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Obasanjo Is The Major Problem Of Nigeria Today — Akiolu

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Rilwan Akiolu, the oba of Lagos, has accused ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of being the major problem of Nigeria.

In an interview with Vanguard, the monarch said the former president was “running after” Lagos when in government, instead of focusing on the country’s investments.

“The major problem of Nigeria today is former President Olusegun Obasanjo. When he was in government, he was running after Lagos while someone was cornering all the blue-chip companies that belong to the country,” he said.

“He cannot win election in his ward in Abeokuta. He ignored all Supreme Court judgements which were in favour of Lagos state.”

Speaking about the 2019 elections, Akiolu advised Nigerians to vote for candidates based on their manifestoes and not for money.

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“It is unfortunate, many Nigerians are deceiving themselves. The kind of politics we play here is ‘money politics.’ Politicians should bring their manifestoes and their followers should make sure they deliver on their promises,” he said.

“But for some people to line-up somewhere and be collecting $20,000, $25,000 to pick a presidential candidate is wrong.

“If the person gets there, he will first recoup his money. I pray those people should not get there.”

While praising President Muhammadu Buhari for not being “materialistic”, he labelled other politicians as thieves, adding that if they came to visit him he would tell them to their faces.

“It’s unfortunate that Buhari did not stay long as Head of State in 1984, Nigeria would have been better. Buhari is one of the few, politicians who are not materialistic,” he said.

“Majority of them are ‘grab –grab’ politicians. Let me use this medium to tell all those politicians moving about because election is coming, that if they are not ready to hear the truth, they should not come to my palace.

“I will tell them that they are thieves, Nigerians know them, and youths should not allow politicians to use them.”

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41 Comments

41 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    November 26, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Oba carefully examine your self are you not part of the problems of Lagos state when you conspire with jagaban to fleece Lagos state revenue, the day you stop receiving egunje from Tinubu and stand up against corruption the better for you

  2. Anonymous

    November 26, 2018 at 6:13 am

    The day OBJ will be gone and no more, that’s when the whole south will suffer from the hands their oppressors, Obasanjo remains the only eye and mouth of the south, every other ones are counterfeit. God bless OBJ

  3. Anonymous

    November 26, 2018 at 6:10 am

    You are an Animal

  4. Anonymous

    November 26, 2018 at 4:02 am

    ObJ has failed this time……Dats a Yoruba man that doesn’t have the INTEREST of the Yorubas at heart… Buhari till 2023

  5. Anonymous

    November 26, 2018 at 3:37 am

    See devil oba…only in yoruba land i see oba that can talk wish people to die

  6. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    That is ur business

  7. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    He looks like late Gen. Abacha.

  8. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    This man has a bad grudge against OBJ……….and Obasanjo has never said a single word to him.

  9. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    The oba is one of the the mojor problem, because he has abandoned his responsibility as an oba and he is playing politics with the power confirm in him to govent the people.

  10. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    This one has taken ‘origin’ again.i beg somebody should let him know this time around that ‘origin’ contains alcohol.

  11. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I pray for long life for Baba Obj

  12. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    This oba is an evil man, somebody that dont speak truth,he is the really problm of nigeria,

  13. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Akiolu or what ever You called Your self, stop sleeping with peOple’s wives

  14. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Nigeria’s don’t know ,this man called oba of Lagos. A man that’s lives with influence hard drugs,he other for egbo ,

  15. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    May Allah bless chief olusegun obasanjo sir long live. Oba of lagoon will go before you sir.

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    November 25, 2018 at 4:22 pm

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  17. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Mr Oba of lagos,the Alaye or Agboro life style is quite deep routed in you, with your tribal and sectional comments. Is pity, pls under study the great Oba of Lagos you succeeded, and see how peace ful he was , and also the peace of God he enjoyed during his time. Tnx

  18. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I thought you don’t know.

  19. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    You are the major problem of Lagos state.

  20. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Akiolu should solve the problem of Lagos state.before saying Obasanjo is the Nigeria problem

  21. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Baba is quite patriotic and remain elder stateman of our time.

  22. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    You’re right your majesty, #Abacha told us before that for #Nigeria to move forward #Obasanjo should be caged permanently he will soon meet his Waterloo. He always wanted to be in control of any #Nigerian leader on selfish ground once he cannot achieve that he will result to blackmail for crying out loud this is the man who cannot win his polling unit, is he the only former leader we had? Gen. Gowon and the host of others don’t do that.

  23. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Akiolu was among the rare breeds that brought corruption into Nigeria. He should be appologetic to Naija.

  24. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 11:43 am

    evil are now talking who is who?

  25. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Political Oba, maybe Tinubu gave you some share of the Lagos allocation.

  26. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Everybody in Nigeria today is a major problem of Nigeria.

  27. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 11:35 am

    You’re right.

  28. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 11:35 am

    The ex police officer (oba) has been bribed by APC to speak against obj just the way tinubu bribed him to campaign for ambode during 2015 election. I don’t know what is wrong with Yoruba people.

  29. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 11:25 am

    You are worst political king in Nigeria animal Tinubu will continue using you to deceive those senseless people that bow for you

  30. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Boths are the problem of the Zoo called Nigeria. And The State Call Lagos.

  31. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Oba of Lagos is the most useless oba in Lagos very selfish and senseless man but l bet u this time around u and ur evil plot of thiefbu wicked man in aso rock will fell those that have human feelings have run away from APC but the wicked ones that want Nigeria’s to die is their to show their wickedness

  32. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Oba how u insinuate that,can u hear ur self?do u no that no Emir or sultan can say ill of any Northern Leader is only we South,West and East exposes our Leaders like u are doing now thereby ridiculously exposing him like ur Kinds did to Abiola

  33. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Nigerian sickness worster after They Kill some body Like Fela Kuti,,,and some other innocent men’s the who don’t Look Face and talk, the innocent bloods is giving them though injury and the outh the leaders take, their afread to go back to brake it, All of them are very Sirius sick, which the power of God Gina strike them all soon,

  34. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Yoruba elder entirely is the problem of the country because I don’t know why those elders did not like themselves why?

  35. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Tramadol king

  36. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Nigeria needs serious God’s intervention not Obasanjo. The way things are now in this country is never the plan of God.

  37. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Who is as crooked as an ancient local police officer ….akiolu

  38. Anonymous

    November 25, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Useless oba

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Orji Kalu Will Receive Full Salaries, Allowances In Prison – Senate

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The Nigerian Senate has explained that former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, will continue to receive his salaries and all other entitlements while serving his prison sentence.

Godiya Akwashiki, the spokesperson of the Senate, who made this known on Sunday, December 8, said Kalu will be paid all of his entitlements in full because he remains a sitting senator despite his conviction.

It was gathered that Akwashiki said the convicted chief whip of the Senate remains a serving lawmaker until the case gets to Supreme Court and a final judgement is given.

He said: “He is still a senator. This is the first court. The matter is going to Supreme Court so, he still has the opportunity to appeal up to the Supreme Court level. Of course they will pay him. Because he is a sitting senator just like I said…if you file for appeal, you are still serving and so they will pay you. All his entitlements will be paid.

“The spokesperson of the Senate explained that even if the Court of Appeal upheld the judgement of the lower court, Kalu still has the right to go to Supreme Court. He said it is only the Supreme Court that holds the final judgement over Kalu’s conviction.”

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My Party Started Hate Speech In Nigeria — APC Chieftain

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Joshua Alobo, has claimed that his party started hate speech in Nigeria.

Alobo mentioned the current Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, as one of those involved in activities that can now be termed as hate speech under the present administration.

The human rights activist slammed the APC for allegedly turning around to hound some of those it used to get to power because they are now criticizing the present administration.

Alobo, who is the president of the International Human Rights and Development Centre, said these while speaking on Channel TV’s ‘Sun Rise Daily’ on Omoyele Sowore’s re-arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS) last week.

The DSS was said to have invaded the court premises to re-arrest Sowore less than 24 hours after granting him bail.

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Alobo said he was “seriously embarrassed” by the situation as Sowore was “among those who canvassed for the ‘change’ mantra.”

“APC, in which I am a chieftain, originated hate speech,” Mr Alobo, who is the President of the International Human Rights and Development Centre, continued.

“Look at what happened at . . . even Lai Muhammed and the rest, nobody was arrested. Look at the fuel subsidy protest at the freedom square. If not that Jonathan was proactive to deploy soldiers . . . I was in Abuja; even though I wasn’t in the general protest, I was using my vehicle to monitor the whole situation.

“So a lot of showbiz was going on during the Jonathan administration, they don’t look at it as a threat to the government. What is Sowore? They are just making the guy to be too popular, I don’t know him as a person. But they have been reading Sahara Reporters right from Jonathan era, a lot of information has been disclosed and all those things.

“So if a media practitioner cannot express his opinion, then what will he do? And this is a man that has the pedigree of activism right from University. So the DSS for goodness sake should not bring another terrorist group. It is the suppression of Yusuf Muhammed that escalated into what we have now as Boko Haram.”

The DSS had charged Sowore with alleged treasonable felony and cyberstalking President Muhammadu Buhari, among others.

He was first picked up by the state service after announcing plans to stage what he termed the “#RevolutionNow” protest against the Buhari administration.

The DSS had explained over the weekend that it re-arrested the Sahara Reporters publisher because he resorted to “acts inimical to security” after he was granted bail.

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Tinubu Should Be Next President Of Nigeria , Says Northern Group

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A political group, North Eastern Youth Mobilization Congress, has backed the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Council (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu to take over as Nigeria’s leader when President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure ends in 2023.

The endorsement was contained in a statement issued at the weekend in Bauchi by the group’s coordinator, Aliyu Balewa, at the end of the inauguration ceremony of the executive members of the congress.

Balewa said power should shift to the South in 2023 since the North would have served two consecutive terms by then.

He added that Tinubu is a unifying political figure who has contributed immensely to the nation’s political structure and deserves to be compensated with the APC presidential ticket.

“On justice ground, power should shift to the southern part of the country in 2023 since the North has served two consecutive terms.”

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“We believe that the best person to succeed Buhari is the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, because he is instrumental to Buhari’s victory in the 2015 and 2019 elections. He also contributed tremendously to the success of the APC in all other elective offices.”

“Therefore, 2023 should be payback time. Let us respect the gentleman agreement by supporting the South to produce the next president. And Bola Tinubu is the best man for the job in view of his political experience, dexterity, exposure and national patriotism,” Balewa said.

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