If you know the inner workings of the Guardian, you know that peace has departed the top floor of that house, along with its patriarch, Olorogun Michael Ibru, who was the oga at the entire top of the Ibru clan and leader of the Ibru Organisation (and burial rights have yet to be announced since he passed on 16 September).
At the center of it, for certain, is Cecilia Ibru, who was disgraced for fraud at Oceanic Bank, oversaw the ruin of Aero Contractors, and is now seeking salvation as an enabler of enterprise and knowledge through her new university based in Delta State and, now, control of the paper.
And on the periphery is Toke Ibru, who has totally become one of our favourite persons here at TMB, for the ferocious way he has gone about rebuilding the Guardian, and preparing it for the future – across youth culture, video, social and technology.
It’s all about control of the future of perhaps Nigeria’s number one legacy media company. And who is best able to bring it into the future.
We hope it ends well. We like the Guardian.