Obafemi Awolowo

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Apr 26th, 2014
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by Emmanuel Chigozie Osuchukwu Nigeria is presently in a dangerous impasse and there are many who believe that the country is on the throes of disintegration. If the mindless insurgency and bloodletting ravaging particularly the Northern part of the country is not enough evidence, the ongoing nationa...
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Apr 3rd, 2014
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by Eze Martins-hassan Esomchi The litanies of inept leaders Nigeria has produced will leave lee kaun Yew, the Singaporean magical leader in utter onderment. From the military to the civilian rulers the best Nigerian leaders could do was to oil the wheel of poverty and penury. Worst still, is the pain...
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Feb 16th, 2014
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– by Yinka Odumakin The National Conference will take place in March this year and I think the modalities that the Federal Government released is a big improvement on what the (Femi) Okurounmu panel recommended. If the government had gone with the Okurounmu panel’s recommendation, perhaps we would ha...
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Nov 6th, 2013
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By Ayo Akinola The importance of a pre-elections debate would not be lost on you if you were once an undergraduate of any of Nigerian universities. In my days in the University of Ife, which was renamed Obafemi Awolowo by the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida administration, in 1987, it is an annual ritual ...
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Oct 9th, 2013
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By Eze Eluchie Whilst much has been said about the role providence, as opposed to self-will and determination, played in your ascendance to the exalted office of the President of the Federal Republic, the immutable reality is that, for now, you are The President. History is replete with personalities...
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Oct 5th, 2013
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Chief Ebenezer Babatope | credits: File copy Northern interest groups have reacted angrily to suggestions by Chief Ebenezer Babatope that northern politicians should wait until 2019 to vie for the Presidency. Babatope had, while speaking at a public function in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State last week, asked...
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Sep 20th, 2013
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This country, with its institution, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it. Abraham Lincoln Revolutions are not made; they come. A...
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Sep 1st, 2013
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By Olaitan Ladipo The striking resemblance between Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo and an erstwhile Minister of Aviation, and his late father is enough to convince anyone of his biological paternity. However, when the Yoruba hail a person as a ‘husband’s child’...
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Aug 30th, 2013
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By Adisa Adeleye Many Nigerians and also friendly foreigners agree that the country is facing various problems on political stability and economic reconstruction. The major problem is that of national unity in an atmosphere of the rising profile of ethnicity and religious bigotry. The past weeks have...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 29th, 2013
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By Obi Enweze In the bad old days in political Chicago, the very corrupt and unscrupulous politicians were notorious for underhand dealings. Then reformers finally got an upper hand and were investigating and tossing corrupt Chicago machine politicians into jails left, right, and center! During that ...