3 Elder Statesmen Who Are Above 90 Years And Still Relevant In Policy Making In The Country (Photos)
There are some Nigerians who are above 90 years but still relevant in the affairs of the country. These people have distinguished themselves as elder statesmen and they do make opinions on social and political affairs. Let us take a look at 3 elder statesmen who are above 90 years but still relevant in policymaking in the country:
Afe Babalola Dares Presidency, Goes Ahead With Plan To Organize National Confab Despite FG's Warning
Barely a few days after the Presidency raised alarm about an alleged plot by religious and political forces in the country to carry out undemocratic practices and activities aimed at destabilizing President Muhammadu Buhari's administration, Aare Afe Babalola, the owner of the Afe Babalola University located in Ado Ekiti has revealed that plans are being put in place to organize a national conference to be sponsored by him.
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Photos Credit: Google We need a new constitution before 2023 election, Afe Babalola insists Legal icon and elder statesman, Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to give the nation a new constitution before the 2023 general election. Photos Credit: Vanguard Speaking with Vanguard in Ado Ekiti, the foremost educationist and founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state said that Nigerians are desirous of a new constitution.
Concerning the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before the lawmakers, one of Nigeria's legal luminary, Aare Afe Babalola has come out to say the reason why the President refused to appear before the lawmakers. Recall that the president was invited to appear before national assembly this on October 10 as released by his Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie but after the announcement that the President wiil appear before the lawmakers, the Attorney General of the Federation came
In a recent report from Vanguard, Oluwapolycarp gathered that the founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, has reacted to the idea of Nigeria having a new constitution before the next general election in 2023. According to him, it is important for the country to consider a new constitution to avoid recycling failed leaders.
The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) expended the sum of N81.5billion in eight months, The Nation learnt on Thursday.- The Nation Newspaper By Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, The call for restructuring Nigeria has been the subject of discourse by many stakeholders who, over the years, have lent their voices, heard and unheard towards revisiting the institutional, socio-economic and political structure of Nigeria. Without a doubt, diverse reasons exist for the call for
The organizer of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, (SAN) has accused avoidance of tertiary organizations last year understudies in the government's arrangement to revive schools all over off with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). He asked the government to regard training as a fundamental social assistance like the force division where strike activities are taboo. Babalola who depicted ASUU as the 'President' of Nigerian state funded colleges, said he was not
Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), a private University, was founded by well renowned educationist, Aare Afe Babalola in 2010. The university is located on 130 hectares of land at an altitude of over 1500 feet above sea level along Ado-Ikare road, Ado-ekiti in Ekiti State. It is the only university in Nigeria, which prior to the issuance of provisional license by the Federal Government of Nigeria, moved to its permanent site and constructed magnificent College buildings and College Hostels, Staff Q
Afe Babalola Speaks Senior Advocate and founder of Afe Babalola University, Aare Afe Babalola, has made case for urgent far-reaching reforms in the country’s judicial system particularly in the area bothering on the retirement of judges and aftermath.Babalola also reiterated the need to change the structure of the country, saying, “It is restructuring that would enable each state to curb insecurity, unemployment, poverty, defective justice system and do away with failed leaders.
Legendary Aare Afe Babalola amazes many of us newsmen on each occasion he tells us the story of his selfless service leading to the timeless legacies God used him to achieve when he served Nigeria and humanity as the Pro-Chancellor of the prestigious University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos. Indeed, those legacies of a man such as Afe Babalola will forever dot the beautiful landscape of the enviable Ivory Tower in Lagos same way Professor Kayode Soremekun's legacies of administrative prowess and patriotic service will
A Legal Don Aare Afe Babalola(SAN) has thoroughly explained the legal process of extradition. According to him, the decision to extradite a fugitive or not lies solely on the shoulders of the Attorney General of the Federation. Abubakar Malami is the current AGF. He revealed that the AGF can make his decision without giving any explanation to the United States for his refusal.
Recall that Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), just produced one of the youngest SANs in Nigeria, Prof. Damilola Sunday Olawuyi, a 37-year old legal luminary. Before now, Babalola's chamber had produced one Lateef Fagbemi who became Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN at the age of 33! While celebrating the feat for Prof. Damilola Sunday Olawuyi who happens to be the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships of the institution, ABUAD, said it is worrisome that many Nigerian graduates
As a young man, Aare Afe Babalola loved (and still loves) the simplicity of the rural farm settlement. Replete with an uninterrupted opportunity to practise farming, a profession he met his father engaged in and which in many respects he regarded as one of the noblest in the world, he could not have asked for more. Education was certainly not an option because he never liked school. In any case, it was, to him, not the preserve of people with so poor a background like his. That was until a missionary catechist
The senior advocate and the founder of Afe Babalola University in Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) in Nigeria, Mr. Afe Babalola said in a message as a special guest of honor at the 5th Ife Institute of Advanced Studies that was held at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria that Nigerians need to ensure that a new truly federal constitution with provision for the parliamentary government to replace the 1999 constitution must be in place before the 2023 general election.
"Mass School Closure Is Unproductive"- Afe Babalola Speaks On School Resumption. It is no longer news that recently, Nigeria has been battling with school resumption. This issue has caused mixed reactions from different people, after the news about the resumption date for schools which was earlier slated for January 18th 2020 was said to might be reviewed. This review, was as a result of the increase in the Covid-19 cases in Nigeria. In recent news, the Presidential task force team on a programme clarified the
There is no doubt that the Nigerian society is blessed with several legal luminaries, and Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) is one of such individuals. Chief Afe Babalola has been in the law business for more than 5 decades, and he has contributed immensely to the legal profession in Nigeria. It is important to state that Aare Afe Babalola is not just a professional lawyer but also an educationists, and a farmer. He has not only contributed immensely to the Nigerian legal profession but also the educational sector. He
Aare Afe Babalola the Senior proponent and founder of Afe Babalola University on Friday disclosed that real democracy was still inaccessible in Nigeria after 28 years of June 12, 1993, election which was assumed to have been annulled under the then self-styled leadership, Ibrahim, Babangida The senior advocate also recollected the day the problem of June 12 was eventually put to sleep in the court, in the belief of a one-sheet journal submitted by the state’s lawyer, portrayed it as “the unhappiest day for the Judiciary in the country” and the outset of a trip the end of which nobody knows.
Nigerians reply Atiku Abubakar (GCON) on his issued statements about Afe Babalola on his birthday. Naturally speaking, as for me I strongly believe that everyman has a right to the choice of words when celebrating someone's birthday. And provided such chosen words are not ridiculous or uncultured, I see no reason for any unnecessary hullabaloo. Therefore, greetings extended to someone is a choice and a personal view. The way you view or what you think about Mr President for instance may likely differ from mine
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, praised a legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), on his 91st birthday, President Buhari's salutary message was contained in an announcement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, named "President Buhari welcomes Chief Afe Babalola at 91" The announcement read, "President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm felicitations to the originator of Afe Babalola University, Aare Afe Babalola, on his 91st birthday, October 30, 2020, joining loved ones to celebrate
Safe Babalola University located in Ado-Ekiti, the founder Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has come out to plea the governments to invest more in the Education sector so as to fight the security lapses in the country. Babalola who is also a Lawyer said that increase in security challenges the country is facing especially currently is as a result of lack of quality education. He said; "Any nation that does not invest in education is sitting on a keg of gunpowder, adding that without functional education, a country would