archiveFebruary 2021


S’East politicians should emulate Jakande, Okpara

-- Okoye, NIROH PG Following the burial of Alhaji Lateef Jakande, the former governor of Lagos State who passed on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 91, Dr. Paul Okoye, the President General of Ndigbo Royal Heritage Worldwide, NIROH, has commiserated with the people of South West, Nigeria, especially Lagos, asking them to take solace in the indelible marks left behind by the erudite politician, whose achievements as the governor between 1979 and 1983 have remained unrivalled. In a statement, Okoye called on politicians to bear in mind that their achievements...

Lagosians mourn as Jakande dies at 91

Residents of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub have been thrown into a mournful mood, following the death of Alhaji Lateef Jakande, erstwhile former Governor of the state, who passed on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the age of 91. His death was announced by Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who said: “With gratitude to God for a worthy life well spent in the service of Lagos State, Nigeria and humanity, I announce the death of a venerable statesman, outstanding politician, public administrator and the first Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji...

Castledown unveils ‘Festival of Love’ for Lagosians

Castledown Gallery, organisers of the popular Eko Oni Baje Festival, in furtherance of its commitment to boosting domestic tourism in Nigeria is set host Lagos residents at its Festival of Love event slated for February 14, 2021. Festival of Love is being packaged to avail a convivial, fun atmosphere where love will be celebrated amongst the various ethnic nationalities living in Lagos, while guests are being entertained with music, comedy and exquisite cuisine. According to the proprietor of Castledown, Chinedu Idezuna (aka Eze Mmuo) the evening will provide the atmosphere...

Power and the common man

By SYLVESTER ASOYA In 1949, Death of a Salesman, a tragedy by Arthur Miller, the famous American playwright, premiered on Broadway. This powerful play that still addresses audiences strongly today changed the course of tragedy as a form of drama forever. But the greatest upset of Death of a Salesman is that the play confers on Willy Loman, the principal character without nobility, the title of a modern tragic hero. This is the reason Miller, a revolutionary dramatist, is closely associated with the term, “Tragedy and the Common Man”. Before...

You want a Confederate Monument? My body is a Confederate Monument

By CAROLINE RANDALL WILLIAMS NASHVILLE — I have rape-colored skin. My light-brown-blackness is a living testament to the rules, the practices, the causes of the Old South. If there are those who want to remember the legacy of the Confederacy, if they want monuments, well, then, my body is a monument. My skin is a monument. Dead Confederates are honored all over this country — with cartoonish private statues, solemn public monuments and even in the names of United States Army bases. It fortifies and heartens me to witness the...

Igbo Unity: The New Agenda

Being a paper presented by Dr Paul Okoye during a World Press Conference hosted by Ndigbo Royal Heritage Worldwide, NIROH, at Enugu on 11th of November 2020. All protocols duly observed. On behalf of Ndigbo Royal Heritage Worldwide, NIROH, I heartily welcome you all to this historical gathering. Your presence here today is a proof of your commitment to the advancement of the Igbo nation, which NIROH has been mandated to actualise without trading on the usual blame game. We do not need anyone to tell us that Igbo land...
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