Obasanjo: Youth group warns elder statesmen against divisive utterances

September 16, 2020 John Oba 0

The Nigeria Youth Organisation (NYO) has called on elder statesmen in Nigeria to be mindful of making statements that could divide the country on ethnic or religious lines. Secretary general of the group, Comrade Duke Alamboye, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja said present and past leaders of the country should give the youth hope for a better Nigeria. Read More

Why I visited Obasanjo – Tambuwal

August 22, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Sokoto state governor, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, Saturday described former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, as an elder statesman, whose advice and contributions on governance would remain relevance to the development of Nigeria. Tambuwal, according to a statement by Obasanjo’s Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, spoke when he paid an unscheduled visit at the Pent House residence of the former President, located at the Olusegun Read More

Obasanjo underscores need for insurance, now NCRIB Brand Ambassador

August 18, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has underscored the impelling need for all to factor insurance into their personal and corporate decisions in view of its pivotal benefits to human and business survival. Chief Obasanjo stated this when the delegation of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), led by its President, Dr. (Mrs) Bola Onigbogi visited him in his Read More

Bauchi gov, Bala blasts APC govt over corruption allegations against him, Fintiri

August 14, 2020 Editorial II 0

The Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed, has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government over the corruption allegation levelled against him and governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state.  Recalled that the presidency, had in a statement urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sack governor Fintiri and the Bauchi state governor over alleged corruption allegations against them before their Read More

Force out older generation of leaders, Obasanjo tasks youths

August 13, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Wednesday charged African youths to phase out old generation of leaders in the continent. Obasanjo, who spoke while delivering a keynote address at an interactive session held virtually to mark this year’s International Youth Day, called on the young generation to take over leadership positions by “squeezing older generation out of office.” The event was organised Read More

Kashamu: Let’s be kind to the dead, Tinubu tells Obasanjo

August 9, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state Governor Bola Tinubu has expressed shock and deep sadness over the passing of Senator Buruji Kashamu, describing it as a loss to the nation’s political family. The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) also said with death as an inevitable end of every mortal, the dead should be treated with some level of kindness. The Read More

Breaking: Obasanjo raises fresh alarm over insecurity, economy, others

June 26, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Friday declared that Nigeria may disintegrate if not restructured, and called on President Mohammadu Buhari to urgently restructure the country to safe it from imminent collapse. Obasanjo who made the call at the virtual annual Sobo Sowemimo Lecture of the Abeokuta Club in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, insisted that Nigeria if not restructured “will remain Read More

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Obasanjo working to cause acrimony in Nigeria – ACF

July 25, 2019 Editor 0

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) Wednesday accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of deliberately attempting to cause division and acrimony along religious, ethnic and regional lines in the country. Reacting to Obasanjo’s open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the ACF said the former president has continued to predict doom and bloodshed in the country, describing his conduct as uncivilised. ACF National Publicity Read More

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Ahead 2023 polls: Do away with bad eggs, hypocrites, OBJ tells PDP

April 2, 2019 Editor 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to purge itself of “bad eggs and hypocrites, who lack commitment” to return the opposition party to its lost glory. He said the purging exercise would put the party on a higher pedestal to scout for those “critical mass of committed people who would be ready to stand with Read More

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Why I’m still at ‘loggerhead’ with Buhari at 82 – Obasanjo

March 6, 2019 Editor 0

The Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland Oba Aremu Gbadebo Tuesday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo should desist from his ceaseless attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari. The monarch said this in his goodwill message to mark the 82nd birthday anniversary of Obasanjo at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. Gbadebo, who said Obasanjo had  all his life Read More

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Oshiomhole to Obasanjo: You mustn’t go unpunished

January 31, 2019 Editor 0

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar is working for foreign interests. Speaking at the APC presidential campaign at the Abakaliki Township Stadium in Ebonyi state, Oshiomhole said Atiku, who wrote letters to United Kingdom, United States of America and the European Union was Read More

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Council of State: Obasanjo storms Aso Rock, shakes Buhari, leads prayer

January 22, 2019 Editor 0

Less than 48 hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo daring statements against President Muhammdau Buhari’s administration, both men have met at the Council of State meeting taking place in Abuja. In fact, Obasanjo led prayers in the course of the meeting meant for former heads of state and other top serving government officials. It is the first time Obasanjo and Read More

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Oshiomhole to OBJ, IBB: Your gang up against Buhari will fail

January 21, 2019 Editor 0

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress,  Comrade Adams Aliyu  Oshiomhole, at the weekend, took a swipe at ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Military President,  General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, over their ‘opposition’ to the  second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari. He declared that their ‘gang up’ against the APC-led government would fail.  Oshiomhole made the declaration at the Read More

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Rigging accusation: Obasanjo’s past hunting him- APC

January 20, 2019 Editorial II 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded to the allegation of rigging made by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, adding that the former President is veing hunted by the his past. According to the ruling party, the APC doea not have any reason to rig, asking the former president to adjust himself, after February 16th Obasanjo will realise that he Read More

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OBJ: Nigeria back to Abacha era, labels Buhari’s TraderMoni ‘idiotic, corrupt, vote buying mechanism’

January 20, 2019 Editor 0

For the umpteenth time, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has hit the Muhammadu Buhari administration, likening it to the era of late Head of State, Gen Sani Abacha. He made the claim in a press statement titled: “Points for Concerns and Actions” issued in Ajaokuta, Ogun state.  Obasanjo who is known to be vocal in his submissions before, during and after Read More

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Breaking: Obasanjo dishes out fresh letter, accuses Buhari of planning to rig 2019 elections

January 20, 2019 Editor 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo a while ago lashed out at  President Muhammadu Buhari, describing his administration to the era of the late former Head of state, Gen.Sani Abacha. Obasanjo who spoke from a 16-page letter, titled “Points for concern and action” which he disclosed to journalists at his residence in Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta .Obasanjo maintained: “today, another Abacha Era is Read More

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PDP worries over ‘plot to arrest Obasanjo’

June 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it is alarmed by the revelation by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government is plotting to arrest him on trumped up charges and detain him, indefinitely. PDP in a statement signed by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan, said “the revelation coming from a Nigerian of Chief Obasanjo status is Read More

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Obasanjo: Call your security agents to order, Atiku tells Buhari

June 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Following the alarm raised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the government was planning to arrest him, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call security agencies to order in order to douse the tension in the country. Atiku, who said he received with serious concern the purported alert raised by former President Olusegun Read More

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2019: Buhari planning to arrest me – Obasanjo

June 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has raised alarm over an alleged plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to frame him for a crime in a bid to silence his criticism of his administration. The former president made the claim in a press statement signed by his spokesperson, Kehinde Akinyemi on Friday. Part of his statement read, “Since Chief Olusegun Obasanjo declared in Read More

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$16 billion: OBJ, Buhari generate more heat than light over power sector

May 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

  In this report, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU looks at the issues that led to President Muhammadu Buhari’s outburst that there is nothing to show for improved power, in spite of the colossal amount spent in the sector by previous administrations, as well as ex President Olusegun Obasanjo’s challenge that he is ready for probe. Like a recurring decimal, the allegation keeps Read More

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2019 and Obasanjo’s threat

May 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

As the 2019 election draws nearer political forces are forming alliances just as alliances are collapsing. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is, at the minute, taking the heat as some of its alliance partners issue subtle or direct threats and a few others withdraw their support. The opposition People’s Democratic Party, which lost power to PDP, is far worse Read More

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APC chieftain chides Obasanjo, says you can’t speak for Nigerians

April 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

A member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Nasiru Danu has asked Nigerians to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari saying the statements credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the re-election bid of the president were his personal opinion, adding that the ex-president can not speak for Nigerians. Speaking during an Read More

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How to wipe out Boko Haram, by Obasanjo

March 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said the Boko Haram insurgency can only be defeated if governments tackle the issue of hunger and joblessness. Obasanjo made this statement while in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, where he presided over a meeting of the Zero Hunger Forum, a social development goal programme of the federal government and International Development Partners. He Read More

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We Have Enough Agric Policies But A Lot Have Been Neglected… Obasanjo

March 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asserted that Nigeria have enough viable agricultural policies but the problem in Nigeria was that the good agricultural policies have been neglected. Obasanjo stated this during  his two day visit to Maiduguri, Borno state  Thursday and Friday in his capacity as the Initiator and Chairman of the Nigerian Zero Hunger  Strategic Forum. It was for Read More

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APC celebrates Obasanjo at 81, says he’s an inspiration for good governance

March 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, still an inspiration for good governance for many African countries even after leaving office many years after. In a statement signed Monday in Abuja, APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi congratulated the former President on attainment of 81 years of age. The party said: “Chief Obasanjo has Read More