You are just an impostor, Obasanjo dismisses ‘wife’ over apology to traditional rulers

September 19, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has disowned ’wife’ Mrs Taiwo Martins who apologised and on his behalf. Mrs Taiwo had issued a statement where she apologised to Yoruba Obas over Obasanjo’s remarks against them. But in a statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the former president, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Monday said, “for the records, Ms. Martins has two children, Read More

Controversy over Obasanjo’s ‘stand up order to Oyo monarchs’

September 17, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday ordered the traditional rulers at the opening of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology College of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources in Iseyin, Oyo State to stand up and honour him. He ordered the monarchs after he was being angry that the monarchs failed to honour him when he mounted the podium to speak. Read More

Obasanjo’s commanding monarch to stand ‘an affront, sacrilege’ – Oluwo

September 16, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Oluwo of Iwoland in Osun state, Oba Abdurosheed Akanbi, has described the action of former President Olusegun Obasanjo commanding traditional rulers to stand as ‘an affront and sacrilege to the stools of Yorubaland. He demanded an apology letter from the ex-president for desecrating the Yoruba traditional institution. Obasanjo was seen in a video circulated on social media telling the Read More

Obasanjo preaches unity to Nigerians

May 26, 2023 Admin III 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed worry over the contrasting behavior of Nigerians when they are in the diaspora compared to when they are within the country. This was disclosed in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, after evening reception held at New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA on Thursday. According to Obasanjo, while Nigerians tend Read More

Obasanjo to commission 23.4km Eket-Etinan Road in Akwa Ibom

May 1, 2023 Uko Etim 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, will today (Tuesday) commission the 23.4km Eket Etinan road, constructed by the Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel. A trip to the Eket-Etinan dual carriageway shows that preparation for the commissioning of the road is in top gear as things are already in place to ensure a successful ceremony. Speaking with newsmen Monday in Eket Read More

Obasanjo bags appointment

April 7, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

Sterling Bank Plc, said it has completed a significant milestone in its ongoing transformation to a financial holdings company with the delisting, transfer, and relisting of all shares to the Sterling Financial Holdings Company on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange. The relisting signifies another major development in the ongoing transition, as unanimously approved by its shareholders. Under the Scheme Read More

Presidential election: Despite Lagos, Abuja upset, Obi trails Tinubu, Atiku

Collation of results from last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections continued Monday with the Labour Party (LP)’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi,  causing an upset in Lagos state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. The result so far released by INEC last night, showed Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu  of the All Progressives Congress (APC) having 4,070,570, the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)’s  candidate, Atiku Read More

2023 Presidential election results: Obasanjo raises alarm

February 28, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abrokuta 0

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has warned on the impending danger from the perceived irregularities on the election results from the presidential poll held on Saturday, saying that there is need for caution and rectification. Obasanjo, who had earlier endorsed the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi said it became imperative for him to write the president on the looming Read More

At last, ex-President, Obasanjo, casts vote, says Nigeria making progress with BVAS

February 25, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

After the initial hiccup on BVAS mixup, former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has finally cast his vote. Obasanjo voted at his polling unit 2, ward 11 situated inside Olushomi compound, Totoro – Sokori in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State Addressing newsmen thereafter, Obasanjo said Nigeria is making progress in its electoral process with the Bimodal Voter’s Accreditation System Read More

Pictures: Obasanjo, Fayemi visit Wike

January 26, 2023 Admin III 0

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo and former Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday, visited the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike. In a viral photo shared on social media, Wike is seen welcoming Obasanjo.

An appraisal of the Buhari’s government 

January 25, 2023 Blueprint 0

In what appeared to be his scorecard as a two-term President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari listed what he called high-impact projects implemented across the country by the administration towards meeting the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians. The areas include agriculture, economy, infrastructure, security, health and anti-corruption, among others. He also Read More

VIDEO: Obasanjo ‘returns to school’

January 17, 2023 Admin III 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday led a road walk for both old and new students of the Baptist Boys High School, in Abeokuta, Ogun state, in commemoration of its centenary anniversary. The Special Assistant to Obasanjo on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, stated that hundreds of residents praised Obasanjo and echoed his name for his prowess, energy, and endurance to embark Read More

Peter Obi: Atiku’s PDP heaps fresh allegation on Obasanjo

January 2, 2023 Admin III 0

Daniel Bwala, the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Presidential Campaign Council set up by Atiku Abubakar, has alleged that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is seeking a third term by proxy. Bwala made this known when he appeared on Politics Today, on Channels Television on Monday in a reaction to Obasanjo’s New Year’s message when he endorsed the Labour Read More

56 days to February presidential elections: Obasanjo backs Obi, tackles Tinubu, Atiku, says Buhari ‘s administration hell on earth 

After months of speculation on his choice for the February 25, 2023 presidential elections, former President Olusegun Obasanjo finally declared the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi as his preferred choice. The position, contained in a letter dated January 1, 2023, came some 56 days to both the Presidential and National Assembly elections. However, the duo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Read More

Fola Olumo tackles Obasanjo over Peter Obi’s endorsement

December 31, 2022 Ade Adabara 0

The Convener of Diaspora Support for Asiwaju, Fola Olumo, has declared that the endorsement of the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, by the former president Olusegun Obasanjo, doesn’t represent the stance of Nigerians. In a statement on Sunday in New Jersey, Fola said, Obasanjo doesn’t speak for Nigerians on the endorsement of the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi. Read More

Video: Significant moment Obasanjo offers Peter Obi seat at public event

October 14, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has voluntary offered his seat to the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, at a dinner reception, in significant manner. The reception was organised to celebrate with personalities from Ogun state who got national awards on Wednesday. The viral video circulating Friday, showed that the Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, was present and Read More

Obasanjo: We need a govt that understands governance

September 26, 2022 Segun Odunewu Lagos 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said Nigeria needs a government that has a proper understanding of governance. Obasanjo said this at a colloquium organised to mark the 113th anniversary of Kings College, Lagos. The former president, who chaired the occasion, said national identity is the foundation of social position, adding that weak social position causes distrust as people are reluctant Read More

Breaking: Obasanjo, Wike, Obi, others meet in London

August 25, 2022 Admin III 0

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday met with the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi; and the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in London According to unconfirmed reports, Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, were also in attendance on Thursday. Read More

2023: I never endorsed Tinubu – Obasanjo

August 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has debunked reports that he endorsed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu, when he visited him in Abeokuta. A statement by the former president special assistant on media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Saturday, stated that the statements coming from those claiming to be supporters of Mr Tinubu were unhelpful. He said the discussion during the Read More

Between Atiku and Obasanjo’s do-or-die political philosophy

August 19, 2022 Gozie Irogboli 0

Atiku Abubakar has proved to be a bugaboo figure not only to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) but also to some reactionary forces plaguing this nation that do not want to change the status quo. There were indications before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primaries of subterranean moves by some individuals within and outside the party to scuttle Read More

Pictures: Again, Obasanjo prostrates before traditional ruler

August 2, 2022 Admin III 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo prostrated to greet the new Olowu of Owu Kingdom in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. The Olowu-elect is Oba Professor Saka Matemilola who has entered mandatory seclusion ahead of his coronation. It is customary for subjects to prostrate before their traditional rulers and religious leaders especially in the southwest region of Nigeria.