Sunday, July 14, 2019

Tag "Bola Tinubu"

    ‘Atiku free to strategise in jungle or Dubai’ — Tinubu spits fire after meeting with Buhari

‘Atiku free to strategise in jungle or Dubai’ — Tinubu spits fire after meeting with Buhari

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dismissed the threat posed by Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president and president candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).After meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, Tinubu was asked if he is jittery about the strategy meeting convened by Atiku in Dubai, UAE, to unseat Buhari.“We don't fear. Whether it [...]

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    No evil will befall Ambode, says oba of Lagos

No evil will befall Ambode, says oba of Lagos

Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, says Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will be justified if he is angry over the affairs of the state.Tinubu had rejected the reelection bid of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, throwing his weight behind Jide Sanwo-Olu who eventually emerged the APC governorship candidate.In an interview with PUNCH, Akiolu said [...]

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    NWC panel dissociates self from ongoing APC primary in Lagos

NWC panel dissociates self from ongoing APC primary in Lagos

The national working committee (NWC) panel in charge of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Lagos state has dissociated itself from the ongoing exercise.The committee opposed the option A4 mode used in the election, expressing preference for secret ballot system.Option A4, still known as open ballot, is a system where voters queue behind the agent or representative of [...]

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    Tinubu: Rancour between Ambode and I? That’s an insult

Tinubu: Rancour between Ambode and I? That’s an insult

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says there is no rift between him and Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state.Speaking at his ward in Alausa during the APC governorship primary on Tuesday, Tinubu said he considers reports of a rancour between him and Ambode as an insult.He said the governor had worked under him as [...]

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    Ambode’s deputy abandons him for Sanwo-Olu

Ambode’s deputy abandons him for Sanwo-Olu

Idiat Adebule, deputy governor of Lagos state deputy governor, has abandoned Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, for Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the rival of the governor.The battle for the 2019 ticket of the APC in the state is between Ambode and Sanwo-Olu.Speaking at ward A and D in Iba local council development area where she participated in the governorship primary of [...]

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    My backing of Sanwo-Olu remains unchanged, says Tinubu after meeting Buhari

My backing of Sanwo-Olu remains unchanged, says Tinubu after meeting Buhari

Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his backing of Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the Lagos state governorship ticket of the party "remains unchanged".Tunde Rahman, Tinubu’s media adviser, made this known in a statement issued on Monday.According to The Nation, the statement was put out after Tinubu met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.He was [...]

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    Lagos APC chairman: I’ve been trying to get Ambode’s membership card to him without success

Lagos APC chairman: I’ve been trying to get Ambode’s membership card to him without success

Tunde Balogun, chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Party (APC), says he has not been able to give Akinwunkmi Ambode, governor of the state, his membership card because of the difficulty in reaching him.  In a video on Monday, Balogun said he had been trying to get the card across to Ambode to no avail.Ambode had earlier complained [...]

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    Tinubu chides Ambode, endorses Sanwo-Olu for Lagos governorship

Tinubu chides Ambode, endorses Sanwo-Olu for Lagos governorship

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Lagos state has experienced deviations from "enlightened governance" in recent times.In no uncertain terms, he chided Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of the state, and endorsed Jide Sanwo-Olu, the challenger, in the race for the APC governorship ticket in Lagos.Tinubu spoke extensively on the APC governorship primary scheduled for [...]

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    Tinubu/Ambode – the audacity of Adedibu politics

Tinubu/Ambode – the audacity of Adedibu politics

BY AYO-BANKOLE AKINTUJOYEI recently tweeted that ‘While Ambode’s performance is arguable, it is quite embarrassing that the choice about his 2nd term has been snatched completely from the hands of the electorate. While I respect Tinubu and appreciate his role in our democratic evolution since ‘99; this,in 2018,is authoritarianism’. I got many varying opinions about this tweet, lots of them [...]

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    ‘No rift between Tinubu and I’ — Ambode breaks silence

‘No rift between Tinubu and I’ — Ambode breaks silence

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says the relationship between him and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is smooth.Ambode said this while addressing members of the ruling party in Epe, during the election of delegates for the presidential primary and national convention of the APC, on Wednesday."I want you to know that there is [...]

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    ‘I won’t say anything to demean Osogbo people’ — Tinubu clarifies comment after backlash

‘I won’t say anything to demean Osogbo people’ — Tinubu clarifies comment after backlash

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will never do or say anything to demean the people of Osogbo in Osun state.When he visited  the palace of Jimoh Olanipekun, Ataoja of Osogbo, on Saturday, the former Lagos state governor was quoted as saying “Osun doesn’t have my kind of money”.He made the comment over [...]

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    VIDEO: Protest in Osogbo over Tinubu’s ‘Osun doesn’t have my kind of money’ comment

VIDEO: Protest in Osogbo over Tinubu’s ‘Osun doesn’t have my kind of money’ comment

Osogbo residents on Monday protested a comment attributed to Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Tinubu had said "Osun doesn’t have my kind of money" over insinuations that he needs access to the state's treasury, hence his support of Gboyega Oyetola as governorship candidate.The Osun governorship election will take place on September 22 and Oyetola is the flagbearer [...]

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    Atiku: I regret not taking Lagos from Tinubu in 2003

Atiku: I regret not taking Lagos from Tinubu in 2003

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Monday said he regretted not doing much to help the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) win in Lagos state when he had the opportunity in 2003.Abubakar, a PDP presidential aspirant, spoke in Lagos while holding a meeting with members of the party in the state.The meeting was part of his nationwide tour of state chapters, to [...]

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    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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