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25 Jun 2020
Professor Ladipo Akinkugbe, who died on Monday June 15 at 86, led a good life. I don’t know whether life could have played one a better hand than it did Akinkugbe; teacher, author, physician, orator...
2 Apr 2020
It is increasingly embarrassing that leaders at all levels in Nigeria are not yet prepared to face the implications of the COVID-19 that has taken the world by storm.
13 Nov 2019
A Prosecution witness for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Bashir Mohammed, yesterday narrated before a Federal High Court, Lagos, how he delivered $140,000 (N50.4 million) cash to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his residence in Abeokuta.
12 Apr 2019
Only four elected Nigerian leaders have had the opportunity of presenting lists of Ministers after re-election. They are Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, first and only Prime Minister of Nigeria, President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, President Olusegun Obasanjo and now President Muhammadu Buhari, President Umaru Musa Yar’dua died in his first term without completing his term…
2 Apr 2019
In the Guardian of August 14, 2018 I had written an article titled “The Amazons are coming.” In that piece I named five women who had threatened to take President Muhammadu Buhari’s job from him. They were Oluremi Sonaiya, a Professor of Linguitics who had contested for the office in 2015 and flunked. Others were…
22 Jan 2019
Ahead of this year’s general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the commission agrees with former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s views on the polls, saying his letter was well received. Speaking yesterday on Channels TV programme, Lunch Time Politics, Chief Press Secretary to Chairman of INEC, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said, “We all read the…
5 Dec 2018
To effectively tackle poverty in the country, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised the Federal Government to massively invest in the people and channel public resources into basic education, health, employment and security. He also stressed the importance of transparency, accountability and responsible stewardship, among others, in delivering good governance with a view to reducing…
20 Nov 2018
The Odogwu family has announced the death of its patriarch, the Ide Ahaba of Asaba, Dr. Sunny Odogwu, describing him as a loving and most supportive family man who touched the lives of so many people. Odogwu died on November 5, 2018 at the age of 92. According to the family, he was a formidable…
13 Oct 2018
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday alleged that the former President Olusegun Obasanjo was facilitating an entry visa for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to visit the United States (US). APC, in a statement by its Acting national Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, alleged that the moves…
13 Oct 2018
The Director of Strategic Communications, Coalition of Nigeria and a former political adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr. Akin Osuntokun, has said aides of President Muhammadu Buhari, who have been frothing over the reunion of his former boss and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, were correct in the observation that this is an…
6 Aug 2018
Barely twenty-four hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo said he would not support his former deputy, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for next year’s presidential election, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Elder Willy Akinlude, has thrown his weight behind the former Vice President. Akinlude explained that the aspiration of the former…
5 Aug 2018
Former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, on Sunday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo to seek his (Obasanjo) blessings over his presidential ambition in 2019. Bafarawa, who led a delegation of his campaign group to Obasanjo in Abeokuta, told the elder statesman that the visit was to seek his “prayers, advice and support”. Bafarawa…

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