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Tag: Former Governor of Lagos

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...
Hoodlums Steal Obafemi Awolowo’s Glasses From Statue As Looting Continues
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Hoodlums Steal Obafemi Awolowo’s Glasses From Statue As Looting Continues

Seven days after Lagos government declared a curfew to curb the looting and destruction across the state, the glasses on Obafemi Awolowo’s statue in Ikeja are still missing. Hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the state, unleashing violence on residents and destroying public and private properties. Vehicles, automated teller machines, traffic lights were vandalised, and not even Awolowo’s statue was spared during the looting, as his pair of glasses are yet to be found. Awolowo, the premier of the western region from 1954 to 1960, is known for his unique round-shaped glasses. Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos, in September 2017, unveiled the 20-feet statue located on Obafemi Awolowo Way close to the Lagos Television (LTV) junction in Ikeja. Ambode had sai...
Tinubu Already Very Rich Before He Became Governor – Sagay
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Tinubu Already Very Rich Before He Became Governor – Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) on Friday said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was a very wealthy man years before he became a public office holder. Speaking on the allegations of corruption leveled against Tinubu and various petitions written against him , Sagay said during the struggle for the realisation of June 12, Tinubu used his personal money to finance several organizations, including the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) after many of the leaders, went into exile to escape the wrath of late Head of State, Sani Abacha. While frowning at what he described as persecution against Tinubu, Sagay said Tinubu became wealthy on ...
Northerners Will Pick Atiku Over Tinubu Any Day – Salihu Garba
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Northerners Will Pick Atiku Over Tinubu Any Day – Salihu Garba

Alhaji Salihu Garba, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP will defeat Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) if they slug it out in any presidential election. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Salihu said there is no way northerners will vote for Tinubu as a presidential candidate if Atiku is also on the ballot box. While appealing to Atiku not give up on his dream, he said after President Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku is the most popular politician in Nigeria who is acceptable to Nigerians from all parts of the country “ I don’t know if Atiku will contest again in 2023 and I don’t know if Tinubu will also do the same. But ...
Ambode Speaks On Dumping APC For PDP
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Ambode Speaks On Dumping APC For PDP

Former governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode has spoken on his rumoured planned defection from the All Progressive Congress, APC, to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. There have been speculations in some quarters that Ambode was disappointed he did not make the ministerial list President Muhammadu Buhari submitted to the Nigerian Senate. Many had thought the nation’s leader would compensate Ambode for losing his return ticket to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Buhari picked two nominees from Lagos and Ambode lost out. Those picked were ex Lagos Governor and immediate past Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, and the Managing Director of Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora. But Habib Aruna, Ambode’s spokesman, in a...
Tinubu Freed, Orubebe Convicted — CCT Cases Of Five Prominent Nigerians
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Tinubu Freed, Orubebe Convicted — CCT Cases Of Five Prominent Nigerians

History was made when Walter Onnoghen, embattled chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), entered the dock at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). He was charged with false assets declaration exactly two years after the CCT discharged and acquitted Saraki of similar charges. In the heat of the trial, Onnoghen turned in his resignation but that did not save him from the hammer of the tribunal. On Thursday, Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, found him guilty of the six counts preferred against him by the federal government. The tribunal chairman ordered that he be removed from the office and also prevented from holding public office for 10 years. He also ordered that the money in the five bank accounts of Onnoghen that he did not declare be confiscated. In this piece, we look at how some promine...
I Want Buhari To Belong To Nobody – Tinubu
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I Want Buhari To Belong To Nobody – Tinubu

A former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said that the statement of President Muhammadu Buhari that, “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody” was not targeted at him. Buhari had during his swearing in ceremony on May 29, 2015 said, “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody”. It was widely believed that the statement was targeted at Tinubu. Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC) stated this during the launching of a book,” Nigeria on firmer ground, towards lasting peace and progress” written on the achievement of President Buhari’s administration by presidential media team. ” Peoople have murmured his inaugural address statement that “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody” was aimed at me. Well, I find that stran...