EBORA OWU AT 80

It was difficult to miss news about former President Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo the whole of last week, as the man who has severally claimed he didn’t know his birth date beyond the “Ifò Market Day” his mother had told him he was born in, marked his eightieth birthday. The whole week was lined with one […]

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OF WOMEN, CHAINS & RELIGION

If you have been following my treatises on the BIBLE STORIES series, you’d find that recently I’ve been highlighting genealogies as an important aspect of the stories in the bible, and in fact if you pay attention to these genealogies you’d find in them stories deeper and more engaging than the main stories that featured […]

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JAMMEH, BARROW & AFRICA’S DEMOCRACY

I received with joy, the exit of His Excellency, Sheik Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Abdul-Aziz Awal Jemus Junkung (AJJ) Jammeh Nassiru Deen Babili Mansa, (former) President of the Republic of The Gambia (as with African leaders where the ebullience of titles and names is metaphor to the emptiness of such rulers who regal in them), […]

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AU REVOIR OBAMA

President Barack Obama’s farewell speech was quite reminiscent of his many speeches prior to and after winning the 2008 elections. Though I listened to others afterwards, including before and after his reelection, and none hit that 2008 note with me again till last Tuesday night. It goes to show how much of change has come […]

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LIVE FOREVER, FIDEL CASTRO

I wish you wouldn’t see this as a review of Fidel Castro’s life. The whole day yesterday, till now has seen me jumping from one review onto another, of this great icon since his passing yesterday. The electronic media as well didn’t let up, from covering the celebrations in Miami by Cuban exiles in reaction […]

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