Obafemi Awolowo: The class warfare and the man who saw tomorrow!
Chief Obafemi Awolowo warned our leaders many years ago when he said, “The children of the poor you failed to train will never let your children have peace”.
YWC rebrands to honour Awolowo, others
The Yoruba World Congress (YWC), yesterday, announced a change of its name to Ilana Omo Oodua, saying it took the decision to honour the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and other Yoruba leaders.
Clark, Aliu and the continuum
Birth. Death. The period of existence in-between is what we call life. Chief Obafemi Awolowo, first Premier of the defunct Western Region, in his twilight years, said death is actually the beginning of “life afterlife.” He explained further that “life is a continuum.” The Yoruba people believe that death, Iku, is a messenger of Olodumare.…
At memoirs launch, Tinubu insists Fasoranti is inspirational
In May this year, when Papa turned 94, in my special tribute, while congratulating Papa for the milestone, I commended him for his steadfastness and dedication to progressive and worthy causes and for his legacy of service to Nigeria and Yorubaland. Today’s twin-event-the public presentation and the formal launch of his autobiography and pet project…
Jide Akinbiyi at 87: A senior citizen’s travails on Nigeria at 60
A man will turn over half a library to make one book-Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English lexicographer, essayist and literary critic. Senior Citizen Edward Jide Akinbiyi is reaching out to the long stretch of his eventful past and turning over more than half of the libraries he has visited worldwide to tell a story. The retired…
Managing Nigeria’s resources for growth and development
Nigeria as a developing country has come of age with the different successive government since 1960 (Both military and civilian government) and at the preliminary stage of Nigeria independence, we operated regional government, then a parliamentary government
The bell tolls for Omotosho and a good man
Sir Remi Omotosho was a vigourous man of 75. He was full of life and his boisterousness and agile mind belied the fragility of life.
What was done that should not have been done
Our History is made up of three chapters. Chapter 1 is entitled “What was done that should not have been done”; Chapter 2 is entitled “What was not done that should...
Odia Ofeimun: Ancient and modern warrior at 70
About a year or so after Obafemi Awolowo ‘lost’ the 1979 Presidential Election, I was in the home of a senior TV journalist in Lagos when the vendor delivered the Sunday newspapers.
The Nigeria of my dream at 60: It is up to us, now - Part 5
Obafemi Awolowo, said, in a 1961 speech in London that ‘the influence which a nation exerts, the respect which it enjoys and the prestige accorded to it on the world scene depends on two important factors: the size of its wealth and caliber of its leadership.’