Abike @ 59: Celebrating an Epitome of Excellence with Human Kindness By Abdur-Rahman Balogun

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” Bob Marley   This saying aptly captured the personality of Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa , Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).   On April 10, 2019, Mr Ray Ekpu, a Veteran Journalist wrote a piece on “Abike and her Traducers” wherein Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa seems to have walked into the trap of tribal jingoists and they want to eat her raw. Abike’s offence then was…

Marwa: Birthday tribute to an enigma By Femi Babafemi

The danger of writing a tribute to any high profile personality in Nigeria today is obvious: the writer runs the risk of being misrepresented as a political praise singer, or at times, time and tide can cast him as a bootlicker, especially, if the subject of his adulation suffers a reversal of fortune, materially or reputation-wise. But with Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd), OFR, you can safely write an eulogy because, you can be sure that ten years later, his stock will remain bullish. So, as he clocks 68…

Oyetola celebrates Yusuf Olaolu Alli on birthday anniversary 

Governor of the State of Osun  Adegboyega Oyetola has felicitated an erudite lawyer and Chairman, Governing Council of the State University, UNIOSUN, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Alli, SAN, as he marked his birthday Tuesday 7th September, 2021. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, the governor described Alli as an accomplished legal practitioner whose career is dotted by numerous achievements and accomplishments. He added that his virtues in and outside the judiciary are commendable and worthy of emulation. Oyetola said as Chairman, Governing Council of Osun State…

Meet Nigerian Silent Billionaire, Abdullahi Bashir Haske 

Nigerians are, at the end of the day, a very perplexing group of people. On the one hand, are very wealthy people who are unrestrained in their desire to show the world their endless resources. On the other hand are folks who are just as wealthy but prefer to hide among the common people. Abdullahi Bashir Haske is one of the latter, although his attempts to keep a low profile have not been half as successful as his brilliant business methods and moves. For those who have not had the…

WHY DID ‘EXPENSIVE’ BACK THE ENTRANCE? By Festus Adedayo

With a feeling of revulsion and melancholy, the people of Akure, Ondo State, looked forward to marking the date, August 16, 2021. Thirty eight years before then, specifically on that day in 1983, the crème de la crème of the city had been murdered in cold blood in the federal elections of that year. Chief Robert Agbayewa, National Party of Nigeria (NPN) chairman; Babatunde Agunbiade, Majority Leader, Ondo House of Assembly; Olaiya Fagbamigbe, renowned publisher and member of the National Assembly, were all literally barbecued in daylight inferno due to…

CELEBRATING UI’s PACESETTING REGISTRAR @ 70: CHIEF MOJI LADIPO, FNIM,mni

Chief Mojisola Olusola Ladipo (nee Thomas), first female Registrar of the University of Ibadan and in Nigeria,  Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), outstanding Member of the Association of University Administrators (AUA), United Kingdom, worthy alumna, University of Ibadan (UI), Lagos Business School (LBS) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), gifted administrator, exceptional mentor, kind boss, accommodating leader and quintessential family woman. This characterization is even a pale reflection of one of the people who contributed in various ways to making UI a global…

 8 Important Things To Know About New IGP Usman Alkali Baba

DIG Usman Alkali Baba has been appointed by President Buhari as the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) with immediate effect. The Yobe born Police chief has held several strategic positions in the past.   Here are few things to know about the acting IGP: Usman Alkali was born on 1st March, 1963. He hails from Geidam in Yobe State and has had meritorious years in the force. He has also served in various capacities such as DIG Force CID and was also the Force Secretary at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.…

Dr. Ohiare Sanusi: Bridging the gulf in Leadership By Abdullahi Haruna

It’s not everyday one comes across very enterprising and transformational leaders in Nigeria who belong in the youth demography occupying strategic positions especially within the political space. By some strange designs or arrangements, the youths are perpetually positioned to play the role of assistants or support staff that do the legwork and handle critical assignments on behalf of their principals. The opportunity to have them steer the ship as frontline players rarely presents itself. This is perhaps the Achilles heel confronting the youths in Nigeria. The fact remains that in…

BIOGRAPHY OF A GREAT LEADER OF OUR TIME, THE GREAT BRIDGE BUILDER! ASIWAJU BOLA ADEKUNLE AHMED TINUBU (JAGABAN OF BORGU) BY; COMRADE LUKMAN OLUKAYODE AHMED

 Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu was born in Lagos on March 29,1952.  He attended Richard Daley College, Chicago Illinois, where he earned himself a place in the honors list of the College. Earlier, he attended St John’s Primary School, Aroloya and Children’s Home School, Ibadan for his elementary education. He subsequently proceeded to the Chicago State University, Illinois where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Management). During his undergraduate years, he was honored with the Outstanding Student’s Award, The University Scholar’s Award and the Certificate of…

Garba @56: A Golden Toast For Kano’s Chief Image Maker By Abba Dukawa

Despite the convulsion threatening the survival of the contemporary society, one can still boast of great men, though few, who stand tall in the society. Men who write their names in gold while others write theirs in charcoal. In the heart of thousands of people, they can never be forgotten. The names and good deeds of such men will always shine like stars. Such individuals of unique characters are celebrated everywhere, an action which encourages them to reach their peak, thereby serving as an impetus to younger generation. Giants strides…