Opinion

Have the Dreams Of Our Heroes Past Been In Vain?, By Dakuku Peterside

If the likes of Chief Harold Dappa Biriye, Ernest Ikoli, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Sir Ahmadu Bello are to converge someplace in the afterlife and review the current state of events in Nigeria, would they be proud of their efforts in making Nigeria’s nationhood a reality? Would…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Aṣeni Within: The Lesson of Yoruba Tragedy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Why are we no longer a strategic people? We are long on bluff, showboating and short on planning, organisation and execution. The enemy within does not describe what some of us feel or think of those who should lead us and beat the path to a great future for us…
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Opinion

Oba Adesoji Aderemi: 40 Years of the Exit of a Quintessential Monarch, By Femi Kehinde

In 1953, Adesoji Aderemi was appointed a minister without portfolio in the Nigerian House of Representatives, and he attended the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2 of that year, shortly after which he was conferred with the title of a Knight of the British Empire (KBE). “Some people…
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Opinion

Oba Sikiru Adetona: Six Decades of Being Awujale, In Turbulence and Glamour, By Femi Kehinde

There is no gainsaying the fact that Awujale Adetona has brought prosperity, class, elegance, glamour, grandeur, panache and exceptional grace to the exalted throne of Ijebu Ode. At 86, and 60 years on the throne, whilst still going strong, it is certainly igba odun, odun kan ni! “Ninu offii, ati…
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Columns

Thirty-nine Years After, Awujale Moment For Sanusi, By Azu Ishiekwene

Although the Awujale’s account was from events that occurred nearly four decades ago, the story of this independent-minded and forthright traditional ruler could well have been speaking of the current predicament of Sanusi. Change a few names, dates and places and the substance would be almost exactly as it has…
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Opinion

Nigeria @59: Time To Review the Quota System, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

The quota system is no longer in the overall interest of Nigeria. It will be in everybody’s best interest if the federal government can abolish it once and for all. Entry into federal government owned institutions should be based on merit. Allow all students to compete fairly and justly. The…
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Opinion

The Olagbegi/Ogunoye Tango and Its Misreading In History, By Femi Kehinde

It is now a duty call for the Owo people to continually celebrate this unusual monarch, Olateru-Olagbegi II, a cat with nine lives, and to furthermore ensure a peaceful reign of the current monarch, Olowo Gbadegesin Ogunoye. There is need to promote a reign that would be devoid of rancour,…
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Columns

Shugaba, the Plane Is About To Crash!, By Festus Adedayo

A serious government desirous of pulling its country from an economic morass like ours cannot sustain these Acheulian ministerial characters on parade. An ideal one would have its bureaucracies policed by ministers who possess a combination of sterling qualities, talents and skills. Just in case you missed this frightening and…
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Opinion

The Burning Out Of Meteors: Lives Lived In Brief Fullness, By Femi Kehinde

Adegoke Adelabu was certainly the architect of grassroots politics in Ibadan and with him went a certain glamour from Ibadan politics. He was popularly known as “Penkelemesi”, peculiar mess, which was his usual refrain when making contributions on the floor of the Western Region House of Assembly. William Shakespeare, perhaps…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Yoruba Political Leadership and Its Socio-economic Future, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is sad that in a little over a generation, we have erased all the gains and edge Chief Awolowo gave us through free In the broken down public school systems, even in richer Lagos State, how does anyone get the preparation to become a doctor, robotics engineer etc? The…
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