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Technology Vital For Improved Agricultural Yield In Africa – Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo today said African farmers should embrace new knowledge and technology for improved agricultural yields and increased value proposition especially for smallholder farmers. Obasanjo made this call at the announcement ceremony of the 2020 Africa Food Prize (AFP) award which held at the virtual Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRV) […]

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Invest in agric to cut $50bn food import bill-Obasanjo urges DRC

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to invest in agriculture and particularly cassava, soybean, cowpea and plantain to help Africa cut down annual food imports that is estimated at $50billion. Obasanjo spoke during the official inauguration of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) […]

UBEC Contract Scam: Why Out-Of-School Pupils Increase In Nigeria

20 years after the introduction of the Universal Basic Education Act, the commissions’ failure to implement the Act has pushed the number of out-of- school children from 6.6million to 13.5million. In his trip to Kano; a state noted for high number of out-of-school children, VICTOR EMERUWA, accompanied by a certified quantity surveyor, reports how UBEC […]

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Obasanjo, Ajimobi Inaugurate Research Projects At IITA

…As Institute Presents Agric Policy Framework To Oyo State Nigeria’s former President and IITA Goodwill Ambassador, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, at the weekend commissioned two key projects at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan. The projects include an Agricultural Transformation Building dedicated to research and delivery […]

‘He Has Begged For Forgiveness’ — Obasanjo Endorses Atiku For 2019

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has formally endorsed his erstwhile deputy, Atiku Abubakar, for the presidency in 2019. Although the two have squabbled for more than a decade, dating back to their time together at Aso Rock, Obasanjo said on Thursday that Atiku had asked for forgiveness and he had “wholeheartedly” granted it. Addressing the media […]

Improved Health, Economic Growth: Dangote Foundation, Others Task Private Sector

Tayo Olanipekun Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) have called for “greater” African private sector involvement and investment in healthcare. In the preliminary findings from their forthcoming “Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa” report,they noted that neither government nor existing public-private partnerships are effective enough. They made this known […]

Obasanjo, Jeffrey Sachs For Babacar Ndiaye Lecture

Tayo Olanipekun Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, and leading development economist, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, will headline the second Babacar Ndiaye Lecture, to be held in Bali, Indonesia, on October 13, 2018, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced. The duo will speak on the theme, “Global Power Disequilibrium, Trade Wars and Implications for Africa,” during […]

Governors Who Want To Do Well Should Come And Learn From Gov Dickson, Says OBJ

…God is our source of strength – Dickson By Amos Okioma Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo says God has taken control of the affairs of Bayelsa State and it’s people in view of its past history of being dreaded for militancy and insecurity. Chief Obasanjo, who stated this during the state’s monthly Thanksgiving Service at […]

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I Did My Beat As Vice President To Obasanjo – Atiku

Yenagoa, Nigeria, 19 June 2018: Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has explained that by the letters of the Nigerian Constitution, a Vice President is limited in his official powers to execute projects of his own initiative. That, according to the former Vice President, limited his capacity to deliver even on some lofty projects […]

Buhari Plotting To Frame Me, Seize My Passport, Obasanjo Raises Alarm

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has raised an alarm over alleged impending plot by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to “frame him up” for fictitious crimes. Obasanjo said, already, impeccable security sources have informed him that his name is on their watch list and that the security of his life cannot be guaranteed.  In a press […]