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APC Membership Registration Constitutional, Buni Replies Akande
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APC Membership Registration Constitutional, Buni Replies Akande

Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, has described the on-going membership registration and revalidation exercise as a strategic measure to give members a sense of belonging. A former interim national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, had described the exercise as an indefensible aberration and a waste of resources. But in a statement his Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Mr. Mamman Mohammed, issued on his behalf on Thursday, Buni said the registration and revalidation exercise would assist the party to generate a valid, accurate and up-to-date data on party membership to enhance and support its planning process. “Since the initial exercise in 2014, the par...
Bisi Akande Faults APC Revalidation Exercise, Knocks Buni Committee
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Bisi Akande Faults APC Revalidation Exercise, Knocks Buni Committee

The pioneer National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Adebisi Akande, has faulted the party’s registration and revalidation exercise, describing it as a waste. He also described the caretaker Committee overseeing the affairs of the party under the leadership of Mr Mai Mala Buni, Governor of Yobe State, as abnormal. He spoke shortly after he was registered by the party delegation led by Senator Lawan Suiab at his Ward 04, Unit 012, Isedo1, Ila-Orangun, Osun State on Wednesday. “I feel more humbled and honoured that the same party – the APC – singles me out for Membership Revalidation in my village home at lla Orangun. “Please, permit me to make two observations. The first is that in normal circumstances, a Caretaker Executive Committee for a political pa...
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: Buhari Should Be Wary Of People Trying To Market Tinubu ― Bode George
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2023: Buhari Should Be Wary Of People Trying To Market Tinubu ― Bode George

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to fall for those who would eclipse the main issue wracking Lagos State in a needless, solicitous self immersed scheming in partisan engagement. Bode George also advises former Governor of Osun State, Bisi Akande not to engage in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation. It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic...
Bisi Akande Heads APC Reconstituted 12-Member Reconciliation Committee
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Bisi Akande Heads APC Reconstituted 12-Member Reconciliation Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have reviewed the membership of the party’s National Reconciliation Committee. The 12-member committee has the following as members. 1. Chief Bisi Akande (Chairman) 2. Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello 3. Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola 4. Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi 5. Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase 6. Sen. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura 7. Sen. Kashim Shettima 8. Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor 9. Alh. Nasiru Aliko Koki 10. Sen. Khairat Gwadabe-Abdulrazak 11. Sen. Binta Garba 12. Sen. John Enoh (Secretary). The Committee is empowered to address grievances of party members across the coun...
Politicians Without Other Livelihoods Will Be Corrupt — Akande
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Politicians Without Other Livelihoods Will Be Corrupt — Akande

The former interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, on Thursday, said politicians with no other sources of livelihood may end up getting involved in corrupt acts in public office. Akande, who spoke in Yoruba at the lecture organised to mark 94th birthday of Second Republic Senator, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, held in Osogbo, said many old-generation politicians had been successful in their careers before venturing into politics. The APC chieftain noted that, before Fasanmi was elected as a senator, he had excelled as a pharmacist, adding that present-day politicians with no other source of income would be tempted to engage in graft. “If you are not established in your profession and you get into politics, you will never do anything that is right. “...
Nigeria May Not Celebrate 100th Independence Anniversary – Bisi Akande
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Nigeria May Not Celebrate 100th Independence Anniversary – Bisi Akande

Former Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Bisi Akande, says every Nigerian lives in fear, warning that a nation that remains like this may celebrate its 60th independence anniversary but will never celebrate 100 years. Speaking yesterday in Lagos during the public presentation of a book, “The Bisi Akande Phenomenon?” edited by Lai Olurode and Dhikhrullah Yagboyaju, he said Nigeria was most enjoyable 50 years ago. The former governor of Osun State stressed that it was high time Nigeria examined its laws which he noted were “military decree-based”. He said he believed in restructuring as being advocated in some quarters but restructuring is difficult in Nigeria. “The phenomenon of the country must be examined among three things and the first is our education...
Tinubu, Bisi Akande, Others Attend Akeredolu Daughter’s Wedding
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Tinubu, Bisi Akande, Others Attend Akeredolu Daughter’s Wedding

All roads led to the ancient town of Owo in Ondo state where the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu gave out his daughter’s hand in marriage. National leader of APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Former national chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande, Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye and others celebrate with Ondo State Governor, Mr. Akeredolu and his Wife Mrs. Betty Anyanmu-Akeredolu on their daughter Traditional and Wedding ceremony.
What I Discussed With Buhari At President Villa – Bisi Akande
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What I Discussed With Buhari At President Villa – Bisi Akande

A leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande, has said his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja was not political but to commiserate with him on his bereavement.   Akande, pioneer National Chairman of the party, was at the Presidential Villa in company with another leader of the party, Sen. Bola Tinubu. The visit was the second in two weeks.     Buhari’s extended family lost two senior members within a few hours.   Ai’sha Mamman, wife of the president’s elder brother, died on Friday, while Halima Dauda, his niece, died on Saturday.   Akande told newsmen shortly after leaving the Villa that his visit with Tinubu to the president had nothing to do with politics ahead of 2019 elections.   Accordin...
Ex-President Obasanjo Playing Politics With Letter To President Buhari – Asiwaju Tinubu
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Ex-President Obasanjo Playing Politics With Letter To President Buhari – Asiwaju Tinubu

The recent open letter by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari to decline seeking reelection next year is all politics, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, declared yesterday. Tinubu told reporters in Owerri, Imo State, that Obasanjo could have conveyed his opinion to Buhari privately. The former Lagos State governor, in company with the pioneer National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, was in the Imo State capital on his way to Awka, Anambra State, to attend the funeral of Second Republic Vice President Alex Ekwueme. He also said the APC would respond at the appropriate time to the emergence of the Coalition for Nigeria being promoted by Obasanjo. Tinubu said Obasanjo ought to have exploited a b...
Buhari Is Running An Unworkable Government – APC Chieftain, Bisi Akande
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Buhari Is Running An Unworkable Government – APC Chieftain, Bisi Akande

Prominent chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande has described president Muhammadu Buhari’s government as ‘unworkable’.  Akande says that upbraided presidential system Buhari was running largely caused the major problems currently affecting the Nation.The former Interim APC chairman and ex-governor of Osun state made these statements while speaking to the media at his Ila country home. He said that the president’s good intentions for the country “would remain mere dreams inasmuch as the expensive and largely unaccountable presidential system of government remained in place.” He said that with the current system, Buhari will remain helpless and continue to run an ‘Unworkable government’. He, however, disclosed that he has advised president Buhari on...
Federal Govt Exclusive Function Should Be Unbundled – Bisi Akande
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Federal Govt Exclusive Function Should Be Unbundled – Bisi Akande

Former interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande, has said that there is a need to unbundled the exclusive functions of the federal government and share them among the federating units. Akande spoke along with founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola, and the daughter of late sage, Ambassador Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, who made renewed call for regional integration in the South-west geo-political zone. They all spoke yesterday, at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library complex, Abeokuta, at the maiden edition of the South-West Stakeholders Summit on education and economic development. Chief Akande also identified devolution of power to federating units as one of the solutions to addressing the multifaceted problems confronting the...
Southwest APC Hails Governors, Lawmakers On Quality Leadership
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Southwest APC Hails Governors, Lawmakers On Quality Leadership

The leadership of the Southwest All Progressives Congress has applauded the performance of governors and National Assembly members elected on the platform of the party, as well as ministers appointed from the region. The leaders gave the commendation through the former Interim National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, after a stakeholders’ meeting held at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, Ibadan, on Thursday. He said that the meeting assessed the performance of governors, national assembly members and those appointed into the Federal Executive Council from the region and was satisfied with their stewardship so far. Akande said, “APC leaders in the Southwest, together with our representatives in government at the state and national levels, met to review what we decided upon i...
President Buhari Hasn’t Told Us He’s Seeking Re-Election – Southwest APC
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President Buhari Hasn’t Told Us He’s Seeking Re-Election – Southwest APC

The former acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, on Thursday, said President Muhammadu Buhari had yet to inform the South-West leaders of the party that he would be seeking re-election in 2019. Akande spoke at the meeting of the APC South-West stakeholders at the executive chamber of the Oyo State governor’s office in Ibadan. The former governor, who was the chairman of the meeting, spoke to newsmen at the end of the deliberations. Among those who were present at the meeting were the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi; his counterpart from Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu; Osun State Governor, Rafiu Aregbesola; and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State. Also in attendance were the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun; a former Oyo State governor, Ad...
Prepare For Economy Without Oil – Akande Tells Fed Govt
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Prepare For Economy Without Oil – Akande Tells Fed Govt

A former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, has urged the Federal Government to explore other sources of revenue, warning that the income from crude oil will further decrease, especially with the United States and other buyers converting to electric-powered vehicles. Akande, who gave the warning in an address on Friday in Osogbo at a conference on the second anniversary of the South-West in national governance, stressed that Nigeria needed to look beyond oil. He said the era of waiting for proceeds from crude oil from Abuja was gradually coming to an end. Apart from shifting focus away from crude oil, Akande said Nigeria must cut waste, stressing that the nation could no longer afford to waste dwindling resources on unprofitable things. Akande said, “We can see that all...
Scrap 1999 Constitution – Bisi Akande
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Scrap 1999 Constitution – Bisi Akande

A former interim chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, on Tuesday, called for the dissolution of the 1999 Constitution, saying it protects criminal impunity in governance. Akande said this at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) during the launch of a book Nigeria: The path we refused to take written by the Secretary General of Afenifere, Bashorun Seinde Arogbofa. Akande, who maintained that he constitution should be scrapped and a new one written for the benefit of the people, rather than amending it also emphasized that the the ongoing review efforts by the National Assembly would not solve the discrepancies in the constitution. His words: “The 1999 constitution is the greatest Nigeria’s misadventure since Lord Lugard amalgamati...
2019: No Rebellion Against Tinubu In South-west — Segun Oni
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2019: No Rebellion Against Tinubu In South-west — Segun Oni

Former Ekiti State governor, Chief Segun Oni, is the deputy national chairman (South) of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and a member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). He speaks with Senior Deputy Editor, TAIWO AMODU, on the performance of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in the last two years, the insinuation of a gang-up in the South-West against former Lagos State governor and national leader of the party, Chief Bola Tinubu, by certain ministers of the Buhari administration and the reports of a cabal within the government. Excerpts: BY May 29, this administration will have spent two years in office. Can you beat your chest and say with all sincerity that the ruling party has met the expectations of Nigerians. Do you feel fulfilled? W...
Attack On Tinubu/Akande/Yoruba Over Buhari’s Health: One Ingratitude Too Many
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Attack On Tinubu/Akande/Yoruba Over Buhari’s Health: One Ingratitude Too Many

Just yesterday, two groups parading themselves as APC Youth Progressive Frontier and Northern Patriotic Assembly released statements where they made insulting remarks at Chief Bisi Akande, the protem national chairman of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the party's national leader, and Yoruba ethnic group over an innocuous and statesman remark made by Akande with respect to the health situation of President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. It is a shame that these two groups chose to exhibit their shallow thought in the public by interpreting the call made by Bisi Akande to allow Buhari seek proper medical attention to mean "derogatory remarks on the president" and "exploitation of the president's health for the benefit of Yoruba" as the APCPYF and NPA put it respectively. It is most shame...
APC Youths Blast Bisi Akande Over Comment On Buhari’s Health
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APC Youths Blast Bisi Akande Over Comment On Buhari’s Health

The APC Youth Progressive Frontier has slammed the former interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande over his recent ‘crude’ statement on the health of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group said people like Akande should be taken for psychiatric test because a sane human being would never joke with health of a sitting president. Bisi Akande had in a statement on Monday claimed that some people were "feasting" on President Buhari's poor health. The APC chieftain admitted that Buhari's illness was gradually taking a toll on the country, adding that history may repeat itself. “These are two great red flag dangers that have the potential of plunging the country into unprecedented chaos and of destabilising the gains of democracy since 1999. “The gr...
Buhari Returns, Lands In Kaduna, Choppered To Presidential Villa
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Buhari Returns, Lands In Kaduna, Choppered To Presidential Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived the country Friday at about 4 a.m., 51 days after he left the country on a medical vacation. Owing to the closure of the Abuja airport, presidency sources informed THISDAY that his plane was scheduled to land at the Kaduna airport in the wee hours of Friday, following which he was to be flown by helicopter to the President Villa, Abuja. The sources also revealed that the president might address the nation Friday after his long absence, in order to quell any concerns over his capacity to govern. The news of his return Friday was broken last night in a statement by his media aide, Mr. Femi Adesina. Adesina recalled that the president left the shores of the country on January 19 for a vacation, during which he was scheduled to undergo routine medic...
Lai Mohammed Lists 5 Recent Fake News In Nigeria
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Lai Mohammed Lists 5 Recent Fake News In Nigeria

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has described the phenomenon of fake news as one of the greatest threat to the nation. Speaking in Abuja at the seventh edition of the National Security Seminar, the minister listed four fake news which had been in circulation recently. He said: “Regrettably, fake news is circulated worldwide through the means of the social media and it travels faster. “Only recently, we have to refute the fake news that Nigeria today is the most difficult place for Christians to live (1). “There was also the fake report that the armed forces of Nigeria armed the Fulani herdsmen and instigate them to carry out attacks (2). “All these news are unfounded, fake and has the capacity to set one religion or group against the other,’’ he...

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