Obasanjo’s “Penkele” Mess

By Oji Odu Nigerians have not slept following the comments by former President Olusegun Aremu Okoikiola Obasanjo on the insurgent Boko Haram and the actions of government to curb its activities and agenda which he described as a threat not only to the West African sub region, but Africa as a whole. Why this sleeplessness? Why is government on the offensive over the comment? Why are the two main religions at each others’ throat because of the comment? Is there truth in the matter, or is it because of where…

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Akinrinade Slams Obasanjo, Says He Belongs To The Dustbin In History

By Akinwale Kasali Former Chief-of-Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade, has lambasted former president Olusegun Obasanjo, saying that he belongs to the dustbin of history, urging Nigerians not to take him serious, because he is irrelevant to the development of the nation. The ex-general also urged the media to stop giving Obasanjo publicity as he lacks credibility. He said, “The Nigerian media appear to have forgotten they are indeed the fourth estate of the realm. They are gatekeepers. They owe Nigeria the responsibility of keeping this irritable man where he…

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Obasanjo, Again, Rejects Buhari

By Oji Odu Why do Some Nigerians rage and imagine and say so many things, sometimes vain, against former President Olusegun Obasanjo, whenever he says his mind on national issues or criticizes the government in power? Does he, like every other Nigerian not have the right to speech and constructive criticisms? Why is the government in power always jittery whenever Obasanjo speaks? Does that mean that the former President is not really a spent selfish force as some claim? Are his words prophetic, such that quake the wits out of…

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Obasanjo, Buhari In Warm Embrace At Council Of State Meeting

By Akinwale Kasali President Muhammadu Buhari and Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has put their differences behind as both former military head of states were in each others hands at the Council of State Meeting that began today in Abuja, Nigeria. Obasanjo over the weekend publicly criticised Buhari for his high-handedness, describing as another ‘Sani Abacha’ in the making, citing his policies and actions. Abacha, the late military dictator was known to have abused the rule of law, desecrated traditional stools, victimized, maimed and killed Nigerians who were against his policies…

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2019 Polls: Femi Adeshina Talks Tough

By Akinwale Kasali Shortly after the meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Thursday gave an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 presidential election notwithstanding any gang up against him. The former Editor of Sun Newspaper, is optimistic that any gang up against his principal will surely hit the rock, as president Buhari will retain the seat of power come 2019.…

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