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LOUD WHISPERS: Carrying And Dropping Bags

LOUD WHISPERS: Carrying And Dropping Bags

As I celebrate my 56th birthday today, June 11th, I give gratitude to God Almighty. I have so many reasons to be grateful. I am grateful for my beloved husband, my amazing son, my siblings, my wonderful mother who is enjoying the fruits of her labour and my health. I am grateful for the nieces, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The 21st Century First Lady

LOUD WHISPERS: The 21st Century First Lady

Last week, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum organised a one-day seminar for spouses of returning and incoming Governors. It is the first time the forum would organize such an event, and all the participants and observers found it very useful. Even though it is painful to think of the fact that there is not at least […]

VALAR MORGHULIS: Ten Lessons From Game Of Thrones

VALAR MORGHULIS: Ten Lessons From Game Of Thrones

To celebrate the ‘Arrival of Winter’ on April 14th ( the screening of  Season 8 of Game of Thrones)  I am reposting an article I wrote two years ago which will resonate with fans of Game of Thrones. If you are not a fan, I hope you will still find it useful. For those of […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Praying Or Preying?

LOUD WHISPERS: Praying Or Preying?

In 2016, I wrote an article, ‘When will ‘Servants of God’ stop preying on women and children? Five Lessons from the ‘Reverend’ Kingsley Ezeugo Saga’. Almost on a daily basis, there are reports about religious leaders abusing members of their congregation. This problem is a global one, and has been around for a long time, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Remembering Tajudeen Abdulraheem

LOUD WHISPERS: Remembering Tajudeen Abdulraheem

On May 25th 2009, Dr Tajudeen Abdulraheem, one of the greatest thinkers, activists, Pan-African leaders and scholars of our generation died in a car accident in Nairobi, Kenya. Taju was a dear brother and friend. One of his most enduring legacies was his deep commitment to the Pan-African vision. As we celebrate May 25th, Africa […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Game Is Over (A tribute to Game of Thrones)

LOUD WHISPERS: The Game Is Over  (A tribute to Game of Thrones)

And now the watch has ended Many played the game for the throne King this Queen that One by one they fell The throne many fought over, lusted after and died for Now flows through the halls like melted wax The wheel has been broken Things are no longer the same If you thought The […]

LOUD WHISPERS : Clapping With One Hand

LOUD WHISPERS : Clapping With One Hand

I am delighted to have been asked to deliver the 5th Distinguished Guest Lecture here at the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo. I am particularly pleased that the University has chosen to devote this year’s lecture to the issue of women’s education, leadership and national development, a topic that is very close to my heart. […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Arya Stark As A Metaphor

LOUD WHISPERS: Arya Stark As A Metaphor

Arya Stark killed the Night King. This will only make sense to fans of Game of Thrones (GOT) which has returned for its eight and final season, but please bear with me. Arya Stark’s family was destroyed when she was around ten years old. She lost her father, mother and two brothers, and for many […]

LOUD WHISPERS : Reflections On The Legend Of Moremi Ajasoro

LOUD WHISPERS : Reflections On The Legend Of Moremi Ajasoro

A few days ago, I watched Moremi Ajasoro, a fantastic musical at Terra Culture in Lagos. Two years ago I wrote an essay about the legendary Yoruba heroine Moremi Ajasoro, and I am sharing it here now. The story of Moremi Ajasoro, a legendary figure from the ancient town of Ile-Ife in South West Nigeriais […]

A Dazzling Diamond: Tribute To HE Mrs Florence Ajimobi at 60

A Dazzling Diamond: Tribute To HE Mrs Florence Ajimobi at 60

I first met Dr (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi in November 2010. There was a Harvest Thanksgiving service at a church in Opebi, Lagos. We were introduced and politely said hello to one another. During the March 2011 elections, I was delighted to hear that her husband Senator Abiola Ajimobi had won the election. I did not […]

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