Unity Party of Nigeria
Adieu Lateef Kayode Jakande
The passage to eternal glory of Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande on February 11, 2021 was a rather sad day for our democracy as he was the last man standing among the few politicians...
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.
An albatross called ‘free’ education
As all public and private schools resume for a new academic session, political leaders across the country especially the South West, must sit down and review the idea of free education...
‘How Jukun-Tiv conflict represents defective structure of Nigerian federation’
Banji Akintoye is a retired Professor of History and an Afenifere leader. In this interview with ONYEDIKA AGBEDO, Akintoye, who served as a senator in the Second Republic on the platform of the then Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), dissects the lingering conflict between the Jukun and Tiv ethnic groups in the country.
Obasanjo’s “Fulanisation’’ “Islamisation’’ statement is diversionary tactics- UPN
The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) has described the statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on alleged “Fulanisation’’ and “Islamisation’’ of Nigeria, as tactic to divert government’s attention from probing his administration’s expenditure on power sector. The party said this in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Sokoto, on Friday in…
‘My dream at 80 for Nigeria, philosophy and religion’
Chief Bisi Akande, who turns 80 today, is one of the major actors in Nigeria’s political firmament. In this interview with Muyiwa Adeyemi (Head South West Bureau), Rotimi Agboluaje and Tosin Dada, he speaks on how he was wooed into politics, his first encounter with Chief Obafemi Awolowo, with a lamentation that politics has degenerated…
Even the gods don’t drink palmwine
It is getting clearer by the day that the Nigerian economy may be sicker than we earlier thought. The indices are there for all to see. Many factories have closed down or are producing below capacity.