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Rediscovering virtue in public service

IN the last quarter of 2006, President Olusegun Obasanjo’s attempt to change the Constitution in order to prolong his tenure beyond the allowed two terms had ended in predictable futility. Party primaries were delayed while politicians calibrated the political wind-vane of third term in full motion ahead of Nigeria’s 2007 general elections. In Rivers State, the richest of Nigeria’s oil-producing states in the Niger-Delta, Gabriel Tamunobiebere George, GTG, Toby was in his second term as deputy-governor and had been persuaded to throw his hat into the ring for the nomination by the Peoples Democratic Party, for the party’s governorship ticket in 2007. The customary screening of the aspirants took place before a party committee in Abuja on December 5, 2006. When it came to GTG’s turn before the committee, the questioning was minimal. The committee asked for proof that he had been paying his party dues, he provided that. What about his certificate of indigeneship? He had that too. A few more pleasantries followed by perfunctoriness, he was asked to go.

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We’ve nothing to do with booing of Oshiomhole in Benin ― Edo govt

Foreign Trips: Obasanjo travelled more than Buhari, Oshiomhole tackles critics

Says ‘Sagay approached me to vie for Presidency’ By Omeiza Ajayi National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has tackled those who have continued to fault the various diplomatic shuttles of President Muhammadu Buhari, arguing that former President Olusegun Obasanjo travelled more than the incumbent. Oshiomhole who stated this in Abuja also
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Jega, INEC, military, election

Why INEC uses military during elections ― Jega

As Oshiomhole, Igiebor clash over Obasanjo at democracy talk shop By Dirisu Yakubu Immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, Wednesday, justified the continued use of military personnel in the nation’s electoral process. Jega while advancing reasons to defend the deployment of security forces by the commission during elections
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Obasanjo hails South African President, Ramaphosa over plans to revive bilateral commission

$50bn Africa Food Import: Obasanjo urges DRC to invest in agriculture

By Gabriel Ewepu Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Tuesday, urged the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to invest more in agriculture, particularly cassava, soybean, cowpea and plantain, which will reduce Africa’s $50 billion annual food import bill. Obasanjo stated this during the official inauguration of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA, Kalambo Research Station
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Obasanjo hails South African President, Ramaphosa over plans to revive bilateral commission

$50bn Africa Food Import: Obasanjo urges Congo to invest in agriculture

By Gabriel Ewepu, Abuja Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Tuesday, urged the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to invest more in agriculture, particularly cassava, soybean, cowpea, and plantain, which will reduce Africa’s $50 billion annual food import bill. Obasanjo stated this during the official inauguration of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA, Kalambo Research
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