Guest Columns

Nigerian Women, Politics and Nation Building, By Olusegun Obasanjo

Women as majority must be reckoned with and be participants at the commanding heights of policy-making and decisions and execution of these in the overriding interest of the general good of our people. The journey starts by you commencing your mobilisation; let our children, women, girls and youth get their…
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Columns

Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo, His Missive, And Our Responses, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...men of goodwill owe a duty of concern over the economy’s trajectory. And it shouldn’t matter that much that, once, this particular elder tried to asphyxiate our infants. It’s enough that, today, he’s pointing us away from choking off whatever life is left in our poor little ones! The fact…
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Guest Columns

Give Us Electricity, and We’ll Build Africa, By Olusegun Obasanjo and Greg Mills

...government has a critical role to play in setting a competiveness vision, and acting on its promises by delivering the policies and hardware that enable business to compete. And that starts, in Abia’s case, with turning on the electricity. ‘Give us electricity,’ said Peter Owyia, a cobbler, and ‘I will…
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Opinion

The Role of the Church In the Fight Against Corruption In Nigeria, By Olusegun Obasanjo

While miracles, signs and wonders are the expectations of true believers, such must be based on righteousness. To preach that one can acquire wealth without labour is not only deceitful; it is a call to corruption. It is false preaching and it is sinful. We must be careful in believing…
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Guest Columns

Resurgent Biafra Agitation: Born In Error, Ignorance and Frustration, By Olusegun Obasanjo

Biafra as a secession issue is dead and nobody should follow that way. It can again only lead to disaster. But I see this resurgent Biafra agitation not for secession or creation of an independent entity from Nigeria but as a cry for attention, amelioration and improvement of socio-economic conditions…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s National Assembly: A House of Thieves and Blackmailers, By Olusegun Obasanjo

Mr. Obasanjo, former Nigerian President gave this address at the public presentation and launch of an autobiography of Justice Mustapha Akanbi, “The Story of My Two Worlds: Challenges, Experiences and Achievements” in Abuja, on November 26, 2014. PREMIUM TIMES obtained a full text of the speech today (January 12, 2016)…
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Columns

‘Two Fighting’: Olusegun Obasanjo Versus Oluwole Soyinka, By Tolu Ogunlesi

Now the guns are out and blazing again. Two of Yorubaland’s – and Africa’s – most respected sons, have been feverishly loading and firing and re-loading their guns. Obasanjo, in his latest book – a three-volume set of memoirs published late in 2014 – dismissed Soyinka as being “surely a…
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Guest Columns

Facing the Facts About African Illegal Immigration to Europe, By Olusegun Obasanjo

The sure way of prevention is the elimination of conflict and abject poverty and creation of employment in the countries where migrants originate. In the meantime, let the African Union (AU) form a bulwark to stem the spate of migrants from Africa across the Mediterranean to Europe. It can be…
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Guest Columns

TRIBUTE: The Oba Okunade Sijuwade I knew, By Olusegun Obasanjo

I do appreciate the immense pain that the unfortunate death of the Late Oba Okunade Sijuwade has caused his Oloris, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and the entire people of the Kingdom of Ife in particular and Osun State in general, who must be grieving at the demise of the Oba.…
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