52 YEARS AGO TODAY: “Nigeria will … one day find herself in a debtor’s prison … Bribery and corruption alarmingly on the increase”! – Awo’s voice echoes from the grave

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Lecture by Chief Obafemi Awolowo on 3rd September 1961

Excerpts from a lecture delivered by Obafemi Awolowo, Leader of Opposition in the Nigerian Federal Parliament, to Nigerian Students in London, on 3rd September, 1961.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

FROM TOLU OGUNLESI’S BLOG:              toluogunlesi.wordpress.com

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Awo’s photograph from Oba Samuel Adeleye Adenle I:  Portrait of a Yoruba Oba, by Depo & Tola Adenle, 2006

Gift to Depo & Tola Adenle by Nat Makinde, Osogbo’s pre-eminent photographer of the 1950s & 60s, and local reporter for the defunct The Post in and around Osogbo.  2006.

“Education is still in its inchoate stages. The masses hunger after education but are not being satisfied. In regard to primary education, the position in the South is good. All children of school-going age are now in school in the South. But it is very far from being…

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