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Olusegun Obasanjo Meets President Buhari at State House Abuja

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PIC.26. PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI (L), IN AUDIENCE WITH FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN  ABUJA ON MONDAY (25/7/16).  5318/5/7/2016/ICE/BJO/NAN

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI (L), IN AUDIENCE WITH FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA ON MONDAY (25/7/16). 5318/5/7/2016/ICE/BJO/NAN

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday delivered messages from the Presidents of Liberia and Gambia to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Obasanjo made this known while answering questions from State House correspondents after a closed meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

Although the former president did not divulge the content of the message, he said he updated president Buhari on the outcome of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Africa Export-Import Bank, which he attended in Seychelles Island.

“I have some messages for the president. Not too long ago, I was in Liberia and The Gambia and the presidents of these two countries had some messages that they would want me to deliver to the President.

Also, only yesterday I came back from Seychelles Island, where I attended this year’s Annual General meeting of Africa Export –Import Bank. And there were aspects of the proceedings during that meeting that I think I should update the President on,” Obasanjo said.

On the issue of budget padding, Obasanjo advised the President to always be vigilant, saying that the recent 2016 Budget scandal in the National Assembly had vindicated him.

Obasanjo had in January challenged the National Assembly to open the financial records of the Senate and the House of Representatives since 1999 to external bodies.

The former president expressed concern over the current budget padding accusation and counter-accusation between the leadership of the House of Representatives and the former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Jibrin, who was removed as the chairman of the committee last week, had accused the leadership of the House of padding the 2016 budget to the tune of N40 billion.

He alleged that the padding was done at a secret location with the backing of the Speaker Yakubu Dogara and three principal officers including Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun, House Whip Alhassan Ado Doguwa and Minority Leader Leo Ogor.

Some supporters of the Speaker in the House of Representatives in turn accused the aggrieved member of padding the 2016 budget with billions of Naira.

Photo Credit: NAN PHOTO

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

12 Comments

  1. Ebora owu

    July 25, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Obj the best ever,. Telecommunication for all,payment of $30 billion debt while saving over $65 billion in reserve,balanced representation of all ethnic tribes in appointments,madam nafdac,madam due process,madam Ngozi,profesor Soludo,late O madueke to mention a few,Dont be fooled by politician,OBJ served Nigeria well,he deserves more from an ungrateful nation.

    • Jade edo babe

      July 25, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you. I wish, Obasanjo is given enough due credit. He’s insulted the most. I guess, Naijas hate ones that are trying.
      He’s not the best president but among Nigerian presidents, he’s one of the few best. You can critique his wrongdoings but to constantly insult him is so unfair.
      Even just his effort to have balanced representation of tribes should be respected. I laugh when I hear igbos whine how Yorubas hate them. I’m like Mrs Iweala, Soludo and many prominent igbo leaders you guys celebrate today, many of them rose to power during Obasanjo’s time. He saw their ability not tribe. And they worked very well together. Is it Jonathan Goodluck that he supported as an ijaw man to be president.

      Say what you want, insult his looks he gets my respect. He’s a maestro in politics.

    • nene+

      July 26, 2016 at 12:07 am

      I think you are missing the point! The point is OBJ is a true Nigerian no one doubted his balanced govt. OBJ was in Abia recently to commission a road project and he knows he is safe every where in the East and South.

      What Igbos and we Southerners are saying is that the current president is ostracising the rest of the country and you sit there and call it whining? How long will the truth be invisible to you? Your resilience in defending Buhari’s nepotism is your imaginative whining!

      No need for the Southerners to lock horns for Buhari! After all it was Igbos who voted OBJ and Yaradua!

      One thing you can’t take away from them is freedom of expression. Buhari’s nepotistic tendencies must be told to him period!!!!

    • Jade edo babe

      July 26, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      I’m not missing any point. When did Obasanjo and Buhari become identical twins. I’m speaking about Obasanjo not Buhari. Abeg, stay focus on the matter for hand.

    • jade edo babe

      July 26, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      @nene
      Buhari is not yoruba. Igbos should face him and his northern people na. My reference is, how igbos complain how yorubas hate them so much.

    • Naijatalk

      July 26, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      You just had to bring tribe into this harmless post. Hiss

  2. Ope

    July 25, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Mandating the banks to open new offices all over the nation,helping the traders to collect there money anypart of the nation,without the need to carry cash from Lagos to the east,safing them from robbers.stable economy,efcc,icpc,office of due process.Balanced representative of all.With benefit of hindsight. Obj did well joor.

  3. Anon

    July 25, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    OBJ probably has the spare keys to that place. He visits frequently.

  4. He deserves it

    July 25, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    He played a major role in the election,if only Buari will listen.

  5. Obj for one Nigeria

    July 25, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    First Igbo garrison commander and later army chief,General ihejirika was appointed by OBJ.His close allies are from all tribes,baba his a Nationalist indeed.

  6. Lagoon Penthouse!

    July 26, 2016 at 1:06 am

    A second letter to senseless Christians by ex Muslim Ishaku Abdul’rahman Mohammed

    LETTER TO SENSELESS CHRISTIANS part 2 -Ishaku Abdul’rahman Mohammed

    Dear Nigerian Christian,

    If you saw my first letter you would have known that I used to be a Muslim but now a Christian. I have been in hiding because, anyone born a Muslim and converts to Christianity has a death sentence on his head. It is even worse now that they know I have decided to reveal their hidden agenda to the Nigerian Christian who stupidly voted Buhari, a known jihadist as president.

    In that letter I told you about the subtle ways president Buhari is going about his islamization agenda. In this part I will explain, with Islamic teachings why our president is making some of his moves without caring about the feelings and sensibilities of Christians in Nigeria.
    So much has happened since my last letter and God willing, I will continue to educate you as things unfold. Please pray for me cause the forces of darkness are arrayed against me for telling the truth. And if you ever hear that I get killed don’t weep for me. Just know I have finished my race and am with the Lord Jesus. The same Jesus I rejected all my life as Muslim. The same Jesus I called a prophet of Allah who is a little lower that the false prophet Mohammed. To Jesus alone be all the praise, glory and honor for saving me from the satanic cult called Islam. I now worship this same Jesus and will do so till is expire.

    Have you noticed that whenever any Christian, occupying a high position in any government agency is removed only muslims get to replace him or her?

    200 military officers were retired recently and guess what? They were either southerners or Northern Christians. As far as the northern Muslim is concerned, if you are a southerner you are a Christian. And being a Christian means you are the worst creatures of Allah. Now you may ask, why is that important?

    By 1914, the ottomans of turkey began a propaganda that presented the Armenian Christians as a security threat. So what did they do? In 1915 they retired all Christians from the Turkish army. Once they Christians were disarmed they started killing the Christians. This is how turkey became almost one hundred percent Muslim country. For those who do not know. Remember the seven letters to the seven churches of revelations 1-3? All those churches were located in today’s turkey. Islam has wiped out Christianity from turkey. This was the exact model that Hitler used in Germany to wipe out six million Jews.

    I want to advice Niger delta never to disarm. There is what we call in Islam, the treaty of hudaibiya. This is the peace agreement that their prophet, Mohammed had with the meccans. the peace treaty was to last for ten years but Mohammed, seeing that the meccans had relaxed, launched a military campaign two years into the peace treaty and that was how Mecca fell to Islam. This was Yar A’dua’s plan when he gave the militants amnesty. Had he lived longer the amnesty would have been stopped. Buhari actually thought that the militants had fully disarmed hence he stopped the amnesty. I guess Jonathan, by the leading of the Lord empowered them even more militarily before he left. Mohammed said, war is deception.

    In my last letter I told you about the useful idiots. The GMD of NNPC Mr Kachikwu was just relieved of his position and guess who replaced him? Another Muslim. Now they have started instituting corruption charges against him. One down more to go. Soon Amaechi will go too. Almost every Christian is out of government. All the military chiefs are muslims. Custom, immigration etc are all headed by muslims now. Yet my fellow senseless Christians still cannot see what is happening. Did you know that the new IG of police is also a Muslim? Do you know how many senior officers were retired just to pave the way for the new IG? Guess the first thing he did? Accused the former IG of stealing 24 police vehicles. Thank God that alarm was proven false but they never give up. They must find some frivolous charges against him. Just wait and see.

    Again, during the elections you would have been familiar with the grandest deception called the #bringbackourgirls led by a Christian Mrs Oby Ezekwesili in collaboration with other Northern women. Do you know that the female principal of the chibok girls college has now been appointed to the position of commissioner of education in Borno state? Since when do secondary school principals get appointed as the commissioner of education in a state where you have university and polytechnic lecturers, VCs and Rectors? Madam Oby’s Muslim Vice was first appointed as chief of staff by El Rufai of kaduna state and guess what happened next? Buhari just appointed her MD of NPA. What did the useful idiot Christian. Oby get? Nothing. Where are the so called missing girls? Still at large but they used it to deceive you to voting out a Christian president.

    Talking about a Christian president. Do you know that in Islam it is forbidden for a Christian to hold a position of authority over muslims? Since they could not deny the achievements of our christian president Dr Goodluck Jonathan they spun a huge propaganda around corruption. He was vilified as the most corrupt president Nigeria ever had. The press had a field day reporting monumental corruption under Jonathan. They knew the only way they could get the attention of the Nigerian is to mention corruption and we all fell for the deception hook, line and sinker. I will be naive to say there was no corruption under GEJ. No government in the world can claim to be corruption free. Yet it was made to look like Jonathan had stolen the wealth of the nation and crippled the economy. Buhari made huge promises that got people ecstatic. He was seen as the Messiah. Nigerians refused to see the economic growth under GEJ. Even when Nigeria was rated as the 3rd and 1st fastest growing economy in the world and Africa no one paid any heed to it. Nigeria became the no 1 investment destination in Africa yet it seemed like it was all fairy tale. Today, just one year after GEJ we are no longer in the list of growing economies of the world. The effects are everywhere. The Nigerian economy is almost grounding to a halt. And guess what? They have now spun another propaganda that what we are experiencing now is the effect of the misrule of GEJ. Again, Christians are buying this crap and swallowing it like a hot plate of delicious food. Eight months into the Buhari regime, the bureau of national statistics release a report that over 4.5 million Nigerians have lost their jobs under Buhari. Time will fail me to expatiate.

    Have you noticed how Christians and muslims are treated when it comes to corruption cases? They go to the media to convict people of corruption and when they eventually take them to court and the court gives a verdict they don’t like the disobey the court order. Mr Fani Kayode was in detention for over sixty days. You were told that it was because of corruption. How many muslims have been so treated? As far as I know. Only Dasuki is getting that treatment but again that is understandable. It was Dasuki, then a very junior officer that arrested Buhari during the babangida coup that overthrew Buhari in 1983. Muslims don’t forgive. The god of Islam requires muslims to take vengeance unlike our God that says vengeance is mine.

    The most unfortunate part of this is that we Christians use our values to judge muslims yet we know absolutely nothing about their values. We don’t know anything about the tenets of that religion. Mohammed was a very vengeful person. He killed all those who made fun of him. Even those who criticized him. That is why Buhari cannot stand criticism.

    We have seen in the news how innocent Christian women were killed by muslims and our dear president has been silent. Whole communities are being wiped out by Muslim Fulani herdsmen yet no word from your president. The latest is that farmers will now pay for protection while Buhari is now going to use the military to protect Fulani herdsmen and their cows. Buhari is now protecting murderers against innocent Citizens of the country yet you still can’t see anything wrong? Do you know what they have just introduced? It is called the jizya. Jizya happens to be the Islamic protection tax payable by Christians and Jews so they don’t get killed. Muslims don’t pay jizya. It may not make sense to you now but soon you will be told to pay protection tax. They may call it whatever but it is the jizya. And since only Christian communities will be attacked only Christians will have to pay.

    Am going to stop here and update you as things unfold.

    Yours in Christ

    Abdul’rahman Mohammed

    Please copy and share on all your social networks.

  7. SOS.

    July 26, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Buhari realises his presidency is in crisis and he has lost just about all the goodwill of Nigerians (except the radical, and also, the illiterate North) and that Nigerians are seeing through him, they don’t believe all the whitewash and PR-imaging anymore and can’t wait for him to be gone, especially, also, his economic policies and flip-flops, the enormity and nitty-gritty of the job is beginning to dawn on him and he is overwhelmed, he is beginning to slowly admit to himself what some of us knew before he ever got there i.e. he has no vision and knows nothing about governance,; also, his jet-setting has not produced results like Obj’s did, so, he has reached out to Obj for help.

    The only other person who served as Head of State and as President. Each time successfully. His legacy and achievements even survived the infamous botched third term imbroglio. Each time, he (I would have said maradonad but that term was used in the days of IBB and Obj more than deserves his own verb) Objd all those who thought they were the ones who put him there and he would be their boy and they could control him and remove him if necessary. They got a rude shock on every count. He left them all out ion the cold, and he out-played and out-gamed all of them.

    So, this meeting of update was coded for: “”Segun, I need your help. How did you do it? Show me the way. How can I turn this around?””

    That’s what I think.

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