‘When cometh such another?’ All the struggles of this great man ended in the early hours of February 12. Friends and foes, men and women, children and adults could not believe the news...
By ANIEBO NWAMU -- As a young man in the 1980s, I regarded Tai Solarin as my role model because of his unconventional approach to education, which was reflected on his school Mayflower in Ikenne, Ogun State. When I eventually...
AUGUST 30, 2017 – It’s 4pm, Wednesday. He had taken his lunch and was about to complete a bout of exercise, as prescribed by his doctors for good health. As an elderly man, he preferred to do brisk walking...
At the Special National Honours Investiture of Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola with the award of GCFR, and Alhaji Baba Gana Kingibe and Chief Gani Fawehinmi with GCON, at the Old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja, today, speaker after...
20 YEARS AGO – By 10am the news had spread far and wide via landline telephones, for there was no GSM in the country then. Beer parlours filled up with jubilant youth. Vehicle drivers honked horns. People assembled in...
The German economist, Karl Marx, who TIME magazine named as its "Person of the Millennium" at the beginning of this century was born on May 5, 1818. On his birth anniversary, many writers from around the world have paid tribute...
NINE YEARS AGO — Until this day (Feb. 12) of 2009, there was a man I believed would be the equivalent of Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama rolled up in one. He and I had only recently...
50 YEARS AGO – This is the speech in which Lt. Col. (later General) Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu declared the birth of Biafra on May 30, 1967: Fellow countrymen and women, you, the people of Eastern Nigeria: Conscious of the supreme authority of...
70 YEARS AGO – People living in Nigeria and most other parts of the world witnessed a total solar eclipse from 12:30 pm (on May 20, 1947).  There was total darkness, the kind normally witnessed at midnight. Stars appeared...
Fatima was not known outside Portugal and Spain until the epochal event.  Around midday, three young Portuguese children looking after their parents’ sheep became the custodians of three secrets which the Catholic Church makes reference to even today. The children...

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