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At 80, Obasanjo Breaks His Own Rule, Hosts Grand Birthday Celebration at Eko Hotel


As the sea anemone attaches itself to the sturdiest boulder in the Atlantic, so does the random socialite, political lobbyist, power broker or social butterfly attach himself or herself to the most powerful social and political titan. Little wonder, friends, family and political associates trooped to the Eko Hotel and Suites, to celebrate former President Olusegun Obasanjo as he clocked …

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Obasanjo blames President Zuma for xenophobic attacks


Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has condemned the xenophobic attacks against immigrants in South Africa, blaming the leadership of President Jacob Zuma for not acting. Obasanjo condemned the attacks and intimidation of Nigerians living in that country. He spoke on Wednesday in Abeokuta when he received the leadership of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, (NIPSS) Kuru, who paid …

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Obasanjo Is The Most Corrupt Office Holder Ever – House Of Reps


“The House of Representatives is neither a den of corruption nor a gang of armed robbers.” The House of Representatives made this rebuttal clear yesterday following claims by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that its dealings were steeped in unscrupulousness. It said the former leader lacked the moral right to question its integrity, concluding no office holder was ever as corrupt …

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OBJ is the grand-father of corruption in Nigeria – Reps


The House of Representatives on Thursday stated that a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, is the grandfather of corruption in the country, accusing him of introducing corruption to the National Assembly on its first working day in 1999. The former President had while delivering a lecture at the first Akintola Williams Annual Lecture in Lagos on Wednesday had said the “National …

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Obasanjo has no shame, he is the cause of corruption in Nigeria – Fayose


  The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has blamed the current spate of corruption in Nigeria on former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. The fiery governor who used to be in close affinity with the former President but strained relationship after accusing the elder statesman of attempting to impeach him in 2006, described Obasanjo as a laughing stock. In an interview with …

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I never warned Buhari against seeking re-election in 2019 – Obasanjo


Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has distanced himself from reports claiming that he warned President Muhammadu Buhari against seeking re-election in 2019. A report credited to the former Chief Press Secretary to Obasanjo, Alex Nwokedi, on Saturday, had said the former President warned Buhari against seeking a second term.   But reacting to the report, the former President in a …

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A serious message to Buhari from Obasanjo’s ex aid


Former adviser to ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo on food security, Professor Ango Abdullahi has told President Muhammadu Buhari to stop fighting terrorist sect, Boko Haram if he can’t also battle with militant group, Niger Delta Avengers. Abdullahi made the comments on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, during a book launch in Abuja. “If we find truly that we cannot peacefully develop this …

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He is the most corrupt Nigerian leader ever – Ghali Na’aba


Former Speaker of the House Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’aba, has said that former President, Olusegun Obasanjo remains the most corrupt Nigerian leader. He added that Obasanjo had no moral right to criticize anyone assumed to be corrupt. The former speaker said the former president lacked the moral integrity to describe the National Assembly members corrupt individuals.   “I don’t think …

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Associating me with PDP is like believing your mother is not a woman – Obasanjo


  Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo Saturday, reacted angrily to media reports suggesting that he attended an event convened by his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja. The former President, who maintained that he was at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre as guest of Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the Senate Committee Chairman on Agriculture, when some PDP leaders stormed …

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I rejected Obasanjo’s N50million bribe 10 years ago – Senator Na’Allah


  The Senate Deputy Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah (APC Kebbi South), has taken former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to the cleaners. The Senator revealed on Tuesday how he rejected Obasanjo’s N50million bribe ten years ago.   He spoke at the backdrop of Obasanjo’s repeated allegations that federal lawmakers were ‎corrupt.   Obasanjo had on Monday in Abuja in the …

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Buhari, Obasanjo in closed-door meeting at Presidential Villa


Report reaching BTPPOLITICSTODAY says President Muhammadu Buhari and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo are currently meeting behind closed doors. The former President who arrived the Presidential villa, Abuja at about 12.54pm was driven to the forecourt of the President’s office in a black Sports Utility Vehicle marked ABJ 425 PY. Obasanjo who was decked in blue Agbada was accompanied by one …

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