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Remembering Alhaji Ganiyu Olawale Dawodu, an Awoist like no other

By Wale Adedayo I’ve often tried to review the past whether one made a mistake supporting the old guards of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, at...

From the archives: Awolowo was like Oduduwa – late Oba Okunade...

Question: Tell us about your childhood, we understand you were born in Abeokuta   Kabiyesi:(Cuts in). No, I was born in Ife.   Question: What was growing up as...

My role in the Nigerian civil war – Obafemi Awolowo

Towards the 1983 general elections, Chief Obafemi Awolowo was hosted to a town hall interview in Abeokuta, Ogun State, where in addition to other...

Remembering Chief Olabode Thomas, Obafemi Awolowo’s ideological soul mate

He was a nationalist who fought along with other compatriots for independence. But, Chief Olabode Thomas died seven years before the realisation of that...

The genius of Awolowo and the contest for his political space

By Kunle Ajibade Bill Clinton, in an article he wrote for TIME magazine in 1999 titled “Captain Courageous,” described one of the best American presidents, F.D. Roosevelt,...

Politics should complement religion – Chief Obafemi Awolowo

As a politician, the object of my daily vocational pursuit is politics. But the forum on which I speak this afternoon is that of...

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