Learning, unlearning and relearning

On June 12, 2007, I found myself as a speaker at the pre-departure workshop organised by the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy at Victoria Island, Lagos, for the 2007/2008 Exchange Grantees. T... Read More...

Dada versus Orisaguna

These are interesting times in Nigeria. Perhaps, it is another period that great novelist Charles Dickens would describe in the opening of his classic “A Tale of Two Cities” (1859) thus: “It was the best of ... Read More...

Dada’s magic wand

The story of the spectacular success of the academic genius, Ayodele Dada, was almost buried in the rubble of the usual media chatter. The bread seller-turned-celebrity for doing nothing, Olajumoke Orisaguna, g... Read More...

Abduction furore and Ese’s future

Abduction is criminal Last week, it was the story of Ese Oruru that dominated the public space. The young girl from Bayelsa State was said to have been abducted by a teenager, Yunusa Dahiru (alias Yellow), i... Read More...

Missed opportunity, lost humanity

In our world and country, the mechanistic, technocratic approach to life has gained momentum in the past few years. Come to think of it, we operate more like machines these days than as humans. We are mainly mo... Read More...