Bola Ige, the predictor
Last Sunday, September 30, this year, marked exactly the 35th year that the first civilian governor of the old Oyo State, (present Oyo and Osun States) the late Chief ’Bola Ige, Senior Advocate of Nigerian (SAN) left office in a rather foggy circumstance. Foggy in the sense that happenings preceding the gazetted end of his…
Bola Ige: The Luminary SAN
James Ajibola Idowu Ige was born on this day in 1930 in Osun state. He spent his formative years in Kaduna before moving to the then-western region when he was 14. After his education at the University of Ibadan, he headed to the University College, London where he graduated with a Law degree in 1959.…
Remembering Bola Ige
Had he not been assassinated in his Bodija Housing Estate, Ibadan, Oyo State of Nigeria home, that Sunday, December 23, 2001, Chief ’Bola Ige, SAN, would have been 88 years old today. May his noble soul, continue to rest in peace. Amen. The late Chief Ige, better known and called Uncle ’Bola, was not only…
Elegy for a soul uncle
On Saturday, 23rd December this year, it will be 16 years that the late Chief ’Bola Ige, SAN, a former Governor of Old Oyo State and sitting Attorney-General and Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was assassinated in his Bodija Estate, Ibadan home.
Road to virile, responsible opposition
That meeting of President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) and main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), last Friday, perhaps, should have come much earlier.
Giant strides of the Ajele
‘Ajele’ which the opposition has nicknamed him, Aregbesola is very proud of his relationship with the ‘Governor Emeritus’ of Lagos State, his leader and mentor.
The road we should not have taken
When life in the present tense becomes difficult or outright a hard scrabble, it is both easy and tempting to wallow in the somnolence of nostalgia. And romanticise the past as the golden period of our national history.
How Bola Ige celebrated Soyinka’s Nobel Award
Today (Friday, December 23, 2016) is the 15th anniversary of the assassination in his Bodija Estate, Ibadan home, of Chief ’Bola Ige, lawyer, politician, philosopher and former governor of old Oyo State.
Senior advocate urges government to prosecute Bola Ige’s killers
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Lateef Fagbemi, has urged the Federal Government to bring the killers of the late Chief Bola Ige to justice.