Owei Lakemfa

If Obafemi Awolowo were President Bola Tinubu, By Owei Lakemfa

If Obafemi Awolowo were President Bola Tinubu, By Owei Lakemfa

By Owei Lakemfa Chief Obafemi Awolowo, affectionately called Awo, was the programmatic politician who had change as mantra and believed that politics must serve the mass of the people. His philosophy of governance was encapsulated in the slogan: Life More Abundant, LMA. In turn, his followers had so much trust in him that some lost […]
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The way of the world

The way of the world

By Owei Lakemfa LAGOS, the most cosmopolitan and politically progressive state in Nigeria on March 18, 2023 engaged in the degenerative politics of exclusion. The debilitating disease of campaigning that a non-full-blooded native cannot be governor, is an incapacitating one. Ten days later, a different philosophy of politics evolved in Scotland where the parliament elected […]

Absent from duty

Absent from duty

By Owei Lakemfa AT the weekend, after my ear drums had been continuously assaulted for few weeks about how well the government has done, especially on security, my mind went back to one of its ‘success’ stories. The Tanko Salihu Islamic School is in Tegina, a densely populated town in Rafi Local Government Area of […]

ICC: Europe’s lapdog in a theatre of the absurd

ICC: Europe’s lapdog in a theatre of the absurd

By Owei Lakemfa THE International Criminal Court, ICC, on March 17, 2023 added a comic dimension to the tragic war in Ukraine by issuing warrants of arrest for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Commissioner for Children’s Rights, Maria Lvova-Belova. The ICC, a body notorious for the persecution of people in the bad books of the […]

A nation where everyone is oppressed

A nation where everyone is oppressed

By Owei Lakemfa Nigerians have the next 70 days to survive a regime that has chastised them with whips and is promising to further chastise them with scorpions. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, last week not only renewed the Buhari regime’s threat to increase Nigerians heavy burden by piling far […]

Challenges of a new African Ocean and Continent

Challenges of a new African Ocean and Continent

By Owei Lakemfa AS we sleep, nature is ever awake, working. Even if we snore, it cannot be as loud as the rumbling Mount Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic  Republic of Congo which this week, is threatening to blow out as it did on May 22, 2011. The tragic flood Freddy which is ripping through […]