Why I won’t Support Coup — Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that any conditions that encourage coups in the continent should be avoided as much as possible. The former President made the submission while speaking with a group of youths under the aegis of ‘Africa for Africa Youth Initiative’, (A4A), at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) […]

Obasanjo Reveals Why he Asked Oyo Kings to Stand Up

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has provided an explanation for his actions regarding the traditional rulers in Oyo State during the inauguration of two projects in Iseyin. Mr. Obasanjo’s conduct has faced widespread criticism, as captured in a video circulated on the internet, where he expressed dissatisfaction with the seated monarchs’ failure to rise and greet […]

“Lawmakers Abuse The Constitution by Fixing Their Salaries” – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo described the self-determination of lawmakers to decide their pay as immoral and unconstitutional. Obasanjo said this on Monday while delivering a speech at the 60th-anniversary celebration of legal icon Aare Afe Babalola. He stated that those who should uphold the Constitution are “the ones who undermine it”. According to Obasanjo, salary […]

Court Orders Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Other Govts To Account For Abacha Loot

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the disclosure of the spending details of about USD$5 billion Abacha loot recovered by the governments of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari. The court ordered the government of President Bola Tinubu to “disclose the exact amount of money stolen by […]

Obasanjo Writes UK Court, Pleads Leniency For Ekweremadu, Wife

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has pleaded leniency for former Deputy Senate Ike Ekweremadu who was found guilty of organ trafficking in the United Kingdom. Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice with a doctor, Dr. Obinna Obeta, were found guilty of facilitating the travel of a young man to Britain with a view to his exploitation after a six-week […]

An Interloping Former President Is A Present Danger To Democracy – Akinrinade

General Akinrinade reacts to the statement by former President OlusegunObasanjo. The recent statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the recently concluded elections must be condemned in the strongest terms by democracy loving Nigerians and those who care about the unity of this country. His statement coming at a time when the Independent National Electoral […]

Obasanjo Lacks Credibility To Talk About Fradulent Elections – Sowore

The presidential candidate of the All Action Congress  (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has blasted former President Olusegun Obasanjon for calling for the cancellation of the presidential election. In a tweet via his verified Twitter handle on Monday, Sowore said Obasanjo does not have the credibility to take about fraudulent elections. The AAC President claimed that Obasanjo organised some of […]

#NigeriaDecides: Tinubu Campaign Fires Obasanjo Over Letter

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent outburst as mischievous and hypocritical. Obasanjo, in a statement to journalists, condemned some irregularities of the just concluded presidential election, warning the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to set the country on fire. But in a swift response, the Special Adviser, Media, Communications […]

Obasanjo Writes Buhari, Demands Cancellation Of Presidential Election In Violent Areas

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has said that Saturday’s presidential election failed integrity test and as such, the election must be cancelled. He particularly asked the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, to save Nigeria from the looming danger and disaster waiting to happen. The former president noted that none of the […]

Obasanjo Fails to Deliver Polling Unit for Obi

Bola Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has won at former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s polling unit. Obasanjo’s polling unit is Unit 22, Ward 3, Olosomi Compound, Totoro/Sokori, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Despite the endorsement of Peter Obi of the Labour Party by Obasanjo, Tinubu clinched the unit with 56 votes. Obasanjo’s candidate […]

Peter Obi: Kwankwaso Blasts Obasanjo, Ortom, Clark

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has criticized some statesmen for endorsing a particular candidate ahead of the February 25 presidential election in Nigeria. Recall that former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and prominent South-South leader Chief Edwin Clark had recently endorsed the presidential ambition of […]

What Have They Done To Our Baba?

Something has clearly gone wrong. Is it a spell, is it disinformation or is it delusion? How our reverred and much-loved Baba Olusegun Obasanjo can speak in glowing terms about Peter the Pooh and Dati the Daft amazes me. The former persecuted non-Catholics, Muslims and non-indegenees of Anambra state, including Northeners and Yorubas, when he […]

Lest Nigerian Youths Be Deceived By Obasanjo’s Sanctimony And Revisionism

On the whole, the latest epistolary misadventure by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is a gratuitous insult on the collective intelligence of Nigerians. In particular, his laborious attempt to prey on the innocence of much younger generation constitutes a grievous assault on public morality, seeking to force morsels of sheer falsehood down the throats of a demography […]

Wike Mocks Atiku Over Obasanjo’s Endorsement Of Obi

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi. Obasanjo had in a letter to Nigerians on Sunday declared support for Obi, noting that he was a better choice for the presidency when […]

Peter Obi:‘You are frustrated’ – Presidency blasts Obasanjo

The New Year’s day endorsement of Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 presidential polls ais still generating more reactions. This time it’s from the Presidency. Reacting, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, put out a lengthy statement on Monday in reply to the ex-President, […]

2023: Obasanjo Is Fully Backing Obi, Says Osuntokun

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is “fully” in support of the 2023 campaign for the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi. This is according to the newly appointed Director General (DG) of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the Labour Party (LP), Akin Osuntokun. Osuntokun in a live appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday was asked if […]

I’m friends with Obasanjo because of mutual support for Obi – Adebanjo 

The leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo has explained that his good friends with former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a result of their mutual support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi. Adebanjo told PUNCH that their shared support for Obi has seen them join forces. Earlier last week, […]