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Obafemi Awolowo

Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo (March 6, 1909 – May 9, 1987),commonly known as Awo and often referred to as the sage, was a Nigerian economist,lawyer,journalist and founding father.

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A few bits about Osinbajo: his wife, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo nee Soyode, is the grand daughter of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. 1
OBASANJO AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DESTRUCTION INSTEAD OF NATION BUILDING : Great leaders write on issues and ideas that move nations forward and advance the course of human development. Obafemi Awolowo and Nnamdi Azikiwe of Nigeria, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Lee Kwan Yu wrote of Singapore, Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Ghandi of India, Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama of the United States, Winston Churchill and Tony Blair of the United Kingdom, etc, have all penned great works that have become inseparable companions of scholars, political leaders, policy makers, successful businessmen, senior government administrstors, military strategists and historians around the world. Our own supposed leader, Gen (rtd) Olusegun Obasanjo, at a critical time in our nation's history, when we are confronted by an unstable political system, a yet-to-be-defined economy and serious security issues that threaten our collective existence, has found the time to only write about mundane issues as who pleaded to marry his daughter, and how ...
U mean Kwame Nkruma? Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo shuld be in d list too
In 19th century the revenue from Cocoa , rubber others was used to build Cocoa House in ibadan , university of ibadan and Obafemi Awolowo University ile ife.Oil boom in 1970 is suppose to bring many companies, big market and social amenities.what happened!?
Obafemi Awolowo Way just this late afternoon... By the way the damages flood water does to your car should not be...
How i wish Nnamdi Azikwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Tafawa Balewa and Co. are all alive to watch this current Nigeria.
Just Don with this at folk and fingers restaurant at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife
The 20 reasons why You Should Not Vote For Buhari. 1. He convinced all the northern political leaders against allowing the National Identity Card program because according to him, this would unravel the myth of a Northern population majority 2. He is an Islamic fundamentalist, the Bin Laden of Nigeria, who told his northern followers never to vote for anyone who was not a muslim. 3. He is a coup plotter. 4. He has never been able to account to Nigerians what he did with the 20 billion Naira of the Petroleum Trust Fund of which he was the chairman under Sani Abacha. 4(a) He has not been able to point to any project that he prosecuted outside the Northern Nigeria with the so-called trust fund. 5. Buhari, as part of his tribalistic practices placed President Shagari under house arrest inside a palatial mansion in Ikoyi while he locked up Shagari's Vice, Alex Ekwueme in Kirikiri Prison. Shagari is Hausa/Fulani like him while Alex Ekwueme is an Igboman. 6. Ikemba Emeka Ojukwu, another Igboman who returned from ...
78yrs old"At what age did Obafemi Awolowo SAN die?
A welcome Development has been recorded for Nans Zone-D After an extensive meeting of Nans Zone-D leadership with the aspirants contesting for the post Nans National P.R.O (Public Relationship Officer) Com.Salam from Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-ife and Com.Opeyemi (Daddie) from Adeniran College Of Education Otto- Ijanikin conveyed by Com.Sunday Asefon, The meeting has reached a meaningful agreement for the benefit of the zone and upliftment of the association ( Nans). Consequent to the aforesaid meeting Com Salem and Com.Opeyemi (Daddie) has unanimously agreed that Zone-D produce a Sole candidate for the office of the P.r.o which Com.Daddie from Adeniran college of Education will be the ONLY candidate from the Zone while Com.Salam from O.A.U ife will be the sole candidate of the zone contesting for the post of Director of Transport and Exchange. This will enable Zone-D to defeat any opposition and claim the offices Zoned for the Zone. This feat is one its kind, record breaking and impressing one from t ...
When Will Cultism End In Nigerian Tertiary Institutions? How I wish the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria can do something about the phenomenon of Cultism in our Tertiary institutions. It is very painful that individuals struggle to get admission into Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education only to be continually raped by Cultists, continually robbed, continually beaten or forced to join Cultism. It is a big shame that I am always afraid when someone especially a lady close to me get admission into most higher institutions here in Nigeria. My mind keep hurting because I fear they may be unlucky to have these various factions of Cult groups rape them repeatedly or force them to cook for them for free or rob them or do all these and many more against these ladies. In the 21st century, Cultism is still a very big problem in Nigeria and the annoying part of it all is that the Government is not willing to do anything to combat Cultism. It seems that the Government benefit from the nefarious ...
I attended a session of the currently holding Conference this afternoon holding at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
Akinwunmi Ambode 24th October, 2014. Onikan Stadium, Lagos. “CONTINUING THE PROGRESS, SECURING THE FUTURE” I acknowledge the presence of all our party leaders, our party members, and fellow Lagosians. The presence of thousands of supporters todayis an attestation of the state-wide consultations that we commenced since last year. The acceptance and popularity of my candidacy, the great turn out and the fantastic support we have received from every corner of the State and beyond, from all sectors and various religious persuasions confirm that this is a divine moment in the history of Lagos State. In recognition of this support, I, Akinwunmi Ambode, in your presence and in the presence of God, formally put myself forward to run for the position of the governor of Lagos State. I make this decalaration with the highest sense of responsibility. I am putting myself forward because I believe I have the qualities required to continue the giant strides, which our great party, All Progressives Congress has achie ...
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At what age did Obafemi Awolowo SAN die?
The late Chief Obafemi Awolowo did not visit beer parlors to make impact.
When d late Anthony Enahoro,Obafemi Awolowo and Nnamdi Azikiwe played politics,was it dirty?was it nt politics they played?
Obafemi Awolowo"If u cud meet a dead person, who wud it be? . Androids:
Coke Studio Concert berths at OAU Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife were next in line to exper...
Awolumate Samuel is a Nation Builder and a graduate of Biochemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Osun
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...
This is to inform all the candidates who participated in the Obafemi Awolowo University ile-ife (oau), that the...
"School in Nigeria "least I know finished from Obafemi Awolowo University"say that a million times
At least I know finished from Obafemi Awolowo University
This is to inform all candidates who wrote the 2014/2015 Pre-degree Entrance Examination of the Obafemi Awolowo...
Mrs. Usman, a business woman at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, sued for a divorce on grounds of...
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Students parade suspected rapist Activities were disrupted on Monday at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in...
which of the Fakeyes created the Oduduwa carving at Obafemi Awolowo University. Think it's Lamidi.
| Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo: He was the first premier of the Western Region.
| Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo: was one of the most prominent nationalist figures of modern Nigeria and a key anti-colonial figure.
Deji Aladejebi is a graduate of Electrical Engineering, from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
PDP’ll fail woefully in Edo, says Benin High Chief A Benin High Chief and second-in-command among the palace chiefs in Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has no future in Edo State and that the party would fail woefully in the 2015 general election and 2016 governorship election in the state. Edebiri, who is the Esogban and Odionwere of Benin Kingdom, a seasoned politician and ally of the late sage, Obafemi Awolowo, accused the Federal Government of having a hand in the political crisis and security challenges in the state. On his part, Governor Adams Oshiomhole blamed the new wave of politically-motivated violence in the state on some people who decamped from the APC to the PDP, saying it was their way to get noticed and gain relevance in their new party, since they have no new values to add According to the Esogban, who represented the Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba Erediauwa but chose to speak in his personal capacity as the Esogban and Odionwere of Benin Kingdom, ...
| 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
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Flashback 1959. It was the Dec 12 1959 parliamentary elections that brought in Balewa's government, under the 1959 parliamentary type Constitution! First, our system of Government then was the Parliamentary System of Government. We did not have a President at first, we had a Governor General. Under such, the Governor General, was purely a titular ceremonial head, not unlike the Role of the Queen of England, and never an Executive President! Same as in Canada, and elsewhere. The title of Governor General, was only changed to 'President' in 1963, when Nigeria became a Republic under the same 1959 constitution. So, there's nothing to a President and a Prime Minister having Executive issues at all! Executive powers belonged to the Prime Minister. Balewa's party the Northern People's Congress had won only 134 seats out of the 314 seats available, with 1,922,179 votes repenting 25.2% of total votes ! Awolowo's Action Group, got 73 seats, with 1,992,364 votes, representing 26.1%, while Zik's NCNC, got 81 seats . ...
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 !
There are people who are not destined to rule, no matter how hard they try they will always fail. Obafemi Awolowo was one as an example, I pray General Buhari will not go down this lane.
OAU Students’ Resumption Date for 2013/2014 Announced Latest reports reaching us now at CAMPUSPORTAL NG has it that the senate of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) , Ile-ife have announced the resumption date for 2013/2014 Academic Session. The new revised academic calendar for the session has also been approved. OAU students are expected to enter the hostels on Sunday 24th August, 2014. Academic activities takes off on Monday 25th August, 2014. Other important dates on the calendar are as follows; i) 10th to 15th November, 2014: Lecture Free Week. ii) 17th to 30th November, 2014: 2013/2014 Harmattan Semester Exams. iii) 13th December, 2014: Harmattan Semester Ends. iv) 15th to 28th December, 2014: Semester Break. v) 29th December, 2015: 2013/2014 Rain Semester Resumes. vi) 23rd to 30th March, 2015: Lecture Free Week. vii) 31st March to 10th April, 2014: Rain Semester Exams. viii) 18th April, 2015: 2013/2014 Academic Session Ends. Important Notice: Fresh students comes into campus for 2014/2015 academic ...
Fela Durotoye was one of several prominent speakers who took part in a wide ranging discussion at the 2014 edition of the Obafemi Awolowo Annual public lectu...
When Kunle Ade Wahab, former head of BMPIU, presented his books of reading The public presentation of three volumes of books of reading titled Construction and Housing in Nigeria, by Kunle Ade Wahab, a former a Special Adviser to the President on Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence Unit (BMPIU ) from 2002 to 2007, was held at the Shehu Musa Yar' Adua Centre in Abuja on 9 October 2014. The books (Construction Economy and Management, Housing Explorations and Maintenance of Building and Infrastructure) are a compendium of material generated by Professor Wahab, who is currently on the board of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) and whose professional and academic interests cover Building, Building Surveying, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Construction Management. The event attracted stakeholders in the construction industry, with a representative of the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, serving as Special Guest of Honour. It was also graced by and the Chairman of SURE-P, G ...
WITH BUHARI I STAND! By Fola Ojo I am neither rippled by the mammoth crowd that attended his declaration today in Abuja, nor undulated by all the encomiums poured on him for his majestic walk and ways in the contraption called Nigeria. Mohammadu Buhari just moves my mind, soul and spirit by just who he is. He is a walking, living truth, a rock-solid sincerity, a matured mind, an experienced hand, and a true Nigerian. Buhari is a tower of integrity and decency, the tonic and analeptic a sick nation like Nigeria needs at this time. For these reasons and more, with Mohammadu Buhari, I stand! I have always had a problem with his age. I had always thought that his agility and mental sharpness may have been compromised until I saw and heard what I saw and heard today. I heard words from the depository of a quick-witted sage and sharp mind. He didn’t tell us he had no shoes, but reminded us how he had put his boots on the ground fighting for the unity of Nigeria in a bitter civil war as a young soldier. He di ...
ONLY BUHARI CAN SAVE NIGERIA A STATEMENT BY THE 4TH FORCE BY SENATOR PATRICK O. ANI The general elections of 2015 have been described as those that would mark a watershed in the political history of Nigeria. Nothing can be nearer the truth. To be sure, the unprecedented attention that the elections will attract has little to do with the state elections as they affect the governorship and state houses of assembly. Nor has it anything to do with the national elections as they affect the Senate and the House of Representatives. The attraction that the next year’s poll has to do with the presidential election that has been slated for St. Valentine’s Day-February 14. That is the particular election that is expected to be epoch, if all goes well. It is the election that will determine the direction that the country would go-whether or not it would chart a new course or continue on the same path that has it has been since the return of democratic rule in 1999. Having walked for 16 solid years (by 2015) on on ...
I heard about this book: Awo, the Autobiography of Obafemi Awolowo, former Premier of erstwhile Western Nigeria,...
Still on Ekiti State During the Era of Western Region Chief Obafemi Awolowo Use the Lion Share to build the Govt house
" Our government has been a matter of few holding the cow for the strongest and most cunning to milk" Chief Obafemi Awolowo
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Tribalistic ransacked the house of our late sage,Obafemi Awolowo and confisticated his International passport.Why and for what
Buhari ransacked the house of Late Obafemi Awolowo and confisticated his International passport
Obafemi awolowo ..is it?"Whose picture is on the 1 Dollar note? BROKEN”"
I obtained my BS.c in public administration from Obafemi Awolowo University(oau),ile-ife,Osun State,Nigeria.
OAU IFE was later changed by the federal military Govt as Obafemi Awolowo University ON MAY 12 1987
Ebola: ‘neighbouring countries pose threat to Nigeria’: A lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun…
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Obafemi Awolowo University students, the event you have been waiting for is just about two hours thirty minutes from commencing,
Ikeja is a lil busy with traffic, its bumper2bumper along Obafemi Awolowo Rd, near Ikeja Computer Village.
The more I read about Obafemi Awolowo, the higher my aversion for the so called "founding father"
Buhari did not spare Chief Obafemi Awolowo, he sent his goon to ransack and harass the Yoruba hero.
He who says 'sachet water' instead of 'pure water' is not thirsty enough.---obafemi awolowo 1960
He who says "sachet water " instead of "pure water " is not thirsty enough. Obafemi Awolowo -1960
GREAT SPEECHES. He who says 'Sachet Water' instead of 'Pure Water' is not Thirsty enough. - Obafemi Awolowo,...
A LETTER TO Dr. Nelson Mandela Dear Dr. Nelson, Please when you get to d world beyond, tell Herbert MacAulay that the party he founded has been turned to People Destroying Party. Tell Obafemi Awolowo that we now pay school fees without going to school. Help me tell Nnamdi Azikiwe that the long wall to democracy he built has fallen, only the cracked fence still stands. Tell Chief Anthony Enaharo that the independent nation he fought for is no more. Tell Alh. Shehu Shagari that Boko Haram has destroyed his reason for creating NYSC cos no one wants to serve in the north any longer. Tell Alh. Ahmadu Bello that our judicial system now favors only the rich. Also tell Baba Fela that Terry G is the new afro beat king. Tell Muritala Mohammed that we still use kerosene to cook and candles to see. Tell King Jaja of Opobo that we are still slaves in our own country. Pls tell Dele Giwa that the Nigerian press has been bought with money. ... and please don't forget to tell Prof. Iyayi that Federal Govt paid N200 Billio ...
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!!
Gov. Kayode Fayemi: My Ekiti Election Story His defeat at the June 21, 2014 Ekiti governorship election has sent shockwaves through Nigeria’s political firmament. Many have tried to explain the outcome but opinions may remain undivided as to why a governor widely acknowledged to have performed well went down with such a heavy defeat. Now for the first time since the polls, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, tells his own side of the story. He spoke with Dapo Thomas. BY DAPO THOMAS JUL 21, 2014 492 55 145 Governor Kayode Fayemi The outcome of the June 21 election in Ekiti shocked the entire nation and even the international community. To what extent were you disturbed by the result? Very disturbed indeed and worried for the future of elections in our country. Nobody goes into an election to lose especially when you have put a lot into it. When you have worked hard and earned the trust of the people, you should have every reason to feel confident you are going to be rewarded for the hard work and pe ...
Written by Asiwaju Sanjo Olurebi Nigerians are very funny people, they resort to championing issues they know next to nothing about, we, Nigerian are the biggest analyst in the entire world. I was in Lagos some years back and i was at a gathering, some Nigerians, supposedly, educated ones are discussing world football and specifically, Manchester football club are Manchester city football clubs were mentioned and are being discussed. Some of these Nigerians though, have not travel out of the shores of Nigeria, not to talk of Africa were arguing albeit wrongly, on the location and statistics of the two world class clubs. I was dumbed to see that Nigerians who have not travelled out of Lagos know so much 'wrongly' about clubs located in Manchester where I live, work, and raised my family. The same attitude of Nigerian can be seen in the political discuss as people who know next to nothing will argue and convinced others on an issues that are fabricated. Osanyande and co travellers on this platform, I am rea ...
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"When the time comes, Nigerians will speak for themselves." . - Obafemi Awolowo
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My name is Adelodun Justina Akinwale. I am a student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) the great…
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Late Obafemi Awolowo the ''enabler'' of my free education!
Nobody can change Nigeria for us, Nigeria will be changed by Nigerians. . - Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo in Speech of Courage.
Speech of courage by Obafemi Awolowo. via
33years wealth of experience not a joke . Come listen to Ken Stewart on Saturday at Cheers Hotel 131 obafemi awolowo Allen roundabout Ikeja
Bruhh I might burn d whole Obafemi Awolowo University if need be! "Will you burn your certificate for $50million???"
Pre degree Cut-off-Marks for 2014 100L Admission now Available:. The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo...
inside the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU)! it's been cool here!
"Blessed are the girls that keep interesting convos, for theirs is the heart of men" - Obafemi Awolowo (1959)
I miss this year's reunion... . May the blessings abide wt us all. Amen. — at Obafemi Awolowo University
24th of October we would be having the JUMAT service @ the Obafemi Awolowo University Central Mosque...
The best choir in Obafemi Awolowo University. TVI (Trinity voices international )
There is radiance in d darkness,if we could but see. 2b able 2see dis radiance,all u need do is2 cultivate d courage 2 look -Obafemi Awolowo
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The University of Obafemi Awolowo, Ife, Nigeria. Change begins in the imagination.
Chief Obafemi Awolowo was the BEST President Nigeria never HAD..So painful!
Onga National Campus Cooking Competition LIVE at the Great Obafemi Awolowo University Ife this week! http:/…
A girl sat for JAMB 5times yet no admission, one day she went to O.A.U (Obafemi Awolowo University) to visit a...
*** !! OAU was too live . S/O to all students obafemi awolowo uni dt came out.. Even under d rain ..Una too much
Who is deceiving Owelle Rochas Okorocha that he is comparable to our great Nationalist like Zik of Africa and Obafemi Awolowo.
I came across a book with a friend, authored by the Late Obafemi Awolowo. In it is EXPOSED!
Nigeria celebrating her *** independence today,pardon me for dis post. But what are we celebrating??,what are we jubilating about?? 54 years of troubles,54 years of apathy,54 years of hatred,54years of corruption,54 years of arson... It started with kano riots of 1953,then later to the census crisis of 1962/93,and the great fight in d Action Group between Obafemi Awolowo and Samuel L Akintola,the electoral crisis that still exist till date were common primaries were conducted souls were lost on April 12th.,including the kaduna crisis of 1981,and the civil war. Then came d military government.. Nzegwo kaduna carried d coup successfully but ironsi became d oga Ironsi was cutt shut and yakubu came in,yakubu was able to GO ON WITH ONE NIGERIA (GOWON). Then came murtala muhammed who could not accompnished is promised but his life became a missed call After him came OBJ..he only fullfilled operation feed d nation and d land use decree of 1973 and he handed power to shagari in 1979 Shagari was removed in 19 ...
INDEPENDENCE DAY CULMINATING POST "The whole place was alien to our ideas and we found the members of the other regions might well belong to another world as far as we were concerned" (Ahmadu Bello, 1949) He made this statement on the day of his first visit to Lagos. "This new nation called Nigeria will be made an extension of our great grand father Uthman Dan Fodio. We will ruthlessly prevent power from changing hands. We will use the minority in the north as willing tools and the majority in the south as conquered territories. We would deprive them of having their future in their hands (Ahmadu Bello, 12th October, 1960). "I am first a Yoruba, then a Nigerian" (Obafemi Awolowo). "Just this same way there are welsh, french, dutch, scottish etc so there are igbo, yoruba, hausa. Nigeria can never be a nation but a mere geographical expression. The name Nigerian is a feature distinguishing those who live within the territories of Nigeria from those who do not (Obafemi Awolowo). A GENERIC APPROACH TO THE WORD ...
Dr Olusegun Mimiko bags Award of. Excellence in Public Health from the Institute. of Public Health of the Obafemi Awolowo. University, Ile-Ife
Obafemi Awolowo is dead now for a score and a half years but there is Obafemi Awolowo University, etc.
Obafemi Awolowo University 2013/2014 matriculation ceremony date is out via link
FASHOLA ADVOCATES NEED FOR CITIZENS TO ASSERT RIGHT TO VOTE OUT NON-PERFORMING GOVERNMENTS …As Governor commends outcome of State Government’s investment in education Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN on Thursday attended the 15th Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture series with the theme, “The Power of Your Vote: A catalyst for A Stable and United Nigeria” stating that citizens must have the courage to change what does not work for them. The Governor who spoke at the Lecture and Awards Ceremony for the Mike Okonkwo Educational and Youth Initiative Essay Competition (MOEYI) which took place at the Shell Hall of the Muson Centre, Onikan said it is no longer democratic when the people have allowed a bad government to serve out its full terms before saying it should be changed. He charged that just as the voting public must be ready to change a bad government; it must also work vigorously to keep a good one in government, adding that that is where the choice is inherent and embedded in a democra ...
Exactly 5 years ago, he died after he was wrongly diagnozed. Still, our leaders have not changed their dubious ways as all what you fought for have now found their feet in our democratic governance. It is worse than you left it. May Allah repose the soul of the late human rights crusader and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss. Since he died, I've not seen any true activist except those who have commercialize their activism. Chief Ganiu Oyesola FAWEHINMI (SAM) friend of the students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, rest in the bossom of God.
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The Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University wish to inform members of the public. parents, guardian and...
This is from 1961: 250,000 Nigerian children receiving primary education in North, vs 1.3m in East and 1.2m in West
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Chief Obafemi Awolowo speaking on the then Western Region he led as Primier as not having any desire or intention...
Obafemi Awolowo became the premier of SouthWest Nigeria when he was less than 40
Will be speaking to Part 1 Law Students of Obafemi Awolowo University in a moment. Thank God for an opportunity to do what I love.
In Chief Obafemi. Awolowo's Ogun. State! And we lambast Jonathan everyday. Yet, not one person has been arrested...
LEADERSHIP: D meaning of d power of Vision. Dubai was built in less than 20 yrs & d father of Dubai Sheikh Moh'd Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has this to say: "What u see in Dubai today is nothing compared to my ultimate vision for Dubai" [In his book- My vision, challengees in d race for excellence] D question here is, if Dubai has not started yet, then we'll kip wondering what Al-Maktoum plans for Dubai. That's what vision is all abt. D most important thing to knw is that, things can be done. If u want things to b done, d only thing is to find d person that wants to do it. We have them b4 in d person of Sardauna Ahmadu Bello, Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Gen Murtala Mohammed, Gen Buhari & Idiagbon. etc. Visionary leaders. And we can still get pple like them, that can transform Nigeria. Al-Maktoum said: " d race for excellence has no finish line".
SPEECH DELIEVERED BY OTUNBA (DR.) GANI ADAMS AT THE FORMAL LAUNCHING OF OODUA PROGRESSIVE UNION (AUSTRIA CHAPTER) ON SATURDAY 16TH AUGUST 2014. I am particularly excited to welcome you all to this historic event of the inauguration of Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) in Austria. I am happy because the last time I was in Europe for the launch of the OPU in the UK, Germany and Holland, I made a promise to come back for the launch of the organization in other European countries. Today marks the fulfillment of that promise. It is a turning-point in the annals of Yoruba nation. We gather here to witness a rebirth of our age-long cultural uniqueness, socio-intellectual assets, amazing civilization and uncommon unity, all of which have combined to make us the envy of all other people in Nigeria and the world in general. It is clear from all indications that the Yoruba nation is gradually losing those attributes that once made us the envy of all. Since the passing onto glory of late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the ...
OAU To Resumes Full Academic Activities on 25th August. THE management board of the Obafemi Awolowo University...
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"It is safer and wiser to cure unhealthy rivalry than to suppress it." Chief Obafemi Awolowo
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OAU re-opens for students By Gbenga Faturoti Correspondent, Osogbo Authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OA...
Don't blame the West if we continuously "worship" Obafemi Awolowo. He can do no wrong from now till the day of resurrection! AMIN
1 major singular act of obafemi awolowo; "free education policy" has continuously placed d Western Region ahead of other regions in Nigeria
The Action Group was formed secretly in 1950, and became public in 1951 with Obafemi Awolowo as leader, Bode Thomas as deputy
okay, am on Obafemi Awolowo Way, and its a standstill as well.
what am saying is WAy wasn't the origin of self rule in Africa, the Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe Herbert McCauley,
Owelle Rochas Okorocha is everything Martin Luther King jnr, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Aminu Kano, Mother Theresa, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, Tafawa Balewa and many others.all in Rochas? Just thinking about this Channels TV paid advert by Generation Rochas USA. Anyway, I am not from Imo State and so it's possible he's all that to ndi. IMO.
Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu was the 1st professor of fine arts at Obafemi Awolowo http:/…
Maitama Sule writes Jonathan, warns of disastrous consequences A former Nigeria’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Alhaji Maitama Sule, on Monday called on Nigerians to put the nation’s interest above their personal interest. The ex-diplomat added that he had written a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan and the governors, warning of what he called disastrous consequences if the prevailing trend in the country was not arrested. Sule made the call when the Arewa Youth Development Foundation paid him a courtesy visit at his residence in Kano. The elder statesman said, “That was what our founding fathers like Zik, Obafemi Awolowo, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Sardauna, Aminu Kano and Tarka did. “These leaders belonged to different political parties, tribes and religion, but they lived and worked together because the unity of the country was their main interest. “About two weeks ago, I wrote to the Chairman of Northern Governors Forum and his colleagues. I also wrote to Mr President abo ...
Obafemi Awolowo University 2014/2015 post utme form is out. its for those that score 200 and above in jamb
July 10, 1999. Men of the Black Axe Confaternity stormed. Obafemi Awolowo Hall of Obafemi Awolowo. University,...
Please be informed that the Oba of Ikeja has gone to be with his ancestors on Tuesday and because of this, movement especially at night for those living within Ikeja and its environs has been restricted until he's buried, especially Anifowose, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Alausa, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ipodo, Computer Village, Oba Akran and Ikeja GRA. The Oro Cult will be coming out every night to pay homage until he is buried. You are advised to get back home early and stay indoors if you live in these vicinities. Please advise relations and friends who might be coming into these areas of Lagos to exercise caution. Also be mindful as you step out very early in the morning to work. Please broadcast to save souls Time for the ikeja curfew as announced on d radio a few minutes ago is 7pm today - 5am tomorrow. Pls be cautious!... Gd morn nd ve a promisin week. NB: it may benefit you to ascertain the veracity of this broadcast, it may benefit us, especially those of us that are nightcrawlers.
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The Post UTME screening exercise for Obafemi Awolowo University will be coming up on Saturday, August 2, 2014. More details later.
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Why We Should Split Nigeria Now. Sardauna of Sokoto and Obafemi Awolowo used to be good friends. They visited each other a lot and Sardauna was very keen to implement Awolowo’s policies only if he told him before hand. Once NPC won the December 1951 Northern regional elections, it was AG which had won the Western Region’s elections two months earlier that it congratulated and extended alliance to at the Central House slated to open in February 1952. The North was never interested in partnering with Zik, NCNC, or the Igbos. While Zik and the Eastern region were embroiled over the Prof Eyo Ita and the six sit-tight ministers, Awolowo and Sardauna continued to strengthen their alliance. The first branch of AG outside the Western Region was formed in Kano on 4th October 1952. Awolowo assured the jittery Northern rulers that the move was not a threat and he went on to deliver several lectures on government by federation in which he did not criticise Northern leadership at all. Arriving in Kaduna, togethe . ...
After a number of widespread protests, The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has released a new...
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"I am always busy at my post working hard at the country's problems and trying to find solutions to them.” - Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo
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Opinion: Our attitude towards Nigeria by Sabella Abidde Why bother to faithfully serve this country when at the sunset of your life, she is likely to abandon you? Why? We are also a nation without heroes. New heroes, that is. Aminu Kano, Bala Usman, and Ayodele Awojobi are all gone. M.C.K. Ajuluchukwu, Obafemi Awolowo, and Tai Solarin all left us a while back In democratic and non-democratic settings, citizens relate to their countries in different ways. In democracies, for instance, people tend to invest more goodwill and other tangible and intangible resources in the affairs of their country. In general, they love their country more than any other country in the world. And it shows! They join formal and informal organisations whose main duty is to safeguard the nation’s integrity. They also take it upon themselves to positively project their nation’s image; and help extend its sovereignty and lifespan. Simply put, they have a stake in the survival and the continued existence of their country – e . ...
May the heaven be the last abode of Late sir Ahmadu Bello, Tafawa Balewa, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo and the great Abdallah who with their fruithfull effort made Nigeria a history. Though, they departed this stupid, useless and sinful world with zero savings in the banks but their names and legacy will forever remained untainted!
Continuation Of Bode Thomas History: Olabode Akanni Thomas was extremely capable and extremely controversial. He had great accomplishments under his belt before he was 30 years old. Most of the people he ‘cohorted’ with, whether in the course of professional, social, political or traditional engagements were either years older than him or years behind him in achievements. We can view the not so endearing characterization of him as arrogant or haughty from this perspective, even if not excusable. From a privileged mercantile background, he breezed through CMS Grammar School in Lagos and went on to the UK become a lawyer at the age of 23 which was astounding in those days. Bode Thomas was enrolled at the Nigerian Bar in 1942. That was 4 years before Obafemi Awolowo (1946) and 8 years before Ladoke Akintola (1950). He was reputed to be strong-willed and goal-focused, quickly cutting through legal bunkum to espouse essence. Bode Thomas found cerebral professional soul-mates in Rotimi Williams (enrolled 1 ...
It’s miscellaneous time again! As almost always, two matters are jostling for attention as they demand equal recognition. Here we go… 1.Government, they say, is a continuum. No, the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has appeared to differ in his campaign for re-election which now enjoys prominent footage on major television stations. “Support and vote for me so that I can finish what I started,” Fayemi told his supporters in the footage. Fayemi apparently doesn’t reckon that iconic figures like Martin Luther King Jnr, Mahatma Ghandi and even his hero, Obafemi Awolowo, became famous for laying the foundation while their successors built on it. Fayemi would deviate by laying his foundation and building the house, thereby turning the continuum factor upside down! 2. Days have gone by since the disgraced former Central Bank Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi became the Emir of Kano. Yet, not a congratulatory message has been dispatched to Sanusi from the Presidency; a very dangerous precedent in all r ...
HOW GULLIBLE ARE SOME NIGERIANS? This country has really lost real patriots who believe in a genuine cause and are ready to die for it. Is amazing that no media house, social media activists, public analysts, commentators, reporters, etc dare mention the over 200 Chibok girls suffering pains and humiliation in the hands of terrorists at Sambisa forest in Borno state. So all of a sudden, the whole attention has been shifted to an unimportant activities like turbaning of an emir? What a generation of gullible Nigerians? If Ahmadu Bello, Obafemi Awolowo, Sarduana of Sokoto, Tafawa Balewa, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ernest Okoli, Eyo Ita and other distinguish patriots were reasoning the same way we do today, Nigeria wouldn't have gotten independence. Really, I am amaze. May the soul of those great patriots rest in peace. May we all wake up from our slumber and face the real issues of life for the progress of our country Nigeria.
WHO DO WE DESERVE IN KWARA STATE? leader or SERVANT In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant (Charles de Gaulle). If we love our state, we should also love our statemen. Kwara state is blessed with rich people, rich in culture and rich in resources but we have bad people as leaders. Obafemi Awolowo said ( lecture at the university of lagos, 1968); the touchstone of what is good, be it though, words, or action is LOVE. We are to love our neighbours as ourselve. That's the law and the prophet. Anything therefore--any thought or word or action which falls short of love is EVIL and holds within itself the germs of its own eventual and inevitable destruction. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thought events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinarily result. Any man who has to take up the service of the govt must ask himself two questions; do I love my people in order to serve them? Am I humble and do I listen to everybody to diverse opinions in ...
D labour of our heroes past re drowning in d ocean, dis is wat many of our Father's fought 4, 4 d unity nd equallity 4 d african man yet we still create pains 4 ourself. People like Nelson Mandela, Herbert Macauly, Julius Nyeyere, Thabo Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Kwame Nkrumah, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo etc laid their heart 4 Africa 2 be united but 2day we ve Alkaeida, Boko Haram nd d rest of them bringing shame 2 Africa... I know 1 thing 4 sure d evil 1 shall never go unpunished..
NIGERIA BEING ONE COUNTRY - A sheer lie & self deceit of yesteryears: the need for Yoruba Republic, Part2. ... By Kehinde Balogun "Chief Awolowo had one singular fault: it was to think pan-Nigeria; he believed that the poor of the North and the poor of the South shared a common misery and common oppressors. (While) He believed in excellence, he believed in hard work and he believed in the rule of law. The oppressors of the North did not and they still do not. They have continued to capture the federal judiciary and the army (as well as the electoral commissions)" The above caption was said precisely 20 years ago, even when there was nothing called bokoharam... Like I had said in the previous article, more specifically, a few parameters shall herewith be diagnosed to marshall our core understanding in the mirror of reality beyond the facade of ludicrous standing of the day. History revealed to me that a creation of a being of Obafemi Awolowo was second to non on the African continent and Nigeria by precisi ...
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"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 ...
A former Security Adviser to the Bayelsa State Government, Chief Richard Kpodoh weekend said the Boko Haram campaign of terror in some parts of the Northern states is targeted at stopping President Goodluck Jonathan from declaring his intention to run for second term in 2015. According to Kpodoh, though the decision to declare or not to declare to run in the 2015 Presidential election lies with President Goodluck Jonathan, the dangerous tactics of using insecurity as a tool of blackmail against the rising profile of President Goodluck Jonathan will not hold waters as he will be forced by the peace loving populace to run for second term in office. Chief Kpodoh, who served under Goodluck Jonathan administration in Bayelsa State as Senior Special Assistant on Strategy and Policy Monitoring, in a statement in Yenaoa urged President Goodluck Jonathan to shun the dangerous antics of opposition politicians through the sponsored killings by the Boko Haram and declare for re-election. He said:”There is no bette ...
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.[OBAFEMI AWOLOWO]
LETS BEGIN TO ACT THE DREAM-AJULO NIGERIA OF MY DREAM: Let’s Begin To Act The Dream By Olukayode Ajulo Greetings I feel greatly elated for the opportunity given me to address this very distinguished audience. I must confess that addressing a gathering of very distinguished Nigerians and non-Nigerians like this is not an easy task at all. But my consolation and encouragement is in the fact that it is a speech about Nigeria, a talk about the Nigeria we are all part of, the country of my passion. With this, I am confident it is all about us all; about what course we can chat for our future, our dear nation – Nigeria. Nigeria is a blessed country. We all understand to a large extent her history, her endowment, her glory, her ups and downs, but I beg to remind you a bit of it before proceeding. It gained her independence in 1960 and attained republican status in 1963. It is a heterogeneous country with diversity of cultures and tribes of about 250 ethnic nationalities with the Yoruba, Igbo and the Hausa-Fu ...
Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth! "I say unto you,that there will be no genuine peace in this country,unless, in the main,the war against grinding poverty,hunger, preventable diseases,squalo r,and ignorance among the masses of our people,is waged throughout the land,with the same united purpose,patriot ism,and grim determination as we had against secession.It is perhaps,not generally realized that,in all history,the root causes of rebellion and violent discontent are evils which I have enumerated.A s far as I can discern,the aggressors against peace and stability in Nigeria are abject poverty,hunger and diseases,squalo r,and ignorance.They are more devastating in their ravages,more insidious,more thorough,and more resistant in their operations than any armed rebellion.They are the enemies which must be crushed,and crushed totally." - Obafemi Awolowo (Public Lecture,May 1970 in Ibadan)
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Nda-Isaiah advocates adequate funding of military, police May 26, 2014by Friday Olokor, Abuja Leave a Comment The Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Leadership Newspapers, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, has called on the Federal Government to promptly fund the military and other security agencies to be able to fight insurgency in the country. He also expressed concern over the educational crises in the country saying free education was possible to right some wrongs. According to him, because of the neglect given to Nigerian education a few years ago “we have people who are unemployable.” The Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress also recalled his days at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, saying the institution was a defining part of his success and fulfillment in life. Nda-Isaiah studied Pharmacy at OAU and left in 1983. He stated these in an interview with journalists on Sunday evening after hosting the May meeting of the Abuja branch of OAU Alumni Association. At the occasion, h . ...
TRUE FEDERALISM: THE ONLY WAY FORWARD TO A FLAWED AND SKEWED ADMINISTRATIVE SETUP. Those who care to hear the truth by the true leaders of the past, read the quotes from three shapers of the Nigerian State: 1. Tafawa Balewa in 1948 said “..Since 1914 the British Government has been trying to make Nigeria into one country, but the Nigerian people themselves are historically different in their backgrounds, in their religious beliefs and cudtoms and do not show themselves any signs of willingness to unite….Nigerian unity is only a British invention”. Are we not at the same point 64 years since Balewa voice the truth about Nigeria? 2. Obafemi Awolowo said in 1947 that “…Nigeria is not a nation. It is a mere geographical expression. There are no ‘Nigerians’ in the same sense as there are ‘English’, ‘Welsh’, or ‘French’. The word ‘Nigerian’ is a distinctive appellation to distinguish those who live within the boundaries of Nigeria and those who do not”. Is not true of today’s N ...
It is so sad that there is constant attack on the Obafemi Awolowo University,i could remember there is a time in 2011 when the acceptance Fee was increased to 20 thousand then,we went to bank to stop the freshers from paying,but their response was that they have been in the house for so long,therefore the would pay the fee,now The lesson is that a little injustice accepted breed bigger problem.NOW weak SUG is being installed and with that the Management launch the attack to increase the school Fees..
I AM TIRED OF THIS COUNTRY What a country we are, if we manage and struggle to get what belongs to us as right "EDUCATION" and government are seriously depriving us from getting it. Nigerian Government as not been considering the welfarism of Students' but painstakingly skyrocket the tuition fees and neglect the subventions into the Educational System. The set of Government Office holders' today are those who benefit from the free education Programmes introduce by Late (chief) Obafemi AWOLOWO but now believing in tuition fees and neglecting the subventions. How many of in Nigeria today can afford private or foreign education as at 70's including their family members? If school fees can be skyrocketed by 300% and above which we're saying NO, while some students' are dropping out of school and some are managing to pay with poor students' welfare package. Based on this struggle, a commercial vehicle kill a student of AAUA Micro-Biology 200 level today in Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State with a bike man while police ...
LATE CHIEF Bode Thomas: (61 Years after) He was a nationalist who fought along with other compatriots for independence. But, Chief OlaBode Thomas died seven years before the realisation of that dream. He was barely 34; young, agile and promising. His ideas survived him, serving as beacons of hope for a distraught nation. Deputy Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU revisits the life of a political icon who passed on without realising his full leadership potential. He came, stayed briefly and went back to his maker at the age of 34 years. But, at that prime age, OlaBode Thomas, frontline lawyer, nationalist politician and former Federal Transport Minister, had accomplished what men who lived for a century could not achieve in an entire life time. Fifty-five years after the demise of the Balogun of Oyo, his name continues to ring a bell. The magnetism has endured. The pain of the irreparable loss lingered. It was a black day in the Western Region. Thomas was a colourful political megastar. His speeches in the p ...
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I love politics so much,but I do not belong to any party.How I wish these two chiefs are still alive obafemi awolowo,gani fawehinmi and co are still alive,so that I can participate fully in politics.PDP no,APC lailai,PDP controlled states thieves,apart from 1or 2 govs who are little bit fair,APC controlled states hired criminals.If any of those party does something that amaze me, I commend them.PDP,APC and every other party all am crying for is change,and we want a better NIGERIAa.
FACT TO KNOW ABOUT Bishop Oyedepo and his Wife. It will amaze you to know Bishop David Oyedepo met his wife just as a man will meet a woman. She met him at a Motor Park… She was a University student of Obafemi Awolowo University while he was only a Polytechnic student in Kwara State Poly(Remember the discrimination) – she could have snubbed him – but she responded. His friends complained that he was carrying Christianity too zealously as if he was the only Christian – as a result she became zealous too. He took her to church in 1976 and made her sign an agreement (SAILING UNDER SEALED ORDERS) to marry and follow him whether he becomes blind, lame or handicapped.. and she signed, some ladies would find that difficult to do now. Just before he married her, he told her God had sent him to LIBERATE THE WORLD (while he was still hopping between jobs) and went on to resign his job; his elder brother lambasted him, she stuck to him. He told her God had shown him the key to prosperity – she believed. He ...
I am in sombre mood! In May 1966 Northern Nigerians unleashed first wave of chilling gruesome cold blooded murder on unarmed innocent "Eastern Nigerians" mainly my Igbo stock - wasting mainly women, pregnant and those giving sulk to their babies. Pregnant women were slaughtered like cattle and their unborn children reaped out from their wombs as they bled to death! Infants were clubbed to death and our men executed. House to house search were conducted and all places combed by Northern Nigerians hate filled hearts for Igbo nationalities. Igbo people who managed to make it to train stations were were subsequently rounded up at Lokoja, Jebba and Markurdi terminals and executed or thrown into the rivers with their children. As my people were being wasted in the carnage ARABA call swell and resonated in the North. Ironsi government instead of taking measures to protect his people, set out to appease same group bent on removing him and annihilating his own stock. On 29th July 1966, Danjuma with his Northern ar ...
More students in Ogun State know Obafemi Martins (football great), than they know who Obafemi Awolowo (our greatest political thinker) is!
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 ...
"A day will come when Nigerian masses from the North and South, Christians, Muslims and Animist will merge as a force for progress and unity, and kick against Rigging, Corruption and Tyranny..." Chief Obafemi Awolowo This day is so close.
A President in mortal danger… But does he know it? (2) . As the Igbo say, it's only a tree that can be told it will be cut down and it will still stay put waiting to be cut down! But President Jonathan is no tree. So why is he behaving like one? Why is this man who has been a top civil servant, a University teacher, a deputy governor, a Governor, a Vice president, an Ag. President and President, Commander in Chief of Nigeria's Armed Forces allowing himself to be consigned to the rubbish bin of history? The question millions of Nigerians are asking all over Nigeria is, why is Jonathan doing this to himself? Why? Why? Why? I thought I knew the reason. When Jonathan was elected in 2011, I had a strong foreboding that this would happen. I was prescient in analyzing the socio-political dynamics of power struggle which would ensue. I wanted to sit down and carefully analyse the situation with anyone close to the President. But no one was available. All the parties were in celebration mood. The excitement was ...
THE ORIGIN OF THE PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT On Saturday October 18, 1975, the then Head of State, General Murtala Muhammed told the opening session of the 50 man constitution drafting committee at the institute of International Affairs in Victoria Island, Lagos that "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 fo ...
God wil nt only punish Omole if only he neva enjoyed wot late Chief Obafemi Awolowo & others gave n sacrificied for, for them 2 enjoy quality & better education.
Is this true? We have studied elected presidents from the time of the second republic with Shehu Shagari, and the military era with Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Buhari and the elected Olusegun Obasanjo and discovered that the style of administration of Goodluck Jonathan in spite of provocation and temptation, has remained calm, cool and collected.” “Under past Presidents, the opposition claim they were bold and decisive could not be proved. Many paid oppositions and genuine critics have lambasted, without facts, some policies of the Jonathan administration and nothing violent and deadly happened to them. The so called bold civilian administrations of Obasanjo and the military era of Buhari and others would have boldly dealt with opposition. “Some of us embarked on criticism against Jonathan administration and nothing evil happened to us.The kind of utterances against Jonathan has never been accommodated by any administration in this country. It is not weakness but an administration style th ...
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WANNAN SHINE ABINDA JONATHAN KE KULLE DASHI KUMA WANNAN HALI YAKE SON AREWA TA KASNCE CIKI. ALLAH KAYI MANA AGAJIN GAGGAWA DA RUNDUNARKA TA DAIRUN ABABIL. AMEEN “In some areas outside the East… Ibos were killed by local people with at least the acquiescence of the federal forces… 1000 Ibo civilians perished in Benin in this way” (New York Review, 21 December 1967) ” after the federal take over of Benin… troops killed about 500 Ibo civilians after a house-to-house search” (Washington Morning Post, 27 September, 1967) “The greatest single massacre occurred in the Ibo town of Asaba where 700 Ibo male were lined up and shot” (London Observer, 21 January, 1968) “Federal troops… killed, or stood by while mobs killed, more than 5000 Ibos in Wari, Sapele, Agbor…” (New York Times, 10th January, 1968) “There has been genocide on the occasion of the 1966 massacres… the region between the towns of Benin and Asaba where only widows and orphans remain, federal troops having, for unknown re ...
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OKOWA'S CRITICS ARE HIS GREATEST BENEFICIARIES –DAN OFILI-IKA WEEKLY A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stalwart in Ika North East local government area of Delta State, Mr. Dan Ofili has during the week in an interview at Boji-Boji, Owa commended the Senator representing Delta North in the National Assembly, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his outstanding performance as a lawmaker. Mr. Ofili said that he is not surprised at Okowa's performance as a senator as he (Okowa) has since he joined politics has impacted positively and greatly on many lives, pointing out that Okowa's critics are mostly people who have benefitted greatly from his good representation in government. He opined that instead of criticizing a man who has used the opportunities he has in government to better the lives of his people and Ika Nation in general, he should be encouraged so as to spur him to do more. “Okowa should be shown gratitude for the help he is rendering to Ika people and Ika nation too. We are showing him ingratitude by criticiz ...
In as much as I agree with Mr Fani Kayode that Nigeria is fast tracking into becoming a failed state, and with Prof Soyinka, that if the size of Nigeria were like the Federal Capital Territory, President Jonathan would have better managed the hydra headed menace of the Boko Haram insurgency better. Nigeria may be too large for his myopic eyes to cover. However, though I agree with Mr Fani Kayode on the state of Nigeria, I will rather follow the thinking of Soyinka, that the problem is with how the country is been admnistered rather than blaming it on those who think they are "born to rule". Yes! I disagree with Mr Fani Kayode because though we now have a President who may have not been "born to rule", but he has at his disposal the same paraphernalia of office to contribute a difference to the governance of our people as any "born to rule". The group of rascals tagged Boko Haram have been in existence before this present administration. The war that we now face, a war without the rules of engagement, beca ...
A person denied of qualitative education shall suffer from intellectual malnutrition and atrophy— Obafemi Awolowo
... Because we have to go back to the beginning, Chief Obafemi Awolowo insisted o a Tertiary institution ...
Watching Awolowo students union president. He is just not articulate. The standards have really fallen.
A True Love Story! 'We met in one of the classrooms in Obafemi Awolowo University' - Ife and Demilade
THE STATE OF THE UNION To understanding the series of events that followed after the ascendancy of the Falase administration, it is important to understand the psychology of Professor Falase. Professor Falase is one of those ultra- conservative and reactionary professors who believes that students in the university should be in perpetual subservience to the university authorities without an independent voice whatever, irrespective of the backwardness of the university administration. Professor Falase is devoid of any idea of the undergraduate as a rational being with independent voice or opinion but rather a docile robot who should know-tow to the university authorities. It was on this background that Prof. Adewole took over as the Vice-Chancellor of the University from Prof. Bamiro. At this point in time we need not to bore ourselves with unnecessary rhetoric about the inaction of the management which is now beyond the pale as far as Uites are concerned. I will try as much as possible to be more laconic ...
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 ...
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.
Baptist Boys’ High School is a secondary school in Abeokuta, Ogun State, South-West Nigeria. It has a student body of 1100 students as of the 2011-12 academic year. The student population has shrunk almost by half from the peak of 2155 in 1998-1999 academic year, partly in response to a concern that the school’s teaching and learning facilities were inadequate to cope with uncontrolled rise in student numbers. BBHS is on its permanent site, Oke-Saje. *History Baptist Boys’ High School was founded by the American Southern Baptist Convention, whose Foreign Mission Board was set up in 1845 and started work in Abeokuta on August 5, 1850, with the arrival of the first missionary, "Reverend Thomas Jefferson Bowen". An important strategic objective of the American Southern Baptist mission to Nigeria was to empower the native population with the provision of social-educational amenities such as schools, hospitals, teacher training and theological colleges alongside the preaching of the gospel. Thus, schools ...
Prince Ogunlewe: The Head That can Wear The Crown and Best Serve The People by NewsAdmin on May 24, 2014 | No comments Posted under: Opinion, Politics “Where the word best comes in, the term better becomes a misnomer.” – Yoruba proverb -Alaba Yusuf One of British best known political philosophers and legal luminaries, Lord Acton, once etched an unforgettable wise-crack on the slate of life, which till today, affects and impacts on man’s social architecture and developmental engineering the world over. The sagacious sage and jurist, having deeply studied the rat race for political power, concluded thus: “For forms of government, let the fools contest; whatever is best administered is best governed.” How audacious but apt this statement? Though centuries away from 2015, the aforementioned assertion still holds steam across the globe today; and quite accurate, complete, relevant, concise, convincing, meaningful and unambiguous –particularly when scrutinising the current actors and spectators i ...
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We are in a season of University Commencement speeches. My presentation to pharmacy students of Obafemi Awolowo Univ…
Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo was once quoted,he said:"The reason many black men are backward is becouse they eat too much,talk too much and sleep too much"
Our ancestors were right when they said that a man who wants value for his money does not use fork and knife to eat cowleg »obafemi Awolowo.
I wasn't taught history in class but was told that Nigeria was held captive in her own land . It took Great men like Enahoro, Tafawa Balewa , Nnamdi Azikiwe , Obafemi Awolowo to name but a few to pull some strings n free her from the British capitivity that will later be called colonialism . Nigeria was free but come to think of it how free are we when we don't trust the neighbor next door ?
WHAT IS Boko Haram ? It simply means Western Education is an abomination.Then the Lagos State govt increment in tuition fee of Lagos State University from to and above & the Federal Govt. Increase in the tuition fee of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife from to about and above.Isn't these Boko Haram? God bless my family & the Fed.Rep.of Big.
ON OMISORE,IBIKUNLE AND THE STRUGGLE AHEAD: As the titanic battle between the students and the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University reach its climax it is imperative that the IBIKUNLE led student union not to rely heavily on the intervention of a certain governorship candidate whose level of gangsterism, machiavellian and mephistophelian deeds is unrivalled,though i appreciate his prompt intervention on the current paraphernalia. we must rememember that this battle is for future generation and not present generation alone? the present fight against astronomical fee increment can be likened to the battle fought by LUTHER KING decades ago which is still remembered till today? I commend the doggedness, oratorical dexterity and sagacity of the indefatigable, indomitable and irresistible comrades who sacrifice their time,energy,capital to support the current struggle. Aluta Continua Victoria Ascerta.
"BREAKING BOXES" || BY THE FACTORY PACK (HITS NO.1 ON SPINLET, BEATING "FOZ" BY ICE-PRINCE TO 2ND AND "AWAY & BEYOND" BY 2FACE TO 3RD The Album which comprises 17 tracks, with genres cutting across Rap, Afro-pop, Dance hall, Alternative and R n B, was put out by a Four-man crew consisting High M, VeeJay, Lekadot And Gbasky. The rapidly soaring artistes are under the Management of Incubation Factory; a creative entertainment and investment company. High M [Idowu Michael]- a final year student of Obafemi Awolowo University- is known to be a borne hustler. He is a creative rapper-musician and an inspiring choreographer who has not looked back since his first venture into entertainment as a teenager. The first child of a single Mum, Michael believes in his profound connection with music as a creative medium with which he can express himself to the world. He hopes to, through innovative hardwork and pure passion, fulfill this lifelong dream thus making mama proud , and carrying with family duties from where hi ...
In the presence of light, darkness cannot exist; nor can the night of misery and suffering... The compelling urge to be a harbinger of light over Nigeria has been my one consuming passion for more than four decades now ... My yearnings for the descent of light upon Nigeria became so deep that they were soon transformed into an irrepressible call to dutyt! - Obafemi Awolowo
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 ...
"Today, Africa is a continent of COMPETING BEGGAR-NATIONs. We vie with one another for favours from our former colonial masters; and we deliberately fall over one another to invite neo- colonialists to come over to our different territories to preside over our economic fortunes ... Unless a beggar resolutely shakes off, and irrevocably turns his back on, his begging habit, he will forever remain a beggar. For, the more he begs, the more he develops the beggar characteristics of lack of initiative, courage, drive and self-reliance." - Obafemi Awolowo. Address to 4th OAU Summit in Kinshasa (1967): In Voice of Courage, 1981.
Every morning when I wake up, I usually feel this ... I do not know how to express it, but its surely a feeling that say to me "Where are we heading, which way forward Nigeria." In the 60s, 70s and 80s; at the age of 22 to 38, you are a role model and standing on your feet. What has happened to us as Nigerian Youths? My heart bleeds for my Nation Nigeria and the continent of Africa. Each time you hear names like Sarduana of Sokoto, Akintola, Tafawa Balewa, Obafemi Awolowo, Murtala Mohammed, Chief Enahoro, Queen Amina of Zaria, Moremi, Enikpi of Igala land, Kaduna Uzogwu, Benjamin Adekunle, Babangida, Abacha, Buhari, Idiagbon, Shehu Musa Yar'adua (Snr/Jnr) and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe of blessed memories, you feel proud being a Nigerian. What is happening to us now? Youths taking to terrorists activities with impunity. How do we want our generation to be remembered? Let us all be sincere and true to this nation cos we owe it a responsibility to really make this Nation great. Lets once more go back to being PATRI ...
GEJ, THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AND A DISLOYAL ARMED FORCES ... he was the Vice President to the ailing President Yar'adua. The events leading to the emergence of GEJ after the death of Yar'adua was a bit turbulent. Some cabals had emerged on the corridor of power and bent on preventing him from becoming the acting president. While the governance was deadlocked, the Save Nigeria Group protest was convened by the fiery Lagos Preacher, Pastor Tunde Bakare. On that fateful tuesday morning, we gathered at the Nigerian Airways playing ground, Ikeja adjacent to the Police College. The group was addressed by Prof. Sole Soyinka and some other leading pro democracy activists on the need to be steadfast and see the struggle as not that of Jonathan but our collective resolve to rescue Nigeria from the claws of the cabals holding the nation to ransom. Around 10.00 am the congregations moved swiftly towards Ikeja under the bridge and thereafter matched into Obafemi Awolowo Way enroute Alausa, the seat of Lagos State gov . ...
Whether u like it or not i'hv made history. My name will never be 4goten in the life and times of Niger Delta University. Just like Obafemi Awolowo i Comr.Micah Gideon Diniprema (c.o.c) remains the best S.U.G President N.D.U never had.
Mr. President, beware the North won’t help you — Salvadoron Former House of Representatives member, Salvador Adegoke Moshood, is a member from Lagos State representing Ethnic Nationalities at the ongoing National Conference. Moshood, who is also the Treasurer of the Yoruba Unity Forum, YUF, speaks on what the conference is out to do for Nigeria and how President Jonathan should tackle the security challenges facing the nation so as to make the country stronger and better for all Nigerians. By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North WHAT has the YUF achieved since it came out drumming support for the promotion of the core ideals of the late Sage, Obafemi Awolowo? Well, our major effort is basically geared towards improving what Papa had done. That is very important to us and we must continue to work in that regard. How are you doing that? One of the biggest opportunities we have had to propagate the values for which papa lived and died is the ongoing National Conference. It is more than agitating daily. It ...
Farewell to the great Nationalists, the lands were green when u were alive; the paradise u created while I was still in thefoetus has now be turned into red lands where blood flows like river Nile; your children u handed over powers to have become the enemies of the paradise u created; while in your spirit world, u still watch over us; u battle against earthquake, tsunami, cyclones, tonados so that your paradise remain as u have created it before u left the journey underneath the surface of your paradise. Is it when the paradise is fully distroyed that you will magotize to fight? The worst parts is that your great grand children have been kidnapped and you filled relaxed without echoing and belching on the enemies. We know u are within us and we summond you to arise and restructure the self actualisation, emancipation you fought! Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Tafawa Balewa, Harbert Macaulay, King Jaja of Opobo, Nana of Itsekiri, Ahmadu Bello, Ameh Oboni etcetra. Pals help me invoke their spirits- ARISE ...
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He won accolades as an innovator and welfare-state builder as premier.(Obafemi Awolowo)
We need more of the sort of leadership our leaders of old provided. They were not saints but they put the people's interests before their individual and family's interests. We had the examples of the man in this story, Nigeria first Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the Sage, Obafemi Awolowo and the great Nnamdi Azikiwe and others. We can collectively work to restore the old order.
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 ...
Sir Olaniwun Ajayi, a member of the Obafemi Awolowo political family in the First Republic and the chief of th...
Even in death,U still remain Yoruba leader.its 27years 2day dat Chief Obafemi Awolowo left dis world of sin...RIP AWO
Be part of the solution not the problem.In other words, your legacy in life will be based on the impact you make while you are here .People like Mandela, mother Theresa, Abraham Lincorn, Steve Jobs,,Obafemi Awolowo, NNnamdi Azikwe , Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Funmilayo Ransome Kuti just to mention a few will continue to be remembered because their good works and legacy live even when they are dead.. Those who kill and kidnap will also be remembered based on their evil deeds but the legacy of good people lives for ever
i started and i end well. despite the fustration of Obafemi Awolowo University ile-ife Osun State Nigeria and of lecturers, i wrote and am free. thank you God, thank you Jesus. am free and free indeed.
.EDITORIAL OF NIGERIAN TRIBUNE,NOVEMBER 23,1976. The late Chief Obafemi Awolowo in his statement opposed Execultive presidential system of government... "A president who is both Head of state and Head of Government, who in his absolute discretion,appoints ministers from outside the national Assembly,who appoints most of Nigeria,the Head of combined Armed forces, the Head of the Army,Navy and Air force and the Head of civil service,a president who controls the finance of the nation, who has the power to determine the operational use of the armed forces including suppressing insurrection,the president above all,with the power to proclaim a state of emergency. It is a very terrifying prospect to recommend the concentration of all these powers in the hand of one man, one human being, it is a blue-print of dictatorship". Then what are we expecting from presidential system of government even when this man has already forecasted what will bring!! May Allaah save Nigeria!!
I have a strong Foreboding that, Yar'Adua, Nnamide Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Ahmadu Bello, Abubakar Balewa, Ken Saro-Wiwa including the notorious Sani Abacha will be turning in their graves in protest against the lethargic behavior of their current govt. Not even a smidgen of truth has been spoken since these girls were kidnapped. President Goodluck should resign immediately and render an unqualified apology to the Nigerian people. Now, it is imperative and incumbent on all africans domiciled abroad to send a message to their various govts through their embassies that, this kind of barbaric behavior is unacceptable, primitive and an aberration that should not be allowed to gain roots. African leaders only act when is about them and only show opulence and not competence. They make me sick and throw up. ***
The day was 6th July 1967. In the early hours of the day, as usual, a civil servant on the streets of Onitsha and Aba would have his flat file strapped under his arms to board the next train to his office.   A school master would be on his White Horse bicycle, cycling his way to the school to wait on late-coming students to whip with the cane, inculcate the culture of true citizenship, discipline and teach the future leaders.   A collage kid in the Western Nigeria would be up to school with his pen and brain to have a fair share of the unparalleled and exclusive scholarship which the Western leader, Obafemi Awolowo hugely lavished.   In the wake of a new Nigeria, on that fateful day, while all was well and wobbling with the fresh evergreen of the Nigerian grass and water, a 33 year old young man, Lt. Col. Yakubu Gowon as was then known and called, lifted up his military staff, declared to be mobilized, a legion of army for warfare against a peaceful land peopled by unarmed and unsuspecting civilians in ...
Tinubu is a mushroom leader - Ebenezer Babatope ".For you to be a leader, it takes a lot of things. Papa Obafemi Awolowo never called himself a leader of the Yoruba. There was a meeting in Lagos and the elders of the time said “You young man, you have been the machine of the Oodua movement, why don’t you now provide leadership?” It was there they asked Papa to go and lead. All those who call themselves leaders are just mushroom leaders. You don’t call yourself leader. Leadership comes from a collection of situations that when they arise, you will immediately identify someone as a leader" - Ebenezer Babatope
Yes! The kick off started yestady in Obafemi Awolowo University. Lord, I commit my final year exams into able care, see me tru as you've bin doing before. Countdown. 17 days to go.
During the pre- and immediate post-independence politics, while Nnamdi Azikiwe was struggling to create a new united nation called Nigeria and Obafemi Awolowo was struggling to advance his people into a modern era, Ahmadu Bello had the opposite preoccupation. With the support of the British and having achieved a preserved status, the North under Ahmadu Bello proceeded to adopt policies that continue to hunt the Northern region of Nigeria. One of the concomitants of preserved status and obsession with religion was the exclusion of Christian missionaries in the North. Since missions were accompanied by schools and hospitals, they resulted in the emergence of educational opportunities and Western lifestyle in the country’s South and in parts of the Middle Belt. In contrast, the Islamic North remained protected from the influences of Western modernity, and this explains in part why the far North areas of Nigeria are still among the poorest and least developed regions in Africa. Reservation about western edu ...
I predict that every multi-lingual or multi-national country with a unitary constitution must either eventually have a federal constitution based on the principles which I have enunciated, or disintegrate, or be perennially afflicted with disharmony and instability. - Obafemi Awolowo, The Peoples' Republic, 1968. How truthful are these statement after these years?
The earlier the likes of some detractors desist from their destructive criticism of Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu such that Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo faced from some Yoruba irredentists, the better for the Nation of O'dua. Anyway it depends on whose interest they are serving and which side of the political divide they belong, which is obviously the opposition in Ibadan, and/or where their sympathy lies, and unless of course his path must have crossed that of Asiwaju and it must be fight to finish. Anyway the Nation of O'dua is much the wiser, like those of the past, their efforts will come to a waste.
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Who is the greatest person you know? Muhammed Ali, Winston Churchill, Obafemi Awolowo, or who? We usually associate greatness with prestige, position, visibility,etc But God has a way of turning worldly wisdow upside down! Jesus said "he who is greatest among you shall be your servant [Matthew23v11] Do you want to be great? Then you must become a servant! Serve God, serve His people, serve His interests just serve! If God finds you faithful, He will promote you to a place of prominence. But God does not reward titles or positions, He rewards faithfulness. From today, stop to make glamour your guest. Seek to serve,and God will promote you. Amen
What a mendacious and fallacious assumption! Women with great children are witch, This is the general belief of average people living on this earth today. They once said dat, Barack Obama's mother was a witch, samething wit Fela Kuti, Nnamdi Azikwe, and Obafemi Awolowo. What an unsound reasoning!, May God let my mother's children be great in life too, so that people will call her a witch.
The problem of Nigeria is the problem of the north - Obafemi Awolowo. . This is still true many years after.
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The more I read posts by some Yoruba "nationalists" the more I see that their "activism" is born out hatred for either the "Gambaris" or the Igbos". In my mind this is wrong. Self-determination need not be fueled by hatred. This hatred has led them (the London and America-based Yoruba warriors) to distort facts, make dumb comparison, proffer brainless assertions, and make so much noise about it. Nationalist, from history, are concerned about their nation or communities, they dont just go about hating others. Thomas Sankara, Jomo Kenyatta, Obafemi Awolowo, Nelson Mandela, and José Martí did not display any form of hate against other people, but against systems. Your enemy is not the people of the other regions, it is THE SYSTEM!
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 . ...
Democracy Day Prayer Summit is coming up this year again by 29th May 2014@ Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Plan to be there.
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 ...
2014 Top 100 ranking Universities in Nigeria.1-Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) still on top as the best university in Nigeria followed by 2-University of Ibadan came 2nd 3-University of Nigeria Nnsukka 3rd...Ahmadu Bello University,Zaria(ABU)No.7th on the list...Turkish Nile University ranked 67th...Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University(ATBU),Bauchi ranked 69th&Bauchi state University,Gadau No.100 as the lowest ranking.Up Up!!Proudly O.A.U graduate(The great IFE of Oduduwa)
"Late Obafemi Awolowo predicted many decades ago that abuja would end up in fire." pondering over this for some times now, no doubt, this man gave Yoruba community a worthwhile foundation on which we are still dancing around. As a builder, he said it out of his huge sensitivity to real growth, and am also wondering why on earth building a gorgeous city was so paramount to the then military dictatorship when Nigerians were crying for food and with the existing cities left decaying. I think, Abuja was built out of no sympathy for the future of Nigeria as a country. As a factor of safety, The best way to build a city is to first build the people that will occupy the city first, if not, no matter its beauty, it will end up being a place of crime and confusion.
All you need to know to succeed in the Vemma Nigeria Business will be discussed tomorrow Saturday, May 3rd 2014 at CHEERS HOTEL 131 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Allen roundabout, Ikeja. 12:00PM. Come listen to The MLM Guru, Ken Stewart as he shares his experience and ideas on how you can be financially independent in a very short time. Don't come alone. Come with your pen, paper, flash drive and FRIENDS. Beep me when you get there. I don tell you ooo.
All you need to know about Vemma will be discussed live tomorrow May 3rd at Cheers Hotel, 131 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Allen r/about Ikeja.
Kill public officials who steal above N1million' – TUC president President of the TUC, Bobboi Kaigama during a lecture at the Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife yesterday, recommended the death penalty for any public official who is indicted in any financial crime above N1million. During his lecture which was titled "‘Corruption and challenges in nation-building’, Kaigama said tougher sanctions such as his suggestion would make the government's crusade against corruption more sincere "If the governments and legislators are truly sincere about the fight against corruption in the country, they must go tougher. Any public official, whether at the state or federal level, should be executed. Killing them after confirmation of any embezzlement allegation of more than N1m will lead us to the right path. “I sincerely recommend an active process of legislation that would support that. It would also serve the nation well to have a law which not only provides ...
NEXT MONDAY is the first MONDAY in MAY. We celebrate God's faithfulness every first Monday of the month, using our vocal chords and musical instruments. Join us at TENSTRINGS GOSPEL BREAKFAST on Monday, 5th of May, 2014. 8am. 24, Afariogun street, off Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja. Its more than music, it's a festival of praise.
Is This A Joke or Sheer Madness Or An Obnoxious Mockery Or An Expensive Joke? An "Anonymous" Leader In The Country was heard making vital coments: "When the civil war in Nigeria got to its peak. Late sage and Leader, Chief Obafemi Awolowo was contacted in the prison and he offerred a lasting strategy and solution to ending the civil war. Now, Should we not go an exhume the body and spirit of Chief Obafemi Awolowo to come and help us with logistics and solution to ending this Bokoharam siege and menace in Nigeria now.???"
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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!!
Obafemi Awolowo rightly said before his demise that "Abuja is going to be battle field"
Sadly, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo ... Will be turning in their graves knowing the kinda politicians that currently heads Nigeria!
The chants woke me up! At around 4:08 a.m, 2nd May, 2014, a Thief was reportedly nabbed at Fajuyi Hall of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, Nigeria.
YES AM A BABALAWO - Prof. Wande Abimbola. Professor Wande Abimbola is an enigma any day. The former Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is the Awise Awo Agbaye (Spokesman of Ifa and Yoruba Religion Worldwide). His Caucasian wife is known as Ajisebo ( one who is versed in offering sacrifices ). Ajisebo is an Iyanifa (Ifa priestess) and she chants the Ifa Corpus in standard Yoruba. His son with Ajisebo, a bright two-year-old, is named Iroko(as in Iroko tree). As Vice Chancellor, he often invited Babalawos to offer sacrifices to the gods “ so that there would be peace and progress on the campus and for a lot of good things too”. Does the mystery deepen? It is said that during your tenure as Vice Chancellor, whenever the students wanted to embark on any demonstration you would address them making some gesticulations and they would be pacified. That you would then give them akara (bean cakes)…. Prof. Wande Abimbola: (prolonged laughter) It is true that whenever they were to embark on any ...
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Obafemi Awolowo would have made an amazing president.
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
Y Nyanya? Y Nigeria my country? Is dis d same Country Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo fought for? Hmmm! May D souls all of d faithful departed rest in Perfect peace••
Only if Anthony Enahoro, Obafemi Awolowo, Amahdu Bello and Tafawa Balewa were alive to see all this mess smh
Nigeria, a country that once had Odimegwu Ojukwu and Obafemi Awolowo as leaders.
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 ...
OAU Student Builds Solar-Powered CAR -When determination meets great innovation, then we have someone like Segun Oyeyiola. A final year student of Obafemi Awolowo University (O.A.U), Ile-Ife, in this interview with ’RONKE SANYA, bares it all on how he achieved the feat of building and driving a car that needs no fuel to move, but solar and wind energy.read more:
The cow that is in a hurry to go to America will eventually come back as tasty corned beef...Obafemi Awolowo
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If u cook eba for life before u reach heaven u must see soup chop am - Obafemi Awolowo(1976)
Nigeria became lyk this wen the 1966 coup failed,Nig became like this when Late Obafemi Awolowo betrayed Ojukwu n not creating Oduduwa state
atiku is still alive ?? Thought he was in that obafemi awolowo age group
"Has any leader ever brought development to the part of Nigeria he comes from, Pls give names?"Obafemi Awolowo
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If Nnamadi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Tafewa Balewa were still alive, they wouldn't have let this be.
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The legend, Obafemi Awolowo having study Nigerians, said no Nigerian will climb presidency and will choice to leave. Ds trut has bin confmed
Some Omisore supporters on social media are comparing Omisore's murder case with those of Obafemi Awolowo,Olusegun Obasanjo,Bisi Akande and host of others whose circumstances that leed to their own conviction or remand are different from that of Omisore. If not stupidity how can someone with sound sense of reasoning be comparing murder case with that of political prisoners as Chief Awolowo and Chief Bisi Akande. Well we have heard it all and it is very interesting that it is only that case of Omisore that still remained in the court of public opinion up till now (Iyan ogun odun) Uncle Bola was assassinated to pave way for capturing of Southwest by the PDP then and they accompliced their mission but later they lost the region to the progressive which the region is known for since first republic. Although the case of Bola Ige murder had been determined by the court of law but in the court of public opinion it is still subject of disscusion till today and no one can eraze it from the mind of people. (Enun ko ...
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U are invited 2 our 2nd Years Anniversary on 4th may 2014 by 11:00am at C A C Bethel-land Obafemi Awolowo road,itamaga ikorodu Lagos State,Be Bless as u come in Jesus name.
The Lagos Black Heritage Festival 2014 on its fifth day (Thursday April 17) presented the corps of the best of Poets, Spoken Word Acts and Folklorists from the Lagos performance circuit and a little beyond… it was a night of deep reflections and critical dissection of ills in the political system… the night the Artistes -- on behalf of the people -- spoke back to Power in WORDS and RHYTHMS… Here the profile of the poets… ODIA OFEIMUN – Special Guest Ofeimun’s collection, LAGOS OF THE POETS, has been described by critics as the most definitive and resourceful poetry book on Lagos and its many faces and nuances. He also wrote the primary text for the coffee table book, Lagos, A City At Work. His other collections include The Poet Lied (1980), A Handle For The Flutist (1986), Dreams At Work, London Letter and Other Poems (2000) and Salute To The Master Builder, (on the personage of Obafemi Awolowo). His poems for dance-drama, Under African Skies (1990) and Siye Goli (A Feast Of Return, 1992), bo ...
♛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 ...
Thinking about the mystique,phenomenon and charisma of the late sage Obafemi Awolowo (SAN,GCFR)
Sir Olateru-Olagbegi His Royal Majesty Oba Sir Olateru-Olagbegi, Olowo of Owo, KBE (born August 1910 - 1998) was the King (Olowo) of Owo, an ancient city which was once the capital of an Eastern Yoruba city state in Nigeria. He belongs to the Elewuokun ruling house. He was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 1960. He was appointed Olowo in 1941 and ruled for 25 years before he was deposed. His exile from power was a fallout of a regional crisis between two Action Group leaders - Obafemi Awolowo and Samuel Ladoke Akintola. The Action Group which was launched in his palace a decade earlier, was led by Awolowo in the 1950s. A battle of wills between the two gladiators in the early 1960s saw Oba Olateru pitching his tent with Akintola. Oba Olagbegi was generally known as one of the most progressive monarchs of his time. He was reputed to have been responsible for the community scholarship enjoyed by Ajasin to Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone, and the establishment of Imade College, whose first princip ...
Obafemi Awolowo was born in Ikenne in. Remo of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria. on March 6,1909...For those who have not. know …
WHY WE MUST REJECT INIQUITIES & GODFATHERISM IN KWARA STATE TOO :- In old regions of Nigeria, Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo is well known politician, Late Alh. Tafawa Balewa of Bauch, Late Alh. Ahmadu Bello of sokoto, Late Dr. Nnamidi Azikwe(the 1st president of FRN), to mentioned but few, they are more stronger than Dr Olusola saraki. None of their family stand to be a political leader, governor, senator or whatsoever as we have in the poor Kwara state. That great man who passed away recently in South Africa Dr. Nelson Mandela- the international man. We all acknowledged the part he played in the development of South Africa and the legacy he left behind, he even spent long time in the prison coz of his country, none of his family stand to be a political leader or godfatherism. Kwarans, lets wake up and put more efforts to go against godfatherism or selfacclaimed leader. Lets fight oppressor instead of fussing & fighting each other. Through joint efforts we could regain the lost glory of kwara state. We tha . ...
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