Tag: Obafemi Awolowo

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February 15, 2014

Salihu Yakassai: APC and the South-West factor (Y! Politico)

by Salihu Yakassai But despite this advancement and exposure, History has proving that the South-West region has always voted on ...

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January 12, 2014

Opinion: Obafemi Awolowo, please we need you back

by Olusina Akeredolu It is an irony of time therefore that the same Tinubu was one of the APC leaders ...

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January 8, 2014

Okey Ikechukwu: Those who call 1914 a mistake are mixing things up badly

by Okey Ikechukwu No one cried foul over Awo’s politics in the South West before he engineered Zik’s ouster using ...

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December 9, 2013

“Shame on you”: Facebook users bash PDP for comparing founding members to Mandela (READ)

by Oke Efagene The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has come under fire for its recent claims which rubbed off ...

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December 1, 2013

Femi Fani-Kayode: Ojukwu betrayed Awolowo and the Yorubas, not the other way around

by Femi Fani-Kayode The greatest irony of all is that, generally speaking, the Igbo detest Awolowo so much and have done everything that is physically possible to malign and discredit him since 1967. Yet this was the man whose ...

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December 1, 2013

Opinion: Was Jonathan’s Israel trip a ‘holy trip’ or a state visit?

by Adeolu Ademoyo President Jonathan traveled to Israel recently.  But we did not know whether it was a “holy trip” ...

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October 1, 2013

Opinion: To our nation’s youth at Independence

by Adeshola Komolafe Whichever way we want to look at our history,  the role of youth in Nigeria’s historical blocks offer ...

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August 25, 2013

A rejoinder to Femi Aribisala’s piece, ‘Femi Fani-Kayode: A bigoted, anti-Igbo tribalist’

by Akin Ajose-Adeogun     Because the political career of the late Chief R.A. Fani-Kayode had its glorious moments as well ...

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August 20, 2013

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigerian tribalism – A personal love story

by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani There really isn’t much hope for my father’s generation in terms of relinquishing tribal sentiments. Our only ...

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August 14, 2013

Opinion: Femi Fani-Kayode attended the best schools but lacks class

by Pedro Christian Kalu In the words of John Okiyi Kalu “the views and actions of charlatans like FFK cannot ...

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August 13, 2013

Femi Fani-Kayode: A word for those who call me a tribalist

by Femi Fani-Kayode When the Igbo, or anyone else, find a real champion that can cross swords with me and ...

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July 21, 2013

Tonnie Iredia: Behold, the PDP of violence and anarchy

by Tonnie Iredia No one has faulted its claims of being the largest political party in Africa. It accommodates everybody ...

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July 20, 2013

Opinion: Rivers crisis – Why the situation may not get better

by Bisi Lawrence We have had wives of politicians who were overt participants in politics in support of their husbands ...

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July 14, 2013

Dele Sobowale: If Jonathan is the leader; who are his followers?

by Dele Sobowale “Leadership is always somewhat mysterious. Leadership can be summed up in two words: intelligence and integrity” – John ...

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May 14, 2013

Opinion: Nigerians, you have murdered intellect

by Osundolire Oladapo Ifelanwa First and of primary concern to me is the Jonathan’s administration’s ‘overglorification’ of Nollywood – our ...

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May 12, 2013

“Dokubo-Asari cannot fight any war” – David-West goes hard on ex-militant leader

by Akan Ido Former Minister of Petroleum, Professor Tam David-West has told anyone who cares to listen that the utterances of ...

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April 29, 2013

Debo Adejugbe: There will be a country – Achebe’s last prophecy (Y! Politico)

by Debo Adejugbe Corruption is now a staple in our homes. Tribalism -acknowledged or not- is now a seam in ...

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April 8, 2013

Ohimai Amaize: The tragedy of a distracted generation (Y! Politico)

by Ohimai Godwin Amaize Interestingly, our idea of social change has been reduced to the politics of merely taking sides ...

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March 10, 2013

Tola Sunmonu: Don’t get it twisted, farming is a long thing (Y! Policy Hub)

by Tola Sunmonu We need researchers, I challenge a young person to spend months if not years obsessed with their ...

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March 6, 2013

Opinion: Obafemi Awolowo – Hero of the Yorubas, killer of Biafra, betrayed by the North

by Obinna Akukwe Thus Awolowo’s advice and actions led to the quick end to the Biafran dream. Therefore it is ...

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February 18, 2013

Chukwuma Soludo: Where is the political party for the Nigerian economy?

by Chukwuma Soludo As students in those days, we relished in the intellectual debates on the alternatives offered by different ...

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February 6, 2013

Opinion: Our attitude towards Nigeria

by Sabella Abidde Why bother to faithfully serve this country when at the sunset of your life, she is likely ...

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January 30, 2013

Opinion: Jonathan on CNN: Where were Oronto Douglas and Reuben Abati?

by Sabella Abbide The President blew it. As the Nigerian parlance goes, he made a fool of himself. He made ...

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January 24, 2013

Olusegun Adeniyi: Memories of Biafran nightmares

by Olusegun Adeniyi Iloh and most members of his generation do not believe Yorubas did anything against them in the ...

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January 14, 2013

Tolu Ogunlesi: Four things Nigeria has taught me (Y! FrontPage)

If this country will change for the better, it will be because there are people who are prepared to act ...

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January 10, 2013

Michael Orodare: The Labour Party’s Orange Revolution (Y! Politico)

by Michael Orodare There is a LP spirit in all of us, and that is the spirit that inspires us ...

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December 10, 2012

Opinion: Biafra and the Up-NEPA generation

by Hounge We should learn to tolerate each other and stand firm as one, just like we did during Occupy ...

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December 9, 2012

Igbos are their own enemies – Ayo Adebanjo

A close associate of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Ayo Adebanjo in his interview with ALLWELL OKPI, refutes the claims ...

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November 27, 2012

Adewale Sogunro reviews Chinua Achebe’s ‘There was a country’

by Adewale Sogunro I was hoping that he would look beyond the ethnic divisions, while rendering language to heal the ...

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November 17, 2012

Ken Wiwa reviews Chinua Achebe’s ‘There was a country’

by Ken Wiwa “…I had to be careful about the way I handled someone else’s words or opinions… Even when ...

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