Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Obafemi Awolowo"

    Tinubu: What the most powerful man in Babylon must know

Tinubu: What the most powerful man in Babylon must know

I have been thinking about Jagaban, Bola Ahmed Tinubu lately. I think he deserves an encomium for tipping into the expansive shoes of the sage, Obafemi Awolowo, by forging a united bunch out of disparate broomsticks. But honestly, I do not think he has the intellectual grit, ideological purpose and discipline of the late former premier of the western region.Jagaban [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Politics in western Nigeria: Yesterday and today

Politics in western Nigeria: Yesterday and today

IntroductionWhen the West first went wild I was a year old. The politics in the west in the first republic was quite controversial with sundry narratives woven around ethnicity, Chief Awolowo’s dictatorship and inter-personal squabbles. The controversy is by no means over today. Fundamentally, why a study of Western Nigeria on the eve of the centenary of the amalgamation of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Ayo Adebanjo: Obasanjo has always been a killjoy

Ayo Adebanjo: Obasanjo has always been a killjoy

Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political organisation, has taken a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo.In his autobiography entitled 'Telling it as it is', the elder statesman spoke at length about some encounters with Obasanjo.The autobiography, due to be launched on April 3, gives deep insight into some dramatic episodes in Nigeria's political history.Adebanjo was accused of treason [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Between Obafemi Awolowo and Alfred Rewane: A study in defiance and loyalty

Between Obafemi Awolowo and Alfred Rewane: A study in defiance and loyalty

BY  FEMI KEHINDEHuman characters, develop from childhood, through adolescence and graduates to adulthood. Within these streams of human developmental process, man’s inbuilt and intrinsic qualities begins to unfold.Harold Wilson, at the age of ten, dreamt of the office of the Prime Minister of Great Britain. At the age of ten, he posed for a photograph with his father at the [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Awo: 30 years after… day the colossus passed on

Awo: 30 years after… day the colossus passed on

BY FOLU OLAMITI ​ Saturday, May 9, 1987. The day broke, like any other day on. There was no premonition of anything earth-shaking. No foreboding. All seemed at peace. As editor of Sunday Tribune, I had kept vigil, the previous night, in the office putting finishing touches to a bumper package for that week’s edition. In the wee hours, nature came calling [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    IN MEMORIAM: Awo, the sage who named the naira, drew his last breath 30 years ago

IN MEMORIAM: Awo, the sage who named the naira, drew his last breath 30 years ago

“Those of us placed in a position of leadership must be prepared to grasp the nettle If we unite in doing so, and if, in addition, we set a worthy example and a marat on pace in probity, unselfishness, and self-sacrifice, the people will follow, all too readily, in our footsteps.” -- Obafemi AwolowoVery few people have succeeded in imprinting [...]

2 comments Read Full Article
    Tributes pour in for Famakinwa, DAWN commission DG

Tributes pour in for Famakinwa, DAWN commission DG

Since the news of his death broke on Friday afternoon, friends and colleagues of Dipo Famakinwa, director-general of Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN), have been showering encomiums on the deceased.In Famakinwa's last post on Facebook dated March 9, he prayed for long life for his friends and family.“May we all live long to enjoy the fruits of our labour,” [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    30 years after: Sustaining the Awolowo legacy

30 years after: Sustaining the Awolowo legacy

BY FEMI BABATUNDELike the sage he was, the late premier of the Western Region, Obafemi Oyeniyi Awolowo, bestrode the nation’s political firmament as a colossus. A special breed of politician, he was a great elder statesman, activist, writer, nationalist and ideologue. Even after 30 years of his departure, his name and memory still evoke much pride.Ahead of several of his [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Re: A prayer for Aregbesola, the impatient reformer

Re: A prayer for Aregbesola, the impatient reformer

BY KIKIOWO ILEOWO In my few years of sojourn on earth, I have encountered diverse people, but of all them, Nigerians stand out!Nigerians are a special breed of people. Our ability to stay satisfied with underdevelopment and even crucify those who dare change the status quo is unprecedented.I read with amusement, an article put together by a citizen who heads an [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    THE QUESTION: Are low-cost private schools the solution to Lagos’ education problems?

THE QUESTION: Are low-cost private schools the solution to Lagos’ education problems?

Lateef Jakande, the first civilian governor of Lagos state is regarded as an icon of good public education in the state, after the order of Obafemi Awolowo’s free education. As far back as 1979, Lagos state had an education deficiency that led Jakande to construct the much-maligned makeshift classrooms, which his critics branded “chicken pens”.Despite criticism, Jakande went on to build at [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

November 9, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement