Stella Dimoko Former President Obasanjo Warns Nigerians To Stop Calling Him Matthew Or See His Red Eyes


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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Former President Obasanjo Warns Nigerians To Stop Calling Him Matthew Or See His Red Eyes

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has officially denounced his Christian name, Matthew, and has also sounded a loud warning to Nigerians never to address him by the name or risk the bad side of him.

According to him, he took the decision to denounce the name because Matthew in the Bible was a 'stupid' tax collector.

The former president made the statement on Friday at an event organised by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in commemoration of his 80th birthday celebration in Abuja.

Obasanjo explained that he adopted only Olusegun Okikiola Aremu as his names because they have lots of connotations in the African setting.

He was quoted by Leadership Newspaper saying “When I was born in my part of Nigeria, the system was that after eight days, you must be given a name and for people to know that you were born into a Christian family, you will be given one Hebrew name. “My mother and father decided to name me Matthew but when I grew up, I started asking myself the meaning of Matthew. Not only does it not have meaning as long as I am concerned, the biblical Matthew is a stupid tax collector. Anybody who does not want to see my eyes red should stop calling me Matthew”.

''Matthew we have heard sir''


  1. hahahahahaha... very funny indeed. stupid tax collector. he isn,'t serious at all

  2. Stella you dey find *Matthew* ermm..I mean Obasanjo's trouble, bah? tongue out

  3. Oga Mathew,infact,Former President Obansanjo Mathew aka the tax collector,I'm in my house come and beat me.

  4. He just made the name popular cos thats what naija ppl will start calling him

  5. But u sef join chop our tax money na abi, ur parents saw the future when they named u Matthew.

  6. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜‚.I never knew his name was Mathew.He just told me.

    1. Same here.

      chim_oma a.k.a. Miss Kapusu

  7. Hahahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚the name be fit him na 😁

  8. Imagine at the age of 90 baba is still discovering himself... Never too late bro

  9. My mentor don vex.. Lol

  10. lol ... This man ba serious case

  11. Hehehehheh,baba don vex.

  12. The name means God's Gift. Baba google is your friend


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