Still on “Ambode: Guilty as charged?”

By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 Straddling the last day in August and the first in September 2021, a two-day national dialogue on girls was held at the Sheraton Abuja Hotel; it was jointly…

Who is afraid of 86-year-old Akintoye? – 4

By Bolanle Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0705 263 1058 Folks preaching or agitating for restructuring-cum-self-determination do so for different reasons – some negative, some positive. We may not blame those in the former category. Since the coming…

Ambode: Guilty as charged?

By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 There is an old English proverb that says “A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays”…

Who is afraid of 86-year-old Akintoye? – 3

By Bolanle Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0705 263 1058 Many Yoruba activists and responsible citizens are critical of Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho on account of his alleged past. It is also on account of their opposition…

The return of the Taliban

By Dr Obadiah Mailafia Whilst a young university lecturer in London in the 90s, I taught many students from influential families across the world. Salman (a pseudonym), came from an affluent Saudi family. He once…

The dawn of the twilight zone

By Dan Agbese “I won’t leave office as a failure.” That confident statement by President Muhammadu Buhari last week, sought to address one important issue, namely, to re-assure the nation and its people that he…

Is Buhari a failure?

By Niran Adedokun I find it interesting that the President, major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), says he does not want to leave office as a failure. Two weeks ago, this column raised the question about…

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…