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Wale Adebanwi on Mama HID (61)

WHILE all the adherents of the Awolowo were feuding, the dominant conservative coalition which had ruled Nigeria in one guise or the other since independence not only continued to dominate power, it also ensured the rolling back of most of…

Chief Ayo Adebanjo at 90

BY  the time you are reading this, one of the most loyal and dependable supporters of Papa Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, would have clocked 90 years on earth. At Ogbo in Ijebuland this week, a service and a party were held to mark…

Wale Adebanwi on Mama HID (60)

AWOLOWO told HID that Obasanjo’s message from the General Murtala Mohammed was to ask why he didn’t “like” their regime. Chief Awolowo had turned down the regime’s invitation to join the “50-wise men” in the Constitution Drafting Committee…

Wale Adebanwi on Mama HID (59)

OBASANJO, as he has done repeatedly since writing these lines, was only betraying his absurd and consuming loathing of a man whose monumental accomplishments continue to dwarf his public record and mock his inflated ego – despite having had…

Wale Adebanwi on Mama H.I.D (56)

REGARDING the columnist’s claim that the Awolowos were “hobnobbing” with the “wrong” politicians, Babatope and others pointed that H.I.D attended the opening of Awolowo Museum by the Lagos State Governor Raji Fashola “even at the risk of…

Goodbye and farewell (2)

I turned 75 a week ago. I took the opportunity to announce that after the serialisation of Professor ‘Wale Adebanwi’s book on our Mother-in-Israel (Mama H.I.D Awolowo), this column will come to an end. The rest of the discussion on men,…

Goodbye and farewell (1)

Today, I turn 75. I was born in Ifaki in Ekiti State 75 years ago to Very Reverend and Mrs. Daniel Babatope.Though I am Ijesa, as my two parents are full blooded Ijesa people, I cannot forget the Ifaki people that ensured my survival as…

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