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Drama As Obasanjo Appears At PDP Rally In Ogun

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo stormed the rally of Oladipupo Adebutu, one of the governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun state, on Monday

The presence of the elder statesman energised the people at the rally which held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.

When the microphone was handed over to him, Obasanjo wished the party and Adebutu success in the aspiration.

Obasanjo, who was dressed in white kaftan, said he came to the event “to say hello”.

“I am just passing by and decided to say hello and wish you well… whether it is a joke or a real game, they will know. I saw you here and I came to play with you,” Obasanjo told Adebutu before heading for his convoy.

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Obasanjo, who served under PDP during his two terms as president, has since left the opposition party.

The former president tore his membership card of the PDP in the buildup to the 2015 election and said he had left partisan politics.

This followed a disagreement with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan whose reelection he bid he opposed.

Jonathan eventually lost the election.

At the moment, Obasanjo is also opposed to the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Adebutu, a serving member of the house of representatives, is an in-law to Obasanjo.

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17 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    July 11, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Was he not d one that distroy his PDP ID card

  2. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Obasanjo, a beloved son of Nigerian, embodiment of Nigerian politic, and a finest rted army general,and renown head of state with excellency on both military /Civil, with attaining the peak on each of them. Continue to gard Nigerian from collapse.Do not mind the ignorant.

  3. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    every one should stay away from poverty development party.know as p.d.p.and his brother all poverty company.A .p.c.because we are tired of and of this party and their thuggish.system of government alse you want to remain in their symbol call poverty .please my youth try and fight this old beast and take off their horn .like the bible explain in the book of Daniel prophecies

  4. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    This people is using NAIJA to chess

  5. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Please stop any insault against obj cos it is not his fault! ariwa muslims were joking wt human right that is what bring obj back i think. what of TY and others? it is the same problem that provoke them all’ I supported u sir.

  6. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Fake man

  7. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Monster

  8. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 2:25 pm

  9. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    God is at work

  10. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    after he spoilt the party out of envy

  11. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    confused thief

  12. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 10:54 am

    The best president Nigeria ever had not a failure like APC buhari government woe unto you that support evil man

  13. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Confusionist and a destroyer.

    • Anonymous

      July 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      I like the name you called Baba Iyabo soon he will put confusion and destroy that gathering called A. P. C

  14. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Confused old Monkey

  15. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 10:22 am

    I thought this idiot retired from politics and tore up his card for the nation to see? The oaf!

  16. Anonymous

    July 10, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Where is his membership Card?

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2023: North Has Learnt Its Lessons With Buhari — Sheikh Gumi

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Islamic scholars, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, has described Nigerians as very sentimental people who do not learn lessons.

In an interview with Sunday Sun, the Islamic scholar spoke about the 2023 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari and what is going on in the country.

Speaking on the coming 2023 elections, Gumi said stability is what is important now and not regional politics.

He explained that Nigeria is not about who leads from which region. He said what Nigeria needs is a crop of smart and intelligent Nigerians and it has nothing to do with whether the person is from the north, south, east or west.

According to him, the north has learnt its lessons with President Buhari. He said: “The north has learnt its lessons. Now, north is worse hit with Buhari. Jonathan was building 150 Almajiri schools, nine universities in the north. He was doing things. This Kaduna-Abuja rail, although the late President Umar Yar’Adua started it. So, let’s have somebody who can do it.”

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Listing the qualities of the kind of leader Nigeria needs, he said such a person must be alert, intelligent, not take revenge, be forgiving, rehabilitate and not kill or imprison.

He added that the person’s mind should not be about catching people, but correcting them.

Asked if he has noticed any difference in the country since its return to democratic rule in 1999, he said there is development in the world as technology has made things better. He, however, said there is retrogression in government.

“Things are supposed to improve because science and technology have brought development close to the people. Government is retrogressing simply because we don’t have the right people in the right place and at the right time. Nigeria’s situation now is worse,” he added.

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We Won’t Declare Kalu’s Seat Vacant — Senate

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The Senate on Friday ruled out the possibility of declaring vacant, the seat of its Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu, following his conviction by a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday.

Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment over a N7.65bn fraud charges against him since 2007 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The judgment was delivered by Justice Mohammed Idris, 12 years after the EFCC filed the suit against him.

Kalu was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Jones Udeogu, who served under him as the director of finance and account at the Abia State Government House in Umuahia.

Reacting to the calls on the leadership of the Senate to declare his seat vacant, the Spokesperson for the red chamber, Senator Godiya Akwashiki, said it was not possible.

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He said such a request would only be considered after the embattled senator had explored all the legal options available to him without success.

Akwashiki argued that the constitution of Nigeria does not mandate the Senate President to unilaterally declare the seat of any senator facing prosecution or convicted by a lower court, vacant.

He said, “The Senate has no reason to declare his seat vacant. This is not the first time that such a thing would happen.

“There is no provision in the constitution that says the seat of any senator facing prosecution or convicted at a lower court should be declared vacant.

“He still has the opportunity to appeal the case.

“Even the tenure of a former governor Joshua Dariye, who has been in prison for some time now, ran its course until the end of the 8th National Assembly. Nobody declared his seat vacant.

“The Senate President cannot declare the seat of Kalu vacant. It is against the law.

“Tell those who are canvassing such things that there is nothing like that, it is a non-issue,” the Senate spokesperson added.

On whether Kalu will continue to receive salaries while in prison, Akwashiki said the National Assembly bureaucracy determines the payment of senators based on the template from the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Allocation Commission.

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N40m Allegedly Stolen In Bayelsa Govt House

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Not less than N40 million was on Friday, December 6, declared missing in the office of Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown, the deputy chief of staff to the Bayelsa state Government House.

The Nation reports that about seven policemen and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been arrested and detained as possible suspects linked to the development at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state police command.

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