• Chief Anenih Reveals How He Made Obasanjo president in 1999

    Chief Anenih Reveals How He Made Obasanjo president in 1999

    Former Peoples Democratic Party, Board of Trustees, BoT, Tony Anenih has disclosed how former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, emerged as the party’s candidate in 1999.

    This was contained in his recently released book, “My Life and Nigerian Politics.”

    According to Anenih, the former President told him, “you should take me to Aso Rock but how you do it is not my business”.

    He said, “We got the first notice (as PDM leaders) through Lt General Aliu Mohammed, later national security adviser, that General Olusegun […]

  • Blame 1999 Constitution for lack of savings, not past regimes – Akinyemi

    Blame 1999 Constitution for lack of savings, not past regimes – Akinyemi

    Nigeria’s constitution does not make a provision for government savings and lawyers yesterday failed to agree on whether it was enough reason for the country’s failure to save for its future.

    Going by Section 162 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, reckless government expenditures cannot be adequately blamed on former leaders, Bolaji Akinyemi, a professor of political science and Nigeria’s former external affairs minister said in a statement.

    “It is thoroughly misleading to isolate and demonise past regimes for the situation where […]

  • I anointed Obasanjo for presidency in 1999 – Cleric

    I anointed Obasanjo for presidency in 1999 – Cleric

    Ibadan popular preacher, Bishop Wale Oke, has said he anointed Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to become President in his Abeokuta, Ogun State home in 1999 on God’s instruction.

    Oke, who is the Presiding Bishop of Sword of the Spirit Ministries, addressed reporters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on his 60th birthday.

    The cleric recalled that God revealed that Obasanjo would be President after Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), adding that he (Oke) should anoint him for the position.

    At that time, Oke recalled, Obasanjo […]