Africa Political News
The son of a peasant, Awolowo first studied to be a teacher and later worked as a clerk, trader, and newspaper reporter. Read Obafemi Awolowo biography.
Oluremi has always been interested in public affairs and passionate about justice, equity and African development. Read Oluremi Sonaiya biography.
During his imprisonment Abiola was subjected to solitary confinement and abuse included negligent medical care. Read Moshood Olawale Abiola Biography.
Yakubu Gowon appointed him federal commissioner for economic development in 1971, which he took from Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Read Shehu Shagari biography.
Governor Oshiomhole: “For me, they have accepted defeat by just saying that it is now their burden whether somebody rules for one term or not.” Read more.
He banned political activity of any kind, fired large number of the military, controlled the press. Read Sani Abacha biography and profile on Politicoscope.
Yar’Adua first entered party politics as a mobilizer for the (now defunct) People’s Redemption Party. Read Umaru Musa Yar’Adua biography and profile.
In 2002 Femi Fani-Kayode established and became one of the pioneers of the famous Progressive Action Movement (PAM). Read Femi Fani-Kayode biography.
“It is difficult to imagine any country where effective leadership is more important than our country, where drum of insecurity and songs of ethnic solidarity and national disintegration are going on daily.” Read more.
About a million Biafrans starved to death because of the blockade applied by the Nigerian federal military government. Read more.
Balewa was a teacher by profession and was one of the first Northern Nigerians to be sent to London University Institute of Education (1945). Read more.
Tinubu, the royal wife, political advisor, nationalist, and economic powerhouse remains an important figures in 19th century Nigeria to this day. Read more.
“We must set up fund to make sure that nobody who made this country proud will be a beggar.” Read President Goodluck Jonathan daily quote.
Buhari: “Let me say without sounding defensive that dictatorship goes with military rule, though some might be less dictatorial than others. ” Read more.
Olusegun Obasanjo says, “There is no reason why any Nigerian child, at this point in time, should not have basic education, food and nutrition.” Read more.
In 1937 he joined the Nigerian Youth Movement, leaving it for the Nigerian National Democratic party in 1941. Read Nnamdi Azikiwe biography and profile.
“The emergence of Boko Haram signifies maturation of extremist impulses that run deep in the social reality of northern Nigeria,” Chris Ngwodo. Read more.
Unable to afford college, he joined the army in 1958 and received officer training in England. Read Olusegun Obasanjo biography and profile on Politicoscope.
“Our young democracy has grown in terms of tolerance and inclusion which embraces, accepts and celebrates our diverse cultures and communities.” Read more.