Obasanjo and I Paid Off Foreign Debt for Nation We So Much Care For – Atiku

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar has reminded how his boss, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and himself paid off entire foreign debt of Nigeria they both care so much for.   Atiku who said facts don’t lie, described their tenure between 1999 and 2007 as periods of national restoration. The former Vice President disclosed this on his twitter handle account @atiku said he was proud of the work they did. He stressed that Nigeria paid off her entire foreign debt while maintaining an unprecedented…

YES, NIGERIA IS COLLAPSING FORWARD By Femi Adesina

In the past one week, those who think they own Nigeria, and their cohorts, have been making magisterial pronouncements on the state of the nation. What they couldn’t get through the ballot box in 2019, they are attempting to achieve through misinformation, disinformation, malevolence, false narrative, and outright malediction. Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, wants us to believe that the country is collapsing, and is now a basket case, with the economy and unity in tatters. Fine. Nigeria has a lot of challenges. Insecurity. Insularity. Fallen economic fortunes. Rising costs.…

Obasanjo is Nigeria’s Divider-In-Chief – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the Divider-in-Chief of Nigeria, said he (Obasanjo) descended from the lofty heights of Commander-in-Chief, “to the lowly level of Divider-in-Chief (to adapt the coinage of Time).”   This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday, by President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. The statement was in response to Obasanjo’s of Saturday, saying “Nigerian state is failing and badly divided due to the recent mismanagement of the country.”   Garba Shehu’s Full Statement In his…

How Nigeria can transform its educational system – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, declared that in Nigeria today, over 14 million children that should be in school were not in school, and thereby deprived of education. He also Nigerian youth need to take up leadership positions for the country’s educational system to be transformed. Mr Obasanjo said this in Lagos at the virtual 2020 Fellowship Graduation Ceremony of the second cohort of “Teach for Nigeria Fellows”. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that “Teach For Nigeria”, an NGO, graduated 161 fellows who have impacted approximately 9,660…

COVID-19 and Nigeria’s security issues: Way forward, by Olusegun Obasanjo

When the President of Abeokuta Club invited me through a letter by the General Secretary of the Club to give this talk, he gave me a guide by suggesting a title – COVID-19 And Nigeria Security Issues: The Way Forward. COVID-19 is a health and security issue and I will like to deal with that first before going to the general security and polity issue.   But before I go into the Lecture, let me at the onset thank and congratulate the President and all the members of this premier…

Buhari felicitates with former President Olusegun Obasanjo on 83rd birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his 83rd birthday, March 5, 2020, congratulating him for a life of courage, dedication and service to Nigeria, Africa, and humanity in general. President Buhari joined family members, friends and associates of the former president in celebrating the milestone, added that Chief Obasanjo’s commitment to Nigerian nationhood remains outstanding and commendable, while also underscoring his sacrifices for the continent, including standing up for democracy in many countries. As the former President celebrates the auspicious occasion, President Buhari…

PRESIDENT OBASANJO & ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR: A Reconciliation Not An Endorsement . By Bishop Matthew Hassan KUKAH

I have deliberately made this explanatory note long because I think it is necessary that people make up their minds based on the facts, given my central role in the event. I note that Sheikh Gumi has already told his own side of the story. I feel obliged to state my own side so that Nigerians can have a clearer picture of my own involvement. Sadly, I personally did not read President Obasanjo’s statement until two days later on the Internet since I was not physically in the hall. Although…

BREAKING: ‘He Has Begged For Forgiveness’ — Obasanjo Endorses Atiku For 2019

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has formally endorsed his erstwhile deputy, Atiku Abubakar, for the presidency in 2019. Although the two have squabbled for more than a decade, dating back to their time together at Aso Rock, Obasanjo said on Thursday that Atiku had asked for forgiveness and he had “wholeheartedly” granted it. Addressing the media after hosting Atiku at his residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Thursday, Obasanjo said he was certain that Atiku would performer better tha the current occupier of the office, Muhammadu Buhari. He also…

Why I paid Obasanjo a visit –Bukola Saraki

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has disclosed what he called “the main reason” why he visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Monday.   Saraki had held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the latter’s pent house within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta on Monday.   Saraki, who came in a black Toyota Land Cruiser in company with some security aides, arrived the OOPL around 5.30pm.   He emerged from the meeting at 7.12pm.   Our correspondent gathered that the meeting was earlier scheduled…

Osoba: How Obasanjo Rigged Us Out In 2003, Sacked Musiliu Smith

A former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, on Wednesday narrated how he and four other governors of the South-west were allegedly ‘rigged’ out of power by former president Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003. Speaking at a colloquium held in honor of journalist and writer, Kunle Ajibade, the former governor said there is a need for reform in the Nigeria police system. The former governor, while contributing to the debate on how the police system is structured, decried that former President Olusegun Obasanjo used the police to rig him and others…