Olusegun Obasanjo

an image of Abiola, Obasanjo and Tinubu

A Reckoning in June

We don’t need foreign newspapers to tell us. The daily lives of most Nigerians today, whether at home, school, work, or in the market, tell the story unedited. And folks are beginning to ask, first in whispers and now in louder, angrier tones, what is the point of democracy that does not put food on the table?

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image merge of former presidents of United States of America and Nigeria, Donald Trump and Olusegun Obasanjo

What Really Matters to Obasanjo

I’m bereft that the irony of Obasanjo’s demand was lost on him. How the man whose government committed one of the worst electoral heists in Nigeria in 2007 has the audacity to demand stoppage of election results, mid-count, on the grounds of a suspicion, defies belief. But Obasanjo is apparently too fortified and absorbed in a public life of hypocrisy to care much about irony, that quality of existence without which tragedy becomes blatant

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obasanjo in seperate photos with 3 presidential candidates; Tinubu, Obi and Atiku

The Trouble with Obasanjo’s Wish

“It’s a measure of the complexity of the animal called man, that PDP, the party where Obasanjo was alpha and omega for eight years, was – and apparently remains – unable to provide a pathway for Igbo presidency. APC, the Siamese of the PDP, has fared even worse. Ironically, it is the Labour Party, the child of political necessity whose roots and forebears Obasanjo sought to crush, that has produced the cornerstone of his newfound affection”

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