Remembering Herbert Macaulay, father of Nigerian nationalism

By Akinwale Akinyoade  14 November 2018   Born on this day in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1864, Herbert Macaulay helped to lay the foundation of modern Nigeria and he contributed majorly to the shaping of popular perceptions of a modern nation and its obligation to the public.Macaulay belonged to a distinguished missionary family with roots in the […]

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At 58 years, mutual distrust defines Nigeria’s media-state relations

The media has always been part of Nigeria’s political sailing ship since colonial era by contributing to her development in spite of hostility towards it. Men and women of the press have suffered humiliation and victimisation, and these were even more so during the military era. Nigeria supposedly has a background of liberalism, which suggests […]

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I have learnt…

By Maryanne Idokogi Life is such a mixed basket of experiences in which I find that the more I get to recognise and understand…the more I realise just how little I truly know…but of this little… I have discovered…that just when you no longer allow your personal will or desires take center stage in your […]

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Amosun loses out as Abiodun wins Ogun APC guber ticket

Adekunle Akinlade, the anointed candidate of Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, has been defeated in the state’s All Progressives Congress governorship primary. The Muhammad Ndabawa-led electoral committee sent to Ogun State by the National Working Committee(NWC) of the party on Wednesday evening declared Dapo Abiodun winner of the direct governorship primary of Ogun APC for […]

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Tinubu reaffirms control in Lagos as Ambode bows

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has admitted defeat in the state’s gubernatorial primary, ending weeks of intrigues amid failure by the presidency to stave off the incumbent’s fate. The governor’s press conference on Sunday where he dismissed his challenger as unfit raised tension. On Wednesday, however, Ambode was conciliatory, congratulating Babajide Sanwo-Olu and urging Lagos […]

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How Ambode’s fall retells Mbadinuju, Shinkafi examples

Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode, must have learnt from the former governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Mahmud Shinkafi, who rose from being a deputy governor to a substantive governor, only to challenge the very political forces that catapulted him to power. As part of his gambit to checkmate attempts by some state governors to deny […]

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Task before Osun governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola

Adegboyega Oyetola has operated behind the scenes in Osun State politics for several years. Now, quite precipitously, he is the latest politician on Nigeria’s political centre stage. The 64-year-old All Progressives Congress governor-elect spent the better part of his political foray getting others elected, then helping them implement their policies by applying his vast experience […]

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