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Buhari: Senator Adamu lambasts Obasanjo

Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District, has expressed concern over the manner former President Olusegun Obasanjo criticised President Muhammadu Buhari. Adamu, who stated this while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, said Obasanjo’s criticisms of Buhari were not dignifying. He was reacting to a recent report credited to the former president, where he…

I’ve no rift with my father for supporting Buhari – Obasanjo’s son

Son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who is supporting President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office, Olujonwo Obasanjo has said his decision to support the President has not created any rift between him and his father, saying in supporting the President He was however quick to add that it will be unfair for…

Ezekwesili compares Buhari to Obasanjo, Jonathan

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has expressed dissatisfaction with the challenges confronting Nigeria, saying that the same mistakes of previous administrations were being repeated by President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking in Abuja on Monday, one day after flagging off her campaign, Ezekwesili said Nigeria needed a leader…

2019: What Nigeria must do to progress – Obasanjo

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has noted that without peace and unity, the country cannot make significant progress. According to the ex-president, Nigeria can only progress when all of its citizens have a sense of belonging, unity and security. Obasanjo spoke yesterday in Asaba, Delta State, at a meeting with the executive members of the…

2019: Obasanjo mocks Tinubu

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has mocked a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu. Obasanjo said he did not know the leadership position Tinubu was occupying in the APC. The former President was responding to questions on a programme tagged, “The Talk.” READ ALSO: FATHER REPORT SON TO EFCC The…

They will lose together – Presidency reacts to Atiku, Obasanjo meeting

The Presidency has reacted to the meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his then Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, earlier today in Abeokuta. In a statement released on twitter by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the Presidency is not surprised at the action of the former president to…

2019 presidency: What Obasanjo told Atiku, Oyedepo, others [Full text]

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed the presidential ambition of his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar. Obasanjo who is currently in a meeting with Atiku, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate and others in Abeokuta, Ogun state declared that Atiku will defeat the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.…

Why Igbo seeking presidency through Buhari need to re-examine their DNA – Ex-Minister, Nwosu

A former Minister of Health, Professor Alphonsus Bosah Chukwurah Nwosu, has lambasted people of the South East advocating for Igbo Presidency through President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure. Nwosu, who was a Minister during the administration of ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo said those advocating for Igbo Presidency through Buhari need to have their DeoxyriboNucleic Acid, DNA, re-examined. Speaking…

Obasanjo urges West African govts to decriminalise drugs

West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalise personal use and prioritise treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region, a former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, said on Tuesday. In an interview before he was due to present a model drug law to regional officials in Senegal, Mr Obasanjo urged…

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…

Tinubu calls Obasanjo a busy body, tells him to mind his business

Tinubu calls Obasanjo Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo to stop interfering in the affairs of the ruling party. He said that Obasanjo had no moral justification to ask President Muhammadu Buhari not to re-contest the Presidency in 2019. Tinubu said this…

Herdsmen killings: Buhari speaks from both side of his mouth – Obasanjo

More details have emerged on the meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and leaders of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere. Obasanjo was reported to have said that President Muhammadu Buhari speaks from both sides of his mouth. Tribune quoted Obasanjo as saying that Buhari had consistently dodged the issue of Fulani Herdsmen who were responsible…

God Will Judge Jonathan Obasanjo, Others For Mismanaging Nigeria’s Resources-Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has taken another swipe at successive Peoples Democratic Party administrations between 1999 and 2015, saying God will judge them for mismanaging the country’s resources. President Muhammadu Buhari has taken another swipe at successive Peoples Democratic Party administrations between 1999 and 2015, saying God will judge them for mismanaging the country’s resources. “Nigerians…

Obasanjo & Babangida “should allow us to move our country forward” – Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has called on former leaders of the nation Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida to allow the current crop of leaders “move the country forward, Punch reports. Tinubu, speaking with State House correspondents, said this in reference to the former leaders’ comments of the present President…

Why Buhari should not contest in 2019 — Adekunle

Reverend Joseph Ayoade Adekunle, the Oyo State Chairman of the Christian Welfare Initiative (CWI), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari against seeking relection in 2019. Adekunle anchored his call on the President’s “inability to take firm decisions,” stressing that the issues regarding corruption were swept under the carpet. The cleric spoke while fielding questions from newsmen…

BREAKING: Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria launched in Abuja

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s proposed political movement, Coalition for Nigeria, CN, has been launched in Abuja. The launch held at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja. Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors, Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Donald Duke were in attendance. Obasanjo suggested the formation of the movement in his recent statement on President Muhammadu Buhari…

Niger Delta militants reacts to Obasanjo’s statement, vow to flush out Fulani herdsmen

    The Niger Delta militants have called on all Nigerians to speak out against the massacre and silence of the Federal Government over what took place in Benue, Taraba and Southern Kaduna. The group said the massacre at the mentioned places was a wake-up call to all Nigerians to stand up and speak the…

2019: Amaechi’s associate, Eze gives real reasons Obasanjo asked Buhari not to contest

    Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday gave real reasons former President, Olusegun Obasanjo asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.  Eze, an associate of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi said Obasanjo never wanted anyone to equal his feat of been the only Nigerian…

Obasanjo And His Love Letter To Buhari – 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. This piece was written by Femi Fani-Kayode The views and opinions expressed here…

Obasanjo does not mean well for Nigeria – Kalu reacts to former president’s letter

Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia state, has hit back at ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo over his letter to President Muhammadu Buhari criticising his alleged poor handling of the economy and advising against contesting the 2019 presidential election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kalu spoke at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos,…

Presidency reacts to Obasanjo’s criticism of Buhari

The Federal Government on Wednesday replied to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s criticicm of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, gave the response in a seven–page statement read to state House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council Meeting. Below is the full statement: We have read the press statement…