Lagos and the Open Graves No One is Talking About – By Philip Amiola

By Philip Amiola | NNP | March 3, 2017 – As a dewy-eyed boy growing up in the tranquil town of Ile-Ife, Osun state, I felt nothing but pity for the people who have willfully subjected themselves to the throes of living in a big city like Lagos when they could have had a much […]

The Many Faces of Slavery and Imperialism – By Philip Amiola

By Philip Amiola | Lagos, Nigeria | December 8, 2015 – The world was recently taken aback by news of a London-based Nigerian doctor, Emmanuel Edet, and his wife who were found guilty of enslaving one Ofonime Sunday Inuk for 24 years. As pathetic as the case is, it is only one of many such […]

Gays and Lesbians, We Will Not Keep Quiet! – By Philip Amiola

By Philip Amiola | Lagos, Nigeria | May 22, 2014 – Gays and Lesbians, We Will Not Keep Quiet!  Same sex marriage has been a subject of public debate for a long time. A cursory review of ancient literature traces this contention to the antediluvian age. Since then, proponents of this world view have coined […]

The Dilemma of a Nation – Philip Amiola

By Philip Amiola | NNP | March 22, 2014 – Nigeria is undoubtedly a country with great promise. On account of her favourable weather conditions and rich supply of natural resources, Nigeria was once described by my good friend, Olanike Omolehin, as a country situated in the heart of God; and I agree with her. […]

We Are the Government – By Philip Amiola

By Philip Amiola | NNP | Feb. 23, 2014 – When I wrote an article titled Failed Government or Failing Citizens in January 2013, I expected a reverberation of mixed comments. I was not disappointed. In that piece, I attempted to challenge the belief system that makes us channel our creative energies towards blaming the […]

Re-writing the Nigerian Story through Youth Development – By Philip Amiola

By Philip Amiola | NNP | Dec. 13, 2013 – Recently, I met a bright American chap who is not favourably disposed to watching CNN because as far as he’s concerned, CNN is an acronym for Constant Negative News. I didn’t find it difficult to understand his viewpoint as I have often thought along those […]

Ese Walter & Pastor Fatoyinbo Sex Scandal:Between Schadenfreude & Fair Opinion – By Philip Amiola

    By Philip Amiola | Lagos, Nigeria | Sept. 1, 2013 -I have taken a break from mass media for a while to take care of some personal projects. However, I have been so harangued by the sex scandal involving Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and Ese Walter that I think I should offer a word […]

Underage Marriage and the Leadership Question – By Philip Amiola

By Philip Amiola | Lagos, Nigeria | July 25, 2013 – I have never been more grieved about the condition of the Nigerian state. Why do our leaders continue to make us a laughingstock before the world? We were just recovering from the Governors’ Forum fracas when we were again jolted by the show of […]

And God Said, Let There Be Sex – By Philip Amiola

By Philip Amiola | Lagos, Nigeria | July 17, 2013 – You’re probably reading this article because the title got you curious, offended or slightly infuriated. If that’s the case, I’m glad I got your attention. However, my intention is not just to arouse your curiosity but to remind you of some fundamental truths which […]

Stemming the Tide of Violent Extremism – By Philip Amiola

By Philip Amiola / Lagos, Nigeria / May 26, 2013 – From the tides of terrorism that have reached a climax in Nigeria to the torrents of similarly horrifying tidings across the world, it will probably take a full time job to keep track of the tragic events that have become a normal part of […]

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