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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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Obasanjo and Gowon should come clean in their old age, initiate restructuring back to the regions – ECA

The Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA) has replied former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his statement that Nigerians should stop the agitation for Biafra as it would lead to a coup d’état.‎   Obasanjo, while at the International Conference Centre, Abuja during the launch of the biography of late Brigadier Zakariya Maimalari on Tuesday, said Nigerians must do everything possible to stop ...

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NASS won’t restructure Nigeria in a way detrimental to the money they earn  – Afe Babalola

Legal luminary and elder statesman, Aare Afe Babalola, has called on the Federal Government to restructure Nigeria before the next election.   The restructuring, according to Babalola, is important because of the agitation in the country.   Speaking with Punch, the scholar said, “People are agitating for the restructuring of this country. I have been an unrepentant supporter and crusader ...

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PDP is sunk and gone after Ahmadu Ali and I left it and Nigeria would not die like it– Former President Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, died after he and the party’s former National Chairman, Ahmadu Ali, left it. He stated this in Abeokuta at a symposium titled ‘Purpose and Utilitarian Values of Presidential Libraries’, held as part of the programme for his 80th birthday celebration. Mr. Obasanjo, who was the former Chairman of ...

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Herdsmen and farmers conflict is the responsibility of local governments – Obasanjo

…It is not Buhari’s responsibility, when people make comments like this, it annoys me – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday said it is not the responsibility of President Muhammadu Buhari to address the lingering clashes between herdsmen and farmers.   Obasanjo also decried the increasing level of hunger in the country, stressing that it was sad to note that ...

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Nigeria Is Most Fractured Now Than Ever Since Civil War, Says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed concerned over the continued threats of disintegration resulting from the activities of armed groups in the different regions of the country. Obasanjo said Nigeria has never been as divided in history, except for the country’s civil war period between 1967 and 1970. Obasanjo who spoke yesterday at the maiden edition of the Nigeria Union ...

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