Is Africa’s priority a G-20 seat?

By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 522 5533 I felt the compelling need to allow my friend, Babafemi Badejo, Professor of Political Science/International Relations at Chrisland University, Abeokuta, join issues with Jeffrey Sachs on the recommendation…

Who is afraid of 86-year-old Akintoye? – (1)

By Bolanle Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0705 263 1058 As an Octogenarian inching towards becoming a Nonagenarian, Professor Stephen Adebanji (Banji) Akintoye (born 1935), should be enjoying a well-deserved retirement and rest rather than being in the…

Who is afraid of 86-year-old Akintoye – 2

By Bolanle Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0705 263 1058 Prof. Stephen Adebanji (Banji) Akintoye is the President-General of Ilana Omo Oodua. Two reasons accounted for the birth of Ilana. One was the crisis that crippled the Yoruba…

Yoruba: THE SWEETNESS OF FREEDOM

By Moyo Okediji The Yoruba people comprise of several tribal units, each speaking a different dialect of the Yoruba language. There is Yoruba literature, which has developed a large body of writings including novels, poetry,…

Indonesia’s dirty slap on Nigeria’s honour

By AYO OLUKOTUN In spite of contradictory narratives concerning the origin of the scuffle in Jakarta, Indonesia, involving the brutal mishandling of a Nigerian diplomat by Indonesian immigration officials, anger, consternation and shock continue to…

Government in power without power – Part 2

By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa The absence of basic infrastructure fuels corruption and is a disincentive for selfless service, as our leaders in office, having tasted the allure of stable power supply through generators funded with the…

Government in power without power

By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa Statutory Obligation: “The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.” – Section 14 (2) (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.…

Babangida, the unworthy teacher

By Gbenro Olajuyigbe ‘if the truth shall kill them, let them die’ -Immanuel Kant Bisi Alawale was a very promising young man, my friend and course mate at the University of Benin in the 80s.…