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

No Image

Abba Kyari’s death, irreparable loss – Obasanjo

April 18, 2020 Editor 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari who died after complications relating to COVID-19. Obasanjo’s condolence letter to the President also described the death of Kyari as an irreparable loss. His condolence letter read, “I received news on the demise of Alhaji Abba Kyari, your Chief of Read More

No Image

Obasanjo: I’ve not served my wife divorce papers

September 18, 2019 Editor 0

Mr Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday told an Ikeja High Court that he has been unable to serve his estranged wife, Mrs Temitope, divorce papers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Temitope nee Adebutu, is the daughter of popular Premier Lotto magnate, Sir Kessington Adebutu alias “Baba Ijebu”. The couple were, however absent Read More

No Image

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

No Image

I, another ex-President rescued Obasanjo from NASS impeachment hammer – Gowon

July 14, 2019 Editor 0

Another perspective has emerged on how former President, Olusegun Obasanjo actually escaped the impeachment moves made against him by the National Assembly (NASS) more than a decade ago. Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, spoke how himself and another military leader, Abdulsalami Abubakar, saved the ex-President from the impeachment hammer during his tenure. Obasanjo, had had a serious battle with Read More

No Image

FG to Obasanjo: Don’t break up Nigeria in your twilight

May 22, 2019 Editor 0

The federal government has asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to withdraw his recent divisive comments, imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) dastardly acts, saying he should apologise to Nigerians. It also said the former president should not encourage the country’s breakup in the twilight of his career.   Minister of Information and Culture Read More

No Image

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

No Image

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

No Image

Presidential debate: Buhari/Osinbajo ticket, best option in 2019, says Group

December 15, 2018 Editor 0

The Patriotic Conscience for New Nigeria, a civil society organization, has lauded the performance of Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo at the Vice Presidential debate which held in Abuja on Friday. In a statement made available to press and signed by its national coordinator, Salisu Mohammed Sani, the group stated that the Buhari/Osinbajo ticket remains the best option for Nigeria Read More

No Image

APC to Obasanjo: You owe Nigeria full disclosure on Atiku

December 10, 2018 Editor 1

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to make full disclosures to Nigerians on all he knows about former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The position came amidst speculation that the former president was returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his supposed role in procurement of the United States of America visa for his former Read More

No Image

16 years of PDP in power was disastrous, Group fires back at Atiku 

December 8, 2018 Editor 1

The People’s Rights Assembly [PRA], a group has fired back at the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over his claimed that the best Nigeria enjoyed was under the PDP government. PRA was reacting to the claim by Atiku in Ibadan earlier in the week at the South-West zonal presidential rally of the party Read More

No Image

Buhari, Atiku and 2019 showdown

December 8, 2018 Editor 0

In what must be close to Clash of the Titans, the leading opposition party, PDP, has hrown up Atiku Abubakar a familiar old war horse as its presidential candidate, to unseat the incumbent, and APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in next year’s elections. But can the PDP reclaim Aso Rock? KEHINDE OSASONA asks in this report. Proving bookmakers and hordes of Read More

No Image

Breaking: At last, Reps stamp June 12 as Democracy Day

December 6, 2018 Editor 0

At last, June 12 has been approved by the House of Representatives as Democracy Day in Nigeria. Until now, May 29 has remained Democracy Day since 1999. During plenary on Thursday, Lawmakers in the Green chamber had their way. Their decision followed the adoption of a report on a bill seeking to amend the Public Holidays Act 2004. The Reps Read More

No Image

2019: Atiku’s misadventure, Buhari’s ride to success

November 25, 2018 Editor 0

The struggle of Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to mount the horse as the country’s President has been legendary and sustained. Since 2003, when he deputized former President Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ), the ambition to lead Nigeria has refused to quench like a candle in the wind. When the main opposition PDP conceded its 2019 presidential ticket to Atiku, Read More

No Image

OBJ-Atiku meeting: I did not endorse Atiku – Kukah

October 15, 2018 Editorial III 0

  The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said that his meeting with Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar was to serve as witness to the peaceful reconciliation of a prolonged dispute between the two leaders. Reacting to concerns by members of the public over his Read More

No Image

Atiku can guranttee PDP victory – Group

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Waziri Frontiers Network (WFN) has urged the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic party (PDP) to give the party’s ticket to former Vice President Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, saying he has what it takes to guarantee victory for the party come 2019. The group’s Director General Engr. Dan Ohiomoba in his statement issued in Kaduna after its executive committee zonal Read More

No Image

4000 applicants scramble for 200 NDDC scholarship slots

September 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

Over 4000 candidates have reportedly applied for the Niger Delta Development Commission’s post-graduate scholarship scheme, out of which only 200 would be selected. The commission’s director, Education, Health and Social Services, Mr Goshua Okejoto said 2,835 candidates out of the over 4,000 have been taken through electronic examination to enable NDDC shortlist the right candidates for the scholarship scheme. Okejoto, Read More

No Image

Obasanjo recants, surfaces at PDP rally

July 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

About three and half years after publicly destroying his membership card of the Peoples Democratic Party, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday stunned thousands of party members and supporters when he stormed the rally of a governorship aspirant on the PDP’s platform in Abeokuta, Ogun state. The former president, who, on many occasions, had disparaged the PDP, briskly stormed a rally Read More