged ‘Points for Concern and Action’, Obasanjo had expressed concern over the impartiality and competence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a credible [...]

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