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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Diary of major events since independence
1960 October - Independence, with Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa leading a coalition government.
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.