Afenifere at 70: Footprints of a colossus movement – Part 2

Continued from yesterdayThe Action Group was the first to propose and establish the institution of “SHADOW CABINET”. This is the practice in parliamentary system whereby the opposition party has permanent people to oversee different departments of government with a view to getting themselves well acquainted and knowledgeable about their ministries so that if their party […]

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Afenifere at 70: Footprints of a colossus movement

Ayo Opadokun, former General Secretary of Afenifere and National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), founding Convener, Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reform (CODER) and former Assistant-Director of Organisation of the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) reflects on the 70th anniversary of the pan Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere. By Ayo Opadokun Permit me to open this unique […]

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Alaafin of Oyo’s queen Ajoke’s marriage intact

Ever since  Olori Badirat Olaitan Ajoke tied nuptial knot with revered octogenarian and monarch, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, she has not failed to show the world that she was properly trained and nurtured for royalty all her life. The Marketing graduate of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, oozes royalty with blue blood flowing […]

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Nigeria’s former military governments and anti-press laws

By Richard Akinnola Nigeria’s press laws in the past 59 years have undergone series of metamorphosis. Apart from the ones promulgated by the colonial governments and under the short-lived civilian government between 1960 and 1966, quite a number of such laws were ingrained in our statute books under successive military governments. The colonialists started off […]

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