Comrade Oyekan Arije @ 80: Celebrating golden years of Nigeria’s labour activism

By Sola Lebile Last Saturday in Akure, there was a tantalizing party hosted to mark Comrade  Oyekan Arije’s 80 towering and fruitful years on this planet earth. The journey of eighty years is not a short one; more so when the life expectancy in the country hovers around 54. Relations, friends, family and well-wishers felicitated […]

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UN honours D’banj, Omotola, Yemi Alade, 41 other Nigerians

D’banj, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Yemi Alade and 41 other Nigerians were honoured on Wednesday at the United Nations as they were unveiled as part of the 2018 Most Influential People of African Descent Global 100 list. The list recognises the positive contributions made by people of African descent, worldwide, across four categories of Politics and Governance, […]

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Akeredolu, Mimiko, Afenifere, top politicians celebrate Falae at 80

Ondo State on Saturday hosted eminent Nigerians including notable politicians across the country who had come to rejoice with Afenifere chieftain and National Chairman of Social Democratic Party, SDP, Chief Samuel Oluyemisi Falae, CFR, who marked his 80th birthday. The auditorium of St. David’s Cathedral, Ijomu, in Akure, the state capital, venue of the Birthday […]

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Emeritus Prof Femi Osofisan: Of Gulliver and the Liliputians (Part 1)

– (Homage to the Afohun p’ogun p’ote, the Warrior-King, who fights tyrants with bare words) By Yinka Oludayisi Fabowale I’d met him before I met him. I’d met in and through his creative expressions and hosts of innumerable disciples, or acolytes, who populate the diverse fields of the media, as well as the literary and […]

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Buhari congratulates veteran journalist, Richard Akinnola at 60

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with veteran journalist, human rights and pro-democracy activist, Richard Akinnola, on his 60th birthday. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, issued the President’s congratulatory message in Abuja on Saturday. President Buhari joined family, friends and colleagues of the journalist, the media and civil society […]

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Reggae star, Ras Kimono buried amid tears, tributes

Remains of late reggae legend, Mr Augustine Onwubuya popularly known as Ras Kimono, were laid to rest on Saturday at his hometown, Onicha-Olona in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State amidst tears, wailings and eulogies. According to Vanguard, the body of the popular artiste which was contained in a Rastafarian coloured casket, was […]

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