APC may lose Lagos in 2015, National Legal Adviser, Muiz Banire, warns

Muiz Banire, the National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and three-time commissioner in Lagos State, speaks to PREMIUM TIMES on a looming crisis within the state chapter of the party. The APC, in its previous forms, has controlled Lagos since 1999.

What is your assessment of the APC’s chances in next year’s governorship election in Lagos?

To be candid, I am unable to say what it will be like because of what is presently going on within the party. My only hope is that we are able to be transparent, fair and just in the nomination process. Once we are able to do that, I will consider it very bright. But if otherwise, I’m not too sure what that will portend for us.

When you say ‘what is presently going on,’ what exactly are you talking about?

There is a tendency of imposition on the people. And a lot of people are out to resist it. And party members too appear to be on the same plane with those that are leading the struggle against the imposition of candidate. So I believe that it does not signal anything that is good for all of us.

A party leader in APC once said that this imposition method is working since the candidates are delivering, so there is no need changing a winning formula…

(Cuts in) Well, if it has worked, the first question one (would) want to ask such a person, particularly if you are referring to Asiwaju (Bola Tinubu), his own emergence was not as a result of hand picking in 1998, go and ask him. We had direct primaries all over Lagos. And BRF (Babatunde Fashola) will tell you that he is not a product of single-handed imposition, and you can confirm from him. I’m quoting him now. At least we still had primaries all over, some people didn’t participate ultimately, some that felt aggrieved, they left and he had a field day in 2007. So I did not know where that person would have gotten such an impression from. But let’s even assume that to be, the truth of the matter is that it is no more fashionable now, even if he had been doing it before. Secondly, this is a new party, and you recall our slogan is ‘change,’ that we are trying to do away with all those untoward things like lack of internal democracy. So I believe that it must not even be allowed to happen now, even if it had been happening in the past. It is not progressive. And if anybody claims to be progressive, he must not be seen to be advocating that kind of backdoor emergence of candidates.

Still on this issue of imposition, how much damage do you think it can wreak on the party?

A lot. I will start from the fact that it does not encourage mobilisation in the party in the first instance. Because the meaning is that rather than people going to their constituents to solicit for votes, they rather prefer to go to some leaders lurking in one corner or the other to go and solicit tickets. So you are not mobilising people into the system, to start with. Secondly, people are not accountable to their constituents again because of the imposition. Because if you have a godfather who has imposed you on the people, it’s the godfather that you are accountable to and in most cases what you find out is that the accountability in that instance is a tribute. That again does not boost the morale of the party members. And thirdly, it causes a lot of factionalisation, unnecessary ones. And we’ve had the consequence once and I kept on saying it. During the last local government elections, we had a similar experience. Some of our party member went to vote against our candidates. So it’s no news. So it could wreak a lot of damage.

If the party does not revert to internal democracy, do you see members moving out in droves?

To be candid, I foresee it. The level of frustration is so much within the system. Most of the people that I have come across that have struggled within the party seem to be frustrated already. In fact, it has taken my intervention to arrest largely the drift of people to the opposition party. And I believe that if you are giving them assurance you must be able to secure that assurance to the last, because if you fail, then you may not be able to control anybody. It could happen, more so that the PDP is advancing seriously against us in the state. So I do not believe that we should play to their hands at all.

If Mr. Tinubu, for example, insists on having his way in selecting the party’s gubernatorial candidate. What do you think would be the general reaction this time around?

Well, there are so many things that are involved. I’m aware that we have a guideline that is substantially watertight. Unfortunately, I don’t know why, in the last two weeks, that has not been released to the public to know. If we go by that, it will be difficult for anybody to manipulate the process. Because it is expected that when people gather in a place to select their candidates, they will vote secretly in the first instance and at the end of the day they vote for the candidate immediately and the vote given to the candidate immediately. But I think that is being resisted by those that are agents of imposition, already. And I think that…to do otherwise, I tell you the only asset we have and I’ve continued to warn us, is to throw up popular candidates in the state. Not only in our state alone, all over the country in order to make sure that whoever is going to be our ambassador must be a popular candidate. And a product of fair, transparent, and just primary. If it is not so, honestly it could spell doom for us at any level.

If those agitating for internal democracy have their way, do you see those on the other side, that is, the imposition camp, willingly working with them?

Working with us? You know they are in the minority, extreme minority for that matter. All they have access to, in most cases, is free funds. If you put that aside, it’s not that it’s anything extraordinary that is being worshipped in any one of them.

Are you backing any particular candidate for the APC governorship primaries in Lagos?

Number one, I’m a national officer of the party, we are meant to be neutral. I cannot back any candidate because of my position. Secondly, is the fact that some of us will prefer to see a candidate emerge as a result of the resolve of the people. So that’s my own thoughts in that regard.

About a dozen candidates are vying for the APC ticket in Lagos. Do you think the party has provided a level playing field?

Not all of them have level playing field, but we can make it level. Unfortunately for us, some of our leaders that are supposed to be participants in this process of creating a level playing field are the people that are also trying to also undermine it, that’s the sad thing about it. Because leaders must struggle to create a level playing ground for all of them to go into the contest. But we have seen a situation where resources, collective resources of the people and the party, is being used to mould a particular candidate.

Which particular candidate are you referring to?

The so called anointed candidate (Akinwunmi Ambode). That’s common knowledge in Lagos.

There was a period you were touted as the next governorship candidate in Lagos. What happened to that dream?

I for one I don’t have such ambition. And the reason why I don’t have are so many. One of them is the stigmatization of participants in public service. There is this presumption in favour of most people that are in public service, whether you struggle to be upright and honest, they don’t care. Once you are in that system, you are a thief. That stigmatization alone honestly discourages me from serving in any public capacity. Because they don’t believe that there could still be some people that would go into public office and still do it honestly.

Secondly again, is that I do know also because of my independence that some people will never be comfortable in their life with me, and me I’m not ready to compromise my standards and principles. So to that extent I will not even subject myself to that kind of process where you think you can blackmail me. It’s not possible. So I’m not even inclined on that ground again.

Thirdly, is the fact that I believe that at certain level you must allow new generation of people to take over the system. I was in the system for 12 years. I believe, with all sense of humility, I’ve added my own value. There are so many other people with better ideas, better energy, better thoughts than even some of us that we must leave the floor for to contribute their own quota.

When you talked about the people’s resources being used to promote a particular candidate, who did you have in mind?

We are going to define that very soon. Any time from December 3rd, we’ll start defining it. And documenting it appropriately.

Why wait till December 3rd?

Because December 2nd is the primaries. By 3rd, we’ll see.

Do you think ‘stomach infrastructure’ would shape voting in Lagos in 2015?

Not so much this time around, I can tell you. Because people in Lagos are, to a large extent, becoming more and more enlightened about the process these days and they are beginning to see the correct actors. And those dubious characters that used to be the leaders in the system people are beginning to identify them and repulse them. Even if you give them money, you throw everything to them; they will still do what is within their conscience. That is what’s the margin now, and we are going to put everything humanly possible behind to further educate and enlighten the people on why they must do the proper thing.

More members have become outspoken against imposition of candidates now, more than ever before in the party. Do you think Mr. Tinubu’s influence in the party, particularly in Lagos State, is waning?

Number one, APC is a new creation, it’s not ACN. APC is a much bigger party, and it’s a conglomeration of several interests. So to that extent one person cannot be in charge again. So for now everybody is in charge, every party member is in charge now unlike before. So that’s the difference.

Is everybody being in charge a plus for the party?

Yes. Serious one. Because now we have a bigger party, a bigger platform for all of us.

Are you suggesting that party leaders like Mr. Tinubu have become cogs in the wheel of the process now?
That is not my point. Far from it. Typically Mr. Tinubu will be open to popular decision. This fact is not well known outside. That is how he is constituted politically. Truly. The problem is that a cabal that is nurtured on privileges have evolved and are apparently threatened by the democratic process. They are the forces promoting imposition and arguing that you can mediate popular choice by offering “candidates that can perform.”  So the issue is not about Asiwaju [Mr. Tinubu] but an evolved social crust in the party that are afraid of true democracy.
What is the recourse if reform minded elements like you fail to prevail?
A:  If the process is respected and we fail, we are true democrats we shall accept popular mandate and work for the progress of the party. What we advocate for is the manifest evidence of a transparent process with integrity. Nothing more. If that happens we have all won, democracy has won the day.
Final word: I want to encourage our people, particularly APC people, to shine their eyes. They must shine their eyes this time around and not allow anybody to pull the wool over them. They have their votes, their rights, and they must go all out to ensure that we have and enjoy free, transparent, and just primaries. And that whoever emerges must be the product of that process. They must be ready. They shouldn’t feel intimidated by anybody because nobody is god. For me, I want them to believe that there is God and all of us are creations of God and we have equal rights to aspire to anything. And you need not have any godfather before you can be anything, particularly in APC. What you need are your constituents, once they support you, you must be able to sail through. Not until one godfather or the other endorses you.

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  • Okache

    It seems there is going to be trouble in paradise.

  • Favour B. Afolabi

    Trouble in paradise indeed…

  • Public Tribune

    THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL

    “A former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission have joined forces to ensure that the All Progressives Congress does not retain power in Lagos next year.”

    …..The Punch newspaper
    [November 9th, 2014]

    • Short and Sharp

      APC party is an illicit organization – full of Alhajis – signifying nothing.

      • Orly

        @ S & S

        Correct! I expect the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
        to flag that first truth. It is more difficult to prevent Islamic genocide
        without forbidding Islamic parties. APC is an Islamist party. Its type is
        banned in Saudi Arabia and Egypt – the two cradles of Islam. The preferment of
        Islam is not a national interest in the eyes of Nigeria’s 80-million plus Christians.

        • No Comment

          “[On this clamour for a Christian as Lagos state governor]….
          we should NOT introduce something that will start affecting the
          consciousness of the people. We shouldn’t put in the people’s
          consciousness what they were not thinking about before. Even,
          if you look at it closely, you will find that the dominant people
          in Lagos state are Muslims”.

          ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

          (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)

          [October 25th, 2014]

  • Thecreed

    It is the norm that during political seasons, people tend to talk tough which is largely influenced by their political interest. We are watching!!

  • Abraham

    “In the 1999 Constitution, Sharia was mentioned 73
    times, Grand Khadi 54 times, Islam 28 times, Muslims 10 times, and there is no
    single mention of Christ, Christian, Christianity, or, church.”

    “Some mischievous elements are taking these
    lapses in the Nigerian Constitution to come to the ungodly decision that
    probably the Nigerian state is an Islamic state.”

    “So what are Christians doing here at the National
    Conference? Hundreds of our churches were burnt down, and, Christians are being
    killed constantly. In fact, it has reached the stage of genocide.”

    “I will cite one example – In one
    denomination in Plateau State, the Women’s Fellowship as at 2001 had 500
    registered widows and by 2008, they had 900 registered widows but by February
    2014, it had 25,000 registered widows.”

    ……………………….Bishop Joseph Bagobiri</b

    Kafanchan Diocese of Catholic Church

    (March 31st, 2014)

    • Pastor Jones

      APC emerged from the groove wearing Muslim Hijab. It scared away half the population
      of the country who are Christians. If morning shows the day, APC can’t be a credible

      alternative to the PDP because APC is too divisive at outset, especially amid Nigeria’s

      shooting war against Boko Haram Muslim militias who’ve burnt all churches in Mubi town,

      Adamawa state, where they also killed all Christians trapped in the town, as the army fled.

  • Dele Animashaun

    APC is an alliance of crooks and thieves for the most part. “The only way to stop us from
    stealing is to stone us
    ,” the APC Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state said
    mid-year at a public function. “Nigerians appear not to be against stealing
    and corruption but only against how long you stay stealing and being corrupt.
    Don’t ever expect those in public office to fight corruption on these facts
    ,”
    Rotimi Amaechi further said.

    • Shubby

      @ Dele:

      APC is an Islamist Jihad by another name. There is nothing to recommend APC
      to any non-Muslim or Christians alike. Besides its Muslim bent, and, very local
      discriminatory outlook, the APC party has no other known identity in public view.
      APC is not a political party. APC is out and out an Islamic Jihad.

      • Invitro

        HOW APC REGISTERED WITH INEC AS A POLITICAL PARTY

        1] Party Leader – North, Gen Muhammadu Buhari……(Muslim)

        2] Party Leader – South, Bola Ahmed Tinubu ……… . (Muslim)

        3] National Chairman: Abdulkareem Bisi Akande……. (Muslim)

        4] Deputy National Chairman: Aminu Bello Masari….. (Muslim)

        5] National Secretary: Tijjani Musa Tumsah……………(Muslim)

        6] Deputy National Secretary: Nasir El-Rufai…………(Muslim)

        7] National Publicity Secretary.: Lai Muhammed……….(Muslim)

        8] National Treasurer: Sadiya Umar Faruq…………….(Muslim)

        9] Financial Secretary: Alhaji Shaibu Musa……………(Muslim)

        10] National Youth Leader: Abubakar Lado…………….(Muslim)

        11] National Legal Adviser: Muiz Banire ………………..(Muslim)

        12] National Deputy Auditor: Bala Jibrin…………………(Muslim)

        13] Women Leader: Sharia Ikeazor………………………(Muslim Convert)

        14] Ex-Officio Member: Muniru Muse…………………..(Muslim)

        15]Ex-Officio Member: Alhaji Yemi Sanusi ………….…(Muslim)

        • The APC National Treasurer protested this Islamic-biased leadership and resigned.

  • Omo’oodua

    YORUBA LEADERS TAKE COMMON STAND TO VOTE AGAINST APC

    “APC regime runs Lagos State with impunity and has turned Lagos State into an animal farm
    where some people are more equal than others. In Lagos state where workers earn N18,000
    as minimum wage, and where the daily living income per family hovers around $2 (about N325),
    tuition fee as high as N150,000 represent a death sentence for the educational aspirations of the
    Lagos youth population. This must not be allowed. Lagos also has the worst transport extortion
    regime in Nigeria, Africa and perhaps the world.”

    ………………………..Dr. Frederick Fasheun

    (Founder O’odua Peoples Congress, OPC)

    ……………………………………

    “Everybody in Yoruba land is looking for a way to liberate themselves once again from
    these (APC) pretenders who claim to be progressives but are the opposite of

    anything progressive. They say they are ‘progressives’ but they admit all the
    corrupt people from the PDP and bring them together to form the All
    Progressives Congress [APC]
    . What is progressive about ex-Governor Nyako,
    for example? Now that the Yoruba people have known that the APC is worse than PDP
    – in corruption, impunity, and, lack of internal democracy – we have to vote against APC”.

    ……………..Senator Femi Okunrounmu</b

    (Yoruba Leader and Co-orodinator of the last National Conference)

    • By Popular Demand

      WHERE IS LAGOS STATE’S 40 BILLION DOLLARS?

      Lagos state government has earned $40 billion plus in revenues between 1999 and now.
      The money – less salary and running expenses – was partly shared between Alhaji Bola
      Tinubu, and Alhaji Raji Fashola under corporate guise in the worst scam ever in modern
      Yoruba history.

      Last year, Lagos state floated a loan bond of about 80 billion Naira and got public
      investors to subscribe for repayment with interest but once the bond was fully
      subscribed, Raji Fashola took 40% of that money – about 35 billion Naira or so
      – and handed it over in cash to Bola Tinubu, via a bogus corporate front.

      This patently corrupt deal was ostensibly to buy back Lagos state ‘concession
      rights’ on the Lekki tolled Expressway, according to Raji Fashola. But what the
      corrupt and clever by half Raji Fashola did not say is that the land at issue
      belongs to Lagos state and was never sold to Bola Tinubu’s company in the first
      place. Or did Bola Tinubu’s company invest 35 billion Naira developing the road.

      In other words, by sheer fraud, Raji Fashola paid Bola Tinubu 25 years profit upfront
      without any further work. A lien was then imposed on Lagos state allocation of
      federal revenue for the next three [3] years to pay for this 80 billion Naira
      debt by all Lagos residents. This transaction must count as the worst fraud
      ever in Yoruba history since Nigeria became independent on October 1, 1960.

      In fact, On May 21st, 2014, the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Ayodeji Gbeleyi,
      confirmed that Lagos state debts, as at May 2014, stood at N435 billion –
      including N275 billion in bonds – equivalent to 2.7 billion United States
      dollars. Now, discounting monthly interest rates on the commercial portion of
      this debt, the gross Lagos state government debt is now equal to all of the
      expected federal revenue allocation to Lagos state in the next three and half
      years, at $3.7 billion, without equivalent benefits on the ground to show for
      it – dollar for dollar.

  • Sholoko

    “We were deeply troubled by the threat of ‘rig and roast’ issued multiple times
    by a major political figure (Bola Ahmed Tinubu)
    in recent weeks. Who benefits from
    that type of violent rhetoric, we wondered? And why would any ordinary Nigerian
    accept such provocative language, especially considering the history of post-election
    violence in Nigeria, and the truly horrific carnage that this country [Nigeria] has been
    suffering at the hands of Boko Haram?”

    ………………………..Jeff Hawkins
    (United States Consul-General in Nigeria)

    June 11, 2014

    • Berebe

      UNDERSTANDING THE APC INTRA PARTY CONFLICT IN LAGOS STATE

      But why are Americans so hypocritical? What is new about Alhaji Bola Tinubu’s Jihadist rhetoric?
      In Iraq, Syria and Libya, is it not the same violent rhetoric Ameticans hear everyday from Al Qaeda?
      What’s the difference between APC Islamic party in Nigeria, and, Islamic State Jihadists in Iraq?
      APC is an Islamic Jihad in internal fight for dominance between its two factions for Muslim domination of Lagos.

      Any little child in any other part of Nigeria today knows there’s an on-going Islamic Jihad in Nigeria.
      The only group of people who do NOT know this simple fact are Yoruba Christians in the South-West
      (having the highest number of professors, doctorates and university graduates) who rather throng
      en masse, behind an Islamic party, APC. How my people perish for lack of knowledge!”

      The fight inside APC Lagos state today is a Jihadist struggle to control the party by hardcore Mujaheedens.
      Alhaji Muiz Banire and Alhaji Raji Fashola are the dyed-in-the-wool Mujahedeens in APC Lagos state.
      They’re leading the coup against any Christian ever occupying the governorship seat on APC platform.
      This fight is an internal warfare between two wings of the same Islamic Jihadist Movement in Lagos.

      • Al Jihad

        KORANIC VERSES OF NIGERIA’S ISLAMIC JIHADISTS

        “Fighting is obligatory for you (Muslims), even if you dislike it” – Quran 2:216
        “O believers make war on the infidels (non-Muslims) who dwell around you,
        let them find harshness in you” – Quran 9:123. “When the sacred months are over,
        kill the unbelievers wherever you find them” – Quran 9:5.

        “Fight against Christians and Jews that believe neither in Allah nor in the last day…
        and who do not embrace the true faith (Islam)” – Quran 9:29

        “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off
        their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” (Koran 8:12), And
        fight with them until there is no more fitna (unbelief) and religion should be
        only for Allah” [Koran 8:39]. “Fight those who believe not in Allah;
        nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah
        and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth (Islam) – even if they
        are of the People of the Book (i.e Christians) – until they pay the Jizya, with
        willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. [Koran 9:29].”

      • Jayjay

        “Bola Tinubu has become the most hated politician in the South-West.
        Association with him is increasingly as politically contagious as leprosy.”

        “Coming on the heels of its defeat in Ondo, the APC rout in Ekiti is conclusive
        proof that Bola Tinubu’s fabled stranglehold on South-West politics has ended.”

        “Lagosians are disgusted that Bola Tinubu has privatized their politics. His wife,
        daughter and even son-in-law have been steam-rolled into vantage political positions.
        The Lagos state finances are tied to Alpha Beta (Ltd.)”

        …………..Femi Aribisala
        [July 1st, 2014]

    • David Glavda

      Nigeria has no chance of succeeding as a peaceful and prosperous country because the forces of
      destruction in the country outnumber the few reasoning voices un-motivated by personal gains.
      Lawyers, bankers and accountants are wholly working to overthrow the laws of Nigeria and they
      are doing so in tandem with bribed Judges in the court – aided by compromised police officers.

      In that immoral equation, honest voices clamouring for justice or rationality in Nigeria are drowned out.

      With honest journalism also sold for peanuts in Nigeria, and with the entire justice system

      thwarted by bribes, nothing stands in favour of Nigeria as a country, moreso that Nigerian
      religionists pick up arms to kill others en masse because they believe genocide

      is their divine obligation. In that matrix, there’s neither hope nor comfort for Nigeria.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Tinubu is a greedy dictator……internal democracy in the APC will be over his dead body,it’s not gonna happen while he lives !

  • Segun Surulere

    The die is cast …. Imposition as a politically expedient tool will not be viable in a new party with newcomers and all the old aggreived political machine operatives … Case in point , Lagos politicians for the last 8 years have felt aggreived with the Fashola administration as they have felt particularly left out ….. From the pork barrell type of politics they have become used to

    • Elder Borode Kuti

      Me i can’t shout, please. All i want to say is that people like Professor Itse Sagay,
      Professor Wole Soyinka, Barrister Femi Falana and so on, must not run away.
      Were they not the ones saying an Islamist party [APC] is a progressive party?

      No NADECO route is acceptable this time. They must stay here and fight with guns
      against the same Islamism they’ve supported. They must not run away this time O!
      They must face the bloody consequence of the bad advice they gave the people.

  • Encore

    THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL

    “A former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has alleged
    that the Peoples Democratic Party and the Independent National Electoral
    Commission have joined forces to ensure that the All Progressives
    Congress does not retain power in Lagos next year.”

    …..The Punch
    [November 9th, 2014]

  • adnoy

    Since 1999 what has been the achievement of PDP (the christian party)? This is not about religion.

    • Philipo

      @ Adnoy:

      “Christians are being killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Mubi, Adamawa state
      on discovering any Christian who cannot recite a part of the Koran known
      as Kalimatu Shahada and who is not ready to denounce the name
      of Jesus Christ and embrace Islam.”

      ………………….Joseph Namu

      (Reporting to THISDAY from Mubi)

      November 6th, 2014

  • AGE

    My constituency (Lagos state medical doctors) are itching to vote APC out for their anti doctor stance and personal vendetta against doctors.

  • adnoy

    Who is to be held responsible for this? The incompetent PDP led federal government of course. No matter the conspiracy theory, a serious government will do all it can to protect its citizens and territory. But this lackadaisical government only intrerest is stealing.

    • Aboki

      You are not making sense. PDP to blame for APC performance in Lagos. Are kidding me?

  • Encore

    “Bola Tinubu has become the most hated politician in the South-West.
    Association with him is increasingly as politically contagious as leprosy.”

    “Coming on the heels of its defeat in Ondo, the APC rout in Ekiti is conclusive
    proof that Bola Tinubu’s fabled stranglehold on South-West politics has ended.”

    “Lagosians are disgusted that Bola Tinubu has privatized their politics. His wife,
    daughter and even son-in-law have been steam-rolled into vantage political positions.
    The Lagos state finances are tied to Alpha Beta (Ltd.)”

    …………..Femi Aribisala

    [July 1st, 2014]

    • By popular demand

      WHERE IS LAGOS STATE’S 40 BILLION DOLLARS?

      Lagos state government has earned $40 billion plus in revenues between 1999 and now.
      The money – less salary and running expenses – was partly shared between Alhaji Bola
      Tinubu, and Alhaji Raji Fashola under corporate guise in the worst scam ever in modern
      Yoruba history.

      Last year, Lagos state floated a loan bond of about 80 billion Naira and got public
      investors to subscribe for repayment with interest but once the bond was fully
      subscribed, Raji Fashola took 40% of that money – about 35 billion Naira or so
      – and handed it over in cash to Bola Tinubu, via a bogus corporate front.

      This patently corrupt deal was ostensibly to buy back Lagos state ‘concession
      rights’ on the Lekki tolled Expressway, according to Raji Fashola. But what the
      corrupt and clever by half Raji Fashola did not say is that the land at issue
      belongs to Lagos state and was never sold to Bola Tinubu’s company in the first
      place. Or did Bola Tinubu’s company invest 35 billion Naira developing the road.

      • By popular demand

        ………….(2) WHERE IS LAGOS STATE’S 40 BILLION DOLLARS?

        In other words, by sheer fraud, Raji Fashola paid Bola Tinubu 25 years profit upfront
        without any further work. A lien was then imposed on Lagos state allocation of
        federal revenue for the next three [3] years to pay for this 80 billion Naira
        debt by all Lagos residents. This transaction must count as the worst fraud
        ever in Yoruba history since Nigeria became independent on October 1, 1960.

        In fact, On May 21st, 2014, the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Ayodeji Gbeleyi,
        confirmed that Lagos state debts, as at May 2014, stood at N435 billion –
        including N275 billion in bonds – equivalent to 2.7 billion United States
        dollars. Now, discounting monthly interest rates on the commercial portion of
        this debt, the gross Lagos state government debt is now equal to all of the
        expected federal revenue allocation to Lagos state in the next three and half
        years, at $3.7 billion, without equivalent benefits on the ground to show for
        it – dollar for dollar.

  • adetolure Taiwo

    To God be the glory APC is now a looser

    • zacchaeus Akinleye

      What God? You never knew him and you must not invoke his name in vain things like your prejudices.

  • Adeboye Murphy

    It will be very sad for APC to loose Lagos state, don’t even imagine it, God forbid, however, I will like to advise the party to strengthen internal democracy, to abide with the rules of the party, be flexible in some of its policies in their states, the chieftain of the party should at this time pick interest in what was going in each of the APC states to advise their various governors to mend fences with their workers, they should not forget Ekiti experience, Lagos is having serious issues with its workers concerning non payment of minimum wage, not payment of leave bonus for the past five years and pocketing of the labour union by the state executive. The chieftain of this great party should as a matter of urgency intervene in this issues and don’t forget that the opposition will come out very strongly this time around and they will explore every opportunity to campaign against the present government in the state.

    • People’s Tribune

      LAGOS NOW RATED 3RD WORST CITY IN THE WORLD

      “The January 2014 global study of cities in the world done by the British Economist
      Intelligence Unit has ranked Lagos, Nigeria, as the 3rd worst liveable city in the world.”

      “Lagos has degraded further from its awful status in 2012 as the 4th worst city.”

      “On a scale of 100 Lagos now has the third poorest score of 39.0 of all cities in the world.

      The study titled ‘livability’ assessed particular characteristics of each city, such as its
      crime levels, the threat of conflict, the quality of medical care, the levels of censorship,

      the city temperature, the quality of its schools and its transport links.”

      ………Reported by British Telegraph

  • The Don

    Impeding implosion within APC…….we are waiting to see the flames and hear the sounds of it come Dec 2.

    • Encore

      APC emerged from the groove wearing Muslim Hijab. It scared away half the population
      of the country who are Christians. If morning shows the day, APC can’t be a credible
      alternative to the PDP because APC is too divisive at outset – especially amid Nigeria’s
      shooting war against Boko Haram Muslim militias who’ve burnt all churches in Mubi town,
      Adamawa state, where they also killed all Christians trapped in the town, as the army fled.

      • Scalywag

        For many of you who are mortally afraid of APC, the religion hype is your last resort. Do you people realize that many Christians are prominent members of the APC. Why don’t you cite the performance of your party in terms of the impact of its policies on human development, employment, industrialization, infrastructure and health? Why always religion, ethnicity, etc?

        • Deoye

          Mr. Scalywag,

          Are you alright? Can you read at all? People are angry over $40b un-accounted Lagos revenue;
          and people are seething that Lagos state has continuously rotted under Alhaji Raji Fashola,
          so badly that today Lagos state is now rated by global economists as the 3rd worst city in the world.
          What is religious about all these facts? Is the overarching theft in Lagos state complained of also
          Islamic, to make the people’s anger over corruptive thefts by Fashola and Tinubu a religious point?

          • Dana-ija

            His name is “Scalywag.” I am sure he does not know the meaning of that name before he adopted it! It shows how ignorant and uninformed he is. Please, leave him alone.You cannot expect someone to use an intellect he does not have.

        • Dana-ija

          Give us the names of powerful Christians in APC other than errand boys like Odigie Oyegun!

      • Onike24

        The same Lagos state that has banned hijab in its schools? i am sick and tired of the bigotry propagated by Jonathan, you cannot overturn the culture of isale Eko, you can try but yo won’t succeed. I know families that generationally they shift from Islam to christainity and vice versa. Your narrative of hate and division will not find fertile ground.

    • Short n’ Sharp

      APC party is an illicit organization – full of Alhajis – signifying nothing.

  • ehizofua

    For Mr banire to have spoken in these very candid and honest manner, APC in lagos state is a goner.Thank you sir, for exposing APC as a non-progressive party.A party known for a first class imposition of candidates. Undemocratic party that pride itself democratic but anarchist in nature and orientation. A party of disgruntled, disloyal and unpatriotic politicians. A self centred, Non-ideological party with negative propaganda, smearing, uncouth utterances and mannerism as weapon of campaign. A party of many but run by few egocentric leaders for their self aggrandisement. Thank goodness lagosians still have courageous people like muiz whom I can call a true patriotic nigerian but in the wrong party and among the APC people. Please Mr banire, let us join hands together to work with Jimi Agbaje and move lagos and nigeria forward. With Jimi, lagos will be in a safe hands and the state will take its plum position as one of the best developed state in the country. God bless lagos state,God bless Nigeria.

  • Ayobanna Ikeanumba

    But this man may not be a lawyer, he speaks very poor grammar…

    • Raphael

      @ Ayobanna:

      But there’s no properly educated person – man or woman – inside the coalition of Muslims called Lagos APC.
      That’s why Lagos state degrades every year – according to he British Economist Intelligence Unit (below).
      APC Lagos state has used up its supposed best educated ones; i.e; Alhaji Bola Tinubu and Alhaji Raji Fashola.
      Despite that the duo can hardly pass muster inside properly educated circles, they are the best in Lagos APC.
      So you can see why APC foments illiteracy in Lagos state with 80% WAEC failure rate annually from 1999 till now.
      The APC half-dunces can’t give what they don’t have: they lack knowledge and only steal other people’s ideas.

      • Gbolahan Bright

        Tell me just one person in Lagos state APC today who speaks good English – just one person?
        I beg, stop looking for the living amongst the dead. Illiterates can’t innovate good governance!
        Lagos state has been sinking under the rule of a Muslim coalition of illiterates. It’s as simple as that.

    • Paddy

      How do you know that he speaks poor grammar, from the write-up?.

      • Seemeseetrouble

        Muiz Banire is a lawyer, alright, but he’s never pretended to be articulate. So what’s your point?

      • Ayobanna Ikeanumba

        Yes!

    • Onike24

      Muiz Banire was also a Lecturer in the law department of University of Lagos.

  • Wähala

    Imposition anywhere not just Lagos State is undemocratic and wrong, be it Nysom Wike in Rivers by Lady Hippo or by Tinubu imposing his stooge over others, it is still dictatorial. Just as this lawyer has doubts about the APC’s chances if one clique is allowed to have their way, no one will doubt that Pitakwa PDP will implode if a candidate does not emerge from the riverine enclaves… just as the Uhrobos are demanding their turn to produce Governor in Delta State. So far and by far, the APC has held a better primaries than their PDP counterparts… so, this is really no big news. Until final candidates emerge, methinks the carpet-crossing is not over yet, neither can anyone prophetically proclaim who will win which states… Shikena!

    • Gbenga Aramide

      @ Wahala:

      THE BETRAYAL OF BOLA TINUBU BY MUIZ BANIRE AND RAJI FASHOLA

      But there’s nothing new in what Alhaji Muiz Banire is stuttering to say here.

      Since 2002 he (Muiz Banire) and all the other supine sheep, including
      Alhaji Raji Fashola, were happy to be led by the nose by Alhaji Bola Ahmed
      Tinubu despite knowing full well that Bola Tinubu is a plea-bargained,
      drugs running criminal
      . So, having long been moral wretches,
      for the love of money, it is too late for Muiz Banire and Raji Fashola

      to expect to become heroes for appearing to fight against the same evil

      of godfatherism they’d embraced since 2002 without complaint. My honest advice

      to Alhaji Muiz Banire and Alhaji Raji Fashola, who have both been slavering sycophants

      of Alhaji Bola Tinubu, is to go their tailors and sew their prison clothes ready.

      The Lagos agenda in 2015 is: RECOVERY OF STOLEN LOOT.

    • G. Aramide

      @ Wahala:

      THE BETRAYAL OF BOLA TINUBU BY MUIZ BANIRE AND RAJI FASHOLA

      But there’s nothing new in what Alhaji Muiz Banire is stuttering to say here.
      Since 2002 he (Muiz Banire) and all the other supine sheep, including
      Alhaji Raji Fashola, were happy to be led by the nose by Alhaji Bola Ahmed
      Tinubu despite knowing full well that Bola Tinubu is a plea-bargained,
      drugs running criminal.

      So, having long been moral wretches, for the love of money, it is too late for Muiz Banire
      and Raji Fashola to expect to become heroes for appearing to fight against the same evil
      of godfatherism they’d embraced since 2002 without complaint. My honest advice
      to Alhaji Muiz Banire and Alhaji Raji Fashola, who have both been slavering sycophants
      of Alhaji Bola Tinubu, is to go their tailors and sew their prison clothes ready.
      The Lagos agenda in 2015 is: RECOVERY OF STOLEN LOOT.

      • K. Adeboye

        I am sorry i can’t defend a governor who does not account to the people. I can’t defend Babatunde Raji Fashola. I can’t allow my state to be run like the private property of a few people. This is no longer about political party. This is about responsibility. All Lagosians in all parties must pull together and demand
        Lagos state accounts from Babatunde Fashola. He is an irresponsible person.

        We don’t want official roguery in Lagos state. We see the signs of official thefts already.
        We see certain mansions acquired by state officials under Bola Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola.
        We see hotels said to be owned by Tinubu.

        We are not fools. We must fight against these ills. We fought against Sani Abacha
        to have a clean and accountable government. We wanted democracy and a
        government answerable to us as the people. What we are getting now is far from
        it. This is not democracy. It is instead the same mentality of personal
        ownership of government assets by a few Lagos state officials like the military had.

        • Fero

          Mr. Adeboye,

          Yes O! We want to know the cost of the hibiscus flowers Raji Fashola planted –

          which can actually be got for free. We are determined to know the cost of each
          2nd hand bus Raji Fashola bought in Brazil. We are not joking on bringing
          Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola to justice on any stolen portion of the $40
          billion Lagos state got as revenues between 1999 and now. If we do not
          bring them to justice, for also refusing to produce accounts when asked,
          in accordance with law, the growing youths will begin to believe
          that stealing is the culture of Yoruba people.

          • No Comment

            “Nigerian youths must form revolutionary committees in each local government to decide the punishment for Nigeria’s governments’ roguish officials – past and present. Nigeria should not exempt itself from the currents of progress in history. Progress begins by insistence that no man shall rob, cheat, oppress or exploit another man in a democracy, because cash and other government assets are not the personal property of these useless government officials.”

            ……Patrick Asabe

            (September 28, 2014)

      • Wähala

        @G. Aramide aka, @K Adeboye aka, @Faro… (probably Reno Omokri)
        You’re one and same clown so, I have just one reply to you on all your windy gibberish. Demand accountability from Dr. Dumbo before doing a round-robin across state lines, you hear? You defend incompetence and corruption thus, lack the moral backbone to make demands… kapisch? Is Lady Hippo not sponsoring Wike as even Asari has pitched tents on that with Gov. Amaechi? I’m busy doing rather important bookkeeping and won’t banter with any gejitoes for now, go back and revisit my comment… tchuß!

        • Kolomental

          Wahala, i beg, face the issue. Even if Reno Omokri’s gang is at work, the important thing for me
          is to look at the issues of official thefts and the destruction of Lagos state. How can anyone justify
          that between Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola a whopping sum of $40billion was earned as gross state
          revenues, yet, Lagos is like this? With the $40b earned, squandered and stolen completely, that
          Lagos state is now owing 3.7 billion dollars – the highest ever debt in Nigerian history! Haba, haba!

          • Demola Daniel

            …..APC LEADERSHIP MANIFESTO

            “The only way to stop us from stealing is to stone us. The Nigerian followers
            are as guilty as the Nigerian leaders. The Nigerian institutions are compromised
            and there is no alternative to them as it is. Nigerians appear not to be against stealing
            and corruption but only against how long you stay stealing and being corrupt.
            Don’t ever expect those in public office to fight corruption on these facts.”

            ….…..APC Governor Rotimi Amaechi

            (Rivers state)

            (June 30th, 2014)

          • Wähala

            The issue is “imposition of candidates” and who’s guiltier than the PDP with their imposition of Dumbo and printing of only one form to emphasize that to other aspirants… some of whom they even dubiously collected the N22mn EoI and Presidential forms, including a widow! That’s the issue, amigo. How much was Nigeria owing when Dumbo came on board and how much is in our debt profile today? Nigeria is not Lagos State alone, and name one State that has not borrowed… You are a fraud writing with yet another handle. Go-siddon!

          • Dana-ija

            You are a disgrace where logic is concerned. So, because GEJ is seen by you as whatever, we should not hold Fashola and Tinubu accountable for looting Lagos State?

          • sharp shape

            Wahala is a jobless mongrel ! An old man living as a refugee in Europe ! He loves the attention he gets on this forum from the retards and imbeciles that applaud his delusional rants ! You will do well to ignore him !

          • Onike24

            with respect absolute nonsense, I am not saying that Jagaban is not corrupt, he is! but to imply that BRF is looting the treasury or that Lagos sate cannot service its debt are lies!

    • Bigzy

      You are a finely tuned political jingoist, churning out shiit from every orifice. For those who care about facts, you are a tiresome breed.

      • sharp shape

        Thanks

    • Dana-ija

      Your analysis is nauseating. It reeks of dishonesty and hypocrisy! You are disgrace to yourself.

  • Aboki

    The wrong way for a public office holder to think and talk. “Even, if you look at it closely, you will find that the dominant people in Lagos state are Muslims”.

    ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali
    (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu). [October 25th, 2014].

    It is insensitive, arrogant and irresponsible for a commissioner to say this for the records.

    • Encore

      “[On this clamour for a Christian as Lagos state governor]….
      we should NOT introduce something that will start affecting the
      consciousness of the people. We shouldn’t put in the people’s
      consciousness what they were not thinking about before. Even,
      if you look at it closely, you will find that the dominant people
      in Lagos state are Muslims”.

      ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

      (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)

      [October 25th, 2014]

    • Encore

      Aboki,

      Ah, that’s the Lagos Muslims’ mindset. They publicly declare themselves “dominant” over all Christians.
      This insult will not be tolerated in Lagos history. APC must go in 2015. APC is an affront to Christians!

  • Bola Iyiola

    I wonder why BRF is so invincible in all of this? Tinubu is no longer the governor and cannot be calling the shot in this state!

    • Naso

      Raji Fashola is a zombie without a mind of his own. He is a proxy governor, like a puppet, of Bola Tinubu.

  • Bola Iyiola

    The useless elders (G20) have sold their children’s future for stipend to Asiwaju so they have no choice than to live with the pains for the rest of their lives! It is also unfortunate that Lagos has the most corrupt, useless, and greed king and white cap chiefs at this time of the state’s history! You do not have to lecture us on what we gonna do with our votes.

    • Encore

      APC party is an illicit organization – full of Alhajis – signifying nothing.

  • Bola Iyiola

    Your Tinubu was disgraced at Ondo, He messed up Fayemi’s fortune at Ekiti where he was disgraced for the second time. Aregbe was smart not to have featured him in his campaign or else Osun would have became history by now. Although Aregbe’s popularity and not APC helped won the election. Dr. Muiz or what do you call yourself? Do you think we are not aware of all Tinubu,s fraudaulent activities in Lagos State? The conversion of Local Governments money into his personal account in the last 15 years; diversion of state and local government money to set up his chains of businesses (Hotels, Banks (Wema and First Bank), Comsat, petroleum and gas, airline, etc.); shady land deals between Tinubu, Ashafa, and HMO; conversion of state and local government properties into private properties; Use of Alpha-Beta to divert funds etc. Loading….. Coming soon. We do not need your warning, just bring your imposition strategy on and we’ll show you the stuff we are made of

    • Omo’oodua

      “Everybody in Yoruba land is looking for a way to liberate themselves once again from (APC)
      – the pretenders who claim to be progressives but are the opposite of anything progressive.
      They say they are ‘progressives’ but they admit all the corrupt people from the PDP
      and bring them together to form the All Progressives Congress [APC].

      “What is progressive about ex-Governor Nyako, for example?
      Now that the Yoruba people have known that the APC is worse than PDP
      – in corruption, impunity, and, lack of internal democracy –
      we have to vote against APC”.

      ……………..Senator Femi Okunrounmu

      (Yoruba Leader and Co-orodinator of the last National Conference)

      [July 26th, 2014]

      • sog

        I have never seen a situation when the national legal adviser will grant this type of interview unless he is defecting to the opposition party. Muiz Banire should render his stewardship for the opportunity given him to serve Lagos. As an elder in the party based on his position I totally disagree with his comments. For the likes of Femi Okunrounmu what has he ever done to promote unity and progress for him to start bashing Bola Tinubu. Afeniferere self destroyed when they supported OBJ in his quest for his second term because yorubas for whatever reason have their position against OBJ. You can evaluated what the majority of the other governors in the southwest even Nigeria delivered between 1999/2007 and score Bola Tinubu. The man has tried and without him politics in southwest will not have head or tail. Let us celebrate him and work with him to improve on his short falls.

        • Dana-ija

          What an ignoramus you are!

  • Bola Iyiola

    Muiz or what do you call yourself? You, Aregbe, and few others created this monster……. I know that you and Aregbe are Tinubu’s closest allies.

    • Words on Marble

      “Any little child in any other part of Nigeria knows there’s an on-going Islamic Jihad in Nigeria.
      The only group of people who do NOT know this simple fact are Yoruba Christians in South-West
      – having the highest number of professors, doctorates and university graduates, but who rather
      throng, en masse, behind an Islamic party, APC. How my people perish for lack of knowledge!”

  • Bola Iyiola

    All your so-called leaders (Olusi, Hamzat, Bush, Sunmola, Oluwa, Bamu, Murphy Adetoro, Ogunlewe, Akiolu, and the white cap chiefs) in Lagos State have all sold their conscience and their children’s future to Tinubu. I know Olusi is like an houseboy for Tinubu’s wife so are the rest them.

    • Holy Warrior

      “A Yoruba Christian has no stake in APC party anymore than Biblical Prophet Elijah

      could have had a stake in aiding an Islamic state in old Israel.

      As a divisive Islamic party in a multi-religious Yoruba society,
      APC is the worst political mistake the Yoruba ever made.”

      …………………Folabi Adubi

      (September 11th, 2013)

  • Bola Iyiola

    I still can’t understand why BRF cannot teach this Tinubu some lessons that he is not as popular as he thinks he is. BRF and other like-minded individuals should form their own party and get this useless people out of the system.

    • Boyo

      Bola,

      You are getting it wrong. Alhaji Raji Fasola has to exist before you can expect him to think.
      He does not exist and therefore he does not think. He is just a mask. That’s all there’s to him.

  • Berebe

    Editor Premium Times:

    THE FIGHT INSIDE LAGOS APC PARTY

    APC as an Islamic Jihad is now witnessing an internecine fight for dominance between its two factions for the Muslims’ domination of Lagos state. The fight inside APC Lagos state today is a Jihadist struggle to control the party by
    hardcore Mujaheedens. Now, Alhaji Muiz Banire and Alhaji Raji Fashola are the two leading dyed-in-the-wool Mujahedeens

    in APC Lagos state. They’re the duo now leading the coup against any Christian ever occupying the governorship seat

    on APC platform. This fight is not for any good principle. It is just an internal warfare between two wings of the same
    Islamic Jihadist Movement in Lagos state.

  • Beerebe

    THE FIGHT INSIDE LAGOS APC PARTY

    APC as an Islamic Jihad is now witnessing an internecine fight for
    dominance between its two factions for the Muslims’ domination of Lagos
    state. The fight inside APC Lagos state today is a Jihadist struggle to
    control the party by hardcore Mujaheedens.

    Now, Alhaji Muiz Banire and Alhaji Raji Fashola are the two leading dyed-in-the-wool Mujahedeens
    in APC Lagos state. They’re the duo now leading the coup against any Christian ever occupying
    the governorship seat on APC platform. This fight is not for any good principle.
    It is just an internal warfare between two wings of the same
    Islamic Jihadist Movement in Lagos state.

    • Encore

      “[On this clamour for a Christian as Lagos state governor]….
      we should NOT introduce something that will start affecting the
      consciousness of the people. We shouldn’t put in the people’s
      consciousness what they were not thinking about before. Even,
      if you look at it closely, you will find that the dominant people
      in Lagos state are Muslims”.

      ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

      (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)

      [October 25th, 2014]

      • Town Crier

        “I am seeing something very ugly behind the mask of the All Progressives Congress [APC]
        and it is called
        religious bigotry. This is a political party whose key substantive officers
        in the National Executive Committee are ALL ‘Muslims’!”

        “We already hear people openly refer to the APC as the Boko Haram and the Janjaweed party.
        Presenting a Muslim/Muslim ticket would only confirm this. That is absolute logic!“

        “The suggestion of a Muslim/Muslim ticket by some and the subtle rationalization of
        such a repugnant and self-destructive agenda by others is, to say the least,
        nauseating. It is simply unacceptable and, in Jesus name, we reject it”.

        ………..Femi Fani-Kayode

        (April 7th, 2014)

        • Alkali

          HOW APC REGISTERED WITH INEC AS A POLITICAL PARTY

          1] Party Leader – North, Gen Muhammadu Buhari……(Muslim)
          2] Party Leader – South, Bola Ahmed Tinubu ……… . (Muslim)
          3] National Chairman: Abdulkareem Bisi Akande……. (Muslim)
          4] Deputy National Chairman: Aminu Bello Masari….. (Muslim)
          5] National Secretary: Tijjani Musa Tumsah……………(Muslim)
          6] Deputy National Secretary: Nasir El-Rufai…………(Muslim)
          7] National Publicity Secretary.: Lai Muhammed……….(Muslim)
          8] National Treasurer: Sadiya Umar Faruq…………….(Muslim)
          9] Financial Secretary: Alhaji Shaibu Musa……………(Muslim)
          10] National Youth Leader: Abubakar Lado…………….(Muslim)
          11] National Legal Adviser: Muiz Banire ………………..(Muslim)
          12] National Deputy Auditor: Bala Jibrin…………………(Muslim)
          13] Women Leader: Sharia Ikeazor………………………(Muslim Convert)
          14] Ex-Officio Member: Muniru Muse…………………..(Muslim)
          15] Ex-Officio Member: Alhaji Yemi Sanusi ………….…(Muslim)

          The APC National Treasurer protested this Islamic-biased leadership and resigned.

          • Sanmi Fawe

            “So, what are Christians doing here? 100 of our churches were burnt down,
            Christians are being killed. In fact it has reached the stage of genocide. I will cite
            one example – In one denomination in Plateau State, the Women’s Fellowship as at
            2001 had 500 registered widows and by 2008, they had 900 registered widows. By
            February 2014, they had 25,000 registered widows.”

            “In the 1999 Constitution, Sharia was mentioned 73 times, Grand Khadi 54 times,
            Islam 28 times, Muslims 10 times and there is no single mention of Christ,
            Christian, Christianity or church. Some mischievous elements are taking these
            lapses in the Constitution to come to the ungodly decision that probably
            Nigeria is an Islamic state”.

            ……………………….Bishop Joseph Bagobiri

            [Kafanchan Diocese of Catholic Church]

            (March 31st, 2014)

          • John Nwachukwu

            There is separation between church and state…… Christians can be whatever they want to be through free and fair election and not imposition

        • Remmy

          The Action Congress of Nigeria [ACN] which last year morphed as APC party
          has NEVER presented a Christian as governorship candidate in any of the six states

          in Yorubaland. So, the question is: why did APC party never present a Christian?

          Alhaji Lai Mohammed – the APC Spokesman – said it is because APC chooses
          its candidates ‘on merits’. So, what does Lai Mohammed’s explanation mean?
          Very simple, it means as far as APC is concerned, Yoruba Christians have no merits
          to hold top government posts but could be appointed as assistants to Muslim overlords

          or as Commissioners taking instructions from a Muslim governor.

        • Onike24

          anyone that can regurgitate the nonsense that FFK says need to be ignored! soon you will be quoting IBB

          • Dana-ija

            You are very mistaken. FFK is a brilliant man. Not just brilliant, but seminally brilliant. He is a thorn in the skin of fraudsters in the APC led by Ebola Tinubu. FFK is a true Yoruba son with a reservoir of knowledge and intellect that intimidates. He is articulate and impressionable. His pedigree is obvious and conspicuous. There is no iota of cloud or doubt about his education and trajectory. It is an insult to compare such a distinguished gentleman with a crook like Ebola Tinubu.

            FFK is in a far different league that the Tinubus and Fasholas of this world can ever hope to be. As we speak, no one knows the Elementary School and the High School attended by your Ebola Tinubu. The University he claimed he attended has denied him. And you want to compare those losers with FFK? You must be hallucinating!!!!!!

          • Onike24

            No doubt Femi is brillant, I can tell you of his grandparents both the Kayode’s and the Fanimokun sides, I can tell you the name of his children from wives that have sine left him, and I can also tell you that he is a drug addict, once in recovery but it seems quite clearly he has lapsed! So please don’t tell me about his brilliance. How many people with a harrow and Cambridge education end up like him?

      • Christian Youth League

        …FOR A CHRISTIAN GOVERNOR IN LAGOS STATE IN 2015

        After 16 years of un-interrupted Muslim rule of Lagos state – from May 1999 to May 2015
        – a successive Christian governor of Lagos state shall become mandatory and non-negotiable
        to avoid creating by default an Islamic caliphate of Lagos state. But just as it is un-acceptable for the Leader of Boko Haram (Mujahedeen Shekahu Abubakar) to select the Archbishop of Lagos, so it is un-acceptable for Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu, or his thick as thieves Islamist satrap – Oba Akiolu of Lagos – to endorse or select a successive Christian governor of Lagos state.

        All ploys by both men, as Muslims, to personally choose a successive Christian governor for Lagos
        is no more than a clever by half exercise in futility which should be ignored and rejected by all right-thinking Lagosians. To start with, just as no member of Boko Haram militia – as an Islamic terrorist organization – is acceptable to Christians for any purpose, so is a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC (as an Islamist party) un-acceptable to the Christian community in Lagos state
        for the 2015 governorship.

        The choice of a successive Christian governor of Lagos state must be on a non-Islamist party platform. All Christians in Lagos state shall proceed from this first principle. If it will mean voting en
        masse for the preferred Christian candidate on the party platform of a completely new political party,
        so be it. The coming governorship election in Lagos state isNOT about political parties.

        Rather it is first of all to remove the cancer of insidious Islamism injected into Lagos state
        politics by Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his side-kick; Alhaji Raji Fashola, and secondly, to bring both dubious men to justice for probable theft of portions of the over $40 billion dollars Lagos state earned as
        gross revenues from 1999 till date.

    • R. Taire

      The Action Congress of Nigeria [ACN] which last year morphed as APC party has NEVER presented a Christian
      as governorship candidate in any of the six states in Yorubaland. So, the question is: why did APC party never present a Christian candidate in Yorubaland for governorship election? Alhaji Lai Mohammed –

      APC Spokesman – said it is because APC chooses its candidates ‘on merits’.

      So, what does Lai Mohammed’s explanation mean? Very simple, it means as far as APC is concerned,
      Yoruba Christians have no merits to hold top government posts but could be appointed as assistants
      to Muslim overlords or as Commissioners taking instructions from a Muslim governor.

      • Olad

        must you force a christian politician to be strong as his muslim counterpart, ask Oyedepo or Adeboye to contest and see if Christians wont get the ticket. politics is a game to win, I cant force a christian to contest when i know I will loose, i play to win!

        • Nnawuihe

          So are you saying, there is no Christian in the hierarchy of APC in the western states that is qualified to contest for governorship election????.

      • John Nwachukwu

        Some of us are to civilized to engage in your cheap Tinubu pranks. Candidates will be chosen on merit not religion dumb ass

  • Sharia_Haram

    Free and Fair or Rigged, APC should forget Lagos come 2015. It belongs to PDP; It is a done deal. They should be prepared to kill and we are ready to die.

  • If APC wishes to win the 2015 election, it is in their best interests to field Buhari and Fashola period.

    • Holy Warrior

      “A Yoruba Christian has no stake in APC party anymore than Biblical Prophet Elijah
      could have had a stake in aiding an Islamic state in old Israel. As a divisive Islamic party
      in a multi-religious Yoruba society, APC is the worst political mistake the Yoruba ever made.”

      …………………Folabi Adubi

      (September 11th, 2013)

  • favourtalk

    A lot is here to learn in nigeria but out of the state that may be out there to play chess, lagos is not for grab for any other party. APC is a major party in lagos state that you can’t even see any trace of other party. People are wise in lagos and love change. Any other thing is just a mirage to GEJ and his cohort. Change is the surest thing in lagos

  • @Amuwospeaks

    Am not seeing that happening tho! Fine! PDP is pulling strong but they can’t take lagos state

  • DecodeDaRiddle

    For the sake of argument, PDP also fielded a Muslim Candidate at the last election, they plan on fielding another in the person of Obanikoro so i doubt the issue is religion. The issue as i see it is Lagos deserves the best and who best can deliver that will be best for her. Tinubu, is fighting that a Christian be imposed and the party members are resisting, it is true what Lai said, the party choice has always been on merit. All the Muslims that have ruled in the last 16 years have wives that are Christians and truth is there has been peace along religious lines in Lagos. The present leadership and the former, have demonstrated that the hardcore Muslims calling for hijab will not have their way. The administration in the last 16 years have ensured that secularism is the goal and anyone saying otherwise is mischievous.
    The fact that a Christian or other Christians are in the race is good, that BAT is trying to impose one is not democratic, the fact that they want the best to emerge based on merit is applaudable. Tinubu, may be listening to the fact that Lagos is calling for a Christian and swimming against the party to deliver the will of the people.
    Banire, is someone who is a spoiler and his beef is with BAT. He was supposed to be the beneficiary of the no second term of Fashola till the people resisted Tinubu and he had to endorse Fashola for second term. He has serious beef for Tinubu and Fashola and his attitude is despicable IMHO. He has been rewarded severally and yet he insists on getting his pound of flesh.
    What I will advise him however is to back a well known and acceptable Christian candidate within the fold like a Leke Pitan, make his campaign issue based and all shall be well. We know his candidate, he wants to foist such also and he accusses Tinubu of same. Banire is not even liked in Mushin as he failed to deliver there, he was draconian as commissioner and now acting as a fifth columnist within the party. Because APC is larger and a national officer, he should be seen as neutral and not pandering to be a spoiler.

    • The Questioner

      WHERE IS LAGOS STATE’S 40 BILLION DOLLARS?

      Lagos state government has earned $40 billion plus in revenues between 1999 and now.
      The money – less salary and running expenses – was partly shared between Alhaji Bola
      Tinubu, and Alhaji Raji Fashola under corporate guise in the worst scam ever in modern
      Yoruba history.

      Last year, Lagos state floated a loan bond of about 80 billion Naira and got public
      investors to subscribe for repayment with interest but once the bond was fully
      subscribed, Raji Fashola took 40% of that money – about 35 billion Naira or so
      – and handed it over in cash to Bola Tinubu, via a bogus corporate front.

      This patently corrupt deal was ostensibly to buy back Lagos state ‘concession
      rights’ on the Lekki tolled Expressway, according to Raji Fashola. But what the
      corrupt and clever by half Raji Fashola did not say is that the land at issue
      belongs to Lagos state and was never sold to Bola Tinubu’s company in the first
      place. Or did Bola Tinubu’s company invest 35 billion Naira developing the road.

      • The Questioner

        ………….(2) WHERE IS LAGOS STATE’S 40 BILLION DOLLARS?

        In other words, by sheer fraud, Raji Fashola paid Bola Tinubu 25 years profit upfront
        without any further work. A lien was then imposed on Lagos state allocation of
        federal revenue for the next three [3] years to pay for this 80 billion Naira
        debt by all Lagos residents. This transaction must count as the worst fraud
        ever in Yoruba history since Nigeria became independent on October 1, 1960.

        In fact, On May 21st, 2014, the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Ayodeji Gbeleyi,
        confirmed that Lagos state debts, as at May 2014, stood at N435 billion –
        including N275 billion in bonds – equivalent to 2.7 billion United States
        dollars. Now, discounting monthly interest rates on the commercial portion of
        this debt, the gross Lagos state government debt is now equal to all of the
        expected federal revenue allocation to Lagos state in the next three and half
        years, at $3.7 billion, without equivalent benefits on the ground to show for
        it – dollar for dollar.

    • emmanuel

      You keep mentioning the rogues marrying Christian wives (commercialChristian women and Lovers of money)

    • Paddy

      This is interesting, it seems you know more than even Tinubu and Banire and even give mentioned a candidate to vote for.

      What an advise.

      We are not fools please.

  • By popular demand

    “Everybody in Yoruba land is looking for a way to liberate themselves once again from (APC)
    – the pretenders who claim to be progressives but are the opposite of anything progressive.
    They say they are ‘progressives’ but they admit all the corrupt people from the PDP
    and bring them together to form the All Progressives Congress [APC].

    “What is progressive about ex-Governor Nyako, for example?
    Now that the Yoruba people have known that the APC is worse than PDP
    – in corruption, impunity, and, lack of internal democracy –
    we have to vote against APC”.

    ……………..Senator Femi Okunrounmu

    (Yoruba Leader and Co-orodinator of the last National Conference)

    [July 26th, 2014]

    • By popular demand

      THE BETRAYAL OF BOLA TINUBU BY MUIZ BANIRE AND RAJI FASHOLA

      But there’s nothing new in what Alhaji Muiz Banire is stuttering to say here.
      Since 2002 he (Muiz Banire) and all the other supine sheep, including
      Alhaji Raji Fashola, were happy to be led by the nose by Alhaji Bola Ahmed
      Tinubu despite knowing full well that Bola Tinubu is a plea-bargained,
      drugs running criminal.

      So, having long been moral wretches, for the love of money, it is too late for Muiz Banire
      and Raji Fashola to expect to become heroes for appearing to fight against the same evil
      of godfatherism they’d embraced since 2002 without complaint. My honest advice
      to Alhaji Muiz Banire and Alhaji Raji Fashola, who have both been slavering sycophants
      of Alhaji Bola Tinubu, is to get their tailors and sew their prison clothes ready.
      The Lagos agenda in 2015 is: RECOVERY OF STOLEN LOOT.

      • Rose

        Ah, ah! The prisons will be full next year with Lagos Commissioners, Advisers, Auditors and Accountants!

  • the_adviser

    Muiz you have cooked your goose. No more automatic post for you in Ambode’s new cabinet nor nationally.

    • Encore

      APC party is an illicit organization – full of Alhajis – signifying nothing.

    • Public Records

      WHY WE WILL LOSE LAGOS STATE IN 2015 ELECTION – MUIZ BANIRE

      “Our understanding and definition of imposition is more scientifically
      determined than his (Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s understanding of it.
      Where in a primaries election an aspirant scored the majority votes and the
      loser was rather imposed by an overlord, can he (Bola Tinubu) give us a worse
      instance of scientific imposition than that?

      “As a leader of the party, i received petitions against imposition on daily basis
      during any electioneering process and yet some people would prefer that we
      must keep quiet. What is the usefulness of featuring candidates rejected by

      the members of the party only to satisfy the political gusto of some few individuals?

      This menace has wiped away the needed sense of political responsibility among

      our office holders and now people have been comparing us negatively with our opponents.”

      ………….Muiz Banire
      [November 9, 2014)

      • the_adviser

        He who pays the piper dictates the tune. All the complainants should put their money where their mouths are.

    • Encore

      WHY APC WILL LOSE LAGOS STATE IN 2015 ELECTION – MUIZ BANIRE

      “Our understanding and definition of imposition is more scientifically
      determined than his (Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s) understanding of it.
      Where in a primaries election an aspirant scored the majority votes and the
      loser was rather imposed by an overlord, can he (Bola Tinubu) give us a worse
      instance of scientific imposition than that?

      “As a leader of the party, i received petitions against imposition on daily basis
      during any electioneering process and yet some people would prefer that we
      must keep quiet. What is the usefulness of featuring candidates rejected by
      the members of the party only to satisfy the political gusto of some few individuals?
      This menace has wiped away the needed sense of political responsibility among
      our office holders and now people have been comparing us negatively with our opponents.”

      >b>………….Muiz Banire
      [November 9, 2014)

      • Femi Macaulay

        Except in name only there is no difference between the AC/APC Islamic government in
        Yorubaland, and, Boko Haram. They are both joined in the hip on the same
        ideology of excluding Christians from command levels of government.

        When Yoruba Christians wake up from slumber they will realize they are surrounded by
        the most virulent and militant Muslims. I pity Yoruba Christians because they
        are un-armed and defenceless even though in trouble.

        They assume that Boko Haram is just a Hausa/Fulani murder machine. They do not fully
        understand the concept of global jihad underway. Yoruba Christians do not connect the dots
        that since Yoruba Muslims are active cells in Al Qaeda, those cells are invariably
        allied to Boko Haram – whose stated aim is the ‘mass killings of all Christians’.

        • Historian

          “If Nigeria were to fissure along religious lines, the Yoruba would become a
          minority in a Hausa-dominated North and in an Igbo-dominated South and will
          also likely face the prospect of internal fratricide if Yoruba Muslims and
          Christians fought each other.”

          “The Yoruba recognize that they would suffer from inter-religious conflict more than
          any other ethnic group in the country since they are religiously mixed, while
          two other large ethnic groups – the Igbos and the Hausas – are almost uniformly
          Christian and Muslim”.

          …………………………Jacob Zenn

          Public Analyst Washington D.C

          (August, 2012)

    • Ibrahim

      Haka.He is such a disappointment and a hypocrite

  • MushinSpeaks

    Whoever emerges the winner of the ticket needs the support of the Lagosians to continue on the road map and success of Babatunde Fashola.

    Lagos cannot be handed to a new comer or someone that is not in the system already! We cant tou with Lagos

    • Bamidele Arije

      Alhaji Raji Fashola is the most irresponsible governor ever to chance on Lagos seat of government on the aegis of incurious Lagos voters – a fellow without thinking abilities who’s now ended piling up unprecedented $3.7 billion dollars as Lagos debt; with nothing enduring to show for it, or for the 18 billion dollars which Lagos state earned between 2007 and now. Fashola’s mis-governance is the first thing to be thrown into the dustbin next year.

      • Bisi

        Correct! Raji Fashola has to render accounts. There’s a potential case financial crimes here!

        • Gbadebo J. Emmanuel

          “APC is diametrically opposed to the multi-religious values of Yoruba people.
          As a party, APC stokes religious conflicts between Christians and Muslims.
          APC denies Yoruba people Freedom of Information under Nigerian Law.

          APC is; besides that, roguish and thievish, and does not render public accounts.
          The enlightened people in Yorubaland cannot sensibly endorse such a toxic party.
          The APC has no abiding ethics or ideology but rather thrives on hypocrisy alone.”

          …………Sesan Adebiyi

          (12th April, 2014)

      • MushinSpeaks

        Those that gave you that falsehood to come spread here knows it is a mere fabrication to discredit the giant strides of Babatunde Fashola.

        No sco of falsehood would stop the people of Lagos from voting the APC!

        • Macko

          Un-accounted public expenditure is not the meaning of giant strides – but pure criminal act.
          Nigerians can’t demand accountability only from others and exempting themselves from it.

        • Black Prof.

          Hmmm!! Giant strides to Kirikiri prisons abi?

          • MushinSpeaks

            Like your failed GEJ gave Presidential Pardon to the fugitive Alams and Bode George right? And clearing all Fani Kayode’s charges at the court and leaving him with two bailable offences?

            PDPigs

    • Public Records

      LAGOS NOW RATED 3RD WORST CITY IN THE WORLD

      “The January 2014 global study of cities in the world done by the British Economist
      Intelligence Unit has ranked Lagos, Nigeria, as the 3rd worst liveable city in the world.”

      “Lagos has degraded further from its awful status in 2012 as the 4th worst city.”

      “On a scale of 100 Lagos now has the third poorest score of 39.0 of all cities in the world.
      The study titled ‘livability’ assessed particular characteristics of each city, such as its
      crime levels, the threat of conflict, the quality of medical care, the levels of censorship,
      the city temperature, the quality of its schools and its transport links.”

      ………Reported by British Telegraph

      • O’seun Ogunseitan

        I am surprised that Abuja, Nigeria’s multi-billion dollar new capital city, did not even make the list of top 100 cities in the world, even when Lagos dropped in position.

  • abujakenneth

    APC with Fashola has been very unfair to non indigeines unlike during the Capon of Bourdillion era. So I see reason on what Banire’s said because Fashola Government was Government of propaganda. He achieved little but projected himself well through the media

    • Bisi Ademola

      @Abujakenneth,

      Raji Fashola has to render accounts. There’s a potential case of serious financial crimes in Lagos State!

    • Watchtower

      “Although the total cost of the completed section of the Lekki-Epe express road concession remain shrouded
      in secrecy, information from various media sources suggest that about N35 billion in total may have been expended to construct the completed 15km of it, which represents N2.3 billion per km
      in construction costs.”

      “In other words, about 70% of the estimated total costs of the project – five years ago – have been expended
      to construct only 30% of the project. Now, If the project continues in this manner, it would not be long before it becomes clear that the project has become a fraud and negates the interests of Lagos tax payers.”

      ………………….Vanguard newspaper

      [November 26, 2013]

      • Damian

        @Watchtower,

        On May 21st, 2014, the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Ayodeji Gbeleyi,
        confirmed that Lagos state debts, as at May 2014, stood at N435 billion –
        including N275 billion in bonds – equivalent to 2.7 billion United States dollars.

        Now, discounting monthly interest rates on the commercial portion of
        this debt, the gross Lagos state government debt is now equal to all of the
        expected federal revenue allocation to Lagos state in the next three and half
        years, now standing at $3.7 billion, without equivalent benefits on the ground

        to show for it – dollar for dollar, after factoring in the $40 billion earned –
        since 1999 as Lagos state revenues but either squandered by state officials,
        or and criminally converted into private pockets and stolen by them.

        • Badmus

          Me too i can’t see any 40-billion-dollars enduring assets in Lagos state and i live in Shomolu.

        • Fola Doherty

          @Damian,

          Since May this year, Raji Fashola has borrowed another $1billion, now totalling $3.7b of debt.
          This must surely count as the most financially reckless government Lagos state has ever had.

      • emmanuel

        There is no where on earth a kilometer of road cost netween N1.1billion or N2.3 billion except in Lagos State.

        No PDP state has ever done anything close to that, not even the Federal Ministry of works.

        The Global Head Quarters of public fraud is located in Lagos State Nigeria. Not even roads in New York cost as much as in Lagos. Eko ti naje o!

        The cost of running Lagos State House in 2014 is N70 billion, while Aso Villa is N25 billion. Na who be thief? Na All Progressive Crooks!

  • By popular demand

    THE BETRAYAL OF BOLA TINUBU BY MUIZ BANIRE AND RAJI FASHOLA

    But there’s nothing new in what Alhaji Muiz Banire is stuttering to say here.
    Since 2002 he (Muiz Banire) and all the other supine sheep, including
    Alhaji Raji Fashola, were happy to be led by the nose by Alhaji Bola Ahmed
    Tinubu despite knowing full well that Bola Tinubu is a plea-bargained,
    drugs running criminal.

    So, having long been moral wretches, for the love of money, it is too late for Muiz Banire
    and Raji Fashola to expect to become heroes for appearing to fight against the same evil
    of godfatherism they’d embraced since 2002 without complaint. My honest advice
    to Alhaji Muiz Banire and Alhaji Raji Fashola, who have both been slavering sycophants
    of Alhaji Bola Tinubu, is to get their tailors and sew their prison clothes ready.
    The Lagos agenda in 2015 is: RECOVERY OF STOLEN LOOT.

    • Encore

      “Everybody in Yoruba land is looking for a way to liberate themselves once again from (APC)
      – the pretenders who claim to be progressives but are the opposite of anything progressive.
      They say they are ‘progressives’ but they admit all the corrupt people from the PDP
      and bring them together to form the All Progressives Congress [APC].

      “What is progressive about ex-Governor Nyako, for example?
      Now that the Yoruba people have known that the APC is worse than PDP
      – in corruption, impunity, and, lack of internal democracy –
      we have to vote against APC”.

      ……………..Senator Femi Okunrounmu

      (Yoruba Leader and Co-orodinator of the last National Conference)

      [July 26th, 2014]

  • Tee

    God bless you Muiz banire for speaking the truth, we APC members are tired of imposition and we will fight against the imposition of Ambode. To hell with the directives from the so called leaders instructing us to support and mobilize for the stooge, we have had enough. Even the stooge knows that he cannot win a free and fair primary, even your so called cabal (akiolu & co) know this which is why they are now begging for a consensus candidate. You are not fit enough to be a governor of ondo talkless of Lagos, you dont have what it takes, being a perm sec & accountant general doesnt qualify. In both cases you still had a commissioner you were reporting to. try and get more experience in govt (probably as a commissioner or chief of staff) and then come back on your own merit maybe then you can be considered. P.S – even if your cabal manages to bend the primaries in your favour, we will be waiting for you @ the general election!

    • Ibrahim

      God bless who,do Allah don’t waste God blessing here.Muiz Banire has been dining and winning with Tinubu,he has benefitted so much in terms of appointments and the rest,is it not because Tinubu refused to support his plan to contest to be governor that he is making all this noise

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  • royalpriest

    The fact that a candidate is not field does not mean APC will loose Lagos. The same system the produced the incumbent governor, which many of the people in L S Govt. benefited from, many of them are now condemning. Individual should speak for himself. If you are not favoured to be the flag bearer of APC governor heaven will not fall. PEOPLES VOTE WILL DETERMINE NOT YOU!

    • DIPO

      Let him go and sit down,obviously he has an axe to grind with Ambode for very different reasons,I learnt that he has been begging BAT to support his ambition to succeed Fashola,he and GOS,but as BAT did not support him and told him to wait till the right time,he is now disappointed that BAT has not given him a governorship ambition support.Banire Muiz,it only means this is not the right time for you,me I will rule before you,e nu e boli boli

  • Ibrahim

    Muiz Banire has been dining and winning with Tinubu,he has benefitted so much in terms of appointments and the rest,is it not because Tinubu refused to support his plan to contest to be governor that he is making all this noise

  • Ibrahim

    Why did he not complain about using the people’s money before now??By the way what is he saying they are using the people’s money to do??who is using these people’s money.Does this really sound like Muiz Banire??/well the fact that he has not come out to deny suggests he said all the trash,such a hypocritical shame

    • DIPO

      I say you people should forget about Muiz Banire,he is not a factor to consider in elections,honestly.The little time he was in the political limelight was in appointive capacity compliments of the magnanimity of BAT,the same BAT he now seeks to cast aspersions on.He has never added political value to the party structure,na only to come and chop

  • DIPO

    Muiz who????Is this not the same man that has been in Tinubu’s administration,why did he not object,when more qualified people were overlooked as he was made commissioner???

  • Ekun Nla

    What exactly is Muiz Banire trying to say by referring to December 3,so if on Dec 2,his preferred candidate does not win,it then means the process was manipulated???Why so much brouhaha about primaries,I really think Banire and his clique are in for a rude shock and they better not be shedding crocodile tears by the time the shock hits them,I say this because all the noise they’ve all been making about the need for primaries,none of their candidates is visible,none is going around the local govt areas,doing the needful to secure the vote of the delegates,except this same Ambode they seem to be lining up against.Is it that they plan to use unconventional means to tilt the outcome of the primaries in their own favour,if the primaries will be free and fair,then Ambode will win by a landslide

  • emmanuel

    I this the face of the man who wants to retire Tinubu from politics, or he is only playing out a script to make Christians feel that afterall Tinubu tried to support a Christian aspirant but was deafeted?

    Lagosians read between the lines. This game is not real, there is something fishy

  • Williams Ola

    It is surprising that people like Banire will come up and bite the hands that fed him.

    Banire that could not afford a car of one million Naira as at 1999 now owns apartment blocks in GRA and everywhere.

    The same Banire who is talking about imposition is instrumental to the continued stay in office of Mrs. Funmilayo Tejuosho who eveybody knows to be so saucy and incorrigible. The only reason he continues to support her and ensures her continued emergence is the well known fact of their illicit affairs despite the fact that the husband is his friend.

    The same Mrs. Tejuosho the Chairman of the Lagos State House Committee on Finance, who was allocated a Government Quarters on Sasegbon Street, Ikeja GRA and went on to demolish it and erect a structure without approval. Now she is asking Fashola to sell the land to her a land that belongs to the people of Lagos.

    All of them are criminals and will only be aggrieved when they are no longer in contention.

    What was the pedigree of Banire before 1999, an ordinary lecturer

    What was the pedigree of Ikuforiji before 1999, a used car dealer;

    What was the pedifree of Ayinde before 1999, Chief detail to Tinubu;

    When you begin to ask this questions, you begin to realise that these people are only fighting for themselves

  • Outraged

    Reno Omokri aka Wendell Smilin the fake pastor.

  • KANO BOY

    I will not forgive Buhari if 50k is removed from my account because I am not gaining anything from the Federal Govt. or State Govt. in Nigeria. Our leaders are stealing everyday. Buhari and his family are living big and his taxing poor people

  • Chuks

    The N50 charge on transfers of N1000 and above is a very sound policy. By statistics only about 5% of Nigerians will fall into the group explained by Omokri. Fact is only the transferor pays the N50, not the transferee/beneficiary. You may not pay any charge for lodging N1000 into your account, only money you earned from people who can afford to extend N1000 to you through bank transfer. In honesty virtually all advanced economies charge more to transfer money between accounts (especially to a different bank). We are now in the era of BVN, and anti-corruption. It equally costs money to trace transactions, hold and prosecute corrupt offenders of money laundering. It is less patriotism, less common sense to keep your cash at home because of N50 transfer charge when you can ask your benefactor to transfer only N999. We must move away from the insults of an oil only economy.