Tag: Oba Akiolu

Remi Oyeyemi: Pat Utomi And Igbo Nationalism

“Extremism in the defence of your heritage is no vice. And moderation in the defence of your civilization is no virtue.” – – An adaptation of Barry Goldwater’s quote by the author. I had just finished reading Professor Pat Utomi’s lamentations in his piece “Unreason in a Season of Emotion.”[Read More…]

Seun Kuti Stands By Oba Akiolu; Dismisses Rant As PDP Mastermind

Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti, has leapt in defense of Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos, over the purported comments credited to him. The Lagos monarch, before the denial of the statement by the palace, was quoted to have threatened Lagos-based Igbos who wouldn’t vote the APC Lagos governorship candidate, Akinwumi Ambode,[Read More…]

Falana Calls On Oba Akiolu To Apologize For His Inflammatory Remarks Against Igbos

By Chris Nomjov Legal luminary and human rights activist, Femi Falana has called on the Oba of Lagos to issue a public apology to the Igbo community in Lagos, over his threats to evacuate them from the state and into a lagoon, if they do not vote for his preferred[Read More…]

Opinion: Who Is Afraid Of Ambode

Ever since the open endorsement of Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, the erstwhile Accountant General/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Lagos State by none other than the much-respected Oba of Lagos,Oba Akiolu1 for the gubernatorial seat of Lagos state the political landscape has never been the same again. Oba Akiolu had used the[Read More…]

Oba Akiolu’s Endorsement Of Ambode Not In APC Constitution – Lagos Guber Candidate, Ganiyu Solomon Reacts

Lagos State governorship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress, Senator Ganiyu Solomon, has reacted to the endorsement of the former Accountant-General of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, by the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu. He said, “In making the pronouncement, the kabiyesi was expressing his preference. He has also expressed[Read More…]