Happening now: Osinbajo storms Abeokuta, meets Obasanjo amidst 2023 speculations

March 28, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Monday met with former President, Olusegun Obasanjo at his his residence, in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. Osinbajo is in the Ogun state capital for a high-level dialogue organised by the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA). The dialogue tagged, ‘West Africa: Rising To The Challenge Of Consolidating Democratic Governance’, is to hold at the Read More

Buhari salutes Obasanjo at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his 85th birthday, joining family, friends and associates in celebrating the joyous occasion. President Buhari believes the former Head of State, 1976 — 1979 and former President of Nigeria, 1999-2007, is a study in patriotism, leadership and courage, leading the country to democratic government in 1979, and taking over Read More

2023: Atiku visits Obasanjo, Alake over Presidential bid

February 26, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

In furtherance of his consultation towards his presidential bid, erstwhile Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Saturday, visited former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at his penthouse situated at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential hopeful arrived at Obasanjo’s residence at about 10am and proceeded into a close door meeting with his former Read More

Be fair in your security analysis, Tiv youth cautions Obasanjo

December 18, 2021 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Tiv Youth Council Worldwide (TYCW) has counseled former President Olusegun Obasanjo to act statesmanly and desist from making unguarded statements suggesting a defeat comments on the security challenges confronting the nation.  In a statement signed by president of the group, Mike Msuaan, while reacting to a statement made by the former president at an event organised recently by the Global Peace 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

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

Rotational presidency: Here comes another merry-go round

October 6, 2021 Zainab Suleiman Okino 0

In 2007 and 2011, Nigeria was practically on the edge of the precipice, due to intense wrangling over zoning of the presidency. While that of 2007 was swiftly nipped in the bud, when then President Olusegun Obasanjo hand-picked late President Umaru Yar’adua as a successor, that of 2011 lingered on and caused some frictions in the then ruling Peoples Democratic Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

Revive the Mambilla power project

September 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa Service reported how the much talked about Mambilla power project is yet to take off despite the billions of naira believed to have been released for the project.According to the BBC report, with the exception of some houses built by the President Olusegun Obasanjo government for the engineers and other staff, no single block Read More

Rising debt: Stabilise Naira exchange rate urgently, PGF boss charges CBN

September 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to urgently take every measure necessary urgently and expeditiously stablise the Naira exchange rate. The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain also appealed to all functionaries of the federal government, especially in ministries of Finance and National Planning to provide all the Read More

The ghost of tollgates

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The ghost of tollgates demolished by the Obasanjo administration about 18 years ago appears to be warming its way back to the highways. Indeed, it has haunted successive administrations in power. Just recently, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) came up with a resolution to restore the collection points. Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, who announced the reintroduction of the Read More

Appraising FCT’s efforts to restore city’s master plan

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

In this report, ELEOJO IDACHABA writes that it appears that the days of a former minister of the federal capital territory (FCT) during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, Malam Nasir el-Rufa’i, are here again as illegal structures are being targeted in order to restore the territory’s master plan. The recent renewed efforts by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Read More

OBJ: Metaphor of 2023

August 23, 2021 Muyiwa Lekan 0

After successfully breeding two presidents and suffering a post-natal abortion of the third, the nation’s prolific king-maker and former president Olusegun Obasanjo has suffered a blow below the belt in his fourth effort. It has effectively castrated the robust thrust he had mustered towards implanting another embryo in the 2023 presidential womb. From the prognosis given by the bewildered inner Read More

Jegede vs Akeredolu: A wake up call for APC

August 9, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is a product of three political parties that came together in February 2013 and regrouped under a banner of changing the narratives in our democracy. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) originated from The Buhari Organisation (TBO) formed in 2006 by the incumbent Nigerian leader and his political allies, the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s Read More

Andy Uba’s governorship quest: Desire or destiny?

July 28, 2021 Victor Afam Ogene 0

John Lennon, the famous British singer, of the Beatles fame, must have foreseen the future when many years ago he penned down the immutable lines: “There’s nowhere you can be, that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” These lines succinctly speak true of the contemporary times, especially at it relates to the November 6, 2021, Anambra state governorship election. As Read More

Onyema Ugochukwu, Jeremiah Abalaka: Where are they now?

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Many years after these three individuals made headlines in their various vocations, nothing has been heard about them again. ELEOJO IDACHABA asks where they could be at the moment. Onyema Ugochukwu Chief Onyema Ugochukwu is an economist, journalist, politician and the chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) at its creation in 2000 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Ugochukwu had 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

Idris Waziri, Jamilah Tangaza: Where are they now?

July 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

These three individuals once served their father land meritoriously, but long after their stewardship, not much has been heard about them again. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece asks where they could be at the moment. Idris Waziri Ambassador Idris Waziri is was Nigeria’s ambassador to Pakistan with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Maldives and Afghanistan. He was also the Read More

Mohammed Abba Gana, Musa Elayo: Where are they now?

June 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

They served the country meritoriously in their respective capacities, but not much has been heard about them long after they left their positions. ELEOJO IDACHABA seeks where they could be at the moment. Mohammed Abba Gana Mohammed Abba Gana was the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under President Olusegun Obasanjo between 2001 and 2003. He was the predecessor Read More

Buhari committed more resources to infrastructure than Jonathan, Obasanjo – APC group

June 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APC-LAC), said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration committed more resources to infrastructure than any other administration since 1999. The administrations before President Muhammadu Buhari include former President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. In its weekly reports of Buhari’s legacies through a statement Read More

Breaking: Day after massive protest at NASS, 29 Afaka students regain freedom

The remaining 29 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna state have been released. One of the parents, Malam Usman Abdullahi Tumburke, confirmed their release to Blueprint on Wednesday evening.  The released students were part of 39 students kidnapped whisked away by gunmen from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna about two months ago. About a Read More

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On Obasanjo (Yallaban Sokoto)

April 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

In any political domain there is the king and there are the king’s men. Political influence is a permanent feature in politics all over the world. Former US Presidents Bill Clinton Barak Obama are not godfathers but their influence is still pervasive in the US Democratic Party and in politics. Any attempt to erase the political influence of Nigeria’s former Read More

The Port Harcourt Refinery scandal

March 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Abracadabra is now commonly used as an incantation in the performance of magic. Literally, it is used as the more you look, the less you know or see. Abracadabra is the best word to describe what is going on in Port Harcourt Refinery. The refinery is situated at Alesa Eleme, 19 kilometres from Port Harcourt city. I have visited the Read More

Mera Mohammed, a rare public officer

March 21, 2021 Hajia Hadiza Mohammed 0

Nigeria is a country blessed with abundant human and natural resources. What is not working for the country is the error of putting a square peg in a round hole. The problem of the country is as much of followership as it is of leadership for every society as scholars put it, deserve the type of leadership it has. Our Read More