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Obasanjo narrowly escapes plane crash In Lagos

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Former president Olusegun Obasanjo and other Nigerians narrowly escaped death on Wednesday at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos NAN reports that other prominent Nigerians in the Ethiopian airline passenger aircraft, Boeing 777-300, included the Director General of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Ambassador Ayoola

Obasanjo, GEJ absent at Buhari’s second term inauguration

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The duo of ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan were absent at the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for second term on Wednesday. Also noticeably absent was ex-military president Ibrahim Babangida, among others. The only past head of government present at the Buhari-Osinbajo inauguration was ex-Military Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon

AfCTA: Nigeria shouldn’t bring its problem to AU, says Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the African Free Continental Trade Area (AfCTA) agreement will not be hindered by Nigeria’s reluctance to sign up to the process. Obasanjo spoke in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the opening session of the stakeholders’ dialogue on continental trade and strengthening the implementation of the AfCTA. The dialogue

Obasanjo steps out looking dapper – PHOTOS

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You may have seen former President of Nigeria, President Olusegun Obasanjo in native outfit or casual wears but you probably haven’t seen him in suit. During a visit to Vietnam, the Nigerian leader joined Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe, former Ethiopian prime minister, and other dignitaries to showcase the works of

Once again, Soyinka lashes out at Obasanjo in new book

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has cautioned former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop struggling to restore Nigeria to the path of sanity and moderate morality, describing him as ‘objectively unfitted’ for the role. He urged him to instead go to a monastery. Soyinka said, “…I know that deep inside, there is a

Obasanjo wants African leaders on support for NEPAD

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on African leaders to provide more support to the New Partnership for African Development, NEPAD, to boost economic development on the continent. Mr. Obasanjo made the appeal when the National Coordinator of NEPAD Nigeria, Gloria Akobundu, visited him in his Abeokuta residence. The former president said, “NEPAD

Obasanjo wants same currency for ECOWAS

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday called on the leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to agree on a common currency to boost regional trade. Mr. Obasanjo made the call at the ongoing 24th Annual General Meeting of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Kigali. He spoke on:

Obasanjo endorses Governor Ortom for second term

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue for a second term. Obasanjo spoke on Saturday in Makurdi after commissioning the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery. He said that he was impressed with what he saw at the two schools, which lost official recognition for the past three years,