The guru takes a bow: Tribute to Chief Alex Akinyele
I first met Chief Alex Akinyele sometime in 1984 when we were shopping for investors in our admittedly ambitious news media project
Awolowo, Enahoro, others receive honours at WNTV anniversary
The Premier of the Old Western Region, the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and foremost journalist and statesman, Chief Anthony Enahoro, were among Nigerians honoured yesterday at the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Western Nigerian Television (WNTV).
My vision of Nigeria
The ills of my country are many and have rendered majority of our people distraught. Fifty-nine years after independence, my country has no motorable roads, steady electricity...
How Osun’s anniversary event put a lie to ‘frosty relationship’ between Oyetola, Aregbesola
Not until the former governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, was named minister by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 23, 2019, and was finally assigned the portfolio of Ministry of Interior on August 21, 2019, there had been insinuations he was having a frosty relationship with his successor, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
Jakande, iconic face of fearless journalism
Because of his monumental achievements in politics, specifically in the governance of Lagos State, it is easy to gloss over his giant strides in journalism, his first love. It is easy for the achievements to overshadow his indelible mark in journalism.
Dolapo Osinbajo: A cultural icon!
Sir: “She (Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo) is among the few left in her era, she was trained, and she trained herself.” - Mustafa Kabiru Olowolagba. The wife of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs. Dolapo (née Soyode) Osinbajo, a granddaughter of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo is an epitome of grace and…
The search of workable development plan, conscientious leaders for the south-west
In the pre-independence period up into the early post-independence era, Nigeria was made up of three regions – Northern, Eastern and Western Nigeria. Midwestern Region was later carved out of the Western Region. The Western Nigeria, with Chief Obafemi Awolowo at the helms, had a development ideology focused on the empowerment of the people. A…
Why I wept when Ojukwu declared Biafra, by Osoba
Fifty-two years after the first shot of Nigerian Civil War, one-time governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has said that the day Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu announced the secession of Biafra Republic, he wept. Osoba, in his upcoming memoir, Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics, scheduled for presentation on July 8, 2019 at Eko Hotels and…
Servant - leadership - remedy for politics of desperation in Nigeria - Part 4
Nigeria has been in search of servant leadership in a profound sense since its existence as a nation. The fact remains that the British conquest of Africa...