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A distressed media: Impact on government, governance and society,  FIGHTING OFF THE THROES OF DEATH… By Gbenga Adefaye 

For this assignment of setting the tone for Sokoto ANEC 2019, let me begin with what should really be the endnote.  It is a quote from The Senior Director for Research and Analysis at Freedom House in Washington DC, Sarah Repucci (founded in 1941 to conduct research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom and human…

For Dele, so long a journey, by Dare Babarinsa  

I love Ile-Ife. Its dusty streets and ancient monuments are the enduring totems to some of the most memorable years of my youths. My set in Ife Anglican Grammar School, Ile-Ife, was the first to spend only four and half-years in secondary school. Our school was at Arubidi on the old Ondo Road, in Ile-Ife….

What goes round comes around… by Bola Bolwaole

turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533   If a writer does not generate hostility, he is dead – Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, Nobel Laureate in Literature (2001). In any man that keeps silent in the face of tyranny, the man dies – Prof. Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate in Literature (1986). Those who vote (in elections) decide nothing; those…

Examining COWLSO’s Unlearn, Learn, Re-Learn Strategy For Women Empowerment, by Bukola Nwonah

It’s about that time of the year again when women in Lagos State converge under the auspices of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) for annual National Women’s Conference. For the past 19 years, COWLSO which is a community-based gender organisation established principally to complement the effort of the Lagos State Government…

As Lagosians Rage: Sanwo-Olu, How Now? by Bola Bolawole

“When France sneezes, Europe catches cold” – Metternich. Lagosians are in a rage and going by the saying of Metternich above, what do you think should be happening right now to the governor of the State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu? France in the above quote equates to no less a personality than Napoleon Bonaparte. Once Napoleon took control…

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