Tag Archives: Obasanjo

Buhari, Gowon, Obasanjo, Other Former Nigerian Leaders Meet

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting some former Nigerian leaders. Although the agenda of the meeting is not made public, issues bordering on the current security situation in the country are believed to top the agenda. While Buhari is presiding from the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, some former Nigerian leaders are participating virtually. Those participating virtually include ...

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Obasanjo Against Deployment Of Soldiers, Urges Buhari To Act Before It’s Too Late

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condemned the deployment of soldiers to quell protests at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos. Obasanjo, in a statement titled “Statement on violence against protesters in Nigeria: An appeal for calm”, lamented that President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t exhaust all avenues before deploying soldiers. The former President called on Buhari to “restrain the military and other security ...

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Time To Restructure Nigeria

Agitations for restructuring of Nigeria have gained momentum across different regions and states of the country. Some prominent Nigerians such as the Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, and many others have lent their voices to the call for a new Nigeria. Also, speaking recently, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church ...

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Be magnanimous In Victory To Cool Passions – Obasanjo Urges Obaseki

… mourns Emir of Zazzau Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged the governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, to be magnanimous in victory as it was charitable and would cool passions in the wider interest of the state and country. Obasanjo disclosed that the success recorded by the governor at last weekend governorship election in the state, was ...

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Presidency To Soyinka: Buhari Inherited Terribly Divided Nation

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says President Muhammadu Buhari inherited a “terribly” divided country from his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, in 2015. He said Nigeria had always been divided and there was nothing special about the comments made by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; and former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Adesina, who is the President’s ...

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APC Hits Obasanjo, Atiku, Says Political Actors That Midwifed National Rot Cannot Chart Way Forward

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is baffling that the same political actors that midwifed and institutionalised the national rot, corruption, impunity and eroding of our value systems are the same characters posing as voices on the way forward in our national life. Specifically, the party says “former President Olusegun Obasanjo could start with telling us where the electricity ...

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Nigeria Divided Under Buhari, Slowly Becoming A Failed State – Obasanjo ‌

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria is slowly becoming a failed state and a basket case that urgently needs to be pulled from the brink of collapse. He said this in Abuja on Thursday while delivering a speech titled, ‘Moving Nigeria Away from Tipping Over’ at a consultative dialogue attended by various socio-cultural groups including Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum, Northern ...

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EFCC Desperate To Cause Disaffection Between Me And Obasanjo, Atiku Alleges

Former Nigeria’s Vice-President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is feeding members of the media with deliberate falsehoods in an attempt to cause disaffection and bad blood between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and him on one hand, and between former President Obasanjo and Nigerians in general. In a statement ...

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SERAP Backs EFCC’s Probe Of Obasanjo Govt’s $16bn Power Project

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has welcomed “the reported probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the government of former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project as an opportunity for the anti-graft agency to show that former heads of state and other high-ranking public officials are not immune from investigation and prosecution for allegations of ...

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