Thursday, November 28, 2013

My Spouse And I: Why I won’t write a Will —Agbakoba

By Linus Obogo, Assistant Editor

It all began way back in 1974 at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, during what was then famous as ‘October Drive’, when the coy, militaristic and young Olisa Agbakoba was literally cajoled into what would later morph into an enviable union with the then youthful Miss Lillian Harlem. For a young man who was weaned on the strict diet of discipline and who was just smarting from the experience as a child-soldier fighting on the side of Biafra, during the Nigerian Civil war, romance was considered more as a frivolity for Agbakoba, now a frontline lawyer, an activist and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Saturday, November 2, 2013

2015: Jonathan should honour the agreement he allegedly had with governors, if there is any-Ex-Kwara Governor Bola Latinwo

                                                         By Linus Obogo, Assistant Editor
                                                         November 2, 2013

Retired Group Captain Salaudeen Adebola Latinwo is former military governor of Kwara State, in the short-lived regime of General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) between 1984 and 1985. A native of Offa, Kwara State, Latinwo is an aviation technology and management specialist. He is also a public affairs analyst. In this interview with Deputy Editor, VINCENT AKANMODE and Assistant Editor, LINUS OBOGO, Latinwo recalls his travails in the military which culminated in his early retirement from the Nigerian Airforce. He also laments the crippling corruption bedevilling the country, ditto the aviation sector and shares his perspective on the proposed national conference, even as he accuses President Goodluck Jonathan of suffering credibility deficit on account of his several failed accomplishments. Exercepts: