“How is it possible that I would know this many people who had died?” Bowens, a 55-year-old public relations professional and founder of the Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods NAACP Branch, recalled thinking to himself.
It’s an existential threat to Africa
Even as Asia, Europe and North America battle to keep the spread of coronavirus under control, public health officials are raising the alarm that infection rates in Africa could soon boom, while also undermining international efforts to end the pandemic.
Oba Adetona… Making of longest reigning Ijebu monarch
But for the dreaded COVID-19, the entire Ijebu Kingdom would have been agog on Thursday, as the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, Ogbagba 11 clocked 60 years on the throne.
Coronavirus ravages Seven members of single family, killing three
The matriarch of the large New Jersey family died Wednesday night without ever knowing that her two oldest children had died before her. Grace Fusco — mother of 11, grandmother of 27 — would sit in the same pew at church each Sunday
Sanusi, the history, nemesis and politics of his dethronement
The dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, by a special sitting of the Kano State Executive Council chaired by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje yesterday might have come as a rude shock to some quarters while in other quarters the development....
Osinbajo at 63: Tunji Olowolafe pays tribute to Nigeria’s VP on his birthday
Lagos businessman Dr Tunji Olowolafe has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as a shining light for every visionary Nigerian, especially as Nigeria overcomes recent economic challenges.
Mushin: Inside Nigeria’s Untapped Leather Treasure
When Arinze Emmanuel finished his Junior Secondary School Examination in 1991, he left his village to stay with his uncle who owned a leather goods shop under his house in Wey Street, Mushin in Lagos.
Valentine: Finding love in season of blight
With so much discontent and chaos plaguing the world today, there is no doubt humanity needs the pure, genuine love Saint Valentine, a Roman Catholic priest espoused, when he fearlessly faced death for a cause he believed in
Africa should set its sights on feeding the world
With the world population expected to swell by 2 billion people over the next three decades, Africa has an opportunity to step up and become a major global food production hub. For the time being, Africa remains a net importer of food, despite its vast tracts of underutilised land and other enviable natural resources. Its…
The broken twig
During my last visit to the United States, I had a rather interesting discussion with my brother-in-law, about his experiences during his two-year job hunt post immigration. Each time he sent his CV to fellow Nigerians, they'd fail to help him. However, the moment he finally managed, despite all the odds to secure a decent…