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Obasanjo, an overgrown child of circumstance – Soyinka

The Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as an overgrown child of circumstance. Soyinka sharply criticised Obasanjo in his (Nobel laureate’s) new book, titled InterInterventions: Between Defective Memory and the Public Lie – A Personal Odyssey in the Republic of Liars, presented in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Saturday. Although Soyinka […]

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Obasanjo, Soyinka, 2Face, Others Make List Of Those Who Inspire Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, popular Nigerian artiste, 2Face Idibia, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and 87 other Nigerians from all walks of life made list of Those Who Inspire: Nigeria, book. The 212 pages new book is billed for launch on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Abuja. In a statement made available to Leadership in […]

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Say what you like about me, I’ll support Buhari – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari remains the best alternative to provide the necessary change in Nigeria. Mr. Obasanjo made this known on Saturday while hosting the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, at his residence in Abeokuta. He said irrespective of people’s view about him, he would continue […]

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I’ll never be a politician again – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he would never be a politician again in his life, declaring that he remains a “partyless” Nigerian and would continue to carry the toga of a statesman. Obasanjo was the former Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to which wada belongs.Obasanjo stated this yesterday while […]

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There is nobody who has got into any position who has not been helped by another person – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday said the South-South geopolitical zone would reflect the performance of the immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, who is from the area. Obasanjo stated this while fielding questions from members of the audience shortly after delivering a lecture at the 11th convocation of the Benson Idahosa University, Benin, Edo […]

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I chose Yar’Adua because others were corrupt – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday that he chose the late former President Umaru Yar’ Adua as his successor because the others who wanted the post were corrupt. Obasanjo said one of the people who wanted to succeed him in 2007 was “stinkingly corrupt” and that the only way he (Obasanjo) could justify himself […]

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Jonathan, Obasanjo, Amaechi reconcile

It is no longer news that there has been no love lost between President Goodluck Jonathan, former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi. However, the last Council of State meeting hosted by President Jonathan yesterday, offered an opportunity for the three men to reconcile even if  it was for the camera. […]

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African countries happy over President Jonathan’s defeat – Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday said countries across the African continent are happy over the outcome of the presidential election in Nigeria, which saw the defeat of incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Obasanjo said his checks in a number of African countries suggested they were as happy over the result of the election as […]

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Photos of Obasanjo playing football as he scores two goals to celebrate his 78th birthday today

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday exhibit​ed​ his soccer skill​s​ as he led the OBJ Team in a soccer duel with the Ogun State Executive Team. The match which was designed as part of ​his​ 78th birthday programme​,​ took place at Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, with Governor Ibikunle Amosun, leading the state team. Mr. Obasanjo […]

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Buhari is Nigeria’s next president, Buhari is not Abiola, Jega is not Nwosu, Jonathan is not IBB – Obasanjo

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has predicted that Maj. General Muhammadu Buhari will be elected on 28 March as Nigeria’s new president, to succeed incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan. At the same time, he dismissed fears of any election annulment as it happened in 1993, under the Babangida administration, when the election of Moshood Kashimawo Abiola […]

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“Henceforth, I will only be a Nigerian, I’m no more a politician” – Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo said yesterday that he left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) so as to remain an elder statesman. Speaking to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, he further maintained that he was not prepared to join another political party, as he wished to remain an elder statesman. “Henceforth, I will only […]

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Obasanjo an embarrassment to the Military — Defence Headquarters

The Defence Headquarters has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as an embarrassment to the military. The DHQ made the comment in a statement posted on its Facebook page while reacting to a statement credited to the former President that the general elections were postponed to enable the President use the service chiefs for tenure extension […]

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Obasanjo tears his PDP membership card in public (Photos)

Obasanjo has dumped the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stating that, he is no longer interested in the party. He reportedly tore his PDP membership card at a press conference in Abeokuta this morning  and  has not declared his interest to join any other party…

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You are not God, your grouse with Jonathan is personal and has nothing to do with Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has told former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop playing God over his numerous criticisms of President Goodluck Jonathan. The organsiation was reacting to the claim by Obasanjo that President Jonathan was planning to perpetuate himself in office. Apart from this, the former President also accused Jonathan of planning […]

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Jonathan afraid he may end up in jail if not in the grave — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday alleged that President Goodluck Jonathan had a grand plan to scuttle the coming elections for fear that if General Muhammadu Buhari(retd) of All Progressives Congress succeeds him, Buhari would send him to jail. He said this at his Hilltop presidential residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State while talking with journalists. […]

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I’ve not endorsed any presidential candidate – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday denied reports that he has endorsed the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari. Obasanjo made the clarification during the launch of his 1,500-page autobiography, ‘My Watch’ in London, three days after local media reported he had endorsed Buhari during an interview with London-based Financial Times in Nairobi, the […]

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I won’t talk about elections till after February 14 – Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said he will no longer discuss the forthcoming general elections until after the polls. Mr. Obasanjo said this on Wednesday while inaugurating a flyover bridge in Kano city constructed and named after him by the Kano State Government. Asked by journalists to speak on current national concerns including the elections, […]

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Days after attending Jonathan’s niece’s wedding, Obasanjo insists President has failed Nigeria

A few days after he attended the wedding ceremony of President Goodluck Jonathan’s niece, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he would not compromise on his criticism of the president, insisting that he (Jonathan) has failed in his performance. Mr. Obasanjo showed up at the wedding ceremony of Mr. Jonathan’s niece in Abuja five days […]

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