Tuesday, April 20, 2021


Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo, Gumi seek special court for prosecuting bandits, kidnappers

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Islamic Cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, have called on the Federal Government to establish a special court to prosecute bandits and kidnappers across the country.

Sheikh Gumi meets Obasanjo behind closed doors in Abeokuta

The Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Sunday, met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

2023: Obasanjo’s son seeks support for Yahaya Bello 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s son, Olujunwo Obasanjo has called on Nigerians to support Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi in the governor’s desire to become Nigeria’s president in 2023.

I thank God I went to prison like Obasanjo — Kalu

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, says he is grateful to God for allowing him to go to prison and come...

Obasanjo to be part of Onitsha City Marathon in September – Organisers

The second edition of Onitsha City Marathon, OCM, has been scheduled to hold on September 25 at Onitsha in Anambra, an official said on Monday in Awka.

Buhari salutes ex-President Obasanjo at 84

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the occasion of his 84th birthday. The president’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement...

PTAD pays N954m to police pensioners as gratuity, pension arrears

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, says it paid gratuity and pension arrears to 414 Association of Retired War Affected Police Officers, ARWAPO, amounting to over N954 million.

FEATURE: Challenges of Contributory Pension in Nigeria

The Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, was introduced in 2004 by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration in order to address the problems of late payment of pensions and gratuities to retirees. The CPS established via Pension Reform Act, 2004, covered both the public and private sector workers.

Alleged forgery of oil agreement: Obasanjo’s in-law alleges witch-hunt

John Abebe, a businessman and the brother-in-law of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, told an Ikeja Special Offences Court that his trial for forgery was witch-hunting.

Dangote Refinery can bail Nigeria out of economic recession – IMF

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, the global financial watchdog, is projecting that Nigeria's Dangote Refinery would provide an elixir for the country's economy when it is completed and start production by 2022.

Alleged $2m fraud: Court discharges Atiku’s lawyer

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State has dismissed a $2million money laundering charge against Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, a lawyer to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Obasanjo jets to Ethiopia for mediation

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo is travelling to Ethiopia to try and start negotiations between Ethiopia’s federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, TPLF, the AFP news agency reports.

#EndSARS: Buhari meets T.Y. Danjuma at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met behind closed doors with former Minister of Defence, retired Gen. T. Y. Danjuma, at the State House, Abuja.

[JUST IN] #EndSARS: Buhari in ‘consultative’ meeting with former Nigerian leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a crucial virtual meeting with former Nigerian leaders at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.

#EndSARS: Act now before it is too late, Obasanjo tells Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has broken silence on the ongoing protest against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, and the attendant violence that visited the mass action across the country.

Nigeria, more united than ever before, group tells Obasanjo, Soyinka

A pro-democracy group, Citizens Action for Good Governance, has faulted former President Olusegun Obasanjo as well as the Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka over their claim that Nigeria was fast disintegrating under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Soyinka backs Obasanjo, says Nigeria divided under Buhari

Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has backed former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s claims on how Nigeria is becoming a failed state under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Obasanjo at 83, your democratic finger print on African continent indelible – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has felicitated with former President Olusegun Obasanjo as he attained the age of 83, saying Mr Obasanjo’s democratic finger print on the African continent is indelible.

Northern governors felicitate with Obasanjo at 83

The Northern Governors Forum, NGF, on Wednesday, extended their warm felicitations to Nigeria's former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on his 83rd birthday which is coming up on Thursday, March, 5.

Punch newspaper and its sinister motives against Buhari, by Garba Shehu

The reported new editorial policy of the Punch Newspapers to address President Muhammadu Buhari as Major General in his official title and refer to...

Kogi West: Conduct elections in all affected polling units or forget about it, Melaye tells INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for the Kogi West senatorial rerun election, Senator Dino Melaye, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, not to exclude any polling centre affected by violence and disruption in the November 16 rerun, from the rescheduled supplementary rerun slated for Saturday, November 30.

Atiku’s son-in-law gave Obasanjo $140,000 before 2019 elections ― Witness

A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Bashir Mohammed has told the Federal High Court in Lagos that Abdullahi Babalele, a son-in-law of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, allegedly gave former President Olusegun Obasanjo the naira equivalent of $140,000 in a build-up to the last general election.

Emir Sanusi’s Lamentation!, by Abiodun Komolafe

The 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, recently told a moving story of how a mother watched her sick child die while waiting to...

Atiku attacks EFCC, says anti-graft agency now enforcement arm of APC

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC traced N50million to the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library belonging to his son-in-law, Babalele Abdullahi.

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