Essay from Ayokunle Adeleye

Why Won’t They Fail? Going through secondary school, I wanted to be a lot of things: an engineer, a writer, maybe even a farmer. My best friend, Ifeanyi, just wanted to be a farmer, he just wanted to feed the nation. Today, we are both medical doctors because my father made the same argument as […]

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Essay from Adelayok Adeleye

Before the New Tariff INCREASING the electricity tariff from the N16.11 per unit it is now, as has been announced in the news today, buried in the rubble actually, would seem an acceptable idea until U consider how Nigeria works… Whenever fuel, for example, becomes scarce or more expensive, the following happens: costs increase across board, and refuse […]

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Essay from Ayokunle Adeleye

Saraki in Our Democracy • On the twenty-fifth of March, in the heat of the Presidential campaigns, yours truly released The Beauty of Democracy. That innocent article had been borne out of concern on the increasing lust for blood that fellow compatriots were displaying, and unabashedly too. They had seemed eager for justice and more; they had in fact […]

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Essay from Ayokunle Adeleye

Me AND Now Few years ago I conducted a study wherein I asked my FB friends to translate a simple sentence starting with “You and I” into as many languages as they are able to. (Not) Surprisingly, while non-African languages typically place “You” before “I”, African languages typically place the Speaker, “I”, before the Other, […]

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Essay from Ayokunle Adeleye

Of Artists and Scientists Medicine is both a science and an art: the study of Medicine starts predominantly as science, the Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Biochemistry; continues as a blend of science and art, the Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Pharmacology; and ends predominantly in art, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medicine and Surgery. In the one […]

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Essay from Adelayok Adeleye

The Paternal GAP Fathers are wonderful people: caring, providing, and responsible. We need more of them in governance. Yet we need more than them. As good as fathers are, responsible and all, they rarely make good political officers. Fathers, by their nature, are good providers, and rulers, but are rarely good leaders as they are […]

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