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RIP Prof Tam David-West by Tony Ademiluyi

After the collapse of the Second Republic via a coup d’etat which brought the then Major-General Muhammadu Buhari to power now the nation’s President, a panel of inquiry was set up to investigate the activities of corrupt politicians. It was discovered that former Vice-President

Did this really happen in Chrisland School? by Tony Ademiluyi

The locust years of bad political leadership in Nigeria took a heavy toll on the country’s educational sector. Public schools both at all levels which used to be the jewel of learning have been battered to no end no thanks to the visionless and

Davido’s Evergreen Swag by Tony Ademiluyi

David Adeleke a.k.a Davido took the Nigerian musical scene by storm in 2011 when he launched his first musical album at the age of nineteen. In attendance at the well publicized launch was Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote who incidentally was present at

Happy Retirement Cardinal Onaiyekan by Tony Ademiluyi

Christianity has existed for 2019 years and it is instructive to note that for the first 1054 years, the only church that existed was the Roman-Catholic Church. The first split occurred when the Greek Orthodox Church broke away. Then came the split from the

Mobolaji Johnson lives on by Tony Ademiluyi

The great and eternal English playwright, William Shakespeare famously wrote that ‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.’ The late Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson, the pioneer military administrator of Lagos had the rare combination of all the three

VAR: progress or regress? By Lateef Ajibade

Nobody is perfect; everything has their own treating weakness. It is absolutely natural for a ship to sink; this is cool enough in our day to day activities. But in the sport world, especially football, it brings humiliation, injustice and depression to teams, players and

Fashola may be Right by Tony Ademiluyi

Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN who? That was the question on the lips of many Lagosians in 2014 after he emerged as the gubernatiorial flagbearer of the then Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). He was rather self effacing as the Chief of Staff to former

The betrayal of Sowore by the Nigerian Youths? by Tony Ademiluyi

The discovery of crude oil in commercial quantities in Oloibiri in the present day Bayelsa State has been regarded more as a cure than a blessing because of the indolence it bred on the part of policy makers. We remember the famous statement credited

Has feminism come to stay in Africa by Tony Ademiluyi?

The eternal Afrobeat Maestro, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was truly a Prophet who lived far ahead of his time. When he railed against African leaders – military, political, business and religious most especially, the living conditions in Nigeria were not this bad but he was visionary

The sidelining of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo by Tony Ademiluyi

In 2014, the now ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was hurriedly formed by some progressives spearheaded by the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to wrestle power from the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the presidency of Goodluck Ebele