Author: Editor-in-chief

The late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi had amassed formidable enemies for himself in the field of politics, the students Associations, the Civil service and the elites. In his party, the APC, the nomination of Bayo Adelabu as Its gubernatorial candidate resulted in an implosion that rocked the party to Its very roots. The late Governor also had unresolved issues with the Labour Union in the state as a result of arrears of unpaid salaries, gratuity and allowances. The issue he had with the students of tertiary Institutions in the state climaxed during an altercation between the Governor and the students…

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The Otun Olubadan of Ibadan Land and former Governor of Oyo state, High Chief Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja has provided an insight into the roles and functions of the office of the Governor of Oyo state in the appointment of an Olubadan. The former Governor of Oyo state, while addressing the press at his Bodija residence on Sallah Day, told Newsmen that the Governor of Oyo state does not crown an Olubadan but rather, the responsibilities of crowning an Olubadan rests solely on the shoulders of the Oluwo of Ibadan Land. He maintained that the responsibility expected of the Governor of…

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President Bola Tinubu’s Democracy Day broadcast of June 12, 2024, did Ibadan incalculable dishonour. The speech celebrated the heroes of Nigeria’s 25 years of civil rule with a very scant mention of Ibadan’s fight against the tyranny of military rule. Was it an institutional slight on the city of Ogunmola, the great warrior? The angry spirits of Ibadan dead must be seeking vengeance. Why does Aso Rock suffer the austerity of official remembrancers? Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela did not allow the comforting breeze of freedom to numb his sense of remembrance. Walking out of the Victor Verster Prison after 27 years…

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state surely knows how, when and where to hit his opponents. Another remarkable character of the Oyo state Governor is his ability to leverage on public opinion to when deciding to choose or switch sides in the polity. To the Oyo state Governor, president Bola Ahmed Tinubu is currently not that popular with the masses as a result of the harsh Economy and it is the right time for Makinde to ride on the waves of public opinion to attack the president, who was his benefactor and ally when he, Makinde faced the dangers of…

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If not for the fact that those in Aso Rock loves to go to bed with their traducers, the attitudes of Governor Seyi Makinde in recent times, should be a source of headache in the seat of power. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on the promptings of his desire to achieve his presidential ambition at all costs and the advice from his kitchen cabinet, invested so much in Seyi Makinde. It is obvious that the president and his team must have been hoping for a relationship that will transcend whatever arrangements that pushed the president to abandon his party in 2023.…

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Why Makinde’s Politics Of Profiteering Should Worry His Opponents The world we live in is no longer a fair place. It is one that has fully blossomed into a perfect description of the jungle. In the jungle, might, craft and deceits are the ingredients of survival. I used to view Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo state from a narrow perspective of an inexperienced politician who is fortunate to have in his possession a considerable amount of money such that could move some mountains in our society where principles and honesty worth less. However, if you carefully analyze the political adventures…

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state made a dangerous statement on Saturday, June 8, 2024. In his address during a ceremony organized by the state Government to mark the final burial rites of the late Olubadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, the Governor said the new Olubadan designate, Oba Olakuleyin, whose recommendation have been approved, would be installed as soon as ” he is strong enough”! According to the Governor, ” due process” have been followed in the process of his recommendation except that the old man needs to be ” strong enough” for installation. For those who expected Makinde to have…

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Yesterday, General Sani Abacha clocked 28 years in the grave. Abacha’s sudden expiration at the thick of his maximal and maniacal rule reminds Nigerians, especially those who were old enough in 1998 when he died, of how human beings should never play god. Abacha ruled with iron fist, after his seizure of power. He summarily executed dissidents and political opponents while those who held other views disappeared without trace. A very interesting equation was when he ordered the deaths of Generals Oladipo Diya and Abdukareem Adisa for plotting to sack him. As Epo Akara, the Ibadan Awurebe musical lord, sang,…

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This should be worrying times for whosoever loves the APC genuinely. Under the APC, Nigerians have been wallowing in hunger, poverty and misery for the past nine years. Such that they never ever witnessed in the sixteen years rule of the PDP. Yet, the APC, nine years ago, promised Nigerians change. Nigerians have since discovered that the change they were made to endure for eight years under Buhari was nothing but a negative change where things got worse on all fronts. When Bola Ahmed Tinubu came with the mantra of Renewed Hope, though, many Nigerians were sceptical about the honesty…

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Esu, the deity, according to traditionalists, is distinct from the devil painted in the Holy Books of the Bible and the Quran. According to traditional belief, the deity, Esu, is not altogether a deity with general evil intentions but one which is capable of doing some good. Incidentally, if you examine most of the stories woven around Esu, you will have no problems in concluding that whoever or whatever Esu was, he was actually a master of confusion and chaos. There was this story of two friends who were so close and cordial to the extent that they did things…

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