Buhari’s Cabinet: Why Amaechi Is A Sure Banker; Ambode’s Has K-Leg

Rotimi Amaechi

By Gideon Njoku Immediate past Minister  for Transport, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, is  sure to make the list of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet for the second time. This, inspite of the many controversies the former Minister got involved in. One of such controversies was an alleged stinging criticism of the President by Amaechi which video went viral on the social media. But, by far, the most damning is the crises which engulfed the Rivers state branch of the  All Progressives Congress, APC, and denied it the fielding of any candidate in…

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Posterity Will Judge Me – Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode

Outgoing Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, says he has served humanity to his best, and posterity will judge him. Ambode spoke to newsmen shortly after inaugurating the 400-seater Lagos theatre on Friday night in Epe area of the state. The governor, while reviewing his tenure which will end on Tuesday, expressed gratitude to God for giving him the grace to serve humanity and govern Lagos. “This is more of a fulfilling day for me. If there is anything for me to say, it’s that I am fulfilled that…

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2023: Tinubu’s Ambition Tears APC Apart

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Uche Mbah The Lion of Bourdillon, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been under fire recently for pushing his alleged 2023 presidential ambition with desperate gusto, and planning to install his henchmen in strategic positions in preparations for the final onslaught when the chips are down. Tinubu, who, this Magazine gathered, have relocated to Abuja to keep an eye on the game, has suddenly become a persona-non-grata among the Northern elites, who see him as overtly ambitious in trying to position himself for the presidency. Initially, before the elections, he…

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Lagos: Ambode May Make Ministerial List Or Get Second Term By Default

By Uche Mbah Indications are that the governor of Lagos state, Akinwumi Ambode, may earn a ministerial slot in the new dispensation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidency. In the alternative, if some clandestine moves by some alleged groups to drag the Lagos governor elect, Jide Sanwolu, to court seeking to halt his swearing in based on alleged health grounds is successful, he may end up a default governor-again. He could not win the nomination for re election because the the Godfather, Bola Tinubu, refused to endorse him Recently, the governor…

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Lagos: Tinubu’s Absence Divides Party

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

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

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

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

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

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

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

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

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

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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