Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Lagos APC bent on ‘sanctioning’ Banire — despite opposition from national body

Lagos APC bent on ‘sanctioning’ Banire — despite opposition from national body

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) seems bent on sanctioning Muiz Banire, national legal adviser of the ruling party.   Banire, a former commissioner in the state, has been having a running battle with the leadership of the party in Lagos.However, the disagreement reached its height in the buildup to the last local government election in the [...]

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    We are doing well, says Tinubu as he casts his ballot

We are doing well, says Tinubu as he casts his ballot

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his party is doing well in the ongoing local government election.Addressing reporters after voting at Alausa in Ikeja, Tinubu said his party has overcome the crisis that broke out after the primary election.He said conflict resolution is part of democracy, adding that “nobody abrogated anybody’s right”.“The exercise is going [...]

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    Tinubu: Ganduje is a loyal party man, he deserves another term

Tinubu: Ganduje is a loyal party man, he deserves another term

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has endorsed Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, for a second term.Tinubu said this while condoling with Ganduje over the demise of Maitama Sule.The APC national leader said Ganduje is a straight forward and a dependable individual.He said Ganduje is an individual that would not break his promise.“We are with him [...]

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    Tinubu to federal lawmakers: Don’t allow excuses turn you to the house-of-do-nothing

Tinubu to federal lawmakers: Don’t allow excuses turn you to the house-of-do-nothing

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged federal lawmakers not to allow excuses hinder their performance.He urged them to come up with legislation that would help in promoting the country’s diversity for prosperity.Tinubu made the call when Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, led senate and house of representatives committees on the review of 1999 constitution [...]

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    Do all you can to protect democracy, Tinubu tells Buhari

Do all you can to protect democracy, Tinubu tells Buhari

Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to do his best to protect the country's democracy.He also appealed to Nigerians not to take the nation’s democracy for granted, but keep and nurture it for the progress and growth of the country.Tinubu,  an All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart, made the call in his message on [...]

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    Osinbajo: I had not met Tinubu when he made me commissioner

Osinbajo: I had not met Tinubu when he made me commissioner

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says he had not met Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state, when he was appointed a commissioner.Osinbajo served as attorney-general and commissioner of justice between 1999 and 2007.Speaking at the Lagos at 50 anniversary Gala Nite, which held at the Lagos house, Ikeja, on Saturday, Osinbajo commended Tinubu for taking cognisance of the diversity of [...]

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    Ambode: The legislature is first casualty of military incursion

Ambode: The legislature is first casualty of military incursion

Akinwumi Ambode, Lagos state governor, says the legislature is the first victim of a military incursion.The governor said this while speaking at a special parliamentary session to the mark the 50th anniversary of the state on Monday.He said in any military incursion the constitution is usually suspended against the wish of the people.Ambode said the legislature was the most exposed [...]

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    Obanikoro: I was never comfortable that I lost my personal relationship with Tinubu

Obanikoro: I was never comfortable that I lost my personal relationship with Tinubu

Musiliu Obanikoro, former minister of state for defence, says he was never comfortable with the loss of his personal relationship with Bola Tinubu national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Obanikoro said he's happy to have made peace with Tinubu after being on a political warpath since 2006.He noted that his mending of fences with the former Lagos governor was [...]

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    The Yoruba, northern Nigeria and a relationship gone awry (1)

The Yoruba, northern Nigeria and a relationship gone awry (1)

I agree with those who impugned arguments that designating the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as the person who “will co-ordinate the activities of the government,” while President Muhammadu Buhari is away on his medical leave could derogate from Osinbajo’s active position as Acting President.These people hinge their position on provisions of the 1999 constitution (as amended). In S:145, the constitution [...]

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    Omokri to northern elders: God used Tinubu to make Buhari president, not you

Omokri to northern elders: God used Tinubu to make Buhari president, not you

Reno Omokri, former special adviser to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, says Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made it possible for Muhammadu Buhari to emerge president in 2015.He said the credit does not belong to "northern elders".Omokri said this in reaction to a statement by Ango Abdullahi, chairman of the northern elders forum, who said on Wednesday [...]

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    Tongues wagging as Obanikoro vists Tinubu at home

Tongues wagging as Obanikoro vists Tinubu at home

Musiliu Obanikoro, former defence minister, visted Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at his residence in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Sunday.Obanikoro, who had been at daggers drawn with Tinubu since 2006, joined a delegation which presented the staff of Eyo, a masquerade, to Tinubu.The staff is normally presented to an important dignitary ahead of Eyo festival, which [...]

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    Tinubu: PDP won’t win any LG in forthcoming election

Tinubu: PDP won’t win any LG in forthcoming election

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not record any win in the forthcoming council poll in Lagos state.Tinubu, a former governor of the state, said this while addressing hundreds of party faithful at a stakeholders’ meeting at the party secretariat at Acme Road, Ikeja.The forum was held [...]

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    Tinubu: Those seeking selfish gains from Buhari’s health shall be exposed

Tinubu: Those seeking selfish gains from Buhari’s health shall be exposed

Bola Tinubu, former Lagos state governor, says those who have speculated about the health of President Muhammadu Buhari for selfish reasons shall be found out in time.In a statement issued by Tunde Rahman, his spokesman, Tinubu asked Nigerians to trust Buhari to take the right decision about his health.He urged those who have shown genuine interest in the president’s health [...]

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    I’m writing a book on how we removed Jonathan, reveals Tinubu

I’m writing a book on how we removed Jonathan, reveals Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is working on a book on how his party unseated an incumbent president.President Muhammadu Buhari, who was the candidate of the APC defeated former President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 election.Tinubu has been hailed for the role he played in helping the ruling party form government at the centre.Speaking at the [...]

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    Saraki, el-Rufai convinced Buhari not to pick me as VP, says Tinubu

Saraki, el-Rufai convinced Buhari not to pick me as VP, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Senate President Bukola Saraki and Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, blocked his chances of becoming the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.Tinubu nominated Osinbajo when he lost the bid to be the nation’s number two citizen.Influential APC members had argued that a Muslim-Muslim ticket would not [...]

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    EXTRA: Like Tinubu, Osinbajo becomes Jagaban

EXTRA: Like Tinubu, Osinbajo becomes Jagaban

The emirate council of Adamawa state has conferred the title, 'Jagaban Adamawa', on Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.Muhammadu Musdafa, the most prominent traditional ruler in the state, honoured Osinbajo at a ceremony in the state on Thursday.The nation's number two citizen is currently on a one-day working visit to Adamawa.Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, shared some information about the visit on his [...]

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