Opinion

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya

Leadership and Resilience, By Taiwo Odukoya

The ability to remain composed, adapt appropriately, and forge ahead in the face of challenges…

Hussaina Ishaya Audu

Different Shades of a National Identity, By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

Recently in the United Kingdom, there has been a great deal of talk about what…

Akanimo Odon

Breaking the Nigerian Higher Education Code (Part 1), By Akanimo Odon

A system used for brevity or secrecy of communication, in which arbitrarily chosen words, letter…

Gbenga Olorunpomi

Jonathania Nigeriana, By Gbenga Olorunpomi

The dark days of military oppression are back! The Black Era has returned! Soldiers took over a major street in Lagos for five hours and we were helpless to stop them. They slapped some; beat some senseless; destroyed public and personal property, all without fear of retribution. The signs were…

Oke Ikeogu

In Defence of Priesthood From Pastor Adeboye to Father Kukah, By Oke Ikeogu

Like Ebenezer Obadare, I am not one of those Nigerians who consider “men of God” – as some refer to Christian clergymen in our country – to be beyond reproach. When you question the actions of such men, even those that seem to contradict scripture, you’re wont to hear their…

Amma-Ogan

Three Months and Counting… By Amma Ogan

The girls of Chibok remain in captivity despite: Having drawn the attention of the whole world The Nigerian Army declaring it knows where they are The US, Britain, France, Israel, Australia, South Africa the AU and others having pledged assistance in men, materiel and expertise African power heads of state,…

Aregbesola Campaign Rally in Ede

Ogbeni Aregbesola, Òrànmíyàn’s Chief of Staff, By Ogaga Ifowodo

I had sworn that my first visit to Osogbo would be to its world-famous Osun Sacred Grove. Instead, I attended a “mega” rally in the historic town of Iwo, one of many at which Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is asking the Osun people to renew his mandate as their governor. I…

Dele Agekameh

Reminiscing On The Odukomaiya Legacy at 80, By Dele Agekameh

It was Arthur Gordon, famously known as "Art" Linkletter, a Canadian-born American radio and television personality (July 17, 1912 – May 26, 2010), who said: “There are four stages of man: infancy, childhood, adolescence…and obsolescence”. In all through these stages, the first two - infancy and childhood- though form the…

Garba Shehu

The Greed that Nourishes the Polio Tragedy, By Garba Shehu

Hearing the reports of massive inflow of foreign assistance – millions of US Dollars, plane-loads of medicines, building materials, blankets and warm clothing into Japan and 13 other countries along the costs of those countries bordering the Indian Ocean following the devastating, mega-earthquake, the Tsunami, a poor but calculating and…

Soji Apampa

Esusu, Adashe, & Ajo: Lessons for Corporate Nigeria? By Soji Apampa

All over Nigeria, it is common to see small contributory savings schemes where market women contribute a daily portion of their trading profit to a collective. What are the characteristics of these groups that make it work and what lessons can corporate Nigeria learn from these groups to ensure that…

biodun jeyifo

For Wole Soyinka at 80, By Biodun Jeyifo

Last semester, I taught Wole Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel for the first time in about thirty years. Though I do like the play a lot, it is not one of my favourite Soyinka plays, not one of his dramatic writings that I regard as some of the best…

Okey Ndibe

The Wonder Known As Wole Soyinka, By Okey Ndibe

Wole Soyinka turned 80 at the very beginning of this week. For many, that milestone must seem incredible. He looks scandalously young and vibrant, his physique trim, his mind ever engaged with some of the major literary and political issues of our time. He’s the kind of man who provokes…

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When we cannot see Sambisa for the trees, By Omowande Omame

Malala Yousafzai spent “Malala Day”, her 17th birthday, in Nigeria. Since she was shot by the Taliban on her way to school nearly two years ago, she has become a complex, important global symbol. Wearing a headscarf, she confidently advocates for young girls’ rights to education. While the backdrop of…

hannatu Musawa

Now the bigger threat to Humanity, By Hannatu Musawa

As we watch man threaten its very existence with its inhumanity to itself, our focus is very dangerously taken off a bigger peril. While we plant bombs and launch arsenals in a bid to win unwarranted wars, a silent war against the human race is being declared by an even…

Gordimer at 88

Goodbye to a Great Woman, By Tade Ipadeola

A writer like Nadine Gordimer is rare. She was one of those great ones who challenged the human faculty for reading because her writing never conformed to the norms of writing but rather reached forwards into realms of possibilities, constantly. She wrote a lot, thought a lot, suffered a lot.…

Femi Aribisala, Ph.D

Why APC is likely to lose Lagos in the 2015 election, By Femi Aribisala

Just think how many votes can be harvested in Lagos by telling commuters an incoming PDP government will allow okadas back on the roads. (more…)

tunji Ariyomo

80 canon salutes to Soyinka, African god of literature, By Tunji Ariyomo

 “He communicated in the contemporary language of his time and with such suaveness that both awe and appeal.” (more…)

Jibrin Ibrahim

Ending the National Conference, Equity, the Numbers and the Zones, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The National Conference is coming to an end and through it, we know at the end what we knew at the beginning. It was necessary to have the National Conference so that we can chat but that the discussions will take us nowhere. My position has always been that just…

Ifeanyi Uddin

Making Sense of What We Say, By Ifeanyi Uddin

When plans to convene another talkfest around the seminal questions hemming in our quest for national cohesion were bruited about recently, my initial reaction was one of irritation. At the minimum, any such dialogue makes sense in response to a representation, accountability, or democracy deficit. Within this reading, a national…