Adewale Stephen

Discipline, loyalty and duty are among key values of any military in the world. But the recent mutiny in Nigeria and the harsh punishment meted to those involved warranted a deeper assessment of the military as whole

Globalization cannot help develop Africa, as peddlers of the ‘Africa rising’ myth claim. In reality, globalization is yet another form of colonization - not by nations but by multinationals with the active support and encouragement of their governments. Happily, there are alternative paths to Africa’s true development

One of the saddest things about the Ebola outbreak in parts of Africa is the infection and death of medical personnel courageously responding to this horrific public health emergency. In Nigeria, two women medical professionals died in this way. They should always be remembered and celebrated

Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria has a long legacy of supporting the studies of economically disadvantaged students. As the university increases its tuition fees, an alumnus implores management to reconsider the additional fees and to maintain the legacy of OAU.

The death of jobless youth last weekend brings to the fore the crisis of unemployment in Nigeria. Successive government of Africa’s most populous nation, a leading oil producer, have failed to create jobs. Now the youth need to rise and demand a better life from the rulers

What credits one’s life is not how much wealth he has piled up for himself but how good he has done for the rest of humanity. Dr Oladipo Fashina was very careful to ensure that he autographed his deeds with excellence


Millions of workers in Nigeria look up to their union leaders to organise them to protect their rights. But recent events show that unionists are fast losing the confidence of the masses

Obafemi Awolowo University is celebrating 50 years of service to the people of Nigeria through teaching, research and community service. But strangely, the university administration banned the students union last year.