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Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Changing Face Of Ogun Politics

Written by Ayodele from Atan, Ijebu North East Local Government of Ogun State.
The Southwest geopolitical zone of the country is noted for its political elitism and clear-cut bearing on national issues. Its people are always, almost unequivocal in the choice of, not only their leaders, but, political parties and voting pattern. A cursory spool-back of political trends from the first republic to the present dispensation reveals a rather peculiar but factual mass movement of the people from one political party to the other as it suits their purposes: the First Republic was an all Action Group (AG) affair - what else with the enormous influence of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and his progressive-minded disciples?
 Despite the national outreach of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in the second republic, the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) was the party to beat as it maintained its firm grip of the old Western Region in the so-called LOOBO States (Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Bendel and Ondo).
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Yoruba man gave me life-changing job to my mother’s disbelief — Chu Okongwu

Sonny Chu Okongwu, an economist, was minister of national planning, 1985-1986; and minister of finance, 1986-1990; under the Babangida administration. At 79, he takes us through the journey of his life, from the colonial period when he was a journalist at Daily Times.


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