Musiliu Obanikoro
Nigerian politician
Musiliu Obanikoro
Musiliu Olatunde Obanikoro is a Nigerian politician. He served as Senator for Lagos State from 2003–2007, and was later appointed High Commissioner to Ghana.
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The Finder Launched - Modern Ghana
Google News - over 5 years
Alhaji Musiliu Obanikoro, Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana who launched the paper, extolled the perseverance of the CEO , who he said rose through the ranks to become the head of the Graphic Communications Group, adding that it was a rare
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Only Africans can develop Africa - Obanikoro - Nigerian Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has carved a niche for himself in public administration. As a senator in the National Assembly in 2003, Obanikoro had a record of being the only Senator from Lagos State who organised regular town meetings and submitted a
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Photo: Sun News Publishing - Daily Sun
Google News - over 5 years
... Setonji Kosheodo, Babatunde Gbadamosi, the former governorship candidate of the party, Ade Dosunmu, Former Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, the incumbent Ambassador to Ghana, Musiliu Obanikoro, former Senatorial candidate for Lagos-East
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Adeola, Ashafa, Obanikoro, others at Abaniwonda's fidau service - Moment Nigerian Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
... the family of Abaniwonda led by his younger brother, Fuhad, as well by other dignitaries in the PDP fold including the party's governorship candidate in the last polls, Dr. Ade Dosunmu and Nigeria's Ambassador to Ghana, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro
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Nigeria: Boko Haram - I Won't Run Away - Shehu of Borno - AllAfrica.com
Google News - over 5 years
... President, of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN) and Nigeria's High Commissioner to Ghana, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro. Also, former Lagos State Governor, Senator Bola Tinubu as well as the Alaafin of Oyo,ObaLamidi Adeyemi,
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Nigeria: Envoy to Ghana Seeks More Powers for LGs - AllAfrica.com
Google News - over 5 years
Musiliu Obanikoro on Tuesday offered palliatives to addressing under development in the country, even as he canvassed the devolution of more power to local governments. Obanikoro, who described governments at local council levels in Nigeria as being
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Kumasi's raging battle - The Nation Newspaper
Google News - over 5 years
In the night, Nigeria's High Commissioner to the Republic of Ghana,Ambassador Musiliu Obanikoro came to the hotel and gingered the players with kind words, promise of cash and instant beefing-up of security. He was in company with the Deputy Defence
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Why I did not participate in ACN campaigns – Senator Muse - Vanguard
Google News - over 5 years
They were referring to Dosunmu and Musiliu Obanikoro who left the party. I told them, I am constant as the northern star, I will remain where I am and will remain there for four years. You said you would not leave because of the mandate of the people
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Lagos PDP: Still treading the path of self-destruct? - Nigerian Tribune
Google News - almost 6 years
Otherwise, how would a party supposedly poised for victory in the state call the bluff of the like of Senators Adeseye Ogunlewe, Musiliu Obanikoro, Wahab Dosumu, Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, Mrs. Dupe Sasore, Alhaji Muritala Ashorobi and a host of other
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Lagos PDP: Still treading path of self-destruct? - Daily Sun
Google News - almost 6 years
Otherwise, how would a party supposedly poised for victory in the state call the bluff of the likes of Senators Adeseye Ogunlewe, Musiliu Obanikoro, Wahab Dosumu, Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, Mrs. Dupe Sasore, Alhaji Muritala Ashorobi and a host of
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Sixth National Assembly, a disaster –Igbokwe, Lagos ACN Publicity Scribe - Daily Sun
Google News - almost 6 years
If you could remember, Adeseye Ogunlewe and Musiliu Obanikoro were members of Alliance For Democracy, but they got to Abuja and sold out. They joined the PDP. It is possible again, that was why we warned them that it is not business as usual
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Furore over Lagos ministerial list - The Nation Newspaper
Google News - almost 6 years
Sources said that other prominent politicians in the state, including Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Femi Pedro, Femi Anibaba, Muritala Ashorobi and de Abayomi Finnih, are also interested in becoming ministers, but they are not desperate
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Ministerial list: Fresh storm in Lagos PDP over nominees - Vanguard
Google News - almost 6 years
They have also met with Dr. Ade Dosunmu, Musiliu Obanikoro and Barrister Owolabi Salis.. They also met with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta. A member of the group called us that the odds favor Barrister (Dr.) Owolabi Salis because of his popularity
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Drama as Akala struggles to meet Jonathan at airport - The Nation Newspaper
Google News - almost 6 years
The President arrived at the presidential lounge at about 3.35 pm in a presidential aircraft and was received by the governor, Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and service chiefs. Jonathan shook hands with the service
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Of Lagos PDP, Lost Dream And Path Of Redemption - Nigerian Tribune
Google News - almost 6 years
Senator Musiliu Obanikoro stepped in as PDP candidate in 2003. He had very colourful campaigns, but his efforts were not sufficient to deliver Lagos to PDP. Fashola won the election on the platform of then Action Congress (AC), which later transformed
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Ministers: States Nominate Akala, Makarfi, Dosunmu - THISDAY Live
Google News - almost 6 years
The name of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Nigeria's High Commissioner to Ghana, is conspicuously missing from the list. However, some of the nominees may be in for a shocker as President Goodluck Jonathan is said to have indicated that he would want
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Nigeria: Obasanjo, Bode George Fight Over Ministerial List - AllAfrica.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Finnih is rooting for Musiliu Obanikoro (Central), himself (West) and a yet to be identified party member as his preferred candidates. Other members of the faction led by Finnih include Nigeria's former ambassador to Malaysia, Senator Wahab Dosunmu,
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Timeline
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    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 58
    He is rumoured to be interested in contesting for the governorship of Lagos state in the 2015 polls and will be up against the likes of Jimi Agbaje, Adebayo Doherty and Kitoye Branco-Rhodes for the PDP ticket.
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  • 2007
    Age 50
    Divisions between factions in the Lagos State PDP which had surfaced before the 2007 elections continued until a series of meeting in October 2009, where the differences were resolved.
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    In a newspaper interview in July 2007, Obanikoro called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in Lagos State, claiming that infrastructures and values had completely collapsed. President Umaru Yar'Adua appointed Musiliu Obanikoro as Nigerian High commissioner to Ghana in May 2008.
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    In April 2007 Musiliu Obanikoro ran for governor of Lagos State on the PDP ticket, but lost the election to Babatunde Fashola of the Action Congress.
    More Details Hide Details The election was marred by violence. In one incident, Musiliu Obanikoro was said to have narrowly escaped death in an armed attack on his car in Ikeja. His nomination as PDP candidate was controversial. Hilda Williams, widow of the murdered Engineer Funsho Williams, had been declared winner of the Lagos PDP primaries, but the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) led by Ahmadu Ali gave the ticket to Obanikoro. The disunited PDP under Bode George also lost the Lagos State Senate and all but one House of Representatives and 37 State House of Assembly seats to the AC.
  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 49
    In July 2006, Engineer Funsho Williams, who was seeking to become PDP candidate for the Lagos State governorship election, was murdered.
    More Details Hide Details Police investigating the case arrested all gubernatorial aspirants of the party including Musiliu Obanikoro, but were all later released for non involvement.
  • 2004
    Age 47
    He was appointed by President Olusegun Obasanjo as a member of the 2004 Amirul-Hajj Committee. In February 2005, Obanikoro was among senators who urged the African Union chairman, President Olusegun Obasanjo, to use military force if necessary to restore democracy in Togo.
    More Details Hide Details He also sponsored several bills, calling for acts to regulate and control public Buildings, to regulate and control Dredging and Excavation of land, to provide for the Re-certification of Fuel Pumps, to prevent Casualisation in public and private Establishment and to amend the Federal Capital Territory Act. During the flagging off of OPP (Obanikoro Priority Projects), hundreds of items were given out to his constituents, including motor bikes, milling machines, popcorn machines, sewing machines, assorted farming tools, telephone lines and phones, etc. In making education a priority, the Senator established the Senator Obanikoro Leadership and Education Project (SOLEP). Under this programme he supplied textbooks, notebooks, forms and scholarship funding. He initiated an Urban renewal bill that is designed to give a face-lift to selected cities in Lagos. He set aside funds to help children and women who need financial assistance during surgery. Dozens of Lagosians have benefited from this fund. He is currently in partnership with a US-based NGO (AWHPI) to set up a mammogram centre that will enable women to test for breast cancer for free in Lagos.
  • 2003
    Age 46
    Musiliu Obanikoro was elected senator for Lagos Central in April 2003, running for the Alliance for Democracy (AD).During the election, each side accused the other of hijacking ballot boxes.
    More Details Hide Details He later defected to the People's Democratic Party (PDP).
  • 1999
    Age 42
    He was appointed State Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture in 1999 and served for four years before he was elected Senator of the Federal republic of Nigeria.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 32
    He returned to Nigeria in 1989 and started his political career immediately.
    More Details Hide Details He was appointed as Caretaker Committee Chairman of Surulere Local Government (National Republican Convention); he was elected as the State Deputy Chairman (NRC); appointed by Governor Otedola’s administration as Director, LASBULK (Lagos State Bulk Purchasing Corporation); and member, Lagos State Football Association. He has served as Delegate to Local Government Congress, State Congress, and National Convention. He has also served as Elected State Secretary, Justice Forum. He was also the Chairman, Lagos Island Local Government. He was a national Executive member, Grassroots Democratic Movement (GDM) under the military government of General Sani Abacha.
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