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I Will Never Support Atiku For President – Obasanjo

I Will Never Support Atiku For President – Obasanjo

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Atiku goes for Obasanjo’s handshake at an event in Abuja. Even before he gets a possible PDP nomination for 2019 presidential race, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s bid has already hit some heavy bumps and storms. His former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo said Atiku should never count on him to support his latest bid to actualise his life-long ambition of being elected the president of Nigeria. In an interview with Premium Times, Obasanjo swore he will never support Atiku and the doctor of theology also invoked God to buttress his position: “How can I be on the same side with Atiku?” Mr Obasanjo asked. “To do what?” “If I support Atiku for anything, God will not forgive me. If I do not know, yes. But once I know, Atiku can never enjoy my support,” he added. Obasanjo’s ...
How I Saved Nigeria From Incessant Military Coup – Obasanjo

How I Saved Nigeria From Incessant Military Coup – Obasanjo

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Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has given a graphic details of how his decision to suddenly retire 93 officers saved the country of incessant Coup by the Nigeria Army. According to him, he ensured that the Nigeria Army was rid of officers capable of staging coup d’état, emphasising that the action is responsible for the survival of the Fourth Republic. He also said that even though the measure was not ideal, it was the only option at that time that was capable of making the military a truly professional institution, Vanguard has reported. Obasanjo, who said this in a book he co-authored with three other people entitled: Making Africa Work, explained that he specifically retired officers, who had either participated in coups or enjoyed the benefits of coups. ...
SERAP’s Report Indicts Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan Govt’s, Claims Trio  ‘Robbed’ Nigeria Of N11trn Meant To Supply Electricity

SERAP’s Report Indicts Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan Govt’s, Claims Trio  ‘Robbed’ Nigeria Of N11trn Meant To Supply Electricity

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  A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has indicted successive governments in Nigeria, starting from  the administrations of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan of allegedly robbing Nigeria of N11 trillion meant for the provision of regular electricity supply in the country. The report which was launched in Lagos on Wednesday, stated that the alleged corrupt practices in the trio administration was responsible for gross failure of electricity suppliers to make light available to Nigerians who unfortunately pay the price for corruption in the electricity sector–staying in darkness, but still made to pay crazy electricity bills.” According to the report, the squandered amount represents public funds...
Obasanjo Makes Startling Revelations Of How Abacha Killed Yar’Adua, Planned His, Abiola’s Death

Obasanjo Makes Startling Revelations Of How Abacha Killed Yar’Adua, Planned His, Abiola’s Death

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Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday gave a graphic details of late dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha wanted him, the late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and the June 12 hero, the late Moshood Abiola, dead while in prison. Obasanjo spoke at a dinner programme organised by an inter-denominational Christian organisation, Christ The Redeemer’s Friends International of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Province 39 Chapter. Punch newspaper reports that the former president alleged that Yar’Adua was poisoned by Abacha’s killer squad, adding that he was to be next victim, but that he was saved by God’s divine grace. Obasanjo said, “Two people had earlier told me Abacha promised that three of us would not come out of prison or detention alive; myself. Shehu Yar Adua...
Nigeria: What We Need Is Change Of Mindset, Not Restructuring, Obasanjo Insists

Nigeria: What We Need Is Change Of Mindset, Not Restructuring, Obasanjo Insists

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Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday insisted that what Nigeria as a country need now is change of mindset by her people and not restructuring which many are currently clamouring for. The former president spoke at the palace of Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikewoli, and Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Emmanuel Sideso, Abe 1 after the inspection of facilities at the Lee Engineering and Construction Company Limited in Ekpan, Delta State. Speaking separately at the Palace of the traditional rulers, Chief Obasanjo said that there was nothing wrong with a united Nigeria, insisting that the wrong perception of Nigerians about Nigeria as a country was the problem of the country. The former president who disagreed with the pro-separatist agitator...
DELTA 2019: TAKE A PEEK AT OFEHE

DELTA 2019: TAKE A PEEK AT OFEHE

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Comrade Sunny Ofehe has recently entered  the public eye in the oil-rich Delta State. Google his name. Go to Twitter or Facebook you would see volumes of things on him lately. The man has been fierce in his campaign. Over the years, he had become increasingly concerned about the downtrodden people of the Niger Delta region and when you talk about the intellectual part of the Niger Delta struggle, he is a touch campaigner. The Niger Delta question has been a subject of debate at the European Union Parliament, credit to him who made it possible for Shell to be summoned the first time to explain their role in the region. Ofehe, a human and environmental rights activist has carved a niche for himself as a humanist. He has a Pan-Niger Delta vision which he has been ...