Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "Bola Tinubu"

    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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    Tinubu’s triumph and humbling of Oyegun

Tinubu’s triumph and humbling of Oyegun

If the message this week about the illegitimacy of the tenure elongation for the All Progressives Congress chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, isn’t quite the end of Oyegun’s politics in APC, it is undoubtedly the beginning of the end.President Muhammadu Buhari, asserting his authority over the party this week, technically ended Oyegun’s tenure with a subtle notice to him to prepare the [...]

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    ‘Don’t allow yourself to be used  a second time’ — PDP taunts Tinubu

‘Don’t allow yourself to be used a second time’ — PDP taunts Tinubu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to avoid "being used a second time".The opposition party said this while reacting to statement made by Tinubu at his colloquium.The former Lagos governor had asked Nigerians not to accept the apology of the PDP.But in a statement on Thursday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman [...]

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    ‘You are a rare breed’ — Dogara celebrates Tinubu

‘You are a rare breed’ — Dogara celebrates Tinubu

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says Bola Tinubu, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is a rare breed.Dogara said this in a congratulatory statement to Tinubu on the occasion of his 66th birthday.The speaker praised Tinubu's relentless commitment and sacrifice for democracy."You are indeed an astute politician, patriotic leader and democrat of high repute who [...]

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    Tenure elongation: Buhari has saved APC from serious legal turmoil, says Tinubu

Tenure elongation: Buhari has saved APC from serious legal turmoil, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari has saved the ruling party from "serious legal turmoil".Describing the extension of the tenure of the national working committee (NWC) of the party led by John Oyegun as illegal, Tinubu commended Buhari.At the national executive committee meeting of the ruling party on Tuesday, Buhari kicked against Oyegun’s tenure [...]

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    Spokesman: Why Tinubu was absent at APC caucus meeting

Spokesman: Why Tinubu was absent at APC caucus meeting

Tunde Rahman, spokesman of Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his principal was not at the party’s caucus meeting because of an event organised by some people to mark his birthday.The meeting was hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential vill in Abuja on Monday night.The absence of Tinubu at the meeting had led to [...]

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    Oyegun: APC discussed true federalism at caucus meeting

Oyegun: APC discussed true federalism at caucus meeting

The national caucus of the All Progressive Congress (APC) discussed true federalism when it met with President Muhammadu Buhari, says John Oyegun, national chairman of the party.Oyegun said there was no talk of his removal from office during the meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.He dismissed insinuations that members of the national caucus deliberated on a court case instituted against him [...]

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    PHOTOS: Tinubu, Osinbajo lead bigwigs to second leg of Ajimobi-Ganduje wedding

PHOTOS: Tinubu, Osinbajo lead bigwigs to second leg of Ajimobi-Ganduje wedding

One week after 22 governors stormed Kano, several political bigwigs converged on Oyo state for the second part of the wedding of Idris Ajimobi and Fatima Ganduje.Fatima is the daughter of Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano state governor, while Idris is the son of Abiola Ajimobi, his Oyo state counterpart.Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President; Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congres (APC); Aisha [...]

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    APC extends Oyegun’s tenure by 12 months

APC extends Oyegun’s tenure by 12 months

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has extended the tenure of the national working committee (NWC) of the party led by John Oyegun by 12 months.The decision was taken at the national executive council (NEC) meeting on Tuesday.Speaking at the end of the NEC meeting, Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, said the extension would take effect from June 30."The NEC [...]

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    Tinubu and Iyorchia Ayu’s prophecy

Tinubu and Iyorchia Ayu’s prophecy

I ordinarily do not take Third World, especially Nigerian, politicians seriously. Their analyses and predictions, I take with a pint of salt. They seem to have a genetic dysfunction which manifests in acute love of self and self alone. A Nigerian politician will kill his father and rope his mother for the murder so far it guarantees the next election [...]

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    Oyegun replies Tinubu: You have my full support

Oyegun replies Tinubu: You have my full support

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Bola Tinubu, national leader, has his "fullest" support on his reconciliation assignment.TheCable had reported how Tinubu wrote a scathing letter to the national chairman of the party accusing him of sabotage."Instead of being a bulwark of support as promised, you positioned yourself in active opposition to the goal of [...]

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    ‘Governors have confidence in Oyegun’ — Yahaya Bello speaks on Tinubu’s letter

‘Governors have confidence in Oyegun’ — Yahaya Bello speaks on Tinubu’s letter

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have confidence in John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the party.Bello, who said this while speaking with state house correspondents on Thursday, was reacting to the allegations of sabotage levelled against Odigie-Oyegun by Bola Tinubu, the party's national leader.TheCable had reported how Tinubu, who was assigned to reconcile aggrieved [...]

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    As APC waits for Godot, Tinubu can only go so far

As APC waits for Godot, Tinubu can only go so far

The All Progressives Congress is like a pot on a pressure cooker. It is in an uneasy state. It is clear to see why. These days, the party has been on the defensive in terms of its governance—not a good omen for its future.The founding fathers are equally divided along the old order of Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN) and [...]

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