This is the conclusion of the three-part reflections of my views and opinions on events in 2019. It was challenging getting the thoughts together to make them very compact. Last year was quite significant in the history of the last decade. As a result, I tried as much as possible to write on some of the events that defined the year.Read More
By Morak Babejide-Alabi It is a new year and the start of a new decade. It is the first month of the New Year. The beginning of the year is when some of us think we should set priorities, goals and equally make resolutions. We identify the New Year as the start of another road
When Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, announced her planned resignation for June 7, last year, it did not come as a surprise. The world had waited for three years to hear this. May took over the leadership of the Conservative Party in July 2016. At the time, she grinned from ear to ear in excitement. She harboured no thoughts of the bigger responsibilities, especially exiting the European Union.Read More
The year 2019 is rolling to an end. In a few days, we will be celebrating the end of a decade that has been full of notable events. Some of the events will go down in history books as landmarks. It has been a decade when unthinkable developments took place.
It will be a massive task trying to chronicle the events of this decade. But, the past twelve months could represent the years of the decade. I decided to do a two-part snippets compilation of my thoughts on major events from January till date.
The news that a financial settlement had been allegedly brokered between the disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein and the many women who accused him of rape and sexual molestation broke last week.Read More
The United Kingdom’s 2019 General Election is won and lost. As the results came in, the victorious party became more raucous in celebration. The clever ones among the losers are already laying out strategies on how to win the next election. The results may have come as a surprise to political amateurs, but for the experts, everything took an expected course.Read More
The United Kingdom’s 2019 General Election is won and lost. As the results came in, the victorious party became more raucous in celebration.Read More
The taxi finally rolled to a stop. The driver turned around. With a broad smile, he said: “We don reach o (meaning: We have gotten to the destination.)” I ignored him, as I did not want him to interrupt my trail of thoughts for a few minutes. I knew we had arrived at my cousin’s house. But I waited a few minutes to take in the changing environment.Read More
I shifted on the sofa, stretched out my legs and adjusted my head to allow a clear breathing passage. I have a few more minutes to waste before I start the arduous work. Nigeria has been on my mind for quite some time, and I thought to myself it was time to visit the motherland. I am always excited about the probability of going to Nigeria. This is not only for the opportunity to meet long-time family members and friends but also to catch up with new developments.Read More
By Morak Babajide-Alabi You imagine your associations. Those people you closely connect with… the conversations you have… all profoundly influence your thinking and actions. You slowly become the sum of the people closest to you. Choose them wisely…” by Adeila Akoo. There is no better advice for Prince Andrew than this offered in the quote