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Everything I Did Was For Nigeria’s Interest, I Have No Regrets – Obasanjo

Everything I Did Was For Nigeria’s Interest, I Have No Regrets – Obasanjo

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Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says he has no regrets from his time as leader of Nigeria which spans both military and civilian regimes, stating that he did everything “humanly possible”. He said this while speaking at the Ijaw National Academy (INA), Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Obasanjo is in Bayelsa on the invitation of the state governor, Seriake Dickson, to commission some legacy projects. Among the projects are the Bayelsa Specialist Hospital, the Bayelsa Drug Mart and the Bayelsa Diagnostic Centre. The former president said, “With the knowledge, resources and facilities that I had, was there anything that I did not do? No,” he said. “If I had more resources, then I think I would have done differently, but with what I had and th
Tinubu Speaks On Obasanjo’s Coalition For Nigeria

Tinubu Speaks On Obasanjo’s Coalition For Nigeria

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Tinubu stated that it was too early to respond to movement as every Nigerian is entitled to freedom of speech and association. The former governor of Lagos state disclosed this in a brief interview with journalists at the Imo State Government House on Thursday. He said, “The appropriate time is not now for response on the Coalition Movement but we are in a democracy, we are in a country that is a signatory to the Charter of the United Nation which guarantees free movement, free association and free speech.” On the reason for his visit to Imo, Tinubu added ‘”the governor is a very good friend and the government that is here is our government, the APC government. “We are here to pay final respect to the gentleman and Nationalist, Alex Ekwueme.”
OPINION: Obasanjo Is An Ogbanje That Should Be Crippled … By… Churchill Okonkwo

OPINION: Obasanjo Is An Ogbanje That Should Be Crippled … By… Churchill Okonkwo

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There is anxiety in the air and fear is oozing out from the leaking dens of APC and PDP as the biggest ogbanje in Nigerian political history, Olusegun Obasanjo attempts a reentry through the womb of another political mother. With his psychic political powers, this ogbanje called OBJ has somehow metamorphosed to the wicked level of remaining relevant without dying. Whenever he is about to be made irrelevant, the ogbanje OBJ has found a way to put his “clarion call” through. He did that in 1999 and has since reincarnated through Yar’Adua, then Jonathan, followed by Buhari. In Yar’Adua, he came back as an unwilling president that was woken from his slumber in Kastina and forced on Nigerians. In Jonathan and now Buhari, he came as a President with a semi-coherent understanding of how se
OPINION: Why I Love Obasanjo

OPINION: Why I Love Obasanjo

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Rather than simply renounce his membership of the PDP, he had to enact a dramatic environment for that expression, Obasanjo. If you strip Aremu of his political personage, what you’ll have left is a mischievous entertainer addicted to the telling of ribald jokes. Watchers may disagree on Okikiola’s political relevance, but perhaps all may agree that he is Nigeria’s most dramatic national politician, if not the funniest, one who leaves a bitter-sweet taste in the mouth. My love for Mathew began in 1999, when rumour evangelists spread the news of his death. First, he lurked in the wings, censoring his own public circulation, perhaps to let the rumour find thorough penetration, thereby driving it to its wild, logical conclusion. As his detractors began to enjoy a secretive excitement,
I Regret Rift With Obasanjo, But I Did The Right Thing – Atiku Abubakar

I Regret Rift With Obasanjo, But I Did The Right Thing – Atiku Abubakar

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that he regretted disagreeing with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo but said he did the right thing fighting to ensure his former boss did not elongate his stay in office as president longer than eight years. Atiku also boasted that as the vice president of Nigeria he assembled the best economic team in the country made up of young professionals. He further said that he did not become rich between 1999 and 2007 while he was deputy to then President Obasanjo. The former vice president made these explanations in a letter he wrote to a comedian, Francis Agoda, popularly known as I Go Dye. He was responding to an earlier letter the comedian wrote him. I Go Dye had in a post on his Instagram told Atiku, “Don’t use sentimental empathy on the youths
How I Stopped Obasanjo From Being Nigerian Mugabe – Atiku

How I Stopped Obasanjo From Being Nigerian Mugabe – Atiku

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Former vice President, Atiku Abubakar has recounted how he stopped the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo from becoming Robert Mugabe of Nigeria through tenure elongation. Atiku, who was replying a letter written by Nigerian comedian Francis Agoda, better known as IGoDye querying his days in office as the nation’s number two citizen, said after looking at recent Zimbabwe issue he remained confidence of fighting the attempts to elongate tenure by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo Abubakar said he was “largely frozen out in the second term” of the Obasanjo-Atiku tenure, claiming that Obasanjo wanted presidential tenure elongated beyond 10 years, risking having a Mugabe in Nigeria. “I regret that we had that disagreement with my boss. Some say I was disloyal, but I looked at the even
2019 Presidency: Atiku To Consider Jonathan’s Advice On Obasanjo

2019 Presidency: Atiku To Consider Jonathan’s Advice On Obasanjo

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Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he has not ruled out the possibility  of holding talks with his former boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo, in pursuit of his political ambition.  Atiku’s Media Adviser, Mazi Paul Ibe, stated this on behalf of his principal during a telephone interview with one of our correspondents in Abuja on Sunday. Ibe explained that Atiku, a master of consensus building, would not discountenance the importance of carrying everyone along. He spoke in reaction to the advice given by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Jonathan had, in an interview, described ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo as “the boss of bosses.”  He had advised the former vice-president to reconcile with Obasanjo in order realize his political ambition. Ibe said, “His Excellen
Beg Obasanjo And Secure PDP Ticket – Jonathan Tells Atiku

Beg Obasanjo And Secure PDP Ticket – Jonathan Tells Atiku

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has one more hurdle to cross in his secret deal with some stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, The nation can authoritatively report. It was learnt yesterday that Jonathan said Atiku must beg or apologize to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo to get the 2019 presidential ticket of the PDP on a platter of gold. Although Obasanjo has quit partisan politics, Jonathan was of the opinion that “he is still a strong factor in shaping the future of the nation in 2019 because he is a force among the revered kingmakers.” Former President Jonathan  had in early November told the publisher of Ovation magazine in an interview that “If Atiku gets our party ticket, he would compete well. But he would have to reach
Avoid Do-Or-Die Politics As 2019 Approaches – Obasanjo Cautions Politicians

Avoid Do-Or-Die Politics As 2019 Approaches – Obasanjo Cautions Politicians

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has warned politicians against playing do or die politics. Rather, the president urged politicians to thread with caution as Nigeria prepared for 2019 general election. Speaking at the public presentation of a book, ‘Stepping Forward with Uti J.D. Agba’ by Goddy Jedy Agba and Mathias Okoi-Uyouyo in Calabar yesterday, Obasanjo said politicians who failed to win elections can help winners to succeed. “If you cannot be the chief servant you can be the assistant chief servant. This is because the chief servant cannot do it on his own. He has to work with others. “Politics should not be about life or death. Politicians should learn how to thread with caution as 2019 elections draw closer,” the ex-president warned. On his part, Cross
Politicians Steal $50 Billion Annually – Olusegun Obasanjo

Politicians Steal $50 Billion Annually – Olusegun Obasanjo

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Ex President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed that political leaders and other key players in both public and private sectors in Africa launder the sum of $50 billion every year. The former President spoke at the 1st Annual Nigeria Anti Fraud Conference organised in Abeokuta by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, ACFE, Lagos, Nigeria Chapter. The ex-Presiddent said that the increasing smuggling of such funds meant for socio-economic growth and development of African continent is now giving African leaders, past and present, great concerns. Obasanjo who called for joint effort to curb smuggling of funds to foreign lands. Obasanjo who was named as Grand Patron of ACFE, Lagos Nigeria Chapter asked the financial professionals and all members of the Association t...
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