The Aka-Ikenga of Osun State

In the news, the upcoming coronation of the indefatigable “Aka Ikenga of Osun state”.
 
From a beaded crown perched on his “omoge” aka Olori [1], to blings blings on trademark faded rasta jeans in the palace [2], then the pre-vote-of-thanks scuffle with the Ooni of Ife [3] and now a Coped Arabian Sultanate [4], There is no dull moment with the Oluwo of Iwo and his nice and accommodating people.
 

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Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Ajaokuta Steel Rot

Image result for ajaokuta steel companyA Judicial commission of inquiry into the rot that is the moribund Ajaokuta steel company, openly televised like the famous Oputa Panel, will be a clear proof that President Muhammadu Buhari is determined and committed to fight the hydra-headed monster called corruption.

This is necessary in the light of the testimony of Ms Hadiza Natasha Akpoki to the House of Representatives, currently investigating the circumstances around the concession of the Ajaokuta Steel complex and the Itakpe Iron Ore plant. Continue reading “Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Ajaokuta Steel Rot”

Our lying, Ineffective Media and the Gullible Nigerians

Image result for Tunde BakareThe mainstream media quoted pastor Tunde Bakare of having said … “Anyone who knows the true state of things in Nigeria will weep for the country…. If you truly know the truth, you will weep, if you know how much we are owing as a nation, you will weep. For 16 years of PDP they borrowed N6 trillion, for three years of APC, they borrowed N11 trillion… And they are not going to pay the debt. You and I, and our children, and our children’s children will pay the debt, unless they write them off again.”

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Abubakar Bukola Saraki: Your President in waiting

Image result for sarakiMy friend,  Ogunsiku Olusegun rightly observed that “Judging by the congratulations over the CCT judgement that cuts across the North and South, he is in pole position to be the next President than any other candidate(s).  Secondly, he is from the middle belt; another major factor counting for him. He is PDP in heart and APC in appearance (See how many PDP Governors have congratulated him). Except God says no, ASO Villa prepare for the next anointed President by Nigeria’s Politicians.” Continue reading “Abubakar Bukola Saraki: Your President in waiting”

Ebola again reveals The prize of professionalism in Nigeria

ebola-virusThe message was circulated via sms and whatsapp. It read …

“Avoid First Consultants Medical Centre Ltd, Obalende, Lagos, The victim in the first case of Ebola identified in Nigeria has died in the hospital. Do not go near Obalende”.

As I read the message, My mind swung immediately, into unraveling the puzzle. How could the virus have been identified in the patient and by who?

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Tribute and Personal tales around Baba Oluwide Omojola

Baba, making his speech at his 75th Birthday Death is a debt we must all pay. That this widely known but not widely celebrated, and for many years, totally unsung activist, died after presenting a paper at the pre-meeting of the proposed National Conference, is proof that he walked his talk, doing exactly what he swore to die doing, Activism!!

To death so bowed Baba Oluwide Omojola, the one we all call Baba. Born 13th July 1938, Economist and 1961 Graduate of the London School of Economics, Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner temple of London (1962), Fellow of the Royal Economic Society of England (1963), Life Member, Nigeria Economic Society (1984), Social crusader, NADECO (1994) Chieftain, Social Crusader, Chairperson: June 12 Coalition of Democratic Formations, Member of the South South Commission on Science & Technology. Director of Organisation: Movement for National Reformation, National Coordinator: Socialist Revolution Vanguard, Chairperson: programme Committee, Socialist Party of Nigeria. President Oodua Liberation Movement & Chairman, Board of Trustees, Aare Apapo Omo Oodua, Managing Editor: Mass Line, Member, Board of Tustees: Young Farmers Club, President of Council, Gender & Development Action, President: Action Group (Party of Environment, Labour, Human rights, Civil liberties, Political, Economic, Humanist etc. activists of Nigeria, and many other things. He took his last breath on Saturday 19th October 2013.

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Baba Omojola’s snapshots from life

Baba OmojoaSnapshots from life

BEING THE CELEBRANT’S SPEECH AT THE 75th BIRTHDAY BASH FOR BABA OLUWIDE OMOJOLA

Lagos, 24th August 2015 

A luck-luster life as mine does not deserve speech making. But perhaps I am living through momentous events, histrionic and gorged with cataclysms, I venture, Comrade Chairman, to glide through a few snapshots or drop-outs from life, mainly in the last century.

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