Osun 2018: Tinubu, Obasanjo Battle for supremacy

By Uche Mbah An epic battle is now set between the Ebora of Owu, Olusegun Obasanjo; the All Progressives Congress, APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  leadership. Come September 22, 2018, Osun people will be electing a new Governor. Chances are that the main contenders within the party are Ishiaka Gboyega Oyetola, Tinubu’s Cousin and the APC candidate; Ademola Adeleke, a Senator standing for PDP, and Fatai Akinade Akinbade, former PDP Osun state Party Chairman contesting under African Democratic Party, ADC. ADC wa the…

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2019: Obasanjo’s Rising Profile in the South-west Unnerves Presidency

By Uche Mbah Former president Obasanjo has in recent times been making inroads into the south west geopolitical zone in his bid to unseat the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, in 2019. His coalition has been working behind the scene in his bid to bring over thirty political parties together in a mega force. It is understood by many that various platforms are being utilized for the coalition to come to agreements over the political relevance of each group. Surprisingly, the former president is prepared to bend over backwards, even to…

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How Retired Generals are Battling Against Buhari’s Second Coming

By Uche Mbah The Presidential ambition of Buhari, geared towards his second term is fast turning into a do or die affair between him and the four musketeers bent on seeing his back out of Aso Rock come 2019. The four retired generals are his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo, former Chief of Army staff, Theophilus Danjuma, his former Junior officer who overthrew him, Ibrahim Babangida and Babangida’s Boy and beneficiary of the death of Sanni Abacha, Abdulsalami Abubakar. It appears that the generals have gone back to the trenches to…

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2019: Grand Coalition to Oust Buhari

  By Uche Mbah History has been repeating itself since President Buhari took over at the inception of the current All Progressives Congress, APC government. The political gladiators has remained the same, and the parties are simply the vehicles the political class use for their subjugation of the populace. “There is no political parties in Nigeria, rather we have the political class”, a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain was overheard last week telling a colleague. They only look for avenues to realise their ambitions. “That is why cross carpeting has become…

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2019: More International Pressures May Mount on President Buhari to Jettison Ambition

Olusegun Obasanjo, farmer and former president, has been at the forefront of the Buhari Must Go campaign, though he was one of those that supported his election bid in 2015. His current position has resulted in what analysts have described as Buhari breaking protocol to directly attack a former head of state and a retired General, a position that is uncommon due to the so called espirit-de-corps that exist between retired officers. Recently, where receiving his supporters at Aso Rock, Buhari obliquely referred to Obasanjo’s power project when he was…

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Emerging Mega Party Seals Buhari’s Fate

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The African Democratic Congress, ADC as a party will after all not enjoy the fruit of endorsement by Nigeria’s former leader, Olusegun Obasanjo in the mould of massive movement to its fold by disechanted politicians from other parties, particularly APC and PDP. Far from being the new “beautiful bride” in the country’s party politics following its adoption by former President Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), it has emerged that ADC, one of Nigeria’s fringe political parties will merely serve as a negotiating tool for the Obasanjo’s…

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Obasanjo Lambasts Buhari

By Akinwale Kasali Prior to the 2015 Presidential Election, former president Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo threw his weight behind the All Progressives Congress candidate, Muhammadu Buhari. He openly supported his candidature and endorsed him as the incoming president of the nation. Three years down the line, Obasanjo has changed his rhythm, condemning the Buhari administration, describing it as a failure. Obasanjo went further to discredit the ambition of Buhari seeking a second term in office, saying that even morons would not describe the mediocre performance of President Buhari as superlative. In…

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2019: Intense lobby for Buhari second term begins

Intensive lobbying is said to be going on in Nigeria in connection with Buhari’s second term agenda, raising fears that those that raised opposition against his contesting may have capitulated on their position. Three former presidents and a retired Chief of staff gave a scatting verdict against the second term bid. Olusegun  Obasanjo wrote a verdict on the second term, advising Buhari not to run. Ibrahim Babangida insisted he must relinquish power to the younger generation while Theophilus Danjuma asked natives to protect themselves because the army is not to…

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Race for 2019: Obasanjo intensifies efforts to oust Buhari

Sequel to meetings he has had with many stakeholders at Protea Hotel, Lagos, former president Olusegun Obasanjo is stepping up his game of ousting the current president Mohammadu Buhari in 2019. He is currently scheduled to meet the Yoruba elder statesman, Olu Falae, who he once contested against for the presidency. In recent times, Falae has been a victim of kidnap by Fulani herdsmen, who has been unrelenting in his attack on his farm. Once, they were alleged to have burnt his farm. Obasanjo has met with the former Kano…

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Ekweremadu recognise through Professorial Chair amidst allegations of corruption

News of Professor Ekweremadu’s elevation has rattled the National space recently, coming at a time that the All Progressives Congress, APC, government was bent on dragging his towering image to the gutters with allegations of houses owned by the Deputy Senate President in choice places of Dubai, United Kingdom and the United states of America. This has been following rumors, as yet unconfirmed, of his political foray into the presidential ticket via Vice presidency to Abubakar Bukola Saraki, under the platform of a yet to be identified party. Predictably, the…

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