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PUSH 24 INTERNATIONAL: June 19th, 2023

NEWSBREAKING: Tinubu sacks all Service Chiefs, Advisers, Comptroller General of Customs, names replacements

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the immediate retirement of all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, advisers, Comptroller-General of Customs from service as well as their replacements with immediate effect.

It is to be noted that the appointed Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police and the Comptroller General of Customs are to act in their positions, pending their confirmation in accordance with the Cconstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The newly appointees are

1 Mallam Nuhu Ribadu National Security Adviser

2 Maj. Gen. C.G Musa
Chief of Defence Staff

3 Maj. T. A Lagbaja
Chief of Army Staff

4 Rear Admirral E. A Ogalla
Chief of Naval Staff

5 AVM H.B Abubakar
Chief of Air Staff
6 DIG Kayode Egbetokun
Acting Inspector-General of Police

7 Maj. Gen. EPA Undiandeye Chief of Defense Intelligence

Mr President has also approved the following appointments:

1 Col. Adebisi Onasanya
Brigade of Guards Commander

2 Lt. Col. Moshood Abiodun Yusuf
7 Guards Battalion, Asokoro, Abuja

3 Lt. Col. Auwalu Baba Inuwa
177, Guards Battalion, Keffi, Nasarawa State

4 Lt. Col. Mohammed J. Abdulkarim
102 Guards Battalion, Suleja, Niger

5 Lt. Col. Olumide A. Akingbesote

176 Guards Battalion, Gwagwalada, Abuja

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : April 4th, 2023


From movie stars and athletes to CEOs and politicians, members of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2023 are forces to be reckoned with.

American magazine, Time, has named President-elect, Bola Tinubu, among the 100 most influential persons across the world in 2023.

Speaking on how Tinubu merited the list, the magazine stated, “Winning an election in Africa’s most populous country is no easy feat. But Nigeria’s newly elected President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has had nearly two decades to prepare.

“Called Jagaban, or “leader of the warriors,” by his supporters, the now 71-year-old ran in a presidential election for the first time this March. His campaign slogan, “It’s my turn,” was a nod to his role as a longtime political power broker.”

Time, further delved into the past how the former Lagos governor fought military regimes to return democracy. Tinubu helped restore the country’s democracy in 1999 after fighting military rule and then served two consecutive terms as governor of Lagos,” it added.

Among top world figures that made the list is the President of the United States, Joe Biden. Also, both Paris Saint-Germain stars of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe made the list among sportsmen.

Each year our TIME 100 list lets us step back and measure the forces that move us. Which is more powerful, hope or proof? Ambition or altruism? The lessons of the past or the lure of the future? The people we spotlight range from the globally famous to the literally anonymous—we leave it to you to guess the true identity of author Elena Ferrante.

There are world leaders and local activists, artists and athletes, scientists, moguls and a number of people who are running for President of the United States.

One way or another they each embody a breakthrough: they broke the rules, broke the record, broke the silence, broke the boundaries to reveal what we’re capable of. They are seekers, with a fearless willingness to be surprised by what they find.

As Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose musical Hamilton just won the Pulitzer Prize, puts it, “What’s the thing that’s not in the world that should be in the world?

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: January 3rd, 2023

With less than two months to the 2023 presidential election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday told his opponents that they cannot defeat him with lies.

Tinubu also assured Muslim leaders in the country that he will offer fair and just leadership to all Nigerians if elected president.

Tinubu gave the assurance in a town hall meeting with Muslim leaders from the North West geopolitical zone in Kano.

He said: “Mean-spirited politicians – those thinking only of themselves or those who think they mean more than the nation itself – will go to great lengths to deceive or recruit eminent persons to unknowingly preach division and hatred.

“They cannot win with the truth. So, they will try to win with a lie. But a lie never wins in the end. Those they cannot beat with honesty, they seek to beat them with untruth and falsity. They want to turn servants of God into preachers of division and hateful sentiment.”

On expectations from him if elected president, Tinubu reminded the faith leaders of his record as Lagos State governor.

He said: “I promise to be a fair and just leader. This pledge is based on the Islamic teachings on leadership. A leader in a plural society is enjoined to be a leader for all. If elected, I shall govern in harmony with our nation’s democratic Constitution.

“More than that. I shall tackle this nation’s problems with a commitment to solving them. I say this not as a boast. I say it based on my record. As Lagos governor, I assembled perhaps the most diverse team by any state government. That team was based on competence, not tribal this or regional that. It was not based on the attire one wore or the accent one spoke with, but on the quality of one’s ideas and contributions to society.

“If given the chance by Almighty Allah, I will operate in the same spirit of inclusiveness and innovation in order to renew the hope of our people. My highest priorities shall be the protection of our land and prosperity of its people.”

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PUSH NEWS INTERNATIONAL : November 3rd, 2021

Its no longer news that there have been overwhelming support for the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for 2023. Several persons and institutions have not hidden their affection for the former Lagos State Governor to clinching the number one public office in Nigeria.

Amongst the latest entrants to publicly stand with Tinubu is the highly revered traditional ruler from a major commercial State of the Northern region of Nigeria, Alhaja Aminu Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano State, Nigeria.

The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, has expressed satisfaction on All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu’s leadership qualities and his brilliance in party politics and political strategy, noting that his foresight helped in positioning Lagos State among city of reference across the world.

While acknowledging the APC national leader’s contributions to task of nation building, the monarch said that the respected politician’s trajectory, particularly his developmental politics has been a point of reference to players in Nigeria’s political arena.

He explained that the former Lagos state Governor’s contribution to Nigeria’s development, especially his blueprint that led to development of Lagos and his efforts in the formation of APC which led to the party’s victory during the 2015 and 2019 presidential election stands him apart as personality to reckon with in Nigeria corridors of power.

Addressing politicians from the northern region who came to pay him homage and seek his support for Tinubu presidency ahead of 2023 presidential election, the traditional ruler noted that with principle of justice and fairness, Tinubu was deserving of any position in Nigeria, including the oval office.

The Emir who prayed for the visiting delegation, agreed with the principle of fairness which he claimed should ordinarily have no objections to the former governor’s scores of achievements and extraordinary devotion to nation building.

The monarch stated that the beauty of democracy was that it gives room for every Nigerians to vote and be voted for, adding that if a politician of Tinubu pedigree appear on the ballot papers, such development would give citizens the needed options to choose who to lead them based on achievements.

Earlier, the northern politicians, under the aegis of Arewa Organizations Movement for Asiwaju (AROMA), said that they were at the Kano Emirate to seek the monarch endorsement and blessing for Tinubu as race and politicking for 2023 presidential election intensifies.

The politicians who spoke through AROMA Convener, Hon. Kabiru Ahmed, said that the visit was part of grassroot mobilization for the APC national leaders across the northern region to facilitate smooth victory for him during the 2023 election.

Ahmed, who is also Lagos state’s Commissioner of Water Front, explained to the Emir that the purpose of the groups’ courtesy visit was to inform the monarch about his group’s conviction that the ideologies upheld by Tinubu has been widely accepted throughout the country, adding that such should spurred the needed support for him to succeed Buhari in 2023.

He remarked that the Emirate in Kano being the revered stool to all Northerners was entitled to have the information on first hand basis as a hallmark of respect for culture heritage. The event was underpinned by the notable personalities in attendance who had endorsed AROMA through the respective executive structures of the various groups in the 19 states.

Those present at the event include Comrade Abubakar Kuso – National Coordinator, Bola Tinubu Support Organization; Princess Aderemi F. Adebowale – The Convener of TIK 2023 and SA on Civic Engagement to Governor of Lagos State; Idris Aregbe – Organizing Youth Leader for APC Lagos State; Engr. Salisu Magaji – Kano State Coordinator of TSO and a host of other party stalwarts.

With this development the coast is now clear for more and more traditional rulers to show solidarity for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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The main stream coalition group across the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria responsible for leading the campaign for the realization of the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu come 2023, the National Coalition of Tinubu Support Groups (NCTSG) Nigeria and Diaspora has come out to declare her intentions to purchase the Expression of Interest (EoI) form and Nomination form for their principal.

This was revealed thursday on behalf of the Coalition by its Convener and National Secretary, Dr Doyin Johnson after the South Western Leadership Meeting of the organization held at the Otunba Subomi Balogun, Conference Center, University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

Push News International can confirm that the Coalition has over 102 pressure and interest groups in Nigeria and Diaspora ably led by her National Cordinator, Professor Garba Shehu.

Speaking to the media after the extra-ordinary Cacus meeting, Dr Doyin Johnson said the aim of the Coalition is to raise 10 million credible voters for Asiwaju while drumming support for his aspiration.

We are going to raise the 45 million naira nomination form, or even higher for Asiwaju.”
“Our objective at NCTSG is to realise the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu”
Doyin said.

The National Secretary further said Nigeria needs to witness the transformation which Asiwaju achieved in Lagos State and much more.

Push News International was also informed that members of NCTSG across Nigeria and Diaspora decided to pull their resources together to do this for their principal.

We have decided to pull our meager resources together and purchase the expression of interest and nomination forms for Asiwaju Tinubu as he presents himself to his party members to be chosen as its candidate for the 2023 general election“.

Our members from the various villages, local governments and states are contributing to making this happen within 5 days. It is our singular honour and rare privilege to present the expression of interest and nomination forms to Tinubu” Dr Doyin added.

On his own part the financial secretary of the group High Chief Revd Adebisi Abraham reiterated, “even though Tinubu can pay for his form, the gesture by this group is to encourage Asiwaju to take up the challenge to lead Nigeria.”

A fmr House of Representatives member, Dr Babatunde Olokun, the groups National Legal Adviser debunked rumours that it was being sponsored by some power-blocks within the ruling party, saying it rallied its members and other pro-Tinubu supporters to raise funds for her activities.

According to Comrade Suraj Fadairo, NCTSG has formally registered 102 Asiwaju support groups under the NCTSG who are formidable grassroots based organizations.

We have no doubt that Asiwaju has both in action and words being working hard to lay a foundation for greater and prosperous nation that our generation and future generations will be proud of. We believe his administration in Nigeria will attract foreign investments; Nigeria will definitely assume her leadership role in not just Africa but the world.” Ondo State Cordinator, Prof David Adedayo said.

The group said it believes their principal will declare his interest to run for the presidency because he has both in words and in action worked to lay a foundation for a greater and a prosperous nation.

The leadership of the Coalition further charged all political parties in Nigeria to commence the process of unanimously adopting Tinubu as the sole candidate for Nigeria for in 2023.

Key leaders of the South West Leadership Cacus of the Coalition in attendance includes Dr. Doyin Johnson – The Convener and National Secretary, Dr. Babatunde Olokun – National Legal Adviser ( Former Federal House of Representative Member), High Chief Adebisi Abraham – The Alaja of Ikare Akoko Kingdom – National Financial Secretary, Com. Suraj Fadairo – National Liasion Officer NGO’s and Support Groups, Hon. David Oluokun – National Artisans Liasion Officer, South West Coordinator- Hon. Johnbull Sakiru Adebanjo – former Lagos State House of Assembly Member.

Others includes, South West State Coordinators and selected apex leaders from South West States, Ondo State – Prof. David Adedayo, Oyo State – Engineer Tunde Tolase, Ekiti – Mr. Clement Famisa, Lagos State – Comrade Tunde Adekoya, Ogun State – Hon. Gazal Olasunkanmi, Osun State -Ogbeni Mukaila Oni, Comrade Taiwo Ajayi of Yoruba Presidential Agenda also NCTSG South West Exco Member, Mrs Talabi Akinbile Elizabeth former Ogun State CPC State Chairman – NCTSG South West Executive member amongst others.

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