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Author: Lere Olayinka

Fayose @ 56: I stand With Nigeria

Monday, November 14, 2016
I dedicate this birthday to the desperately poor, the poor, and the once vibrant middle class Nigerians that have now been reduced to an unprecedented level of marginalization, untold suffering and virtual nothingness. I use this occasion to solidarise with our people who are suffering and ...

Terror Attacks: Between Nigeria And France

Saturday, November 14, 2015
On the Paris Terror attacks of yesterday, have you read any Press Statement from anyone, blaming the President of France? Instead, everyone is concerned about saving the country. But here in Nigeria, when Dr Goodluck Jonathan was president, you blamed him for Boko Haram attacks and used ...

Ekiti APC and Hypocritic Justice

Friday, May 1, 2015
I have read some of our friends in the APC in Ekiti State hammering on justice as the panacea to the House of Assembly crisis. I just wish to ask if they are not talking about JUSTICE as in the SALAMIC one gotten by Fayemi against Asiwaju Segun Oni? When you lose an election so openly and went ...

Gov. Fayose's Official Old Mercedes Car Is True Reflection That Nigeria Is Truly

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I write in response to Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin's piece with the above title. Despite my personal regard for Dr. Odumakin's antecedents as a pro-democracy activist, it is important to put things in proper perspective even if it means joining issues with her. Governor Ayodele Fayose's choice of a Mer ...

EKITI: THE REIGN OF ALAAFIN AOLE

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The article titled; Ekiti: The return of Alaafin Aole published by this writer 18 months ago heralded the inauguration of the judiciary imposed governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi who I likened to the then Alaafin Aole, the last ruler of the old Oyo Empire. Now chroniclers of history ca ...

Aregbesola and the "Omoluabis" among us

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
In Yorubaland, Olu-iwa is regarded as the custodian of good character. The concept of Omoluabi was derived from Olu-iwa. It was Omo ti Olu-iwa bi (the child of Olu-iwa), which was shortened to Omoluwabi and later Omoluabi. In Yourubaland, an Omoluabi is someone who is of impeccable character. ...

SOUTHWEST: THE RETURN OF LOCUST

Thursday, March 1, 2012
The legacy bequeathed to the Yoruba race by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo's Action Group (AG) and later, Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) was Education. Courtesy of Awolowo's party, education was not only made affordable but also available in the entire Southwest States. But can it be said today that those ...

THE END OF TYRANNY

Friday, December 23, 2011
For every intending tyrant; be it political, religious or economic, there is one potent instrument that must be owned - instrument of mass communications. It is with this instrument that the tyrant is made and sustained. It is the media that announces the arrival of the would-be tyrant, painting ...

(OPINION) ACN, TINUBU’S MILUTOCRACY GLUTAMATE

Friday, November 11, 2011
For a very long time, I have maintained that Lagos State Governor Emeritus and Sole Proprietor of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) was everything but a democrat. I have also maintained that in terms of democratic principles, Tinubu's party; the ACN was not in any way better than the Peoples Demo ...

FAYEMI: DANCING ON THE GRAVE OF EKITI ANCESTORS

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Last week Thursday, I was at the popular Oja-Oba in Ado-Ekiti to do some buying when a locust beans (iru) seller, whom I latter identified to be Madam Febisara said a doju tini omo ni Fayemi i o (This Fayemi is putting us to shame). She was talking to her colleague, who had complained of low sales ...

EKITI: FAYEMI AND THE BLOOD OF VENGEANCE

Sunday, May 22, 2011
When I wrote early this year that Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi was going the way of Alaafin Aole of the old Oyo Empire, many of the governor's supporters called me unprintable names. Then, I had likened Fayemi's vengeance mission in Ekiti to that of Alaafin Aole, the one popularly referre ...

BETWEEN RASCALS AND OMOLUABIS IN THE SOUTHWEST

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
In Yorubaland, there are two words with which the character of a child is described. A child is either an Ipata (rascal) or Omoluabi (well behaved). The concept of Omoluabi, which every parent would love their children to be is well defined. An Omoluabi is an honest, upright and hardworking person, ...

EKITI: THE RETURN OF ALAAFIN AOLE

Monday, January 17, 2011
One of the lessons my grandfather taught me was to always be mindful of vengeance because revenge to him belongs to God. Often, he would tell me stories of people that got perished because they embarked on blinded vendetta against those they perceived had wronged them in the past. One of such storie ...
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