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Chief Obafemi Awolowo

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Youths in Political History of Nigeria: Historically, the political story of Nigeria would be incomplete without the indelible records of past youth participation and involvements. The Pre-independence efforts of Nigerian youths contributed much to the achievement of independence in Nigeria as a nation. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Anthony Enahoro and others who championed the cause of Nigerian Independence were young students. They started their agitation for independence as student Unions activist, and carried on formidable groups that challenged colonial rule. Anthony Enahoro was about twenty one years old when he moved the motion for the independence of Nigeria. Yakubu Gwon was only twenty-nine years old when he because the Head of State of Nigeria. Late Isaac Boro, fresh from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka was in his thirties when he formed the Niger Delta volunteer Force and later fought for the emancipation of his people. Finally if the youths of my generation will copy ...
Chief Obafemi Awolowo promised freedom from ignorance -BRF
Chief Obafemi Awolowo only promised free teaching not free education -BRF
Chief Obafemi Awolowo called her a "Jewel of inestimable value." I call her "Mama." A stop, to see "Mama" H.I.D Awolowo i…
2. The arrest of Chief Obafemi Awolowo and subsequent imprisonment of the Opposition leader in suspicion of planning to overthrow the Govt
We mst remind the young ones that Chief Obafemi Awolowo,S.A Akintola, Richard Akinjide are great politicians from Ibadan
Did you know that in 1983, Chief Obafemi Awolowo contested at the age of 74 while Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe contested in 1979 at 75 and Nelson Mandela won the sit of South Africa President at Old Age? Did you know that Ronald Reagan became US president at the age of 70 and served two terms of four years each? Just last December, Tunisia sworn in Beji Caid Essebsi as their President. Did you know how old is he? President Essebsi is 88 years old. The election that brought him in as president was the first free and fair presidential election since the country (Tunisia ) gained independence in 1956. If a 72 years old grand "Pa" (as the haters called him) can give me constant electricity, guarantee maximum security (stop the killings up North), put food on my table and stop corruption that a 57 years old young man who is suffering from an inferiority complex can not give then I will be a very big fool to refuse such CHANGE. So those making noise about BUHARI's age should shut the *** up and give in for a GREAT CHA ...
Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s Widow Endorses Osinbajo – APC: Looks like some GEJ supporters are jumping ship. Weeks ...
Chief Obafemi Awolowo contested @ age 74 in 1983, y Buhari too old to contest at age 72?
Chief Obafemi Awolowo: Quality Leadership. What has gone wrong? Nigeria will be great once again but we must act now
How old was Chief Obafemi Awolowo when he contested for President in 1979 & 1983?
By Bunmi Awoyemi PRESIDENT JONTHAN'S PRESIDENCY IS SINKING: DON'T VOTE FOR A SINKING PRESIDENCY Just in the last 1 month alone President Jonathan and the PDP lost the endorsement of the key leadership of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, the most populous church in Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka the most respected christian clergy in the Southeast of Nigeria, the apex-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Pan-Yoruba association, Afenifere Renewal Group, Mama HID Awolowo, wife of the late sage and nationalist, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, his ex-chief Vuvuzela and his Minister of Information in the last 4 years, Labaran Maku, as well as a number of governors in the Niger Delta, the Southeast and in the North who are keeping their cards close to their chest for now. Many of the people President Jonathan thinks are with him are actually against him, but they are waiting for the most auspicious moment to jump off the sinking ship of President Jonathan and the PDP. When all is said and done the PDP an ...
Jonathan hijacked – Paul Unongo By Sun Reporter on December 28, 2014 FROM KENNY ASHAKA, JOS Deputy Chairman of the Northern El­ders Forum, NEF, Dr. Paul Unongo has warned that there would be cha­os in Nigeria in 2015. “For the sake of Nigeria and those of you who publish correctly, you need to advise the people who are running Jonathan that in the interest of Nigeria, they should guarantee us. When we vote them out they shouldn’t try to remain in power. They will overheat the system”, Unongo, a People’s Demo­cratic Party, PDP, chieftain from Benue State warned, adding: “ Everybody is behaving as if the world would come to an end if Jona­than is not President, it is much more likely that Nigeria’s world would come to an end if Jonathan is elected President because he has demonstrated no capacity to run this country. “Jonathan has been hijacked by people telling him that they own the oil wells in Ni­geria. As a leader, he has shown no qualities that would warrant his insistence to beco ...
Hottest news this Monday: · Police trail passenger over stolen N28m aboard flight · 2 killed, many injured as hoodlums go on the rampage in Lagos · Count me out of South-West PDP meeting —Jimoh Ibrahim · Ijebu Muslim leaders solicit support for Dapo Abiodun · Banks’ lending to domestic economy stands at N16.3trn · NACCIMA calls for single digit MPR · Crude oil may hit $80 per barrel in 2015 · Dickson charges financial institutions to make services more liberal · Why sale of NITEL, MTEL was delayed —BPE · Christmas trading: Investors dump ASeM for main board · Why we’re against LG autonomy —NUT · The rich in Nigeria don’t pay tax —NLC · Death toll of Bauchi bomb blast rises to 19 · Beware of prophets of doom, Lagos APC warns · Fayose, Fayemi trade accusations over state funds · Book on Chief Obafemi Awolowo set for presentation · Man, 45, kills son in Ebonyi · No case of polio virus in Nigeria in last 5 months —NPHCDA boss · Nigeria will not disintegrate in 2015 — Cleri ...
By Femi Aribisala If anybody would like to be a serial loser of the presidential election in Nigeria, here is a list of what he needs to do; according to the blueprint of Muhammadu Buhari. If one were to decode the guiding principle of Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential ambitions, it would be this: “If at first you don’t succeed, don’t give up until you have failed three more times on the trot.” Nigerians don’t want Muhammadu Buhari to be our president. We have said this repeatedly since 1999. But Buhari simply refuses to take “No” for an answer. When is he finally going to get the message that an overwhelming majority of Nigerians don’t want him? Buhari is the last of yesterday’s men who insist that a country of 170 million people must continue to rely on the leadership of the same old and failed generation. Nigerians have already put paid to the presumptions of Olusegun Obasanjo; who wanted a fourth term; Ibrahim Babangida; who stepped aside and wanted to step back in; and Atiku Abubaka ...
Chief Obafemi Awolowo promised free education at all level dat's from pry--tertiary, d promised fufilled. So wat happens to our Awoist hu always pose with AWO CAP & use free edu for campaings The money u pple throw arrond during campaings & elections is enough to run free education so dat we would not have Boko Haram in d south.
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Why PDP and APC disagree over Awolowo. A People’s Democratic Party chieftain in Ogun State, Chief Olukoye Ijaduoye, has said that presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will not win in the state during next year’s presidential election. Ijuduoye said that Buhari’s military government brutalised Yourba sons upon assumption of power, stressing that the people of the region will not vote for the former Head of State on that account. The PDP chieftain, who spoke in Akure on Sunday said, “The people of Ogun State and the entire South-West will reject the former dictator with our votes for detaining Chief Obafemi Awolowo.” Ijaduoye also lamented the detention of a former governor of the state, the late Chief Bisi Onabanjo. But the Director, Communications, Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr. Dele Alake, described the allegations as an attempt by the PDP to distract Nigerians from the many problems facing the country. He said Buhari never detained Awo ...
TODAY’S HEADLINE NEWS - 29TH DECEMBER, 2014 THE PUNCH My certificates consumed by fire, Sambo tells INEC Buhari, threat to Jonathan’s re-election – PDP leader I regret supporting Amaechi to become gov – Odili Anglican Church dares PDP over deputy gov ticket Nigeria’s problems increasing –Jonathan Hundreds stranded off Greece after ferry fire Missing AirAsia jet likely ‘at bottom of sea’ Protests stall N625m insurance for unity schools’ pupils Don’t abandon my husband, Patience Jonathan begs voters Ajibola backs splitting of AGF/ Justice minister’s office ‘Unarmed policemen’ll be at polling units in 2015’ Obasanjo has sympathy for us – APC Reps to summon Jega over readiness for 2015 Osun bars revenue collectors from receiving cash APC slams Fayose over unpaid workers’ salary Sagay gives judiciary pass mark in 2014 APC has nothing new to offer – Jonathan’s aide Gunmen kill 10 in Kaduna village VANGUARD 2015’ll be tough, says Jonathan XMAS celebration: Man, 45 batters so ...
Aside the era of Chief Obafemi Awolowo(1st & 2nd republic) all the governments we have had failed us.
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Hero's 1. Herbert Macaulay He was born in 1864. He was the grandson of Bishop Ajayi Crowther and trained as an engineer and the first Nigerian to own a car and also the first Nigerian to establish a Political party in 1922. 2. Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe Dr Nnamdi Azikwe was born at Zungeru, Niger State on 16th November, 1904. Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe was the fore-front in the fight for Nigeria Independence. He also become the Governor General as well as president of Nigeria, between 1st October, 1960 and 15th January 1966. He was the Presidential Candidate and the leader of the defunct Nigeria People Party (NPP) between 1979 and 1983. He died on 11th May 1996. 3. Chief Obafemi Awolowo Chief Obafemi Awolowo was born at Ikenne Ogun State on 6th march 1909. He Studied privately to pass the Bachelor of Commerce degree of London University in 1946. Chief Obafemi Awolowo was the first Premier of Western Region in 1954. He also introduced free education in the then Western Region in 1955. He was among the leaders who fought for ...
Am sure Great Chief Obafemi Awolowo was talking about 2015 & the coming of Lets celebrate 4 this
If the great Chief Obafemi Awolowo (of blessed memory) could build liberty stadium, cocoa house, first TV station in Africa and even offer free education and free healthcare plus free flowing clean tap water on revenue from sale of cocoa and groundnuts, why is it that these current leaders did not do any tangible thing from proceeds of sales of crude oil and solid minerals. Enough Stories. VOTE FOR CHANGE.
While at the Law School, he interned with the law firm of Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
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even Awolowo's house was raided by Buhari, please yoruba was Chief Obafemi Awolowo also corrupt?
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49."Send a team of soldiers to ransack the Park Lane, Apapa residence of elder Southern statesman, Chief Obafemi Awolowo."
BEING A PRESS BRIEFING ADDRESS BY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF Ogun State STUDENTS (NAOSS NATIONAL BODY) DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY MONDAY 22ND DECEMBER, 2014 AT N.U.U HALL (IWE-IROYIN) OKE-ILEWO, ABEOKUTA, Ogun State. Birds does not just perch on a fence, rather than listening to the voice of the people. According to Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo (of blessed memory), he said and I quote “Intellectual Sagacity of a man is not garrulous, neither symbolically egoism”. But if a daughter of one’ child is beautiful, allow it say without pride. It is on this note that we would want to commend and appreciate His Excellency, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun (CON,FCA) on his passion and determination to transform Ogun State into a world class State through massive road infrastructural development that cut across the three(3) senatorial District of the State, free and qualitative Education in our public primary and secondary schools, to mention but few. It is widely believe that the success of any administration is determin ...
It is d moment of truth even Chief Obafemi Awolowo knew a Yoruba man has notin in common with d North!
The Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo is an institution in Yorubaland. How can avoid not to stain this Statut.?
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is related by marriage to the late Yoruba Leader, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. . APC adores quality leadersh…
These are some of the qualities that define Political personality.These he imbibed from Chief Obafemi Awolowo; the collosus!
Osinbajo: APC, PDP change zoning formula The country’s two major political parties the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Party have kick-started a realignment of forces in order to upstage each other in the forthcoming 2015 presidential election. The realignment is said to be one of the fallouts of the emergence of Professor Yemi Osinbajo as the vice- presidential candidate of the APC on Wednesday. Both parties, SUNDAY PUNCH learnt, might have changed their zoning formula to ensure that the selection of Osinbajo would not hurt their chances at the polls. Osinbajo, a former Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, is a native of Ikenne, Ogun State in the South-West. His wife, Dolapo, is a granddaughter of the first Premier of the Western Region and foremost Yoruba politician, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. It was learnt that the PDP was jolted by the APC’s choice of Osinbajo as the running mate of its presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) Following the zoning o ...
Awolowo on Buhari after his arrest: "During the period of my house arrest ordered by Major General Buhari when he ousted Shagari's administration, I had a restriction within my room for 24 hours a day, and for somebody who has tried to give others liberty all their adult life, that was absolutely intolerable" — Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1984) But today, same is a progressive and now head an entire region that gained extensively from same liberty fought by this Sage but as my SW friend forget that thing he dead and Buhari is our man now and forgiven on behalf of all by Asiwaju Tinubu the "modern" Nigerian democrat. Wonder shall never end trying to rent Aso Rock for 4 years.
Buhari... Clueless, Corrupt and Ruthless At age 20, Buhari joined the armed forces in 1962. His highest formal education before then was an elementary school leaving certificate in Arabic study. He then enrolled at the Nigerian Military Training College, Kaduna for a three-month preparation course as a cadet. He received additional seven months at Mons Officer Cadet School, Aldershot, UK, as a young trainee cadet. At age 21, Buhari, an ordinary cadet trainee, with no formal education than elementary school leaving certificate and just under one year in the Nigerian Army, with no military training than a trainee cadet, was commissioned Second Lieutenant, and promoted to Platoon Commander 2nd Infantry Brigade, Abeokuta in 1963. One factor contributed to Mr Buhari rapid commission and promotion in 1963. Violence had broken out in Yorubaland over the imprisonment of Chief Obafemi Awolowo and 21 other Yoruba citizens. They were all sentenced to an average of 10 years imprisonment by the Gambari/Ibo coalition g ...
The prophetic message of our late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo and the voting pattern record as at 2011...Additional CHANGE in the air..
2. Many people will be surprised to discover that Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo is a granddaughter of late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
A few bits about Osinbajo: his wife, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo nee Soyode, is the grand daughter of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. 1
13/12/14: Open Letter to Senator Tinubu On 2015 Presidential Election - 1 [ Masterweb Reports: Dr. Deborah Nelson writes Tinubu ] - 1. Chief Obafemi Awolowo was imprisoned on trumped-up charges by Hausa Fulani controlled Federal Government of Nigeria [FGN] because they could not manipulate him. However, following the rebellion by Eastern Region against FGN and likely secession of Western Region from Nigeria, Chief Awolowo was released from prison and appointed Federal Commissioner of Finance and Vice Chairman of Federal Executive Council [FEC]. Because of Chief Awolowo’s sincere and selfless contributions to the fatherland, Western Region did not secede and the Civil War was brought to an end earlier than it would have been without him. But when General Mohammed overthrew General Gowon in 1975, he dropped Chief Awolowo as Federal Commissioner of Finance and abolished the office of Vice Chairman of FEC. The question is, if the military could work with a civilian Vice Chairman of FEC during the civil war, ...
BLACK of the future from Nigeria's foremost federalist, Chief Obafemi Awolowo
Nigeria was created by europeans so they can continue exploiting a people who doesn't understand each other. Here are the words of our fathers: *Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (1964): "It is better for us and many admirers abroad that we should disintegrate in peace not in pieces. Should the politicians fail to heed this warning, then I will venture to predict that the experience of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be a child's play if it ever comes to our turn to play such a tragic role." *Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1948): "Since 1914, the British government has been trying to make Nigeria one country, but the Nigerian people themselves are historically different in their backgrounds, in their religious beliefs and customs, and do not show themselves any signs of willingness to unite ... Nigerian unity is only a British invention." *Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1947): "Nigeria is not a nation. It is a mere geographic expression. There are no 'Nigerians' in the same sense as there are 'English', 'Welsh', or 'Fren ...
GMB's victory would re-immortalize Chief Obafemi Awolowo's name who was d first opposition leader in Nig.
2. He (Buhari) also arrested and humiliated the opposition leader, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
BUHARI’S PLACE AMONG AFRICAN HEROES Brooding over national issues induced about two hours of insomnia in me the previous night. The role of the Nigerian media in misleading the gullible public carried greater part of my attention. I explored this phenomenon in relation to the way media have been working in giving one of our greatest national figures in General Mohammadu Buhari a sectional outlook. This concern took me into the adventurous appraisal of GMB’s personality in the context of contemporary Nigerian society and Africa. I was shocked to discover that someone this week, a public critic from the South drew a conclusion similar to mine, that none of Sir Ahamadu Bello, Chief Obafemi Awolowo,Nnamdi Azikiwe Nelson, Mandela and others measured up to GMB in national service. It was indeed consoling to find someone sharing a seemingly radical conclusion and making it public. This piece is considered necessary in that it will aim at reinforcing that person’s view by presenting an alternative procedur ...
I will lead the rebellion if PDP rig 2015 election. This statement is credited to Alhaji Rotimi Amaeichi. Now that our own south-south Alhaji made this nastic statement no body is complaining but simple because Buhari is a Northerner when he made his own it was a thug of war. Coming back to our Alhaji I know he is just joking because the parallel government that he is talking about Chief Obafemi Awolowo tried it he was imprisoned Chief MKO Abiola also tried he died in prison.Nigeria is more than an individual.
Chief Obafemi Awolowo defended himself in court when he lost in the election to Shehu Shagari
Tambuwal’s Defection: Why Yoruba Must Redeem Themselves By Onyiorah Paschal: “Tinubu used his political muscle to convince gullible Yoruba legislators to vote against a Yoruba woman, Mulikat Akande, in a post that was specifically designed by the PDP as a benefit for Yoruba. He then got the same mumu Yoruba politicians to vote instead for Aminu Tambuwal; a scion of the Sokoto Caliphate with Hausa/Fulani agenda. This is something that could never have happened the other way around. It is inconceivable that a Hausa/Fulani legislator would be persuaded to give something that has been zoned to Hausa/Fulani to a Yoruba man. To put it bluntly, the Huasa/Fulanis are not stupid” – Femi Aribisala. Speaker Aminu Tambuwal collects Sokoto governorship form Premium Times Hmmm! Who then are stupid? Anyway, the above bitter truth remark extracted from Mr. (Pastor) Femi Aribisala’s Tuesday column in the Vanguard Newspaper, published on November 4,2014, under the rubric: Aminu Tambuwal is a traitor, clearly spea ...
Folorunso Agbabiaje is the CEO of Tremic Center for Peace Education. He is also a clergyman with a passion for peace and stability in Nigeria. He spoke with Famuyiwa Damilare on why he is involved in peace making initiatives. What does peacekeeping entail? Peace keeping is about ensuring peaceful coexistence and when parties are in conflict, peace keeping is necessary in order to force either of the parties into peace negotiation. The act of peace keeping is to ensure that the two parties or more parties that are involved in the conflict are hired secretly into the agreement made by both parties. How long have you been involved in this? The vision actually started a long time ago but the manifestation fully in 2002. Being an educationist, why do you choose to venture into peace related matters? Being a clergy, our desire as set by Jesus Christ is for us to make sure that peace reigns from one generation to another, and also there should be sustainability of peace wherever we are. It is often said in Chris ...
Jonathan hails HID at 99 …looks forward to attending 100th birthday President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Hannah Dideolu Awolowo, on the occasion of her 99th birthday anniversary on Tuesday. An Aso Rock statement said the President and his family “join millions of admirers of the late nationalist, renowned political leader and sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in wishing his ‘Jewel of Inestimable Value’ very happy birthday celebrations.” Jonathan prayed for God to grant Awolowo many more years of worthy service as the matriarch and moral compass of the great Awolowo political dynasty which continues to play a commendable role in national development and progress. “President Jonathan looks forward to personally participating in the celebration of Chief (Mrs.) Awolowo’s landmark 100th birthday next year to honour the highly-revered spouse of one of Nigeria’s famous founding fathers. “He prays that God Almighty who has blessed Chief (Mrs.) Awolow ...
Chief Obafemi Awolowo, then a Presidential candidate waiting for the results on the D-Day (Election Day) in 1979 http:…
Happy Birthday To Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s "Jewel of Inestimable Value" as she celebrates her 99th birthday
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Happy birthday to Mrs hannah Awolowo, the wife of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, may your days be long on earth and may...
Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo wrote 3 books about how to govern the peoples republic of Nigeria.
...Great Promise' as a micro-text. "While retaining the portrait of the Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo on the front, the new note...
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Chief Obafemi Awolowo is best remembered for his remarkable integrity and philanthropy. . He pioneered free...
ask Buhari y he had to send his military boys to search and ransack the home of Chief Obafemi Awolowo n confiscatin his "Pali"
Chief+Mrs Obafemi Awolowo. Let's follow the precepts of our founding Fathers+Nigeria will move forward.
My political hero, the Late Sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo once said concerning his political role in the Federal...
Chief Obafemi Awolowo,the best president Nigeria never had.
"It is only a foolish man who brings war to his door mouth"- Chief Obafemi Awolowo
Fatou Ben Souda, the International Criminal Court (ICC) 's Chief Prosecutor is a Graduate of O.A.U (Obafemi Awolowo University) in NIgeria.
The Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo did not visit beer parlors to make impact.
The welfare of millions of people for generations to come, may be affected by the wisdom which we display - Chief Obafemi Awolowo
Recieving a standing ovation for Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo for his contribution to the growth of the cocoa industry
Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade: Ooni Of Ife In 1967 a crisis had been resolved when Chief Obafemi Awolowo was c...
| is also home to the tombs of famous natives such as Chief Obafemi Awolowo at Ikenne, and Pastor S.B.J. Oshoffa at Celestial City
COMRADE TIMI FRANK ON GEJ'S PERFORMANCE. . . . . . . . I have always argued that Nigerians don’t need adverts to know a leader who has truly served them. Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello and Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe were not recognised and revered based on their ability to dramatise imaginary achievements on television, radio and in newspapers. Finally, as Jonathan declares, it will do him a lot of good to show Nigerians verifiable achievements of the last six years upon which he wishes to seek re-election, rather than the cosmetics he is parading in the media. What has been his record of justice, development, and social engineering? Has he ruled progressively or retrogressively? With the level of unemployment in the land, pesky power supply, insecurity, dwindling revenue to states, poor healthcare, poor educational facilities, social collapse and biting poverty, Nigerians will surely decide for change when the time comes. God bless Nigeria.
RE: NORTHERN YOUTHS AND LEADERSHIP QUESTION. If you know your history, then you'll know where you are coming from. -BOB NESTA MARLEY Bah! It's with trepidation & dismay, I read on social media the arguments nay, support borne out of ethnoreligious fanaticism of General Muhammadu Buhari & other northern elites by some Hausa/Fulani youths who apparently don't know their history. The history of leadership in Northern Nigeria shows the moral bankruptcy of Buhari & co. This however, is no case for President Goodluck Jonathan & others from the Southern Nigeria. Nevertheless, an appraisal of our past & present leadership is inevitable as a run up to the 2015 Presidential election. As the British colonial rule in Nigeria chameleoned to independence in 1960, Nigeria had a central govt headed by Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa as the Prime Minister while Sir Ahmadu Bello was unarguably the northern political czar. Nigeria was by then practising regional govt with 100% resource control. However, Chief Obafemi Awolowo t . ...
Life is so funny that it gives bsck what u put in it ! U want to be like Nelson Mandela, u want to be like Martins Luther the first, u want to be Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo u want to be like Governor Fashola of Lagos ! When would somebody wants to be like u ? Life and time move faster than what u can wait for. If u cannot move ahead of them, move with them. Refused to be left behind. Leaders are made by two things; what u know and what u can do to keep ur head up and straight for ur generation and generations behind. If u want to join the group of LEGENDS u must be able to do it right when u have breath in u so when u live, people will know that u live and when u die, people will still believe that u lived ! Watch what u do today and chose right in life. Happy weekend to u all !
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" Our government has been a matter of few holding the cow for the strongest and most cunning to milk" Chief Obafemi Awolowo
Buhari did not spare Chief Obafemi Awolowo, he sent his goon to ransack and harass the Yoruba hero.
Engr. Rabiu Kwankwaso is not like the typical politician. He is a student of Aminu Kano and Chief Obafemi Awolowo! He does not believe that getting an education in the best Universities in the world is the exclusive preserve of the rich. That is why any graduate from Kano state who graduates with a first class or a 2nd class upper is automatically qualified for government scholarship for post-graduate studies. This is done 100% on merit, and not based on connections! Because of this, you don't have to be from a wealthy family background to enjoy the best things of life. This is in line with the Aminu Kano and Chief Obafemi Awolowo philosophy of a people-centered governance!!
Chief Obafemi Awolowo was the BEST President Nigeria never HAD..So painful!
Wisdom from the late and great Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Happy Independence Day.
NIGERIA IS 54 TODAY What is today known as Nigeria came into being in the year 1914, when the northern and southern protectorates of Nigeria was merged together into becoming one indivisible colony by the first Governor General of Nigeria, Mr. Frederick Lord Lugard of Great Britain. Thus, a great country NIGERIA was born. After 46years of British rulership with many Governor Generals, Nigeria finally got her freedom from the British authority in the year 1960 when the British flag known as "Jack" was lowered down and our own flag was hoisted to the admiration and jubilation of Nigerians. Hence, our independence. However, the independence we enjoy today wouldn't have been achieved if not for the duggedness, tireless and persistent character and effort of our foremost fathers and nationalists namely: Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Michael Okpara, etc, all late. After her independence, Nigeria adopted and embraced the parliamentary system ...
Where was Hon Jubrin when d Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo contested for president in 1983 under the United Party Of Nigeria (UPN) @ d age of 76
OPINION Davis, Soyinka and Boko Haram ‘sponsors’ By I. Oke *POINTS OUT THAT DAVIES AND SOYINKA SHOULD PROVIDE PROOFS INSTEAD OF MAKING VAGUE UNSUBTANTIATED ALLEGATIONS If anyone said to my hearing that a US President – say Ronald Reagan – was a Soviet spy during the Cold War, I would react incredulously and dismiss the statement outright. So would I if told, with the speaker expecting me to agree, that Chief Obafemi Awolowo, after declaring hunger a legitimate weapon of war and vowing to deploy it (through a total blockade) in strangling the Biafran war effort, was involved in a racket that supplied food (and other relief materials) to the Biafrans. I would react the same way if anyone alleged that Prof. Wole Soyinka, despite his obvious loathing for the great evil some believed the Abacha regime to be, was involved in laundering the so-called “Abacha loot” or engaged in some other unscrupulous venture with Gen. Sani Abacha. Yes, I would not believe it if anyone told me any of the above. And m ...
harder." Chief Obafemi Awolowo (Nigerian Minister of Finance) Devil lives in nigeria, they kill millions
Chief Obafemi Awolowo speaking on the then Western Region he led as Primier as not having any desire or intention...
Chief Obafemi Awolowo said that "Success is Usually Hidden Behind the Hard Mask and That if You Sincerely Desire...
"It is safer and wiser to cure unhealthy rivalry than to suppress it." Chief Obafemi Awolowo
In one of my previousarticle, I maintained that Chief Obafemi Awolowo though was a leader who soughtoffice through democratic means, was more of a social welfarist   than ademocrat. Why did I say this? We grew up to know Awolowo as the leader ofYoruba, I grew up to hear from my parents (who are Ijebu) and most adults inYoruba land that we owe so much to Awolowo.  Yoruba belief in Awolowo was so strong that amyth was created between 1978 and 1983 that they see him in the moon. Why do Yoruba peoplethink or believe in Awolowo that much? Why did they brand anyone not in Awocircle as Anti-Yoruba?  I grew up believingthat  Chief Richard Akinjide, AMAAkinloye, Victor Olunloyo, Samuel Akintola because they are not on Awo side,until I met Chief Richard Akinjide in 2000. After all, Awolowo provided freeeducation and I am a beneficiary of free education. Awolowo brought the firstTelevision to Africa, built the Liberty Stadium; what about the Cocoa Housebuilding? For all these, our parents (in Yoruba land) belie ...
Tony O. Prince wrote "yorubas and especially AWOLOWO are cowards and backstabbers" Tunji Ogunleye replied " Tony O. Prince, i think you should consider a different phraseology for this stuff here: "...threw your hero to jail and buried the keys". Some of your style of addressing Chief Obafemi Awolowo besmirches the memory of the only Nigerian i hold in high esteem. As an advocate of detente between Igbos and Yorubas i will be disappointed if you don't do that. I have fought these Yoruba - Igbo battles so much in my earlier years and i can take up the argument from either side and be convincing. Nobody can win these arguments because they are based on issues that are the essence of our being. First of all, i don't know where you got your information that S L Akintola and Justice Sowemimo were friends. That is definitely new to me. Secondly, the Chief received a sentence of ten years on trumped up charges that were never proven in court. He only served around three years in jail and was restored to a positi ...
Shagari, Alhaji Shehu (Usman Aliyu) b. c. 1924,, Shagari, Nigeria president of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983, leader of the National Party. A member of the Muslim Fulani people of Northern Nigeria and a descendant of a tribe that had founded his home village, Shagari studied at a secondary school in Kaduna and taught school briefly before entering politics in 1954 and being elected to the federal House of Representatives. Thereafter he held several posts and was a member of every administration after Nigeria's independence in 1960. Upon the end of military rule (1979), he was elected president of Nigeria, defeating his major rival, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, by a narrow margin. Alhaji Shehu Shagari was Secretary, Sokoto branch of the Northern Peoples' Congress (NPC) from 1951-56 and represented Sokoto West between 1954 and 1958 in the House of Representatives in Lagos after which he held several public positions. In 1958 he was parliamentary Secretary to the then Prime Minister, acting Federal Minister of Commerc ...
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"Buhari’s following, in my opinion, ranks next to that enjoyed by politicians such as Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Sir Ahmadu Bello and Chief Obafemi Awolowo. These guys were demi-gods. They enjoyed natural following – devoid of bags of rice and gallons of kerosene"- Simon Kolawole
Chief Obafemi Awolowo was apotheosised as a result of imprisonment as he & others were believed to have been put thru a politicised trial!
" I ask people, how many times did people see Chief Obafemi Awolowo eating boli on the road side just to...
A memorable speech by a noble, notable and enviable leader of our time, Chief Obafemi Awolowo
Aregbesola: Intellectualism and Grassroot Politics in Osun The late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, was well known ...
"There is no overdraft in the bank of nature, whatever you sow, you will reap." - Chief Obafemi Awolowo
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16. Chief Obafemi Awolowo was the first individual in the modern era to be named Leader of the Yorubas (Asiwaju Omo Oodua).
Segun Osoba along with two other friends, Peter Ajayi and Felix Adenaike were close confidants of Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
The labour of our leaders past (Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Bisi Onabanjo, Dr Tai Solarin) in Ogun State must not be in vain. Rescue Ogun now.
The Cocoa House in Ibadan, Oyo State,Nigeria built by Chief Obafemi Awolowo in 1965 was Africa's first skyscraper.
What if Chief Obafemi Awolowo had won d general elections of 1979?
THE EXCLUSION OF OGU (EGUN) PEOPLE FROM THE LAGOS AND OGUN NATIONAL CONFERENCE DELEGATES' LIST The continuous marginalization of the Ogu (Egun) people of South-West Nigeria is common knowledge. The late sage and Premier of the then Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo has remained the reference point in leadership not only because of his selflessness and capability, but primarily because of his inclusiveness. For example, it was Chief Awolowo who appointed the Aholu, Claudius Dosa Akran from Badagry as the Minister for Economic Planning and Community Development (1958 – 1964) in the then regional government. At the same time, Chief D. K Aihonsu (from Ipokia, present day Ogun State) was a member of the Regional House of Representatives through the support of Chief Awolowo. Since the demise of this sage (and the leadership style he represented), there have been spirited efforts to present the South-West Nigeria as a mono-ethnic region. In this vain, political representation (other than local elective pos ...
"Only those who fear crisis and tribulation,or have done things of which they are terribly ashamed,or are out of their minds,or have no faith in the ultimate triumph of truth-only these commit the cowardly act of suicide. I thank God that i am none of these.The fight has begun:it may be short,it may be long;whatever it is, i will do it bravely,and never say fail"-My March through Prison -Chief Obafemi Awolowo
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BODE GEORGE: IT IS AN INSULT TO COMPARE TINUBU WITH AWOLOWO FORMER Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has told former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to forget the idea of becoming Yoruba leader. George, the Atona Oodua of Yorubaland, said it was an insult for Tinubu, the National Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), to compare himself with the late Yoruba leader, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. He said: “It is vain and impossible to attempt to recreate Awolowo. Only Awolowo can be Awolowo”. On the sack of some 778 doctors by the Lagos State Government, he said it was a callous and inhuman act. - “Let us look at their pedigree, their preachment and the concrete realities of their actions. From Lagos to the rocky hills of Ekiti, the loud and riotous characters who volubly proclaim discipleship of Awolowo are without exception perennial time-servers who have no firm, principled allegiance to anything of value or anything of sacred wor ...
This is 2014 and in just about seven months from now,the country would be holding a general election of unprecedented significance given that since 1999 except for the brief period of our late president Yar’Adua, the presidency has been in the South. For the North,no other election in the history of Nigeria is capable of making or marring the political influence and position of the people of the Northern region of Nigeria as the 2015 presidential election. For the majority of Northerners who are by far more politically conscious of the two broad regions that make up Nigeria, it would have been unnecessary to remind our people . However,we have in recent times been witnessing a dangerous trend, a divide and rule tactics by the current government aimed at weakening the determination of the North to reclaim its traditional position of providing leadership for Nigeria polity. Only recently Alhaji Haliru Mohammed and his likes met with President Goodluck Jonathan, Pledging allegiance and promising to betray ...
I sincerely believe that the 2015 elections will start in Ekiti State tomorrow. The major challenge Nigeria has faced since independence during civilian rule is that of persons in Government at the Centre using official means of coercion (soldiers, policemen, SSS, etc) to have their way at the polls. Of course, resistance has always come either immediate or shortly afterwards. Courts have had to step in to correct some of these shenanigans. I don't think Ekiti State will be different. But I pray we’ll not go the way of the First or Second Republic after the Ekiti State election tomorrow. Why? If harm should come the way of opposition leaders by way of death or illegal detention using official means for partisan purposes as it was done to Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the First Republic, e go get as e be o!
In the words of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, "i never pray not to fall but to be able to get up after i fall",
Akintola tried to but did not succeed in selling the Yorubas to the northern feudalists. The Yorubas, back when they had some spine and before your man, the impostor from Osun State, Ahmed Tinubu created a chasm between Moslems and Christians in Yorubaland, resisted the feudalists with every fiber of their being. The operation "wetie" of the resistance movement to Akintolas shenanigans witnessed the houses of his supporters burnt to the ground and some Obas who supported him deposed by the people. The cataclysmic events in Western Nigeria, consequent upon Akintolas romantic adventures with those northern feudalists was what led to the January 15, 1966 coup and the assasination of Akintola and his northern conspirators, Ahmadu Bello and Tafawa Balewa, in the fermentation of trouble in Yoruba land. Chief Obafemi Awolowo vacated his position for Akintola to move to lagos and oppose the feudalist government of Tafawa Balewa in the federal legislature. You should remember that Awo was invited first to form tha ...
Nigerian most politically vibrant person,a grass root politician,man of d people.Sule Lamido have been in active politics since d last four decade he has held almost all appointive and elective office his performance has been out standing in all respect a humble and dignified fellow.a political contemporary of mal Aminu Kano,Chief Obafemi Awolowo,Nnamdi Azikiwe,Tafawa Balewa And Sir Ahmadu Bello. We all demand that he contest d office of president of d Federal Republic of Nigeria
The free Education given during the era of Chief Obafemi Awolowo was merely primary education, which was resisted by farmers, all the beneficiaries afterwards went abroad either by scholarship or self sponsored to further there studies and some if not all later came back to become teachers and lecturers in Nigeria Colleges and Universities. Babatunde Raji Fashola on TVC
Faces on Nigeria’s Currency Denominations: Urgent Need for a Re-Visit Nigeria gained her independence from Britain on October 01, 1960. She became a republic on October 01, 1963 and on January 01, 1973 Nigeria’s currency was changed to Naira and Kobo from pounds and shillings while it’s colours were done so on April 25, 1984. The introduction of Fifty Naira(N50), conversion of One Naira(N1) and Fifty Kobo(50k) to coins was done on August 27, 1991. One hundred Naira(N100) came up on December 01, 1999, Two hundred Naira(N200) November 01, 2000, Five hundred Naira(N500) April 01, 2001 and One thousand Naira(N1000) October 12, 2005. On each of the currency denomination, there is a face of a Nigerian except N1000 which have two faces and N50 note with four imaginary faces. Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is on N5 note, Dr. Alvan Ikoku on N10 note, Gen. Murtala Muhammed on N20 note, Chief Obafemi Awolowo on N100 note, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello on N200 note, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe on N500 note while Alhaji Ali ...
AWO: The AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO. Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909-1987) was the leader of Nigeria's...
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THE MANY INTANGIBLE ACHIEVEMENTS OF GOVERNOR MU’AZU BABANGIDA ALIYU By Musa Suleiman - Globally, celebrated leaders are not remembered because of the number of structures or edifices that they have constructed. History remembered them those who impacted on humanity based on issues that are of global interest. These people; Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Tafawa Balewa, Kwame Nkrumah and a host of others, became reference points in history because of the enduring, mostly intangible legacies they left behind for us today. Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello may have constructed and established institutions, built houses and constructed roads. But many years down the line, these infrastructures are either dilapidated, abandoned, partially or completely non- existent. Yet, they remain reference point to this generation and beyond because they knew that the only way to invest in the future was to give their people qualitative and functiona ...
It's being said: The best President Nigeria could not have, is Chief Obafemi Awolowo; simillarly,Prof Dora Akuyuli was rated the best Nigeria women pesident, by assessement, despite did not contested for it. A great patrot of good people of great nation. A woman of substance,dedication & committement. Good night a great leader of emulation by many.
Hmmm im so worried abt dis so call our leaders leading us in d name of chief obafemi awolowo.so good so far none of dem as eva emulate baba legacy...education in yoruba land as become no go area 4 commonals only dct mimiko in ondo state own university is stil afordable 4 pple lik me n u...stil dere stil canvasing 4 change...my felow brodas n sistas...let us wake up n say no through our vote...vote wise com 2015. Longlife nigeria longlife africa.honourable Seun 4 govnor 2015
LASU: Fashola’s unwinnable war BY ABIMBOLA ADELAKUN Students of the Lagos State University, a week ago today, took their aluta to a melodramatic level by camping out in front of the governor’s office to register their grievances against their mind blowing university tuition. It was a comical sight of sorts, watching the students “cooking beans” in front of the Government House. Simultaneously, it was a scene that elicited deep worries. Protest over inflated rate of school fees is by no means limited to LASU. Students of the University of Lagos have had to take to the streets to protest a certain fee hike; the same obtains for students of the University of Port Harcourt and Obafemi Awolowo University. First, a quick question: Where is the Academic Staff Union of Universities in all these? During ASUU’s last strike action in 2013, part of its defence was that it was “fighting for the students” and that with time, students would realise the strike was for their ultimate benefit. It is not a yea ...
2015: 10 Reasons Nigerians should re-elect Jonathan As the renowned American Diplomat and Political Scientist Henry Kissinger stated, ” those who are indifferent to power will be overtaken by power seekers”. True to this statement, the average Nigerian has been indifferent or lukewarm towards political power and consequently, the political elites have dominated power since independence. As the 2015 elections draw nearer, I have studied the unfolding dynamics and permutations, my conclusion is that all factors considered, it is in the best interest of Nigeria to re-elect President Jonathan for another four years. I have summarized my reasons below. My first reason is that Nigeria has recorded remarkable economic growth under President Jonathan. Only two Months ago, Nigeria overtook South Africa as the continent’s largest economy after it overhauled its gross domestic product data for the first time in more than two decades. According to verifiable figures for 2013, released by Nigeria’s statistics ...
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June 12 message. Today is another significant day in the history of Nigeria. YORUBA RONU - In the days of Late Siege chief obafemi Awolowo we did not accept him till death comes then we started bitting finger,Chief M K O came we did same till he die.Asiwaju Bola Tinubu now on stage some says he must be crucify,must we crucified him before we Learn our Lessons again.it is time to seat right and make use of what God provided for us,(the words of elder is words of wisdom).
There're many hypotheses trying to explain or justify the annulment of June 12 election. Some said Abiola was a creditor of the Federal Government, or that a few characters would not like to see him be president of Nigeria. Some said it was because of what he did when he was in NPN that he betrayed or opposed Chief Obafemi Awolowo, a fellow Yoruba politician. He's also alleged to have sponsored military coups in Nigeria. But, no form of arguments would justify the annulment of the June 12 1993 peaceful presidential elections. The fundamental thing about June 12 was that an election was held and Abiola won. June 12 came with a manifesto and programs of hope. Millions of Nigerians voted massively in favour of Abiola in the best election ever conducted in the history of Nigeria. But Nigeria and Nigerians lost the opportunity of being led by Abiola. It's sad because no one knows if Nigeria would have become a better place today or even one of the greatest countries on earth. We will never know what we missed ...
6 Years after, Adedibu Lives on Late Chief Lamidi Ariyibi Akanji Adedibu (24 October 1927 – 11 June 2008) was an aristocratic PDP power broker in Oyo State, Nigeria. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo described him as the "father of the PDP" Adedibu was born on October 24, 1927 at Oja-Oba, Ibadan, a member of the Olupoyi chieftaincy ruling house. Adedibu entered politics in the 1950s, when he became a member of the Ibadan People's Party, and then joined the Action Group under Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Later he was a member of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) led by Chiefs Adisa Akinloye and Richard Akinjide. He became an increasing force in politics during the military reign of General Ibrahim Babangida, during which the NPN exploited the open ballot electoral system into an instrument of electoral fraud. His brand of politics was described as a blend of populism and raw thuggery that often compelled either violent loyalty or violent opposition. It was said that nobody assumed any political post in Oyo ...
June 12 is here again...there are holier than thou fanatics who will gear up their games...but those who were abased at the terrain of politicking will often chose to pay their homage and sound muted clarion calls as watchdogs... NO TEARS FOR ABIOLA by Frisky Larr The sun neither rises in the north nor does it ever set in the south. The solar system has its own set of rules . No one plants an apple tree and reaps cherry fruits in harvest time. Nature 's own dynamics runs in ordered consistence . Therefore , what the night holds is usually what the day sets to achieve . Thoughts that would have reshaped the entire biography of the man Moshood Abiola had they been made to serve as the paramount credo of his political dealings . Before embarking on this dangerous analogy , I will like to point out that repeated references these days to the annulment of the June 12th 1993 elections that would have seen the installation of Moshood Abiola as President of Nigeria in the condemnation of Babangida underscores the ...
I Temiloluwa Emeka Okoro a 20 year old undergraduate of Obafemi Awolowo University osun Nigeria and the Chief...
Like the last President of USSR said Our problem in Nigeria is dat we are too educated, enlightened and to politically inclined and conscious. We are suffering from the disease Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe (Owelle of Onitsha), Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sir Tafawa Belewa, Chief Obafemi Awolowo failed to cure. That's tribalism and ethnicity. We have enough problems to deal with in Nigeria, ranging from unemployment,bribery, corruption, insecurity, lack or inadequate basic infrastructures like well equiped schools, well equiped hospitals, good road networks, pipe born water, constant electricity power supply etc. Insecurity have taken another diamension in Nigeria since the return of democracy in 1999 to date. From militancy in the south-south or Niger Delta areas to kiddnaping in the east, of late ritual killings in the west and the worst dreaded Boko Haram in the north. The north is accussing the south of causing the problems in Nigeria while the south are blame the north same thing. during the abolition of slave trade said ...
SIR AHMADU BELLO THE SARDAUNA: THE TOUCH BEARER Our cover story on Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, in this edition of Inside Watch Africa could not have been more challenging and exhilarating for us because a lot of digging had to be done to have the kind of perspective we had in writing this story; so a lot of credit should go to the very many resource persons whose materials we had access to, particularly John P. Paden; a former Professor in the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University and the first Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences, Bayero University Kano, who has written many books including the autobiography of Sir Ahmadu Bello entitled, “Ahmadu Bello – Sardauna of Sokoto”. As Nigeria moved towards independence in the mid 20th century, a limited set of major leaders had emerged both in the northern and southern parts of the country. Although, they all received western education and relatively “modern’’ in outlook, they were sharply divided on certain issues. ...
An Ijaw man would rule this country some day in the future-Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo's prediction. Did his prediction come to past?
Another important reason Jonathan should continue is that he is a democrat in all ramifications. Even some elements of the opposition attest to the democratic disposition of the President. President Jonathan’s tolerance of the opposition is unprecedented in the annals of Nigeria. In the first republic, the leader of the opposition Chief Obafemi Awolowo and his supporters were harassed and imprisoned. Many neutral observers saw this as a form of political persecution. In the Second Republic, the ruling NPN allegedly tried to intimidate and capture all States by all means including the Ondo State Gubernatorial election “victory” of 1983 which caused an uproar in Ondo state.
For the attention of Tinubu and Yoruba-Muslims who want to vote Gambari for President in 2015 because of shared religion of Islam with the Hausa/Fulani. Here is a lecture "Politics and Religion", given by Chief Obafemi Awolowo to students at the Adventist College of West African, Ilishan-Remo, on 27th January, 1961.
A statement credited to Chief Obafemi Awolowo and echoed by his cohorts is the most callous and unfortunate I have ever read in my Life: "All is fair in war, and starvation is one of the weapons of war. I don't see why we should feed our enemies fat in order for them to fight harder". It is my impression that Chief Obafemi Awolowo was driven by an overriding ambition for power, for himself in particular and for the advancement of his Yoruba people in general.
KETE EKITI KETE (WORD OF OUR ELDER) An ignorant and poverty-stricken people are the easiest prey to political enslavement-Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo
Media, Youth and Nigeria’s Development Challenges (A keynote speech) Being Keynote Address by Atiku Abubakar, GCON, former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the 2013 Conference of the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) held at the Department of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 21 October, 2013. Protocol It feels good to once more visit the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I must confess that whenever I step into UNN or Ahmadu Bello University or Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly U of Ife), I have mixed feelings. Such visits bring back memories of when Nigeria and Nigerians were on the road to greatness, with all our imperfections.But it also brings forth to me what has gone wrong in and with our country and our people. When I talk about what has gone wrong I am not just talking about the broken infrastructure in our universities,the lecturers that have fled the country, the empty libraries with outdated books and journals or rotten hostels that are not go ...
why do they hate the Igbos so much? The world hates who is FAR BETTER than them. A people they cannot annihilate. Examples: German hated the Jews and gased them: over 6 million to death under Gas Chamber in Dachau, near Munich Germany. The Jew is a race the world cannot do without. From Wall Street Banks and Investments Houses to the Colgate products you use every morning, to Pampers, Jeans, Palmolive, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Fanta, Washing Machines, etc. are the Intellectual Property of the Jews. Ahmadu Bello of the Northern Nigeria said in one of the recorded in Youtube, that he hated the Igbos because any region they go and live, they can establish themselves with little or nothing, and build houses and own properties. So the North have to react against them before their land be taken away. This problem of the Jews in Germany was that the economy rested on the Jews. Same problem are not perculiar against the Igbos. I have co-operated with Kenyans (they criticizes their Kikyus tribe), they claim th ...
WHAT WOULD PEOLPE SAY/WRITE AFTER YOU. An obituary was mistakenly pasted of Alfred Nobel. People labelled him as "Merchant of Death," for he invented explosives. Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azkiwe, Odumegu Ojukwu, MKO Abiola, Anthohy Enahoro, Augustus Aihomu, Saraki, Sanni Abacha, Yar'adua etc all died. People wrote papers and gave inscriptions about them. Dora Akunyili recently died. So many were said and written about her. What would peolple say after you. Or have forgotten that death is forthcoming? You Mr Lecturer, State Governor, Co-ordinator, Manager, VC, Minister, Employer, Chairman, Commissioner, HOD, etc just have it that something would be written after you.
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It is true dt my being a commissioner in Lagos State has exposed me to d nitty- gritty of politics. It is painful dt Osun State has not have effective governance for quite some time now, except during d leadership of Chief Bisi Akande and d late Chief Bola Ige and d late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in d old Oyo State & old Western Region respectively. Rauf Aregbesola
I kept wondering if anybody has ever claimed the right to free education? After what my mentor the Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo initiated,we believe in Him then but you all keep lying about his legacy? Why do people claim what someone has already done and you go about preaching against the sincere will of the originator,obafemi and oluwafemi brought about a CHANGE but some hungry men and women who can't see beyond their noses will sell out and already selling out. This what I have to say to you before getting credit for what you stole,people are not blind nor deaf,bcos this will be "CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE" Watch out and speak up
"A man is great not because He never fell, but for rising after many falls" Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
My dear fellow Nigerians. The essence of making public comments were not designed for the abuse of processes rather they are designed to make positive remarks and necessary corrections where our leaders have done well and where they have not done any meaningful things. Let us learn how be descent in our reactions or remarks. I stand to be corrected , However ,there is no States in Nigeria where either the past or present Governments of the day or ruling parties does not have vested interest in the appointments of the traditional Rulers. . E.g Ooni of Ife Oba Sijuwade got to the throne in 1980 through the patronage of Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Unity party Government under late Chief Bola Ige, Obi of Onitsha. HRM Achebe got to the throne because APGA / Governor Obi favoured him ,The present Sultan of Sokoto HRM. Sai'ad Abubakar got to the Throne because he was the Choice of the Govt of the day and host of other traditional Rulers in Nigeria. Then ,why are we disturbing the peace of the Land beca ...
Chief Obafemi Awolowo built all these classrooms during his 'legacy rule', today its either the buildings are no...
Why Fashola Needs To Address LASU Tuition Fees Crisis. When western education was first introduced in Nigeria decades ago, the intention was for every Nigerian to be educated at no cost. Notably, the Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo was able to realise this laudable objective in the old western Nigeria with his 'free education policy' when he was the governor of the region. The late Awolowo's actualisation of the free education policy during his tenure enabled many great men of today to acquire formal education for free or at most, at a minimal cost. But this trend seems to have suffered a serious setback as education in Nigeria has become almost limited to children of the 'privileged' in the society. The poor standard of learning in Nigeria has also contributed in no small measure to lowered people's motivation to seek formal education especially in rural areas across the country. In Nigeria today, most institutions of learning have been proliferated in such a way that parents would have to pay through their n ...
We must take a useful lesson from Chief Obafemi Awolowo who made free education his first cardinal priority.
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Reading what the late the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, wrote about Christians in Nigeria in 1970, you'll...
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THE challenges of Nigeria’s leadership have been examined at various fora and they are many. Not a few people are of the opinion that if Nigeria can cross over the leadership challenge, the country will, in no time, take its rightful place as a giant, in the comity of nations. In this piece, I will touch on one very vital aspect of leadership, that has not been properly addressed by Nigerians. I am referring to the Vision perspective. I want to submit that we have failed to deliver in our various initiatives because of the absence of visionary leadership. With the exception of the early founders – whose vision was freedom and universal adult suffrage, all others, since Gowon, have been leaders thrust upon us by circumstances of the times. People, who were not groomed and psychologically hyped to steer the ship of State. I will come back to this. Vision is the picture you see ahead of you. It is the vision that will direct you to your destination. It is based upon the vision that you set goals and it w ...
Ekiti 2014 Water: Bamidele is a master of mischief, says EKSG Ekiti State Government has described the sentiment expressed by the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the June 21 election in Ekiti State, Hon. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, on water problem in the state as not only lacking in merit but also borne out of mischief. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele a.k.a MOB had allegedly scored Governor Kayode Fayemi low on what he described as his administration's "inability to bring water for drinking and other domestic uses to the doorsteps of residents of Ekiti State after over three years in office". But in a reaction on behalf of the state government, the State Commissioner of Information, Mr. Tayo Ekundayo, said it was quite unfortunate that Mr. Bamidele who should know better has chosen to play politics with facts. The Commissioner pointed out that Dr. Fayemi had made the perennial problem of water one of his priority projects and had been addressing it since he mounted the saddle over 3 years ago, ...
Amosun and Awo’s Legacies By Soyombo Opeyemi Development all over the world is work-in-progress. An objective appraisal of any administration must, therefore, be based on the amount and quality of work done within a particular time or term and the resources available. A comparative analysis is even better as it affords the public the opportunity to *** the management of their resources and sum of socio-economic development under different administrations. When I said recently that “in less than 3 years, the Amosun administration has achieved far more than what the previous government accomplished in 8 years,” it was not a hyperbolic comment. In Ogun, as I opined, “the blind can see!” The recent happenings in Ogun APC have turned out to be a referendum of some sort. From all I have read in the newspapers and heard on radio and television, feelers from towns, villages and hamlets, the common denominator is that the Amosun administration has been outstanding: NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF OGUN HAS THI .. ...
*Obafemi** Awolowo’s Letter* *"from"**" Prison to"* *Major General Aguiyi Ironsi* *"Pressing for His Release and That of His Colleagues"* * * *(Dated 28th March 1966)*** CONFIDENTIAL *To*: The Supreme Commander and Head of the Federal Military Government, Lagos. *Thro*: The Director of Prisons, Prisons Headquarters Office, Private Mail Bag 12522, Lagos. Sir: *Prerogative Of Mercy: Section 101 (1) (A) of the Constitution of The Federation Act 1963* 1. I am writing this petition for FREE PARDON under Section 101(1) (a) of the Constitution of the Federation Act 1963, on behalf of myself and some of my colleagues whose names are set out in the Annexe hereto. 2. Before I go further, I would like to stress that the reasons which I advance in support of this petition, in my own behalf, basically hold good for my said colleagues. For they share the same political beliefs with me, and have intense and unquenchable loyalty for the ideals espoused by the Party which I have thehonour to lead. 3. There are many grou ...
"I have never regarded myself as having a monopoly of wisdom. The trouble is that when most people in public life and in the position of leadership and rulership are spending whole days and nights carousing in clubs or in the company of men of shady character and women of easy virtue, I, like a few others, am always busy at my post working hard at the country's problems and trying to find solutions to them. -Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Premier of Western Nigeria, 1909-1987.
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PLAYING POLITICS WITH AKWA IBOM PENSION LAW By Suleiman Ahmed Governor Godswill Akpabio is no doubt the revelation of the current dispensation among the Class 2007-15 Governors Club. Indeed, the Akwa Ibom State governor, who has outperformed our modest expectation from an average governor in Nigeria, has easily become the Poster Boy of Nigeria's dividends of Democracy, especially, in this 15th Anniversary of uninterrupted democratic rule, needs to come to terms with why he has become the ''Punch bag" of hired blackmailers, armchair critics, political opponents and some sections of the compromised Press mediums. Reason Akpabio is the favourite prey of media hounds and attack dogs of politicians is that, this man, in such a short span in office, has earned his place of honour and fame in the Pantheon of outstanding leaders, with a mixed bag of attributes, comparable only to the vision of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the sagacity of Alhaji Ahmadu Bello and the insight of Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe. That he was deservingly ...
2015: Things fall apart between Osoba, Amosun The leadership crisis bedevilling the Ogun State All Progressives Congress threatens the chances of the party ahead the 2015 governorship election, SAMUEL AWOYINFA reports With less than 10 months to the general elections, the All Progressives Congress in the state is bogged down with intra-party crisis. The party, which currently has two parallel executive councils, seems to be heading for an implosion. The gulf between the two factions seems to be widening as the relationship between their respective leaders – Governor Ibikunle Amosun, and a national leader of the party, Chief Olusegun Osoba – seems to have been severed. There are many sides to the story of the party’s leadership crisis. A version of the story claimed that Osoba wants a more inclusive executive in order to accommodate those that worked for the party during the election of Amosun in 2011 while another version said Amosun had done everything to satisfy Osoba. Osoba, a former governor of ...
Like Judas they sold HIM and turn around to blame the Igbos. The Yorubas made Chief Obafemi Awolowo sacrificial lamb for Romancing with N.C.NC. ''In October 1963 (that is about a month after my conviction and while my appeal to the Supreme Court was still pending), a Peace Committee headed by the Chief Justice of the Federation, Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, made overtures to me through my friend Alhaji W. A. Elias to the effect that if I abandoned my intention to enter into alliance with the N.C.N.C. which, according to the Committee, was an Ibo Organisation, and agreed to dissolve the Action Group and, in co-operation with Chief Akintola (now deceased), form an all-embracing Yoruba political party which I would lead and which would go into alliance with the N.P.C., I would be released from prison before the end of that year.Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.letter to General Ironsi then Head of State asking for state pardon dated 28.03.1966. I am committed to the Truth and true reconciliation but we must say th ...
"A man who does not know but knows dat he knows not is a WISEMAN(follow him). A man who knows not and knows not dat he knows not is a FOOL (run away frm him)" Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Never call anyone a dumbhead, we are all GIFTED & UNIQUE in our different ways. Heeeheee, diz Funmilola again?? Lowelowe la nlu ilu agidigbo, Ologbon lo njo, Omoran lo nmo. Make una Rock una day o jare. Lol
I remember my dearly beloved Daddy today, it's been 27 years since he left us, in flesh, but always with us in spirit. A victim of bad infrastructures in Nigeria lost his life on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, after a speech at the Nigeria Supreme Court where he gave eulogy to the departed Nigerian political sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. The yearly Memorial Lecture date by the Nigerian Bar Association, Ibadan branch will be announced soon, and I hope some of my friends will join me at the event this year. Your legacy lives on, Daddy, rest well, rest well.
QUESTION: Name the best president Nigeria never had among the followings: (a) MKO Abiola (b) Chief Obafemi Awolowo (c) Sir Ahmadu Bello
Ekiti/Osun 2014: PDP to import Niger-Delta militants By Femi Orebe . Jun 1st, 2014 # NationNews The president should know that he can only ill afford another theatre of war, especially in a multi-ethnic geo-political zone like the Southwest If there is any doubt about the Peoples Democratic Party playing games with the nation’s security, the involvement of a Niger-Delta militant, one Okubo Robert, as coordinator at the meeting to finalise the security plans of the Southwest PDP for the forthcoming gubernatorial elections, with both Fayose and Omisore reportedly in attendance, should blow away such doubts. That the soldiers reported by newspapers, in a story that is yet to be refuted, as accompanying the militant could shoot at demonstrating students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is proof positive that President Jonathan will think nothing of deploying militants from his home base to shoot, maim or kill Yoruba people in the course of the coming elections in the region. Also, the fact that O ...
FRONTPAGEAFRICA AFRICA HOME AFRICA HOW THE BRITISH PLANTED THE SEED OF DISUNITY IN NIGERIA AFRICA How The British Planted The Seed Of Disunity In Nigeria BY ATHELING P REGINALD MAVANGIRA • JUNE 1, 2014 Nigeria is a land of superlative potential with its immense richness in agriculture, minerals and human resources. In 1960, when it won its independence from the British, it was the beacon of the continent. Today, Nigeria is touted as the symbol of post-colonial African failure by Western journalists and authors. But Africa’s most populous land was programmed by the British colonisers to fail, argues Adebola Adeoye. Since its independence on 1 October 1960, Nigeria has been plagued by the North–South sectarian question. Public policies are viewed not on how they seem to address the problems confronting the country or promise to improve the living conditions of Nigerians, but rather which region, or more so which regional elite, would profit most from them. Appointments into public offices are also t . ...
ON Saturday October 18, 1975, the then Head of State, General MurtalaMuhammed told the opening session of the 50-man Constitution Drafting Committee at the Institute of International Affairs in Victoria Island, Lagos that the “Supreme Military Council has carefully discussed and agreed on an executive Presidential system of Government”. He said, among other things on that day, that his council “has agreed on an executive presidential system of government in which the President and Vice President are elected, with clearly defined powers and are accountable to the people. We feel that there should be legal provisions to ensure that they are brought into office in such a manner so as to reflect the Federal Character of the country I was present at the event. Of course, when the Supreme Military Council has decided at that time, who could undecide? That was the origin of our adopting the Presidential System of Government which has so far been operated by four presidents: Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari ...
Taiwo Akinola wrote. Dear Compatriots, Please see the attached document which I have discussed with Dr Akingba and Sir Ajayi while I was in Nigeria. Please we need to organise and workout how best to sell this idea outside Nigeria- Europe, US, UN, etc. Please let us agree on platform and strategies for achieving this objective, OR just act on it. Please forward to other citizens. I will also be talking to SS and SE leaders in diaspora. Yours sincerely Taiwo. From: takinola Subject: WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH NIGERIA? Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:59:35 +0100 Dear Citizen . I am opening this dialogue with you in response to your recommendation that General Buhari is capable of solving our problem- because he is not corrupt. Your observation on the corruption of Bola Tinubu is appreciated. If it is not right for Jonathan, Abacha or Ibori to be corrupt, why is Sahara, thisday news paper and many of these youths who only gravitate toward where power and influence are, not criticising BT? Why did they not criticise ...
You must come from a Swan’s egg: Tips for Success to Rule your World Being a paper delivered on Motivational Seminar Presentation at the Department of Computer Science, Crown Polytechnic, Odo, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State of Nigeria on Friday,30th May,2014. By Femi Alufa When I was a young boy, apart from the Yoruba folklore of Tortoise told in our oral and written literature, my boyhood favourite story is a fairy story titled, The Ugly Duckling, children's story written by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, (1805 - 1875), Danish writer of the 19th Century. It is a story in which a cygnet raised by a duck is considered ugly until it grows into a beautiful swan. “The Ugly Duckling,” is the story of a young bird that is scorned and ridiculed because he looks different, is perhaps the most famous fairy tale told by 19th-century Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. When even his own family turns on him, the unhappy “duckling” leaves home and encounters loneliness and hardship over the next year. But when spring . ...
Please stop distorting our history Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo is an convict. He was tried and convicted under civilian Govt. Military Govt has no mandate to overturn the verdict of court of competent jurisdiction. He was tried and convicted by a Yoruba Judge. 99.99 % of prosecution witnesses were were Yorubas. None of them were Igbo or Gambari.
1, The first political party was formed by Herbert Macaulay,was the Nigeria National Democratic party of 1923:... 2, ND The second political association was the Nigeria Youth movement.(NYM)of 1934: It was formed by S.I Akintola,H.O,Davis,Nnamdi Azikiwe,.. 3, ND third political party was formed jointly by Lord Herbert Macaulay nd Dr.Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1944.It was the National Council of Nigeria nd Cameroun(NCNC). 4,Nd The fouth party was the Action Group of 1951;which derived its name from"Egbe Omo Oduduwa"the founder was Chief Obafemi Awolowo. 5 ND Fifty was the Northern People's Congress(NPC) of 1951.It derived.Its name form "Jamiyyia Mutanem Arewa. The founders were Ahmed Bello,Aminu Kano,etc.
Chief Obafemi Awolowo believes its only through education that a society could achieve development, patriotic citizenship and unity, inculcate the spirit of nationalism and bridge the gap between the social classes. "Any people that are starved with books, will suffer intellectual malnutrition, stagnation and atrophy."
In every march ball surfuver a lot in the field and at the end of it all. They abondone the ball. Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo said in every consintrution there must be distruction
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"After independence we (black people from the SONGHAI EMPIRE TRIBE, AFRICAN AMERICANS, WHO SUSTAINED OVER 15 MILLION PEOPLE LOST AND FORCED, AGAINST THEIR WILL, INTO SLAVERY) will have to stand on our own and rely on our own resources, the unifying force, the cement…will have to be replaced by new virtues of our own which must be capable of keeping all the diverse elements of the country together, in mutual trust and harmony and with a common national purpose." Excerpt taken from Awo, the Autobiography of Chief Obafemi Awolowo of Nigeria.
According to the terms of the amalgamation ,Nigeria has a lifespan of 100years, after which the people of Lagos colony,southern Nigeria and Northern Nigeria (the principal parties to the amalgamation) were to agree by plebiscite whether to continue as one country or not. Now as we have observed, from the turbulent history of this so called union,we cannot help but ask"WHY THE TROUBLE" why try to save a sinking ship whose continued existence thrives on the live blood of it passengers? What is the real agenda of those trying desperately to save this broken marrage or rather union? Why can't our leaders see and hear the silent and audible acclamation of the Nigerian people for a proper unbiased plebiscite and not this political and stage managed National conference peopled by political deligates hand picked to pursue a particular, selfish and anti people agenda,at the conference. An opportunity to further defraud the common man of our resources and common wealth. Oh Nigeria, a land flowing with milk and hon ...
Life's struggles might not go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can. - CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO
The truth about the people of Western Region (Yoruba People) is that they are sufficiently enlightened and bold to refuse to be led by the nose by any person or group, no matter how sophisticated such person or group may appear. They are slow to anger, robust in contentions, alert to their rights, and will fearlessly resist and combat evil, whenever and wherever they discern it, with all their might and resources. Chief Obafemi Awolowo
"In the face of all these economic integration among the developed countries of the world, and the inevitable strengthening of their economic dominance, we in Africa cannot afford to continue to shirk our most urgent task. We cannot afford to continue to remain as small, impotent, and defenseless economic units that we now are." Chief Obafemi Awolowo Buy your copy of the Voice of Courage from www.amazon.com at a huge discount!
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Ekiti governorship election: a likely shoo-in for Fayemi By Mohammed Haruna Its motto is “Land of Honour.” It might as well have called itself “Land of Intellectuals” instead, and it would not have been amiss; it holds the record as the state that has produced the largest number of doctorates and professors in Nigeria, notably, Professors Jacob Festus Ade-Ajayi, Nigeria’s leading living Historian who celebrated his 85th birthday on Monday, Niyi Osundare, a literary giant and ace columnist, and the late Sam Aluko, the radical-conservative (never mind the oxymoron) economist who was the brain behind the economic policies of Chief Obafemi Awolowo as Premier of Western Nigeria. For a state which prides itself as the most bookish in Nigeria, it is an irony that one of the accusations the governor of the state, Dr John Kayode Fayemi, has had to fend off in his campaign for the forthcoming governorship election in the state on June 21 is that he is too bookish. Perhaps it is a reflection of the quality ...
My opinion: Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe and Sir Ahmadu bello were tools of the Colonial masters
"FG Must Compensate Boko Haram and Send Them Abroad Like Niger Delta Militants"-Northern Elder . Going by the position of northern delegates at the ongoing National Conference, it seems the North is against true federalism and regional autonomy. Why? What is true federalism and what has the North said that shows that it is against federalism? There is federalism in Nigeria right now. The federal system is a system of government where certain powers are left with the federating units. The question is whether you want the centre to be strong or weak. Some want the centre to be weak, others want it to be strong. We, in Nigeria, voted for a strong centre. Chief Obafemi Awolowo kept on saying that what was needed was a complete Sovereign National Conference of the ethnic nationalities that make up Nigeria. He said these ethnic nationalities should be convoked into a Sovereign National Conference or a constituent assembly and that these ethnic nationalities should form the federating units of Nigeria. His colle ...
"NIGERIA GLORIOSUS DAWN" Over thirty-five ago, Chief Obafemi Awolowo began his political career. It is an eventful career in which his reputation has risen with each successive decade. He returned from Britian after completing his legal studies to found Action Group in 1951. He become the leader of the A.G, the Party described by scholars of Nigeria political as the most well-organized and disciplined. The party controlled the legislature of the Western Region, and Chief Awolowo became the leader of Government business and subsequently the first premier of the region. Under his leadership, from 1951-1959, the west became the most progressive region in the federation of Nigeria. As member of the Nigerian Youth Movement, he Oganized the Ibadan branch of the association and distiriguished himself as a man of uncompromising principles. Indeed, it was the political laboratory of Nigeria, while new ideals emerged and were tested before their eventual adoption by the remaining regions and the Federal Government ...
Two-term gov possible in Oyo - Ajimobi The governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has denounced those who canvass that Ibadan people do not serve a governor twice, stating that such people were poor students of history. He made this known on Thursday at the Governor’s Office while swearing-in the 33 Caretaker Chairmen of the state. According to the governor, such people should cross-check their history books and records to discover that the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Chief S. L. Akintola, Premiers of the Western Region, ruled the West from Ibadan and were given mandates to rule twice by the people. “Those who say they don’t do second term in Oyo State should cross-check the records. Chiefs Obafemi Awolowo and Samuel Ladoke Akintola did it twice. Those who say Ibadan people don’t serve anyone twice may not be wrong however but are wrong in the context. What they may be referring to is Ibadan and we are not serving Ibadan people alone but the whole of Oyo State. Perhaps, they are r ...
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For 200 years (1760-1960), Britain enslaved and colonized Yorubaland. Apart from the railway system, built only to siphon off Yoruba wealth and resources from the hinterland to the seaports in Lagos, for shipment to Liverpool, for the development of England, the British colonial thugs build nothing else. During a brief period of our modern history of self-rule (1954-1959) before a full fledged independence in 1960, under the exceptional leadership of our topmost statesman - Chief Obafemi Awolowo, who served the Yoruba people with the very best government in the whole of Africa. Under their leadership, the Yoruba Western Region of Nigeria became the pace-setter in virtually all aspects of modern development. As examples, Yorubaland developed programmes that empowered Yoruba people to become some of the most productive in Africa. The Region became "First in Africa." Some of the testimonies to this assertion are: 1. A revered judicial system. 2. The development of the first industrial estate in Africa. 3. P ...
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SPECIAL MESSAGE TO ALL REPRESENTATIVES AT THE CONFAB: Greetings to u all . By now u must have passed resolutions that would go a long way to resolving majority of issues that have been threatening d corporate existence of our dear Country Nigeria.. Once again I say well done sirs and mas . However, let me remind u one important issue which is affecting d future of this Nation of ours. This issue is our Education. For d past six months our children who are in Polytechnics and Colleges of Education have been roaming d streets. Majority of u benefited from free Education programme of d late sage - Chief Obafemi Awolowo in d 50s. Posterity will not forgive u if u fail to address this issue very well and pass resolutions that are capable of putting our Educational system on d appropriate track U should please pass resolutions that will go along way in solving myriads of problem facing our Educational sector. Happy deliberations.
Chief Bola Ige, 70, the attorney-general of the federation, is a lion in the winter. There is hardly any public officer today whose career has traversed the entire spectrum of the country's attempts at legitimate government. At 31, in the First Republic, he was at the vortex of the Action Group, AG, crisis when the Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo was pitted against his deputy, Chief Ladoke Akintola. During the Second Republic, he was one of the five governors of Awolowo's Unity Party of Nigeria. Today, he is in the centre of power, still the fulcrum of controversy. It is as if his public career is calibrated along the contour of modern Nigerian history. He is a hero of many battles, most recently the historic struggle against military rule, and he has survived them all. He rides the storm with tested skill and panache and like his mentor, Awolowo, nobody in the republic can be indifferent to Bola Ige, the Cicero of Esa-Oke and grandmaster of Yoruba politics. Ige held strong views and beliefs and this has led h ...
Tinubu's Quest to become The acknowledged Yoruba leader last year set him on war path with the family of Late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
We really missed our founding fathers, our heroes & great men whose their ambition was to build the nation not to destroy it. People like Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Chief Obafemi Awolowo & Dr Nmandi Azikwe. They sincerely fought & struggle selflessly for d progress & greater Nigeria. Hon Tambuwal, Thanks 4 the post!!!
Dangote encouraged me to join politics –Isiaka Adeleke First civilian governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, shares his experiences in life in this interview with TUNDE ODESOLA What was growing up like? I was born in Enugu. My father was a nursing superintendent and my mother was a nurse too. Both met at the hospital in Abakaliki. I attended St. Barth Primary School, Enugu in Asanta Area and from there, we moved to Nwani where I attended Christ Church School, Nwani, also in Enugu. My father retired there and was working as a trade unionist. During the build-up to the civil war, my father was in New York, U.S.A, so, we had to move to the South-West. Then, nobody knew we were of Yoruba extraction because we spoke Igbo language fluently. Around that time, I was in primary six preparing for the entrance examination to Government College, Umuahia, before the war disrupted that. The circumstance of the family’s sudden transfer from the South-East to the South-West made me repeat at Alafia Institute ...
Can we stillhave a determined and resourceful leader like Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo in dis country?
AJIMOBI (Mr Sanyeri) AT IT AGAIN! *I Will Contest 2015 Gov Poll and Win —Ajimobi *I'm Serving as if I'm Running My Private Businesses. *Ajimobi Compares Himself With Awolowo, Akintola I want to contest for second term and I will win, whatever anybody may say. We have made a mark in the development of Oyo State. I think I’m serving to the best of my ability, because we’re serving as if we’re running our private businesses. We have succeeded in Oyo State. We know our opponents can’t hail us because it will be unfair to them.” These were the words of Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, while addressing the 33 newly sworn in local government caretaker chairmen, at the Executive Chamber, Governor’s Office, Ibadan. Correcting the wrong impression that nobody has ever ruled the state twice from the time of regional government, Ajmobi advised his political opponents using that as basis for next year’s election to cross-check their history and be ready for his re-election in 2015. According ...
Going forward on the death of Chief Bode Thomas, Balogun of Oyo in 1955.I beg to ask you my politically and historically inclined friends: If Chief Bode Thomas had been alive as at 1959,he would have definitely succeeded Chief Obafemi Awolowo as Premier of the Western Region.Do we now say "The West" would have been saved from the rebellious LADOKE AKINTOLA,Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland and the rascally, yet deep and witty character called Remi Fani-Kayode ?.
"To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education." Thomas Jefferson "To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the trans-formative events of an engaged human life." St Thomas More Patron "An educated and healthy individual is the single factor in the economic and social advancement of any nation." Chief Obafemi Awolowo
'A child who is deprived of qualitative education will suffer from intellectual malnutrition and atrophy'- Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Afford your wards the best by enrolling them for the qualifying examinations that will enable them to school abroad on scholarships.register and get tutelage for SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS etc at our various branches. we also help with admission processing and visa counseling. 'nemo duo quad non habet'.you cant give what you dont have.
Heading off for another all day - In the Driving Seat - training session at Westminster. Topic: Financial Management. During the first session I attended I had the picture taken before being told: 'this is the seat of Government - no pictures here!' One of the first things that initially surprised me when I attended the first training session there, was that there is an office dedicated, to the Leader of Opposition. Reminded me of the days of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, when he was the leader of opposition in Nigeria's Federal Parliament!
In Nigeria, Dictatorship Dies Hard 23 May 2014 OSUNTOKUN By DIALOGUE WITH NIGERIA As it is often the case with presidents seeking reelection, the expected 2015 presidential election will be designated as a referendum on the first term stewardship of embattled President Goodluck Jonathan. The abduction of the chibok girls crisis could not have materialised at a more inauspicious time for him. And it can get worse. He has to now assume the worst case scenario and come to terms with the projection that for so long as he remains President he may have to contend with a relentless campaign of ungovernability. The tragedy here is that he is complicit in this programmed political destruction through inaction and inexplicable proclivity to blunder. At any rate and in the time tested tradition of Nigerian elections, the 2015 elections-if it holds, is not going to be about competence-whatever the subjective interpretation of that. Of course I do not agree with the definition of Nigeria’s problem as synonymous wit ...
Been reading 'Awo: the Autobiography of Chief Obafemi Awolowo'. Expectedly, a recurring theme is his relationship...
BARRISTER OLAGUNJU ALATEDE.WITH YEAFLA It was really an epoch-making event on the 18th of May 2014 as Barrister Olagunju Alatede visited Yeafla, 'what a coincidence' said the chairman of the day, the YEAFLA coordinator in person of Mr Tobi Adeleke also pointed to the fact that the executive of YEAFLA have decided to meet the Barrister for discussions on that same week the barrister called to pre-inform the group of his intended visit during the group's weekly meeting. The meeting was in progress with the coordinator addressing the house when Barrister arrived. All the youths and the entire house including some women in attendance welcomed him with song, applause, shouting and with a standing ovation. The coordinator continued by explaining the meaning of YEAFLA 'Youth Earnestly Ask For Ladoja Again' he said the aims and objectives of this group is clearly stated in its name, which shows that the youths are craving for the return of our amiable leader Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja come 2015 he said if we ...
"There can be no alternative to a democratic way of life.It has been said that democracy is liable to abuse, especially in an unsophisticated society; and that through the instrumentality of democracy the wrong type of people may be thrown up as the government of the day. The question is: who are to judge the type of persons who should be appointed to rule a particular people? The answer is: the people themselves. If their estimation of what is good does not accord with that of the minority elements among them, the later group can only wait and hope, and continue to advocate what they believe to be good until, if they are indeed right, the majority swing to their side. I feverently prefer the inconveniences of democracy to the inarticulate and fearful material comfort of a dictatorship... 'When the disciples are ready, the master will appear' says the mystic: an eternal truth is applicable to politics as it is to mysticism. It is the readiness and the yearnings and aspirations of the people that will dete ...
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I have no doubt in my mind that the recent increament of fees at the Obafemi Awolowo University is an indication of ineptitude of the educated elites and total depature from the vision of that great man, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, who established the university in order to provide education for all at lowest or if possible no cost at all. And if Femi Falana could describe the increament at LASU as a form of Boko Haram, I Oluwaseun Opeyemi JEMILEHIN see the increament at OAU as a declaration of war by the few educated elites on the majority of the masses who are poor and may be deprived of having access to education which in actual fact is not even a quality one. Just take a look at it, the last increament doesn't bring about any change at the University, and most painfully the set of individuals that are carrying out this evil act enjoyed the best time of the university. You may say there is no where in the world where students pay that less, though it is a lie because there are countries where citizens do no ...
ENDURING TUMULTOUS TIMES As we pass through tumultous times,watching our beloved nation suffer agonies and pain, may we be encouraged by the admonition of President Spencer W. Kimball who wrote,quoting Elder Orson F. Whitney:"No pain that we suffer,no trial that we experience is wasted.It ministers to our education,to the development of such qualities as patience,faith,fortitude and humility.All that we suffer and all that we endure,especially when we endure it patiently,builds up our characters,purifies our hearts, expands our souls,and makes us more tender and charitable,more worthy to be called the children of God." It is apposite to our present predicaments the encouraging words of Chief Obafemi Awolowo who,quoting Peter,the hero of Walpole's novel entitled "Fortitude",said:"It isn't life that matters but the courage we bring to it."The sage said further:"After life had done terrible things to Peter he heard a voice that said to him,among other things:'Blessed be all sorrow,hardships and endurance th ...
Chief Obafemi Awolowo says that man is the agent, and the beneficiary, of economic activities. Education makes you a better citizen: You know your rights and responsibilities, so you can obey laws and carry out your civic duties, and Government spends less to enforce certain laws. Citizen Fashola, who took a bet, and chose to study locally, has abstracted immense self-confidence from his Nigerian education. He should use LASU to increase Nigeria’s inventory of human capital, not deplete it. He should rethink his LASU school fees policy. His plan to compel poachers of LASU’s 600 hectares of land to make lease payments is a brilliant financial strategy that works like an endowment fund. It should help LASU remain a public school that charges affordable school fees, and delivers good education to rich and indigent students alike. Lagos kids shouldn’t have to go on the streets again, chanting: “Free Education, Awo nikan lo le se.” (Only Awolowo can implement Free Education.) If it is indeed true, as ...
Do you want to KNOW how Boko Haram started. Read this piece. "Now, let me tell you some secret about my edecational policy for the Western Region. Our colonial masters did not want Nigerians to be educated. Could you believe this? They had successfully persuaded the North, especially the Northern oligarchy, not to waste their time and money educating their people. The reason was obvious. First, they knew that by means of educationb, the Northerners would be sufficiently enlightened as to argue with the Brish and make it difficult for them to always get what they wanted. They preferred a colony of illiterates who could easily be dominated by them. I think, but i am not sure, that they must have advised the northern oligarchy that if they allowed their people to be educated, that they too would find it difficult to control or dominate their citizens. The North bought this advice hook, line and sinker. From then, they paid no attention to the education of their citizens although there was selective education ...
I send my greetings to Chief Lateef Jakande he is a noble Yoruba man with a large heart and spirit of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, May Your Days Be Long And Bright Sir.
WHAT IS THE WAY FOWARD FOR NIGERIA? ~Iyke Nwambie When I think of Nigeria and the story behind the nationhood of Nigeria, I quake at how only the merciful hand of God has enabled us to come this far. When I look at how some of the leaders have dispersed the common wealth of the potentially great nation of Nigeria these past many years, I shudder at what the late leader of the commoners, Malam Aminu Kano would have said if he was still alive. When I gazed with my visionary binoculars and failed to see what could serve as a compelling national-vision, I mean a kind of vision which engenders a magnificent obsession for the realization of a greater Nigeria on the psyche of the average Nigerian, I wondered at what the great Nigerian visionary, Chief Obafemi Awolowo would have said if was around today. And when I dared to stand within the hedges of my imagery and peeped through the windows of my former room at The Zik’s flats hostels at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where ample opportunity was a ...
:Obafemi Awolowo Way Gridlock in reverse mode. Tight from Trinity Mall till New Garage.
Question of the day. 1)Who was the first military Head of state in Nigeria? A)Gen Yakubu Gowon B)Gen Olusegun Obasanjo C)Gen Murtala Muhammed D)Gen Aguiyi-Ironsi 2)The motion for Nigerian independence in 1960 was moved in 1959 by? A)Chief Samuel Akintola B)Chief Anthony Enahoro C)Sir Ahmadu Bello D)Chief Obafemi Awolowo
"Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo must be burning like wild fire in his grave over the ridiculous increment of OAU fees. RIP!"- Sam Adegbola
OSUN WENT AGOG AS ALL COMMERCIAL DRIVERS DECLARED SUPPORT FOR AREGESOLA The wider acceptance of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola to all the strata of people in the state of Osun was practically demonstrated yesterday when all commercial bus drivers and owners popularly called Korope abandoned the lucrative weekend shuttle to openly declared their support for the second term of Ogbeni based on his unequal achievements in the state of Osun which they believe must continue. They unanimously agreed that Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, a trailblazer should continue beyond 2014, therefore an official theme was adopted for the program tagged "OGBENI GO ON SOUN" which they imprinted on all their buses, these honour has never been given to any public office holder either in the state or at the national level, but sometimes, things that related to these type of epoch making event happened when a nation lost their leader or head of state,We recalled that when the Late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the architect of modern Yoruba nation ...
Bring Back our Country. Nigeria Will Never be Islamize. Nigeria need a Leader that’s not afraid to take Extreme Measures. Jonathan cannot possibly lead Nigeria past 2015. We Must Destroy Boko Haram before it Destroys us. Boko Haram can be Defeated Militarily; BUT the only way to Destroy Book Haram is to Attack, Killed and Removed the Mentality and the Power behind it. Nigeria is facing an Immediate Destruction. Nigeria need Extra Ordinary Leadership. A Nigeria President must be willing to Sacrifice his Life to save Nigeria or Resign immediately. We are at War. We have foreign Military on our soil. We have powerful enemies living among us. We are fighting against forces, against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness and against the spiritual wickedness in high places. Boko Haram is not the one to Fear; But their Sponsors, their Financiers and Supporters. Our President knows these powerful individuals. Every Nigerian knows these powerful enemies among us. If ou ...
SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD 5 Somebody has defined a manager as "a decision-making machine." A good decision is a product of qualititative information. We have seen how the spirit of judgement can grant you access to hidden information. A good reader is a good leader. He/she is expected to read very well and wide to have necessary pieces of information at his/her disposal. No wonder Chief Obafemi Awolowo said, "A leader must know something of every thing." There is difference between acquiring information and recalling it when you need it. Often times, when we need a particular piece of information, we may not remember it. The consequence is that a wrong decision is taken. This is where the spirit of judgement comes into play again: he brings back into our remembrance all the necessary information Jn.14:26. The spirit of judgement enables a leader to punish anybody who does anything contrary to what the group stands for 1Cor.5:1-5, 11-12. Leaders speak with power by the spirit producing the results Act5:1-11.
IN MY COUNTRY. Re: Collection Of Honourable Patrick Obahiagbon Grammars by frebor(m): 12:09pm On Mar 12, 2011 Welcome to NTA live from the national assembly … honorable Patrick Obahiagon … also known as igodo migodo. You are welcome, sir. O: The pleasure is mine, Bosede B: so, how are u today? 0: Very good. In a proper order. Very ready. Always ready for parliamentary work. B: I know you were at the Edo state house of assembly. So how has your experience in the state assembly prepared you for the challenges of the national assembly? O: Fantastic. Don’t forget I did 8 years at the Edo state house of assembly and by the grace of the don apticate of the universe, that opportunity has assisted me colossally in dotting the parliamentary “I s” and crossing the legislative “T s” and has put me in good speed for the due discharge of my parliamentary onnus probandi ……, because when you examine the relationship between parliament at the state level and parliament at the national assembly, the diff ...
"My conscientious appeal to all Nigerians is that instead of mocking the dead and fallen; instead of scheming vengeance against those who had wronged or harmed us, we should strive to see what useful lessons we can learn from the historic, though calamitous and tragic, events of the past years." Chief Obafemi Awolowo
In 1951 and after the Yoruba attained self-rule from the British colonial thugs, there were no Lagos State, Ogun State, Oyo State, Ondo State, Ekiti State and Osun State. There was the Yoruba Western Region, with an elected Prime Minister, who controlled all the wealth and resources of the Yoruba nation; elected Provincial leaders, who oversaw the provinces and elected Municipal government leaders, who were responsible for the local councils. In 1955, four years after the Yoruba self-rule began, the Ilorin-Yoruba, Kabba-Yoruba, Igbomina-Yoruba, Okun-Yoruba, Ibolo-Yoruba, in various referendums voted to be part of the Yoruba Western Region. The result of the referendums was passed onto Gambari's Tafawa Balewa and Igbo's Azikiwe to implement in 1960 at independence, being the Prime Minister and Governor-General of Nigeria respectively. But because both were not Yoruba, they refused to allow the will of the Yoruba people in the Northern Region to be annexed with their kith and kin in the Western Region come ...
Dele Cole: Political corruption and rise of the oligarchs (1) Monday, 12 May 2014 Written by Patrick Dele Cole BEFORE independence, the question of official corruption was not a dominant issue although the colonial Government was itself the child of a relatively corrupt Government in Britain. Corruption was always at the back of the mind of Britain vis a vis Nigeria. Moreover, there was a simmering undercurrent in the colonial office that they must do all they can to promote the Northern interest and the Northerners whom they regarded as likely to be less corrupt and more stable than their noisy, over confident and radical southern counterparts. Various studies exist to show how the British skewered Nigerian politics into its tripod formation with the North as the clear favourite. This was done to the deliberate disadvantage of the minorities in the North, East and West. Between 1956 -1959, the question of the Minorities in Nigeria was recognized by Britain but regarded as a minor vexatious, irritant (a . ...
ABIODUN AKINLADE; emergence of Ogun State's most beautiful 'political bride' Ogun State; the gateway state in the south western part of Nigeria over the years prides itself as the state with a special people, ranging from business tycoons, guru, professionals, artists and most importantly political leaders, who have in no little way impacted the fortune of the nation, Nigeria. That Ogun State has been so blessed with political movers and shakers, decision-makers and juggernauts alongside heavy-weight politicians is a no doubting fact, I will surely waste your time, if I mention beyond the likes of the Yoruba political hero, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo; one-time military Head of State of the federation, who later became the civilian President in 1999 till 2007, Chief Moshood K. O Abiola; acclaimed winner of the 1993 election, Chief Ernest Shonekan; a one-time Head of the nation's interim government and of recent, Former Speaker of the House of Representatives; Rt. Hon. Dimeji Bankole. As ...
A season of dirty politics Posted by: Williams Adeleye this piece, Williams Adeleye contends that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hired commentators to malign the reputation of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu because of the growing popularity of their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is largely perceived by Nigerians as the government-in-waiting. There is no doubt that these are interesting times in Nigeria’s political landscape. And it is not surprising. The 2015 general elections are around the corner and politicians are at liberty to dig into their bag of tricks to sway potential voters to their side, even if some of them have to demonise their opponents. What is however, worrisome is the activities of some so-called commentators and political analysts, whose comments and write-ups are nothing but outright partisanship. Indeed, it will not be out of place to describe such commentators as paid agents and favour-seeking cronies of the government in power. The inte ...
PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA Nigerian Censuses and their Discontents (I) ndajika01Last week when I reproduced my column of nine years ago on the composition by religion of delegates to President Olusegun Obasanjo’s 2005 National Conference as proof that President Goodluck Jonathan’s version which opened last month was merely a replication of Obasanjo’s strategy of political manipulation of religion, I promised that the controversial issue of the religious composition of this country will be a subject matter of this column another day. Against the background of the vehement protests and counter-protests the huge gap in favour of Christians in the composition of the conference - 309 out of the 497 delegates as against 184 Muslims – had provoked from several religious organisations, notably the National Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), I thought today was as good a day as any to deal with the subject. Bar the president’s action its ...
I remember the first election for Executive President of Nigeria,,'I remember Alhaji Aminu Kano from PRP, i remember Alhaji Waziri from GNPP, I also remember Chief Obafemi Awolowo from UPN, I can never forget you Alhaji Shehu Shagari NPN Presidential candidate, i have no reason to forget you Hon. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe from NPP.you are always in my heart...(if only they can come back again.,chai!..what a world)
M.I.U wrote: 1 Corinthians 1:27 All these Bishops and Archbishops, Prophets and Deacons and Pastors and Christians and Muslims speaking ill of the Jonathan's, calling them inept, weak, moronic, unpolished, stupid without carriage etc. If I should ask you now, "do you know your bible," you probably would answer "of course na!" But I tell you that you don't know your bible and that you don't even read it. Since you people, as Christians, believe that it is God who gives power and who chooses leaders, let us check together before this argument reaches "idu aka na onu" (fight). First, GOD gave us some of our best: Tafawa Balewa, we kill am! Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, we no vote for am! Chief Obafemi Awolowo, even his own people no gree vote for am. Dr Alex Ekwueme, sadly we chose a crude farmer and a "foxy soldier" over such a prominent political thinker and intellectual. What more? Can you see why I said that you don not know your bible? Let us read: "But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; ...
This woman surely cannot continue to represent the wonderful women this great country has been blessed with, intellectually, morally and otherwise who produced great men like Nnamdi Azikiwe, Tafawa Balewa, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello. A woman who is not fit to be a lesson teacher to any child of this nation. Now is the time and now is the time to get them out the Villa come 2015 so that great sons and daughters can once again live our country proud. God bless Nigeria!
LIFE AND TIMES OF BORO: PART 3 From Teacher To Policeman In January, 1958, I entered the teaching field and was posted to the mission school at Amassoma where my father was headmaster. The school had a population of about six hundred pupils. I was the next most qualified teacher so I became the second master. Power was in my hands. I could hear the throttle in me pressing on power. Funny enough, some of my former elementary school teachers were my colleagues as staff. This was also the period when broader issues than teaching began to make an impression on me. Little did I know of politics. Less did I know of why it existed at all. Meanwhile, whether I knew nothing of this hydraheaded monster or not, a freezing political blizzard was blowing its way throughout Eastern Nigeria. Chief Obafemi Awolowo had introduced what he called his Free Primary Education. This book is not to discuss the merits and demerits of that system. In fact, I shall leave it to educationists. But I shall mention certain effects it h ...
12.05.1987 University of Ife was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University in honour of Chief Awolowo whose brainchild d Uni was
Sir Olaniwun Ajayi, a member of the Obafemi Awolowo political family in the First Republic and the chief of th...
"I felt and still feel that a truly public-spirited person should accept public office not for what he can get for himself — such as the profit and glamour of office — but for the opportunity which it offers him of serving his people to the best of his ability, by promoting their welfare and happiness"...Chief Obafemi Awolowo (I966) How many of our politicians and public servants these days have this belief???
Once again, is right. Chief Obafemi Awolowo threatened in 1983 that the country would boil if anyone rigged. Nigeria really boiled.
Messr Moses-Oduntan Yoruba Nation: It is time to regain our dignity and aura that makes other people regard us as reliable people, people to be reckoned with. Before 1951 when the Egbe Omo Oduduwa was launched at Owo, there was no formidable association which united the Yoruba people except the meeting of the Obas, then known as ‘Pelupelu’. However, when Chief Obafemi Awolowo came on the scene and assumed the leadership of the Yoruba area, things began to take shape and the Yoruba under his leadership became truly conscious of whom they were. They became conscious of their rating and importance amongst the other nations in Nigeria, even under the British Colonial rule. As the Premier of Western Region, we recall today with gratitude, his sacrifices and hard work to build up the Region to become “primus inter pares”, the first among equals in Nigeria. He knew early enough, that a country whose people were without good education would not be able to make any appreciable progress in life. He was full ...
Even in death,U still remain Yoruba leader.its 27years 2day dat chief Obafemi Awolowo left dis world of sin...RIP AWO
1986 - Chief Obafemi Awolowo, frontline politician, founder of the Action Group and the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), dies.
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On this day in 1987, Chief Jeremiah Oyeniyi Obafemi Awolowo GCFR, passed on in Ikenne, Ogun State.
Did you know ? That on the 9th of May 1987,Chief Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo,an elderstatesman and political analyst died
Chief Obafemi Awolowo, GCFR. (March 6, 1909 –May 9, 1987) Hero of the. Yorubas, killer of Biafra,betrayed by the. North.
Today is the 27th anniversary of the death of Chief the Honourable Obafemi Awolowo. Just like yesterday. I still hav the Daily Times special
Chief Obafemi Awolowo on the importance of education – Let’s not forget
GODFATHERISM POLITICS IN NIGERIA;THE CASE OF GOMBE STATE:One of the defining features of Nigerian democracy has always been the phenomenon of god- fatherism. This generally refers to a situation in which a prominent personality supports a particular candidate for election while the candidate, when elected into office, does the bidding of the ‘sponsor’. This was glaring in the first republic in which the main actors, namely Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto, Dr Nmandi Azikwe, and Chief Obafemi Awolowo not only called the shots in their respective spheres of influence, but anointed anyboby they wanted into any position, be it elective or appointive. The Awolowo – Akintola God father – God son feud snowballed into the crisis of the Western Region, which ultimately led to the demise of the first republic. It was also evident in the Second Republic in virtually all the political parties. Aminu Kano versus Rimi and Balarabe Musa on the one hand while on the other Waziri Ibrahim versus Barde and Goni ...
Ehn ehn,lest I forget.Chief Obafemi Awolowo,Alhaji Ahmadu Bello and Sir Tafawa Balewa sent me to all Nigerians o.They said they are not happy at all with the situation of things in the country now.They asked me to tell you that whoever is tired of Nigeria should please come Home.I told them that we are not ready,but they said I should only speak for myself.Ngbo my people,wetin you na go do?
De Raufs Editorial Opinion Tuesday 6th May 2014 A SERIAL DECAMPEE! Sunday Olaoye a.k.a.(Temak,Egbe or Sunday Egbe Temak),old man from Oruboka compound in Olorunda local government of the state of Osun, a serial decampee. Baba Sunday olaoye is an elderly man who has a very strong political influence on young and dynamic youths. He enjoys a patronage of youths in the state particularly in Osogbo, the state capital because of his direct fraternity with them which makes some youths see him as a political godfather.Temak, who, recently,adopted another nickname akuna matata was an Awoist. He joined politics at the age of 20 and still living in the mudhouse where he was raised as a child. Sunday Egbe Temaks political career was dated to Action Group days led by the late sage,Chief Obafemi Awolowo. We have a great respect for this icon who turned a serial decampee, a chameleonic stance. He decamped from the defunct UPN to NPN in 1983.Later he joined the Alliance for Democracy in 1998. He was among few Nigerians . ...
ABUJA BOMB BLAST:Within the last two weeks,the country has experienced two bomb blast at the Federal Capital territory.That brought to memory the apartheid regime in South Africa where nightfalls in soweto like a dreaded disease.Our late sage,Chief Obafemi Awolowo once asserted that "In a community where dogs eat the Lions,that community is not safe to live"Really,this is becoming a National embarrassment as to the competence of our security agencies to be able to live up to the expectaction of protecting life and properties of Nigerians. The big Question here is,does it mean the NigerIa govt is not proactive enough? We have not heard any forenstic report that was carried out on the previous blasts to prove and depict that the government is actually serious in fighting terrorism,rather,what is topmost in their agenda now is 2015 general election.It is because the rulling party has lost its dignity,that is why you would see the chief security officer and C in C of a country dancing skelewu dance steps at . ...
Eko se pataki ….. o se ko ko …. Education is very important. Eko ni ngbe ni de ibi giga Eko ni ngbe ni de ipo ola Eko ni nso omo ase igi ta di eni nla Like Martin Luther King, our own Chief Obafemi Awolowo in his lifetime had a dream. He had a dream for his beloved people …the yorubas …. Descendants of Oduduwa. He understood the complexity of the country we called Nigeria and he knew that to be successful he had to educate his people to be the very best within the nations that make up the country called Nigeria. He knew that education would give us leverage and make us relevant. While some focused on political power and business, he steered his people towards getting the best education money could afford. He was convinced that an educated person can never be relegated to the background. To achieve this goal, he made sure quality education was available and most importantly free from primary to the university level. . Education gives hope to the hopeless and brings assurance that there is always g ...
CHIEF Z.A. OPALEYE Chief Zaid Ayinde Opaleye is an educationist and frontline Nigerian Politician. As a committed teacher, he taught in both public and private schools in the Old Western Region. As a politician of the first generation, he helped to formulate dynamic government policies during the regimes of Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola. He was first appointed a Junior Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture and later as a Minister with portfolios in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health of the old Western Region. Alhaji Chief Z.A. Opaleye’s singular efforts brought rapid development to his hometown (Ado Odo) in Ogun State. Nigeria, in the sectors of education, health, infrastructures and amenities. Continue to Rest in Perfect Peace sir!!
For free education at all levels, come to the UPN, the legacy of the only man of the people, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
In d stream of learning I av not come across "violence is power" all I keep seeing and hearing is "knowledge is power". A very good historical example traced down to Biafra war lead by Ojukwu vs Nigeria = Chief Obafemi Awolowo. To be learned is to be great, education is d best weapon to fight a war. God bless nigeria
Chief Obafemi Awolowo was right when he said "The influence which a nation exerts, the respect which it enjoys and the prestige accorded it on the world scene, depend on two important factors: the size of its wealth and the calibre of its leadership".The rise of the United States to a world power state in the dawn of the 20th century, the rise of nations like China and India against old Asian giant like Japan confirms this and even the ferrocious temerity of the Nazi leader Adolph Hitler to think he could conquer Europe and eventually the world confirms that quote. In our case as a country while we have the former of the two requirements stated by late Awo, the latter has eluded us even from Independence and that's why even with our vast wealth, Nigerians are the subject of mockery and humiliation all over the world from Heathrow airport to the remotest villages of Asia even in fellow African nations. As a digression, I just read in the news yesterday how a Singaporean whose country has never qualified fo ...
♛www.elotiTV.com♛ Renewing Awolowo’s Vision And Remaking Nigeria: Brief Remarks as Chief Presenter at the Public Presentation of Wale Adebanwi’s Yoruba Elites and Ethnic Politics in Nigeria: Obafemi Awolowo and Corporate Agency, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Agip Hall, Muson Centre, Lagos. April 17, 2014. PROTOCOLS 1. I am personally delighted to be here today to celebrate the memory of one of the greatest political leaders of Africa in the 20the Century and the progressive political movement in Nigeria which he was a key founder. There cannot be a better moment in our current political climate to celebrate, but perhaps more poignantly remember the lessons that this man, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, has taught us, the man Dr Wale Adebanwi describes him in this book as a “corporate political agent.” 2. This moment in our national life is the kind of moment that Awo lived for and relished as a brilliant political organizer and social thinker. Throughout his political life, when the coun ...
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Word on Point!!! The substance of the discuss to me remains that GEJ and his team are being reactionary rather than being proactive on the issue of 'Boko Haram' insurgence. I recall Chief Obafemi Awolowo's strategies to end the civil war. We heard that when the FG realise that the Biafran soldiers had carted away all the monies in the CBN offices accross the Eastern region, thus having enough money to buy amunitions and finance the war. We heard that the proactive strategy was to change the Nigerian currency at that time to scuttle the Biafrans from spending the looted funds. Secondly too, we heard that supply of food was cut off, since the foods and aids were not getting to the intended poor and the war ravaged Nigerians as it were. In the last two years we heard and read in the dailies that most Boko Haram attackers are often dressed in Nigerian Army uniform. Even the news already have it that the last Nyanya bomb blast was carried out by men in Army uniform again. What has GEJ and his team done with th ...
Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, declared at the event that no force of arm can bring an end to the problem of insurgence in the country, even as he paid glowing tributes to the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, who he said had the foresight to have recommended that people should be central to any form of national planning. This is even as former Governor Olusegun Osoba expressed dismay that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could go to the extent of trivialising the incessant killings by the dreaded Boko Haram by accusing the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being the sponsors. According to Aregbesola, who said that the problem of holding the country together, had remained the most challenging, declared that the panacea to Boko Haram insurgency was for the country to build a society that people must come before every other thing, “and where freedom for all and life abundance must be given to all.” The Osun helmsman, while noting that the mismanagement of the country’s economy did not star ...
Awolowo, others advocate Yoruba unity: Widow of the Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, fon...
For me, Fela Anikulapo Kuti is far greater than Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the history of this country...
A PARTY WITH THE VISION ,GOV Mimiko spoke in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Wednesday, while inaugurating the interim state executive members of the LP as well as the secretariat of the party located on Obafemi Awolowo Road, Oke Ado. The governor, who was welcomed by LP members and supporters of the party, described LP as the most progressive party in the country, adding that progressivism was not in words but in action. He stressed that a world of difference existed between LP and the party that tagged itself progressive but which takes pleasure in inflicting pains and sorrow on the people of the zone. Mimiko, whose address was punctuated, by intermittent shouts of Iroko by the tumultuous and enthusiastic crowd, condemned the systematic denial of the masses from enjoying university education through exorbitant tuition fee as high as N250,000. “LP is a party that lifts the masses from the dunghill and we thank Chief Obafemi Awolowo for making the Yoruba people what we are today. Without Awo, many of ...
In this interview with Vanguard, Fasoranti said the ongoing national conference is a welcome opportunity to adjust the Nigerian federation, that the Yoruba sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo would have backed it and faults northern leaders on the Boko Haram insurgency.Excerpts:
Its funny how small minded mischief makers keep declaring ppl as "not saints" in politics. Saints are for churches ppl with the guts to do what is necessary for their ppl belong to politics. Was Hitler a saint? No!!, but to the german ppl he remains a great leader. Napoleon, Caesar, Winston Church-hill, Abraham Lincoln, Odumegwu Ojukwu, Aminu Kano, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.. are examples of leaders not saints!
Nigeria Crying For Help. Our nation once cried. The cry for Freedom from the British in the early Nigerian Federation. Our great leaders responded. Sir Ahmadu Belllo and Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa formed a successful alliance with Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. A sovereign Nigeria Nation was born. Change came to Nigeria. We have our Victory. We cried again and we demanded to be Educated. Chief Obafemi Awolowo pioneered free Education and free Health Care in Nigeria. Again, we have our Victory. Our nation, Strong and Powerful. Economy, well respected in the union of nations. Now we Cry, the cry of a nation in Turmoil. Our beloved Nigeria crying for help. She cries: Help me. Love me. Save me. Our country needs us. Nigeria our father’s land, a proud nation, a large and a fruitful land, a land fertile and flowing with abundance of natural resources, and a strong people of intellect with minds of a genius. So we Cry and cry. For We Have No Leadership. The seat of power is Crippled with Corruption. An Impotent Leadershi ...
Osun State Lodge in Asokoro has been renamed in honour of its revered Chief Obafemi Awolowo. The building is now called AWOLOWO HOUSE.
The S'west region is in a class of its own.It has prioritised healthcare,education,urban renewal etc as modelled after Chief Obafemi Awolowo
My Administration Has Done Well Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, in an interview with journalists (including GBENRO ADESINA) in Ibadan, speaks on the achievements of his administration How far has your administration gone with its transformation programme? Ibadan was the capital of Western Region where Chief Obafemi Awolowo administered the whole Western Region. We are noted for the first. We have the first television in Africa, the first university in Nigeria, the first stadium, the first tallest building in Nigeria, the largest teaching hospital and many other firsts. All these culminated in christening us as a pacesetter state. By the time we assumed office in 2011, we found out that all these firsts that we were known for had been destroyed. We found out that even this same Ibadan that we boast of being intellectual capital of Nigeria, where free education first started, became a place where our students took 31st position out of 36 states in the examinations of the West African Examination Counc ...
Former Ogun State governorship aspirant on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mr. Kayode Soyinka, has advised Yoruba delegates to the National Conference, not to push the case for the possible break away of Yorubaland from the Nigerian federation too far. He said the Yorubas should be more cerebral in their thinking and proffering superior, more convincing and workable solutions to the numerous developmental challenges facing the country. The three-time governorship aspirant made the appeal while speaking as a special guest at the meeting of the Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG), held in Abeokuta on Wednesday. The renowned journalist and publisher of Africa Today magazine reminded the gathering that the political leader of the Yorubas, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, left his comfort zone to go up-North to persuade the Sardauna of Sokoto to see reasons why Nigeria should be independent when the North said it was not ready to join the South in the struggle for independence. He said it was Awo ...
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Governor, State of Osun writes: Complete Child, Complete Youth, Complete Citizen: Understanding the Essence of Osun‘s New Education Policy – Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Let me state from the outset that the Osun State Education Policy our administration is currently implementing is not a haphazard, impressionistic voyage. It is rather a comprehensive and holistic response to a scandalous educational rot, which we found, at the inception of our government, unbefitting of a state and people that were part of the first revolutionary educational policy in Nigeria; by which I mean Chief Obafemi Awolowo and his Action Group (AG) party’s free primary education policy, which started in the old Western Region in 1955. Our policy therefore seeks an integrative approach to the education of our children and youth. This spans: Education Infrastructure in O’Schools: massive building of new school structures to replace the present dilapidated ones, within the framework of our schools reclass . ...
MONDAY LINES NIGERIA’S ALI BABA AND THE 40 THIEVES Lasisi Olagunju The story of two kids of different orientations on power, its opulence and corruptive tendencies caught the attention of the Bishop of Zonkwa Diocese of the Anglican Communion, the Right Reverend Jacob Kwashi at the 27th posthumous birthday anniversary of Chief Obafemi Awolowo at Ikenne, Ogun State, on Thursday. The first boy is a three-year-old who saw, firsthand, the glitz, glamour, and the sheer street display of raw power that regularly travels with governors’ convoys in Nigeria. He saw one pass by his father’s house and was wowed so much he decided to kneel before his Maker that evening: “Lord, empower me to become a politician...” His mother, surprised at her boy’s prayer request, asked him why and his explanation was what he saw earlier that day. Somewhere else, at some other time, was another three-year old boy who had been conditioned at home to see every problem everywhere as a direct consequence of corruption. He was ...
Awo symposium for March 4 To mark the 105th posthumous birthday of the Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, there will be a symposium, titled: The Nigerian Constitution: The Awo Road Not Taken, on March 4 at NECA House in Alausa, Lagos at 11am. The symposium was organised by the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation. The Executive Director of the Foundation, Dr. Olatokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, said recommendations at the symposium would be sent to delegates to the proposed National Conference, which will start on March 18. Dr. Awolowo-Dosunmu said: “As the institutional custodian of the late Awolowo’s intellectual legacy, the foundation has decided that his prescriptions on the Nigerian constitution should be placed before intending delegates to the conference and Nigerians, so that they can be rigorously and rationally re-examined.” She said the panelists were carefully chosen to involve the younger generation in the discussion, adding: “We have chosen this panel because we want to involve the younger generation, who can ...
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