Beware, con artists are on the prowl – Peju Akande

Every day I get inundàted by security alerts forwarded to me on Whatsapp, warning of the new ways robbers are devising to rob people. There are security alerts on kidnappings and even Boko Haram. These alerts are forgetting to warn…

A fake country full of fake drugs – Peju Akande

Years back, when I was still nursing my son, I made it a point of duty to always buy his medicines at a registered pharmacy; cough syrups, multivitamins, pain relief syrups et al. Never mind the fact that there are…

Ending domestic abuse should start with women – Peju Akande

The issue of domestic violence is wide but what concerns me today is battery. Weeks back, someone sent me a short video clip of a street interview conducted by a local tv station. It was more of a vox pop.…

My dear, run o if your partner is insecure? Peju Akande

A few year ago, Vanguard newspapers detailed the story of how a certain hairdresser, who resides somewhere in Ajangbadi area of Lagos pushed her boyfriend, a Uniben graduate out of the window of their one storey building to his death…because…

Let me tell you about the good policeman I met-Peju Akande

I had car trouble on my way back from church, one Sunday afternoon. As soon as I made the turn at Motorways to hit the Alapere express way, I felt the car shake; my first thought was, Peju you have…

Toni Kan strikes 50 with panache – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It was fun at first sight. The first time I set eyes on Toni Kanayo Onwordi, famously known as Toni Kan, I found fun oozing from his every pore.  He blazed into the Lagos writing circle with uncommon confidence that…

Musings on love, life and its vicissitudes: A review of “Built for the Storm” – Peju Akande

The first impression one gets reading through the first few chapters of Bridget Oyefeso-Odusami’s book is: this is like a War Room memoir. You remember the movie, that one with the faithful and ever abiding long suffering housewife? But in…

Yoruba gods come alive in new book “Who’s Who in the Yoruba Pantheon”

A new book, “Who’s Who in the Yoruba Pantheon”, written by Peju Akande, Jahman Anikulapo and Toni Kan with illustrations by Abdulkareem Baba Aminu has hit the shelves. The book captures, celebrates and hopes to re-appropriate the Yoruba Orisas who have been…

I think our kids are dulling o, do you? – Peju Akande

I met a pretty little girl of about six years old over the weekend and in the space of 30 mins, she had told me everything I needed to know about her. She told me, without being queried, what her…

Shaky Before the Goal Post: Business lessons from Austin Avuru’s biography

One evening in 2009, Austin Avuru, then CEO of Platform Petroleum, received a call from Nasir Ado Bayero during which the latter asked if Platform would be interested in purchasing Shell’s stake in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 38, in the…

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