Afolabi David is gone!

March 24, 2017

I am a sad man today. Sad because my friend of ages Afolabi David a.k.a “:KINSHASHA KINSHASA” is no more. He now belongs to the ages. On Sunday 19th March, just as I was about […]

The evergreen years: Down memory lane

March 9, 2017

T HE evergreen years in Nigeria’s socio-political life are all about music. I write today of the beautiful years of highlife music in West Africa. I can never forget the era in my life. I […]

Layiwola Awoyode is gone

March 3, 2017 Ebenezer Babatope

ON Thursday, 16 February, I was stunned when I saw on page 9 of that day’s copy of the Nigerian Tribune, a full page advert containing the obituary of my friend of many years ‘Layiwola […]

Wale Adebanwi on Mama H.I.D. (17)

February 17, 2017 Ebenezer Babatope

For her, it was not only Obafemi who was experiencing the succession of humiliation and harassment. They were experiencing it together. They were indissoluble; thus, whatever happened to one, happened to the other. But she […]

PDP: Before the blackout

February 10, 2017

TODAY, Political Panorama will talk about the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). Since the Nigerian Tribune approved the publication of Political Panorama near 20 years ago, there have been few occasions when the Column has been […]

The exit of Awo’s driver, two others

February 3, 2017

I wish to humbly pay tributes to three Nigerians (all Awolowo’s men) who died within the last two months. They are the driver of Papa Obafemi Awolowo, “Egbon” Simeon Taiwo Adewodu, Funlola Olorunninsola (Press Secretary […]

Gender and the politics of turmoil

January 27, 2017

FOR her, it was not only Obafemi who was experiencing the succession of humiliation and harassment. They were experiencing it together. They were indissoluble; thus, whatever happened to one, happened to the other. But she […]

Birthday memoirs­ (II)

January 20, 2017

My birthday memoirs cannot be complete without a detailed mention of my political life particularly as it relates to my comrades of some Universities in Nigeria. Though I am 74 now and gracefully ageing, I […]

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