40 years without Robert Nesta Marley, the Apostle of One Love  By Simon Kolawole

May 1981. I was pretty much young. Radio stations were playing Bob Marley non-stop. One Love. Redemption Song. No Woman No Cry. Rastaman Vibration. On and on and on. I overheard my older cousin, now of blessed memory, discussing with a neighbour that “Bob Marley is dead”. She looked sad. On my uncle’s table were several Marley cassettes. The one that fascinated me the most was the cover of ‘Uprising’, his last studio album. He had his arms raised and his head bent backwards, with his dreadlocks, as thick as the roots…

 8 Important Things To Know About New IGP Usman Alkali Baba

DIG Usman Alkali Baba has been appointed by President Buhari as the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) with immediate effect. The Yobe born Police chief has held several strategic positions in the past.   Here are few things to know about the acting IGP: Usman Alkali was born on 1st March, 1963. He hails from Geidam in Yobe State and has had meritorious years in the force. He has also served in various capacities such as DIG Force CID and was also the Force Secretary at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.…

Yinka Odumakin: A Hero And Legend In Death, By David Adenekan.

For the past 72 hours after the demise of a gigantic freedom fighter, Chief Olayinka Odumakin the mainstream and social media has been awashed with outpouring of tributes as if a president of a country has just passed away. It has been an atmosphere of painful grief and sorrow. The last time I spoke with  comrade Olayinka Odumakin on the phone was during the electioneering campaign of 2019 general elections. I called him to feel his political pulse about the danger of re electing President Mohammed Buhari for the second…

Five common phobias and how to manage them  BY KUNLE DARAMOLA

During a recent air trip from Lagos to Abuja, a colleague became severely uneasy and restless. As the aircraft landed in Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, he summoned the courage to say in a discomforting tone, “I think I have the fear of flying”. It then dawned on me that many of us do not know we have these social and common fears until we experience them firsthand. In view of this, we will dissect five common fears and how to manage them. Aerophobia: Fear of flying According to the…

Dr. Ohiare Sanusi: Bridging the gulf in Leadership By Abdullahi Haruna

It’s not everyday one comes across very enterprising and transformational leaders in Nigeria who belong in the youth demography occupying strategic positions especially within the political space. By some strange designs or arrangements, the youths are perpetually positioned to play the role of assistants or support staff that do the legwork and handle critical assignments on behalf of their principals. The opportunity to have them steer the ship as frontline players rarely presents itself. This is perhaps the Achilles heel confronting the youths in Nigeria. The fact remains that in…

BIOGRAPHY OF A GREAT LEADER OF OUR TIME, THE GREAT BRIDGE BUILDER! ASIWAJU BOLA ADEKUNLE AHMED TINUBU (JAGABAN OF BORGU) BY; COMRADE LUKMAN OLUKAYODE AHMED

 Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu was born in Lagos on March 29,1952.  He attended Richard Daley College, Chicago Illinois, where he earned himself a place in the honors list of the College. Earlier, he attended St John’s Primary School, Aroloya and Children’s Home School, Ibadan for his elementary education. He subsequently proceeded to the Chicago State University, Illinois where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Management). During his undergraduate years, he was honored with the Outstanding Student’s Award, The University Scholar’s Award and the Certificate of…

What else do we want? power to pioneer or to establish A Nupe language school? or, Is it the fame, money, or what more?

Thanks everyone for wishing us well. May God bless you for the trust you have in us, Amin. We are Nupe students of philosophy (hon). Every good child of African literature would wishes to be like Chinua Achebe and Wale Soyinka the gods of African literature. I am sure that some of us will never be left out in this trend. We pushed to get to this level to the extent of bagging a Professorship Award for our native; Nupe. The achievement could be unclear but even the Almighty God…

30 years after: How Nasarawa executes joint venture to build 4000 low income houses By Ali Abare

A journey that began over three decades ago, precisely in 1992, finally came to fruition, by the stroke of the pen, penultimate Wednesday, after Nasarawa State Government, entered into a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), with a major player in the real estate business in the country, Affinity Continental Royalty Limited, to develop the Peninsula Estate, in Karu Local Government area, initiated under the then old Plateau State. The landmark achievement, is coming barely two years into the administration of Engineer Abdullahi Sule, with the governor persistently bringing his private sector background…

PROFESSIONALIZATION OF TEACHING AT PRIMARY SCHOOL LEVEL : A PANACEA FOR STRENGTHENING THE EDUCATION SECTOR AT THE FOUNDATION A BRIEF TALK GIVEN BY ALHAJI G.A BABALOLA AT THE CELEBRATION OF THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF ST ANDREWS COLLEGE OYO(THE FIRST TEACHER TRAINING INSTITUTION IN NIGERIA). 

The Talk was organized by Ogbomosho Branch of the SACOBA on 18th March 2021 at Bishop Osunade Hall,St David Anglican Cathedral Ogbomosho.   As an Adrian trained as a Primary School Teacher at St Andrews College Oyo several years ago, I feel greatly troubled with what our public Primary  Schools are today. All those who can afford it send their children to fee paying Private Schools and they include the not so well-to-do who have to struggle very hard to pay the fees. Truly speaking, people have lost confidence in…

Gov Yahaya Bello for President of Nigeria? By Yushau A. Shuaib

“Eh… My Oga!”, he exclaimed, with surprise written on his face. I quickly glanced backward to see who the call was meant for. Surprisingly, other guests, mostly editors and online publishers, were smiling and laughing. “Alhaji Yushau Shuaib… very long time!” The unmistakable voice of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State rang out again. Through my face mask, I returned a smile and exchanged a COVID-19 greeting of an elbow bump, rather than a handshake or an embrace. A week prior to the face-to-face encounter with the governor, I had…