Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Aluta Stopay!

Reading Time: 6 minutes Image Credits: Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto/Getty Images. A LUTA CONTINUA! VITÓRIA É CERTA! (The struggle continues! Victory is certain!) That was our singsong in those heady student union days when our blood boiled with patriotic fervour as we challenged the excesses or inadequacies of our unelected military fiefs. That battle cry is so central to the raison Read More…

Notes Wole Olaoye

Why War Is Too Important To Be Left To Soldiers Alone!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: Defense Post. So much storm was generated by the defection of Femi Fani-Kayode from the PDP to the APC, a defection which came to public focus on the day some Nigerian soldiers were killed in Monguno, Borno State (with several others missing) after an ambush by militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Read More…

Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Homicide In Epidemic Proportions

Reading Time: 5 minutes THE SOUL-NUMBING trend is in your face. Homicide has become our everyday companion. It wasn’t always like this. Life used to be sacred. It was not considered fashionable for acorns to be devoured before they became trees. Now, we are inundated with gory tales of gruesome stabbings, decapitations, gun violence and more. If you turn Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

The Dove which triumphed over hawks and vultures: The Kaunda story

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Sky News. THE NEO-COLONIAL TRAJECTORY of almost all African states, the neo-liberal policies they pursue and their anti-people programmes, lead in virtually all cases, to constant conflicts between African political leaders and workers. So it is rare for workers to eulogise their political elite. So, for them at the continental level to collectively eulogise and honour Read More…