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Tinubu, Five Governors At Akeredolu’s Second Term Inauguration
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Tinubu, Five Governors At Akeredolu’s Second Term Inauguration

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu led other progressive politicians on Wednesday to the second term inauguration of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. Five Governors also attended the inauguration. They include: Godwin Obaseki (Edo); Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Gboyega Oyetola (Osun); Dapo Abiodun(Ogun) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos). Also at the inauguration were former Interim National Chairman Chief Bisi Akande; former Ogun Governor Sen. Ibikunle Amosun; former Senate President Ken Nnamani; new APC chieftain in Osun Sen. Iyiola Omisore and former National Vice Chairman (Southwest), APC Chief Pius Akinyelure. Guests applauded the presence of Obaseki at the International Culture and Event Centre, Akure, venue of the inauguration. ...
Why Nigerians Should Support Tinubu For 2023 – Akeem Adeyemi
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Why Nigerians Should Support Tinubu For 2023 – Akeem Adeyemi

House of Representatives member Akeem Adeyemi on Tuesday urged Nigerians to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, if he decides to run for President in 2023. The party chieftain, who represents Oyo East, West and Afijo Constituency, described the former Lagos State governor as a political phenomenon, an astute administrator and shrewd businessman who has within the span of 23 years become the “Generalisimo of Nigerian politics”. Adeyemi, a prince of Oyo Kingdom, described Tinubu as a tactician who has the antecedent of being a pro-democracy crusader, a bridge builder, risk taker, humanist and a man of foresight. The former council chairman also noted that Asiwaju Tinubu is a reference point in the political class, judging by his refu...
APC Paying Tinubu Back For Betraying Afenifere Leaders – Ayo Adebanjo
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APC Paying Tinubu Back For Betraying Afenifere Leaders – Ayo Adebanjo

92 year-old elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain , Chief Ayo Adebanjo, in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, shares his experience as a fanatical follower of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. He also speaks on the farmers-herders crisis, restructuring and the fate of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Lagos state governor in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Excerpts: The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) two weeks ago urged Fulani herdsmen to return to the northern region if their security could not be guaranteed in their host communities in the southern part of the country. They claimed the Yorubas asked them to leave and have been violent towards them. How best do you think this can be resolved without degenerating into another war?...
2023: Don’t Let Northerners Divide You, Adebanjo Tells Jonathan, Tinubu, Fayemi
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2023: Don’t Let Northerners Divide You, Adebanjo Tells Jonathan, Tinubu, Fayemi

Elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Saturday warned Southern politicians, especially those in the South-West not to allow Northerners cause division among them on the issue of who becomes President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023. Speaking with SATURDAY INDEPENDENT, Adebanjo who accused the Northerners of using ‘divide-and-rule tactics’, said while the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been clamouring that the presidency should be zoned to the South in 2013, it has been dangling its presidential ticket among prominent politicians in the region so as to cause confusion among them. He mentioned former Lagos state governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former president Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Rotimi Amaechi, the M...
Nigeria Is Currently Facing Crisis — Tinubu
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Nigeria Is Currently Facing Crisis — Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has called for peace among all ethnic, tribal and religious groups in Nigeria. Tinubu made the call on Friday, during the Eighth-Day Fidau Prayer for the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande, the first Civilian Governor of Lagos State. He said that the country was facing a crisis but all needed to live in harmony and give peace a chance. ”Nigeria is currently facing a crisis; a crisis of insurgency, banditry in all aspects of security, but God Almighty that made this country as one of the largest and most resourceful countries will protect us. ”I appeal, in his memory today, for us not to turn whatever challenges we are facing right now into ethnic, tribal and religious crises. ”If there is a crisis, ...
I Started My Political Journey At Jakande’s House – Tinubu
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I Started My Political Journey At Jakande’s House – Tinubu

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , has hailed the late first civilian governor of Lagos State , Alhaji Lateef Jakande . This was at the eight - day Fidau prayer session held for Jakande who served between October 1, 1979, and December 31, 1983 . The event was also attended by former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba ; former Inspector-General of Police , Musliliu Smith; Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State ; Governor Babajide Sanwo -Olu of Lagos State among others . Speaking at the event, Tinubu revealed a bit of a discussion he had with the former governor, pointing out that he started his political career at Jakande ’ s house . “ He said go, we need many like you. Go to the Senate. The rest is history ,” the APC chieftain said . He ...
2023: Tinubu Won’t Restructure Nigeria If He Becomes President — Ayo Adebanjo
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2023: Tinubu Won’t Restructure Nigeria If He Becomes President — Ayo Adebanjo

Elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Tuesday said Ni­gerians should not be fooled by those saying Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Lagos State governor, will restructure Nigeria if he becomes presi­dent in 2023. President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to imple­ment the report of the 2014 National Conference which was set up by his predecessor former President Goodluck Jonathan, comprising emi­nent Nigerians from across the country. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also set up the Committee on True Federal­ism in 2017. The committee had submitted its report since January 2018 but the party has failed to implement it. Responding to those claim­ing Tinubu has no powers to restructure the country now but will do so if he becomes president in 2023, Ad...
Support Tinubu In His Progressive Drive – Tunji Bello
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Support Tinubu In His Progressive Drive – Tunji Bello

Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources Mr. Tunji Bello has urged Nigerians, irrespective of ethnicity or religion, to support the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola  Tinubu, in his progressive drive for a virile country. Speaking at the annual prayer meeting of the Mainland Independent Group (MIG), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Bello said Asiwaju Tinubu is dedicated to the cause of the common man. A four-term member of the House of Representatives, Monsuru Alao, hailed Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his dedication to duty and his loyalty to Asiwaju Tinubu He enjoined Lagosians to support him. The Special Assistant to Bello on Politics, Mr. Ibrahim Megida, MIG Chairman Kayode Aransiola and Alha...
2023 Presidency: MASSOB Warns Jonathan, Tinubu, Bello
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2023 Presidency: MASSOB Warns Jonathan, Tinubu, Bello

AHEAD of 2023 elections, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has condemned the subtle political move by some Northern APC governors to lure and influence former president Goodluck Jonathan to vie for 2023 presidential election, warning Jonathan not to be deceived. MASSOB said the move was “a dangerous systematic way of creating and re-establishing another political discord among the people of old eastern region”. MASSOB also urged Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state to bury their presidential ambitions in 2023 and work towards ensuring that a South Easterner gets the Presidency. A statement signed by MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu called all the political parties to ensure that their presidential ticket is g...
2023: Southwest Speakers Meet In Ibadan For Tinubu
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2023: Southwest Speakers Meet In Ibadan For Tinubu

Political allies and associates of the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Wednesday gathered in Ibadan to intensify mobilization for the presidential bid of the Lagos state former governor. The allies in attendance, drawn from the Southwest zone of the country include former and current Speakers of State Houses of Assembly in the geo-political zone. According to sources, at least twenty current and past Speakers in the States’ Assemblies in the region were in attendance at the meeting. The attendees include Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, former Speakers of Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Mojeed Alabi and Hon. Najeem Salam, former Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Asimiyu Alarape and former sp...
2023 Presidency: There Is Serious Gang-Up Against Tinubu In APC – Henry Ajomale
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2023 Presidency: There Is Serious Gang-Up Against Tinubu In APC – Henry Ajomale

Otunba Henry Ajomale, immediate past state chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said on Wednesday that certain forces in the party were seriously ganging up against Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, ahead of the 2023 presidential election. He spoke a day after Dr. Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker, said President Muhammadu Buhari and those around him had concluded plans to bar certain politicians from contesting in the 2023 general elections. The outspoken Northern leader also said certain individuals had hijacked the ruling APC and were working to use the party to advance their personal interests. Speaking exclusively with Daily Independent, Ajomale, who said attempts were being made to...
2023: Tinubu Will Need To Start ACN From Scratch If He Dumps APC – Tony Momoh
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2023: Tinubu Will Need To Start ACN From Scratch If He Dumps APC – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, on Wednesday dismissed reports that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to dump the party ahead of the 2023 general elections. Speaking in an interview with DAILY INDEPENDENT, Momoh, a former national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), said as one of the founding fathers of the APC, Tinubu will be one of the last people to dump the party. He also said if Tinubu decides to leave the APC, he can no longer return to his former party, Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN) given the fact that the party’s certificate of registration had been withdrawn by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) upon the merger that ushered in the APC. ...
2023: Tinubu Has Right To Contest For President – Olusegun Osoba
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2023: Tinubu Has Right To Contest For President – Olusegun Osoba

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Olusegun Osoba, has said ex -governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, has the right to contest for president in 2023 . “ Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as an individual has the right to put himself forward , we have not zeroed in on an individual. Zeroing in on any individual will destroy our efforts now but Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has a right to pursue his own agenda ,” he said. Osoba , who is also a former governor of Ogun State , spoke on a television programme on Tuesday . He said the South- West must unite and put its home in order to achieve success in the next presidential election. According to him, there is a gentleman ’s agreement in the APC that the South will produce Nigeria ’s president in 2023. The APC chieftain, however , noted that thoug...
“We’ll Not Allow Detractors Divide Nigeria” – Tinubu
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“We’ll Not Allow Detractors Divide Nigeria” – Tinubu

National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has again vouched his unalloyed commitment to the unity and integrity of Nigeria. Tinubu, who re-echoed this yesterday in Kano, maintained that the indivisibility of the national project remained his top priority. The APC national leader was in the ancient city of Kano on the private invitation of a Kano-based Islamic scholar, Sheik Mohammad Bin-Uthman to grace his daughter’s wedding ceremony, Naisa Mohammad Bin-Uthman, and her heartthrob, Nurudeen Adam. He emphasised that detractors would not succeed in breaking the ranks and solidarity of the nation, in spite of the present wave of tribulations bedeviling the country, stating that even when the enemy of peace and progress of the nation would n...
We Will Retire Tinubu Politically In 2023, PDP Boasts
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We Will Retire Tinubu Politically In 2023, PDP Boasts

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos state chapter has vowed to put an end to the dominance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the 2023 general elections. Taofik Gani, the party’s Publicity Secretary disclosed this while responding to the statement by Alhaji Tunde Balogun, state chairman of the APC that Tinubu has the political sagacity to move Nigeria forward in 2023. He said the PDP will win Lagos state to celebrate the birthday of Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National chairman of the PDP who clocked 75 years few days ago. “The PDP Lagos State chapter is quick to respond to the claim by the Lagos APC state chairman that their National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is proper to be president of the country.” “...
Tinubu Has The Vision, Political Sagacity To Move Nigeria Forward– Lagos APC Chairman
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Tinubu Has The Vision, Political Sagacity To Move Nigeria Forward– Lagos APC Chairman

Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party, has the vision and political sagacity to move Nigeria forward. Alhaji Tunde Balogun, the State Chairman of the party, also rejected the opinion by Alhaji Shettima Yerima, President of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum who said Tinubu, a two-term governor of Lagos state is “destined to be a kingmaker and not a king”, implying that Tinubu can install president but cannot become a president himself. According to Yerima “People like him (Tinubu) are not needed in 2023. I see him as one of those elder statesmen who have made positive impacts in the lives of the younger generation. So, take it or leave it, he has done his bes...
Tinubu Destined To Be A Kingmaker, Not A King – Shettima Yerima
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Tinubu Destined To Be A Kingmaker, Not A King – Shettima Yerima

Alhaji Shettima Yerima, President of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum has said recent developments in the polity, especially the fall-out of the #EndSARS protests has shown that the likes of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are not needed as contestants in the 2023 presidential election. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Yerima who reiterated his earlier position that anyone above 70 years shouldn’t contest the presidential election in 2023 however said he will wait for Tinubu to make an official declaration on his presidential ambition before making his position known. While attesting to the fact that Tinubu has done a lot in raising and mentoring younger leaders among whom are Vice-Presi...
#EndSARS: No Amount Of Attacks Can Deny Tinubu Right To Contest In 2023 –  Junaid Mohammed
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#EndSARS: No Amount Of Attacks Can Deny Tinubu Right To Contest In 2023 – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elders statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker on Wednesday said last week’s attacks on the investments of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests were politically motivated. Speaking in an interview with INDEPENDENT, Junaid said as a citizen of Nigeria who has contributed in no small measures to national development, Tinubu has a right to aspire for the highest office of the land and no amount of sponsored attacks can deny him that right. He said: “First and foremost, I condemn in its entirety the motivation or the reason for the people who carried out the attacks. No matter what one’s attitude towards Tinubu, one cannot justify the attacks on him...
I Didn’t Invite Soldiers To Protect TVC & The Nation To Avoid Bloodshed – Tinubu
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I Didn’t Invite Soldiers To Protect TVC & The Nation To Avoid Bloodshed – Tinubu

Former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says he didn’t request security operatives to stop “attackers” that razed The Nation Newspaper and Television Continental to avoid bloodshed. He made this known in a statement on Sunday titled, ‘The #EndSARS protests; a fundamental lesson in democratic governance’. Hoodlums had massively looted shops and set fire to several public and private properties, including Television Continental and The Nation newspaper, both of which have been linked to him. This followed the shootings of some protesters at the Lekki toll gate plaza by soldiers. While Tinubu confirmed that he is a financier of the media houses, he denied making money from the Lekki toll gate plaza. He said, ...
I Didn’t Travel To France And I am Still The Jagaban – Tinubu
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I Didn’t Travel To France And I am Still The Jagaban – Tinubu

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in a public appearance on Saturday, confirmed that he never travelled to France as rumoured earlier this week. POLITICS NIGERIA, in its support for media accountability, checked the veracity of the videos being circulated on social media platforms, claiming the former Lagos Governor had travelled to the French country. However, this paper, after a forensic examination of the three major video footages, concluded that the claim was false. Meanwhile, during a courtesy visit to the residence of the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu, Mr Tinubu also addressed the rumours when questioned by a journalist. "I didn't go nowhere. I'm a Lagosian and I still hold the title of the Asiwaju of Lagos an...
Tinubu Appeals To EndSARS Protesters To Call Off Protests
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Tinubu Appeals To EndSARS Protesters To Call Off Protests

The national Leader of the all Progressives congress asiwaju Bola tinubu has appealed Nigerian youths who spearheaded the end sars protest to give the federal government the opportunity to address their demands. In a release personally signed by him , he asked the youths and I quote to ‘ please please and please call off the protests , give government a chance to implement your demands ‘ The statement partly reads: “For the past twelve days, our country has witnessed massive protests by youths in different cities, which were ignited by widespread disenchantment with the gross human rights abuses including torture, extortion, harassment, intimidation and even extra-judicial killings of Nigerians by members of the disbanded Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). “The demands for fun...
Third Term Agenda: How We Stopped Lawmakers From Collecting ₦50m Bribe – Osoba
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Third Term Agenda: How We Stopped Lawmakers From Collecting ₦50m Bribe – Osoba

Aremo Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of Ogun state has revealed how leaders of the defunct Action Congress (now APC) came together to ensure the third term agenda of former President Olusegun Obasanjo was killed. Osoba, who was responding to Chief Ayo Adebanjo who accused him of being a sell-out on restructuring said he alongside Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande and other leaders instructed lawnakers elected on the party’s platform not to accept the N50m bribe being offered by the Third term agenda proponents then. He also said they collaborated with eminent Nigerians across the country such as General Muhammadu Buhari, Uche Chukwumerije, Ben Obi and others to ensure that the Bill on Third term did not scale second reading at the Senate. “If we are not fighting for emanci...
Obaseki’s Victory Shouldn’t Be Seen As Humiliation Of Tinubu – Junaid Mohammed
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Obaseki’s Victory Shouldn’t Be Seen As Humiliation Of Tinubu – Junaid Mohammed

Dr. Junaid Mohammed, elderstatesman and Second Republic lawmaker on Thursday said the defeat suffered by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the Edo governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu shouldn’t be seen as a humiliation of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s National Leader. The election was won by Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 307,955 votes against Ize-Iyamu’s 223,619 votes. Four days to the election, Tinubu had made a broadcast to Edo people, asking them to reject Obaseki on Saturday, alleging that the Edo governor has been undemocratic since he was first elected in 2016. However, speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Junaid said Tinubu as a politician has a right to choose any candidate that will ...
Osinbajo Capable But Tinubu Has The Experience To Lead Nigeria – Ajomale
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Osinbajo Capable But Tinubu Has The Experience To Lead Nigeria – Ajomale

Otunba Henry Ajomale is the immediate past Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos state chapter. In this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, he speaks on current developments in the polity. Excerpts What is your take on the uproar trailing the recent increase in price of fuel and electricity tariff? I believe the timing is wrong for us to be having this increment on virtually everything. The federal government is taxing people and the state governments are also imposing taxes on the people. If you want to build a house, they ask you to pay for permit before it can be built. Even if you have a house already, the federal government wants to collect stamp duties on the rents collected by agents. The question we should ask is, was the building located on federal or stat...
The Blood That Runs In My Veins Is Same That Runs In Every Nigerian – Tinubu
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The Blood That Runs In My Veins Is Same That Runs In Every Nigerian – Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Saturday, said that the blood that runs through his veins is the same blood that runs in every Nigerian veins. Tinubu who paid a condolence visit to Senator Aliyu Wamakko (APC- Sokoto) on the demise of his daughter, Sadiya Aliyu, called for unity, noting that the country could achieve nothing without unity. Recall that former President Olusegun Obasanjo had said that Nigeria is fast drifting to a failed and divided country, noting that mismanagement of diversity and socio-economic development is one of the major reasons behind the country’s ordeal. His words: “Today, Nigeria is fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state, economically our country is becoming a basket case and poverty capital of the wor...
Tinubu Is Best Politician The South Can Offer For 2023 Presidency – Olapade Agoro
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Tinubu Is Best Politician The South Can Offer For 2023 Presidency – Olapade Agoro

r. Olapade Agoro, former presidential candidate and national chairman of the National Action Council (NAC) on Wednesday said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Agoro, who described Tinubu as the most resourceful politician in the Southern part of the country said the former Lagos state governor has paid his dues and has all it takes to lead Nigeria. He added that without Tinubu’s assistance, President Buhari who had given up after he lost the 2011 presidential election wouldn’t have won the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections. Agoro also said Tinubu has been patient enough and will not step down for anyone in 2023. "Someone...
Kashamu: Let’s Be Kind To The Dead, Tinubu Tells Obasanjo
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Kashamu: Let’s Be Kind To The Dead, Tinubu Tells Obasanjo

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu as a big loss to not only the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Nigeria as a whole. The former Lagos state governor in his condolence message also took a jibe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo, imploring him and other Nigerians to be “kind to the dead”. Obasanjo in a his condolence letter to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state had claimed that even though Kashamu used the maneuver of law and politics to escape justice from alleged criminal offence in Nigeria and outside, he could not escape death as no legal or political maneuver could stop the cold hand of death. Tinubu in apparent response to Obasanjo’s remark said “Kashamu’s sudden death...
I Have Great Respect For Tinubu But His Comment On Edo Crisis Shocked Me – Wike
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I Have Great Respect For Tinubu But His Comment On Edo Crisis Shocked Me – Wike

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State on Saturday said he was shocked by the comments made by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the political crisis rocking Edo state. He also said former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole does not have the moral standing to tell Edo people not to vote for Governor Godwin Obaseki. Governor Wike who is also the Chairman of PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo 2020 Governorship Election said the purported issue of secondary school certificate does not hold water. He was reacting to comments by Oshiomhole during the flag off of the APC Governorship Campaign in Edo State. The Governor berated the former APC National Chairman for his continued claims that Governor Obaseki is not a gra...
APC Crisis: 2023 Presidency Puts Ruling Party On Life Support
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APC Crisis: 2023 Presidency Puts Ruling Party On Life Support

“Too many cooks, spoil the broth” is a popular idiomatic expression in English which in literal translation means when there are too many people involved in trying to do the same thing, the final result will not be good. That best captures the current situation of Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). With latest developments in the party, analysts, including concerned members of the party have expressed the views that the party may not survive even before the 2023 general elections. Speaking with our correspondent, one of the national leaders of the party who does not want his name in print had said the current crisis in the party has gone beyond the rift between Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s National Chairman who was sacked from office on Tuesday by ...
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You May Not Have Platform To Contest 2023 Presidency – APC Group Warns Tinubu

A group of founding members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to demonstrate democratic leadership by wading into the multi – faceted crises rocking the party. The group warned that should Tinubu fail to deploy his political engineering capacity to intervene in the crises now, he may not have a platform to actualise his presidential ambition come 2023. In an open letter to Tinubu on Thursday, signed by Alh. Salihu Mustapha, Deputy National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) and eleven others, the group said urgent and sincere intervention of the former governor of Lagos state is needed before the conduct of the party’s governorship primaries in both Edo and Ondo states. The gro...
“No Cold War Between Tinubu And Aregbesola” – Bola Tinubu Says On Twitter
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“No Cold War Between Tinubu And Aregbesola” – Bola Tinubu Says On Twitter

NO COLD WAR BETWEEN ASIWAJU TINUBU, OGBENI AREGBESOLA 2. Today, the Governor’s Advisory Council, the highest decision-making body within the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, passed a resolution calling for the disbandment of all factional groups within the party. 3. This was to promote discipline, harmony and cohesion and engender party supremacy. The APC is one united political family in Lagos. 4. Our attention has, however, been drawn to a report in an online newspaper alleging that the GAC’s appropriate and candid resolution had worsened a phantom cold war between Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. 5. This is a figment of the imagination of the news organization that authored the report. Asiwaju Tinubu remains Ogbeni Aregbeso...
Edo 2020: Idahosa Thanks Buhari, Says Oshiomhole Can’t Be Trusted
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Edo 2020: Idahosa Thanks Buhari, Says Oshiomhole Can’t Be Trusted

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the party for their intervention in the political imbroglio in Edo State ahead of the June 22 primaries. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Idahosa who also commended Governor Godwin Obaseki for listening to the wise counsel of party leaders and making peace moves, also lauded APC governors under the aegis of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) for the brotherhood they displayed by rallying behind one of their own. He however said despite the latest development, APC leaders in Edo state are not taking things for granted because Comrade Adams Oshiom...
Edo 2020: President Buhari Summons Oshiomhole
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Edo 2020: President Buhari Summons Oshiomhole

Following interventions by governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari is set to intervene in the political impasse in Edo State as he has summoned Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for a parley, Daily Independent has gathered. A member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), who confirmed the development to Daily Independent, said Oshiomhole will meet with the president at the Presidential Villa tomorrow (today) “I’m aware the president has summoned the national chairman and they will meet at the Villa tomorrow (today). I think the issue will be resolved. There will be primaries but I think it will not be done in a way to put the governors of Edo and Ondo at a disadvantage”, he said. President Buhari on Monday met with ...
Primary Election Crucial To Democracy – Tinubu To Governors
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Primary Election Crucial To Democracy – Tinubu To Governors

There may be no going back on transparent and democratic primaries for the choice of governorship candidates by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo and Ondo states, it was learnt yesterday. At a meeting with nine APC governors, National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said democratic primary as a core element of internal democracy should not be jettisoned. A source at the meeting held at the State House, Marina, Lagos, said Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, emphasised the importance of primary to democracy, admonishing party leaders to safeguard it in the preparation for the choice of standard bearers. The Progressives Governors’s Forum, led by Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu, unfolded plans last week to mount pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to support their push ...
Obaseki Should Prepare For Direct Primaries Or Quickly Decamp To PDP – Ize-iyamu
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Obaseki Should Prepare For Direct Primaries Or Quickly Decamp To PDP – Ize-iyamu

Prince John Mayaki, Director of Communication and Media, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation, on Sunday admonished Governor Godwin Obaseki to prepare for direct primaries or hasten his move to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a statement made available to us, Mayaki said after futile attempts to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, Obaseki and his loyalists are now desperate to meet Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the APC whom the governor has made disparaging remarks about in the past. The statement reads: “The chips are down and the haughtiness of the man who said his ambition is non-negotiable has mellowed. His name is Godwin Obaseki and his emissaries, led by Osarodion Ogie, was seen meandering around Bourdillion yesterday, gearing ahead for APC Gover...
Obaseki, 7 Other APC Governors Meet Tinubu Ahead Of Edo Election
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Obaseki, 7 Other APC Governors Meet Tinubu Ahead Of Edo Election

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki was on Sunday accompanied by seven other governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to a meeting with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over his second term ambition. Vanguard gathered that the meeting was held behind closed doors at the State House, Marina, Lagos. It was also gathered that apart Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, who is chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, other governors present at the meeting include Governors Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos) and Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano). Though the details of the meeting were not disclosed it was gathered that the embattled governor of Edo State, Obaseki, who was also at the closed-door meeting, approached Tinubu to prevail on his estrang...
El-Rufai Congratulates Aregbesola At 63 Says, Tinubu Is Not My Man
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El-Rufai Congratulates Aregbesola At 63 Says, Tinubu Is Not My Man

In a fresh twist to the silent row between the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Kaduna governor has said Tinubu is not his man. Speaking at a webinar in commemoration of the 63rd birthday of the Minister of Interior and former Governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on Saturday, El-Rufai, noted that Aregbesola remained his man any day but that Tinubu was not his man. This, he said, was due to the differences between him and the former Lagos governor. The webinar was tagged, ‘Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Colloquium 2020,’ with the theme, ‘Government Unusual: Innovative economic solutions to unlock mass prosperity,’ and was moderated by Boason Omofaye. El-Rufai’s statement came as a subtl...
Oshiomhole Swears In Bulama As APC Acting National Secretary
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Oshiomhole Swears In Bulama As APC Acting National Secretary

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday, swore in Waziri Bulama as acting National Secretary of the party. This is coming a few months after a crisis within the party’s ranks almost cost Oshiomhole his position. The Deputy National Secretary, Victor Giadom, had laid claim to the position after an Abuja High Court earlier granted an interim injunction restraining Oshiomhole from parading himself as national chairman. A truce was reached following the intervention of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The brief ceremony which took place at the APC National Secretariat, in Abuja was attended by some of the party’s leaders.
Singer, 2baba’s N10 Million Donation Grabs Buhari’s Attention
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Singer, 2baba’s N10 Million Donation Grabs Buhari’s Attention

Veteran musician, Innoncent Idibia has drawn the attention of President Buhari with his generous donation of N10 million naira to government to help combat the highly infectious COVID 19 virus. President Buhari singled out the singer for commendation in the entertainment industry. The unprecedented donation makes the singer the current biggest donor from the creative industry in the fight to contain the infectious COVID !9. As of Monday, Nigeria announced its 131 case which according to experts signifies a tipping point as fear heightens of a community transmission among Nigerians following the closure of both land and air border into the country. Few days ago, 2baba announced donation of the some of N10 million in collaboration with alcohol brand, Trophy Extra Special Stout t...
Coronavirus: Tinubu Tells FG To Suspend VAT
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Coronavirus: Tinubu Tells FG To Suspend VAT

Amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic, All Progressives Congress stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has asked the Federal Government to stop collection of the Value Added Tax immediately. Recall that the government of the President, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had last month increased VAT from five per cent to 7.5 per cent. However, Tinubu said the government must reduce the sufferings of Nigerians by introducing tax cuts while the Central Bank of Nigeria must reduce interest rates Tinubu said this in a statement he wrote in commemoration of his 68th birthday. He wrote, “Government should announce a tax credit or partial tax reduction for companies or firms. VAT should be suspended for the next two to four months. This will help lower import costs and protect against shortages...
Coronavirus: Concerns As Tinubu Fails To Self-isolate After UK Trip
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Coronavirus: Concerns As Tinubu Fails To Self-isolate After UK Trip

There are concerns in Lagos on Wednesday over the health status of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who was seen in public gathering on Tuesday. Many had criticised the former Lagos State governor for failing to self-isolate after returning from a trip to the United Kingdom (UK). Tinubu, who returned to the country last weekend, attended a closed door meeting with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, party leaders and state Assembly lawmakers at the State House, Marina, on Tuesday where he drummed support for the call for the lockdown of Lagos and the country at large over the pandemic. Aside taking pictures with party leaders present, Tinubu’s picture greeting Governor Sanwo-Olu with elbow bump also went viral. Addressing newsmen ...
2023: Tinubu, Fayemi Test Strength With APC Deputy National Chairman Position
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2023: Tinubu, Fayemi Test Strength With APC Deputy National Chairman Position

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the South-West chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is currently polarised over the rumoured presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party, and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, who is the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). Credible sources in the party said the ambition of the two men is what is responsible for the uproar in the zone over the nomination of former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, as the party’s deputy national chairman (South West). It was also gathered that given the influence of the deputy national chairman, both Tinubu and Fayemi are “eager to nominate a candidate who will be their ears and eyes when critical decisions are taken, especially as regards th...
Tinubu is Qualified to be President – APC
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Tinubu is Qualified to be President – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State has said its national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is qualified to be the president of Nigeria in 2023. Giving reasons, the party said Tinubu’s commitment, resourcefulness and pedigree put him in good stead to lead Nigeria. The newly-elected Secretary of State Party, Lanre Ogunyemi (Secretary) said this during a press briefing in Lagos to unveil newly elected executives. Ogunyemi, speaking on Tinubu’s rumored presidential ambition, said the former governor has a right to aspire to be president in 2023 whether he has informed the party or not. The Party’s secretary added that it was left to Nigerians to accept him when the time comes. Ogunyemi said, “Tinubu has all it takes to lead this countr...
2023: Lagos APC Backs Tinubu, Says Ex-gov Qualified
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2023: Lagos APC Backs Tinubu, Says Ex-gov Qualified

The All Progressives Congress in Lagos State has said the resourcefulness, commitment and pedigree of the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, put in him in good stead to lead the country in 2023. This was stated in Lagos on Monday during a press briefing to unveil the three newly-elected state executive members, Lanre Ogunyemi (Secretary), Mr Seye Oladejo (Publicity Secretary), and Mrs Abimbola Ladigbolu (Assistant Legal Adviser). Fielding questions on whether Tinubu had briefed the state leadership of the party on his rumoured presidential aspiration, Ogunyemi, who is the party’s secretary, said the former governor was eminently qualified and had a right to aspire to be president in 2023. Ogunyemi said, “Tinubu has all it takes to lead this country and he has all th...
Why El-Rufai, Tinubu’s Ambitions Can’t Tear APC Apart In 2023 – Yobe State Governor
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Why El-Rufai, Tinubu’s Ambitions Can’t Tear APC Apart In 2023 – Yobe State Governor

Amid speculations that the ruling All Progressives Congress may collapse after the exit of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in 2023, the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has said the much speculated presidential ambitions of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State and that of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, cannot break the party. Speaking in an interview on the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, which was monitored by one of our correspondents in Kaduna on Saturday, the governor, who also rejected rotational presidency, said their ambitions would rather strengthen the party given the solid foundation, which he said the President had laid through his performance in office. There had been mou...
DSS Arrests Student Over Anti-Buhari Articles
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DSS Arrests Student Over Anti-Buhari Articles

Human rights lawyer , Mr Inibehe Effiong, says the Department of State Services has arrested his client who is also a campus journalist , Ayoola Babalola, for allegedly publishing articles critical of the President, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ) , and All Progressives Congress chieftain , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Effiong made the allegation during a chat with Sunday PUNCH . He explained that Babalola , a student of Mass Communications at Gateway Polytechnic , Abeokuta , was the editor of a campus newspaper known as “ GAMPOSA Trumpet”. In the 2019 edition of the newspaper in November 2019, the newspaper published an article titled , “President Buhari does not believe in Nigeria ” which was written by Apostle Alfred Tseye- Okotie . In the article , it was stated that the Bu...
Amotekun Comment: South-West Governors Back Tinubu
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Amotekun Comment: South-West Governors Back Tinubu

South -West governors and the apex Yoruba socio -political group, Afenifere, on Wednesday differed on the All Progressives Congress leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ’ s position on the Western Nigerian Security Network, Operation Amotekun . The governors commended the former Lagos State governor and promised to look into the issues he raised , but Afenifere hit Tinubu hard , saying his statement lacked substance . After almost three weeks of silence on the launching of Amotekun, Tinubu on Wednesday made his position known on the security outfit, which was launched by the South- West governors in Ibadan on January 9. Afenifere chieftains , Chief Ayo Adebanjo and Senator Femi Okurounmu , had , in a report published by Sunday PUNCH on January 19, challenged Tinubu to speak on the security o...
Oshiomhole Wants To Be VP To A Northern Presidential Candidate – Charles Idahosa
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Oshiomhole Wants To Be VP To A Northern Presidential Candidate – Charles Idahosa

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in Edo state on Friday said Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will disappoint Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party on the issue of the 2023 presidency. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Idahosa, a chieftain of the party said while Tinubu is supporting the embattled National chairman with the hope of assisting him to get the APC presidential ticket in 2023, Oshiomhole’s ambition is to become a running mate to a Northern presidential candidate. “I feel so sorry for Tinubu because he doesn’t know who Oshiomhole is. I am aware he is one of those giving him support as the National chairman. “Oshiomhole will disappoint him seriously. He w...