By okey ndibe (monday, august 6, 2007) my friend and colleague sonala olumhense recently offered a prayer for ex-president olusegun obasanjo he wished for the man to live long in order to get a true measure of how nigerians regard him well, the verdict is not just trickling in, it's coming in a deluge. For many politicians, political and interest groups around the country, the desperate bid by president olusegun obasanjo and his hirelings to amend the constitution to enable him to run for a odia ofeimun, essayist and poet, fired a major salvo to unmask obasanjo in as essay in the guardian of sunday, march 5, 2006. Column - president olusegun obasanjo, who will be sworn in tomorrow for a second-term in office, was just in the eighth month of his first term when the kenya-born scholar ali mazrui explored in an essay what he called a typology of leadership in africa. Nigeria yesterday, today and tomorrow: governance and accountability by olusegun obasanjo by onlineeditor | november 23, 2016 6:46 pm “nigeria yesterday, today and tomorrow:governance and accountability” lecture by his excellency president olusegun obasanjo at the first akintola williams. Mrs laura bush visits with nigeria president olusegun obasanjo wednesday, jan 18, 2006, at the presidential villa in abuja, nigeria white house photo by shealah craighead. 20meanwhile, in february 1976, the regime created six new states, bringing the number of states in nigeria to 1921 shortly after this, general mohammed was assassinated in a failed coup attempt and was succeeded by his deputy, general olusegun obasanjo, as head of state following a reorganization of the local.
Olusegun obasanjo has been described by many as the father of modern nigeria due to his contribution to the national development during his two-term obasanjo refrained himself as far as possible from domestic politics, a time came when the conscience led him into writing some critical essays on. Nigeria: obasanjo biography general olusegun obasanjo- president elect 1937: born in abeokuta, south-west nigeria 1958: joined the army and received training in nigeria and abroad a 21-year military career included serving in the un peacekeeping mission in the former zaire and commanding the 3rd. Succeeded by his chief of staff, general olusegun obasanjo, who did not show the same zeal, as his a summary of the panel's report submitted to the federal government revealed that general ibrahim babangida's regime conspired with top officials of the central bank of nigeria to squander the entire fortune on. If there is anything symbolic of the warped, one-directional and ultimately, fruitless process of policy-making and implementation in nigeria, it must be the federal government's obsession with cassava bread, and analysis politics 0 nigeria: where thieves are rewarded – salisu suleiman january 15, 2014 last week's.
On saturday, rotimi amaechi, minister of transportation, said former president goodluck jonathan could not account for the $65 billion left in the excess crude account account by president olusegun obasanjo “when obasanjo was leaving , he left about 65 billion dollars in the excess crude account, but. Perhaps in the long run, the most remarkable legacy of the nigerian leader known as olusegun obasanjo would be his personal example, in terms of the manner in which he continues to creatively reinvent himself and the renaissance quality and force of his achievements in addition to all that we already. In the early 1990s, cameroonian scholar, achille mbembe, wrote a classic essay analyzing the insidious and subtle ways in which political power and its accompanying this last contention applies vividly to what has obtained in nigeria since the current government of olusegun obasanjo came into power in 1999.
Military-rule continued till 1979 when the then head of state, general olusegun obasanjo handed over power to the civilian government of president shehu shagari in the second republic of president shehu shagari, nigeria adopted the presidential system of government with an executive president as the head of the. Under president olusegun obasanjo, the administration arrested the leader of the movement for actualization of the sovereign state of biafra (massob), ralph uwazuruike, charged him with treason and detained him from 2005 to 2007 police clashed with massob members repeatedly, killing many.
While running for president in 2007, former president umar yar'adua looked clearly weak but former president olusegun obasanjo, who tapped mr yar'adua to succeed him, said he threw his support behind the late president because he understood he was medically fit to govern nigeria mr obasanjo.