Obasanjo

I Was Not Involved in any Plane Crash – Obasanjo Shocks Nigerians

– Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied being involved in plan crash as earlier reported. – The former president had earlier been reported as having escaped a plane crash at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Wednesday, May 29, as 393 passengers. – However, Obasanjo confirmed to BBC Pidgin service that he was in Ogun state and could not have been involved in any accident. Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has denied being involved in a near plane crash with other prominent Nigerians in the Ethiopian airline passenger aircraft, Boeing 777-300. Passengers were said to have also included the director general of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and [Read]

BREAKING: Obasanjo, 393 Others Escape Plane Crash

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo escaped what could have ended as a plane crash in Lagos on Wednesday. According to NAN, the ex-president was among the 393 passengers who were on board an aircraft that found it difficult to land at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The passenger aircraft, ET-901, had departed the Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, at 9:10am, Ethiopian time, 7 am Nigerian time. A NAN correspondent, who was among the passengers, said the almost 5-hour flight from the Ethiopian capital to Lagos had been smooth until the pilot attempted to land at the Murtala Muhammed International airport. Rather than landing on the first touch line of the [Read]

Settle Your Problem At Home, Don’t bring it to AU, Obasanjo tells Nigeria

A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said on Monday that the African Free Continental Trade Area Agreement will not be hindered by Nigeria’s reluctance to sign up to the process. Obasanjo made the remark in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the opening session of the Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Continental Trade and Strengthening the Implementation of the AfCTA . The dialogue was organised by the African Union Commission and the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa . The former President was reacting to concerns raised by one of the discussants at the event , on the need for stakeholders to look into the implications of AfCTA without Nigeria, the continent’s biggest [Read]

Obasanjo congratulates Senator Adeleke, speaks on Atiku’s petition

John Izabi,  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has  congratulated Senator Ademola Adeleke following his declaration as the winner of the Osun governorship election by an election petition tribunal. Obasanjo thanked the tribunal for taking deciding to nullify what he described as an illegality. He commended Adeleke for seeking redress in court, adding that it is the right step to take. In a related development, the former President has also described those asking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar not to contest the result of the February 23, 2019 presidential election as enemies of Nigeria. Atiku rejected the 2019 presidential election result as announced by the Independent National Electoral [Read]

I am not receiving any salary from NOUN, My Service is Pro bono, says Obasanjo

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has debunked claims contained in a recent newspaper publication that he receives N40,000 as monthly salary from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).  The former president cleared the air about this speculation in a recent release entitled “My Service at NOUN is Pro bono” and made available to newsmen by his Personal Assistant on Media, Mr Kehinde Akinyemi. According to the release, Chief Obasanjo explained that his appointment as an Instructional/Tutorial Facilitator and Project Supervisor in the Faculty of Arts at the Abeokuta Study Centre with was received with “pleasure and duty to give back to others out [Read]

Don’t Pocket Oyo Govt Like APC did, Obasanjo Advises Makinde [READ MORE]

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday advised the Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, not to run a Democratic system that would put the government of the state in his pocket. Obasanjo said Makinde has the onerous task of striving to transform the capital of former old Western Region, urging the people to keep supporting him to succeed when eventually sworn-in. The elder statesman gave the advice when he received the Governor-elect, his Deputy, Akeem Ademola, Oyo state chairman of PDP, Kunmi Mustapha, Bose Adelabu, Lagos state PDP chairman, Dominic Agboola among others at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state. The ex-Head of States described such government that serves [Read]

Obasanjo Denies Leaving Nigeria Ahead of General Elections [READ MORE]

Former President, Oluwasegun Obasanjo, has dismissed as untrue a rumour that he has fled the country in order not to participate in casting his vote during the presidential and National Assembly election as well as its possible outcome. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Obasanjo, who was reacting to a social media story, written by one Gbenga Lawal on his Facebook page, at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, on Friday, rhetorically asked, “why should I travel out of the country before the elections. “If not for anything, I believe I should be here to perform my civic responsibility tomorrow, Saturday, and March 2, which is to vote according to the [Read]

SHOCKING! See 25 Things Obasanjo Said About Buhari, Osinbajo, INEC, as He Accuses President of Plans to Rig 2019 Polls [READ MORE]

  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday January 20, 2019 while addressing press men at his presidential library in Abeokuta accused President Muhammadu Buhari of acting like a tyrant when he accused him of behaaving like former military ruler, Sani Abacha. The former president also openly accused Buhari of plans to connive with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the forthcoming 2019 presidential election in his favour so as to remain in power at all cost. He equally listed alot of things about the current Buhari administration, his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, INEC and a host of other crucial things that border on national affairs as well as [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari Planning to rig Presidential Election, Behaving Like Military Dictator, Sani Abacha – Obasanjo

  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing him of plotting to rig the general elections. Mr Buhari is seeking re-election on the platform of his party, APC. The presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on February 16. In an open letter titled “Point for Concern and Action” which he distributed to journalists at a press conference held at his house at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Mr Obasanjo also alleged that the president was acting like a former military dictator, Sani Abacha. “Buhari has succeeded in deceiving us the first time and we will be fools to allow ourselves to be deceived the [Read]

APC Has No Plans For Igbo Presidency – Obasanjo [READ MORE]

  A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday asked the Igbo to be wary of promises from the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2019 general elections . Obasanjo who spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting at Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State said the APC had no plans to hand over the presidency of the country to the Igbo. He urged the Igbo to take their destiny in their hands by getting united in the 2019 general elections and make a mark. He said, “I urged you the Igbo not to allow anybody to relegate you to the background because you occupy a place of preeminence [Read]

2019: Atiku Will Not Disappoint Nigerians, says Obasanjo – READ MORE

  Former Vice President and the Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has got another praise from his boss, ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo. This was when he was been formally turbaned as the 7th Waziri of Adamawa Emirate. The position of Waziri makes the former Vice President next to the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo, in the hierarchy in the emirate. Speaking at the occasion, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, commended upgrading of Atiku from Turaki to Waziri, adding that Atiku would “surely not disappoint” the emirate. “I assure you that he will carry out his tasks with dignity, respect, honour and you will be proud of him,” Obasanjo [Read]

Oshiomhole, Akpabio Make surprise Appearance at GEJ’s book launch, As Obasanjo Arrives to a ‘Noisy’ welcome

  The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshomhole, has made a surprise appearance at the venue of Goodluck Jonathan’s book presentation. He arrived at the same time with a former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio. Akpabio recently left Peoples Democratic Party for the APC.     Their arrival at the venue also disrupted events. Oshiomhole ensured that he took photographs with the National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has arrived the venue of the book presentation earlier. He arrived the venue at about 1.54pm to a “noisy welcome.”   His arrival disrupted the event for about five minutes as he went [Read]

OGUN 2019: Obasanjo backs Ogun West Agenda, tips GNI as Next Gov – READ MORE

  Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, endorsed the Ogun State governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Prince Gboyega Isiaka, as the next governor of the state. Obasanjo, who described Isiaka as a good, credible and worthy candidate, stated that he believed in him to succeed incumbent governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in 2019. He also canvassed support for the aspiration of Ogun West Senatorial District, comprising Yewa- Awori people, to produce the state governor for the first time. He spoke when the state’s ADC leadership formally presented Isiaka and his running mate, Mrs. Olabisi Okeowo-Bolade, to him at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Li-brary (OOPL), Abeokuta. The party Chairman, [Read]

EXCLUSIVE: Obasanjo woos Amosun to support ADC candidate GNI as Next Ogun Gov – READ MORE

– APC remain adamant on Akinlade By John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Indications emerge earlier today Friday October 26, 2018 that former president Olusegun Obasanjo may have begun strong efforts to woo outgoing governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to support African Democratic Congress, ADC Gubernatorial Candidate in the forthcoming 2019 Polls, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka as the state’s next governor, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report. This is coming days after the governor in company of two revered monarchs of the state as well as other APC party chieftains had visited President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock on a visit perceived to be one of the governor’s last minute [Read]

Jonathan Invites Buhari, Obasanjo, Atiku To Book Launch – READ MORE

  BAYELSA – Former President Goodluck Jonathan has invited President Muhammadu Buhari, former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to the launch of his new book entitled: ‘My Transition Hours’. The event is billed to take place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on November 20. Details from the invitations letters being sent to guests by the book presentation committee, indicated that Buhari, Obasanjo and Atiku are among the dignitaries expected to grace the ceremony. President Buhari will be the special guest of honour; Obasanjo will chair the event, while Atiku has also been invited by Jonathan as a special [Read]