The guru takes a bow: Tribute to Chief Alex Akinyele
I first met Chief Alex Akinyele sometime in 1984 when we were shopping for investors in our admittedly ambitious news media project
The last man standing
Senator (Chief) Victor Esemingsongo Mukete, the Cameroonian elder statesman and paramount chief of the Bafaw tribe, is the only surviving member of Nigeria’s first Executive Cabinet...
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.
There was once a bench
“Chief Justice, I am glad you gave that judgment, because I want you to feel free, if I commit a crime or do wrong in your opinion, to say so…if I am brought before you, send me to your jail...
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!
Northern Nigeria and the quest for federalism
Once upon a time, before the era of military coup and in pre-oil Nigeria, there were four financially independent and uninhibited regions...
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.
End the pains, build a future!
Although President Muhammadu Buhari appropriately sounded a note of caution that the journey is not guaranteed to be an easy one, the good news is that the good times should start rolling very soon.