Browsing: Obafemi Awolowo

Kaunda was the last of the titans, the African nationalists that fought for independence from colonial rule, which included the likes of Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo, Ahmadu Bello, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Nelson Mandela and others.

From this quotation we see that Chief Obafemi Awolowo believed in one Nigeria, because he could see that our diversity is a blessing. He for sure had the political influence and leadership to have led Yorubas into self determination, but yet he didn’t, because living together as one country is better for all. It was better then and it’s still better today.

The emblematic feature of the Makinde administration’s investment in physical infrastructure is the requirement of top of the world quality and nowhere else is this feature more manifest than the public road construction projects. From the Apete-Awotan-Akufo concrete road project, to the 65km Moniya-Iseyin road, the 21km Ajia-Airport road and other numerous large-scale infrastructural projects all over Oyo State, the Makinde government is breaking new grounds by linking more communities and reducing the stress of residents of the state

Sanwo-Olu, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, described the death of the former matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty as shocking and a great loss to her family, friends, associates, management and staff of Tribune newspapers.

Speaking to journalists on Thursday, the State’s Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, who debunked the social media story, said contrary to the malicious claims being spread by ill informed individuals, the statues were removed for the purpose of development.

Lawan lauded the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, for his foresight in floating what is today Nigeria’s oldest private media outfit with the initial primary objective to project nationalist ideals at a time Nigerians battled to break the yoke of colonialism.