Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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    We are all in darkness, says Obasanjo as he hosts Fulani leaders in Abeokuta

We are all in darkness, says Obasanjo as he hosts Fulani leaders in Abeokuta

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo hosted leaders of the Gan-Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), an umbrella group for Fulani organisations, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun state, on Saturday.Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, Dayo Adewole, son of former minister of health who was recently kidnapped in Oyo state, were among those in attendance.Sale Bayari, GAFDAN national chairman, [...]

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    Yakasai: Obasanjo’s selfish letters landed him in prison

Yakasai: Obasanjo’s selfish letters landed him in prison

Tanko Yakasai, a founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), says writing "unpatriotic" letters is a peculiar attitude of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.Yakasai said this in reaction to the letter Obasanjo wrote to Buhari on the insecurity in the country.But speaking to journalists in Kano on Monday, Yakasai said the content of the letter may cause unrest in the country.He said all [...]

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    ‘Boko Haram injured my son’, ‘Stop ignoring the cries of Nigerians’ — seven things Obasanjo told Buhari

‘Boko Haram injured my son’, ‘Stop ignoring the cries of Nigerians’ — seven things Obasanjo told Buhari

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. This is the third letter the elder statesman would address to Buhari since the president got into office in 2015. In the last letter he issued in January 2018, Obasanjo had asked Buhari not to run, listing what he considered as the weaknesses of the president.In the letter [...]

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    Obasanjo condoles Fasoranti, demands solution to herdsmen killings

Obasanjo condoles Fasoranti, demands solution to herdsmen killings

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has described as worrisome, the death of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, a leader of Afenifere, Yoruba socio-cultural organisation.Olakunrin was shot dead by armed men along the Benin-Ore expressway on Friday.In a condolence message sent to Fasoranti, Obasanjo said "Nigeria as a whole is diminished by the manner of Funke’s death".The elder statesman called on government at [...]

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    Akiolu: Obasanjo is deceptive — he is Nigeria’s main problem

Akiolu: Obasanjo is deceptive — he is Nigeria’s main problem

Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, says former president Olusegun Obasanjo is the main problem with Nigeria. Akiolu spoke during the public presentation of 'Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics', a book by Segun Osoba, ex-governor of Ogun state.The Lagos monarch was commenting on the controversial pact between the Alliance for Democracy (AD) governors and Obasanjo, who was seeking a second term on the platform of the [...]

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    Celebrating four years of Dogara’s legislative reforms

Celebrating four years of Dogara’s legislative reforms

BY TURAKI HASSSANOn June 9, 2015, the 8th House of Representatives was inaugurated and Bauchi-born Barrister at Law, Hon Yakubu Dogara, emerged as the 14th Speaker following a keenly contested election which left many viewers on the edge of their seats.In his acceptance speech, Hon Dogara made a solemn declaration that under his leadership, the House “shall wage an unrelenting [...]

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    Oyegun: Nigeria needs a leader like Obasanjo

Oyegun: Nigeria needs a leader like Obasanjo

John Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the kind of leader Nigeria needs, saying his words are "infinitely weighty and cannot be ignored".In an interview with New Telegraph, Oyegun said Obasanjo's comment on "Islamisation and Fulanisation" might have been dramatised.While delivering a lecture on May 18 in Delta state, Obasanjo [...]

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    PHOTOS: Senegalese president brings Buhari, Obasanjo together

PHOTOS: Senegalese president brings Buhari, Obasanjo together

President Muhammadu Buhari and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo met at Diamniadio, a city in Senegal, for the inauguration of President Macky Sall.This is the first time that Buhari and Obasanjo would be seen together publicly since the Nigerian president won his reelection bid in February.Obasanjo had kicked against Buhari's second term, endorsing Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who [...]

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    ‘I still hold him in high esteem’ — Buhari hails Obasanjo at 82

‘I still hold him in high esteem’ — Buhari hails Obasanjo at 82

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will continue to hold ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in high regard irrespective of their differences.Buhari spoke in a felicitation message issued on his behalf by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, during Obasanjo’s 82nd birthday anniversary.According to the statement, Buhari said Obasanjo’s contributions to Nigeria overshadows the differences between both men.Obasanjo opposed the re-election bid of Buhari and has [...]

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    Jonathan: Obasanjo has been a great asset to Nigeria

Jonathan: Obasanjo has been a great asset to Nigeria

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as an exemplary man.Jonathan said this in a congratulatory message to Obasanjo on his 82nd birthday.Jonathan said Obasanjo has been a great asset to Nigeria.He wished the elder statesman many more years on earth."Baba, I rejoice with you today on the occasion of your 82nd birthday. Indeed, you have been a [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Culprits who worked for Obasanjo’s third term are now with Buhari

Shehu Sani: Culprits who worked for Obasanjo’s third term are now with Buhari

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, says President Muhammadu Buhari has surrounded himself with culprits.In a Twitter post on Wednesday, the senator said those who worked for the third term agenda of former President Olusegun Obasanjo are presently in the All Progressives Congress (APC).He added that those who facilitated the sales of national assets are with the president."Dear [...]

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    Soyinka accuses Obasanjo of rewarding Bola Ige’s killers

Soyinka accuses Obasanjo of rewarding Bola Ige’s killers

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of protecting and rewarding killers of Bola Ige, former minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation.In a statement on Tuesday titled “Trivialise corruption, Neutralise justice", Soyinka said the Nigerian government had refused the offer of assistance from the United States to bring the killers to justice.The Noble laureate lamented [...]

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    PHOTOS: Obasanjo, Atiku take ‘battle against Buhari’ to Island Club

PHOTOS: Obasanjo, Atiku take ‘battle against Buhari’ to Island Club

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), took the campaign for next month's presidential poll to Island Club in Lagos on Wednesday.Both men, who were in charge of the nation's affairs between 1999 and 2007, took time in convincing members of the club on why they should vote against President Muhammadu Buhari.Senate [...]

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    Kukah: How I convinced Obasanjo to end the feud with Atiku

Kukah: How I convinced Obasanjo to end the feud with Atiku

Mathew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, has explained how he convinced ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to reconcile with Atiku Abubabar, former vice-president.Obasanjo had on Thursday played host to Kukah, Ahmad Gumi, a Kaduna-based Islamic cleric; and David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, and some top politicians and civil rights activists at his hill-top residence in Abeokuta, Ogun state.The [...]

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    Obasanjo: Nigeria needs a president who understands the economy

Obasanjo: Nigeria needs a president who understands the economy

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria needs a president who understands the economy. He said this on Tuesday at the Foursquare Gospel Church annual public lecture in Lagos. The former president quoted the words of his friend, Helmut Schmidt, a former chancellor of Germany, who said if the people in Africa have to make it, all their political leaders must have good grounding in [...]

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    Obasanjo assumes office as facilitator at NOUN

Obasanjo assumes office as facilitator at NOUN

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday assumed office as a facilitator at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).Ibrahim Sheme, NOUN director, media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement.A facilitator is a part-time academic coordinator for students in the open and distance learning (ODL) system operated by universities.Abdalla Uba Adamu, vice-chancellor of the university appointed Obasanjo as a facilitator after [...]

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