Bola Tinubu: The Kingmaker becomes Nigeria’s President, 16th Leader
After he joined the Peoples Front, a political movement headed by Shehu Yar’adua, a retired general and former chief of staff, Supreme Headquarters, in 1992, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, spent the next two years working for two men — Mr Yar’adua and Moshood Abiola — to become Nigeria’s president. But the two never made it.
Mr Tinubu himself was not considered by many as a likely future president, until he informed Nigerians in January 2022 that becoming a president had been his lifetime ambition.
Today, Mr Tinubu will become one of the 16 Nigerians privileged to occupy the nation’s highest political office since its independence in 1960, and also its seventh civilian to do so.
Although Mr Tinubu, holder of Asiwaju and Jagaban traditional titles n Lagos and Borgu respectively, is one of the most popular names in Nigeria today, the man himself remains a mystery to many. His age, education and family background have over time become contentious and outrightly controversial.
Tinubu vows to end Nigeria’s dependence on borrowing for public expenditure
President Bola Tinubu has expressed his unwavering commitment to breaking the vicious cycle of overreliance on borrowing for public spending and the resulting burden of debt servicing it places on the management of Nigeria’s limited revenues.Tinubu disclosed this in a statement by his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, on Tuesday after inaugurating the Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms, chaired by Mr Taiwo Oyedele.He charged the Committee to improve...
Tinubu looking for keys to Nigeria’s treasury, no match for Atiku – PDP
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Nigeria Union Of Teachers’ President Beats Senate Majority Leader To Win Kebbi APC Governorship Primaries
Nasir Idris, the National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, was elected governor of Kebbi State by the All Progressives Congress (APC).After defeating Senate Majority Leader Yahaya Abdullahi and retired Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs Abubakar Mallam, Idris, who is also the Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), was declared the winner.Idris received 1,055 votes, while Abdullahi received none. With 35 votes, Abubakar Mallam was electe...
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