[Full Letter] Obasanjo Letter to Buhari – A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT

THE WAY OUT: A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT Special Press Statement By President Olusegun Obasanjo ———————————————————————————————- Since we are still in the month of January, it is appropriate to wish all Nigerians Happy 2018. I am constrained to issue this special statement at this time considering the situation of the country. Some of you may be asking,…

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Obasanjo scolds Buhari, asks president to forget about 2019

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, in a blistering and excoriating 13-page statement, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019. Mr. Obasanjo, in a special press statement entitled, “The Wat Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement” said Mr Buhari has performed far below expectation and should honourably “dismount from the horse” to join…

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Kyle Edmund to face Cilic in Australian Open semis after Nadal retires

  • Briton beats third seed 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at Melbourne Park
  • Rafael Nadal forced to retire in fifth set against Marin Cilic
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Former CJN, Justice Dahiru Musdapher dies at 75

A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, died on Monday evening at a London Hospital at the age of 75. A family member of the deceased, Hajiya Halima Sulaiman, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Tuesday. She said that Justice Musdapher died after battling with kidney related disease and had been on admission in…

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Arsenal fans blame Thierry Henry for Sanchez move

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is being savaged on Twitter by Arsenal fans for advising Chile international Alexis Sanchez to move to Manchester United. In Twitter posts, fans called Henry all sorts of names for being ‘unpatriotic’ to Arsenal. He was blamed for Arsenal loss at Bournemouth after the coach disclosed that he got a pep talk from Henry before the…

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President Weah makes early appointments

Less than 24 hours after his inauguration, Liberia’s President George Weah, announced seven appointments, including that of former Senate Pro-Tempore Gbezohngar Findley, as Foreign Affairs Minister. Findley, according to local media, is close to immediate past President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and staunchly supported Vice President Joseph Boakai at the initial stage of the campaign period. He reportedly dumped Boakai, who ran…

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Africa’s great musician Hugh Masekela dies

Hugh Masekela, South Africa’s trumpeter, jazz artist and music legend, is dead. He died of prolonged prostrate cancer. He was aged 78. His family first made his death known in a statement. “After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg,” Masekela’s family said in a statement. It hailed his “activist contribution” to music, which…

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George Weah sworn in as Liberian president

To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on Monday, completing the country’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Weah, 51, took over from Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who over 12 years steered the country away from the…

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Google honours Stephen Keshi on his posthumous birthday

Google has honoured former Nigerian coach and player, Stephen Keshi, with a doodle on its search engine page for Nigerian loggers. The honour came on Keshi’s 56th birthday. Keshi died suddenly in Benin on 7 June, in 2016, to the shock of his compatriots. He was born in Azare, Bauchi. But his parents hailed from Delta state. Keshi was educated…

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