AfDB crisis: Obasanjo rallies African leaders for Adesina

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has asked African leaders to rise up and defend the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, against corruption allegations. He also called on the AfDB board to ignore calls for an independent investigation of Adesina by the United States Department of Treasury. In a May 26, 2020 letter addressed to 13 former African leaders, which was obtained by New Telegraph, Obasanjo warned against allowing the hijacking of the governance of AfDB away from Africa. Tension has enveloped the bank since some whistle…

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AFDB: Obasanjo slams US over call for Adesina’s probe

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has blasted the United States of America for insisting on “independent investigation” into allegations of favouritism and others against President of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina. The US Treasury Secretary has called for investigation into the 16 allegations after Adesina, who is seeking reelection, was cleared by the Ethics Committee of the Board of Director and Chairman of the Board of the Governors of the bank. Obasanjo, in a letter to the Board and African former leaders, said the clearance granted Akinwunmi, who he said…

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OBJ: Atiku is next president

The 2019 presidential aspiration of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar received a major boost yesterday as a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, publicly endorsed him for the Presidency. Obasanjo declared that Atiku, who is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, has the capacity to perform better than President Muhammadu Buhari. While describing Atiku as “the president-to-be,” Obasanjo said the PDP presidential candidate was the best man for the nation’s Presidency given the current circumstances. According to him, the former VP has the widest and greatest exposure, experience, outreach as…

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Atiku has re-discovered and re-positioned himself, says Obasanjo

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Being text of the speech by former President Olusegun Obasanjo during the visit of the former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to Abeokuta, yesterday   I am happy to welcome the distinguished leaders of goodwill who have led the PDP Presidential Candidate and my former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, to my humble abode and I welcome the Presidential Candidate himself. Let me start by congratulating President-to-be, Atiku Abubakar, for his success at the recent PDP Primary and I took note of his gracious remarks in…

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Obasanjo: Atiku is next Nigeria’s president

The 2019 presidential aspiration of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar received a major boost as a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, publicly endorsed him for the Presidency. Obasanjo declared that Atiku, who is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, has the capacity to perform better than incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari. He spoke at a press conference in Abeokuta, Ogun State shortly after the former vice president met him behind closed doors. Atiku was accompanied by the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga…

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OBJ: Nigerian president must be sound in economics

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday said Nigeria needed a leader who understood the economy to run its affairs. Obasanjo, who spoke in Lagos at the 2018 Annual Public Lecture of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria ahead of its 63rd Annual National Convention, said that even Jesus Christ understood economics. Although, he did not say the candidate he would prefer in 2019, Obasanjo had previously said that President Muhammadu Buhari lacked good understanding of the economy. Obasanjo posited that any leader who lacked good understanding of the workings of the…

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Obasanjo’s not an ADC member –Party’s National Chair

  The National Chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Chief Ralph Nwosu, yesterday affirmed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is not a member of the party but only its adviser.   Nwosu, who disclosed this at the party’s National Convention, which held at the WOLDIF Centre in Osogbo, Osun State yesterday, stated that, Obasanjo as the party’s adviser would, however, help in moving the party forward because of his wealth of experience which stands valuable to those who appreciate the works of a genius.   He remarked: “Obasanjo is…

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PHOTOS: Dankwambo in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

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The Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, is currently in a closed-door meeting with the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at his presidential penthouse in Abeokuta. He arrived the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential library complex at exactly 1.10pm with his entourage. His visit might be connected with his presidential ambition. Details later…

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PHOTOS: Saraki, Obasanjo in closed door meeting

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Monday, visited a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Saraki, who was accompanied by his aides, however, kept mum on the reconvening date of the National Assembly. The visit, which lasted about two hours behind closed doors, held at the ex-president’s residence within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta. Saraki’s visit came amidst uncertainty over the crisis rocking the National Assembly and the planned reconvening of lawmakers to consider the budget for 2019 general elections. The Senate President had last week paid a…

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Obasanjo: Nigeria deserves better leader than Buhari

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said no right-thinking Nigerian can applaud the situation of the country under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Obasanjo also asked those desirous of a better Nigeria to cooperate in charting a fresh course for the nation rather than pulling in different directions. He spoke when a former governor of Sokoto State and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, visited him in Abeokuta. Obasanjo, who maintained that Nigeria deserves better than its current leadership, said he would support whoever is…

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