Queen Moremi: courageous queen of Ile-Ife

Queen Moremi lived in the 12th century, she hailed from Offa, she was married to Oranmiyan, heir of Ife and founding father of the Yoruba people, Oduduwa. She was a courageous queen who contributed the victory of the Yoruba people against the neighboring communities. Apart from being brave Moremi was a beautiful woman too, she […]

Queen Amina, the fearless worrior queen of Zazzau

Queen Amina was born around 1533, she was was the eldest daughter of Bakwa Turunku, a high-ranking government official of the king of Kufena. She (her mother) seized political power in 1536 and made herself ruler of Zazzau later to be known as Zaria( in present day Kaduna state in Nigeria). A book named Amina, […]

Tony Allen, the legendary Afrobeat Drummer, dead at 79

Tony Allen, the pioneering drummer who defined Afrobeat during his tenure with Fela Kuti, died Thursday evening at 79. Rolling Stone cornfimed the musician’s death through his manager, Eric Trosser. Allen, a Nigerian, was taken to Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris where he died of abdominal aortic aneurysm. As a member of Kuti’s band […]

The death of patriotism and active citizenship within youths in Nigeria

Someone rightly said, “No one remains a patriot on an empty stomach”. Banking on today’s youth is like putting your hopes in a man with an amputated heart. It is no longer news that patriotism is long dead in Nigeria, especially among our youths. Nigeria is like a child abandoned in the cradle. No one […]

RESCUING THE FAILED NIGERIAN EDUCATION SYSTEMS: REASONS AND FACTS

By Collet Foundation  Education can be defined as a form of learning in a formal or an informal setting under the guidance of a teacher, instructor or academic. It serves as the backbone of any nation in terms of social, economic and infrastructural growth. A country with a high level of quality education has reduced […]

COVID-19 four giveaways to Nigeria (1): Its time we fix the Health sector

By Abdulganiyu Omotosho My consistent and sudden religious marriage with Twitter has indeed begun to take a toll on my Vocabulary lessons. Forgive my use of “giveaway” for it has suddenly become more popular on the social media these days, especially twitter, with cases of real and fake giveaways. However, the one brought by COVID-19 […]

Michigan student, 25, died after he was refused COVID-19 test, sister says

  A Western Michigan University senior who was denied a test for the coronavirus died over the weekend from the disease. Bassey Offiong, 25, from Detroit, was due to graduate this spring with a chemical engineering degree. Instead, his sister, Asari Offiong, says her brother was turned away multiple times when he went to get tested […]