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In ‘defence’ of Bill Gates, by Bola Bolawole

turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 Bill and Melinda Gates and or their Foundation have been in the news for the wrong reasons. There are lots of conspiracy theories swirling around the Gates; apart from the Chinese, I do not think there is anyone as vilified as the Gates today. The other day, Bill was attacked in…

Making do with the warriors in white, by Dare Babarinsa

THE GUARDIAN 30 April 2020 Rotimi Ireti Akinola is my friend. He is one of the few Nigerians who look trouble in the face and match boldly forward to embrace it. Akinola is a teacher of doctors. He is one of Africa’s leading gynaecologists and obstetricians and he is currently leading a national campaign to stem the…

Revisiting Kyari, Adewole tango… By Bola Bolawole

turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 So much has been said about Mallam Abba Kyari, the fallen Chief of Staff to the president, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retired). He has been painted as hero and patriot who died on active service and, therefore, deserves to be lionised. Many people in government, including Buhari himself, belong to this school…

Kyari: The Best Man, by Geoffrey Onyeama

Geoffrey Onyeama April 19, 2020 – Tribute to Kyari: The Best Man I first met Abba Kyari in 1977 at Warwick University in England. I had gone there to do law as a second first degree. He had come to do a degree in sociology. I had a pending application to do Law at Cambridge…

Between Abba and Geoffrey, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Two Nigerians, Abba Kyari, a Muslim Kanuri/Shuwa Arab from Borno State and Geoffrey Onyeama, a Catholic Igbo from Enugu State met in Warwick, England in 1977. Geoffrey was only 21 while Abba was 25 at the time. They were only together for only 5 months at Warwick, as Geoffrey soon left for Cambridge, but that…

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