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Tinubu ready for next political move – Sanwo-Olu
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Tinubu ready for next political move – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday declared that Bola Tinubu is fit and ready for his next political move. Sanwo-Olu made the comment at an event in honour of the All Progressives Congresses (APC) leader. The Lagos helmsmen assured of his predecessor’s “renewed vigour”. The Governor said Tinubu’s return excites the people of Lagos and supporters across Nigeria. “We give glory to God who brought you (Tinubu) back with sound health and stronger vigour. “We give praises to God that the intention of evil-minded people who spread malicious rumour against our leader did not materialise. ”This event shows Asiwaju is healthy and possesses more energy to embark on his next move in politics”, Sanwo-Olu said. The event was attended by Tinubu’s associates, elected and ap...
I am standing before you hale and hearty. I thank God – Tinubu says as Lagos state govt throws welcome-back party for him
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I am standing before you hale and hearty. I thank God – Tinubu says as Lagos state govt throws welcome-back party for him

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has expressed gratitude to God for sparing his life after undergoing knee surgery in the UK. Tinubu returned to Nigeria from the UK on Friday, October 8. On Sunday, October 10, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu hosted a welcome back reception in honor of the former governor of the state. Speaking at the reception held at the State House, Marina, the former governor said God is the giver of life and that He is the only one who can take it. “I am a little emotional but I am happy. God is the giver of life and he is the only one who can take it. If I have granted you life and the privilege and you live this life, I am the only one who can take it from you if you don’t use it in the way and manne...
Tinubu returns to Nigeria from the UK
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Tinubu returns to Nigeria from the UK

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has returned to the country after months spent in the UK for medical reasons. He arrived Nigeria on Friday night October 8 and was received by the Lagos state governor,  Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other APC chieftains. See more photos below
Tinubu gives update on health as northern lawmakers visit him in London
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Tinubu gives update on health as northern lawmakers visit him in London

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said he is healthy and only undergoing physiotherapy in London, UK. Tinubu said this as he welcomed members of the House of Representatives northern caucus on Friday. The former governor of Lagos State, who has been in the UK for the last three months since undergoing knee surgery, however, admitted he was undergoing “gruesome” physiotherapy. He said, “Because of God and people like you, I am well. It is just the physio (physiotherapy) that is gruesome.” Since his departure, notable political figures like President Muhammadu Buhari; Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila; Governors Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), have vi...
2023 presidency: APC will support Osinbajo’s move for president – Gov Sule
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2023 presidency: APC will support Osinbajo’s move for president – Gov Sule

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has said the All Progressives Congress, APC, would support the presidential ambition of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. Sule said APC would support Osinbajo if he declares interest to contest for the president in 2023. The governor spoke while recieving members of the Progressives Consolidation Group (PCG) in Lafia, the state capital on Monday. He described Osinbajo as a very sellable candidate for the APC, ahead of the 2023 presidential elections. Sule noted that the Vice President would help preserve APC’s legacies after President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office. He said: “Our concern is how we will sustain the party beyond President Buhari. So, if you come up with the idea, you know you will not only get my attention but the att...
2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello
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2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that the alleged pact for former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu to succeed President Buhari is not binding on All Progressives Congress members. Bello who said this in an interview with Daily Trust, stated that the  APC is guided by a constitution which every member and even intending members ought to read and understand. He added that Nigeria is not a banana republic which a committee of one or two persons will see as a personal estate or property. Bello said;   Senator Tinubu is one of our leaders and I respect him so much. He has played a very significant role in Nigeria’s democracy and has built a lot of people. He has paid his dues, and with all respect, as a son to him, my simple advice is that it is time for hi...
Buhari visits Tinubu in London
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Buhari visits Tinubu in London

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday evening, visited a former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu in London. The All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader is recuperating in the United Kingdom. Buhari’s show of moral support confirms he’s in good terms with his ally contrary to speculations. On Wednesday, James Faleke, a member of the House of Representatives, visited Tinubu. A known protégé, Faleke, representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, is the Chairman, House Committee on Finance. Earlier on August 3, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu visited his political godfather. Tinubu, a.k.a. Jagaban is expected to return to Nigeria this month.
APC Leader, Tinubu Hospitalized In US, Undergoes Surgery
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APC Leader, Tinubu Hospitalized In US, Undergoes Surgery

According to an exclusive report by SaharaReporters, it has been learnt that Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and former Lagos State Governor, is presently hospitalised in Maryland, the United States, SaharaReporters further gathered that Tinubu, who has had several medical trips this year alone, had a surgery last week and could be billed for another one over a yet-to-be-disclosed illness. The APC National Leader has been off official and party functions in the country for a long time, amidst talks that he is being positioned for the 2023 presidency to succeed the incumbent repressive regime of Muhammadu Buhari. “Tinubu is hospitalised in Maryland, US. His health is failing. He couldn’t participate in launching his Arewa library, and he couldn...
Top Prominent Yoruba Figures Conspicuously Silent On Sunday Igboho’s Arrest
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Top Prominent Yoruba Figures Conspicuously Silent On Sunday Igboho’s Arrest

It is no longer news that the arrest of Yoruba secession agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho had come as a shock to many of his followers and supporters. Igboho was arrested by security operatives at an airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic alongside his wife, Ropo, while trying to catch a flight to Germany. The Department of State Services (DSS) had on July 1 raided the residence of Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo State. The activist, alongside others, had planned to hold a ”Yoruba Nation Rally” in Lagos two days after the raid. The DSS raided the residence, killed two people, and arrested more than 10 of his associates but Igboho escaped. The agency alleged that Igboho was stockpiling weapons, and subsequently declared him wanted. The agitator had been on the run since the raid un...
Tinubu 2023 Branded Caps Now In Circulation
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Tinubu 2023 Branded Caps Now In Circulation

Followers of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC are pushing forward with their support for him to run for Presidency in 2023. Bola Tinubu is yet to comment on his Presidential ambition, but many of his followers have been pushing ahead. We have seen posters and other materials championing this, and now a cap.
Tinubu will make a good president – Olubadan
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Tinubu will make a good president – Olubadan

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has endorsed the idea of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, vying for the Nigerian Presidency in 2023. The Olubadan expressed his support while receiving members of the Tinubu Vanguard, a support group for Tinubu’s presidency project in Ibadan on Saturday. The Director-General of Tinubu Vanguard, Dr Johnny Benjamin, said this in a statement on Saturday. Olubadan described Tinubu as a good man whose stewardship as president would consolidate on the progressive agenda of the APC and propel Nigeria to the path of economic prosperity and sustainable development. “Tinubu is a good man and I will do everything within my power to support his candidacy for the 2023 presidential poll,” he said. The direct...
Seyi and Layal Tinubu share new photos of their son as he turns one today
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Seyi and Layal Tinubu share new photos of their son as he turns one today

Seyi Tinubu, son of APC National leader, Bola Tinubu, and his wife, Layal, are in a celebratory mood as their second child, Tobais, turned one today, June 25.   The couple welcomed their baby in London last year. Layal shared lovely photos from his birthday photo shoot and wrote; ''My handsome little man is ONE! Grateful for 365 days of unspeakable joy with you. Anyone who has ever been in his presence can attest to the fact that he exudes nothing but happiness at all times. He is my solace and I’m so proud to be his mama! Happy 1st Birthday My Sonshine! May God continue to bless and keep you always''
Terrible People Want To Break Nigeria’s Appointment With Destiny – Tinubu
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Terrible People Want To Break Nigeria’s Appointment With Destiny – Tinubu

All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Bola Tinubu, says terrible people and strong forces want to break Nigeria’s appointment with its greater destiny by attacking “agricultural players” in the country, thereby creating food scarcity. He spoke on Saturday on the occasion of the 23rd to 25th convocation ceremonies of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Tinubu was also awarded a honorary doctorate at the event by the university Senate and Governing Council. The former Lagos State governor said, “We approach a defining moment as a nation. A reckoning of special importance beckons. We must decide whether to give the truest meaning to our national motto “peace and unity” or we allow the agents of destruction and merchants of violence to have thei...
I’m not behind distribution of rice in the north – Tinubu
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I’m not behind distribution of rice in the north – Tinubu

National Chiefftain of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has denied being behind the distribution of bags of rice which has his photo and the inscription ‘JAGABA – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’ in some states in the northern part of Nigeria. In a statement released by his media aide Tunde Rahman, Tinubu "commended the efforts of the various volunteer groups responsible for this benign act of charity and love for one another, particularly in this Holy month of Ramadan".  It read; “We have seen the images being circulated of bags of rice depicting Asiwaju’s face being distributed across parts of the North. “I am not responsible for this initiative but l commend the efforts of the various volunteer groups responsible for this benign act of charity and love for one another,...
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...
Yinka Odumakin: I’m In Shock – Tinubu
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Yinka Odumakin: I’m In Shock – Tinubu

Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, said he received with shock, news of the death of Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin. Tinubu, in a statement on Saturday, described the deceased as a committed fighter for democracy, dedicated civil society activist, courageous and outspoken defender of whatever ideals and principles he believed in. The All Progressives Congress (APC) leader said Odumakin remained fearless and unrelenting in speaking up in promoting the cause of justice and what he perceived as the best interest of the citizens of Nigeria. Tinubu recalled his participation in the various students and youth struggles against successive military dictatorships in the 1980s and 1990s. “In the process, he was arrested, harassed and even detained several times. Yet, h...
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 ...
Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him – Oke Umurhohwo
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Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him – Oke Umurhohwo

Having carefully designed his birthday colloquium to project his presidential aspiration and offer himself as the most suitable choice to succeed Buhari, Bola Tinubu stepped to the podium on Monday and set off a big debate on his capacity for the job he will be seeking in a few months time. Turn to any of the commonly used social media platforms, and you will most certainly notice Nigerians debating the proposition. So, what did Tinubu proposed and why is it generating reaction? Uncomfortable with the country’s unemployment figure and the implication on security, Tinubu proposed that young Nigerians should be massively recruited into the military. That is, draft 50 million youth to the military to cut off potential recruitment sources for terrorists and other criminal activities. ...
Tinubu Held His Colloquium In Kano Because Of 2023 Politics – Aminu Abdussalam
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Tinubu Held His Colloquium In Kano Because Of 2023 Politics – Aminu Abdussalam

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano and one of the leaders of the Kwankwasiyya Movement, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, has said it is clear to everyone that Tinubu’s choice of Kano as the venue of his 12th Colloquium is “purely a political move.” Gwarzo, who was the deputy governorship candidate of the PDP in Kano in the 2019 election, said he disagreed with Tinubu’s opinion that the colloquium was held in Kano to enhance national cohesion. He said the APC leader had ample opportunities to show that he is a true national leader but failed to take advantage of those opportunities. “It (colloquium in Kano) has nothing to do with national cohesion and unity. When people were asked to stand up to be counted, he wasn’t there. So many things happened recentl...
Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu’s Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals
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Wikipedia Locks Bola Tinubu’s Page After It Is Attacked By Vandals

Wikipedia editors have locked the profile page showing details about the life of Bola Tinubu, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for “persistent vandalism”. Tinubu celebrated his birthday on March 29, 2021, and as it is his custom, a colloquium was hosted to mark the day. According to his public records, Tinubu turned 69. Many Nigerians believe he is older, and there have been numerous reports in the media that the Jagaban of Borgu is much older than he claims. There is an article online attributed to Yinka Odumakin, the spokesperson for Yoruba group known as Afenifere, which claims that Tinubu could not be as young as he claims. In 2018, Odumakin wrote a three-part series titled “portrait of the tiger Ambode rode,” detailing his knowledge of  Tinubu. The three...
It Was an Accidental Verbal Mistake, I Want the Expansion of Armed Forces by 50,000 and not the 50 Million – Tinubu
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It Was an Accidental Verbal Mistake, I Want the Expansion of Armed Forces by 50,000 and not the 50 Million – Tinubu

Former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu has backtracked on his earlier comment of 50 million youth being recruited into the Nigerian army. The APC Chieftain made the comment while speaking at a colloquium to celebrate his 69th birthday on Monday March 29. Following the backlash the comment triggered, Tinubu released a statement on Tuesday March 30 saying it was an "accidental verbal mistake". His media office said he gave the figure in error and only meant to say 50,000 youths. The statement added that the former Governor was also canvassing for the recruitment of five million youths in all aspects of nation-building, ranging from infrastructural development to agricultural modernisation. It read; “Asiwaju seeks the expansion of security personnel by 50,000 for the arm...
VP Yemi Osinbajo says visas might be needed to travel to Kano if Nigeria splits
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VP Yemi Osinbajo says visas might be needed to travel to Kano if Nigeria splits

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has asked those calling for the breakup of Nigeria to have a rethink as they may need visas to travel to places like Kano state. The Vice President said this when he spoke at the 12th Bola Tinubu colloquium held in commemoration of the APC National leader's 69th birthday in Kano yesterday March 29. The Vice-President, who was the special guest of honor at the event, said the initial plan was to hold a completely virtual event but Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State offered to host a physical event that would run alongside the virtual one on Zoom. “For the purveyors of breaking up into small components, into small countries, perhaps they should be reminded that we would not have been able to accept Governor Ganduje’s offer to come to Kano at a sh...
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.”
Recruit 50 Million Youths Into Army To Fight Insecurity – Tinubu To FG
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Recruit 50 Million Youths Into Army To Fight Insecurity – Tinubu To FG

All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, on Monday, urged the Federal Government to recruit at least 50 million youths into the Nigerian Army to boost Nigeria’s fight against terrorism, banditry and all forms of internal and external security threats confronting the nation. Tinubu spoke at the 12th colloquium to celebrate his 69th birthday in Kano State. He said, “We are under-policed and we are competing with armed robbers and bandits to recruit from the youths who are unemployed —33 per cent unemployed?” “Recruit 50 million youths into the army,” he stated, adding that “what they will eat —cassava, corn, yam, will grow here.” The APC chieftain, while reacting to recent statistics by the National Bureau of Statistics that over 23 million Nigerians are jobless, als...
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Weather Disrupts Tinubu’s 12th Colloquium In Kano

Bad weather has disrupted the 69th birthday and 12th colloquium of All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu, billed to take place in Kano State, forcing many dignitaries who were billed to travel by air to stay back. According to a report by The Punch, the event, which was expected to begin at 12pm was shifted to 12.30pm due to the absence of several VIPs. Some of those affected include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. Others are the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; and the Minister of the Interior, Rauf Aregbesola. Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Oyetola, Kayode Fayemi, Dapo Abiodun, had also arrived at the Nnamdi Az...
President Buhari Delivers Address At Bola Tinubu’s 12th Colloquium
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President Buhari Delivers Address At Bola Tinubu’s 12th Colloquium

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE WE'RE BETTER, STRONGER TOGETHER, SAYS PRESIDENT BUHARI TO NIGERIANS AT BOLA TINUBU'S 12TH COLLOQUIUM "Despite occasional inter-ethnic tensions in our national history, it seems to me that we have all agreed on one point that, notwithstanding our diversity of ethnicity, culture, language and religion, Nigerians are better together; even stronger together," says President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the 12th Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Colloquium held in Kano. The President, who participated virtually in the event to mark the 69th birthday of the former two-term Governor of Lagos State, commended the celebrant for always being an advocate of unity and cohesion in Nigeria. "This has been a constant factor in his outstanding political career, from the time he serv...
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...
The economy remains weak with too much unemployment and resources left idle – Tinubu
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The economy remains weak with too much unemployment and resources left idle – Tinubu

Former Governor of Lagos state and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has stated that the Nigerian economy has remained weak with too much unemployment and resources left idle even after the exit from recession. Tinubu who delivered a speech as the chairman of the 2021 Sardauna Memorial Lecture held in honour of one of Nigeria’s founding fathers, the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, stressed the need to cut down on wasteful spending among government officials to ensure Nigerians benefit from the economy. He said;  “In the midst of our local challenges came the COVID-19 pandemic, with its debilitating impact on the global and domestic economies. Nigeria, like many other countries, has not been spared the impact of the pandemic. “Commendably, however, President Muham...
Tinubu Remains Influential In Nigeria – Buhari
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Tinubu Remains Influential In Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Bola Tinubu on his 69th birthday. Buhari hailed the former Governor of Lagos State, “whose acumen and influence according to him, continue to resonate around the country and beyond”. In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its members in celebrating Tinubu. The President recognized the “patriot and statesman” on the 12th colloquium, an intellectual gathering to commemorate his birthday. Buhari said the event had over the years turned into a veritable opportunity for discussing topical national issues, and harnessing ideas that will move the nation forward. On the theme, “Our Common Bond, Our Common Wealth: Imperative of National Cohesion for Growth and Prosper...
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...
Nigeria’s Economy Remains Weak Despite Exit From Recession – Tinubu
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Nigeria’s Economy Remains Weak Despite Exit From Recession – Tinubu

All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, says though Nigeria has exited recession, the country’s economy remains weak. Tinubu stated this in Kaduna on Saturday while delivering a speech as the chairman of the 2021 Sardauna Memorial Lecture held in honour of one of Nigeria’s founding fathers, the late Sir, Ahmadu Bello. The PUNCH had earlier reported that the National Bureau of Statistics last month said that Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product recorded a slight growth of 0.11 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2020, indicating the country’s exit from recession. Speaking on Saturday on the topic, ‘Reduction of the Cost of Governance for Inclusive Growth and Youth Development in Northern Nigeria in a Post-COVID-19 Era’, the former governor of Lagos State said though the reg...
N50m Donation: Tinubu’s Supporters Clash With Critics
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N50m Donation: Tinubu’s Supporters Clash With Critics

The donation of N50m to victims of Katsina Central Market fire by All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has been raising dust on social media with many Nigerians criticising the former Lagos State governor while his supporters have also taken to his defence. Reno Omokri, a former social media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, had censured Tinubu for donating the huge amount to victims of the Katsina market fire while allegedly ignoring affected traders at Shasha market in Ibadan, Oyo State; and other markets razed recently in Lagos and the South-West. The PUNCH had earlier reported that no fewer than 700 shops and stalls were razed in a Monday morning fire incident that ravaged the Katsina Central Market. Goods worth billions of naira worth were also burnt an...
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.
2023: South-West Governors Creating Problem For Tinubu – Miyetti Allah
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2023: South-West Governors Creating Problem For Tinubu – Miyetti Allah

One of the umbrella bodies of herdsmen in Nigeria, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, says South-West governors, with their anti-herdsmen stance, are creating problem for the All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Bola Tinubu, and his rumoured presidential ambition in 2023. Spokesman for the group, Saleh Alhassan, spoke on Wednesday while featuring on PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable. Of late, nomadic herders in parts of the country, especially in the South-West geopolitical zone, have been accused of trespassing on farmlands of host farmers with their cattle. Farm produce worth millions of naira have been destroyed in the last few months. Some herders have also been accused of raping women in host communities, kidnapping the rich and in some cases, killing host residen...
Buhari To Chair 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium
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Buhari To Chair 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday 29 March, chair the 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium, an annual high-powered policy roundtable. The roundtable will mark the 69th birthday of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu. 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 kickstart by 12 noon. Bola Tinubu Colloquium The Tinubu Colloquium was conceived in 1999 by Tinubu’s close friends and associat...
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...
EFCC Goes After Bola Tinubu, Writes CCB For Assets Documents
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EFCC Goes After Bola Tinubu, Writes CCB For Assets Documents

The EFCC has requested Bola Tinubu’s asset declaration documents from the Code of Conduct Bureau, in a politically-charged inquiry that could see the former Lagos governor and ruling party chieftain arrested and prosecuted before 2023. The anti-graft office in November 2020 asked the asset fraud investigation office to supply details of Mr. Tinubu’s asset documents as part of an ongoing probe of the politician, according to a copy of the request obtained by the Gazette. The request, dated November 6, was a follow-up to previous demands made with respect to Mr. Tinubu’s asset filings. In the letter, the EFCC referred to its previous letter of September 4, 2020, and CCB’s response of October 9, 2020, asking the bureau to supply “outstanding requested information of Bola Ahmed Adeku...
Court bars Tinubu’s daughter and others from levying Computer Village traders
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Court bars Tinubu’s daughter and others from levying Computer Village traders

Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, the daughter of All Progressives Congress leader Bola Tinubu and 5 others have been barred by a Lagos state high court from imposing levies on traders at the Computer Village, Lagos. This is coming a year after the traders embarked on a protest after Folasade who is also the Iyaloja-General of Lagos State, reportedly imposed leaders on them who introduced new levies. Punch reported that the order which is sequel to a fundamental human rights suit marked ID/9039MFHR/19, also barred Mrs. Bisola Azeez, Mr. Adeniyi Olasoji, Nofiu Akinsanya, Tony Ikani and the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State from imposing such levies. The judgment which Justice Yetunde Pinheiro delivered, read in part; “I find that the 2nd and 3rd respondents’ imposition of levies on the...
2023: I Have No Interest In Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition – Fayose
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2023: I Have No Interest In Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, said he has no interest in the rumoured presidential ambition of All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, in 2023. Fayose, who stated this on a PUNCH Live interview, expressed confidence that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, would produce Nigeria’s president in the 2023 general elections. He said “Bola Tinubu is a leader in the West. It is a statement of fact” but noted that he has not met or spoken with the former Lagos State governor in years. Fayose said, “I have never met former governor Ahmed Bola Tinubu in the last three years and I have never spoken with him on the phone once. So, I don’t how they are tying the relationship politically. “To the best of my knowledge, I am not a member of AP...
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...
Lagos Has Been Fortunate To Have Visionary Governors – El-Rufai
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Lagos Has Been Fortunate To Have Visionary Governors – El-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says Lagos is the most fortunate Nigerian state governed by visonary men. Since the return of democracy in 1999, Lagos has been governed by four men — Bola Tinubu, Babatunde Fashola, Akinwunmi Ambode, and incumbent governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Speaking at the closing session of the 2021 Lagos ‘Ehingbeti’ Economic Summit, on Thursday, el-Rufai said Lagos has remains fortunate in terms of leadership. He said if Lagos were a country, it would have a higher gross domestic product (GDP) than many African countries. El-Rufai added that the south-west state is a role model for Kaduna, saying he looks to Lagos becoming a top state on the ease of doing business. “If Lagos were a country, it would have a bigger GDP than many African countries. F...

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