Obasanjo Visits President Ramaphosa Of South Africa

Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has paid a courtesy visit to South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa. He presented the latest book he co-authored titled “Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage”, to the South African leader. President Ramaphosa thanked the former President for working hard and still having the energy to write and contribute to current debates about the development of Africa. The two leaders also used the opportunity to reflect on recent events in South Africa which saw more than four hundred Nigerians voluntarily evacuated from the country. A statement by the presidential spokeswoman Khusela Diko says former

By |September 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

We should stop blame game on banditry – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday met with the Hausa – Fulani leaders in Southwest, Kogi and Kawara States in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, over insecurity and banditry in the region. He called on Nigerians to stop the culture of “passing blame” and think of a lasting solution to the menace. Obasanjo said the solutions to the nation’s security challenges should not be left to one person to address, adding that it is not what one man can tackle alone. According to him the solutions can come through collective efforts and not through “passing of blame” here or there.

By |August 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

State of the nation: Obasanjo is not neutral, says Presidency

Despite his letter on the state of the nation, the Presidency on Friday said ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is not neutral. It said since Obasanjo’s has a political position, his opinion cannot be taken as the gospel truth any longer. It said political Fulani herdsmen were on rampage to de-market the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. He said Nigeria will not break because “it is very solid, it will remain solid.” The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, who faulted Obasanjo in an interview with THE CREST online newspaper, said Buhari’s administration is not failing.

By |July 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

We ‘ll reply Obasanjo’s letter soon – ACF

The mouthpiece of Northern Nigeria, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has reacted to the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. The Northern socio-cultural organization said it was still studying the letter and will speak on it soon. ACF, in a one-sentence statement sent to The Nation by its National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, did not give further details. According to the forum, “Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) is studying Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and will make it’s position known soon.” Obasanjo in the letter released by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi,

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Obasanjo writes another epistle, asks Buhari to stop fanning ‘embers of hatred, disaffection, violence’

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written yet another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, warning that Nigeria is tipping towards a dangerous cliff and only the president could forestall such a looming disaster, Premium Times Reports The former Nigerian leader, between 1999 and 2007, said Nigeria has been consumed by violence and ethnic divisions since Mr Buhari assumed office four years ago, in a manner not seen for decades. In the July 15, 2019 letter, Mr Obasanjo said the world, especially Western countries, has been warning Nigeria against descending into a state of violence because any outbreak would be difficult to

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How We Begged Na’Abba, Anyim Not To Embarrass, Impeach Obasanjo -Gen. Yakubu Gowon

Nigeria's former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd.) said he and other concerned Nigerians begged the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba and former Senate President, Pius Anyim, not to impeach former President Olusegun Obasanjo in other to sustain democracy in the country and save his successors from suffering the same fate. “If the action of the legislature which was to embarrass Chief Obasanjo was allowed to be implemented, those who succeeded him would have faced similar fate,” Gowon said. Gowon, who spoke at the inaugural public lecture tagged, “Nation Building or Nation Fragmentation:

By |July 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Power Contract: Buhari, Obasanjo, Jonathan In Fresh Trouble Over Court Order

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the “immediate release of payment details made to all electricity contractors and companies who failed to execute electricity contracts awarded to them from the beginning of the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the current government of President Muhammadu Buhari. The judgment was delivered last Friday by Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor, a Professor of Law, following a Freedom of Information suit number FHC/L/CS/105/19 brought by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). Daily Post reports that Justice Obiozor also ordered: “the full disclosure and publication of the names of companies

By |July 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Northern Youths Insult OBJ, Osinbajo, Tinubu, FFK, Southern Govs, Others Over Failed RUGA Settlement

Issues 30-day ultimatum to Buhari to implement RUGA settlement forcefully or else.. Northern youths under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Group (CNG), has issued a 30-day ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari, to implement the Ruga policy across the country, warning that the group will resort to a line of action after the ultimatum. Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, CNG spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman with the full complement of the leaders of the coalitions, came hard on Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, accusing him of retracting and disassociating himself from the policy and apparently been obsessed by curious ethnic tendencies and

By |July 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“Our Diversity Badly Managed — OBJ Reveals Why Nigeria Is Not Progressing

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that as long as Nigeria continues to mismanage its plurality, the country may not make progress. He  also said  he knew many Nigerians that wanted to move out of the country because they could not get what they wanted. Obasanjo said this on Monday at the 9th Toyin Falola Annual International Conference held at Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State. The ex-military ruler, who was flanked by the Registrar,  Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, who  representated Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo;  and Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, said there was  no Nigerian that

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Nepotism Is Corruption, Obasanjo Tells Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented that nepotism in Nigeria is obstructing the fight against corruption.In what seemed like reporting the country’s leadership to the world, the elder statesman, before a gathering of investors at the ongoing yearly meeting of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Moscow, accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of fiscal indiscipline and bias in the fight against corruption. He described corruption and development as strange bed fellows, warning that people in authority would remain deluded as long as their definition of corruption is when money, goods and services are involved. “Nepotism is a form

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments
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