21 Feb 2021
The open street from the top of what used to be the Armel’s Transport Service office down pass the petrol station and on to Oke-Eda is still open but overcrowded.
7 Feb 2021
Of all the good news that came from the restrained face of President Ramaphosa, last Monday, the most welcome was the nomination of Cuba for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, 2021.
17 Jan 2021
That year Empire Day was to be celebrated throughout the British Empire, the primary schools of Akure, the provincial headquarters of Ondo province included. A new shield had been designed. Polished brown hard wood shining bright.
3 Jan 2021
As the year 2020 rolled out of our lives, I called out our team to organise ourselves for this new year 2021. Every four weeks, we shall have a turnaround of topics: a book review...
27 Dec 2020
Twice he asked for his help. Twice he refused to help him. Biodun asked his childhood friend to take the English General Paper on his behalf.
15 Nov 2020
Those who study Democracy didn’t know why they were spending time studying Democracy. Those who don’t like Democracy knew why they were studying the subject.
25 Oct 2020
1960. I was in Form Four at Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, the penultimate year of secondary school. Come 1961, I too would obtain my freedom, my independence and I and my mother will celebrate.
4 Oct 2020
This week, the winning novel of the Booker Prize was announced in London. The novel is entitled The Living Sea of Waking Dreams. It is written by Richard Flanagan, a native of Tasmania, that little island added to Australia to complete the country-continent.
23 Aug 2020
It is so easy to get into tangles of trouble from which it is embarrassing to escape. In Yoruba usage, it is easy to say without complicating ones life:”O nbu mi bo”. This can be rendered literarily as “you were abusing me as you came along.
2 Aug 2020
The person who inspired this column this week was not sure what to call these Nigerians. They are Nigerians who the writer dare not name. He can give them mere generic names.
21 Jun 2020
By the time any group of Africans arrived in Ilu Oyinbo, not one of them could speak the language of the other. First in Badagry and then in Goree in Senegal, the populations were so mixed and mashed together that the Oyinbo Man was the only speaker our people looked up to.