Tag: Obasanjo

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RoqeebahJanuary 8, 2017

“Daddy G.O. remains the Spiritual Leader…” and more | See our top 10 quotes from the past week

Accusations, clarifications, rebuttals and Bobrisky’s public proposal and his epic response are a few things to remember this past week ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 24, 2016

Demola Olarewaju: The life of the great fixer, Tony Anenih

by Demola Olarewaju When in July 2016 I met Chief Tony Anenih briefly at his residence in Abuja, I expressed ...

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RoqeebahDecember 23, 2016

[The Presidential Blog] The President didn’t reunite with Obasanjo afterall

Yesterday should have been the first time President Buhari and his ex-buddy and former President Olusegun Obasanjo after their sudden ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 23, 2016

Opinion: Time to scrap the EFCC

by Jideofor Adibe This piece was motivated by two interrelated developments: the first is the furore caused by several corruption ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 22, 2016

Opinion: Open letter to Goodluck Jonathan

by Kayode Badmus Dear Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, I just read in the news about you revealing you are under ...

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RoqeebahDecember 18, 2016

[The Presidential Blog] Buhari and Obasanjo set to meet again

On the 22nd of December, President Muhammadu Buhari will declare open the South-East Economic and Security Summit (SEESS), a new initiative ...

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RoqeebahNovember 27, 2016

“A real man does not ask for nudes” | Our top 10 quotes reflect the mood of the nation

There hasn’t been any one week where almost everything said by our public figures managed to capture the mood of ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 26, 2016

The Thread: CBN, are you doing Black Friday sales on dollars? | Our top 10 tweets of the week

Twitter is a gold mine of hilarity, brilliance, knowledge, social and political issues, so we thought it would be selfish to keep ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 2, 2016

Opinion: Mimiko | caught off guard

by Anthony Ademiluyi In 2003, the wily former President Olusegun Obasanjo was tired of being reminded by the hawks in ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 1, 2016

Annkio Briggs: Setting the agenda for the meeting between Niger Delta leaders and President Buhari (Pt.1)

by Annkio Briggs The oil-rich delta region of southern Nigeria – called Niger Delta – is larger than 70,000 square kilometers ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 30, 2016

Chidi Anselm Odinkalu: History Lessons on Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way

by Chidi Anselm Odinkalu Since the co-ordinated and forceful encounters between the State Security Services (SSS) and the judiciary on October ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 29, 2016

Opinion: Why should we borrow our future?

by Owolabi Afeez Ashola Recently, the Federal Government sent a letter to the National Assembly  for matters classified as urgent ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 29, 2016

Opinion: Niger Delta Development and the fierce urgency of now

by John Effiong In Charles Dickens seminal novel, A tale of two cities, which was first published in 1859, the ...

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RoqeebahOctober 26, 2016

Reintroduction of toll roads in Nigeria: Let’s think through this wickedness

Yesterday, the Nigerian Senate passed a motion for the reintroduction of toll roads. It was moved by a Senator Suleiman ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 17, 2016

Opinion: Re: Nigerian economy since 1999- myths, lies and data

by Uzoma Ngozi When will Nigeria come out recession? Who will deliver Nigeria? But for Nigeria to come out of ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 15, 2016

Femi Fani-Kayode: Reuben Abati’s ‘spiritual side of the villa’ and Buhari’s ‘kitchen wife’

by Femi Fani-Kayode I read Reuben Abati’s excellent write-up titled “The Spiritual Side Of Aso Villa” and I concur with ...

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YWriterOctober 14, 2016

The Media Blog: Orji Kalu has two media houses – but he still smells like a loser

You know the other day, we were just thinking about it – politicians in Nigeria buy media platforms in order ...

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YWriterOctober 10, 2016

The Media Blog: Punch just took it to Buhari – and we’re bloody proud of them

Punch has been a thorn in the flesh of Presidents since Olusegun Obasanjo – their irritation crystallising with Goodluck Jonathan. ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 9, 2016

Reuben Abati: The Buhari legacy

by Reuben Abati President Muhammadu Buhari’s strategists, if they are at work at all, are chasing ants and ignoring the ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 8, 2016

Opinion: Still on Lauretta Onochie’s ‘Deji Adeyanju – a product of pomp and…’ what?

by Jude Ndukwe I usually do not read the output of what I consider any writer’s figment of imagination rather ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 7, 2016

Femi Fani-Kayode: John Paden’s book on President Muhammadu Buhari and his dirty little lies

by Femi Fani-Kayode Professor John Paden, President Muhammadu Buhari’s official biographer, is a man that is very comfortable with distorting ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 5, 2016

Opinion: Why are Nigerians begging Okonjo-Iweala to help Buhari?

by Bade Adebolu It is no longer news that we are in a recession. Nigerians are groaning under the weight ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 4, 2016

Opinion: Did we make a mistake in the quest for change?

by Blessing Iyamadiken We were fed up with the last administration, and all we wanted was someone different, a breath ...

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RoqeebahOctober 1, 2016

Dangote, Emefiele and 5 other people to blame if Nigeria actually goes broke

Remember how they want Nigeria to sell her assets? It started on September 17th with billionaire, Aliko Dangote saying it ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 27, 2016

Victor Asemota: The rich man   (Part 1)

An unintended tribute to Olorogun Michael Ibru.   Shaq is rich; the white man that signs his check is wealthy. ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 19, 2016

The YNaija Tracklist: Buhari spent N20m on ear infection | Security operatives raid Ogoni Community | Game of Thrones shines at the Emmys

From the papers this morning – a Tracklist Here’s how much Buhari spent on the treatment of his ear infection ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 18, 2016

Opinion: Sir, the boys on the streets are not smiling | Open letter to Mr. President

by Balogun Oluwalonimi Mayowa Sir, I am writing based on the present issue affecting our dear nation, Nigeria. As a ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 8, 2016

Opinion: Obasanjo’s 3rd term agenda and the future of Nigeria

by Kolade Gbolagade One thing about history is that it is written and re-written. It is a teacher to students ...

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RoqeebahSeptember 5, 2016

How OBJ unofficially launched Buhari’s re-election bid

The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo is hellbent on staying in the political scene. He’s made it a point ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 5, 2016

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top five news stories to monitor today 1. Obasanjo denies advising Buhari not to contest 2019 election ...

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