Wole left University College, Ibadan, for the University of Leeds in 1954 in quest of the full honours in English. The decision to pursue the honours programme, which was not available at Ibadan at the time, must have been considered at once visionary and courageous, especially given Wole’s strong interests in creative writing.
‘My choice isn’t a favour, I’m bringing something to the table’
Just few weeks after her selection as the running mate to PDP’s Jimi Agbaje in the forthcoming governorship election in Lagos State, a lot has changed in the schedule of Mrs Haleemat Busari, a corporate lawyer and boardroom guru, who has sat on the board of several blue-chip companies in Nigeria. Unlike when madam used…
Honouring Marcel Ofomata in Idoma Kingdom
Six years ago, Och’Idoma, Agabaidu Elias Ikoyi Obekpa and the Idoma kingdom rolled out the drums to honour Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of Nigeria (as he then was) and to confer on him the title of Ogomola Idoma. Before Jonathan was honoured, only one non-indigene of Idoma had a similar recognition. After a lull,…
Tribute to LAPO founder, Godwin Ehigiamusoe
LAPO is a non-governmental organization committed to the social, health and economic empowerment of the poor and vulnerable, with greater concentration on rural and urban poor women in Nigeria, and in some other countries of the West African Sub-region.
I was scorned for assembling children as a young graduate — Lawal
At first, it was just a dream, a burning passion to educate young people, but today, that dream has morphed into a grand spectacle, a testament to the idea that nothing is impossible if one is willing to put in the work and persevere.
Busayo pops up Naija on American runway
“I need a bottle of table water,” Michelle tells the lady behind the counter, looking over her Jackie-O sunglasses, she turns attention to her guest, she asks, “what do you care for?”
Mimiko: Finishing well @ 62
The Ondo governor is not your typical sissy of a public officer. In other words, he is a veteran of many wars, victor in uncountable fracas and survivor of many titanic political skirmishes.
Hadiza: Good choice for the times
But despite the ambivalence of her political and activist position, the young woman exemplified the power of womenfolk to pursue a cause with single-minded attention. However, with her recent appointment as the first female Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority...
Ali, the greatest takes a bow
Ali, was known as one of the greatest boxers of all time. The legend died after he was hospitalized June 2 with respiratory issues that were complicated by his Parkinson’s disease.
Olusegun Obasanjo: Ideas, politics and the love for country - Part 1
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was not on the honoured list of heroes even though he eminently deserves to be among the top list of those who cannot be omitted in the drama of Nigeria’s postcolonial unfolding.