Obasanjo, others pay tribute at late Akande’s burial
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday, described the late Rev. S.T Ola Akande, former General Secretary of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), as a courageous and fearless preacher who never shy away from confronting any ill in government and in the society.
Intelligence community and the new challenge
Crisis is an opportunity to make good on big changes. So never waste a good crisis. The late British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill (30 November 1874-24 January 1965) once wrote
Nigeria's Obasanjo heads to Ethiopia 'for mediation'
Nigeria's ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday jetted to Ethiopia to mediate in the conflict between the government and the northern Tigray region, his spokesman said. "He is on his way to Addis Ababa for talks," Kehinde Akinyemi told AFP on the visit of the former Nigerian leader to the Ethiopian capital. "He is going there…
Buhari, Obasanjo, Jonathan, govs mourn as Balarabe Musa dies at 84
He was a principled progressive politician, says Tinubu The death of former governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, in the early hours of yesterday has thrown Nigerians into mourning. Musa died at the age of 84 years. Senator Shehu Sani, a leading member of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), first confirmed his death…
Remembering ‘Cicero’, James Ajibola Ige
Not long ago, we were admitted into the knowledge that Chief James Ajibola Ige SAN, Best was known as Bola Ige, former Attorney-General and Justice Minister, in President Olusegun Obasanjo’s presidency, brutally murdered in his Ibadan residence in 2001, was post-humously remembered and celebrated during his 90th birthday. He was born on September 13, 1930.…
Ladoja slams Obasanjo over 2005 impeachment narrative
Former Governor Rashidi Ladoja of Oyo State yesterday chided former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his statement on how he was impeached as Governor in 2005.
Why Ladoja was impeached, removed as Oyo governor – Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former Gov. Rashidi Ladoja was impeached and removed as governor of Oyo State for being ungrateful to Chief Lamidi Adedibu and Chief Yekinni Adeojo. He made the disclosure on Thursday during the launching of former Gov. Adebayo Alao-Akala’s autobiography titled Amazing Grace in Ibadan. The News Agency of…
Their moral burden
Here is something you should find as interesting as I do. We have a huge national asset that we seem to ignore as we cast about in search of a formula for building or rebuilding the nation.
Prison decongestion hurdles for Aregbesola
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made a very ambitious promise on October 2019. He promised that Nigerian prisons, now renamed correctional facilities, will be decongested. Aregbesola made the statement soon after President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the Nigeria Correctional Services Act on August 14. Aregbesola’s statement is ambitious because every government in the last…
#EndSARS: Buhari’s parley with former heads of state
It was very touching, poignant, as President Muhammadu Buhari met with all living former heads of state on October 23, 2020, to discuss the state of the nation. For about two weeks, the country had been suffused with unrest, later violence, precipitated by what began as legitimate protests....