Bola Ige lives on
Chief James Ajibola Idowu Ige was murdered in cold blood on the 23rd of December, 2001 in his home in Ibadan, the former capital of the western region.
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.
Remembering Bola Ige
Ethno-religious leanings or socio-political ideology notwithstanding, it is almost improbable for any society to underestimate the contributions of some people to the emancipation of its people and the realisation of the dream of its founding fathers.
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…
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.