High Powered Guests grace launch of the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation in London | Goodluck & Patience Jonathan, John Mahama, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf & Yayi Boni

PIC-6-LAUNCH-OF-OBASANJO-FOUNDATIONLast night in London, a high powered delegation of African leaders were in London for the launch of the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation.

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan was there with his wife Patience, President of Liberia –Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Ghana – John Mahama and President of Benin Republic –Yayi Boni also graced the occasion.

The Foundation’s founder former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo was at the event with his wife, Bola.

Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation
The Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation partners with change agents, policy makers, global partners and visionary individuals worldwide to tackle critical problems in four critical areas of human security:

  • Food and Nutrition Security – Feed Africa Initiative
  • Economic Security – Youth Empowerment Initiative
  • Gender Equality – Education For Girls Initiative
  • Health Security-  Health Improvement Initiative

The event took place on Friday 8th February 2013 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

Photo Credit: 247UReports

28 Comments on High Powered Guests grace launch of the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation in London | Goodluck & Patience Jonathan, John Mahama, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf & Yayi Boni
  • David shawnblade Nwanganga February 9, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Na wetin una go carry our money dey do

  • Someone February 9, 2013 at 10:42 am

    From Nigeria to London. hmmmmm

  • sugarie February 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

    mtsheeeeew this our leaders are high on cheap-xpired drugs; wetin dem suppose do, they no do ! hu send bake cake sef!

  • Anne February 9, 2013 at 11:28 am

    John Mahama won’t sit in Ghana and think about how the court case on the election he massively rigged will turn out, huh? He’s about to be given a shock.

    • #jealousygetsyounowhere February 9, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Get lost ! Which rigging? Rigging that only Nana Addo and his bunch of sore loser followers are seeing in their drug induced hallucinations? Abeg get used to John Mahama as President of Ghana, because that is what it will be! Your useless court case has as much chance as a snow storm in hell. Is you can’t stand President John Mahama, then go hug the nearest transformer!

  • Monica February 9, 2013 at 11:35 am

    can someone explain this new stretch hands towards the cake business people do these days? looks razz…..

    • POSHILLA! February 10, 2013 at 11:13 am


  • tony February 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Obasanjo foundation launcehed in London, but why?? y not in Ghana or Lagos? colonial mentalism!! see bleaching Akala.. GEJ kissing OBJs ass all cos of 2015 rubbish leaders

    • Ayo February 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Na you dey buy bleaching cream for am? Bad mouth.

  • OLAH February 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    God bless My President. Amen

  • daeni February 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I like GEJ, but his body language is poor.

  • dolapo February 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    See Akala, who should be in prison. This naija can never change until all these people are erased.

  • NNENNE February 9, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    No comment!

  • Busy Sade February 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Why launch in London ?

  • commenter February 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    london all the way to launch something that is supposed to be relevant to Africa!!! Lord help we Africans! amen! how many times have we seen eu countries going to hold an event relevant to the eu in north america or africa… im guessing some misguided assistant think if it is held in london, it will bring the much needed publicity.. what a joke… financial road shoes..yes, i agree, but african sos foundations – certainly not…. the uk is almost entering triple dip recession – they don’t care at the moment if Africa gets wiped off the map….as same applies to the EU!

  • E February 9, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Nigeria was not Good enough to lunch it. Nigeria mentality. The money for the flight and food will lots of people .lean to be proud of our country. We make other country rich alway,

  • Annie idibia and these same shoes again. SMH! So dis is aw u dress to stop him arm looking out abi? we dey watch February 9, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Abeg this GEJ leg big o. No wonder e no get shoes wen he dey young. E be lyk say na special shoe size he go dey wear. Choiiii!

  • Its an anonymous comment! February 9, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    So this is why GEJ said he cant make the afcon final abi? DEn den den….we have caught u!

  • xoxo February 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Is it just a politics thing that when these mean start a foundation, they omit their wives? Bill Clinton Foundation. Olusegun FOundation but then there is Bill AND Melinda Gates Foundation. Just wondering…

    • Fatimah February 12, 2013 at 3:13 am

      Obasanjo has many wives now, whose name would he put? Lol.

      It’s more of choice than politics. Afterall Trump, Warren Buffet and co have foundations and I do not think their wives names are part of the foundation’s name. Bill and melinda’s case is quite peculiar, they put in money and effort together, so their names must join. #My2Cents.

  • MISS E February 9, 2013 at 8:51 pm


  • Gbemmy February 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I can’t remember any American or briton coming to Nigeria to launch any thing … What are they looking for about… Msheww … God dey

  • POSHILLA! February 10, 2013 at 11:14 am


  • Hush February 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Shouldn’t Akala be in kirikiri..

  • john oji February 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Its high time Nigerian presidents start dressing a bit formal. This is a serious office and not a tribalistic one. You are trying to lure foreign investors and make people take you seriously. You are not there to represent your tribe but to represent the whole country. Its high time we think forward and not backwards and divisional.

    • Fatimah February 12, 2013 at 3:17 am

      What is formal? Suit and Tie. Abeg! He is a Nigerian and he is dressed like one (at least like a member of a tribe in Nigeria). The last thing any serious minded investor will look at is Jona’s attire. Saudi Monarch dress every inch like Arabs with their flowing robes, does that stop america from bending over backwards to please them sometimes?

  • Vincent London February 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    [He said, “ When I was Head of State and I saw that there was no way to manage Nigerian economy except by indigenisation and we went for indigenisation.

    “But the truth is that indigenisation did not succeed the way we wanted.

    “I became an apostle of genuine private sector-driven market economy.”]

    Nigerian thing is fraught with trial and error all because of the inexperience of the leaders! Good thing that OBJ has admitted the mistakes on that indiginization policy, which was truly aimed at giving the Western people a ‘Head Start’ in Nigeria about the economic activities but God being ‘All knowing’ the whole idea did not work out as they anticipated – it was part of the policies Chief Awolowo masterminded whilst he was Finance Minister and Adviser under Yakubu Gowon! With that £20.00 they wondered how can the Easterners ever going to catch up with their counterparts after the war – I mean Akwa Ibom Governor raisedd the issue at his last 50th Birth Day party in Uyo if you were one of the invitees or saw the clip on the NTA news! All that policy, and they claim we are ‘One Nigeria’, folks! How can you have success in such a horridly thought out programme – Nigeria had no spare parts industries or primary industries where you can source raw materials or finished components for use in sustaining any established enterprises in Nigeria? It was such that with the SAP programme under IBB the importation of spare parts and components for the ‘so-called existing’ business houses was not easy to come by – they were too expensive to import as a result the industries that existed then started to fold up! The only viable enterprise then was the Banks and what happened with them all – they took out the whole deposits as loans and overdrafts (o.ds) and made sure the Banks collapsed financially!

    Climax of it was that the New proprietors did not know how to cope with the transfers to them i.e. without the technical knowledge or know how to manage such business houses hence the grounding of almost all the business handed to the lucky ones! If you were clever and following the trend then in Nigeria, the collapses of the business houses and the Banks in particular was part sequel to Tunde Idiagbons WAI to stop the partying going on in the country – in the West in particular! So here we are the truth is gradually coming to day light if only those looking after the economy now can learn the lesson!

    Critics thought that OBJ would have sued for ‘Reparations’ for Africa and the Caribbean at least for the repair in the psychology of all the afflicted people rather than ‘Foundation’; they wondered/queried has he got the pedigree by way of management outlay or set up like the Bill Gates, President Jimmy Carter and others to take up such gigantic project? OBJ could not mend the Federal highway linking Abeokuta and Lagos, Ore to Shagamu or even Ibadan to Lagos or the Apapa Badagry road – these will at least show for example what he could do for the ordinary people! In any case we shall see the outcome of it! We hope the British Government will have their search light on the collections so as to monitor what is going on in the ‘foundations’ that it is not going to be part of the ‘proverbial 419’ coming to town in London in another ‘Big way’, folks!

  • Dsquarebaby February 15, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Aww look at my. Go ma Ellan #LIB all day

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