Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading my watch volume 1. Hardtalk is also broadcast on the bbc news channel at 04. Obasanjo is the person who divided nigeria by pursuing a scotch earth policy against eastern nigeria and did not allow federal investments in. Dec 10, 2014 18 critical things former president obasanjo said about president jonathan in his new book in the area of corruption, we have been going back steadily from the inception of yaraduas. Bbc hard talk confronts objon 30 evilscorruption of obasanjo.
Over the next thirty years africas population is projected to double, requiring delivery of jobs, housing and infrastructure to e. Obasanjo was simply massacred, he could not defend his record, he could not defend the book he wrote, he could not defend his support for buhari. Olusegun obasanjo speaks at book presentation on president muhammadu buhari. Obasanjos real father a paternity controversy sahara. And a hot exchange with stephen sackur, on the bbc hardtalk. Encomium weekly can, however, reveal the mothers of these children and other women that had dalliances with the twotime president of the country. Nigerias former president olusegun obasanjo has met with people close to boko haram in an attempt to broker the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, a source close to the talks told. He cant even say how many children he have, just beating around the bush untill stephen the hard talk presenter helped him with a random figure of 20. His mother died in 1958 and his father died in 1959. Bbc hardtalk interview with obasanjo nigerian history. During his watch, a watchman has no sleep and no respite.
Former president olusegun obasanjo, in his recent controversial book, my watch, listed the names of his 21 children but he did not mention their mothers. I usually wonder, after such heated conversations, which sometimes. President olusegun obasanjo on bbc hardtalk youtube. My life with obasanjo, by remi obasanjo leadership newspaper. He dismissed obasanjos rosy hue on your record and reminded obasanjo that the national assembly called him the grandfather of corruption in nigeria and were fed up with you lecturing them. Pat utomi about allegations in obasanjos book legit. Steve is rude, but i commend obasanjos mature and dignified defence. Feb 23, 20 former president olusegun obasanjo takes an interview on bbc hardtalk. The interview was, supposedly, to discuss obasanjos latest book, titled making africa work a handbook, which he cowrote with greg mills, jeffrey herbst and dickie davis. May 10, 2018 while that is the most dramatic episode recounted in obasanjos memoir, african presidents daughter, detailing murderous political skullduggery was hardly the reason for obasanjos book. May 07, 2012 former nigerian president, olusegun obasanjo on hardtalk. Home articles like oliver twist, obasanjo wanted some more punishment on bbc hardtalk. Bbc hard talk with obasanjo link my views lawson akhigbe.
Olusegun obasanjos most popular book is my watch volume 2. I download a podcast of hardtalk every 2 days, and in course of listening to different episodes, its quite interesting how heated the conversation can get. There arent enough contemporary african stories out there in which africans talk about their lives and experiences, she said. Now we can see clearly the reason jonathan wanted the book killed. Some wonder why, despite the famed igbo wealth and. Former president olusegun obasanjo of nigeria defends himself against corruption, on bbc hardtalk. Getting nigerias former president olusegun obasanjo, to sit down for an. Generations will look at obasanjo library and say this is. Obasanjo tried an aggressive counteroffensive, but sackur was having none of it. But he also worked hard to undermine most of their good work, and therefore his own legacy.
Stephen sackur speaks to former nigerian president olusegun obasanjo, who has just. My command by olusegun obasanjo goodreads share book. Obasanjo is the person who divided nigeria by pursuing a scotch earth policy against eastern nigeria and did not allow federal investments in eastern nigeria during his term. When the bbc grilled obasanjo on his record crucible. My life with obasanjo, the 63yearold oluremi claims in the page book that the former president is a master in the art of deception, an exploiter, a violent and unrepentant wifebasher and lacking sexual discipline as he unrepentantly engaged in a string of affairs with single and married women she names several. Aug 28, 2015 watch president olusegun obasanjo on bbc hardtalk africaworld news on dailymotion. An empathetic character with few airs and graces, he induced the novelist patricia cornwell to talk candidly of the pain caused to her by her mentor, ruth graham, the wife of evangelist billy. Olusegun obasanjo was nigerias military head of state 19769 and president 19992007. Sep, 2017 olusegun obasanjo former president of nigeria 19992007. Mar 19, 2009 olusegun obasanjo talks to stephen sackur. Bbc hardtalk interview with obasanjo nigerian history channel. Sep 11, 2017 stephen sackur speaks to former nigerian president olusegun obasanjo who has just published a blueprint for african prosperity. Obasanjo on bbc hardtalk politics nigeria nairaland forum. Having rejoiced when olusegun obasanjo became president of nigeria again, i found reconnecting with him proved harder than expected.
As an african upper middle classborn person, i feel the image of everything that comes out of africa is poverty and disease. Speaks at book presentation on president muhammadu buhari. Olusegun obasanjo former president of nigeria 19992007. Hardtalk speaks to former president of nigeria, olusegun obasanjo. Critical things obasanjo said about jonathan in his book. At book presentation on president muhammadu buhari pt. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your first box.
Hardtalks stephen sackur interviews acclaimed writer and businesswoman margaret heffernan, who has just published a book on the fallacies of forecasting. If you have data please watch that obasanjo on bbc hardtalk. My friends who are not from the east of nigeria where igbos come from often ask me why there is so much anger in the east and among igbos. The video is about 30 minutes long and it starts out with the discussion of obasanjo s role in congo, then it moves on to sudandarfuricc and right around 14. His career is made the focus for a history of nigerias first fifty years of independence 19602010 and of african continental affairs during the same period obasanjo having been an active opponent of apartheid and an architect of the african union. Former president olusegun obasanjo must be a glutton for punishment. The video is about 30 minutes long and it starts out with the discussion of obasanjos role in congo, then it moves on to sudandarfuricc and right around 14. Obasanjo, who was a military ruler for three years from 1976 and then a civilian leader from 1999 to 2007, said african countries were making. One can say stephen sackur of the bbc hard talk programme found it hard to talk with president olusegun obasanjo, the erstwhile president of nigeria on his programme which was aired this morning on bbc one 1. Hardtalk provides indepth interviews with hard hitting questions and sensitive topics being covered as famous personalities from all walks of life talk about the highs and lows in their lives. Over the next thirty years africa will experience a transformative population increase. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The book was released to the public on tuesday by bookcraft and formed the text of soyinkas speech at the 10th memorial lecture of the late chief gani fawehinmi. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1.
Reading a work by baba obasanjo often reminds one of a scolding school. The king of talk speaks with president obasanjo part 1. In the book, soyinka told obasanjo to to desist from struggling to restore nigeria to the path of sanity and moderate rectitude. Little was seen of the report after it went to general obasanjo yet the truth is that impunity did not harm transparency as much then, as it now seems to. Obasanjo was coy about his children, wives number oshiomhole. Apr 27, 2017 jonathan, from beginning, was too small for the presidency obasanjo. Former nigeria president, olusegun obasanjo, don tell bbc news pidgin say many young people wey dey call for biafra for southeast nigeria, no know wetin dem dey talk. Bbc news channel hardtalk, olusegun obasanjo president of. How will africa cope with an impending population explosion. Watch president olusegun obasanjo on bbc hardtalk africaworld news on dailymotion. Some wonder why, despite the famed igbo wealth and enterprise all over nigeria, the people still complain that nigeria is unfair to them. Olusegun obasanjo s most popular book is my watch volume 2. Olusegun obasanjo, former president of nigeria speaks at. Hardtalk styled as hardtalk is a bbc television and radio programme broadcast on the bbc news channel, on bbc world news, and on the bbc world service broadcast times and days vary, depending on broadcasting platform and geographic location.
Obasanjo had made his hard choice and it was to lead to three years, three months and three days in various prisons and detention centres. The national chairman of the all progressives congress, apc, comrade adams oshiomhole said expresident olusegun obasanjo was coy about his contribution to the countrys large population. One can say stephen sackur of the bbc hard talk programme found it hard to talk with president olusegun obasanjo, the erstwhile president of nigeria on his programme which was aired this morning on bbc one. Olusegun obasanjo former president of nigeria 19992007 bbc.
Olusegun obasanjo was born on 5 march 1937 to his father amos adigun obaluayesanjo obasanjo bankole and his mother ashabi in abeokuta, ogun state, nigeria. Obasanjos new book, making africa work, describes itself as a. Despite effort to stop the book through court order by those loyal to president jonathan, obasanjo still went ahead and launch the book. Obasanjo spoke on a the bbc hardtalk programme, anchored by. The interrogator, stephen sackur, was unrelenting and hardhitting. Since general olusegun obasanjo 80 wrote his 178 page book, my command, published by the heinemann education books on june 28, 1981, a. He served as nigerias military ruler 197679 and, as a civilian, as president 19992007. Former president olusegun obasanjo takes an interview on bbc hardtalk. Early life and military kindle edition by obasanjo, olusegun. Olusegun obasanjo has 26 books on goodreads with 8105 ratings. Obasanjo hard choices the guardian nigeria news nigeria.
He tells me that he wrote two books on spiritual meditation during his three years behind bars. Hardtalk styled as hardtalk is a bbc television and radio programme broadcast on the bbc. Sep 11, 2017 former nigeria president, olusegun obasanjo, don tell bbc news pidgin say many young people wey dey call for biafra for southeast nigeria, no know wetin dem dey talk. Obasanjo holds talks to free missing schoolgirls the herald. I talk to schools and journalism students and i get a real kick out. Stephen sackur speaks to former nigerian president olusegun obasanjo who has just published a blueprint for african prosperity. The heat has been on since last week when the former president olusegun obasanjo released his new book my watch. Former nigerian president, olusegun obasanjo on hardtalk. Generations will look at obasanjo library and say this is the house that fraud built wole soyinka attacks obasanjo in new book. Another issue general obasanjo raised in his book in criticism of jonathan was the attitude of the incumbent, and their party, the pdp, to criticism. His aide and two pr people nod approvingly as he talks of his. Stephen and president obasanjo in the hardtalk studio ebenezar. Mar 29, 2019 obasanjo, who was a military ruler for three years from 1976 and then a civilian leader from 1999 to 2007, said african countries were making progress towards democracy, but much more remains to. Books by olusegun obasanjo author of my watch volume 2.
Olusegun obasanjo speaks at book presentation on president. This interview will be shown on bbc world news at 0430, 0930, 1430, 1830 except middle east and south asia and 2 gmt. Olusegun obasanjo, nigerian general, statesman, and diplomat, who was the first military ruler in africa to hand over power to a civilian government. Like oliver twist, obasanjo wanted some more punishment on. Olusegun obasanjo following in the steps of his previous memoirs, my command and not my will, olusegun obasanjos my watch is more than the story of the obasanjo presidency told by the man himself. Obasanjo and his cronies are the people dividing nigeria are those who talk about placating terrorist without saying a word about their victims. Peter mutharika, and nigerias former president, olusegun obasanjo have challenged malawians, and africa at large.
Reading a work by baba obasanjo often reminds one of a scolding school headmaster or such, frowning, punctilious. It is also too stupid for anyone to imagine all nigerians by automatic mean are crooks. Obasanjo himself had been stolen from the jaws of perdition while he laid in the. About five years ago, the combative retired general went headtohead with the bbcs stephen sackur on the. Olusegun obasanjo, former president of nigeria speaks at the london global african investment summit, 2015. The most common of notable reaction is contempt that you show for people already hard at work for their own progress. My life with obasanjo, by remi obasanjo leadership. Mar 01, 2020 olusegun obasanjo, nigerian general, statesman, and diplomat, who was the first military ruler in africa to hand over power to a civilian government. Atiku is a shameless liar, obasanjo says in new book.
Peter mutharika, and nigerias former president, olusegun obasanjo have challenged malawians, and africa at large, to be architects of their own fortune by exploiting. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Acclaimed writer margaret heffernan has published a book on the fallacies of forecasting. Obasanjos real father a paternity controversy it may sound stranger than fiction, but as daylight melts into darkness, the rumour about obasanjos igbo roots is gaining currency. Obasanjo wanted some more punishment on bbc hardtalk. Obasanjo also saved harsh remarks for nasir elrufai, the fct minister during his administration, and bola tinubu, a former lagos state governor and a leader of the apc. The king of talk speaks with president obasanjo part 1 duration.1203 540 1417 1509 843 530 17 623 952 661 1151 1261 68 234 1401 1339 619 1451 631 617 516 840 1477 159 226 1453 607 184 1032 580 937 988 1002 42 775 547 143 935 1442 1395