Chief Richard Akinjide came to full national prominence in the Second Republic when he worked as Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. But he had earlier cut his political teeth during the pre-independence days as a Zikist, getting into parliament at the young age of 24.
Monthly Archives: October, 2012
Nigerians, today, mark the 52nd anniversary of the country as an independent nation, having gained self-rule from Britain on October 1, 1960. An occasion like this, ordinarily, calls for celebration but in the nation’s peculiar situation, this anniversary
Sir Simeon Olusola Oguntimehin: The Brits thought I used juju to become the first Black to qualify from Oxford
I will say it’s an act of destiny. I was born on September 12, 1935 in Ondo town. I started schooling at the age of six. After my primary education, I attended the famous Ondo Boys High School for my secondary school education. In 1954,
Kidnappers in Delta State yesterday abducted the state Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Hope Eghagha, killing his orderly, a police sergeant, while his driver sustained injuries.
The months of September and October each year have offered unique opportunities for statesmen since 1945 to share thoughts on ways and means of safeguarding global peace as well as meeting the challenges of human existence and proposing solutions to them, from their own varied perspectives.
Residents and passersby wept as they found a newborn baby dumped in a gutter in Lagos, yesterday. The baby was said to have been abandoned at about 6.35 am, in the drainage opposite a church along Mushin Road, Surulere.
The President yesterday solicited the co-operation of all Nigerians in moving the country forward. He spoke in Abuja during an interdenominational church service to mark Nigeria’s 52nd Independence anniversary, which comes up today. Quoting from 2 Corinthians 10:4,
The Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Alison-Madueke has explained that the increase in government’s stake in the Deep Offshore blocks from the current level of 61 percent to 73 per cent was necessitated by prevailing realities in the global oil and gas industry.