A national day for Zik of Africa
Nigerians across all the divides cannot forget in a hurry that the country could not have become independent on October 1, 1960, if not for the resolve of one iconic nationalist. When others were fighting for their ethnic groups he stood firm for one Nigeria against very formidable odds.
Was Gandhi a racist?
This month marks Mohandas Gandhi’s 150th birthday commemoration. The Mahatma lived in South Africa for 21 years between 1893 and 1914 and honed much of his satyagraha – soul force - passive resistance civil rights methods and anti-imperial philosophies on the continent.
Where is Africa in the new world?
As forces of globalisation, disruptive and innovative technologies are shaping country and global competiveness...
The death of Ideology
Ideology, that systematic body of concepts as we knew it especially about human life or culture is dead or is in the process of dying. Whereas my generation grew up recognizing...
Moral burden of artist and oracle of wisdom in Nigeria’s democracy - Part 2
Writers in Nigeria for instance, are more often motivated by ethnic justifications and their epistemology of social and political issues sometimes are from ethnic lens than from universal truths.
Adelabu and the quest for gold
Adelabu’s contemporaries in Ibadan politics were the likes of Adeoye Adisa and Meredith Adisa Akinloye. They had bounded together to form the Ibadan Peoples Party, IPP, in the wake of serious constitutional changes that took place in the Nigeria of 1950s.