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Obasanjo: Reno Omokri tackles Fayose over attack on former President

Reno Omokri, the former Special Assistant on New Media to erstwhile President, Goodluck Jonathan has tackled former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, over his (Fayose) attack on former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to rename the Abuja National Stadium after Moshood Abiola, the adjudged winner of the...

Obasanjo to Buhari: Why are Nigeria’s 3 top leaders from Core North?

Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo has called out the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration for its insensitivity to Nigeria's diversity by ensuring all three top leaders in the country are from the northern part of the country. He made the comments in an interview with Premium Times In Ogun state,...

Boko Haram: Obasanjo’s comment offensive– FG

The Federal Government has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province, as deeply offensive and patently divisive, saying such indiscreet comments are far below the status of an elder statesman. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the...

Buhari replies Obasanjo, says his speech sign of confusion

The Presidency has dismissed the recent utterances by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, as a sign of confusion not worthy of attention. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said that whoever Obasanjo chooses to support at the 2019 elections is irrelevant. He said the former president had...

2019: Why I met with Obasanjo – David Mark

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator David Mark, on Friday evening met behind closed doors with former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. The meeting came less than 24 hours to the PDP National Convention where the party’s presidential candidate will emerge. Mark speaking with journalists...

Obasanjo’s farm reportedly sealed off by Oyo govt over tax default

An agricultural farm belonging to former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, located at Oluyole Industrial Estate in Ibadan has been reportedly sealed off by the Oyo state government over tax default. Nigerian Tribune reports that the farm was sealed off on Tuesday, September 18, as well some other companies. The Oyo state Board...

How Obasanjo awarded oil blocks for sexual reward

Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka, calling former President Olusegun Obasanjo, a degenerate, liar, predator and sadist, has challenged him to swear whether he never awarded oil blocks in return for sexual gratification while he presided over the affairs of Nigeria. Soyinka spoke in his Interventions VIII series, titled: ‘Quis Custodiet...

Obasanjo blasts Buhari’s govt over NASS siege

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to the invasion of National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS. Obasanjo said the action of the secret police was an indication of how low the current administration had taken Nigeria’s politics and democracy. He spoke while delivering a lecturer entitled...

Tinubu lambasts Obasanjo over Akpabio’s defection to APC

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday attacked former President Olusegun Obasanjo for campaigning against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. Tinubu claimed Obasanjo was part of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that ran Nigeria for 16 years without results. The former Lagos Governor stated this...

‘Obasanjo’s coalition movement is dead on arrival’! Sowore speaks on 2019 election, says he will kick all of them out, some will go to jail

The SaharaReporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore, says the Coalition for Nigerian Movement (CNM), also known as 'third force' led by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has nothing to offer as it was "dead on arrival." Sowore who is eying Presidential seat in 2019 also said all the ruling All Progressives Congress and...

Obasanjo speaks about his parents as he mark 81st birthday

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has clocked 81 years old, as friends and eminent Nigerians gathered to celerate him in Abeokuta. Obasanjo who lamented that his parents did not live long enough to see him make a headway in life, adding that it was “sad and regrettable” that, despite the sacrifices they made...

Soyinka speaks on what will happen if he joins Obasanjo’s coalition movement,

Prof. Wole Soyinka has sworn not to join the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, established by the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. The Nobel Laureate added that he should be examined by a psychiatrist if he eventually changed his mind to join the CNM, which was recommended by Obasanjo in his letter...

Obasanjo officially register with Coalition for Nigeria, blasts APC, PDP

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has registered with his Coalition for Nigeria Movement. Obasanjo registered in Ogun state at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta. Obasanjo said the coalition is on course to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019...

President Olusegun Obasanjo and his love letter to Buhari by Fani-Kayode

Few can dispute the fact that President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Ebora Owu, was one of those that brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power in 2015. Without Obasanjo’s wholesale and comprehensive endorsement Buhari would have failed woefully at the polls three years ago. Yet, in my view, today the Ebora Owu has...

Why Buhari is not talking about second term agenda, Osinbajo reveals

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President has said President Muhammadu Buhari chose not speak on seeking a second term because he is focused to deliver his campaign promises.   Osinbajo was quoted by Reuters in an interview with CNBC on Thursday, as saying Buhari would not afford any distractions with carrying...

Buhari’s response insult to Nigerians’ intelligence– Junaid Mohammed

Dr. Junaid Muhammed, a second Republic lawmaker, reacting to the response of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to the statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, said the response was "uncharitable and an insult to the intelligence of Nigerians." The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed had replied Obasanjo for criticising...

Nobody can stop Buhari, Gov Bello replies Obasanjo

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya bello, said on Wednesday that no one can stop President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting for re-election. This was against the backdrop of the statement credited to the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, that Buhari has under-performed and should not even conceive of running for second term,...

Obasanjo ex-President becomes Doctor

Olusegun Obasanjo former President has been awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Theology after he has undergone the required curriculum prescribed to him at the National Open University. The former President reportedly spent about 2 hours during his thesis defence before a panel of six members and was awarded the...

Ignore Obasanjo at your peril, Jonathan calls him ‘boss of bosses’

Former Head of State and President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has been described as "boss of bosses" by former President Goodluck Jonathan, saying any politician that ignore he elder statesman does so at his peril. The immediate past president divulged this while speaking on the 2019 elections with publisher of Ovation...

Nigerians going through hard times— Obasanjo

Former Nigeria's president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has noted that the country's economy is yet to be referred to as booming, urging Nigerians to be patient and that current difficult time would not last. Speaking in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, at the 52nd Annual Service of Songs of the 1st ECWA...

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