BRIDGE BUILDER @ THE BORDER.

By the appointment of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as the Minister of Interior, President Muhammadu Buhari has enacted a mode of diplomacy that best interprets Nigerian Government’s commitment to use dynamism and peace-building strategies to foster good relationship within Nigeria and across our borders, especially at a time like this when the security of our land is being threatened within…

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SOUND HEALTH FOR NIGERIA.

In ” Civilization and Ethics”, Albert Schweitzer is quoted as saying” although it is political and economic question that the present day prescribes for study, we can accomplish the problem of political life if only we approach them as men who are trying to think ethically.All those who in any way help our thought about ethics are working for…

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OPEN-DOOR ROBBERY POLICY

It is when we are really weak  That truly we become strong, And it is by the same token of our strength That we come tumbling down (La-la to roke, ile lounbo;) The butterfly of our jet age Alas, it’s destined for a plunge  In the very dustbin of history. It is by the agenda of our own very…

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SOFT LIFE, KILLING US GENTLY.

Soft life is killing us in this part of the country. We die daily by installments through our weekend parties of opulence in which millions of Nigerian youths have no food to eat while religious houses keep over-emphasizing love of money as the only way to prove that one is a child of God. What a “Sakara” gospel of…

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IN DEFENCE OF BIG BROTHER NAIJA

When scholars fail to apply passion and put golden ideas  through on paper; when religious houses fail to reckon with human values , but screaming sound rather than sense ; with society’s value system based notoriously  on Naira rather than on character ,Big Brother Naija and other brutes would script vices (not values) in letters filled with  bombshell of…

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ODE TO HIS ROYAL MAJESTY

When words get lost in the region of verbosity, It’s with the horse of proverbs we bring them to face sanity; And where prose gives in with diarrhoea unfeigned, It’s with the language of poetry that heals it with its license Are we not in boardroom of knowledge Where honour, frankness and fecundity Are all in “confero”? Should it…

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GIVE US MOTHER DAILY.

Worthy of dignity, daily, is Mother; An Oracle beyond compare. Gold is rust at the death of “Auwa” The Mother of life; Recline then not from the altar of her daily devotion, An Oracle deserving of honour. It was her sweetest labour; Though painful, That saw through my manliness; Even as I turned her tummy into an open field…

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OYETOLA, WATCH YOUR BACK

What is the use of “argufying and splitting hairs over nothing even at a time when matters are speeding from bad to worse? The matter over which the farmer’s harvests tear apart is exactly a laughing matter to “the son of the soil” who is soon to becoming area boys, even as strangers dance on their fathers’ graveyards. The…

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NIGERIAN ACADEMY OF LETTERS TO INDUCT PROFESSOR STELLA EFFAH-ATTOE

A gender- mainstreaming activist and Professor of History and international Studies Professor Stella Effah- Attoe has canvassed for the passage of nation’s Gender equality bill into law as a means of advancing towards the thirty five percent Affirmative actions in the country. She contended that the current National Gender policy as it stands today is like a toothless bulldog…

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