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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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    Obasanjo, Jonathan absent at Buhari’s inauguration

Obasanjo, Jonathan absent at Buhari’s inauguration

Ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan are absent at Eagle Square, Abuja, where President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo are taking oath of office for their second term.The former presidents had endorsed Atiku Abubkar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the general election.Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has administered the oath of [...]

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    Nigeria shouldn’t bring its problem to AU, says Obasanjo on AfCTA

Nigeria shouldn’t bring its problem to AU, says Obasanjo on AfCTA

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the African Free Continental Trade Area (AfCTA) agreement will not be hindered by Nigeria’s reluctance to sign up to the process.Obasanjo spoke in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the opening session of the stakeholders’ dialogue on continental trade and strengthening the implementation of the AfCTA.The dialogue was organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the [...]

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    Lai: Obasanjo seeking to divide Nigeria in the twilight of his life

Lai: Obasanjo seeking to divide Nigeria in the twilight of his life

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the recent comment by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the Boko Haram crisis is absurd and divisive.In a statement on Tuesday, the minister said it was tragic that the former president who fought to keep the country as one is the same person seeking to divide it in the twilight of his life.While delivering [...]

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    Akiolu: Obasanjo is the number one troublemaker in this country

Akiolu: Obasanjo is the number one troublemaker in this country

Rilwan Akiolu, the oba of Lagos, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a troublemaker who always arrogates power to himself.Akiolu took a swipe at the former president on Wednesday when participants of the senior executive course (41) of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) visited him at his palace in Lagos.Ahead of the 2019 elections, Obasanjo [...]

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    PHOTOS: Obasanjo steps out in suit

PHOTOS: Obasanjo steps out in suit

You might have seen ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in native attire or military camouflage but you probably haven't seen him in suit.During a visit to Vietnam, the Nigerian leader joined Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe, former Ethiopian prime minister, and other dignitaries to showcase the works of Chuong, a gifted Asian tailor, based in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam.Dressed in suits, the visitors stepped [...]

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    Obasanjo: Those discouraging Atiku from challenging Buhari in court are evil

Obasanjo: Those discouraging Atiku from challenging Buhari in court are evil

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says those opposed to the decision of Atiku Abubakar to seek legal redress over the outcome of the presidential election have evil minds.Atiku, who contested under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost to President Muhammadu Buhari in the March 23 election.Speaking on the judgement of the Osun governorship tribunal, Obasanjo said Atiku did the right thing [...]

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    Atiku visits Obasanjo for the ‘first time’ since losing elections

Atiku visits Obasanjo for the ‘first time’ since losing elections

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday paid a visit to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state.Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo’s media aide, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Akinyemi did not give details of the meeting between the ex-president and former vice-president.The duo fell out shortly before they left power in 2007 but reconciled three [...]

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    Obasanjo: I won’t stop criticising Buhari… I’m his boss

Obasanjo: I won’t stop criticising Buhari… I’m his boss

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says he will not stop criticising President Muhammadu Buhari because he is his boss.Obasanjo spoke at the Olusegun Obasanjo presidential library, in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, during an occasion to commemorate his 82nd birthday .He was reacting to Adedotun Gbadebo, alake of Egbaland, who asked him to "leave Buhari alone".The monarch had pleaded with the former [...]

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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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