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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INEC Presents Certificate of Returns to Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat

Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu receiving certificate of returns from Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola

Lagos state Governor-elect Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, deputy governor-elect Dr. Obafemi Hamzat on Friday 29th of March, 2019 received their Certificate of Returns from Independent National Electoral Commission. The presentation was done by the INEC commissioner in charge of Lagos, Ogun and Ondo state, Chief Adekunle Ladipo Ogunmola at the commission office in Yaba, Lagos. following; some faces present at the event by Uche Nwosisi.  

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Tinubu: Nigeria’s Most Powerful Politician

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi Let me begin with an apology. Please, excuse the title of this write-up. Penultimate week, I used a title almost similar to this. It was entitled: Ambode: Nigeria’s Most Powerless Governor. Now this. But don’t be envious of Lagosians. They don’t proudly call their state “Eko for show” for nothing. It is their luck that God blessed them with men of two extremes. The most powerless governor. And the most powerful politician.  Forget  President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo or even  former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Sure,…

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Ambode: Nigeria’s Most Powerless Governor

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi Even though I’m not a great fan of the very many awards given to state governors by some media houses, I usually have fun when invited to the ceremonies. The yearly rituals have been reduced to an all-comers affair. Even then, there are two awards I think the Media should institute.  One is that of the Worst Performing Governors. Awardees will never come to receive such awards, but they will take note and, work hard to get off the bottom of the table. The second award, I…

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2019 Polls: Agbaje Optimistic Of Defeating APC

By Akinwale Kasali Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Lagos State, has high hopes becoming the next governor of the state. Agbaje who had on several occasion tried his luck on becoming the governor of the Centre of Excellence, as Lagos State is called, but has been defeated by the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the 2015 gubernatorial polls in the state. At the 2015 poll, Agbaje lost to the incumbent governor of the State, Akinwunmi Ambode, but this time around, Agabje believes he has…

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APC Lagos Primary: Why Ambode Is Jittery

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of Akinwunmi Ambode hoisting the All Progressives Congress, APC, flag as the candidate of the party in 2019 Governorship in Lagos State is dangling like a pendulum. The reason for this is not far-fetched, as the media have been awashed with the politicking that has rocked the party, with Jide Sanwo-Olu, an aspirant challeging Ambode for the APC ticket is been tipped to be the party’s flagbearer. Ambode is however jittery, following the overwhelming support Sanwo-Olu is enjoying from top chieftain of the party, most…

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