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15 Oct 2020
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.…
27 Sep 2020
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…
28 Aug 2020
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…
4 Aug 2020
When Pa Ayorinde Fasanmi, the leader of one of the factions of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, took his last breath at the ripe age of 94 last Thursday, July 30 2020, one of the questions it raised was
9 Jul 2020
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
11 Jun 2020
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.
19 May 2020
The fact that President Muhammadu Buhari is steering the ship of state in troubled waters makes it imperative for him to have stronger will power to wither the storm. If he fails to assert himself he remains a puppet in the hands....
17 May 2020
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...
30 Mar 2020
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.
27 Mar 2020
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.’
19 Mar 2020
March is the month of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. He was born on the 6th day of that month in 1909, a few years after the end of the Yoruba Civil Wars
22 Feb 2020
The visit by World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, to his hometown, Sagamu during the week may have brought back some old memories of great legends, who at one time or the other rose to the pinnacle of their career in Remo land.


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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said for the first time Sunday that Ankara could accept Finland into NATO without its Nordic neighbour Sweden.
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Casemiro believes Manchester United are on a "good path" and says playing for the Old Trafford giants makes him feel like an excited 15-year-old again.
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The All Progressives Congress campaign council (APC PCC) has applauded the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over the extension of the naira swap deadline.