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Nigeria Moving Towards Disaster Under Buhari- Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has said the country is moving towards disaster under President Muhammadu Buhari. Obasanjo, who spoke in an interview with Premium Times, said the economy was unstable, added that the current administration had destroyed the war against corruption, which he said started during his administration. The former Head of State backed the candidate of…

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Federal Government Demands Apology From Obasanjo Over Boko Haram Comment

The Federal Government of Nigeria has demanded that the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo issue a public apology over his comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and ISWAP. Also, the Government asked him to withdraw the statement it described as deeply offensive and patently divisive. It said such indiscreet comments are far below…

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Why I’m Yet To Speak On Buhari’s Victory – Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has broken silence on the outcome of the just-concluded presidential election. Obasanjo said he refused to speak on the presidential election because the matter was already before court. According to him, “It would amount to sub judice if I speak on Presidential election result since the matter is already before the court”…

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Obasanjo Meets Atiku, Makinde Behind Closed Doors

Former vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; and governor-elect in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, reportedly held separate closed-door meetings with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Thursday . Punch gathered that Atiku arrived at Obasanjo Presidential Library around 1pm  and spent one…

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Obasanjo Silent Over Buhari’s Re-Election

As congratulatory messages continued to pour in from within and outside the country over the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has kept mum over the development. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in the early hours of Wednesday declared Buhari winner of the Saturday’s presidential…

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Obasanjo, Sanusi Among Those Who Convinced Ezekwesili To Step Down

Olusegun Obasanjo, former President and Sanusi Lamido, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), are among high-ranking Nigerians who convinced Obiageli Ezewesili, candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), to withdraw from the 2019 presidential race. Ezekwesili withdrew from the race on Thursday morning after “extensive discussions with Nigerians at home…

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Why Buhari, Obasanjo Still Smile, Shake Hands – Shehu Sani

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani has provided reasons former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari still exchange pleasantries whenever they meet. Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari met and shook hands before the commencement of the National Council of State meeting at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday. This happened…

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There Will Be Trouble If We Expose The Corrupt People In Buhari’s Govt – Obasanjo

Former President  Olusegun Obasanjo has said those in the present administration will not only go to jail, they will go to hell if their corrupt acts are exposed. He also explained why he forgave an ex-Vice-President and Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in an interview with the BBC Yoruba. Comparing Atiku with President…

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