Monday, February 19, 2018

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    After spending hours with Buhari, Katsina elders decide to act on Obasanjo’s letter

After spending hours with Buhari, Katsina elders decide to act on Obasanjo’s letter

The Katsina State Elders Forum will soon reply former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election.The elders took the decision during a meeting with Buhari on Sunday. The meeting took place in Daura, hometown of Buhari.“The elders forum will consider the possibility of replying the recent letter by President Olusegun Obasanjo to Buhari," Aminu Masari, [...]

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    Jonathan, Obasanjo sit side by side in church

Jonathan, Obasanjo sit side by side in church

Former Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo sat next to each other at Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church, Otuoke in Bayelsa state, on Sunday.Both men are of the Anglican fold.Seriake Dickson, governor of the state and top officials of the Bayelsa state government joined the ex-presidents during the service presided over by James Oruwori, bishop of Ogbia.While welcoming Obasanjo to his [...]

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    Obasanjo: I’d commit suicide if there’s no hope for Nigeria

Obasanjo: I’d commit suicide if there’s no hope for Nigeria

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo says he would commit suicide if he discovers that there is no hope for Nigeria.He said this while speaking at the Ijaw National Academy (INA), Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa state.Seriake Dickson, the governor, had invited the former president to inaugurate some projects.Among the projects were the Bayelsa Specialist Hospital, the Bayelsa Drug Mart and [...]

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    Sun Tzu vs. Clausewitz: Obasanjo and Babangida compared

Sun Tzu vs. Clausewitz: Obasanjo and Babangida compared

The dust had not properly settled on Obasanjo’s call on Buhari not to seek a second term when Babangida, Nigeria’s only military President, in a statement issued on his behalf  by his long-term spokesman Kassim Afegbua, reinforced that message by suggesting that Buhari, as an ‘analogue’ leader, should step aside for younger ‘digital’ leaders to take charge. However barely 24 [...]

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    I don’t have candidates for election, says Obasanjo

I don’t have candidates for election, says Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says he has no choice candidate for elections.Obasanjo said this on Wednesday when a youth group from Delta state led by Frank Esanubi, a governorship aspirant, visited him in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.Addressing the youth, Obasanjo said his decision to stay away from partisan politics still holds.In 2015, the former president announced that he had quit [...]

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    Not IBB, not OBJ… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

Not IBB, not OBJ… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

One of the things I have resolved to do this year is to find joy in everything I come across. The kind of joy that keeps you sane through the toughest of times. That one which keeps you going when the fiercest challenges rise; the kind of joy that makes you smile when you hit the rock at the bottom [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen need re-orientation’, ‘It’s time for state police’ – five things IBB told Buhari

‘Herdsmen need re-orientation’, ‘It’s time for state police’ – five things IBB told Buhari

Less than two weeks after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo advised President Muhammadu Buhari against seeking re-election in 2019, former military President Ibrahim Babangida has made known his own position.In a statement on Sunday, Babangida asked Nigerians to co-operate with Buhari until his tenure ends in 2019.According to him, Nigeria needs a new breed of leadership. He said the time had come [...]

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    Amaechi’s wife: How we moved from one house to the other before my husband’s victory at supreme court

Amaechi’s wife: How we moved from one house to the other before my husband’s victory at supreme court

Judith Amaechi, wife of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says her life was in danger before the supreme court pronounced her husband governor.Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo denied Amaechi from contesting the 2007 governorship election after a "K-leg theory" was propounded.The party then gave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to Celestine Omehia who eventually won the election but was later sacked [...]

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    Falana: Obasanjo had the opportunity to be great but he chose to install corruption

Falana: Obasanjo had the opportunity to be great but he chose to install corruption

Femi Falana, human rights activist, has urged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop insulting the collective intelligence and memories of Nigerians having "instituted the culture of impunity in the country".Falana spoke in Benin on Friday, while reacting to Obasanjo’s special statement last week, which asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election.The human rights activist said Obasanjo had the opportunity [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I’m not sure Obasanjo is among Buhari’s advisers

Oshiomhole: I’m not sure Obasanjo is among Buhari’s advisers

Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, has reacted to the letter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, asking President Muhammadu Buhari to forget about the 2019 election.Speaking when he visited Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday, Oshiomhole said since Obasanjo is not one of Buhari’s advisers, he should allow the president to make his own decisions.He also recalled [...]

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    ‘We are the authentic Coalition for Nigeria’ — group claims Obasanjo copied its name

‘We are the authentic Coalition for Nigeria’ — group claims Obasanjo copied its name

A group known as the Coalition for Nigeria (CN) has accused ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo of using its name to launch the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM).On Thursday, Obasanjo unveiled the CNM in Abeokuta, Ogun state, after the movement had been launched in Abuja on Wednesday.Subsequently, Sabo Odeh, national coordinator of CN, addressed a press conference to announce that his group is [...]

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    I see a new Nigeria in the hands of God, says Obasanjo

I see a new Nigeria in the hands of God, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he has seen a “new Nigeria in the hands of God”.Obasanjo said this on Thursday when he registered as a member of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM).The elder statesman said the movement would raise the standard of political leadership and governance.“Coalition for Nigeria Movement is proposed as the new direction to mobilise the country's [...]

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    Duke, Oyinlola in Abeokuta as Obasanjo declares membership of Coalition for Nigeria Movement

Duke, Oyinlola in Abeokuta as Obasanjo declares membership of Coalition for Nigeria Movement

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has unveiled the Coalition for Nigeria Movement in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.TheCable had reported that the ex-president would register as a member of the movement.Accompanied by Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state, and Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun state, Obasanjo filled a membership registration form at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat [...]

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    Obasanjo to unveil ‘Coalition for Nigeria’ in Abeokuta on Thursday

Obasanjo to unveil ‘Coalition for Nigeria’ in Abeokuta on Thursday

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will flag off the registration of the Coalition for Nigeria in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Thursday.Kehinde Akinyemi, spokesman of the ex-president, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday.According to Akinyemi the registration would take place at the Ogun state secretariat of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Abeokuta.Obasanjo did not attend the launch of the [...]

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    ‘We have to hit the ground running’ — Oyinlola speaks on Coalition for Nigeria

‘We have to hit the ground running’ — Oyinlola speaks on Coalition for Nigeria

Olagunsoye Oyinlola, coordinator of Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), says the movement has to hit the ground running.He said this at the launch of the movement, which took place at the Musa Yar'adua Center in Abuja on Wednesday.CNM has the backing of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, Obasanjo had said neither the ruling All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Oyinlola, Duke in attendance as Obasanjo’s ‘Coalition for Nigeria’ takes off in Abuja

Oyinlola, Duke in attendance as Obasanjo’s ‘Coalition for Nigeria’ takes off in Abuja

Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun state and Donald Duke, one-time governor of Cross River state, were among the dignitaries who witnessed the launch of the Coalition of Nigeria (CN) at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja on Wednesday.The launch took place one week after former President Olusegun Obasanjo recommended it as the solution to the leadership crisis in [...]

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