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Yoruba leaders demand return to regional govt

Yoruba leaders summit in Ibadan

*At Ibadan summit By Debo Adeoye, Ibadan Prominent Yoruba leaders and South-West governors, on Thursday, led representatives from the Yoruba nation, including Kogi and Kwara states to demand a restructured Nigeria with emphasis on return to regional government as practised under the 1960 and 1963 Constitutions. The demand was made …

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Chief Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo: 30 years after

Obafemi Awolowo and family

*Day the Colossus passed on  From Folu Olamiti (FNGE) Saturday, 9th May, 1987.The day broke, like any other day on. There was no premonition of anything earth-shaking. No foreboding. All seemed at peace. As Editor of Sunday Tribune, I had kept vigil, the previous night, in the office putting finishing touches to a bumper package for that week’s edition. In the wee hours, …

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TRIBUTE: The other side of Olaniwun Ajayi

By Folu  Olamiti In the wee hours of 4th November 2016, I got a pop up on my hand set alerting me that Pa Olaniwun Ajayi had passed on. My mind raced quickly towards Pa Ayo Adebanjo, wondering how he would receive the breaking news at his age. All along, …

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