News - Obasanjo

Ex-Chief Of Army Staff Victor Malu Is Dead

1 year ago /
Nation 

A former chief of army staff, lt. Gen. Victor Malu, is dead. Gen. Malu died at the age of 70. Gen. Malu, according to a family source, Bemadoor, died on Monday morning, at a Cairo, Egypt hospital where he had traveled to for normal medical check-up two weeks ago. The former ECOMOG...

Osinbajo Commissions Edo Fertilizer Plant

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has commissioned the Edo State Fertilizer And Chemical Company Limited in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government of Edo State. The project is in line with the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative launched by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 to drive down the cost of production and attract...

ICC Considers SERAP’s Petition On Alleged N11tn Electricity Scam

1 year ago /
Nation 

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is considering the petition on the allegations of widespread, systematic and large-scale corruption in the electricity sector since the return of democracy in 1999 and under the governments of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria, anti-corruption advocacy...

Former President Obasanjo Has Accused Nigerian Politicians Of Failing The Masses

1 year ago /
Nation 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused Nigerian politicians of failing the masses. Obasanjo who spoke at a book presentation in honour of Pastor Enoch Adeboye in Lagos, said the cleric has influenced the lives of Nigerians describing himself as a beneficiary. Nigeria’s Acting president Yemi Osinbajo explained that he accepted his nomination...

Jonathan Blasts Critics, Says Only PDP Can Lead Nigeria To Greatness

1 year ago /
Nation 

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has faulted critics of his administration and the Peoples Democratic Party, saying the party is back and is the only one that can lead the country to greatness. Mr Jonathan’s comments came at the PDP’s non-elective national convention today in Abuja, one month after the Supreme...

Presidency To Drag Senate To Supreme Court Over Magu Controversy

1 year ago /
Politics 

The Presidency is planning to approach the Supreme Court to make a pronouncement on the lingering crisis between the executive and the National Assembly over the powers of the President to appoint some heads of government agencies without recourse to the Senate based on the provisions of Section 171 of...

Northern Youth Group Wants Kanu, IPOB Declared Terrorists

1 year ago /
Nation 

A northern youth group that demanded Nigerians of ethnic Igbo nationality leave the northern region, have called on the United Nations to declare Indigenous People of Nigeria, IPOB, and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, terrorists. The group on Thursday said IPOB’s continued action was a clear signal that it is committed to...

Obasanjo Flays Clamour For Disunity, Says It’s Counter-Productive

1 year ago /
Nation 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has flayed the calls for Nigeria’s disunity in the recent times, saying that it is counter productive. The former president, who spoke to reporters in Warri at the weekend on the continued calls by the Igbos to secede from Nigeria, noted that no issue would be above...

Fayose Holds Rally, Attacks APC

1 year ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will again be roundly defeated in 2018, even as thousands of his supporters trooped out on Wednesday, to celebrate three years of his electoral victory. Governor Fayose made this known while addressing the crowd after declaring open the...

Obasanjo Takes Zero Hunger Campaign To Benue, Ebonyi

1 year ago /
Nation 

Former Nigerian President and Chairman of the Zero Hunger Strategic Forum, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has opened discussions with some state governments on food security. In line with the campaign to ensure food security and eradicate global hunger, he met with the governors of Benue, Ebonyi and Nasarawa States. Obasanjo, while encouraging value chain...

Federal Government Cancels Oil Blocs Awarded To Niger Deltans

1 year ago /
Niger Delta 

A group of investors and indigenes of the Niger Delta, yesterday, condemned the Federal Government’s cancellation of Oil Prospecting Licences,  OPL 2001, 2002 and 2003 in the Utapate field, stating that it was capable of re-igniting chaos in the Niger Delta region.  The investors affected by the cancellation are Jahcon International...

 

Jonathan Was Too Small For The Presidency – Obasanjo

2 years ago /
Politics 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan from his first days as President showed he was too small for the office, saying he, Obasanjo, acted more as an opponent of Jonathan than a supporter of Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential poll. Obasanjo, who said Jonathan...

Presidency Begins Search For New SGF

2 years ago /
Nation 

Barely five days after the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, the Presidency is shopping for his replacement. According to report, two ministers, two senators, and four others are top on the list of those being considered. There were indications that the presidency may have...

Obasanjo Urges Zambian Govt. To Follow Rule Of Law In Dealing With Opposition

2 years ago /
Nation 

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has appealed to the Zambian government to adhere to the rule of law and human rights principles, in dealing with the opposition in the Southern African country of Zambia. The appeal is coming on the heels of the report, which broke early on Tuesday that...

Apo Six: Judgement Delivered On The Killing Of Six Traders

2 years ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has delivered the much awaited judgment on the killing of six traders in Abuja by policemen on 7 June 2005. Two of the policemen, standing trial, were sentenced to death, while three others were discharged, in the judgement delivered today by Justice Ishaq Bello. Those condemned to...

 

Saraki Congratulates Obasanjo @80

2 years ago /

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo who clocks 80 on Sunday describing him as a"beacon of national unity, peace and progress." Saraki in a tribute through a statement from his Special Adviser on Media, Yusuf Olaniyonu,  ‎said he is delighted, on behalf of the 8th Senate,...

Xenophobia Attacks: Obasanjo Lays Blame On SA Government

2 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, says the current xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa, is a result of the insincerity of the government of that country. He made his position known in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, while receiving the leadership of the Nigeria Institute of Policy and Strategic...

Nigerian Leaders Optimistic About Greater 2017

2 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s former leaders and current Vice President, Yemi Osibajo, have collaborated to release a hymn in which they advocated a greater, united and more peaceful Nigeria in the year 2017. Singing Isaac Watts’ hymn, “O God, Our Help in Ages Past,” were: the former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, Former...

Obasanjo Wants More Support For Police From Community Leaders

2 years ago /
Nation 

A former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has enlisted the support of religious and community leaders for the Nigeria Police Force in the onerous task of securing lives and property of citizens. Mr Obasanjo made the request in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State at the maiden meeting of the Eminent...

Buhari Meets Liberian President, Sirleaf

2 years ago /
Nation 

Nigerian President,  Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja met with the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, behind closed doors. The Liberian president would brief President Buhari on sub-regional security challenges ahead of the 3rd Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa slated for December 5 and 6, the News...


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