The Yoruba: 2000 years of workable history – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The Yoruba: A New History by Akinwumi Ogundiran; Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, USA; 2020; 532pp It strikes me as not very funny that there was a time when a celebrated historian in Oxford University, England, Professor Hugh Trevor-Roper, boldly…

Let us scrap the NYSC and the Presidency- Lucia Edafioka

When former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon declared ‘no victor, no vanquished’ at the end of the infamous Nigerian civil war in 1970, 10-year-old Nigeria was deeply fractured along ethnic lines. There was mutual distrust and hate among the…

Some people can be very ignorant sha – Lucia Edafioka

One of my friends convinced me to go see The Wedding Party when it was at the cinemas three years ago. It was a comedy through and through. I totally enjoyed the movie. As is expected with cinemas and movies…

A Time to Build: Matters arising from the protest – Obari Gomba

It is normal to posit that every Nigerian wants a better country even when we differ about the route to that destination. It is time to find a common ground and build peace on the basis of justice. The pursuit…

Lagos is full of tribalism o – Lucia Edafioka

Tribalism is to Nigeria what Racism is to America. Majority of Nigerians are oblivious as to how tribalism works, especially the ones who have never left their regions; think of the Yoruba man who has never left Western Nigeria, or…

Our kids won’t be Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa – Peju Akande

When I look at our kids, I know there is hope for Nigeria. We are raising a crop of detribalised Nigerians today. Many of the kids out there learned to speak the English language first before their parents’ mother tongue,…

Maiden Arewa festival and award to hold in Lagos

The maiden edition of the annual Arewa Festival and Awards (AFA) will hold in Lagos in the shape of Dinner and Award on December 28, while the Festival and Exhibition is to hold on December 30, at TBS Lagos. Already,…

Calls for Yoruba unity resonate at Alaafin’s 80th birthday (Nation)

Prominent Yoruba leaders have made several attempts to end the seeming ‘rivalry’ between Ooni of Ife and the Alaafin of Oyo-two paramount traditional rulers in Yoruba land. OSEHEYE OKWUOFU reports that at the conference held at the Lecture Theatre, Faculty…

Democracy Day: Did Buhari Deliver A Master Stroke? – Magnus Onyibe.

Just when President Muhamadu Buhari’s electability in the South West of Nigeria was beginning to look weak, (at a time that the enormous influence formerly wielded by his main ally Bola Tinubu is being badly eroded) his landmark decision to…

BBC launches formally in Nigeria

The BBC had the official launch of its Lagos bureau, the biggest in Africa on Wednesday March 21, 2018.   The service already boasts an audience of 36m people in Nigeria through its Igbo, Yoruba, Pidgin, Hausa and English services.…

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