Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Federalism is the answer, after all - Part 4
In deconstructing the burning issue of restructuring the political and administrative framework of Nigeria in the context of federalism we have been contextualising here...
Awolowo’s daughter, Oyediran dies
• Tinubu, Afenifere, YCE, Ladigbolu Commiserate With Family The eldest child and daughter of the Premier of Southwest Region, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Reverend (Mrs) Tola Awolowo Oyediran, is dead. Oyediran, the wife of Professor Kayode Oyediran, former Vice-Chancellor of University of Ibadan and an old boy of King’s College, Lagos died yesterday without showing…
The Nigeria of my dream at 60: It is up to us, now - Part 2
Which explains the capacity for corruption of even younger members of the ruling elite. Considering the amount that are reportedly stolen, as well as the unabashed display of wealth...
Don implores South-West governors to build on Awolowo’s legacy
A don at the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, University of Ibadan, Dr. Babatunde Oduntan, has urged the South-West governors to build on the legacy
Sesan Dipeolu: Iconic librarian, socialist and Awoist
Librarian Sesan Dipeolu whose funeral will take place this January was an eminent nationalist, socialist humanism and revolutionary Awoist.
Brexit reasserts victory with a vengeance
One rather noisy next door neighbour of mine could be heard screaming “Up Awo” on his way back home following the conclusion of voting in the Nigerian 1979 presidential election.
Unsafe democracy and tricky electoral justice system
Even as experts on strategic distraction in the polity appear to be succeeding in imposing some frivolous agenda including a third-term-for-Buhari ambush on the media space, I would like to draw our attention...
November 16 as National Day for Zik
November 16, the birthday of Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, ought to be a national holiday in Nigeria. It is deserving honour for the pivotal leader who led the charge for Nigeria’s independence on October 1, 1960.
A national day for Zik of Africa
Nigerians across all the divides cannot forget in a hurry that the country could not have become independent on October 1, 1960, if not for the resolve of one iconic nationalist. When others were fighting for their ethnic groups he stood firm for one Nigeria against very formidable odds.