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    Tinubu to Obasanjo: You have spent your own time… leave Buhari alone

Tinubu to Obasanjo: You have spent your own time… leave Buhari alone

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to leave President Muhammadu Buhari alone.Tinubu said this while addressing party members at a stakeholders meeting in Lagos state on Tuesday.The APC leader condemned "frequent attacks" on the current administration by the former president.He said the criticisms of Obasanjo were in bad faith, adding [...]

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    Soyinka accuses Obasanjo of awarding oil blocks in return for sexual gratification

Soyinka accuses Obasanjo of awarding oil blocks in return for sexual gratification

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has challenged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to swear that he never awarded oil blocks in return for sexual gratification while he presided over the affairs of Nigeria.Soyinka spoke in his Interventions VIII series, titled: ‘Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?’ meaning “Gani’s Unfinished Business,” launched recently in Lagos, south-west Nigeria.He said Obasanjo knows him so well that he does [...]

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    Osoba blames Obasanjo for downward trend of leadership in Nigeria

Osoba blames Obasanjo for downward trend of leadership in Nigeria

Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun, says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is responsible for the decline of good leadership in the country.Osoba said this on Monday at a colloquium to celebrate the 70th birthday of Ray Ekpu, a renowned journalist and activist.Speaking on the topic 'Nigeria: The Leadership Question', Osoba said: "In 1999, I tell you, the level of governors who [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Obasanjo inspects ‘military parade’ on pulpit

TRENDING VIDEO: Obasanjo inspects ‘military parade’ on pulpit

A video of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo leading children who held a parade at a church service has surfaced online.The elder statesman, dressed in a white cassock and purple belt, also sang and marched to the rhyme “I remember when I was a soldier”.Obasanjo observed the children who conducted the parade for a while before facing the congregation.The ex-president rose to [...]

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    ‘This govt is confused’ — Yet again, Obasanjo rebukes Buhari

‘This govt is confused’ — Yet again, Obasanjo rebukes Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has once again chastised the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government, describing it as "seemingly confused".Obasanjo said the Buhari administration lacks the wherewithal to tackle the spate of killings in the country.The former president issued the recent criticism in a letter read on his behalf on Wednesday at a national summit on insecurity and killings held in Abuja.He [...]

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    Obasanjo to Fayemi: Your success shows Ekiti people value you

Obasanjo to Fayemi: Your success shows Ekiti people value you

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated Kayode Fayemi, a former minister of mines and steel development, for emerging governor-elect of Ekiti state.Fayemi, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Kolapo Olusola, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.The APC candidate polled 197,459 votes while the PDP candidate polled 178,121 votes.In a letter dated July 15, Obasanjo said [...]

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    Secondus leads PDP stakeholders to Obasanjo

Secondus leads PDP stakeholders to Obasanjo

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is currently in a meeting with Uche Secondus, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olabode George, ex-deputy national chairman (south-west), and members of the national working committee (NWC).The meeting is holding behind at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library complex, Abeokuta, Ogun state.The agenda is about the 2019 elections. Secondus revealed this on Friday.Obasanjo had pulled out of [...]

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    Obasanjo shuns VIP seat at Abuja event

Obasanjo shuns VIP seat at Abuja event

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday caused a stir at the annual meeting of the African Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Abuja.The elder statesman who was late for the meeting chose to sit among participants, rather than using the front row seat reserved for him.The event held at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.Bronwyn Nelson, editor-at-large of CNBC Africa, who [...]

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    Obasanjo: APC government intimidating judges ahead of elections

Obasanjo: APC government intimidating judges ahead of elections

Former President Olusegun Obsanjo has accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of intimidating judges to do the bidding of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on election matters.Obasanjo, who has been critical of Buhari lately, also alleged that anti-graft agencies were being used to clamp down on the opposition.He spoke in Abuja during at a colloquium to mark the 70th [...]

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    Oshiomhole to Buhari: You need to revisit Obasanjo’s ‘$16bn power project’

Oshiomhole to Buhari: You need to revisit Obasanjo’s ‘$16bn power project’

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to recover the $16 billion allegedly spent on power under ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.In May, Buhari said Obasanjo had questions to answer over the project."Where was the power after a former president claimed to have spent $16 billion on the project?," Buhari had asked.But the former [...]

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    Oshiomhole: If I were president, I would arrest Obasanjo

Oshiomhole: If I were president, I would arrest Obasanjo

Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo state governor, says he would arrest ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo if were Nigeria's president.Oshiomhole urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe and arrest the former president "if he has committed any offence".According to THISDAY, the former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) made the comment on Tuesday at an event held in honour of late MKO Abiola’s [...]

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    Only the guilty should be worried, FG replies Obasanjo

Only the guilty should be worried, FG replies Obasanjo

The federal government has described the allegations of former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the "concoction of a mind worried by guilt".Obasanjo had earlier raised the alarm that the Muhammadu Buhari government was planning to arrest and frame him up.But in a statement issued on Friday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said it is not in the character of the government or the [...]

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    Buhari has ended Obasanjo’s May 29 hypocrisy, says Falana on June 12 Democracy Day declaration

Buhari has ended Obasanjo’s May 29 hypocrisy, says Falana on June 12 Democracy Day declaration

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says by declaring June 12 Democracy Day, President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has put an end to the "hypocrisy" of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.In a statement, Falana said declaring June 12 as Democracy Day "validated the integrity of the fair and free election that was criminally annulled by the Ibrahim Babangida junta".The human [...]

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    OBJ and the ‘ogboju’ syndrome

OBJ and the ‘ogboju’ syndrome

“Ogboju” is no ordinary term in Yoruba speak. It describes a false bravado by the daring in pursuit of often dubious end. It happens when the marauder is, for instance, audacious enough to turn around and blame the very crime on their supposed victim. More and more, we are witnessing the “Ogboju” syndrome in the simmering Buhari/Obasanjo tiff. With the [...]

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    ACF joins calls for probe of $16bn allegedly spent on power

ACF joins calls for probe of $16bn allegedly spent on power

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) says President Muhammadu Buhari should probe the alleged $16 billion spent on power during the eight-year administration of Olusegun Obasanjo.Last week, Buhari queried the expenditure of the said sum on the country’s power sector. He lamented that after so much money was spent, there was nothing to show for it.In a statement, Muhammad Ibrahim, secretary [...]

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    Report: EFCC begins probe of $16bn allegedly spent on power

Report: EFCC begins probe of $16bn allegedly spent on power

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has started investigating the alleged $16 billion spent on power during the administration of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari had queried the expenditure on power during the Obasanjo administration.The ex-president had subsequently replied by expressing his readiness for a probe.According to The Nation, an EFCC team is already gathering facts [...]

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