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BN Bytes: Say Cheese! Ex President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo strikes a pose with Miss Universe, Leila Lopes at the 2012 South-South Awards



We came across this cute photo of Miss Universe Leila Lopes and Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo at the 2012 South-South Awards in New York.

The event which took place weeks ago was launched at the UN Headquarters and took place at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. President Obasanjo was an award recipient at the event which had heads of State and Government, UN Ambassadors, top UN officials and other distinguished guests from the private sector and civil society E-Governance, and ICT infrastructure in attendance.

This year’s awards were given out for excellence in the promotion of e-government infrastructure and sustainable tourism. Attendees enjoyed a full evening of dinner and entertainment, all while championing the cause of international development. The event was hosted by the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, attracted more than 20 serving and former Heads of State, as well other global leaders.

Other recipients of the awards include Zambian President Michael Chilufya Sata, Prime Minister of Lesotho, Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Madam Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, who were present at the event. The Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, was also at the event.

Obj’s expression in the photo is priceless!


  1. i no send

    November 3, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Baba like better thing…..

  2. lekuché

    November 3, 2012 at 9:33 am

    A typical example of the beauty & the beast.

    • Sbaby

      November 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      This is someones father and grandfather , can you create a singke hair? He did not create himself, running your mouth like a leaking bottom

    • policeisyourfriend

      November 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      You all come here and abuse people everyday…what makes OBJ different?

    • Gimmer

      November 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      That is rude and mean. That’s a human being first…plus OBJ has accomplished more than the average Nigerian so stop being disrespectful

  3. a hater!

    November 3, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Obasanjo see how u spoil ds pic.
    Ds gal jus b like dem “everyday” Igbo gal

  4. Debs

    November 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    See the smuck on his face, looks like he is smitten by leila. looooool I dey laugh oooo

  5. huh?

    November 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    @Lekuche….that so rude and disrespectiful,you thought u re making a remarkable point,but hell No….I’m embarrassed by ur comment,I’m sure u re damn ugly….if it is more sensible comment BN will not publish it…to each each…He has accomplish more than any President I have seen thus far,from ur generation and to those yet unborn,u can never achieve a fist he has thus accomplish

  6. BN

    November 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    What kind of high shoe is she wearing? Why the height diff,I know our OBJ not to be short…I still don’t know why tall chicks still choose to put on a very high heels,I always felt it meant to compliment those that are lacking in height? Lovely skin she got

  7. Brandigest

    November 4, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Regardless of his short comings I still admire OBJ, my reasons: he’s courageous, accessible and jovial….

  8. D Fairy Godsister

    November 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    She’s so tall!! Wow!

  9. peye

    November 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    @brandigest. I agree totally, the man is bold and courageous and he refuse to allow himself to be intimidated by forces both within and outside Nigeria. You can just check out his interview with bbc and President Jonathan’s cnn interview and compare. He refuse to let those oyinbos run their mind anyhow but this picture got my laughing alone in my room right now. ki lo pa won po (what brought them together?).

  10. faith

    November 4, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    NOBODY SHOULD praise obj…he was d first democratic president we had n he should have set a good example for his preced…he is d reason for d highlevel of curruption in d country….see how ugly n intimidated he looks behind L….

    • Ovadje

      November 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Yes, because before OBJ there was no corruption in Nigeria and after him there has been none?! I am saddened by the shallowness of many Nigerians. OBJ was not perfect but at least he introduced enduring reforms like due process in public procurement, the Excess Crude Account, built up $60 billion in reserves, set up the EFCC and brought many performers into govt. But the shallow thinking of many Nigerians think that our problems lie with one person or even with just the govt — right before they jump a queue or drive against one-way traffic! FAITH, YOU ARE THE CHANGE YOU SEEK (to paraphrase)! OBJ has done his part, do yours.

  11. Anon

    November 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I actually think OBJ looks better in old age.
    Faith how can you say he was the first democratic President? Social studies 101 is calling you. OBJ didn’t institutionalise corruption, research those before him.
    I actually miss him in Aso Rock. Compared to what we have now, he’s a leader!
    He’s smirking because i’m sure they exchanged numbers. LOL!

  12. NNENNE

    November 6, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Anon…you need the social studies lessons. So, Obj is a saint now? That is why the younger Nigerians will be worst than their fathers!

    • Anon

      November 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Listen to yourself. OBJ isn’t a saint and he didn’t start corruption. End of!

  13. Amber

    November 7, 2012 at 1:12 am


  14. Anon

    November 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Nnenne; OBJ isn’t a saint (but he’s better than some others) and he didn’t start corruption. You also need social studies 101.

  15. Poseidon

    November 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Baba fall ma hand sha 🙁 , he suppose ‘pam’ d babe around d waist na! quit beating urselves on here, whether baba fine or not , it takes nofin away frm d badt guy + those spitting shit….wheres ur sense of humour mstchewww

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