Lolly!

A Master's degree holder in literature and cultural studies from the University of Ibadan, I have functioned within the knowledge industry in over two decades as a journalist and worker in the civil society. What traverses all that I have engaged in is the essential vocation of one who tells stories for a living.

Posts by Lolly!:

A corn farm used to illustrate the story.

African ministers strategize on adapting agriculture to Climate Change

In a keen consideration of the huge leaps in the world’s population, particularly on the African continent, and the decreasing yields in agriculture due to the impact of climate change, African ministers of agriculture and a number of international institutions endorsed an urgent and critical 'Declaration' to “tackle head-on the…

Pius Adesanmi

OBITUARY: Pius Adebola Adesanmi (1972 -2019): Deploring An Untimely Transition

Possibly his most enduring role was that of the inconvenient man of letters who kept sentry to public morality and ethics, hovering the fringes of the errant moment, then swiftly rising to caution, needle or upbraid (baring and deploying his 'koboko' on the aberrant body, as he was wont to…

Dr. SKC Ogbonnia

INTERVIEW: Giving Buhari APC ticket again will be worse than annulment of June 12 – Presidential aspirant

SKC Ogbonnia is a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES' Ololade Bamidele, he speaks on his chances, the raging crisis in the party, the Buhari presidency and other issues. Excerpts: PT: In the run up to and for a while after the 2015 Presidential…

Adewale

INTERVIEW: Nigeria needs bridging leadership to make its diversity work – Adewale Ajadi, Country Director Synergos Nigeria

As Country Director of Synergos in Nigeria responsible for driving a State Partnership for Agriculture (SPA) programme in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) and the governments of Benue, Kogi and Kaduna states, Adewale Ajadi has been at the bridging head of bringing people together…

Food security in Nigeria impossible without women – Ogbeh, Synergos Institute

In a bid to emphasise the role of women in attaining food security and the potentials of the agricultural value chain in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Synergos Institute and Technoserve recently convened a stakeholders’ dialogue in Abuja between November 15 and 16. The event tagged,…

Peggy Dulany - Synergos Institute

INTERVIEW: I Have a Hopeful Outlook On Nigeria’s Future – Peggy Dulany

Peggy Dulany Rockefeller, the founder of Synergos Institute, has worked in the past five decades on issues of philanthropy globally, over three decades of which has been as the Chair of Synergos, a global non-profit organisation bringing people together to solve complex problems of poverty, and to serve as catalyst…

UNILAG

Group urges Nigerians to take more interest in economic policies

In the effort to consider how foreign exchange policy, interest rates, inflation, etc. are relevant to the Nigerian on the street, The Liberal Forum, TLF, a think-tank, organised a panel discussion in collaboration with the Nigerian Economic Students Association, NESA, on the theme “Who Finance Don Epp? - Foreign Exchange,…

African Union [Photo: Wikipedia]

AU Set On Making African Businesses More Responsive To Human Rights

The responsibility to sanitise the business environment on the African continent, to strike a balance between the needs of businesses and the rights of the people to a fair life and environment, and to offer a better safety net to Africans by making businesses more responsive to human rights has…

INTERVIEW: How Nigeria can use service excellence to turn its fortunes around — Tope Fasua

In this interview, Tope Fasua, founder, Institute for Service and Good Governance (ISEGG), speaks on the challenges of service delivery in the nation’s private and public sectors and how his organisation is addressing them. PT: Please can you tell us about your NGO - the Institute for Service and Good…

Nigerians debut #BabaWhileYouWereGone hashtag to update Buhari

Nigerians on social media on Friday created a new hashtag #BabaWhileYouWereGone with which they are now running social commentary across social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. The hashtag, which appears to have gone viral, essentially speaks to the return of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress,…