Life, politics of a statesman

December 4, 2016

A review of Chief tony Anenih’s memoir, My Life and Nigerian Politics, by EPIPHANY AZINGE HE is a recurring decimal in Nigerian politics. Like him or hate him, you cannot ignore him. Such is the […]

Deaf and mute,… When hope turned to love

December 4, 2016

When people get married, they mostly want partners who would complement them. Tunde Ogunesan writes that in the case of Kadiri and Olufunke, their physical challenges were even the attraction. WHEN two love birds meet […]

Agony in their voices

December 3, 2016

Though the rains are over this year, WALE EMOSU, against the background of the prediction by the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NHSA) early in the year that some cities might experience flash flood, over time […]

‘Many parents don’t value education’

December 2, 2016

Mrs Rukayat Adesola Osho (nee Adeojo), a banker turned school administrator is one of the children of the popular Ibadan politician, Chief Yekini Adeojo. She charts the course of the free Yekini Adeojo Group of […]

‘Education in Oyo State requires a holistic approach’

December 2, 2016

Following the various issues trailing the poor performance of students in Oyo state public schools, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun speaks with YEJIDE GBENGA-OGUNDARE, on the various challenges facing education in […]

Toll gates of controversy

November 27, 2016

The return of toll gates to some of the nation’s major highways is raising some highbrows. COLLINS NNABUIJE and CLEMENT IDOKO write that stakeholders have different views on the timing and the reasons for bringing […]

Iwu: Alternative medicine as antidote to recession

November 27, 2016

Professor Maurice Iwu is a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), but the professor of pharmacognosy has since reinvented himself as a leading voice in alternative medicine with direct efforts targeted at […]

Demolition: Brazilians in Lagos cry out

November 27, 2016 Chris Stein

Though he grew up in one of Africa’s largest English-speaking cities, Alexander De Souza remembers a childhood when Portuguese was spoken in the streets, Brazilian dishes were served in the kitchen and friends and family […]

Mama HID Awolowo and her witty ways

November 25, 2016 Folu Olamiti

Mama HID Awolowo would have clocked 101 years today. Regrettably, she passed on to glory few days to her centenary birthday celebration. Much had been written and said about Mama, yet her witty ways of […]

Sir Olaniwun Ajayi lived well, died well

November 24, 2016

Oration delivered by Dr Olatokunbo Awolowo Dosumu in honour of Sir Olaniwun Ajayi The fact of Sir Olaniwun Ajayi’s sudden death on November 4, 2016 is only gradually sinking in. At 91, he has had […]

FUTA crisis: Why staff wants VC out

November 19, 2016

For several weeks, the crisis that has engulfed the Federal University of Technology, Akure, has defied solution. HAKEEM GBADAMOSI traces the genesis of the crisis in this report. F OR over a month, activities had […]

World peace, HWPL’s message to world leaders

November 18, 2016

TUNDE OGUNESAN recently attended the second annual commemoration of September 18th World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit, organised by a non-governmental organisation, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), held in Seoul, South […]

Proliferation of arms: A growing national malady

November 4, 2016

With rising concerns on Nigeria’s state of insecurity, a situation which the proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) has, no doubt, worsened, KEHINDE OYETIMI examines the varying factors promoting the prevalent distribution of […]

Echoes from LG’s education scheme

October 21, 2016 Bode Adewumi

“When I heard that I had been selected as one of the 10 beneficiaries of the LG Scholarship Scheme to Engineering students, I was overjoyed. The scholarship grant from LG Electronics had a positive impact […]

ASUP/FG: Another industrial action looms?

October 21, 2016

On August 19, 2016, members of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) shelved a planned nationwide industrial action to press home for the demands of the union on the intervention of the Minister of Education, […]

Archbishop Fape in our eyes

October 15, 2016 Yemisi Aofolaju

Olootu Omooba Oyedele, Baba Ijo, St John’s Anglican Church, Ijoku, Sagamu; Chairman Remo Diocesan Development Committee MY relationship with him is not limited to my being a Baba Ijo, it transcends this. I have been […]

Enugu-Onitsha Road: A regional headache

October 13, 2016 David

JUDE OSSAI examines the threats of death by accidents or that of being cut-off permanently which people living in the Southeast face due to the deplorable state of the Enugu-Onitsha Road.   THE Enugu-Onitsha Express […]

When joint-ownership goes awry in LAUTECH

October 7, 2016

The re-surfacing of the crisis over the joint-ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) shows all is not well between Oyo and Osun States. TUNDE OGUNESAN x-rays the recent actions and reactions over the […]

Will end to bad roads come? Warri residents groan

October 7, 2016

The present state of major roads in Warri and environs leaves much to be desired as residents groan without any foreseeable sight of respite. EBENEZER ADUROKIYA recounts the daily ugly experiences of the suffering lot […]

Joy as NGO gives free medical treatment

October 7, 2016 Segun Adebayo

For the people of Apata Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and its environs, the message brought to them by Faithful Stewards Medical and Educational Foundation Team otherwise known as FASTMED Team, an international medical personnel […]

Aso ebi: Adding colour to social events

September 25, 2016

ASO ebi, the ceremonial uniform often adorned by friends, families and well-wishers of celebrants, has come to stay as part and parcel of the frills and colours associated with social events in this part of […]

Relief as foundation gives back to society

September 14, 2016 Vera Onana

IT was a real display of beautiful emotions and heartwarming gratitude on Friday, September 9, 2016, when Sola Olagunju Foundation (SOF), a non-governmental organization hosted people from over four local government areas in Oyo State […]

Sallah: Recession hinders full celebration

September 13, 2016

Across the world where Muslim faithful are found, this year’s Eid-el-Kabir was celebrated yesterday. In Nigeria, however, the usual pomp was missing following a range of reasons from the nation’s economic downturn to unpaid salaries […]

The enduring practice of circumcision

September 11, 2016

Though many people have increasingly embraced the idea of circumcision of their male children in the hospitals nowadays, it is still believed that some, especially those in the rural communities, still do this at various […]

How to break seven common bad money habits

August 31, 2016 David

Time and time over, it has been established that how one spends money is basically tied to certain habits. For instance, someone who is ostentatious is bound to spend more. Rising above economic recession starts […]

Lagos rain of fury, agony

August 31, 2016 Gbemi Solaja- Lagos

Electric cables laid bare on the ground, the heavy storm which blew during the 17-hour rain washed them across Ogunyomi Street in Oworo; a red taxi struggled to hold its balance in the thick rain […]

Celebrating Day of the dreaded killer

August 21, 2016

Every 20th day of August annually the world celebrates Day of the mosquito to draw attention to the vector carrying multiple diseases. In this piece SADE OGUNTOLA and NEWTON RAY UKWOUOMA writes on attempt so […]

Polio resurgence: Where did Nigeria go wrong?

August 17, 2016

A year away from being certified polio-free, a resurgence of polio cases has dented Nigeria’s attempt at being certified free. Two new wild-polio cases in the north-eastern state of Borno returned the country to the […]

Parental failure: The rise, implications

August 16, 2016

It is a popularly held notion that, regardless of whatever the circumstances are, parents have the utmost duty to love their children. However, in recent times, more and more incidents of parental aggression towards their […]

‘This exercise has demolished our livelihood’

August 14, 2016

·Lagos traders laments demolition of shops Traders who have their shops and structures under high tension cable in Lagos are facing hard times as the state government has since rolled out bulldozers pulling down such […]

Homeschooling in Nigeria: A viable alternative?

August 9, 2016

Amid growing dissatisfaction with the quality of teaching in most Nigerian schools today, among other reasons, can parents explore the possibility of teaching their children at home? NAZA OKOLI writes.   Mrs Chinyere Okwu is […]

Militancy in Lagos will end soon —PPRO

July 29, 2016

Nigerian Tribune quartet of LANRE ADEWOLE, OLALEKAN OLABULO, ELLIOT OVADJE AND OPEYEMI OWOASEYE engaged Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, (SP) on sundry security and personal issues.   With […]

Oniba of Iba: One kidnap, much agony

July 22, 2016 Gbemi Solaja

•We are worried about future consequences  —Son Normalcy is yet to return to Iba community in Iba Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State, as anxiety and apprehension still pervade the air in the […]

Still a long road to sanity

July 12, 2016 Laolu Harolds

SINCE the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, declared on June 1, 2016 what looked like the federal government’s tacit ‘ban’ on the conduct of post-UTME for admission into universities and other tertiary institutions, the […]

Quote me, I am the owner of Yorubaland —Olugbo

July 8, 2016

The Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Frederick Obateru Akinruntan, is a Yoruba monarch with a difference. Currently the chairman of the Yoruba Obas Conflict Resolution Committee, his oil enterprise in particular makes him arguably the […]

N3.5m will save Lekan from relapse

July 1, 2016 Vera Onana

In 2013, mother of 15-year-old Lekan Yussuf and his uncle walked into the premises of the Nigerian Tribune’s headquarters in Ibadan, devastated, yet clinging onto hope. The doctors assured that the boy would live but […]

Joy in Ikenne over free health care

June 30, 2016 Sade Oguntola

The management of Dideolu Specialist Hospital in collaboration with the Centre for Epidemiology and Health Development (CEHD), Lagos yesterday organised an elaborate free community health screening and enlightenment  programme for residents of Ikenne, Ogun state […]