Presidential Library fullfilment of my vision, mission to collect vital civil war materials – Obasanjo

          By Leke Adeseri, South West Editor & Daud Olatunji …Obasanjo is helping Nigeria secure its future – Osinbajo In what can be described as an endorsement of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s unmatched contributions to Nigeria’s history, Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, yesterday said the former President, through the establishment […]

Obasanjo chides police for lateness, storms out of meeting

‘Loss of values responsible for high crime rate’ Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday afternoon chided the Nigeria Police for keeping him waiting at an event organised by the security agency in Lagos. Obasanjo, who was the special guest of honour at the maiden yearly special training and capacity development organised by the Assistant Inspector-General of […]

I traveled to India to search for my exact age – Obasanjo

Story Time with Baba. By Daud Olatunji ABEOKUTA – Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that loss of values in the society and high rate of criminality and delinquencies amongst the youth forced him to write ‘Tortoise stories’ books . Obasanjo who spoke in Abeokuta at 2017 International Youth Variety Day and Public Presentation […]

1976 Coup: Why I declined taking over after Murtala’s death –Obasanjo

ABEOKUTA—Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said, yesterday, that he was persuaded to take over as Head of State, shortly after General Murtala Ramat Muhammed was killed in the 1976 coup. The then Head of State, Gen Muhammed, along with his aide-de-camp, ADC (Lt. Akinsehinwa), orderly and driver were assassinated on February 13, 1976 while on his […]

Obasanjo’s letter to NASS: We Will Not Be Distracted— Reps

More reactions and  vituperation have  continued to trail former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to the leaderships of the two chambers of the National Assembly where he accused the lawmakers of being neck-deep in corruption. The House, through its spokesman, Abdulrasak Namdas, said that the allegation was probably for the fourth and fifth National Assembly during […]

Ribadu later realised Obasanjo was using him –Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka | credits: File copy Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, said that former President Goodluck Jonathan was becoming authoritarian while in office. Soyinka also said that the pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu admitted to him in the UK that he (Ribadu) realised late that […]

Buhari, Obasanjo meet in Aso Villa

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday evening visited President Muhammadu Buhari inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The two leaders met for a few minutes behind closed-doors inside the official residence of the President. Obasanjo, decked in blue Agbada and a cap to match, arrived at the premises after the day’s work when the President had […]

Jonathan paid people to attack me – Obasanjo

BY MOSHOOD ADEBAYO Barely one week, after he defended his choice of successor in 2007, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has pointedly accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of paying people to attack him. Obasanjo, who  also reflected on the despotic regime of the late maximum ruler, General Sani Abacha,  stated that he would have been killed […]

I chose Yar’Adua because others were corrupt -Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday that he chose the late former President Umaru Yar’ Adua as his successor because the others, who wanted the post, were corrupt. Obasanjo said one of the people who wanted to succeed him in 2007 was “stinkingly corrupt” and that the only way he (Obasanjo) could justify himself […]

Obasanjo secretly repatriated 13,000 women from Italy — Patrick Dele Cole

Speaks on Europe, US and African immigrants dying at sea Dr. Patrick Dele Cole served during the first term of former President Olusegun Obasanjo as Special Adviser on International Relations. In this piece, Cole speaks on the ill of African immigration to Europe. War costs money and, at the end, someone  has to pay. In the 17th, […]

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