Lagos: Tinubu’s Absence Divides Party

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By Bayo Bernard Before the former Lagos state governor and All Progressives Congress, APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu boarded his private jet, Dassault Falcon-900DX (VP-CBT) three weeks ago to Abuja, the nation’s capital, all was well with the state chapter of the party. While on the less than one hour journey to Nigeria’s seat of power all that dominated his mind was how to rein in, or as some put it, to whip into line all APC lawmakers in the National Assembly to support the candidature of Ahmed…

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Tinubu’s Empire On Trial; Absence At Rallies Fuels Speculations

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By Uche Mbah The Political dynasty of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu appears to be under high tension in recent times since he decided against the idea of the continuation in office of Akinwumi Ambode, the incumbent governor of Lagos state. Since that fateful decision, the state has been in dilemma on what should be done with the governor, whose loyalty the Tinubu camp are no longer sure of. They toyed with the idea of using the Lagos House of Assembly for his impeachment but the option has its own drawbacks: The…

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Mixed Feelings As Lagos Gets Youngest Head of Service

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By Uche Mbah The appointment by Akinwumi Ambode, the Lagos state governor, of a new Head of the Civil Service, has been received with mixed feelings by the civil service community. At 47, Hakeem Muri-Okunola was sworn in on 31st December 2018 as the 21st Head of Service, the youngest ever to head the Lagos Civil Service. He took over from  Folashade Adesoye who retired four days earlier. The ceremony, which saw the Godfather of Lagos, Bola Tinubu, in attendance, attracted who is who in the ruling party in the…

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Lagos: Internal Wranglings In APC might Give An Edge To Agbaje

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By Uche Mbah Lagos, hitherto the political empire of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, appears to be at a political crossroads since an incumbent was denied a second term by the widely acclaimed political godfather. Recall that the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, was unceremoniously sacked by Tinubu on the grounds that though he is acclaimed to be performing, he is not a faithful party man. He has since been replaced by Babatunde Sanwolu, who is currently the APC governorship candidate in Lagos. But…

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Breaking: Ikeja Bus Terminal being pulled down, buses Disappear

By Uche Mbah Buses, hitherto parked at the Ikeja Bus Terminus, commissioned in pomp and pageantry by President Buhari, have disappeared from the terminal. Even the terminal itself appears to be undergoing systematic dismembering and renovation. The new buses that were parked at the terminal suddenly vanished into thin air, except for two solitary vehicles. It will be recalled that during the President last march commissioned the terminal, which was far from completed, in celebrated circumstances.  Six months later, the buses arrived the terminal in batches. They were idling away…

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The Black Mafioso: How Lagos Indigenes Reel under the Vice Grip Of Game of Thrones

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By Uche Mbah Lagos has, for years now, become a classic example of a state under the grip of different political mafia groups that has been fighting over the control of its vast resources-it is by far the richest of all the states in Nigeria. With a huge war chest of internally generated revenue (it hit N103.4 billion in the first quarter of 2018, which is the combined IGR of 31 states of the Federation) and Federal Allocations (N9.1billion in March alone) it is no wonder that many who are…

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Lagos Assembly Hounds Ambode Over Fears of Anti Party Activities

Despite efforts of Governor Akinwumi Ambode to assuage the fears that he may work against the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, due to the fact that his second term has been truncate, the Lagos Assembly have suddenly beamed their satellite on all his activities, to the extent of forming a parallel governorship. This has raised the specter of impeachment an octave higher, fueling speculations that he will be impeached before the end of the year. The rumor has become so strong that the Speaker of the Lagos House, Mudashiru Obassa,…

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2019: Dark Clouds as confusion, Anger, Impositions Trail Primaries

By Uche Mbah These are times that try men’s souls. In recent times, the nexus of do or die has passed through most, if not all election primaries in Nigeria. And this has nothing to do with party affiliations, though the ruling party is said to have had a fair share of the whole saga. For example, the Primary elections that held in Lagos by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to choose their governorship candidate ended up in an anti climactic manner. The incumbent governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has been told…

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Adeleke: Pressure Mounts on Ambode to Dump Tinubu, APC

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Following  Senator Ademola Adeleke’s virtual victory in the  September 22  inconclusive Osun gubernatorial election, supporters of Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode, are putting pressure on him to call the bluff of his godfather and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC who has refused to endorse his second term bid. The Source learnt that the governor’s supporters and a number Lagos  of APC chieftains loyal to him have asked him to chart an independent political course by embracing another political platform to realize his second term…

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Lagos Governorship: Buhari, Ambode in a Make or Mar Meeting

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu There is tension in the camp of embattled governor of Lagos state, Akinwumi Ambode as his supporters anxiously wait for the outcome of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Both men began what observers described as make or mar closed door meeting at 2.45pm at the presidential villa, Abuja. Ambode’s second term bid hangs on the balance following his godfather, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s refusal to endorse him. In Ambode’s stead, Tinubu, who was himself a former governor of the state and now the National Leader of the…

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