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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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    TRENDING VIDEO: When Obasanjo first said ‘God will not forgive me’ if I support Atiku

TRENDING VIDEO: When Obasanjo first said ‘God will not forgive me’ if I support Atiku

Recently, former President Olusegun Obasanjo said ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar “can never enjoy” his support for a political office.He said God will never forgive him if he backs Atiku’s presidential ambition.Obasanjo made the statement in an interview held before Atiku emerged presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).But apparently, that was not the first he had expressed the sentiment.In [...]

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    Afenifere leaders meet with Obasanjo, leaning towards backing Atiku

Afenifere leaders meet with Obasanjo, leaning towards backing Atiku

Leaders of Afenifere on Tuesday held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun, over the 2019 polls.According to NAN, the meeting which started around 3.30pm lasted about two hours.Yinka Odumakin, who addressed journalists after the sit-down, said the pan Yoruba socio-cultural group will back any presidential candidate who is predisposed to restructuring the country.Odumakin said the meeting, [...]

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    Obasanjo’s son declares support for Buhari’s second term

Obasanjo’s son declares support for Buhari’s second term

Abraham Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has declared his support for the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.Obasanjo's son conveyed this in a letter he wrote to the Buhari Campaign Organisation on Wednesday.Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the campaign, acknowledge receipt of the letter and shared its contenet."Dear Sir, please find attached a statement of my public declaration and [...]

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    ‘A man with anti-democratic credentials’ — coalition asks UN to cut off ties with Obasanjo

‘A man with anti-democratic credentials’ — coalition asks UN to cut off ties with Obasanjo

A coalition has urged António Guterres, United Nations secretary-general to strip ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of all his associations with the UN, including his recent role as a member of the UN high-level advisory board on mediation.In a letter dated September 18, the coalition made up of Nigerian and South African nationals said Obasanjo is unfit for the new role as well [...]

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    REVEALED: How Obasanjo ran NNPC as ‘one-man business’ for eight years

REVEALED: How Obasanjo ran NNPC as ‘one-man business’ for eight years

A new book has told of how ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo ran the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as a "sole administrator" for the eight years he led the country.According to the book titled ‘Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensable Man in Africa’, while serving as minister of petroleum resources, the former president never discussed [...]

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    SHOCKER: Atiku ‘saved Obasanjo from near bankruptcy’ before 1999

SHOCKER: Atiku ‘saved Obasanjo from near bankruptcy’ before 1999

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar reportedly saved ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo from near bankruptcy before he was elected president in 1999.According to a new book titled ‘Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensable Man in Africa’, Atiku made all his resources available for Obasanjo's presidential campaign.The book was written by Chidi Odinkalu, former chairman of the National [...]

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    Saraki, Obasanjo join world leaders at Kofi Annan’s funeral

Saraki, Obasanjo join world leaders at Kofi Annan’s funeral

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, ex-military head of state, and Senate President Olusegun Obasanjo were among the Nigerian leaders who paid final respect to Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary-general, in Ghana  on Thursday.Annan died after a brief illness in Switzerland on August 18. He was aged of 80.Antonio Guterres, current UN secretary-general, attended the funeral. He described Annan [...]

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    UN hails Obasanjo for role in Liberia’s smooth transition of power

UN hails Obasanjo for role in Liberia’s smooth transition of power

Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, has expressed gratitude to former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia.Guterres made the remarks in his speech to the security council’s debate on the ‘Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Mediation and the Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts’ at the UN headquarters in New York.He said the UN has [...]

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