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Nigeria’s democracy is stable because I quickly retired 93 military officers — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo believes his 1999 decision to retire politically exposed military officers was largely responsible for the current stability of democracy in the country.   Ninety-three military officers who had served as state governors/administrators and ministers were laid off in one fell swoop by Obasanjo, soon after taking office as President in May 1999.   Throwing light on ...

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Sani Yerima introduced Sharia for self-serving, self-preservation reasons – Obasanjo

A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has given an insight into how his handling of the sharia law introduced in some states of the north during his administration averted a disaster for Nigeria. The insight is contained in a book titled “Making Africa Work”, co-authored by the former president with three others. The book, unveiled in Victoria Island, Lagos, on ...

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