Tag: Yakubu Gowon

Janeth JJuly 7, 2015

“You cannot solve Nigeria’s problem in one day” | Gowon asks Nigerians to be patient with PMB

Former head of state Yakubu Gowon has urged Nigerians to be patient with the Buhari administration following recent criticisms. According ...

Isime EseneMarch 15, 2015

Simon Kolawole: ‘Petropathetic’ Syndrome – That’s what Nigeria has been suffering from

by Simon Kolawole Has anything changed today? Have we learnt any lessons? Have we changed our ways? I am sad ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoMarch 12, 2015

Opinion: Why is Obasanjo so different from the rest?

by John Akpaide Does our home-bred Double-O-Seven believe in anything outside his own Omnipotence: Could he possibly have mistaken the ...

Op-Ed EditorDecember 13, 2014

.@MaxSiollun: Biafra – A lesson for the world in making peace?

by Max Siollun Nigerians are an opinionated and self-critical bunch. Dinner and beer parlour conversations among Nigerians almost inevitably turn ...

Isime EseneOctober 14, 2014

Rebuilding the nation: Lessons from other lands || This is the Babatunde Fashola speech everyone is talking about

by Babatunde Raji Fashola   They say lightning does not strike in the same place twice. For the sake of ...

writerJuly 17, 2014

#InCaseYouMissedIt: Jonathan wants $1billion to tackle Boko Haram

by Kolapo Olapoju President Goodluck Jonathan says he needs at least $1 billion to fight the Islamic terrorist sect, Boko ...

writerJuly 9, 2014

Kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls will be home soon – FG

by Kolapo Olapoju Eighty five days after their daring kidnap, the Council of State, made up of former Heads of ...

March 20, 2014

Jonathan is the most incompetent minority to rule Nigeria – APC

by Akan Ido The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the PDP that President Goodluck Jonathan is not the first ...

January 6, 2014

Why Obasanjo is upset with Jonathan – Edwin Clark reveals in 10-page open letter

by Oke Efagene Elder statesman and former Minister of Information, Edwin Clark, has also joined the league of open letter ...

September 5, 2013

Alkasim Abdulkadir: After Maibasira, it’s time to have a real Youth Minister (Y! FrontPage)

by Alkasim Abdulkadir With the increasing unemployment and frustration in the country, young people who make up 70 percent of Nigeria’s ...

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 ...

August 6, 2013

Opinion: There is darkness looming over northern Nigeria

by Perry Brimah And with the lack of northern role models, the scarcity of northern activists and truthful historians, the ...

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 ...

April 8, 2013

Opinion: Ending the poverty of aspiration in Nigeria

by Omozuwa Gabriel Osamwonyi A society that cannot awaken the creative imagination of succeeding generations and create enabling environments for ...

April 1, 2013

‘NEPA’ strikes at church while President Jonathan gave an Easter message in Lagos

by Rachel Ogbu An Easter service at Our Saviour’s Church (Anglican Communion) in Lagos was interrupted following a power outage ...

December 20, 2012

“I was supposed to fly with Azazi, Yakowa” – Gowon (is there anybody who wasn’t?)

by Rachel Ogbu Former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon was supposed to be in the helicopter that crashed and ...

December 10, 2012

Tolu Ogunlesi: May things continue to fall apart in Nigeria (YNaija FrontPage)

They buy jets and fund projects from the sweat of the bottom-billion, who know that one day Jehovah Lojiji, the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 23, 2012

“Highly irresponsible”: Gowon lets off on Obasanjo over the latter’s criticism of Jonathan

by Isi Esene Weeks after verbally slamming the renowned writer, Chinua Achebe, over his account of events during the Nigerian ...

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 ...

November 4, 2012

Boko Haram ceasefire: Gowon urges Buhari to take mediator offer

by Isi Esene Several prominent Nigerians have called on former military president of the country, Muhammad Buhari, not to ignore ...

November 4, 2012

Simon Kolawole: Indeed, there was a starved country

Gowon and Awolowo could have done much more to help the dying and diseased civilians. And, clearly, Ojukwu fatally erred ...

October 31, 2012

Achebe’s book is propaganda, I did not starve Igbos to death – Gowon keeps talking

by Isi Esene Nigeria’s war-time military president, Yakubu Gowon, has been unequivocal in his reaction to the book titled, ‘There ...

October 28, 2012

Gowon on Achebe, “He is talking from a position of ignorance”

by Isi Esene Nigeria’s Civil War president, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd.), has hit renowned writer, Chinua Achebe, very hard over ...

October 26, 2012

Opinion: Prayer will not change Nigeria

by Emeka Oparah Meanwhile, some European countries, where less than 15% of the population recognise the existence of any gods ...

October 5, 2012

Firestorm: Yoruba leaders blast Achebe for “attacking” Awolowo

by Stanley Azuakola It was bound to happen. You don’t speak ill of one of the greatest Yorubas of all ...

May 23, 2012

“Rogues, armed robbers are in the assembly,” Obasanjo blasts legislature

by Stanley Azuakola When ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo is in the mood to talk, there is simply no stopping him. He ...

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