Middle class women have lost more ground in fight against patriarchy, says Ajayi-Soyinka
I grew up climbing trees and rocks, picking snails in the bush and behind the hills that seemed so huge. I went to visit the place a couple of years ago and I was amazed because the hills that seemed so huge then now appeared very small.
Soyinka declines to speak on state of nation
Those who had expected Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka to characteristically open up on the state of the nation at a briefing of journalists yesterday were thoroughly disappointed ...
UNDEDSS urges Buhari to expedite action on Niger Delta crisis
A group, United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy (UNDEDSS), has said President Muhammadu Buhari understands what to do to resolve the crisis affecting the region but has allowed his government to be beset with too many petty rivalries.
Korede Taiwo – A plight too familiar
His own father manacled him to the church’s lectern, according to the reports. A rustic pendant, actually a chain dangled down his frail neck and rested around his crotch; a king-size padlocked clutched the chain around his tiny chest.
11 authors shortlisted for The Nigerian Prize For Literature 2016
The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature, led by Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo, has announced an initial shortlist of eleven books, drawn from 173 entries, in the running for the 2016 literature prize worth USD$100,000.
Four women herald Soyinka’s 82nd birthday cultural exchange programme
Four women working in cultural and advocacy projects, Prof. Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka, Hafsat Abiola Costello, Kadaria Ahmed and Sola Salako will discuss an important topic that underlines issue plaguing vulnerable groups...
To everything, its place - Part 1
The issue, I understand, is the flaunting of religious markers in public educational institutions. Let me begin by confessing that I envy the French to whom those choices have only been recently thrust to the fore....
The weapon of mass obstruction - Part 2
There was apparently worse to follow the marred investiture. After the traditional rites, a Thanksgiving service followed. I did not attend. The outraged report was that the media camera once again behaved true to form.