Civic Engagement: the Osun Example – By Abiodun Komolafe

  By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | April 15, 2022 – Not long ago, Osun State Government launched a feedback platform to further bridge the gap between policy implementation and the experiential realities of the residents of the state. The website, www.civicengagement.os.gov.ng, was launched through the state’s Civic Engagement Centre. According to Olatunbosun […]

Ilesa Varsity and PDP’s Diversionary Therapy – By Abiodun Komolafe

  By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | April 14, 2022 – At last, Osun State College of Education, Ilesa (COEILESA), has been upgraded to a full-fledged University of Education. The approval was announced by the State Governor, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola, recently. Well, let it be on record that Governor Oyetola has by this […]

Politics, policies and governance in Nigeria – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | March 11, 2022 | Osun, Nigeria |  Of a truth, Nigeria’s major predicament is that those who occupy the driver’s seat in her public administration have masked their interest to appear as if it is the public interest. Of course, the pursuit of this interest is to the advantage of those […]

Osun: Progress In Spite of Fractured Politics – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | February 8, 2022 – In the last three years, the alleged hostilities between Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State and Rauf Aregbesola, his predecessor in office, stayed only in the realm of speculations. But, in a week or two ago, the cat was eventually let out of the bag […]

Osun APC and the Lyrics of Reconciliation – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | January 23, 2022  – The National Reconciliation Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came to Osun State, recently, in a long-overdue effort to reconcile aggrieved members of the ruling party in the State. Going by words on the streets, media records and all that, the expectation of […]

Nigeria, Hard Times and Cacophonous Tune – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | December 23, 2021 – Fellow Nigerians, if reports emanating from the grapevine are anything to go by, then, interesting times beckon in 2022. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Nigerian government is expected to fully remove the “unsustainable and economically disingenuous” fuel and electricity subsidies next year. In simple terms, […]

Not on Their Watch – By Abiodun KOMOLAFE

By Abiodun KOMOLAFE | Osun, Nigeria | November 4, 2021  “Good governance cannot remain merely a philosophy. Concrete steps have to be taken for realizing it.” Narenda Modi Adegboyega Oyetola and Olugbenga Babatunji are two leaders in their own right. While Oyetola is the Governor of Osun State, Babatunji is the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese […]

The Masses as Instruments – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | October 11, 2021: Politics, ultimately, is about the people. Policymakers always allude to the interest of the masses as the raison dètre of their policy contents. It therefore goes without saying that all policies appear to be people-friendly until their implementation, when the real and intended beneficiaries are exposed. […]

Osun: Figures Don’t Lie! – By Abiodun KOMOLAFE

By Abiodun KOMOLAFE | Osun, Nigeria | August 12, 2021 – All in the name of playing politics, people churn out information that are not only bogus and vague but also injurious to the body politic because they lack credibility. On the pages of newspapers and broadcast media, opinions of Nigerians have swayed to and fro, back and forth, concerning the political economy of […]

Yinka Odumakin: The Storm is Over! By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | April 10, 2021 – ‘Abiodun, stop crying; the storm is over!’ Those were the exact words of Peter Oluyinka Odumakin to me at Saint James’ Anglican Church, Aramoko-Ekiti in Ekiti State, on November 5, 2009. It was on the occasion of my wedding to the-then Miss Oluwafunmilola Awosusi. For obvious reasons, it was to be a day of joy for me; and, truly, it was! […]

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