Tag: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo caution Nigerians to stop blaming God for insecurity – he wants the people to blame those they elected

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, cautioned Nigerian leaders to stop blaming God for insecurity, bad economy, poverty, and other challenges confronting the country. NewsWireNGR recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had last week said that only God can effectively supervise the 1,400 kilometers border between Nigeria and Republic of Niger.[Read More…]

Oceherome Nnanna: Olusegun Obasanjo, The Prowling Goat Seller

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is haunting his hand-picked former protégé, President Goodluck Jonathan, like a malevolent ghost. You may wonder why OBJ, after four years as a military ruler and another eight years as an elected president, is still butting like a stubborn, demon-possessed ram at the doors of Aso[Read More…]

Stephen Davis: When I Met Asari And Agreed A Peace Deal, Australian Negotiator Pens Op-ED

By Stephen Davis I read with interest Asari Dokubo’s comments published on September 14 in the Daily Post. Asari is quite correct in saying that he knows me well and has met members of my family. In 2004, the Niger Delta was aflame with conflict. Asari, Ateke Tom and Tompolo[Read More…]

Dele Momodu: Nuhu Ribadu And The Rest Of Us

Fellow Nigerians, it has been a week of serious fireworks and heavy bombardment against one of our own on social media. The brouhaha erupted over what should have been a simple migration of Nuhu Ribadu from his erstwhile political Party, APC, to PDP, a Party most of his fans turned[Read More…]

Peregrino Brimah: The 168 Million Nigerians Sniper List

There has been much ado about the alleged 1000 political opponents sniper list since former president, General Obasanjo made the scary revelation. This leaves 168 million Nigerians on list number 2, after approximating another 1000 political cabal, who may currently be in favor with the president and not yet on[Read More…]

Tukur’s Resignation: Obasanjo Bears No Grudge – Spokesman

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has no personal animosity against the former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur. The Media Assistant to the former president, Mr Tunde Oladunjoye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Obasanjo had no grudge against Tukur. “I want you to note[Read More…]

Tonnie Iredia: Obasanjo, Jonathan, Better Than Other Nigerian Leaders

By Tonnie Iredia The end to the last long drawn-out university teachers’ strike means that students are set to return to school. On the basis of their experiences during the strike, they are likely to once again, face the reality of a wide gap between theory and practice. In the[Read More…]

Nigeria And The Leadership Shortage

By Odimegwu Onwumere What many opulent Nigerians term as leadership is the exhibition of their exotic cars, power bikes, mansions, companies, pictures from foreign lands they went for holidays, their glowing wives, husbands, children and concubines. They show-off these on the internet, newspapers, TV and, make commentaries on the radio[Read More…]

Northern Leaders Want Goodluck Jonathan To Prosecute Obasanjo Over Political Killings

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) in two separate interviews with Saturday Vanguard is asking Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to explain why he has not taken action over political killings which he (Jonathan) said were the order of the day when Obasanjo was President[Read More…]

Is APC The New PDP? By Chido Onumah

I have refrained from commenting on the pact between the All Progressives Alliance (APC) and the “new PDP” because, to some extent, I am involved. While the merger process of Nigeria’s main opposition parties – which led to the formation of the APC – lasted, I had reason to engage[Read More…]