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2023: Tinubu Presidency Will Help Oduduwa Republic – Fani-kayode
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2023: Tinubu Presidency Will Help Oduduwa Republic – Fani-kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister has hinted on the impact of the purported presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the agitation for Oduduwa Republic. Fani-Kayode stressed that Tinubu’s presidency would not stop the agitation for Oduduwa Republic.He maintained that Tinubu’s presidency would help actualise Oduduwa Republic. In a tweet, the former minister wrote: “The agitation for Oduduwa Republic cannot be deterred or dissuaded by a Tinubu Presidency. “As a matter of fact a Tinubu Presidency will only further strengthen the resolve of the separatists.This is because no-one is more hated by the Yoruba nationalists than Bola Ahmed Tinubu.” Tinubu has been so much linked to 2023 presidential ambition.But despite...
Afenifere Denies Endorsing Tinubu
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Afenifere Denies Endorsing Tinubu

The South-West based socio-political group, Afenifere, has denied supporting the presidential bid of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, or any aspirant for the 2023 presidential election. This is coming on the heels of a viral statement by the leader of South West Agenda, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, purporting that his group secured the support of Afenifere for its candidate during a visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, erstwhile Afenifere leader, on Tuesday. However, Afenifere denied endorsing any candidate in a statement by its Director of Communications, Sola Lawal, titled, ‘Afenifere denies endorsing presidential aspirant’, on Wednesday. Lawal stated that the group is still mourning the demise of its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, in whose honou...
Pa Fasoranti Backs Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition
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Pa Fasoranti Backs Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition

An Elder Statesman and former Leader of a socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has expressed support for the presidential ambition of the APC National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu. Fasoranti stated this while receiving members of the South West Agenda for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (SWAGA 23), who paid him a courtesy visit in his country home in Akure. “Tinubu has all it takes to rule Nigeria. Considering his activities and track record, he deserves to be President, come 2023. “May his prayers be answered. When he gets there, he will do all we want,” he said. According to the Afenifere leader, with Tinubu as president, all the prayers of Afenifere for Nigeria will be answered, particularly on the issue of restructuring and federalism. Earlier, Prince D...
Marwa Wants Drug Test For Buhari, Tinubu, Osinbajo, Other Politicians
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Marwa Wants Drug Test For Buhari, Tinubu, Osinbajo, Other Politicians

Chief Executive Officer, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has said he is currently pushing for drug test on all politicians. Nigerian politicians include President Muhammadu Buhari, National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, all state governors and several others He added that workers and students should also undergo drug test. Marwa stated that the reason he is pushing to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students was to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence. He stated this in his remarks while signing a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with a firm, Primly Services Li...
Tinubu To Chair Aisha Buhari’s Book Launch “Aisha Buhari Being Different”
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Tinubu To Chair Aisha Buhari’s Book Launch “Aisha Buhari Being Different”

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, will chair the launch of a book written in honour of Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari. The book titled “Aisha Buhari Being Different” and written by Dr. Hajo Sani, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Women Affairs and Administration (Office of the First Lady), is billed to be launched on April 8, at the Conference Centre, State House, Abuja. Details from the invitation letters sighted by SaharaReporters indicated that Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Tony Elumelu, Abdusamad Rabiu, Prince Authur Eze, Hajiya Bola Shagaya and Femi Otedola are among the dignitaries expected to grace the ceremony where Aisha will formally unveil the book. While Tinubu will chair the event, Folorunsho Alakija is expected to be the ...
“Try Out Tinubu’s Suggestions On National Issues” – Gbajabiamila Tells FG
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“Try Out Tinubu’s Suggestions On National Issues” – Gbajabiamila Tells FG

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called on the federal government to look into and implement some of the suggestions made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on important national issues. He made the call in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, on Monday. Gbajabiamila, who was quoted while speaking on the 12th Bola Tinubu’s Colloquium, which he participated via Zoom, said Tinubu’s suggestions on how to tackle some national issues be “practicalized.” “Today, we have listened to him and picked from what we have learned and what we have heard. “I want to say let’s practicalize those things and get to our Eldorado in Nigeria,” he said. It could be recalled that Tin...
I Chose Kano To Prove That Yoruba And Fulani Are One – Tinubu
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I Chose Kano To Prove That Yoruba And Fulani Are One – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Monday gave the reason he chose Kano as the venue for his 12th colloquium and 69th birthday. He said that he picked Kano to prove that Yoruba and Fulani are one. Making reference to the marriage of the daughter of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to the son of the late ex-Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, which took place in Kano in 2018, he asked: “Why are we in Kano? “It is to demonstrate to Nigerians at this critical time. It is because there is a Fulani man, a herder man who gave his daughter to a farmer, Yoruba man. And that Fulani, that Yoruba (sic), and some people are agitating wrongly.”
Tinubu Hails Ganduje For Fighting Corruption
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Tinubu Hails Ganduje For Fighting Corruption

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, has lauded Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State for strengthening anti-corruption institutions. Mr Tinubu gave the commendation on Sunday in Kano while inaugurating the Office of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission. Despite Mr Ganduje being caught in a video collecting bribe years ago, the APC leader praised him for “his efforts in fighting corruption”. Mr Ganduje has consistently denied this. “This is a welcome development indeed and we salute the governor for this encouraging effort. “In ensuring Nigeria becomes a member of a committed international community that frees us from the burden of corruption this and similar edifices could play an important role in that. “To a lo...
I Will Defeat Tinubu In 2023 Presidential Election – Doyin Okupe
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I Will Defeat Tinubu In 2023 Presidential Election – Doyin Okupe

A former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan has said he is the only politician from the South-West region that can defeat former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 Presidential race. There are indications that the APC National leader is eyeing the country’s number one seat but he has not declared interest yet. Okupe, in a series of tweets on Sunday, said Tinubu remains a formidable opponent but he can send him out of the the race. “I believe I have a slight edge over him in that I understand national and Presidential politics more than him and in terms of intellectual resourcefulness we are at par; if I am not better. “On my part, a great advantage is that I am the only Yoruba of note in the presidential race from the PDP,” Okupe said. Tinubu is presently...
Tinubu Hunts For Talents, Says Akeredolu
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Tinubu Hunts For Talents, Says Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has described National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a leader who hunts for talents and leaders. Governor Akeredolu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olabode, said many stories could be told about Tinubu. Akeredolu noted that Tinubu’s efforts at enthroning democracy and his dedication to the development of the country would remain indelible in the annals of the country. He said the former Lagos Governor has remained committed to the tenets and ethos of progressive politics with unwavering commitment and dedication for decades. According to the Governor: “Tinubu touches are all encompassing, long-lasting and inexorably memorable. He has been part of every development ...
Akwa Ibom Groups Support Tinubu’s 2023 Presidency
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Akwa Ibom Groups Support Tinubu’s 2023 Presidency

Stakeholders across political divides are beginning to mobilize support for the candidacy of Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, a national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. A new support group christened, Akwa Ibom Stakeholders for Tinubu was put together at the weekend to garner grassroots for him to emerge as the next president. At the inauguration, former Minister of State for Works, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, stated succinctly that the nation was presently at a crossroads and that it needed a person like Tinubu, to give it the desired direction so as to engender growth and stability. Adeyeye who chairs South West Agenda for Tinubu extolled his Sterling qualities, describing him as the “man the Almighty God has ordained to rescue Nigeria at this...
12th Colloquium: Bola Tinubu Welcomed To Kano In Grand Style By Ganduje
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12th Colloquium: Bola Tinubu Welcomed To Kano In Grand Style By Ganduje

The 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium, an annual high-powered policy roundtable, will be held in Kano on Monday. It will be the first time it will hold outside Lagos or Abuja. The colloquium will mark the 69th birthday of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to chair the virtual event. Other eminent personalities including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors, senators, ministers, political leaders, and federal lawmakers, among others, will grace the virtual summit. The details of the event showed that the 12th colloquium will focus on the theme: “Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: The Imperative Of National Cohesion For Growth And Prosperity.” The event is expected to start by 12 noon. Ahead of t...
We Must Be Careful About Reducing Cost Of Governance – Tinubu
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We Must Be Careful About Reducing Cost Of Governance – Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu on Saturday suggested that reducing the cost of governance is not a one-way street. The former Lagos State Governor made the remark while speaking at the 11th Arewa House Annual Lecture in Kaduna state. “Cost of governance is always a key factor in the socio-economic development of any nation,” Tinubu said. “But it is also one side of that very important coin. We must not look at the cost alone, we must weigh the cost against the benefits derived therefrom. “For example, one can pay a high cost on a productive enterprise but reap a higher benefit; such would be considered a good investment. “However, one can pay a low cost but reap no benefit at all in the endeavour. We inherently say it is unproductive. “T...
Bola Tinubu stumbled at the 11th edition of the Annual Arewa House lecture series in Kaduna
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Bola Tinubu stumbled at the 11th edition of the Annual Arewa House lecture series in Kaduna

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was rescued from falling during a function at the 11th edition of the annual Arewa House lecture in Kaduna State on Saturday. The former governor of Lagos State was invited to chair the 11th edition of the Annual Arewa House lecture. The Arewa House Lecture Series is organised every year in honour of one of the post-colonial leaders of Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the late Sardauna of Sokoto. The event provides a forum for prominent elder statesmen and other distinguished Nigerians to address issues of national importance. It would be recalled that Tinubu’s invitation to the event was strongly resisted by Northern Youths under the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) while cautioning Govern...
Tinubu’s Charity Does Not Begin At Home – Reno Omokri
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Tinubu’s Charity Does Not Begin At Home – Reno Omokri

A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has berated the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for donating money to victims of the fire disaster which engulfed Katsina Central Market. Tinubu had on Wednesday donated the sum of N50m to victims of the fire disaster which engulfed Katsina Central Market on Monday. The national leader of the APC paid sympathy visits to traders and other victims of the market in the company of the State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, a report stated. Reacting to the donation, Omokri criticized Tinubu who according to him did not donate money for the victims of the Sasa market crisis in Oyo State and the Ijesha market fire victim in Lagos State. Omokri on his official Twitter handle on Wedn...
Tinubu Announces N50m Donation For Victims Of Katsina Market Fire
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Tinubu Announces N50m Donation For Victims Of Katsina Market Fire

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu have announced a donation of the sum of N50million to victims of the Katsina Central Market Fire. He also paid a visit to the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir. Tinubu made the announcement on Wednesday during a condolence visit to the Katsina State government. He was received by the State Governor, Aminu Masari, and other top Government officials in the State. The Katsina Central Market fire on Monday destroyed goods and properties valued at millions of naira. Eyewitnesses attributed the fire to the explosion from gas cylinders sold in one of the shops.
Buhari Won’t Hand Over To Tinubu In 2023 – Ayo Adebanjo
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Buhari Won’t Hand Over To Tinubu In 2023 – Ayo Adebanjo

The new leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), won’t hand over power to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu. He said this in an exclusive interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, noting that Buhari and Tinubu are deceiving themselves. Adebanjo also tackled Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and APC governors in the South-West for being silent on the restructuring of the country. He said, “The exception is the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi (Makinde). They are all under the canopy of Tinubu, who himself is under the canopy of (the President, Major General Muhammadu) Buhari. But they are deceiving themselves that Buhari would hand over to him (Tinubu) sinc...
Igbo Group In Lagos Urges Tinubu To Run For Presidency
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Igbo Group In Lagos Urges Tinubu To Run For Presidency

The Igbo speaking community in Lagos State has urged the former governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to contest for the presidency in 2023. The leadership made the request during a visit to the immediate past Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, at his political office in Festac Town, Lagos. Describing Asiwaju Tinubu as a detribalized Nigerian and a great leader, the group added its voice to that of Adewale and other groups who have been demanding that the political leader contest for the number one position in the country in 2023. Leader of the delegation, Chief Sunday Udeh commended Tinubu’s leadership example, adding that Igbos in the state are ready to support the former governor’s aspirati...
For Ambode, No Respite Yet In Lagos APC
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For Ambode, No Respite Yet In Lagos APC

When immediate past governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode gleefully posed for the camera after revalidating his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last month, many had thought the lingering crisis between him and the top hierarchy in the Lagos state chapter of the party which was a fall-out of the 2019 governorship primary and which cut short Ambode’s desire to secure reelection had been resolved behind the scene. Some even predicted that having failed to secure any appointment at the federal level, especially in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, Ambode’s time may come in 2023 as he may be considered for a senatorial seat or plum job in Abuja if the party secures victory again. Events last week, however showed that the battle between Ambode and his...
I Never Instructed EFCC, CCB To Begin Fresh Case Against Tinubu – Malami
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I Never Instructed EFCC, CCB To Begin Fresh Case Against Tinubu – Malami

Abubakar Malami (SAN), Attorney-General and Minister of Justice on Tuesday said he never instructed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) and Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to institute a fresh case against Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Malami, who spoke while featuring as a guest while featuring on Channels Television programme ‘Politics Today’ monitored by Daily Independent however said both the EFCC and the CCB have constitutional powers to act in accordance with the laws establishing them. He said only Abdulrasheed Bawa, the EFCC chairman and his counterpart in the CCB can speak on the issue. “The office of the Attorney-General as you rightly know has not filed any action be...
Tinubu Congratulates Osinbajo At 64, Says He Exhibited Outstanding Loyalty
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Tinubu Congratulates Osinbajo At 64, Says He Exhibited Outstanding Loyalty

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader and former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the Vice- President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on his 64th birthday, saying the Vice- President has exemplified the best traits of a public servant who strives to do his best for our precious nation. In a statement by his media office made available to Daily Independent, Tinubu described Osinbajo as a man of vision and diligent work ethics who has exemplified the best traits of a public servant. He said, “I join the family, friends, and associates of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to celebrate with him as he turns 64 on Monday.” “Praying for many more productive years and the best of health for Prof. Osinbajo, we also thank God for the life He has given his servant”...
EFCC: Tinubu Not Above The Law, Can Be Prosecuted – Anthony Sani
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EFCC: Tinubu Not Above The Law, Can Be Prosecuted – Anthony Sani

The immediate past Secretary General of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Mr. Anthony Sani on Friday said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos and National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) can be prosecuted if he runs foul of the law. Speaking with Daily Independent, Sani said even President Muhammadu Buhari can also be investigated and prosecuted if he commits any infractions while in office. The EFCC had late last year written a letter to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB), requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form. A copy of the letter revealed that the investigation into Tinubu began last year after the removal of erstwhile Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. The letter marked CR/3000/EFCC/LS/Vol4/322, dated November 6, 2020, was signed by the ...
EFCC Probe: Tinubu Shouldn’t Expect Any Support From Us – Afenifere
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EFCC Probe: Tinubu Shouldn’t Expect Any Support From Us – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday said it will not meddle in the plans by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to go after Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Yinka Odumakin, the organisation’s National Publicity Secretary in a chat with Daily Independent said Afenifere’s focus now is lasting solution to the siege on Yorubaland by Fulani herders and bandits. An online news medium, Peoples Gazette had reported that The EFCC has written a letter to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB), requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form. A copy of the letter revealed that the investigation into Tinubu began last year after the removal of erstwhile Chairma...
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. ...
Tinubu’s Fraud Cases Linger In Court Amidst 2023 Presidential Ambition
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Tinubu’s Fraud Cases Linger In Court Amidst 2023 Presidential Ambition

Former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has court cases around massive frauds hanging on his neck as his supporters and proxies drum support for him for the 2023 presidency. Checks by SaharaReporters revealed that the fraud cases against Tinubu dated as far back as 1998, raising questions on how the former governor struggled to delay the axe of the law. The APC leader has yet to come out officially to declare any 2023 ambition, although many of his godsons are already in the forefront of negotiations across stakeholders, first in the South-West region. On February 18, 2009, SaharaReporters obtained original copies of a judgment in the case of United States versus Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in which Tinubu was charged (along wit...
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’s Membership Reregistration: Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition May Hit The Rock
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APC’s Membership Reregistration: Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition May Hit The Rock

The All Progressives Party recently embarked upon a re-registration of its members. The exercise it says is to bring it’s membership records up to date. Just this Saturday, President Buhari himself became the first man to do his re-validation of his membership of the party. Interestingly, the exercise is scheduled to officially begin on the 2nd of February. But as we know there are usually many undertones and secret agendas when things like that are announced and in this scenerio, one person that may likely lose out is the National Leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu the former two term governor of Lagos State. One of thee realities of this exercise is the fact that many things are going to be re-arranged politically. Already as we know, the race towards 2023 has already...
Lamido Blasts Tinubu, Amaechi, Others Over ‘Silence’ On Attacks On Fulanis
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Lamido Blasts Tinubu, Amaechi, Others Over ‘Silence’ On Attacks On Fulanis

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido has accused leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the southern part of the country of being unfair to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Fulani ethnic group with their silence. Lamido, while speaking with journalists in Kano categorically mentioned APC National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige and former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha among those whose silence has further exacerbated the hatred against the Fulanis. Non of the APC leaders indicted by Lamido has reacted to the allegations as of the time of filing this report. He said the ‘hatred’ against the Fulani ethnic group which reached a crescendo with ultimatums issued in Oyo and Ondo state...
Aso Rock Cabal Asks Buhari To Place Tinubu On Security Watch List Before 2023
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Aso Rock Cabal Asks Buhari To Place Tinubu On Security Watch List Before 2023

Members of the Aso Rock cabal have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to place Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on watch list. The cabals comprising some members of the President’s extended family and friends are the powers behind the throne. This group, led by Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, is said to have the ear of the President, influence policies and determine those who get major appointments. They accused Tinubu of sabotaging the war against insecurity in the country and instigating Nigerians, especially those from his South-West region, against the Buhari-led government. The group urged the President to order security agencies to investigate the recent activities of the APC stalwart. “They accused him (Tinubu) of instigatin...
2023: Disunity In South-West May Truncate Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition
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2023: Disunity In South-West May Truncate Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition

As the clamour for presidency to return to the South in 2023 continues to reverberate across the country, some stakeholders have opined that the ambition of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, may be frustrated just like that of M.K.O Abiola in 1993, if Yoruba people continue to speak in discordant tunes. The feeling was expressed yesterday at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, venue of the 2021 Pan-Yoruba Summit themed “Yoruba Nation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” The summit was organised by the Yoruba Patriots Movement (YPM) led by Chief Oladosu Oladipo. In attendance were some dignitaries including the Lagos State Governor Babatunde Sanwo Olu, who was represented by Engr. Adekunle Olayinka (Special Ad...
2023: Tinubu Ramps Up Support In S’west Ahead Of Declaration
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2023: Tinubu Ramps Up Support In S’west Ahead Of Declaration

Supporters of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have moved to secure the support of the All Peoples Congress (APC), members in the Southwest as a means of boosting his chances of securing the party’s presidential ticket, should he decide to join the race. Tinubu, who is also a National Leader of the ruling APC, is yet to formally declare his interest for the plum job, but there is wide speculation that he might throw his hat into the ring within the next few months. It is, however, reliably gathered from some of his supporters that Tinubu will only come out to indicate his interest, if he was sure of getting the APC presidential ticket. One of his supporters also said part of their plans was to prepare the ground in such a way that when he eventually com...
Nigeria Is One Of Bisi Akande’s Sons: Tinubu Celebrates Akande At 82
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Nigeria Is One Of Bisi Akande’s Sons: Tinubu Celebrates Akande At 82

Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, has described former Osun Governor, Bisi Akande, as Nigeria’s father. The former APC interim National Chairman turns 82 on Saturday. “You are an exceptional human being and Nigeria is proud to have you as one of its sons”, Tinubu said in a statement on Friday. The former Lagos Governor described Akande as a principled and selfless leader. He commended the celebrant’s for his contributions to democratic governance and to the progressive cause. “Characteristic of this selfless man is his enlightened decision not so much to focus on himself this special day but to call each of us to pray for national healing, so the country and Nigerians can overcome harmful consequences visited upon us by COVID-19.” Tinubu no...
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...
Gbade Ojo Urges Tinubu To Reconcile With Afenifere Ahead Of 2023
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Gbade Ojo Urges Tinubu To Reconcile With Afenifere Ahead Of 2023

Head of Department of Political Science, University of Ilorin, Dr. Gbade Ojo, yesterday, urged the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to reconcile with Afenifere leaders to get their support in the 2023 presidential election. Ojo, an associate professor of Comparative Politics, who was Chief of Staff (COS) to former Governor Abiola Ajimobi, stated this in an interview with The Guardian in Ibadan, Oyo State. He maintained that anybody who underrated Afenifere did so at his political peril, saying members of the group were strong opinion leaders. His words: “On a serious note, Tinubu is a popular personality and politically networked person in the Southwest. Going by the number of people he has made in politics, Tinubu is a force to reckon wit...
“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...
Fayose Urges South West Not To Betray Tinubu Like Abiola, Awolowo
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Fayose Urges South West Not To Betray Tinubu Like Abiola, Awolowo

Former Ekiti state Governor and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ayodele Fayose, has advised the Yoruba nation to stand against those plotting the downfall of the National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. In a video interview, Mr. Fayose spoke on several attempts to malign the pro-democracy activist by sons of Yorubas who he mentored. Although the former Ekiti Governor did not mention any name, there are reports that some Governors have decided to make themselves available to be used against Mr Tinubu. Unconfirmed reports have it that a certain Governor in the Southwest has actively been demarketing and working against the lagos politician. He, alongside some other ranking politicians from Northern Nigeria are keen on ousting the ...
Presidency: Tinubu Makes Clarifications On Reported Presidential Campaign Office
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Presidency: Tinubu Makes Clarifications On Reported Presidential Campaign Office

Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday dismissed reports that he is “secretly” opening a presidential campaign headquarters in Abuja. Tinubu, who denied making such a move, stressed that he was currently focused on helping President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on his mandates. A popular news platform, not DAILY POST, had reported that the APC National Leader, “quietly” opened his campaign Headquarters in the Maitama area of Abuja, ahead of the 2023 presidential election. The report claimed that a member of the House of Representatives, James Faleke was a key coordinator of the campaign office. However, Tinubu, who spoke through his Media Aide, Tunde Rahman urged his supporters to join him in supporting Buhari’s administration. Rahma...
Edo 2020: Tinubu Endorses Ize-Iyamu, Asks Edo Voters To Reject Obaseki (Video)
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Edo 2020: Tinubu Endorses Ize-Iyamu, Asks Edo Voters To Reject Obaseki (Video)

@OfficialAPCNg national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu speaks on #EdoDecides2020 ''Reject Obaseki in the coming election,' @AsiwajuTinubu tells Edo voters. "I, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, want to appeal as a committed Democrat and a leader of all Democrats regardless of political party, to our Conscience and Commitment to Democracy today on the forthcoming election in Edo State. "I want to appeal to you to reject Godwin Obaseki in this coming election. I have suffered with many others to bring about this Democratic regime that today we are enjoying in the Country. "Then, Godwin Obaseki didn't participate in any aspect of the struggle to enshrine Democracy in the Country. Therefore, he could not understand the value and the pains that was associated with this Democratic stru...
2023 Presidency: Tinubu’s Political Movement ‘BAT 23’ Flagged-Off In Abuja
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2023 Presidency: Tinubu’s Political Movement ‘BAT 23’ Flagged-Off In Abuja

A political movement, BAT 23, has been flagged-off in Abuja to canvas support for the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, ahead of the 2023 general election.Tinubu is said to be warming up to contest the number one seat in the country on the platform of the APC. The National Coordinator of the Movement, Umar Inusa, said, during its flag-off at the weekend in Abuja, that the BAT 23, consisted of Tinubu’s supporters who were drawn from across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Inusa explained that the movement was formed to root for Tinubu, ahead of the 2023 presidential election.He said that Tinubu is a highly experienced leader with the required political tact to take over from where President Muhammadu Buhari wou...
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...
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Ambode, Ashafa, Abike-dabiri Tipped To Replace Late Oshinowo

Following the demise of the Senator representing Lagos East, Senator Bayo Oshinowo on Monday, silent agitations have commenced for his replacement, Daily Trust can report. Oshinowo died after a brief illness suspected to be COVID-19 at the age of 64. His death has therefore created a vacuum in the upper chamber of the National Assembly. Though the process for his replacement has not started, names of possible replacement are already flying within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is also said to be warming up for the yet to be announced rerun to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Within the ruling APC, five names have already emerged. They included Dr. Tola Kasali, a two-time commissi...
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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...

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