ASSU Strike: Another Episode from the Show of Shame

In my opinion, ASUU (like every other pressure groups in Nigeria) has crippled the meaning and efficacy of industrial action. As it stands, there seem to a clear difference between ‘strike’ and ‘industrial action’ in this country. Strike has grown and evolved into evolving series and episodes of the same storyline--Show of Shame.  A show characterizing greedy politicians and needy professionals with attempts to hold the country to a total lockdown. ASUU has just produced another, it’s time for the poor and innocent students to hit the cinemas.

Wild-her-ness: A Poem

She is so young and Wild; Free and Restless. She lives in the dark room; Doing cracks and shits. She's shattered and it's crystal clear. Her Heart can't take it no more. . So she said she'd give up soon. She gradually broke down. Depressed sad young female standing in a dark tunnel And there … Continue reading Wild-her-ness: A Poem

Limitless: Transcend Your Disability

You probably have also thought about how blind people cope without sight. As important and sensitive as the eyes can be, it often amazes me how certain individuals survive this busy world without it. In attempts to answer these questions, Eagles Foundation for Humanity (EFFH) met with some blinds and their helpers and inquired into their mode of survival. Findings revealed that living without sight can be so isolating and terrifying if the needed care, support and attention aren’t provided.

Death Sentence on Blasphemy: The Legality of the Shar’iah Court’s Judgement

Nigeria is an entity situated in a multifaceted society where cultural, religious and social propagation are largely welcomed and constitutionally endorsed. This unassailable factor (of course) reflects further in our legal system so much so that it has bequeathed the country with a pluralistic legal system. Hence, the influence of the cultural and religious practices (which includes Shari’ah) cannot be overshadowed in our legal system. Thanks to antecedents – from which various statutes were enacted. Two of which include the Kano State Shari’ah Penal Code Law and Shari’ah Penal Code that the Kano State Upper Shari’ah Court based its decision and sentencing. This article shall sail on the voyage of the legality of the court decision vis-à-vis the Nigerian legal system.

NDDC Probe: Akpabio Grilled; Pondei Collapsed

The session started with the Chairman of the House Committee, Hon. Olubumi Tunji-Ojo, recusing himself from presiding the panel as suggested by the Acting MD, Prof. Pondei, for fairness and transparency. The MD implied such and staged a walkout on the committee last Thursday claiming that the Chairman can't be a judge in his own case. To that effect, the Vice-Chairman of the Committee immediately took charge.

Ending the Incessant Rape Culture in Nigeria: A Way Forward

Rape is fast becoming an epidemic in the country with series of allegations and counter allegations (reported and unreported) flying across the media space. The recent case of a brutally molested 22-year-old student, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, leading to her death have added to the expanding rate of existing cases. The police have so far launched an investigation into the incident to bring the culprits to book. No doubt, this issue is begging for serious attention. To stop these, all hands must be not only on deck but also remain busy above board. These immoral act is hitting deep into our value system and we all need to ensure there is a stop to it.

Lagos Coronavirus Cases may Rise to 120,000

Alarmingly, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Lagos State is increasing daily. This, at the moment is sending fear and panic to the residents of the state. Just yesterday, according to the report from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the state recorded 176 new confirmed cases out of the 386. It has since became the epicenter of the spread of the virus in the country with 1667 out of the 3912 total confirmed cases in less than 3 months. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Prof. Akin Abayomi, have also mentioned that these figures (in Lagos alone) may have an upward rise to 120,000 between July and August.

Covid-19: Africa on the Front-line

Whoever said African can never be at the frontline of something great should better have a rethink. With the recent instances of progress and development the continent has been making, no one will deny the prospects we see in the future. It is no longer novel that a widespread coronavirus (Covid-19) has held the world to a standstill. In the light of this, Madagascar (An African Nation) in partnership with a Congo Doctor (Dr. Jerome Munyagi) seem to have found an effective cure for the deadly virus ravaging the world. The drug which is said to be made of Herbs and traditional mixtures have proven to be very effective in Madagascar. So far, at least till this moment, Madagascar have not recorded any Covid-19 death with about 80% recovery rate out of 128 confirmed cases...