Some states will collapse without federal allocations, says Osinbajo
VICE President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said many states in Nigeria would collapse, if they were denied the monthly federal allocations.
Issues of restructuring re-echo at Adebanjo’s book launch
There was a deep concern among prominent Nigerians who attended the recent launch of the autobiography in commemoration of the 90th birthday of Chief Ayo Adebanjo.
Ayo Adebanjo at 90: Our joy, his sorrows
Attaining age 90 in a country where life expectancy is 55 years is a monumental achievement. Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the great Awoist, nationalist, patriot...
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.
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...
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.