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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Olusegun Obasanjo

Nigeria’s rising debt profile is nothing to worry about, says Lai Mohammed

… calls Obasanjo, others scaremongers   There is no cause for alarm over the country’s rising domestic and external debts, says Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Raising his voice several days after former President Olusegun Obasanjo had alerted that ``...

N24.9trn debt: Nigeria may soon become world’s poorest nation, says Obasanjo

…our children, children’s children must be saved from debts After a spell of reticence, a one-time President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, says he is alarmed by Nigeria’s huge debts owing to external borrowings amounting to N24.94 trillion. Obasanjo, a retired Army General,...

In far away Addis Ababa, Obasanjo backs Buhari’s govt over border closure

  Kunle Akinsola   In a rare gesture, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has thrown his weight behind the closure of Nigeria's borders, describing Nigeria’s west coast neighbour, Benin Republic, as notorious. He said Benin’s notoriety was not new as Nigeria had for long...

OPINION/TRIBUTE: At 78, IBB maintains his important beats, but…

By Sufuyan Ojeifo   I had, in the past, written a number of tributes on the occasion of the anniversary of former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB). I penned the last one in 2017 on his 76th birthday titled: “At...

Obasanjo: The making of a fake crusader

     By Olalekan Paul   Obasanjo’s  alarm about a West African Fulanisation, & Islamization agenda is a devious ploy by the ever self- seeking Obasanjo to, return to relevance after he was completely demystified in the 2019 Presidential elections. Obasanjo has always...

Obasanjo dismisses rumours he has fled the country

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo appeared at his Presidential Library, Abeokuta, to deny rumours he had fled to the country hours to the commencement of voting in Nigeria. “If not for anything, I believe I should be here to perform my civic responsibility,...

Obasanjo is a traitor for ceding Bakassi to Cameroon – Oshiomhole

The Chairman of the APC Adams Oshiomhole called former leader Olusegun Obasanjo a traitor for ceding Bakassi to Cameroon. “Nigeria can never forgive him. History will punish him if we are too weak to punish him, he said at the...
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Invest more in issues relating to malnutrition, NEC urges state, local governments

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Man, 37, faces trial in court for noise-making at police station

A 37-year-old businessman, Lawrence Atikekeresola, got more than what he bargained for allegedly making a noise at a police station in Lagos. He is facing...

Lagos boy plunges into death-well to retrieve phone

    Love of prized possession more than one's life consumed a 26-year-old Lagos boy, who took a dive into a "death-well" to retrieve his phone. The...

Faulty Power Lines: TCN to Acquire Helicopters 

  For fault detection on its transmission line network across the country,  the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it plans to acquire a fleet...

‘Nobody likes him’: Hillary Clinton reignites feud with Bernie

  Former U.S First Lady Hillary Clinton said in a forthcoming documentary that nobody likes Bernie Sanders her rival for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. “He was...