ISLAM VERSUS EBOLA

When I wrote “On Ebolaphobia” on this page two weeks ago and followed up with “Of Ebolaphobia and Ebolaphobes” in another column of mine last week, I thought I was done with the “celebrated” Ebola disease. H... Read More...

Shame upon shame

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) recently announced the results of the May/June 2014 examinations conducted by the body. The results are a national tragedy, our collective shame. Almost 70 per ce... Read More...

Big men, small character

One of the best definitions of education that I often find enthralling, which makes me to refer to it often, is the one that construes the concept as the process of developing one’s three h’s. These h’s are the... Read More...

Too bad, too good

When the first Principal of the University College of Ilorin and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Tekena T. Tamuno, was to leave office in 1979 under circumstances that were less than s... Read More...

On Ebolaphobia

There is a new phobia (excessive fear of something) in town and its name is Ebolaphobia. We woke up last month to face a new challenge, as if the deadly problems we are facing are not enough. “One mad man,” as ... Read More...
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Beyond fasting

Everything that has a beginning surely has an end. The month of Ramadhan, which started just like yesterday, has ended. It is therefore auspicious to thank God because it is not automatic to live beyond fasting... Read More...

Might isn’t right

Against the backdrop of the Israeli war on Palestinians in Gaza and the global reactions trailing the massacre of people without an Army, Navy and Airforce by the fourth most powerful military apparatchik in th... Read More...

Patience is light

On November 18, 2005, I found myself strapped to a seat of a United Airlines airplane at O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, en route to Washington DC for a workshop organised by the United States Department... Read More...

Suicide is not an option

It was shocking and heart-rending last week when it was reported that a Lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Enugu Campus), Dr Bede Apata, committed suicide. Why it was jaw-dropping for all is that at... Read More...