On the Road

With the Oyo Mesi in Oyo today.

According to Wikipedia “The Oyo Mesi is the privy council of Oyo, a Yoruba traditional state in Southwestern Nigeria. It dates to the medieval period, when it served as the government of a powerful pre-colonial state that was known as the Oyo empire.” Was with Kabiyesi the Alaafin of Oyo today. He took me to a very very private and…

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On The Visit To Ekiti

By Babafemi Ojudu Was in Ekiti yesterday with my friend and brother Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. Oranmiyan , as we call him , was invited by Ekiti State University to give a talk on COVID, The Economy and National Security. As usual he acquitted himself and I was very proud to have him as a friend and Comrade.As protocol demands we…

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With Governor Ifeanyi Igwuanyi of Ebonyi

Met with the amiable governor of Enugu State governor Ifeanyi Igwuanyi yesterday both at the airport and government house. He was quite passionate and upfront about what he thinks should be my next political move. “ Do it brother, you have paid your dues”, he said. I just smiled. Thanks your excellency for believing in me. God bless.

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In Abeokuta With Governor Dapo Abiodun

Was in Abeokuta yesterday to see Governor Dapo Abiodun, on sundry political and developmental issues. It was a heart to heart talk. I admire Governor Abiodun’s calmness , his humility and businesslike approach to governance. His aides were very professional too. I saw everyone beautifully kitted in the locally produced adire attire. I am told everyone is expected to wear…

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Babafemi Ojudu

Come Laugh With Me

By Babafemi Ojudu I love The Place. It is a fast food restaurant chain across Lagos. It is not your upscale place but I love the food. Whenever I visit Lagos I do stop by to have launch. I do meet the young , up and coming Nigerians there and eve drop on the concern and complaints. Once in a…

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The Tunisia Experience

Forget Dubai, think less of Abu Dhabi. America , Europe and her cities have been well trodden by you. Why must you continue to endure the humiliation at the Western embassies? Let us do A2A, Africa to Africa. Hotels are cheap( average of $25 and $75 at low and peak periods) ; you can’t stop savoring the cuisine ; streets…

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The day Fela Anikulapo Kuti died

By Bayo Onanuga I was enjoying a game of draughts with my colleague, Babafemi Ojudu, the night of 2 August, 1997, when our company’s head driver returned from a delivery run to literally disrupt our game. The driver said he was coming from Ikeja, where he went to deliver TheNEWS magazine. He came back bearing some earth-shaking news. Fela, he…

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Major Orkar, Shaki and The Journalism We Practiced.

I visited Shaki today. Just in case you don’t know, Shaki is a prominent town in the Oke Ogun area of Oyo State. I last visited the town 29 years ago as a journalist working under a repressive system. My trip today was occasioned by more auspicious circumstances. My trip of 1990 was actually a dangerous mission, one that became…

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What A Generosity Of Spirit?

VP Osinbajo visited a community in Abuja known as Jokwei on Wednesday. He was invited by a group of local women who on their own had formed a Buhari Support Group in the neighborhood. We joined them at the community square where we sang , danced, inhaled dust as we shared ideas behind the Next Level with them . At…

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