Tag Archives: Chief Obafemi Awolowo

PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Abegunrin looks at “The Political Philosophy of Chief Obafemi Awolowo” in a new book – Tola Adenle

January 11, 2016

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Author:          Olayiwola Abegunrin, Professor, Howard University, Washington, D.C. Publisher:     Lexington Books Availability: http://www.amazon.com Foreword:    Alhaji Lateef Jakande, a former Governor of Lagos State; a political veteran who was one of Awo’s closest right-hand people & Associates Professor Sulayman S. Nyang, Department of African Studies, Howard University, Washington, D.C.   This is NOT a review of […]

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The Abatis and Okupes in Yoruba’s usual political left-over post of “Federal” Akéde do not to the position come well-equipped – Tọla Adenle

July 30, 2014

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    When I heard of Doyin Okupe’s pronouncement in far-away England two weeks ago that most towns in Nigeria get at least NINE HOURS OF ELECTRICITY SUPPLY EVERY DAY, I laughed not because it was funny but it was the kind of “laughter” that says in Oyo Yoruba, Ọ kare, onirọ́.  It shows the […]

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Obit., Updated: Chief Oluwole Awolowo is dead! – Tola Adenle

March 27, 2013

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Chief Oluwole Awolowo, second son of the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo is dead after a brief illness.  The news was text-ed to me just a while ago. Chief Oluwole, the third of five children of late sage, Chief Obafemic Awolowo, has published The Tribune titles since the translation of Awo.  He is survived by his […]

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The continued calls for “Yoruba unity”

April 22, 2012

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Forum restates need for Yoruba’s unity by Olayinka Olukoya and Lawrence Amaku Friday, The Tribune, 20 April 2012 THE Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF) has reiterated the need for all Yorubas, irrespective of political affiliations and status to come together under one umbrella to promote the interest of the Yoruba in Nigeria. Rising from a meeting […]

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Professor Sam Aluko’s Obit(2): Never shunned the role of a “lone voice crying out in the wilderness” – Tola Adenle

February 26, 2012

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  This is just a postscript that is not an afterthought but a sort of addendum to – http://emotanafricana.com/2012/02/07/professor-sam-aluko-goes-home-the-passing-of-a-true-icon/ February 7, the day Professor Aluko’s passing was announced. Like, perhaps, hundreds of thousands who admired Prof. as everybody younger seemed to address him, my feelings for him were more than ‘respect’, more like absolute admiration. […]

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The Tribune, a caricature of Awo’s legacy – Tola Adenle

May 5, 2011

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The following blog was posted during the recent elections regarding a  Tribune news report: ======= Submitted by tola adenle on April 27, 2011.  Awo must be turning in his grave with his legacy being used to divide and destroy the West for which he labored till he died.  Everybody in Yoruba-land knows that the TRIBUNE […]

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