Thursday, May 24, 2018

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    When two adults fart in public

When two adults fart in public

In the Yoruba culture, adults are rarely wrong. Of course, this does not say they are not wrong many times, it just means that when they are wrong, it is not in the place of a child to say it. It gets even more interesting: when adults fart in Yorubaland, a proper child or omoluabi, as we call it, is [...]

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    Abacha built roads, Obasanjo couldn’t provide power — six things Buhari said at Aso Rock meeting

Abacha built roads, Obasanjo couldn’t provide power — six things Buhari said at Aso Rock meeting

As preparations for the 2019 elections continue to gather momentum politicians have been holding strategic meetings. On Monday, former President Olusegun Obasanjo travelled to Ondo to meet Afenifere leaders.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking reelection, hosted the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) at the presidential villa. The president who has hardly made negative comments about Obasanjo took a swipe [...]

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    Obasanjo deceiving Nigerians again, says Yoruba group backing Buhari for second term

Obasanjo deceiving Nigerians again, says Yoruba group backing Buhari for second term

The Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum says ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo and his fellow travellers took Nigerians for fools.The forum was reacting to a statement credited to Obasanjo.On Thursday, the ex-president said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is taking Nigerians for fools.But in a statement on Friday, Akin Malaolu, general secretary of the forum, said the former president was trying to deceive [...]

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    Obasanjo: APC taking Nigerians for fools, gloating in unrepentant misgovernance

Obasanjo: APC taking Nigerians for fools, gloating in unrepentant misgovernance

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is "taking Nigerians for fools".He criticised the ruling party over its "arrant arrogance," saying it is "revelling in its unrepentant misgovernance" of the country.The former president said this on Thursday in Abeokuta, Ogun state, when the Coalition of Nigeria Movement (CNM) fused into African Democratic Congress (ADC).In a speech titled [...]

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    Obasanjo’s coalition finally fuses into ADC

Obasanjo’s coalition finally fuses into ADC

The Coalition of Nigeria Movement (CNM) has fused into African Democratic Congress (ADC), less than four months after it was formed.Olagunsoye Oyinlola, co-convener of the movement and a former governor of Osun state, announced this at a press conference on Thursday, after dumping the All Progressives Congress (APC).Former president Olusegun Obasanjo proposed the movement as a non-partisan one that will “redeem” Nigeria [...]

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    What’s in Aso Rock that makes presidents want to live and die there?

What’s in Aso Rock that makes presidents want to live and die there?

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) spent eight years as head of state at Aso Rock. He pledged at different times in his regime to return power to “the people”. But he never did. Somehow, he always found a way to dribble himself out of the maze of his own mendacity.I remember during his regime, there were rumours that some forces [...]

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    PHOTOS: Atiku, Obasanjo ‘reunite’ in Lagos

PHOTOS: Atiku, Obasanjo ‘reunite’ in Lagos

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar sat next to each other at the 10th memorial symposium of Abraham Adesanya, a chieftain of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO).Both men shook hands and discussed briefly at the event which held at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.Obasanjo and Atiku, who were in charge of the country between 1999 and 2007, fell out [...]

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    Buhari: Most youth in the north are uneducated or school dropouts

Buhari: Most youth in the north are uneducated or school dropouts

Despite the outrage generated by his comment on young persons in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has again spoken on the "uneducated" youth.While speaking at a Commonwealth forum in London, Buhari had said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and they want everything free, banking on the notion that Nigerian is an oil-rich nation.“More than 60 [...]

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    After meeting with Obasanjo, Falae says ‘my friend’ Buhari has failed

After meeting with Obasanjo, Falae says ‘my friend’ Buhari has failed

Olu Falae, national chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), says President Muhammmadu Buhari has failed to provide adequate security for Nigerians.Falae said although the president is his friend, he does not deserve to be re-elected in 2019.He said this on Tuesday after meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, in Abeokuta, Ogun state.Falae said: [...]

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    Obasanjo’s presidency was a tragedy, says Ayo Adebanjo

Obasanjo’s presidency was a tragedy, says Ayo Adebanjo

Ayo Adebanjo, elder statesman and chieftain of the defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD), says former president Olusegun Obasanjo performed dismally while in office.Adebanjo described Obasanjo's presidency, which lasted from 1999 to 2007, as a "tragedy".He made the assertion in his autobiography titled 'Telling it as it is'. The book was launched in Lagos on Tuesday.Adebanjo wrote: "The man who carried [...]

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    APC chieftain: Obasanjo can’t speak for Nigerians

APC chieftain: Obasanjo can’t speak for Nigerians

Nasiru Danu, a member of the national executive committee  (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is successful.Danu said this in reaction to the statement credited to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.On Monday, Obasanjo urged Nigerians not to reelect the "incompetent government" of Buhari.But speaking with journalists at APC national secretariat on Tuesday, Danu said Obasanjo [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Buhari will never join issues with Obasanjo — his superior in the military

Femi Adesina: Buhari will never join issues with Obasanjo — his superior in the military

President Muhammadu Buhari will never join issues with former president Olusegun Obasanjo despite his criticisms, says Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman.Obasanjo on Monday criticised Buhari while hosting the New Nigeria Group at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state.He said the president has a "poor understanding" of the dynamics of internal politics and warned Nigerians against reinforcing failure by re-electing [...]

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    #TakeBackNigeria knocks FG over ‘shambolic approach’ to African trade treaty

#TakeBackNigeria knocks FG over ‘shambolic approach’ to African trade treaty

#TakeBackNigeria Movement, a support group of Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, has criticised the Muhammadu Buhari administration's decision to back out of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.The 2019 presidential hopeful said it's unreasonable for Nigeria to have backed out at the last minute.Forty-four African countries recently signed the agreement in Kigali, Rwanda. The Buhari-led administration had said it would carry [...]

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    Obasanjo to Buhari: Sign African free trade agreement before it is too late

Obasanjo to Buhari: Sign African free trade agreement before it is too late

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, says it is "disappointing" that President Muhammadu Buhari failed to sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.The former president says he hopes that Nigeria signs "before it is too late".Forty-four African countries had last week signed the historic free-trade zone agreement.It is the largest in the world since the creation of the World Trade [...]

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    I may write another letter, says Obasanjo

I may write another letter, says Obasanjo

Two months after he came down hard on President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he is considering writing another letter.The elder statesman said this while speaking at the 14th annual lecture of Women in Management, Business and Public Service in Lagos on Thursday.In the letter he wrote in January, Obasanjo asked Buhari to retire from active public [...]

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    Buhari missing yet another opportunity to make history

Buhari missing yet another opportunity to make history

President Muhammadu Buhari is a son of history. He has been in enviable positions to make history and has continuously made history with ease. Among other records, Buhari would forever be remembered as the first man to democratically unseat an incumbent president in Nigeria.Buhari is also the only Nigerian who has been head of state, governor, two-time minister, and president. Not even [...]

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