Carrington: A summing-up
Ambassador Walter Carrington, who died recently at 89, was a man who understood the imperative of American power. He was an African-American who believed he had a mission to Africa.
June 12: Grappling with credible democracy 21 years on
Twenty-seven years ago, former Military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida annulled the June 12 Presidential election acclaimed to have been won by the late business mogul and candidate of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola.
When COVID-19 burst NADECO’s ‘ambush’ on issues of Nigeria’s politics, structure
Coming in the cusp of some impactful developments in the polity, especially the redeployment of Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, the creation of a regional security outfit and leadership crisis within the ruling All Progressives Congress...
Renewed calls on Buhari to sign Electoral Amendment Act 2018 into law
When President Muhammadu Buhari recently warned politicians interested in contesting the 2023 general elections to work hard because he would not allow electoral malpractices, many Nigerians took his statement with a pinch of salt.
Adebanjo, Osoba, Kokori, Agbeyegbe, others mourn Falomo, Abiola’s doctor
The death has occurred of Dr. Ore Falomo, the personal physician to the late acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola.
Minority having its way is what makes Nigeria ungovernable today, says Akintoye
We hold the organisation’s caucus meetings on the last Monday of every month. But the meeting of Monday, September 30 was important because it is the first we have held since the assassination of the daughter of our leader....
General and the home boys
No one who gets to Efon-Alaaye once would ever forget it. Its topography is enchanting and challenging.
Merit should not be sacrificed for interest, says Odigie-Oyegun
Former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has admonished those in position of authorities against sacrificing merit...
‘Nigeria not demonstrating what can be achieved with potential’
Lawyer, writer, political activist and National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) chieftain, Mr FRED AGBEYEGBE, turns 84 today. But the Itsekiri-born humanist who was the secretary to the committee that agitated for the creation of Delta State is not a happy man with the way Nigeria has turned out – a country full of potential, but with retarded development.
Opadokun advocates protests for political justice
Leader of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Chief Ayo Opadokun, has called for street action to achieve political justice in the country. The political activist made the call yesterday while delivering a lecture on...
How intolerant Yoruba leaders broke up Afenifere, by Segun Osoba
I feel elated that the Almighty God kept my life till now because I had major medical challenges few years ago that could have ended my life.
Why declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day without more is meaningless, by Opadokun
Former Secretary General of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Mr. Ayo Opadokun, in the interview with SEYE OLUMIDE said the next expectation from the Muhammadu Buhari government is to take bold steps in addressing issues that would return Nigeria to true democracy. What would have happened to Nigeria if June 12 Presidential election was not annulled?…