Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo Seeks Dialogue With Boko Haram; Says Sect Has Legitimate Grievances

Obasanjo Seeks Dialogue With Boko Haram; Says Sect Has Legitimate Grievances
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Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has again advocated dialogue with the insurgent group, Boko Haram, saying the group has legitimate grievances despite its brutal five-year campaign that has killed more than 15,000 people, with hundreds of thousands displaced. The former president said Nigeria should not rule out talking to the terrorist group which recently pledged […]

Nigeria: Reflections Of An Observer, By Abba Mahmood

Nigeria: Reflections Of An Observer, By Abba Mahmood
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Forty years ago – on October 1, 1974 – General Yakubu Gowon made his famous broadcast in which he said that handing over the reins of government to civilians on October 1, 1976, which he had earlier promised at the end of the civil war, was “no longer realistic”. By that 1974, he was already […]

Obasanjo Would Have Rescued Our Chibok Girls, Says Senator Ndume

Obasanjo Would Have Rescued Our Chibok Girls, Says Senator Ndume
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Senator Ali Ndume has expressed regret for not championing former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s third term bid, as his government would have facilitated the rescue of the 219 Chibok girls abducted by the Boko Haram sect on April 14, 2014. Ndume, who was speaking during the usual sitting protest of the #BringBackOurGirls group, lamented that the […]

Ebola Outbreak: Obasanjo Blames Liberia over Sawyer

Ebola Outbreak: Obasanjo Blames Liberia over Sawyer
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Saturday, took a swipe at Liberian officials who, according to him, connived with Sawyer, who brought Ebola Virus to Nigeria. Obasanjo spoke while answering questions from guests at an event organised by the publisher of Inside Watch Africa magazine, Oluwaseyi Adegoke-Adeyemo, tagged, ‘An afternoon with Obasanjo’, held at the Olusegun Obasanjo […]

Fayose tells Obasanjo to either Shape up or Ship out

Fayose tells Obasanjo to either Shape up or Ship out
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Ekiti State Governor–elect, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has advised former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former senators in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to either align with the on-going reconciliatory moves in the party or be shown the way out. Fayose noted that “this is the last time I would sound this note of warning to those […]