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My dear brother, friend and comrade Omoniyi Ibietan has just been appointed as HEAD, ONLINE MEDIA AND SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS of Nigerian Comm...


My dear brother, friend and comrade Omoniyi Ibietan has just been appointed as HEAD, ONLINE MEDIA AND SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS of Nigerian Communications Commissions(NCC).I woke up to hear this first good news of the year 2017.This new position is well-deserved.I say Congratulations to my dear brother.

Comrade Ibietan has been a wonderful friend since 1990s.We lost contact and few years ago I saw a lady(his wife) with his surname on Facebook and I asked after him.
Facebook re-united me with my lost ideological brother and erudite comrade.

I first met this great fella on the mini-campus of University of Ilorin in mid-1990s during his persecutions as one of the foundation student leaders of University of Abuja.He was the pioneer PRO of UniAbuja Students' Union.

After discussing for few minutes,something clicked in my mind and we both bonded instantly as ideological brothers and I invited him to my hostel.He even introduced me within few days of our first meeting to his mother in Ilorin as his close friend.(Omoniyi 'lied' to his mother...How can you know me within few days and called me your close friend!)

To be candid,I was one of his close friends during his UniAbuja struggles, he gave me some of his 'sensitive' document and his bag to keep for him. I tried to publish his story in foreign media through my contact in Norway then. General Sani Abacha was still in power.It was very dangerous during Abacha regime to be caught with some anti-government materials.I took the risk for Comrade Omoniyi Ibietan.

We met again two times in London.Tears of joy navigated down my cheeks as I hugged him.My dear brother suffered untold hardship during the military dictatorship in Nigeria.He was expelled from UniAbuja for activism and started all over again at the University of Uyo.He was probably one of the oldest students in class when he went back for his undergraduate degree.He was a strongly determined personality. I learnt few 'survival' tips from him.

He called me on phone as he touched down at London Heathrow airport.

"Comrade,I am in London now, let us meet as soon as possible."

I traced him to his hotel in central London.We even attended few Owambe functions together in London.He is a man with a golden heart.I respect his brain so much.

If Omoniyi enters London today,he must surely look for me to drop 'something' as his ideological brother since 1990s.He is a generous guy.He is a learned fella.

He had read virtually all the great books in this world that I also read.He is a bookworm!This superb brother recently introduced me to latest books to read.

As Apala music legend, Egunmogaji Ayinla Omowura once sang that among all the musicians in Yorubaland, he respected Haruna Ishola(Baba Gani Agba) beyond words.

Among the well-known Nigerian student leaders,I respect Comrade Omoniyi Ibietan because he stands tall with integrity above others.He respects me too because we both passed through same hardship.

He would have been a great lawyer instead of being a communicator/journalist.

Comrade Ibietan is so passionate about knowledge.He begged me to take him to best bookshops in London where he bought valuable books back to Nigeria.Before my very eyes, he had spent close to £300 to buy books back to Nigeria few years ago. No be small thing ooo!

Join me to congratulate one of the passionate Nigerians alive today, crusader for a better society,voice of the oppressed masses and a jolly good fellow, Comrade Omoniyi Ibietan.


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