‘A playwright cannot sit while society degenerates ’
Ahmed Parker Yerima is a playwright and theatre director. He was Artistic Director of the Nigerian National Theatre, and also served as General Manager of the National Theatre. The professor of Theatre and Performing Arts has been dean of the College of Humanities, Redeemer’s University since 2013. In this interview, he spoke on his play…
Esu: A metaphor for social justice and reform
The stability of the cosmos depends on Esu (Devil). Yet, he delights in mischief – Babatunde Lawal. Once upon a time in a pristine African society, life was absurd at its best. Human life was largely devoid of meaning. Few succeeded with difficulties; the majority did not and didn’t know why. Many laboured but in…
The king, dearth of honour and the rest of us - Part 3
It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own – Sir Herbert Samuel. The public space of today’s Nigeria is anything but honourable. No thanks to the funny characters to which our society has bequeathed its noble driving seats. This is not to imply that…
‘Stop discriminating against albinos’
Abia State Coordinator of Albino Foundation, Lady Ugonwa Okeke, has decried the discrimination against albinos in the society, calling on the government
Have you discovered your child’s unique ability?
Every child is born with at least a talent and a unique ability to solve the problems in the society. But if he or she is not helped to spot or discover
Rising cases of cultism, kidnapping traced to absence of boys scout
The rising cases of social vices including cultism, kidnapping and armed robbery, among other ills plaguing the society, have been traced to absence of scouting in the primary
‘Parenting … A life long right every child is entitled to’
Vivian Kayode-Yusuf is the Founder, ‘I Need To Know Foundation’ (INTKF), a non-profit organisation that focuses on young adults, teenagers, and the community. She is also the Chief Operating Officer of L’Pacemaker Group.
Experts harp on grooming, empowering girl-child
An appeal has been made to parents and society; to give the girl-child a voice, opportunities and empowerment towards building capacities, thrive like everyone else and bridge the gender inequality gap in leadership.
Students tackle societal problems via innovations
Eleven students from Nigerian tertiary institutions have pitched different innovations to solve technological and societal problems. Three winners will be empowered with N3 million start-up capital at the end of the innovative challenge, which held at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).