Tag "Dele Momodu"

    I chose Atiku because nothing was changing with Buhari, says Dele Momodu

I chose Atiku because nothing was changing with Buhari, says Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu, journalist and former presidential candidate, says he chose Atiku Abubakar for the presidency in 2019 because nothing was changing with incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari. Momodu added that the Buhari-led administration has crippled the independence of both the national assembly and the judiciary. In an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Momodu said the APC arm-twisted the voters, arm-twisted [...]

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    WATCH: How Dele Momodu staged virtual party amid COVID-19

WATCH: How Dele Momodu staged virtual party amid COVID-19

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    ‘You have left indelible footprints in journalism’ — Buhari hails Dele Momodu at 60

‘You have left indelible footprints in journalism’ — Buhari hails Dele Momodu at 60

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Dele Momodu, journalist and author, on his 60th birthday anniversary.  In a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said Momodu has left an "indelible" mark in the annals of journalism in Nigeria. The president wished the celebrant more greater contributions to the emancipation of the country in the years to come. "The President congratulates Momodu on hitting the [...]

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    Dele Momodu cooks to promote RMD’s gender equality challenge

Dele Momodu cooks to promote RMD’s gender equality challenge

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    William Anumudu, Globe Motors founder, ‘is dead’

William Anumudu, Globe Motors founder, ‘is dead’

William Anumudu, the founder of Globe Motors and an influential car dealer, is dead. Dele Momodu, the publisher of Ovation magazine, announced Anumudu's death in a post on Twitter. According to Momodu, the deceased tested negative for the coronavirus and plans had been made to airlift him to Germany for treatment when the incident occurred. "One of Nigeria's biggest car dealers, Chief Willy [...]

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    Dele Momodu: I’ve had no symptoms of coronavirus since my return from London

Dele Momodu: I’ve had no symptoms of coronavirus since my return from London

Dele Momodu, journalist and author, says he is in good health.  In a statement on Wednesday, Momodu said it became necessary to speak about his health status since he was at a birthday party in London where someone believed to have contracted COVID-19 attended and later died of the disease. He said after the news of the late patient broke, he immediately [...]

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    The lions won’t let you: A book review

The lions won’t let you: A book review

He has never hidden his reverence for the 13th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Bashorun Moshood Abiola. He has severally celebrated the legendary multi-tasking ability of the late politician, just as he has nearly waxed songs about Abiola’s phenomenal energy, his native intelligence, his prowess with proverbs and his networking skills. Abiola’s expertise in combining the past  and the modern, the present [...]

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    Canada denies asking Nigeria for 1m immigrants

Canada denies asking Nigeria for 1m immigrants

The Canadian embassy in Nigeria has tackled Dele Momodu, a prominent publisher, over an information he shared concerning allowing Nigerian immigrants into the country.  The embassy denied reports that Justin Trudeau, the country's prime minister, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow one million Nigerians enter Canada under a new employment and migration programme. The information which Momodu shared on this is currently [...]

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    Writers, activists shower encomium on Pius Adesanmi

Writers, activists shower encomium on Pius Adesanmi

Associates of Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian-born Canadian professor, gathered in Lagos to pay their last respect to him on Thursday. Adesanmi was among the passengers on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday. At a memorial, tagged "An Evening of Reminiscences" at Ouida House, GRA, Ikeja, many said inspiring things about the deceased. Lola Shoneyin, a writer [...]

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    Omokri tackles Momodu for asking Atiku to concede the election

Omokri tackles Momodu for asking Atiku to concede the election

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has criticised Dele Momodu, celebrity journalist, for asking Atiku Abubakar to accept defeat and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari. Momodu, an ally of Atiku, had asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate to concede the election based on election results being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The results of more than [...]

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    Dele Momodu asks Atiku to call Buhari and concede the election

Dele Momodu asks Atiku to call Buhari and concede the election

Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation Magazine, has urged Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to concede the election. Writing via his Twitter handle on Tuesday, Momodu asked Atiku to call President Muhammadu Buhari and accept defeat. He made the call when the result of the presidential election are still being collated. In the 18 states announced so far, [...]

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    Dele Momodu: I weep for Buhari… his wife has cried out endlessly

Dele Momodu: I weep for Buhari… his wife has cried out endlessly

Dele Momodu, a Nigerian journalist and author, says he wishes President Muhammadu Buhari could liberate himself. Momodu said this in reaction to the critical comments Aisha Buhari, the president's wife, made about him recently. She had asked Nigerians to stand up to the two people who are allegedly hindering the progress of her husband’s administration. “If 15.4 million people can bring in a government [...]

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    Dele Momodu: How Saraki plans to defeat Buhari in 2019

Dele Momodu: How Saraki plans to defeat Buhari in 2019

Dele Momodu, a Nigerian journalist and author, has shared what he says is Senate President Bukola Saraki's strategy on how to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. In his weekly column, Pendulum, the publisher of Ovation Magazine said he had initially omitted Saraki's name from the list of potential presidential candidates because of his "geographical location of Kwara and his own [...]

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    Dele Momodu: Nigeria died the day we killed June 12

Dele Momodu: Nigeria died the day we killed June 12

Dele Momodu, journalist and publisher of Ovation Magazine, says Nigeria is currently in a bad state because June 12 was “killed”. Momodu made the remark at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Lagos during the public presentation and launch of his three books - Pendulum Volume I and II and Fighting Lions. The book launch according to him, was organised [...]

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    Dele Momodu to launch three books

Dele Momodu to launch three books

Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation Magazine, will on July 10 launch three separate books to commemorate the 20th anniversary of MKO Abiola’s death and to also mark the 25th  anniversary of the annulled June 12, 1993 election. The launch will place at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Lagos. The three books are titled "PENDULUM: The Writings of Dele Momodu Vol I, PENDULUM: [...]

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    Between Buhari and Momodu

Between Buhari and Momodu

Whether its founder(s) had intended it to be integral to the foundation that gives it its enduring sustenance (now called a “dividend”) or it became one of its unintended consequences, the citizens’ right to express their displeasure----if not anger----through open letters or memos to their political leaders about the state of affairs in their society and/or how they’re being governed [...]

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