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
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
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
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
The House of Representatives has asked the government of the United Kingdom and the court in that country to temper justice with mercy in sentencing Ike Ekweremadu, a Nigerian senator, found guilty in March of “organ trafficking”. The resolution was a sequel to a motion of urgent public importance moved by Toby Okechukwu (PDP, Enugu) on Tuesday during plenary. The Read More
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
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
Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has written to the United Kingdom court that convicted Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, of organ trafficking to balance justice with mercy. In a letter dated April 3, 2023, Obasanjo appealed with the Chief Clerk of the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey in London to step in and guarantee that the UK Read More
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
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
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
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.
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
A video has captured moment former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, led the alumni football team of the Baptist Boys High School Abeokuta in a football match against the teachers of the school.
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, led the alumni football team of the Baptist Boys High School Abeokuta in a football match against the teachers of the school. In a viral video on social media, the team of the former president won the match 3-0.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.