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One feared dead as gas explosion rocks Obasanjo Presidential Library
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One feared dead as gas explosion rocks Obasanjo Presidential Library

One person has been feared dead, while another has been injured, following a gas explosion which occurred at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Vanguard reported that it occurred around 11am at the Marque event centre within the Presidential Library when technicians were topping up gas into the air conditioner (AC). It was further learnt that at the moment, security guards at the gate are turning people back. Only the truck of the State Fire Service and some officials were allowed into the premises.
Obasanjo, Saraki, Oyinlola In Closed-Door Meeting In Abeokuta
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Obasanjo, Saraki, Oyinlola In Closed-Door Meeting In Abeokuta

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and former governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola on Tuesday visited Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the state capital few minutes after 12noon and proceeded to observe a ‘closed door’ meeting at Pent House within Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL). The meeting is still ongoing as the time of filing this report. The visit might be connected with consultations ahead of the 2023 presidential election but it is not clear if Saraki has ambition to run. The former governor of Kwara state is the Chairman, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Reconciliation and Strategy Committee. He was joined in the visit by Ibrahim Shehu Shema, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo, Liyel Imoke and one other.
Obasanjo Sacks Staff Of His Presidential Library, Refuses To Pay Salaries
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Obasanjo Sacks Staff Of His Presidential Library, Refuses To Pay Salaries

 former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has sacked staff of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State, SaharaReporters says. In a letter by its Head of Human Resources, Administration and Procurement, Olanike Ogunleye, the management of the OPL said the organisation was overwhelmed by the adverse effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and had found it hard to sustain its workforce. The letter reads in part, "As you are aware, the current COVID-19 pandemic has had a toll on all our business significantly. This has resulted to making some difficult business decisions. Due to this situation, we regret to inform you that your employment will be put on hold till further notice. "You are to hand over all company properties in your possession to the human resource dep...
Obasanjo Unveils Garment Factory In Abeokuta, Harps On Entrepreneurial Skills
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Obasanjo Unveils Garment Factory In Abeokuta, Harps On Entrepreneurial Skills

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has unveiled a garment factory, in partnership with a UK – based Nigerian, Abisade Adenubi. The factory, located inside the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Abeokuta, Ogun State, would focus on production of a local fabric known as Adire, common among Egba people. While unveiling the factory christened “Heritage Apparels”, Obasanjo said Adenubi had taken his initiative which he started to a greater heights and urged other entrepreneurs to emulate her. “Wherever I am working, I cannot say it is not good. After the initiative from me, the one who has taken it to greatest height is this young woman, Abisade, and the credit for where we are should go to her. “My advice for entrepreneurs is that they should come and learn from ...
Why Federal Government Should Take Over Obasanjo’s Presidential Library — Sagay
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Why Federal Government Should Take Over Obasanjo’s Presidential Library — Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has recommended that the Federal Government should take over the management of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) located in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, in order to sustain it and preserve it as a national monument. The library whose donation was made during the twilight of Obasanjo’s presidency in 2005 was finally launched in 2017. A lot of civil society organisations and lawyers have petitioned the Federal Government to probe the funding of the library, claiming many of the donors were public officials and contractors. Speaking on calls by some Nigerians that the library should be managed by the Federal Government, Sagay said he does not support the way Obasanjo ...
I Won’t Stop Criticising Buhari – Obasanjo
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I Won’t Stop Criticising Buhari – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has explained why he will continue to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari, saying, democracy involves criticism and that it is not family affairs. Obasanjo said the issues between him and Buhari were not personal. The former president stated this on Tuesday during his 82nd birthday anniversary celebration held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, in Abeokuta. Obasanjo was born on March 5, 1937. Obasanjo had responded to remarks by the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Michael Gbadebo, who advised him to stop attacking Buhari as he clocks 82. The monarch had said that he was never comfortable whenever Obasanjo verbally attacked Buhari, urging him to stop. Obasanjo said, “Governance is not a family affair and democracy involves critici...
Nigerian Youths Must Kick Out Older Politicians – Obasanjo
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Nigerian Youths Must Kick Out Older Politicians – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that unless Nigerian youths wrestle for leadership space, older generation politicians will not quit the stage. Obasanjo, who spoke at the Youth Governance Dialogue organised in Abeokuta to mark this year’s International Youth Day, charged the youth to stop complaining about domination of political space by the old hands. The event, held on Saturday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), was attended by former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Kanu Agabi (SAN). In his remarks, Obasanjo said many Nigerian youths believe erroneously that they may not be able to take charge of their political future until the current crop of leaders vacates the scene. The ex-president asked the youth to fight ...
Obasanjo: Nigerian Churches Are Encouraging Corruption
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Obasanjo: Nigerian Churches Are Encouraging Corruption

A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that the activities of church leaders are contributing to the rampart cases of corruption across the country. Speaking on Saturday at the convention of Victory Life Bible Church International in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Mr. Obasanjo said fighting corruption should not be a one-off affair because it would bounce back with vengeance. “There is no doubt that all our institutions have been tarnished by the brush of corruption,” Mr. Obasanjo, a retired army general, said in his speech titled ‘The Role of the Church in the Fight Against Corruption in Nigeria.” “If the Church, as an institution, does not take bribe or get involved in other corrupt practice, the behaviour of some of our men of God leaves much to be desired. “They no...

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