Gowon, Obasanjo, others absent at Balewa book launch
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon yesterday shunned the launch of a book, titled: RAYUWA in memory of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, who died in the 1966 coup.
Revisiting the Nigerian 1959 federal election
This article aims to conclude that “federal character” is both desirable and inevitable in the context of our nation.
Isn’t it time we had a Heroes’ Day?
Celebrating an Armed Forces Remembrance Day on a date the Nigerian civil war ended does little to heal the wounds of that avoidable, better-forgotten war.
The witches in J.K. Randle Hall, Onikan
I was accused of being a witch by J.K. Randle, he said I had cried at night and the baby died in the morning. I had spoken to so many people about the hall and swimming pool, and now it had been bulldozed in the morning!
Diary of major events since independence
1960 October - Independence, with Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa leading a coalition government.
Five leaders and the wheel of fate
A young man, who just finished his NYSC, confessed he did not know any Nigerian Head of State had been assassinated in the past. It was the 50th anniversary of that assassination that brought the information to his attention.