Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Bola Tinubu"

    Re: Tinubu and the penalty kicked into throw-in

Re: Tinubu and the penalty kicked into throw-in

It is meet to, once again, engage Festus Adedayo’s piece of Friday, August 17, 2018 with the above title in the Tribune newspaper which also appeared in some of Nigeria’s major online newspapers and other social media platforms just as this writer did sometimes in November of last year in an article that this ace columnist titled “Tinubu, why you [...]

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    Tinubu: Three years not enough to reshape Nigeria — we ate the seed of growth for breakfast

Tinubu: Three years not enough to reshape Nigeria — we ate the seed of growth for breakfast

Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says treasury looters have “eaten” Nigeria’s seed of growth and development.He said as a result of this, the three years of the APC administration is not enough to re-engineer the country.Speaking during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration in Lagos on Thursday, the APC leader said despite the looting of the country's treasury in [...]

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    I could have slugged out APC ticket with Buhari, Tambuwal replies Tinubu

I could have slugged out APC ticket with Buhari, Tambuwal replies Tinubu

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has denied the claim of Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he left the ruling party because he could not be given automatic ticket in 2019.Tinubu had said on Sunday that Tambuwal and Senate President Bukola Saraki left the APC because they were afraid to test the strength of [...]

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    Tinubu: Saraki, Tambuwal defected because they can’t face Buhari in APC

Tinubu: Saraki, Tambuwal defected because they can’t face Buhari in APC

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Senate President Bukola Saraki and Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for automatic tickets.The former governor of Lagos state said both men were afraid to test the strength of their popularity in a primary election.Tinubu said if Saraki had remained in the APC, he [...]

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    Tinubu to Obasanjo: You have spent your own time… leave Buhari alone

Tinubu to Obasanjo: You have spent your own time… leave Buhari alone

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to leave President Muhammadu Buhari alone.Tinubu said this while addressing party members at a stakeholders meeting in Lagos state on Tuesday.The APC leader condemned "frequent attacks" on the current administration by the former president.He said the criticisms of Obasanjo were in bad faith, adding [...]

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    Misau tackles Tinubu: Come forward and prove your claim of plot to impeach Buhari

Misau tackles Tinubu: Come forward and prove your claim of plot to impeach Buhari

Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, says Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators have no intention to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the claim made by Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is fabricated.Tinubu, while speaking at an APC rally in Akwa Ibom, alleged that some lawmakers have hatched a plot to impeach the president.But in a statement on Thursday, [...]

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    Tinubu: Some lawmakers plotting to impeach Buhari

Tinubu: Some lawmakers plotting to impeach Buhari

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged that some members of the national assembly are plotting to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.He, however, asked the unnamed lawmakers to drop their plan because it is “not possible for a lizard to wrestle an antelope.”Tinubu spoke on Wednesday at an APC rally organised in Akwa Ibom to welcome [...]

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    Fouad Oki: Tinubu playing god by opposing Banire’s appointment

Fouad Oki: Tinubu playing god by opposing Banire’s appointment

Fouad Oki, a factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, says Bola Tinubu is playing god by opposing the appointment of Muiz Banire as chairman of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).Solomon Adeola, lawmaker representing Lagos west senatorial district, had laid a petition signed by two other senators from the state against Banire’s nomination.But in a [...]

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    APC governors’ candidates thumping contestants ‘anointed’ by Buhari, Tinubu

APC governors’ candidates thumping contestants ‘anointed’ by Buhari, Tinubu

Three different lists of "anointed" candidates were given to delegates at the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention in Abuja on Saturday.The three versions of the "Unity List" were attributed to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, and APC governors.However, most of the candidates anointed by the governors for various national positions are coasting home to [...]

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    nPDP crisis, fallout of congresses — five issues APC ought to have resolved before convention

nPDP crisis, fallout of congresses — five issues APC ought to have resolved before convention

The elective national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is hours away. The exercise comes less than eight months to the 2019 elections. Despite attempts to create the impression that all is well, the party is going into the convention more divided than it has ever been.Enmeshed with tales of factions, fears of defection and bottled-up grievances.Whether the party [...]

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    PHOTOS: Tinubu hugs Atiku at Akure airport

PHOTOS: Tinubu hugs Atiku at Akure airport

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), met with former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar at Akure airport in Ondo state on Monday.Both men were locked in a warm embrace.Abubakar, who defected from the APC last year, is seeking to clinch the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections.He is planning to run against President [...]

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    Tinubu invites Falana, Ajibade to ‘join hands with APC’

Tinubu invites Falana, Ajibade to ‘join hands with APC’

Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and Kunle Ajibade, veteran journalist, to join hands with the ruling party to move the country forward.Tinubu described the pair, who recently clocked 60, as icons in their chosen fields."There is no doubt that both Falana and Ajibade had impacted on [...]

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    Tinubu’s son-in-law disqualified as agent in Ekiti APC guber primary

Tinubu’s son-in-law disqualified as agent in Ekiti APC guber primary

Oyetunde Ojo, son-in-law to Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is among those barred from serving as agents in the rescheduled governorship primary election in Ekiti.Ojo is a former member of the house of representatives.The primary election was disrupted when it first held on Saturday. Some delegates and agents of aspirants had alleged that the exercise was fraudulent.Ojo [...]

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    Tinubu meeting with Ekiti governorship aspirants in Abuja

Tinubu meeting with Ekiti governorship aspirants in Abuja

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), is currently meeting with the governorship aspirants of the party in Ekiti state, at the Lagos state government lodge, Asokoro, Abuja.Among the aspirants in the meeting are Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development; Segun Oni, APC deputy chairman (south); and Babafemi Ojudu, politcal adviser of President Muhammadu Buhari.Bisi [...]

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    Tinubu: I wanted to go to Ekiti but I decided to help them in Lagos

Tinubu: I wanted to go to Ekiti but I decided to help them in Lagos

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday said he wanted to go attend the governorship primary election in Ekiti but decided to stay in Lagos because of the ward congress.The primary election ended on an inconclusive note after violence broke out.Speaking with journalists before the election ended in rancour on Saturday, Tinubu said the [...]

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    A o m’erin j’oba at Tinubu’s colloquium

A o m’erin j’oba at Tinubu’s colloquium

Pardon this piece’s headline’s recourse to the Yoruba language. Finding an English synonym that aptly describes the trajectory of the unseen battles besieging the Jagaban Borgu, former governor of Lagos State and a man who stands by the periphery of Yoruba leadership, has been a herculean task. I am aware that, in just two previous sentences, I have provoked two [...]

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