Voice of Reason
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” -Harold R. McAlindonContinue Reading →
The extreme of opulence and want are more remarkable, and more constantly obvious, in this country than in any other than I ever saw. -John Quincy AdamsContinue Reading →
On Wednesday (28/03/12) I heard it for the umpteenth time. It was the 4th Bola Tinubu Colloquium on the eve of the 60th birthday. Chief Emeka Anyaoku , a seasoned diplomat, said what some other Nigerians have said and what Nigerians are still saying. Even he put a fiat, and that is not also new: that to break up the country will not be entertained. And that is not to say that yours truly have not said that a number of times.Continue Reading →
Oluwole Olumide, an architect and tourism promoter is dead. He was more than that. He was the Balogun of Imo, a well-known quarter in Abeokuta and the Apagunpote of Egba Land. Olumide would have been 70 years old if he had lived till May this year.Continue Reading →
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them – William Shakespeare, Twelfth NightContinue Reading →
This week my mind goes to the men and women who had walked on this earth and had taken their byes. I remember Nigerians who had names and not without names. I remember them particularly in this time when many of them did one thing or the other. Take for instance M.T. Mbu; Sam Aluko. Now remember the one just interred – Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, who had so many names from his Igbo compatriots.Continue Reading →
“Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit” – Hosea Ballow.
In a packed courtroom Ibori, dressed in a dark grey suit and black shirt, appeared in the dock to enter ten guilty pleas to fraud, money laundering and conspiracy on what was due to be the first day of a 12-week trial.
Tribute From Oludotun Malomo
I am now seeing the fruits of your labour at the Yoruba Constitution Group along with other patriots coming to fruition. The work for self-determination, the frequent trips for the Igbimo Omo Oduduwa meetings in Ibadan.
I could not believe it is six years ago that we met at your office at Centre for Constitutional Governance at Ilupeju on the eve of a ‘town meeting’ taking place at the Airport Hotel Ikeja. There I sought your permission to be allowed to speak after your invited speakers might have aired their views against or in support of the Constitutional Conference of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo planned early for 2006.Continue Reading →
It does not matter by who, what is clear now is that the police, the Nigerian armed forces including the intelligence have failed. Otherwise, why would we surrender to the rule of the mob?Continue Reading →
There are not ten people in the world whose deaths would spoil my dinner, but there are one or two whose death would break my heart.Continue Reading →
This is not the Nigeria and the North we inherited and for us it cannot be the North we desire to bequeath to our children. The present North was not bequeathed to us and neither our children are responsible for it. — Yakubu Gowon.
As at the end of last week we were informed that Boko Haram attacks have killed at least 935 people since they launched their terror on the people of Nigeria , according Human Right Watch.
Nigerians would do anything to attract votes- including selling their mothers. And I am surprised that Babatunde was surprised. Most Nigerians politician would do the same.Continue Reading →
“If we don’t bring sense to the public finance, we can’t do any of the good things that we want to do”-Nick Clegg- Deputy Prime Minister of United Kingdom.Continue Reading →
When things happen, you look for precedents. Just as the case of the subsidy removal from the petrol. You would think its not done. But there are lots of that before.Continue Reading →