Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
OBJ tried to blackmail me —IBB (Thanks Adenuga for not allowing himself to be used)

By News Express on 30/04/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 4,224


Nigeria’s former self-styled Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd.), has accused another retired General, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, of making desperate efforts to blackmail him during his days as elected President from 1999 to 2007.

Though he did not indicate the nature of the attempted blackmail, IBB, as Babangida is fondly called, claimed that Obasanjo, also a one-time military ruler, had tried without success to achieve his aim through business mogul, Dr. Mike Adenuga, owner of telecomm giants Globacom and the oil firm Conoil.

In a newspaper advertisement yesterday congratulating Adenuga on the attainment of the age of 60, IBB showered praises on him for choosing to remain a loyal friend even when Obasanjo’s regime allegedly tried to undermine his business empire for refusing to act according to its script. Below is the text of the advertisement which appeared on page 34 of The Nation, a Lagos-based daily:

“Mike, truly you epitomize hardwork, perseverance, doggedness, humility, diligence and patriotism. The fact that you treasure the virtue of true friendship and loyalty to any cause you believe in gives you the cutting edge. I am eternally grateful for all the troubles you had to go through because of me in the hands of a regime that tried to derail our friendship and relationship.

“Even when you came under severe pressure by that same regime which I helped to nurture, to blackmail me in order to hang me, you remained eternally loyal and steadfast. Only a businessman of character, sound upbringing and virtue could choose friendship instead of his economic empire. Only a man of delectable poise, with an open mind and fear of God would choose to sustain an age-long relationship instead of sacrificing same at the altar of avarice, greed and economic interest.

“Such tribulations are prices we have to pay for true friendship. Your ability to remain focused in the face of pressure coupled with your capacity to identify and nurture talents is the reason why you are MIKE ADENUGA. There can never be another Mike Adenuga of your orientation.”

OBJ, as Obasanjo is otherwise called, has yet to respond to IBB’s allegation.

•Photo shows IBB.

Source News Express

Posted 30/04/2013 5:15:23 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
FG partners UNICEF on new enrollment campaign for...

Government set for total removal of fuel subsidy...

Abia restricts keke operations

Angry National Population Commission staff protest in Abuja...

Defeated candidates endorse Bayelsa governorship election result, commend...

37 die as Boko Haram and security forces...

Save Abia group demands arrest of ex-Governor TA...

Contempt: INEC Chairman shouldn’t conduct 2019 elections —...

Zinox Boss to FG: Use technology to eradicate...

Ikorodu Terminal not congested, says official

EFCC arraigns fraudsters nabbed at Seme Border

Fraudsters impersonate Army Chief on social media

 

Latest News NDLEA operatives kill trader inside Kano market 2019: Igbos in the north will vote for Atiku — Group Ekiti’s economy heading for emergency — Fayemi Daughter drags father to court for refusing her marriage Bayelsa Government posts N4bn as balance of funds for Sept. 2018, declares N1bn IGR EFCC gets new head of operations Woman bags 9 years jail term for human trafficking Reps demand urgent negotiation with Boko Haram for release of captives Senate invites IG over alleged threat to Melaye’s life Reps shun debate, approve Buhari’s virement of N831bn for elections Strike: ASUP gives FG 21 days ultimatum Vincent Kompany’s father makes history, becomes Belgium’s first black mayor

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (406,771 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (382,354 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (314,715 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (256,895 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (237,373 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,269 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,050 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (185,526 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (170,084 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (165,858 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,467 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,254 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (67) Business & Economy (3,682) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (945) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (559) Features (659) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,533) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,654) Opinion (1,123) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,243) Religion (880) Sports (1,731) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

Zenith Zero Balance

NLNG Expression of Interest banner

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Fulham vs Arsenal 1-5 All Goals & Extended Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement