‘To travel or not to travel.’ That was the question to which I needed a divine answer last weekend. This would have been an easier question to answer had the travel involved only me. But involved were people from different parts of the world that I rarely see; we were looking forward to spending time together.Read More
Rome is shut. Mecca is shut to outsiders. Israel doesn’t want pilgrims too. The devil is here.Read More
An-about-to-get-married young man overstepped his bounds recently. He was told to apologise, but he bluntly refused due to ego. He would rather cut his nose to spite his face than say,” I’m sorry.”Read More
The global economy is faltering, with the oil industry out against itself and no solution in the near future. Things are indeed, falling apart, with the centre no longer holding, akin to native Umuofia, in Chinua Achebe’s African classic, Things Fall Apart. What appeared as a three-year-old marriage between Saudi Arabia and its ally, Russia, to support oil prices and erase the glut on the market headed for dissolution because of perceived irreconcilable differences of partners turned opponents. The tension between gladiators, OPEC represented by Saudi Arabia and OPEC+ personified by Russia escalated and developed into an all-out war. They began the oil price war with uncontrolled crude oil supply to gain market share. In one week, oil prices plunged by over 30 per cent, the worst since 2002. The International benchmark Brent crude went down to multi-year lows, trading at US$27.36 on Wednesday night, while the United States benchmark the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) stood at US$22.77 per barrel. The OPEC basket of 13 crudes traded at US$30.36 a barrel according to OPEC Secretariat calculations.Read More
All roads lead to Nanka in the Aguata area of Anambra State to honour Dr Clement Chukwukadibia Onyemelukwe, a man who earned respect for Africa, lit up Nigeria and kept Biafra alive during the civil war.Read More
IN a world where laughter is already in short supply, the outbreak and rapid spread of Coronavirus has only left us all the more depleted. The world, as we know it, has been turned on its head. Yet, in this once-in-a-lifetime experience, we have examples of fate using tragedy to write the book of humour.
HUMANITY, despite its giant strides in knowledge, and over the planets, lies prostrate before an almost invisible enemy, the Coronavirus (Covid-19) The nuclear weapons, stealth jets, sophisticated weaponry and armies of the human race are no match for a virus that is not as big as a spec that human eyes can see or detect.
By Olu Fasan THE deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, ascribed his dethronement to the will of God as he did his enthronement. “The one who gives, has taken,” he said. But, in truth, Sanusi’s dethronement and his earlier enthronement were products of political machinations, of calculated human actions, to which God was merely
By Chief Afe Babalola SAN, Last week I discussed the need to ensure that Judges are paid adequately. This is with a view to preventing a situation in which they would be tempted or compelled to look to others for their means of sustenance. Such a development will not only prevent corruption, it will also
By Olusegun Obasanjo WHEN former President Olusegun Obasanjo spoke at the first memorial of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Founder, Dr. Fredrick Fasehun in February, he dropped heavy bombshells that the Presidency has not responded to till date, but which won’t go away. I bring readers of this column excerpts from that wonderful speech. LET