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Obasanjo institutionalized corruption in Nigeria – Senator Owie



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Senator-OwieA former senator in the country, Senator Rowland Owie has lambasted former president, Olusegun Obasanjo for institutionalizing corruption during his regime as the President of the country. Owie said this while reacting to a recent comment made by the retired Military General on the state of the nation.

Obasanjo was recently quoted to have said, during a recent visit to the United States of America, that endemic corruption among the citizenry, especially those holding public offices, had prevented the country from growing.

Meanwhile, the former legislator, who was chief whip during Obasanjo’s administration between 1999 and 2003, affirmed that he was shocked to hear Obasanjo talking about corruption, “when his government was responsible for corruption in Nigeria”. Owie contends that: “Nigerians should remember that the foundation for corruption was laid when the military regime of Murtala/Obasanjo sacked public servants, a majority of whom were dedicated to their fatherland.” According to him, it was because of this action, that public officers realised that their tenures were no longer permanent and it encouraged corrupt practices in public offices.

He also disclosed that between 1999 and 2007, when Obasanjo was the president, Nigeria had witnessed monumental corruption in public service, including those he (Obasanjo) personally manipulated. He stated: “Between 1999 and 2007, Obasanjo finally institutionalized corruption. Has he told Nigerians the actual cost of the Abuja National Stadium? He privatized the Ajaokuta Steel, Delta Steel Aladja, NITEL, Itakpe Iron Ore and several others. Where are the proceeds? He ruined the privatized companies and sent thousands of Nigerians into the unemployment market.

“What of his 200 million shares in blind trust in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja? What of the $16.5 billion for the development of the power sector? Obasanjo should stop playing to the gallery.”


Source: Dailypost


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  1. FM

    January 26, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    OMG…I think we need revolution in this country now.

    • kelly

      January 26, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Obasanjo is an old fool that has clearly forgotten all the sins of his youth. He should be ashamed of himself. How much was he worth when he came out of prison? Can he give account of his wealth now. Where did he get the money for the refineries he has outside Nigeria? He [ Obasanjo ] is the embodiment of corruption. He should be burnt alive after recovering all the money he stole from Nigeria.

    • john

      January 31, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      sure! we have endured enough!

  2. Paul

    January 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm


  3. Kehinde adegbenro

    January 26, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Nothing is hidden under the sky, whatever we do today is history tomorrow

  4. awowole tosin

    January 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    don’t knw wat 2 say.

  5. awowole tosin

    January 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    don’t knw wat 2 say.y can’t senator owie disclose this before now.
    my pple we realy need to stop decieving ourselves.
    Believe me or not,anyone in politics is a theif “owie” inclusive.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun



Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry



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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother



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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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