Obasanjo described the powers vested in the hands of a few judges as “totally unacceptable.”
He spoke in an address at a high-level consultation themed: “Rethinking Western Liberal Democracy for Africa.”
Former minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says Nigeria is still in search of national leaders, and its democracy needs serious rethinking in terms of scope and focus.
Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent discourteous behaviour against some of the traditional rulers in Iseyin, Oyo State has drawn an angry tirade from the public. Not unexpectedly, these comments have come as a mix of both the printable and unprintable words. For yours sincerely, the former president’s comments could only be viewed from two main perspectives.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, said he never wanted to be a politician, but only became one by accident.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has dismissed as an impostor the lady who apologised to monarchs for the way he spoke to them in Oyo State, Taiwo Martins.
Dr. Agunloye awarded the Mambilla Power Project as a BOT at no cost to FGN, while the former President Obasanjo started to re-award the project as multiple procurement contracts at humongous costs to FGN and with associated corrupt practices which were uncovered by succeeding Presidents.
Yoruba is a very cultured race, with history and tradition that are well respected across the world.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday charged leaders at all levels to embrace democracy that promoted prosperity, poverty eradication, employment and adequate security for the betterment of Nigeria.
It is with a profound sense of sympathy that I write, on behalf of my family and on my own behalf, to commiserate with the Zulu royal family and the entire good people of South Africa over the painful transition of one of the great sons of Africa, a frontline leader, an activist, an indomitable fighter for the liberation of South Africa from apartheid and oppressive racialism,
Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has lauded Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State for proving his critics wrong by being a dancing but hard-working governor in the governance affairs of the state.
Let’s begin by discussing the Obasanjo’s interview. Obj: “I knew Buhari didn’t understand economics but didn’t know he was so reckless.” The octogenarian retired general and former HoS/President, has been a regular phenomenon in Nigeria’s history both in and out of office, offering comments — even if controversially — on political and economic issues. In this interview with TheCable, he gives his account of the past and present in such a paradoxical and somehow contradictory manner of a self-inflating rhetoric.
Olusegun Obasanjo says he picked the late President Musa Yar’Adua as his successor despite knowing he was ill.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that Nigerian political leaders have disappointed their citizens, Africa, the Black race and the world.
It said Obasanjo had excelled as an international figure and made outstanding contributions toward global peace and development, particularly, in the African sub-region.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) is deeply disappointed that these retired army generals and former heads of state cannot voluntarily forgo their entitlements particularly in Nigeria’s trying period. They are still expecting payment of arrears of salaries when workers have not been paid for months in some states
Prominent Nigerians at the event included former President Olusegun Obasanjo; former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki; the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and serving and former Governors, among others
The statement said Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria; Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana; and Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, former Vice President of Uganda, will gather in Abuja, Nigeria on a two-day official visit
According to the party, the security votes of past governments of former Presidents Heads of State from incumbent President, President Muhammadu Buhari, then as a Head of State; former Military President ibrahim Babangida; General Abdusalami Abubakar; former President Olusegun Obasanjo; and late Umaru Yar’Adua’s Adua must be probed.
L-R: The Vice Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, Prof. Oluyemisi Obilade; the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun; former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo; and TASUED’s Pro- Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi Bamiro,