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Drama over ‘OBJ letter to Jonathan’

Olusegun Obasanjo, president of Nigeria, Brasí...Image via Wikipedia Daily Trust "Former president Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday said he never wrote a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan asking him to fire heads of certain Federal agencies as reported, even as copies of the purported letter were being circulated around newsrooms in Abuja.


A letter dated September 16, allegedly written by Obasanjo to Jonathan, listed five Federal agencies as performing poorly and suggested that their heads be replaced with people selected by the PDP leadership and recommended to the former president in his capacity as board of trustees chairman."

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In a review judgement handed down by Judge Elton Hoff, Acting Judge Claus Hinrichsen set aside the boy's conviction and sentence and ordered his immediate release from detention.

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