Oyo Rejects Tinubu Votes PDP

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Bayo Bernard Amidst celebration of the victory of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP candidate, Seyi Makinde in the governorship election in Oyo state, the Pacesetter state was yesterday thrown into mourning over the death of a member of the House of Representatives, Temitope Olatoye, popular as Sugar. The lawmaker was shot in the face in Ibadan, the state’s capital by yet-to-be identified gun men. He was later rushed to the University College Hospital, UCH where he later died. Sugar has just been re-elected under the ADP platform before the…

Read More

Tinubu: Nigeria’s Most Powerful Politician

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

Lagos APC Rally: Lagos CP Removed, Oluomo To Be Flown Abroad

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Uche Mbah The violence that rocked the All Progressives Congress, APC, rally in Lagos that resulted in a factional leader of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Musliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, being hospitalized has brought to the fore the problem of running a democratic government side by side with a Mafioso-like union that thrives on Violence and rule of the thumb. Already, the whole episode has afforded the godfather of Lagos, Bola Tinubu to now have a complete control of the whole state apparatus…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Tinubu vs the Cabal: Between the Rock and A Hard Place

Bola-Ahmed-Tinubu

By Uche Mbah Recent events in the polity may be indicative of a jugular war between the Aso Rock Cabal- the de-facto Presidency, and a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, A PC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The All Progressives Congress, APC, has been embroiled in controversies majorly involving the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and many of the governors elected under the aegis of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The crisis was not unrelated to the primary elections organized by the party under the Party chairman, which was done under…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More