South West Leaders with Pres. Buhari
Home Highlight Nigeria is a nation and must be kept as one, says Tinubu at Aso Rock
HighlightPoliticsTop StoryTrending Story

Nigeria is a nation and must be kept as one, says Tinubu at Aso Rock


“Nigeria is not just a rat village, it is a nation and we want to keep it as one,” so declared Asiwaju BolaTinubu at the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday.

Tinubu, who is the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), spoke against the backdrop of calls for secession by Yoruba from the geographical expression called Nigeria.

He spoke when he led a delegation of some Yoruba leaders to visit President Muhammadu Buhari to condole with him over last Friday’s air crash in Kaduna which claimed the lives of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other officers.

Tinubu was accompanied by the Interim Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, by former governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba, former Chief of Army Staff, retired Lt.-Gen. Alani Akinrinade (Rtd.); and Chief Pius Akinyelure.

Restating his aversion to the call for secession, the former Lagos Governor (1999-2007) said, “he is for a united Nigeria.”

“We have already made our position clear; that we want a one, united, peaceful, stable country. Productive and promising.”

On the significance of the visit, Tinubu said the delegation was in Aso Rock to commiserate with President Buhari over the air crash.

“it’s a national loss, it’s demoralizing, it’s disheartening, it’s sad…we are here to rub minds with him too, to see commitment to humanity.”

READ ALSO: Sule Lamido shatters Tinubu’s presidential ambition, says Buhari-Tinubu pact is nonextant

Leave a comment

Related Articles

HighlightOil & Gas

NNPCL ranks third for free cash flow generation among African oil companies by 2024 – Report

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) has been ranked third...

HighlightTrending Story

2024 Appropriation Bill scales second reading at House of Reps

The House of Representatives on Thursday began debate on the general principles...

HighlightTrending Story

Nigerians worry more about rising prices of commodities, not budgetary arithmetic — Rewane

Renowned economist and Managing Director/CEO, Financial Derivatives Company Ltd, Mr Bismarck Rewane,...

EntertainmentTrending Story

Orezi counts losses after fire razed his house

Nigerian music star, Orezi, is currently grappling with the aftermath of a...

EntertainmentTrending Story

My dark moments almost made me quit music – Iyanya

Nigerian music sensation, Iyanya, has reflected on a tumultuous period that almost...

HighlightTrending Story

COP28: UN calls for cooperation, action to get humanity back on track

The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,...

SportsTrending Story

Onana blunders, leaves Man-U’s European aspiration in jeopardy

Manchester United’s struggles in Europe dipped further as they blew a two-goal...

Top StoryTrending Story

Ogun governor’s office accountant killed in bullion van attack, millions of Naira carted away

Robbers struck on Wednesday in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, killing an accountant...

EntertainmentTrending Story

It’s over: The rise and fall of Pere-Mercy romance 

Former Big Brother Naija (BBN) housemate, Pere, has officially announced the end...

Oil & GasTrending Story

2024 budget: Oil benchmark fixed at $77.96, exchange rate of 750 to dollar

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday announced an oil benchmark of $77.96 and...

HighlightTrending Story

2024 budget: Reps convene first budget town hall meetings for public input

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Tajudeen Abbas, has assured...

HighlightTrending Story

Nigeria’s debt may climb above $51.75bn as FG plans to borrow N7.8trn for 2024 budget deficit

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu said on Wednesday that his government will finance...

Top StoryTrending Story

2024 N27.5trn budget: Tinubu targets 3.76 % economic growth, N9.18trn deficit

President Bola Tinubu has presented a N27.5 trillion budget, tagged “Budget of...

HighlightTrending Story

Old, new Naira notes to co-exist till further notice, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that the old N200, N500, N1000...

EntertainmentTrending Story

Mohbad: Mixed reactions as Sammy Larry, Naira Marley appear in new first public video

Social media platforms last night were agog following the appearance of Nigerian...

HighlightTrending Story

Night of thrills and anguish in day one of match day five of UCL

A rejuvenated Manchester City in the second half and a controversial extra...

HighlightTrending Story

Solid Minerals Minister, Alake, dangles carrot before investors in London

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Mr Dele Alake, has asked foreign...

HighlightTrending Story

Ex-CBN Gov. Emefiele back to prison over unmet bail conditions, trial adjourned to January 2024

A former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has yet...