In Foko, grime, poverty, death mix well

October 18, 2016 David

Underneath the lively expressions of a community of people in developing countries is a life that would shock most strangers, but for that community and most people living in developing countries, grime, death and poverty […]

Abeokuta: Beyond the rocks

October 18, 2016

Ogun State isn’t called the Gateway State for mere lip service. Its thriving capital, Abeokuta, is a land of many firsts. Nigeria’s first hospital, first police post, first abattoir, first hospital, first church, first female […]

The emerging political realignment in South-West

October 11, 2016 David

South-West is considered critical in major political camps in the country and events in recent times indicate  intense and frenzy political manoeuvring among power blocs and their gladiators to forge fresh realignment, in the light […]

Why I refused to marry a second wife —Oba Akran

October 11, 2016

Oba Akran of Badagry, Aholu Menu-Toyi (I), recently clocked 80 years and threw a thanksgiving ceremony where he played host to the crème-de-la-crème of the society. In his post-birthday interview by TUNDE BUSARI, went down […]

Oyo-Ogbomoso dual carriageway: Succour at last

September 27, 2016

The last section of the Ibadan-Ilorin dual carriageway awarded by the Federal Government over 14 years ago recently got a new lease of life. The inauguration of the construction of the Oyo-Ogbomoso axis recently brought […]

Ojude Oba 2016: When heritage met glamour

September 20, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Ojude Oba sponsored by Globacom held last week amidst pomp and pageantry in Ijebu Ode, Ogun state. And like in previous years, the festival was attended by many while hundreds […]

Our language, value system under threat —Olufon

September 17, 2016

The Olufon of Ifon Orolu, Oba Almaroof Adekunle Magbagbeola is the chairman of Irepodun/Orolu Council of Traditional Rulers. Since 2008 that he ascended the throne of his forebears, he has elevated the Olufon title among […]

Ogijo: No longer business as usual

September 13, 2016

In the aftermath of a series of militant activities in Ogijo, PAUL OMOROGBE visited the affected areas to assess the state of livelihood of those who had the courage to return. His report. Ogijo, a […]

Lighting up the Centre of Excellence in a mega way

September 13, 2016

The ‘Light Up Lagos’ project embarked upon by the Lagos State government is beginning to yield remarkable results though not without some challenges as captured by AKIN ADEWAKUN AND CHUKS OKPARAOCHA in this report. He […]

Owatapa is a priest title —Elerinmo

September 6, 2016

Sitting under a complete royal mien and flanked by his High Chiefs, the Elerinmo of Erinmo-Ijesa, Oba Michael Odunayo Ajayi Arowotawaya II, speaks with authority without betraying any emotion. He sets the record straight on […]

Osun Festival: A success despite security threat

August 23, 2016 David

Despite certain fear of security breach, 2016 edition of Osun festival successfully held with thousands of culture lovers converging on the ancient town of Osogbo. TUNDE BUSARI reports.   Twenty-four hours before the grand finale […]

Coconut: Reviving a comatose goldmine

August 23, 2016

Decades back, Badagry town was known for its great economic power as a coconut planting community that had what it takes to earn money for the south west region, things changed and it lost its […]

This Ogun bridge is no longer falling down

August 23, 2016 David

Some months back the Nigerian Tribune published a story, ‘This Ogun bridge is falling down’ and in a response, the state government rehabilitated the bridge and put smile on the faces of residents. Olayinka Olukoya […]

Idanre hill: No longer a monkey affair

August 16, 2016

HAKEEM GBADAMOSI, in this piece, sought the views of leaders and traditionalists concerning the myths and taboos surounding the existence of Idanre Hill located in Ondo State.   Ondo State, often called the Sunshine State […]

Behold, Gallery Yoruba Obas cannot resist

August 9, 2016 David

Nike Art Gallery, located both at Osogbo and Lekki, Lagos, is a gallery, though situated in South-west Nigeria, which has played host to leaders within and outside the country.  TUNDE BUSARI reports his recent experience […]

Militants: South West as the next target?

August 2, 2016

Reports from Ogun and Lagos communities recently attacked by some gangs of gunmen indicate a relief in sight with the deployment of the military to their hideouts. TUNDE BUSARI writes. If the sack of some […]

Avengers not in South West —Gani Adams

August 2, 2016

National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams has offered an insight into the recent attack on some Yoruba communities in Ogun and Lagos States. In this interview conducted by TUNDE BUSARI, Adams […]

When will this war end?

July 26, 2016

As the third term academic calendar of schools in Oyo State comes to end in a couple of days, TUNDE OGUNESAN speaks with stakeholders on the implications of the on-going strike action which had forced […]

IBADAN passengers: At the mercy of kidnappers?

July 26, 2016

In Ibadan, passengers of cabs are still confronted with the danger of running into kidnappers. Recent incidents in the ancient city confirm the stubbornness of the perpetrators. TUNDE BUSARI, YEJIDE GBENGA OGUNDARE, TUNDE OGUNESAN AND […]

Yoruba Obas’ crowns: The mystic, the taboo

July 12, 2016 David

Aside the long staff and horsetail, one important paraphernalia of Yoruba traditional rulers is the crown which affirms and also asserts the monarch’s authority. TUNDE BUSARI, in this piece,  examines the history, significance and the […]