A piece of very commendable news filtered in today, the 16th of October that the Buhari led administration has granted pardon to 108 former Biafran soldiers and also, approved the payment of their gratuities and other emoluments by the military pension board. This move, started by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has undoubtedly set the pace for genuine reconciliation between the Nigerian Government and some aggrieved ex-Biafran soldiers.
General Olusegun Obasanjo became the Military Head of State in 1976 after the assassination of General Murtala Mohammed and he spent three years in office before Shehu Shagari took over on October 1, 1979. General Sani Abacha led a palace coup that overthrew Chief Ernest Shonekan who was appointed by Babangida as interim president on August 26, 1993 and had only spent three (3) months in office.
Today's Headlines: Ifeayin Ubah Seeks Permission To Visit Kanu, Obasanjo Reacts To Colin Powell's Death
Photo Credit: Google Ifeayin Ubah Seeks Permission To Visit Nnamdi Kanu Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers The Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Ifeanyi Ubah, on Monday approached a Federal High Court in Abuja to seek an order to visit Nnamdi Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services.
Photo Credit: Google Tension As Gunmen Attack Again Unknown gunmen have killed three traditional rulers at Nnenasa community, headquarters of Njaba local government area of Imo State. Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters A report by Leadership said five traditional rulers were killed while an official report said three were killed.
Abdusalami Abubakar was the last military Head of State to rule Nigeria. He was Head of State for only eleven months. He came to power after the death of Sani Abacha. Abdusalami's eleven months' rule is very significant in the history of Nigeria. Within this period, he planned a transition to civil rule programme which he successfully executed.
Why some PDP governors are scared of Obasanjo's influence despite fact that he is no longer a member of the party.
The main aim of the Peoples Democratic Party is to reclaim the presidential seat of the country by 2023 after playing opposition for almost six years now at the federal level. To achieve this, the party is making necessary preparations to ensure that it hosts a successful national convention which is just a few days away.
On May 16 2006, the Nigeria Senate under the leadership of Senator Ken Nnamani, voted against the Constitutional Amendment Bill that would have created a window that would allow President Olusegun Obasanjo to contest for a third term. Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has just launched a memoir dealing with that event, which many dignitaries have praised as a big achievement for Nigeria's democracy.
Photo Credit: Guardian Sourcing for Low pour Fuel Oil (LPFO) abroad means the cost of bringing LPFO will be almost equal to the cost of bringing the other valuable products except that the cost per liter may be cheaper. However, before the expiration of the Obasanjo Government, the cost per liter of LPFO was already competing with the cost per liter of petrol or Diesel, the impact on production cost for textile became un-absorbable, therefore shooting the production cost of local fabrics to be over 150% of the foreign fabrics in the market.
The founder of Silverbird Group and the former senator that represented the good people of Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Sen. Ben Murray-Bruce has recounted the experience he had during the civil war. According to a post he made on his verified Facebook page, he wrote: "This is me, listening to commentary about the Nigerian civil war on radio Biafra and radio Nigeria decades ago.
The level of insecurity in Northern Nigeria is very high, so many lives and properties have been lost. However, President Buhari's regime is not the first to tackle insecurity in Northern Nigeria. We'll be looking at how President Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan tackled insecurity in Northern Nigeria, and what President Buhari's government can adopt.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is a famous elite who served as Nigeria's president from 1999 to 2007. He was the first President to serve two complete tenures since the inception of democracy in Nigeria, while president Buhari's administration is hoped to second him in that record.
Alleged 3rd Term: Ex-Senate President Finally Reveals 2 Big Losses He Suffered For Opposing Obasanjo
Nigerians can remember the infamous third term bid that was allegedly initiated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The move was reportedly pushed by Obasanjo towards the end of his second term in office around early 2007. The major aim of that move was to amend the 1999 constitution of Nigeria to allow the President to contest for third term in office unlike the current provision that stipulates that a President, Governor and LGA Chairman can only contest for a maximum of two terms.
The Peoples Democratic Party's major goal is to recapture the country's presidential seat by 2023, after serving in opposition for nearly six years at the federal level. To do this, the party is making the necessary preparations to assure a successful national convention, which will take place in just a few days.
The Senate President of the fifth Senate and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC), Senator Ken Nnamani, has disclosed some of the steps he took to abort the proposed amendment of the 1999 constitution which was to pave way for a third term in office for former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Senator Ken Nnamani, the Senate President who was in power during Obasanjo's democratic era has opened his version of the "Pandora box" as he has revealed what transpired between him and the ex-President. Nnamani was in office from April 2005 to May 2007 and according to him, he had sacrificed his Senate career after he supervised the rejection of Obasanjo's bid to have a third term as President in 2006.
Former Nigerian president, chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday declared that his faith in a better Nigeria remains unshakable. He disclosed this during a program held at the Obasanjo presidential library in Abeokuta. Why did he say so? The former president said he is optimistic about Nigeria's future because, he sees hope in the resilience and determination of Nigerians.
Ken Nnamani, the former senate president has expressed his regrets as a senate president. The former Senate President has said the upper chamber during his administration scuttled the third term plan of Olusegun Obasanjo but neglected to amend the 1999 Constitution. Mr Nnamani, who was Senate President between April 2005 and May 2007, spoke at a media conference in Lagos in front of the arrival of his new book.
Mr. Ken Nnamani, president of the Nigerian senate from April 2005 to May 2007, says he sacrificed his senate career after seeing to the truncation of the bid to give a third term to President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006. Furthermore, although Obasanjo has repeatedly denied he was involved in the plan to amend the constitution and grant him an extra term, Nnamami said senators elected on the platform of then-ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were promised automatic tickets in the 2007 elections if they voted in favour of the bid.
The former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, has revealed a portion of the means he took to cut short the residency extension plan (also called Third Term) of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Mr Nnamani, while talking at the public show of his book: "Remaining steadfast: Legislative Reforms, Third Term and Other Issues of the fifth Senate," at the International Conference Center, Abuja, on Thursday, said by dismissing the senate over the span of the sacred correction process, a few congresspersons on the side of the bill had a difference at the top of the priority list in the wake of connecting with their constituents.
Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has revealed some of the steps he took to thwart former President Olusegun Obasanjo's tenure elongation agenda (also known as the Third Term). Mr. Nnamani stated at the public presentation of his book "STANDING STRONG: Legislative Reforms, Third Term, and Other Issues of the 5th Senate" at the International Conference Centre in Abuja on Thursday that by adjourning the senate during the constitutional amendment process, some senators in support of the bill changed their minds after interacting with their constituents.