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    Farida Waziri: We knew Obasanjo was innocent of 1995 coup allegations

Farida Waziri: We knew Obasanjo was innocent of 1995 coup allegations

Farida Waziri, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Olusegun Obasanjo and Shehu Musa Yar’Adua were unjustly jailed for the 1995 coup. She said while Obasanjo, who had served as head of state, was perceived as not being guilty, Yar’Adua, a former chief of staff, supreme military council, was falsely charged for treason. TheNation quoted Waziri as saying [...]

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    El-Rufai is a good learner, says Obasanjo

El-Rufai is a good learner, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, as one of the best persons to work with. Obasanjo spoke when he paid a private visit to the governor at the government house, Kaduna, on Wednesday. El-Rufai served in the eight-year administration of Obasanjo, first as director-general, Bureau of  Public Enterprises (BPE) and later as minister for federal capital [...]

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    A lot is happening, why has Obasanjo stopped criticising Buhari? 

A lot is happening, why has Obasanjo stopped criticising Buhari? 

On December 12, 2013, I woke up to Olusegun Obasanjo’s ‘Before it is too late’; a caustic letter to former President Goodluck Jonathan. In the 18-page missive, Ebora Owu diced Jonathan like a sushi chef. Obasanjo delineated 10 reasons he chose to drag Jonathan before the public square for some good spanking. He said the former president ‘’must move away from [...]

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    Obasanjo supports land border closure, says Benin Republic’s ‘sabotage’ not new

Obasanjo supports land border closure, says Benin Republic’s ‘sabotage’ not new

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked Benin Republic, Nigeria’s neighbour, to change its ways for a harmonious bilateral relationship between the two countries. Obasanjo spoke at a press conference on Tuesday, in Addis Ababa, on the margins of the policy dialogue of African business associations on implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreements. The two-day policy dialogue was organised by [...]

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    Atiku’s son-in-law gave me $140,000 for Obasanjo before elections, says witness

Atiku’s son-in-law gave me $140,000 for Obasanjo before elections, says witness

Bashir Mohammed told a federal high court in Lagos on Tuesday that Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, gave Olusegun Obasanjo the naira equivalent of $140,000. Mohammed, who was the first witness presented by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), described himself as a “close friend” of the accused. Babalele was arraigned in August by the EFCC on two-count [...]

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    Ladoja: I was impeached because I told Obasanjo he wasn’t qualified for third term

Ladoja: I was impeached because I told Obasanjo he wasn’t qualified for third term

Rashidi Ladoja, former governor of Oyo state, says he was impeached in 2006 because he told former President Olusegun Obasanjo that he was not qualified for a third term in office. Elected in 2003 under the platform of the People Democratic Party (PDP), the former governor was impeached in January 2006, reinstated in December 2006 and his term ended in 2007. In [...]

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    ICYMI: Xenophobia will make investment in your country difficult, Obasanjo tells SA leader

ICYMI: Xenophobia will make investment in your country difficult, Obasanjo tells SA leader

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says xenophobic attacks in South Africa will make investment in the country difficult. In a letter to Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a politician and leader of the Zulu ethnic group, on Monday, Obasanjo said the attacks were capable of scaring investors away and crippling the economy. Buthelezi had condemned the xenophobic attacks while addressing a mob in Johannesburg. The ex-president said it [...]

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    South African leader to mob: Obasanjo is one of the giants of Africa… what are we doing to his people?

South African leader to mob: Obasanjo is one of the giants of Africa… what are we doing to his people?

Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a politician and leader of the Zulu ethnic group, has condemned the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Addressing a mob which converged on Johannesburg on Sunday, Buthelezi said many African nations played key roles in the struggles of South Africa. Armed protesters had hit the streets of Johannesburg on Sunday, asking foreigners to return to where they came from. While speaking [...]

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    Atiku: Buhari desperate to silence Obasanjo by accusing him of a crime

Atiku: Buhari desperate to silence Obasanjo by accusing him of a crime

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the Buhari administration is desperate to accuse ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of a crime so as to silence him. In a statement issued on Monday, Atiku’s media office said the inclusion of Obasanjo’s name in the list of tax defaulters by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) was to blackmail him. It said the Economic and Financial Crimes [...]

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    ‘Keep writing letters but pay your taxes’ — BMO taunts Obasanjo

‘Keep writing letters but pay your taxes’ — BMO taunts Obasanjo

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says it is shameful that a company owned by former president Olusegun Obasanjo is on the list of tax defaulters released by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The account of Obasanjo Farms Nig. Ltd (feedmill) is among the 19,901 accounts placed under lien for owing taxes by the FIRS. In a statement by Niyi Akinsiju and [...]

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    ‘Can we discuss the content, not the writer?’ — reactions trail Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari

‘Can we discuss the content, not the writer?’ — reactions trail Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari

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    ‘I’m worried over insecurity’ — Obasanjo writes another letter to Buhari

‘I’m worried over insecurity’ — Obasanjo writes another letter to Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written yet another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. This comes more than a year after the letter he wrote to the president generated so much uproar. He had criticised Buhari, asking him not to seek another term. In the new letter dated July 15, Obasanjo said he is very worried over the high level of insecurity in [...]

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    Gowon: How Abdulsalami and I saved Obasanjo from impeachment

Gowon: How Abdulsalami and I saved Obasanjo from impeachment

Yakubu Gowon, a former head of state, says he and Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former head of state, saved ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo from being impeached in 2007. Gowon said this at a public lecture tagged: “Nation Building or Nation Fragmentation: Reflection on 20 years of Post-Military Rule in Nigeria”. The event, which held in Abuja on Saturday, was organised in honour of late [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Obasanjo owes Nigerians explanation over his absence at Buhari’s inauguration

Garba Shehu: Obasanjo owes Nigerians explanation over his absence at Buhari’s inauguration

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo owes Nigerians an explanation over his absence at the inauguration ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari, according to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman. Obasanjo neither attended the May 29 event where Buhari took oath of office nor the June 12 event when the president hosted African leaders. Both programmes held at Eagle Square, Abuja. While Yakubu Gowon attended the May 29 event, all [...]

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    Obasanjo: Buhari’s govt moving Nigeria towards the path of disaster

Obasanjo: Buhari’s govt moving Nigeria towards the path of disaster

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of moving the country towards the path of disaster. In an interview with Premium Times, the former president said the progress the country is said to be making is questionable. He lamented the present arrangement of political leadership in the country, saying it tends to favour some zones at the expense of [...]

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    ‘It landed and took off again’ — Obasanjo narrates Ethiopian Airlines experience

‘It landed and took off again’ — Obasanjo narrates Ethiopian Airlines experience

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has confirmed he was among those on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight that nearly crashed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday. In an interview with Premium Times, Obasanjo narrated how the pilot had difficulty landing as a result of strong winds and a heavy downpour. NAN had reported that the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft, ET-901, had [...]

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