Friday, February 22, 2019

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    West Africa’s democratic tipping point?

West Africa’s democratic tipping point?

BY OLUSEGUN OBASANJO , JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA, ERNEST BAI KOROMA, SAULOS CHILIMAThe decision to postpone Nigeria’s presidential election, made just hours before polls were due to open, has raised fears about the integrity of the eventual vote. Those fears must not be realized – and not just for Nigeria’s sake. Just as a strong and stable democracy in Africa’s most populous [...]

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    ‘We’ll recover $16bn wasted on power’ — again Buhari hints at probing Obasanjo

‘We’ll recover $16bn wasted on power’ — again Buhari hints at probing Obasanjo

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to recover the $16 billion dollars allegedly wasted on the power sector when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in power.Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Tuesday, the president vowed to go after the people who mismanaged the money meant for the development of the sector.In [...]

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    Akinrinade: Obasanjo belongs to the waste bin of history

Akinrinade: Obasanjo belongs to the waste bin of history

Alani Akinrinade, a former chief of army staff, says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo belongs to the waste bin of history.Akinrinade said this in an advertorial he placed in some newspapers on Thursday.The retired general said Obasanjo should allow Nigerians choose their leader and "stop goading the citizenry for his own selfish interests”.The ex-army chief said Obasanjo asking the citizens to vote [...]

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    Obasanjo is worse than Abacha, says Oshiomhole

Obasanjo is worse than Abacha, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is a worse dictator than Sani Abacha, ex-military head of state.Oshiomhole said this in reaction to the comment of Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari is returning the country to the era of Abacha when state institutions were used to fight perceived enemies of the government."Today, another [...]

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    You must sue Obasanjo to clear your name, Oshiomhole tells Atiku

You must sue Obasanjo to clear your name, Oshiomhole tells Atiku

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the only way Atiku Abubakar can clear himself of corruption allegations is to sue former President Olusegun Obasanjo for libel.Oshiomhole said this on Thursday at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano during the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Obasanjo ceded Bakassi to Cameroon because of Nobel prize, says Oshiomhole

Obasanjo ceded Bakassi to Cameroon because of Nobel prize, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused former president Olusegun Obasanjo of ceding Bakassi to Cameroon for selfish reasons.The former Edo governor said Obasanjo had his sight set on winning the Nobel peace prize, hence the decision to "hand over" the former part of Nigeria to its West African neighbour.Historically, Nigeria conceded Bakassi to Cameroon [...]

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    Atiku: I’m the most investigated politician in Nigeria

Atiku: I’m the most investigated politician in Nigeria

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says no public office holder in Nigeria has been investigated like him.He said this when he featured on The Candidates, a live television show on the 2019 elections.Atiku, who served as vice-president to Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007, had fallen out with the president who accused him of corruption before [...]

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    Obasanjo: Wages of the old soldier’s rage

Obasanjo: Wages of the old soldier’s rage

At this rate, President Muhammadu Buhari may beat former military President General Ibrahim Babangida to the record of collecting the most abusive letters from a former president.Olusegun Obasanjo’s letters to Babangida were unforgettable. He accused Babangida of every conceivable evil, among which foisting an economic programme on Nigerian that lacked a human face and turning the country into a useless [...]

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    ‘You’re an election rigger without peer’ — Tinubu tackles Obasanjo in own letter

‘You’re an election rigger without peer’ — Tinubu tackles Obasanjo in own letter

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused former president Olusegun Obasanjo of being responsible for the flaws in Nigeria's political economy since 1999.In his state of the nation address tagged ‘Points for Concern and Action’, Obasanjo had expressed concern over the impartiality and competence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a credible [...]

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    Atiku not a messiah but he’s two times better than Buhari, says Obasanjo

Atiku not a messiah but he’s two times better than Buhari, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says President Muhammadu Buhari has shown "utter incompetence, condones evil and corruption".The elder statesman issued the fresh criticism of the president in an interview with BBC Pidgin.Obasanjo said he believes that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will perform "two times better" than Buhari.He said anyone could steal the whole country and [...]

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    PHOTOS: Obasanjo, Buhari come face-to-face after ‘letter bomb’

PHOTOS: Obasanjo, Buhari come face-to-face after ‘letter bomb’

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo came face-to-face with President Muhammadu Buhari during the council of state meeting on Tuesday.The meeting of the two leaders comes in the wake of Obasanjo’s bombshell letter, in which he advised Buhari to take a rest and allow another person to take charge of the country.Below are photos from the council of state meeting.[...]

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    Laolu Akande: Obasanjo’s comment on TraderMoni shows ignorance, mischief

Laolu Akande: Obasanjo’s comment on TraderMoni shows ignorance, mischief

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has described former president Olusegun Obasanjo's comment on TraderMoni as ignorant and mischievous.In a statement, Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, said the former president has shown a complete misunderstanding of the programme initiated by the federal government to support petty traders.In his state of the nation address tagged 'Points for [...]

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    ‘Keep quiet and retire to Ota’ — Tinubu lashes Obasanjo

‘Keep quiet and retire to Ota’ — Tinubu lashes Obasanjo

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to keep quiet and retire to his farm in Ota, Ogun state. Tinubu said this at the presidential rally which held in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital,on Monday.Speaking to a crowd of supporters that thronged Ramat Square, the location of the rally, Tinubu described [...]

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    Really, who needs medical attention between Buhari and Obasanjo?

Really, who needs medical attention between Buhari and Obasanjo?

The synopsis of President Buhari’s response to Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter likening his administration to the brutal Abacha regime is that the former president is “sick or psychologically challenged”. But I think the riposte is like that of a blind man mocking another man who uses recommended glasses.Who really needs medical attention between Buhari and Obasanjo?Over the years, Obasanjo has shown [...]

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    LISTEN: Amaechi praises Obasanjo in new audio, says he’s the only true Nigerian

LISTEN: Amaechi praises Obasanjo in new audio, says he’s the only true Nigerian

Rotimi Amaechi, director general of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, has described former president Olusegun Obasanjo as a patriot.The former Rivers governor said Obasanjo is the only Nigerian that loves the country.Amaechi, who is the minister of transportation, made the remark in an audio clip released by Reno Omokri, former media aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan."I don’t think Nigeria can [...]

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    Obasanjo: My role in Nigerian politics is to raise the alarm

Obasanjo: My role in Nigerian politics is to raise the alarm

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says his role in Nigerian politics is to be a vigilant watchman.Obasanjo said this on Thursday in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, while receiving Yabaji Sani, presidential candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP).In a statement by Pam Ibrahim, director of Sani's presidential campaign organisation, Obasanjo was quoted as criticising political leaders who harass innocent citizens.The former president said [...]

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