• President Buhari Rejects Obasanjo’s Counsel Over $29.9bn Loans

    President Buhari Rejects Obasanjo’s Counsel Over $29.9bn Loans

    The Federal Government is pushing ahead with plans to secure $29.9billion loans in spite of scathing criticisms from ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

    It was learnt that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, to engage the ex-President on the facts-behind-the-figures in respect of the loans.

    The Finance Minister, who is said to be a “goddaughter” of the ex-President, may also get a feedback from Obasanjo to the government.

    According to investigation conducted by our correspondent, the Buhari administration has […]

  • 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 […]

  • Unemployment will consume Nigeria – Obasanjo

    Unemployment will consume Nigeria – Obasanjo

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has assured Nigerians that all will soon be well.

    Speaking with newsmen on Saturday after a lecture organised by the Youth Fellowship of the Owu Baptist Church, Totoro in Abeokuta, Ogun State, to mark the nation’s 56th Independence Day anniversary, Obasanjo asked God to bless the souls of those who lost their lives while fighting to keep the nation as one.

    In his lecture titled, ‘Nigeria: Development for Nigerians by Nigerians,’ the former president stated that though the […]

  • REVEALED: I warned Jonathan about recession, ‘reckless’ spending – Obasanjo

    REVEALED: I warned Jonathan about recession, ‘reckless’ spending – Obasanjo

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday accused the immediate past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan of ignoring warnings about a looming recession and the consequences of the  ‘reckless’ spending of his government.

    He said in Abeokuta that two years ago when he saw signs that Nigeria was walking down the path of recession and the way the powers that be were expending the nation’s resources, he  drew Jonathan’s attention to the danger ahead, but was ignored.

    The former president spoke yesterday during a lecture […]

  • It’s Time For Nigeria To Have A Female Governor – Obasanjo Says

    It’s Time For Nigeria To Have A Female Governor – Obasanjo Says

    At the book presentation of “Nigerian Women Pioneers and Icons” written by Prof. Bolanle Awe, the first female lecturer in Nigeria, held at the MUSON Centre in Lagos today, Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo disclosed that it was time Nigeria had a first elected female governor to pilot the affairs of a state in the country.

    “This is the time for women to reap the labour of these great women of the past,” he said, adding that women in Nigeria were […]

  • I thought hard after receiving letter from professor on non-payment of pension – Obasanjo

    I thought hard after receiving letter from professor on non-payment of pension – Obasanjo

    A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has narrated how a letter written to him by a professor complaining over the non-payment of his pension entitlements got him thinking hard as president on how to come up with a solution to the challenges facing pension schemes in the country.

    Speaking yesterday while addressing African leaders at the Pension Summit holding in Abuja, he stated that pension had posed a challenge to his administration, forcing him to consider setting up a structure that […]

  • Ahmadu Ali says Obasanjo is greatest Nigerian alive

    Ahmadu Ali says Obasanjo is greatest Nigerian alive

    The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Working Committee, NWC, from 2005 to 2007, Ahmadu Ali, has disclosed that as regards governance, former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is presently the greatest Nigerian alive, adding that the former president is a 100 per cent statesman.

    Speaking when the Sun newspaper sought his reaction on Obasanjo’s recent criticism where he said that PDP does not present a credible opposition and that the APC is not also presenting a strong leadership at […]

  • My govt inherited nothing from Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan —Buhari

    My govt inherited nothing from Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan —Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari said, yesterday, he inherited no legacy from the previous governments of Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.

    The President, who spoke against the backdrop of current economic recession facing the country, said the administrations left nothing to build on.He said patriotic Nigerians had nothing to fear as far as the war against corruption was concerned, stressing that his government would be fair to all.

    Buhari, who spoke in Daura, Katsina State, shortly after attending Eid prayers […]

  • Buhari, Jonathan, Shonekan, others attend Council of State meeting; Obasanjo, IBB absent

    Buhari, Jonathan, Shonekan, others attend Council of State meeting; Obasanjo, IBB absent

    President Buhari, his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan, former interim presidnt Ernest Shonekan and former military leade, Abdulsalami Abubakar, are presently attending the Council of State meeting holding at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    This is the second council of state meeting to be presided over by President Buhari. The first held in October last year.

    Former leaders who were absent at the meeting include Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Shehu Shagari, Yakubu Gowon.

    Also absent as at the begging of the meeting were Senate President, Bukola […]

  • How Obasanjo refused UK’s request to return looted funds to Nigeria – Ribadu

    How Obasanjo refused UK’s request to return looted funds to Nigeria – Ribadu

    Pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, has disclosed how former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, refused a request by the United Kingdom to repatriate looted funds back to Nigeria.

    Ribadu explained that during the early days of the anti-corruption fight, the commission traced some looted funds to the UK, which was asked to be repatriated, but the then Prime Minister, Tony Blaire gave condition under which the demand will be met.

    According to Ribadu, Blaire insisted that the […]

  • Obasanjo: PDP in coma, needs intensive care

    Obasanjo: PDP in coma, needs intensive care

    What can possibly save the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from going under?

    Its former leader, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, provided an answer yesterday: send it for an intensive care.

    Obasanjo, reviewing  the current state of the party on which  platform he won the 1999 and 2003 presidential elections, likened it to a patient in comatose  and in need of an intensive care.

    The party is torn down the line with two factions fighting for its soul.

    Leading one faction is former governor of Kaduna […]