Olusegun Obasanjo

Nigeria: 2018 - Joining APC Is Like Leaving Jesus Christ for Satan - Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.<p>Former Senate Deputy Chief Whip between 1999 and 2003, Gbenga Aluko on Sunday accused Governor Ayo Fayose, …

Nigeria

Nigeria's Obasanjo - Politics Not a Matter of Life or Death

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has said at a recent book launch that politics need not be a do-or-die affair, warning politicians to refrain from …

Nigeria

Nigeria:Four Parties Do Battle in Anambra State Governorship Elections

(Photo: Capital FM)Today's election in Anambra will go down as one of the most anticipated governorship elections in the history of Nigeria.Already, …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Politics Not a Matter of Life and Death - Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that politics need not be a do-or-die affair. Obasanjo spoke yesterday in Calabar, Cross River State, …

Nigeria

How Robert Mugabe held on to power for so long

IT WAS the dismissal and flight abroad of Robert Mugabe’s oldest and trustiest lieutenant that finally led to his downfall. Grace Mugabe, the …

Africa

The messy endgame that threatens Zimbabwe

There is a note of inevitable, impending tragedy as the Zimbabwe crisis deepens. An ageing dictator, egged on by a headstrong wife almost half his …

Africa

Nigeria:Extra-Judicial Killings - Two Nigerians Killed in South Africa in 48 Hours

(Photo: This Day)The Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed the vicious killing of two members in that country within 48 hours, barely a …

South Africa

Nigeria: Relief for Snakebite Victims As 5,000 Anti-Venom Vials Arrive Nigeria

Snake used to illustrate the story.<p>After one month of acute shortage of Anti-Snake Venom (ASV), resulting in massive snakebite deaths across Nigeria, …

Africa

Nigeria: Obasanjo Is Boss of Bosses, Ignore Him At Your Peril - Jonathan

Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan.<p>Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo as the "boss …

Nigeria

How vigilantes took over large swathes of local security in Nigeria as police failed

Concerns about safety and security are substantial in Nigeria. Here, crime is high and the police are considered corrupt and inefficient. The structure of law enforcement does not help. Police are run at the federal level despite long-standing calls for state forces. Given that Nigeria has many …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Obasanjo Rents 25-Room Building At N10 Per Annum to Local Govt

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo.<p>A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has rented out his 25-room building in Ibogun village in Ifo local …

Nigeria

Leaving EITI Will Be A Blow To U.S. Leadership And Sustainable Global Energy Effort

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative has little impact on the U.S. domestic oil and gas industry but has been transformative in some parts of the world. So why did the U.S. pull out?<p>Last week, the U.S. government officially withdrew its membership from the Extractive Industries …

Nigeria

Africa:Politicians Steal U.S.$50 Billion Yearly From Africa, Obasanjo Alleges

AbeokutaFormer President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that over $50 billion is being stolen and smuggled from Africa to other countries yearly by …

Africa

Nigerian Senate Calls for Scrapping of Excess Crude Account

Nigerian Senate Calls for Scrapping of Excess Crude AccountThe Senate has called for the abolition of the Excess Crude Account set up in 2004 by …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Senate Calls for Scrapping of Excess Crude Account

Crude oil.<p>The Senate on Tuesday called for the abolition of Excess Crude Account.<p>The Senate also called on the executive to pay the amount above the …

Nigeria

Asia’s violent anti-drug crackdowns are hurting people, not the drug trade

With regional and international heads of state gathering in Manila for the 31st Asean Summit from November 10-14, it seems appropriate to examine …

Nigeria

With such friends Buhari needs no enemies

Dele Sobowale<p>“What does corrupting time not diminish?” Horace, 65-8 BC.<p>Civilian President Buhari, in 2017, the expected dragon-slayer, who developed …

Nigeria

Nigeria:Ex-President Accuses Religious Leaders of Celebrating Criminals

[Daily Trust] Ibadan -Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday accused some religious leaders of anointing criminals who acquired wealth …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Emotions, Joy As Retired Nigerian Biafran Policemen Receive Pension, 47 Years After

Biafra.<p>Decades after the end of the Nigerian Civil war, the events of the war have continued to re-echo in the polity. Not because the war has not …

Africa

Saraki’s daughter weds

The traditional wedding between Halimat Oluwatosin Saraki, daughter of the Senate President Bukola Saraki, and Mr Adeniyi Olatunde Olukoya, took …

Nigeria

A quarter of the world will be African by 2050

Population

Nigeria:Is the Military Strong Only Against the Weak?

[Guardian] On December 12, 2015 in Kaduna State, north central Nigeria, the military allegedly mowed down hundreds of Shiite Muslims who allegedly …

Nigeria

Nigeria:Buhari As Minister of Petroleum Resources

[Guardian] Without a doubt, Section 138 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, bars the President of Nigeria from …

Muhammadu Buhari

News24.com | Zuma, his Nigerian friend, the road and a new statue

Nigerian governor who conferred honours on President Zuma is a narcissist, runs a bankrupt government, forced the state to celebrate his 55th …

South Africa

Nigeria: Shocking - the Shanty, Dumpsite Concealed Within Nigeria's Federal Secretariat

Abandoned structure beside the Federal Secretariat in Abuja<p>Ensconced within the imposing structures of the twin-complex Federal Secretariat, Abuja, …

Nigeria

Nigeria: I'll Never Be Involved in Party Politics Again - Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo.<p>Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday said Nigeria needs a strong ruling party and a strong opposition …

Nigeria

South Africans and Nigerians are baffled by a giant bronze statue of Jacob Zuma in Nigeria

South Africans and Nigerians may not always agree, but the citizens of Africa’s largest economies now share a common confusion over a large bronze statue of president Jacob Zuma, unveiled in Nigeria’s Imo State.<p>In between a state visit to Zambia and a working visit to the Democratic Republic of …

South Africa

The future of farming in Africa is not agriculture but agribusiness

Africa is a farm lover’s dream: abundant uncultivated arable land, roughly over half the global total; tropical climates that permit long growing seasons; a young labor force; and an expanding population that provides a readily available market for produce consumption.<p>Yet, African countries are yet …

Agriculture

Former presidents and prime ministers recommend North American cities ignore drug laws to slow overdose deaths

An international think tank has floated an unconventional but pragmatic idea for how North America might begin to rein in a skyrocketing number of …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Obasanjo to Make Acting Debut in Comedy Skit

[This Day] Nollywood star Samuel Ajibola has unveiled a behind-the-scenes photo from the widely anticipated episode of 'Dele Issues', starring former …

Nigeria