A seemingly innocuous spark in an otherwise isolated part of a nation can change the course of history. Nigerian history as we have it today
28 Jul 2019
History will always be kind to Olayinka Herbert Samuel Heelas Badmus Macaulay. Herbert Macaulay forged the core of the History of Lagos and what would later become Nigeria with his own hands and wits. A man, political scientists and historians, describe as a ‘professional politician,’ he was possibly one of the most controversial and iconic…
14 Nov 2018
Born on this day in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1864, Herbert Macaulay helped to lay the foundation of modern Nigeria and he contributed majorly to the shaping of popular perceptions of a modern nation and its obligation to the public. Macaulay belonged to a distinguished missionary family with roots in the abolition movement and Sierra Leone…
12 Feb 2018
What started out as a labour kerfuffle by railway employees in June 1945, eventually spread to other unions in the civil service, then private sector workers decided to support their public sector counterparts.
1 Oct 2017
On this day in 1960, Nigeria there was jubilation in the streets and hope for the future. That feeling was made possible by these strong-willed men who were ready to lay down their lives for the country they loved and believed in. Herbert Macaulay Macaulay was known as the founder of Nigerian nationalism and a…
11 Aug 2017
In any political situation, there is always the need to have someone take the responsibility of determining what is necessary, even in crisis situation or under condemnation by friends and other people; such persons must be capable of challenging anyone without fear, even the government.
26 May 2017
Meanwhile, Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos has appealed to the Federal Government to speed up the process of converting the Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) to a university.
19 May 2017
In seeking pragmatic solutions to the national questions of accountable leadership, vision, commitment to service, probity and altruism, we should draw inspiration from the illustrious lives of the few patriots who walked this way before us.