Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Obasanjo: God will never forgive me if I support Atiku for president

Obasanjo: God will never forgive me if I support Atiku for president

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar "can never enjoy" his support for a political office.He said God will never forgive him if he backs Atiku’s presidential ambition.Atiku served as vice-president to Obasanjo from 1999 to 2007. He aspired to succeed Obasanjo in 2003 but the elder statesman went ahead to complete another term.By 2007 when Obasanjo’s second term [...]

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    Drama as Obasanjo storms PDP rally in Ogun

Drama as Obasanjo storms PDP rally in Ogun

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo stormed the rally of Oladipupo Adebutu, one of the governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun state, on MondayThe presence of the elder statesman energised the people at the rally which held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.When the microphone was handed over to him, Obasanjo wished the party [...]

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    ‘Nigerians living in fear’, ‘A re-enactment of Abacha era’– five things Obasanjo told Buhari

‘Nigerians living in fear’, ‘A re-enactment of Abacha era’– five things Obasanjo told Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo dropped another bomb on Friday, five months after he accused President Muhammadu Buhari of incompetence.In a statement issued on his behalf by Kehinde Akinyemi, his spokesman, Obasanjo accused Buhari's government of plotting to hang a crime on him.He said he learnt from credible sources that his name has been placed on the watch list of different [...]

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    Obasanjo, Afenifere leaders agree on united force to ‘repair’ Nigeria

Obasanjo, Afenifere leaders agree on united force to ‘repair’ Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday met with leaders of Afenifere ahead of the 2019 presidential election.At the meeting, the two parties agreed to join hands together and present a “united force” that will “rescue” Nigeria from its current state.The meeting held at the residence of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, in Akure, Ondo state capital.Obasanjo said it could be “disastrous” [...]

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    Keyamo: Obasanjo gave excuses while in power

Keyamo: Obasanjo gave excuses while in power

Festus Keyamo, Lagos lawyer, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of committing same act he is tackling President Muhammadu Buhari for.He said Obasanjo “kept blaming” the military for his “abysmal” performance while in office.Obasanjo was president of the country from 1999 to 2007 after serving as military head of state from 1976 to 1979.On Monday, the elder statesman accused Buhari [...]

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    Obasanjo on herdsmen/farmers clashes: We’ll keep burying victims until we find a solution

Obasanjo on herdsmen/farmers clashes: We’ll keep burying victims until we find a solution

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria cannot be said to be a free country amid the killings resulting from clashes between farmers and herdsmen. Obasanjo said this on Saturday when he laid a wreath at the graveyard of the 73 victims of herdsmen attack in Markurdi, Benue state.He said the continued crisis requires collaboration between leaders and that until the issue is [...]

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    Obasanjo: I wish my parents didn’t die early

Obasanjo: I wish my parents didn’t die early

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says his regret in life is that his parents did not live to “see and eat the fruits of their labour”.While speaking on Monday at an event to mark his 81st birthday, Obasanjo said he wished his parents did not die “too early”.The event, which held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, in Ogun state, [...]

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    Obasanjo: How I conspired with Ahmadu Ali to sack Americans from the US embassy

Obasanjo: How I conspired with Ahmadu Ali to sack Americans from the US embassy

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has recounted how he "conspired" with Ahmadu Ali, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to sack US officials from the American embassy in the 1970s.Obasanjo made this known while speaking on Thursday at the launch of Ali's biography in Abuja.He said Ali had been appointed head of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) [...]

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    APC rep accuses Obasanjo of trying to ‘heat up the system’

APC rep accuses Obasanjo of trying to ‘heat up the system’

Ehiozuwa  Agbonayinma, a member of the house of representatives, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of attempting to heat up the polity.He said the former president is trying to deceive Nigerians with his recent letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.Agbonayinma, an All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker, who represents Egor/Ikpoba-okha constituency in Edo state, said this while speaking on a Channels TV [...]

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    Obasanjo fighting back because he’s corrupt, says reps chief whip

Obasanjo fighting back because he’s corrupt, says reps chief whip

Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, chief whip of the house of representatives, has berated former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the letter is an example of “corruption fighting back” and should be “totally” disregarded by Nigerians.In the letter in which he advised Buhari against seeking re-election, Obasanjo also accused the president of nepotism and condoning corruption.Addressing house of [...]

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    IPOB: OBJ’s letter is a slap on the face of Igbo APC leaders

IPOB: OBJ’s letter is a slap on the face of Igbo APC leaders

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says the letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari by former President Olusegun Obasanjo is timely.According to the group, the letter is a “devasting” blow to the Igbo leaders who endorsed Buhari for a second tenure.Although Buhari is yet to say if he would seek re-election or not, leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in [...]

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    Abati on Obasanjo’s letter: Only thing missing is apology for helping bring ‘change’

Abati on Obasanjo’s letter: Only thing missing is apology for helping bring ‘change’

Reuben Abati, former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo left out one thing in his letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.Abati said Obasanjo should have apologised to Nigerians for playing a role in Buhari's emergence as president.In the letter, Obasanjo asked the president to retire from public office and forget about seeking re-election.He also accused him [...]

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    Tinubu: My visit to Buhari has nothing to do with OBJ’s letter

Tinubu: My visit to Buhari has nothing to do with OBJ’s letter

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari had nothing to do with former President Olusegun Obasanjo's letter.On Tuesday, Tinubu met with Buhari alongside Bisi Akande, a leader of the APC, shortly after Obasanjo wrote the president a "heavy-duty" letter.In the letter, Obasanjo asked Buhari to retire from public office.Some Nigerians [...]

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    ‘Nepotism, blame game, incompetence’ – the ‘sins’ of Buhari as listed by Obasanjo

‘Nepotism, blame game, incompetence’ – the ‘sins’ of Buhari as listed by Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo issued a blistering "special press release" on Tuesday, taking his “brother”, President Muhammadu Buhari, to the cleaners.Here is a rundown of the eight “sins” of Buhari  as revealed by the former president. ‘CORRUPTION’Obasanjo accused the president of “condoning corruption” within the presidency.According to him, even though Buhari should be given some credit in his fight against insurgency and [...]

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    Anenih: In 2003, Atiku thought he alone was qualified to be president

Anenih: In 2003, Atiku thought he alone was qualified to be president

Tony Anenih, former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) board of trustees, says he stepped on the toes of Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, and Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, over the re-election of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.In his book, ‘My Life and Nigerian Politics’, which was launched last Saturday, the former minister of works also detailed how he [...]

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    EXTRA: Okupe ‘kisses’ Obasanjo in reconciliation

EXTRA: Okupe ‘kisses’ Obasanjo in reconciliation

‎Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, has revealed that he kissed former President Olusegun Obasanjo at a meeting where both men reconciled.Okupe, who also worked under Obasanjo, said the elder statesman  scolded him before pardoning him.During the reelection campaign of Jonathan, which Obasanjo was not favourably disposed to, Okupe criticised his former boss publicly.But [...]

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