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On the road to July 1967

LESS than two years after the governing council of the Obafemi Awolowo, Ile Ife, dismissed Professor Richard Akindele for his involvement in a sex-for-mark scandal, another lecturer in the university, Olabisi Olaleye, is set to walk down…

New Year or elongation of old?

MY understanding of new is that it is a departure from the known, a severance from the old, a migration away from the familiar, or a voyage into the uncharted. In a nutshell, new means a change, a difference. But when the ‘new’ is not…

Christmas without chicken

“WHAT is Christmas without a chicken? What is Christmas worth without the celebration that goes along with it? How can we celebrate the birth of the Lord without jubilation and merrymaking?” These were the words of a friend from…

Death the leveller

Life begets death. The day a person is born, the race to death tees off. For some, it is a dash; 100 metres or 200 metres. For others, it is a mini-marathon; 1,000 metres or 2,000 metres. For yet some others, it is a long-winding marathon.…

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