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Elections Featured Nigeria Notes Wole Olaoye

Another Electoral Heist?

Reading Time: 6 minutes “All those involved in snatching ballot boxes and committing all sorts of voter suppression crimes should be arrested and prosecuted”, declared Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former president in reaction to reported incidents of ballot disruption in Bayelsa State. He spoke the minds of many of his compatriots in different parts of the country who had Read More…

Book Choice Culture & Arts Entertainment Featured Notes Toun Gabi-Williams

Between Starshine and Clay

Reading Time: 13 minutes Written by Sarah Ladipo Manyika, and published in 2022 by Footnote Press, Between Starshine and Clay is a composition of encounters with 11 living and 1 deceased titan of modern history. Manyika, a British/Nigerian/American writer, has produced magnificent word portraits of these 12 luminaries. The spirit emanating from each portrait evokes the abundance of images Read More…

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Featured Nigeria Notes Owei Lakemfa Politics

They sell the needy for a pair of shoes

Reading Time: 4 minutes I woke up at the weekend to a letter written by Professor Ibrahim Adamu Yakasai of Bayero University, Kano. He had on March 25, 2023, performed a civic duty as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Returning Officer for the Tudun Wada/Doguwa House of Representative elections. He had announced with his professorial authority that Ado Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa Women World

My mother was a woman

Reading Time: 5 minutes I AM blessed because I am blessed by women. This Wednesday, March 8, I received messages from some women wishing me a happy International Women’s Day. They know I am not part of their gender. But they are aware that I support, speak and fight for gender equity, equal rights and justice for all irrespective Read More…

Featured Isoken Nwabunka Nigeria Notes Women

Embracing equity through positive alliance

Reading Time: 4 minutes On the occasion of the 2023 International Women’s Day (IWD) with the theme, “Embracing Equity’, it is pertinent to discuss a subject close to me, ‘encouraging the girl child to succeed’. The #EmbraceEquity campaign topic for IWD 2023 aims to start a discussion on why just providing equal opportunities are not enough. Every individual has Read More…

Featured Metro Notes Taiwo Obe


Reading Time: 6 minutes Let Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat finish what they started — with renewed vigour By Taiwo Obe Besides that both had been commissioners in the State, there appears to be an unwritten bond that they had to work harmoniously together to transform Lagos State — Nigeria’s economic nerve-centre, which, according to officials, daily receives at least 600 visitors Read More…

Featured Nigeria Notes Owei Lakemfa Politics

The battles between young General Buhari and retired teacher, Ajasin

Reading Time: 4 minutes The battles I describe, took place four decades ago. They speak to character and governance; some of the problems we have today and why the country is in turmoil. They were between a then 42-year-old General Muhammadu Buhari and 76-year-old Michael Adekunle Ajasin who had retired after 54 years of teaching from July 1921 to Read More…

Featured Notes The SDG Book Club Africa Series

The Role of Worldreader in achieving SDG 4 – Inclusive, Equitable and Quality Education: The East African Perspective

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) aims to “ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” Among its several core targets are universal youth literacy, early childhood development, universal pre-primary, primary and secondary education, and education for sustainable development and global citizenship. To reach SDG 4, unequal access to and Read More…