All For Folakemi ‘Risk Management’ Fatogbe

By Babafemi Ojudu  She is my friend and fellow Ekiti original .  Folakemi Fatogbe ended her tenure at the Central Bank of Nigeria after eight years of meritorious service on Wednesday.  She was not allowed to go gently into that good afternoon and second part of her life by friends and colleagues. A decent send forth party was organized for…

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Buhari, Fayemi, Senators Greet Ojudu at 60

March 28, 2021 #THISDAY President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, who turned 60 on Saturday, March 27. Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and the Southern Senators Forum (SSF) also facilitated with Ojudu, describing him as a leading light in the Nigerian media. In their separate statements yesterday, they commended the renowned…

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Happy birthday Dad

By Morenike Ojudu Anytime I think of you, the first thing that comes to mind is gratitude. Gratitude to God for giving me a father like you. Gratitude for your wisdom, your heart, your character, and your existence. You’ve always given me the best and nothing less. From the best saxophone from South Africa to the best remedies for my…

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Ojudu: The Knight of the living gods.

By Adewale Adeoye Life is funny…and a bit of a mystery. Mental pictures of the future are often kept in the womb of the present. This often happens in our younger ages, when we are green, fresh and innocent, but we often fail to take the full snapshot. Growing up in the poorer, deep recesses of Ado-Ekiti, the root of…

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Buhari celebrates Senator Ojudu at 60

March 26, 2021 #TheNation President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the Nigerian media, as well as the legislature in celebrating his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari praised Senator Ojudu for his sense of patriotism,…

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Yeah! I am 60.

Didn’t think I’d get here.Considering the tumultuous life I have led; taking on the mighty and the powerful, several arrests, torture and detention! My God! It’s been a rough and turbulent journey but Here I am. I survived helicopter crash, even COVID 19 tried but couldn’t break me. Several conspiracies and betrayals yet I remain standing. God has been most…

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Courage and Conviction

By Prof Wale Adebanwi Three passions—to paraphrase Bertrand Russell—strong and overwhelmingly propelling, have governed Babafemi Ojudu’s public life: a longing for democratic freedom, a passionate and dissident craving for public affairs reportage, and the pursuit of the creation of an egalitarian society in Nigeria. These three passions are differently illustrated but also merge in the story that I will tell…

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From the past, future beckons

By Sam Omatseye That afternoon, I sit with a set of fellow students, waiting to attend a lecture. A tall, lean fellow with a knowing smile walks up to me. We had known each other but in the quality of acquaintanceship. We said casual hello on hallways in the hall of residence and around the humanities block. And, of course,…

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Ojudu Babafemi @60.

By Lara Owoeye – Wise A boss is always a boss.A good boss is always a good boss. He was one of my first employers as a journalist.He was my boss.He still is my boss.Ojudu Babafemi.We called him ‘OJ’When we wanted to tease or be naughty, we called him “OJ SIMPSONS” behind him … My hands are clean. Bamidele Johnson…

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