Buhari, Akande, Afenifere, others mourn Akinfenwa
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences to the Akinfenwa family on the demise of Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa, a former national chairman of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), who died last Thursday in Ibadan at the age of 89.
‘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…
2019 Polls: Tambuwal, Wamakko confident, excited over electoral processes
Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, have expressed confidence on the Saturday’s electoral process and excitement over voters turnout. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tambuwal voted at JNI Islamiyya Primary School in Tambuwal Town polling unit 011- Shiyar Ajiya, at exactly 11:48 a.m. Wamakko voted at Gidan Jaoje 003…
‘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…
Anenih, exit of a political impresario
On a working visit to Ondo State in 2001 as the Minister of Works and Housing inspecting federal projects, Chief Anthony Anenih, who died at the age of 85 last Sunday...
‘Disastrous Lagos tanker carried twice its capacity’
A preliminary investigation into the cause of last week’s tanker explosion that claimed nine lives and over 50 vehicles in Lagos has revealed that the ill-fated truck was carrying twice its pulling capacity.
The Left and election 2019
In late 1978, or early 1979, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, one of Nigeria’s frontline political leaders and the leader of the newly-proclaimed Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), came to Calabar in continuation of his presidential campaign tour.
How Ekwueme helped create more states
After inauguration on October 1, 1979, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, as Vice President, with the approval of his boss, Alhaji Shehu Shagari made some appointments.