“Don’t blame God; Buhari’s 7yr rule responsible for banditry, terrorism – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over the worsening insecurity in the country, saying his administration is responsible for banditry and terrorism plaguing the country. The former president, who stated this in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, said: “…You talk about security; people ask me about it, and I say I know that we can put all insecurity in Nigeria behind us within a space of two years. That we have not done so, or that we are still in the situation, is a choice that has…

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Insecurity: ‘State Police now a a better option’ – Obasanjo

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has called for State Police, noting that it has become necessary in view of the country’s growing security challenges. The Special Assistant to Obasanjo on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi in a statement quoted the former president as saying this when the leadership of the National Association of Ex-Local Government Chairmen in Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday. According to Obasanjo, the creation of state police would be a better option than community policing, saying State Police should be given a…

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Lai Moh’d counters Obasanjo, says Buhari administration not overwhelmed by insecurity

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the Buhari administration is not overwhelmed by the security challenges of Nigeria. Recall that on Saturday, former President Olusegun Obasanjo had said Nigerians are no longer safe anywhere in the country and that the Buhari-led administration is overwhelmed by insecurity. Speaking yesterday on a television programme, while condoling with the families of the victims of the recent Abuja-Kaduna train attack by bandits. Mohammed said the military and other security personnel are doing their best and have recorded successes in the…

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Osinbajo, Obasanjo meet; both condemn coups in Africa

…Identifies election fraud, political violence as bane of Africa’s growth Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, identified political violence, election fraud as well as military taking over from democratically-elected governments as the bane of the African continent’s growth. Obasanjo, who is the Chair, Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA) Board of Trustees, stated this at the opening session of a 2-day high-level dialogue organised by the group, which is holding at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun State. The meeting, with the theme:‘West Africa: Rising to the challenges…

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‘Nigeria is a country, not a nation’, says Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that Nigeria is a country that is yet to be weaved into a nation. The former Head of State made the remark while speaking at the ‘2021/2022 School Debate Price Presentation’, organised by the Vision Africa Radio Umuahia, in Abia State. According to Obasanjo, Nigeria would not make any headway as a country until she grew into nationhood, saying, ”One of the things we need to achieve is nation-building; we have not built a nation yet. We have a country, but we need to…

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2023: ‘Some presidential aspirants should be in jail’ – Obasanjo

…Says Nigeria will dissipate in no time if current drift is not halted Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday said some presidential aspirants for the forthcoming 2023 general elections should be in jail. The elder statesman stated this while speaking at an international symposium to mark his 85th birthday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The event had as its theme: ‘Africa Narrative with Nigeria Situation’. Obasanjo noted that some politicians that are interested in becoming president should be in jail if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), performs its…

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‘Obasanjo, a study in patriotism, leadership and courage’ – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a study in patriotism, leadership and courage. According to an issued statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari stated this in his congratulatory message to Obasanjo on his 85th birthday. The President said on behalf of the Federal Government and Nigerians in general, he felicitates with the former President on his 85th birthday, joining family, friends and associates in celebrating the joyous occasion. According to the statement, Buhari said he believes the former…

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2023: Obasanjo advocates younger President to stem national insecurity

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lent his voice to the call for a younger Nigerian president in 2023, to marshall a comprehensive and cohesive onslaught on insecurity in the country. Obasanjo stated this at the 2022 Murtala Mohammed Foundation annual lecture, which took place at the Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua Centre, Abuja. Obasanjo said the older generation should concern itself with providing guidance and knowledge to younger national leaders than be in a competitive race with them to make Nigeria better. He emphasised that old age comes with a wealth…

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State of Nation: Nigeria needs more ‘rebels’ to speak truth to power – Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said the Nigerian nation “needs more rebels” to speak the truth to power without minding whose ox is gored. This, according to Obasanjo, is one of the greatest steps towards rebuilding the nation. Obasanjo spoke yesterday, during the unveiling of the autobiography of the Babanla Adinni of Egbaland, Chief Tayo Sowunmi, titled: ‘Footprints Of A Rebel’, to commemorate his 80th birthday in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Speaking at the event, Obasanjo noted that for Nigeria to move forward, it requires those he called “rebels” who would…

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Obasanjo, Ango Abdullahi meet, strategise for 2023 Elections

…”We are on the same page” -Abdullahi The Convener of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Prof. Ango Abdullahi has disclosed that the country needed good tidings from the 2023 elections, hence the need to strategise. Abdullahi made this disclosure after about two hours meeting with former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun on Tuesday. This was contained in a press statement issued by the Special Assistant on Media to the former President, Kehinde Akinyemi yesterday. Accompanied by the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT), Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), Nastura…

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