From wild, wild west to national inferno – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

A seemingly innocuous spark in an otherwise isolated part of a nation can change the course of history. Nigerian history as we have it today owes its shape to the handling or mishandling of the Action Group crisis of the…

If you like relax lock down, if you like don’t – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

To relax the lockdown or not to relax the lockdow. That is not the question because, I am neither here nor there. The virus of hunger is dealing me a devastating blow as much as the fear of Coronavirus. I…

Odia Ofeimun at 70: Let’s toast to the health of the master poet – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There is no better way of introducing Odia Ofeimun than pointedly stressing that “Odia Ofeimun is Odia Ofeimun!” Enough said. Poet, publisher, editor, activist, polemicist, mentor, politician, columnist, factory worker, writer, dance-drama exponent, public intellectual, critic, etc, Odia Ofeimun has…

Politics is a game of jokers – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There is sadness all over Nigeria today, and I don’t like it. This simply shows that our politics is all wrong. If the politics is right, people ought to be laughing from Lagos to Maiduguri and from Sokoto to Calabar.…

Alaafin, Adams, Adebanjo, Odumakin decry herdsmen attacks in Yorubaland (Punch)

Prominent Yoruba leaders on Thursday re-echoed the legacies of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, as they reviewed cases of kidnapping in the South-West region of the country. The leaders, who converged to honour the memory and legacies of Awolowo…

Who should get the next mega statue in the mega city? These residents decide

On June 12, a befitting statue was unveiled by the Lagos State Government to honour the late Chief MKO Abiola. Before him there was one for the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi and Chief Obafemi Awolowo. So thisislagos went to town…

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