Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Restructuring: Beyond mere sloganeering
Take it or leave it, the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo would forever remain one of the greatest political leaders in the history of Nigeria.
Nigeria at 58: It is not yet Uhuru, here
Is the reason for our arrested national development far-fetched? No, it isn’t. It takes a visionary, selfless and morally scrupulous national leader to revolutionise a country and take it to unprecedented economic and technological heights. A great national leader can envision and imagine the type of country he would like his country to become. Then,…
Olu Falae, a quintessential leader
On Friday last week, Samuel Oluyemisi Falae, head chief and leader, was 80 years. A two-day programme was drawn up to celebrate the great day, beginning with, predictably, a colloquium on the 21st, and on the 22nd Holy Communion which was followed immediately by a reception. I say predictably because Chief Falae has devoted a…
Political defections in Nigeria, causes and consequences
There is an alarming rise in organised political defections in Nigeria. Although she is being hyped as the giant of Africa, the democracy in Nigeria is not practised like in countries such as Ghana, Sierra Leone, Botswana, Tanzania, Liberia, Senegal and Zambia with stable democracies. Nigeria’s version is a guided democracy and a democracy for…
Jakande: Celebrating a visionary leader at 89
The concept of leadership has always been of tremendous interest to classical thinkers as well as contemporary political and management scholars as our world continues on the path of progressive evolution. On the other hand, visionary leadership theory rose to prominence in 1980-90s, and can be traced back to the political sociology writings of Max Weber…
On the ‘Siddon Look’ Awolowo statue
I cannot claim to have coined the ‘Siddon Look’ moniker for the 20-foot statue of Chief Obafemi Awolowo that the Lagos State Government (LASG) has plonked in an intersection of the road named after the late sage.
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.
Geographical expression: So what?
In his book, Path to Nigeria freedom which was published in 1947 Chief Obafemi Awolowo had said that “Nigeria is not a nation, it is a mere geographical expression.
Yoruba celebrate 60 years of self-rule, seek Oduduwa republic
Hundreds of Yoruba sons and daughters yesterday celebrated the 60th anniversary of internal self-rule of Western Nigeria and demanded for the establishment of Oduduwa republic.