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B’OMODE O J’OBI! by Adewale Sobowale

B’OMODE O J’OBI! by Adewale Sobowale

A video is currently going viral of a Nigerian politician. The video made by the BBC (Yoruba) is of a Nigerian female politician who recently won elections in the UK. In the video, the chubby cheeked woman is saying, there was no spending of money before she was elected. In other words, she never had […]

‘IS GAJU’ by Adewale Sobowale

‘IS GAJU’ by Adewale Sobowale

So, the big association of writers in Nigeria is currently accepting entries for literary contests. But, why are we like this? Abi won fi se wa ni? In the first instance, for each entry to be accepted, a princely sum of three thousand Naira must accompany it. Second, it seems the body is yet to […]

DIFFERENT STROKES! by Adewale Sobowale

DIFFERENT STROKES! by Adewale Sobowale

Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary has come and gone. However, so many thoughts reverberated during the period. One is some people are saying Nigeria is not good, yet others are making it. I just wanted to ask, what’s the percentage of people that are making it? Apart from that, should it be a crime for someone […]

MA TA’MI SIMI… SPLATTER? by Adewale Sobowale

MA TA’MI SIMI… SPLATTER? by Adewale Sobowale

I’m the most respectful person. But then, there’s a catch to it, ‘All things being equal’. In any case, respect begets respect. Nobody is begging anyone to offer themselves to serve the people. They must have something to offer the people in terms of qualitative services. If they don’t have anything to offer, then they […]

Injured Workers Fight for Compensation

Injured Workers Fight for Compensation

In Ontario, a group of injured migrant farmworkers is demanding action from the Workplace and Safety Insurance Board (WSIB). One of them claimed migrant workers die every year because the conditions are difficult. He further said after getting injured, a worker has to fight to get treatment. CTVNEWS reports that in an open letter, the […]

Cholera: UN Supports Government in Haiti

Cholera: UN Supports Government in Haiti

The United Nations Organization (UNO) is supporting the government in Haiti to quell an outbreak of cholera. This is as a result of the confirmation of a positive case around the capital, Port-au-Prince. The case was identified using a surveillance mechanism. The cholera surveillance mechanism was established by the Haitian government and it was supported […]

Is African Literature One Written by Africans in African Languages? – A Response to Prof Ngugi by Adewale Sobowale

Is African Literature One Written by Africans in African Languages? – A Response to Prof Ngugi by Adewale Sobowale

In a letter to the veteran writer, Dr Wale Okediran, the Secretary General of the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) who had earlier invited him to give a keynote address at a PAWA event scheduled for 2023, the erudite Professor Ngugi Wa Thiongo wrote a statement.  According to the prof., “But African literature is that […]

Migrants Face Uncertainty in Italy

Migrants Face Uncertainty in Italy

As Giorgia Meloni becomes the first female in Italian history to become prime minister, migrants are now faced with uncertainty. abcNEWS reports that the leader of Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) whose election will further push Italy to the far right for the first time since the reign of Benito Mussolini. Her party, The Brothers […]

4 Bodies Retrieved by Spanish Authorities

4 Bodies Retrieved by Spanish Authorities

The bodies of four people were on Sunday picked up by Spain’s marine rescue service. The bodies were picked from a rubber dinghy that was adrift in waters 9ff northwest Africa. Toronto Star reports the migrant boat was believed to be carrying over 30 people. A merchant ship was said to have rescued one person […]

Commentary: The Seeker

Commentary: The Seeker

To whom it may concern, Salaam. Good afternoon if it is afternoon where you are in the world. Dumelang. Sanibonani. Molo, kunjani? Go fish. I hope you are well family. Gravity has sparked a kind of unnerving stimulus in the supreme banality of the life of the leaf, in my own modernity, my cognition that […]

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