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    Despite endorsing Atiku, Obasanjo insists he won’t campaign for any party

Despite endorsing Atiku, Obasanjo insists he won’t campaign for any party

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigerians should vote for the party that would improve the country’s economy and alleviate the people's suffering.He said this on Saturday at the 27th Owu national convention held in Iwo, Osun state.Obasanjo, who recently endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he will not campaign for any candidate or party.He [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Obasanjo at risk of God’s punishment for supporting Atiku

Oshiomhole: Obasanjo at risk of God’s punishment for supporting Atiku

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says former President Olusegun Obasanjo is at risk of God's punishment for supporting Atiku Abubakar's presidential ambition.Before backing the candidacy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Obasanjo had said he “can never enjoy” his support for a political office.He had said God will never forgive him if he [...]

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    ‘Bush had special interest in Nigeria’ — Obasanjo writes Trump

‘Bush had special interest in Nigeria’ — Obasanjo writes Trump

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written a condolence letter to the United States President Donald Trump over the death of George Bush, former president of the US.Bush, the 41st president of the US, died on Friday at the age of 94.In the letter made available by Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo's media aide, the former Nigerian president said the demise of late [...]

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    Jonathan, Obasanjo in Yola as Atiku becomes new Wazirin Adamawa

Jonathan, Obasanjo in Yola as Atiku becomes new Wazirin Adamawa

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been formally turbaned as the seventh Waziri of Adamawa Emirate.The position of Waziri makes the former vice-president next to the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo, in the hierarchy in the emirate.Speaking at the occasion, Barkindo said Atiku was honoured with the title of Waziri because of his immense contributions to [...]

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    Akiolu: Obasanjo is the major problem of Nigeria today

Akiolu: Obasanjo is the major problem of Nigeria today

Rilwan Akiolu, the oba of Lagos, has accused ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of being the major problem of Nigeria.In an interview with Vanguard, the monarch said the former president was “running after” Lagos when in government, instead of focusing on the country’s investments.“The major problem of Nigeria today is former President Olusegun Obasanjo. When he was in government, he was running [...]

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    Obasanjo warns: We must not hand over Nigeria to thieves and hooligans

Obasanjo warns: We must not hand over Nigeria to thieves and hooligans

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, has warned against handing over Nigeria's democracy to "thieves and hooligans".He made the comment on Tuesday at the launch of 'My Transition Hours', a book written by former President Goodluck Jonathan.Obasanjo said democracy should be in the hands of democrats, noting that thieves and hooligans can use it is a "dangerous weapon" against the state."It unifies [...]

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    Obasanjo: Some governors stealing money meant for LGs

Obasanjo: Some governors stealing money meant for LGs

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says governors who are stealing funds meant for local governments through joint account are the enemies of Nigerians.He said this on Monday while hosting Friends of Democracy (FoD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.The NGO had visited the former president to seek his support for the local [...]

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    APC US: Obasanjo, Jonathan made Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the world

APC US: Obasanjo, Jonathan made Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the world

The United States of America chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says the administration of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan made Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the worldIn a statement on Sunday, Francis Onukwuli, national publicity secretary of the party in the US, said the country became one of the poorest countries in the world [...]

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    Gumi: Once Obasanjo decides, it is our duty to follow

Gumi: Once Obasanjo decides, it is our duty to follow

In this interview journalists, Ahmad Gumi, one of the clerics who accompanied former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar during the reconciliation with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, says there is nothing controversial about his trip to Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. He said most of the critics of the trip were on social media which he said has been infested by the agents of [...]

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    ‘Islam is for peace’ — Gumi explains role in Atiku, Obasanjo reconciliation

‘Islam is for peace’ — Gumi explains role in Atiku, Obasanjo reconciliation

Ahmed Gumi, a prominent Islamic scholar, says his presence at the reconciliation meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar, was to ensure peace.Gumi said this in response to the criticisms that have trailed his visit to the Obasanjo's residence, alongside the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku.Speaking with Daily Trust in Kaduna, the Islamic scholar said his attendance at [...]

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    Obasanjo: Buhari’s hand too weak to sign African free trade agreement

Obasanjo: Buhari’s hand too weak to sign African free trade agreement

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says President Muhammadu Buhari's hands are too weak to sign the African free trade agreement (AfCTA).He made the statement on Saturday while speaking at the Babacar Ndiaye lecture series in Bali, Indonesia.Obasanjo said he hopes that Nigeria will soon have a president who will sign the agreement."Africa cannot overcome fears of trade wars till it achieves [...]

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    APC cries out: Obasanjo lobbying US to withdraw Atiku’s visa ban

APC cries out: Obasanjo lobbying US to withdraw Atiku’s visa ban

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo is lobbying US authorities to withdraw the entry ban reportedly placed on Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In 2017, Abubakar said the US declined to grant him a visa after he applied it.It is said that the US has refused the former vice-president entry into its country [...]

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    Osuntokun: God chose Atiku to rescue Nigeria from the incumbent driver

Osuntokun: God chose Atiku to rescue Nigeria from the incumbent driver

Akin Osuntokun, chieftain of the Coalition of Nigeria (CNM), says God chose Atiku Abubakar as the instrument to rescue Nigeria from the "dangerous turn" President Muhammadu Buhari has driven the country.Abubakar is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking on former president Olusegun Obasanjo's endorsement of Atiku, Osuntokun said "desperate time calls for desperate measure".Osuntokun, a former aide of Obasanjo, [...]

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    ‘The harder they come, the harder they fall’ — Femi Adesina reacts to reunion of OBJ, Atiku

‘The harder they come, the harder they fall’ — Femi Adesina reacts to reunion of OBJ, Atiku

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal's opponents will fall ahead of the 2019 elections.Adesina said this on Thursday shortly after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo endorsed Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.Abubakar, seen as Buhari's main challenger in the elections, received Obasanjo's blessings when he met the former president alongside other prominent Nigerians, in Abeokuta, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Kukah, Oyedepo, Gumi join Atiku at Obasanjo’s residence

PHOTOS: Kukah, Oyedepo, Gumi join Atiku at Obasanjo’s residence

The political atmosphere was at its peak at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun state, on Thursday.Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, who played host to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, also received religious leaders, top politicians and civil rights activists.Among the religious leaders were Ahmad Gumi, a Kaduna-based Islamic cleric; Mathew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese; David Oyedepo, founder [...]

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    Atiku storms Obasanjo’s residence with PDP leaders

Atiku storms Obasanjo’s residence with PDP leaders

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is currently meeting with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.The meeting, which comes three days after Abubakar clinched the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is holding at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL).This is Abubakar's first known visit to a notable personality since he emerged as President Muhammadu Buhari's main opponent in [...]

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