Obasanjo: We need a govt that understands governance

September 26, 2022 Segun Odunewu Lagos 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said Nigeria needs a government that has a proper understanding of governance. Obasanjo said this at a colloquium organised to mark the 113th anniversary of Kings College, Lagos. The former president, who chaired the occasion, said national identity is the foundation of social position, adding that weak social position causes distrust as people are reluctant Read More

Breaking: Obasanjo, Wike, Obi, others meet in London

August 25, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday met with the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi; and the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in London According to unconfirmed reports, Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, were also in attendance on Thursday. Read More

2023: I never endorsed Tinubu – Obasanjo

August 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has debunked reports that he endorsed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu, when he visited him in Abeokuta. A statement by the former president special assistant on media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Saturday, stated that the statements coming from those claiming to be supporters of Mr Tinubu were unhelpful. He said the discussion during the Read More

Between Atiku and Obasanjo’s do-or-die political philosophy

August 19, 2022 Gozie Irogboli 0

Atiku Abubakar has proved to be a bugaboo figure not only to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) but also to some reactionary forces plaguing this nation that do not want to change the status quo. There were indications before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primaries of subterranean moves by some individuals within and outside the party to scuttle Read More

Pictures: Again, Obasanjo prostrates before traditional ruler

August 2, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo prostrated to greet the new Olowu of Owu Kingdom in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. The Olowu-elect is Oba Professor Saka Matemilola who has entered mandatory seclusion ahead of his coronation. It is customary for subjects to prostrate before their traditional rulers and religious leaders especially in the southwest region of Nigeria.

Pictures: Peter Obi, Baba-Ahmed meet ex-President Obasanjo

July 17, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Pictures: Peter Obi, Baba-Ahmed meet ex-President Obasanjo As 2023 presidential race gets tougher, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, on Sunday met Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo. Baba-Ahmed shared the photos on his Twitter handle on Sunday. He captioned them, “Earlier today, myself and H. E. #PeterObi in company of Read More

Pictures: Drama as ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo, drives commercial tricycle, picks intra-city passengers in Ogun

July 2, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo drove a commercial tricycle, popularly known as Keke NAPEP, to pick intra-city passengers in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, on Saturday. The 85-year-old National Open University’s graduate said his action was informed by the desire to show the teaming youths that there were many opportunities to legitimately make a living in the country. The former president added Read More

2023: Wike exhibits courage Nigeria needs – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has praised the courage of Rivers state governor and presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Nyesom Wike, for contesting for the office of president. Wike in company of Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, and former Cross River state governor, Donald Duke, were at the former president’s Penthouse residence in Abeokuta, late Monday night to Read More

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