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Leaders extol Jonathan’s virtues at book launch
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Leaders extol Jonathan’s virtues at book launch

Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe (left); former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon; Ghana ex-President, John Mahama; his counterparts, Goodluck Jonathan (Nigeria); Boni Yayi (Benin Republic) and Ernest Bai Koroma (Sierra Leone) at the presentation and formal launch of a book, My Transition Hours’by Jonathan in Abuja…yesterday PHOTO: PHILIP […]

Leaders extol Jonathan’s virtues at book launch
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Leaders extol Jonathan’s virtues at book launch

Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe (left); former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon; Ghana ex-President, John Mahama; his counterparts, Goodluck Jonathan (Nigeria); Boni Yayi (Benin Republic) and Ernest Bai Koroma (Sierra Leone) at the presentation and formal launch of a book, My Transition Hours’by Jonathan in Abuja…yesterday PHOTO: PHILIP […]

President Buhari salutes Goodluck Jonathan at 61
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President Buhari salutes Goodluck Jonathan at 61

Goodluck Jonathan. PHOTO: Bloomberg President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan as he turns 61 on Nov. 20. The president, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Monday, joined Nigerians in sending warm greetings to the former President. According to […]

President Buhari salutes Goodluck Jonathan at 61
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President Buhari salutes Goodluck Jonathan at 61

Goodluck Jonathan. PHOTO: Bloomberg President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan as he turns 61 on Nov. 20. The president, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Monday, joined Nigerians in sending warm greetings to the former President. According to […]

Use only your children as thugs, Obasanjo warns politicians
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Use only your children as thugs, Obasanjo warns politicians

[FILE PHOTO] Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has taken a swipe at politicians who use other people’s children as thugs while shielding theirs from trouble. The denunciation came amid concerns that parts of the nation may experience violence during the 2019 general elections. Obasanjo made the condemnation yesterday while delivering […]

Obasanjo tasks states on local councils’ autonomy bill
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Obasanjo tasks states on local councils’ autonomy bill

[FILE PHOTO] Obasanjo “The state governments that are either working against the passage of the Local Government Autonomy Bill are enemies of the people and must be treated as such,” former President Olusegun Obasanjo stated yesterday. Speaking in Abeokuta, Ogun State, the ex-leader regretted that only nine of the 36 […]

Obasanjo makes U-turn, says Atiku better than Buhari
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Obasanjo makes U-turn, says Atiku better than Buhari

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah (left); former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo; presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and eminent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi after a meeting in Abeokuta, Ogun State…yesterday. • Oyedepo, Kukah, Gumi, Adebanjo meet ex-leader • Approval inconsequential, insists presidency […]

‘In the beginning, Atiku was to succeed Obasanjo’
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‘In the beginning, Atiku was to succeed Obasanjo’

Atiku (left), founder, Living Faith Church (LFC), Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, Obasanjo and National Chairman, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus after a meeting at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta… yesterday. I am happy to welcome the distinguished leaders of goodwill who have led the PDP Presidential Candidate and […]

Why I forgave, endorsed Atiku for president – Obasanjo
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Why I forgave, endorsed Atiku for president – Obasanjo

Former vice president Abubakar Atiku, former president Olusegun Obasanjo, PDP national chairman Uche Secondus in Ota, Ogun state Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said his faith as a Christian does not allow him to keep grudges against Atiku Abubakar, especially when he himself asks God for forgiveness daily. Obasanjo whom […]

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Obasanjo endorses Atiku for president

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he has forgiven his former vice-president Abubakar Atiku for some grievances he has against him while in office. He also endorsed Atiku as his candidate choice for the presidency in next year’s general election. Obasanjo, earlier, often criticised his former vice and […]

The man Atiku Abubakar
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The man Atiku Abubakar

Supporters of former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar hold a poster as they celebrate his winning of the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar […]

Defeat Buhari to end carnage in Nigeria
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Defeat Buhari to end carnage in Nigeria

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN Sir: There were allegations of corruption leveled against the military regime led by Generals Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ), Shehu Musa Yar’Adua (the elder brother of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua) and Theophilus Danjuma, but it fulfilled the promise of the assassinated General Murtala […]

Even the big boys need the local league
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Even the big boys need the local league

Mambilla power plant project abandoned for over 33 years One of the high points of the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo Presidency was the debt forgiveness. After years of negotiation and complex diplomacy, Obasanjo and his economic team were able to get for Nigeria a historic debt forgiveness of 36 billion dollars. […]

UN chief thanks Obasanjo for smooth transition in Liberia
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UN chief thanks Obasanjo for smooth transition in Liberia

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres addresses the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Myanmar at UN Headquarters in New York on August 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed gratitude to former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo for his mediation role in […]

Dankwambo meets Obasanjo, says Buhari can’t effect desired change
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Dankwambo meets Obasanjo, says Buhari can’t effect desired change

Ibrahim Dankwambo Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday held a three-hour closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State. After the meeting at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Dankwambo declined to disclose what […]

Obasanjo’s lecture on ethics: An assault on the future
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Obasanjo’s lecture on ethics: An assault on the future

H.E. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria at #AfreximAM18 On Thursday, the 9th of August 2018, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria made what was a much-anticipated visit to the University College Hospital, Ibadan for the 17th Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture of […]

Obasanjo preaches love, end to killings
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Obasanjo preaches love, end to killings

Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again decried the country’s socio-economic situation, saying government should be proactive in tackling the challenges.    Obasanjo said this, yesterday, at the centenary celebration and 42nd annual international conference of The Apostolic Church Lagos and Western/Northern Areas Territory (LAWNA) annual tagged: “The Imminence of […]