The Pandemic and the Country’s Future – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | May 16, 2020 – Nigeria’s decision to ‘unwind’ the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown in the capital, Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States refers. As we strive to “balance the need to protect health while also preserving livelihoods”, can we safely say that the worst of the pandemic that has unleashed […]

Again, a thought for Leah Sharibu – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | May 13, 2020 –  Thursday, May 14, 2020, will mark Leah Sharibu’s 17th year of existence on earth. By that day, she will also have gone deeper into her 3rd year as a captive in Boko Haram’s custody, ministering to the needs of the terrorists in an unfamiliar desert terrain. Lest we forget, Leah was abducted, alongside 109 other female […]

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Days That Follow!- By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | May 9, 2020 – “Lockdown has immediate ramifications for individuals who live on a hand-to-mouth basis, and for the networks of their dependents. If people cannot eat, they will not obey a lockdown, nor is there any reason, practical or moral, for them to do so.”  – Alex […]

Nigeria: One Country, Wasted Visions – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | March 22, 2020 – “We must make sure about two things, namely: that our principles are just and that are methods are practical; for nothing destroys her own ends as unjust principles and impractical methods and approach.” –   Obafemi Awolowo. Twenty three years ago, yours sincerely authored an article on […]

2023 and Tinubu’s Rumoured Interest By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State | Nigeria | March 7, 2020 |  Rumours are rumours! But, if, indeed, there is any substance or element of truth in the rumoured presidential ambition of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, then, he will have to take some serious steps for it to become a reality. Charity, they say, begins at home! For him […]

Needless Controversy over Amotekun! -By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | February 9, 2020 –  I hope it would not amount to ‘Hate Speech’ to make some confessions, especially, with a particular reference to Nigeria’s sociopolitical landscape. First and foremost, let’s not deceive ourselves: Muhammadu Buhari has seen it all as one of Nigeria’s luckiest few, favoured by God. So, […]

Emir Sanusi’s Lamentation! – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | January 4, 2020 | The 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II recently told a moving story of how a mother watched her sick child die while waiting to ask the Emir for financial assistance, because she could not afford to buy prescribed drugs of N3000.00, which, in context, […]

Money Politics: Nigeria’s Delicate Delicacy- By Abiodun KOMOLAFE

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | November 21, 2019 – I have written a few weeks back about the lamentation of the 14th Emir of Kano, Alhaji Lamido Sanusi II. However, the critical mass of Nigerians still seems to be going about their daily social activities as if nothing frightening is in the offing. […]

Now that Osun Has Commissioners! – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | October 12, 2019 –  Let me start by confessing that recent events in Nigeria have not only shamed my trust, they have also shown how complicated we are as a people.   In 2015, Muhammadu Buhari swore to “serve as president to all Nigerians” and uphold the Rule […]

Our Governor, who art in Osun! – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Ijebu-Jesa, Osun State, Nigeria | September 28, 2019 – By now, Nigerians must have settled the idea of who actually governs legally in Osun, especially, after the pronouncement of the Supreme Court. That said, it is also a fact that, come November 27, 2019, Gboyega Oyetola will mark his first anniversary as Governor […]

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