Obasanjo and the limits of moral grandstanding

May 5, 2022 Gozie Irogboli 0

When the history of this country is written, it will be seen that one of the worst electoral decisions ever made by the citizens of this country was the mistake of 2015. And one of those who played the ignoble role of misleading Nigerians into making that infamous decision is Chief Olusegun Obasanjo alias OBJ. Admittedly, he regretted his action Read More

Obasanjo, repository of wisdom for intending president – Imumolen

A presidential aspirant in the 2023 polls, Professor Christopher Imumolen, has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo exudes wealth of experience, wisdom and counsel for aspirants to the Presidential Villa, Nigeria’s seat of power. Imumolen, who is a presidential aspirant on the platform of Accord Party, described the ex-president’s insight as deep and global, adding that “he is one man who Read More

Obasanjo indictment: Are EFCC and ICPC becoming irrelevant?By Olujide Mayowa

March 28, 2022 Olujide Mayowa 0

There is no bigger indictment in recent times than the one delivered recently by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the Economic and Finance Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission, ICPC, – the two state agencies he created while in office to fight corruption. These agencies, gradually turning to instruments of blackmail and sensational media Read More

Ohanaeze felicitates with Obasanjo at 85

March 4, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

The apex Igbo cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has joined millions of Nigerians to felicitate with the former president Olusegun Obasanjo who turned 85 March 5, 2022. Ohanaeze described Obasanjo as “a leader who looked for eggheads anywhere they were in Nigeria to make an impact in his government to bring the dividends of democracy to the people.” According to the Read More

OBJ set pace for democratic transfer of power, reforms in Nigeria, Africa – Atiku

March 4, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated his former boss, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on his 85thbirthday anniversary, saying that “the celebration of Obasanjo is parallel to celebrating vision of good leadership and pan-Africanism.” Atiku, who stated this in a statement issued Friday, said, “The vision which Obasanjo brought into governance either as a military head of government or as a Read More

Pictures: Obasanjo decorates son as Brigadier General

January 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has decorated his son, Adeboye Obasanjo, as Brigadier-General in the Nigerian Army, following his recent promotion in the military. Obasanjo, a former Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was accorded a rare privilege by the military authorities on Wednesday to decorate his son with his newly acquired promotion of a Brigadier-General Read More

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Group accuses Obasanjo of heating up the polity

December 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Save Nigeria Movement (SNM) has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of inflaming passion and raising tension in the country through his recent statements. The group made the accusation at a press briefing in Abuja Thursday, urging the former president not to jeopardise the security of the country. Addressing journalists at the briefing, Rev. Solomon Semaka, convener of SMN alleged Read More

Buhari, Obasanjo mourn Soun Ogbomoso

December 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of the Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, on the demise of the traditional ruler Sunday. A statement by Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity said President Buhari also commiserated with the government and people of Oyo state and especially the indigenes of Ogbomosoland on Read More

Obasanjo to deliver lecture at Bowen University’s 16th convocation

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo will deliver lecture on ‘The Nation and University System’ at the 16th convocation ceremony of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Saturday. The University will also honour the Ebola heroine and physicians, late Stella Adadevoh, with a Doctor of Science in Public Health.  The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this during a press Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

Pictures: Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Akpabio, others visit Olu Of Warri

August 29, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Newly crowned Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Atuwaste lll, received ex-Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, at his palace on Saturday in Warri South council area of Delta state. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, also visited the Warri monarch. The former President visited the palace in the company of HRH King Amalate Turner, Obanema of Opume-Ogbia, Bayelsa Read More

OBJ, Jonathan, Wike, others nominated for Topflyers Magazine Awards

August 28, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ) and Goodluck Jonathan; Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike; Governor of Lagos state, Sanwo-Olu; Oba of Benin; the Director-General, WTO, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Nigeria musical sensation Davido, among others have been nominated for Topflyers Magazine International Awards. Addressing a press briefing to start the process of voting, the CEO of the company, Hon. Musa Yahaya, said Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

Revealed! How Obasanjo visited, knelt before newly crowned Olu of Warri (Picture)

August 22, 2021 Editor 0

Nigerians have been reacting after former Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo, visited and knelt before newly crowned Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, at his palace on Sunday. Obasanjo’s visit happened day after the new Warri King was coronated. Expectedly, Obasanjo’s action has become major talking point on social media. A Facebook user wrote, “His oil well is in Warri na. Read More

PIA: Beyond fanfare and reservations

August 19, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

At last, the tortuous journey to strengthen Nigeria’s oil and gas sector came to an end with President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB thus transforming it to Petroleum Industry Act, PIA. But quite instructively, the spate of reactions that trail this development has diminished the ultimate intentions of the legislation. Nobody seems interested in knowing why, Read More

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Abeokuta Golf Club to honour ex- president Obasanjo

August 9, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Abeokuta Golf Club is to organize a golf tournament in honour former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on August 14, 2021 at the Golf Course, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. The event is being sponsored by First Bank of Nigeria plc with about 150 golfers across the country participating. A statement by the Captain of the Club, Kola Adeneye, made Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Sambawa thumbs up Nigeria’s performance, wants more investment in sport, youth unemployment

August 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Former Minister of Sports and Social development, Saidu Samaila Sambawa, believes that in Sunday Dare, the federal government has found the most capable individual, with the capacity to curb youth restiveness through sports.  Speaking from his base in the United States of America, Sambawa, praised the Oyo state-born administrator for achieving so much in just under two years and advised Read More

2023: Buhari has no self succession plan, APC replies PDP

July 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Muhammadu Buhari has no self succession plot. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had accused the president in a statement earlier. But the APC National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), John James Akpanudoedehe, made the clarification through a statement Wednesday in Abuja. Akpanudoedehe said unlike the erstwhile ruling party under Chief Olusegun Read More

2023 Presidency: It’s the turn of North-east – COPJA

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition for Peace and Justice Advocates (COPJA) has called on the political class and all political parties to ensure the Presidency of the country is rotated round the six-geo-political zones of the country, rather than only North and South, as a way of ensuring inclusion and national unity. It, however, said North-east should be allowed to produce the next Read More

Rotational Presidency uncounstitutional, Yahaya Bello tells Southern governors

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, said the agitations by the Southern governors to produce the next president “is unconstitutional.” Yahaya Bello said both Nigeria law book and the constitution of all political parties does not in any way give credence to such agitation. Speaking Friday in Abuja at a two-day workshop for the crime reporters and political reporters, governor Bello Read More

Okechukwu hails Buhari for supporting devolution of powers

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting the devolution of powers which will arise from the ongoing constitutional amendment exercise. Okechukwu, a foundation member of All Progressives Congress (APC), said by so doing, the President has denounced the negative narrative that he was averse to restructuring or true federalism Read More

2023 presidency: Group to mobilise 37m supporters for Yahaya Bello

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political support group known as Project One Nigeria Movement for Governor Yahaya Bello, has declared that it will mobilise about 37 million supporters for the actualization of the Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition ahead of the 2023 general elections. A statement by it’s National Coordinator, Olujuwon Obasanjo, Thursday in Abuja, said it has perfected plans to get Read More