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Book Choice Culture & Arts Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Favoured by benevolent gods…

Reading Time: 6 minutes For some inexplicable reason, the first thought that came to my mind when I saw the title of Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi’s memoirs, “The Road Never Forgets”, was a quick throwback to Wole Soyinka’s world-acclaimed play,“The Road”. The word, road, has had a loaded meaning for me on various metaphorical levels since I acted in a Read More…

Family & Kids Featured Life Notes Ugoma Johnson

December is not a deadline – don’t kill yourself

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Christmas season which is a celebration that is peculiar to December is always interesting and fun-filled. The joy of the season is such that is felt by all, including none Christians. Most businesses seem to boom more during the Christmas season and most business people always look forward to it. It is also an Read More…

Ethiopia Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa World

Tigray-Ethiopia: Writing a bloody peace in hopelessness

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ethiopia, which along with Liberia were the only two African countries Europe was unable to colonise, has been bathed in blood many times in the last six decades until a bloody peace was written on November 2, 2022. A civil war with Eritrea which was then part of Ethiopia exacerbated the 1983-85 Ethiopian Famine resulting Read More…

Crime Featured Kidnapping Nigeria Notes Wole Olaoye

When Death Stalks…

Reading Time: 6 minutes Away from the grandiose promises of politicians in these testy times of electoral campaigns in the midst of insecurity, let’s just pause for a moment and consider how parts of our country came to look like Libya where warlords determine life expectancy. I am not aware that any of the leading presidential candidates has shown Read More…

Bimbo Esho Entertainment Featured Music & Nightlife Notes

Preserving the Nigerian Popular Music Heritage – The Evergreen Experience

Reading Time: 4 minutes Music preservation is an act of preserving and maintaining art found throughout the ages be it sculpture, paintings, books, etc. Most people who are preservationists usually first start as collectors. A good example is a renowned music collector in Nigeria, Mr Femi Esho, Chairman of Evergreen Musical Company who owns the largest collection of music Read More…

Africa Environment Featured Notes The SDG Book Club Africa Series World

African Perspectives on the Fossil Fuel vs Clean Energy Debate

Reading Time: 4 minutes The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) calls for ‘affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’ by 2030. It recognizes energy usage as the dominant contributor to the generation of Green House Gases (GHG), accounting for about 60 per cent of total emissions. It observes with alarm that global emissions have accelerated, resulting Read More…

Featured Nigeria Notes Owei Lakemfa Politics

What politicians can teach labour leaders

Reading Time: 5 minutes INTRIGUING. I mean the topic that leaders of the Food, Beverage, and Tobacco Senior Staff Association, FOBTOB asked me to speak on. ‘Trade Union Leadership: Lessons to be learnt from or Taught to the Political Class.’ I know a lot of lessons politicians can teach labour leaders, but scratch my head what the latter can Read More…

Education Featured Nigeria Notes Wole Olaoye

Teacher, Don’t Teach Me Nonsense!

Reading Time: 6 minutes My name is Government, in case you don’t know. You underrate me at your peril, Teacher. You, a mere pen and paper wielder, exam marker, lecture deliverer, knowledge vendor. A hunter of antelope can’t compare himself with a hunter of men. Only the Government can delete you from circulation — and even find your corpse Read More…