Afe Babalola:The DSS Raid On Sunday Igboho’s Residence Is Unconstitutional

By Chief Afe Babalola: In the early hours of Thursday, 1st July 2021, a joint team of security operatives consisting of the DSS and the Nigerian Army raided the residence of Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly referred to as Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, purportedly based on the intelligence that he had stockpiled arms. According to the […]

Wole Soyinka before Justice Kayode Eso in 1965

On October 15, 1965, the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation building was heavily fortified. The Premier, Chief Ladoke Akintola, was scheduled to address the Region. It was a quarter to 7pm. Akinwande Oshin, who led his crew of three into the newsroom, had two tapes containing the Premier’s speech in both Yoruba and English languages. Just as […]

Reporter’s Diary: Eyo Festival in Honour of Sir Olu Holloway,Olori Oluwo of ROF

By Niyi Tabiti: Three guys wearing the full ‘Eyo’ ragalia accosted me that day as I walked briskly to the tent provided for important dignitaries at Idumota,Lagos Island. It was in the morning of May 19,2001. The Governor of Lagos,Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu was not on seat yet, while the then Oba of Lagos, Oba […]

Oando Plc MD,Wale Tinubu broke down in Tears as he pays tributes to late brother

Oando PLC Managing Director, Wale Tinubu broke down in tears as he pays glowing tribute to his late brother,Deji who passed on while playing football recently.Family members and well-wishers continue to mourn Deji with heart-warming tributes on social media and on tribute site Wale Tinubu,joined by other notable Nigerians like Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun […]

Meet the pretty Yoruba Slave who became Queen Victoria’s Goddaughter (Photos)

Sarah Forbes Bonetta was originally born ‘Aina’ in 1843 to Egbado parents of the Yoruba ethnic group. Her father was the high chief of Oke-Odan, an Egbado village in western Nigeria, till he was killed in 1848 when King Gezo of Dahomey , one of the notorious slave raiders in the 19th century , raided […]

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