ONIGEGEWURA: Echoes Across The Niger

ONIGEGEWURA: Echoes Across The Niger

  In the foreword, Justice Olubunmi Oyewole of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, has this to say: “The delivery style is racy, pacy, ecstatic...

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In the foreword, Justice Olubunmi Oyewole of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, has this to say: “The delivery style is racy, pacy, ecstatic and educative at the same time. The research is deep, reflective of painstaking attention to details. Coming at a time when the nation is seeking for direction with competing forces in the perpetual struggle for its soul, this series cannot be more timely.”In Echoes Across the Niger, the author relives topical issues and events in the country’s contemporary history in beautiful prose as if they happened right in his presence to educate the reader.

The tales are familiar for those who are used to Onigegewura blog. However, the lawyer, whose affinity for history and biography artfully weaves together in a narrative, issues that are both detailed and arresting. They equally echo across the age and from state to state in a sweeping new history.

The story of Ejigbadero, the king of land grabbers in Lagos of the 1970s and how he got his comeuppance; how the Emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II sanitised Nigerian banks in 2009 and the story of the late first civilian governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha are all in the book. Also unveiled is the intrigue involved in the late Basorun M.K.O Abiola becoming the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, in 1988. There’s also the shameful tale of the cement armada of 1975/76; the Wetie crisis in the old Ondo State, as well as how the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, almost lost his wig and gown.