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Epitaph of Sen. Buruji Kashamu, By Yinka Odumakin

Epitaph of Sen. Buruji Kashamu, By Yinka Odumakin

Senator Buruji Kashamu died of complications arising from COVID-19 on Saturday and was buried on Sunday in his Ijebu-Igbo hometown with our irresponsible society shunning all protocols on coronavirus by allowing a large crowd of hangers-on to mill around his corpse with possibility of mass infections and subsequent deaths. May his soul rest in peace. But we will not succumb ... Read More »

President Buhari Should Wake Up And Take Charge

President Buhari Should Wake Up And Take Charge

By Prince Kassim Afegbua *A Nation On A Wheelchair can understand the pains and agonies of President Buhari’s spokesmen that they often go beyond the cliff to pour insults on Nigerians who, they feel, are criticising the President’s feeble effort at providing leadership. *Reading through one of Garba Shehu’s statements on Sunday, 19th July, one could see his frustrations and ... Read More »

NIPR President felicitates with Nigerians on Eid el Kabir

NIPR President felicitates with Nigerians on Eid el Kabir

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The President and Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Mallam Mukhtar Sirajo, fnipr, has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Eid el Kabir, urging them to imbibe the spirit of love, obedience to God and sacrifice bequeathed to the world by Prophet Abraham (AS), which are some of its hallmarks and historical ... Read More »

Ismaila Isa Funtua: A farewell from an ‘adopted son’

Ismaila Isa Funtua: A farewell from an ‘adopted son’

By Mikail Mumuni Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua (1942-2020) who died in Abuja on Monday, July 20 at the age of 78 evokes different emotions in different people. To many, he was just a friend and ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, while others would simply tag him as a member of the ‘Aso Rock cabal’, consisting of himself, the late Mallam ... Read More »

Kemi Jayeoba sets to lead GOMAN

Kemi Jayeoba sets to lead GOMAN

By Tope Olukole Lady Evangelist Kemi Jayeoba is an administrator par excellence. A former commissioner in Oyo State with four different portfolios – Commerce, Industry, cooperatives and tourism; a gospel music artiste, whose albums remain the toast in churches, conferences and Christian gathering across the country and beyond. She is today gunning to be the number one gospel music artiste ... Read More »

Osinbajo’s Long Standing Integrity and Why You Should Ignore the Lies

Osinbajo’s Long Standing Integrity and Why You Should Ignore the Lies

By Seun Bisuga So one renegade reporter began spewing some lies about the Vice President last week but what Nigerians know about the impeccable integrity and unquestionable character of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is not a new subject of public discourse. On July 3, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari said some flattering words about his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. It is ... Read More »

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi: The war on women

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi: The war on women

A few days ago, we received the news of the passing of Ms Tolulope Arotile, the first ever female combat flying helicopter pilot in the history of the Nigerian Air Force. She died in a car accident and she was in her early twenties. It is such a dreadful loss and I pray that God Almighty will comfort her family ... Read More »

REQUIEM FOR ELDER BỌ̀DÉ OYÈÉWỌLÉ: THE MAN WITH A HOME THAT HAS MATTRESSES FOR ALL

REQUIEM FOR ELDER BỌ̀DÉ OYÈÉWỌLÉ: THE MAN WITH A HOME THAT HAS MATTRESSES FOR ALL

By Diipo Fagunwa The big eyed owl showed its face while the crow cawed thrice as Àyàngbéndé’s drum brought the dirge that no one wanted to hear. The kite left on a long journey, its head bowed while the cuckoo called from the North looking to the ground in supplication. Àyàngbéndé’s drum was sad. It was a long time that ... Read More »

FAYEMI AND HIS AMBITIOUS DREAM    By Gboyega Ajayi

FAYEMI AND HIS AMBITIOUS DREAM By Gboyega Ajayi

    Every Nationalist, the world over, is usually driven by a vision to make a mark on the sands of time. It is this power of insight that sets him apart from the ordinary being. Strategic vision and foresight are critical leadership competencies that empower leaders to take decisions that influence, shape or determine the future of a people. ... Read More »

Thunder Strikes 86 Times In Celebration Of Wole Soyinka

Thunder Strikes 86 Times In Celebration Of Wole Soyinka

BY UZOR MAXIM UZOATU Even the elements are not left out: Lightning! Thunder! They all celebrate Oluwole Akinwande Soyinka, that is, Wole Soyinka for short. Wole Soyinka threw a party for my class on graduation, declaring us the most challenging students he had ever taught. Of course everybody knows that praise from Soyinka does not come easily. His word is ... Read More »

Celebrating Wole Soyinka at 86. By Kayode Fayemi

Celebrating Wole Soyinka at 86. By Kayode Fayemi

  Africa’s most iconic literary maestro and one of the world’s most influential citizens is 86 today. With his ageless physique, it is almost difficult to acknowledge that our own Oluwole Akinwande Soyinka, affectionately called KONGI by his numerous admirers, is 86! Even though 86 might not be a remarkable milestone, it was in 1986 that the Nobel Prize came, ... Read More »

What my father’s death has caused me – Chimamanda Adichie  

What my father’s death has caused me – Chimamanda Adichie  

This is certainly not the best of times for multiple award-winning writer, feminist and public intellectual, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She is mourning the death of her father, Professor James  Nwoye Adichie who passed on in Awka, Anambra State  after a brief illness.  He was aged 88. The writer who spoke to her dad on the phone a day before his ... Read More »

Buhari & S’East: Arthur Eze nails it

Buhari & S’East: Arthur Eze nails it

By Femi Adesina There’s a wise saying in Yoruba land, which goes thus: “If you like, feed the entire city with pounded yam, egusi soup and stockfish on a daily basis, there’ll still be people who won’t like you.” Let’s be honest and frank with ourselves. There are some people with primordial antipathy towards President Muhammadu Buhari, despite the man’s ... Read More »

Bola Tinubu, Ibrahim Magu, The Cabal And 2023

Bola Tinubu, Ibrahim Magu, The Cabal And 2023

By Rèmí Oyèyemí “There is limit to the power of money. Even at times when money seems effective, it is temporary. In the long run, it would not work. The love, affection and loyalty of your people are the only things that could endure. Treachery against them, never pays or the innocent, the past may hold a reward, but for ... Read More »

PASTOR OLUKOYA DIRECTS MFM MOVES TO ANOTHER PRAYER RETREAT

PASTOR OLUKOYA DIRECTS MFM MOVES TO ANOTHER PRAYER RETREAT

  The General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) worldwide, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, has directed that members move from the ongoing third session of the 30 Days Prayer Retreat when it ends on Tuesday, 7 July to another session. According to a news release signed by the Chairman, MFM Media Committee, Pastor Oladele Bank-Olemoh, the members will, ... Read More »

PRINCE ADENIYI ADEOLA AJAKAIYE JOINS RACE TO FILL IYIN EKITI STOOL

PRINCE ADENIYI ADEOLA AJAKAIYE JOINS RACE TO FILL IYIN EKITI STOOL

BY DELE MORAKINYO When American Author Bill Johnson said ”royalty is my identity. Servanthood is my assignment. Intimacy with God is my life source”, he could have been referring to Adeniyi Adeola Ajakaiye, a man who oozes royalty from both sides of his family tree and yet has opted for a life of humility and service to humanity and to ... Read More »