Atiku Abubakar: The Unrelenting Politician

Born on November 25, 1946, Atiku Abubakar is a retired officer of the Nigerian Customs Service, a politician and business tycoon. The only surviving child of his parents, having lost his sister at infancy, he […]

Leaders extol Jonathan’s virtues at book launch

Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe (left); former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon; Ghana ex-President, John Mahama; his counterparts, Goodluck Jonathan (Nigeria); Boni Yayi (Benin Republic) and Ernest Bai Koroma (Sierra Leone) at the […]

Party primaries: Why INEC is helpless while parties swim in confusion

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Now that party primaries have been concluded and names of candidates submitted and published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in line with the requirement of law, managing the […]

Use only your children as thugs, Obasanjo warns politicians

[FILE PHOTO] Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has taken a swipe at politicians who use other people’s children as thugs while shielding theirs from trouble. The denunciation came amid concerns that parts of the nation […]

Why I forgave, endorsed Atiku for president – Obasanjo

Former vice president Abubakar Atiku, former president Olusegun Obasanjo, PDP national chairman Uche Secondus in Ota, Ogun state Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said his faith as a Christian does not allow him to keep […]

The man Atiku Abubakar

Supporters of former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar hold a poster as they celebrate his winning of the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers […]

Atiku pays tribute to Obasanjo in acceptance speech

Atiku The opposition party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has put the past behind and paid tribute to the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo. Abubakar was Obasanjo running mate in 1999 under the platform of […]

Is There A Need For New Faces?

When Olusegun Obasanjo became Nigeria’s president in 1999, the people celebrated. After years spent under repressive military juntas, democracy was a welcome relief. Obasanjo, a onetime military head of state had gone through the same […]

Defeat Buhari to end carnage in Nigeria

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN Sir: There were allegations of corruption leveled against the military regime led by Generals Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ), Shehu Musa Yar’Adua (the elder brother of Umaru […]

Even the big boys need the local league

Mambilla power plant project abandoned for over 33 years One of the high points of the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo Presidency was the debt forgiveness. After years of negotiation and complex diplomacy, Obasanjo and his economic […]

Dankwambo meets Obasanjo, says Buhari can’t effect desired change

Ibrahim Dankwambo Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday held a three-hour closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State. […]

I will support any candidate capable of solving Nigeria’s problems, says Obasanjo

H.E. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria at #AfreximAM18 Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has pledged to support any presidential candidate capable of leading the country to the ‘promise land’. Obasanjo, who added […]

Between free meals and hunger for learning

A cross section of students during their feeding time Two years after the federal government launched the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL and UJUNWA ATUEYI examine how the project […]

Tracking Obasanjo’s reconciliatory moves in Southwest

Obasanjo •His ‘sins’, grappling with Atiku, advocates of restructuring Former President Olusegun Obasanjo recently caused what many interpreted as a role reversal between him and the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola […]

Middle Belt honours Obasanjo with Father of Modern Nigeria award

Olusegun Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been conferred with The Father of Modern Nigeria award. Chairman, Middle Belt Traditional Council, Ochi Ode Emmanuel, who presented the award to the former President at his residence […]