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3 Sep 2020
Suspected armed men yesterday invaded the Ikeja residence of the late MKO Abiola and carted away valuables, including money in foreign currencies. It was gathered that the robbers gained access into the house through a nearby canal and escaped through the fence of the building. Lagos State police spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident…
2 Sep 2020
Suspected armed hoodlums on Wednesday morning invaded the Ikeja residence of late MKO Abiola and carted away valuables including cash in foreign currencies. It was gathered that the robbers accessed the house through the canal, entered and escaped through the fence of the building. Lagos State Police spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana confirmed the incident to…
12 Jun 2020
This article was first published on June 12, 2019. Epetedo was an unassuming locality on Lagos Island. But it was not without historical importance. Epetedo became home some of the followers of the deposed and exiled Oba Kosoko of Lagos in the late 1800s. Kosoko was sacked by the British colonialists for refusing to end…
12 Jun 2020
As Nigeria officially celebrates its (May 29) Democracy Day on a new date (June 12), former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyoku, has reiterated the need for new Constitution to address the structural problems associated with governance and security.
1 Jun 2020
The loss of a sibling is a natural occurrence. Just like giving birth. But as we know sibling loss is usually a painful experience. It is a minus in the family, a minus in relationships.
27 Mar 2020
It is with due respect that I decided to write to you today. We met at a number of fora over time but none as close as in April 1995 when I visited South Africa with the plan to meet with Madiba and Archbishop Desmond Tutu...
31 Dec 2019
There is a sense in which we believe that an outgoing year actually dies. It ends. It quits the stage and goes into oblivion.
5 Oct 2019
From the telephone conversation, you could tell that this is not just an ordinary artiste; his husky but soothing voice gave him out. In a country like Nigeria, where many are soaking up hip-hop fever, Dabyna Poll-Abraham remains a proud son of rock music. So, when he tells you he’s ‘gold,’ you can’t help but agree.
30 Jul 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late MKO Abiola as a bridge-builder, who could have prevented the religious and tribal issues besetting the country now from coming up if he had been allowed to rule Nigeria.
25 Jun 2019
You cannot shave a man’s head in his absence— MKO Abiola, winner of 1993 Presidential Election. I am reproducing this piece I did when we were all falling over ourselves as officialdom announced it was, at last and belatedly, embracing June 12 as a national event and not a regional or ethnic phenomenon. Nothing has…
15 Jun 2019
From the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of all sports persons, stakeholders, fans and supporters of all sports in Africa, I convey the gratitude of all to President Muhammadu Buhari for the recognition he accorded sports by renaming the National Stadium Abuja....
15 Jun 2019
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, described the recognition of June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day by the Federal Government as righting the wrongs of the past, saying there would not have been May 29 without June 12.


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