Over 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu wrote his seminal book, “The Art of War”, and the insights it contains are as useful in the fields of governance, politics and sociology as they are in philosophy and military science as well ...

In September 1988, the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” was released by the American musician, Bobby McFerrin, to popular acclaim. It was aptly described by a critic as a “formula for facing life’s trials” because that is exactly what it ...

Two visuals seriously disturbed me last week. The first was the video of a man on a motorcycle, most likely a commercial motorcyclist. He refused to let go of his bike on a flooded road until the flood washed him ...

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, Ahman Pategi University, Patigi, commemorated the International Day of Peace during which the university community as well as the hosting community was sensitised on the theme of the Day, “Stop Racism, Build Peace”. The lecture ...

Everyone has heard the saying that when life throws lemons at you, make lemonade; and if all you have is LIMES, re-arrange the letters and get SMILES. Indeed, part of the secret of enjoying peace of mind is that you ...

For more than six months this year, most public universities in Nigeria have been literally under lock and key due to the protracted strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). ASUU had declared a strike action on February ...

For the purpose of theoretical clarification, the word ‘toxin’ was first used by the German organic chemist, Ludwig Briegen (1849 – 1919). It derives from ‘toxic’, the origin of which is the Latin word, ‘toxon’, meaning ‘bow’, a reference to ...

Away from the gloom of “the malady of the infinite”, as Emile Durkheim would once characterise the harsh reality and normlessness of our daily life in Nigeria, there was a bloom recently that ignited global attention. The Nigerian athlete, Tobi ...

Once described as “the forgotten brother of Mark Twain”, Ambrose Bierce was a fierce satirist who dominated his age with his creative and satirical pen. The most important legacy he left behind is his The Devil’s Dictionary published in 1906. ...

Between June 22 and 24, 2022, the leaders of the Nigerian Muslim and Christian faith communities converged on the historical city of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, for the second quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter-religious Council (NIREC). Ably ...

“Enjoy your life” is the title of a book published in 2007 by Dr Muhammad Al-‘Areef of Saudi Arabia. The book was written after the author read Dane Carnegie’s globally acclaimed “How to win friends and influence people” first published ...

Today, everywhere you look at is in turmoil. As humans who are less humane, we have unwittingly let the genie out of the bottle and now, “mere anarchy is loosened upon the world”, as Y. B. Keats famously wrote in ...