The Mafia Paradigm – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | August 12, 2022 – Bureaucracy is a systemic form of administration. Since there is a universally acceptable standard benchmark, a deviation from the ideal type reveals the unintended fault lines and the extent to which the system can no longer function as a bureaucratic administration, as expected. A variation […]

Osun Guber and Oyetola’s Fulfilled Mandate – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe  | Osun, Nigeria | August 12, 2022 –  “You (Governor Oyetola) are doing well. You will complete this term and do another term.’ – HRM Oba Munirudeen Lawal, Timi of Ede As a young boy growing up, back then in the village, under the tutelage of his paternal grandmother, yours sincerely was […]

Osun Guber, APC Primaries and Other Stories – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | July 24, 2022 – When we were growing up, we were treated to the fact that, whether things were convenient or not, elections, globally, were contests; that membership of a political party was a thing of pride; and that, in a contest, ‘you win some, you lose some.’ […]

Nigeria’s Presidential Flag-bearers and the Road to 2023 – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | July 24, 2022 – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)-monitored party presidential primary elections have come and gone and, as the saying goes, the rest is history! With various candidates pushing private agenda, diverse groups’ interests being articulated, and differing institutional preferences already being canvassed, all eyes are […]

Still on Osun Governorship Election – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun, Nigeria | June 21, 2022 – In a matter of weeks, voters in Osun will again cast their ballots to elect a governor who will run the affairs of the state for the next four years. With governorship candidates drawn from different political parties fighting hard to occupy ‘Bola Ige House’, […]

Who Wins Osun Governorship Election? – By Abiodun Komolafe

By Abiodun Komolafe | Osun State, Nigeria | June 21, 2022 | In 2018, I wrote a piece on the then governorship candidates of the leading political parties in Osun State. In the article, entitled ‘Osun: Picturing into the future’ (ref: The Nation, September 18, 2018), I tried to showcase each candidate’s quality as well as […]

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 […]

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