Remembering ‘Cicero’, James Ajibola Ige
Not long ago, we were admitted into the knowledge that Chief James Ajibola Ige SAN, Best was known as Bola Ige, former Attorney-General and Justice Minister, in President Olusegun Obasanjo’s presidency, brutally murdered in his Ibadan residence in 2001, was post-humously remembered and celebrated during his 90th birthday. He was born on September 13, 1930.…
From here to eternity
Chief Bola Ige would have celebrated his 90th birthday last Sunday September 13, were he to be on this side of eternity. Instead, he is with the ancestors, those eternal beings that fascinated him to no end.
Makinde applauds Bola Ige’s education policy
Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, has lauded the education policy of one of his predecessors and former Attorney General of the federation, late Chief Bola Ige.
Stomach infrastructure and Nigeria’s emergent political culture
One of the most interesting features of Nigeria’s political environment is the rate at which it generates concepts, idioms and neologisms that populate...
Akande: Style and substance
Chief Bola Ige, first elected governor of old Oyo State, never had any doubt that Chief Bisi Akande should be the governor of Osun State in 1999.
When ex-governors gather
It is always an exciting atmosphere when the burden of the responsibility of office is laid aside and they can relax and they can shake hands hard, pat themselves on the back, cast jokes and exchange banters. It is when the burden of state matters eases and work no longer presses. That is when they…
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…