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

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…

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How I Stopped Obasanjo From Being Nigerian Mugabe – Atiku

How I Stopped Obasanjo From Being Nigerian Mugabe – Atiku

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…

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

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

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…

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Beg Obasanjo And Secure PDP Ticket – Jonathan Tells Atiku

Beg Obasanjo And Secure PDP Ticket – Jonathan Tells Atiku

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…

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

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

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…

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Politicians Steal $50 Billion Annually – Olusegun Obasanjo

Politicians Steal $50 Billion Annually – Olusegun Obasanjo

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…

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State Governors Are More Powerful Than The President – Obasanjo Speaks On Biafra

State Governors Are More Powerful Than The President – Obasanjo Speaks On Biafra

Ex- President, Olusegun Obasanjo has slammed those agitating for Biafra. Obasanjo said those clamouring for the disintegration of the nation were only waiting for ship at the airport. The ex-soldier in an interview with a Liberian-based news portal, AfricanArgument, said the agitators don’t even know what the struggle was all about. “The protesters don’t even know what the struggle is all about, but if it gives them false hope, why not hang onto it? Let…

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THE ACCIDENT CALLED EL-RUFAI TO BE FORCED ON NIGERIA AS PRESIDENT

THE ACCIDENT CALLED EL-RUFAI TO BE FORCED ON NIGERIA AS PRESIDENT

In the recent past, we were inundated with a book by the very controversial Mallam Nasir El-Rufai who was head of BPE and a former FCT minister. He went into self exile during the Yar’Adua government and returned later to seek political relevance. El-Rufai has grown to become the present Governor of Kaduna state and under his watch, there have been several unresolved killings in his state. However, this dark horse has proven over time…

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Nigeria Should Not Be Restructured Instead Nigerians Have To Restructure – Obasanjo

Nigeria Should Not Be Restructured Instead Nigerians Have To Restructure – Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has distanced himself from the clamour for the restructuring of Nigeria by some section of Nigerians. Obasanjo, who faulted the call said what Nigeria needs now is not restructuring of the country but that of individual mentality.He made his stance known on the sidelines of the African Leadership Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The former President said Nigerians should restructure their minds before calling for restructuring of the country. Obasanjo said…

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Former President Obasanjo Blames Late Umaru Yar’Adua For ASUU Strike

Former President Obasanjo Blames Late Umaru Yar’Adua For ASUU Strike

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday bared his mind on the ongoing indefinite strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). He blamed the then government of late president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua for agreeing to certain demands made by ASUU. Speaking at a book launch in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Obasanjo noted that the administration should not have allowed itself to be stampeded into signing agreements without full consultations. “Government allows itself to…

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