Objection to firing and hiring

President Goodluck Jonathan is fast losing the goodwill he attracted to himself from Nigerians by his shocking predilection for firing and hiring people at the tail end of his inglorious tenancy in the State Ho... Read More...

Rumpus on campus: Peace, please

Newspapers reported last Friday (May 8, 2015) that many students of the premier University of Ibadan protested the death of their colleague, Mayowa Alaran. The former 200 level student of the Department of Huma... Read More...

Balanced education is the solution

There is a lot of crisis in our society nowadays that the nagging question borders on the type of education that our youth receive. Why is there so much depravity among the youth, including students of higher i... Read More...

PDP: This house has fallen

Within two and half years, the American journalist and writer, Karl Maier, published two important books that are so damning as they are provocatively captioned. In January 2000, “This House has Fallen: Midnigh... Read More...

Peace is possible

When the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, in his December 16, 2014 letter addressed to both President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari made his eerie prediction, my heart... Read More...

Garlands for Obafemi at 65

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the Performing Arts Theatre of the University of Ilorin was abuzz with a jaw-dropping performance in honour of one of the most versatile scholars, prolific writers and frontline int... Read More...

When uncertainty is certain…

As preparations for the 2015 elections in Nigeria are at fever pitch with frantic preparations being made towards them one way or another, it is apposite that more political education is required towards the pe... Read More...

Tamuno: Man of peace, rest in peace

My first real encounter with Prof. Tekena N. Tamuno was in 1998 through an article written by the highly cerebral Professor of Virology, Tam David West, for “This Day” newspaper. In the article, “On winning war... Read More...

Leading is planning

Since the past 10 weeks during which elections were approaching and conducted, I have been examining the concept of leadership based on a morphological approach of taking each letter as a distinctive quality. T... Read More...

Happy ending, beautiful beginning

On January 23, 2015, this column featured the story of the pregnant deer with a happy ending. In the article, “2015: The pregnant deer parable”, I contested the apocalyptic prediction of the former Minister of ... Read More...