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Arisekola: A half of Ibadan mistaken for a single person

Alhaji Abdul Azeez Arisekola Alao would have been 73 years old today. All roads would have led to his palatial residence at OluwoNla for the big event. It would have been a celebration in the city because Arisekola was at the epicentre of the politics and social life of Ibadan.In the words of that Yoruba wordsmith, Alhaji OdolayeAremu, Arisekola was “Idameji Ibadan ti won pelenikan” (Arisekola was “a half of Ibadan mistaken for a single person”).

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To NatGeo: A story idea on Nigerian animals by Rueben Abati

I am a great fan of your magazine, National Geographic, and your sister platform, National Geo Wild, and your coverage of natural history, particularly the behaviour of animals in the wild.  I must commend you and your organization for the high level of commitment, attentiveness to details and professionalism consistently and habitually displayed in your various reports both in print and the broadcast form.  As a journalist of many years standing myself,

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Bayelsa’s educational renaissance: The story of Gov Dickson’s six years in office

IT can rightly be articulated that Bayelsa State has been witnessing nothing short of an educational revolution in the last six years. The genesis of this generational transformation in this critical sector can, as a matter of fact, be historically located in the first inaugural address of Governor Seriake Dickson to the good people of Bayelsa State,

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Lagos: cultivating and sustaining a growth mindset

WITHOUT an iota of doubt, the  administration of His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has heavily invested in the transformation of the Lagos State Public Service. Championed by him and anchored by the Ministry of Establishments, Training and Pensions, this administration has engaged all departments and units of the public service in trainings and workshops designed to improve productivity, deepen knowledge, expand horizon, and re-evaluate and sharpen vision and focus.

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