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Not too young to run, or run away

ALMOST all  foundations floated by First Ladies are political gimmickry. They  die as soon as their spouses leave office. But the staying power of the Leadership Empowerment And Resource Network, LEARN,  its deepening  commitment to the youths and assisting to solve the myriad of challenges we face as a people, attests to the  selflessness and commitment of its founder,  Dame Abimbola Emmanuella Fashola,  former First Lady of Lagos State.

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Time to end the needless war in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN, a country that has been at war with the Soviets, internally and with the Americans for thirty eight years is desperately in search of peace. A three-day Eid  festival  truce between the Taliban fighters and the President Ashraf Ghani-led Afghan government, was unilaterally extended by the latter. Ghani said his government is ready to discuss all demands and issues raised by the Taliban. This is a serious matter  for the Americans because a minimum demand by the Taliban is for all foreign troops and fighters to leave Afghanistan.

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A world, too dangerous for children

AUSTRALIA, Israel and the United States, US, are countries of migrants, but they are also places that are dangerous for children, especially if they are not White. I am not referring to the  common-place massacre of children in US schools by the clearly deranged, or the routine murder of Blacks in ‘God’s Own Country’.

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Nnimmo Bassey: Guard of our collective existence

WE take nature for granted, extract our living from it, abuse, pollute and exploit it to the extent that we have changed the climate thereby endangering our very existence. However, there is a Nigerian Reverend, architect, poet and environmentalist, Nnimmo Adolf Bassey who has made it his duty to defend our environment, reverse climate change and guard our collective existence on earth. Not unexpectedly, in the last three decades,  he has also had to guard his own life against those who find him a dangerous human species standing between them and profit.

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