Nnamdi Azikiwe: A True National Hero
Nnamdi Azikiwe was born on this day in 1904 in the Northern part of Nigeria. Concerned that his son was not fluent in Igbo, his native language, and the culture his father Obed-Edom Chukwuemeka Azikiwe sent him to Onicha to live with his paternal grandmother in 1912. His pre-tertiary education was a mix of He…
"We have not sacked our coach," says Rangers management
Contrary to media reports that the management of Rangers International FC of Enugu, has shown the club's Technical Adviser, Gbenga Ogunbote, the exit door, its General Manager, Davison Owumi, said yesterday that there was no truths in the rumour. Rather, the 2018 AITEO Cup winners said that the state government had renewed Ogunbote's contract for…
Dapo Olaosebikan’s odyssey to the Presidential Villa
In the last 12, 292 days, President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) has been a recurring figure in Nigeria. The retired major general in the Nigerian Army had entered Nigerians consciousness...
The death of Ideology
Ideology, that systematic body of concepts as we knew it especially about human life or culture is dead or is in the process of dying. Whereas my generation grew up recognizing...
Awo vs Zik and how it affects Southern Nigeria today
Nigerian history without Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo is impossible. Zik and Awo were clerks, teachers, journalists and politicians. The former dropped his colonial name Benjamin, the later put aside his Christian name Jeremiah. As politicians they were great rivals. Zik ended up as Nigeria’s First President after serving as the last Governor–General. The Presidency…
Can Nigeria repeat the 1945 general strike?
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.
Nigeria’s obsession with respectability politics
When Nigeria gained its independence, most of the military governors who governed the states under the successive military regimes were under the age of 30 years, according to Wole Soyinka.
The Nigerian hero is dead
Whenever emotion is promoted to the rank of reality, there is likely to be great moral and operational problems.