Religion to the rescue

Despite the increasing religiosity of Nigerians, as manifest in the preponderance of places of religious worship and lousy religion-related ceremonies and activities, it is ironic that Nigerians are becoming in... Read More...

This life! The Ibadan killer-wife

It could have been a Nollywood flick but it was real. On February 2, the ancient city of Ibadan witnessed a tragedy, the twists and turns of which have somehow attracted a lot of speculations and heated discuss... Read More...

Does religion poison everything?

The 2016 Annual Lecture of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) was held last Thursday (February 18, 2016) at Kwara State University, one of the fastest-growing state universities in Nigeria. The topic of this... Read More...

A day with Oloyede

Last Thursday (February 18, 2016) will remain evergreen in the annals of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) as it was the day it held its 2016 Annual Lecture, delivered by our mercurial former Vice-Chancello... Read More...

Motivate yourself

Our world today largely revolves around peoples’ opinions and judgements. Right from the early stage of education, there are remarks and judgements about academic ability and character. At the end of formal edu... Read More...

Pleasure is pain

While averring that “pain is pleasure” last week, I alluded to the pursuit of pleasure as a core focus or central affirmation of Hinduism, which basically is: “You can have all you want”. This does not suggest ... Read More...

Alukogate: Ekiti’s can of worms

This Sunday (January 31, 2016), the estranged Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Dr Tope Aluko, on Channels Television made earth-shattering revelations on the atrocious interventio... Read More...

The January obituaries

The month of January 2016 has come and gone but its memory will continue to linger because of the sour taste it left in our throats. At least, two tragedies befell us as a community. These were two obituaries w... Read More...

Pain is pleasure

One of the memories I have of the pulse-pounding blockbuster of Dan Brown, “The Da Vinci Code” (2003), is the epigrammatic principle, “pain is pleasure”, and its counterforce, “pleasure is pain”. Though Dan Bro... Read More...