The Left and election 2019
In late 1978, or early 1979, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, one of Nigeria’s frontline political leaders and the leader of the newly-proclaimed Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), came to Calabar in continuation of his presidential campaign tour.
Gidado Idris in his own words
Were he to be alive, Alhaji Gidado Idris (GCON) would be 82 next Thursday March 15. He passed on at a private hospital at Aso drive in Abuja on December 15 last year and was buried a few hours later according to Muslim rites.
Awo vs Zik and how it affects Southern Nigeria today
Nigerian history without Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo is impossible. Zik and Awo were clerks, teachers, journalists and politicians. The former dropped his colonial name Benjamin, the later put aside his Christian name Jeremiah. As politicians they were great rivals. Zik ended up as Nigeria’s First President after serving as the last Governor–General. The Presidency…
Awolowo associates mark posthumous birthday, say legacy bastardised
Loyalists, associates and supporters of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo have expressed deep concern over what they described as mismanagement of his legacy by past...
For Muhammed, February is not about love
February 13, 1976, was General Murtala Ramat Muhammed’s death day. Our historical trajectory may have taken a different path had Muhammed escaped his assassins 42 years ago.
The core of South West success story under Obafemi Awolowo
In this keynote lecture, I am going to distil for this august audience what I consider to be the core elements that constituted the celebrated success story that went into the administrative template of the Old Western Region. The lecture is foregrounded on the hypothesis that historical awareness is crucial for social reconstruction in a…
Tackling corruption head-on
Corruption is like cancer. Cancer is any malignant tumour which arises from the abnormal and uncontrolled division of cells that invade and destroy the surrounding tissues.
Tunde Bakare urges FG to restructure Nigeria
The convener of Save Nigeria Group (SNG), Pastor Tunde Bakare, has urged the Federal Government to restructure the country by encouraging each geo-political zone to develop along its area of best comparative advantage age.
Nigerian democracy and political personalities: The 100 Outstanding Politicians That Shaped Our History
Godson Azu’s book hasonce again opened the controversy about the leadership vacuum in Nigeria. He has surveyed and x-rayed 100 Nigerian leaders that were involved...
‘Restructuring will accelerate Southwest development’
The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams has lauded the lauded the initiators of the First Southwest Stakeholders Education and Economic Development summit...