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It Is Better To Gain Honour At The Cost Of Losing Power – Jonathan To Trump
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It Is Better To Gain Honour At The Cost Of Losing Power – Jonathan To Trump

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has again preached peace to nations around the world, saying it is preferable to gain honour and lose power. His Facebook post on Friday came at the time sources in US President Donald Trump’s camp said he was not considering conceding defeat if he loses the election to Democrat Joe Biden. “Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any citizen. It is better to gain honour at the cost of losing power than to gain power at the cost of losing honour,” Mr Jonathan wrote. “At any point in time, the power of love should matter more than the love of power. “This is my philosophy. I have lived it. It has brought great peace to both my beloved nation and I. And I recommend it to all leaders facing challenging situations, either in government, or at the p...
#EndSARS: Goodluck Jonathan Condemns The “Use Of Deadly Force” On Protesters
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#EndSARS: Goodluck Jonathan Condemns The “Use Of Deadly Force” On Protesters

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the “use of deadly force” on #EndSARS protesters in Lagos state. In a statement on Thursday, Jonathan said such actions will only worsen the situation, calling on all parties to embrace dialogue. Nationwide protests against the now-dissolved police special anti-robbery squad (SARS) metamorphosed into agitation for improved governance in addition to justice for victims of police brutality. On Tuesday, soldiers shot at the young protesters while they converged on the Lekki tollgate. Twelve people died in the shooting and in a related development in Ikeja, according to Amnesty International. In the statement shared with TheCable, the former president said the event of recent days “has been a difficult time to me as well”. ...
EndSARS: Obasanjo Reacts To Violence Against Protesters, Appeals For Calm
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EndSARS: Obasanjo Reacts To Violence Against Protesters, Appeals For Calm

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written an eight paragraph letter to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to address Nigerians on the state of the nation. Statement by H_E Olusegun Obasanjo on the violence and chaos across Nigeria STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE AGAINST PROTESTERS IN NIGERIA: AN APPEAL FOR CALM It is With a heavy heart and a deep sense of concern about the ongoing violence, chaos and unrest In many parts of Nigeria that I make this appeal to the government and people of our dear country, Nigeria to eschew violence and embrace peace and dialogue in finding solutions to the challenges we face as a country. I particularly appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacities as President of Nigeria, Commander ln-Chicf of the Armed Forces, and as a parent of yout...
Third Term Agenda: How We Stopped Lawmakers From Collecting ₦50m Bribe – Osoba
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Third Term Agenda: How We Stopped Lawmakers From Collecting ₦50m Bribe – Osoba

Aremo Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of Ogun state has revealed how leaders of the defunct Action Congress (now APC) came together to ensure the third term agenda of former President Olusegun Obasanjo was killed. Osoba, who was responding to Chief Ayo Adebanjo who accused him of being a sell-out on restructuring said he alongside Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande and other leaders instructed lawnakers elected on the party’s platform not to accept the N50m bribe being offered by the Third term agenda proponents then. He also said they collaborated with eminent Nigerians across the country such as General Muhammadu Buhari, Uche Chukwumerije, Ben Obi and others to ensure that the Bill on Third term did not scale second reading at the Senate. “If we are not fighting for emanci...
Nigeria Was Not Completely Debt Free In 2007, As Claimed By Atiku Abubakar
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Nigeria Was Not Completely Debt Free In 2007, As Claimed By Atiku Abubakar

FORMER Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, stated that Nigeria experienced an unprecedented economic boom with a 6 per cent annual growth and paid off its debt when former President Olusegun Obasanjo and himself managed the nation’s affairs. In a Twitter post, he described the period between 1999 and 2007 when he served as vice president of the country as a time of national restoration for the country when the country was without debt. “Between 1999 and 2007, Nigeria paid off her entire foreign debt while maintaining an unprecedented 6 per cent annual GDP growth. “Those were periods of national restoration, and I am very proud of the work President Obasanjo and I did for this nation we care so much for. Facts don’t lie,” he tweeted. But this is not a true statement, ...
Goodluck Jonathan Congratulates Obaseki For Emerging Victorious In Edo Election
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Goodluck Jonathan Congratulates Obaseki For Emerging Victorious In Edo Election

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has sent a congratulatory message to Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his victory in the Edo state election. Jonathan in a series of tweets on Sunday, September 20, commended the people of Edo and INEC for ensuring a peaceful, credible and transparent election in the state. The former president urged the re-elected governor to govern all people of his state without any partisan bias. He wrote: "I congratulate His Excellency @GovernorObaseki on his re-election as Edo State Governor. I also congratulate @inecnigeria for overseeing a process that allowed the votes of the good people of Edo to count."   "Democracy can only be consolidated to promote good governance in our nation and continent when our ...
Buhari must retraces his steps or else there will be no Nigeria left by 2023 – Femi Fani Kayode
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Buhari must retraces his steps or else there will be no Nigeria left by 2023 – Femi Fani Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, says unless President Buhari "retraces his steps in presiding over the affairs of the nation, there will be no Nigeria left by 2023."   Femi Fani Kayode stated this in a post shared on his Facebook page this evening. His post comes days after former President Olusegun Obasanjo opined that Nigeria is slowly becoming a failed and divided state under the Buhari-led administration.   Read FFK's post below In 2015 I said Buhari WOULD divide Nigeria, you didn't believe me. In 2017 I said Buhari HAD divided Nigeria, you didn't believe me. In 2019 I said Buhari had pushed Nigeria to the BRINK of disintegration, you didn't believe me. Today I say unless Buhari retraces his steps and we build bridges between ourselves th...
Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State – Lai Mohammed
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Buhari Prevented Nigeria From Becoming Failed State – Lai Mohammed

In an apparent response to criticism by a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s information minister, Lai Mohammed, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts prevented Nigeria from becoming a failed state. PREMIUM TIMES reported Mr Obasanjo’s Friday statement that Nigeria was “fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state.The presidency in a separate statement Sunday replied Mr Obasanjo, describing him as Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’. In his statement sent by his spokesperson, Segun Adeyemi, Mr Mohammed did not mention Mr Obasanjo’s name but said, “Those who genuinely love Nigeria will support, rather than subvert,” Mr Buhari’s “committed leadership.” Read Mr Mohammed’s full statement below. President Muhammadu Buhari’s assumption of office in 2015 prevented Nigeri...
You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo
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You Are Nigeria’s ‘Divider-In-Chief’, Presidency Replies Obasanjo

Presidency has replied former President Olusegun Obasanjo, over his recent comment against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Obasanjo had at an interactive session with some socio-cultural groups in Abuja on Friday, said that Nigeria is fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state, noting that the country is economically becoming a basket case and poverty capital of the world. According to him: “Today, Nigeria is fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state, economically our country is becoming a basket case and poverty capital of the world, and socially, we are firming up as an unwholesome and insecure country. “And these manifestations are the products of recent mismanagement of diversity and socio-economic development of our country. “Old fault lines...
Only Buhari Can Look Obasanjo In The Eye And Survive It – Adesina
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Only Buhari Can Look Obasanjo In The Eye And Survive It – Adesina

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), says only his principal has enough confidence to confront former President Olusegun Obasanjo, tell him his honest opinion on things “and survive it”. Obasanjo and Buhari have a few things in common. Obasanjo was Nigeria’s military head of state between February 13, 1976, and September 30, 1979. He later became a civilian President from May 29, 1999, to May 29, 2007. Buhari also ruled as military head of state from December 31, 1983, to August 27, 1985, before returning as a democratically elected leader on May 29, 2015. Adesina, in a piece titled, ‘Buhari Applause For Akinwumi Adesina’, compared Obasanjo to “America and some other world powers”, adding that “you have every r...
Edo 2020: Emulate Jonathan, Oba Of Benin Charges Politicians
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Edo 2020: Emulate Jonathan, Oba Of Benin Charges Politicians

IT was a historic moment, on Thursday, as the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, met with political parties and leaders, where he sued for peace and urged them to emulate the action of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 when he lost to President Muhammadu Buhari. First to meet with the monarch were the two gladiators: Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, who Oba Ewuare II said they were heating up the polity. While noting that elections were not a do-or-die affair, he said the politicians must note that they have only Edo State to call their own and, thus, must do everything to protect it from disintegration. He said not only had the state been in the news for the wrong reasons, but the governorship election had...
Man In Court For Trespassing On Obasanjo’s Land In Ota, Ogun State
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Man In Court For Trespassing On Obasanjo’s Land In Ota, Ogun State

A 60-year-old man, Ibrahim Ibuoye, has appeared before an Ogun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ota for alleged trespassing on the farmland of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Ota. Ibuoye, who was arraigned on four counts bordering on the breach of the peace, forceful entry, causing damages and conspiracy, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The police prosecutor, Inspector Rosemary Samson, told the court that the defendant and others at large committed the offences on August 26, 2020, at the Obasanjo Farm Limited, Ota. Samson said the defendant and his accomplices were armed with weapons and allegedly conspired among themselves and forced their way into the farm, thereby conducting themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace. She also alleged that the d...
2023 Presidency: No Zoning In APC — Orji Uzor Kalu
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2023 Presidency: No Zoning In APC — Orji Uzor Kalu

The Chief Whip of the National Assembly, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has said there is no zoning of presidential ticket in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) come 2023 presidential race, adding that “the position is an open basket for anyone that intends to vie for it.” Kalu stated this after his private visits to former President, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida and Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar at their Uphill residence in Minna. He noted that zoning is a party issue, stressing that there is no zoning in the All Progressives Congress (APC) which makes the presidency an open basket for anyone to fight for in 2023. “Zoning is a party issue, every party has the right to say where they want a position to come from but in APC, there is no issue of zoning. ...
Group Asks NBA To Withdraw Obasanjo, Wike’s Invitation
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Group Asks NBA To Withdraw Obasanjo, Wike’s Invitation

A group of lawyers has asked the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to withdraw the invitation of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, as speakers for its annual conference. This comes a few days after the NBA withdrew its invitation to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, as a speaker at the conference following an outcry by some lawyers who said the governor stands against what the profession represents. The lawyers, under the umbrella of the Radical Agenda Movement in the Nigerian Bar Association (RAMINBA), said both Obasanjo and Wike have acted against the rule of law. In a statement on Saturday, Adesina Ogunlana, RAMINBA chairman, and Ayo Ademiluyi, the secretary, accused Obasanjo of masterminding the Odi massacre of 1999 and attem...
“Squeeze Them Out”: Obasanjo Advises Youths To Wrest Power From Older Generation
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“Squeeze Them Out”: Obasanjo Advises Youths To Wrest Power From Older Generation

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned African youths to note that leadership position would not come their way until they “squeeze older generation out of office”. Obasanjo also advised the youths to demand that affirmative action is encapsulated in the constitution of political parties, as part of strategies to ease out old generation of leaders. He spoke on Wednesday while delivering a keynote address at a virtual interactive session with youths to mark this year’s International Youth Day. The programme was organised by the Youth Development Centre, an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Oke – Mosan, Abeokuta. Participants of the meeting cut across Nigeria, Mali, United States, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. He noted that unless the leade...
Kashamu: Let’s Be Kind To The Dead, Tinubu Tells Obasanjo
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Kashamu: Let’s Be Kind To The Dead, Tinubu Tells Obasanjo

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu as a big loss to not only the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Nigeria as a whole. The former Lagos state governor in his condolence message also took a jibe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo, imploring him and other Nigerians to be “kind to the dead”. Obasanjo in a his condolence letter to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state had claimed that even though Kashamu used the maneuver of law and politics to escape justice from alleged criminal offence in Nigeria and outside, he could not escape death as no legal or political maneuver could stop the cold hand of death. Tinubu in apparent response to Obasanjo’s remark said “Kashamu’s sudden death...
Kashamu Avoided Justice, Couldn’t Escape Death – Obasanjo
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Kashamu Avoided Justice, Couldn’t Escape Death – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday condoled with Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, over the demise of Senator Buruji Kashamu. Kashamu’s death was announced on Saturday after he succumbed to COVID-19 complications, according to former colleague Senator Ben Murray-Bruce. In a statement signed by his spokesman Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo said while Kashamu’s death was “sad”, his life and history left “lessons for those of all us on this side of the veil.” “Senator Buruji Kashamu in his lifetime used the maneuver of law and politics to escape from facing justice on alleged criminal offence in Nigeria and outside Nigeria,” Obasanjo said. “But no legal, political, cultural, social, or even medical maneuver could stop the cold hand of death when the Creator of all of ...
Foreign Affairs Ministry and UN Office in Nigeria denies knowledge of Uno State of Cameroon
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Foreign Affairs Ministry and UN Office in Nigeria denies knowledge of Uno State of Cameroon

The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Office in Nigeria have denied knowledge of the carving out of a country from Nigeria and Cameroon. The new country whose name is Uno State of Cameroon was billed for proclamation by the United Nations on July 10, 2020. In the map of the new country, Nigeria will lose 24 local councils which were said to be captured in the green tree agreement, signed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo for Nigeria and Paul Biya for Cameroun in 2006. Though some online media referenced the agreement, which gave July 10, 2020, as date for implementation, a source in the united nations has described it as false, saying he does not create countries.
Obasanjo Sacks Staff Of His Presidential Library, Refuses To Pay Salaries
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Obasanjo Sacks Staff Of His Presidential Library, Refuses To Pay Salaries

 former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has sacked staff of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State, SaharaReporters says. In a letter by its Head of Human Resources, Administration and Procurement, Olanike Ogunleye, the management of the OPL said the organisation was overwhelmed by the adverse effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and had found it hard to sustain its workforce. The letter reads in part, "As you are aware, the current COVID-19 pandemic has had a toll on all our business significantly. This has resulted to making some difficult business decisions. Due to this situation, we regret to inform you that your employment will be put on hold till further notice. "You are to hand over all company properties in your possession to the human resource dep...
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Bianca Ojukwu Keeps Dreams Alive

When beautiful Bianca Ojukwu was named Ambassador to Spain by former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, it was greeted with mixed feelings. While many described the appointment as a compensation of sorts for the Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu clan, some concluded that it was an opportunity for the beautiful widow of late Biafran warlord and Eze Igbo Gburugburu, to serve her fatherland. On assumption of office in faraway Spain, she displayed brilliance and intelligence, as she carried out her assignments, which many had thought would be too overwhelming for her, with uncommon ease. This, we gathered, endeared her so much to Nigerians in that European country; and in no time, she was honoured with several awards by many who found her a worthy Nigerian ambassador. However, since she wa...
Pantami Blocks Twitter Users Who Questioned Silence On Zamfara, Katsina Killings
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Pantami Blocks Twitter Users Who Questioned Silence On Zamfara, Katsina Killings

Nigerians on social networking platform, Twitter, are recounting how Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, blocked them for questioning him about his silence on the attacks by armed bandits in Zamfara and Katsina states. While in the opposition in 2012, Pantami heavily criticised the handling of insurgency in Nigeria's North-East by former President, Goodluck Jonathan. He also said in an opinion piece published on an online news platform that "leadership in Nigeria has failed" and called on Nigerians to "rise up" and change the situation. An audio where he incited Nigerians against Jonathan over his handling of security in the country has also been making the rounds on Twitter, with many accusing him of hypocrisy now that the party he belongs to, the All P...
Jonathan Disowns Online Comments On Biafra And Niger Delta
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Jonathan Disowns Online Comments On Biafra And Niger Delta

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he never spoke on the position of Niger Delta over agitations for Biafra. Jonathan, in a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr Ikechukwu Eze, on Saturday also disowned an online publication which claimed that he spoke on the relationship between the South East and Niger Delta. The report was said to have also claimed that Jonathan spoke on the position of Niger Delta over agitations for Biafra in a speech he was said to have presented recently in Texas, United States. The former president described the report as false, adding that he couldn’t have presented the purported speech because he neither travelled to the US nor sent anybody to represent him at the unnamed event. Eze said it was the second time in three years that Jonath...
Obasanjo Would Have Insulted Those Demanding Presidential Address – Femi Adesina
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Obasanjo Would Have Insulted Those Demanding Presidential Address – Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has faulted those demanding that the President, Maj.Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), addresses Nigerians on the COVID-19 pandemic. Adesina said this in an article titled, ‘If you can’t take blows brother, don’t throw blows’, which was posted on his Facebook page. He said if it were former President Olusegun Obasanjo that was still in power, he would have insulted those calling on him to address them. Adesina was reacting to the criticisms he received from a large section of Nigerians over his outing during a programme on 95.1 Nigeria Info FM Abuja. Many Nigerians slammed Adesina for saying the fact that they voted for Buhari didn’t give them the right to order him around. ‘IF YOU CAN’T TAKE BLOWS BROTH...
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“I Don’t Think That’s A Good Idea” – Graham Says He’s Against Obama Testifying

Senator Lindsey Graham has come out as being against President Obama testifying. Graham said: “I think it would be a bad precedent to compel a former president to come before the Congress, that would open up a can of worms. For a variety of reasons, I don’t think that’s a good idea.” President Trump tweeted Thursday morning: If I were a Senator or Congressman, the first person I would call to testify about the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR, is former President Obama. He knew EVERYTHING. Do it @LindseyGrahamSC, just do it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. No more talk!
New York Judge Orders 10 Banks To Release Money Laundering Docs Against Ex-President Jonathan, Wife
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New York Judge Orders 10 Banks To Release Money Laundering Docs Against Ex-President Jonathan, Wife

The Nigerian Government had last month asked the court to compel the banks to release account details of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, his wife, Patience, former ministers of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke and Rilwanu Lukman. A New York federal judge has ruled that Nigeria can subpoena 10 banks in the United States for information the country needs to prosecute government officials allegedly connected to a British Virgin Island engineering firm’s bribery scheme and subsequent $9.6bn arbitral claim, according to law360.com. The Nigerian Government had last month asked the court to compel the banks to release account details of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, his wife, Patience, former ministers of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke and Rilwanu...
Why I’m Staying Away From Partisan Politics – Goodluck Jonathan
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Why I’m Staying Away From Partisan Politics – Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he reduced his political activities since he quit power in 2015 to enable him to concentrate on his foundation . The former leader gave the explanation on Sunday in Yenagoa , Bayelsa State , when Governor Douye Diri inaugurated the state executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party. Jonathan , who said he was actually moving away from being “an effective partisan politician , ” however , noted that his absence from political activities was being misunderstood. He said , “ Don’t be discouraged if you do not see me in most party activities in the state . I decided to appear in this event so that I will not be misunderstood. “ I ’ m shifting away from being an effective partisan politician because of my foundation . People who want ...
Former Minister Of Health, Haliru Alhassan Is Dead
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Former Minister Of Health, Haliru Alhassan Is Dead

A former minister of Health, Haliru Alhassan is dead. His demise was confirmed by a Family member in Sokoto. As at the time of filing this report, the cause and time of his death have not been disclosed. However, POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that the minister was diabetic before his death. The late Haliru was appointed minister during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. He was a prince of the Sokoto Caliphate. He is survived by a wife and four children.
Despite Our Differences, Yar’Adua Was A Patriot – Buhari
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Despite Our Differences, Yar’Adua Was A Patriot – Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd.) , has praised the late President Umaru Yar’ Adua’ s patriotism. Buhari , who admitted on Tuesday that he had political differences with the deceased , still acknowledged his patriotism, saying that Yar’ Adua had a passion for the masses . Buhari also noted that his late Katsina political rival reversed policies he believed hurt the interest of Nigerians when he became the President in 2007 . Buhari spoke his mind in a tribute in honour of Yar’Adua during the 10th anniversary of his death . The President stated , “ Despite our political differences , President Yar’ Adua was unarguably a patriot because of his passion for the masses and his reversal of policies he believed were hurting ordinary Nigerians. “ Every leader should...
10 Things Yar’adua Will Be Remembered For
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10 Things Yar’adua Will Be Remembered For

It is 10 years since President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua died while in power. Despite spending just about three years in office, his government pursued ambitious projects and programmes, many of which have been completed. Below are 10 things the late president will be remembered for: 1. Return of Lagos local government funds The late President Yar’adua will always be remembered for releasing the local government statutory allocations of Lagos State seized by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, which opposed the creation of additional Local Council Development Authority (LCDA). The government of Obasanjo had refused to release the funds despite court judgement in favour of Lagos State. 2. Creation of Amnesty and Rehabilitation Programme Yar’adua stabilised t...
Comparing Buhari To OBJ Is Like Comparing Count Dracula To Mother Theresa – FFK
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Comparing Buhari To OBJ Is Like Comparing Count Dracula To Mother Theresa – FFK

OBJ united Nigeria, PMB divided her. OBJ brought peace, PMB brought war. OBJ brought prosperity, PMB brought poverty. OBJ brought life, PMB brought death. OBJ brought hope, PMB brought despair.. OBJ paid off our foreign debt, Buhari indebted us to the tune of $30 billion and turned us into Africa's biggest debtor & beggar. OBJ solved our problems, PMB created them. OBJ brought restoration, PMB brought degeneration. OBJ brought us pride, Buhari brought us shame ...OBJ brought us good success, PMB brought us stark failure. OBJ loved all Nigerians and treated them equally, Buhari loves only northerners and treats all others like field hands and slaves. OBJ saw Nigeria as a nation, PMB sees her as a conquered territory. ..OBJ led the best, most successful, most intelligent, mo...
2023: Ohanaeze To Meet Buhari, Obasanjo, Atiku, Tinubu Over Igbo Presidency
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2023: Ohanaeze To Meet Buhari, Obasanjo, Atiku, Tinubu Over Igbo Presidency

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has stated its position on the quest for Igbo presidency in 2023. OYC said after the coronavirus crisis is over, it will commence a persuasive approach and aggressive consultative negotiations. The body listed those to be engaged as President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, Atiku. A statement on Friday by Okechukwu Isiguzoro, OYC President and Okwu Nnabuike, the Secretary, on Friday, warned power brokers, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and other stakeholders of the grave consequences of leadership imposition on Nigerians. It reminded of the need to respect “the gentleman’s agreement of rotational pres...
Former US President’s Wife, Michelle Obama Earns $36 Million For “Becoming” Memoir
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Former US President’s Wife, Michelle Obama Earns $36 Million For “Becoming” Memoir

Former President of United States of America, Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama earns $36m for becoming a memoir. According to Forbes, How much money are we talking? Somewhere around $36 million for the book deal alone Taking to instagram, she shared the business news surprising number to her fans and followers She wrote “$36 million. That is how much Michelle Obama made from her memoir, ‘Becoming,’ after selling 10 million copies in 2019, making her the third-highest-paid author of last year. Now for the first time since launching a production company, the former first lady will star in a documentary named after her memoir. The film is set to debut on Netflix on May 6 and will follow her as she toured the country promoting her blockbuster book. It will focus on the group dis...
Akinjide was a brilliant advocate, one of the finest of legal profession – NBA
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Akinjide was a brilliant advocate, one of the finest of legal profession – NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Tuesday, mourned the death of its former President, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, describing him as an a brilliant advocate and an icon of the legal profession. The legal body, in a statement that was signed by its National Assistant Publicity Secretary, Akorede Lawal, noted that the late Chief Akinjide was steeped in the ethics of the Bar and made immense contributions when he served as President of the Association between 1970 to 1973. “It is with grave regret that the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, SAN received the news of the passing of Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN – an icon of the legal profession and a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association. “Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN passed away in the early hours of to...
I Am Delighted By Presidential Insult On Soyinka, Says Omokri
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I Am Delighted By Presidential Insult On Soyinka, Says Omokri

Popular social media commentator and people democratic party (PDP) chieftain, Reno Omokri has stated that he is delighted by the presidential insult on renowned literature icon, Wole Soyinka. He stated that the Nobel prize winner lambasted former President Goodluck Jonathan and wife in 2015 because of president Muhammadu Buhari. Omokri asked if Soyinka is currently enjoying the treatment he is currently getting. He wrote: “So delighted by the @NGRPresident’s insults on Wole Soyinka. Well done @GarShehu! Soyinka insulted ex President @GEJonathan and his wife, who he called a hippopotamus. He then campaigned for General @MBuhari. I hope he is enjoying him.” So delighted by the @NGRPresident’s insults on Wole Soyinka. Well done @GarShehu! Soyinka insulted ex President @GEJo...
Buhari, Jonathan, Others Congratulate Tinubu At 68
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Buhari, Jonathan, Others Congratulate Tinubu At 68

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to a former governor of Lagos State and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, who clocked 68 Saturday. The president, who spoke through his aide, Femi Adesina, praised Mr Tinubu’s “courage, forthrightness and diligence in providing exemplary and broadminded leadership for the political party.” He said the leadership example set by Mr Tinubu in Lagos has steadily provided a ladder for budding leaders to grow and contribute to national development. “Asiwaju greatest strength lies in his ability to look beyond religious, ethnic and political stereotyping, embracing the reality of Nigeria as one entity,” Mr Buhari was quoted as saying. Also, former President Goodluck Jonathan felicitated with M...
Coronavirus: Obasanjo Donates Former Hilltop Residence For Isolation Centre
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Coronavirus: Obasanjo Donates Former Hilltop Residence For Isolation Centre

Former President,  Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday, announced that his former residence at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun State be used as Isolation centre for victims of the dreaded Coronavirus disease. Obasanjo said the 32-room facility has been handed over to the Ogun state government for immediate take over. The Special Assistant Media, Kehinde Akinyemi who confirmed the development said that the former President was concerned about the pandemic "and I think those who can in one way or another assist in this situation should do so," he was quoted as having said. The facility located off the Presidential Boulevard, Oke Sari, Abeokuta has each of the 32 rooms ensuite, with a standby generator. Kehinde Akinyemi Special Assistant Media 27:3:2020
Stop Calling Upcoming Actors Veterans’ – Fred Amata warns
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Stop Calling Upcoming Actors Veterans’ – Fred Amata warns

Nollywood actor and filmmaker Fred Amata has warned the media to desist from calling upcoming actors Veterans saying veterans are people who have contributed to the growth of the Nigerian movie industry over a long period of time. Fred Amata, who is the president of the Directors Guild of Nigeria made the comments just days after actor after actor Zubby Michaels Criticized the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) organizers over an alleged snub of “pillars of Nollywood”. Zubby, accused the AMVCA organizers of being tribalistic in their choice of awards by ignoring Igbo 'veteran' actors and now Amata has asked the media to stop referring to young actors and actresses as veterans. Speaking in a press conference in Lagos to mark the Directors Guild of Nigeria forth coming ...
Side Chicks are Only after Money and not Love – Reno Omokri
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Side Chicks are Only after Money and not Love – Reno Omokri

Nigerian activist and former to aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has stated that side chicks are mostly after money and not necessarily love. The author took to his Twitter page to enlighten those who mistake the closeness of side chicks to be love, telling them that they (side chicks) are only after their pocket and nothing more. He wrote; “You say your side chick loves you? Ask yourself how many side chicks have you seen with broke guys. When you get the answer, you will realize they are not into guys. They are into money. They are not heterosexual or homosexual. They are moneysexual ”
We Must Address Restructuring Now – Obasanjo
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We Must Address Restructuring Now – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said Nigeria needs to address the matter of restructuring now. He said failure to do this might lead to grave consequences. Obasanjo spoke in Lagos on Saturday at the first memorial lecture of the founder of Oodua People’s Congress, Dr Fredrick Fasehun. Obasanjo lamented the increasing rate of insecurity in the country, saying Boko Haram had continued to wax stronger over 12 years. He said Nigeria could not afford to be plunged into another war at this time because such might not be easy to win. He said, “When I was elected President the agitation was true federalism but now it is restructuring. “If we don’t address it they may go from restructuring to self-determination and this will be a serious problem. “If Boko Haram can g...
We are Still Probing Donations to Jonathan’s Campaign – EFCC
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We are Still Probing Donations to Jonathan’s Campaign – EFCC

The funding for the 2015 presidential campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan is still being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). An EFCC investigator, Shehu Shuaibu disclosed this while being cross-examined in a money laundering case before the federal high court in Lagos on Tuesday February 25. He said the donations made to the bank account of Joint Trust Dimensions Limited, who alongside Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation and an official of Jonathan’s campaign organisation; Nenadi Usman, former minister of finance; and Yusuf Danjuma are defendants in the case relating to Jonathan’s campaign, is still being investigated. The cash inflow into the company's bank account was quoted as follows; “N500m from Global Scan System L...
We Are Still Looking Into Donations From Jonathan’s Presidential Campaign – EFCC
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We Are Still Looking Into Donations From Jonathan’s Presidential Campaign – EFCC

An investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Shehu Shuaibu, said on Tuesday that alleged donations towards the 2015 presidential campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan were still being probed. Shuaibu pointed out to Justice Rilwan Aikawa that some monetary inflows into the bank account of a firm, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited, which is being tried for money laundering in connection with Jonathan’s campaign funds. The firm is the fourth defendant in the N4.9bn fraud charges filed by the EFCC against a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman, a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, and Yusuf Danjuma. Fani-Kayode was the Director of Publicity of Jonathan’s presidential campaign organisation for the 2015 elections. He, alongsid...
If Obasanjo Had Been In Power Today, The Terrorists That Plague Our Land Would Have Been History – FFK
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If Obasanjo Had Been In Power Today, The Terrorists That Plague Our Land Would Have Been History – FFK

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode is of the opinion that if former President ”Olusegun Obasanjo had been in power today, Boko Haram would have been history.’ Sharing his opinion via his Twitter handle, FFK wrote If OBJ had been in power today the terrorists that plague our land would have been history. He was a President that loved his people & that had integrity, courage, power & strength. He would have crushed BH, ISWA & the Fulani militias & despatched them to hell long ago.
Sheikh Abubakar Gumi Asks Buhari To Resign Over Insecurity, Praises Jonathan
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Sheikh Abubakar Gumi Asks Buhari To Resign Over Insecurity, Praises Jonathan

Mycelebityandi reports that famous Islamic leader and scholar, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Gumi has condemned the present state of Insecurity witnessed in the country as a result of Boko Haram. In the video below, he said that Nigeria has witnessed more death as a result of Boko Haram now than during the government of President Goodluck Jonathan. He blamed the current President, Muhammadu Buhari for Boko Haram attacks. He said Buhari's government is not committed to fighting insurgency as it should. The Islamic scholar said the way he asked President Jonathan to resign over Boko Haram insurgency is the same way he is now asking President Buhari to resign, even with immediate effect as insecurity is getting worse. Gumi who could not hide his feelings during the speech felt sorry ...
Outrage As N5.9 Billion Water Project Rots In Jonathan’s Town
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Outrage As N5.9 Billion Water Project Rots In Jonathan’s Town

The inability of the Bayelsa State government to run a water project handed over to it by the Federal Government has led to the wastage of N5.9 billion and lack of potable water in the state, writes MIKE ODIEGWU. There is no potable water in Bayelsa State. While people in the rural areas depend heavily on polluted rivers, rivulets and streams for water, those living in Yenagoa, the state capital, buy water from vendors, mostly northerners, who purchase in gallons from privately-owned boreholes. On September 9, 2016, the Federal Government inaugurated a massive water intervention scheme, the Central Ogbia Regional Water Supply Project in Bayelsa State. The project, which gulped N5.9 billion, was sited at Otuoke, the community of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Ogbia Local...
Nigerians Should Be Thankful That Bombing Has Reduced – Femi Adesina
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Nigerians Should Be Thankful That Bombing Has Reduced – Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says Nigerians ought to be thankful that the spate of attacks by Boko Haram has dropped. He said despite the recent bombings that have claimed scores of lives, the impact of terrorism was still less than what Nigerians faced under former President Goodluck Jonathan. Adesina, who is the most senior spokesman for the President, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), said before the regime came into power, about six bombs were going off in a day. He said this during an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Sunday. The President’s spokesman was asked to explain to Nigerians why his principal had failed to deliver on one of his key promises, which was to defeat Boko Haram. He sai...
Mompha Flaunts New Ride, Trolls Friends Abusing Him For Doing Skit With Broda Shaggi
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Mompha Flaunts New Ride, Trolls Friends Abusing Him For Doing Skit With Broda Shaggi

Popular Nigerian Socialite, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha featured in a skit by popular comedian, Broda Shaggi. The Dubai based big boy, received heavy backlash from Internet user over the comedy skit. In the skit, Mompha had played the role of a wealthy individual that was being accosted by officials of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF). Reacting to criticisms, Mompha stated that he does not understand why people were getting triggered over his feature. He said that the people talking against the skit were nowhere to be found when he was going through a bad time, yet, the same set of people frown against his decision to support Broda Shaggi. Mompha went on to share a skit that featured former president Olusegun Obasanjo. He stated that if the revered leader can...